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07.23.2013

GoalWin Sportsbook (unrated) is currently delaying all payout requests. GoalWin pinned the blame on technical issues within their payment system. The sportsbook website promises quick, hassle-free payouts, but at least one player has grown frustrated by the waiting game, leading to his filing an SBR complaint.

07.22.2013

A HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player reports having a balance of approximately €800+ taken from him. The player claimed in his letter to SBR that he created his account with HitItBet on April 21. He was asked to provide his ID documents by the sportsbook, but failed to do so within their allotted time-frame.

07.20.2013

A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed an account complaint. The player has stated that €1000 was not returned to him by Unibet, and that his account never passed the verification stage despite submitting his documents. SBR has suggested that the player have his documents notarized to better satisfy the Know Your Customer requirements.

07.19.2013

In today's Sportsbook Review.com SBR iGaming News video, a news update is given on social gaming provider Zynga joining forces with mobile loyalty and advertising company SessionM is covered. The two will collaborate on a new in-game real world rewards platform. Also mentioned are two industry related developments with well known online sportsbooks.

07.18.2013

SBR reported on July 17 that JustBet Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) has moved into the Bookmaker (SBR rating A+) office. JustBet, as well as sister sportsbook UCABet, will now be fully powered by the Bookmaker operation. Players with balance queries or account access issues should wait for the migration phase to be completed.

07.17.2013

JustBet Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) has moved into the Bookmaker (SBR rating A+) office. JustBet will now be fully powered by the Bookmaker operation. Management tells SBR that players will soon have the ability to place larger wagers, select from more wagering options, as well as bet on the live betting in-play platform offered to Bookmaker customers.

07.17.2013

Bulldog777, GR88, and Geobet.com (SBR rating D) have reopened their sportsbooks. SBR reported on June 5 that the group of sportsbooks - which operate under parent company Olympian Group - closed due to alleged security issues. A statement was later released from the sportsbook group's CEO Peter Karroll addressing the closure.

07.16.2013

Winner.com has been introduced to the SBR sportsbook ratings guide at C+. The domain was acquired in 2010 from a casino review portal and since that time has been a primarily casino focused brand, based in Tel Aviv. Winner holds gaming licenses in Kahnawake and Antigua, and recently opened their sportsbook for business in April 2013.

07.15.2013

On July 10, SBR reported that a Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player submitted a payout complaint. The player asked for €569 via Skrill nearly four weeks prior and had yet to be paid. SBR followed up with Globet management to discuss the claim. Shortly after, management confirmed that the player's payout had been processed.

07.14.2013

Seven BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) complaints are on file. Players have reported that their payout requests have been ignored by customer service. One player, who became irate by the lack of response, threatened to make his complaint public which finally prompted BetRevolution to acknowledge intentionally delaying his withdrawal.

07.13.2013

SBR reported on June 22 that since clearing their previous $85,000 in delinquent payouts Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players submitted another $31,040 in slow-pay claims. Management went through the batch of accounts and indicated the latest list was processed. Players have began confirming receiving these funds.

07.12.2013
Ultimate Gaming.com, the first fully legal United States online gambling and poker website, has now received the recommendation of the Nevada Gaming Control Board to be fully approved by the state's gaming commission. The iGaming market is booming everywhere and other states are looking to follow Nevada's lead.

07.11.2013

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has written to SBR with a payment complaint. The player allegedly requested a 2,850 BGN ($1,908) payout via Skrill three weeks ago. BetAtHome Sportsbook has at times fallen behind their advertised payout time-frame, frustrating users and causing a number of negative reports to be posted regarding the online sportsbook.

07.10.2013

A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a payment complaint. The player claims to have asked for a €569 withdrawal on June 16 via Skrill. Globet has yet to credit the player for this request and has allegedly given only generic updates indicating that payments are currently delayed.

07.09.2013

PointCasino Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has vowed to revisit the outstanding cold cases submitted by players earlier in the year. PointCasino players filed complaints alleging that their winnings were confiscated after the sportsbook retroactively amended their bonus terms to restrict certain types of wagers. At the time, PointCasino refused to change their ruling.

07.08.2013

Geolocation technology company GeoComply Ltd struck its first major deal since the ink dried on their Class II Nevada gaming license. GeoComply will provide online gaming operator Bwin.party Digital Entertainment (SBR rating B-) with support for desktop and mobile applications across the United States.

07.07.2013

SBR has spoken with a Bet770 Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) management regarding a punter's dispute originally reported by SBR on June 26. In that dispute, a punter claimed that  €940 was confiscated from his accoun in January which included bonus cash without reason. Bet770 management has addressed the matter with SBR.

07.06.2013
Coober Games, an Australian based online game development studio, has announced the launch of 8Coin.com. Coober Games is partnering with platform provider Betable Limited in the venture. 8Coin.com plans to bring social gaming into the mix to offer players an engaging online casino experience.

IGT reaches deal with Oregon for lotto machines

07.05.2013
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, July 5, 2013. In today's show, news of one company's deal to provide the state of Oregon with more than 1,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) is discussed, as well as one online and land-based sportsbooks recent sponsorship of an EPL football club, and more.

07.04.2013

Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B) has struck a two year deal to become the official shirt sponsor of English Premier League football club Fulham. The arrangement includes an option to renew the sponsorship for an additional year following the end of the 2015 campaign. Marathonbet's logo will be seen on Fulham's first team and the under 21s.

07.03.2013

HRWager has been added to the SBR sportsbook ratings guide at C-. HRWager is run by the former 1Vice Sportsbook co-manager. The shop began as an invitation only business in June 2012, before opening to the public in the first quarter of 2013. As with all newly marketed sportsbooks, SBR cautions readers to use their discretion weighing offers.

07.02.2013

Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR Industry News update for Tuesday, July 2. The headline topic of today's show is BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) and their growing number of payment complaints and reports of poor customer service. Five players have now reported being owed over $8,000 from BetRevolution Sportsbook.

07.01.2013

A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a payment complaint through SBR. The user requested a £808.65 payout via Skrill on June 21. Globet's publicly listed payout time is 2-3 days. The player reports that as of end of day July 1 he has yet to receive payment. His account is fully verified with Globet Sportsbook.

06.30.2013

BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) players have complained of poor service. Three players filed slow-pay complaints through SBR and have alleged that the sportsbook has provided no updates on when they would be paid. BetRevolution ceased communication with SBR following the publication of their confiscation of winning players.

06.29.2013

Update: SBR reported that the Olympian Group sportsbooks remained close despite a 48-hour ETA on brands Bulldog777, Geobet, and GR88 (SBR rated D+) reopening following a temporary closure amidst an alleged security breach. SBR has since reconnected with management who claim a software bug has delayed the reopening.