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 both in their Dream Car Competition and Midweek Car Competition – and 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 and other prizes 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.

BOTB Scam or not?!

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 runs a spot the ball competition in which you can win a car by playing well.

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 £40M worth of prizes to hundreds of winners
  • 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, some of which you may know yourself
  • 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employees in London Parsons Green and you might have seen some of their airport staff at several UK airports (BOTB is no longer active at airports)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 ThrottleTGE 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
  • BOTB has a Tik Tok account that in addition to your usual promotional content gives you a glimpse to what goes behind the scenes – and shows it is indeed a real company

And most importantly: 

  • BOTB shoots and publishes all the videos with the winner’s surprises and car collections, so there is countless hours of definite visual proof for anyone to see that the winners actually receive their prizes! (Example below)

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

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!)

Competition Judging

Winner’s Surprise

Car Collection

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.

(Sorry guys!)

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 increase your chances of winning the Dream Car Competition or the Midweek Car Competition by using your skill!

Win online with BOTB!

Playing spot the ball at is extremely simple and the selection of prizes is massive! In the weekly Dream Car Competition you can choose from over 170 cars, and in their Midweek Competition from over 60 cars. Alternatively, 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 £0.45 per ticket (and you get discounts for multiple car tickets) and in the Lifestyle Competition as low as £0.25 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!

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Step 1:

Choose your prize:
Fancy a new car and up to £50,000 cash in the boot? Choose your preferred set of wheels from the great selection of cars and play to win!

Step 2:

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!

Step 3:

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!