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10.24.2014

Sportsbook Review reported earlier this week that a BetUS Sportsbook player (SBR rating D+) submitted a payout complaint. The player claimed that he was unable to withdraw a $700 balance. He was under the impression that nothing could be done and he had no option to receive his funds. The SBR investigation revealed it was not that complicated. | BetUS complaint broken down

10.23.2014

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission made a token acknowledgement of the large number of Bet2Be sportsbook complaints. The brief statement essentially regurgitated what many gambling commissions claim, that player funds are verified as safe and kept away from operating expenses. | Read new statement

10.23.2014

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that bitcoin dropped to a new low of $325 for October 2014. Since that time, BTC has picked up some steam and settled around $360 as of this morning. Despite the overall decline in value, interest among sports bettors continues to be high. Sportsbook Review met yesterday with Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) executives. | Bitcoin report

BetAtHome player has €800 in limbo

10.23.2014

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed his account was blocked by BetAtHome one month ago. He deposited €100 and increased his balance to €800 before his account was closed. He has claimed he is unaware what he has done to merit the account closure or how to proceed with withdrawal. SBR is investigating.

10.22.2014

A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a payout complaint. He has a $700 balance and is attempting to receive his first withdrawal from the betting site. He deposited via credit card five months ago, but has never verified the card through an authorization form. He claims he is presently stuck and unable to be paid. | BetUS complaint

GR88 Sportsbook bonus complaint: Winnings docked after rollover

10.21.2014

A GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a bonus complaint. The player stated that he received a sign-up bonus, completed all requirements, but after attempting to make his first withdrawal he was told that he was ineligible to receive the bonus and his winnings were forfeited. Sportsbook Review is following up on the bettor's complaint.

Betway Sportsbook pays player in country dispute

10.20.2014

Betway Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) has paid the player with the country dispute originally reported by SBR on September 28. In summary, a player registered for Betway entering the wrong country of residence: He selected his birth country rather than where he resided at the time, causing a temporary account suspension. | Betway dispute summary

Majority of spread bets on Pittsburgh; Houston ML dropping

10.20.2014

Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has indicated that a majority of pointspread bets on tonight's Monday Night Football game have been in favor of Pittsburgh Steelers against the spread of 2.5 points (must win the game by 3). Despite the lopsided percentage of overall spread bets -—64.4% vs 35.6 as of late this afternoon — there has been a big shift in the pricing of the Houston Texans moneyline; SBR Odds shows Pinnacle opened at +158 ($100 bet pays $158) and has dropped to +129 two hours before kickoff. Sports bettors keen on wagering the game and looking for a variety of exotic bets are encouraged to use the NFL Prop bets page at Sportsbook Review.

10.20.2014

Canbet Sportsbook players have reported being owed $1.5 million. The betting site suspended its service on 31 December 2013 as it was no longer able to pay players. Players held out hope at the time as Canbet claimed to be actively shopping the sportsbook around and a potential acquisition was in the cards; no acquisition materialized and Canbet was later blacklisted. | Canbet report

10.20.2014

Three new Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) complaints have been received. This increases the number of Bet2Be players with pending withdrawal complaints to 20. The players are owed nearly $30,000. Sportsbook Review reported last week that two players reported payment from the betting site. | Bet2Be complaints

Monday Night Football contest: Win Pizza

10.19.2014

Sportsbook Review invites users to participate in the "Predict the Score for Pizza" Monday Night Football contest. Users must predict the exact final score outcome of Monday night's Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game; with the exactly correct total for each team. The winning reader will be sent their choice of a $15 pizza eGift card from Papa Johns, Dominos, or Pizza Hut.

Update: Youwager Online after 15 minute outage

10.18.2014

Update 2:25pm ET: The brief hiccup was resolved. In the future, Youwager has advised players to log into sister site Betpop.eu with their same credentials if they have trouble connecting to Youwager directly.

A Sportsbook Review forum reader has posted that he cannot access his Youwager Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) account. SBR has confirmed that Youwager is currently off-line and is following up with the betting site for more information.

Pinnacle Sports implements new password requirement for all accounts

10.18.2014

Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has implemented new password requirements to improve security. Upon logging in players will receive a prompt to reset their passwords, using a minimum of 8 characters, a special character, a number, and no capital letters. Players with questions on the procedure of resetting their password should email Pinnacle support at csd@pinnaclesports.com.

10.16.2014

A SportsbettingOnline.ag (SBR rating D+) player has written with a general payout complaint. The user has stated that he was told that Person to Person withdrawals are taking an average of 12 days to be processed. Generally, betting sites are able to process same day withdrawals through this method provided a request is submitted early enough during normal business hours. | SportsbettingOnline complaint

Rubet.com payout feedback wanted

10.16.2014

An Rubet.com (unrated) player has claimed that a $300 withdrawal requested three weeks ago has yet to be paid. The player confirmed sending his ID documents to satisfy the betting sites' KYC process, but he has yet to be paid the eWallet withdrawal. SBR is collecting information on the Russia facing betting site. Rubet.com players with payout feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com

10.16.2014

Five new Bet2Be complaints have been received. Sportsbook Review reported Tuesday that 25 payout complaints have been submitted by players, and that six players reported payment after lengthy delays. Bet2Be was assessed with an initial sportsbook rating of D by SBR, and could face additional downgrades if payouts do not improve. | Bet2Be complaints

10.15.2014

The InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player who SBR reported has been waiting for a $5,000 payout since July is seemingly out of options. He originally requested $5,000 through interbook transfer but this request was stalled and eventually cancelled. He has since tried and failed to withdraw his funds through other methods and has a $27,000 total balance. | InstantActionSports update

10.15.2014

BetButler (SBR rating C+) is off-line. The UK Gambling Commission revoked BetButler's license last month following the betting site suspending its service and displaying a notice that the business was in the process of being sold. The notice stated the acquisition included the customer database, balances, and pending withdrawals. It is unclear if pending wagers will be honored. | BetButler statement

10.14.2014

Bet2Be players have submitted 22 payouts complaints for a total of $19,723 since August 2014. Six of the players have recently reported payment for $3,895. Several of the players have reported seeing a bizarre pop-up that prompted them to submit proof of tax payments. Bet2Be has cited technical issues as causing payout delays in some of the cases. | Bet2Be payout complaints

Sportingbet account closure dispute

10.14.2014

A Sportingbet (SBR rating C-) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that he deposited $600 and accumulated approximately $630 in winnings, bringing his balance to $1,230. His account was temporarily suspended pending the outcome of the Know Your Customer (KYC) process where he would be required to provide ID and utility bill documents. The player claimed that he was asked to have his passport notarized, which he did, and later to photograph himself holding the passport. He tells SBR he followed these requirements but was still told his account would be closed with just the $600 deposit refunded. It is unclear if Sportingbet believed the documents were fraudulent or what other circumstances are at play. SBR is following up with the sportsbook.