Pinnacle sports closes all UK accounts: How to still bet with them if you’re affected
This morning would have been a rough one if you were a Pom, first you had to wake up knowing you’re English :), even worse then that (well equally as bad), is that you would have had an email saying your beloved Pinnacle account is being closed down on September 30th. It seems nobody loves you, even your own kind want to leave the fold. Although I’ve been told the Scots knew about this move by Pinnacle and it is a big reason the vote is looking more like a YES.
I was the only one in the world who saw this coming, as I posted last week when SBO closed all UK accounts.
— Daily25 (@stevemor) September 5, 2014
Now by “heard”, I simply meant that I assumed. I do not have any contacts in the Pinnacle ranks (or do I?)
Lucky for you, Your Aussie brother in arms does love you and has a very simple solution. Any solution that will help my readers and also fill my pockets is a win win in my books.
Simple really. Sportmarket Pro.
What do you mean you haven’t heard of Sportmarket Pro before? I’ve been using them for a while and while I have my concerns as it’s a relatively new company and we saw what happened to Betbutler recently, the way they are doing things is very different and the way I had envisioned of running my own sportsbook software business. They just beat me too it.
I will do a full review of the service soon, but all they have done is open a heap of Accounts at the Big Asian books and Pinnacle and then allow you to see all the odds in a very simple interface. You can then bet on the one with the best odds and can even see the max bet. There are a few rules, the minimum bet you can place is €100 or currency equivalent. So it may not be for everyone.
They make money a few ways. They charge a monthly fee (€25/£20/$30) if you don’t turn over a certain amount (€10,000) each month. But the real profit comes from the commission they get on turnover from the bookies. For every €10,000 euro you bet through their platform they get about €30 back from the bookies. The way they make money leads me to believe that this will be a profitable company and won’t have any issues like we saw with Bet Butler.
There are a few issues with the service, if you’re used to speed betting then bad luck, placing GOWI bets straight away through this platform will lead to frustration. You may need to change the way you bet. The layout is pretty ugly, but that’s a small price to pay to get Pinnacle & SBObet odds. I have seen drastic improvements every few months and now with a big influx of customers they will have some capital to really make this a great product.
So there you go. Steve to the rescue again. While killing off a large amount of the people who compete with me for prices is a great thing for me, I just couldn’t sit back and let you poms wallow in sadness. You guys whinge enough as it is. BTW, Winter is also on the way.. haha. OK, enough POM bashing, i do love you guys and do love the UK.
So there you go, get a Sportmarket PRO account and continue betting with great odds. Enjoy
If you have any questions, I’ll answer them in the comments below.