Sports Books Have The Ability To Close Your Account For Any Reason

Published on January 17th, 2019 11:36 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Sports betting companies reserve the right to close your account at any time. One of the questions that I see being asked the most online: can sports books close my account?

The short answer: yes. Sports books can decide to close your account for ANY reason. As long as they have paid out what they owe to you in the form of unpaid bets/balances, they will not get in any trouble from regulators for doing so as well.

When you sign up to a sports book, you agree to their Terms and Conditions. If you don't agree, you won't be able to finish the registration process.

In these Terms and Conditions (which have been reviewed by their team of lawyers), you agree that the sports book can close your account for ANY reason.

In fact, the sports book doesn't have to give you a reason for closing your account. They can just close it, return your money and that's that.


If you get your account closed for seemingly no reason and don't receive an explanation, there is a very good chance that the sports book decided to close your account because you are winning too much money.

Sports books are in the business of making money, and they make the bulk of their money from casual players.

If you are deemed to be a winning player over time, there is a very good chance that you will have your account closed or, at the very least, limited.

After all - if you owned a sports book, would you want winning customers? Of course not - you're in the business of making money.

It's unfair, but it's just the way that it works in the world of sports betting.

If you know what you are doing, you may end up getting multiple accounts closed over time.

In fact, there are numerous professional sports bettors who have to have others place bets for them, as their accounts have been closed or limited across the industry.


So, to reiterate - yes, sports books can close your account at any time and for any reason.

If your account has been closed for no good reason, there is a very good chance that you have been identified as a winning player (or "sharp").

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