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    SBR Andy
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    SBR Store Update

    Attention SBR Members,


    We would like to address the questions surrounding the SBR Store and its plan going forward. Our initial goal in September was to offer a limited re-opening of the store for football season to give members a chance to redeem some of their betpoints. After reassessing, we feel that approach does not provide fair opportunity to the community as a whole, nor does it fit our long-term vision for a loyalty program.


    The original Store and Pro membership programs were tied to SBRís previous focus on the offshore sportsbook market. As we adapt and shift our brand focus to the regulated sportsbook industry, our community initiatives will evolve as well. With that in mind, we have made the decision that the Store will not re-open. We understand this news will cause some concern; however, we can assure members that betpoints will remain part of the SBR community. We are in the process of reshaping the loyalty program to better fit the product vision of the North American legalized market.


    What will that look like? More details to come. But the main theme is connecting members to the best sports betting options and rewarding regular contributions to the SBR community with exclusive benefits.


    We will touch on a few questions that members will likely have:


    What value does my betpoint balance have?


    - The betpoints you have earned will not go away. While points will not be redeemable for store items, they will gain access to unique rewards in the new loyalty program. Members with higher point balances will have more perks available to them.

    - In addition, we will be introducing 3 more cash contests to the existing Beat The Bullseye football contest:

    1. FIFA World Cup

    2. NCAAF Bowl Games

    3. NFL Playoffs

    - Contests will be open to Pro members only


    Will you get back to holding regular contests on SBR?


    - Oh yes. This news will come as a big relief to both our members and dev team. We are nearing a move onto a new contest platform and away from the legacy platform. We will finally be able to kiss the errors, missing games and incorrect lines goodbye once and for all.

    - The new platform will give us the flexibility to run daily, weekly, and season long contests across all major leagues with a variety of betting options (props included!). All with automated grading, leaderboards, and betpoint integration.


    How will SBR Pro membership work with the new loyalty program?


    - Pro membership will remain. However, we are working on expanding into a tiered system based on betpoint balance which will unlock different perks, for example: SBR swag, entry into exclusive cash contests, free plays at partner sportsbooks, and chances to win sports betting themed trips.

    - We are looking at additional ways to gain pro membership and move up tiers, such as depositing at sportsbook partners, winning marquee contests & becoming a trusted community member.


    How will members be able to earn betpoints going forward?


    - Daily activity will continue to earn points and there will be regular contests with points and prizes up for grabs

    - Quality forum content will be rewarded. We want the community to be a place that welcomes sports bettors both old and new. Posting a quality pick thread, lending a hand to a new member, reporting a site issue will earn betpoints.

    - Furthermore, we want our members to be the voice of SBR and help power our trusted sportsbook reviews. That means incorporating meaningful feedback on your experiences with partner sportsbooks to help shape the grades and rankings. These contributions will be recognized and rewarded as well.


    Moving away from the traditional SBR Store was not an easy decision to make Ė we realize what a big part of the community it has been for several years. Much like the re-branding you have seen across the website, the original betpoint system needs an update to align with the legalized betting landscape. We are confident that the revamped SBR loyalty program will be a benchmark in the industry and worth the wait.


    Please understand the full details of the new program have not been finalized, but we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

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    las8
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    say it ain't so Randy!

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    mr. leisure
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    the original betpoint system needs an update to align with the legalized betting landscape.

    What if you live in a state that doesnít have legal gambling ?
    Last edited by mr. leisure; 11-09-22 at 04:33 PM.
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    Easy-Rider 66
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    sounds good SBR. good to have a resolution on the store status.

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    IGotKidsToFeed
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. leisure View Post
    What if you live in a state that doesn’t have legal gambling ?
    Seems like we are getting phased out, too. I guess either our states lose their archaic view on gambling, or it's time to move to a different state. Colorado seems nice...

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    theres going to be some meltdowns in here

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    Quote Originally Posted by IGotKidsToFeed View Post
    Seems like we are getting phased out, too. I guess either our states lose their archaic view on gambling, or it's time to move to a different state. Colorado seems nice...
    Itís not going to happen in Cali in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Losco View Post
    theres going to be some meltdowns in here
    we will need kvb to come and calm us all down.

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    Lies lies and more lies

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    Not a huge surprise but disappointing nonetheless

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    SBR Andy
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. leisure View Post
    the original betpoint system needs an update to align with the legalized betting landscape.

    What if you live in a state that doesn’t have legal gambling ?
    We are looking at additional ways to earn status for members located in non-legal states, such as winning a contest, reaching a betpoint milestone, or becoming a trusted community member. More to come on that. Obviously the main focus is on the legalized market. However, we want to ensure all members can continue to participate.

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    Hi Andy and international members?

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    How good does a pizza gift card look now ? 🤣🤣🤣

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    Pigpen
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    How about the future of the SBR sportsbook?

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    fried cheese
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. leisure View Post
    How good does a pizza gift card look now ? 藍藍藍
    who needs pizza when we can now earn status?
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    Those that were able to redeem gift cards lucked out.

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    Samball is rolling in his grave

    On the bright side I should be double triple quadruple platinum sbr tier because I'm the biggest degen in the world and make many many deposits and have been on this site a very long time.

    Gone are the days I guess of the big come ups and downfalls in the SBR Casino. Cashing in my points for 5dimes freeplays and dominos at my door (before the gift cards)

    At least I'll always have my sbr polo, hat and playing cards I won from poker

    I knew I should have bought the jj gold condoms/thongs when I had the chance.
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    What you outlined as far as earning points could have been copied and pasted from bmr, your new outline for earning points is exactly the same as theirs, except they call them coins over there

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    why would anyone still want to be part of a community, where the people in charge of that community lied for over a year and now are essentially stiffing everyone?

    yes i get they were "free points" but so are credit card rewards, frequent flier miles, and anything else that had an inherent value
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    Only the broke guys angry

    I love the decision

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    Disappointed but not surprised. Surprised this didn't come out a year ago.

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    We need to look to the future and forget the past

    Winners look ahead not back

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    hioefully they have phased out paying jj gold
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    Wow BetIslands Version II

    It doesn't affect me but I really feel for those guys with 100K-300K points. What a fukking those guys are taking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Andy View Post

    We are looking at additional ways to earn status for members located in non-legal states, such as winning a contest, reaching a betpoint milestone, or becoming a trusted community member. More to come on that. Obviously the main focus is on the legalized market. However, we want to ensure all members can continue to participate.
    Quote Originally Posted by cala56 View Post
    Hi Andy and international members?

    Yes, same applies to international members.

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    This will weed out freeloaders that infected the site

    Majority were non contributors that milked sbr for years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigpen View Post
    How about the future of the SBR sportsbook?
    We are evaluating the future of the SBR sportsbook and where it fits with the new loyalty program. It would require a significant investment to update it to modern standards, so we are weighing that vs more of a focus on the revamped contest platform.

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    What happened to SBR videos? I want to watch the Richkas grocery store video on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Andy View Post
    We are evaluating the future of the SBR sportsbook and where it fits with the new loyalty program. It would require a significant investment to update it to modern standards, so we are weighing that vs more of a focus on the revamped contest platform.
    Keep the book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Andy View Post
    We are evaluating the future of the SBR sportsbook and where it fits with the new loyalty program. It would require a significant investment to update it to modern standards, so we are weighing that vs more of a focus on the revamped contest platform.
    If you remove the Sportsbook, how will members be able to use their Free Play points generated from Trivia and Contests which award Free Plays?

    Removing the Sportsbook would be a terrible decision since it's currently the only material way for members to try and increase their betpoints balance. The Casino was another way of course, but was abandoned and never fixed.

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    Just read what was coming up. Exciting news for sure. I may be wrong but it's seems like an exact model of another site that is up and coming. Good luck to SBR and all of us long time members moving forward.

    Please consider letting us using points to donate to charities at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigOrange View Post
    Wow BetIslands Version II

    It doesn't affect me but I really feel for those guys with 100K-300K points. What a fukking those guys are taking!
    I remember when 4uk said it was a horrible idea to hoard points because one day this might happen. Props to 4uk.

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    LOL, they don't have any funds to pay out even a couple gift cards. Nobody should be surprised at this.

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    Will there be anything for Canadians?? Like free plays at sponsored books?? Or sign up bonuses at sponsored books??

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