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    Jacey
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    BetOnline - huh? phone call

    I opened a BetOnline account yesterday so that I can participate in an SBR contest, with the prizes being BetOnline funds. I'd received a mailer from them last week and had been planning on opening with them anyway due to good SBR reviews.

    I was eating lunch just a little while ago, and got a call from my "account manager" who's name I don't recall. Thanked me for setting up an account with them, noticed I don't have any funds, blah blah. Said I was going to be depositing "a dime, dime and a half" for football season soon. Tells me football starts, what'd he say, this week or something, and asks "are you sure you can't make a deposit?"

    Ok, now I just said I was going to dep between $1k-1500 fairly soon, why are you sweating me? The only other sportsbook to call me like that is BetUS, a very highly regarded () book on this site, so........am I overreacting, was this guy just trying to make some deposit quota, or what?

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    Thats funny, Richard from Bet Online called me on Tuesday with the same shit. Two weeks ago I called to deposit 900$ and the girl tells me I should deposit a grand so I could win more. I told her this was disgusting and it was a sure way to piss people off. I mean does she think we are all stupid I asked her. Obviously someone could win more if they were betting it all on one game but they could obviously lose more too I tell her. I went off on her because this was pathetic strategy and I may even stop playing there because of this attempt by her. Can they make it any more obvious they are working on commission?

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    Jacey
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    Thing is, I don't mind a phone call really, but when asking if I'm sure I don't want to dep now as opposed to like, what, 2-3 weeks, when I just said I opened the account for football.........I guess matchbook just gets all of it

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    Cold calling during this time frame will probably be even more rampant over the next weeks due to preseason football starting.

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    You think they get 5% on commissions?

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    I never got any calls from BetOnline. I feel a little left out.

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    Lol, a real book like pinny wouldnt even care about a dime and a half...

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    dwaechte
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady2Moss View Post
    Lol, a real book like pinny wouldnt even care about a dime and a half...
    Yeah, but that's why there are different types of books for different types of players. Can't have all pro catered books like Pinny and Cris.

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    i wonder if anyone does $10 or $5 bets with pinny

    do they take thier action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_asdf View Post
    i wonder if anyone does $10 or $5 bets with pinny

    do they take thier action?
    I'm sure there are players there that wager those types of amounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboydan View Post
    I'm sure there are players there that wager those types of amounts.
    I started out with Pinny with a $500 deposit and playing 5$ a game. I moved up my betting amounts fairly quickly but I think more than a few people would go that route. If they didn't want small bets they could always raise the minimum bet, which has always stood at $1.

    No sense paying extra vig even if you are just betting small amounts, though in hindsight I probably would've done it differently.

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    I got a call from Angus at Bet-On-Line, told him I was waiting for regular season to deposit, said he will call me then....can't wait

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    yes besides low juice they have the big bonus option which i guess if a player really took advantage of can use the bonus[houses money] and beat them up with it but i honestly would rather have low juice

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaechte View Post
    I started out with Pinny with a $500 deposit and playing 5$ a game. I moved up my betting amounts fairly quickly but I think more than a few people would go that route. If they didn't want small bets they could always raise the minimum bet, which has always stood at $1.

    No sense paying extra vig even if you are just betting small amounts, though in hindsight I probably would've done it differently.
    having the min at $1 is kind of nice

    10 team parlays for $1 XDD

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    My feelings are hurt. They haven't called me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadNina View Post
    My feelings are hurt. They haven't called me.
    I'm sure they are not the only ones...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamsWoof10 View Post
    I'm sure they are not the only ones...

    Poor Shamsy. He doesn't have anyone who wants to fight with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadNina View Post
    My feelings are hurt. They haven't called me.
    Are you a new sign-up too?

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    BadNina
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    Quote Originally Posted by smitch124 View Post
    Are you a new sign-up too?

    A couple of months back. But then again, I am a call screener. If it's a number I am not familiar with, I let it go to voice mail.

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    The only call I ever got from them was to tell me they were freezing my account until I promised not to bet so many half-time NBA wagers.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadNina View Post
    My feelings are hurt. They haven't called me.


    mabye call them and make a deposit then,isnt this a gamblers forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by accuscoresucks View Post
    mabye call them and make a deposit then,isnt this a gamblers forum
    You did realize I was being facitious, didn't you?

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    ehh, what saps actually give their real phone #s to books? last time i did that sugarbear plasttered my # on over stall #3 in the jim feist building and i had to get a new #

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    When I called a few weeks ago to make a $400 deposit they responded, "don't you wanna make it 5". What idiots, so I responded"I wanna make it zero now" I haven't called them back since! They were a solid book for me the last 6 months, I was +2k apx. with them. I'll send my action elsewhere now, with a book with class!

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