HansaBet (SBR rating C) closing sportsbook; plans to void bets
HansaGaming posted a notice on its website this morning saying that it will no longer be taking sports wagers. Hansa states that if pending wagers cannot be graded by November 30th, 2007 the wagers will be voided. Players that stand to lose desirable bets are asked to contact SBR so we may contact the sportsbook on the player's behalf. Hansagaming claims it is refocusing its business plan on the poker and casino product. Players expect higher operating standards from Bowmans International LTD, the former owner of one of the original sportsbooks, Bowmans.com. Hansagaming only services non-US gamblers. Bowmans' Line Manager, Scott K. parted with the company before HansaGaming was launched.
Note: Hansagaming-owned BlondeSports (SBR rating C) is taking the same actions.