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    Gaze73
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    Pinnacle live betting is the worst

    You click accept 5 times and it still won't accept the bet. Then the odds slightly change and you have to accept 5 times again. If you're lucky the bet will be accepted after 10 tries. Did they even test the damn thing? I want to go back to asian view but I can't find it. And yes, I do have "Always accept better odds" turned on but it doesn't help.

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    Its been happening to me for several WEEKS now...I place alot of live bets...
    been complaining abt it but in vain...

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    Does this shit happen on Bet365? Nearly every book I've played at that offers live (Nitrogen, Cloudbet, Betcoin, Anonibet) seems to have something fishy going on. I get that when you press submit they have to check to see if the odds are still valid, but.....signals can be sent across the world in a split second. It shouldn't take 10+ seconds of 'processing' to accept/decline a bet.

    SBR should audit these.

    Optional, have you ever used live betting? Have you experienced any 'shady' tactics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonstreet View Post
    Does this shit happen on Bet365? Nearly every book I've played at that offers live (Nitrogen, Cloudbet, Betcoin, Anonibet) seems to have something fishy going on. I get that when you press submit they have to check to see if the odds are still valid, but.....signals can be sent across the world in a split second. It shouldn't take 10+ seconds of 'processing' to accept/decline a bet.

    SBR should audit these.

    Optional, have you ever used live betting? Have you experienced any 'shady' tactics?
    Yes, all the live betting operators make sure they are never disadvantaged. And this translates to us sometimes not getting bets struck when the immediate action would help us but getting them approved when on field action goes against us.

    I don't like that, but don't have a solution that would not see the books exposed for technical attacks. And that just sucks all the profit out of the system and hurts the rest of us too.

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    I rarely place live bets, but I agree that Pinnacle is god awful. Last night their "live center" was showing the DAL/PHI game listed 3 times. Which one do I click on to bet the game?! Added all 3 to the live center and still no odds showing up. Then I placed a bet on PHI ML, and it gave me DAL ML instead. Just terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Yes, all the live betting operators make sure they are never disadvantaged. And this translates to us sometimes not getting bets struck when the immediate action would help us but getting them approved when on field action goes against us.

    I don't like that, but don't have a solution that would not see the books exposed for technical attacks. And that just sucks all the profit out of the system and hurts the rest of us too.
    But Bet365 MAKES the lines, right? So they have the ideal platform, since there's no need for them to check the bet request vs. the match situation. All other books have to check to see whether or not the B365 line has changed, which causes a delay between bet submission and acceptance.

    I honestly think there are books that take this to their advantage, and end up accepting bets when it works in their favor, and denying bets when it works in the players favor.....yet the opposite is not true.

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    It's annoying. I have to logout and log back in to try to get the bet in cause the lines won't change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonstreet View Post

    But Bet365 MAKES the lines, right? So they have the ideal platform, since there's no need for them to check the bet request vs. the match situation. All other books have to check to see whether or not the B365 line has changed, which causes a delay between bet submission and acceptance.

    I honestly think there are books that take this to their advantage, and end up accepting bets when it works in their favor, and denying bets when it works in the players favor.....yet the opposite is not true.
    Definitely. It's maddening when you feel you have tried to place a fair and good bet just at the right time, only to have it declined after them thinking about it for 10 seconds.

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    Pinnacle live betting is definitely worse, I prefer betting their lines via a broker

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    BOL has pretty bad software to. Every time I try to bet I get a lock symbol and line goes away. never fails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruifgalmeida View Post
    Pinnacle live betting is definitely worse, I prefer betting their lines via a broker
    It's a major website fail when betting via a broker is faster and more reliable. It shouldn't even be possible.

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    Same thing happens with many sportsbooks

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    Hands down pinnacle live betting is the worst in the market even if you bet on major sports.

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    parlays at Pinny too such the pain. they need to get a option to accept odd changes

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    Is it just me or does Pinnacle live betting almost never update their odds in real time on the screen? I have to type a potential bet in to get a real time ML price. Sometimes I cannot even get a spread option since their spread menu will be locked from 20 minutes ago. If they're offering something like -2 to -4 and I know the current is -2, I can type in a bet and get the -2 price and bet it. But if the current line is -6, I won't be able to get the -6 off that frozen menu

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    Bovada's live betting client is predatory. They suspend a lot of betting and only lock in bets to their advantage. In tennis in particular, if a point goes against me, they lock it in. This puts players at a decided disadvantage. I play at 4 other sites and this is the only live betting software I've seen that is like this. It has to be costing players tons of money over the long haul. Moral of the story... Don't use Bovada. It's the absolute worst.
    Last edited by MT Casings; 02-27-21 at 11:30 AM. Reason: Spell

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    Use Betfair. Betfair is best for live betting. Had been almost 1 year since I didnt use Pinnacle.

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    Pinnacle always had horrible programmers

    Been their weakness since day 1

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