1. #1
    alwaysaloser
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    Help me find a new sportbook.

    Sportbook.com was the only sportbook i have ever used and I'm giving up on them now that they have their payment issues.

    Can anyone recommend a reliable sportsbook that fits the following:

    1. U.S. Player
    2. Not a big wagerer, makes withdrawal requests of about $500.


    Advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    jtuck
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    5 Dimes
    BetJam
    BetOnline
    Carib

    All have their own perks, all good books though.

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    bigboydan
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    You can't go wrong with either 5Dimes or BetJamaica sir. Below is a detailed breakdown on what both these fine establishments have to offer you. Which ever book you choose, it's a fine selection.

    5Dimes (SBR Rated A) is the way to go for baseball if your a recreational player that bets nickels, and haven't had your limits cut. But just watch out for those delays.

    They have no outstanding complaints or processing issues levied against them at this time. Not to mention they offer some pretty good payment solutions for U.S. players (Echecks most notably 300 max./14 day hold). Plus they offer one free fedex payout per month that you will usually get within about 3-5 business days.

    The bonus they offer for new customers is a 50% free play with a 5x rollover, and 20% reload bonuses.

    They use the ASI software (Which is nice IMO), not to mention the fact that [iSBRFORUM]5Dimes[/iSBRFORUM] has a couple of mirror sites, which helps during the down times:

    propbet.com
    www2.5dimes.com

    Did I mention nickel overnight lines (till 8am est), and offers a lot of prop wagering options.

    Here is the vig breakdowns 5Dimes, and a few of the other wagering options they have to offer:

    .10 up to -176
    .15 up to -201
    .20 up to -266
    .25 up to -280
    .30 up to -346
    .35 up to -361
    .40 up to -386
    .45 up to -421
    .50 up to -461

    Overnight Lines: Yes *See Nickel Lines Chart Below
    Reverse Run Lines: Yes
    5-inning lines: Yes: RLs, MLs & Totals
    Reduced Juice Totals: Yes**
    Reduced Juice RLs: Yes**
    Grand Salami Totals: Yes
    Team Totals: Yes


    Overnight Nickel Lines Chart

    .05 up to -162
    .06 up to -165
    .07 up to -193
    .08 up to -196
    .09 up to -198
    .10 up to -251
    .11 up to -253
    .12 up to -255
    .13 up to -257
    .14 up to -258
    .15 up to -266
    .16 up to -270
    .17 up to -273
    .18 up to -276
    .19 up to -278
    .20 up to -310


    The one complaint I do have against them though. I don't like the fact that they always have problems grading their prop bets. They are notorious for mis-grading those thing and their rules for those seem to have a very gray area IMHOO.



    BetJamaica, part of the TheGreek family of books and use the ASI software, which I feel is pretty nice overall.

    BetJamaica (SBR Rated A+) is more of a recreation book and does offer nice reload bonuses (10 or 20% reup bonuses/$500 max, with a 4x's rollover), however since they are a recreational book they could cut your limits if your chasing steam and or other things of that nature.

    Their banking options for U.S. players have actually improved some over the last few months, because they are now offering Echecks (which is very nice feature these days, but info required to be faxed). Not to mention they do free book-to-book transfers ($500 min) with: TheGreek, Legendz, Pinnacle, 5Dimes and BookMaker and soon Wsex (note: Bookmaker will charge you incoming fees).

    The payouts are very prompt really for overnight checks (3-5 business days), and the withdraw fees are actually quite reasonable if you exceed the 1 free payout via fedex per calender month (min. $200/$35 flat fee if you exceed the freebie).

    Another thing I should make mention of since we have seen some DDos attacks this weekend is that they have a couple of mirror sites for emergency purposes.

    BetJamaica:

    http://mirror1.betjm.com
    http://mirror2.betjm.com

    They also are now offering an online chat service which is always a nice feature

    The lines they offer are very competitive with most other books IMO, and the use a dimeline up to -190 in baseball. Which I feel is great!

    Here is the baseball vig breakdown and betting options they will be offering this 2008 baseball season.


    .10 up to -190
    .13 up to -195
    .15 up to -200
    .18 up to -205
    .20 up to -240
    .25 up to -250
    .30 up to -280
    .35 up to -290
    .40 up to -300
    .45 up to -310
    .50 up to -320


    Overnight Lines: Yes
    Reverse Run Lines: Yes
    5-inning lines: Yes
    Reduced Juice Totals: No
    Grand Salami Totals: Yes
    Team Totals: No

    The drawbacks I do have about [iSBRFORUM]BetJamaica[/iSBRFORUM] is they only accept U.S. currencies

    SBR Founder Join Date: 8/10/2005


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    Brady2Moss
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    Try matchbook

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    gm2022
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    Any A book works!

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    Betjm.com or Caribsports.com if your just a casual bettor those are excellent choices. If you win you will be paid. bottom line.

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    alwaysaloser
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    I checked BetJam out and it does sound like the best for a casual player.

    I take it there is no way around having to provide documents such as i.d. , bill etc.. With identity theft isues these days it is a concern. I take it most of you did all that and no problems?

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    I.R.B
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    BetJam seems good for the smaller bets... But TheGreek is the best book for U.S people period...

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    Sbgglobal A- book

    open 24/7 friendly cs, fast payouts and top notch bonuses !

    - payout's same day via **/** if you requst it after the night games you get it next day by noon ...if you request it 8 am you get it before 6 pm

    gotta love sbg
    FADE THE HATERS !

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    SBG is a pile of hot shiit ..............

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    BTJ , don't hate.

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    no hating just my opinion on your A+ book

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    D- at sportsbookreview.com alwaysaloser

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    carib
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    wagerstreet
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    I STRONGLY suggest that all betters stay COMPLETELY AWAY from sportsbetting.com. They are VERY slow on paying you when you win, also just this morning when I called for the 4th time about my withdraw the guy told me the had a problem, and some of their checks BOUNCED!!! I WILL NEVER PUT MONEY ON THAT SITE AGAIN!!!

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    Greek

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    I am reevaluating where I play at now. Things are not good at the moment.

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    5-DIMES or

    GREEK

    yes, I own a sportbook & still suggest the 2 that I have alot "Respect" for


    5-DIMES &

    GREEK

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    ATTN JJ----GOLD

    assume your avatar = SOONERS FAN

    we had "AD" Adrain Peterson down for party during "OFF--SEASON"

    GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT KID



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    Quote Originally Posted by thejrichshow85 View Post
    Sbgglobal A- book

    open 24/7 friendly cs, fast payouts and top notch bonuses !

    - payout's same day via **/** if you requst it after the night games you get it next day by noon ...if you request it 8 am you get it before 6 pm

    gotta love sbg
    FADE THE HATERS !
    tout, stay way

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    ALWAYSALOSER.......you need to get rid of that name......you project yourself as a loser your always going to be a loser. Have some self confidence and stop being so negative. Good luck with the new book!

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    St.Aquinas
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    Quote Originally Posted by thejrichshow85 View Post
    Sbgglobal A- book

    open 24/7 friendly cs, fast payouts and top notch bonuses !

    - payout's same day via **/** if you requst it after the night games you get it next day by noon ...if you request it 8 am you get it before 6 pm

    gotta love sbg
    FADE THE HATERS !
    SBG is garbage.

    The Greek is excellent. They have always been top notch in customer service and payouts.
    Last edited by St.Aquinas; 09-21-08 at 05:29 PM.

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