December 22, 2011 at 13:09 #20579
Not really a free bet when they take it back from your winnings is it? More like a ‘lend’. Pretty mean sprinted really.
You have to feel for them though, poor guys dont have a lot of cashDecember 22, 2011 at 13:17 #383706
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Are you sure they have just not refunded the stake that you did NOT have on?
A normal £10 bet @ 3/1 wins £30 plus your £10 stake for a return of £40.
A £10 free bet @ 3/1 wins £30, but as (in effect) it is their money staked, your return is also £30.
Can not expect them to give stake money as winnings, that you did not "stake" in the first place.value is everythingDecember 22, 2011 at 13:34 #383708
A free bet does not include the stake, a complimentary bet does.December 22, 2011 at 22:12 #383779
It was one of those ‘place a £10 bet, get a free £10 bet’ on joining deals, so I placed a Canadian for £13 and had one winning line – rtns £0.00. I was told the reason for the zero rtn was because the first £10 of returns gets taken as the ‘stake’.
As I said, it is really mean spirited really and hardly a free bet if they are scraping it back from the winnings.
The definitions of ‘free’ and ‘complimentary’ are just picking at straws really. It was a bet that returned around 60p and they grabbed it back. The good will between customer and company would have been better served to let the customer keep the 60p surely? Instead, they made me feel like I got shafted.
Bad move, as there are plenty of other online bookies I can bet with.December 22, 2011 at 23:05 #383788
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I really cannot see your problem.December 24, 2011 at 15:39 #383977
I really cannot see your problem.
If that is your opinion, then so be it. But to me, a free gift that is taken back later is hardly a generous offer. More like a scam to invite the initial signup and cash bet.December 25, 2011 at 16:44 #384072
Having read your bet, I am wondering if your next £10 bet will be the free one? If the canadian was the free bet I presume it would have cost you £3 as opposed to £13. One winning line meaning you had 2 winners on the bet. A winning line should be paid less the 50p unit stake of the bet as £12.50 of it is a loser. Also note any non-runners in free bets automatically go onto the favourite.December 26, 2011 at 04:30 #384104
If the canadian was the free bet I presume it would have cost you £3 as opposed to £13.
Correct. It was just one line, for two places so just a place double.December 26, 2011 at 11:29 #384125
It’s been a while so I am not 100% sure of the rules but I would have settled it as a place double less the 25p unit stake. You are entitled to your "winnings". I would call or email them and say that only 25p of the bet was a winner so that should be the reduction from your return not £13.December 26, 2011 at 13:18 #384136
It’s been a while so I am not 100% sure of the rules but I would have settled it as a place double less the 25p unit stake. You are entitled to your "winnings". I would call or email them and say that only 25p of the bet was a winner so that should be the reduction from your return not £13.
You are right, that is how I too would have done it. If you have ten £1 win doubles and get two winners then you have £1 deducted from your winnings for one £1 win double, NOT the whole bloody tenner from the single winning bet.December 27, 2011 at 01:08 #384320
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I never bother with any of that.
Bet365 are always mailing me saying I haven’t used the complimentary bet they gave me. I think: no, I haven’t. You have placed a silly ‘play your stake or winnings three times round before you can take it out’ rule on it. I don’t want to know. That stuff is all for mugs.December 27, 2011 at 14:11 #384398
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I thought you’d given up on the game RD?December 27, 2011 at 14:20 #384401
I thought you’d given up on the game RD?
Not my bet, my father in law’s bet. I place them for him, i’m a computer geek and he isn’t lol
I know I said ‘my’ bet, I was just using poetic licence
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