Sportsbook news results for the search term: betfirstclass
11.19.2010 (05:18 PM CST)
The Lay104 (SBR rating D) player from SBR's 11/12 report has confirmed payment. The player had asked for a $6,000 check on November 2nd. He received checks on November 12th and November 18th, paying him in full. Lay104 had not updated the player for three days on the status of his payout request, citing time spent assisting with charity endeavors for "victims of the mudslide" that occured near the compan's land-based casino. Lay104 is a sister-book to BetFirstClass (SBR rating D).
11.12.2010 (03:38 PM CST)
A Lay104 (SBR rating D) player reports a frustrating withdrawal experience. On November 2nd, he asked for a $6,000 check payout and was told to expect a tracking number by Thursday. After Thursday passed, the player states he was told to expect details on Friday. The player then states he called and e-mailed Lay104 for three days without being given an update. On November 9th, he submitted a sportsbook complaint with SBR.
On November 9th, Lay104 addressed the complaint. Ownership claimed that local charity endeavors for "victims of the mudslide" that occurred near where the company's land-based casino is hosted has consumed most of their time.
Lay104 is a sister site of the BetFirstClass Group (SBR rating D) and shares the same servers and database. Players with payout feedback or complaints are asked to write to SBR. | BetFirstClass Sportsbook report
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07.06.2010 (05:39 PM CST)
A BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) player reported receiving a $25 freeplay which he used to increase his balance to $1159. BetFirstClass then informed the player that the maximum withdrawal for the free bet was $200. BetFirstClass offered a $400 payout instead as a settlement, which was accepted. Players are advised to check the terms of conditions of any freeplay offer before beginning to wager.
05.23.2010 (11:25 AM CST)
The BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) player who was the subject of this month's slow-pay complaint reports has confirmed receiving his remaining $1,472 via Western Union. With this payment, BetFirstClass no longer has any outstanding slow-pay complaints on file. Players in need of assistance, or looking to provide general feedback may write to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit sportsbook assistance forms.
05.21.2010 (10:52 AM CST)
The BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) player from SBR's May 17th slow-pay complaint has written in with an update. As detailed in the report, $1,000 toward his $2,472 payment request was filled with Western Union on May 17th. BetFirstClass stated that WU would not allow more to be sent in a 24 hour period to the player's location. However, four days have passed since then and no arrangements have yet been made to send the remaining balance. SBR is following up with BetFirstClass on the WU delay.
BetFirstClass player: [quote]BFC said they will payout me on last week ,and then i call them about slow pay my 1472 by westernunion,and they told me will pay today or tomorrow every time when i ask them,yesterday i just got they e-mail say will pay on yesterday but rigth also no pay,they seems make most reason to hold my money 1472.[/quote]
05.17.2010 (11:36 AM CST)
The BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) player who was the subject of SBR's May 6th slow-pay complaint has confirmed recieving $1,000 via Western Union. He is still owed an additional $1,472, but due to the country-imposed transfer limit he could not be sent more in one day. SBR will update this report as the player confirms receiving his remaining balance.
05.06.2010 (09:44 AM CST)
On April 21st, a BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) player reported a slow-pay of $2472. BetFirstClass adressed the dispute filed with SBR, and stated the player was already e-mailed pickup instructions. SBR followed up on this information and the player acknowledged the initial confusion on his first payout request, but stated that his subsequent withdrawal request of $2472 made on April 7th is still outstanding.
BetFirstClass Player: [quote]I got your last e-mail for about they pay me us2000 for my request 2500 on 30th. Then i requset again 2472 amount on 7th april again and rigth now also no paid. judge send e-mail to me say will payout to me :here is the copy the e-mail:[/quote]
BetFirstClass: [quote]Your payout is being sent out tomorrow morning. I apologize for the delay but I have been sick for the past five days and not in the office to check emails.[/quote]
This is the second slow-pay complaint in the last two months reported against BetFirstClass following the arrest of "BFC Mike". BetFirstClass attributed the first slow-pay to ownership changes and restructuring of BFC. BFC stated that players experiences would not change. SBR will update this report.
04.21.2010 (07:08 PM CST)
BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) is now under new management. SBR is interested in hearing from current players about their experiences. A payment complaint was reported earlier today. The last big outstanding slow-pay complaint levied against BetFirstClass was paid following the transitional period to new ownership and management. Players with feedback on their account and payout statuses should write to email@example.com, or fill out a sportsbook complaint form. | View full press release.
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04.21.2010 (12:35 PM CST)
A BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) slow-pay complaint has been reported. Three weeks ago a player requested $2472 by Western Union. The player states he has been unable to reach any BetFirstClass manager via telephone or live chat to discuss his payout status.
Editor's note - BetFirstClass has stated that Western Union pickup instructions were sent to the player two weeks ago. SBR is following up with the player.
03.22.2010 (11:50 AM CST)
SBR discusses payout delay of $10,000 with BetFirstClass (SBR rating D). BetFirstClass management states to SBR that the payout delay is attributed to administration issues following ownership's absence. BetFirstClass' owner was taken into US custody on charges of tax evasion on February 14th. No other BetFirstClass withdrawal complaints have been reported. Players are urged to use caution with BetFirstClass as the company structure is solidified.
03.20.2010 (01:07 PM CST)
A BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) player has reported that he has waited for more than a month for his payout. The BetFirstClass owner, commonly referred to as "BFC Mike" was taken into US custody for tax evasion on February 14th. BetFirstClass stated that things were business as usual following the arrest. This is the first documented report of a BFC slowpay since SBR's February 14th report.
02.14.2010 (12:32 PM CST)
BetFirstClass downgraded from C- to D
02.14.2010 (12:14 PM CST)
BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) and sister sportsbooks downgraded from C to D amid news that the books owner is in US custody. Those who work with the sportsbook group state that BFC "Mike" was wanted, prior to starting his sportsbook, for tax evasion. Representatives for BetFirstClass say it is "business as usual." Players are sure to test that statement with an influx of withdrawal requests. BetFirstClass is a small sportsbook that became known after advertising on a betting forum. To date, there have not been any payout complaints from BetFirstClass players.
Sister BetFirstClass sportsbooks are: Lines2Bet (SBR rating D), Lay104 (SBR rating D).
12.13.2009 (11:38 PM CST)
The new reduced juice sportsbook is a sister book of BetFirstClass (SBR rating C-). The discounted vig booking model is one of the hardest to sustain, even at -107. Many have tried and very few have survived. As with all businesses the most necessary ingredient with low sales margins is high volume. Unlike Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) and Betfair (SBR rating A+), this is something Lay104 does not have. SBR would expect the group to close the brand if it gained enough popularity and active players to show long term financial forecasts.
12.06.2009 (11:01 PM CST)
Lines2bet.com, which was recently acquired by BetFirstClass (SBR rating C-), has been added to the SBR Rating Guide at D+. The new sportsbook was previously using the turnkey services of BetEagle (SBR rating D+).
12.06.2009 (11:13 AM CST)
BetFirstClass upgraded from D+ to C-
10.15.2009 (10:50 AM CST)
BetFirstClass (SBR rating D+) has stated that they have credited the player from SBR's October 4th report; the player whose winning parlay was voided due to what was considered excessive correlation. BetFirstClass has stated to SBR that they have now disabled these parlays from being accepted via the software. The parlays in question have pointspreads that make up 30% or more than the total.
10.08.2009 (10:39 AM CST)
BetFirstClass (SBR rating D+) informs SBR it will update its software so that "correlated" parlays with 30% total to pointspread correlation cannot be placed. Although the player from SBR's October 4th report has decided to no longer pursue his funds for his voided winning wager and is content to know the rule now exists, BetFirstClass has refused to honor the bet that it booked. BetFirstClass' rating has reverted to D+. SBR will monitor the situation with the book's software flaws and policies regarding canceling wagers where funds were at risk.
10.08.2009 (10:38 AM CST)
BetFirstClass downgraded from C- to D+
10.04.2009 (11:03 PM CST)
A player reported that he placed a correlated parlay of a side and total in an NFL game. After BetFirstClass (SBR rating C-) graded the wager as a win, the player states it was cancelled. BFC cited the fact that the parlay picks were on correlated outcomes and not allowed despite the player's funds being at risk and the software allowing the wager. BetFirstClass' own rule acknowledges that the sportsbook is aware it is taking these bets while not honoring them.
[quote]Clients Betting on Correlated parlays run the risk of having funds deducted from the account. Balances and this can & will be done via mgmt here at betfirstclass on an Individual Basis. If you wager these type parlays, you are playing at your own risk. This includes any N.H.L Parlays where the Puck line is correlated to the total (if 6 or less)[/quote]Player:[quote]Its bullsh*% the bets can be placed in their software and then they can re-grade after the game is over. Something to take note of... I spoke with the owner and it looks like they are standing firm on the issue.[/quote] Players should use caution when dealing with sportsbooks that expect players to govern themselves using their terms of service instead of making the proper investment in sportsbook software. SBR will inquire with BFC about both the general policy and rule and the player complaint.
09.28.2009 (09:24 AM CST)
BetFirstClass raised from D+ to C-
05.18.2009 (02:29 PM CST)
BetFirstClass upgraded from D to D+
03.16.2009 (10:37 PM CST)
BetDOS enters SBR rating guide at D-
BetDos is serviced by "Max," who formerly hosted and serviced scam sportsbooks AtlantisBets and DunHillCasino, and owned and operated BetBones and Premiumbettor. Max now uses his resources to service new sportsbooks--one being BetFirstClass (SBR rating D). BetFirstClass ownership was unaware of BetDos but the sportsbooks share the same IP address and database server. A username from one of the sportsbooks will also work on the other book's website. BetDos has not yet answered SBR's inquiries. As with all new turnkey sportsbooks, BetDos should be avoided.
08.29.2008 (01:30 AM CST)
BetFirstClass - SBR inititates rating coverage at D
08.29.2008 (01:23 AM CST) BetFirstClass (SBR rating D)
turnkey host provider identified as BetBones (SBR rating F)
operator. The BetBones group scammed players under different brands
at the end of 2007. BetBones ran a handicapper scam
just before closing, stiffing hopeful victims as well as its employees. BetFirstClass.com owner states that he was unaware of the history of no-pay books on the platform. Previous scams also included F rated sportsbooks BetWGN, SunsetSports, Atlantisbet and DunHillCasino.
08.24.2008 (11:27 PM CST) BetFirstClass Warning
The unrated sportsbook is one of 11 betting websites on its platform. They share the same IP address. Nine of those sites are registered under a proxy service. The other two, NetBet777.com and BetDragon.net have the same whois registration as one of the biggest bookmaker thieves in 2008, Atlantisbets (SBR rating F)
. The new sportsbook, which has started an advertising campaign with at least one forum website, has copied the about us page and terms of service from SBG Global (SBR rating D-)
. SBG customer service states they are unrelated to BFC. BFC uses an unknown brand of software, also used by BetCascade (SBR rating F)
. SBR will ask FirstClass management to comment before initiating rating coverage.