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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.

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.

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.

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.

01.18.2013

Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, January 19th, 2013. Topics in today's show include the recently reported news of PokerStars intentions to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as well as three new gaming operator licenses from the Northern German State of Schleswig-Holstein, and more.

01.18.2013

WagerUp Sportsbook (SBR rating C) management has addressed the dispute reported by SBR on January 15th. A player claimed that after clearing 40% of his 30X rollover, his limits were slashed to $50 maximum and that he was denied the option of having his bonus winnings prorated. He then said his account was closed. WagerUp disagrees with the facts of the player's claim.

01.18.2013

WagerUp Sportsbook (SBR rating C) management has addressed the dispute reported by SBR on January 15th. A player claimed that after clearing 40% of his 30X rollover, his limits were slashed to $50 maximum and that he was denied the option of having his bonus winnings prorated. He then said his account was closed. WagerUp disagrees with the facts of the player's claim.

01.18.2013

WagerUp Sportsbook (SBR rating C) management has addressed the dispute reported by SBR on January 15th. A player claimed that after clearing 40% of his 30X rollover, his limits were slashed to $50 maximum and that he was denied the option of having his bonus winnings prorated. He then said his account was closed. WagerUp disagrees with the facts of the player's claim.

01.18.2013

WagerUp Sportsbook (SBR rating C) management has addressed the dispute reported by SBR on January 15th. A player claimed that after clearing 40% of his 30X rollover, his limits were slashed to $50 maximum and that he was denied the option of having his bonus winnings prorated. He then said his account was closed. WagerUp disagrees with the facts of the player's claim.

01.17.2013

WagerWeb Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has issued a settlement offer to the player in the much publicized correlated parlay dispute which was first reported in December of 2009. The player made a series of highly correlated same-game parlay wagers that offered a substantial edge; bets that are not customarily accepted. WagerWeb cited their house rules in voiding the play.

01.17.2013

WagerWeb Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has issued a settlement offer to the player in the much publicized correlated parlay dispute which was first reported in December of 2009. The player made a series of highly correlated same-game parlay wagers that offered a substantial edge; bets that are not customarily accepted. WagerWeb cited their house rules in voiding the play.

01.17.2013

WagerWeb Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has issued a settlement offer to the player in the much publicized correlated parlay dispute which was first reported in December of 2009. The player made a series of highly correlated same-game parlay wagers that offered a substantial edge; bets that are not customarily accepted. WagerWeb cited their house rules in voiding the play.