Gubbed by BetVictor

Aww no, a dreaded e-mail from BetVictor I have been gubbed. I cannot place a single bet of any amount (not even 1p). I don’t think I will miss them financially, I used them for the ACCA refund a handful of times but looking back at the history I never took much from them offer or free bet wise (and I had less in my float than I had deposited). Perhaps it’s because all the bets I placed with them always used the odds checker and were always 98+ rating (something I have learned since is not a good idea, always have some lower 90 to 95 ratings in there). Anyway the e-mail went like this…

Dear **** ********,

We are contacting you today to advise that a business decision has been taken by our Senior Traders and I must inform you that we will no longer accept sports bets (including Virtual Sports) from your account number: <*******>.

Your account remains open and you can use the account for the Casino, Live Casino, Slots, Games and Poker. You are able to view all previous and outstanding sports bets.

As explained in our Terms & Conditions:

11.1 BetVictor reserves the right to suspend or close Your Account at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to the circumstances set out in the Terms and Conditions.
Please be advised that as BetVictor reserves the right to amend or withdraw any offers at any point and without notification, no sports betting bonuses will be valid on your account. Therefore any unused promotional cash in your account at the time of restriction is no longer available for use.

We understand that you may be disappointed by this decision, however this is a business decision taken by our Trading Department. Please be advised that our Customer Services staff are unable to assist you regarding the restriction of this service on your account.

Should you require further assistance, please send your queries to

Kind Regards,

BetVictor Contact centre.

This communication and the information it contains :-
a) Is intended for the person(s) or organisation(s) named above. Access to this mail by anyone else is unauthorised.
b) Is confidential and may be legally privileged or otherwise protected in law. Unauthorised use, circulation, copying or disclosure of any part of this communication may be unlawful.
c) May be susceptible to interference and should not be assumed that it has come in its original form and / or from the stated sender.
If you are not the intended recipient, please inform the sender immediately by email and delete it and all copies from your system.

BetVictor is committed to responsible gambling, for further information please visit

Onwards and upwards, that is Ladbrokes and now Betvictor. I like to learn from the gubbings and avoid a repeat.

Gubbed by Ladbrokes

My first gubbing (gubbed means to get barred banned or restricted). The e-mail went like this…

LOGIN ID: ********

Important account information

Hi *****,

We wish to advise you that we are restructuring our approach to bonuses, concessions, Free Bet refunds and Best Odds Guaranteed.

As a result a number of accounts, including yours, will no longer be eligible for bonuses, concessions, free bet refunds or Best Odds Guaranteed of any kind, effective immediately.

This restriction will be included in all future terms and conditions. All other terms and conditions remain the same and we sincerely look forward to your continued custom at Ladbrokes.

Please note any pending bonuses or concessions attached to your account have also been withdrawn.

Kind regards
The Ladbrokes Team

Betting Support 0800 731 6191

Gaming Support 0800 032 1133


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Bit of a blow as I take mug betting seriously, as long as I learn and minimize the chances of it happening with my accounts held by other bookmakers. Take a look at the IESnare page to see how bookmakers may be watching your activity.