Several weeks ago BetonBrazil was rebranded as Sport Nation, presumably in an attempt to end its association with TalkSport presenter Alan Brazil, who is allegedly a renowned degenerate in the gambling world. Having never received any feedback from BetonBrazil players, we have not seen fit to cover the site until now, especially as some of the newer sites tend to be fly by night operations – see the 666Bet fiasco for an example.
For last night’s League Cup match between Manchester United and Burton Albion, Sport Nation ran a promotion whereby punters could avail of a generous 33/1 on over 0.5 goals being scored in the match, the maximum stake being capped at £1. Winnings were to be paid as bonus money, with punters being required to roll over around £250 prior to being able to withdraw. All fairly reasonable; player gets a good bonus for minimal outlay and the book protects its investment by enforcing a rollover on winnings.
However, the market was nowhere to be seen for the majority of the day. The traders eventually responded to pressure on social media and put the market up. The bet duly obliged after around five minutes of play. Winnings were paid as bonus cash, as promised.
Punters then sought confirmation from customer service that the bonus funds would be released upon turning over the initial deposit plus bonus 7 times. They were informed that the bonus funds would only be accessible if the initial deposit was lost, as the funds were held in a separate wallet and could only become playable once the ‘real money’ funds had been exhausted. Confused? You should be, as there was no mention of this in the terms and conditions of the offer.
One suspects that this is a poorly executed sign up promotion that has not been fully thought through. We will clarify in the coming days when Sport Nation provides some more information, but one would be advised to steer clear of this book in the meantime.