UK Sports Bettor: Account Closed after Five Bets received a letter this morning from an upset punter complaining that a UK bookie closed his account after five wagers.

He won three of the bets, and has claimed that they were not arbs or steam chasing, and has claimed that the bets were perfectly ordinary.

Certain online sportsbooks will close player accounts if they determine the bettors only wager when they have a perceived advantage: such as a player who might actively line shop for the best number browsing SBR Odds.

The player was cashed out normally and received his balance.

Online sportsbooks are free to close player accounts as they determine necessary, as long as players are paid their balances. When a bonus rollover is involved, sportsbooks should prorate the earned portion of the bonus and pay the rolled over winnings. The same applies when an online sportsbook cuts a players limits to an unreasonably low amount.

Players shopping for a list of UK accepting sportsbooks can find these betting sites using the sportsbook rating guide filter for countries.

One of the most major online sportsbooks to withdraw from the UK market as of late is website 5Dimes (SBR rating A+). SBR reported last September on the controversial UK gambling law that caused a number of online sportsbooks to exit the market. Part of the law required remotely located operators to obtain a gambling license to service UK bettors, which comes with a hefty point of consumption tax.

UK bettors with feedback on their wagering experience can write to




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#1 5Dimes 675
#2 Heritage 665
#3 Bookmaker 380
#4 Pinnacle 310
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