Ball2Win Sportsbook has been added to the SBR Blacklist with a rating of F.
The betting site is licensed under the same company as now defunct scam sportsbook GoBetGo (SBR rating F), which recently closed without paying any of their players.
GoBetGo displayed the following message to players when they shut down shop this January:
"Our strategy to offer the best odds on the planet with very low margins did not prove to be a successful one, given the clientele we attracted and the payment processing and marketing costs we incurred. During the period of November/December there was a large withdrawal wave, which entirely emptied our company balances and as we stand, we are insolvent. Therefore, we deeply regret to inform you, that as of today we are effectively closing GoBetGo.com. -Sincerely yours, GoBetGo Management."
The writing had been on the wall at least a month prior, when GoBetGo mocked a player after confiscating €2,500 in winnings.
Brand similarity between GoBetGo and Ball2Win was questioned by a poster at a bonus hunting forum in July of last year. GoBetGo claimed that the two shared software and payment processing, but that otherwise there was "no relation" between the two betting sites.
In fact, the Sommerville Management Co. Ltd license in Curacao covers Ball2Win Sportsbook, Ball2Win's live dealer casino, GoBetGo, Odinbet, and Bit455.com.
To confirm you've got this right, Ball2Win and GoBetGo are licensed to operate as a sportsbook under the same company, sharing the same processing, operated out of the same backyard and used the same software and servers which contained player information. But they say there's no relation between them.
A further red flag was discovered when SBR found that despite the Curacao gaming license, Ball2Win actually accepts players from the US, in direct violation of local law, which prohibits residents of the US, Curacao, or Cyprus from being serviced by an online sportsbook.
For the reasons stated above, the online sportsbook is considered an extremely high risk operation and a danger to players funds.