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Bill Geiger
08-27-07, 01:43 PM
Okay, just curious what sportsbook you are using this year for NFL and College. I am looking to switch from what I have been using for something that update a little sooner. I used to use Sports Interaction but would like to get away from them. Any good bonuses?? Thanks in advance.

El Scorcho
08-27-07, 05:01 PM
You can't get away from Sports Interaction, they got away from you first (no more USA members).

Bill Geiger
08-28-07, 10:18 AM
You can't get away from Sports Interaction, they got away from you first (no more USA members).

Ahh...didn't even notice! Thanks.

El Scorcho
08-28-07, 12:27 PM
BTW, I'll probably end up using Bodog even though getting your deposit method verified is a pain in the ass and their odds suck. We really don't have many options though.

Bill Geiger
08-28-07, 12:47 PM
How about BetUS? I am at work so I don't know if they are a go for us USA folk or not. I am blocked from "gambling related" sites.

das Monkey
08-29-07, 01:02 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to warn everyone about Sportsbook. Stay far, far, far away from them. I don't personally use them, because I don't gamble, but if I did, I'd have been lied to by CSRs numerous times and be entering Week #12 on an outstanding withdrawal.

das

El Scorcho
08-29-07, 02:01 PM
lol some asshole won a judgment against Bodog for a method patent infringement (a method patent puts a patent on a process and not a product) involving online betting and as part of the judgment has ordered the domain name for bodog.com to be seized. Bodog.com is now down and users must go to newbodog.com now. :lol:

What a fucking asshole.

http://www.gambling911.com/Bodog-Patent-Infringement-Case-082807.html

atari2600
08-29-07, 05:46 PM
i was just about to post asking "what happened to bodog"? i cant get the program to run. do i need to redownload a new program for it?

El Scorcho
08-29-07, 05:49 PM
Go to newbodog.com and re-download the poker client

Or if you're familiar with regedit, you can find the bodog keys and change the value in the keys from bodog.com to newbodog.com

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/678/regeditbodogog2.jpg

Bill Geiger
08-29-07, 09:27 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to warn everyone about Sportsbook. Stay far, far, far away from them. I don't personally use them, because I don't gamble, but if I did, I'd have been lied to by CSRs numerous times and be entering Week #12 on an outstanding withdrawal.

das

So, I suppose I won't be seeing you on late Saturday nights for Hawaii games then.

Bill Geiger
08-29-07, 09:51 PM
I must be blind, but I don't see where it says no USA members at Sports Interaction.

NotThatGuy
08-29-07, 09:56 PM
HI this sat?!!

Shit...I need to get a new sports book...stat!

Who should I use....how do I transfer money, etc? I have an BoDog account, and they have a calling card method? Anyone use that?

-p

atari2600
08-29-07, 10:17 PM
Go to newbodog.com and re-download the poker client

Or if you're familiar with regedit, you can find the bodog keys and change the value in the keys from bodog.com to newbodog.com

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/678/regeditbodogog2.jpg

whoa thanks...ill just redownload the new one.

Bill Geiger
08-29-07, 10:17 PM
HI this sat?!!


Can't bet on it....Northern Colorado is not a Division IA team.

NotThatGuy
08-30-07, 12:25 AM
ARG!!!!

:(

HI was my team last year!! I think I went 6-0 with them, or 7-0.

- p

das Monkey
08-30-07, 10:16 PM
So, I suppose I won't be seeing you on late Saturday nights for Hawaii games then.
You wish.

das

Bill Geiger
08-31-07, 06:43 AM
Well, I guess I will stick with Sports Interaction. I do like their $1 minimum bets. :)

It does say it is regulated in North America so....

NotThatGuy
08-31-07, 09:21 AM
Well, I guess I will stick with Sports Interaction. I do like their $1 minimum bets. :)

It does say it is regulated in North America so....
Yeah..what is up with the 'regulated'? The 10% bonus may be worth it to me to change from bodog to them. hm.....

Anyone else use them?

-p

Bill Geiger
08-31-07, 11:04 AM
Yeah..what is up with the 'regulated'? The 10% bonus may be worth it to me to change from bodog to them. hm.....

Anyone else use them?

-p

Jim Kelly! :lol:

But seriously, the $1 minimums I love. Plus, take a 6 team parlay for a buck and win a nice chunk of change, it is all good.

NotThatGuy
08-31-07, 11:37 AM
Okay. I'll probably just take care of this now. I like the bodog site a lot better, but I'd get no bonus, and I heard they are kind of a pain to get money out of.

- p

El Scorcho
08-31-07, 12:19 PM
Ok, made a mistake about Sports Interaction. It's SportingBet that is closed to US players.

Damian: Hi Jason. How may I help you?
Jason: hi, do you still accept bets from USA players?
Damian: Yes we do. We just do not accept bets over the phone.

The "regulated" part means they have an independent body (for almost all sites based in Canada it's the Kahnawake Gaming Commission) that insures that players are treated fairly, everything is legit with the online casino, that players get paid, etc.

Bodog is a pain to get money out of. I had to send them scans of my DL, scans of my debit card used, some form to fill out, a copy of a utility bill, and a stencil of the numbers on my credit card by putting a piece of paper on top of it and scraping a pencil on the paper.

Pretty much the standard way now that Neteller is gone for US players to get money in and out is by debit card deposits and paper check withdrawls.

Bill Geiger
08-31-07, 12:34 PM
By the way, I pay via swiftpay. You make a deposit to swiftpay and then take it from there and deposit to sportsinteraction.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
08-31-07, 01:27 PM
Yeah..what is up with the 'regulated'? The 10% bonus may be worth it to me to change from bodog to them. hm.....

Anyone else use them?

-p

I used to use them a lot. Their habit of taking action(and paying out winnings) on events that had already finished made them an early favorite of mine.

atari2600
08-31-07, 09:44 PM
Ok, made a mistake about Sports Interaction. It's SportingBet that is closed to US players.



The "regulated" part means they have an independent body (for almost all sites based in Canada it's the Kahnawake Gaming Commission) that insures that players are treated fairly, everything is legit with the online casino, that players get paid, etc.

Bodog is a pain to get money out of. I had to send them scans of my DL, scans of my debit card used, some form to fill out, a copy of a utility bill, and a stencil of the numbers on my credit card by putting a piece of paper on top of it and scraping a pencil on the paper.

Pretty much the standard way now that Neteller is gone for US players to get money in and out is by debit card deposits and paper check withdrawls.

yikes - thats not gonna be fun when ih ave to do it to get my money out. did they at least send you your money (or deposit it) since then?

Jacoby Ellsbury
09-05-07, 06:28 PM
Betus.com has a 10-50% bonus, payouts delivered in a week and they accept US players. If you deposit $500 its 25%, $1000=35% $5000+=50%

100% bonus if you open a poker account. Im not sure of all the details and why you get 100% for poker and less for sportsbook, Im sure you have to let them rake a certain amount before you see the 100%, but I went to espn.com did a search for daily line and it listed 4 different sites, betus.com had the best bonus.

newbodog.com
sportsbetting.com
sportsbook.com
are the sites listed on espn. Ive been with bodog for years now, but they have done away with the bonuses and Im tired of the BS beats in the poker room.

El Scorcho
09-05-07, 06:37 PM
Are you posting this from the dugout?

NotThatGuy
09-05-07, 07:40 PM
Betus.com has a 10-50% bonus, payouts delivered in a week and they accept US players. If you deposit $500 its 25%, $1000=35% $5000+=50%

Damn! I only got 10% from SportsInteraction. I don't much like their GUI, but it was SUPER easy to setup and fund, and the reviews seem very positive. I'm in the black after the first week, so money is money.

- p

Jacoby Ellsbury
09-05-07, 07:46 PM
Are you posting this from the dugout?

If Manny can wear his mp3 sunglasses in the field, I can bring my iphone.

NotThatGuy
09-05-07, 08:00 PM
But that is Manny being Manny....what is your excuse? ;)

-p

Bill Geiger
09-06-07, 09:31 AM
Damn! I only got 10% from SportsInteraction. I don't much like their GUI, but it was SUPER easy to setup and fund, and the reviews seem very positive. I'm in the black after the first week, so money is money.

- p

Just a warning Ped. If you bet pro football, make your bets EARLY because you will find the site goes down on Sundays about an hour or so before game time. Their servers take a major hit.

NotThatGuy
09-06-07, 10:44 AM
Ah, thanks for the heads up. I stick mostly to college for the majority of my action, but I usually play 4-5 games for fun on Sundays......so it looks like I need to change when I bet on them!

- p

Daniel-A
09-06-07, 10:57 AM
5dimes is by far the best book for the US if they'll still take your action. If they won't Matchbook should and theyd be high up there, too. If they both take your action use them both and shop for lines.

NotThatGuy
09-06-07, 12:24 PM
Good idea. I have a couple sites to track the lines, I haven't started line shopping yet, but I may jump in if they have good bonuses.

-p

Bill Geiger
09-06-07, 06:53 PM
Oh, Betus has Div 1-AA action as well...as does 5dimes!

NotThatGuy
09-06-07, 07:15 PM
Really? I love me some Div 1-AA!!! I bet on a bunch of those games last year through the Sports Exchange at Mansion...and I cleaned up.

-p

Deftones
09-07-07, 05:55 PM
:lol:

I tried my debit card signing up for epassporte, and it got denied. Then my bank called me thinking there was fraud. Forgot you had to go via the bank draft route. Just let me sign up so I can bet mother fuckers! :lol:

Bill Geiger
09-08-07, 09:10 PM
:lol:

I tried my debit card signing up for epassporte, and it got denied. Then my bank called me thinking there was fraud. Forgot you had to go via the bank draft route. Just let me sign up so I can bet mother fuckers! :lol:

Classic!

das Monkey
09-13-07, 06:53 PM
I would just like to reemphasize my disgust with SportsBook and advise everyone here to avoid them at all costs.

das

NotThatGuy
09-13-07, 07:09 PM
Sportsinteraction is decent so far. I don't like their layout, they delay a bit in payout, and their tracking (profit/loss, current money out, etc) fucking blows. I will probalby move my money if I can.

I was spoiled with mansion. :(

-p

J-Dubya
09-14-07, 12:15 AM
try sportsbookreview.com for well, reviews

jdodd
09-15-07, 02:34 PM
Sportsinteraction is decent so far. I don't like their layout, they delay a bit in payout, and their tracking (profit/loss, current money out, etc) fucking blows. I will probalby move my money if I can.
You definition of "decent" differs greatly from mine. :lol:

NotThatGuy
09-15-07, 03:23 PM
Okay...they are who i'm stuck with....for now.

:lol:

-p

Bill Geiger
10-04-07, 11:17 AM
Okay, so I need a new sportsbook now since pretty much all sportsbooks have done away with echecks. I am thinking about Bodog as they have the thing where you buy a phone card and use it on their site. However, Bodog is probably a last resort. Anyone have a better option (aside from western union and they like?)

das Monkey
10-04-07, 11:56 AM
Someone I know, who isn't me because I don't gamble, processed a Bodog withdrawal last week. I'll let you know how long it takes to go through.

And have I mentioned to avoid sportsbook.com like the plague yet?

das

NotThatGuy
10-04-07, 12:19 PM
I use sportsinteraction and BetUS. BetUS had a great bonus (35%....@ $1000 as someone mentioned). I was going to take my money out from sportsinteraction, though their spreads vary enough I'm keeping money at both.

-p

Bill Geiger
10-04-07, 12:35 PM
Someone I know, who isn't me because I don't gamble, processed a Bodog withdrawal last week. I'll let you know how long it takes to go through.

And have I mentioned to avoid sportsbook.com like the plague yet?

das

The IRS looking for das withdraws? :lol:

El Scorcho
10-04-07, 01:07 PM
My bodog check withdrawl came in about 2-3 weeks.

Bill Geiger
10-04-07, 02:35 PM
My bodog check withdrawl came in about 2-3 weeks.

What method did you use to deposit?

Jacoby Ellsbury
10-05-07, 09:29 AM
If you sign up with Betus.com and dont deposit they might give you a better bonus offer.
I got 30% for a $300 bonus. But you have to roll the bonus and the deposit over 3x so you have to wager $1080 to redeem any money including your own that you deposited.
Also if you make a wager with your bonus money and win, you only get the winnings amount. So if you bet your $90 bonus to win $75 and win, then your bankroll will be $375 not $390+$75. So you may want to parlay your bonus money, maybe not all on one bet, maybe a few $20 bets or something. If you did something stupid like took the money line on the pats to win this weekend and they are -400 or something then if you made a $90 bet with your bonus money your bankroll would be like $312.50 so you'd have to roll over $1080 just to get their $12.50 bonus and your money back.

They accept credit cards, but you might have to call your credit card company and tell them to accept international transfers if it is initially denied.

El Scorcho
10-05-07, 01:59 PM
What method did you use to deposit?

EFT from checking acct

Daniel-A
10-05-07, 02:15 PM
I'm not sure what deposit/withdrawal methods are available, but I still gotta recommend 5dimes.com. Their cs phone isn't very friendly, but there shouldn't be any reason to deal with them as their online service (cs and normal operation) is top notch. They also have a very fish filled poker room, since it is mainly sports gamblers not poker players. Best lines aside from MatchBook (typically 5 cents on each side for normal sports 10 cents for less common sports).

Bill Geiger
10-06-07, 10:47 AM
I went with Bodog through the easy as hell Nucharge stuff. There was a fee to deposit ($3.90) but it made up for it for the very tiny bodog bonus of 10%. Something is better than nothing.

das Monkey
10-12-07, 05:56 PM
Bodog withdrawal last week. I'll let you know how long it takes to go through.
Today. Or so I'm told.

das

Daniel-A
10-13-07, 12:45 AM
Bodog took my bofa card for those who are risky.

Dr_Evil
10-13-07, 06:04 PM
I went with Bodog through the easy as hell Nucharge stuff. There was a fee to deposit ($3.90) but it made up for it for the very tiny bodog bonus of 10%. Something is better than nothing.

It says that if you fund with this, that any payouts will be processed through it as well. Is this true?

NORML54601
11-15-07, 01:49 AM
OK, I'm finally ready to start betting online, what's the consensus on which site to use?

NotThatGuy
11-15-07, 09:54 AM
Not SportsInteraction. I've tried BETUS too, and I wasn't really a fan. Check out sbrforum.com for a ranking of sites, etc.

-p

NORML54601
11-15-07, 10:13 PM
Not SportsInteraction. I've tried BETUS too, and I wasn't really a fan. Check out sbrforum.com for a ranking of sites, etc.

-p

Thanks, I went with Bodog.

Bill Geiger
11-16-07, 01:01 PM
I am with Bet Jamaica and love it there! Fastest payouts I have ever experienced. Yeah, can you believe that, I actually won something!

Bill Geiger
11-16-07, 01:02 PM
It says that if you fund with this, that any payouts will be processed through it as well. Is this true?

I dunno, lost money so fast and closed my account with Nucharge.

Bill Geiger
11-19-07, 12:44 PM
Now I am using Beted. They take echeck so that is a HUGE +