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wagerfree Review

Last Updated 06/18/20
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New Sports Betting Exchange Raided?

Seattle Post Intelligencer reports Betcha.com (SBR rating D-) shut down
Washington State Gambling Commission investigators seized computers from a new Seattle-based Internet-betting site Monday, claiming the business violated the state’s 2006 online gambling ban — a contention the site’s founder strongly disputes. Agents with a search warrant confiscated laptops and computer monitors before Betcha.com’s seven employees arrived to work in the company’s North Seattle office. More

The Seattle, Washington and Canada-based exchange was attempting to facilitate the matching of bets between two users for a fee. This model was deemed illegal by the Nevada Gaming Commission which arrested WagerFree (SBR rating F-) owner Garet Bradford. Bradford also claimed to be only facilitating bets between “club members.” Despite the consumer fraud element to Mr. Bradford’s scam operation, authorities ultimately charged WagerFree’s owner with two felony counts relating to operating a gambling business without a license. Betcha.com maintains its server in Canada and is currently online.

Betting exchange Betcha.com bigger gamble than offshore sportsbook

Ebay-style sports betting exchange, Betcha.com enters the SBR rating guide at D-
The Seattle, Washington and Canada-based exchange is attempting to facilitate the matching of bets between two users for a fee. This model was deemed illegal by the Nevada Gaming Commission which arrested WagerFree (SBR rating F-) owner Garet Bradford. Bradford also claimed to be only facilitating bets between “club members.” Despite the consumer fraud element to Mr. Bradford’s scam operation, authorities ultimately charged WagerFree’s owner with two felony counts relating to operating a gambling business without a license.
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WagerFree (SBR rating F-)

conman, Garet Bradford pleads guilty to one category B felony count for unlicensed gaming activities. Sentencing is scheduled for October 12th at 9:00 a.m.
 

WagerFree (SBR rating F-) criminal case update:

Arraignment for scam artist, Garet Bradford to proceed August 31st.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

Former WagerFree (SBR rating F-) owner, Garet Bradford, to be arraigned in Washoe County, Nevada Court on Friday, July 14th. Mr. Bradford is facing one felony count of operating a gaming establishment without a license. WagerFree victims can follow court proceedings here.

SBR Bill Dozer reports: WagerFree's Garet Bradford extradited back to Reno Nevada


Garet faces two category B felony counts (Case No. RCR 2006-026300) brought by The Nevada Gaming Control Board for unlicensed gambling activity. Victims of the deposit-only sportsbook can follow the case,  which is public record, once court room proceedings begin at http://www.washoecourts.com/. Garet is expected to be arraigned shortly at the Second Judicial Court of Washoe County. Players are hopeful that the court will order the former WagerFree(SBR rating F-) operator to pay restitution.

WagerFree(SBR rating F-) thief Garet Bradford Arrested


It has been confirmed that Garet Bradford was apprehended by the Nevada Gaming Commission and is currently in custody.

SBR Bill Dozer reports: WagerFree(SBR rating F-)

owner makes final attempt to lessen severity of charges before impending arrest. Garet would like owed players to email him at wagerfree@yahoo.com with amounts owed.

Garet Bradford: “if and when you talk to the commish. let them know that anyone that wants to be paid need to make a request to this e-mail with there user name and password (from wagerfree) and the amount they are owed by march 1 so they can be set up on a payment plan. thanks”

This is likely a futile attempt to avoid the fallout of running a scam sportsbook within the US. Mr. Bradford has been quoted multiple times as saying he is bankrupt and does not have player funds.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

Arrest warrant issued for WagerFree( SBR rating F-) thief, Garet Bradford. Players eagerly await opportunity to initiate civil case which will be supported by charges brought by the state of Nevada.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

Largest US-based online sportsbook scam, WagerFree(SBR rating F-), finally off-line. Nevada authorities have been investigating owner, Mr. Garet Bradford for fraudulent business practices and operating a gaming establishment without a license. Mr. Bradford’s elaborate con was able to survive for almost two years with the help of his lawyers who challenged authorities to prove that he was anything more than a Nevada-based hosting company for a peer-to-peer betting “club”. It is unclear at this time if charges have been filed by the state or if Garet succumbed to the pressure of the investigation and angry victims. If and when charges are filed, SBR will support victims who choose to proceed with a class action lawsuit.
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