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06.20.2012

1Vice (SBR rating D) is currently encountering distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS). A DDOS attack involves a remote server or web host being overwhelmed with a flood of requests, intended to take the target machine offline. 1Vice asks players to contact them via telephone at 1-877-386-0180 to be given the backup site.

06.20.2012

UPDATE: 3:25 PM ET, The sportsbook is back online. SportsInteraction (SBR rating B+) is currently off-line for maintenance. SIA management tells SBR that one more hour of downtime is expected while hardware changes are made. Management apologizes to users for the temporary off-line time. SBR will update this report as the sportsbook comes back online.

06.19.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie delivers a sportsbook industry news update. Natalie is joined later in the program by seasoned dispute expert and legal mind Justin7. Covered in today's program are updates on BetUS, Bet770, BetAtHome, Bovada, as well as a peek into Justin's sportsbook dispute case-load.

06.19.2012

MVPAction (SBR rating D+) is a new post-up brand targeting the US market. The sportsbook operates out of San Jose, Costa Rica. MVPAction is refusing comment to SBR on details concerning their operation. SBR has verified that MVPAction is registered to Capilleira: a host for past fly-by-night operations on the sportsbook blacklist.

06.19.2012

A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player submits a payment complaint. The player tells SBR that his account has been locked with a €200 balance. The player has reportedly received no word from BetAtHome on his account status. The player provided no details of his account or deposit history, or what circumstances might have contributed to the account closure. SBR is following up.

06.18.2012

In part two of the SBR interview with Executive Director of Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) André Wilsenach, the European iGaming landscape is discussed  from a licencing and taxation standpoint, as well as benefits operators have in the current market vs potential changes down the road.

06.18.2012
The BetUS (SBR rating D+) player from SBR's June 12th report has been paid. The player claimed that he had difficulty making a withdrawal. He deposited $1,000 in April 2012, and later increased his balance to $2,300 after completing rollover requirements. The player shared the good news via a post in the SBR Sportsbook & Industry section.

06.17.2012

A new Bet770 (SBR rating C-) player writes in with a bonus complaint. The player is attempting to use his account to bet on the Euro 2012, but states that he has been given extremely low limits. The player notes that he is being forced to bet at limits lower than $1, or give up his bonus cash. Bet770 is currently unwilling to budge on their non-industry standard enforcement of bonus policy.

06.17.2012

A YouWin (SBR rating C-) player claims that €104 was confiscated from his account. The player states that he made two small deposits to YouWin to take advantage of Euro 2012 promotions. The player shared an email sent from YouWin which accused him of bonus abuse; though no specific violations were cited. The full YouWin letter is available in the full article link.

06.15.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie delivers the latest iGaming industry news. Today's video discusses recent Nevada news concerning online gambling and the first batch of hopeful licensees, Delaware's plans to introduce intrastate online gambling to their residents, as well as an update on the official list of newly minted Spanish operators.

06.15.2012

UPDATE 6:30PM ET: Betmaker is back online. The Betmaker (SBR rating B+) exchange is currently undergoing maintenance. SBR spoke with Betmaker.ag management, who expect that the exchange will be back online by this afternoon. In the meantime, players are able to call customer service or access support through live chat.

06.14.2012
A Sportsbook.com US (SBR rating D-) player submits a payment complaint. According to the player, two withdrawals were requested on April 6th, 2012 for $1,750. After eight weeks of receiving generic updates, the player states that Sportsbook.com credited back the funds due to processing error. He requested a new payout June 1st.

06.14.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie interviews Executive Director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, André Wilsenach. In part one of the interview segment, Mr. Wilsenach gives the background of the AGCC, speaks on how applications are screened, and the role the commission plays in handling player disputes.

06.14.2012

Bet770 (SBR rating C-) is refusing to prorate bonuses after limiting players to as little as £1.80. SBR has reported on two instances of players having their limits drastically lowered whilst having to complete wagering requirements attached to bonuses. SBR advised Bet770 of the industry standard way of dealing with players after limiting stake sizes.

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.