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SBR newswoman Natalie Rydström and dispute analyst Justin7 give an SBR Industry News update for Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. In today's show, a scam alert is issued on BetJambo Sportsbook (SBR rating D+). Other items from the newswire are also covered in the program. Users with feedback should write to VideoNews@sportsbookreview.com.
BetJambo.com is the latest sportsbook in the Apex Sportsbook family. BetJambo claimed to hold a sportsbook rating of B at SBR, displaying the message prominently on its homepage. The tactic is not unusual for Apex Group books, as one skin piggybacks on the name of an A+ rated sportsbook in an attempt to confuse new bettors.
Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A) has generated consistently positive player reviews since its large takeover of BetJamaica and US-based TheGreek accounts in the summer of 2011. Sportsbook Review takes a look at the enhancements Heritage Sports has made in the past year in this exclusive report.
Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A-) placed third in the SBR posters poll conducted last month. The sportsbook by all accounts has handled 4X the growth well so far this football season; Heritage acquired all BetJamaica players earlier this year when the A+ rated sportsbook announced that it would close down, Heritage also housed US-based TheGreek (SBR rating A+) players.
Heritage has long been known as being a niche shop, one that was invite-only and catered to their group of VIP players. Heritage Sportsbook's strong point over the years has been its financial strength and ability to process payments at or above the industry-standard in terms of time. Heritage Sportsbook's operation is headquartered in Costa Rica.
SBR has upgraded Heritage's rating from B+ to A-. Heritage players with feedback are asked to write to SBR or post directly in the SBR Sportsbook Industry news section.
SBRtv's Peter Loshak interviews one of the world's most renowned experts on international gambling law, Professor I. Nelson Rose. In part one of the three part video series, Professor Rose starts off with his general thoughts on the state of online sports betting in the US, and gets a bit into the legalities and mechanics of web domain seizures. Professor Rose also addresses sportsbooks like BetJamaica deciding to closedown. | Discuss this video
EasyStreet (SBR rating D) is sending promo emails to players offering a 35% cash signup bonus. While the email is titled "Attention all Greek and BetJamaica Clients", the opening lines also address former BetEd, Nine.com and VIP Sports players. EasyStreet's promo mailer states that the sportsbook has no intent of leaving the US market.
Prior to each football season, all online sportsbooks begin to pump up their marketing and bonuses in an attempt to retain or reel in customer business for the coming pigskin year. Players are advised to avoid lowly rated sportsbooks with histories of unfairly dealing with players. In addition to the already established sportsbooks, many fly-by night scam attempts are made by rogue operators in possession of industry mailing lists. While EasyStreet Sports
is not designated as a blacklisted sportsbook
, its poor rating is largely attributed to the theft of $46,000
from a winning casino player accused of robot play. | EasyStreet spams former sportsbook players
Player balances were moved from BetJamaica to TheGreek yesterday morning. Heritage Sports management has offered reassurances to these players and asked SBR to share this letter with readers. Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating B+), like BetJamaica, has been online for over 8 years maintaining a high SBR rating. See Full Letter and brief Q&ATo Our New Clients from The Greek and Bet Jamaica,
We hope the transition has gone well for you. I know we had a hiccup or two, but if you
have any issues whatsoever please contact us.
We are here to make sure you are comfortable.
This was not a “slam-dunk” decision on our part. As you know we have an existing client base
that we are very protective over but The Greek was very persuasive in wanting
to find a good home for you all and so we gave his companies all of our
invitations this year.
After 8 years BetJamaica will close its doors. Non-US account holders will see their accounts moved to parent sportsbook, TheGreek (SBR rating A+). If the player already has an account at TheGreek balances will be merged. The remainder of BetJamaica players will be moved to Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating B+).
TheGreek's USA-based players
Accounts held by players within the USA will be moved to Heritage Sportsbook. Yesterday SBR spoke with the owner of the Jamaican group, The Greek, who stated that he personally guarantees player funds and withdrawals of these balances through Heritage Sports. Players with balances are free to play or withdraw their funds from Heritage as if accounts were still at TheGreek or BetJamaica. Players will be asked to acknowledge the account transfer to Heritage when they log in to their accounts at BetJam or TheGreek. | Forum Topic
Edit 6:30 AM: All pending wagers, including prop futures, will be honored and transferred with balances to Heritage Sports.
The June 2011 SBRforum Posters Sportsbook Poll
has concluded. Each SBRforum member with 25 posts or more was invited to cash their vote for their top three favorite sportsbooks. Pinnacle Sports ranked in at number one overall, with BetJamaica, 5Dimes, TheGreek, and Bookmaker rounding out the top five.
SBR Forum Posters' poll: Top 5 Sportsbooks - March 2009 During the month of March posters were asked to list their Top 3 Sportsbooks. Six points were awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. Only voters with 25 or more posts were counted in the final tally. Congratulations to the Top 5 point earners including BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) which took over the top position from Matchbook (SBR rating A). This was SBR's first poster's poll of 2009 (August 2008 results).
1. BetJamaica 251 total points
2. TheGreek Sportsbook 217 total points
3. 5Dimes 181 total points
4. Matchbook 159 total points
5. Pinnacle Sports 148 total points
24.10.2008 New SBRforum 128-man Bracket-style handicapping contest! $3250 in prizes
SBRforum handicappers are invited to compete for $3250 in prizes. Contest
will be matched in head-to-head competition battling for the right to
advance to the next round. Cappers who can make it to the Elite 8
finish in the money with $125 each. Make it to the Final Four
$375. Beat your opponent in the Final Four and make the Finals
and $750. The Champion
will take home $1250. Read rules and enter
for free here
Players who can beat their first opponent will be able to increase their earning potential by wagering on themselves. BetJamaica (SBR rating A+)
is expected to offer odds on who will be champion for each handicapper to make it to the 2nd round and the field of 64.
20.10.2008 128-man Handicapping Tourney Winner: poster rjt721
became the champion of the first SBR Handicapper Tourney after defeating poster Blittydeuce
in the finals. Dwaechte
completed the Final Four. Sharktank1
finished out the Elite 8 earning cash prizes. Congratulations to rjt721 who also won a 65-1 bet at BetJamaica (SBR rating A+)
on himself to win the tourney
[quote] After weeks of intense handicapping action, the field of 128 has been trimmed
down to the final two! The championship round is upon us! Major props to SBR
forum posters rjt721 and blittydeuce, the last men standing in what proved to be
an all out war among the most respected and feared handicappers in the forum
world. It was a tournament of upsets with high profile handles biting the
dust early, both these men have proved their grit and determination in staving
off elimination several times and proving that they do indeed deserve to be
here. It wasn’t always easy, but these two posters have earned their name under
the bright lights and with that let’s take a few moments to recap their road to
the Final! | Read full recap by CrazyL
Visit the SBR posting forum
this week to reserve one of the free 128 entries for the next tourney with thousands in prizes.
During the month of August posters were asked to list their Top 3 Sportsbooks. Five points were awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. Only voters with 25 or more posts were counted in the final tally. Congratulations to the Top 5 point earners including 5Dimes (SBR rating A) which entered the top 5 for the first time with 125 total points. This was SBR's first poster's poll of 2008 (2007 results).
1. Matchbook - 195 total points
2. BetJamaica - 182 total points
3. TheGreek - 160 total points
4. Pinnacle Sports - 130 total points
5. 5Dimes - 125 total points
See how posters voted
26.08.2008 BetJamaica (SBR rating A+)
offers odds on the winner of the SBRforum 128 man handicapper contest. Professional capper, LT profits
and poster BeatTheJerk
are favored at +3000. View odds on all 128 contestants by going to BetJamaica.com
and then the proposition wagers section.
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) adds LiveChat customer service
Players can view SBR's full list of sportsbooks that offer LiveChat here.
16.03.2008 SBR Reader:
SBR, What are the best sportsbooks for baseball
? Which sportsbook
has the best dimeline?
SportsbookReview has updated the Best Baseball Lines
page which now includes Intertops (SBR rating B+)
. Intertops managed to make the list with a 10 cent line breaking at -140. The latest update is to BetJamaica's listing. The sportsbook, which offers a 10 cent line up to -190, will add 5 inning lines as well as reverse run-lines for the 2008 season. SBR will soon list pricing information for exchange-style sportsbooks.
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) and TheGreek (SBR rating A+) experiencing website issues. The country of Jamaica is reportedly experiencing internet connectivity issues. The two sportsbooks
are utilizing satellite backup systems which may be best accessed through the following mirror addresses: BetJamaica
at mirror1.betjm.com or mirror2.betjm.com and TheGreek at mirror1.betjm.com. Players may still experience intermittent downtime or slower website performance.
SBR's Peter Loshak asks the sportsbooks' Line Managers about Super Bowl XLII betting trends, where they expect the lines to move and what team bettors are taking early. | Read interview
Peter: So where's most of the money coming in? I've been hearing a figure of 80% on the Giants all week long. Does that square with what you're seeing?
BetJamaica: So far we have approximately 65% early Giant money which is often the case for early dog wagering on such a public marquee game.
Bookmaker: I’d say closer to 60% so far on the Giants for us. The Super Bowl with a line of +12 is great value and will always attract money, but I’m sure there will be more than enough bet on New England up until kickoff.
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) and TheGreek (SBR rating A+) weather Hurricane Dean; maintain services. BetJamaica management tells SBR the offices did not sustain any notable damages and both sportsbooks staffs and their families are safe. Although the country does not have power or running water the sportsbooks are utilizing backup generators and do not foresee any payment or service interruptions. SBR sends its best wishes to the residents of Jamaica.
18.08.2007 BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) and The Greek Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) bracing for category 5 Hurricane Dean. The hurricane is expected to hit the island on Sunday. BetJamaica will switch to backup numbers once winds surpass 50 MPH. Players will be able to use 877-906-5666 for wagering and 877-906-3730 for banking and customer services. Bettors who have difficulty reaching TheGreek should use 1-800-310-8755. Although the sportsbooks will remain staffed and in operation during the storm players should be prepared for website downtime. 01.06.2007
SBRforum Posters choose top 5 sportsbooks
During the month of May posters were asked to give their Top 3 Sportsbooks. Three points were awarded for the first choice, two points for second place and one point for third. Only voters with 100 or more posts were counted in the final tally. Congratulations to the Top 5 point earners including Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) which led the way with 23 first place votes and 72 total points.
SBR Posters' Sportsbook Poll Results
1. Pinnacle Sports - 72 total points
2. Matchbook - 59 total points
3. BetJamaica - 49 total points
4. TheGreek Sportsbook - 36 total points
5. WSEX - 24 total points
See complete results
The player was allowed to place online wagers on opposing teams. After the event was over the bettor was informed that the winning wagers, the second set of bets, were canceled because of an unlisted rule. The player is told that the sportsbook does not allow middle attempts. However, BetMania has allowed players to buy back a position when the odds do not move in the bettor's favor. SBR will contact the sportsbook on player's behalf.
Player: Yesterday afternoon I placed two arena football wagers, NY +1.5 and Grand Rapids +12 at $250 each. Both won last night, but I awoke this morning to find out they were cancelled. The reason stated was that Betmania does not permit middling and I had bet the other side of these games two days earlier. Well, no where does it state in their rules about this absurd restriction, but Victor (wager manager) claims it is an "unwritten rule" (what?). He also says that the bets were cancelled before the games went off which I have no way of knowing if it's true. Fact is I could have made my offsets at Betjamaica and Skybook at that exact same lines, had I known about this apparent rule. Bottom line is that these were legit bets, not error lines, so they should stand. As such, Betmania owes me $500, and I am asking your help in getting it. Victor refuses to budge on this matter, and he is so wrong.
13.01.2007 5Dimes (SBR rating A) now accepting transfers from Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+).
There are no fees or minimum amount required. The bonus structure used for new Neteller deposits will apply. Transfer balances will be credited once Pinnacle acknowledges the request sent to its Customer Service Department
. The following sportsbooks are also accepting transfers:
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+)
: The minimum transfer amount is $50. No fees will be applied by BetJamaica
. Transferred funds are eligible for available bonuses.TheGreek (SBR rating A+)
: The minimum transfer amount is $500. No fees will be applied by TheGreek Sportsbook
. Transferred funds are eligible for available bonuses.WSEX (SBR rating A+):
There is no minimum to transfer funds. No fees will be applied by WSEX
. A 10% bonus will be applied to funds transferred from Pinnacle Sports
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+): The minimum transfer amount is $50. No fees will be applied by BetJamaica. Transferred funds are eligible for available bonuses.
TheGreek (SBR rating A+): The minimum transfer amount is $500. No fees will be applied by TheGreek Sportsbook. Transferred funds are eligible for available bonuses.
WSEX (SBR rating A+): There is no minimum to transfer funds. No fees will be applied by WSEX. A bonus will be applied to funds transferred from Pinnacle Sports.
SBR has reviewed the player interface of the racebook and found it to be superior to the current A+ rated sportsbooks. Players are encouraged to write SBR with their experiences and evaluations of the new BetJamaica Racebook.
Mansion (SBR rating B+) adds LiveChat customer service.
Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) expands casino software to include Craps and Keno.
10Bet (SBR rating C+) launches new website and proprietary In-Game wagering software client. Players who wager on US sports and rely on phone support are advised to wait for 10Bet to be reevaluated next month when 24 hour CS is scheduled to be added.
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) adds financial processor InstaDebit.
SBRforum posters are invited to join our first Final Four Bracket Challenge. Players will compete for $1000 in prize money from A+ rated BetJamaica. For contest rules and registration click here
BetJamaica(SBR rating A+) adds new backup equipment, which includes two additional operating system backup hard drives, to eliminate the potential for extended downtime caused by hardware failure. Although the potential for down-time exists with any website, BetJam’s newest safeguards should minimize the effect on the user and help the sportsbook maintain its reputation of having one of the most reliable sportsbook websites. BetJamica’s A+ rating has been reinstated.
BetJamaica offering $25 free-play to players who were inconvenienced by yesterday’s downtime. Players must have had a balance prior to the website going off-line to qualify for the offer. BetJamaica has been downgraded from A+ to A, as the book takes steps to assure hardware failure will not be responsible for extended downtime and regain A+ status. BetJam’s website consistently scores as one of the highest in performance and assures us and players that this was an isolated incident.
The following is the combined SUPER TOP 10 according to;
The Sportsbook Review (SBR) Top 10 Recommended List
The EOG Top 10 Sportsbooks in the World
TheRX.com poster voted top Sportsbooks
1. Pinnacle (36)
2. CRIS (30)
3. Olympic ( 29)
4. Hollywood (20)
5. VIP Sports (18)
6. WSEX (17)
7. 5 Dimes (10)
8. BetJamaica ( 9)
9. Bet365 (9)
10. BetCascade ( 9)
Others receiving votes: BetWWTS(7), Skybook(7), Bodog(3), Mansion(2), Legendz(2)
The continued health and success of this Jamaica-based group was evident by the physical growth expansion of their respective operations. With the addition of ten new offices and the build out of an additional 60 workstations, BetJamaica and Olympic are poised to maintain their reputations for customer service excellence and player retention, even with a 100%-plus increase in overall volume during the past year. After meeting with Spiro and Scotty, it’s clear that Olympic and BetJamaica are healthier than ever and are still two of the safest and highest-rated sportsbooks in the industry today.
There will be no need to refresh the page on SBR Odds. This first ever FREE
web page application will show odds movement as they are changed by bookmakers in *REAL TIME. SBR Odds welcomes Mansion (SBR rating B), as the latest sponsors to join the page. Current sponsors include: WWTS, Pinnacle, CRIS, Hollywood107, 5Dimes, Canbet, VIP, BetJamaica, Bowmans, Mansion and Matchbook. www.sbrodds.com*SBROdds will be between 0 and 10 seconds delayed depending on server speeds and other variables.
There is currently problems with the internet infrastructure in some areas which is creating isolated problems. Alternate addresses for BetJamaica include:
live-betting odds service announces the following books are posting overnight odds on NCAA basketball: Pinnacle(SBR rating A+), BetJamaica(SBR rating A+), CRIS(SBR rating A+), 5Dimes(SBR rating A) and Canbet(SBR rating B+). Complete handicapping stats are available on all overnight games.
Freaks Forum, Sharp Action Sports and System Plays are the latest quality sites to add live-odds, handicapping stats and scores provided free by SBROdds.
The current line-up of sportsbooks on the SBROdds feed include: WWTS(SBR rating A+), Pinnacle(SBR rating A+), VIP(SBR rating A+), CRIS(SBR rating A+), BetJamaica(SBR rating A+), Hollywood107(SBR rating A), Bowmans(SBR rating A-) and Canbet(SBR rating B).
03.01.2005 Sportsbooks encouraging players to assist in Tsunami Disaster Relief.
Some Sportsbooks like BetJamaica (SBR rating A+)
have a link for The American Red Cross website
on their homepage. VIPsports (SBR rating A+)
and Gameday (SBR rating A)
allows players to make donations directly from their playing accounts. This allows players who have scored a big win to give something to those who have lost almost everything.
Already fully under VIP management, VIP Sports makes the move to acquire a 100% interest in BetOnGames(BOG). BOG was part of the highly touted big 3 new sportsbooks of 2003. BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) backed by Olympic and BetOnGames have been successful star performers while BetPanAm (SBR rating F-), proved to be nothing more than an amateur run sportsbook that eventually failed. The move to acquire BOG makes the 3rd VIP acquisition in as many months.
The revolutionary real-time betting odds
complete with match-up stats will be made available in early 2005. Websites will be able to brand the proprietary real-time SBR feed and offer the best handicapping stats. Websites will have full control over all branding and banner placements. The world class line-up of sportsbooks committed for 2005: WWTS, VIP Sports, BetJamaica, 5Dimes, Hollywood107, WSEX, Bowmans, Pinnacle, CRIS.
Pinnacle was the first sportsbook to open this line at -4. Since then big money has fallen on the side of Oklahoma. You can follow all the line movements of the top sportsbooks at the ONLY free real-time odds provider on a secure server at SBROdds.com.
Pinnacle(SBR rating A+): Baseball was good this year. There was one stretch just after the all-star break that I think the players were using tomorrows paper to pick the games....players were feasting on under valued favorites. Overall, this has been an excellent baseball season, probably the best ever, for Pinnacle.
VIP (SBR rating A+): This year broke character with the last four years. In the previous few years, players won early and won big. This year the book had a good start but the players roared back with a vengeance in the final 1/3 of the season. VIP added 1st inning and first 5 inning props as well as others and overall I think this was a decent year for us in baseball, certainly not great.
BetJamaica(SBR rating A+): Baseball was definitely better this year than last; we got off to a very strong start, an amazing start. The players got it together in late August and have been winning most of the big decisions ever since. So for BetJamaica this has been a terrific baseball season. We handled the professional crowd but the general public hit a lot of big games down the stretch.
Coming soon, SBR is proud to welcome two of the very best sportsbooks to SBROdds.com
. SBROdds.com is currently the ONLY free fully secure live betting odds service on the internet. Sportsbooks pay a fee to have their live betting odds displayed on SBROdds.com and support the SBR effort to inform and protect sportsbook players.
Canbet (SBR rating B+) website and phones down without explanation.
The top A+ group of sportsbooks reporting no problems handling the load are Pinnacle A+ (www.pinbet.com
), VIP Sportsbook A+ (www.VIPSportsbook.com). Load problems have caused slow downs at BetWWTS A+ and BetJamaica A+. A complete phone listing for all sportsbooks is located here
nearing 1st year anniversary and a lock to be the most successful launch of a new sportsbook in many years. Combine the financial strength of Olympic with the customer service skills of BetJamaica's top man, Scotty Johnson, the final result is a sportsbook that players really enjoy. From the three upstarts from 2003, BetPanAm (SBR rating F-) has failed, BetOnGames (SBR rating A-) has done very well but BetJamaica has seen much higher volume and is the clear winner from the three promising entries of 2003.
to visit WWTS (SBR rating A+), Intertops (SBR rating B) and WSEX (SBR rating A-). On June 19th the SBR team heads for Jamaica for a meeting with legendary operator Spiros of Olympic (SBR rating A+) and BetJamaica (SBR rating A+). Look for a video tour of Olympic in the review sections later in June.
to review Olympic Sports (SBR rating A+) and BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) then to Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) for the launch of the new casino and to preview Pinnacle's soon to be announced low-rake online Poker project.
Opens the 2004 baseball season with a dime line - Olympic has been a staunch opponent of the dime line favoring instead the traditional .20 line - Sister book BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) will also deal a dime line for the 2004 baseball campaign
SBR in-depth and hard hitting interviews with the CEO's of Pinnacle, VIP Group, WWTS, Olympic/BetJamaica, Hollywood, Bet365, CRIS
Web site down - U.S. 1 800 329 2909, Canada 1 888 405 4637
International 1 876 979 8565
22.01.2004 (12:00 AM CST)
BetPanam Olympic, BetJamaica raised from A to A+, BetPanAm lowered from B- to C-
BetJamaica is currently experiencing internet problems, if you are experiencing trouble logging in please call 1-800-329-1877 to place wagers. Please be advised, we are working on the problem now and should be fixed shortly. Thanks, BetJamaica CS
BetJamaica and BetOnGames upgraded to the Recommended List.
BetRoyal bitterly complaining to Spiro to have BetJamaica cease under handed marketing tactics