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Question from SBR mailbag: Diamondsb.com

10.07.2014

A Sportsbook Review reader has written in with a question concerning Diamondsb.com: The reader asked if this shop was in any way related to A+ related BetDSI Sportsbook. Diamondsb.com is a PPH skin that is on the same network as Bet2win.ag. The site is hosted in San Jose, Costa Rica, and uses Digital Gaming Solutions (DGS) software. The shop primarily serves non post-up related clients, and is not connected with other established online betting sites. Players looking to deposit funds are advised to stick with established brands.

10.06.2014

A Youwin (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR against the betting site. He originally joined Youwin with the intention of playing on their poker network: Youwin is part of the Merge poker network, and is the only betting site to allow players from Costa Rica to access the poker network, he claims. He has $1,500 he has been unable to withdraw. | Youwin complaint

10.06.2014

A Youwin (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR against the betting site. He originally joined Youwin with the intention of playing on their poker network: Youwin is part of the Merge poker network, and is the only betting site to allow players from Costa Rica to access the poker network, he claims. He has $1,500 he has been unable to withdraw. | Youwin complaint

10.06.2014

A Youwin (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR against the betting site. He originally joined Youwin with the intention of playing on their poker network: Youwin is part of the Merge poker network, and is the only betting site to allow players from Costa Rica to access the poker network, he claims. He has $1,500 he has been unable to withdraw. | Youwin complaint

10.06.2014

A Youwin (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR against the betting site. He originally joined Youwin with the intention of playing on their poker network: Youwin is part of the Merge poker network, and is the only betting site to allow players from Costa Rica to access the poker network, he claims. He has $1,500 he has been unable to withdraw. | Youwin complaint

10.06.2014

UPDATE 10/20/2014: The player has reported payment.
Betway (SBR rating C+) has commented on the dispute originally reported by SBR September 28. In that dispute, a player claimed that $833 in winnings were confiscated after the sportsbook believed he signed up from a country that was not permitted to operate an account. He maintains that he made a mistake signing up but that he was in compliance with Betway terms. | Betway complaint

10.06.2014

UPDATE 10/20/2014: The player has reported payment.
Betway (SBR rating C+) has commented on the dispute originally reported by SBR September 28. In that dispute, a player claimed that $833 in winnings were confiscated after the sportsbook believed he signed up from a country that was not permitted to operate an account. He maintains that he made a mistake signing up but that he was in compliance with Betway terms. | Betway complaint

10.06.2014

UPDATE 10/20/2014: The player has reported payment.
Betway (SBR rating C+) has commented on the dispute originally reported by SBR September 28. In that dispute, a player claimed that $833 in winnings were confiscated after the sportsbook believed he signed up from a country that was not permitted to operate an account. He maintains that he made a mistake signing up but that he was in compliance with Betway terms. | Betway complaint

10.06.2014

UPDATE 10/20/2014: The player has reported payment.
Betway (SBR rating C+) has commented on the dispute originally reported by SBR September 28. In that dispute, a player claimed that $833 in winnings were confiscated after the sportsbook believed he signed up from a country that was not permitted to operate an account. He maintains that he made a mistake signing up but that he was in compliance with Betway terms. | Betway complaint

10.06.2014

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player's claims are similar to those raised in the recent LSbet dispute reported by SBR, where the betting site charged the player with violation of their terms and conditions pertaining to "duplicate accounts" operating from the same household.  | LSbet complaint
 

InstantActionSports slow-pay reported

10.06.2014

Update 6:33PM ET: InstantActionSports has stated the player has been offered an alternate withdrawal method. There are reportedly processor issues with IAS using Skrill. SBR asked InstantActionSports for an update on the $5,000 slow-pay complaint reported which involved a bank transfer and was told that player also has the option of an alternate payout method.

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint. The player requested an $866 payout on August 1. After not receiving his funds, he inquired on the status of his payout on September 15, and was reportedly told that there was a general payouts delay. He was told that his payout would be processed as soon as possible. To date, he has not been paid. InstantActionSports was downgraded to D+ at the start of football season for lingering slow-pay issues and failing to provide timely updates to players or SBR. InstantActionSports could face additional downgrades if the issues continue.

Sportsbook Review evaluating bitcoin betting site Anonibet

10.05.2014

Sportsbook Review is in the process of gathering information and investigating bitcoin sportsbook Anonibet, which has been in business since late 2011. SBR invites bitcoin bettors with feedback to write to mail@sportsbokreview.com. SBR expects Anonibet to be introduced into the SBR sportsbook ratings guide by the end of next week. SBR launched a bitcoin betting sites guide this year, and recently established an initial rating into bitcoin sportsbook Nitrogen Sports.

Monday Night Football Contest: Win Pizza Gift Card

10.05.2014

SBR invites readers to participate in the "Predict the Score for Pizza" Monday Night Football contest. Users must correctly predict the final score outcome of Monday night's Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins football game; with the exactly correct total for each team. The winning user will be sent a $15 pizza eGift card from Pizza Hut or Papa Johns.

10.04.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a Matchbook (SBR rating B+) player had difficulty withdrawing his $9,200 closing balance following the betting exchanges' exit from the Canadian market on 21 July 2014. The case had a unique set of facts where the player actually left Canada prior to the exit and temporarily relocated to the US, where Matchbook does not allow accounts. | Complaint summary

10.04.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a Matchbook (SBR rating B+) player had difficulty withdrawing his $9,200 closing balance following the betting exchanges' exit from the Canadian market on 21 July 2014. The case had a unique set of facts where the player actually left Canada prior to the exit and temporarily relocated to the US, where Matchbook does not allow accounts. | Complaint summary

10.04.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a Matchbook (SBR rating B+) player had difficulty withdrawing his $9,200 closing balance following the betting exchanges' exit from the Canadian market on 21 July 2014. The case had a unique set of facts where the player actually left Canada prior to the exit and temporarily relocated to the US, where Matchbook does not allow accounts. | Complaint summary

10.04.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a Matchbook (SBR rating B+) player had difficulty withdrawing his $9,200 closing balance following the betting exchanges' exit from the Canadian market on 21 July 2014. The case had a unique set of facts where the player actually left Canada prior to the exit and temporarily relocated to the US, where Matchbook does not allow accounts. | Complaint summary

No update in VIPSports.eu winnings confiscation complaint

10.04.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on August 21 that a VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) player was owed $2,000. The player aired his grievance out at the SBR posting forum, stating that his deposit was refunded but winnings were not honored. The majority of his balance was made on Justin Williams to win the Conn Smythe trophy. This wager is the NHL's equivalent of playoffs Most Valuable Player. The user claimed that he was labeled a "professional bettor" and told that his winnings would not be honored. VIPSports.eu declined comment to SBR on the case; and the dispute remains open. Players are advised to avoid VIPSports.eu and the online sportsbooks under the BTG Global NV family. SBR reported an advisory that the group was advertising 100% bonuses following the start of the 2014-15 NFL season.

10.03.2014

The 2014-15 NBA season tips off on Tuesday October 28 with defending champion San Antonio Spurs hosting the Dallas Mavericks. The moneyline markets are seeing an uptick in movement: SBR has summarized key movements involving NBA teams projected to be in contention for the outright championship winner market. | NBA Market report

10.03.2014

In today's Sportsbook News video program host Natalie covers recent topics from the SBR newswire. Show topics include a tricky LSBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) complaint, and a recent complaint launched against GR88 Sportsbook. GR88 (SBR rating D) is a betting site under the Olympian Group family. | Video report