Unibet, what an absolute joke of a bookmaker

nutnut

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Well technically you are correct but then it begs the question, why even bother offering a sports book. I mean, they have top mathematicians producing these odds so let's not pretend that the casino is at any particular disadvantage.

Of course you'll get shrewd punters but these will be balanced out by the reckless and the punters who just bet in hope without any particular knowledge...and believe me I know a few.

You're also correct with your shop analogy but again, it'd be a bloody strange business model to turn custom away.

Not that strange out yourself in their shoes.

You got 1000 customers losing £10
And you got 5 other customers taking £100 off you

Random situation I know, but take it at face value why would you still want those 5 customers?? You not a charity, why give them some of your money?

It makes total sense to me, it's annoying trust me it pissed me off but they have the right to do it and makes sense too.
 

colinsunderland

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Not that strange out yourself in their shoes.

You got 1000 customers losing £10
And you got 5 other customers taking £100 off you

Random situation I know, but take it at face value why would you still want those 5 customers?? You not a charity, why give them some of your money?

It makes total sense to me, it's annoying trust me it pissed me off but they have the right to do it and makes sense too.
Right and I fully understand books etc, but I'm not one of those 5 customers. I rarely bet on football, don't think I had a winning football bet before they limited me in fact, the bets I have tried to place have been on big betting events, premiership, champions league that type of thing. There is no way my customer profile should cause my football bets to be limited to £0.00 on a 19/1 treble.
So how does it make sense?
I have done thousands of football bets at Coral and Skybet, with quite a few winners, and can get £100 on without a problem, but can't even get 10p on a 19/1 bet with Unibet, where I've never won a penny. Yep, makes perfect sense.

If I was trying to get £500 on a Norwegian 3rd division match to end 3-2, yeah I can understand why that would be refused. I would completely understand my racing bets being limited, in fact I'm surprised they haven't (anywhere except Ladbrokes).

Maybe the rep might comment if I threaten to complain to the ASA for offering a bonus that can't be claimed, as it's impossible to bet the £10 required.

You say use the exchange, firstly I have to pay the premium charge, so thats a waste of time, secondly, which exchange accepts bets like that?
 

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dont use unibet or 32 red for sports they both suck for it. They are good for gaming though from my experience.
 

sufferinsilence

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At a local Belgian bookie I'm that limited if I try to put €2 on a x2 odd they will refuse the bet and lower it to x1.8, then I might be able to put €2.20 on...

I know it's kinda counter-productive but I've lowered many an odd like this whilst not being interested in backing it, actually wanting to back the other side of the H2H bet :oops: I always hope someone else picks up on it and backs it then. If they want to use me as a free resource for their bets I'll fuck with them too.
 

nutnut

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Right and I fully understand books etc, but I'm not one of those 5 customers. I rarely bet on football, don't think I had a winning football bet before they limited me in fact, the bets I have tried to place have been on big betting events, premiership, champions league that type of thing. There is no way my customer profile should cause my football bets to be limited to £0.00 on a 19/1 treble.
So how does it make sense?
I have done thousands of football bets at Coral and Skybet, with quite a few winners, and can get £100 on without a problem, but can't even get 10p on a 19/1 bet with Unibet, where I've never won a penny. Yep, makes perfect sense.

If I was trying to get £500 on a Norwegian 3rd division match to end 3-2, yeah I can understand why that would be refused. I would completely understand my racing bets being limited, in fact I'm surprised they haven't (anywhere except Ladbrokes).

Maybe the rep might comment if I threaten to complain to the ASA for offering a bonus that can't be claimed, as it's impossible to bet the £10 required.

You say use the exchange, firstly I have to pay the premium charge, so thats a waste of time, secondly, which exchange accepts bets like that?
Not saying your limit makes sense I'm saying it happens all the time. For example my girlfriend account is not limited I have won more on it, but mine is. None of it makes sense. But they have every right to do so.
 

geordiecolin

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No offence, are you new to sports betting? it's common for this to happen. I'm limited across most of sports bookies and i'm no major winner. It's nothing to do with Unibet, every single one of them does this and not because you're winner it's for different reasons.

Just go elsewhere or use the exchange.
I believe that Colinsunderland is a highly experienced sports punter of many years. To the point of him being sports betting mod in CM unless I am much mistaken
 
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colinsunderland

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Not saying your limit makes sense I'm saying it happens all the time. For example my girlfriend account is not limited I have won more on it, but mine is. None of it makes sense. But they have every right to do so.
Of course they have a right to do so, as I do to highlight how poor a book they run. Casumo have every right to ask for SoW, doesn't prevent there being a 30+ page thread on it.
It does, however, change when they advertise a bonus that you can't take. The terms don't cover not being able to put a bet on, therefore, is quite possibly a breach of the CAP code.
I spoke to someone on live chat last night who actually seemed like he knew what he was talking about, said there are no limits on my account, and said it was possibly a market restriction, then looked at the bet and agreed it didn't look right, so sent it up to the trading team to get them to contact me with more information, so I might find a little more out when they reply.
 

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I have seen numerous complaints about arbitrary and sometimes illogical bet 'management' from the online Bookmaker sites over the years. I am trying to recall where I saw a quite detailed article about this, can't remember if it was covered in one of the papers or a major online forum.
If you recall the betting programme on BBC? where the chap was 'fiddling' the system by betting on individual tennis match points at Flushing Meadow (where he had a colleague at the match texting him the results quicker than the bookie could register them) I think the issue was mentioned numerous times. Not in context of tennis, but other more banal things like a simple horse race or football result. Same as Colin here.

It's clear they use an algorithm to detect or predict potentially costly patterns or behaviour, but their 'predictions' leave a lot to be desired. I reckon that when he's down enough these managed limits will miraculously change upwards...
 

colinsunderland

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I have seen numerous complaints about arbitrary and sometimes illogical bet 'management' from the online Bookmaker sites over the years. I am trying to recall where I saw a quite detailed article about this, can't remember if it was covered in one of the papers or a major online forum.
If you recall the betting programme on BBC? where the chap was 'fiddling' the system by betting on individual tennis match points at Flushing Meadow (where he had a colleague at the match texting him the results quicker than the bookie could register them) I think the issue was mentioned numerous times. Not in context of tennis, but other more banal things like a simple horse race or football result. Same as Colin here.

It's clear they use an algorithm to detect or predict potentially costly patterns or behaviour, but their 'predictions' leave a lot to be desired. I reckon that when he's down enough these managed limits will miraculously change upwards...
I get that, my unibet account was (at that point, won £500 from the casino so less now) -£1800, just to show I'm not a winning punter.
I just find it incredulous that one of the biggest sites in the world, is scared to take on a £65 liability from a losing punter.
Most trading decision take into account player history, current liabilities, type of event and more so, what the event is. So for example, if they suddenly had 20 people betting on a Norwegian 3rd division game to end 3-2, I totally understand why everyone would be limited to about 10p, but this is one of the biggest matches of the year, and they will take millions in bets, yet they won't take a tenner on a 13/2 shot, one that is, in reality, a mug punter bet, as thats what any multiple is. Thats why the bookies love Lucky 15's, Yankees, accumulators etc. The risky bets tend to be singles and doubles, and 'bad' EW bets.
 

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Hey Colin,

Let me know if you don't get anywhere with the person you're dealing with and I'll see if I can influence. The reason you can get on horses is because that's managed by our in-house traders, the sports part of Unibet (and 32Red for that matter) is outsourced and it may be that you've simply bet on something that has coincided with a industry move or some kind of tip unknowingly.

As I say, let me know. No promises, but I feel your pain. I can't bet in most places because I'm "in the industry", quite how that allows me to influence Mo Salah scoring a header I'll never know, but I couldn't get a quid!

Mark
 

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I have couple of sport bet bonus @Unibet..five lot of £5 bonus and a £25 bonus i think, did not use any of them, not that big on sport betting.
 

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