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New Bet2Be Sportsbook payout complaint: $30,000 owed to players

11.12.2014

A Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested to be paid £825 three weeks ago. Sportsbook Review reported three weeks ago that the Isle of Man Gambling Commission was looking into over two dozen reports of slow payouts submitted by Bet2Be players. The total amount owed by Bet2Be is approximately $30,000. Bet2Be support will not discuss the reason for the payment delays with SBR; though a few players recently reported receiving payment. Players with feedback or complaints are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

11.11.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B) player has claimed that he has been locked out of a betting account containing over 35,000 Russian Rubles (approximately $754). The player deposited 30,000 RUB on September 23 via Qiwi wallet. He won his first few bets before Marathonbet locked his account the same day. | Marathonbet complaint

11.11.2014

A Betway Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) complaint has been launched. A player has claimed that he first tried to withdraw from Betway over a month ago but the payout request was blocked as he had not met his bonus rollover requirement. He then proceeded to meet the wagering requirements, and again asked for a withdrawal, this time for £1100.  | Betway complaint

Update posted in Wagerweb bonus complaint

11.10.2014

Update 11/11 12:30PM ET: The player has confirmed receiving payment.

Wagerweb management has addressed the bonus complaint reported on 11/7. In that complaint, a player reported that he was told only 50% of his live betting activity would count toward rollover. The player claimed he was unaware of the rule and that it was not published by Wagerweb at the time he accepted his deposit bonus.

11.10.2014

InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) payout feedback is wanted. Sportsbook Review reported on November 4 that a player received $5,000 through interbook transfer to settle an outstanding payout request from July. The player has since requested an additional $5,000 transfer. A second player is attempting to withdraw his balance via payment plan. | InstantActionSports complaints

Monday Night Football Contest: Win a Pizza

11.10.2014

SBR members are invited to take part in the "Predict the Score for Pizza" Monday Night Football contest. Players must correctly predict the final score of the Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles football game; with the exactl total for each team. The winner will be sent their choice of a $15 pizza eGift card from Dominos, Pizza Hut, or Papa Johns.

11.09.2014

The November 2014 edition of the best sportsbooks poll is underway. SBR invites all players to participate in the poll. Users can vote for their top three favorite sportsbooks, in order of best first. The first choice receives 25 points, second 15 points, and third 10 points. 75 votes have been received so far. | View poll standings

11.08.2014

Online sportsbooks opened the line for Manny Pacquiao at -1250 earlier this fall. Sports bettors would have had to lay $1,250 for a return of $100, while a bet on opponent Chris Algieri began trading at +800 or 8 to 1. There has been a sizable ripple in the previous few weeks, as Jason Lake reported in his SBR Picks column, as the price on underdog Algieri shortened by 25%. | Pacquiao vs. Algieri market analysis

11.08.2014

A Sportsbook Review reader has written in via email requesting information on the BTG Gloval NV family of online sportsbooks. The BTG Gobal group, incorporated in Curacao, is most known for their brand Dimeline Sports (previously operated under Safari Casino Group), and maintains a lower rating for their past handling of player complaints. | Dimeline update

BetAtHome spares few words on player complaint

11.07.2014

Update: BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) acknowledged the player complaint reported by SBR yesterday raised by a player who had a €420.07 balance forfeited. BetAtHome has stated that the player was "provided with all necessary information" about his betting account, and did not explain why his winnings were confiscated. SBR has advised the player to launch an official complaint against the betting site with the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta.

11.07.2014

Sportsbook Review posters are discussing wild allegations that have come to light against troubled Florida State QB Jameis Winston. A betting website has speculated that Winston may have been involved in point shaving — altering the point spread of games he played in — to aid a friend in winning a $5,000 wager placed with a local bookie. | Read more

11.07.2014

UPDATE 11/11/2014: The player has confirmed receiving payment.

A Wagerweb Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a bonus complaint. The player has claimed that he was told today that only 50% of live betting wagers count toward rollover fulfillment. He says he was blindsided by the rule, which was not advertised anywhere on the Wagerweb site either at the time his bonus was accepted or as recently as today. | Wagerweb complaint

11.06.2014

A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player deposited €100 and received a 50% sign-up bonus. The player completed his play-through requirement which resulted in a balance of €420.07. At this time, he asked for his first payout request. BetAtHome asked for a copy of the player's ID, and he obliged. | BetAtHome complaint

11.06.2014

An MB24 (SBR rating D-) manager has addressed the recent sportsbook complaint reported by SBR. A player claimed that €1500 in winnings were unfairly confiscated by the sportsbook. The player opened his account in early 2014 and proceeded to play as normal. After requesting his first sportsbook payout, his account was closed and initial deposit refunded. | MB24 addresses complaint

Betway Sportsbook investigating cold case complaint

11.05.2014

Sportsbook Review reported Monday that a player submitted a complaint on €1300 in winnings being confiscated in March of 2012. The controversial and since discontinued "30% rule" was cited; the rule penalized players for betting in excess of 30% of their deposit when a bonus was accepted. SBR's management contact at Betway has confirmed that the betting site is looking into the complaint. An update will be posted as one becomes available.

11.05.2014

Sportsbook Review previously reported on a BetUS (SBR rating D+) player who filed a complaint after he had trouble redeeming a $750 balance. The player accepted a free bet mailer for $50 and believed he was in full compliance with the few terms and conditions listed. Unfortunately, the promotion had a maximum redemption of $250. | BetUS complaint

MB24/Mobibet case update: Player owed €1500

11.05.2014

The MB24 (formerly known as Mobibet, SBR rated D-) player referenced in this week's report has confirmed that the amount confiscated from his account totals €1500. Sportsbook Review investigators are attempting to speak with MB24 management concerning the player's complaint. MB24 players who similarly require assistance are asked to submit a sportsbook complaint; include as many details as possible including account number, description of complaint, and if possible provide a copy of correspondence with the sportsbook concerning the issue.

11.03.2014

A Betway Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player who had €1300 confiscated in March of 2012 has written Sportsbook Review. The player read a recent SBR report on Betway agreeing to revisit past confiscations during the period of time the controversial "30% rule" was in effect. Following a slew of complaints and an SBR downgrade, Betway discontinued the rule. | Betway complaints

11.03.2014

The November 2014 edition of the top sportsbooks poll is underway. Sportsbook Review invites all posters to participate in the poll. Users can cast their vote for their top three favorite sportsbooks, in order of favorite first. The first choice receives 25 points, second 15 points, and third 10 points. Thirty five user votes have been received thus far. | Sportsbook Poll standings