Posted: 2/8/2012 5:48:43 PM
I have used Bet Guardian for years and the checks have showed up when they're supposed to and have never bounced. The key complaint I have about them though is, after I hit a couple of 7 team parlays, they set a $10 limit on ALL my future parlays and lowered the payouts on them roughly by 20%. When I asked a manager why I was told it was because I'm in the $1.05 club (5% juice) and the parlay payouts were set too high.
The reality is they didn't like losing $1000 plus on small parlay bets (believe it or not $10 parlays) and were trying to discourage me from betting them. It worked as I now play my parlays elsewhere.
One more thing that bugs me about them is, when I'm in the middle of placing a wager with them online, sometimes there'll be a line change and it's never been in my favor. This has happened over a 100 times, I'd say. I might add they are not the only book where this happens.
God, I miss BetJamaica. Their operations were totally aboveboard but the sad reality is payout difficulties to Americans was probably one of the biggest reasons they closed. Unfortunately, BetGuardian and other sportsbooks are currently faced with these same difficulties and it's probably just a matter of time before our Gestapo-like Justice Dept. forces them all to quit dealing with Americans.