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10.16.2014

A SportsbettingOnline.ag (SBR rating D+) player has written with a general payout complaint. The user has stated that he was told that Person to Person withdrawals are taking an average of 12 days to be processed. Generally, betting sites are able to process same day withdrawals through this method provided a request is submitted early enough during normal business hours. | SportsbettingOnline complaint

Rubet.com payout feedback wanted

10.16.2014

An Rubet.com (unrated) player has claimed that a $300 withdrawal requested three weeks ago has yet to be paid. The player confirmed sending his ID documents to satisfy the betting sites' KYC process, but he has yet to be paid the eWallet withdrawal. SBR is collecting information on the Russia facing betting site. Rubet.com players with payout feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com

10.16.2014

Five new Bet2Be complaints have been received. Sportsbook Review reported Tuesday that 25 payout complaints have been submitted by players, and that six players reported payment after lengthy delays. Bet2Be was assessed with an initial sportsbook rating of D by SBR, and could face additional downgrades if payouts do not improve. | Bet2Be complaints

10.15.2014

The InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player who SBR reported has been waiting for a $5,000 payout since July is seemingly out of options. He originally requested $5,000 through interbook transfer but this request was stalled and eventually cancelled. He has since tried and failed to withdraw his funds through other methods and has a $27,000 total balance. | InstantActionSports update

10.15.2014

The InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player who SBR reported has been waiting for a $5,000 payout since July is seemingly out of options. He originally requested $5,000 through interbook transfer but this request was stalled and eventually cancelled. He has since tried and failed to withdraw his funds through other methods and has a $27,000 total balance. | InstantActionSports update

10.15.2014

The InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player who SBR reported has been waiting for a $5,000 payout since July is seemingly out of options. He originally requested $5,000 through interbook transfer but this request was stalled and eventually cancelled. He has since tried and failed to withdraw his funds through other methods and has a $27,000 total balance. | InstantActionSports update

10.15.2014

The InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player who SBR reported has been waiting for a $5,000 payout since July is seemingly out of options. He originally requested $5,000 through interbook transfer but this request was stalled and eventually cancelled. He has since tried and failed to withdraw his funds through other methods and has a $27,000 total balance. | InstantActionSports update

10.15.2014

BetButler (SBR rating C+) is off-line. The UK Gambling Commission revoked BetButler's license last month following the betting site suspending its service and displaying a notice that the business was in the process of being sold. The notice stated the acquisition included the customer database, balances, and pending withdrawals. It is unclear if pending wagers will be honored. | BetButler statement

10.15.2014

BetButler (SBR rating C+) is off-line. The UK Gambling Commission revoked BetButler's license last month following the betting site suspending its service and displaying a notice that the business was in the process of being sold. The notice stated the acquisition included the customer database, balances, and pending withdrawals. It is unclear if pending wagers will be honored. | BetButler statement

10.15.2014

BetButler (SBR rating C+) is off-line. The UK Gambling Commission revoked BetButler's license last month following the betting site suspending its service and displaying a notice that the business was in the process of being sold. The notice stated the acquisition included the customer database, balances, and pending withdrawals. It is unclear if pending wagers will be honored. | BetButler statement

10.15.2014

BetButler (SBR rating C+) is off-line. The UK Gambling Commission revoked BetButler's license last month following the betting site suspending its service and displaying a notice that the business was in the process of being sold. The notice stated the acquisition included the customer database, balances, and pending withdrawals. It is unclear if pending wagers will be honored. | BetButler statement

10.14.2014

Bet2Be players have submitted 22 payouts complaints for a total of $19,723 since August 2014. Six of the players have recently reported payment for $3,895. Several of the players have reported seeing a bizarre pop-up that prompted them to submit proof of tax payments. Bet2Be has cited technical issues as causing payout delays in some of the cases. | Bet2Be payout complaints

10.14.2014

Bet2Be players have submitted 22 payouts complaints for a total of $19,723 since August 2014. Six of the players have recently reported payment for $3,895. Several of the players have reported seeing a bizarre pop-up that prompted them to submit proof of tax payments. Bet2Be has cited technical issues as causing payout delays in some of the cases. | Bet2Be payout complaints

10.14.2014

Bet2Be players have submitted 22 payouts complaints for a total of $19,723 since August 2014. Six of the players have recently reported payment for $3,895. Several of the players have reported seeing a bizarre pop-up that prompted them to submit proof of tax payments. Bet2Be has cited technical issues as causing payout delays in some of the cases. | Bet2Be payout complaints

10.14.2014

Bet2Be players have submitted 22 payouts complaints for a total of $19,723 since August 2014. Six of the players have recently reported payment for $3,895. Several of the players have reported seeing a bizarre pop-up that prompted them to submit proof of tax payments. Bet2Be has cited technical issues as causing payout delays in some of the cases. | Bet2Be payout complaints

Sportingbet account closure dispute

10.14.2014

A Sportingbet (SBR rating C-) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that he deposited $600 and accumulated approximately $630 in winnings, bringing his balance to $1,230. His account was temporarily suspended pending the outcome of the Know Your Customer (KYC) process where he would be required to provide ID and utility bill documents. The player claimed that he was asked to have his passport notarized, which he did, and later to photograph himself holding the passport. He tells SBR he followed these requirements but was still told his account would be closed with just the $600 deposit refunded. It is unclear if Sportingbet believed the documents were fraudulent or what other circumstances are at play. SBR is following up with the sportsbook.

10.14.2014

Update: On September 27, SBR reported on a Wagerweb Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player who had a total of $18,000 in check withdrawals pending. The player complained that his oldest request was 130 days old, requested May 29, and was outside of the already lengthy six week time-frame to receive checks. | Wagerweb complaint

10.14.2014

Update: On September 27, SBR reported on a Wagerweb Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player who had a total of $18,000 in check withdrawals pending. The player complained that his oldest request was 130 days old, requested May 29, and was outside of the already lengthy six week time-frame to receive checks. | Wagerweb complaint

10.14.2014

Update: On September 27, SBR reported on a Wagerweb Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player who had a total of $18,000 in check withdrawals pending. The player complained that his oldest request was 130 days old, requested May 29, and was outside of the already lengthy six week time-frame to receive checks. | Wagerweb complaint

10.14.2014

Update: On September 27, SBR reported on a Wagerweb Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player who had a total of $18,000 in check withdrawals pending. The player complained that his oldest request was 130 days old, requested May 29, and was outside of the already lengthy six week time-frame to receive checks. | Wagerweb complaint

Congrats sportfan for winning Monday Night Football contest

10.14.2014

Sportsbook Review forum poster "sportfan" correctly predicted the outcome of the 49ers vs Rams Monday Night Football contest at 31-17. Sportfan has won a $15 pizza gift card at the company of his choice. The weekly giveaway is just one of the contests offered for SBR members. SBR is running a $20,000 NFL and NCAAF betting contest which enters its seventh week of competition.

MLB Bettors to be refunded for Game 3 ALCS wagers

10.13.2014

Game 3 of the ALCS in MLB has been postponed to Tuesday due to inclement weather in Kansas City. Sports bettors who wagered game 3 should check their sportsbook accounts and ensure their tickets have been voided. The industry standard, and rule held by Las Vegas, is that during the post season games which do not begin and are postponed are refunded. Wagers on games that begin but are called due to weather still have action whenever the game is resumed, regardless of the inning play is canceled in. Betting sites BetOnline, Heritage, and 5Dimes were among the first to post baseball odds for the new game 3 date.

Tonybet player account closed after random phone interrogation

10.13.2014

A Tonybet (unrated) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. They player claims she had a balance of €1502. Her account was closed after it was alleged that she had violated terms and conditions pertaining to multiple accounts. The player has claimed to have sent all required ID documents and correctly answered the questions asked during a random phone call. The player's €400 deposit was refunded. SBR is investigating.

Marathonbet player asks for help on SBR Forum

10.12.2014

A Marathonbet (SBR rating B) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has stated that he deposited £125 through Paysafe approximately one month ago. His account is presently suspended and is undergoing an extensive Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure. He has claimed to have provided reasonable forms of ID, but is unable to produce the latest series of documents required by Marathonbet. SBR has followed up with a Marathonbet manager to discuss the case, which the player also posted on the Sportsbook Review forum. SBR reported on September 12 that Marathonbet is among the betting sites to have applied for a license with the UK Gambling Commission pending the implementation of the new UK Gambling law.