BetOnUSA received a D- rating from SBR because of the association with IGamingSoftware.com, which was a new website name for FutureBet. Their brands, such as Oddsmaker, solicited players and did not settle positive accounts. There is a good chance that BetOnUSA will scam players in the same way, so SBR put the site on the blacklist. We recommend that you avoid this sports betting site and stick to the safe, trustworthy sites found on our best sportsbooks list instead. In the meantime, here is our BetOnUSA review which highlights the potential issues with enticing players with bonuses and making payments.
There is a history of FutureBet brands attracting new customers with generous bonuses and not paying out winners of a significant amount. The evidence is compelling that BetOnUSA is one of the titles created by IGamingSoftware (IGS) which is the new name for FutureBet. These brands use the tactic of offering free bets of up to $500 and then refusing to pay out any big winnings from betting with the free bets. Many competing operators allow customers to claim an achievable welcome offer and some of these are listed on the SBR sportsbook bonuses page.
The core product is sports betting, but the BetOnUSA site also features casino games and a poker room. The welcome bonus sits alongside free bets related specifically to sports, including football betting events. For example, players can win up to $100 from a $10 free bet on the Monday night NFL game. The value of the free bet is modest compared to similar offers with other top gambling sites, such as Intertops.
Making prompt payments is a major issue with BetOnUSA. The potential scams mirrored negative stories about OddsMaker, which was a member of the no-pay group of FutureBet sites and appeared under the banner of IGS. Problems with payments are due to association with brands that SBR could not trust, hence their rating and status on the blacklist. IGS denies any link to FutureBet. However, there are similarities with the website design, management and server.
Sports Betting Experience
BetOnUSA offers lines on a relatively small number of sports, and there are more options on trusted sites like Bovada. The focus is on the main football, hockey, baseball and basketball leagues in the United States. However, sports bettors can place pre-match and futures wagers on global sports like soccer. The site features odds for the main domestic leagues in Europe and the Champions League. The most bet on markets are the match winner, handicaps and totals and a selection of props.
The quality of customer service is irrelevant when a site scams payers by delaying or ignoring request for payments. Players can contact BetOnUSA by email and telephone and there is a Live Chat service. Representatives are helpful, but the tone can change when a member asks for a payment to be processed. Customer service is a key element when SBR assess the rating for the safest betting sites we review.
BetOnUSA’s reputation is based on the links to FutureBet and IGS, as well as evidence of scam sportsbook tactics. The sites use generous bonuses to entice players to deposit betting funds and then refuse to make pay outs due to questionable reasons. You can enjoy a positive sports betting experience with many more trustworthy operators, highlighted by SBR.
FutureBet now operating as Gametech Solutions
The FutureBet, formerly iGaming Software (IGS) group is now calling itself GameTech Solutions. FutureBet has twice rebranded its company name in an effort to distance itself from its history of theft. SBR has discussed FutureBet’s past with numerous licensees; the most conservative estimates have FutureBet owing $5 million to players, licensees, and staff.
The most recent brand to join the FutureBet/IGS/Gametech group is poker, sportsbook, and casino FeltStars.com (SBR rating F). Futurebet supplies the FeltStars sportsbook and casino software. Futurebet fully hosts and supports FeltStars. | Read full Futurebet report
Dorobet owned by Oddsmaker and BetonUSA principals
Oddsmaker.com steals $8,500 in winnings from player
In May of 2009 a player accepted a promotion offering $500 in free bets with a five time (5x) roll over (play-through) on his winnings that could not be withdrawn for 30 days. The player went on a winning streak and promptly turned the $500 in free plays into an $8,400 cash balance. The player told his father about the promotion. The father pursued the free-play from his residence in a different town but was denied due to the sportsbook targeting only specific bettors. The winning player was told that his winnings from the promotion will not be paid due to Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) taking issue with the fact that he shared the promotion with a third party without authorization. SBR has made its position clear that the matter of a third party’s inactive account is not relevant to his winnings. Oddsmaker has confirmed the facts of the player’s complaint and stated they will not pay him his May winnings because he “lied” about being authorized to refer others to the promotion and was “rude and arrogant” to the Oddsmaker.com staff.
Due to Oddsmaker’s poor reputation they are required to target players with big bonuses who may be uneducated about the industry. SBR routinely receives complaints from players who are lucky enough to go on a winning run only to find the sportsbook has created a reason to deny winnings. Oddsmaker partnered with no-pay scam group Futurebet, now known as IGaming Software (IGS), in 2007. After Futurebet stiffed the majority of its licensee (turnkey) sportsbooks and kept its player deposits, it changed its brand name and website from Futurebet.com to IGamingSoftware.com. Shortly before it stole licensee and player funds it made Oddsmaker and BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) its main revenue sources. IGS staff denies association with Futurebet despite the obvious signs such as site similarities, management, and using the same unique server. SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F), was the one licensee owned by Futurebet and continues to operate as a deposit-only sportsbook site. | Oddsmaker discussion
PlayTraders enters SBR rating guide at D-
PlayTraders is a licensee of IGaming Software (formerly called Futurebet) which operates from Vancouver, Canada. PlayTraders is a sister sportsbook of Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-). Oddsmaker is currently paying the majority of its players although SBR will soon report at least one new case of stolen player funds. Sister sportsbook, SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F) has failed to pay players for years. SBR continues to receive no-pay complaints daily despite IGaming and Oddsmaker ownership no longer marketing the soiled brand. Futurebet has stolen hundreds of thousands if not more than a million from players and licensees.
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New SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F) victims learn they will likely not be paid
SBR continues to receive requests for help from players who are unaware that the sportsbook has owed other players for years. SportsbookUSA is owned by Futurebet Gaming which closed many of its hosted sportsbook brands, stiffing players and business partners in the process. A select few of the brands, namely D- rated BetOnUSA and Oddsmaker, are now more than deposit-only sportsbooks. The two sportsbooks partnered with Futurebet in late 2007 shortly after it began shedding debt by stiffing sportsbook website owners it serviced. It then changed its official company name to Igaming Software.
DailyDime enters the SBR rating guide at D-
DailyDime enters the SBR rating guide at D-
DailyDime.com is hosted and serviced, with the same website IP address and company license as AceCity (SBR rating D) and Oddsmaker (SBR rating D), by Futurebet. The Futurebet flagship sportsbook prior to partnering with Oddsmaker and BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) was SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F). SportsbookUSA has stole hundreds of thousands, if not over a million, from its players. SBR still gets at least one email a week from new SportsbookUSA players who are asking for help collecting winnings. Players should avoid all affiliated sportsbook brands.
Players at scam sportsbook SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F) giving up on funds
Frustration has taken its toll on many players at Futurebet-owned SportsbookUSA. Although the sportbook continues to offer customer service for active players and bonuses for new players, it will not service players requesting funds. Customer Support simply apologizes saying they do not have a timeline for when money will be available. Futurebet is a business partner of BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) and Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-). These sportsbooks should also be avoided at all costs.
Player: They now owe me over $9K. Tried to get my $3,818 for over two years now. Just cancelled it and have been playing with the money. Unfortunately winning! What should I do, anything? I feel like my hands are tied, should I just quit trying?
Player: I have been waiting on a payout to my neteller account of £1,681.22 (British pounds) since 12th April 2008!! All customer service say is that it is pending, being worked on by the accounts department, sorry for the delay blah blah blah. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
New MayaGaming (SBR rating F) player complains of waiting for $2500 for two months.
SpyCasino (SBR rating F) sportsbook closes with player funds
Futurebet’s SpyCasino was accepting deposits until as recently as late August and has owed players since late 2006. During the last year the sportsbook served as a deposit-only scam site for Futurebet. The domain name has expired and players are no longer able to see their account balances. SpyCasino was the second Futurebet-operated site to close with player funds in two weeks. USDbet (SBR rating F), which primarily marketed to sports forum posters, also went off-line with a debt to players. Futurebet now claims to be IGaming Software and unaffiliated with the Futurebet brand. Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) and BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) are the main sources of revenue for the group.
Futurebet sportsbooks to survive lethal partnership?
Sportsbooks to survive lethal Futurebet partnership? DimeLine Sportsbook offers updates on customer service and payout complaints while lifeless sportsbook, USDbet, claims it is under new management and players will see it pay again.
USDbet (SBR rating F) has failed to respond to players and SportsBook Review since informing SBR it was victimized by Futurebet in October of last year and did not have player funds. The sportsbook’s management suggests there is reason for players to be optimistic.Read More