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Numerous Sportingbet complaints received

Numerous Sportingbet (SBR rating D+) complaints received
SBR has received 12 Sportingbet complaints from players showing that the sportsbook will not honor earned bonuses. Recipients of this promotion were targeted directly by Sportingbet. Sportingbet has told some of these players that they do not fit the profile of the player the book wants and will not receive their deposit incentive. Sportingbet-owned gaming site, Superbahis (SBR rating D+), has refused to honor its cashback poker program to a player owed 250 Euros. A Sportingbet horse bettor is owed a £100 horse wagering refund due to horse-falling promotion. Sportingbet has refused to credit the bonus citing "unusual betting patterns." Sportingbet players have also complained that the book has refused to grade soccer matches, citing an investigation of the outcome. SBR has confirmed that investigations by league governing bodies do not exist. Sportingbet rules support the players' claims that these wagers should have been graded months ago. Sportingbet is encouraging these bettors to allow the winning wagers to be graded as no-action so refunds can be applied. Sportingbet will not estimate when the wagers may be graded. The former owner of (SBR rating D-) is no longer responding to SBR's inquries on behalf of players.

ToteSport gives player losing bet he did not place

ToteSport (SBR rating B-) gives player wager he did not place
On January 17, 2009, a player wagered 125 Sterling on Wolverhampton +1 goal at the price of +433. After Wolverhampton covered, he found an email from Totesport telling him there was an "input error," commonly referred to as a "bad line" when talking about American sports. As a result of this "error" Totesport reversed the spread, changing his winning wager into a losing one. Totesport's terms and conditions allow it to adjust prices, but not spreads. When confronted with this fact by the player, it would not cite a rule allowing it to take this action. Totesport would not discuss the issue with SportsbookReview.

TradeBetX (SBR rating C+) player receives check for over $30,000.


TradeBetX (SBR rating C+) player receives check for over $30,000. The second player waiting for payment is told his check has been sent. TradeSports (SBR rating C+) and sister exchange TradeBetX continue to have email issues. After reporting problems with their Google mail account, the company tells SBR that they are experiencing intermittent problems with its mail server and the address. Players who do not receive a timely email response are invited to write to SBR.

WagerWeb (SBR rating C) continues to rough sharp players


WagerWeb (SBR rating C) continues to rough up veteran bettors
Last year SBR received multiple complaints from "sharp players" that the sportsbook was confiscating funds in the amount of free-play bonus losses, when deciding it no longer wants to take the players' wagers. In March of 2008 WagerWeb agreed not to confiscate cash in the amount of losing freeplays and refunded users for the debits. This month WagerWeb has declined service to a player, after giving him a reload freeplay bonus. The free-play was lost but WagerWeb reverted to old policy, telling the player he would have to pay it back from his cash balance. Since sharing his complaint on the SBR posting forum, WagerWeb has lessened the punishment to a debit of only part of the free-play amount. SBR will again insist that WagerWeb agrees not to arbitrarily charge players for taking part in promotions and request that this player be paid in full.

JapanCasino enters SBR Rating Guide at D-


JapanCasino is the seventh Goto Entertainment sportsbook to enter the SBR rating Guide within the last three months. The Costa Rica-based operation is currently slow-paying multiple large winners. SBR has received two player reports of $500 installment payments in response to four figure withdrawal requests last week. SBR again began receiving slow-pay complaints from large GoTo Sportsbook winners in the middle of 2008.

DailyDime enters the SBR rating guide at D-


DailyDime enters the SBR rating guide at D- is hosted and serviced, with the same website IP address and company license as AceCity (SBR rating D) and Oddsmaker (SBR rating D), by Futurebet. The Futurebet flagship sportsbook prior to partnering with Oddsmaker and BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) was SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F). SportsbookUSA has stole hundreds of thousands, if not over a million, from its players. SBR still gets at least one email a week from new SportsbookUSA players who are asking for help collecting winnings. Players should avoid all affiliated sportsbook brands.

BetEd player makes $6,931 mistake


BetEd (SBR rating B-) player makes $6,931 mistake
The player made an eCheck deposit for $50 using a bank account owned by his father, who he lives with. In two weeks time the player turned the deposit into a balance of $6,931. After requesting a withdrawal for his winnings, BetEd reviewed the account and found the source of the deposit to be his father's checking account.

I looked at my account today and they have completely zeroed out all of my winnings, I went from having over $6900 and now I HAVE A $0 balance!!!! Their accounts mngr emailed me stating that my transactions were not valid and violated their terms and conditions. He stated that my email was invalid, which it's not, it's just not my primary email address. He also wrote, Per these clear and serious violations, your account has been closed and the deposit refunded to the actual bank account holder. Now I try to log in, and my account doesn't even exist!!!!!!! I earned that money, or won that money fair and square and if they would take the time to cooperate with me, and speak with myself and my parents, they would know that everything was authorized.

The player points out that the $50 eCheck deposit was accepted and eligible to be lost. Unlike eChecks, credit card purchases are normally declined if the name on the card is not identical to the name on the user account. BetEd cites rule 14 which states "For security purposes, your bank account information must match the information supplied during your initial registration."  If any players have made a deposit with a third party checking account, before subsequently losing their funds, they should be sure to contact BetEd for a refund. Players are reminded to read all rules carefully before depositing with a sportsbook. | Player discussion

Owed TradeBetX (SBR rating C+) player reports payment in full


TradeBetX (SBR rating C+) tells SBR that the betting exchange released payment to one of the owed players in early December but there may have been a problem with processing or check delivery. TradeBetX assures the player they will process a new withdrawal after waiting 10 days for the check cancellation process. TradeBetX blames the poor line of communication on listing a faulty email address on its website and is now asking players to use sister site, TradeSports, email Following yesterday's report, three TradeSports users confirmed timely withdrawals. No new complaints have been received.

Two players waiting for over $35,000 from TradeBetX


Two players waiting for over $35,000 from TradeBetX (SBR rating C+)
TradeBetX, along with TradeSports (SBR rating C+) closed Friday, November 28th. Betting markets were closed on November 21st. The betting exchange websites stated that all players who did not request funds by November 28th would be contacted via email to arrange payment. Both players state they have sent numerous emails without a response in return. Players waiting for payment, or players who have had success redeeming funds, are asked to contact SBR. SBR is attempting to reach management on behalf of these players. TradeSports Inc. does not offer a working phone line.

SBRforum's Super Bowl Squares Pool: Registration Open

SBRforum's Super Bowl Squares Pool: Registration Open
100 SBR Forum posters with 100 or more posts by the time of signup are invited to grab a square and a chance at $1,000 in prizes. See details and enter here

NFL Conference Championship Preview: Baltimore at Pittsburgh

NFL Conference Championahip Preview: Baltimore at Pittsburgh
Justin7 and Peter Loshak discuss where the value is on what is expected to be a close low scoring game.

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No-pay exchange AllSportsMarket (SBR rating D-) closing; owner claims balances will be transferred to company shares in new venture "soon." AllSportsMarket owner  outlined company problems in a message to balance holders but did not mention its failure to pay users. Players have been waiting for funds since 2007. The message states that AllSportsMarket will close due to legal issues and user account balances will be transferred to stock in a new sports investment exchange product in the future.

GoToCasino (SBR rating D-) player confirms receiving portion of his withdrawal today

GoToCasino (SBR rating D) player confirms receiving portion of his withdrawal today
Player: I actually got $950 today. Jan 15th. They still owe me $5880.  They do this to me every time but like I said I always end up loosing all the funds in my account,  I am so disgusted that I don't feel like gambling I would rather clean toiletes.  The only way I got this money because I would call every hour on the hour for 10 days and harass the staff to make sure they pay me.
SBR advises all players waiting for delinquent payments to avoid wagering other funds in the account. A slow-paying sportsbook will pay a player who is betting last since it still has a chance at winning the bettor's funds.

CasinoNY enters SBR Rating Guide at D-


CasinoNY enters SBR Rating Guide at D-
CasinoNY is the sixth Goto Entertainment sportsbook to enter the SBR rating Guide within the past two months. The Costa Rican-based operation is currently slow-paying multiple large winners. SBR will continue to identify the problem sportsbook's expanding family of brands.

Players at scam sportsbook SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F) giving up on funds

Players at scam sportsbook SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F) giving up on funds
Frustration has taken its toll on many players at Futurebet-owned SportsbookUSA. Although the sportbook continues to offer customer service for active players and bonuses for new players, it will not service players requesting funds. Customer Support simply apologizes saying they do not have a timeline for when money will be available. Futurebet is a business partner of BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) and Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-). These sportsbooks should also be avoided at all costs.

Player: They now owe me over $9K. Tried to get my $3,818 for over two years now. Just cancelled it and have been playing with the money. Unfortunately winning! What should I do, anything? I feel like my hands are tied, should I just quit trying?

Player: I have been waiting on a payout to my neteller account of £1,681.22 (British pounds) since 12th April 2008!! All customer service say is that it is pending, being worked on by the accounts department, sorry for the delay blah blah blah. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Beware of Bet911 (SBR rating D-) offers


Beware of Bet911 (SBR rating D-) offers
The slow-paying sportsbook is offering 30% cash bonuses along with other discount offerings such -105 reduced juice specials and free half point Tuesdays. Players should avoid all questionable and unproven sportsbooks, especially those marketing overly generous promotions this time of year. As football comes to a close many players will be requesting payouts and testing the financial strength of these sportsbooks. Many sportsbooks will market these offers irresponsibly, knowing that if the ball does not bounce in their favor, players will not be paid. Bet911 has already shown they can not fulfill payout requests of large winners.

Stryyke Sportsbook (not rated) clears delinquent payouts


Stryyke (not rated) clears delinquent payouts
Since SBR's initial report in November Stryyke has paid all nine players who have complained of payout delays. Delays ranged from one week to over a month. Player concern was high due to a lack of communication from the sportsbook and the withdrawals being requested through the book's main payout method, electronic transfer service, Moneybookers. Recent withdrawal reports from December suggest Strykke has improved over November. Stryyke blames being short-staffed in December for slow-payment, which did not exceed 10 days.
"As we were not working with the full staff during the Christmas and New Years weeks, we couldn't process all payouts in a timely manner. Some customers unfortunately experienced delays with their payouts." (SBR rating D-) website domain expires

01.09.2009 (SBR rating D-) website domain expires
On-lineSportsbook, the subject of Tuesday's withdrawal complaint report, is currently off-line. Slow-paid players became nervous when they saw the expiration message from the website hosting company. They were not contacted by the sportsbook. Balance holders can still log in and view their account at On-Linesportsbook's parent sportsbook, GotoCasino (SBR rating D).

Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans Bettor's Pre-Game

SBRforum's Peter Loshak and Justin7 talk Ravens vs. Titans Pre-Game
SBR moderator Justin7 and Peter Loshak discuss key factors in this intriguing playoff matchup. Loshak likes the Titans moneyline while Justin believes buying the half point off the Tennessee Titans +3 is the play.

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SBRforum Team Handicapping Contest Winner: Team Cosa Nostra


SBRforum Team Capping Contest Winner: Team Cosa Nostra
Cosa Nostra, made up of SBR posters Nicky Santoro, onthewhat, Deuce, and TSoprano, beat 23 other capping squads in a month-long battle. Advantage bettor Nicky Santoro, led the team to victory making 510 picks netting +52 units by himself. | Open Contest: NBA On The Money