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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.

07.04.2012

A Betoto (SBR rating C+) player files a sportsbook complaint. The player tells SBR that he requested payment one week ago for $5,000. Betoto reportedly suspended the player's account—which he has held for years in good standing—asking for proof of ID. The player reports that he already provided his documents when creating his account, but obliged the request.

07.03.2012

SBR analyst Natalie is joined by dispute analyst Justin in today's SBR Industry News video. The pair discuss the recent Bet770 bonus case resolutions, as well as outstanding sportsbook disputes against BetUS, Unibet, YouWin, and BetAtHome. Players with video feedback or commentary should write to VideoNews@SportsbookReview.com.

07.03.2012

A BetUS (SBR rating D+) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player states that he deposited $1,000, received a $300 freeplay and proceeded to place four winning bets, including winning his freeplay. The player's balance was increased to $1,680. After one day, BetUS closed the player's account stating he was not a "leisure" gambler.

07.03.2012

A YouWin (SBR rating C-) player submits an account dispute. The player tells SBR that he has a balance of €711 that he is unable to withdraw. The player reports that YouWin is not accepting his scans nor his photograph of his ID, stating that the size of the ID file must be equal to or greater than 500KB. The player states his ID copy is legible.

07.02.2012

SBR has reported on several Bet770 (SBR rating C-) bonus complaints in the last month. Bet770 players complained of signing up, accepting a bonus, and being given relatively paltry limits and not being extended the option to cash out a prorated portion of the bonus. SBR continued to discuss the outstanding claims with management and made a major breakthrough.

07.02.2012

A Unibet (SBR rating B-) player submits an account dispute. The player deposited €3,800 on March 6th-7th, wagering on Champions League matches. The player's first two punts were successful, bringing his account balance up to €11,600. The player went on to successfully order payment of €1,500 via Moneybookers. Unibet later suspended the player's account.

06.30.2012

SBR provides a video tour of the WillHill sportsbook software. In the video review, navigating the website, making wagers, accessing the cashier and using WillHill's custom widgets is covered. WillHill recently made a major news ripple by being granted a full Nevada gaming operator license, completing the acquisitions of three land-based companies proposed in 2011.

06.29.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie Rydstrom gives an iGaming international news update. In today's video, Delaware's online gambling bill being signed into law is discussed, as well as New Jersey mobile gaming bill S-1323. Natalie also covers a prison sentencing handed out following the Black Friday online poker indictments.

06.29.2012

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed his state's place in history, by making Delaware the second state in US history to legalise online gambling. Delaware will be offering video poker, keno, and other table games. Nevada made history last week by being the first state to legalise online poker.

06.28.2012

Skrill has agreed to acquire Austrian company Paysafecard.com in what is a record €140 million purchase for the company also known as Moneybookers. SBR analyst Natalie Rydstrom provides a video news update with more details on the acquisition. A statement from Skrill CEO Siegried Heimgarter is available in the full wire.

06.27.2012

A BetClic (SBR rating D+) player tells SBR that he opened an account last February, eventually increasing his balance to €990 before having his account suspended. The player states he was told there were security issues concerning his account, but that he is unsure what he must do to remedy the situation. SBR is following up on this user's sportsbook complaint.

06.27.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie and SBR dispute analyst Justin7 provide a sportsbook industry news update. In today's video, the recent BetOnline acquisition of Sportsbetting.ag is discussed, as well as an update on Pinnacle Sports, Bet770, BetAtHome, as well as Justin's current caseload of sportsbook disputes.

06.26.2012

A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player submits an account dispute. The player tells SBR that during the start of the EURO 2012, he deposited £300 in exchange for a bonus of £300. The player completed his wagering requirements, increasing his balance to £2,500. After the player produced ID and ordered a payout, BetAtHome noted that his account was in violation of their T&C.

06.25.2012

BetOnline (SBR rating B+) has acquired majority ownership of Sportsbetting.ag (SBR rating D). BetOnline management tells SBR that with the move will come significant upgrades for Sportsbetting.ag players — better bonuses, software, and payout reliability. SBR is assembling a list of outstanding complaints against the SB.ag brand for new management to address.

06.24.2012

Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has launched a Czech language version of their website. The enhancement is one of many Pinnacle has made to the ASI software platform.Management tells SBR that the move acommodates a growing number of Czech players. SBR's high-definition video review and tour of the Pinnacle Sports platform is now live.

06.22.2012

SBR newswoman Natalie gives an international iGaming news update. Today's video focuses on the recent news out of Las Vegas with respect to interactive gaming licenses, as well as WillHill's gaming license. The report also covers Delaware internet gambling news: House Bill 333, the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 is scheduled for a full senate vote next week.

06.22.2012

Intertops (SBR rating B+) is no longer accepting new player registrations from the US. SBR noted the account change in the Sportsbook Industry forum on June 20th. SBR has since spoken with management, who state the change is effective immediately and does not affect existing account-holders. Dormant accounts in good standing are able to continue using Intertops Sportsbook.

06.21.2012
Earlier today, SBR reported that the Nevada Gaming Commission was set to meet at 10AM local time to go over interactive gaming license applications in Nevada; which would permit licensed operators to provide interactive gaming services, including online poker within Nevada. Bally Technologies Inc. has been given the first such license.

06.21.2012

SBR Natalie provides an in-depth review of the Legends (SBR rating A+) website. Players are taken through the layout, betting screens, as well as given information on Legends unique bonus promotions. Legends also offers players the state of the art Live Dealer casino games, as well as standard casino and racebook. Legends is headquartered in Panama.

06.21.2012
The Nevada Gaming Commission is set to discuss interactive gaming licenses in today's policy hearing at 10AM PST. If all goes well, the first official interactive gaming licenses could be handed out — Interactive Game Technology and Bally Technologies Inc. are among the hopeful operators in line.

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.