5Dimes US market exit

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Not a ROD thing but ROD members in the US who have an account at 5Dimes are advised to request withdrawals as early as possible and not wait until September 25. US Members should not wager on Futures markets there. US members with bets pending post September 25 will have their wagers voided. It's a crappy outcome for anyone who bet the US election or took the Rams at +6000 a few weeks ago.
 

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Yeah it sucks. Since you advised me on the Sports Book back in the day I ended up with 5Dimes since I couldn't use Pinnacle. I could tell something was going on within the last month or so before the announcement with the many 'updates' they had going on.

I'd love to use Pinnacle with a VPN but what about a US Bank account? Wonder if they accept those? If not I wonder if a Cayman Island one would be a hassle to set up?
 

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Yeah it sucks. Since you advised me on the Sports Book back in the day I ended up with 5Dimes since I couldn't use Pinnacle. I could tell something was going on within the last month or so before the announcement with the many 'updates' they had going on.

I'd love to use Pinnacle with a VPN but what about a US Bank account? Wonder if they accept those? If not I wonder if a Cayman Island one would be a hassle to set up?
5DImes are strongly hinting they will rebrand like CRIS with different outfits handling different traffic. CRIS is mostly Spanish language and Bookmaker is in English. Neither accept US or UK traffic. However JB accepts both. It's done for legal reasons. They're all the same people in the same building. 1 of the big US sports partnered with CRIS. The NFL has signed up with Fanduel. This likely forced 5Dimes' hand. In the meantime 5D are handling the current situation badly and they're taking abuse and a reputation hit because of it. Futures have been cancelled and they're saying if money isn't out by the due date it'll be handled by a 3rd party. The fees they're charging are high and they're nearly a week behind withdrawal requests.

You'd be playing with fire trying Pinnacle with a VPN. Pinnacle are looking to get European licenses so they're playing everything by the letter of the law. People who use Pinny do so through a broker.
 
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5DImes are strongly hinting they will rebrand like CRIS with different outfits handling different traffic. CRIS is mostly Spanish language and Bookmaker is in English. Neither accept US or UK traffic. However JB accepts both. It's done for legal reasons. They're all the same people in the same building. 1 of the big US sports partnered with CRIS. The NFL has signed up with Fanduel. This likely forced 5Dimes' hand. In the meantime 5D are handling the current situation badly and they're taking abuse and a reputation hit because of it. Futures have been cancelled and they're saying if money isn't out by the due date it'll be handled by a 3rd party. The fees they're charging are high and they're nearly a week behind withdrawal requests.

You'd be playing with fire trying Pinnacle with a VPN. Pinnacle are looking to get European licenses so they're playing everything by the letter of the law. People who use Pinny do so through a broker.
Thank you for all the info. I might go with MyBookie or another one that deals strictly in bitcoin I was looking into. Never imagined the industry would be so changing and varied. Always assumed it would be very cut and dry and uniform for the most part.

Stupid Fan Duel and the other one ( slips my mind) have really convienent apps etc. but my state doesn’t allow them! Bastards. They also make you go through the tax hassles to we’re they report your winnings to the IRS. Meh..
 

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Thank you for all the info. I might go with MyBookie or another one that deals strictly in bitcoin I was looking into. Never imagined the industry would be so changing and varied. Always assumed it would be very cut and dry and uniform for the most part.

Stupid Fan Duel and the other one ( slips my mind) have really convienent apps etc. but my state doesn’t allow them! Bastards. They also make you go through the tax hassles to we’re they report your winnings to the IRS. Meh..
The US market is re-inventing itself. There are going to be onshore vs offshore issues for the foreseeable future. If you're going to gamble, (and my advice is don't), then do so as a hobby that's within your means. Bet legally if possible but otherwise minimize your risk, (and not being paid by an offshore book is a risk). Sportsbookreview dot com's books list is worth reading. Books rated below B can be problematic.
 
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The US market is re-inventing itself. There are going to be onshore vs offshore issues for the foreseeable future. If you're going to gamble, (and my advice is don't), then do so as a hobby that's within your means. Bet legally if possible but otherwise minimize your risk, (and not being paid by an offshore book is a risk). Sportsbookreview dot com's books list is worth reading. Books rated below B can be problematic.
Thank you! I don't know if you remember but you recommended sportsbookreview to me years back and I spent over a year reading and studying lines before betting. I've done pretty damned good and I'm still in the black comfortably but started getting cocky and lost big to what I look back on, seeing those as foolish bets. I used our sportsbook and others as a benchmark for myself to help me with the wins/losses, juice, big spreads etc. before I started using real money.

I do so as a hobby for fun and I purely gamble with house money and I generally send anything over my benchmark to my bank to prevent any temptations. Currently, working my history from 5Dimes I have a 63% win percent but the ones I did lose were significant via MMA wagers.

I wanted to try Heritage but any contact I had with them was extremely rude(3 seperate occasions). Intertops, Bovada, or Bookmaker or the 3 I'm thinking on going with. Might just create an account to all 3 and kinda go from there.
 
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Thank you! I don't know if you remember but you recommended sportsbookreview to me years back and I spent over a year reading and studying lines before betting. I've done pretty damned good and I'm still in the black comfortably but started getting cocky and lost big to what I look back on, seeing those as foolish bets. I used our sportsbook and others as a benchmark for myself to help me with the wins/losses, juice, big spreads etc. before I started using real money.

I do so as a hobby for fun and I purely gamble with house money and I generally send anything over my benchmark to my bank to prevent any temptations. Currently, working my history from 5Dimes I have a 63% win percent but the ones I did lose were significant via MMA wagers.

I wanted to try Heritage but any contact I had with them was extremely rude(3 seperate occasions). Intertops, Bovada, or Bookmaker or the 3 I'm thinking on going with. Might just create an account to all 3 and kinda go from there.
1 good thing about creating an account at SBR is you get daily signing-in points which can be wagered in their 'dummy' Sportsbook. It's a good way to get your feet wet. The 3 books you mentioned are much safer than your 1st alternative. BOL would be an alternative to Bovada or Intertops. All of those books will post their own opinions on lines rather than copying Pinny or 5D. I don't have any personal involvement with any of them but there are enough posters criticizing MB for me to be cautious about ever going there. Heritage has a reputation for limiting winners. Wagerweb is a Heritage clone if that interests you.