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SportsbettingOnline management satisfactorily addressed the few outstanding issues reported on the SBR newswire and opened a line of communication with SBR for further player complaints. The rating has been adjusted from D+ to C-.
SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) management has addressed the complaint filed by a player alleging a potential breach of security. The player claimed in his SBR complaint that after requesting deposit instructions through the website cashier, he was contacted by an impostor posing as a sportsbook clerk. He then claims he was defrauded out of $2,000. | SportsbettingOnline complaint
Sportsbook Review has asked SportsbettingOnline for another update on two complaints submitted by players. Complaint number one has been pending since last summer. A player reported that the fate of his $8,200 balance was unknown as he is locked out of his betting account. The second complaint involves a potential security issue. | SportsbettingOnline complaints
SBR reported on November 17 that a SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player submitted a payout complaint. The user claimed to be unable to request a Person to Person withdrawal for $500, and that he did not receive adequate assistance from customer service. A manager with the betting site has since addressed the complaint with SBR. | Read SportsbettingOnline complaint update
A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player has filed a general complaint. The player has stated that he has been unable to request payment via Person to Person, as upon submitting the payout request his browser produces a fatal error page from the sportsbook. He claims he has tried clearing his cookies to no avail. | SportsbettingOnline complaint
Sportsbook Review reported on October 28 that SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) management were investigating payout complaints submitted by users. One payout complaint has been addressed - a user complained on excessive waiting times for P2P withdrawals - though one remains outstanding, and a tricky dispute concerning web security has been filed. | Latest complaint
A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) manager is reviewing the recent player complaints reported by SBR. The first complaint, originally posted September 17, indicated a player was owed $8,200 and that the balance was in limbo. The player deposited with SportsbettingOnline by bitcoin and ran up the large balance earlier in the summer. | SportsbettingOnline report
A SportsbettingOnline.ag (SBR rating D+) player has written with a general payout complaint. The user has stated that he was told that Person to Person withdrawals are taking an average of 12 days to be processed. Generally, betting sites are able to process same day withdrawals through this method provided a request is submitted early enough during normal business hours. | SportsbettingOnline complaint
A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed to have three $500 requests pending through processing methods SBR has agreed not to publish on the news feed as a courtesy to other operators. The funds have been debited from the player's account, and for going on two weeks he has not received an update. | SportsbettingOnline report
Betting Sites News Update — Sportsbook Review delivers its weekly installment of the iGaming News video program. Topics in today's update include Guts.com (SBR rating C+) and their recent addition to the sportsbook ratings guide. SBR goes through the decision to evaluate Guts.com at a higher rating standard than other online sportsbooks in the EveryMatrix group. EveryMatrix, also known by OddsMatrix, has gotten itself into hot water with players by rough treatment of winning customers, typically involving a sportsbook sign-up bonus. Guts.com however claims to action player accounts and provide risk management internally. Also covered in the sportsbook industry news broadcast are recent reports on SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating C-) and a player's pending balance of $8,200 which has been in relative limbo for a period of three months, and an update on one sportsbook's bitcoin withdrawal policy change.
A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating C-) player has had $8,200 in limbo for going on three months. The player opened their account with a $500 deposit in the summer of 2014 and increased the total balance to approximately $8,700. A successful $500 payout was made via bitcoins, which was the maximum at the time per house rules. The following payout request was allegedly instantly declined by SportsbettingOnline. The player claims to have been given no information on what to do to receive the account balance, and has been locked out from making additional wagers. SBR has attempted to speak with SportsbettingOnline three times concerning the player's dispute. The latest correspondence - dated August 24 - was initiated via live help where a manager claimed to be investigating the player's complaint. No update was provided, and the player remains in the dark on why the remaining balance is in limbo.
Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating B+) players have shared consistently positive feedback since the acquisition by BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A-) in June 2012. The brand has continued to grow under BetOnline's watch with players being offered improved promotions, with the security blanket of a strong company behind the name.
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating B) players have submitted positive feedback. The formerly D-rated sportsbook was acquired by the BetOnline Group (SBR rating B+) in June of 2012. BetOnline saw value in the historically troubled brand and went to work on salvaging its customer base, repairing the fragmented relationship it had with many of its players.
Update: SBR has spoken with SportsbettingOnline.ag management and confirmed that BetOwi Sportsbook is a sister brand. BetOwi has been adding to the sportsbook ratings guide at C-.
BetOwi.com Sportsbook is currently under review. Initial findings are that BetOwi.com is hosted on the same web server as SportsbettingOnline.ag (SBR rating C-) and shares a similar website layout. Sportsbook Review has followed up with SportsbettingOnline management to confirm the extent of their relationship with BetOwi. SBR will update this report as more information becomes available.
SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating C-) was added to the SBR ratings guide on May 26th, 2012. The sportsbook was initially downgraded after a representative of the brand attempted to poach players from other sportsbooks. SBR spoke with the SBO manager, who agreed to review the calls and dismiss the employee. Since that time, SBO has received favorable player reviews and has not been the subject of any significant issue. The SBO rating has been increased from D+ to C-.
SportsbettingOnline players with feedback are asked to write to email@example.com.
In today's SBR Industry News video, SBR analysts Natalie Rydström and dispute manager Justin7 discuss the following: the recent upgrading of Sportsbetting.com (now .ag) following the BetOnline Group crediting over $30,000 to players who were cheated by old ownership, a Globet Sportsbook payout complaint, and two Betfair payout issues.
Sportsbetting.com new ownership has credited a player who was cheated in April of 2009 by the old management. As SBR reported in June, the BetOnline Group (SBR rating B+) purchased
Sportsbetting.com (now .ag). BetOnline is in the process of clearing all outstanding payouts which were pending from the old brand.
The Sportsbetting.com player filed his confiscation claim with SBR in March of 2011 and has confirmed with SBR that new ownership credited him with $20,000. The BetOnline Group (SBR rating B+) acquired Sportsbetting.com (now .ag) in June. BetOnline tells SBR it is in the process of clearing all delinquent and pending payouts under the old brand.
BetOnline (SBR rating B+) and Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D) will be down for scheduled maintenance from 1AM to 9AM ET. Management tells SBR that the nature of the maintenance is technical, and that end-users will notice no differences as the websites come back online. Players with feedback can write to Sportsbook Review.
SBR analyst Natalie Rydstrom provides an iGaming News update for Friday, August 3rd. Topics for today include Maryland's plans to catch-up to other states and get online gambling on their agenda, an update from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the latest with California's plans to offer sportsbetting in licensed establishments.
SBR newswoman Natalie and SBR dispute analyst Justin7 provide a sportsbook industry news update. In today's video, the recent BetOnline acquisition of Sportsbetting.ag is discussed, as well as an update on Pinnacle Sports, Bet770, BetAtHome, as well as Justin's current caseload of sportsbook disputes.
BetOnline (SBR rating B+) has acquired majority ownership of Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D). BetOnline management tells SBR that with the move will come significant upgrades for Sportsbetting.ag players — better bonuses, software, and payout reliability. SBR is assembling a list of outstanding complaints against the SB.ag brand for new management to address.
A Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D) player submits a payment complaint. The player tells SBR that he deposited $2,000 to the sportsbook in the last 18 months. He made his first cashout request on March 23rd for $1,290. The player has still not received his funds, and has been given generic updates from the sportsbook.
Six Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D) players report payment. SBR has contacted each of the remaining 18 players to confirm if their payments are still outstanding. The players reported receiving $24,500. Sportsbetting.ag recently had its rating lowered from D+ to D after the complaints racked up.
SportsBettingOnline is apparently attempting to poach players from other sportsbooks. Three players have reported that SportsBettingOnline has called them saying an account for them was set up at SportsBettingOnline.ag using the details the player initially entered when joining a top rated sportsbook.
SBR newswoman Natalie provides a sportsbook industry news update. At the end of the segment, Natalie is joined by SBR dispute analyst Justin who discusses his current sportsbook dispute cases. 24SportsWeb, Sportsbetting.ag, and Betway are among three of the online sportsbooks covered in today's video.
Sportsbettingonline has been initiated with a sportsbook rating of C-. SBR interviewed Sportsbettingonline manager Dave Johnson, former CEO of WagerWeb (SBR rating D-), on the company's business model and future plans. Sportsbettingonline is based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The company took its first sports wager on April 1st, 2012.
Two Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D) players confirm receiving payment. Player one received an $1,800 check payout requested on March 11th. Player two received a $2,500 withdrawal requested the beginning of April; he still as a $9,500 bank withdrawal outstanding. Twenty-two Sportsbetting.ag slow-pay complaints are presently on file. Players are owed a combined $129,904.
Two new Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D+) complaints have been reported. The players tell SBR that Sportsbetting.ag took one of their most popular payment methods away; and are telling the players that the only way to receive their funds involve them waiting between 20 and 62 business days. SBR has received numerous Sportsbetting.ag player complaints this year, and downgraded the sportsbook to a rating of D+.
A Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D+) player submits a payment complaint. The player points out that the Sportsbetting.ag website lists 10-20 business days for payments via cheque by courier. He says that despite this, he has been advised that the new time-frame to receive his total $3,500 is 20-62 business days. The player complains that in addition, he has been advising that tracking methods are no longer available for players usage. SBR now has one dozen Sportsbetting.ag payment complaints on file. Players are owed over $100,000.
Two new Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D+) payment complaints have been reported. Player one states a $1,000 payout was requested on April 2nd. Player two states that a $700 withdrawal requested March 27th has not been paid, and claims that the sportsbook has not provided an update. SBR is following up on these payment complaints.
Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D+) has reversed their decision in the $16,000 winnings dispute covered by SBR on March 26th, 2012. SBR reported that a player who registered with an incorrect state of residence had his balance nullified for allegedly being in violation of house policy. The player told SBR that he noticed Louisiana was not an option to select when registering. He chose a neighboring state and thought all was clear when he claims a representative phoned him the next day to help him make his first deposit.
A Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D+) player submits a payment complaint. The player requested an $1,800 withdrawal on March 11th, 2012. Sportsbetting.ag assigned a ten business day time-frame for funds to be received, but the player has to date not been paid. Sportsbetting.ag management confirmed to SBR that there is currently an issue with one of their processors, contributing to payment delays. The player's $1,800 payment was to be sent through a method that was reportedly still being paid on time. Currently, Sportsbetting.ag is slow-paying eight players more than $100,000. SBR is following up on this sportsbook complaint.
Sportsbetting.ag was recently downgraded from C- to D+ for the confiscation of $16,000 in winnings from a player who registered with an incorrect signup detail. SBR covered that dispute in this sportsbook industry news report.
A Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D+) player had $16,000 confiscated. SBR analyst Justin7 breaks down the complaint in the below sportsbook news video report.
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) tells SBR that payments now take up to 20 business days. One player reports waiting for a $2,500 cheque since February 3rd, 2012. The player states that despite phoning Sportsbetting.com (ag) and emailing at least once per day, he has been given generic updates and in some cases had his patience questioned. SBR advised the sportsbook that this player has waited ten days in excess of their posted time-frame, and pointed out that his initial payment request (which he was paid only half of) was made in December of 2011. The player had a nightmarish experience where his original withdrawal request was ultimately cancelled. He received a partial payment via cheque on February 1st, then immediately requested the remainder of his funds. SBR will update this report.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) player tells SBR that it has been two months since a $5,000 withdrawal was requested. The player was asked to provide two bank statements to verify that the funds have not been received. The player obliged Sportsbetting.com's (ag) request. The player has allegedly been told to "be patient" when asking for updates on his funds.
The Sportsbetting.com player from SBR's report on January 31st claims the sportsbook has sent him a new payment for his $4,750. SBR will update this report.
On December 11th, SBR reported that a Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) player received only half of a $9,500 payout. The player has received a seperate $9,400 payment since the initial botched withdrawal, but has yet to receive the $4,750 owed. Sportsbetting.com management stated they were investigating with their processor, but has failed to provide a concrete update.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) player submits a wagering dispute.
The dispute The player placed three bets on potential Super Bowl matches. Bet one was the over in a New England vs San Francisco SB. Bet two was the New England pointspread against the 49ers. Bet three was the over in a Super Bowl of Baltimore vs San Francisco. After the conference championship weekend, New England and New York advanced to the Super Bowl. The player expected his wagers to be voided, as the outcome of the conference championship weekend eliminated Baltimore and San Francisco from the playoffs. He claims to have placed the same future Super Bowl match bets elsewhere, and claims that he was credited his wager amounts back since the teams he bet on would not actually play in the game. The sportsbook's position A Sportsbetting.com representative advised the player that since the teams he wagered on will not be playing, that his wagers would be graded as losses following the Super Bowl. SBR is following up with Sportsbetting.com management to confirm the accuracy of the sportsbook rep's statement. Players that also wagered these Super Bowl bet types are advised to write to SBR. UPDATE: The player has confirmed that Sportsbetting.com credite
On 11 December 2011, SBR reported that a Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) player received only half of a $9,500 payout. The player states that on November 27th, an additional $9,400 was requested, as well as a $9,500 check on January 6th. The player has not received any of the payouts. SBR is following up on this sportsbook complaint.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) player tells SBR that he requested $9,500 on November 14th. The player received only half of the payment ($4,750) on November 20th, and has not received word on why or when the rest of the payment will be filled. Sportsbetting.com has not provided an update. SBR is investigating this withdrawal complaint.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) player reports requesting a $2,604.62 withdrawal on September 19th. The player states that his funds have not been received. The player states that the Sportsbetting.com (ag) live help department has been unable to provide a meaningful payout update.
On October 10th, SBR reported that a Sportsbetting.com player made a withdrawal request of $1,400 on August 6th, and to date had not been paid.
SBR will update this report.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) player reports a payout complaint. The player states that on August 6th, he requested a withdrawal of $1,400, which was never received. The amount ended up being placed back in the bettor's account "several times", at which point the player continued to wager and eventually increased his balance to $9,500. The player states that on September 13th, he made a new payout request for that amount and was told that payment could not be made, and that an update would be given. SBR has contacted Sportsbetting.com (ag) management to confirm the player's timeline.
On October 4th, SBR reported a conclusion on the previously documented Sportsbetting.com wagering dispute, where a player's second half wager on the NY Giants vs Arizonal Cardinals football game was canceled during the third quarter. The player allegedly had bet on a second half line that was mispriced by five cents, though management later clarified that the pointspread was out of line by a half-point. After discussing the complaint with SBR, management agreed to credit the player's winnings and correctly settle effected tickets.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) manager has addressed the wagering dispute reported by SBR on October 3rd. In that dispute, a player stated that a second half wager on the NY Giants vs Arizona Cardinals game was canceled during the third quarter. The player forwarded an email from Sportsbetting.com (ag) which indicated that the wager was voided due to the correct line being a mere five cents different. The manager who spoke with SBR indicated that the wagering supervisor who made this ruling acted in error, and that effected players would have their winning tickets reinstated. SBR asks Sportsbetting.com players to write to firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback.
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.
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C) has credited a player from a six-month old wagering dispute. | Sportsbetting.com dispute
A Win4Real (SBR rating C-) player reports that his winnings are not being honored. On February 26th, the player opened his account with Win4Real, depositing $12,000 via Moneybookers. He increased his balance to $32,000.
On March 7th, Win4Real zeroed the player's balance claiming that he also has a Sportsbetting.com account. Win4Real is part of the Sportsbetting.com Group, which has a rule prohibiting players from having more than one account with the family. | Win4Real dispute
Update: SBR finds the player likely defrauded Win4Real.
Win4Real (SBR rating C-) confiscates $90,000 from player. The player began playing with Win4Real in the fall of 2009. Over the course of a year, the player made roughly $10,000 in deposits. In October of 2009, the player risked $650 on a seven team parlay, which won and netted him approximately $70,000. The player proceeded to win another $20,000 in the casino. In late 2009, Win4Real suspended the player's balance and locked his account. Win4Real has not provided comment to the player or SBR on why the player's balance was seized. On 5/28/2009, SBR reported that Win4Real and sister sportsbooks Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) and Racebook.com (SBR rating C-) confiscated $20,000 from a winning player with accounts at each outfit.
A new Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) bounced check dispute has been reported. On 12/23, SBR reported that a player had a check bounce for $924.52 in October, and had not yet been repaid. Another player has come forward indicating to SBR that a check paid to him in November for $1,500 bounced. Sportsbetting.com management has not yet discussed the first dispute with SBR.
On 12/21, SBR reported a Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) dispute. A player stated that a check for $924.52 bounced in October, and that he provided all followup information requested. Sportsbetting.com issued the following generic statement to the player today:
Unfortunately at the moment there is no update about your bounced check. Please note that we have sent all the required information about it to the processing team, as soon as there is an update we will contact you back.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) player submits a withdrawal dispute. The player states that he had a $924.52 check bounce in October, and has not been repaid. The player tells SBR that he provided Sportsbetting.com with all required documents to show that the check was not cashed, but has not been credited with the funds or sent a replacement check. SBR is following up on this dispute.
About two months ago I attempted to withdraw $924.52 from sportsbetting.com. The check that they sent me bounced, apparently due to insufficient funds in the account that the check was written out of. I have sent sportsbetting.com everything they've requested of me, and since early November I have spoken to roughly 15-20 customer service reps about the situation. Most of them have assured me, day after day, that my money would be credited back to the account "by the end of business" that day. It never is, and still hasn't been.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) player says that his $8,000 balance was seized. In July, he deposited $500 and increased his balance to approximately $8,000. After requesting a $2,500 payout, Sportsbetting.com accused the player of fraud, confiscated his winnings, and refunded his $500 deposit. Sportsbetting never gave the player an explanation for the seizure. SBR is discussing this dispute with Sportsbetting.
BestHockeyBetting.com (SBR rating F) is offering a signup bonus of 20% to new accounts. BestHockeyBetting is a scam sportsbook under what is now a mostly defunct sportsbook group, EZ Sports. EZ Sports operated 49 sportsbook domain names at its peak and has scammed players out of hundreds of thousands in winnings. One of those players wrote in to SBR today indicating he had been stiffed $45,500 by Vegas-Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating F) in 2005. Vegas-Sportsbetting, like nearly all other former domains under the EZ Sports platform is now a sportsbook referrals site. | EZ Sports report
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) casino dispute update — A player that ran up a $280 loyalty comp into $100,000 playing roulette still has his account frozen. Sportsbetting.com addressed the dispute, which was reported to SBR on June 28th, by stating that the casino software supplier was still completing its investigation and testing the two winning sessions by the player for legitimacy. SBR will update this report once Sportsbetting.com renders its decision. | Players discuss Sportsbetting.com casino dispute
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) has twice deactivated the account of a winning casino player. Sportsbetting.com credited a player $280 on June 6th from their loyalty program, he proceeded to play European Roulette and increase his balance to $72,000. Sportsbetting.com then deactivated his account to verify the legitimacy of his play. His account was reopened the following week. The player continued to play European Roulette and made an additional $28,000. Sportsbetting.com deactivated his account a second time citing the need to investigate ''irregularities'' within the software. SBR is following up with Sportsbetting.com management. | Sportsbetting.com forum discussion
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) player claims to have lost his $1710.92 balance as a result of a software error. The player attempted to sit at the Sportsbetting.com poker table and clicked an open seat, when he claims a technical error message displayed on the screen which froze his poker client. After rebooting the client and logging back into his Sportsbetting.com account, the player claims his $1710.92 balance was missing. SBR is following up on the complaint.
A MyBet (unrated) player deposited €300 in April of 2010 and received a bonus of €50.The player increased his balance to €647 before requesting a withdrawal. At this point MyBet confiscated voided €347 in winnings and refunded only the player's €300 deposit. The player signed up from Belarus, which is allegedly on MyBet's list of countries not to accept player's from. After reviewing the MyBet terms and conditions, no such mention of a ban on Belarusia players exists in the "Specific Terms and Conditions for Sportsbetting" section. SBR is following up with MyBet.
A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) live wagering dispute has been received. A player making live wagers on the NHL game bewteen the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins had 4 wagers no-actioned. All 4 wagers were placed in the 3rd period, two of which on the Bruins +1.5 +110 and 2 on the Over 3.5 goals -165. Sportsbetting.com stated to the player that the lines were supposed to be offered for the 2nd period, not the 3rd period. The player notes that when the wagers were placed, the game was already in the 3rd period. SBR is investigating the complaint.
The Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) player from SBR's April 12th & April 16th reports has confirmed receiving his $1691 withdrawal request.
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) has addressed the sportsbook complaint reported on April 12th. Sportsbetting.com has stated that the player had mismatching names on the ID documents provided, and took more than a month to reply with the required information, causing the payment delay. Sportsbetting.com has stated that the payment was processed as normal after the player's account was verified.
In a second case, a player requested a wire transfer of $1127 on March 26th and has yet to receive his funds. Sportsbetting.com has stated the processed wire which left their account is missing, and that it can take up to 4 weeks for the bank to return the money.
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A Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) payment complaint has been received. Two months ago a player requested a withdrawal of $1691 and was asked to provide credit card documentation before his payout could be processed. The player obliged to all requests. After confirming that the required information was submitted, Sportsbetting.com allowed the player to make his withdrawal request, then canceled it after a week claiming that his account hasn't been verified. The player states that he spoke to ten different customer service representatives via the telephone, in addition to numerous live chat requests. SBR is investigating.
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) has frozen a player's account which held a $3241 balance pending identity verification. The player obliged the sportsbook's request. 10 days has elapsed and the player remains unable to access his account, his email queries since that time have went unanswered. SBR will update this report after communicating with Sportsbetting.com management.
The player from SBR's report on September 7th had their account reinstated on September 16th. Sportsbetting.com cleared the player after auditing the account.
On July 29th, Sportsbetting.com (SBR Rating C-) disabled a player's account for what was described as a "random security check." The player had deposited $1500 via prepaid debit card from July 24th to July 26th, in three different transactions. Over a 3 day period, the player made approximately 30 wagers before the account was disabled. Sportsbetting.com asked the player to provide ID documents to verify the player's identity. After the requested documents were supplied and confirmed as received, the player was then asked to fax the back of driver license, which was sent on August 3rd. Since that time, the player has sent several emails inquiring as to why the account is still locked, which has approximately $2000 in it. Sportsbetting.com has been the source of communication and unjust confiscation complaints. The player has been sent only automated email responses and remains locked out of the account. SBR will update this report when Sportsbetting.com addresses the complaint. | Forum: Sportsbetting.com confiscation.
SportsbettingTime is a new sportsbook from the Costa Rica-based EZ Sports Group.
Apex websites, ApexSportsbook.com and ApexSportsbetting.com, return online five years after closing and stiffing players. The Apex websites were utilized as handicapping and betting tips sites by Apex owner, Robbie, AKA Zach, marketed his new sportsbook ventures including his next sportsbook operation Bet33 (SBR rating F). ApexSportsbook is now one of many skins running on the Bet33 platform. Bet33, and even some players, have argued that the sportsbook should not have an F rating because the book has been online over three years and has not had any payout complaints filed against it. Bet33, its sister sites, and it's pay per head service, Realbookie.com, were built using the stolen funds from the original Apex Sports customers. Robbie has been asked multiple times in recent years to consider repaying his former customers.
Sister books, Sportsbetting.com, Racebook, and Win4Real confiscate player's winnings and deposits
The player opened accounts at all three sportsbooks in June of 2008, depositing and playing consistently for five months. In November his accounts, which showed a profit of approximately $20,000, were frozen. The sportsbook cited a rule saying the player could only have an account at one sportsbook in the Sportsbetting.com Group. SBR has advised the sportsbook to pay the player for all wagers it booked since the player's funds were at risk. Bookmakers should have the ability to limit a player's action but should not retroactively void winning bets. Thus far Sportsbetting (SBR rating C-), Win4Real (SBR rating C-) and Racebook (SBR rating C-) have not agreed to pay the player for winning wagers, or even the winnings on the first of the thr
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.
Racebook (SBR rating C-) tells Sportsbook Review it has returned $1,000 in confiscated funds to player. The refund represents a deposit made to Racebook.com in 2008. The sportsbook originally told the player that the funds were not returned because he broke the rule of having more than one account within the Sportsbetting.com Family of sportsbooks. The player had accounts at sister books Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) and Win4Real (SBR rating C-) that were in good standing and inactive. SBR is seeking more information on why the deposit was not initially returned and if there were other non-bonus funds in the account. SBR will reassess Sportsbetting.com after pursuing further details from the company.
05.07.2009 Racebook (SBR rating C-) confiscates player funds
The player deposited $1,000 and won an additional $200. The sportsbook told the player that because he previously had an account at sister sportsbooks Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-)
and Win4Real (SBR rating C-)
he is not eligible to have an account at Racebook. Racebook
has confiscated his deposit and winnings citing their terms and conditions which state that accounts at more than one Sportsbetting.com Group book are not allowed. The player states that his accounts at Sportsbetting.com
are in good standing and are inactive. Racebook.com's betting limits were not exceeded. SBR Dispute Manager Lou has asked the sportsbook to address the confiscation claim of both deposits and winnings. On May 5th, Racebook sportsbook agreed to credit a different player for deposited funds confiscated in 2008.
Win4Real and Racebook.com (SBR rating C-) agree to pay player for confiscated deposits totaling $800 The dispute over the winning wagers continues. SBR is seeking more information about the bets and the date the cited rule was added to the Sportsbetting.com Group's websites. The original complaint was reported April 29th:
Win4Real (SBR rating C-) and Racebook.com (SBR rating C-) confiscate player's deposits
The sportsbook management states it applied the punishment after the player's limits were lowered at a third book in the family, Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-). The bettor had an account at Sportsbetting.com, had his betting limits reduced, and subsequently deposited and won at both Win4Real and Racebook. The player was aware that he could make similar bets at Win4Real and Racebook and placed the same wagers for different amounts at all three sportsbooks in a three day period. The amount risked per play exceeded the limit given to him at Sportsbetting.com. SBR has asked Sportsbetting.com to return the player's deposits of $800. SBR's position is that the sportsbook should not benefit from the player's actions.
The Sportsbetting.com family of books currently has a rule stating that only one sportsbook within the book's family can be utilized. SBR will address the secondary issue of if the sportsbook had this rule in place when the player made these deposits. He won $6,400 in wagers that were not honored. Under normal circumstances a sports betting company with multiple brands is expected to honor all wagers before identifying a player it does not want to service at its sportsbooks.
HighRollerSportsbetting enters the SBR Rating Guide at F. HighRoller is the second new EZ Sports Group sportsbook to be rated this week. SBR expects to identify many new sportsbooks from scam operation EZ Sports this month. The group has used a new batch of website domains to hook players through search engines and is offering a turnkey program for new bookmakers.
04.09.2009 (02:51 AM CST)
HighRollerSportsbetting HighRollerSportsbetting - SBR initiates rating coverage at F
Sportsbettingchamp.com, a website promoting pro capper, John Morrison and the "John Morrison Chase Betting System”, is working with BetUS (SBR rating C-) to scam players.
10.21.2008 BestHockeyBetting enters the SBR Rating Guide with an F rating
is part of the EZ Sports Group. The most recent complaint came from a player who was with sister book Vegas-Sportsbetting (SBR rating F)
. The player won almost $5,000 on a Giants Super Bowl futures wager. After requesting his winnings he was locked out of his account and told the line was a mistake. The group has stiffed big futures winners in the past claiming the line was offered in error and will not be honored. The scam allows the book to take continuous action on multiple teams throughout the season, eventually stiffing only those who bet on the championship team. BestHockeyBetting's homepage highlights generous futures odds on which team will win both NHL conferences and the Stanley Cup. Players should avoid Best Hockey Betting and its sister EZ Sports books at all costs.
Sportsbetting.com tackling processor delays; poor customer support remains problem for players
Sportsbetting.com's (SBR rating C-) problems with inadequate banking resources were magnified by poor communication with users. The sportsbook has recovered paying most past due amounts including $30,000 to one player in late July. Players continue to report sending multiple emails and a front line of customer service that cannot do anything but pass the complaint on to unavailable management.
Player: I made two deposits on July 6th. They were never credited to my betting account but were deducted from my bank account. I have contacted CS multiple times using both email and phone and have gotten absolutely nowhere. They keep telling me 24-48 hours and they'll contact me. I never hear from them, then I call and they tell me the same load of crap again. I strongly advise any and everyone to pull their money from these guys. I wish I would have found your site before I made my deposits.
07.19.2008 Vegas-Sportsbetting player reports no-pay dating back to September 2007
The bettor requested $400 through Neteller in September and has since requested the remainder of his $1,500 balance. The Vegas-Sportsbetting (SBR rating F) website gives him the message that he is not allowed to have more than one "pending withdrawal." Emails to the scam operation have bounced and the phone representative continuously claims management is not available to address the payout request. The player explains how he was duped by Vegas-Sportsbetting:
I have tried contacting them through 'live chat' help but when you eventually are told you have an operator, as soon as you mention 'withdrawing' money, they disappear and no further dialogue takes place. The email address they give for support just bounces back. I currently have over $1500 in the account. I must confess to not realising there are so many bogus sportsbook in operation, in the UK where I reside you never get these sort of problems. I actually work for the Racing Post - national daily racing/sports paper - and will be writing up my experiences with this firm, and advising everyone to check out your ratings and reviews about any sportsbook before opening an account and departing with money with these firms. They are very clever. The NFL markets in particular are frequently updated, giving the impression that its a very workable and therefore trustworthy operation.
This group of sportsbooks is known for scamming players on future wagers and failing to pay winners. Players can view a list of all sister sportsbooks of Vegas-Sportsbetting here
All-Sportsbook enters the SBR Rating Guide with an F rating. All-Sportsbook is part of the EZ Sports Group. The most recent complaint came from a player who was with sister book Vegas-Sportsbetting (SBR rating F) five months ago. The player won almost $5,000 on a Giants Super Bowl futures wager. After requesting his winnings he was locked out of his account. The group has stiffed big futures winners in the past. The scam allows the book to take continous action on multiple teams through out the season, eventually stiffing only those who bet on the championship team. All-Sportsbook.com already has its very generous NFL futures odds up.
1SportWagering enters the SBR Rating Guide with an F rating. 1SportWagering is part of the EZ Sports Group. The most recent EZ Sports complaint came from a player with sister book Vegas-Sportsbetting (SBR rating F) in February. The player won almost $5,000 on a Giants Super Bowl futures wager. Shortly after requesting his winnings he was locked out of his account. The group has stiffed big futures winners in the past. The scam allows the book to take continous action on multiple teams through out the season, eventually stiffing only those who bet on the championship team. The majority of the EZ future bet bettors never realize they risked funds with nothing to gain.
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) yet to correct April 13th misgraded wagers
Players with losing wagers on Herzeliya vs. Beitar Jerusalem may contact SBR for help requesting a manual sportsbook account credit. The match was called before completion due to crowd violence. Sportsbook.com's rules state the match must be completed for the player to have action. SBR has already assisted one player correct his account however, the sportsbook has not applied credits to all deserving account holders. It is common for the Sportsbook.com Group to credit only the players who complain. Two players from Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-), which outsources its wagering and odds management to Sportsbook.com, are awaiting credits.
05.03.2008 BetSBI (SBR rating D+) fails to pay scammed players after repeated promises
(Sports Betting International) representative contacted multiple players setting them up with a line of wagering credit. Players won approximately $2,000 and filed a complaint with SBR when their contact was no longer answering his phone. The sportsbook's manager told SBR that the agent gave other players credit as well and those players lost over $15,000. Since those players refused to pay the agent he was unwilling to pay the unrelated winning account holders. The sportsbook's manager gave multiple dates for when it would step in and pay the players if the issue could not be resolved directly with the agent. After assuring both the players and SBR that the accounts would eventually be paid, SBI has gone back on its word. Players should be aware that BetSBI, which claims it no longer has post-up players, works with rogue agents and may be facilitating a scam.
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) has been behind in payments since it stopped using Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-)
accounting service in December of last year. Over 25 users have submitted payout complaints within the past month. The majority of these players are most alarmed by the lack of communication with the sportsbook, saying they are continually promised updates by email and phone that never arrive. SBR can verify that players have been paid five figures. Recent history suggest players who are waiting will be paid within two months.
Player waiting for $2,500: They literally have provided zero updates. The call center "pros" keep giving the same empty assurances and "we understand your frustration" pleasantries, but there has been exactly zero word from the actual withdrawal department about when they are going to re-issue a check.
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BetOnSportsbook enters the SBR Rating Guide with an F rating. BetOnSportsbook is part of the EZ Sports Group. The most recent EZ Sports complaint came from a player with sister book Vegas-Sportsbetting (SBR rating F) in February. The player won almost $5,000 on a Giants Super Bowl futures wager. Shortly after requesting his winnings he was locked out of his account. The group has stiffed big futures winners in the past. The scam allows the book to take continous action on multiple teams through out the season, eventually stiffing only the backers of the championship team. The majority of the EZ future bet bettors never realize they risked funds without a chance of winning.
BetBeyond is part of the EZ Sports Group. The most recent EZ Sports complaint came from a player with sister book Vegas-Sportsbetting (SBR rating F) last week. The player won almost $5,000 on a Giants Super Bowl futures wager. Shortly after requesting his winnings he was locked out of his account. The group has stiffed big futures winners in the past.
This group attracts victims with a professional looking webpage and enticing odds. Offering extremely generous payoffs on future bets and then voiding the winning wager due to a "bad line" is one of the EZ Sports book’s biggest cons. This allows the book to take a healthy amount of wagers during an entire season, while having no intention of paying out. The book is able to take in large amounts of cash, eventually upsetting only a small percentage of those bettors, most never realizing they were swindled. Past victims include those who took the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers to win the championship.
Player: I didn't realise that Vegas-sportsbetting was a scam book part of the EZ group until just now when I checked your site. I did so because I had backed the NY Giants there and requested a $4575 withdrawal last week. I had no problems loggin in then, I requested the withdrawal (to Neteller) and waited. I didn't see anytihng happen from my Neteller end so I tried to log in now to vegas-sportsbetting and I cannot get in. They have obviously blocked my account. I have tried and tried to log in and it wont work. What kind of recourse do I have now?
AmericanFootballBetting & LasVegasBetsonline enter the SBR Rating Guide with an F rating. The books are new listings for no-pay scam group, EZ Sports. The group includes stiff sportsbooks, BetonSportsOnline (SBR rating F) and EZSportsbetting (SBR rating F).
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) phone lines back up. The sportsbook's users have complained about the absence of a working phone line, not receiving email responses and slow-pays since the start of December. Sportsbetting.com switched to in-house customer service and financial processing at the start of December. Players have recently confirmed receiving payouts that were originally requested through the Sportsbook.com Group's service in November.
Update 2:20 PM: Two players who complained of withdrawal delays in December report receiving subsequent four-figure payouts in seven days.
SportsBetting.com (SBR rating C-) player who has been waiting for $1,510 since March received his check yesterday. Sportsbetting management tells SBR a second slow-paid player has also been sent his payment. SBR is currently monitoring new five-figure withdrawal requests.
PremierSportsbetting listed at F in the SBR rating guide as part of the Apex Group. The former owner of Apex Sportsbook (SBR rating F-), now going by the name Zach, is also the owner of such books as Bet33 (SBR rating F) and Totalbets (SBR rating F). Zach repeatedly tells SBR that there have been "zero no-pays in years" but has not been willing to pay Apex victims who he stiffed before beginning his new venture.
No-pay sportsbook 88SportsBetting (SBR rating F) closes. The sportsbook entered the BlackList in 2005 after joining the EZ Sports Group and failing to pay users.
Three players report being slow-paid by SportsBetting.com (SBR rating C-) with one player reporting waiting since March. "$1,512 has been requested 2-3 times per month, since March of 2007 - nothing but excuses, no payment. My responses are exactly the same each and every time. We will investigate and get back to you. Never."
Sportsbetting blames previous service provider, Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-)
, which handled payouts until November. Sportsbetting has pursued these matters with their former banking department. Players also complain that the book has not replied to emails, has not had a phone number since November, and LiveChat is often backed up with as many as 20 users in the queue. Two players have recently submitted payment requests under the new system and have offered to allow SBR to monitor the withdrawal process. | Discussion
Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating C-) leaves Jazette Ltd. (Sportsbook.com Family) customer service. Sportsbetting.com has removed the service provider's phone number from its website as the first Jazette-affiliated sportsbook not to utilize any of the operation's client support system and staff management. The book will provide its own customer service and accounting department. Sportsbetting has not offered a phone support line of its own but states it is "upgrading its phones service" and is asking players to use its LiveChat feature. Sportsbetting continues to use Sportsbook.com's World Gaming software and line management system. The move is expected to be followed by other Sportsbook.com partner books that want to avoid providing poor customer service and the unethical actions taken by Jazette management. SBR will closely monitor new payout request and player support services.
Ownership for these three Sportsbook.com-hosted books have agreed to make decisions independent of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-)
and in a manner that is deemed to be fair to users. Each book has addressed old complaints and states that it is committed to addressing future issues. These sportsbooks offer email service that by-pass the Sportsbook.com customer service center. Sportsbook.com has allowed a long list of player complaints to build. The list includes verified reports of outright theft and cheating on individual bets. SBR will publish a detailed report of offenses once all data is gathered and discussions on remaining issues have concluded. SportsBetting and Linesmaker have been upgraded from D+ to C-, BetUSA from C- to C. Privately owned Sportsbook.com-hosted sportsbooks that would like to clarify their position and address pending issues should contact SBR
All sportsbook.com-serviced books rely on the operation for its financial processing. The group was unable to pay some non-U.S. players for over five months earlier in 2007.
10.20.2007 Jazette Enterprises Ltd
-hosted sportsbooks downgraded from D+ to D- with exception of BetUSA (SBR rating C-) and Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating D+). Sportsbooks in this group that would like to discuss their rating may call 830-255-4677 or contact SBR by email.
10.19.2007 Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating D+) joins BetUSA (SBR rating C-) in stating that it will not confiscate winnings
from correlated parlays, which was the original action taken by service provider, Sportsbook.com's (SBR rating D+)
operation management. Any players that have found their SportsBetting.com account to be debited should contact SBR or Sportsbetting.com
OnlineLasVegas enters the SBR Rating Guide and Blacklist rated F. The book is a new listing for no-pay scam group, EZ Sports. Players reported $5,000 in confiscated NFL future bet winnings in February from sister sportsbook EZsportsbetting (SBR rating F).
BetOnSportsBetting enters rating guide at F. BOSB is the latest of the mass-produced EZ Sports scam-books to solicit an SBR reader. History suggests EZ Sports will launch a new batch of betting websites as football approaches. Players can read more about the scam group here.
05.27.2007 BetTheWorld upgraded from F to D.
SBR has not received any new complaints since the sportsbook took over player accounts from TotalsSportsBetting last August. Members of management who initially gave false information to SBR and players are said to have been dismissed. BTW is currently serviced by International Data Solutions
Jazette Enterprises Ltd, including Sportsbook.com
(SBR rating D+), Sportsbetting
.com (SBR rating D+), PlayersOnly
(SBR rating D+) and BetOnUSA
(SBR rating D-), tells SBR that they have obtained a new bank wire processing service. Management states that players who have check withdrawals pending may wish to cancel those requests in favor of a wire. Bank wire is the sole option for withdrawals at this time and may take weeks depending on the order the request was received. The company has been pursuing a new check processor since parting with previous service proivders last month and does not presently have the ability to send checks. Some players have been waiting over a month for their funds.
FootballSportsBetsOnline & ProFootballLinesAndOdds enter the SBR Rating Guide at F. Both sportsbooks are new SBR listings for no-pay scam group, EZ Sports. Players reported $5,000 in confiscated NFL future bet winnings in February from sister sportsbook EZsportsbetting (SBR rating F).
Gambling.net (SBR rating D+) player accounts moved to sister sportsbook, Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating D+).
365DaysSportsbetting enters the SBR Rating Guide at F. Two 365 players submitted no-pay complaints in January. 365DaysSportsbetting is affiliated with scam group EZ Sports.
BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) and sister books acquired by Jazette Enterprises Limited (D+ rated Sportsbook.com). Sportsbook management tells SBR the BetOnUSA Group (Empire Entertainment Ltd) was purchased last month. All customer service and accounting is now directed to the Sportsbook building in Costa Rica. The purchase brings Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating D-) back to the company and gives Jazette ownership of the World Gaming software code.
JEL states that it will look into no-pay claims against BetOnUSA, including the latest from a player waiting four months for $1,000.16. JEL sportsbooks also have their own no-pay complaints pending. During the migration of SportingbetUSA (SBR rating D+) last October to Jel-owned SuperBook (SBR rating D+) some accounts, balances and pending wagers were lost.
One-time B- rated sportsbook, Gambling.net has been lowered to D- along with Sportsbetting.com. Both sportsbooks were hosted and serviced by the Sportingbet offices in Costa Rica while holding a licensing agreement and domain name leasing contract with World Gaming Plc. BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) parent company, Empire Entertainment Ltd. has purchased the World Gambling service contracts. These sites are expected to be managed by BetOnUSA and its staff in the near future. Players are advised to redeem balances at this time.
GoToSportsbetting (SBR rating F-) owner, Warner Frank Williams targets football bettors with new site GoToBetFootball.com. Mr. Williams has been behind many pump-and-dump scams including the ChangeABet (SBR rating F-) group of books, SunsetWager (SBR rating F), GoldPalace (SBR rating F-) and more.
TotalSportsbetting, also known as TSbets, (SBR rating F+) closes; Sells accounts to BetTheWorld (SBR rating F)
Earlier August report on BetTheWorld:
SCAM ALERT: BetBTW (SBR rating F) fly-by-night sportsbook lying to players. BetTheWorld initially told SBR that they have been located in San Jose on 1st floor of building 2 in Oficentro and have been there for over two years. After SBR visited the building only to find that no one there has heard of the book, BTW told SBR they work out of a house where they have a staff of two employees. The book’s General Manager went on to say that their clerks are in residential houses throughout the world patched into the server through their home phone lines. BetBTW is offering 100% match bonuses to a list of players who were supposedly victims of the BetOnSports debacle. Players should avoid BetBTW and their exorbitant offers. This book will likely be closed before the start of the regular NFL season.
Gambling addiction can seriously diminish the quality of your life. By Ken W. Karouzos, Legislative Coordinator, State of Arizona
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+) and SportsBetting.com (SBR rating D+) agree to refund $15,000 in casino losses to bettor. The correction comes one month after the player complained to SBR that his account was hacked and funds were lost in the casino. The sportsbook maintains that the funds were missing due to a "glitch". The balance adjustments will mark the sixth correction of this kind.
The following sportsbooks have been identified as part of SCAM company EZ Sports: SurvivorSportsbook, Sportsbettings and BasketballSportsbetting. SBR consistently receives no-pay complaints from sister sportsbooks, like BetonSportsOnline (SBR rating F).
invests in software upgrades and new website to perpetuate scam. SBR offices still receive weekly calls from players who have been coaxed into depositing with EnglishSportsBetting, which is now branded as Telebet. The sportsbook has purchased customer lists and is aggressively calling players with promotional offers. Many inactive players have reported being offered to "upgrade their account" in order to receive premium bonuses. SBR will continue to post periodic ESB warnings.
World Gaming Plc acquires SportsBetting (SBR rating B-) and Real Entertainment Ltd Group. Sportsbetting had utilized World Gaming software and hosting but was owned and managed by Real Entertainment. Sportsbetting will be included in the reevaluation of the Sportingbet and World Gaming-owned sportsbooks.
SBR confirms SportsbettingTrivia(SBR rating F+) sends player a partial payment of $1,000 in money orders via US Postal Service.
12.08.2005 (05:07 PM CST)
USASportsbettingLines USASportsbettingLines - SBR initiates coverage at F
Problem sportsbook SportsbettingTrivia(SBR rating F+) situation worsens. After legal issues and bad business practices were responsible for bringing down most of the book’s business, players reported sporadic payouts. Trivia now appears to be on the brink of collapse. The book is unable to bring in new business or pay current players. Phones are unmanned and emails are unreturned.
EnglishSportsBetting (SBR rating F-) steals $30,000 from player; $2,500 of which was deposited via Western Union. SBR receives many ESB complaints each month, but this is the first player to report opening a new account and depositing after the book’s latest claim of being under new ownership. In September ESB began branding under the name of their site’s url, Telebet. The bettor made his deposit two weeks ago.
88Sportsbetting (SBR rating F) promising payout plans to winning bettors who keep quiet about not being paid. Players report quietly waiting months but not receiving any of their funds. This is a common tactic that scam sportsbooks will use to avoid negative press during the busiest times of the year. After a few months the book may tell the player they do not have any record of this balance but will promise to examine their archives, as they attempt to buy themselves even more time.
again making news. The undisputed king of scam sportsbooks has some players wondering if there may be a chance of receiving payment. Management tells TheOffShoreWire that the book, now back in Ireland, will officially be called Telebet and claims that we will see payouts dispersed in October of 2005. TOW recaps the events leading up to ESB’s new promises.
07.31.2005 (05:11 PM CST)
88Sportsbetting 88Sportsbetting downgraded from D to F
88Sportsbetting (SBR rating F) slow-paying player $10,000. The sportsbook admits to not having funds to pay and blames the problem on the "slow betting season". This sportsbook was previously serviced by Sinsational Intertainment (Sininter) and is now part of the EZ Sports Group.
07.31.2005 (01:34 PM CST)
88Sportsbetting 88Sportsbetting downgraded from D to F
setting up their operation in Jamaica as a telemarketing business. SBR sources reported that ESB had contacted past employees from when their fraudulent business was hosted in Jamaica. Unfortunately SBR has confirmed this to be true. With a very poor Jamaican accent, Bill Dozer has made arrangements to pursue a "job interview" in Jamaica on Friday.
EnglishSportsBetting (SBR rating F-) has the following message currently displayed on its website, www.Telebet.com:
We are in the process of upgrading our systems. Serving you is important to us and while we are in the process of upgrading our systems, we would appreciate it if you would send your inquires by email to (email@example.com).
We do not expect this upgrade to take more than a week to finish. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Thank You,The Staff at Telebet"
In the past ESB has not bothered to inform its users of website downtime and players who send money to ESB soon realize that the sole purpose of the site is to steal customer deposits. This, combined with the fact that "system upgrades" should take hours and not a week, suggests that this stiff book may be on the move. It is possible that ESB is in the process of moving servers to a new location or may finally be closing its doors.
Beware of fraud watchdog sites like the LVSN Watchdog. LVSN.com recommends players use Scam-Book EnglishSportsBetting (SBR rating F-), while giving tips on how to avoid disreputable sportsbooks. Once the player becomes stranded in ESB, LVSN charges victims a fee for help in recovering their funds which they will never see. LVSN is simply an extension of ESB’s con game. Both sites share the same IP address.
The king of Scam-Sportsbooks still attracting new victims. Although players are becoming more knowledgeable about the offshore industry, EnglishSportsBetting (SBR rating F-) continues to perfect the art of the scam. A week rarely passes where SBR is not forced to inform a stressed player that he or she will not be receiving their funds from ESB, aka Telebet. The result is often a scarred player who is searching for a way to stop ESB from stealing from others.
Player Review: "A warning to all SBR readers and gamers alike. Please stay away from ESB! These crooks are still in service. They have owed me over 1500.00 for 2 years. Its amazing these guys are still scamming there way on innocent victims. Dont play cause they wont pay. I will enjoy the day these clowns are closed down once and for all. Lets help ease there inevitable demise."
Recently, bettors have reported depositing with ESB after they received a telemarketing call from the company. Others mentioned regretfully sending a friend to ESB because of a $100 referral bonus.
Questions loom for SportsbettingTrivia players. Former customer service manager Georga tells SBR that the book’s owner, who goes by the name of Barry Warren, is no longer with the company and that she is now the general manager. We are also told that SBT’s sister book, SafeDepositSportsbetting, will not be brought back online as SBT seeks to distance itself from the site allegedly utilized by a US-based organized crime group. Georga states that payouts will resume this week, although she was unwilling to offer a date when the book will become current. Players owed have told SBR that no progress has been made today and that if they are paid it will be in multiple installments.
06.11.2005 (05:18 PM CST)
SportsBettingInternational SportsBettingInternational - SBR initiates coverage at D+
according to the OffshoreWire, have skipped out of town. Another source tells SBR that "they are setting up a new office". Downgraded to the SBR Black List in November 2003, the sportsbook’s management continued to insist that their SBR rating was too low.
Player denied payout from SportsWageringOdds (SBR rating F). Management is telling the player he must continue wagering before he can receive a payout despite the fact that he has met the roll-over requirement for his bonus. SportsWageringOdds is the newest member of the EZ Sports Group and SBR’s Blacklist. This group includes scam sportsbooks, BetonSportsOnline (SBR rating F) and EZSportsbetting (SBR rating F).
were used by suspected organized crime in New York, 36 members were arrested today. What effect this might have on the sportsbooks involved is unclear. Players should consider this a negative and reduce their balances ahead of a possible downgrade.
EnglishSportsBetting (SBR rating F-) soliciting players by phone. This deposit-only sportsbook may also be introducing themselves as Telebet or ESB.
OklahomaSportsBetting (SBR rating F+) and sister sportsbook SportsbettingLines (SBR rating F+) continue to use stall tactics when players request substantial withdrawals via FedEx. The latest slow-pay complaint comes from a Sportsbettinglines customer who has been waiting for a $3,000 check since late October. SBL has refused to offer a tracking number, yet has concluded that the check was stolen before it reached the player. The player has waited over two months for Sportsbettinglines to finish its “bank investigation” so that the funds can again be credited to his playing account.
10.22.2004 (02:55 PM CST)
SportsbettingLines.ca <STRONG>Sportsbettinglines.ca</STRONG> downgraded from D+ to D, <STRONG>Bets4All</STRONG> downgraded from D to D-
SportsbettingTriva (SBR rating D+) slow-paying player. A Neteller payout was requested on the morning of 9/20. Player received partial payment today and is told the remainder of overdue withdrawal will be sent by mail.
Player reporting OklahomaSportsBetting (SBR rating D-) slow paying $8,400 for over three weeks. The player claims OSB never delivered his cashiers check via Fed Ex. Oklahoma states they are working with their bank to find out if the check has been cashed, but now they refuse to give the package tracking number to SBR or the player. SBR will follow this situation closely.
accounts migrated to CyberSportsbook.
08.03.2004 (05:16 PM CST)
SportsBetting Sportsbetting.com raised from C- to C+
EZsportsbetting/Betonsportsonline (SBR rating F) not processing
withdrawals. They do not have player funds and are counting on football season
to keep the lights on.
Refusing so far to take SBR phone calls or respond to SBR emails - Book runs a very high risk business model - At this point, SBR knows of no other bookmaker or anyone else in the industry that will vouch for them - Players funds at this operation could be at higher risk than the current SBR rating of D would indicate.
From the desk of SBR's freelance advocate: -SBR's crack freelance mediator gets a settlement offer TheOnLineBet -All parties studying offer ... Macho Sports first tells SBR they are in Panama, when asked for their license they are suddenly in Argentina?? ... Crack mediator having little luck helping with stiffed player of GI Gaming but there may be hope ... and the beat goes on ... Talks with Sportsbettingtrivia to catch up slow pays fail
- Currently 18 slow pays credit, 2 payment plans postup - many new slow pays expected soon