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Why KYC is important
Aside from complying with gaming regulators and commission bodies, as well as their own internal terms and conditions, online sportsbooks confirm the identity of players for the players' own protection. If your credit card was hit with thousands of dollars in charges overnight, would you hope that the business in question required ID before completing a transaction?
What documents do I need to show?
If you're depositing by credit card, eWallet, or any other current cashier option, you can safely assume that you will have to show photo ID. This can be a driver's license or passport, or another form of state or government issued ID. If you just turned of age and do not yet have such an ID, do not even bother depositing until you do or you will be in for a headache come withdrawal time. In fact, if you do not have a photo ID at all, stop reading this article and come back when you do.
In addition to producing an acceptable form of photo ID, you may be asked to show a utility bill in your name to satisfy address verification. Some online sportsbooks will even send a unique code via mail that will serve to confirm the authenticity of the physical address provided.
A bank account statement may need to be provided.
The front and back of a credit or debit card may need to be shown.
How to quickly pass the KYC process
Keep a local copy of your scanned photo ID on your computer or a USB flash drive. Do the same for a credit or debit card you may use to deposit. Utility bills often must be dated within three months or earlier to be accepted, so unless you intend to open a number of accounts simultaneously, you may not need a local copy of a bill for immediate access.
Once your documents are ready to be transmitted to the sportsbook, it is a good practice to immediately provide your documents after depositing for the first time. This will save unnecessary delays and avoid waiting games when you work up a balance and realize you have to send this and that in order to get paid.
Make sure your documents are legible and of high quality. Saving as a PNG immediately after a scan should ensure the quality of the file is preserved.
The player meanwhile has claimed that he often places bets on the go using his phones 3G data network. He has stated he volunteered this information to BetCas Sportsbook, but no subsequent updates have been given and his account has remained suspended since July 29. The complaint is open and Sportsbook Review is investigating.
Mybookie is a new online sportsbook which accepted its first sport bet on August 1, 2014. The company claims to have a base of managers with prior industry experience; an assertion also made in a marketing mailer received by at least one SBR reader. There are reportedly thirty employees in customer service. A player was told that the sportsbook was run by some of the former managers of defunct sportsbook BetOnSports.
Company Info & Hosting
The sportsbook's website servers are hosted in Canada, while the company itself is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. The business and marketing are managed out of the Costa Rica office. SBR is in the process of confirming if Mybookie shares office space with another shop or has a standalone facility.
Software & Wagering
Mybookie uses Digital Gaming Solutions (DGS) software for its sportsbook, casino, and racebook. DGS is used by many gaming operators throughout Costa Rica and beyond, although features and versions differ. As of this publication, Mybookie offers a limited wagering cart with a handful of soccer and tennis markets and primarily North American facing sports leagues. No live, in-play betting is offered. The website layout appears optimized for mobile; a table of images are featured below which can be maximized by clicking the image or corresponding link underneath:
As of this time, Mybookie only offer a small handful of cashier option including credit card and person-to-person methods. The lack of an eWallet option and a global facing wagering cart may discourage international business. A company representative advised SBR that the maximum weekly payout is $800. This marks a lower maximum weekly payout of any online sportsbook in the SBR ratings guide. SBR is inquiring on if additional cashier options will be made available and if or when this low limit would increase.
The sportsbook offers no dedicated live chat. Players can contact Mybookie via telephone, through email, or an online web form.
The second biggest underdog of the week is Stephen F. Austin, who are 42 point underdogs against Kansas State. This game takes place at 7:10pm. The line opened at 41 and has risen one point on average, although some online sportsbooks are resting on the number of 41.5. This game also does not have a posted total.
The SBR Odds web application allows users to save preferences such as ordering by start time or rotation, displaying game scores on-top, sound upon line moves, and other features that may complement line-shopping. Sportsbook Review welcomes feedback from readers on SBR Odds.
In today's Sportsbook Review iGaming News update host Natalie covers recent topics to have been published on the SBR newswire. One of the items discussed in the video broadcast includes a complaint raised against BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+). A player claimed that his account was closed following the accumulation of $7,975 in winnings. BetUS allegedly informed the player that he was not considered a recreational sports bettor. His winnings have yet to be released. He does not contest that his account was closed; he simply wishes to be paid his balance and move on. An online sportsbook is within their right to refuse service to any account - think of it like walking into an uppity restaurant shirtless, you will likely be shown the door. While an extreme example, online sportsbooks are in the business of making money, so players determined to be too sophisticated to service may be denied the right to an account. However, legitimately earned winnings must be honored absent evidence of fraud. The old industry standard of "you book the bet, you pay the bet" applies. BetUS Sportsbook have yet to comment on the situation.
A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) user has submitted an SBR complaint. The player opened his account with BetAtHome on August 24. He deposited €200 via Skrill and received a 50% signup bonus which added to his balance by €100. He experienced success following the deposit, increassing his balance to €1398. On August 28, he requested a withdrawal of €300. As part of meeting the Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, he was asked to send a copy of his passport. He obliged the request within a day. BetAtHome meanwhile has suspended his account and allegedly declined to provide additional information to the client concerning his account status or ability to be paid his balance, which he claims to have earned fairly and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the sportsbook. Sportsbook Review is following up on the complaint.
Other columns include the maximum bonus redeemable in a given bonus, restricted countries, and rollover required. Sportsbook Review researchers update the bonus listings daily to ensure that players have a real-time information grid that makes their decision on where to deposit for football season that much simpler. Players should note that SBR has listed all sportsbooks rated C- or higher in the best sportsbook bonus directory; sportsbooks are not ordered in accordance to SBR standing.
Online sportsbooks & Bitcoin
There is plenty of technical mumbo-jumbo to get lost in when researching bitcoin, but one area of relevance to Sportsbook Review readers is the ease which bitcoin can be traded and used to deposit to betting sites. In an online sportsbook industry where processing costs are more exorbitant by the day, a low-cost option that allows clients to deposit without a trip to the local convenience store is welcomed with open arms. Still, there remain technical hurdles to properly implement bitcoin into online cashiers, as well as the fact that your average Joe may not even understand what a bitcoin is yet, and these areas still must be overcome for bitcoin to truly become commonplace in the online sportsbook industry. 5Dimes Sportsbook is the first major company to officially support bitcoin following the conclusion of a closed beta test between staff and players.
Creation of Bitcoin Sportsbooks review guide
Sportsbook Review has established a bitcoin sportsbooks guide which lists all known betting sites to offer bitcoin. The list is being updated daily as new websites surface, and only sportsbooks which have proven to be legitimate will carry an SBR Rating. SBR welcomes feedback from players on the categories which are important to them when choosing a bitcoin sportsbook. The first version of the bitcoin sportsbooks guide includes categories such as date established, server location, minimum and maximum payouts, as well as screenshots of each platform. The bitcoin sportsbook guide also features a real-time updating widget which shows the current BTC price in USD. Sportsbook Review news host Natalie Rydstrom introduces the bitcoin guide in a video released this morning, which can be found in this report's inner page.
A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint. The player has stated he made two $1,000 deposits last week through bank card. His balance was increased to $7,975.44. He tells SBR that he requested his first payout from BetUS Sportsbook today, the morning of August 26, and was told that his account was being closed on the grounds that he is not a recreational sports bettor. The player has no problem with his account being closed but rightfully demands his winnings. Sportsbook Review has followed up with the betting site to inquire on when the player will be paid his winnings.
Online sportsbook 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) has added another 30 wagering markets on the 2014 Emmy Awards. The wagering options consist of a complete selection of 2-way markets for each bet vs. the field. Sportsbook Review has updated the Emmys Prop Betting directory with these wagering markets from top betting sites.
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