BetRevolution Sportsbook confiscation case outstanding
Earlier this year, BetRevolution Sportsbook confiscated nearly $27,000 from three winning sports bettors. BetRevolution has been unwilling to revisit the confiscation by arguing that these players violated their house rules on "syndicate betting". BetRevolution has since cut all communication with SBR on player disputes, and has landed itself on the SBR blacklist.
SBR first reported of the BetRevolution scam on April 1.
When SBR first contacted BetRevolution regarding the cases, BetRevolution provided an email showing the screenshots of the users Facebook profiles. The profiles showed the full names of two of the players who filed SBR complaints and appeared to show that they were tagged as friends.
BetRevolution accepted the bets in question and must pay — the old industry standard of "you book the bet, you pay" applies. A sportsbook cannot give itself the power to seize balances because it believes friends shared picks with one another.
BetRevolution accepted wagers from the players for several months. When a sportsbook accepts wagers it has no intention of paying, that is referred to as a "freeroll": A common tactic used by many scam sportsbooks. The players could have lost their combined $26,908, but being paid was not a possibility.
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