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  • #624
    CavCav
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    Are they allowed to back or lay a selection when they see a consistant winning account holder having a bet on that selection?

    #34674
    bluechariot
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    I doubt it very much

    #34675
    Wallace
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    They are not allowed to bet now.  They were allowed for the first couple of years.  I actually got to know one of their phone guys well when calling from the course.  He would call me back to check early market prices and tell me about commission bets he had to place.

    #34676
    barry dennis
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    is the pope a catholic?

    #34677
    Wallace
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    We can always rely on some people to know of anything dodgy.  Some people only play for big money when its bent.

    #34678
    CavCav
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    Reason I ask…I have an 87% strike rate on my last 300 lays all at SP 10/1 and below.  My last 18 lays I couldnt get matched for love nor money at my usual  requested overlay price.  If BF employees are laying what I’m trying to lay I will give up at his game for good.  I hope its just a blip we’ll see……..

    #34679
    Wallace
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    I really dont think the Betfair staff will be involved in this unless your are playing for big money.

    #34680
    empty walletempty wallet
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    If you were getting a few quid an hour and you spotted someone being successful

    Would you be jumping in front of that person?

    #34681
    yeatsyeats
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    Have you ever noticed the late suspension of races when there’s possibility of stewards to enable someone to mop up all the big prices about the runner up, who else could it be?

    #34682
    CavCav
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    Barry Dennis, could you expand on your comment please…

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    empty walletempty wallet
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    CR

    Take no notice of BD – he has his own agenda

    <br>Don’t know if your stake size will allow, but if you think BF employees are doing this, withdraw your funds and use other exchanges

    <br>I did

    #34684
    CavCav
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    Thanks EW, I’ll continue to monitor closely for a while, I lay in running quite a bit and in fairness a lot of those 18 were held up although not all of them!

    As for Barry Dennis, what a pity a so called professional cant put more than 2 sentences of commonsense together in the off moments when he’s not shooting his smart alec mouth off.  Thank God I dont have to bet with the likes of that any more.

    #34685
    empty walletempty wallet
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    CR

    In running, your up against the fast pic guys, on course guys, on course bookies etc,

    BF have now a new system i believe, where if you bet 3k plus, they will place your bets for you, so these will probably have priority of getting into the system over you or i

    <br>They seem to be  looking after the big guys at the expense of the small, but i’m afraid the big guys can’t operate without the small fry

    Hence you see people like H Findlay asking for smaller commish for everyone

    #34686
    barry dennis
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    been watching "fools and horses" quite appropriate really,<br>this smart alec shooting his mouth off is barry dennis,

    can’t imagine who or what would call itself cavalino rampante.

    you asked a question? I’m replying, YES   what do you expect names and addresses

    #34687
    davidjohnson
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    Just like the TV appearances, plenty of bluster and little substance.

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