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Congrats SBRforum WSOP Main Event freeroll winner

06.25.2011


SBRforum poster ''FuzzyDunlop'' finished 1st place in this afternoon's SBR WSOP Main Event freeroll finale. The lucky winner bested a field of 308 contestants, and will be receiving an all-expense paid trip to sunny Las Vegas, Nevada on July 5th, 2011. Fuzzy will be provided with lodging for week one of the WSOP tournament as well as the $10,000 entry. Stay tuned for updates on Fuzzy's progress!

BetIslands sportsbook feedback

06.21.2011


BetIslands sportsbook (SBR rating C+) players have submitted positive feedback in forum topic, 'BetIslands Sportsbook'. Players have commented that the Costa-Rica based sportsbook has extended good customer service and prompt payouts since coming under new ownership, and being assessed with a sportsbook rating earlier this year.

BetIslands is run by Jon Kreta— the former manager of WagerChief (SBR rating B-)—and is stationed in the Jazz Sports Group facility. Jazz provides BetIslands with hosting, wagering and IT support. BetIslands processing is run independentantly -- SBR has confirmed that BetIslands is backed by established bookmakers. BetIslands rating has been increased to C+.

BetIslands sportsbook feedback

06.21.2011


BetIslands sportsbook (SBR rating C+) players have submitted positive feedback in forum topic, 'BetIslands Sportsbook'. Players have commented that the Costa-Rica based sportsbook has extended good customer service and prompt payouts since coming under new ownership, and being assessed with a sportsbook rating earlier this year.

BetIslands is run by Jon Kreta— the former manager of WagerChief (SBR rating B-)—and is stationed in the Jazz Sports Group facility. Jazz provides BetIslands with hosting, wagering and IT support. BetIslands processing is run independentantly -- SBR has confirmed that BetIslands is backed by established bookmakers. BetIslands rating has been increased to C+.

BetIslands sportsbook feedback

06.21.2011


BetIslands sportsbook (SBR rating C+) players have submitted positive feedback in forum topic, 'BetIslands Sportsbook'. Players have commented that the Costa-Rica based sportsbook has extended good customer service and prompt payouts since coming under new ownership, and being assessed with a sportsbook rating earlier this year.

BetIslands is run by Jon Kreta— the former manager of WagerChief (SBR rating B-)—and is stationed in the Jazz Sports Group facility. Jazz provides BetIslands with hosting, wagering and IT support. BetIslands processing is run independentantly -- SBR has confirmed that BetIslands is backed by established bookmakers. BetIslands rating has been increased to C+.

BetIslands sportsbook feedback

06.21.2011


BetIslands sportsbook (SBR rating C+) players have submitted positive feedback in forum topic, 'BetIslands Sportsbook'. Players have commented that the Costa-Rica based sportsbook has extended good customer service and prompt payouts since coming under new ownership, and being assessed with a sportsbook rating earlier this year.

BetIslands is run by Jon Kreta— the former manager of WagerChief (SBR rating B-)—and is stationed in the Jazz Sports Group facility. Jazz provides BetIslands with hosting, wagering and IT support. BetIslands processing is run independentantly -- SBR has confirmed that BetIslands is backed by established bookmakers. BetIslands rating has been increased to C+.

06.20.2011


BetEagle (SBR rating D+) is the latest sportsbook to change its domain extension to .ag. Online sportsbook operators concerned over the status of .com domains are now rolling out .eu, .ag, .cr extensions as these addresses are believed to be beyond the reach of legal authorities. | BetEagle notice

WSOP Satellites - Win a trip to the Main Event, final week of competition!

06.19.2011


Win a seat to the 2011 World Series of Poker main event at SBRforum! Over 400 SBRforum posters have already qualified to compete in a grand satellite freeroll on Saturday, June 25th, where the winner pockets a $10,000 value ticket entry to the 2011 World Series of Poker. Swing by SBRforum to have a chance to qualify during the final week of competition! View the Free WSOP Satellite thread for more details.

06.18.2011


WSEX Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) update.

WSEX is currently slow-paying its users $494,018. The payout requests range from October 2009 to May 2011. WSEX has provided generic updates to players throughout its downswing—where its rating was adjusted nine times—pinning the delays on their processors. | WSEX player reports payment

06.16.2011

Swedish bookmaker Betsson (SBR rating B-) has officially acquired Betsafe. Betsafe—a Malta-based operator—held a rating of C in the SBR sportsbook ratings guide. Betsson reportedly spent €32.5m in acquiring all shares of Betsafe (corporate name Artic Invest SA). As part of the deal Betsafe will also receive future payments during 2011, which amount to a revenue share relative to the development and growth of the Betsafe base.

Sportsbook posters' poll update

06.14.2011


SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. The poll remains open through June 2011 and will be indexed atop the SBR Posting Forum at the conclusion. Currently, Pinnacle Sports, Bet Jamaica, The Greek, 5Dimes, and Bookmaker occupy the top five slots. Vote here!

06.14.2011


UPDATE — The Jazz Sports Group websites are back online.

The Jazz Sports Group facility currently has a power outage, and backup power equipment has also not been functioning properly. SBR spoke with BetIslands (SBR rating C) management, who asked SBR to pass on their apologies to players. Management also tells SBR they are working with a local power company to resolve the issue, but currently do not have a time-line for when the three websites—BetIslands, JazzSports, ABC Islands—will be back online.

06.14.2011


UPDATE — The Jazz Sports Group websites are back online.

The Jazz Sports Group facility currently has a power outage, and backup power equipment has also not been functioning properly. SBR spoke with BetIslands (SBR rating C) management, who asked SBR to pass on their apologies to players. Management also tells SBR they are working with a local power company to resolve the issue, but currently do not have a time-line for when the three websites—BetIslands, JazzSports, ABC Islands—will be back online.

06.14.2011


UPDATE — The Jazz Sports Group websites are back online.

The Jazz Sports Group facility currently has a power outage, and backup power equipment has also not been functioning properly. SBR spoke with BetIslands (SBR rating C) management, who asked SBR to pass on their apologies to players. Management also tells SBR they are working with a local power company to resolve the issue, but currently do not have a time-line for when the three websites—BetIslands, JazzSports, ABC Islands—will be back online.

06.14.2011


UPDATE — The Jazz Sports Group websites are back online.

The Jazz Sports Group facility currently has a power outage, and backup power equipment has also not been functioning properly. SBR spoke with BetIslands (SBR rating C) management, who asked SBR to pass on their apologies to players. Management also tells SBR they are working with a local power company to resolve the issue, but currently do not have a time-line for when the three websites—BetIslands, JazzSports, ABC Islands—will be back online.

BoogieBet payout complaint

06.13.2011


A BoogieBet (SBR rating D) player reports a payment complaint. The player requested a £60.06 withdrawal on May 25th, which remains 'pending' in his account. The player has sent multiple emails without receiving a response back on when his withdrawal request will be completed. BoogieBet offers no live chat or telephone support.

SBR is following up on the sportsbook complaint.

BoogieBet payout complaint

06.13.2011


A BoogieBet (SBR rating D) player reports a payment complaint. The player requested a £60.06 withdrawal on May 25th, which remains 'pending' in his account. The player has sent multiple emails without receiving a response back on when his withdrawal request will be completed. BoogieBet offers no live chat or telephone support.

SBR is following up on the sportsbook complaint.

BoogieBet payout complaint

06.13.2011


A BoogieBet (SBR rating D) player reports a payment complaint. The player requested a £60.06 withdrawal on May 25th, which remains 'pending' in his account. The player has sent multiple emails without receiving a response back on when his withdrawal request will be completed. BoogieBet offers no live chat or telephone support.

SBR is following up on the sportsbook complaint.

BoogieBet payout complaint

06.13.2011


A BoogieBet (SBR rating D) player reports a payment complaint. The player requested a £60.06 withdrawal on May 25th, which remains 'pending' in his account. The player has sent multiple emails without receiving a response back on when his withdrawal request will be completed. BoogieBet offers no live chat or telephone support.

SBR is following up on the sportsbook complaint.

WSOP Satellites - Win a trip to the Main Event, final two weeks of competition!

06.12.2011


Win a seat to the 2011 World Series of Poker main event at SBRforum! Over 350 SBRforum posters have already qualified to compete in a grand satellite freeroll on Saturday, June 23rd, where the winner pockets a $10,000 value ticket entry to the 2011 World Series of Poker. An additional 200 posters will qualify this coming month. View the Free WSOP Satellite thread for more details.