Sportsbook news results for the search term: betsson
01.03.2013 (07:15 PM CST)
A Betsson Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player files a sportsbook complaint. The user deposited $20, attempted one wager and realised the maximum stake possible was just $1. The player confirmed via Betsson's live chat support that the limit was correct and claims that her country of residence was cited as the reason behind it.
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05.09.2012 (05:23 PM CST)
Betsson (SBR rating C+) has addressed the sportsbook complaint reported by SBR in yesterday's iGaming news video. In this dispute, a player who deposited €150 on April 27th had €1,780 confiscated after the sportsbook alleges the player was not the person controlling the account. The player described to SBR having been randomly interviewed by Betsson via telephone, asked a series of questions and later told that all answers were correct.
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05.08.2012 (08:13 PM CST)
SBR news analyst Natalie Rydstrom discusses the latest iGaming industry news with dispute mediator Justin7. In today's video piece, a Sportsbook.com US Kentucky wagering dispute is discussed; a Unibet futures wagers migration issue, as well as an update from the Betway bonus confiscation cases. SBR Justin7 also weighs in on a sportsbook dispute involving Betsson (SBR rating C+).
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04.18.2012 (07:20 AM CST)
Betsson (SBR rating C+) has agreed to acquire the Nordic Gaming Group. The Swedish operator's acquisition of the Maltese company includes brands NordicBet, TrioBet and ToBet. The move bolsters Betsson's market share in what are seen as emerging territories. On June 16th, 2011, SBR reported that Betsson acquired BetSafe Sportsbook for €32.5m.
In the deal, Betsson is to pay an initial price of €65m, which includes approximately €5m in company shares. In 2011, the Nordic Gaming Group had revenue of €50m.
Whilst the company appears to be strengthening, Betsson did make SBR headlines last month for its confiscation of €360 in an unusual dispute that involved a female gambler. SBR analyst Justin broke down the case in an iGaming video report.
03.02.2012 (04:31 PM CST)
In this week's "Are you serious" segment, SBR moderator Justin7 focuses on a recent sportsbook dispute with Betsson (SBR rating C+). A Betsson player claims she had €360 confiscated after being accused of fraud. The player states that Betsson expressed doubts on her gender, citing that her voice was not consistent with a female. Justin expands on the sportsbook's unusual position in the below video report.
Most fraud cases centre on a person not being who they claim to be. Normally, sportsbooks that determine a player is guilty of fraud will point to actionable evidence — a fake birth date, invalid details, fake passport or ID card. Betsson has refunded the player's deposit and voided her winnings on their suspicion alone, and is currently unwilling to discuss the claim with SBR.
On January 18th, 2012, SBR reported that Betsson confiscated €600
from a poker player. The player admitted to playing against a friend in the poker room. He claimed that the player was legitimate, not a "chip-dump". Chip dumping is the act of colluding with other players, usually to circulate ill-gotten funds or move funds between accounts. Betsson declined to discuss this case with SBR and was downgraded to C+ in the sportsbook ratings guide
.Betsson players in need of sportsbook assistance are asked to fill out a sportsbook
complaint form. Alternatively, players may reach Sportsbook Review by writing to
email@example.com or dialing 1-830-255-4677 seven days a week during
normal business hours
01.18.2012 (05:38 PM CST)
Betsson (SBR rating C+) has allegedly confiscated a player's €600 balance. The player admits to playing against a friend in the Betsson poker room, netting €600. The player claims that the play was legitimate, and not a "chip-dump". Poker chip-dumping is the act of colluding with
other players, typically to circulate ill-gotten funds or to move funds between accounts. While chip-dumping
cannot be proven 100% of the time, typically a sportsbook will have other circumstantial evidence linking
the players beyond their play; an IP address, shared
registration detail or similar. Betsson has refused to comment on the seizure to SBR, citing data protection. Betsson's rating has been lowered to C+.
01.18.2012 (11:41 AM CST)
Betsson downgraded from B- to C+
06.16.2011 (09:47 AM CST)
Swedish bookmaker Betsson (SBR rating B-) has officially acquired Betsafe. Betsafe—a Malta-based operator—held a rating of C in the SBR sportsbook ratings guide. Betsson reportedly spent €32.5m in acquiring all shares of Betsafe (corporate name Artic Invest SA). As part of the deal Betsafe will also receive future payments during 2011, which amount to a revenue share relative to the development and growth of the Betsafe base. | Betsson and Betsafe history
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01.07.2011 (05:39 PM CST)
A Betsson (SBR rating B-) player reports that his account has been frozen. The player tells SBR that he has been playing at Betsson for four years without any problems. His account was frozen in late December of 2010. The player states that he had no available funds in the account, but that he had several unsettled bets for a few hundred Euro's. According to statements made by Betsson, the player was accused of chip-dumping in the poker room. SBR is following up on this complaint. | What is poker chip-dumping?
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12.08.2009 (12:00 AM CST)
Betsson (SBR rating B-) has closed a player's account which had a €250 balance and alleged that money laundering had taken place. Betsson did not inform the player how the conclusion was reached. SBR will inquire as to whether the deposit was refunded or if the entire balance was confiscated.
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12.02.2009 (01:39 PM CST)
Betsson (SBR rating B-) has permanently banned a player's account which held a €2600 balance. Betsson has declined to provide an explanation to the player as to what his infraction was. Betsson will not speak to SBR regarding their decision.
Betsson: [quote]We would like to inform you that after a thorough investigation on your gaming activities we have reached the final decision to close down your account permanently. This decision has been made by our Risk and Fraud team after carefully considering the evidence of the case. Please respect our decision in closing your account, we have informed you that we no longer can answer questions about this case. [/quote]