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    Sports Offshore Phantom Bets

    Sports Offshore just placed a phony wager on my account. At 3:55, I called to ask the line on the Angels game. The manager told me it was -130 and then the call dropped. I did not say I wanted the bet, let alone confirm with a read-back and account number. Since the price was listed as -120 steady online (an issue in itself), I didn't have any interest in calling back to actually make the bet. At 5:15 I logged into my account to see my entire balance placed on the Angels -130. I called the manager to inform him of this mistake and he told me once I asked for the line, it was placed. He said the confirmation was just a formality and that it didn't mean anything. I told him that's not how it works at every other book in the entire world and he said, "Well now you know that's how it is here." SOS played a terrible angle on me, quoting a false line and then forced me into a bet I didn't ask for or confirm.

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    I used to call bowman's for lines back in the day all the time. never had this shit happen. get your money back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickySteve View Post
    Sports Offshore just placed a phony wager on my account. At 3:55, I called to ask the line on the Angels game. The manager told me it was -130 and then the call dropped. I did not say I wanted the bet, let alone confirm with a read-back and account number. Since the price was listed as -120 steady online (an issue in itself), I didn't have any interest in calling back to actually make the bet. At 5:15 I logged into my account to see my entire balance placed on the Angels -130. I called the manager to inform him of this mistake and he told me once I asked for the line, it was placed. He said the confirmation was just a formality and that it didn't mean anything. I told him that's not how it works at every other book in the entire world and he said, "Well now you know that's how it is here." SOS played a terrible angle on me, quoting a false line and then forced me into a bet I didn't ask for or confirm.

    Ok based on this story, this is my question. Lets just say this is their policy. How did they come up with a $ figure to put on the Angles if no $$ figure was mentioned? I would ask them that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmpink View Post
    Ok based on this story, this is my question. Lets just say this is their policy. How did they come up with a $ figure to put on the Angles if no $$ figure was mentioned? I would ask them that.
    The minimum and maximum wager is $500. There was $475 in the account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickySteve View Post
    The minimum and maximum wager is $500. There was $475 in the account.

    What do you mean by that?

    Every bet has to be $500?

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    sounds fishy to me

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    Same thing happened to me. I called and asked what the over line was for Angels/Yankees game and he said 10. I said everyone has it at 9.5 and hanged up. I logged in my account later and my balance doubled. I called them and told them of their mistake of placing a winning bet on my part without my authorization and they said these are the rules. Then he asked me if I wanted the $500 in twenties or fifties and I said, how about tens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Same thing happened to me. I called and asked what the over line was for Angels/Yankees game and he said 10. I said everyone has it at 9.5 and hanged up. I logged in my account later and my balance doubled. I called them and told them of their mistake of placing a winning bet on my part without my authorization and they said these are the rules. Then he asked me if I wanted the $500 in twenties or fifties and I said, how about tens?

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    sounds like a solid book, how about an upgrade to A+ ???

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    Sounds like a story to me.

    if min/max bet is 5 units, then there should have been no bet

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimike View Post
    Sounds like a story to me.

    if min/max bet is 5 units, then there should have been no bet
    Ricky Steve is very opiniated in everything regarding online sportbooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickler View Post
    What do you mean by that?

    Every bet has to be $500?
    Yep, that's what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickySteve View Post
    Yep, that's what I mean.
    You didn't have 500 available to bet, so bet should have not been placed, what book is this, never heard of a 500 min/max line.

    let me know to verify this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimike View Post
    Sounds like a story to me.

    if min/max bet is 5 units, then there should have been no bet
    I'm all busted up inside that you don't believe me.

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    Is this book still affiliated with Carib?

    There's no way any book has such a policy. Ask for a number and you automatically bet it? That's ****ing ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimike View Post
    You didn't have 500 available to bet, so bet should have not been placed, what book is this, never heard of a 500 min/max line.

    let me know to verify this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickySteve View Post
    I'm all busted up inside that you don't believe me.

    Well give out the books name, have SBR look into this, otherwise why waist your time telling stories here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durito View Post
    Is this book still affiliated with Carib?

    There's no way any book has such a policy. Ask for a number and you automatically bet it? That's ****ing ridiculous.
    Yep, still sisters. Obviously it's not policy, they just saw an angle and took it. They've had a hard-on for me for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimike View Post
    Well give out the books name, have SBR look into this, otherwise why waist your time telling stories here.
    what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimike View Post
    Well give out the books name, have SBR look into this, otherwise why waist your time telling stories here.
    its in the thread title, SOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueJuror View Post
    its in the thread title, SOS
    Yea I just found it, thanks. I am reading their info now Thanks!

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    It sounds like a no-brainer from the player's side. We have RS's email and expect to have the book's response tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dozer View Post
    It sounds like a no-brainer from the player's side. We have RS's email and expect to have the book's response tomorrow.
    Glad to hear. Seems a little strange if you ask me. One thing we have learned through the years is there are always TWO sides to a story.

    Glad your looking into this

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    Ricky,

    It looks like mgt. has already had the chance to review the call and put the funds back in your account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimike View Post
    Glad to hear. Seems a little strange if you ask me. One thing we have learned through the years is there are always TWO sides to a story.

    Glad your looking into this
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