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QuickSilverSports complaints remain outstanding

10.30.2010


QuickSilverSports (SBR rating C-) has not paid any of the 5 players that reported payout complaints. QuickSilver has provided only generic responses to both players and SBR. The players are owed a total of €8,868, with the earliest withdrawal request made on July 15th. SBR will update this report.

5Dimes website notice

10.30.2010


5Dimes (SBR rating A+) users that are experiencing technical issues should access their accounts through sister site SportBet.com. 5Dimes tells SBR that a hardware upgrade was made last night and that the website is being worked on by its technical staff. 

Unibet closes player account and confiscates funds

10.29.2010


Unibet (SBR rating B+) complaint. A Unibet player with a balance of €600 had his account suspended and was asked to send in bank details to confirm his identity. After complying with Unibet's request, the player states that his account was reopened and he was told he could resume play as normal. However, after making a withdrawal request the player claims his account was again disabled and he was told that his balance would not be paid. SBR is following up on this complaint.

Scam Alert: Casineto Sportsbook out of money yet continues to operate

10.29.2010


Casineto (SBR rating F) has addressed the $10,473 in player debt reported by SBR. Casineto sent an e-mail to SBR stating that the sportsbook was searching for new investors due to financial troubles. Casineto did not provide a time-line on when the 23 players who submitted slow-pay complaints could expect payment, nor why it was continuing to operate if it could no longer pay its players. Casineto has been downgraded to F. | SBR Blacklist of Scam Sportsbooks

Betoto pays player in voided wagers dispute

10.28.2010


On October 26th, SBR reported that a Betoto (SBR rating C+) player stated his winning bets were voided. Betoto has addressed the dispute stating that the in-game wager bets were voided due to their system freezing during that time. Betoto reviewed the player's wagers & honored the wins since the price was within market.

Casineto player submits 10 month old slow-pay

10.28.2010


A Casineto (SBR rating D-) player has written to SBR reporting a 10 month old slow-pay complaint. This is the 23rd Casineto payment complaint on file. The player's withdrawal request was for $250. This sportsbook complaint increases Casineto's player debt to $10,473.

Betboo payment complaint

10.28.2010


BetBoo (unrated) payment complaint. A Betboo player requested a payout of $2099 on September 30th. The player submitted all the required ID documents. Betboo has to date not paid the player. SBR is following up on this complaint.

On October 16th, SBR reported that Betboo voided a wager on a bad line then graded it as a loser the next day. Players should exercise extreme caution when choosing to play with unrated sportsbooks. | SBR Sportsbook Ratings guide

WSEX Update: $109,374 owed

10.27.2010


WSEX (SBR rating D) has provided an update on SBR's 10/25 slow-pay report.

WSEX has stated that 4 users have received payments. The 1st player was paid $9901 toward his $30,299 balance. Player 2 was paid $4000 toward his $5,960 balance. Players 3 and 4 received $3,000 payments which settled their accounts in full. Currently, WSEX is still slow-paying 13 players a total of $109,374, with the earliest payouts requested in February of 2010.

Betoto player says his winning bets were voided

10.26.2010


A Betoto (SBR rating C+) player states that his winnings have been voided. On 10/25, he placed two bets via live betting on Lech Poznan vs Gornik Zabrze. After the matches first goal, Betoto offered the odds of 2.35 on a Gornik win and 2.2 on under 3.5 goals. The player placed two wagers, a €90 under bet and a €400 wager on Gornik to win. The player states the odds then hovered at around 2.15 for the next 15 minutes, with the under continuing to drop in price as the match proceeded. The match ended 1-0. On 10/26 the player requested a withdrawal of €3000, before realizing that his bets were voided. The player claims that Betoto cited their terms & conditions on bad lines, however, he claims the odds were fair and in-line with the rest of the market. SBR is following up on this complaint.

On 10/22, SBR reported on another instance of Betoto confiscating funds. That dispute remains outstanding.

10.25.2010


WSEX Sportsbook (SBR rating D) update.

Since SBR's last WSEX update on October 15th, 5 new players have filed sportsbook complaints against World Sports Exchange.

Player 1: Requested $12,000 in April of 2010
Player 2: Requested $9,000 in April of 2010
Player 3: Requested $3,000 on February 2nd
Player 4: Requested $3,000 on April 19th
Player 5: Requested on $146 on August 5th

This increases SBR's list of players being slow-paid by WSEX to 15 players. WSEX has began to provide more consistent updates to SBR on payout statuses, clearing over 50% of their slow-pay complaints. Players that have not yet written in for help should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Sportsbook.com Group: Iwager.com voids players casino winnings

10.25.2010


Iwager (SBR rating D-) complaint. In early October, a player deposited $1000 into Iwager's casino, and received a $250 bonus. After meeting the terms of the bonus, he had a balance of $4000. When the player requested a withdrawal, Iwager forfeited his winnings without providing an explanation. Iwager is part of the Sportsbook.com Group. SBR is attempting to discuss this dispute with Iwager.

Betoto player says that his winnings have been confiscated

10.22.2010


Betoto (SBR rating C+) complaint. On October 11th, a player deposited €400 at Betoto and received a 50% bonus. Rollover was met in 24 hours. The player requested a withdrawal of his €733 balance the next day. After providing ID, Betoto confiscated his bonus and winnings, stating that his "funds have been cancelled". SBR is discussing this dispute with Betoto.

Betfair bonus dispute

10.22.2010


Betfair (SBR rating A) bonus dispute. Betfair ran a new account special from October 6th-11th for 50% cash-back on losses during that period. The requirements were that €50+ needed to be wagered on two or more days. A player signed up for this promotion and lost €1260 during the allotted time.  Betfair opted not to refund half of his losses (€630), stating that this special was never offered to the player. The player provided both SBR and Betfair with a copy of the e-mail he received advertising the promotion. SBR is investigating.

Betfair bonus dispute

10.22.2010


Betfair (SBR rating A) bonus dispute. Betfair ran a new account special from October 6th-11th for 50% cash-back on losses during that period. The requirements were that €50+ needed to be wagered on two or more days. A player signed up for this promotion and lost €1260 during the allotted time.  Betfair opted not to refund half of his losses (€630), stating that this special was never offered to the player. The player provided both SBR and Betfair with a copy of the e-mail he received advertising the promotion. SBR is investigating.

Betfair bonus dispute

10.22.2010


Betfair (SBR rating A) bonus dispute. Betfair ran a new account special from October 6th-11th for 50% cash-back on losses during that period. The requirements were that €50+ needed to be wagered on two or more days. A player signed up for this promotion and lost €1260 during the allotted time.  Betfair opted not to refund half of his losses (€630), stating that this special was never offered to the player. The player provided both SBR and Betfair with a copy of the e-mail he received advertising the promotion. SBR is investigating.

Betfair bonus dispute

10.22.2010


Betfair (SBR rating A) bonus dispute. Betfair ran a new account special from October 6th-11th for 50% cash-back on losses during that period. The requirements were that €50+ needed to be wagered on two or more days. A player signed up for this promotion and lost €1260 during the allotted time.  Betfair opted not to refund half of his losses (€630), stating that this special was never offered to the player. The player provided both SBR and Betfair with a copy of the e-mail he received advertising the promotion. SBR is investigating.

CreditWagering slow-pay complaint #13

10.22.2010


A CreditWagering (SBR rating D-) player has written in with a payment complaint. He requested a $1,200 withdrawal in July and has yet to receive his funds.

CreditWagering player:

I requested over a $1,200 payout in July and have now received a debit card, but not a cent has been loaded on it. It's now been over 3 months, with them saying that it will process "next week" every time they respond. Please Help..... From a guy who always paid them on time


CreditWagering users have reported 13 slow-pay complaints for a total of $21,425. To date, none have confirmed being paid.

NBA Handicapping Bracket Tourney Contest - Free

10.21.2010


SBR Contests — SBRforum announces a free $4,000 NBA Handicapping Bracket Tourney. NBA bettors and fans are invited to partake in SBR's NBA regular season contest and to show off their handicapping skill for a chance to win cash prizes.

How To Join
1. Must be a registered member of SBRforum. Register here.
2. Enter at SBR Contests.

How To Play
After the Bracket is full with 256 contestants, 128 round one matches will be created. Each head-to-head handicapping battle will last for 1 week. After that week's conclusion, the poster who has scored the most units in his 1 versus 1 match advances to the next round. For example, if John Doe is 10-4 +8.00 units, and his opponent Jane Doe is 7-7 +5.00 units, John advances to the next round.

Prize-Pool
In order to finish "in the money", a contestant needs to have reached the Sweet Sixteen round. All Sweet 16 members will be guaranteed $100 cash if they've signed up for the contest fully.

2009 NBA Contest Recap — SBRforum's NBA Contest last season paid $2,250 to SBRforum poster SportsLockPicks, with $1,250 going to runnerup "jonmic", and $750 to "BadBeat" who finished #3.

Oddsmaker player submits six month old slow-pay complaint

10.20.2010


An Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. On 4/29, the player requested $534 to be paid by bank wire. After submitting wiring instructions, the player received an e-mail saying that he could expect the funds to arrive by 5/14. On 5/20 the player asked Oddsmaker for an update. Oddsmaker repeated the player's bank account number, but the player states the last digit was incorrect. He claims to have been sure that the correct banking information was initially given to Oddsmaker. He reconfirmed his correct details and was told to wait for an e-mail update that would never come.

After following up with Oddsmaker over the next few months, the player states he was told by Oddsmaker that the $534 payment had yet to be returned by the processor and to wait for their update. Finally, on the player's most recent inquiry in late September, he was again asked for his bank account information.

On 10/12, Oddsmaker e-mailed the player saying that his $534 was sent through "AlertPay". The player did not operate an AlertPay account. However, upon receiving that e-mail he immediately opened and validated an AlertPay account. AlertPay claimed to not have knowledge of any payment that was attempted to be sent to his name. SBR is following up on this withdrawal complaint.

Betsafe addresses wager dispute

10.20.2010


Betsafe (SBR rating C) addresses wager dispute. On 10/19, SBR reported that a wager on Manresa at 1.6 was voided two hours into the game and later reinstated as a loss. Betsafe stated to SBR that when the basketball match went into overtime, it was improperly graded as a "push", which appeared to the player as a voided wager. At the conclusion of overtime, Betsafe corrected its mistake and settled the market normally. SBR has concluded that Betsafe acted fairly.

QuickSilverSports downgraded to C-

10.19.2010


QuickSilverSports (SBR rating C-) update. Slow-pay complaints #4 and #5 were submitted against QuickSilverSports. Player 1 asked for a withdrawal of £1376 on August 4th. Player 2 requested €1890 on September 24th. Neither player has been credited their funds. QuickSilverSports is not currently cooperating with SBR, and has been downgraded from C to C-.

Betsafe voids then reinstates wager

10.19.2010


A player complains that Betsafe (SBR rating C) voided his wager, then reinstated it after it lost. On October 17th, the player wagered 3600 SEK on Manresa at 1.6 odds. About two hours into the game, the wager was voided. Five hours later his wager was reinstated, and his account debited for the loss. SBR is discussing this dispute with Betsafe.

SBR Forum Posters' poll Open: SBR posters invited to vote for Top Sportsbooks

10.18.2010


SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum under the Top Poster's Sportsbooks for October 2010. Vote here!

CreditWagering claims that payouts are coming

10.18.2010


CreditWagering (SBR rating D-) has told two players that their payouts would arrive in one week. Player 1 requested a $2000 withdrawal in July. Player 2 asked for $500 on September 27th. Each player was told that they would receive a debit card in the mail that would allow them to withdraw their funds. Players with recent experiences at CreditWagering are asked to write to SBR.

CreditWagering History
CreditWagering was initiated with a D rating in August of 2008 after months of consistent feedback from users and no confirmed slow-pay complaints. SBR cautioned players at the time that the CreditWagering business model of extending credit without verifying income was a risky proposition, and that it was unlikely to be a successful operation long-term. In this SBRforum post, a player admits being given credit and failing to pay back his ~$1000 debt.

CreditWagering was downgraded to D- on May 11th after reports of slow-pay surfaced. The last confirmed CW payout dates back to May 22nd. On July 21st of 2010, a CW manager stated to an SBR dispute mediator that all payouts would be caught up in August.