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    The dog with the least fleas...

    It seems that none of the books available to US players are really A+... they all have issues one way or another. What do we want? (in no particular order)

    - reliable, easy to use site
    - reasonable lines/juice
    - big limits
    - wide range of bets/sports
    - easy deposits
    - prompt payouts
    - decent customer service

    Do any of the A+ rated books do well in all categories? It doesn't seem like it. I'm talking US customers, I know Pinny rocks it.

    To be honest, I don't care about bonuses and free plays if the basics are covered. Bonuses and free plays are like lipstick on a pig, used to cover up their flaws.

    So, should any of these books really be rated A+? I say no, and there are very few that would even be rated A.

    Which is the dog with the least fleas?
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    Matchbook is the closest thing to Pinnacle for US bettors.

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    Matchbook lacks the wide range of sports/bets

    5 Dimes has everything on the list except high limits

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    - easy deposits
    - prompt payouts
    These have to be taken within the context with which they are given the limitations of moving money to the US in today's world.

    I've found that all the top books still process neteller withdrawls for non us players in minutes. It's not like they wouldn't do that in the US now if they could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    Matchbook lacks the wide range of sports/bets

    5 Dimes has everything on the list except high limits
    Does 5 Dimes have good customer service and ease of deposits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by durito View Post
    These have to be taken within the context with which they are given the limitations of moving money to the US in today's world.

    I've found that all the top books still process neteller withdrawls for non us players in minutes. It's not like they wouldn't do that in the US now if they could.
    Absolutely, that's why I noted this was in reference to US betters only. Given the current climate, some are still better at it than others. And being bad at it, combined with poor customer service, is a recipe for customer disatisfaction.

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    TheGreek is probably going to be the closest your going to get in regards to fulfilling your requirements at the A+ level sir. However, if your willing to settle for an "A rated" book. Then 5Dimes offers everything your looking for.

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    It depends on how you define "ease". To me, it's no big deal to send **. 5 Dimes also takes *************, which is like a deposit-only Neteller. For smaller bettors, they also take echecks, but only up to $300.

    I have never had a problem with customer service. Just don't talk to Tony directly.

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    The Greek does not have reduced juice, which I think is most important.

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    you can't call in plays to Matchbook, can you?

    That's important to people too, can't just sit by the computer all day all night.

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    okay, the greek... what methods do usa customers have for funding there? it seems echeck and instadebit have been disabled. many of the other methods won't work for usa customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesixtysix View Post
    okay, the greek... what methods do usa customers have for funding there? it seems echeck and instadebit have been disabled. many of the other methods won't work for usa customers.
    Either **, **, or Bank wires are your best option for deposit there sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no chance in hell View Post
    you can't call in plays to Matchbook, can you?

    That's important to people too, can't just sit by the computer all day all night.
    i've never once phoned in a bet

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    going with 5dimes and bookmaker for now... easier to fund for me than the greek as it turns out.

    i just hope blowdog pays me out eventually. the sbr guys are helping me now, so hopefully that will light a fire under them.

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    You guys are really getting screwed by your govt, not sure I could be bothered sportsbetting with all those hassles tbh.

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    I don't see the big deal in just using the a/a+ books availible unless you really are a professional player.

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    off topic here but greek gives terrible baseball lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat venditto View Post
    I don't see the big deal in just using the a/a+ books availible unless you really are a professional player.
    hey, thanks for not addressing any of the points in the original post and just giving an opinion with no supporting info! awesome!

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