ChampSportsbook (SBR rating D-) defaulting on payment plans.
Player: "Boy am I hoping you can help me out. I’m having real problems with a payout from Champsportsbook.com. I’ve been playing with them for two years now and have spent a lot of money with them. I’m currently trying to withdraw 10,000 from my account with them. They told me that I would have to take the payments in increments of $2,000/per week for 5 weeks. I’m totally fine with that format. The problem is they paid me one payment of 2k for the week of January 7th after a whole lot of hassle and that’s it."
Players should pursue immediate payment from ChampSportsbook and its FutureBet sister sites, regardless of the amount. This company is known for being unprepared for large batches of withdrawal requests like those that occur following the Super Bowl. Although SBR has been successful facilitating some payout plans, it is not uncommon for bettors to wait months for small sums.
Players can add Champsportsbook (not rated) to the list of slow-paying Futurebet gaming sites to avoid. Management tells SBR that all Futurebet sportsbooks are at least 30 days behind in Neteller withdrawals. Oceansbet (SBR rating F-), another Futurebet serviced operation, is on the verge of collapse. Customer service has told players that this book has not transferred the needed funds to accounting and therefore Oceansbet withdrawals will not be processed at this time.
SBR recommends players avoid sportsbooks serviced by a third party that is not willing to stand for client funds. Players should always have the opportunity to speak with an actual sportsbook manager. If a request to speak with management is answered with “I’m sorry, we only provide customer support for …” the bettor would be best served if they moved on to a different book.