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03.17.2011


Three BoogieBet (SBR rating D) players have submitted live wagering complaints. The three players tell SBR that they had winning bets nullified by BoogieBet.

BoogieBet argues to SBR that the odds were not updated at the time the players placed the wagers, not that they were off-market to start with. The situation is commonly referred to in the offshore world as linesmen "falling asleep at the wheel".

SBR suggests that in cases where a sportsbook is not quick enough to a line-change, that players not be penalized as a result of the sportsbook's tardiness. | BoogieBet explanation

03.17.2011


Three BoogieBet (SBR rating D) players have submitted live wagering complaints. The three players tell SBR that they had winning bets nullified by BoogieBet.

BoogieBet argues to SBR that the odds were not updated at the time the players placed the wagers, not that they were off-market to start with. The situation is commonly referred to in the offshore world as linesmen "falling asleep at the wheel".

SBR suggests that in cases where a sportsbook is not quick enough to a line-change, that players not be penalized as a result of the sportsbook's tardiness. | BoogieBet explanation

03.17.2011


Three BoogieBet (SBR rating D) players have submitted live wagering complaints. The three players tell SBR that they had winning bets nullified by BoogieBet.

BoogieBet argues to SBR that the odds were not updated at the time the players placed the wagers, not that they were off-market to start with. The situation is commonly referred to in the offshore world as linesmen "falling asleep at the wheel".

SBR suggests that in cases where a sportsbook is not quick enough to a line-change, that players not be penalized as a result of the sportsbook's tardiness. | BoogieBet explanation

03.17.2011


Three BoogieBet (SBR rating D) players have submitted live wagering complaints. The three players tell SBR that they had winning bets nullified by BoogieBet.

BoogieBet argues to SBR that the odds were not updated at the time the players placed the wagers, not that they were off-market to start with. The situation is commonly referred to in the offshore world as linesmen "falling asleep at the wheel".

SBR suggests that in cases where a sportsbook is not quick enough to a line-change, that players not be penalized as a result of the sportsbook's tardiness. | BoogieBet explanation

UPDATE- Free NCAA Brackets Contest

03.14.2011

SBRforum posters may now submit their brackets in the Free NCAA Brackets contest. The free brackets contest has a purse of $5,000 which is paid to the top 10 bracket-holders at the conclusion of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

No perfect bracket required!
Unlike other sites that promise a cool gazillion bucks for the impossible perfect bracket, SBRforum guarantees that 10 posters will take home their share of $5,000. Registration is a breeze!

How to play
Register at SBR
Log into SBR Contests, entering your sponsor ID.
Make your picks!

03.12.2011


Betfair (sportsbook rating A) players report that all markets are suspended. Players are able to log into their Betfair accounts, but find that they cannot enter offers. On March 11th, the UK news outlet The-Register reported that Betfair glitches were allegedly fixed.

03.12.2011


Betfair (sportsbook rating A) players report that all markets are suspended. Players are able to log into their Betfair accounts, but find that they cannot enter offers. On March 11th, the UK news outlet The-Register reported that Betfair glitches were allegedly fixed.

03.12.2011


Betfair (sportsbook rating A) players report that all markets are suspended. Players are able to log into their Betfair accounts, but find that they cannot enter offers. On March 11th, the UK news outlet The-Register reported that Betfair glitches were allegedly fixed.

03.12.2011


Betfair (sportsbook rating A) players report that all markets are suspended. Players are able to log into their Betfair accounts, but find that they cannot enter offers. On March 11th, the UK news outlet The-Register reported that Betfair glitches were allegedly fixed.

03.11.2011


A Sportsbook.com (sportsbook rating D-) player has submitted a payout complaint. On March 3rd, 2011, the player requested a $1,000 payout. The player tells SBR that he received confirmation his ID documents were verified prior to requesting the withdrawal. On March 10th, $1,000 was credited back to his account, attached to a system message notifying the player that his payout needs to be resubmitted.

The player tells SBR that after following up on his withdrawal status, Sportsbook.com quoted a four to six week time-frame for his bank wire to be received.

03.08.2011


A Win4Real (SBR rating C-) player reports that his winnings are not being honored. On February 26th, the player opened his account with Win4Real, depositing $12,000 via Moneybookers. He increased his balance to $32,000.

On March 7th, Win4Real zeroed the player's balance claiming that he also has a Sportsbetting.com account. Win4Real is part of the Sportsbetting.com Group, which has a rule prohibiting players from having more than one account with the family. | Win4Real dispute

Scam sportsbook Parlaymakers still off-line

03.06.2011


Parlaymakers (SBR rating F) is the latest sportsbook to collapse without paying their players. The scam sportsbook was downgraded to F by SBR on February 28th after going off-line. Parlaymakers did not provide notice to players that the domain would be taken down, and ceased replying to both players and SBR shortly after the loss of their biggest processor, Gold-Pay.

The niche sportsbook had an unusual business model that allowed players to place teasers and parlays at prices offered by Matchbook (SBR rating B-). On February 20th, SBR published a report advising players to request their funds after communication brokedown from the sportsbook. Parlaymakers "Max" relied on word of mouth to bring in business for the small sportsbook, initially paying players and spamming forums to promote the brand. All future ventures started by Parlaymakers Max and associates will be added to SBR's scam sportsbook blacklist.

Parlaymakers players are asked to submit their details via sportsbook complaint form to SBR. While players are unlikely to be paid in the short-term, SBR has assisted some players in receiving payment from scam betting sites that experienced success after rebranding, one such case occurred when Bet33 (SBR rating D-) paid a player who had been stiffed $5,000 following Apex Sportsbook's (SBR rating F) collapse five years prior. | Parlaymakers scam discussion

03.05.2011


A BetUS (SBR rating D+) payout complaint has been reported. On February 7th, 2011, a BetUS player requested a $500 withdrawal. The player was told to expect his funds to hit his bank account in 7-10 business days. After the quoted time-frame passed, the player says BetUS asked him provide a bank statement to prove that the withdrawal was not paid. The player says he obliged this request and has still not received his funds. SBR is investigating this payout complaint. | BetUS recent history

03.04.2011


Cashpoint (SBR rating C-) dispute. A Cashpoint Sportsbook player states that his account has been terminated. The player registered with Cashpoint, depositing €100 and placed nine bets before having his account closed. The sportsbook stated only that it would no longer accept bets from the player. The player's concern is that the sportsbook is only willing to pay him via bank wire, whilst he deposited by eWallet. SBR is investigating.

03.03.2011

On February 27th, SBR reported that Matchbook was set to announce exit from the US market. The popular sports betting exchange has announced its official seperation from WSEX Sportsbook (SBR rating D-), and has given US-based account holders instructions on how to request their funds. | Read Matchbook statement