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07.23.2012

Legends (SBR rating A+) will perform server maintenance from 2:00AM to 3:30AM ET. Management tells SBR that during this period the website will be unavailable. Legends apologizes for the temporary inconvenience and asks players with questions to contact them via Live Help, telephone, or email with any questions.

07.20.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie Rydström interviews iMEGA President Joe Brennan Jr. The Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association seeks to advance the interests of the gaming industry in the US, working closely with government at all levels and challenging the political and legislative gaming roadblocks.

07.20.2012

Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has rolled out a mobile betting platform. Players are now able to wager in style on their smart phones, as the sleek new proprietary mobile skin allows players to enter straight wagers on a simple to navigate interface. Pinnacle plans to add onto the platform, allowing players full cashier access.

07.19.2012

A GoalBet (unrated) player submits a sportsbook dispute. The player tells SBR that his account was closed while there was a pending payout for €1,000, as well as an €1,154 account balance. The player reportedly has not been given an update on how long the payment process is expected to take.

07.18.2012

WillHill (SBR rating A) management tells SBR that as of Friday, July 20th, players residing in Germany will no longer be able to play in the sportsbook. German players will be allowed to continue to bet in the WillHill casino, poker, and bingo room; those who exclusively bet in the sportsbook are free to request payouts as normal.

07.18.2012
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) will undergo system maintenance beginning at 12AM ET. SBR has been advised by Pinnacle management that the sportsbook is expected to be back online by 8AM ET. Users will be unable to log-in during this time. SBR will update this report as Pinnacle Sportsbook comes back online.

07.17.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie Rydström provides an SBR Industry news update with sportsbook dispute analyst Justin7. In today's program, a BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) balance confiscation is discussed as well as outstanding issues with Sports-1 (SBR rating C) as well as an update from Justin on his current cases.

07.17.2012
The Nordic Stock Exchange has approved 5050 Poker Holding’s application for delisting from Nasdaq OMX First North. 5050 will cease trading on July 20th. Talks of selling the struggling company have so far fallen through. Earlier this month, it was reported that 5050Poker paid €150,000 in fines to the Microgaming network using players funds.

07.16.2012

A Sports-1 (SBR rating C) player states that a $1,500 Neteller payout requested on April 24th has not yet been processed. The player is being offered half the funds through an alternate payout method. A Sports-1 live chat representative informed the player that the replacement method would carry a $70 fee.

07.15.2012
SBR newswoman Natalie Rydström interviews Murray Marshall, General Counsel for the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. Since 1999, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission has been the licensing and regulatory authority for Canadian interactive gaming companies. Mr. Marshall discusses in detail how the KGC operates.

07.13.2012

A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player files a sportsbook dispute. The player deposited £300 on June 11th via Moneybookers to partake in Euro 2012 wagering. The player increased his balance to £2,350 before having his account closed for alleged registration discrepancies. BetAtHome has confiscated the player's entire balance.

07.13.2012
SBR newswoman Natalie Rydström provides an iGaming news update. This week's headlines consist of an update on the recent twitter controversy surrounding Poker Stars potential acquisition of Full Tilt Poker, as well as a disgraced CEO out on bail awaiting federal charges for violating the UIGEA, and more.

07.12.2012

A Betsafe (SBR rating C+) player submits an account complaint. The player deposited €50 for a 50% bonus. The promotion required €300 to be wagered before a withdrawal was possible. The player states that after his first wager, his limits were immediately slashed to 1% of regular bet limits, essentially lowering him to less than $3 per wager.

07.11.2012
The LegendSportsbook (SBR rating D+) player who filed an SBR complaint that he was misled into believing the RDG Corp. brand was actually Legends (SBR rating A+) has been refunded. The player received his deposit back as well as an extra $55 for the fee incurred in sending the original deposit.

07.11.2012

A PlayersOnly (SBR rating D-) manager has addressed the sportsbook dispute reported by SBR on July 9th. A player wrote SBR stating that a $10,000 withdrawal request was made on April 18th, 2012. The player has yet to receive his funds, and wrote to SBR indicating that he is waiting for a banking trace to be conducted. The manager stated any replacement payout would be expedited.

07.10.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie provides an SBR Industry News update. Natalie is joined by dispute analyst Justin7 in the second half of the segment. Discussed in today's program are outstanding disputes involving PlayersOnly, Bet770, and an RDG Corp. sportsbook. To submit video feedback, please write to VideoNews@sportsbookreview.com.

07.10.2012

In part two of the SBR interview with US gaming law expert Professor I. Nelson Rose, the US online gambling landscape is discussed, as well as states that may be sleepers to introduce various forms of online gambling down the line. Professor Rose also speaks at length about news out of New Jersey and Gov. Chris Christie's bold claims.

07.10.2012

SBR provides an in-depth look into the Bodog Sportsbook (SBR rating A) software platform. The video tour includes a breakdown of Bodog markets, betting options, as well as navigation into the cashier and other sections of the Bodog website. Bodog uses proprietary software, and has one of the slickest interfaces in the online gaming industry.

07.09.2012

Legends (SBR rating A+) will be off-line from approximately 11PM to 3AM ET on July 10th. Management tells SBR that the server maintenance is being done on a night with less sports activity, given that the MLB slate is paused for the completion of the 2012 All Stars game. Legends phone support will be available as normal at 8AM ET after the maintenance.

07.09.2012

A PlayersOnly.ag (SBR rating D-) player submits a payment complaint. The player requested a $10,000 payment on April 18th, 2012. The player states he was told the funds were sent to the processor on May 31st, but to date no payment has been made. The player notes that a trace has been requested on his payout, but that it may take an additional eight weeks to resolve.

07.09.2012

A Bet770 (SBR rating C-) player files an account complaint. The player states he opened his account, wagered £140 on a 6-to-1 underdog, which should have increased his balance to £980. The player claims that Bet770 refused to settle the market and claimed his stake would be returned. The player claims the bet was never cancelled, and he was never paid.

07.08.2012

A LegendSportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player was solicited via telephone by a sales agent of LegendSportsbook, however the player was led to believe he would be depositing with A+ rated Legends. LegendSportsbook is actually a skin of RDG Corp. books, which power Bet33 and AmericasBookie among others.

07.06.2012
In this iGaming News video update, more gambling news from the Garden State of New Jersey is discussed. Gov. Chris Christie's plans to proceed with sports betting, the constitutionality (or lack thereof) of "PASPA", as well as one legal expert's take on it all. An update on Full Tilt Poker and Raymond Bitar is given later in the segment.

07.05.2012

In today's SBR industry interviews program, SBR newswoman Natalie Rydstrom interviews Professor I. Nelson Rose, a renowned expert on US gambling law. Professor Rose's works can be read at GamblingAndTheLaw.com. In part one of the interview, Professor Rose shares his insight on the US gambling climate, political influences at play, and how he sees the stars aligning in this emerging market.

07.05.2012

A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player accused of operating multiple accounts has had £2,800 confiscated. BetAtHome alleges the player has opened five accounts to take advantage of a Euro 2012 signup bonus incentive. The player concedes that two family members have opened accounts with BetAtHome.