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Bet24 removes player's winnings


Bet24 (SBR rating C) has removed  £355 in winnings from a player's account. On December 3rd, a player deposited £100, he increased his balance to £355 before being locked out of his acction. Bet24 asked the player to provide a copy of identification. After the player obliged their request, Bet24 stated that his account would be closed due to being linked to other accounts. The player denies being connected to any other accounts. On October 13th, SBR reported that Bet24 seized a player's winnings citing the same, however, no explanation was provided to the player or SBR. SBR is following up on Bet24's funds removal complains. bounced check dispute #2


A new (SBR rating C-) bounced check dispute has been reported. On 12/23, SBR reported that a player had a check bounce for $924.52 in October, and had not yet been repaid. Another player has come forward indicating to SBR that a check paid to him in November for $1,500 bounced. management has not yet discussed the first dispute with SBR.

BetAtHome withdrawal complaint


A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) withdrawal complaint has been reported. A player tells SBR that he asked for a $411 payout on September 11th. He claims that after providing a copy of his passport, BetAtHome did not process his payout. SBR is following up on the complaint. unable to provide time-line in bounced check dispute


On 12/21, SBR reported a (SBR rating C-) dispute. A player stated that a check for $924.52 bounced in October, and that he provided all followup information requested. issued the following generic statement to the player today:

Unfortunately at the moment there is no update about your bounced check. Please note that we have sent all the required information about it to the processing team, as soon as there is an update we will contact you back.

Sportingbet player claims winnings were voided


A Sportingbet (SBR rating D+) player reports that his winnings were voided. The player tells SBR that he made a deposit of €200, and increased his balance to €3,171. The player claims that after making his first withdrawal request, Sportingbet voided his winnings and refunded his deposit citing "professional play". SBR is following up with Sportingbet.

On 11/17, SBR reported that Sportingbet voided a player's winnings from three in-game wagers because the wagers were allegedly entered late. Sportingbet offered no proof to either the player or SBR in that dispute. player withdrawal dispute


A (SBR rating C-) player submits a withdrawal dispute. The player states that he had a $924.52 check bounce in October, and has not been repaid. The player tells SBR that he provided with all required documents to show that the check was not cashed, but has not been credited with the funds or sent a replacement check. SBR is following up on this dispute. player:

About two months ago I attempted to withdraw $924.52 from The check that they sent me bounced, apparently due to insufficient funds in the account that the check was written out of. I have sent everything they've requested of me, and since early November I have spoken to roughly 15-20 customer service reps about the situation. Most of them have assured me, day after day, that my money would be credited back to the account "by the end of business" that day. It never is, and still hasn't been.

Congratulations 2010 Beat The Prick winners


SBRforum congratulates all Beat The Prick 2010 winners. A $10,00 pot was shared among the top 7 season-ending contestants. SBRforum poster ksmort took home the top $5,000 prize, bretb7 was the runner-up pocketing $2,500, and Lineman finished in 3rd with $1,000. SBRforum posters vincent, jennahazeplays, skidcom, frizelli and Brett08 rounded out the bottom winning the remaining $1,500.

SBRforum is also running a weekly $5,000 Basketball Handicapping Contest.

Casineto back online, addresses no-pay complaints


Casineto Sportsbook (SBR rating F) is back online. On 12/18, SBR reported that Casineto was off-line. Casineto players have reported being owed over $11,000. The last Casineto player reported payment was on April 23rd. SBR downgraded Casineto from D- to F on October 19th. Casineto is on the SBR Sportsbook Blacklist. Casineto issued the following generic statement to SBR today:


We are really sorry for the inconveniences caused! Our management are continuously working to solve this financial situation. We can assure you that all of our players will be paid. Thank you for your understanding in advance!



Xlbet (unrated) players report 9 new slow-pays. The players are owed a combined €8,181, and requested their funds as far back as October 17th. The last confirmed payout made by Xlbet was reported on 11/22. In total, 15 Xlbet players have reported slow-pay. Xlbet owes these players €11,136. | Xlbet player comments

JazzSports withdrawal feedback wanted


A JazzSports (SBR rating C) player reports a payment complaint. The player tells SBR that he maintains a $16,000 balance and was last paid $1,000 via bank wire in November. He claims that he has not been given a date on when he can expect to receive his next payout. SBR is following up with Jazz to discuss this dispute.

The entire Jazz Sportsbook Group family, which consists of Jazz, LooseLines, and ABC Islands was downgraded to C on June 1st for the inability to process large payouts in a timely manner. Players with payment complaints from the Jazz family are asked to submit sportsbook complaint forms.

Casineto update, scam sportsbook now off-line


Casineto Sportsbook (SBR rating F) is off-line. Casineto players have reported unpaid withdrawals from 2009. On 10/29, SBR downgraded Casineto from D- to F. On 12/17, a Casineto player reported being owed $1,024. In total, Casineto players have reported being owed over $11,000. Casineto management has declined to discuss any of the no-pay complaints with SBR.


UPDATE - SBR finds in favor of VIP Sports. The player failed to provide sufficient proof that his deposits cleared. The player also declined to authorize SBR to request a bank-printed statement on his behalf to solidify his position.

A VIP Sports (SBR rating B+) player reports a $77,500 winnings dispute. On December 4th, the player states that he deposited $1,500 via instant deposit. In the following week, the player increased his balance to $79,000. On December 12th, the player states that after attempting to log into his account he received a message that his sportsbook access had been disabled. The player called the number left on the screen for him, and was told that his deposit had been declined due to insufficient funds and that his winnings were nullified.

The player claims to have followed up with his bank and received confirmation that no debit attempt was made for the amount of $1,500. VIP disputes this, adding that three years ago the player had an $8,000 insufficient funds dispute which was ultimately settled. SBR has scheduled a call to discuss the winnings dispute with VIP's operations manager.

On 12/6/2004, SBR reported that instant deposits were a source of complaints from some players who carelessly left an insufficient amount of funds in their bank accounts, or caused the deposits to bounce by spending funds before the sportsbook could debit them. The general processing time for instant deposits can be up to 3 business days. Players must ensure that a sufficient balance is left in their accounts to avoid insufficient funds disputes. | VIP Sports Player comments

BetClic withdrawal feedback wanted


A BetClic (unrated) player reports a withdrawal problem. On November 12th, he requested a payout of €100 to his bank account. The player states that as of December 16th, the funds have still not arrived. SBR is following up with BetClic. BetClic players with withdrawal feedback are asked to write in via sportsbook complaint form.

Bet770 bonus abuse complaint


A Bet770 (unrated) player reports that he had a £400 balance voided for what was alleged to be bonus abuse. The player states that he redeemed Bet770's special £5 bonus deals for a period of 6 months. The player claimed he fulfilled rollover on all promotions. Bet770 reportedly zeroed out his account stating that the player received bonuses from "different language versions" of the website. SBR is contacting Bet770 for more details.

BetUS player submits withdrawal complaint


A BetUS (SBR rating D+) player claims he has not been paid $999 from a withdrawal requested two months ago. The player states the funds were requested from BetUS via bank wire, and carried an up to 10 business day time-frame. SBR is confirming the dispute.

12Bet voids wager citing bad line


A 12Bet (unrated) player states that he had £456 in winnings voided. On November 29th, he risked £159 on the draw option in the Wolfsburg vs Bremen match. After his wager won, the player noticed his wager was voided. 12Bet told the player that there was an obvious error, since they intended to offer the line at 3.30 vice 3.87. The player disputes this, stating that 3.87 was a fair market price. SBR is attempting to discuss this dispute with 12Bet.

Free Basketball Handicapping Contest; January 2nd


SBRforum has announced its Free Basketball Handicapping Contest. The Moneyball Shootout takes place on January 2nd and offers a $5,000 weekly prize-pool to the top 25 contestants. The contest also boats a season-ending $10,000 prize-pool to the players who finish in the top 15.

Fortunawin player submits Moneybookers slow-pay


A Fortunawin (unrated) player has reported slow-pay. On December 6th, he asked for a withdrawal of his €2998.30 balance via Moneybookers. He was quoted with a six day time-frame to expect his funds. After that time-frame passed, the player provided an e-mail transcript where Fortunawin acknowledged payments being delayed:


Payouts goes a little bit slower now. There are some people, who is waiting already 2 weeks.
Thank you for your patience!

Casineto player burned in year long no-pay


A Casineto (SBR rating F) player reports being no-paid $250 for one year. Casineto was downgraded from D- to F by SBR on October 29th. Casineto players have reported being owed over $10,000. Casineto management has not returned SBR's contact.

Matchbook player reports payment


The Matchbook (SBR rating B-) player from SBR's 12/11 report has confirmed payment. The player was paid $500 to Gold-Pay. On 12/11, the player wrote to SBR indicating that Matchbook was experiencing a technical difficulty in processing payments to Gold-Pay.

Matchbook withdrawal feedback wanted


A Matchbook (SBR rating B-) player complains that he is currently unable to make a withdrawal. On December 9th, the player requested a $500 withdrawal to Gold-Pay. Matchbook informed the player Gold-Pay was not currently working as a withdrawal option. The player requested, but was denied being paid an alternate method since his deposit was made via Gold-Pay. Matchbook players with withdrawal feedback are asked to write to

BetOnline247 player confirms payment


BetOnline247 (SBR rating D-) player reports payment. On 11/30, SBR reported on six cases of BetOnline247 slow-pay. One of the players requested €1416.20 on October 20th. That player confirmed receiving payment today. In total, 11 BetOnline247 payment issues remain outstanding, with those players owed $7712.58.

GoToEntertainment player reports year long slow-pay


A GoToEntertainment (SBR rating D-) player reports not being paid for over one year. The player has a balance of $18,203 and two pending Moneybookers withdrawals of $5,000. On 7/19, SBR reported that the GoToEntertainment Group, which includes Enterbet and GoToCasino, left the BetPhoenix building and platform before a takeover deal was finalized. $10,000 was paid to delinquent GoTo account holders during GoTo's brief period in the BetPhoenix office.