Sportsbook news results for the search term: changeabet
GoToSportsbetting (SBR rating F-) owner, Warner Frank Williams targets football bettors with new site GoToBetFootball.com. Mr. Williams has been behind many pump-and-dump scams including the ChangeABet (SBR rating F-) group of books, SunsetWager (SBR rating F), GoldPalace (SBR rating F-) and more.
Within the last week the ChangeABet scammers have taken their latest batch of sites, RoverSportsbook(SBR rating F-), SunsetSports(SBR rating F-) and BetWGN(SBR rating F-), off-line. Bettors who want to contact the sportsbook can try the customer service line for the group’s latest sportsbook Bet-Bank(SBR rating F-) as well as 1stLines(SBR rating F-) at 1-800-480-5127. Players who have had their funds transferred to one of these sites should attempt to redeem their balances immediately. SBR appreciates the efforts from its readers who have continuously helped to identify sites within this network. Bettors who had researched SunsetSports, RoverSportsbook and BetWGN would not have had to look far for feedback and warnings from fellow gamblers.
One of the first things a reinvented scam sportsbook does after launching a new website is contact its old player database. SBR consistently receives no-pay complaints from players who eventually find they were stung twice by the same conmen. The most recent example of this is FreeBetWorld.com which is using ChangeABet’s player list to give away free cash for players to wager with. If the player is unlucky enough to win, he must transfer his funds to one of the promoted books which are all operated by ChangeABet’s former ownership. A deposit is then required. Featured books have included BetWGN(SBR rating F), RoverSportsbook(SBR rating F) and 1stLines(SBR rating F).
RoverSportsbook(SBR rating F-) is a new book from the owners of scam operations such as SunsetSports, BetWGN, BetCNN, BetChanger and Changeabet. RoverSportsbook banners go through former Changeabet owner Michael Franklyn’s advertising network, SGNCOM.net, and share the same IP address, 188.8.131.52, with SunsetSports.
SBR receives first report of theft from BetWGN (SBR rating F-), which is run by former ownership of ChangeABet (SBR rating F-) and the owners of SunsetSports (SBR rating F-). The lead man now goes by Michael Franklyn and was previously using the name Peter Cole.
SunsetSports(SBR rating F-) and BetDealers(SBR rating F-) in the hands of scammers formerly behind stiff book, ChangeABet, and currently behind BetWGN. Frank, who sometimes goes by Michael Franklin or Frank Williams, is the lead conman. He has been opening and closing books, stealing from customers for years.
Sources in Costa Rica report that former ChangeaBet(SBR rating F-) ownership is back in business operating as BetWGN(SBR rating D-). Stiffed players who would like to attempt to reach management to discuss their ChangeaBet balance can ask for Frank at 1-866-257-2472.
ScoreOnSports (SBR rating D-) taken offline due to SBR’s 8/19 report. Management tells SBR that they were only providing a turnkey service for ScoreonSports and do not want to be associated with a brand that was previously marketed as part of the failed ChangeaBet (SBR rating F-) family. "We should have done better research."
Wagering department of defunct Changeabet (SBR rating F-) opens new sportsbook BetonStars (not rated). BetonStars is a sister book of ScoreonSports (SBR rating D-) which had previously introduced itself to players as part of the Changeabet family of sportsbooks.
Players left stranded by defunct sportsbook Changeabet (SBR rating F-) wait for a bailout decision from Millennium (SBR rating D+). A few players have recently learned that BetMill has adopted Changeabet’s web addresses, staff members and smaller players and are hopeful that they may also salvage something from the book’s failure. These remaining players await a decision next week.
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating C) now 7 days late on ACH (e-check) payout. Sportsbook.com management is tracking payment. Update 12/2: Player receives payment in full
SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F): Player waiting for withdrawal of $724 since September 3rd. SportsbookUSA tells SBR they will advance the payout request to accounting and claim they do not know why it has yet to be processed. Withdrawal requests continue to be stalled in this book’s system.
Internet1x2 (SBR rating F): Player reports being paid $6,000. Complaints are still being filed but the overall amount of player debt that SBR has on record is slowly decreasing.
Changeabet (SBR rating F-): New complaints coming in from multiple players owed small amounts. Changeabet and their sister sites are currently offline.
Bahismerkezi (not rated) owes player over $16,000 since November 7th. Phone line only offers an answering machine. Bahismerkezi is not responding to emails.
English Sports Betting (SBR rating F-) SBR receives no-pay complaints against ESB almost daily. This scam operation owes more players than any other active sportsbook.
Changeabet (SBR rating F-) owes player $45,000 for over one week. Changeabet tells the player that they can not pay because they are waiting for a cash infusion. The player then calls the wagering department and is told that Changeabet ownership is knee deep in debt and is closing with player funds and monies owed to their service providers. SBR has also learned that Changeabet is located in the former Gold Palace (SBR rating F-) office and that the owner, who goes by the name of Peter Cole, is said to have worked with the defunct sportsbook. SBR no-pay complaints against Changeabet now total over $100,000 as they have failed to execute the promised payout of $40,000 to another player.
30.11.2004 (06:58 PM CST)
ChangeABet downgraded from F+ to F-
SportsInteraction (SBR rating D) refutes the notion that they wronged any poker players. SIA has submitted to SBR what they deem to be proof of collusion between two players. SIA has agreed to work with SBR to come to a final resolution. SBR is examining the player's account history.
Changeabet (SBR rating F+) has yet to process a $40,000 bank wire withdrawal that was promised to have been sent out by last Friday. This bank wire was offered after Changeabet missed multiple Western Union payments dating back over two weeks.
BetonUSA (SBR rating D-) has yet to explain why they have voided a player's poker winnings, reinstated the winnings and then again confiscated the player's balance. BetonUSA has failed to provide any consistent information to the player or to SBR. SBR believes that this issue is being passed around between clerks while management avoids dealing with this account.
Changeabet (SBR rating F+) agrees to pay player, who has had a pending withdrawal for over 2 weeks, his full $40,000 balance via bank wire. SBR to monitor payout progress.
Changeabet (SBR rating F+) has failed to make multiple Western Union payments to a player after he was initially denied $23,000 in FedEx withdrawals. The player has been promised a payment plan using Western Union. These payments were to start on 11/15/04 but the player has since been told that “the payouts manager is on vacation” and they are not able to process his payouts. SBR has downgraded Changeabet and its sister sportsbooks, BetCNN and BetChanger to F+.
20.11.2004 (01:28 PM CST)
BetCNN <STRONG>BetChanger</STRONG> downgraded from D- to F+, <STRONG>ChangeaBet</STRONG> downgraded from D to F+, <STRONG>BetCNN </STRONG>- SBR initiates coverage at F+
20.11.2004 (01:28 PM CST)
BetChanger <STRONG>BetChanger</STRONG> downgraded from D- to F+, <STRONG>ChangeaBet</STRONG> downgraded from D to F+, <STRONG>BetCNN </STRONG>- SBR initiates coverage at F+
20.11.2004 (01:28 PM CST)
ChangeABet <STRONG>BetChanger</STRONG> downgraded from D- to F+, <STRONG>ChangeaBet</STRONG> downgraded from D to F+, <STRONG>BetCNN </STRONG>- SBR initiates coverage at F+
16.10.2004 (03:20 PM CST)
ChangeABet <STRONG>ChangeAbet</STRONG> upgraded from D- to D
SBR initiates coverage with a D- rating. Changeabet’s marketing ploy is supposedly to allow players to change a losing bet to the opposite side before the end of the 3rd quarter. However their rules state they have the right to refuse any change. SBR is concerned that there is no method to this marketing gimmick and it is unlikely they will allow bet changes when the value is clearly in the player's favor. Players who think they can actually “change-a-bet” are going to find out too late they bought a pig-in-a-poke
19.08.2004 (05:02 PM CST)
ChangeABet rating initiated at D-