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Average Consumer Rating: 2.5
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  • 7 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Excellent game to lose weight!

    I am playing my 10th DietBet and won my previous money back and profit! I am not playing to win money; I am playing to get healthy and lose weight! I lost 35 lbs in three months, and have 15 to go! The players on the site all have a common goal and encourage everyone to lose weight and be a winner!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 23 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Great concept in theory

    • Columbus, GA,
    • Aug 24, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Too much of the money is going towards the fees. I placed a $100 bet and the payout was $100.44, I came up 44 cents. I did manage to lose my weight, but after I finish my next diet bet, I will definitely not be joining another one. I played in a previous game where the fee was $35, and I won an extra $15. The concept is good, just not crazy about the execution.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 25 out 25 people found this review helpful

    Winners are losers too, and not just weight

    • Alabama,
    • Jul 18, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I participated in a $150 "main event." After a few weeks, roughly 18% of people in the game did not meet the goal. This lead to a final payout of $150 for a net profit of $0.

    DietBet advertisements showcase the amount people that "win" on their site. Based on their definition I "won" $150 from my $150-bet being returned. I would not be surprised if their "10-25% fee" goes mostly towards marketing, evidenced by their frequent giveaways during the events for people who invite others to the site.

    From a business standpoint, it is an admirable model. The company risks nothing, takes a large chunk from the gross of games, and keeps the consumer's money in limbo the entire time. The cheerful message of weight loss hides the telltale signs of a pyramid scheme, the company markets the possibility of big paydays to continue inflating the client base with gullible users. A quick glance at the payouts from past games this year shows that the margins are getting smaller and smaller, in some cases non-existent, for winning players despite the number of participants staying the same.

    Bottom line: DietBet is not going to last as a company because they are milking their customers for as much as they can get away with. Stay away and motivate yourself to lose weight.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 20 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Didn't win

    • Lake City, FL ,
    • Apr 18, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Don't have illusions of winning much money like they present it as. I won three bets with $170 of my money. I walked away with $11 in winnings.

    Yes, I lost weight (which is good) but didn't win like they promote.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 11 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Great motivation to lose weight, won a good bit of money

    • New York,
    • Feb 18, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have played about four 6-month games and a couple of one-month games. I have won some, and I have lost some. I have seen some people complain that they were taken for their money, but I think it boils down to understanding the rules.

    There are verified weigh-ins and you can also submit unverified weigh-ins. In order to win, you HAVE to have verified (including two pictures) weigh-in submitted to them AND verified by them within a 48-hour window. It's up to the players to make sure they are done properly within the allotted time frame (which is announce an entire month ahead of time). The percentage of winners is usually around 50% in the games I've played, so I win back 1.5 times the money I put in after DietBet's cut.

    My player number 408843 if anyone wants to verify that I am a legit player.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 24 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Scam, scam, scam

    • Durham, NC,
    • Feb 8, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I played a $50 bet this January, lost the weight and showed the proof.

    I have an email saying that they had my final weight recorded and the app had me marked me as losing 100% of what I needed to lose.

    They marked me as losing and still took my money. It's harder than it should be to find how to contact them about it.

    Overall, I'm pretty angry at the shady behavior. Don't bother. Just leave the money in a place out of sight and reward yourself with it should you hit your goal, and keep the middle man out of it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 39 out 55 people found this review helpful

    Pyramid scheme

    • Colorado,
    • Aug 29, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    This site is a pyramid scheme. Stakes are different for every game, but one of the ones I joined for example has a $30 buy in and they say that everyone who hits their weight goal splits the pot. What they only mention in the fine print is that they take a 25% cut! So theres $127,170 in the pot from 4,239 players and 50% hit their goal. So each of us players in the winning 50% wins $15. Awesome. What is the websites cut? $31,792! I could see maybe a 5% cut for administering the website, but 25%? These guys are making a KILLING.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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