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01.29.2013

SBOBet (SBR rating A-) has been added to the SBR Betting Odds grid. Player feedback has been consistently good from a betting, ease of payouts, and customer service perspective. SBOBet is also one of the premier live betting providers, offering betting odds on just about everything a bettor could dream of.

01.29.2013

Super Bowl XLVII is sure to be one of the most wagered on events of the year. The "Harbaugh Bowl", as it's being dubbed, has brothers John and Jim Harbaugh on opposite sides of the field. John Harbaugh is the coach of the Baltimore Ravens, younger brother Jim coaches the San Francisco 49ers. Bettors of all kinds enjoy one aspect of Super Bowl wagering more than any other: Prop betting.

01.29.2013

Super Bowl XLVII is sure to be one of the most wagered on events of the year. The "Harbaugh Bowl", as it's being dubbed, has brothers John and Jim Harbaugh on opposite sides of the field. John Harbaugh is the coach of the Baltimore Ravens, younger brother Jim coaches the San Francisco 49ers. Bettors of all kinds enjoy one aspect of Super Bowl wagering more than any other: Prop betting.

01.29.2013

Super Bowl XLVII is sure to be one of the most wagered on events of the year. The "Harbaugh Bowl", as it's being dubbed, has brothers John and Jim Harbaugh on opposite sides of the field. John Harbaugh is the coach of the Baltimore Ravens, younger brother Jim coaches the San Francisco 49ers. Bettors of all kinds enjoy one aspect of Super Bowl wagering more than any other: Prop betting.

01.29.2013

Super Bowl XLVII is sure to be one of the most wagered on events of the year. The "Harbaugh Bowl", as it's being dubbed, has brothers John and Jim Harbaugh on opposite sides of the field. John Harbaugh is the coach of the Baltimore Ravens, younger brother Jim coaches the San Francisco 49ers. Bettors of all kinds enjoy one aspect of Super Bowl wagering more than any other: Prop betting.

01.28.2013

Update 2/21, 10AM ET: The player was shown to have defrauded the sportsbook. The dispute was satisfactorily resolved by BetClic.

On January 12th, SBR reported that a BetClic Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player filed an account dispute. The player claimed that his account was suspended six months ago with a €151 balance. He also claimed his documents were verified. SBR followed up with BetClic Sportsbook management for comment on this case.

01.28.2013

Update 2/21, 10AM ET: The player was shown to have defrauded the sportsbook. The dispute was satisfactorily resolved by BetClic.

On January 12th, SBR reported that a BetClic Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player filed an account dispute. The player claimed that his account was suspended six months ago with a €151 balance. He also claimed his documents were verified. SBR followed up with BetClic Sportsbook management for comment on this case.

01.28.2013

Update 2/21, 10AM ET: The player was shown to have defrauded the sportsbook. The dispute was satisfactorily resolved by BetClic.

On January 12th, SBR reported that a BetClic Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player filed an account dispute. The player claimed that his account was suspended six months ago with a €151 balance. He also claimed his documents were verified. SBR followed up with BetClic Sportsbook management for comment on this case.

01.28.2013

Update 2/21, 10AM ET: The player was shown to have defrauded the sportsbook. The dispute was satisfactorily resolved by BetClic.

On January 12th, SBR reported that a BetClic Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player filed an account dispute. The player claimed that his account was suspended six months ago with a €151 balance. He also claimed his documents were verified. SBR followed up with BetClic Sportsbook management for comment on this case.

01.27.2013

24SportsWeb Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) remains off-line. On January 21st, SBR reported that the Costa Rica based sportsbook went off-line without word. Since that time SBR has confirmed that 24SportsWeb has unpaid hosting fees and is no longer stationed in the Instant Action Sports facility. Players have reported being owed more than $35,000.

01.26.2013

On January 23rd, SBR reported that a MarathonBet player filed a €10,000 dispute. The player claimed his account access was disabled and that his questions have not been answered. SBR reached out to MarathonBet, though the sportsbook cited data protection rules. MarathonBet later followed up to say the player's account has been sorted. SBR considers this dispute closed.

01.25.2013

SBR provides an iGaming News video update for Friday, January 25th, 2013. The headliner of today's show is the legal battle between New Jersey and the major sports leagues, the NCAA, and now the US Department of Justice. NJ is attempting to bring sportsbooks to Atlantic City, but must convince US District Court Judge Michael Shipp that existing federal legislation is unconstitutional.

01.24.2013
Ladbrokes (SBR rating A) has acquired BetDaq Sportsbook in a deal worth €30 million, which includes €15m in Ladbrokes shares. Ladbrokes will also acquire a 10% stake in TBH Guernsey Ltd, BetDaq's technology provider. The news is underscored by Ladrokes' CEO Richard Glynn making his first acquisition since taking the helm three years ago.

01.23.2013

A MarathonBet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player submits an account dispute. The user claims that MarathonBet suspended his account more than a week ago, which holds a €10,000 balance. He has been told that he is under review and no time-table has been given on his account being unlocked. SBR is investigating this claim.

01.22.2013
SBR has spoken with InstantActionSports management, former host of 24SportsWeb (SBR rating D+). 24SportsWeb went off-line early yesterday without giving notice to players. IAS management told SBR that 24SportsWeb is behind on hosting fees and is no longer actively communicating regarding their debt.

01.22.2013
The US Department of Justice isn't sitting on the sidelines for the professional sports leagues and the NCAA's pending legal battle with New Jersey over sportsbooks. Did anyone really expect the DOJ to ride the bench in a case that promises to change the landscape of gambling in the US for years to come?

01.22.2013
The US Department of Justice isn't sitting on the sidelines for the professional sports leagues and the NCAA's pending legal battle with New Jersey over sportsbooks. Did anyone really expect the DOJ to ride the bench in a case that promises to change the landscape of gambling in the US for years to come?

01.22.2013
The US Department of Justice isn't sitting on the sidelines for the professional sports leagues and the NCAA's pending legal battle with New Jersey over sportsbooks. Did anyone really expect the DOJ to ride the bench in a case that promises to change the landscape of gambling in the US for years to come?

01.22.2013
The US Department of Justice isn't sitting on the sidelines for the professional sports leagues and the NCAA's pending legal battle with New Jersey over sportsbooks. Did anyone really expect the DOJ to ride the bench in a case that promises to change the landscape of gambling in the US for years to come?

01.21.2013

24SportsWeb Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) is currently off-line. The Costa Rica based sportsbook's phone numbers are also down. 24SportsWeb, which operates under Instant Action Sports, had recently been downgraded by SBR for failure to pay players in their advertised withdrawal times. SBR is investigating and will update this report.

01.20.2013

BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) has reportedly confiscated €698 from a player. The user told SBR that he deposited €712 after signing in through his friend's computer, who has a referrer's account with BetAtHome. BetAtHome reportedly told the player he was in violation of their terms and conditions and refunded his deposit. BetAtHome has deferred to the LGA's judgment in this case.

01.20.2013

BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) has reportedly confiscated €698 from a player. The user told SBR that he deposited €712 after signing in through his friend's computer, who has a referrer's account with BetAtHome. BetAtHome reportedly told the player he was in violation of their terms and conditions and refunded his deposit. BetAtHome has deferred to the LGA's judgment in this case.

01.20.2013

BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) has reportedly confiscated €698 from a player. The user told SBR that he deposited €712 after signing in through his friend's computer, who has a referrer's account with BetAtHome. BetAtHome reportedly told the player he was in violation of their terms and conditions and refunded his deposit. BetAtHome has deferred to the LGA's judgment in this case.

01.20.2013

BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) has reportedly confiscated €698 from a player. The user told SBR that he deposited €712 after signing in through his friend's computer, who has a referrer's account with BetAtHome. BetAtHome reportedly told the player he was in violation of their terms and conditions and refunded his deposit. BetAtHome has deferred to the LGA's judgment in this case.

01.19.2013

A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player submits an account dispute. The player tells SBR that he deposited €200 on December 17th, and placed one bet for €140. A day later the player claims Unibet closed his account, refunded the deposit, and seized €119 in bet winnings. SBR is investigating this Unibet claim.