Scam sportsbook Oddsmaker owes more than $250K
Scam sportsbook Oddsmaker (SBR rating F) has confiscated more than a quarter million dollars from players to date. A player who had $13,000 stolen has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review. The player’s only crime was being what Oddsmaker calls a non-recreational gambler. Oddsmaker routinely fleeces players that are considered too sharp to accept wagers from.
The sportsbook keeps it simple: There are no allegations of syndicate play, the players in question aren’t betting particularly large amounts of money, they simply exceeded Oddsmaker’s threshold of winning.
He lost $5,000 lifetime at Oddsmaker.com after making a series of deposits between 2009 and 2011. Finally, he managed to go on a good run and increase his balance to just over $13,000. Oddsmaker closed his account in November 2011.
They gave me the runaround at the end and finally after about 10 calls, they told me I wasn't getting paid.As days turned to weeks and then months, the player googled Oddsmaker and discovered the company is actually an F-rated, blacklisted sportsbook by SBR. Oddsmaker's past includes cheating players with deceptively worded promotion terms from their elaborate marketing campaigns.
"They gave me the runaround at the end and finally after about 10 calls, they told me I wasn't getting paid. They said that I was betting steam and a "sharp" and they have the right to close my account. I had lost probably $5,000 or so in the prior years betting football, basketball, and baseball", he wrote to SBR.
Oddsmaker’s key decisions are made out of a marketing office in Canada. Head of fraud Tony Massina deals with players whose accounts have been closed. He can be reached at Tony@oddsmaker.ag.
SBR urges players to be persistent with Oddsmaker. The scam company did make an undisclosed partial payout to a player who had $45,000 stolen last May.
Players are advised to avoid Oddsmaker at all costs.
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