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VIPSports.eu considers settling cold case dispute

11.21.2014

SBR reported last week that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) offered a partial settlement to the player who had $2,000 in winnings confiscated after hitting a NHL Futures wager on Justin Williams winning the Conn Smythe trophy during the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. Sportsbook Review has again spoken with the owner of BTG Global, the parent company which powers VIPSports.eu and multiple other skins, and has established that the line accuracy is not in dispute. VIPSports.eu has been unwilling to pay the full value of the ticket due to the player allegedly being profiled upon his acount sign-up and set to a max of $30 for exotic wagers - a limit that was not enforced by the software. Management is considering paying the full value of the ticket but has yet to confirm their decision with SBR.

11.21.2014

Update: US District Judge Shipp issues permanent injunction, blocks NJ from offering sports betting.

US District Court Judge Michael Shipp is due to release his ruling on the New Jersey sports betting case today. Sportsbook Review reported this week that Judge Shipp heard arguments from New Jersey attorneys and attorneys for the major professional sports leagues and NCAA Thursday, concerning NJ's intent to allow state casinos and racetracks to accept sports wagers. | NJ report

11.20.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player also blogged his feedback on the SBR Sportsbook & Industry section, detailing that his account is presently locked after a €1360 wager on a football match between FSV Frankfurt and RB Leipzig. The player's wager was on the under 2.5 goals. | Marathonbet complaint

11.20.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player also blogged his feedback on the SBR Sportsbook & Industry section, detailing that his account is presently locked after a €1360 wager on a football match between FSV Frankfurt and RB Leipzig. The player's wager was on the under 2.5 goals. | Marathonbet complaint

11.20.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player also blogged his feedback on the SBR Sportsbook & Industry section, detailing that his account is presently locked after a €1360 wager on a football match between FSV Frankfurt and RB Leipzig. The player's wager was on the under 2.5 goals. | Marathonbet complaint

11.20.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player also blogged his feedback on the SBR Sportsbook & Industry section, detailing that his account is presently locked after a €1360 wager on a football match between FSV Frankfurt and RB Leipzig. The player's wager was on the under 2.5 goals. | Marathonbet complaint

Top Sportsbooks Poll: 10 Days Left

11.20.2014

Ten days remain in the November 2014 edition of the top online sportsbooks poll. Sportsbook Review invites all readers to cast their vote for their top three favorite betting sites; votes are being collected at the SBR posting forum. Previous poll winner 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) is presently in first place with over 900 points. The poll runs through November.

InstantActionSports player owed $1800 for four months

11.20.2014

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $1800 withdrawal four months ago and has yet to be paid. InstantActionSports is presently unable to process payouts through eWallet. Sportsbook Review reported on November 4 that a player received a $5,000 payout through interbook transfer to settle a slow-pay complaint dating back to July 2014. InstantActionSports management has told SBR that players who do not wish to wait for eWallet options to become available are able to receive payment via Person to Person transfer. SBR is following up on this latest complaint and will update the newswire.

Betsson player has £309 in winnings taken

11.20.2014

A Betsson (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player deposited £300 via Skrill in early November 2014. He placed a few wagers before increasing his balance to £609. The player states that his account was then restricted by Betsson. He says that Betsson phoned him and asked if he had traveled recently, as his geo-location changed during the course of his play. The player claims to have answered all questions correctly, but was told that his account was permanently closed and winnings confiscated as a decision by management. Sportsbook Review is investigating the complaint.

11.19.2014

California's Pala Indians are the first tribe to offer internet gambling in New Jersey. Known as the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the tribe launched their website PalaCasino.com earlier today. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is expected to make it official Monday, at which point up to 90 games will be offered. | New Jersey gambling report

11.19.2014

California's Pala Indians are the first tribe to offer internet gambling in New Jersey. Known as the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the tribe launched their website PalaCasino.com earlier today. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is expected to make it official Monday, at which point up to 90 games will be offered. | New Jersey gambling report

11.19.2014

California's Pala Indians are the first tribe to offer internet gambling in New Jersey. Known as the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the tribe launched their website PalaCasino.com earlier today. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is expected to make it official Monday, at which point up to 90 games will be offered. | New Jersey gambling report

11.19.2014

California's Pala Indians are the first tribe to offer internet gambling in New Jersey. Known as the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the tribe launched their website PalaCasino.com earlier today. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is expected to make it official Monday, at which point up to 90 games will be offered. | New Jersey gambling report

11.19.2014

SBR reported on November 17 that a SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player submitted a payout complaint. The user claimed to be unable to request a Person to Person withdrawal for $500, and that he did not receive adequate assistance from customer service. A manager with the betting site has since addressed the complaint with SBR. | Read SportsbettingOnline complaint update

11.19.2014

SBR reported on November 17 that a SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player submitted a payout complaint. The user claimed to be unable to request a Person to Person withdrawal for $500, and that he did not receive adequate assistance from customer service. A manager with the betting site has since addressed the complaint with SBR. | Read SportsbettingOnline complaint update

11.19.2014

SBR reported on November 17 that a SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player submitted a payout complaint. The user claimed to be unable to request a Person to Person withdrawal for $500, and that he did not receive adequate assistance from customer service. A manager with the betting site has since addressed the complaint with SBR. | Read SportsbettingOnline complaint update

11.19.2014

SBR reported on November 17 that a SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player submitted a payout complaint. The user claimed to be unable to request a Person to Person withdrawal for $500, and that he did not receive adequate assistance from customer service. A manager with the betting site has since addressed the complaint with SBR. | Read SportsbettingOnline complaint update

Beware of SBR Impostors & email scams

11.19.2014

Scammers pretending to represent SportsbookReview.com are emailing bitcoin betting sites seeking payment to a Gmail address in exchange for advertising. SBR staff only send email from official @sportsbookreview.com addresses and do not ever ask for payment to review sportsbooks. Similar to the scam reported in April of 2011, the hustlers are setting their sights on marketing departments attempting to pass themselves off as SBR employees. In the most recent scam, a video review was promised in exchange for payment through BTC. Please write help@sportsbookreview.com if you have any concerns over the authenticity of any correspondence with an unknown contact claiming to work for SBR.

11.19.2014

Online sportsbooks have established the market for UFC 181. Lined events presently include main event attraction Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks, Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis, and Brendan Schaub vs. Travis Browne. Sportsbook Review compares the current opening market odds against the bonus value at top betting sites. | UFC 181 market analysis
 

Complaint on Dashbet withdrawal time

11.18.2014

A Dashbet (unrated) player has claimed that a payout requested one week ago has yet to be processed. He states that live chat directs him to send email requests to inquire on his payout status, but that no further information has been provided. It is unclear if the player has previously been paid by Dashbet. Sportsbook Review has followed up with Dashbet.

11.18.2014

A Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested his first withdrawal two weeks ago for €1282. The payout was requested via Neteller. His documents were verified shortly after being submitted. The payout request has yet to be completed. This is the 29th complaint received against Bet2Be. | Bet2Be complaints

11.18.2014

A Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested his first withdrawal two weeks ago for €1282. The payout was requested via Neteller. His documents were verified shortly after being submitted. The payout request has yet to be completed. This is the 29th complaint received against Bet2Be. | Bet2Be complaints