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10.25.2012
Today on SBR Industry Interviews, news anchor Natalie Rydström interviews John Brennan, sports business reporter for The Record newspaper in Bergen County, New Jersey and author of the Meadowlands Matters Blog — which follows NJ gaming interests including Atlantic City casinos and horse racing establishments.

10.24.2012
SportsbookReview.com news anchor Natalie Rydström gives an SBR video newsbite update regarding US Senators Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Jon Kyl's (R-Arizona) gaming legislation, dubbed the Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012. Submit show feedback to VideoNews@sportsbookreview.com.

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10.24.2012

Update 6:00PM CST: Bet365 is back online. Bet365 Sportsbook (SBR rating A-) is currently off-line. SBR spoke with a representative of Bet365, who confirmed the downtime. Bet365 players can currently call in to place bets over the phone at 1-866-823-8365. SBR will update this report as the website comes back online.

10.23.2012

SBR news anchor Natalie Rydström and dispute analyst Justin7 discuss the latest outstanding news items from the SportsbookReview.com newswire. The headline of today's show is a bonus dispute involving SportingBet (SBR rating D+). In this dispute, a player was denied a free bet due to the sportsbook suspecting him of "engaging in arbitrage".

10.22.2012

A Tipico Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player submits a betting dispute. In late September 2012, the player wagered a seven team parlay, consisting of MLB games. The first six legs won and the seventh was postponed a day. The player claims that the leg was not voided as he expected it to be, but instead rolled into the next day.

10.21.2012

A SportingBet (SBR rating D+) player submits a bonus dispute. The player joined SportingBet to take advantage of a free bet promotion run on World Cup qualifying matches, which took place from October 12th-17th. The promotion required the player to place individual bets of £10 minimum. He deposited £100 and proceeded to fulfill the wagering terms.

10.19.2012
SBR Natalie Rydström provides an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, October 19th, 2012. In today's show, an update is given on the possibility of licensed sportsbooks operating in Atlantic City, New Jersey by January 9th, 2013. Natalie also touches on other news nuggets making the gaming industry headlines this week.

10.19.2012

Many sports bettors are starting to believe that the Seattle Seahawks have more than just lady luck on their side. Divine intervention, referee influence, and even opposing head coach decisions are some of what's believed to have helped the NFL club jump out to a 5-2 record against the betting spread in 2012.

10.17.2012
Professor I. Nelson Rose of GamblingAndTheLaw.com joins SBR to discuss the possibility of Atlantic City casinos accepting sports betting wagers by New Jersey's proposed date of January 9th, 2013. During his interview with SBR's Natalie Rydström, Professor Rose also expands on potential political motives for outspoken NJ Gov. Chris Christie.

10.17.2012

In today's SBR Industry News show, BetClic Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) confiscations of alleged fraudster winnings and deposits is discussed, as well as other sportsbook industry news items covered in the SportsbookReview.com newswire for the second week of October 2012. To submit show feedback, please write to VideoNews@sportsbookreview.com.

10.16.2012

NJ State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D) joins SBR news correspondent Natalie Rydström for an exclusive interview discussing the recent breaking news out of New Jersey regarding sports betting licenses. Earlier today, SBR reported that New Jersey plans to issue the first batch of sportsbook licenses to Atlantic City casino and racetrack operators by January 9th, 2013.

10.16.2012
Say what you will about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the man keeps his word. Dominating the wire today are reports that New Jersey plans to offer sports betting licenses as early as January 9th, 2013. As expected this is already ruffling the feathers of sports league executives, the first of which is NCAA Executive VP Mark Lewis, who announced Monday that the NCAA would no longer use New Jersey as the venue for five events scheduled for 2013.

"Maintaining the integrity of sports and protecting student-athlete well-being are at the bedrock of the NCAA's mission, and are reflected in our policies prohibiting the hosting of our championships in states that provide for single game sports wagering," -NCAA Executive VP Mark Lewis.

10.15.2012

SBR added Gtbets Sportsbook to the ratings guide on August 16th, 2011. GTBets' initial rating was C. SBR reported that Gtbets was targeting displaced players of former operation VIP Sports (SBR rating B+), as well as similarly defunct sister sites Nine.com (SBR rating B+) and BetGameday (SBR rating B+).

10.14.2012

A BetClic (SBR rating D+) player submits a sportsbook dispute. The player states that he attempted to withdraw his balance of €1,826 in mid-September after having his wager limits reduced substantially. He provided the required ID requested by BetClic. BetClic allegedly confiscated the player's balance after ruling that he was guilty of fraud.

10.12.2012
A YouWin Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player submits a soccer betting dispute. The player states a €300 bet was placed on October 6th for the Kettering vs Bashley match in Southern League, English Football. The odds the player received were 1.93. The player claims YouWin has not graded the match and has not given him a direct answer.

10.11.2012

SBR Forum's Free Football Handicapping Contest is still open for registration. This year's contest gives away a whopping $17,000 in cash prizes. The annual contest pits a professional handicapper named "The Prick" against the field, where the object is to outscore him. For more details on how to play, visit the SBR Forum contest section.

10.10.2012

A ToBet (SBR rating C+) player submits a bonus dispute. The player deposited €200 on October 8th, 2012, receiving a €35 bonus with a 10X rollover requirement. The player's first punt was successful, increasing his balance to €693.25. The player tells SBR that he was immediately limited to €0.20 per bet. The player points out that it would take 700+ bets to finish his rollover. SBR is following up.

10.09.2012

WSEX Sportsbook (SBR rating F) players are owed $916,053. The WSEX users all report a similar story: they are told that processing is made difficult by banking regulations, and that payouts are delayed as a result. WSEX representatives are unwilling to speak with SportsbookReview. WSEX is listed in the SBR scam sportsbook blacklist.

10.08.2012

In today's SBR Industry News video report, analysts Natalie Rydstrom and Justin7 discuss outstanding sportsbook complaints from the SBR mailbag. The segment today covers payout complaints, bonus issues, as well as two outstanding cold case disputes from WagerWeb Sportsbook (SBR rating D+).

10.08.2012

A Bet33 Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player submits a dispute regarding payout fees. On August 19th, the player requested payment via cheque for 2,308 USD. The payout carried a ten business day time-frame. The player tells SBR that after his funds had not been received in the promised time-frame, Bet33 suggested the player switch to a different withdrawal method.

10.08.2012

A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player claims that his account has been suspended with a €1,930 balance. The player states that BetAtHome has not provided any information on his account status, and that all required ID documents are on file with the sportsbook. BetAtHome is known for shutting down accounts without providing players any details. SBR is following up.

10.05.2012
SBR news correspondent Natalie Rydström gives an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, October 5th, 2012. Today's show covers pending Nevada interactive gaming licenses for three companies, as well as the recent news surrounding Bodog Asia's acquisition of the UK brand, and more industry news.

10.05.2012

A BetRoyal (SBR rating D-) player writes to SBR with a payout dispute. The player attempted to collect a $560 payout through a local business but was advised that the transaction details given by BetRoyal were incorrect. The player claims that he contacted BetRoyal and was told the situation would be corrected same-day; however, the player has waited four days for updates.

10.04.2012
Bodog Asia has made its first major move following their acquisition of Bodog UK. Bodog.co.uk will be transformed into a standalone casino product, and temporarily closed for new registrations pending a reworking of the platform. Players who played with the UK site for sports betting are able to cash out their balances in full as normal. Additionally, Bodog.eu is no longer serving players directly; however where applicable, players will be redirected to the relevant Bodog licensed operator. Bodog.eu players are also able to request their balances in full.

10.03.2012
A BetClic (SBR rating D+) player submits a sportsbook complaint. The player states that his account has been closed with a €2,700 balance. BetClic accused the player of operating multiple accounts in the past, and has allegedly not refunded any of the three recent sportsbook deposits. Read the full article for the player's time-line.