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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

Betin player submits positive payment feedback

11.18.2014

A Betin Sportsbook player has submitted positive payout feedback after reading SBR's report on the betting site on November 1st. The player has told SBR via email that he successfully received a €1400 payout. "I wanted to make a contribution to your website, I requested a withdrawal of €1,400 on bookmaker Betin.com, I have received the payment in a timely manner, they were helpful."

The dispute against BetIn remains outstanding. SBR will provide updates on the newswire.

11.18.2014

A Netbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a complaint. The player opened his account on September 16, 2014 and made an opening deposit of €150. By the beginning of November his balance reached €2550 and he requested his first ever payout from the betting site. That's where the trouble started. | Netbet complaint

BetUS upgraded from D+ to C-

11.17.2014

BetUS Sportsbook has been upgraded from D+ to C-. Management has actively discussed player complaints with SBR and considered industry standard when actioning player accounts. Most recently, BetUS agreed to modify language printed on physical mailers for no-deposit $50 bonuses to be clearer on the maximum cashout limit. Player feedback is encouraged. Write to help@sportsbookreview.com if you have a problem with BetUS.

11.17.2014

A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player has filed a general complaint. The player has stated that he has been unable to request payment via Person to Person, as upon submitting the payout request his browser produces a fatal error page from the sportsbook. He claims he has tried clearing his cookies to no avail. | SportsbettingOnline complaint

11.17.2014

A BetButler Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player is one of many wondering about the status of his funds following the betting site abruptly suspending service two months ago. The UK Gambling Commission revoked the license of BetButler shortly thereafter, and players have yet to be credited their funds. | BetButler complaints

11.16.2014

A BetCas Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player's account was closed two weeks ago and his €1223 balance has remained inaccessible since then. He has sent multiple emails to BetCas without response, and has no idea what he did to trigger the account closure. SBR is investigating this player's complaint against the betting site. | BetCas complaint

MyBookie.ag following up on payout complaint

11.16.2014

MyBookie (SBR rating D+) management is following up on the player payout complaint posted by SBR last week. MyBookie says that the player's final deposit refund was initiated through the relevant processing company one month ago. The player provided proof of not receiving the return of this transaction. MyBookie players in need of assistance should submit a sportsbook complaint.

Bet2Be Payout complaint #28

11.16.2014

A new payout complaint has been filed against Isle of Man based Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D). The 28th player to file a payout complaint against Bet2Be requested a $400 payment on November 6. Bet2Be did not process the payout within the time-frame advertised on their website, causing the player to become concerned and discover that more than two dozen other players have similarly complained about Bet2Be's payout time-frame. Sportsbook Review has added the player's complaint to the list of users owed, and is following up on the complaint.

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
 

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 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 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