Sportsbook.com hiding freerolls from US players

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I play at Sportsbook.com quite often as it is a soft site and I like the software..However I recently logged in and went under the Freerolls section and saw the following freerolls which i had never seen before.
$25 early morning freeroll
$500 Bankroll Satellite
$250 late night freeroll
$50 freeroll
$1000 freeroll (1 gold chip entry fee, gold chip not gold card!)
I know for a fact I had never seen any freerolls like this before at this site, So i was very confused, I registered for the 25$ early morning freeroll and the $500 bankroll satellite, and took a screenshot of my registration. I logged out to do something and when i logged back in presto! the freerolls were gone, but I still had my tournaments registered already, So it brought me to my table and very weird, everyone was russsian. Speaking russian and using russian type( like backwards letter and such). Supposedly sportsbook.com only lets US players play..US players at sportsbook.com only get a few crappy gold card and gold chip freerolls, I think some bug in their software let me see something I shouldnt have, my screenshot proves i was registered for tournies no US players has seen and I saw the other freerolls as mentioned above....very weird....US players are getting the shaft..we spend money there and get a few crappy freerolls while some other country is getting 4-10 daily freerolls for for $25-$1000 not being offered to us...also sportsbook.com says is only accepts US players but here i was sitting with 300 obviously Russian players speaking russian with russian with russsian type fonts...Also when i talked to customer service they told me they dont offer the freerolls I mentioned so I said Ill send you a screenshot of the tounrys IO registered and then they said well this is new to them and they dont run the registration for the tournaments so theyll have to check into it...really they dont know their own their own tournys??? Something very fishy is going on...If you a sportsbook.com player ask them about it, we should get any freerolls they are offering other countries as our freerolls suck.....I liked sportsbook.com a lot am disapointed they would act in such a shady way..


 
SilentJay

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Where does it say that it accepts only US players?? I think you're getting that confused with "also" accepts US players.

Can't tell you anything about those freerolls, other than that they sound very familiar. I've probably seen them at another poker room on the same network. And if I have, they're open to more than just Russians. And are you sure that EVERYONE was Russian? I know it can sometimes seem that everyone is from a certain country, because 3 or 4 of them keep chatting in their own language. But everyone? Seems unlikely.
 
JAMILE1

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Are you sure you're not promoting Pheromones? clicked on screenshot and there lies no girlfriend pheromones LOL
 
Cheezymadman

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I just wish Full Tilt and pokerstars could hide the freerolls that are exclusive to other countries.

Which is actually the topic of my latest blog post. </shameless plug>
 
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yeah i play there to and i hve never seen any trnys under freeroll exceptthe qualifiers to million. ill not play there again
 
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Where does it say that it accepts only US players?? I think you're getting that confused with "also" accepts US players.

Can't tell you anything about those freerolls, other than that they sound very familiar. I've probably seen them at another poker room on the same network. And if I have, they're open to more than just Russians. And are you sure that EVERYONE was Russian? I know it can sometimes seem that everyone is from a certain country, because 3 or 4 of them keep chatting in their own language. But everyone? Seems unlikely.


Even if they do accept players from other countries which there service rep said they dont, we get practically no freeerolls, only the million dollar sattelite ones, while other countries are getting tons of good freerolls...if it was a fair balance fine, but as it is we get nothing...a real slap in the face...


edit: heres is their BS answer...

Dear James,

Thank you for contacting us.

The free rolls you refer to were removed recently due to necessary software upgrades being applied to the site. Unfortunately, we will not be offering them to our customers.

Should you note chat appearing in the dialogue seemingly in a Slovak language this is generally resultant of players attempting to converse in code. In turn our system will convert this to a sequence of random letters which you may believe to be Russian or another Slovak language.

We can, however, assure you that there is no means through which these players may converse and should you review the chat yourself you may confirm through the use of an online translator that this is not a viable language. However, should you wish for us to review any suspicious chat we may do so without issue. We will simply require the table/tournament ID and the player names in question. We will then promptly relay this information directly to our security team for their review.

We appreciate your integrity and vigilance in this matter.



We are always here to help you. Please feel free to reply to this email if you have any additional questions in relation to this or any other matter.

Kind regards,

Ahmed Jones --

Sportsbook Poker



here is my answer:

wish I could believe you but dont for the following reasons:
1.) players names were in slovak( are they using code names?)
2.) players cities were in slovak
3.) the entire table was talking in this langauge...if thats so and the whole table was using code i was cheated and should be compensated...
4.) i was switched to another table and the same as above applies..
5.) these freerolls have never appeared before and have never since...software update is code for "we are lying you"
any players who play sportsbook.com regulary will know this is a fake excuse....
 
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heres the real explanation: after some surfing found one of their skins called "Red Star Poker"





guess i got routed throug the wrong server when i signed in at sportsbook.com

why do they get all the good freerolls???
 
pigpen02

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Вы ядровые как вы имеете проблему с тем.
 
SilentJay

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why do they get all the good freerolls???
Maybe because it's a completely different site? Just because sites are on the same network, doesn't mean they all have the same freerolls. (They usually do. But not always.)
 
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I just wish I had known, I would have played there instead of sportsbook, theyre just skins of each other not totally different sites..also they accept epassporte and I would have rather played there so I could use my gold chips and cards in better freerolls...kinda of annoying is all...kinda funny though i got routed to that sites servers trhough sportsbook.com

Ill just play at redstars from now on....lol

would have easier if they just told me it was one of their skins..i mean really they didnt know?
 
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They are completely different sites, they just use the same network. Just like Titan, Noble, and CD Poker share the same network, but operate independently from one another.
 
straytfrush

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Just came across this now and I'll agree. One friday night i logged on to sportsbook and there were at least 5 freerolls i had never seen before. None of them would allow me to register to them even though they did not have a password, all that would show was an error message.
 
ythelongface

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imo, although this is a bit odd, it sounds players only had cake poker games, redstar poker games and perhaps another skin listed on their site by mistake. i can certainly understand your confusion, but its just a weee bit dramatic.:cool:
 
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People and their freerolls. They are freerolls, a promotion. Something that they give away for free. Something that you didn't earn. Quit bitching like you are entitled to something that you are not. Quit being cheap, pony up $25 bucks to $100 bucks or whatever and deposit on a site. Man, I just love how people get upset about free stuff and act like they are owed it or something!!!
 
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