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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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Small question: Why was vBetting removed?

So I just have a small question.

I know vBetting was available up until about early 2008, when WTAW changed names to TF and the betting was disabled.
But why was it disabled? I mean, MTF still have theirs...

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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 02:05 AM   #2
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Re: Small question: Why was vBetting removed?

Because the WTA told us to remove it (and change our name) or they would sue us.
It was around that time that the hype about betting in tennis, and how much of a problem it was, was quite big, and they didn't want to be associated with it at all.
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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #3
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Re: Small question: Why was vBetting removed?

Oh wow that's harsh. Clearly the ATP doesn't have the same issues...

Well, thanks for the asnwers
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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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Because the WTA told us to remove it (and change our name) or they would sue us.
It was around that time that the hype about betting in tennis, and how much of a problem it was, was quite big, and they didn't want to be associated with it at all.
I can see asking for a name change so as not to be connected with "betting", but how could they sue you for betting with play money once you changed the name? The whole activity of betting for fake money is so innocuous...
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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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I can see asking for a name change so as not to be connected with "betting", but how could they sue you for betting with play money once you changed the name? The whole activity of betting for fake money is so innocuous...
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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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Re: Small question: Why was vBetting removed?

It was really my fault. There was a big scandal when I bet not only all my V-cash, but the kids' entire college fund on Elena Dementieva to win the 2008 U.S. Open. The scandal being that it was Dave's kids' college fund.
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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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It was really my fault. There was a big scandal when I bet not only all my V-cash, but the kids' entire college fund on Elena Dementieva to win the 2008 U.S. Open. The scandal being that it was Dave's kids' college fund.
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Old Jan 25th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #8
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Old Jan 25th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #9
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Re: Small question: Why was vBetting removed?

Well can we at least have it back becuase these credits are just going to go up and up and up and up until all the top posters have 1,000,000 credits. What are you meant to do with these credits.
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #10
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You're not meant to do anything with them, they're just there as a relic of a bygone era.
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