Sportsbook news results for the search term: youwager
BetPhoenix (SBR rating B+) and Youwager (SBR rating B) have agreed to begin book-to-book player transfers. BetPhoenix tells SBR they will soon begin transfers with other major sportsbooks but are no longer transferring to or from Matchbook (SBR rating B-).
Earlier today SBR reported that YouWager (SBR rating B) and sister site BetPop (SBR rating B) was reportedly facing a denial-of-service attack. The denial of service attacks are caused by excessive requests to a website's server which in turn leaves little or no resources for legitimate user traffic. The sportsbook's information and databases are not "hacked" or compromised.
A YouWager wagering clerk has stated that the sportsbook is dealing with DDos issues, and that he expects the website back up soon. An SBR reader indicates this has been the second straight weekend that YouWager has went down. Players are able to call in for customer service queries or to place a wager until site access is restored.
888Viet & Shengyhidc enter the SBR Rating Guide at B. Both sportsbooks were created by First Fidelity, parent company of YouWager (SBR rating B), after the Vietbet Group ended its partnership and moved its Asian-facing business. The sportsbooks cater to bettors who speak Vietnamese and Chinese.
13.08.2008 5Dimes and VietBet management comment on Vietbet's move to the 5Dimes platform5Dimes (SBR rating A): At this time, the Asian sites are a mere shell of all the 5Dimes extended offerings beyond the sportsbook. In the coming days and weeks, all 5Dimes offerings, including all four casinos, the poker networks, 100% payout sports pools, and all other extras will be made available to these added sites. The 5Dimes, ChineseBookie, VietBet, and BetAnySports family already have a strong presence with its international market offerings. Expect these offers to only expand over time as the sportsbooks settle int under the 5Dimes system.Vietbet (SBR rating B) on Youwager (SBR rating B)
, which supported the Asian-facing book until this week: Since the beginning, the management and staff at First Fidelity have been incredibly supportive. Leaving First Fidelity was the hardest decision we have made in our entire lives. The separation was amicable, and we all remain good friends. Our decision to leave was not a strategic move against First Fidelity, but a necessary move to insure our continued growth in the Asian market. We are honored to have worked with First Fidelity and have complete confidence they will continue to be an industry leader.
ChineeseBookie, VietBet and BetAnySports leave YouWager, join 5Dimes Group
The sportsbook staff is currently importing account details to the 5Dimes (SBR rating A) platform. All players should be able to access their ChineseBookie (SBR rating B-), VietBet (SBR rating B) and BetAnySports (SBR rating B) through these websites, or through 5Dimes.com, by tomorrow morning. SBR will reevaluate the sportsbook properties after observing the migration process and discussing company structure with 5Dimes. 5Dimes ownership tells SBR that the Asian-servicing sportsbooks are fully backed by 5Dimes.
05.08.2007 SBR’s Sports Betting Rules Monitor: YouWager (SBR rating B)
and PayOffsPlus (SBR rating B-) add Rule 17
which prohibits users residing in Costa Rica.Wager7 (SBR rating B-) adds stipulation
for referral bonuses. Both accounts must be active at the same time for referrer to receive bonus.InstantActionSports (SBR rating C-) adds exceptions
to the rule which states that sporting events which are canceled and rescheduled will be "no-actioned."BetPlatinum (SBR rating C) reiterates
that "Any 1ST half 5 INNING WAGERS MUST GO FULL 5 INNING and listed pitchers must start"
22.03.2007 USsportsbook (SBR rating D+)
absorbed by First Fidelity Group sportsbook, YouWager (SBR rating B)
. USsportsbook sister site, WagerCanada off-line.
View photos of YouWager(SBR rating B) here. The sportsbook, which previously used the brand name First Fidelity, is located in building 7 of Oficentro La Sabana in San Jose, Costa Rica. YouWager’s offices are on the 2nd floor, three floors below Bodog(SBR rating A). View other sportsbook pictures in SBR’s new Sportsbook Tours section.
06.04.2006 (03:52 PM CST)
YouWager (First Fidelity) downgraded from B+ to B
The player claims $7,500 was transferred to another account holder who pretended to be him. YouWager allows account-to-account transfers and only requires the party transferring funds to call with his/her account ID and password before executing the transaction. Most sportsbooks offering this type of debit have a security feature requiring the account holder to confirm the linking of the receiver’s account with his, or will ask security questions. Although this is the first complaint of its kind from a First Fidelity user, SBR recommends that players request the account-to-account option be turned off when not in use. SBR has suggested that YouWager require this service to be activated through the email listed on the account.
VIP Sports is the most active buyer. YouWager, BetRoyal and many smaller books are all said to be Sellers actively seeking buyouts. BetCRIS could also be a Buyer under the right circumstances which recently has focused on bailing out small operators. BetWWTS has made several trips and has signed at least one confidentiality agreement although we are unaware of any serious interest. Sportsbooks who have had made M&A headlines in the recent past that appear to be holding pat; Hollywood, BoDog, SportsInteraction are said to be no longer active Sellers. Smaller operations such as BetMaker, YouWager and Sportbet along with operations that have difficult reputations such as Royal Sports have mostly signed confidentiality agreements giving buyers a chance to possibly make an offer. SBR expects a pick-up in M&A activity despite rising valuations.