Posted: 5/30/2013 9:54:48 PM
My WagerWeb Experience
I opened a WagerWeb account on April 1, 2013, to bet
To open the account I was required to provide an image of my
credit card (in addition to the usual credit card information), a scanned copy
of my driver’s license and a scanned copy of a recent utility bill. Most of the utility accounts are in my
husband’s name, but fortunately the water bill was under my name. I provided the information although providing
copies of the credit card image and driver’s license made me nervous. The account was opened and I deposited $200
using the credit card.
Several days after the WagerWeb account was opened the
credit card (VISA) company called to ask if I was in Europe and if I had
purchased any electronics equipment there.
No and no. The credit card
account was closed due to fraudulent activity. I had some success betting
baseball and decided to increase my bank roll.
When I attempted to make a deposit using my only remaining credit card,
AMEX, I was informed that I would have to provide an image of the credit card,
a scanned copy of my driver’s license and a scanned copy of a recent utility
bill. Of course I refused, citing my
recent experience with the previous credit card. WagerWeb’s representatives were not
sympathetic and I requested that the account be closed. Unlike opening the account, closing the
account was accomplished in minutes.
Several days later, having received no word regarding return
of my funds I inquired. I was informed
that my funds would not be returned until I provided an image of the new credit
card, a scanned copy of my driver’s license and a copy of a utility bill in my
name. So, I am out the $200 deposit plus
$63 in winnings.
My dear husband took it upon himself to open an account at
Bovada for my use. He was able to do
this in a few minutes providing only the usual credit card, name and address
I am suffering from the aftermath of throat cancer and
congestive heart failure. I am unable to
speak and my doctors do not expect me to be alive in 2014. Hopefully I will be able to make it through
baseball season and enjoy continued success betting with Bovada