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02.05.2013

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) payout complaint has been received. A player asked for a £2,500 payout on January 10th via Skrill. IAS addressed the delay with the user by claiming that it was waiting for a payment to post to the eWallet account before withdrawals could be processed. Three weeks later, the player has still not been paid and no new updates were given.

02.05.2013

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) payout complaint has been received. A player asked for a £2,500 payout on January 10th via Skrill. IAS addressed the delay with the user by claiming that it was waiting for a payment to post to the eWallet account before withdrawals could be processed. Three weeks later, the player has still not been paid and no new updates were given.

02.05.2013

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) payout complaint has been received. A player asked for a £2,500 payout on January 10th via Skrill. IAS addressed the delay with the user by claiming that it was waiting for a payment to post to the eWallet account before withdrawals could be processed. Three weeks later, the player has still not been paid and no new updates were given.

02.05.2013

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) payout complaint has been received. A player asked for a £2,500 payout on January 10th via Skrill. IAS addressed the delay with the user by claiming that it was waiting for a payment to post to the eWallet account before withdrawals could be processed. Three weeks later, the player has still not been paid and no new updates were given.

02.04.2013

The PlatinumSB.com (SBR rating D+) website has been shut down following the approval of a court order issued by the Attorney General's office of Ontario, Canada. The website PlatinumSB.com was reportedly controlled by several individuals operating from the Thornhill area. A search warrant was executed at a gambling event held at Le Perc Banquet Hall, where several arrests were made.

01.31.2013

A player with an account at both Instant Action Sports (SBR rating D+) and 24SportsWeb has provided SBR with a payment receipt from Skrill which appears to contradict IAS' claim of never providing processing to 24SportsWeb players. The pay-from account in both IAS and 24SportsWeb payouts was exactly the same. IAS management has yet to address this.

01.30.2013

SBR Forum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. Votes will be accepted through February 2013. Cast your vote here!

01.29.2013

Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR Industry News update for Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, recapping the last week of sportsbook dispute news. The headline story of today's show is that Costa Rica based sportsbook 24SportsWeb is still off-line. 24SportsWeb owes players and its former host Instant Action Sports more than $75,000.

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?