Is BOTB a scam or not?
Is BOTB a scam or not…. And does someone actually win a car… “Every week? Really? Surely not!”
Such questions and thoughts online are surprisingly common because it may seem too good to be true: That someone might win a brand new car with a well-placed spot in a picture that cost them a pound or two. Well, this really isn’t the case: Someone does always win a car every week in their Dream Car Competition and now an additional lifestyle prize every week! You’ll find all the reasoning and proof needed to understand why BOTB is not a scam or a fake company below.
The best way to understand how they do it is that they’re just a business with a certain type of a business model: BOTB sells enough tickets for the spot the ball game they run, and then cover the cost of the car they give away and other costs such as marketing and salaries with these ticket sales. Meaning what they do does not differ from lotteries in the sense that the people who partake in the raffles pay for the jackpots themselves.
One still shouldn’t compare spot the ball competition BOTB runs to a lottery because it is a skill-based game and you can immensely affect your chances of winning by playing well. And there’s always a winner unlike some other competitions or lotteries.
In other words: No. They are not a fake company. BOTB is a very real company indeed that gives one car and one lifestyle prize away every week to the person that played spot the ball closest to the judges decision – and then the winners will be surprised with the corresponding prizes the players bought the ticket for.
If you still are not feeling sure if BOTB is real or not, let’s list some reasons why they are most definitely not a scam or a fake company:
- BOTB was incorporated in 1999 and has been giving away dream cars since – totaling up to more than £25M worth of prizes to over 500 winners and counting
- BOTB winners have been showcased in numerous local and national news pieces that you can find from their In The Press page
- BOTB employs professional footballers and referees for judging like Sol Campbell, who is more than well known for playing in the Premier League for 20 years and in the English national football team for 11 years
- BOTB’s founder and CEO William Hindmarch is the brother of Anya Hindmarch – Don’t know who she is either? Ask your female friend(s) or girlfriend
- BOTB is listed on the London Stock Exchange
- BOTB has employees in London Parsons Green and you might have seen some of their airport staff at several UK airports (BOTB is no longer active at airports)
- BOTB has thousands of reviews on Trustpilot
- BOTB also has thousands of reviews on Feefo
- BOTB sometimes works with or sponsors influencers like Shmee150, Car Throttle, TGE and Archie Hamilton & Paul Wallace
- BOTB promotes their company in car related events like Goodwood Festival of Speed
- BOTB has a Facebook page with hundreds of thousands of likes, and if someone claims in any of their posts that they are fake; a lot of the real customers and winners quickly come in the company’s defense
- BOTB has been active on Twitter since Feb 2010 and has almost twenty thousand followers
And most importantly:
Example Dream Car Winner (Week 6/2019)
Let’s take the following car winner as an example, to see what lengths BOTB actually goes to in order to be fully transparent about their competition:
Dream Car Winner 461 – Paul Gerraty
MERCEDES A35 AMG + £20K
Week 6 2019
The full competition results for can be found here, and the following videos can be found below:
1. Judging Process – How the panel of judges decided where the ball was in the picture
2.Winner’s Surprise – When the winner of the competitions gets surprised by Christian
3. Car Collection – When the winner picks up the car he or she has won
(Keep in mind that in some cases there is no car collection video available, in case the winner opts in for the cash alternative price!)
The Ultimate Reason Why BOTB Is not Fake
Here’s one final argument, and also the ultimate reason that cannot be argued with in the slightest. And this reason should put any doubt you may have about BOTB being fake or a scam to rest.
Entertain this thought for a moment: If BOTB wanted to be perceived as a credible company (as a scam company would), would they really hire people like Christian and Tim? No, of course not! See the video below as an example.
BOTB Scam or Real: Conclusion & Summary
So if BOTB is just an elaborate scam; they would have hundreds of thousands if not millions of people in on this great conspiracy – and for what? Does that sound reasonable or likely? No, of course not – let’s not be silly. It’s just a business that happens to have a business model that includes surprising people with the cars they have bought tickets for, and played the spot the ball game well enough to win! If BOTB would be fake this could be possibly the most elaborate scam of all time – for no apparently good enough of a reason other than to scam the people off a few pounds in ticket prizes!
Nevertheless you might STILL see stuff online or silly YouTube videos claiming BOTB is fake by people that are sour that they didn’t win a car after playing one time – when the reality is they just didn’t play well enough in the first place. So, do make sure you check out the tips and tricks on this page so you can win your dream car or one of the lifestyle competition prizes by using your skill!
Playing spot the ball at BOTB.com is extremely simple and the selection of prizes is massive! In the weekly Dream Car Competition you can choose from over 150 cars, or if you don’t fancy a new set of wheels the weekly Lifestyle Competition has a multitude of amazing prizes from cash to holidays. The spot the ball tickets for cars start as low as £0.85 per ticket (and you get discounts for multiple car tickets) and in the Lifestyle Competition as low as £0.15 per ticket! Someone always wins every week in each competition – 100% guaranteed. So make sure you don’t miss out on your chances to win!
Choose your prize:
Fancy a new car and £20,000 cash in the boot? BOTB has almost 200 cars to choose from! The selection has everything from sensible family cars to not-so-sensible sports cars!
Play spot the ball:
Play spot the ball with each ticket! Be sure to increase your odds of winning by purchasing more than just one ticket and make use of offers and discounts!
Wait for the judging to take place:
Someone always wins every week! Could you be the next winner? Read the tips and tricks on this website to hone your skills and improve your odds of winning!