Sportsbook news results for the search term: bestlinewager
off-line; phones unmanned. The sportsbook’s most recent (February 2006) excuse was that they were brought "down by hackers" and planned to be back online in March. E-Stadium was built on failed sportsbook, BestLineWager which disppeared in July of 2005.
E-StadiumClub (SBR rating F) now offering to credit all players who held balances at BestLineWager (closed). A five time roll-over and 30 day no-withdrawal period will apply. Owed players may contact SBR with account details or contact E-Stadium directly at 1-866-352-9361.
E-StadiumClub (SBR rating F) responds to 7/25 report:
"We would like to make it clear that E-StadiumClub did not buy out bestlinewager it took over it’s facilities and some of it’s infrastructure. This was made possible due to the fact that two of the owners of E-StadiumClub were employed by bestlinewager and felt that by easing the burden on the principal owner of bestlinewager Mr. Jack Nardi it would also save time and money in order to allow E-StadiumClub to be open in time for the start of 2005 football season.
Now to address the issue of bestlinewagers players who may not have been paid when bestlinewager ceased operations on 15 July 2005. We would like to make it clear that although we do not feel that it is the responsibility of E-StadiumClub to honor any of bestlinewagers debts we will be willing to take over any players balance of $500.00 U.S. or less and make them subject to bonus rules. Furthermore any client who had a balance greater then $500.00 U.S. we will be willing to credit there account 30% of there balance or $500.00 which ever is the greater sum."
It is common for failed bookmakers like BestLineWager to reappear with a new site while claiming to be backed by new "investors" or "ownership". After management previously informed SBR it would honor BLW balances, E-Stadium is shying away from a debt that is estimated to be as small as $10,000. SBR reaffirms E-StadiumClub’s F rating.
appears to be reincarnation of failed Sportsbook, BestLineWager. SBR readers have reported similarities in the two sportsbooks, including cloned rules and FAQ pages. Bill Dozer called E-Stadium’s number and asked to "speak with Jack Nardi", who was the owner of BestLineWager. The clerk answered, "Jack is not in." He was not sure of the best time to reach him. The clerk was then asked if E-Stadium would be taking over accounts from the defunct BestLineWager. He responded by saying "Jack is not affiliated with this company" and that we "would have to call Jack directly about that." Players are advised to avoid this new sportsbook.
BestLineWager (SBR rating D-) closes with player funds. SBR initiated coverage of BLW in March of 2005 and began receiving payout complaints the following month. The sportsbook’s website displays the message:
"We regret to inform our clients that Bestlinewager.com has ceased all operations as of July 15, 2005"
The site also instructs players to call in their claims to "Jack" at 714-280-2963. However the phone number currently only offers a voice mailbox.
BestLineWager (SBR rating D) slow-paying player, not answering phones or email.
22.03.2005 (06:58 PM CST)
BestLineWager - SBR initiates coverage at D