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WSEX Sportsbook players owed $658,578


Five new WSEX complaints have been submitted. WSEX, the D- rated sportsbook that SBR reported owes more than 110 players, is no longer communicating with SBR. WSEX' debt to players is $658,578. WSEX gives only generic updates to players shifting blame onto payment processors for the extreme delays. The debts are as old as October of 2009. The disgraced sportsbook's last major effort to pay players came in the fall of 2010, when SBR reported that $124,617 was paid to players. The WSEX debt has more than quadrupled since.  115 players have outstanding sportsbook complaints against the blacklisted gaming company.

TopBet back on-line


TopBet (SBR rating D+) Sportsbook is back on-line.

New management acquired rights to the domain, while the betting platform is still powered by FutureBet. TopBet claims to be doing its own processing and utilizing FutureBet for software, hosting and wagering support. FutureBet, which is also known as Gametech/IGS, is an infamous turnkey provider that has stiffed players and sports operators more than $1M.

TopBet has been removed from the SBR Sportsbook blacklist after six years, however SBR cautions readers to be cognizant of the risk playing at brands on the FutureBet platform. FutureBet charges TopBet a monthly royalty to use its services, but is able to shut the operator off at anytime or compromise player account security.

TopBet players that have outstanding claims against the sportsbook should file a sportsbook complaint form.


21KBet (SBR rating D-) is currently not paying players that deposited via Moneybookers. In an unusual twist, 21KBet pins the blame on Moneybookers by claiming that the eWallet service "does not pay" deposited funds. The most bizarre aspect of 21KBet's assertions is that funds sent by a user to their Moneybookers account is immediately available in their balance. The sportsbook is suggesting that it cannot withdraw those deposits to an off-line bank account - another matter entirely, one that players are not responsible for. addresses payment dispute

01.03.2012 (SBR rating D-) management says the player from SBR's December 25th report will receive payment soon. After winning a $48,000 parlay, the player requested his balance on November 8th, 2011. He learned that the time-frame on payments available to him increased to six to eight weeks. The player wrote to SBR on December 25th indicating that no payments have been received. will attempt to expedite payment to the player to make up for the tardy processing. SBR will update this report once the player confirms payment.

Bet770 resolves £400 claim


Bet770 (SBR rating D+) has resolved the sportsbook dispute reported by SBR on January 1st, 2012. Bet770 credited the €400 which was inexplicably removed from the player's account. The sportsbook tells SBR that the player has already made a successful withdrawal request. SBR considers the matter resolved.

MyBet confiscates player's winnings


MyBet (SBR rating D) confiscates €911. A MyBet player who deposited €410 into the sportsbook increased his balance to €1,321, then had his account closed and deposit refunded. MyBet stated that unspecified violations necessitated the move, but declined to share those reasons with SBR. The sportsbook claims the player was made aware of the details - the player denies receiving any explanation from MyBet on the funds confiscation.

This is the fourth open dispute against MyBet for confiscation of player balances. In each case, MyBet has failed to offer evidence of wrongdoing to the players involved or SBR.  Most recently, SBR reported on 21 November 2011 that a player had an €80 deposit refunded and more than €300 in winnings voided.

MyBet's sportsbook rating has been lowered from D+ to D. MyBet is a Malta-based organisation that caters to the European market.

Bet770 adjusts player's balance without providing explanation


A Bet770 (SBR rating D+) player states he joined the sportsbook, deposited £1,000 and began wagering. The player states he made several wagers on the Manchester United vs Blackburn game, the Swansea vs Spurs football match, and was expecting his account balance to be £920. Inexplicably, the player claims his balance was adjusted to £520 by Bet770, and that his follow-up queries have not been answered. SBR is following up on this sportsbook complaint.


SBR reported on October 25th, 2011 that a (SBR rating D-) player was having difficulty withdrawing $6,800. On November 1st, an update report was published to highlight management addressing the complaint. stated the player's request had been unsuccessful due to not providing adequate ID documents. The player states the payment has failed again. SBR is following up on the complaint.

WagerChief update


A BetPhoenix (SBR rating C) manager confirms sister site WagerChief's technical outage. SBR is told that the WagerChief website is expected to be back up within one hour. SBR initially reported on the WC outage on December 28th.

BetUS player claims no payment since September


A BetUS (SBR rating D+) player that requested a $1,000 payment in September claims he still has not been paid. The player tells SBR that his first payout request failed and that BetUS' makeup payment was also botched. The player believes he will not be paid and has called BetUS a scam in a letter to SBR.  This is the third payment complaint of this kind in the last four weeks. SBR is following up on the player's sportsbook complaint.


Three 21KBet (unrated) players have filed payout complaints. Two of the players state that withdrawal requests initiated in early December have not been filled, whilst a third player indicates that 21KBet claims to have submitted the payment, though his Moneybookers account has not been credited. SBR is investigating these sportsbook complaints.


Update: BetPhoenix restored the player's wagering limits to a reasonable amount. The matter is considered resolved.

A BetPhoenix (SBR rating C) player writes in with a bonus dispute. The player tells SBR that he deposited $10,000 and received a $3,000 bonus. He claims to have rolled over approximately $77,000 of the required $208,000. After logging into his account to place an NBA wager, the player noticed that BetPhoenix cut his limits to $50 max. SBR will ask the sportsbook to either cut the player loose (paying all winnings + prorated bonus amount) or to restore reasonable limits on the account for completion of the rollover. SBR will update this report. payout feedback wanted


A (SBR rating D-) player who won a $48,000 parlay on a $20 wager writes in with feedback. The player states that a month prior to hitting the parlay, a $2,500 payout was fulfilled in three weeks. After making the huge score, the player claims that told him their payout timeframe had been increased to 6-8 weeks. The player has requested the entirety of his balance on November 8th, 2011 and has yet to receive any of the payments. players that have waited in excess of the extended time-frame are asked to write to

BetAtHome player account locked


A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player tells SBR that his account has been closed. The player states that he requested a withdrawal after meeting rollover requirements, provided his ID and found that his account was suddenly locked. The player alleges that he held a balance of €865 with BetAtHome. SBR is following up on this sportsbook complaint.

On November 14th, SBR reported that an unrelated player also had his account frozen. The player in that dispute claimed to have operated a BetAtHome sportsbook account for more than one year, making multiple deposits and redeeming numerous bonus offers. BetAtHome alleged that the player's ID appeared to be fraudulent, however BAH was unwilling to discuss the dispute further citing data protection. SBR advised the player to file a complaint through the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Malta.


Four new WSEX (SBR rating D-) slow-pay complaints have been filed. The WSEX player debt has now surpassed $653,0000. In SBR's last report, WSEX was continuing to provide generic updates with promises of making good. The disgraced sportsbook has pinned the blame on processors rather than accepted responsibility for the ongoing payout blunders. WSEX management has again withdrawn from regular updates with SBR dispute analysts. SBR asks all sportsbook players that have not done so to write to


Yahoo Politics forecasts that Mitt Romney has a 65.6% likelihood of victory in the 2012 Republican primary. Fellow candidates Newt Gingrich's chances are declining, while candidates Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have failed to gain steam. Mitt Romney's chances are attributed to his popularity in Iowa; a key state in determining who will ultimately receive the Republican nomination for President.

Unibet confiscates €600 from player


A Unibet (SBR rating B-) player claims that his account has been closed and a balance of €600 confiscated.  The player states that he provided all documents requested of him and believed his account to be cleared for payments. The player states that Unibet has refused to share with him what violation he has made to warrant the removal of his balance. On November 20th, SBR reported that Unibet disabled two unrelated player accounts without providing a reason for doing so. SBR asks Unibet players with feedback are asked to write to

Congrats Beat The Prick 2011 winners!


SBRforum's annual Beat The Prick contest has concluded. 2,719 SBR posters participated in the 15-week football contest that pit each contestant against SBRforum mascot 'The Prick'. Each contestant had the task of trying to go 4-0, or at least outscore the mascot to win prizes that week. The contest took place on SBR Contests, SBR's proprietary contest software. $10,000 was paid to the top 10 places. Congratulations to SBR poster "sportsfun" for taking home the top prize of $5,000.

Bet770 slow-pay complaint #2


A second Bet770 (SBR rating D+) payment complaint has been reported. A player submitted a payout request on November 24th, 2011 for £200 to Moneybookers. The player states that he has already verified his account and is cleared for payments. After nearly a month, Bet770 has yet to pay the player. The player states that he is given only generic replies from Bet770 acknowledging that his payout request is processing.

On December 17th, SBR reported that a Bet770 player was waiting for a payment of €280 for approximately three months without word on when his funds would be received.

SBRforum raises $5,000+ for Doctors Without Borders


SBRforum has raised $5,225 in donations for Doctors Without Borders in 2011. DWOB is a non-governmental organization best known for their efforts providing health care in developing and war-torn countries. SBRforum held a charity poker tournament on December 17th, 2011 which raised $1,575. Sixty generous SBRforum members participated in the event which saw all cash proceeds go directly to DWOB. SBR thanks all participants and all others who have donated through SBRforum this year.

Bet770 player submits withdrawal dispute


A Bet770 (SBR rating D+) player tells SBR that he attempted to make a withdrawal of €280 after verifying his account with ID documents, but that in the last three months Bet770 has not processed the payment. The player states that he doesn't know what to do. SBR is following on the sportsbook dispute.

On November 25th, 2011, SBR reported that Bet770 cheated a player on a soccer wager. A player made a £15 soccer wager using a free bet on the match between Nordsjaelland and Midtjylland. The wager type was a halftime/fulltime bet. In a HT/FT bet, a team must win both the first half and the game. In the player's wager, the team he backed won the first half, lost the second half and won the game. When the punter noticed he was credited a loss instead of a win, he contacted the sportsbook to settle the market properly, but Bet770 refused to acknowledge the error.


TitanBet (SBR rating C) has reinstated the winning wagers of two players that had their bets voided. SBR first reported on November 28th that TitanBet was alleged to be voiding bets when the line moves against them. Nine players filed sportsbook disputes through SBR stating the practice affected them. TitanBet released the following statement to a player today: