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No-Pay Sportsbook off-line
No-pay sportsbook BookTheBet (SBR rating F) has went off-line. The scam sportsbook accumulated a number of no-pay complaints which were reported to SBR in the last four years. BookTheBet was downgraded to F in June of 2006. BookTheBet made waves in late 2005 when it offered players stiffed by UWagerSports (SBR rating F) 300% ‘bailout bonuses’. BookTheBet began to accumulate slowpay complaints which later turned into no pays. The largest documented winner with BookTheBet is a player that has been owed $28,000 since July 3rd of 2006. From SBR cases alone BookTheBet’s player debt exceeds $40,000. Sister sportsbook PornSportbook (SBR rating F) is also off-line.
BookTheBet fails to pay winning player
A player using small problem sportsbook BookTheBet (SBR rating F) reported that he has been waiting for his funds for over six months. SBR has received a handful of no-pay cases each year from BookTheBet players. BookTheBet ownership also operates PornSportsbook.com (SBR rating F).
BookTheBet (SBR rating F) player reports new no-pay case
Player: I have an account with bookthebet.com. The person I have been dealing with the last year is named George. The 1-800 number goes directly to his Cell Phone in Costa Rica. I have always been able to get a hold of him. I have over $6000 In my account and now for the last 14 days when I call it goes directly to his voicemail and I receive no response to my emails. The site is still operational though accepting bets.
The last BookTheBet victim reported being stiffed $7,000 in May of 2007. BookTheBet ownership operated PornSportsbook (SBR rating F) until earlier this year. The book is now off-line.
BookTheBet Sportsbook Denies Player Winnings
Player to BookThebet: Hi Tony, Your right, I have done the 10 times roll over and the exstra 10 times roll over, but you never had the intention to make me the rest of the witdraw from last year in april, therefore I must strongly warn orther players from wagering at your books. Your service and language is alarming, and underlines that your book is a no pay book. I will remember you.
BookTheBet selling player info; still can't pay customer
Player: “I have now been trying on year to get the rest of a withdraw from Bookthebet,” “I december Tony send me an proposal of an new 10 times roll over, which I accpeted after some time. I have made the new 10 times roll over, but Tony will still would not make a withdraw even a small on. My question to you Bill, is there at all anything to do for me in this case, how can he have a license. If you look at below mail you can see that Tony acknowledge that he not had send me al the reuested whitdraw.”
BookTheBet (sister site of PornSportbook (SBR rating F)) has recently been quoted on casino forums attempting to sell bettors’ personal information.
Posted by: Anthony (—.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 23, 2007 04:29PM
HI! I have a list of 2.5 million current gamblers. 60% are non USA and 40% USA. We are a small sportsbook and do not have the resources to market to this list the proper way. The list includes names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, balances, average bets, account numbers, deposits, and other information. I paid well over what I am asking for it. I am just trying to recover a portion of the money I spent. I am asking $7,000.00. the the complete list. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! (source: TheBlueLizardLounge)
BookTheBet (SBR rating F) player owed $28,000
The bettor originally requested his funds July 3rd and claims BookTheBet owner, Tony has only provided him with excuses. He states he was told that Tony was currently traveling, attempting to redeem funds owed to him by another player. The bettor tells SBR he was attracted to the site because it offered American Express as a deposit method. The no-pay sportsbook accepted the AMEX transfer under the name Business Plus Inc Hinsdale IL.
BookTheBet (SBR rating F) claims new victim
Player writes: “In the last 3 months I have been trying to make a withdraw at US 4000. I am afraid Bookthebet dont can or won’t send me the withdraw. The excuses for not making the withdraw are numerous, and it had not been able for me to get in contact with the manager since I made my first deposit. By now I have probably called/mailed the book a total of 40-50 times, always without results. Anthony the person in charge of the book and cash-outs is never available, but I was promised they/he would call or mail me. He never did. It seems Bookthebet are doing everything not to give me my money.”
BookTheBet (SBR rating F) also operating adult betting site, PornSportbook (SBR rating F). SBR has received complaints from two BTB players who have been waiting for their withdrawals for months.
BookTheBet (SBR rating D-)
player waiting two weeks for $1200 Neteller withdrawal. The sportsbook has refused to send funds by alternate banking methods and would not provide a reason for lack of payment. This marks the third slow-paid BookTheBet player to file a complaint.
BookTheBet (SBR rating D-)
“So, about 3 weeks ago , I called bookthebet and tried to get a cash-out.They told me that they would look at my account and get back with me. They never did, so I called them back—again and again!!! By now Ihave probably called a total of 10-12 times, always without results. The excuses are numerous. Maybe the person in charge of cash-outs is not available, but I was promised they would call me. They never did, never, even though I was promised at least 5 times. Another time , the computers were not working, they said.Excuse after excuse!!! Finally today, I was told that I had not completed my rollover, that it was 10 x. This is a lie. They are doing everything not to give me my money. I have about 2200 dollars in the account. I wish I had known your website before this happened. I was stupid to believe a deal like they offered me, but I didn’t know any better. Your website is very informative and taught me a lot. I will stick to highly rated books in the future.”