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SBG Global Review

Last Updated 12/28/20
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Risk of slow pay or no pay.

SBG Global is a bookmaker to avoid and on our blacklist because there is evidence of not paying out high account balances. The online book was launched in 1998 but has a reputation for scams and a flawed operation. We strongly recommend you avoid this site and consider A+ and A rated sportsbooks on our betting sites page.  


The SBG welcome bonus appears generous but potential new customers should be aware that this operator has a poor reputation. New customers with SBG Global can claim a 50% match deposit bonus based on the first deposit. The welcome bonus is subject to a rollover requirement and the bonus expires after a set number of days. New customers click ‘JOIN NOW’ to register and activate the welcome bonus.  

Existing customers with SBG Global can benefit from several promotions. Registered customers receive a bonus of up to 30% of the first reload deposit. This bonus is subject to staking and odds restrictions. The site features sports specific bonuses which generally have an expiry date. SBG claim to cut the betting margins to provide more value. The operator has a loyalty program which rewards existing players. The sportsbook bonuses at SBG Global seem attractive but you should be cautious  


One of the key factors for a sportsbook to establish trust with existing and potential new customers is fast payments. Top gambling sites such as Bovada have earned a strong SBR review by regularly paying customers out quickly and in full.  

Conversely, SBG Global cannot be trusted to deliver prompt and reliable payouts. The site provides a number of payment methods including Bank Transfer, debit and credit cards and e-Wallets. However, there is evidence of withdrawals being blocked. Customers should be wary of depositing large amounts and building up a decent account balance with SBG Global.  

Sports Betting Experience 

Bettors with SBG Global can place wagers on leagues in the four professional and college sports in the United States: NFL (see SBR’s NFL Predictions), MLB, NHL and MLB. The online betting site features betting options and odds for the main soccer leagues around the world. The operator review shows a separate Racebook which provides a comprehensive horse racing betting service. The sportsbook options include live betting lines. At the SBG sportsbook, the most popular markets are the money line, spread and totals. Yet the odds do not offer great value and recommended online betting sites in this area are Intertops and Justbet.  

Customer Service 

Customers can contact SBG Global by email or telephone and there is a Live Help facility. The terms of use section documents the betting and account management rules. Sports betting tools provide lines, statistics and weather forecasts. The SBG customer service team is responsive to queries but answers could be less forthcoming about delayed payments. In comparison, our best sportsbooks provide exemplary customer support.  


The SBR community has provided evidence of SBG Global not paying out high accounts and cancelling wagers once an event has started. This operator has a D- rating and it is on the Sportsbook Review blacklisted betting sites page. We cannot recommend opening an account with SBG and you should consider more reputable operators. Some betting lines appear to be attractive but that is irrelevant if SBG Global repeatedly fails to pay customers money they are owed. 

SBG Global News

SBG Global Bonus Dispute: Player has Limits Slashed

An SBG Global (SBR rating D-) bonus complaint has been filed. A player recently deposited $5,000 with SBG Global and received a $500 sports bonus. The bonus promotion was accompanied by a 5X deposit+bonus rollover, meaning that the player would have to play through $27,500 before asking for a withdrawal.

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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.

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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.

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SBG Global player shares negative experience following UFC wager

An SBG Global (SBR rating D-) player has submitted negative feedback stemming from a UFC wager he made. The player claimed that he wagered a UFC fight to go under 2.5 rounds, and that the fight was stopped with 1:33 elapsed in round three. His bet was initially graded as a win, but he later had the settlement reversed and his wager was marked as a loss.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sportingbet, SBG Global and more sportsbook news

SBR newswoman Natalie and dispute analyst Justin discuss the latest iGaming industry news. The video includes the resolution of the SBG Global payment complaints; as well as the Bet33 past-posted wagers dispute. Players with sportsbook feedback are asked to write to SBR at

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SBG Global addresses two payout complaints

SBG Global (SBR rating D-) has addressed two payment complaints reported by SBR earlier this month. In the first dispute, a player reported requesting a $5,000 withdrawal on March 23rd. In the second dispute, a player told SBR he asked for $5,000 on April 3rd. SBG Global has stated that both players have since received payment. SBR is asking the players to confirm, and will consider these two disputes closed.

SBG Global payment dispute

A fifth SBG Global (SBR rating D-) complaint has been reported. A player requested a $5,000 withdrawal on Tuesday, April 3rd. The player states the funds were removed from his account the same day. He followed up for an update on the payment status after one week, but was told that the SBG Global processor would not be available to issue payment until April 17th — two weeks after the player’s initial request — and that the player could follow up at that time. The player describes a nightmarish experience with SBG Global support since, and has yet to be paid.

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