Tuesday, 1 May 2012

I'm not complaining, but...

Now, you know aswell as I that this blog is not one that moans about bookies and their shenanigans (*cough*). Today though, took the biscuit. I got an email this morning from Ladbrokes. They've withdrawn my entitlement to BOG. The cads!

I got the email informing me of the bad news at about 11.00. At about 10.00 I had placed Northern Monkey's sole bet of the day, a big 1pt each way selection (Sulis Minerva - Kempton - 11/2), spreading the bet across a number of bookies, one of which was Laddies. I thought I'd got two thirds of the stake on at Best Odds Guaranteed, and one third on at the early price.

You know the rest. Sulis Minerva wins like a Derby prospect in a seller, and drifted on course pre-race to 8/1! 8/1!?!?! I had checked mid afternoon at Laddies and they were trading at 4s! If I was 16 and down with the kids, I'd say something like WTF! As it is I'm 40 and a responsible Dad of two, so I'll say, "Goodness gracious me. What a surprise". Seriously, though. WTF!?!

Great tipping though from Wayne, kicking off the new month in the same "On Fire" mode he had finished April in.

Elsewhere, Winning Racing Tips came up with a trixie. I've never placed a trixie before. I didn't really know what one was and when the bet came through I had to ask Paul for clarification on my staking. To be honest, I still don't really know what a trixie is, but I do know after getting a winner and two placed horses from the three selections that I'd made a wee profit. Enough to cancel out the small losses I'd suffered on WRT's single each way bet that finished in the frame but at odds of 7/2.

The Market Examiner got their month off to a flyer with a nice winner (Border Lad - Exeter - 7/1). Couldn't quite follow up with their second selection, but still, nice start to the month for Sam.

Northern Monkey: Staked 2pts, +8.125pts.
The Market Examiner: Staked 2pts, +6pts.
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 1.6pts, +0.059pts.

No joy from the one football bet tonight.

Strike Zone (h): Staked 1pt, -1pt.

Thirty more days like today, and it will have been a good month. Don't suppose that's likely to happen. Pity.


  1. this is what Ladbrokes told me on Apr 24 "We have taken the decision to close the account rather than continue to offer a heavily restricted service. Your account will remain open for the next 48 hours, please withdraw any balance during this time"
    this e mail was send yesterday

    We are writing to you to let you know that we have reviewed your account and based on your activity with us, you will no longer be eligible for our ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ promotion on horse racing.
    Your account will remain open and you will still be able to place bets in the normal manner.
    My last bet with Ladbrokes was 26 March 5 e/w bet :) incredible stuff.by the way acount opened in December 2012 and it is a Loosing account not a profit account.

    1. Just to say December 2011 and not 2012 and in paragraph 2 that mail was sent yesterday May1 ....:) is my account going to be closed or just not eligible for "BOG" ????? dear Ladbrokes :)

  2. Fabian - to be honest, I don't think they know what they're doing half the time, so how we're supposed to work it out, God only knows!