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YouWager Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) accepted its first sports wager in 1999. Parent company First Fidelity was created in 1994. YouWager changed its primary domain from .com to .eu in September of 2013. Headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, with a workforce of 200 plus, YouWager's operation is among the largest in the land. The biggest complaint players have made over the years has been aggressive promotional solicitations or cold calls; which YouWager has curbed due to player feedback and the evolution of marketing into more electronic mediums. YouWager's sign up and reload bonuses are a source of positive user feedback, as is their loyalty program. Payouts have been a strong point for the sportsbook consistently. Sportsbook Review has received no payout complaints against the shop in 2014. It stands to reason that this payout track record plus a consistent bonus model helped YouWager be voted number six spot in the recent SBR users top sportsbook poll - its best placement in the poll's history.
YouWager's betting markets now have more of an international flavor. Once regarded as a North American facing website, YouWager has significantly added to their international soccer line-up, offering markets on every significant soccer competition inside and outside of the Americas. YouWager also spreads markets on tennis tournaments year round, including a steady supply of proposition wagers such as correct set score betting, set winner, total set games, and more. For the younger North American and Canadian facing crowd, there are many mixed martial events and UFC betting markets trading at any given time. At the time of this publication, YouWager is spreading eighteen wagering markets for the UFC during a slow spot in the combat sports calendar. One consequence to offering an expanded betting cart is the occasional wagering dispute: It is in this end that YouWager has excelled. Management keeps an open line of communication with SBR and always acts in line with the industry standard.
YouWager is one of the online sportsbooks that have supplied their XML feed to be featured on the real-time odds monitoring service SBR Odds. YouWager has remained on the SBR Odds website since their addition in July of 2010.
YouWager management have confirmed to SBR that they are planning to release a revamped mobile betting platform in the coming days. Sportsbook Review will add to this profile upon the release of the mobile product with screenshots and everything you need to know when placing a bet with your smartphone or mobile device. YouWager players with feedback are encouraged to write to Sportsbook Review.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup saw Germany annihilate Brazil in their semi-final match up Tuesday. The final scoreline read 7-1. Online sportsbook Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) was among the bookmakers to take a large number of bets on Germany. Sports bettors may have felt the loss of star player Neymar de Silva Santos Junior was reason enough to put their dollars behind the Germans. The gamble paid off and then some, although a percentage of gamblers had Germany to win by clean sheet or even 1-0 exact score. | Pinnacle Sports statement on result
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has launched an all new interface for live in-play betting. Accessible under the Sportsbook menu as "Live Betting Extra" - the page lists the games currently in-play as well as the score of each match and a bet ticker. In the menu on the left are a list of upcoming events scheduled to take place over the next 24 hours. Users can also make quick bets while navigating between in-play betting markets. The platform gives the ability to set odds from American, decimal, fractional, and Hong Kong. Languages supported include English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. The page also remembers your choice so that the next time you access the live betting system your preferences already take effect.
Every sports gambler believes he has an edge. From thinking their ability to assess stats in the local newspaper is superior to the next man, or that their spreadsheets with game scores and spread history will be a key to predicting future matches: There are a million systems and even more dreams dashed from gamblers who almost struck it big. Well, a guy named Bob Voulgaris did.
PointCasino.com (SBR rating D) has defended their confiscation of five players accused of violating their 100% bonus terms and conditions. In two of the cases, players offered screenshots showing that at the time they accepted the bonus there were no provisions regarding bets on Asian handicaps or total goals scored. PointCasino amended their promo terms to disallow these wagers.
Ladbrokes (SBR rating A) has acquired BetDaq Sportsbook in a deal worth €30 million, which includes €15m in Ladbrokes shares. Ladbrokes will also acquire a 10% stake in TBH Guernsey Ltd, BetDaq's technology provider. The news is underscored by Ladrokes' CEO Richard Glynn making his first acquisition since taking the helm three years ago.
SBR Forum's Free Football Handicapping Contest is still open for registration. This year's contest gives away a whopping $17,000 in cash prizes. The annual contest pits a professional handicapper named "The Prick" against the field, where the object is to outscore him. For more details on how to play, visit the SBR Forum contest section.
SBR Forum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum. Vote here!
UPDATED: The dispute has been resolved. Management confirms the grading was subject to a third-party provider error.
A StarLottoSport (unrated) player submits a tennis betting dispute. The player states a wager on Arnaud Clement vs Alex Bogomolov was graded as no-action. Bogomolov was injured during play and retired from the match, thus the final scoreline was Clement 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 5-4. SBR is investigating the complaint.
Betway (SBR rating D-) has honoured their promotion in the Champions League dispute reported by SBR. A Betway player told SBR that the sportsbook ran a special whereby if Chelsea striker Didier Drogba recorded a goal, all losing prop wagers on first/last goal-scorer markets, as well as correct score bets would be refunded.
Betway (SBR rating D-) is not honouring a Champions League promotion. Betway ran a special that promised "money back" on select prop bets on the football championship held May 19, 2012. If Chelsea striker Didier Drogba recorded a goal: losing wagers on first/last goal-scorer markets, as well as correct score bets were to be refunded.
A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player who won a $48,000 parlay on a $20 wager writes in with feedback. The player states that a month prior to hitting the parlay, a $2,500 payout was fulfilled in three weeks. After making the huge score, the player claims that Sportsbook.com told him their payout timeframe had been increased to 6-8 weeks. The player has requested the entirety of his balance on November 8th, 2011 and has yet to receive any of the payments. Sportsbook.com players that have waited in excess of the extended time-frame are asked to write to email@example.com.
SBRforum's annual Beat The Prick contest has concluded. 2,719 SBR posters participated in the 15-week football contest that pit each contestant against SBRforum mascot 'The Prick'. Each contestant had the task of trying to go 4-0, or at least outscore the mascot to win prizes that week. The contest took place on SBR Contests, SBR's proprietary contest software. $10,000 was paid to the top 10 places. Congratulations to SBR poster "sportsfun" for taking home the top prize of $5,000.
A YouWin Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player writes in with a tennis wagering dispute. The player wagered €125 on under 19.5 games in the Bartoli vs Garrigues WTA match which took place on November 4th, 2011. With the match tied at one set a piece, Bartoli retired one game into the third set, making Garrigues the victor. The official scoreline read 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 for Garrigues. A total of 24 games were played in the match (the player's wager was under 19.5 games); however YouWin Sportsbook has the following rule pertaining to how retirements affect total game markets:
SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. The online sportsbook poll opened on October 1st, and runs for three more days through October 31st, 2011. Posters are invited to place votes for their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum under the Top Poster's Sportsbooks for October 2011. Vote here!
SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. The online sportsbook poll opened on October 1st, and runs through October 31st, 2011. Posters are invited to place votes for their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum under the Top Poster's Sportsbooks for October 2011. Vote here!
SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers, the online sportsbook poll took place on October 1st. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum under the Top Poster's Sportsbooks for October 2011. Vote here!
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) player submits a sportsbook wagering complaint. The player tells SBR that he placed a $550 wager on the NY Giants vs Arizona Cardinals halftime total, which was listed at 21 points -105/-115. The player's wager was on "over", priced at -105. The player claims that after 14 points had been scored in the second half, he received an email message indicating that his wager had been canceled. Sportsbetting.com (ag) cited a line error, claiming that the correct line was 21.5 -110/-110.
SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum under the Top Poster's Sportsbooks for October 2011. Vote here!
A CentreBet (SBR rating D+) player placed a €2,500 wager on a soccer match between Benifica and Arsenal on July 6th, 2011. The bet was recorded while Arsenal lead the match 1-0. The player's wager was entered at exactly 19:58:54. A goal was scored at 19:59:50, approximately 56 seconds later.
SBRforum's "Beat The Prick" football handicapping contest is back! Contestants will square off each week in an attempt to defeat "The Prick", the unkempt forum mascot known for his signature southern charm and pithy one-liners. "The Prick" makes four football picks at the start of each week, taking those picks off the board while forum contestants choose from that weekend's NFL and NCAAF slate of sides and totals. Those who outscore "The Prick" with a positive units record receive a weighted share of 50,000 SBR points per week. Standings are kept each week and at the conclusion of the contest the top eight finishers receive part of a whopping $10,000 prize. Contestants are mathematically eligible to claim the grand prize if they join the football handicapping contest prior to week four. The cash is paid to the winners with no strings attached after the 15th NFL week.
Another free, big prize handicapping contest is also registering for months one and two of the football year. The free SBRforum football contest is a picks pool that all users with valid SBRforum accounts are eligible to play, the unique contest offers prizes like a 55'' LG TV for first place (valued at more than $1,500), stereo equipment, laptops and more. All users must do is register for the free football contest here.
Beat The Prick 2011 Contest registration is now open. Contestants must make four college and NFL picks per week to try to outscore The Prick. One of the four picks will be a best bet "moneyball" worth twice as much as a normal play. 50,000 SBR points will be divided among players who Beat The Prick each week and $10,000 will be divided to those who outscore him overall during the 15 week contest. The first place finisher will earn $5,000. Players can sign up at SBR Contests.
SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum under the Top Poster's Sportsbooks for June 2011. Vote here!
SBR Contests — SBRforum announces a free $4,000 NBA Handicapping Bracket Tourney. NBA bettors and fans are invited to partake in SBR's NBA regular season contest and to show off their handicapping skill for a chance to win cash prizes.
How To Join
1. Must be a registered member of SBRforum. Register here.
2. Enter at SBR Contests.
How To Play
After the Bracket is full with 256 contestants, 128 round one matches will be created. Each head-to-head handicapping battle will last for 1 week. After that week's conclusion, the poster who has scored the most units in his 1 versus 1 match advances to the next round. For example, if John Doe is 10-4 +8.00 units, and his opponent Jane Doe is 7-7 +5.00 units, John advances to the next round.
In order to finish "in the money", a contestant needs to have reached the Sweet Sixteen round. All Sweet 16 members will be guaranteed $100 cash if they've signed up for the contest fully.
2009 NBA Contest Recap — SBRforum's NBA Contest last season paid $2,250 to SBRforum poster SportsLockPicks, with $1,250 going to runnerup "jonmic", and $750 to "BadBeat" who finished #3.
SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum under the Top Poster's Sportsbooks for October 2010. Vote here!
Congrats to SBRforum posters Czu81 and rm18! Czu81 took 2nd place in Sunday's Poker Freeroll which was open to SBR members. Czu81 scored a $2K travel package including a buy-in to the annual Punta Cana Poker Classic that takes place on November 10th. Rm18 made the final table & pocketed $100 in the event.
SBRforum offers weekly poker freerolls to its members. | $500 Poker Freeroll, Tuesday at 8pm ET
A CentreBet (SBR rating B+) wagering complaint has been reported. Centrebet put up a home-away line for Primera Liga for all games played from September 21st-23rd. Originally, this wager had a handicap of home team -9 goals for 10 games. On the first day, the home teams outscored the visitors by 8 goals in 3 games. In the remaining 7 games, the home teams had a total handicap of approximately 7 goals. On Wednesday September 22nd, the fair handicap for the Primera Liga would be about -15 goals. The player bet into an obviously bad line of -9 goals (the opening line). Centrebet then claimed this was a "live line", which reflected the goals scored already.
When the player presented the odds of the remaining games which demonstrated the -9 handicap was either a bad line or a past-post, Centrebet stated the following:
We opened this market knowing that some games had already been played at the price listed.
The handicap of -9.0 did take the other games played into consideration...I’ve been advised that our head of Sports Bookmaking will not enter into any further correspondence regarding this matter and the player was previously advised of the same.
Players are advised not to bet into obviously bad lines or past-post sportsbooks, as this allows the possibility that a sportsbook honors the wager if it loses, or void it if it wins.
SBRforum's signature football handicapping contest, The "Beat The Prick" challenge, is still open for registration. The contest has a $10,000 weekly pot which is divided among all contestants that outscore "The Prick", SBR's resident mascot handicapper. Each contestant makes 4 picks per week on games opposite to what has been chosen by the mascot, and attempts to net more units for that weekends football slate. There is still time to signup, play, and rake in some of the pot! Visit SBR Contests to register.
SBRforum congratulates week 1 Beat The Prick winners. A $12,000 pot was shared among all contestants that outscored SBRforum's mascot handicapper "The Prick". The season long NFL and NCAAF football handicapping contest will accept registrations until Week 15, but to be eligible for year end prizing contestants must enroll by week 7.
SBRforum.com has a number of free Football Handicapping contests registering.
NFL Contest #1: SBR's signature Beat The Prick contest gives away $10,000 in cash or SBRpoints per week, plus a $10,000 season-ending Grand Prize.
NFL Contest #2: Win a weighted portion of $1,000 per week based on your scores against others, in the $1,000 Weekly NFL Contest.
NFL Contest #3: This 2010 NFL Contest gives away both $1,000 per week and $6,000 at the end of the regular season for contestants that fair the best against an SBR handicapper.
SBRforum's Beat The Prick football contest begins Tuesday September 7th. The contest has a $10,000 weekly pot which is divided among all contestants that outscore "The Prick".
Step 1: Each week SBRforum's mascot, The Prick, enters 4 picks on NFL/NCAAF sides & totals.
Step 2: Players then enter their picks through SBR Contests, SBR's free contest software, and attempt to post a better record than The Prick. Contestants that finish better than .500 after 4 picks and whose record is at least 0.01 greater than The Prick's receive a weighted portion of the $10,000 pot. The grand prize after 15 weeks of play is $10,000 divided among the top 5 finalists.
Beat The Prick 2010 Contest Registration is now open. Contestants must make 4 College and NFL Picks per week to try to outscore The Prick. One of the 4 picks will be a Best Bet "Money Ball" worth twice as much as a normal play. $10,000 will be divided among players who Beat The Prick each week and $10,000 will be divided to those who outscore him overall during the 15 week contest. The first place finisher will earn $5,000. Players can sign up at SBR Contests. Cappers needing assistance or have questions should write to SBR, or visit the 2010 Beat The Prick contest thread.
BetAtHome (SBR rating C) misgrades the top goal scorer in the 2010 World Cup. Three players submitted complaints to SBR with the same issue. Each player wagered on World Cup players that scored five goals. There was a 4-way tie for "Top Goal Scorer". Germany's Muller won FIFA's "Golden Boot" award, which is based on goals scored with assists as a tiebreaker. BetAtHome argued that only bets on Muller won the "Top Goal Scorer" award. BetAtHome's rules and wagering tickets made no mention of the Golden Boot award, or any tie breaker. Absent additional rules to point to, SBR has advised BetAtHome pay the wager as it was worded.
On June 19th, a player deposited €100 to Stryyke (SBR rating D-) for a 110% World Cup Bonus. He wagered his account balance on the correct score of (0-1) on Mexico vs Uruguay. His account balance would have then increased to €1890, however after attempting to log back into the site, the player receives a message that his login has failed. Stryyke recently locked the account of a player after a withdrawal request was made, and has continued to void winnings without cause. Stryyke is also slow-paying 31 players €27,873 that have contacted SBR for sportsbook assistance. Players are advised to avoid Stryyke.
Gamebookers (SBR rating B-) is again subject of a tennis grading complaint due to its non-standard policy of grading all tennis Exact Score wagers as losses upon a player's retirement. A bettor placed a wager of £63 on an exact set score of 2-0 on the Zvonareva vs Jankovic Wimbledon WTA singles match. After losing the first set, Jankovic retired. Gamebookers graded the player's wager as a loss, however none of the full game exact scores are winners. The industry standard for a multi-way wager is that if there is a losing side, someone wins or pushes.
Other sportsbooks, such as Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) have clearer rules for this scenario: "If a tennis match is not completed because of a player retirement or disqualification, all Set wagers will be considered void. Such wagers will be cancelled and the monies refunded."
SBR is following up with Gamebookers regarding their decision.
Through the month of May SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum. Vote here!
Interwetten (SBR rating B-) has addressed the €6300 canceled bet dispute from SBR's 2/15 report. Interwetten has cited third party news sources which chronicled a highly irregular number of bets on a 2-2 exact score outcome on an Italy B Series soccer game between Gallipoli and Grosseto. The score was 2-1 at half when a lopsided number of bets streamed in on the exact outcome. SBR has inquired in discussions with Interwetten whether or not all open bets on the game were voided, or only the wagers on the 2-2 outcome. Interwetten stated that its legal department advised them to not answer these questions. Interwetten, along with all other sportsbooks which serve sports where match fixing has been proven to occur have rules on file enabling them to void all bets in such games. The most ethical course of action when canceling bets on matches determined to be fixed is to void all wagers, not to selectively apply which wagers to settle. Betfair (SBR rating A+) graded all markets normally on the wager. | Interwetten cancels winning bet report.
RebateWager (SBR rating B-) has updated its rules page with clearer terms on open parlays and teasers, following the October 28th dispute which culminated in RebateWager paying a player for the first three legs of a four-leg teaser that was placed outside of the allowed time-frame.
RebateWager rule: "Open parlays and teasers must be closed in the same calendar week that they are opened. Failure to do so will result in the wager being scored as a loss. You cannot bet opposite sides of the same game in an open parlay if you have a pending parlay involving that game."
Seven years ago Canbet broke into the top ten SBR list of top online sportsbooks. The Australia based operation had been a long-time member of the Top 20 list, widely regarded among off-shore bettors as a solid out that was worthy of being on any player’s short list. Canbet reached a rating as high as A-, earned on May 14th 2005. They maintained that mark impressively for four years.
Then everything changed. Bonus terms were retroactively changed, payouts were delayed, accounts were confiscated, and even winning wagers were canceled. Following IASbet's sale of Canbet on May 13th 2009 to Yin King Investments Ltd., Canbet has only continued its slide of poor management and player relations.
Here are some of the more disturbing unresolved complaints against Canbet. | View full report (written by Lou Moretti)
May 22nd 2009: Canbet cancels 27 correlated NCAA football parlays
Canbet cancels 27 correlated NCAAF parlays the day after the bets were correctly settled in players account. Canbet maintains their software has never accepted correlated parlays where the pointspread exceeds 33% of the total, stating the string of bets were accepted due to ''operator error''. Canbet management has stated that they believe the player was aware of this as he proceeded to bet more than his average stake size and also deposit in larger amounts to take advantage of these plays.
Canbet’s posted rules on correlated players actually make an argument on the player’s behalf:
Any multiple made up of more than one selection from the same event will be deemed a related contingency. i.e. Alan Shearer to score 1st & Newcastle Utd to win; Denver -7.5 pts and Denver to win the game. The only exception to the above is in North American sports where sides and totals can make up a multiple bet. "
Through the month of September SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum. Vote here
Beat The Prick 2009 Contest Registration is now open. Contestants will make 4 College and NFL Picks per week to try to outscore the Prick. One of the 4 picks will be a Best Bet "Money Ball" worth twice as much as a normal play. $5,000 will be divided among players who Beat The Prick each week and $10,000 will be divided to those who outscore him overall during the 15 week contest. The first place finisher is guaranteed to earn at least $1,000. Players can sign up here. Cappers needing assistance or have questions should wite to Help@SBRpicks.com.
Gamebookers (SBR rating B-), a member of the Partybets family, unfairly grades tennis wager as a loser, taking 63 Pounds ($109) from a player. The player bet on an exact set-score market, wagering Vassallo Arguello to beat Bellucci by 3-0. Bellucci retired midway through the 3rd set with the score at 1 set each. The book's rule states
In the event of a participant withdrawing after the start of a tennis match, the respective bets will be deemed void if at the time of suspension they are still not decided as winning or losing (e.g. First Set and First Set Exacta will be settled if the first set has ended).
The rule is ambiguous on exact set-scoring with a retirement. Other books have clearer rules on this scenario. From Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+): "If a tennis match is not completed because of a player retirement or disqualification, all Set wagers will be considered void. Such wagers will be cancelled and the monies refunded." Under Gamebookers' interpretation, the exact-set betting will have many losing bets, but no winning bets with a retirement. The industry standard is that for any multi-way market, such as exact set-scoring, there must be at least one winning bet.
MLB Pick-3 Contest runs the month of July. Players must submit a minimum of 45 picks to be eligible to receive their share in the $250 prize-pool. details
MLB Tuesday Total's Contest runs through the month of July and rewards winning cappers with SBR merchandise. Sign-up for the here.
SBRforum's $500 Poker freeroll is scheduled to take place Thursday July 9th at 9PM ET. Posters must have a minimum of 30 posts to be able to participate. sign-up
SBRforum's UFC 100 Contest features a $210 prize-pool Posters can make their picks now. Players can scores their picks July 11th, the day of the event. UFC contest details
NFL Preseason Contest registration is already open! The weekly contest runs the entire duration of the NFL Preseason, and combined with the NFL Hall of Fame game contest, gives away $500 in prizes.
SBR received complaints from 19 players against Shilbet (SBR rating F) complaining of widespread fraud and balance confiscations. The first wave of complaints occurred after the June 10th, 2009 soccer match between Ecuador and Argentina. Shilbet offered odds of 4.0 on Ecuador, and did not lower the odds as the rest betting market moved against them. Multiple players bet on Ecuador at 4.0, and won their wagers. When Ecuador won the match 2-0. Shilbet changed the winning wagers of twelve players to a losing halftime bet on Ecuador (the halftime score was 0-0). Of the eight players that confirmed risk amounts, $10,438 in winnings were stolen.
SBR also received three complaints on the grading of the June 18, 2009 match between England and Spain (under 19). All three players complained that their wagers were changed from full game to first half wagers, resulting in winning wagers becoming losers. Two of the players had $900 in winnings stolen (with the third player’s amount in question).
SBR received several complaints about the grading of tennis matches. Several players bet on the June 24, 2009 tennis match between Schiavone and Larcher de Brito. The player backed Schiavone, but after the match the wager was changed to Larcher (making it a losing wager). The player provided screen shots of the altered wager here. As a result of this switch, the player lost $1,550. Another player complained of his winning wager being changed to a losing one on the June 24, 2009 tennis match between Dushevina and Vesnina (the amount has not been verified). Supporting screen shots were included in the Shilbet discussion thread here .
SBR received seven complaints that Shilbet closed a player’s account for “violating their rules,” and then confiscated the balances. $10,015 was confiscated from five of these players (two have not yet provided the amounts stolen). No further explanation was given to the players, and Shilbet is not responding to player emails. Shilbet initially stated that players were simply making errors and were mistaken on how their software worked. Shilbet stopped responding to SBR after the complaints and evidence against Shilbet accumulated.
on Kobe Bryant's projected total points scored for game 4 of the NBA Finals. His video shows you one way to make scoring estimates for the purpose of finding value in prop bet markets. Justin compares the average points scored throughout the NBA regular season and draws conclusions based on available data.
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Win4Real offered a proposition wager on the total amount of free throws made by NBA basketball player, Aaron Brooks, in a single game. The player took the under on a total set of 2.5 free throws made. Aaron Brooks played in the game and did not make or attempt a free throw. The wagering ticket provided by the player shows only the stipulation that the player must play. Win4Real, a sportsbook in the Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) Group, gave an illogical response to the player's complaint:
As per the update from our Grading department, the Free Throws under 2.5 indicates that Aaron Brooks should at least score below 2.5 but not zero (Under 2.5 indicates that the score must be less than 2.5 and Zero is not considered under 2.5).
You must have notice that Aaron Brooks did not score the Free Throws, which indicates that the score is Zero and hence the bet has been graded as Noaction.
SBR has inquired with management on the player's behalf. Bettors who were not paid on a bet of under on the total free throws by Aarron Brooks are invited to contact SBR.
SBRforum's Free NCAA Bracket Contest OpenSBR forum posters can read contest rules, view scoring system, and then make their tourney selections now. The contest is free to enter. The top 10 scorers will receive $5,000 in cash prizes from contest sponsor, Justbet (SBR rating B+). The first place winner receives $2,000 in their Justbet sportsbook account.
SBR Forum Posters' Poll Open: SBR posters invited to vote for Top Sportsbooks
Through the month of March SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum. Vote here
BCS Bowl: Margin of Victory Contest
Each SBR poster is invited to pick 10 teams in the BCS Margin of Victory Contest. The picks will be scored against the spread as they would for action points wagers. The teams that have the highest margin of victory will earn the contestant the highest amount of points.
Congratulations to Beat The Prick Season winners
Sininster Cat took $456 in weekly prizes and was the high scorer on the season for another $2,500. SexyMit took 2nd place on the season for $1,500 and $498 in weekly prizes. Poster gerry came in third overall to take $1,000 and earned $589 beating the Prick with his weekly picks. SBRforum and SBRcontests thank all participants and congratulate the more than 150 contestants who won weekly prizes this season.
More Contests: NBA On The Money | Free Handicapping Tournament
SBR Handicapping Contests in full swing
Monday Night Football Contest
Pick a team spread, predict the combined score, and predict total rushing yards to win $500 from Legendz Sports (SBR rating A+).
NBA On The Money Contest
Compete against other handicappers for $5,000 in monthly prizes. Build your score by correctly picking NBA money lines.
Beat The Prick Football Contest
Out-handicap The Prick in football for your share of $5,000 in weekly prizes and a chance at a $5,000 season-ending prize.
11.13.2008 SBRforum Contest: New York Jets at New England Patriots
SBR posters are invited to answer questions before the game to earn points and win sportsbook prize money. Players will answer the following questions as well as a new set of questions given at halftime.
1. Will either team score at least 30 points?
2. Will the team with the most passing yards win the game?
3. Will Thomas Jones rush for at least 100 yards?
4. Will Randy Moss have a TD reception?
5. Will Bret Favre throw a TD before throwing an INT (or game end)?
Tiebreaker: How many total net rushing yards in the game?
Jets - Pats Contest
SBRcontest: On The Money NBA Contest open!Contestants compete by making NBA moneyline plays, for one to three units, at SBRcontests.com. A maximum of 150 units are allowed in each month. Players will attempt to win a piece of the $5000 monthly prize by simply maintaining a positive number of units. The highest scorers will receive the highest percentage of the prize. Read full rules and prize information here.
Do you use your math skills to take advantage of the house? Take the Sports Betting Math Quiz
Players are invited to test their football betting knowledge with 20 questions like this one:
Which of these would a Poisson distribution be best suited for predicting??
Home runs hit by a player in a season.
Number of throws before a dice thrower "craps out".
Mortality rates of persons bit by a King Cobra.
Total hits in the first inning of a baseball game.
Upon completion of the Sports Betting Math Quiz the user receives the correct answers and the reasons behind them. This test has been written by Professional Gambler and SBR contributing writer Elihu Feustel
Players can also take the Football Betting IQ Test. Many readers have struggled to score above 50%.
Beat The Prick Football Handicapping Contest: Registration Open!
The Prick is again challenging handicappers to a weekly college and NFL football capp-off. Contestants who can out pick The Prick will split $5000 in weekly prizes. The top three high scorers for the season will split a $5000 Grand Prize. | see rules and signup here
Email Response Test Results Posted
NBA playoff bettor Dennis Quinn had five sign-up questions for 16 sportsbooks. Response time ranged from 15 minutes to over 12 days from Racebook.com (SBR rating D+). Intertops (SBR rating B+) came in first place with a test score of 'A', a significant improvement from its last email test seven months earlier. Six sportsbooks failed to respond to Mr. Quinn. | See complete e-mail test results here
Note: Sportsbooks are welcome to contact SBR
for more email details and the opportunity to add their own comments to the results page.
03.19.2008 SBRforum's Free NCAA Bracket Contest Open
SBR forum posters can read contest rules, view scoring system, and then make their tourney selections here. The contest is free to enter. The top 10 scorers will receive $5,000 in free-plays from contest sponsor, Las Palmas (SBR rating B-)
. The first place winner receives a $2,000 free-play prize.
The final two weeks of the Beat the Prick contest are upon us with close races on both ends of the standings. SBRforum poster tomcast is leading with 25 points and has been atop the leader board most of the season. The ranks are tightening with poster pokernut9999 just three points behind in second followed by rezster with 21 points and jon13009 at 20. In a three-way tie for fifth with 19 points each are Santo, serontin and Doc JS. The Prick, who has shut out the field going 4-0 three times this year, promises a special booby prize for last place. That honor is currently shared by robmpink and shantystar, both with -19 scores. Although new entries can no longer compete for the grand prizes, the next two weeks offer the chance for new contestants to take $100 each in weekly prizes. Picks must be submitted by 11:00 EST. Sign up here.
Sportsbook Email Response Test: See how 11 sportsbooks scored against a challenging set of questions from parlay bettor, Jon Burnett. Jon received three perfect responses in under an hour, the silent treatment from two books, and had one sportsbook pass his email to a third party who promotes them using SPAM. See results
10.11.2007 Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+) confiscates winnings made from correlated parlay bets dating back over one month.
SBR is currently investigating complaints submitted by four players who were informed via email that thousands would be deducted from their balances because winnings derived from parlays where the legs of the parlay are "linked." Wagering on Under the total score and the Underdog spread would be an example of a correlated 2-team parlay. Some sportsbooks use their software to prohibit these types of wagers. SBR is also investigating a separate claim made by a player who states that over $80,000 was confiscated because he utilized different sportsbook websites
within the Sportsbook.com
family (Jazette ltd Group) of sportsbooks. This has been allowed and often encouraged by the different brands in the past. SBR will list updates for all Sportsbook.com complaints ranging from instances of incorrectly graded wagers to missing balances from sportsbook brands that defected from the Sportsbook.com operation to other white label services.
SBRforum poster’s give opinion on Top Online Sportsbooks. Through the month of October SBRforum posters are invited to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are asked to give their Top 3 sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. 5 points will be awarded for the first choice, 4 points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top 5 point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum. Vote Here
First Prize: Harley Davidson 50th Anniversary Sportster (or $8,000 cash).
This prize is sponsored by BetCRIS (SBR rating A+) and Bookmaker (SBR rating A+).
Second Prize: Panasonic 58' Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV & Bose Lifestyle Home Theatre System (or $4,000 cash). This prize is sponsored by Justbet (SBR rating B+).
Third Prize: Trip for 2 to Las Vegas - Airfare, 3 nights at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay with $500 cash (or $2000 cash). This prize is sponsored by Live Betting Odds at SBROdds.com.
Fourth through 15th prize: Over $8000 in cash will be awarded with the fourth place finisher receiving a check for $1,700.
Weekly Prizes: The top 10 scorers who "Beat the Prick" each week will receive $100 cash from SBRforum. No sportsbook account is required for eligibility to receive any of the contest prizes.
See rules here and
SBR’s Sports Betting Rules Monitor: Sportsbooks react to rainout in Yankees vs. Orioles game on June 28th, 2007. For wagering purposes Baltimore was graded as a 6-4 winner despite the game being suspended in the top of the 8th due to weather with the Yankees leading 8-6. Many New York bettors requested clarification from clerks, prompting the sportsbooks to update and/or clarify wagering rules.
Matchbook (SBR rating A-) updates baseball wagering rules
Matchbook adds text stating moneyline wagers on baseball games that are suspended will be graded based on the score of the last full inning, should play be halted in the top half of the inning with the home team trailing.
BetOnline (SBR rating B+) clarifies baseball moneyline grading
BetOnline removes irrelevant text about the game being official for grading purposes after 8.5 (if home team is winning) or 9 innings, leaving text stating moneyline baseball bets are official after 5 complete innings or 4.5 innings if the home team is winning.
BetPlatinum (SBR rating C-) removes contradicting wording to clarify that MLB games must go 4.5 (if home team is winning) or 5 innings to declare moneyline winner; removes text suggesting 9 innings of play is required for all grading.
Users can use the league links for NFL | NCAAF | NBA | NCAAB | MLB | NHL atop of the scoreboard to see archived line history and scores from finished games.
SBR Congratulates Winners of the 2006 Beat The Prick Football Handicapping Contest!
SBRforum poster Aces took the grand prize with a 38-16-2 record and a total score of 30 points. Aces and a guest will be attending Super Bowl XLI in Miami on February 4th.
Second place went to poster TLD who was 34-19-3 for 22 points. The second best showing scored a trip for two to Monday’s BCS Bowl between Ohio State and Florida.
SBRforum poster Hanco21 finished third with a record of 36-21-3, accumulating 21 points. Hanco21 will be taking a guest to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii on February 11th.
18 other contestants picked up a season-ending cash prize, including poster MAB who took home the $500 booby prize. MAB finished with a score of -25 points and a record of 18-37-1.
Over 400 SBRforum posters participated in the BTP contest which offered over $10,000 in weekly cash prizes. Beat The Prick, which was conducted during the NFL regular season, was sponsored by BetCRIS (SBR rated A+).
Congratulates The Baseball Bankroll Contest winner, Manly, who took first place with a score of 28.25 units and a record of 50-20-1 for the season. Manly has won an all-expense paid trip for two to the Caribbean island of Curacao, with airfare and 5 nights deluxe accommodations courtesy of VIP (SBR rating A+).
to offer to settle debts with vicitims of Virtual Group Sportsbooks. The sportsbooks include, but are not limited to, ScoreSportsbook, PyramidSportsbook, KingSportsbook and TNTsportsbook. These properties, which were operated by the BetRoyal parent company, closed their doors in 2003 making players the victim of theft. Customers are encouraged to contact SBR with balance and account information. Royal Sports has agreed to allow SBR to mediate claims where balances are questionable. An official statement is expected early next week.
The Prick has made his picks for opening week of the BeatThePrick Football contest. The top 50 SBRforum Posters to out-score The Prick each week will win a $200 credit in their BetCris (SBR rating A+) account, with the top finisher earning $500. Scores will count for season-ending prizes, including a trip to the Super Bowl, beginning on Week 3. Join contest here.
Contestants must have their week 1 selections posted no later than 11:00 a.m. EST today.
Football Handicapping Contest Registration Now Open!
Weekly Prizes: Make 4 picks each week. Outscore the Prick and get $200 in your BetCris (SBR rating A+) account. Top Prick beater gets $500 in his BetCris account. see complete rules
Season Ending Prizes: The top cappers will win a trip for two to the Super Bowl with spending cash. Top 20 cappers will earn trips or cash prizes. see prize list
The Prick says: "If you think you got a prayer of getting in my pocket (delusional homo), then take your hot-shot ass to www.BeatThePrick.com and follow the instructions. If them 3 little steps are too tough fer any of you braniacs, they even set up an e-mail account for ya to beg fer help. This deal goes LIVE on Sep 6, when you can all line up fer yer weekly dose of da Prick."
responds to Email Response Test score:
"My name is Liz and I am writing on behalf of Caribsports.com. We just wanted to let you know that we appreciate your reviews of our website and services as this helps us to make improvements where needed to better be able to serve our members.
Some weeks ago you had rated our e-mail services as poor due to a very long delay in responding (for which we apologize); we wanted to let you know that we have since made the necessary changes to ensure that delays no longer occur when using e-mails to communicate with us.
However, please note that we always try our very best to reply to all queries in a timely fashion. To make this process even more efficient, some time ago we created our own “in house” messaging system which at this time is used by 90% of our members for communications as they are guaranteed a response with 3-5 minutes."
Results from this month’s Email Response Test will be released Saturday.
02.08.2006 (02:49 PM CST)
ScoreOnSports - SBR initiates rating at D
now hosted by World Gaming Services; inherits D rating.
BetJamaica offering $25 free-play to players who were inconvenienced by yesterday’s downtime. Players must have had a balance prior to the website going off-line to qualify for the offer. BetJamaica has been downgraded from A+ to A, as the book takes steps to assure hardware failure will not be responsible for extended downtime and regain A+ status. BetJam’s website consistently scores as one of the highest in performance and assures us and players that this was an isolated incident.
All posters are invited to join the first annual SBRforum Super Bowl contest. Players can win up to $500 in their VIPsports(SBR rating A+) account for giving their picks to questions like: Which team will score first? and for giving their prediction on who will be the game’s MVP. The contest will even award a $100 booby prize to the player who proves to be the worst capper in the forum. Read contest rules and enter HERE.
BetonSports (SBR rating D+) customer files slow-pay complaint. The player reports that his account has been debited $2,000 for a Neteller payout that he has not received.
"I currently have a balance with them of 5,280. I called up Monday asking for a payout and some lady told me that they would call me back because they are still looking over my account because of some scores of games. Of course they never called me back. Ok next day which was Tuesday i get a guy from the payout department named Devin. He was a really nice guy he took my info. and he told me i would send me a neteller payout by midnight last night. Of course it never came. I called today and they were like it should have gotten there already meaning the Neteller payout. My account balance reads 3,280. I have no idea what is going on right now and i can’t even sleep."
UpDate 9/22/05: Player receives $2,000 payout via Neteller
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.
PlayTheScore (SBR rating F) now offline. Hopes for bettors owed by this seemingly scam book are dwindling. PTS General Manager, Omar has told his customers that the book is still operating as a credit shop yet it has been unwilling to pay over $80k to a group of post-up players. If PTS decides to leave with player funds they would become a prime candidate to once again target players under a new name. It is not uncommon for a sportsbook to run from its debt and attempt to start over with a new brand.
06.28.2005 (05:23 PM CST)
PlayTheScore downgraded from F to F-
PlaytheScore (SBR rating F) continues to book bets without funding. Those who have asked for payouts have had their accounts frozen as management was forced to admit that they can not pay potential winnings. Players who are unaware of the situation are apparently able to continue to place phone wagers. SBR was on hold for management when the clerk asked if we would call back saying, "We need this phone line to take bets". The clerk assured us that PTS was still booking wagers.
06.24.2005 (02:49 PM CST)
PlayTheScore Downgraded from D- to F
Both TheOffShoreWire and MajorWager are reporting that this operation is near failure. This book was touted by a few obscure forum sites and should serve as a warning that players should be wary of taking advice from posters and forums who may actually be in on the scam. The promise of credit, large bonuses and no juice betting lines are some of the many tell-tell signs of a possible scam.
05.06.2005 (12:43 AM CST)
PlayTheScore upgraded from D- to D
Freaks Forum, Sharp Action Sports and System Plays are the latest quality sites to add live-odds, handicapping stats and scores provided free by SBROdds.
The current line-up of sportsbooks on the SBROdds feed include: WWTS(SBR rating A+), Pinnacle(SBR rating A+), VIP(SBR rating A+), CRIS(SBR rating A+), BetJamaica(SBR rating A+), Hollywood107(SBR rating A), Bowmans(SBR rating A-) and Canbet(SBR rating B).
02.01.2005 (01:42 PM CST)
PlayTheScore - SBR initiates coverage at D-
Sportsbooks encouraging players to assist in Tsunami Disaster Relief. Some Sportsbooks like BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) have a link for The American Red Cross website on their homepage. VIPsports (SBR rating A+) and Gameday (SBR rating A) allows players to make donations directly from their playing accounts. This allows players who have scored a big win to give something to those who have lost almost everything.