BetRevolution Sportsbook confiscation still outstanding
As SBR reported earlier this year, BetRevolution Sportsbook confiscated nearly $27,000 from three winning sports bettors. BetRevolution has been unwilling to revisit the highly controversial dispute by maintaining their position that the players were guilty of syndicate betting. BetRevolution also is unwilling to discuss player disputes in general, and is on the SBR blacklist.
SBR first broke news of the BetRevolution case on April 1 2013.
After SBR contacted BetRevolution to discuss these cases, the sportsbook provided an attachment containing screenshots of the users Facebook profiles. The profiles showed the full names of two of the players who filed SBR complaints and appeared only to highlight that they were tagged as friends.
BetRevolution accepted wagers from the players for several months. The sportsbook argued that the players had many common wagers and that this constituted a conspiracy rather than simply friends sharing picks.
When a sportsbook accepts wagers it has no intention of paying, that is referred to as a freeroll within the iGaming industry: A common tactic used by many scam sportsbooks. The players could have lost their combined $26,908, but being paid was not a possibility.
BetRevolution players with feedback are encouraged to write to SBR.
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