Today sees the start of our new ‘Bookmaker Fairplay’ campaign – where we are taking a stand against unfair modern day bookmaker practices.
If, like many, you have suffered from closed bookmaker accounts or limited stakes on the bets you want to place, this campaign is designed to help you – both in order to raise awareness of this issue and to ultimately force change.
Our Bookie Fairplay Campaign is lobbying for all bookmakers to implement 2 proposals:
1. Bookmakers need to take a minimum stake bet of £20 on any bet they advertise either online or in print media from all punters.
2. Bookmakers to provide a clear warning to all new customers that they may have their accounts closed or limited in stakes if they are considered unprofitable.
How You Can Get Involved
First of all, be sure to sign our petition demanding Bookie Fairplay and the implementation of our 2 campaign proposals.
As with all petitions, it is a simple numbers game and the more signatures on it, the greater the chance of people listening to this issue and forcing change. We will be lobbying both the Gambling Commission and the Association of British Bookmakers.
Promote On Social Media
You can also help push this campaign and share the petition link on twitter with the hashtag #bookiefairplay.
Here is a sample tweet you can send:
I support the @sbcinfo campaign for Bookmaker Fairplay. Sign the petition http://tinyurl.com/pvk4j5k #bookiefairplay
You can also spread awareness through Facebook, by liking and sharing the Smart Betting Club Facebook page and links to our campaign.