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Sportsbook provides an SBR Industry News update for Tuesday, January 8th, 2013. Today's video details a sportsbook scam alert issued on blacklisted sportsbook Oddsmaker (SBR rating F). Oddsmaker has confiscated more than $250,000 from players determined to be professionals.


Congratulations to 2013 NCAA Bowl Contest winners. SBR Forum user "TheMoneyShot" splits $5,000 with team "The Pit Crew", led by "5mike5", "rickie65", and "Avssakic". As the users were tied for first place with 21 contest units each, they also split the 50,000 SBR Points awarded to second place. SBR points can be used to redeem merchandise from the SBR Store.


A YouWin Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player submits a bonus complaint. The player tells SBR that he deposited €1,000 after creating his account, and was limited after three bets to €1-€5 maximum stakes. The player claims that YouWin is refusing to prorate the bonus to allow the player to cashout. SBR is following up on the claim.

Sportsbook analyst Natalie Rydström gives an SBR iGaming news update for Friday, January 4th, 2013. Topics in today's show include an update on the status of legislation permitting internet wagering in Atlantic City casinos in New Jersey. To submit show feedback, you may write to

A Betsson Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player files a sportsbook complaint. The user deposited $20, attempted one wager and realised the maximum stake possible was just $1. The player confirmed via Betsson's live chat support that the limit was correct and claims that her country of residence was cited as the reason behind it.

Will New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sign legislation permitting internet wagering in Atlantic City casinos? Four New Jersey lawmakers as well as the majority of those living in the Garden State hope so, as a letter was sent to the good Gov. urging him to sign the bill into law.


UPDATE, 11:10AM CST:  5Dimes Sportsbook and all family websites are back online and functioning as normal. At approximately 10:28AM CST, SBR reported that the 5Dimes group websites were inaccessible due to a technical age: phone and wagering support was unavailable during this time. Players with feedback can write to SBR.


SBR Forum congratulates the poker tournament winners on New Year's Eve. SBR user "wulfman14" took down the top prize of over 1,000 SBR points, with posters "adamho", "jakepeavy21", "Beerdog99", and "mw00" rounding up the top five. Last week, SBR announced a $5,500 contest and poker series for 2013. SBR wishes all readers a happy and healthy New Year.

Canbet Sportsbook ownership change


Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) is now owned by Interactive Gaming & Sports ( SBR reported that the company's prior ownership, Yin Khing Investments Ltd, acquired the sportsbook in May of 2009.

24SportsWeb (SBR rating C-) has addressed the payout complaint reported by SBR on December 24th. Management confirms that their Skrill payouts have been delayed. SBR reported that a player owed $5,000 since September filed a sportsbook complaint. 24SportsWeb claims this player will be paid Tuesday of next week.


SBR is running a tournament to celebrate New Year's eve. Less than thirty-five seats remain in the fixed prize-pool event, which has an overlay of 12,000 points. SBR Poker is the free, points based platform available to SBR Forum community members. Points may used for redemptions in the SBR Store.

Sportsbook news anchor Natalie Rydström gives an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, December 28th, 2012. Today's show covers the current New Jersey legal battle with the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA, as well as one software company's position on a recent £485 million acquisition.

New Jersey residents are going to have to wait a little longer for sportsbooks in Atlantic City. District Judge Michael Shipp rejected the argument that the major sports leagues and NCAA would be unable to prove financial damages if New Jersey were to proceed with allowing sportsbooks to operate in Atlantic City.


SBR Forum has announced its new major contest for 2013. The SBR Gaming Triathlon awards $5,500 in championship prizes as well as more than 800,000 points. Points may be used for merchandise and other redemptions in the SBR Store. The Triathlon is open to the public and the competition has three phases: a hoops contest, poker tournament and a blackjack contest.


A 24SportsWeb player submits a payout complaint. The player tells SBR that he requested a $5,000 payout via Skrill in the beginning of September 2012. 24SportsWeb allegedly promised the player on multiple occasions that his payout would be sent in one week. SBR is following up on this sportsbook complaint and will update this report.


A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player claims that his account has been closed with a €1,450 balance. The player tells SBR that he has been given no update from the sportsbook and has not been refunded his deposit. SBR is following up with BetAtHome regarding this claim and will update this report.


A Bet770 (SBR rating C-) manager has addressed one of the claims reported by SBR on December 17th, 2012. A player told SBR that he requested a €230 payout via Skrill on December 5th but it had not been processed within the advertised payout window. Bet770 tells SBR that this player has now received his payout. SBR is following up with the second user to confirm payment.

Sportsbook news anchor Natalie Rydström gives an SBR iGaming News update for Friday, December 21st, 2012. In a day the Mayans are calling the last on earth, an update is given on an internet gambling bill close to becoming law in New Jersey, as well as a major acquisition by British bookmaker William Hill (SBR rating A).

12.19.2012 (SBR rating A+) has acquired all Non-US accounts. All Bookmaker non-USplayer balances as well as pending wagers have been transferred to the new site. Balances do not have any rollover requirement. A Bookmaker manager tells SBR that US players are not affected by this move.

Sportsbook news anchor Natalie Rydström and dispute handler Justin give an SBR Industry News update for the third week of December, 2012. Show topics include the recently reported Bet770 payout complaints and cases presently being worked on by Justin. To submit show feedback, write to

BetIslands to close with player funds


BetIslands Sportsbook is no longer solvent. The sportsbook has lost its financial backer. Contingency plans have proved to be nonexistent. Player balances are estimated to be in the amount of 1.5 million dollars.


888Sport  (SBR rating B) will no longer accept sports bets from Australia as of Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 888 management tells SBR that players will still be able to play at, and are free to request payouts at their leisure. Pending bets will be settled as normal. Regulation changes in Australia was cited as the reason for the decision.


BetIslands Sportsbook (SBR rating C) reported processor delays to players on Thursday. Players were told that payouts would go out today, Monday December 17th, but no reports of completed withdrawals were received. BetIslands has not yet offered an update to players or SBR. SBR will update this report as more information is available.


Two Bet770 Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) players have submitted payment complaints. Player one requested a €230 payout via Skrill on December 5th, and player two a £439 payout on December 7th. SBR is following up with Bet770 management for an update on the two cases. Players with Bet770 feedback are asked to write to SBR.


Bwin Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) is currently updating their website. Players are greeted with a message indicating platform updates are on the way, including a revamped sports wagering interface, poker updates, and increased casino jackpot prizes. SBR will update as the site upgrade is finished.