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SBR Forum's Free Football Handicapping Contest is still open for registration. This year's contest gives away a whopping $17,000 in cash prizes. The annual contest pits a professional handicapper named "The Prick" against the field, where the object is to outscore him. For more details on how to play, visit the SBR Forum contest section.


A ToBet (SBR rating C+) player submits a bonus dispute. The player deposited €200 on October 8th, 2012, receiving a €35 bonus with a 10X rollover requirement. The player's first punt was successful, increasing his balance to €693.25. The player tells SBR that he was immediately limited to €0.20 per bet. The player points out that it would take 700+ bets to finish his rollover. SBR is following up.


WSEX Sportsbook (SBR rating F) players are owed $916,053. The WSEX users all report a similar story: they are told that processing is made difficult by banking regulations, and that payouts are delayed as a result. WSEX representatives are unwilling to speak with SportsbookReview. WSEX is listed in the SBR scam sportsbook blacklist.


In today's SBR Industry News video report, analysts Natalie Rydstrom and Justin7 discuss outstanding sportsbook complaints from the SBR mailbag. The segment today covers payout complaints, bonus issues, as well as two outstanding cold case disputes from WagerWeb Sportsbook (SBR rating D+).


A Bet33 Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player submits a dispute regarding payout fees. On August 19th, the player requested payment via cheque for 2,308 USD. The payout carried a ten business day time-frame. The player tells SBR that after his funds had not been received in the promised time-frame, Bet33 suggested the player switch to a different withdrawal method.


A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player claims that his account has been suspended with a €1,930 balance. The player states that BetAtHome has not provided any information on his account status, and that all required ID documents are on file with the sportsbook. BetAtHome is known for shutting down accounts without providing players any details. SBR is following up.

SBR news correspondent Natalie Rydström gives an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, October 5th, 2012. Today's show covers pending Nevada interactive gaming licenses for three companies, as well as the recent news surrounding Bodog Asia's acquisition of the UK brand, and more industry news.


A BetRoyal (SBR rating D-) player writes to SBR with a payout dispute. The player attempted to collect a $560 payout through a local business but was advised that the transaction details given by BetRoyal were incorrect. The player claims that he contacted BetRoyal and was told the situation would be corrected same-day; however, the player has waited four days for updates.

Bodog Asia has made its first major move following their acquisition of Bodog UK. will be transformed into a standalone casino product, and temporarily closed for new registrations pending a reworking of the platform. Players who played with the UK site for sports betting are able to cash out their balances in full as normal. Additionally, is no longer serving players directly; however where applicable, players will be redirected to the relevant Bodog licensed operator. players are also able to request their balances in full.

A BetClic (SBR rating D+) player submits a sportsbook complaint. The player states that his account has been closed with a €2,700 balance. BetClic accused the player of operating multiple accounts in the past, and has allegedly not refunded any of the three recent sportsbook deposits. Read the full article for the player's time-line.

SBR newswoman Natalie Rydström and dispute analyst Justin7 give an SBR Industry News update for Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. In today's show, a scam alert is issued on BetJambo Sportsbook (SBR rating D+). Other items from the newswire are also covered in the program. Users with feedback should write to


A Globet (SBR rating D+) player tells SBR that a €500 payout requested in mid-August has yet to be received. The payment was scheduled to be made to the player's Skrill/Moneybookers account. The player alleges that he has only received generic updates from the sportsbook. SBR is following up on this payout complaint.

In today's SBR iGaming News video, analyst Natalie Rydström leads with the Amaya Gaming Group's deal to acquire the OnGame poker network, a story on the LGA of Malta's agreement with the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, as well as news updates on two casino game developers.


Update 9/28, 11:50am CST: BetIslands' main website is back online.

BetIslands Sportsbook (SBR rating B) asks players to access their website at for now. The domain is currently expired. BetIslands remains available to assist players with inquiries over telephone at 1-800-998-8740. BetIslands management has advised SBR that the regular website should be back online soon.

09.27.2012 is the latest sportsbook in the Apex Sportsbook family. BetJambo claimed to hold a sportsbook rating of B at SBR, displaying the message prominently on its homepage. The tactic is not unusual for Apex Group books, as one skin piggybacks on the name of an A+ rated sportsbook in an attempt to confuse new bettors.

SBR's Natalie Rydström interviews Rhonda Garvey, Vice President of eGaming for in this Industry Inderviews segment. is owned and operated by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). PlayNow is the sole regulated gambling website in British Columbia, Canada.

Update: US released a statement clarifying that it would not be refunding Green Bay Packers wagers. The refund promo that was announced on sports sites such as Yahoo Sports, NY Times, and NESN now say the offer applies to NFL bettors outside of the US.

Monday Night Football controversy has bankrupted some gamblers, and left an entire nation of Green Bay Packers fans to sulk around the office Tuesday morning. With time expiring, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson heaved a 24-yard pass into the end zone, and that's where it got complicated. To most observers, including the ESPN broadcast team, Green Bay defender MD Jennings intercepted the ball at its highest point and cradled the ball to the ground.


5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) tells SBR that players are being asked to update their bookmark of the 5Dimes website. Players should edit their bookmark to reflect (from .com). The .com site may experience intermittent technical issues. As a seperate note, 5Dimes is no longer accepting French customers.

Online poker giant PokerStars has flown computer equipment associated with Full Tilt Poker to the Isle Of Man, according to a report published today by EGR. PokerStars corporate communication head Eric Hollreiser referred to the transportation as a "big part" of the next step for the coming relaunch of Full Tilt poker.

A BetSafe (SBR rating C-) player submits an account dispute. The player claims that he opened his account on August 24th, losing approximately €8,000 playing roulette. His deposit method was Moneybookers, where he claims to be a VIP customer. The player allegedly redeposited €3,000, this time increasing his balance to €9,000 through roulette.


A BetWay (SBR rating D-) player claims that the sportsbook is deceptively dealing lines. The player states that if he selects a totals bet, the bet immediately changes upon being added to the bet slip without the notification of a line change. The player tells SBR that he has screenshots of the continued practice. SBR advises users to avoid the D-rated book.

SportsbookReview news correspondent Natalie Rydström delivers an iGaming News update for Friday, September 21st, 2012. In today's segment, three companies newly-minted Nevada eGaming licenses are discussed, as well as an upcoming sentencing of a Black Friday indictee, news with PlayTech, and WillHill.

UPDATE 9/28 9:00AM CST: SBR spoke with DHoze management and reviewed evidence that confirmed the player defrauding the sportsbook. SBR considers this dispute satisfactorily closed.

A DHoze (unrated) player submits an account dispute. The player opened an account with DHoze on September 14th 2012. His initial deposit was for €40. The player managed to increase his balance to €975 before being asked to produce ID documents. The player's account was ultimately closed.


A BetClic (SBR rating D+) player submits an account complaint. The player states that he made an opening deposit of €25. He lost his first wager, making him eligible for a matching welcome bonus. The player won €81.25 using the bonus, before BetClic closed his account. The player claims this is his first registration with the sportsbook. SBR is following up.


In today's SBR Industry News video, SBR analysts Natalie Rydström and dispute manager Justin7 discuss the following: the recent upgrading of (now .ag) following the BetOnline Group crediting over $30,000 to players who were cheated by old ownership, a Globet Sportsbook payout complaint, and two Betfair payout issues.