For the current 10 most breaking online sportsbook news items, visit the Sportsbook Review homepage.
 

SPORTS BETTING INDUSTRY NEWS RSS

News on scam sports betting operations, events and business deals within the offshore sports gambling industry.

06.13.2012
California senate bill 1463 was tabled from the state's committee meeting agenda in Sacramento. Bill sponsor State Senator Roderick Wright announced the grim news that the bill would not be discussed, citing more work which needs to be done. Sen. Wright and bill co-sponsor Darrell Steinberg last amended the legislation on June 4th, 2012.

06.12.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie provides a sportsbook industry news update. Natalie is joined by dispute analyst and legal expert Justin7. Discussed in today's video is the IBAS ruling in a Spanish Grand Prix racing dispute against PaddyPower, WSEX Sportsbook payment issues, as well as news from Bet770 and BetCity.

06.12.2012

A Bet770 (SBR rating C-) player submits a bonus dispute. The player claims he has been limited to €1.80 maximum wagers, despite having an outstanding bonus rollover obligation. SBR is following up on this complaint with Bet770 management. A similar Bet770 issue was reported by SBR last month.

06.12.2012

A BetUS (SBR rating D+) player submits an account dispute. The player deposited $1,000 at the start of April 2012, accepted an unspecified bonus and fulfilled his obligations, increasing his balance to $2,300. The player claims to have phoned BetUS multiple times inquiring on receiving a payout.

06.11.2012

WSEX Sportsbook (SBR rating F) players have filed $20,000 in new payment complaints since SBR's last update. The players are being given generic updates from World Sports Exchange, and have been waiting for up to one year. In total, WSEX players are owed $845,316 from as early as the fall of 2009. WSEX is no longer willing to discuss cases with SBR.

06.11.2012

A BetBoo (SBR rating D) player submits a payment complaint. On May 26th, the user requested payment of €236. He claims to have already provided a copy of his ID and utility bill. The player has sent two email inquiries to BetBoo support. BetBoo has not given an update on when payment will be made.

06.10.2012

The EURO 2012 contest at SBR Forum is underway. SBR is running the popular football contest on the SBR Contests platform. SBR Contests offers real-time odds adjustment, a dynamic leaderboard, as well as multiple betting options. Contestants may select from moneyline, total, pointspread, and draw wagers. The contest runs through the EURO 2012 championship.

06.08.2012
In today's iGaming news segment, newswoman Natalie provides an update on the latest developments out of Nevada's interactive gaming plans, an update on WillHill's US plans, a New Jersey online gambling overview as well as news across the globe in Northern German state Schleswig-Holstein.

06.08.2012
SBR newswoman Natalie interviews Executive Director of Poker Players Alliance, John Pappas. Mr. Pappas speaks to recent gambling news out of Nevada, as well as states such as New Jersey. Nevada is currently poised to be the first state in US history to spread online poker games to residents.

06.07.2012

A DoxxBet (SBR rating C+) manager has publicly addressed a payment dispute reported by SBR on June 6th. In this dispute, a player detailed being owed €2,140 through Moneybookers for a period of six days. The player noted that the DoxxBet website stated funds would be received in 36 hours from the time of the payment request.

06.07.2012
Betway (SBR rating D-) has confiscated £380 in player winnings. The Malta-based sportsbook has not slowed in its enforcement of the bonus rule that allows winnings to be removed from player's accounts. The player deposited £25 in exchange for a matching bonus; he was told only of a ten-time rollover requirement.

06.06.2012

A DoxxBet (SBR rating C+) player submits a payout dispute. The player deposited €2,000 with DoxxBet, turning a profit of €140. The player provided a copy of his ID and utility bill. The player tells SBR that he had to provide the documents five times before they were accepted by the sportsbook.

06.06.2012

A Sportsbook.com US (SBR rating D-) player submits a payment complaint. On April 16th, 2012, the player requested to be paid $2,500 through a banking method. The player states that he was informed after two weeks his withdrawal was processed, but to date has not received his funds. Sportsbook.com (ag) has reportedly not provided an update to the player on his withdrawal status. SBR is following up.

06.05.2012

SBR newswoman and sportsbook dispute analyst Justin7 provide an Industry News update. In today's video, the pair discuss Matchbook's recent ratings upgrade, a Sportingbet football complaint, as well as more confiscations made by Betway. A closer look is also taken at the role gaming commissions play when disputes arise.

06.05.2012

In an industry rife with fraud, selecting an honest online sportsbook has never been more crucial. Dodgy operators prey on unsuspecting victims — players who haven't done their homework. From bonus fraud to slow-pays or outright stiff jobs, players are conned out of more than $1 million per year. SBR aims to educate bettors on the proper manner to evaluate a sportsbook from financial strength to customer service.

06.04.2012

A Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D) player submits a payment complaint. The player tells SBR that he deposited $2,000 to the sportsbook in the last 18 months. He made his first cashout request on March 23rd for $1,290. The player has still not received his funds, and has been given generic updates from the sportsbook.

06.04.2012

Voting on New Jersey's online gambling bill (AB2578) has been postponed until the fall. SBR interviewed NJ State Senator Raymond Lesniak last week to discuss his expectations for sports betting and online gambling within the Garden State. The Senator did concede that there could be a delay based on Governor Chris Christie's agenda.

06.03.2012

A Bet770 (SBR rating C-) player submits a payment complaint. The player states that payment for £293 was requested on May 20th via Moneybookers. Bet770 has not yet processed the player's withdrawal. Bet770 is typically responsive to SBR inquiries, though no explanation has been provided on the few reported eWallet delays.

06.02.2012

Betway (SBR rating D-) has confiscated £730 in player winnings. Betway is enforcing an unethical "gotcha" rule to strip players of their winnings. The Malta-licenced organisation has fleeced players out of £7,244 to date. The Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Malta has notoriously stood back whilst operators conned players. Betway is on SBR's sportsbook blacklist.

06.01.2012
SBR newswoman Natalie provides the latest in the iGaming news industry. In today's video, an update is given on California gambling legislation, Illinois lottery news, as well as the Spanish market licencing — Bwin Party, 888, Bet365, mybet and Sportingbet are the first operators in line. The Spanish market is set to open up officially on Tuesday, June 5th.

21KBet scams player

06.01.2012

A 21KBet (SBR rating F) player submits a payment complaint. The player states that he deposited €800 in December 2011 via Paypal. The player increased his balance to €914, before asking for a payout in January 2012. 21KBet has not answered any of the player's requests to receive payment. 21KBet is on the scam sportsbook blacklist.

05.31.2012

Six Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D) players report payment. SBR has contacted each of the remaining 18 players to confirm if their payments are still outstanding. The players reported receiving $24,500. Sportsbetting.ag recently had its rating lowered from D+ to D after the complaints racked up.

05.31.2012

New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak joins SBR again via telephone to discuss his plans to challenge federal law by offering sports betting in Atlantic City casinos. Also discussed is proposed legislation which aims to make online gambling legal within the confines of licensed gaming establishments.

05.30.2012

SportsBettingOnline is apparently attempting to poach players from other sportsbooks. Three players have reported that SportsBettingOnline has called them saying an account for them was set up at SportsBettingOnline.ag using the details the player initially entered when joining a top rated sportsbook.

05.30.2012

The Spanish gambling market opening has been delayed until June 5th. EGR reported that the Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling made the schedule change to give operators time to register a technical point of contact in the Spanish regulator's database.