In the competitive world of offshore gambling, scams seem to appear as
often as Star Jones at the local donut shop. However, with a few precautions, you can avoid
getting ripped off.
There's a rule I keep when meeting women abroad. If it seems like it was maybe a little too
easy to get her to come home with you, then she's probably a hooker. The same applies to
bonuses. And just like the chance of getting laid, sometimes a
huge bonus can be too tempting to pass up. So, you might ask, what's a good rule of thumb to
use when gauging bonuses? To that I say, what would Donald Trump do?
The point being that all businessmen, whether they're real estate tycoons or
internet gambling managers, are money hungry whores. Bonuses, as you
know, are merely ways for sites to compete and eventually make more money. Think about it.
The gambling business is based on juice, which is 10% for the standard
wager. Therefore, most legitimate sites will give you at most 20%, which comes to two
juice-free bets. Anything more than that, the sportsbook is basically working
for free. Would Donald Trump work for free?
just don't have the capital to pay out their players.
Underfunding causes slow payouts, bounced checks and bad business. Imagine going to the
local taco shop, paying for a five dollar combo with a twenty and having to wait for the next
customer to pay just to get your change. Then you find yourself with cold tacos and stale shells.
Nobody likes stale tacos.
First of all, if you hate cold callers as much as the next guy, this alone is enough to cease using
altogether. It's not as if there are no alternatives. I mean, if you
had to choose between Coke and Pepsi and one of them called you incessantly in the wee
hours of the night, which would you choose?
Secondly, phone offers are not in writing. Which lets me use the cliche, "they're not worth
the paper they're written on." This is in direct contrast to Puffy's "Vote or Die" slogan, which was
clearly written down on a T-shirt as part of his new Sean Jean murder line. Needless to say, as
someone who didn't vote, I fear for my life.
The best way to avoid scam sportsbooks
is to do the research. Imagine the
is a suspicious man asking out your only daughter. Put on your
best Al Pacino "screw me and I'll kill you cock-a-roach" face, then call the phone numbers, get
addresses and check the message boards for any disparaging comments. You can also
check review sites, but be careful, because many of them are partners with particular
. If a review site bashes one sportsbook
constantly refers you to its "recommended" sites, then it may be in bed with them. It's crazy, isn't
it? Without proper regulation, the internet gambling
business is really like a
mafia movie. You don't know who to trust. So do the research. Cock-a-roach.