News on scam sports betting operations, events and business deals within the offshore sports gambling industry.
Sportingbet (SBR rating D+) has reversed their position from a bonus cold case originally reported by SBR on 9 January 2013. The dispute involved a player registering for a Sportingbet promotion that promised a €100 free bet for new signups which placed at least ten €10 bets at the close of 2012. | Read more
Serena Williams has defeated Maria Sharapova to win the 2013 French Open. Serena last emerged victorious from Roland Garros in the 2002 tennis season, making the victory all the more sweeter for the dominant 31-year old American. Rafael Nadal vs David Ferrer commences Sunday morning to complete the French Open tournament. View the best betting odds. | Read more
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has received a four-month ban by the Football Association (FA) for betting on football games. Townsend is not accused of wagering on matches he was a part of, but nevertheless found himself in hot water and fined £18K for breaching the FA's player betting regulations. | Read more
The 2013 Canadian Football League (CFL) begins its regular season on June 12th. The following article previews each team's betting value in their quest for the 2013 Grey Cup, as well as features a grid of the most competitive currently available CFL Betting Futures odds broken down by sportsbook. | Read more
A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint on the company's Skrill payout time-frame. The player attempted a payout for £247 on May 25th and has yet to be paid. The player has claimed that Globet has failed to provide a reliable update on when he will be paid. SBR is following up on the sportsbook complaint. | Read more
Matchbook, the popular betting exchange, is planning a complete website change. The user interface is more colorful, accomodating for widescreen displays and makes the most of screen real estate. The new software is currently available for testing. Matchbook asks users with feedback to write in via email; alternatively, users can share their feedback on SBR Forum. | Read more
A Bulldog777 (unrated) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The user joined Bulldog777 in early May and deposited £200. He received a 50% bonus and began wagering, eventually increasing his balance to £817. Bulldog777 allegedly confiscated his balance without word more than two weeks ago. Bulldog777 has since closed their sportsbook while keeping the casino open. | Read more
The 2013 NBA Finals are set. The San Antonio Spurs
are over 2/1 underdogs against the Miami Heat and reigning NBA MVP
Lebron James. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a list of the most
competitive currently available NBA Championship Odds from the
industry's biggest and best online sportsbooks. | Read more
VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D+) has confiscated $1,326 from a winning player. The player created his account January 30th, depositing $1,300 for a $1,000 cash bonus with a 30X rollover requirement. VIP Sports refunded the player's deposit and paid just 25% of his winnings after closing his account for "non-recreational play". | Read more
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has a round of maintenance scheduled for early Tuesday morning. All systems are expected to be back online by 4AM ET. Some services might be slower than normal in the hours following due to routine technical tasks that will ultimately web performance smooth. | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming News video rundown for the last week of May 2013. Today's show topics include lottery and jackpot casino games supplier TopJack Games striking a deal with Asian gaming software company Market Dimension Ltd, as well as other recent iGaming sportsbook news. | Read more
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) has given an update on each of the 30 payout complaints submitted by frustrated players. SBR has reported that Sportsbook.com fell behind their 6-8 week payout time-frame and had not provided meaningful updates to affected users. All players have allegedly now been sent their payouts and should be receiving them shortly. | Read more
Floyd "Money" Mayweather has announced his next opponent. Online sportsbook 5Dimes wasted no
time in setting betting odds on the match. The unbeaten boxing champion took to Twitter last night to reveal that Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is next in line for the biggest payday of his career. The two will square off Saturday, September 14th on the weekend of Mexican Independence Day at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Read more
A Tipico Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has submitted a French Open betting dispute. The player wagered €200 on Denis Istomin covering the games handicap against fourth seed German player Florian Mayer. Mayer retired from the match after the third set due to injury, which should have caused the bettor's ticket to be graded as no action in accordance with Tipico's rules. | Read more
In today's Sportsbook Review.com industry news video outstanding sportsbook disputes reported on the SBR newswire are covered, as well as an update on BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-). SBR asks all BetAtHome users with feedback or complaints to write in to email@example.com, including players who were previously ruled against by the sportsbook. | Read more
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) is currently delaying payouts beyond the advertised six to eight weeks. SBR has received reports from 30 users
owed over $85,000. A Sportsbook.com manager has agreed to review the list of complaints to provide updates on each account status. SBR will update this report. | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming news update. Today's show covers the latest online poker news from the state of Nevada as another company is preparing to go live in the newly regulated market, as well as other recent iGaming news items. Stay up to date with all news by following SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.
A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player who had his account closed reports he has not yet been paid his $2,400 balance requested February 1st. Dimeline originally addressed the dispute with SBR, before deciding to no longer discuss the claim and noting that the player was not a priority to be paid. | Read more
Caesars Entertainment Group expects to go live with online poker in Nevada this summer through website WSOP.com. Caesars intends to heavily promote the brand new online poker site throughout the 2013 World Series of Poker, which begins May 29. Nevada is the only current US state to offer legal internet poker. | Read more
The 2013 NHL Playoffs are underway. NHL
bettors must shop around for the most competitive series odds, against
prices, or NHL Stanley Cup futures. Sportsbook Review.com has updated its grid
featuring these betting odds from the industry's best online
sportsbooks. View the NHL Series Betting Prices by Sportsbook.
Sportsbook Review.com discusses recent online sportsbook industry news in this video segment dated Tuesday, May 21st, 2013. The headliner of today's show is MooreGames Sportsbook and Casino (unrated) going off-line without paying its players. Stay up to date with the latest sportsbook industry news by following SBR on Twitter @SBRreview. | Read more
MooreGames (unrated) is off-line. Six players have reported being owed over $5,000. Prior to going off-line, MooreGames had been slow-paying its players. The sportsbook claimed to be sub-licensed in Curacao, though its web servers point to the United Kingdom. The location of the company's sportsbook servers are unknown. SBR is investigating. | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com has published its annual online sportsbooks email response test. This year's test is a UK edition. SBR randomly contacts five or more top sportsbooks with five questions posing as a potential sportsbook bettor. The sportsbooks are then rated by the quality of their response and the elapsed time. | Read more
The 2013 French Open is just one week away and sportsbooks are offering odds on each player's chances of winning the
prestigious Grand Slam event. Sportsbook Review has previewed the event from a betting perspective and assembled a list of the
best available French Open betting odds by sportsbook for the event. | Read more
On February 13th, SBR reported that an Alliance Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player was owed $15,176 from a payout request dated January 25th. The player has since confirmed receiving partial payouts amounting to $7,500; the last payment was made March 31st. He is still owed over $7,500. SBR spoke with management regarding the claim. | Read more
The 2013 NBA Finals are fast approaching. The Conference Finals have been set and online sportsbooks are accepting bets on the series odds. Sportsbook Review.com has released an NBA Playoffs Betting comparison page which features updated grids of the most competitive NBA Playoffs sportsbook odds. | Read more
In today's SBR iGaming News show the latest Full Tilt poker news is discussed. Following PokerStars acquisition of the company after a settlement with the United States Department of Justice, Full Tilt was relaunched in the international market and has impressively restablished itself as one of the world's best card rooms. | Read more
A Sportsbook.com US (SBR rating D-) player has reported payment of $600 after eleven weeks. Sportsbook.com is currently delaying payouts in addition to the advertised six to eight weeks. SBR has received reports from 25 users owed over $80,000. SBR spoke with a manager at the end of April who acknowledged the delays. | Read more
An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint alleging that he has been threatened with legal action over an account dispute. The player claims that after researching Oddsmaker's history he decided he wanted his account to be closed. Oddsmaker ignored the request, leading to the skirmish. | Read more
On April 27th, SBR reported a Gtbets Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player filed a bonus
complaint. The player claimed he was limited to $20 bets with $1,882
in rollover remaining. He deposited $500 for a $250
bonus on April 18th. Sportsbook Review followed up
with Gtbets Sportsbook to discuss the claim. | Read more
The Wembley stage is set to host the first all German final between FC
Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions
League Final. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a list of the most competitive betting odds from the industry's top online sportsbooks in this article. | Read more
In today's Sportsbook Review.com iGaming News show an update is given on PokerStars' plans in Atlantic City, a slots deal involving gaming operator 188Bet, and more. Be sure to follow SBR on Twitter @SBRreview. Players in need of sportsbook assistance may lodge a complaint with SBR by writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 French Open Betting is underway with online sportsbooks offering odds on each player's chances of winning the prestigious Grand Slam event. The tournament begins on Sunday May 26th and runs for a fortnight. Sportsbook Review has assembled a list of the best available tennis sportsbook betting odds in the ATP and WTA markets. | Read more
Social gaming development company Quickspin AB has struck a deal to provide gaming operator 188Bet Sportsbook with its line-up of renowned slot games. The Stockholm company made a very similar deal this February with Gala Interactive and continues to look to expand its Asian gaming market presence. | Read more
The 2013 NHL Playoffs are underway. NHL
bettors must shop around for the most competitive series odds, against the spread
prices, or NHL Stanley Cup futures. Sportsbook Review.com has a grid featuring these betting odds from the industry's best online sportsbooks. View the NHL Series Betting Prices by Sportsbook
Sportsbook Review.com presents an SBR Industry News show for Tuesday May 8th, 2013. Discussed in today's show are outstanding sportsbook disputes reported on the SBR newswire, including a report on Sportsbook.com's increasingly delinquent payout statuses. Keep up to date with the latest online sportsbook and iGaming news by following SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.
The 2013 NBA Playoffs are now in the Conference Semifinals round. Online sportsbooks
are offering betting odds on the winner of each series through the 2013
NBA Finals. Sportsbook Review.com has updated its grid of NBA Series Betting Prices
by sportsbook and has written a betting preview with useful facts for capping every game. The page will be updated through the finals.
Fifteen Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players report waiting for more than $30,000. The bettors have waited in excess of the lengthy six to eight weeks time-frame advertised by Sportsbook.com. Sportsbook.com management has claimed that processor delays caused recent payment batches to be delayed. | Read more
Floyd "Money" Mayweather is set to face Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero tomorrow night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The unbeaten Mayweather is coming off a year-long layoff and a two month prison stint. Guerrero has not lost a bout in eight years and looks to add to his impressive resume with a win. SBR has a list of the best boxing odds on this match.
PokerStars' planned purchase of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel has for the moment fallen apart, though it wishes to save the deal. The Hotel's Chief Operating Officer Michael Frawley addressed the press Wednesday but did not offer specifics on what led to the deal being scrapped, just weeks after PokerStars applied to the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR Industry News video update for Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. Covered in this show are the latest iGaming disputes submitted by punters plus items reported by SBR in the previous news cycle. The headliner of today's show is a funds confiscation by Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C).
The 2013 NHL Playoffs kick off Tuesday April 30th. NHL bettors have a choice of betting the series odds, against the spread prices, or NHL Stanley Cup futures. This article compares the prices offered by each of the industry's best online sportsbooks, as well as previews the opening round of the 2013 NHL Playoffs. | Read more
Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) has owed a player $2,400 since February 1st. The user reported that after filing his complaint with SBR his account was closed. Dimeline management has ceased communicating with SBR regarding player issues and last stated that it would not quickly pay any player that complains publicly about their service. | Read more
A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint alleging that his winnings were confiscated. The player has told SBR that his account was blocked with his balance at €1186. Unibet asked for ID documents which he then provided, however, after receipt of his documents Unibet refunded his initial deposit of €621. The player has not received an answer. | Read more
A Gtbets Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a bonus complaint. The player claims he has been limited to $20 bets with $1,882 in rollover remaining. He claims to have deposited $500 for a $250 bonus on April 18th. He is willing to accept a prorated payout or fulfill the bonus requirement with higher limits. SBR has followed up with Gtbets Sportsbook to discuss the claim. | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com gives an SBR iGaming News video update for Friday, April 26th, 2013. Topics discussed in today's show include social media and gaming firm Zynga's first quarter financial statement, an update on a Belgium-facing online casino, and a recent deal between technology provider Globant and Bally Technologies for the production of gaming software.
The 2013 NBA Playoffs are underway. Online sportsbooks are offering betting odds on the winner of each series through the 2013 NBA Championship. Sportsbook Review.com has updated its list of NBA Series Betting Prices by sportsbook and has given a betting preview with useful facts for handicapping every game. The page will be updated through the finals.
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR Industry News video update for Tuesday, April 23d, 2013. Discussed today is a BetVictor (SBR rating B) betting dispute involving a punter who had a 4/1 winning prop bet voided as he placed it after a player's trade team was initially reported by news outlets. The player suggests he is being penalised for the BetVictor staff falling asleep at the wheel. | Read more
Update: Wagerweb lowers rollover from 10x to 5x | Forum thread
Wagerweb Sportsbook has reversed their position on a cold case from 2009. A player profited nearly $20,000 betting correlated parlays. Wagerweb's position was that the bettor benefited from a software glitch that enabled him to lock in significantly +EV (expected value) plays. Wagerweb management has recently agreed to resolve this issue by paying out the player and put an end to this case. This case was the only on file against the sportsbook.Wagerweb Sportsbook has been upgraded to C+.
Good news for Belgium gamblers. WMS Industries, a provider of gaming technology which is known for their extensive work with lotteries, has announced to the world that their Williams Interactive LLC subsidiary has debuted a new online casino game for Belgium residents. The game is fully legal per Belgium laws. | Read more
The credit to accounts will apparently come with a 10 time play-through requirement, requiring substantially more wagering activity than the initial 2x reported yesterday. This will likely negatively affect basketball bettors, who normally wouldn't hold a balance beyond the NBA season. It is thought that Legends was intent on taking the best opportunity for players that emerged in the same week they were forced to close their doors. It is unknown why the initial arrangement was canceled. SBR will continue to follow the situation. SBR will also provide daily updates and feedback from players now obligated to Wagerweb (SBR rating C-) once those former Legends players are using Wagerweb.com. | Read more
The 2013 NBA Finals have arrived. Online sportsbooks are offering NBA
Series odds on the championship, against the spread prices, total
points, and other NBA betting props. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled
a comparison guide of the online sportsbook industry's most competitive
NBA series odds. | Read more
WSEX Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has finally turned out the lights. The scam sportsbook owes more than $1 million to players. More than 250 players have filed complaints against WSEX with SBR. The once well-regarded company released a brief statement that read more tongue-in-cheek than a sincere acknowledgement of their failures as a business and theft of players. | Read more
Rational Group Holdings US, the parent company of online poker giant PokerStars, has completed its application to acquire the Atlantic City Club Casino Hotel. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has 90 days to review the application and make a decision on PokerStars immediate Atlantic City casino fate. | Read more
Legends Sports (SBR rating A+) gaming license has been revoked in Panama. As a result, Legends has ceased accepting wagers and is in the process of implementing their contingency plan having player funds assumed by an A rated sportsbook. Players will be contacted within 48 hours with new account information. A minimal 2X play-through will be required prior to any cashout. This balance takeover is for players that held deposited funds with Legends; not users that had private arrangements. | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com covers the Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) slow-pays in today's SBR Industry News video. Players have reported waiting in excess of the six to eight week window advertised by Sportsbook.com. Management has shown good faith in responding to player submitted issues through SBR, but has been unable to speak to the cause of the delays. | Read more
A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review. The player claims that he created an account with Unibet on February 26th, deposited €50 via Skrill and increased his balance to €300. Unibet allegedly locked the player's account in March and asked for ID documents. | Read more
SBR Forum has launched its new four month long poker series, "The World Poker Cup 2013". The poker series gives away more than 1.2 million points plus an iPad for team MVP. Points may be used to make real-world redemptions from the SBR Store, including electronics, apparel, gift cards, free vouchers, and even a Segway. | Contest details
Five Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players have filed payout complaints with SBR. The users have each waited in excess of the eight week time-table listed by Sportsbook.com. The players are owed a combined $2,493. Each user has claimed that Sportsbook.com support have failed to provide helpful updates on when they can expect to be paid. | Read more
Great discussion between professional NBA bettor and poker player Haralabos (Bob) Voulgaris, Cantor Gaming Director of race & sports data Matthew Holt, and gambling writer Chad Millman. The discussion is moderated by Jeff Ma. Early highlights include Voulgaris razzing Cantor Director Matthew Holt while discussing market inefficiencies. | Read more
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is a big favorite in his May 4th showdown with Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Mayweather has been installed as an 8/1 favorite at most online sportsbooks as well as in Las Vegas. This article lists everything you need to know from a handicapping perspective and lists the best available boxing betting odds by sportsbook. | Read more
Earlier this week SBR reported that InstantActionSports (SBR rating C-), former host of stiff sportsbook 24SportsWeb (SBR rating F), credited $8,800 to a former player of the defunct site. IAS has credited a second player with $5,000. After discussion with SBR, IAS agreed to pay all players who funded their 24SportsWeb account with Skrill. | Read more
SBR Forum congratulations the winners of the 2013 Triathlon Contest. The free contest consisted of three gaming disciplines: Basketball handicapping, poker playing, and blackjack skill. SBR Forum member "chili_powder" walked away $4,000 richer, while "goldengreek" took down $1,500 as runner-up. SBR announced its five-month long World Poker Cup series earlier today.
The US Justice Department announced Wednesday that 34 individuals and 23 businesses associated with Legends Sports have been indicted. Charges include racketeering, conspiring to commit money laundering, money laundering, and operating an illegal gambling business. The 95-page indictment seeks a default judgment of at least $1 billion. | Read more
TitanBet (SBR rating C+) has agreed to discuss player complaints with SBR. In the last two years SBR has reported multiple wagering disputes submitted by TitanBet users. These players had legitimate wagers cancelled after the market moved against the sportsbook. The industry standard of "book the bet, pay the bet" applied as it could not be shown that these bets were erroneous lines. | Read more
WSEX (SBR rating F) is not offering betting lines on any market and its live help application is off-line. The WSEX phones are operational however an automated message indicates the hold time is 125 minutes. An SBR analyst is presently attempting to connect with WSEX support. SBR will update this report as more information becomes available. | Read more
Tiger Woods is the betting favorite for the 2013 Masters at Augusta National. Tiger's tee time is scheduled for 10:45AM ET on Thursday. He has tasted victory fourteen times in major championships and heads into Augusta National brimming with confidence. This article lists the most competitive betting odds from the industry's top online sportsbooks. | Read more
BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) released a public statement an hour ago justifying their decision to confiscate $26,908 from two players accused of syndicate betting. The players, friends who
maintained balances of $22,908 and $4,000, wagered $500 or less on all
plays. | Read more
A HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player filed a bonus complaint last week. The user claimed that a free €100 match bet was denied as he failed to sign-up properly. HitItBet required that users create their betting accounts through a targeted landing page. Users that registered directly were apparently denied this bonus. | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com has updated its 2013 Masters Betting Odds grid. The comparison chart lists by the price of each golfer to win this year's Masters Event at Augusta National. Tiger Woods is the consensus favourite, priced 3 to 1 or better at the industry's top online sportsbooks. SBR will update these golf masters betting odds until tee time Thursday.
On April 2nd, SBR reported that Betfair (SBR rating A-) acquired Blue Square Bet online (SBR rating B+) for £5 million. Blue Square players were redirected to their new accounts at Betfair. More than 120,000 new customers were acquired in the deal, as well as brand assets. Betfair has since made one of their first brand related decisions. | Read more
InstantActionSports (SBR rating C) has agreed to credit all players with unpaid balances who funded their 24SportsWeb (SBR rating F) accounts via eWallet. IAS formerly provided hosting and software to 24SportsWeb, before the sportsbook went off-line in January 2013. In addition to stiffing their few players, 24SportsWeb also had $40,000 in upaid hosting fees at the time of their collapse. | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com provides an iGaming News video update for Friday, April 5th, 2013. Covered in today's iGaming news program is social media giant Zynga launching their first ever gaming websites. ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino allows UK residents over 18 to play slots, all the traditional casino favorites, and online poker.
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating B) players have submitted positive feedback. The formerly D-rated sportsbook was acquired by the BetOnline Group (SBR rating B+) in June of 2012. BetOnline saw value in the historically troubled brand and went to work on salvaging its customer base, repairing the fragmented relationship it had with many of its players. | Read more
BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) has confiscated $26,908 from two players citing syndicate betting. A third player was also alleged as being part of the betting group, though this player was previously paid in full. BetRevolution and the players have authorized Sportsbook Review to share the facts of the case. | Read more
Social gaming company Zynga will debut their first ever online gaming, poker, and casino sites Wednesday, April 3rd. This is good news if you're over 18 years old and a UK resident, and if you're a fan of social gaming who is excited about what the future holds. The gaming sites have been branded as ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino. | Read more
Betfair Sportsbook (SBR rating A-) has acquired Blue Square Bet (SBR rating B+) online for £5 million. Blue Square customers will be automatically redirected upon log-in to their new accounts at BetFair. Betfair gains approximately 120,000 new customers as well as brand assets; the deal does not include employees or technology. | Read more
Gaming operator 888 Holdings has signed a deal with Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc. to show live streams of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) and WSOP Asia-Pacifia tournaments on its website. 888Poker.Tv is slated to broadcast the games in real-time. Caesars will also provide live coverage at WSOP.com. | Read more
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players complain of prolonged wait times to be paid. Sportsbook.com currently advertises a payout time of six to eight weeks. One player wrote SBR that he requested a payout for just $300 on February 4th and has yet to be paid. Monday April 1st marks exactly eight weeks. | Read more
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