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WagerUnit offline with players funds

11.15.2010


WagerUnit (SBR rating F) is offline. SBR spoke with the hosting company that provided WagerUnit with betting software, BTG Gaming, and learned that WagerUnit ceased providing payment for its hosting services and was subsequently disabled in mid-2010.

The manager behind WagerUnit has not taken the site back online under another platform to date. An SBRforum reader reports having a check for $850 bounce in December 2009. WagerUnit has been downgraded to F.

BetOnline247 player confirms payment

11.15.2010


A second BetOnline247 (SBR rating D-) player has confirmed payment. The player asked for a withdrawal of $2,500 by Moneybookers on October 2nd. He was paid on November 15th, two weeks past BetOnline247's payment window of 2-30 days. BetOnline247 players in need of assistance are asked to submit a sportsbook complaint form.

BetAtHome freezes player's account with $1820 balance

11.15.2010


BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) complaint. On May 15th a player deposited $105 and received a $100 bonus. The player met the required rollover and increased his balance to $1820. In October, the player states that BetAtHome locked the account and refused to pay his balance. SBR is discussing this dispute with BetAtHome.

QuickSilverSports - players now owed €9,868

11.15.2010


A seventh QuickSilverSports (SBR rating C-) payout complaint has been reported. On October 11th, a player requested €1000 via Moneybookers. He has been given only generic messages regarding his withdrawal status thus far. QuickSilver players have reported being owed a total of €9,868, with the earliest withdrawal pending since July 15th.

SportingBet player submits wagering complaint

11.13.2010


SportingBet (SBR rating D+) wagering complaint. On October 16th, a player wagered €120 on a spanish handball match between Toledo and La Rioja. His wager was on La Rioja at -2 with odds of 1.85. When La Rioja won by exactly two, the wager should have been refunded as a push. SportingBet graded it as a loss. When the player contacted SportingBet about the incorrect betting, he states that he was told it was meant to be a 3-way market, even though it was listed and priced as a 2-way handicap. All other spanish handball markets were also listed and priced as 2-way handicaps. SBR has contacted SportingBet to discuss this dispute.

11.12.2010


A Lay104 (SBR rating D) player reports a frustrating withdrawal experience. On November 2nd, he asked for a $6,000 check payout and was told to expect a tracking number by Thursday. After Thursday passed, the player states he was told to expect details on Friday. The player then states he called and e-mailed Lay104 for three days without being given an update. On November 9th, he submitted a sportsbook complaint with SBR.

On November 9th, Lay104 addressed the complaint. Ownership claimed that local charity endeavors for "victims of the mudslide" that occurred near where the company's land-based casino is hosted has consumed most of their time.

Lay104 is a sister site of the BetFirstClass Group (SBR rating D) and shares the same servers and database. Players with payout feedback or complaints are asked to write to SBR.

WSEX Update: $168,588 owed to players

11.12.2010


WSEX (SBR rating D) is currently slow-paying $168,588 to 19 players. The last confirmed WSEX payout was reported on November 4th; a player was paid $3,000 from a February 3rd withdrawal request. SBR will update this report.

BalkanBet bonus dispute

11.11.2010


Editor's note: BalkanBet is now operating as EFBet.

BalkanBet (SBR rating C-) bonus complaint. A player with a €1332, 30-day rollover requirement describes having 5 of 6 bets canceled by BalkanBet. The player has sent screenshots showing his wagers were in line with the market average at the time. On 10/23, SBR reported that BalkanBet limited a player to €5 despite having a 60-day, €1200 rollover requirement.

BetOnline247 player reports payment

11.10.2010


A BetOnline247 (SBR rating D-) player has reported payment. On September 30th he asked for a withdrawal of €1018.50. BetOnline247 is currently slow-paying 5 players a total of €2,116.31.

Sportsbook.com Group: Iwager.com casino dispute update

11.10.2010


On October 25th, SBR reported that Iwager.com (SBR rating D-) of the Sportsbook.Com Group voided a player's casino winnings. In this dispute, the player stated that he deposited $1,000 into Iwager's casino and received a $250 bonus. After meeting the bonus terms, his balance was $4,000. According to the player, Iwager forfeited the winnings without providing an explanation. However, after SBR followed up on the player's behalf, Iwager stated that the player provided needed to provide additional ID documentation and that once he did so two weeks later his account was reopened.

BetUS player reports withdrawal issue

11.09.2010


A BetUS (SBR rating D+) player says that a check for $1040.60 bounced. The player states that on 11/2 he deposited the check, and that on 11/15 the amount was reversed. He then sent a copy of the bounced check plus the deposit slip to BetUS. The player says that BetUS then told him it would take a week to confirm the check's status, despite receiving the scans from the player. SBR is following up on this complaint.

Sports.com & All-Star.com dispute update

11.09.2010


On October 13th, SBR reported that Sports.com and Allstar.com confiscated $39,000 from a winning player. The player accumulated his winnings primarily by placing tennis parlays, and maintained that he never cirucmvented limits as he was mindful of the fact that he was playing at two shops that belong to the Sportsbook.com Group.

SBR discussed the dispute on behalf of the player, and management agreed to pay the player his entire owed balance. The player confirmed on November 8th that his payout was processed and that he is waiting for his bankwire to hit. Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) management have expressed an interest in handling current disputes fairly, but are unwilling to revisit past complaints.

Stryyke Sportsbook players beginning to lose hope

11.08.2010


Stryyke Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has been off-line since October 31st.  Stryyke was downgraded by SBR to F after losing its gaming license and racking up over €32,000 in no-pay complaints. A new Stryyke player wrote in to SBR this morning stating that he has not received an update on his withdrawal request in over six months.

Globet Sportsbook off-line

11.08.2010


Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) is currently off-line. Globet tells SBR that they are facing a technical outage and are working to restore access to the site. Players can reach Globet  customer service by dialing +44-20-8246-4802.

Xlbet withdrawal complaint #4

11.07.2010


A fourth Xlbet (unrated) payment complaint has been reported. A player states that more than 3 months ago he requested a €720.50 withdrawal. Xlbet has provided only generic answers to the player's inquiries regarding his withdrawal status. Xlbet. This increases Xlbet's slow-pay amount to €1585.50; with the oldest payout request made on June 18th.

Oddsmaker payment complaint update

11.06.2010


Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) complaint update. On 11/2, SBR reported that an Oddsmaker player stated he was being slow-paid from an October 11th $772 withdrawal request. Oddsmaker management has stated the player originally provided the wrong payment details, and that the funds have since been received. SBR is confirming that the $772 payout was received with the player.

AsianLogic to acquire 12Bet

11.05.2010


AsianLogic, an Asia-based online casino operator has agreed to acquire 12Bet Sportsbook. Each company is licensed in the Phillippines. In addition to its online casino endeavors, AsianLogic operates the Asian Poker Tour.

Rory Anderson, Chief Executive for 12Bet comments:

AsianLogic is very strong in the online casino and poker environment as well as controlling land-based brands such as the Asian Poker Tour, and being able to better offer these products to sportsbook customers should enhance revenues across the board.

Unibet seizes $905 from player

11.05.2010


Unibet (SBR rating B) seizes $905 from player. In early October, the player requested an $850 withdrawal. Unibet requested ID documents, which the player provided. Three weeks later, Unibet denied his withdrawal, seized his balance, and sent the following cryptic explanation:

Unibet:

Rule  2.3 Unibet reserves the right, at its own discretion, at all times, to: Decline to open a Unibet Account and/or to close an existing Unibet Account, without any explanation whatsoever.


Unibet's rule allows it to seize any winning player's balance with no explanation. As a result of Unibet's handling of account, Unibet was downgraded by SBR on November 3rd.

BetPhoenix website down

11.04.2010


BetPhoenix's (SBR rating B+) homepage is currently down. SBR will update this report as BetPhoenix comes back online.

Update 3AM ET: BetPhoenix has come back online. BetPhoenix tells SBR that a router issue caused the family of sites to go down.

BetOnline247 withdrawal complaint #5

11.04.2010


BetOnline247 (SBR rating D-) player submits a withdrawal complaint. On October 16th he asked for a withdrawal of £106.31. BetOnline247 then required that he send a copy of his passport, which he complied with. No funds have been credited so far. BetOnline247 is slow-paying 4 other players a total of €2010. SBR last reported on a BetOnline247 payment September 15th.

BetBoo player confirms payment

11.03.2010


The BetBoo (SBR rating D) player from SBR's 10/28 slow-pay complaint report has confirmed receiving payment. When the player contacted SBR, he was owed $2,099 from a September 30th withdrawal request. BetBoo management has expressed the desire to cooperate with SBR on sportsbook complaints.