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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.

For more game previews look for the video icon link next to each match-up on .

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

Two On-LineSportsbook (SBR rating D-) players file new payout complaints


Two On-LineSportsbook (SBR rating D-) players file new payout complaints
The sportsbook told users that it is waiting for access to player-deposited funds collected by credit card processors. Blaming third parties for not having access to funds is a common excuse and one used by stiff sportsbooks LazerWager (SBR rating F) and BetCascade (SBR rating F). However, GoTo Entertainment sportsbooks commonly puts large winners on payment plans. Players are hopeful the book will get through these latest issues and begin to make payments. The two players have requested over $3,000 and have balances of over $15,000 combined.

Owner of Apex Sportsbook (SBR rating F) scam building new sportsbook, BetPinoy


Owner of Apex Sportsbook (SBR rating F) scam building new sportsbook, BetPinoy
The new website, which is part of the Bet33 that was built on the stolen funds of Apex Sportsbook players, states that it's "The most trusted sports betting site in the Philippines." BetPinoy is not in the Philippines nor is the incomplete website known by people in the Philippines. The website will likely be used to target specific players on customer lists by phone.

SSP International (SBR rating F) player reports new one year no-pay


SSP International (SBR rating F) player reports new one year no-pay
Player: I have a  big problem with a withdraw on SSP. It's about 600. Now I read that you can maybe help me. I try to withdraw my money since over 1 year. I called them several times but they told me everytime another story and I would get my money in the next weeks.I was waiting. Then I tried it with emails and I threat them with a lawyer (was just a bluff) but there was now answer. One day I reached with an email  that  my money was back on my SSP-Acount. After that I tried  again to pay out. This is now one moth ago. And I'm still writing for my money. Maybe you have some experience in such cases and you can tell me what I can do now. | SSP history

HawaiiCasino enters SBR Rating Guide at D-


HawaiiCasino enters SBR Rating Guide at D-
HawaiiCasino is the fifth Goto Entertainment sportsbook to enter the SBR rating Guide within the last two months. The group is developing many new websites in an effort to allow its staff and marketers to better target players in specific locations. The Costa Rican-based operation is currently slow-paying multiple large winners.

BetTrojan (SBR rating C) confiscates winnings for betting soft lines; later agrees to pay

BetTrojan (SBR rating C) confiscates winnings, citing betting soft lines; later agrees to pay
BetTrojan emailed the player stating he was warned last Saturday, via an account log-in message, that if he bet on lines that were changing throughout the betting market but have yet to change at Trojan, (soft lines, also subjectively referred to as playing steam) his winnings would be void. The sportsbook claims the bettor continued to bet in this fashion before it retroactively deleted all account winnings.
Hello, The basic description of the story is that I was apparently warned around December 25th or 26th that I was "playing moves and if I continued my deposit would be returned to me." On December 27th, I was attempting to place a wager but could not because my account balance was $0. I looked at my account history and saw that my original deposit amout had been withdrawn back to me and, to my complete surprise, I noticed a deduction of $4,311.88 with the description: "ZERO OUT, PLAYED MOVES AND WAS WARNED HE WOULD RECEIVE HIS DEPOSIT AMOUNT AND CLOSED ACCOUNT." At the time, I was with them for only about a week and up a little more than $4,300
The player shared his complaint on the SBR forum before being offered half of his $4,311 winnings as a compromise. SBR has stated to the player and the sportsbook that anything less than payment of full winnings is blatant theft. Betting sites are welcome to limit and deny wagers to all players but cannot justly punish, fine, or confiscate funds from legitimate finalized betting contracts. The player wrote to SBR today saying the sportsbook has agreed to pay in full next week.  Failure to pay winnings combined with problems updating lines may be a warning sign regarding a book's overall health. SBR will update this dispute report next week or sooner if the bettor receives payment.

Wild Card Matchup: Colts vs. Chargers


SBRforum's Justin7 previews the January 3rd Wild Card match-up between the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts | watch
For more game previews click the video icon link next to each match-up on . (SBR rating D-) to no-action if-win wagers on same game

12.27.2008 (SBR rating D-) to no-action if-win wagers on same game
A player complained that his $28,000 account was frozen after a payout request. was reviewing his wager history. The player explained that he made numerous if-win wagers on the same game giving him an unfair advantage. He and have agreed the best solution was to cancel all wagers made in that manner. states that all players who made if-win bets on the same game will have their wagers canceled and that balances will be adjusted this weekend. Players who made losing same-game if-win wagers should verify that they received a credit adjustment for those losses.

B rated veteran sportsbook to be acquired shortly.

Veteran B rated sportsbook to be acquired shortly. Sources tell SBR a deal is near completion and its users will be informed shortly. Players in this sportsbook can expect a similar betting experience and interface after accounts are imported.

BCS Bowl: Margin of Victory Contest Open


BCS Bowl: Margin of Victory Contest
Each SBR poster is invited to pick 10 teams in the BCS Margin of Victory Contest. The picks will be scored against the spread as they would for action points wagers. The teams that have the highest margin of victory will earn the contestant the highest amount of points.

HeroesCasino (SBR rating C) vs. player

HeroesCasino (SBR rating C) vs. player
A Heroes player reported winning $34,748 playing blackjack in the casino before requesting a payout on December 6th. Heroes Casino management stated that an "extreme win/loss ratio" prompted the sportsbook to believe the player used some form of robot or assisting program to beat the casino software. Heroes states that the use of a "robot" is cheating and is currently having the play reviewed by third parties. SBR will follow the player's dispute and report on HeroesCasino's conclusions.

The Heroes' rules page states that robot/auto-play is not allowed and is grounds for canceling winnings. The rule does not refer to collecting data, or using a program assisting in doing so, in an effort to find software patterns. The player discusses recording table history on pen and pad.
All Casino and Sportsbook wagers must be placed through the user interface provided by Heroes Casino on its website or through the web browser. Any wagering through other means, including the use of a "robot" player, is strictly prohibited. In the event that use of non-approved client software is detected, Heroes Casino reserves the right to invalidate all such wagers retroactively, cancel the Player's account, or take any other appropriate counteraction. Players found using multiple browsers and/or found attempting to manipulate or ascertain information concerning the Casino software will forfeit all winnings and their accounts will be terminated.
HeroesCasino's rules page (rule 8) also makes a vague reference to "employing a system."

Bet911 sportsbook player receives payment prior to more delays


Bet911 (SBR rating D-) $10,000 winner reported initial success with a $1,000 installment plan that began in October, but the sportsbook failed to pay over the last month. The player first complained in June that Bet911 was unable to pay $10,000 without explanation. Owed 911 players are concerned that their chances to be paid will end with along with the busiest part of the year, football season.
Player: My contact does keep me informed. Apparently, money is tight. simple as that.  At the moment i am hoping payments will begin again soon.

Initial feedback from users of new sportsbook Evebet (not rated) negative

Initial feedback from users of new sportsbook Evebet (not rated) negative
Players report poor customer service and an inability to engage in communication with the sportsbook. The most recent complaint comes from a player who wagered on a Mexican basketball game. Evebet canceled the player's bet one day after it won without explanation and has not replied to requests for details on why the bet was voided.
Player two: Dear Bill Dozer, I was advised to mail you about this case. I was betting with less than 2 months. I would like you to know that their services are really the poorest I have ever met. Too much problems with withdrawals and stake dessisions. But real problem is that 5 days ago they locked  my account and my $5100.  They told me that I have some problems with credit card but I have never used any credit card with them only moneybookers. then I mailed to moneybookers and they checked my account and everything was normal with it. they mailed to evebet and explained them that there was no any problems with my account after what evebet mailed us that they will unlock my account as soon as possible. 2 days passed and account is still locked I can see my  money in balance line but I can't withdraw or make any bets

Worldwidebet is added to the SBR rating guide at F


WorldWideBet added to the SBR rating guide at F. is one of the many mass produced sportsbook brands from scam operation, Futurebet. Futurebet will use its white label program to target bettors who don't realize the new books are affiliated with the notorious scam artists. SBR will continue to search for new futurebet-serviced sportsbooks and immediately warn readers.