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11.15.2014

An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $1,000 payout one month ago. He has told SBR that after three weeks of no movement, his balance containing $2,200 was confiscated. The player has received only his original deposit back. He has received no other information from the sportsbook. | Oddsmaker strikes again

11.15.2014

An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $1,000 payout one month ago. He has told SBR that after three weeks of no movement, his balance containing $2,200 was confiscated. The player has received only his original deposit back. He has received no other information from the sportsbook. | Oddsmaker strikes again

11.15.2014

An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $1,000 payout one month ago. He has told SBR that after three weeks of no movement, his balance containing $2,200 was confiscated. The player has received only his original deposit back. He has received no other information from the sportsbook. | Oddsmaker strikes again

11.15.2014

An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $1,000 payout one month ago. He has told SBR that after three weeks of no movement, his balance containing $2,200 was confiscated. The player has received only his original deposit back. He has received no other information from the sportsbook. | Oddsmaker strikes again

Teambet player shut out of account for the last two weeks

11.15.2014

A Teambet (unrated) player has claimed that for the last 15 days he has been unable to access his account. The player holds a balance of approximately €700 with the online sportsbook. He has written customer service multiple times, but has received an automated response indicating that there are technical issues with the website. Sportsbook Review asks Teambet players with feedback to write in via e-mail to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

11.14.2014

Globet Sportsbook remains off-line nine months after pulling the plug on its operation. Sportsbook Review reported that Globet, rated D- at the time of going off-line, owed approximately $30,000 to players and had accumulated a handful of slow-pay complaints prior to the collapse. Globet has not resurfaced, and players remain in the dark. | Globet downfall
 

11.14.2014

Globet Sportsbook remains off-line nine months after pulling the plug on its operation. Sportsbook Review reported that Globet, rated D- at the time of going off-line, owed approximately $30,000 to players and had accumulated a handful of slow-pay complaints prior to the collapse. Globet has not resurfaced, and players remain in the dark. | Globet downfall
 

11.14.2014

Globet Sportsbook remains off-line nine months after pulling the plug on its operation. Sportsbook Review reported that Globet, rated D- at the time of going off-line, owed approximately $30,000 to players and had accumulated a handful of slow-pay complaints prior to the collapse. Globet has not resurfaced, and players remain in the dark. | Globet downfall
 

11.14.2014

Globet Sportsbook remains off-line nine months after pulling the plug on its operation. Sportsbook Review reported that Globet, rated D- at the time of going off-line, owed approximately $30,000 to players and had accumulated a handful of slow-pay complaints prior to the collapse. Globet has not resurfaced, and players remain in the dark. | Globet downfall
 

Best Sportsbook bonuses directory updated

11.14.2014

Two new sportsbooks have been added to the sportsbook bonuses directory. The page lists betting sites in order of the strength of their pure bonus offering. For example, bonuses are measured by the type and play-through requirement; a 50% cash bonus with a 5X rollover is more vauable than a 100% free-play bonus with a 10X rollover. The cash bonus is worth more as you are betting 20% of pure bonus per play (what SBR labels as the true bonus on the bonuses page), whereas with the free-play, a 100% bonus is really only worth about 50%. If you have any questions on the sportsbook bonuses page or have a suggestion on a feature you'd like to see tracked by SBR, write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

11.14.2014

Sportsbook Review has spoken with the head of the VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) parent company concerning a seven month old player complaint. SBR reported an update on the case earlier in the week; a VIPSports.eu player wrote SBR earlier this year indicating that $2,000 in winnings were not paid on an NHL playoffs futures bet. | VIPSports.eu case update

11.14.2014

The top sportsbooks poll for November 2014 has been running for two full weeks. Online sportsbooks 5Dimes, Heritage, and Pinnacle round out the top three. 5Dimes has received 825 points in the poll, whilst Heritage commands 570 points, and Pinnacle trails behind with 420 points. Anything can happen in the next two weeks, so be sure to cast your vote! | View Poll Standings

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 3rd that a Betway (SBR rating C+) player submitted a cold case dispute stemming from a 2012 confiscation of €1300. The winnings were confiscated in accordance with the controversial and since discontinued 30% rule that led to Betway downgrades and multiple newswire warnings from SBR. | Betway cold case update

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 3rd that a Betway (SBR rating C+) player submitted a cold case dispute stemming from a 2012 confiscation of €1300. The winnings were confiscated in accordance with the controversial and since discontinued 30% rule that led to Betway downgrades and multiple newswire warnings from SBR. | Betway cold case update

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 3rd that a Betway (SBR rating C+) player submitted a cold case dispute stemming from a 2012 confiscation of €1300. The winnings were confiscated in accordance with the controversial and since discontinued 30% rule that led to Betway downgrades and multiple newswire warnings from SBR. | Betway cold case update

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 3rd that a Betway (SBR rating C+) player submitted a cold case dispute stemming from a 2012 confiscation of €1300. The winnings were confiscated in accordance with the controversial and since discontinued 30% rule that led to Betway downgrades and multiple newswire warnings from SBR. | Betway cold case update

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported that BetCity (SBR rating D) closed a player's account and seized €730 in winnings three weeks ago. The player was able to place just two wagers before his account access was revoked and balance erased. He had deposited €50 and placed two accumulator wagers, winning one and increasing his total balance to €780. | Betcity complaint

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported that BetCity (SBR rating D) closed a player's account and seized €730 in winnings three weeks ago. The player was able to place just two wagers before his account access was revoked and balance erased. He had deposited €50 and placed two accumulator wagers, winning one and increasing his total balance to €780. | Betcity complaint

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported that BetCity (SBR rating D) closed a player's account and seized €730 in winnings three weeks ago. The player was able to place just two wagers before his account access was revoked and balance erased. He had deposited €50 and placed two accumulator wagers, winning one and increasing his total balance to €780. | Betcity complaint

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported that BetCity (SBR rating D) closed a player's account and seized €730 in winnings three weeks ago. The player was able to place just two wagers before his account access was revoked and balance erased. He had deposited €50 and placed two accumulator wagers, winning one and increasing his total balance to €780. | Betcity complaint

11.13.2014

A Gamebookers (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a complaint. The player registered for Gamebookers on November 3. His first deposit was for $250. Soon after making his deposit and doubling his balance, the player received a notification that his account was closed as Gamebookers no longer accepts registrations from Russia. | Gamebookers complaint

11.13.2014

A Gamebookers (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a complaint. The player registered for Gamebookers on November 3. His first deposit was for $250. Soon after making his deposit and doubling his balance, the player received a notification that his account was closed as Gamebookers no longer accepts registrations from Russia. | Gamebookers complaint

11.13.2014

A Gamebookers (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a complaint. The player registered for Gamebookers on November 3. His first deposit was for $250. Soon after making his deposit and doubling his balance, the player received a notification that his account was closed as Gamebookers no longer accepts registrations from Russia. | Gamebookers complaint

11.13.2014

A Gamebookers (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a complaint. The player registered for Gamebookers on November 3. His first deposit was for $250. Soon after making his deposit and doubling his balance, the player received a notification that his account was closed as Gamebookers no longer accepts registrations from Russia. | Gamebookers complaint

11.13.2014

A MyBookie.ag (SBR rating D+) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player received a partial payout through Person to Person and was scheduled to receive the remainder of his balance as a refund to the credit card he used to make his deposit. MyBookie.ag confirmed with SBR that the refund sent to the player, though the quoted time-frame has since passed. | Mybookie.ag complaint