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Twelve Casineto (SBR rating D) slow pay reports have been reported. The oldest payment request was initiated on May 26th, with the others between July and October of 2009. Players have reported being owed $5464. SBR will attempt to reach Casineto management to discuss these cases.

BetPhoenix expects online account access to be restored this evening


BetPhoenix (SBR rating B+) expects its website to be fully functional this evening. The sportsbook is moving to a new bandwidth provider. Its private source abruptly stopped offering its service to BetPhoenix. Phoenix will move to the same internet service provider used throughout the Costa Rican gaming industry.

BetAfterBet pays player €429.05


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) has paid a player €429.05 which was requested August 10th. BetAfterBet has come under fire in the past two months by racking up 46 slow pay complaints. €40,891 is currently owed to those players. SBR will continue to update the BetAfterBet report as new information becomes available. SBR encourages players being slow paid by BetAfterBet to file a sportsbook complaint.

Free 256 Handicapper Tournament: $6,000 Prize Pool

11.20.2009 has launched a Free 256 Handicapper Tournament that features a $6,000 Prize Pool. The tournament is free to enroll in and pays the top 32 finalists. View more details and register for the free handicapping contest today!

BetAfterBet slow pay #47 reaches SBR mailbox


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) has continued to rack up slow pay complaints. The 47th payment complaint levied against BetAfterBet was submitted to SBR this morning. A player describes requesting €461 on October 31st. This brings the total owed by BetAfterBet up to €41,320. Players are advised not to place their BetAfterBet funds in action while the sportsbook is in slow pay mode. | BetAfterBet forum discussion

Apex Sportsbook (SBR rating F) Pays Player After Five years


The owner of defunct sportsbook Apex Sports (SBR rating F) has paid over $3,000 to a player owed since 2004. Five years ago the player and the sportsbook owner agreed to a payment plan. The second payment of $250 was never sent. Since Apex Sports' demise, one of the owner's of Apex Sports has opened up a new operation with its main brand being Bet33 (SBR rating D-). Bet33 has never failed to pay a player but has maintained a low rating and position on the SBR Blacklist due to the fact it was built using Apex Sports' player balances. Apex ownership was adamant at the time it closed its doors that they were not solvent. Bet33 management assures SBR that Bet33 and sister sportsbooks are well funded and it will repay players who had Apex Sportsbook balances at the time the sportsbook flat-lined. Apex victims are asked to write to so we may help in arranging payment. Bet33 will remain under review through this process.

5,000 SBR Point Weekend Shootout registering

11.19.2009 is currently taking registrations for this weekend's 5,000 SBR Point Shootout. The handicapping contest is free to play and features a full slate of pro and college football/basketball. View more details at SBRforum.

Another Stryyke player reports payment


A Stryyke (SBR rating D+) player has reported payment. The player has been paid €610. Stryyke management has stated that the two other players, owed €1200 collectively, have also been paid. These players have yet to confirm payment but SBR will consider the Stryyke slow play cases closed for now barring new information. website down


BetOnline (SBR rating B+) is experiencing website difficulties. Phone lines remain up for customer service and wagering. BetOnline has stated that the site should be up within the next 30 minutes.


Stryyke (SBR rating D+) players report being paid. Two of the five Stryyke players that were allegedly issued their payouts have confirmed being paid. Three slow pay complaints which are unconfirmed as resolved by players remain for  €1800.

RebateWager updates its website with clearer open teaser and parlay rules


RebateWager (SBR rating B-) has updated its rules page with clearer terms on open parlays and teasers, following the October 28th dispute which culminated in RebateWager paying a player for the first three legs of a four-leg teaser that was placed outside of the allowed time-frame.

RebateWager rule: "Open parlays and teasers must be closed in the same calendar week that they are opened. Failure to do so will result in the wager being scored as a loss. You cannot bet opposite sides of the same game in an open parlay if you have a pending parlay involving that game."

Dimeline player confirms payment


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has confirmed payment. The player initially requested £1221.40 on June 18th. Dimeline paid £500 to the players Moneybookers account and the player has agreed to receive the rest via check. Three players remain on Dimeline's slow pay list for a combined $9980 requested as far back as May 26th of 2009. Dimeline management has stated it expects those players to receive funds in one week. SBR will update this report.

Stryyke (SBR rating D+) releases statement regarding slow pays


Stryyke (SBR rating D+) has released an official statement for SBR readers concerning the payment delays experienced by players.

Stryyke management has stated that two of the five players who filed SBR sportsbook complaint forms have been paid in the last week, SBR will update this report pending player confirmation. As of now, Stryyke's total figure owed to players is €2336 with the oldest request made on September 30th.

LasPalmas update


SBR's last LasPalmas (SBR rating D) update on November 4th stated that a player was paid his balance after a seven month delay. No new payments have been reported since that time; LasPalmas owes eight players $110,400. Of that eight players, one player is waiting for $33,000 which was requested in February 2009. The player has informed SBR as of Sunday November 15th that he still has yet to receive his funds. LasPalmas will not discuss the status of payouts with SBR.


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) has paid a player €350.07. The player requested payment on August 10th. There are currently 46 outstanding slow-pay complaints levied against BetAfterBet totaling €40,859 in player funds. | BetAfterBet forum discussion

A fifth Stryyke slow-pay is received


Another Stryyke (SBR rating D+) slow-pay for €300 has been reported. This brings the total owed by Stryyke up to €2336 with the oldest payment request made on September 30th.

Dimeline pays player $4,000


Another Dimeline (SBR rating D-) player has reported being paid. This player, who did not file an official complaint, was paid $4000 by Dimeline in two checks. Dimeline has stated to SBR that two more checks will go out today for the remaining 3 players that are on SBR's slow-payment list. Those players are owed $7480 collectively.

John Morrison allegedly defrauds player out of £8000


John Morrison, the tout popular for his "John Morrison Chase Betting System" which drew immense criticism for his collobaration with BetUS (SBR rating C-) to deal players off-market lines, is now being accused of defrauding a player out of £8000. The player states that John Morrison promised to invest the money into his sports betting system in exchange for 10% of the winnings. Once the check was cashed, John Morrison stopped replying to the players emails and failed to honor his side of the bargain. Players are advised to exercise extreme caution before sending money to "stake" anyone in a sports betting arrangement.

SBRforum's Justin7 weighs in on the issue here:

BetWay uses obscene rule to justify theft


BetWay (SBR rating D-) has cited a non-industry standard rule to justify its seizure of a player's €48 winnings. BetWay's own rule warns that it reserves the right to steal from players.

BetWay: "1.3.4 Should any player be found to be involved in, or should we suspect any player of being involved in, Match Betting or Arbitrage Betting, We shall be entitled, at our sole discretion, to restrict your future play or withhold all funds due to You and/or de-register and exclude You and/or suspend You as a player on any or all of the Websites." "

SBR strongly advises players who continue to wager at BetWay to take notice of this policy.


BetAfterBet (SBR Rating D-) declines to discuss the 47 cases of slow-pay which have been reported to SBR. BetAfterBet has asked that players launch complaints with the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (LGA), a tactic that has been employed in the past by sportsbooks with diminishing resources.  SBR has asked BetAfterBet to reconsider their decision. This report will be updated as soon as more news comes in.