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Sportsbook Review has learned that following new regulations, Playtech will restrict both new and existing customers from Belgium effective 29 April 2014. Belgium based users will no longer be able to register with any Playtech online sportsbook or casino product. While popular british Bookmaker William Hill no longer allowed new Belgium players as of last year, existing Belgium users must withdraw their funds.
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming news video update for Friday, September 6. Topics in today's show include the recent news of British bookmaker William Hill (SBR rating A) exercising a call option with Spanish business Miapuesta, as well as recent sportsbook industry dispute updates. Follow SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.
British bookmaker WilliamHill (SBR rating A) has finalised their acquisition of Spanish-facing betting company Miapuesta. WillHill took advantage of a six-month call option it held in its pocket following the initial agreement with Miapuesta's parent company Sportingbet (SBR rating D+), which SBR reported on earlier in the year.
British bookmaker William Hill (SBR rating A) is pulling out of China. As of August 19, all residents of China will have their accounts suspended. After this date, the players will be unable to use their accounts to access the sportsbook or any of the gaming rooms. Players will be able to request payment as normal through the "My Account" cashier.
British bookmaking giant William Hill (SBR rating A) has acquired the online betting business of TomWaterhouse.com for a reported $34 million. Tom Waterhouse will stay on as managing director and could line his pockets with up to $70 million more under the terms of the earn-out agreement.
GVC Holdings, a provider of B2B and B2C services, has completed their acquisition of SportingBet. Under the terms of the deal, British bookmaker William Hill (SBR rating A) has acquired SportingBet's Australian business and has been granted a call option over SportingBet's Spanish business.
Note: GVC Holdings acquisition has been approved.
Sportingbet's shareholders have signed off on the joint deal between William Hill (SBR rating A) and GVC Holdings to take control of multiple Sportingbet businesses. William Hill will take over Sportingbet's Australian business as well as their Spanish facing brand Miapuesta. GVC will take over other South American markets.
The PlatinumSB.com (SBR rating D+) website has been shut down following the approval of a court order issued by the Attorney General's office of Ontario, Canada. The website PlatinumSB.com was reportedly controlled by several individuals operating from the Thornhill area. A search warrant was executed at a gambling event held at Le Perc Banquet Hall, where several arrests were made.
Sportsbook Review.com news anchor Natalie Rydström gives an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, December 28th, 2012. Today's show covers the current New Jersey legal battle with the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA, as well as one software company's position on a recent £485 million acquisition.
Sportsbook Review.com news anchor Natalie Rydström gives an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, December 21st, 2012. In a day the Mayans are calling the last on earth, an update is given on an internet gambling bill close to becoming law in New Jersey, as well as a major acquisition by British bookmaker William Hill (SBR rating A).
SportsbookReview news correspondent Natalie Rydström delivers an iGaming News update for Friday, September 21st, 2012. In today's segment, three companies newly-minted Nevada eGaming licenses are discussed, as well as an upcoming sentencing of a Black Friday indictee, news with PlayTech, and WillHill.
On July 18th, SBR reported that WillHill would no longer permit
German players to use the sportsbook, although the casino, poker, and bingo rooms would remain available. SBR has since spoken with WillHill senior management to discuss the policy change and the reasons which motivated it.
WillHill (SBR rating A) management tells SBR that as of Friday, July 20th, players residing in Germany will no longer be able to play in the sportsbook. German players will be allowed to continue to bet in the WillHill casino, poker, and bingo room; those who exclusively bet in the sportsbook are free to request payouts as normal.
SBR provides a video tour of the WillHill sportsbook software. In the video review, navigating the website, making wagers, accessing the cashier and using WillHill's custom widgets is covered. WillHill recently made a major news ripple by being granted a full Nevada gaming operator license, completing the acquisitions of three land-based companies proposed in 2011.
SBR newswoman Natalie gives an international iGaming news update. Today's video focuses on the recent news out of Las Vegas with respect to interactive gaming licenses, as well as WillHill's gaming license. The report also covers Delaware internet gambling news: House Bill 333, the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 is scheduled for a full senate vote next week.
In today's iGaming news segment, newswoman Natalie provides an update on the latest developments out of Nevada's interactive gaming plans, an update on WillHill's US plans, a New Jersey online gambling overview as well as news across the globe in Northern German state Schleswig-Holstein.
Will Hill Sportsbook (SBR rating A) is no longer servicing new Australian customers. An email was sent to players this morning informing them of the operational change. SBR followed up with WillHill management, who provided comment on the decision. Australian players are asked to request withdrawals from the cashier.
SBR analyst Natalie Rydstrom reports on the latest from the iGaming and land-based gaming sector. Natalie discusses WillHill's plans to setup shop in Nevada, UK responsible gambling, and Utah's new anti-gambling piece of legislation.
AsianLogic, an Asia-based online casino operator has agreed to acquire 12Bet Sportsbook. Each company is licensed in the Phillippines. In addition to its online casino endeavors, AsianLogic operates the Asian Poker Tour.
Rory Anderson, Chief Executive for 12Bet comments:
AsianLogic is very strong in the online casino and poker environment as well as controlling land-based brands such as the Asian Poker Tour, and being able to better offer these products to sportsbook customers should enhance revenues across the board.
Editor's update: This matter was resolved.
A WillHill (SBR rating A) player reports that his payout requests were canceled. The withdrawals were for a total of 35,000 SEK ($4,795). WillHill initially stated that Moneybookers was responsible for declining the transactions. Moneybookers denied this, WillHill then clarified that its withdrawal system suffered from a technical glitch. SBR is following up on the complaint.
Editor's update: This matter was resolved.
A WillHill (SBR rating A) player has reported that after executing a transfer of £465 from his sportsbook balance into the WillHill instant casino, his casino balance never credited the funds. The player made the transfer on March 29th and has been unable to get the matter resolved with WillHill customer service. SBR is now contacting WillHill on his behalf.
Editor's update: This matter was resolved.
WillHill (SBR rating A) has yet to grade the tennis match between Oscar Hernandez and Daniel Koellerer which took place June 5th. A player had a winning wager on Hernandez, yet was not credited his funds due to irregular line movement which prompted WillHill to launch an investigation into the match.
WillHill: "We are awaiting the decision from our Management. Rest assured that as long as we have the decision, we will settle your bet the soonest possible time. We are hoping for your further patience and understanding regarding this important matter. Our relevant department is doing their best to get a resolution on this."
BetDos was identified as a sportsbook using turnkey service provider MXA Systems in March. Shortly after discussing their rating with Sportsbook Review and learning more about Max, the owner of MXA and the scams he has been involved in, BetDOS reported moving to BLR software and their own server and database. Max was the host, and in some cases owner, of scam books such as DunHill Casino (SBR rating F), Atlantisbets (SBR rating F), BetBones (SBR rating F) and PremiumBettor (SBR rating F).
Two players from sportsbook, Shilbet (not rated), complain that the sportsbook graded their full-game bets as 1st half losing wagers. On June 10th, Shilbet offered wagering on the Ecuador vs. Argentina soccer game. Odds history logs show that Shilbet offered full-game odds of +300 on Ecuador, +210 on the draw, and -143 on Argentina. At least two players had wagers on Ecuador at +300, believing it to be a game wager. The game was tied 0-0 at halftime, and Ecuador won the game 2-0. The players now see that half time result had been applied to their wagers on the full game. SBR has begun discussing the matter with Shilbet.
Shilbet claims that "In certain occasions we pick unconventional odds in order to attract players". SBR notes that Betfair (SBR rating A+) had odds on a first-half draw at +108, and finds Shilbet's explanation for the line being for the full game is unlikely for multiple reasons. 1. It was offering +210 on a first half draw - nearly double the market price; and 2. Both players and odds tracking sites would have had to misinterpret first-half odds as full-game odds. Shilbet's software does not note if wagers are on periods of games or full games.
PhillyCasino enters the SBR rating Guide at D-. PhillyCasino.com is one of many sportsbook brands from slow-paying Costa Rica-based sportsbook group, Goto Entertainment. Goto's newest sportsbook website targets bettors in Pennsylvania.
BetDOS enters SBR rating guide at D- BetDos is serviced by "Max," who formerly hosted and serviced scam sportsbooks AtlantisBets and DunHillCasino, and owned and operated BetBones and Premiumbettor. Max now uses his resources to service new sportsbooks--one being BetFirstClass (SBR rating D). BetFirstClass ownership was unaware of BetDos but the sportsbooks share the same IP address and database server. A username from one of the sportsbooks will also work on the other book's website. BetDos has not yet answered SBR's inquiries. As with all new turnkey sportsbooks, BetDos should be avoided.
08.29.2008 BetFirstClass (SBR rating D)
turnkey host provider identified as BetBones (SBR rating F)
operator. The BetBones group scammed players under different brands
at the end of 2007. BetBones ran a handicapper scam
just before closing, stiffing hopeful victims as well as its employees. BetFirstClass.com owner states that he was unaware of the history of no-pay books on the platform. Previous scams also included F rated sportsbooks BetWGN, SunsetSports, Atlantisbet and DunHillCasino.
BetRuss (SBR rating C-) accounts acquired by DPT Sports
BetRuss.com now redirects to LooseLines
(SBR rating B-). Looselines is a part of the group of sites that include better known B rated books ABCislands
and Jazz Sports
. BetRuss management tells SBR that the decision to move under Looselines was made because the BetRuss
brand and its marketing team was "fighting an uphill battle" due to the stigma of the Absolute Poker controversy. BetRuss
was founded by a former Absolute Poker manager. Looselines will be financially backed by DPT Sports but operate independently with its own lines and management. Looselines will move from the -108 lineset that was offered until today to BetRuss standard -110 vig. Bettors who were using Looselines prior to today will be able to use the -108 lineset by accessing their accounts through ABCislands. LooseLines, which will fo
DunHill heads for hills with player funds
The deposit-only operation closed its other scam sportsbook, AtlantisBets (SBR rating F-), last month. DunHill Casino (SBR rating F-), which closed sometime this past week, stole at least $20,100 in deposits since entering the SBR rating guide at F in March. It is likely a new sportsbook website without a tainted reputation is already online and soliciting deposits with the help of fake professional handicappers. Sources in Costa Rica are searching for more information about the con artists and their online scams.
Online scam book Atlantisbets (SBR rating F-) disappears. The sports tout and sportsbook scam combination conned players into depositing at least $40,000 before closing with account balances. It is likely the thieves will close affiliated website DunHillCasino and has already started building new "sportsbooks" to target new victims.
SCAM ALERT: New DunHillCasino (SBR rating F-) victim owed $15,000The player reports depositing through Western Union to Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and again through credit card before going on a five-figure winning streak. The player states that his calls are routed to a Costa Rican cell phone and management is not available. DunHill is a is a spin-off of scam operation AtlantisBets (SBR rating F-).
Player: The other fact that i found intresting is that you have a lot of noise on the background like cars, and buses looks like it is that we are calling to a cellphone. and a lot of spanish environment and the guy who answers the phone have very very very BAD English and he think that we belive that "Mike, Charlie, etc.." are in meetings all the time.
03.31.2008 SBR confirms DunHillCasino is part of scam sportsbook operation AtlantisBets (SBR rating F-)
SBR has already published a press release
on the AtlantisBets scam. DunHillCasino was added to the Sportsbook Review rating guide at F- today.
SCAM ALERT: SBR investigating new sportsbook, DunHillCasino. Sources suggest the book is owned by scam operation AtlantisBets (SBR rating F).
BetOnLine (SBR rating A-) adds rules for NCAA Football season win totals and conference championship future bets. BetOnline.com also changed the required minimum games played for baseball division wins futures from 155 to 160. Will Hill (SBR rating A) rewrites entire rules section. Players are advised to review all rules that apply to their betting style.
BOS’ newly acquired sportsbooks, and former VO-Group properties, BeverlyHillsBookie.com, VirtualSportsbookInternational.com and VirtualBookmaker.com are scheduled to move clients to MVPSportsbook (SBR rating D) tomorrow. PopularPoker-Sportsbook will consolidate its bettors under PlayersSuperbook (SBR rating D). Players may find they are locked out of their account for an extended period, as is the case with sister books, RockIslandSports (SBR rating D) and BettorsTrust (SBR rating D). These websites have been off-line since July 2nd for "routine maintenance."
SBR receives an influx of complaints from players whose wagers were cancelled after their sportsbook accidentally offered incorrect odds. These ’bad line’ mistakes will happen on rare occasions at even the best sportsbooks, but this is never easy to accept for the unsuspecting player when he logs into his account the next morning. Repeat offenders in the month of April include William Hill (SBR rating A-) BetandWin (SBR rating B+) and BetDirect (SBR rating C+). Each complaint must be looked at individually in order to assure the sportsbook handled the cancellation fairly and according to their listed rules. These errors can be very costly for players and frequent occurrences are sure to cost a book its customers.
Player submits new complaint against William Hill (SBR rating A-) claiming that the sportsbook reduced the payout of a winning wager after the event had concluded. This is the second complaint of this nature in the past month. SBR to contact WillHill on the players behalf.
Editor's update: This matter was resolved.
Management agrees to reverse their decision and void the player's wager. William Hill (SBR rating A-) has apologized for any inconvenience and has applied a bonus to the player's account.
WilliamHill (SBR rating A-) forces player to accept altered odds after event has concluded.
"I have been directed to you by some people and I was wondering if you could please help me with my problem? It is as follows:
On Friday evening, I placed a bet with William Hill on a spread handicap in NCAA Basketball. I placed a bet of £25 for Rice to win with a handicap of -1.5pts. This was at 19.26:49 (William Hill server time). The transaction number is A564XXXXX. The game started at 00.05 that evening (GMT). My account number is: XXXXXX. I checked my account, and it showed that my bet was still open and valid of -1.5pts. Rice won the game by 6pts."
William Hill applies a line of -15 and grades wager as a loss.
"In accordance with Rule F Acceptance of Bets: We cannot allow for mistakes or accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in respect of the announcing, publishing or marking of prices, runners or results despite our every effort to ensure total accuracy. We reserve the right to correct obvious errors. In relation to this rule your bet(s) will be settled at the correct odds. You should see your balance redressed accordingly."
The player’s wager was changed from -1.5 to -15 which resulted in a losing bet. Although the player bet a "bad line" he should not be forced to accept responsibility for the book’s mistake and accept altered odds. SBR to speak with WillHill management about this policy and to request that the wager be voided.
Removed from the Curacao bookmaker organization CIGA - Royal Sports likely using player funds to employ shills to attempt to tarnish any site that states the truth about their current fragile condition - Be careful and weary of any contests, advertisement or bonus from this desperate operation
(SBR rating C) informs SBR of its unequivocal financial backing and support support for beleaguered Beverly Hills Bookie(SBR rating D+) - "LGC has always been the financial backer for this group and will continue to be for at least the next year or until a sale can be completed. In any event the players money is always safe, and any sale would be made public information for the players piece of mind."
BeverlyHillsBookie(SBR rating D-) web site down again - may not matter as most players are out Update: Industry insider in Panama tells SBR "Put a fork in them, their done". This insider thinks player monies will be returned shortly - SBR maintains the D- rating noting there are no player complaints only rumors and of course the web site has been down 3 out of the last 4 weeks
(SBR rating A-) continuing to rack up complaints
- Web site back up after 3 weeks of suspicious downtime blamed on DoS attack
(SBR rating C-)-under DoS attack for past 11 days- unusual DoS pattern concerning - no estimate as to when web site will be back up
(SBR rating A-) SBR receiving a steady flow of customer service complaints
William Hill boots player
after player goes on first hot streak after 3 years of being a client.