GR88 Sportsbook Accuses Player of Syndicate Betting
GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has accused a player of syndicate betting. Syndicate or organized betting refers to the act of colluding with other sports bettors to circumvent wagering limits. It has also been used in the context of players within the same household receiving multiple sign up bonuses for new accounts.Read More
SBG Global Player Submits Positive Feedback
An SBG Global (SBR rating D-) player has submitted positive feedback. The player has claimed to have played with the online sports betting website for a period of eight years without incident. He has claimed to have gambled for 30 years and been impressed with the betting site, so questioned why they maintain a rating of D- and are on the sportsbook blacklist.Read More
Rivalo Sportsbook confiscates deposit and winnings… Again
A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that €1,300 was confiscated, which includes his initial deposit of €740. The player had funded his Rivalo sports betting account through Skrill in April 2015. His wagers consisted of NBA and European basketball bets. After increasing his balance to the €1,300 mark, Rivalo sent a letter explaining the decision to confiscate his balance.Read More
Rivalo Sportsbook Player Accused of Syndicate Betting
A Rivalo Sportsbook player has been accused organized syndicate betting. The player’s €135 balance was confiscated by the online betting site along with the brief explanation of the decision. The player has pointed out that his account was fully verified with Rivalo at the time of the closure and balance confiscation, and has adamantly denies the accusation of the bookmaker. | What is syndicate betting?Read More
BetRevolution syndicate betting case: $26,908 nail in coffin
BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) released a public statement an hour ago justifying their decision to confiscate $26,908 from two players accused of syndicate betting. The players, friends who maintained balances of $22,908 and $4,000, wagered $500 or less on all plays.Read More
DafaBet accuses second bettor of syndicate play
DafaBet (unrated) has accused a player of “illegal betting patterns” and confiscated €516 in winnings + bonus money. This is the second report from a DafaBet player in as many weeks. The two unrelated players detail similar events: Their funds were confiscated, a generic note given from customer service, and only their deposited funds left in their accounts.Read More
ToBet Sportsbook confiscates winnings citing syndicate play
ToBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) is unwilling to revisit their decision to confiscate the winnings of a player they allege was part of a betting syndicate. Unlike one player working with others to circumvent limits or one player having multiple accounts, which is a clear violation of standard terms, these “syndicate” players could simply be friends with legitimate accounts who share the same opinion and are innocent of any wrongdoing. In the past we have seen SBG Global claim that innocent players following a winning local radio tout were guilty of syndicate play. They were cheated out of winnings and were not guilty of any wrongdoing.Read More
BetRoyal Sportsbook user submits payout complaint
A BetRoyal (SBR rating D-) player writes to SBR with a payout dispute. The player attempted to collect a $560 payout through a local business but was advised that the transaction details given by BetRoyal were incorrect. The player claims that he contacted BetRoyal and was told the situation would be corrected same-day; however, the player has waited four days for updates.Read More
Sportsbook scam alert 2012: Don't be a victim!
The beginning of a new football season brings plenty of opportunities to win cash. What it also brings is an assortment of betting sites that have no ability to pay players. Players are targeted with glossy pamphlets, coasters, cigars, even bottles of fine brandy; what a player must do is his or her homework. Not everyone sending a care package to your doorstep has the best intentions.Read More
BetRoyal Sportsbook player's payout attempt
A BetRoyal (SBR rating D-) player tells Sportsbook Review that he is attempting to place a withdrawal for $700 via a cash transfer method. The player has allegedly been waiting five days for the funds to be removed from his online sportsbook wagering account. The player reports that he has called BetRoyal posing as a potential signup and that he was told that withdrawal amounts are removed from accounts within three hours during the normal working day, with payment subsequently made in one day per either of the cash transfer methods. The player tells SBR that he called BetRoyal’s bluff and pointed out that he has been waiting longer than what’s advertised by the sportsbook. The player’s first deposit to BetRoyal was for $25 in January of 2011. He estimates that in his time wagering with the online sportsbook that he has lost in the neighborhood of $1,000. The player reports that this is his first payout request to date. While not yet officially considered a slow-pay, BetRoyal’s dodgy service highlights a tactic atypical of a D- rated sportsbook — both failing to honor its listed withdrawal times and not removing funds from a player account until the minute the funds are ready to be dispatched, prompting the bettor to battle the temptation of losing his balance prior to payment.
SBR will update this sportsbook report if this BetRoyal withdrawal attempt turns into a slow-pay situation. SBR generally considers slow payment to be two weeks+ after the quoted time-frame.
The most noteworthy complaint against BetRoyal sportsbook occurred in July of 2008, when a player filed a $500,000 claim against the company. The complaint surrounded a group of players who were invited by BetRoyal management four years prior to trade prices and betting odds at BetRoyal against other online sportsbooks. The player’s invested deposits of $86,000 eventually earned a balance of $586,000. In the week preceedeing SBG Global‘s (SBR rating D-) acquition of BetRoyal, the BetRoyal website was taken off the servers and when it returned — the $586,000 was removed from the account. After a thorough review of available facts, SBR concluded that BetRoyal erased the winnings in order to take its labilities off the books prior to selling to SBG Global.