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21KBet scams player
A 21KBet (SBR rating F) player submits a payment complaint. The player states that he deposited €800 in December 2011 via Paypal. The player increased his balance to €914, before asking for a payout in January 2012. 21KBet has not answered any of the player’s requests to receive payment. 21KBet is on the scam sportsbook blacklist.
Scam alert: 21KBet sportsbook does not pay players
21KBet (SBR rating F) is not paying players. The scam sportsbook continues to attract players by advertising deposit bonuses up to 100%. A player has filed a complaint with SBR stating that after depositing €300 and completing the required rollover, 21KBet ceased all communication. The player has been attempting to withdraw a balance of €1,000 for two months. 21KBet no longer comments to SBR. SBR published a report on the scam sportsbook’s history last month.
SCAM ALERT: 21KBet is not paying bettors
A 21KBet (SBR rating F) player deposited €300 in exchange for the 100% starter bonus. After completing €4,200 in rollover, the player requested payment of €3,249. 21KBet has ignored all inquiries from the player. The Malta-based sportsbook (which operates without a license) has ceased communicating with SBR.
21KBet players are currently owed €32,449. 21KBet’s last known payment was allegedly made in January of 2012 for €670. The sportsbook initially claimed that difficulty with its Moneybookers account led to payment delays. When SBR provided 21KBet with its own excerpt from Moneybookers management, 21KBet dropped off its communication with SBR. 21KBet is considered a scam sportsbook and has been downgraded to the mark of F.
21KBet players now owed €29,200
A 21KBet (SBR rating D-) player lured in by the slow-pay sportsbook’s 100% starter bonus writes in. The player tells SBR that he joined 21KBet in the middle of December, took advantage of the bonus and increased his balance to €1,261.91, The player’s deposit was made via bank card. After attempting to withdraw his funds, 21KBet’s website would not accept the player’s banking details to proceed with payment. The player notes that 21KBet has not made any attempt to arrange payment.
The slow-pay sportsbook currently owes €29,200 to thirty players. 21KBet is on the SBR sportsbook blacklist with a rating of D-, and will be further downgraded to F if payments aren’t reported by the close of the month. The last known 21KBet payment was €670 by bank transfer in January – however, the sportsbook has behaved erratically since, ignoring players, blaming Moneybookers for its troubles and lying about holding a gaming license in Malta.
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Moneybookers refunds two players' 21KBet deposits
Moneybookers has refunded two players’ 21KBet deposits. The players were credited a total of €210; each player had been waiting for payouts of more than €400. 21KBet has refused to honor its outstanding payment obligations, claiming that it has no access to deposited funds. Moneybookers has received a slew of complaints from 21KBet users, and has communicated with SBR to verify the situation. 21KBet is presently not replying to SBR’s inquiries on the status of player funds. 21KBet users have reported being slow-paid more than €28,000. The last reported payment from a 21KBet player was a €670 bank transfer posted last month.
21KBet is currently rated D- and a part of the SBR scam sportsbook blacklist. 21KBet’s rating will be adjusted to F if no attempt to settle the delinquent requests is made by the close of the month. Players that are owed funds from the sportsbook that have not yet written SBR are asked to file a complaint form.
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Blacklisted sportsbook 21KBet now slow-paying 28 players
21KBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) now has 28 slow-pays on file. Players are owed €28,342.
Scam alert: 21KBet Sportsbook not paying players
21KBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) is not paying its players. The Malta-based sportsbook is currently behind on €25,143 in payments to players. The last reported payment, made via bank transfer, was for €670. Of twenty-six players owed, seven are waiting for banktransfer, one Paypal and the rest Moneybookers.
SBR reported on 4 January 2012 that 21KBet blamed Moneybookers for not being able to issue payments via that method, claiming that it had no access to deposited funds. Moneybookers refuted part of 21KBet’s assertions, stating that the bookmaker was not a registered gaming merchant. 21KBet declined to comment on why it could not pay players via an alternate method, or why players that deposited via other methods are also not being paid.
On January 16th, SBR reported that the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Malta issued a statement denying that 21KBet holds a gaming license.
21KBet is no longer communicating with SBR and is providing only generic updates to players on the status of their funds. SBR advises all users to avoid the blacklisted sportsbook.
21KBet players now owed €25,143
A 21KBet (SBR rating D-) player says that his account has been frozen. The player was lured in by a 100% bonus, deposited €300 and increased his balance to €940. The player noticed that after 12 December 2011, he could no longer access his gaming account. The player sent a series of emails to 21KBet to discuss his account and has been given contradictory answers.