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WSEX feedback wanted

09.20.2010


A WSEX (SBR rating D) player has confirmed receiving a $2500 payout to his Neteller account.  This is the 5th confirmed WSEX payment in September for a total of $8800.

A new WSEX payout complaint was reported this morning from a player owed $150 and $400 from June & July withdrawal requests. WSEX stated to SBR on June 29th that all players who filed sportsbook disputes would be placed on priority lists. All players that have contacted SBR in the past six months, as well as those that have not written in, are urged to write to SportsbookReview with updates on their payout statuses.

WSEX is still slow-paying $240,050 to 53 players.

WSEX player:

I have been waiting for 2 withdrawals now for over several months from WSEX.com.  One from the beginning of June for $150. and one from July 5th for $400.  They keep saying the old line "it was sent to our processor and awaiting them to send the check" for several months.  What a horribly run Sportsbook.  They want your money instantly to bet on their site, but you cant get access to your winnings for months if at all! 

CreditWagering update

09.19.2010


CreditWagering (SBR rating D-) update. A CreditWagering player has written to SBR stating that he has still yet to receive payment from a June 15th payment request of $1114.46. A second player who SBR reported asked for a withdrawal of $2000 on July 24th has not confirmed receiving payment.

Scam Alert: Bet911 operating as BetUSASports

09.18.2010


Bet911 (SBR rating F) has opened a new domain, BetUSASports, attempting to lure in depositors for football season. Bet911 was downgraded to F on May 6th by SBR after its admission that it could not pay players and that the sportsbook would search for a buyer. Even following the public acknowledgement of insolvency, Bet911 continued to update its signup bonus structure hoping to bring in new deposits. BetUSASports has been added to the SBR sportsbook blacklist at F.

StridePoker update

09.17.2010


StridePoker (SBR rating D) was added to the SBR Sportsbook Ratings guide at F on August 7th. Since being initiated, SBR has spoken to StridePoker about their relationship with software provider FutureBet. StridePoker has stated that players funds are handled in-house and that they pay a fee to use the FutureBet software. SBR has upgraded StridePoker to D to reflect a lesser risk to player funds.

Sportsbooks and online casinos under the FutureBet umbrella have had a checkered past, with many brands going off-line and stiffing all players. In most cases, FutureBet was the prime controller of player funds; providing a full turnkey solution to sportsbook operators. FutureBet twice renamed itself in an effort to distance itself from the history of the theft, first as iGaming Software in 2008, later as Gametech Solutions in 2010.

BetEd voids two casino players winnings

09.16.2010


Two BetEd (SBR rating C+) players have written to SBR that their casino winnings were confiscated. Player 1 had $4,000 removed from his account, player 2 had his balance of $1000 zeroed. BetEd stated that each player purposely went through a sequence of actions to benefit from a technical loophole that affected Blackjack games. SBR has asked BetEd to provide proof that the two unrelated players cheated, and to document the amount of winnings that were attributable to the alleged exploitation of the software.

On January 29th, SBR reported that BetEd voided $15,090 in casino winnings. In the January cases, neither player that had winnings confiscated disrupted, hacked into, or in any way altered the casino software. It could not be shown that either player understood they were playing corrupted games. The fault for the game failures rested entirely with BetEd and the programmers contracted to design its games.

BetEd's handling of those cases and their arbitrary rule enforcement, such as the August 16th case where $14,300 in winning were voided due to a mismatched name on a players Neteller account, prompted their downgrade to C+ in the SBR Sportsbook Ratings guide.

09.16.2010


Bet33 (SBR rating D-) was founded in 2005 by Robbie Mcphail, owner of scam operation Apex Sportsbook (SBR rating F).

Apex Sportsbook History
Apex Sportsbook was given a rating of D in April of 2004 by SportsBookReview. Apex Robbie used his experience with online marketing to rank highly in search engines, placing Apex on the map as a sportsbook which offered too good to be true bonuses that were successful reeling in player deposits. This big-bonus business model set Apex on a path of financial ruin, and just two short months after being recognized as a (albeit lowly) rated sportsbook, Apex closed its doors and stiffed its players thousands in winnings.

Creation of Bet33 & other Brands
Apex Robbie's newest venture, Bet33, was launched in 2005 and financed with the unpaid winnings of Apex Sportsbook players. Robbie acquired new players through mailing lists and established Bet33 as another sportsbook that would appeal to bettors who would be categorized as bonus-hunters. | Full Apex/Bet33 Sportsbook report.

WSEX update - 4th confirmed withdrawal

09.15.2010


A fourth WSEX (SBR rating D) payout has been reported in September. A player confirmed receiving his 1st of two withdrawal requests; a $3,000 check requested in mid-May of 2010. WSEX has paid a total of $6,300 to 4 players that had outstanding complaints that they reported to SBR. WSEX owes $242,000 to 52 players that entered sportsbook complaints.

BetOnline247 player reports payment

09.15.2010


The BetOnline247 (SBR rating D-) player who was the subject of SBR's September 13th sportsbook report has confirmed payment. One day after the SBR report was posted the player states that he received his €292.50 withdrawal via Moneybookers.

BetOnline247 player:

I just want to thank you for pressuring betonline247, what ever you did I have received my 292.5 euro that I requested on August 21st a day after I wrote a complaint.

Casineto player faces 7-month slowpay

09.15.2010


A Casineto (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payment complaint. For 7 months the player has waited to receive a $250 withdrawal request with no update from Casineto on the status of his funds. This is the 22nd Casineto slowpay complaint reported to SBR, for a total of $10,223 in funds owed.

Cashpoint wagering dispute

09.14.2010


A Cashpoint (SBR rating C-) player submits a wagering dispute. The player has a €90 balance at Cashpoint with an unspecified amount of bonus rollover to complete. The player stated that as of September 1st any bets he attempted to place were rejected, even bets for as low as €1. SBR contacted Cashpoint to ask if his account had been restricted; Cashpoint attributed the player being locked out to technical problems and stated that he was free to continue wagering with house limits.

After Cashpoint refuted the player's claims, SBR asked him to provide screenshots of his bets being rejected. The player obliged. SBR is continuing to discuss the situation with Cashpoint.

Oddsmaker withdrawal feedback wanted

09.14.2010


An Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payment complaint. The player indicates that he requested a $500 bank wire payment on August 23rd, which reportedly carried a 3-8 business day time-frame. This is the third outstanding payment complaint submitted against Oddsmaker. Players with feedback or complaints against Oddsmaker should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Oddsmaker is FutureBet's biggest licensee. Futurebet has now rebranded itself as Gametech Solutions, after previously calling itself iGaming Software. The scam software provider has stiffed players and sportsbook operators millions of dollars.

Congrats Beat The Prick week 1 winners

09.14.2010


SBRforum congratulates week 1 Beat The Prick winners. A $12,000 pot was shared among all contestants that outscored SBRforum's mascot handicapper "The Prick". The season long NFL and NCAAF football handicapping contest will accept registrations until Week 15, but to be eligible for year end prizing contestants must enroll by week 7.

BetOnline247 Moneybookers complaint

09.13.2010


A BetOnline247 (SBR rating D-) player writes to SBR that he asked for a withdrawal of €292.50 on August 21st. His Moneybookers payment request has not been filled. BetOnline247 has not yet commented on the player's payout status. Players in need of assistance or with BetOnline247 feedback are encouraged to submit sportsbook complaints.

BetRomania freezes winning free bet account

09.13.2010
SBR receives a player complaint against BetRomania (unrated). According to the player, he was offered a $50 trial account. After running the account up to $400, his account was closed. The player states he was told that his account would remain frozen until he deposited $50. SBR is attempting to contact BetRomania.

Jazz Sports player details frustrating withdrawal experience

09.12.2010


A JazzSports (SBR rating C) player has written to SBR explaining his disappointment with the handling of his bank wire payout from Jazz. In June of 2010 he requested a $4917 payment via bank wire. The player opted not to choose Moneybookers as his withdrawal method due to Jazz's admission that they were allegedly waiting for a wire to replenish their Moneybookers account. Thinking he was selecting a more expedient method, he requested the bank wire; and has yet to receive payment. SBR is investigating the payment complaint on behalf of the player. 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.

WSEX update

09.11.2010


A WSEX (SBR rating D) player that requested $2500 on June 1st has confirmed receiving payment today through Neteller. This is the third WSEX payment report in September. WSEX is still slow-paying $245,000 to 53 players that have filed sportsbook complaints.

Stryyke Sportsbook: Scam Alert, downgraded to F

09.10.2010


Stryyke (SBR rating F) sportsbook continues to have new complaints filed from players that have had winnings deleted or not been paid their funds. Stryyke now has outstanding complaints against them exceeding €32,000, and recently had their gambling license revoked in Malta.

BetUS freeplay complaint update

09.10.2010


On August 24th, SBR reported that BetUS reinstated a player's freeplay winnings who had his account closed for non-recreational play. BetUS returned $1,350 to the player's account but no longer wished to accept his business. SBR facilitated discussion between both sides where an agreement was ultimately reached to pay the player $1,000 and close his account. The player was not under durress when making the agreement and considered the deal to be fair as he would not be required to rollover his bonus with paltry limits.

Globet player reports payment

09.10.2010


Globet (SBR rating D+) player reports payment. On July 29th, SBR reported that a Globet player had yet to receive payment from a May 28th withdrawal request. The player asked to receive £1,190 to his Moneybookers account. After providing Globet with proof of ID, he was given no update on his payment inquiries.
 
Globet player:

Well 11 weeks later I finally received my funds 15 mins ago via Moneybookers from Globet. Thank you for your help

 

FREE NFL Football Contest: Beat The Prick is Open!

09.09.2010


Day 1 of SBRforum's Beat The Prick football contest has arrived. Tonight's NFL game featuring the Minnesota Vikings versus New Orleans Saints is the first official game of the $160,000 Free Football Contest. SBRforum posters are also able to bet on themselves winning the free contest.

Futures Odds on Beat The Prick Contestants (Top 5 shown)
Cabo 50-1
iifold 85-1
Wingz 150-1
Iceman 180-1
Caracalla 185-1

Full list of Free NFL Contest odds.

LGA of Malta suspends Stryykes gaming license

09.08.2010


The Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (LGA) suspended Stryyke's (SBR rating D-) gaming license on September 3rd. Stryyke currently owes numerous players over €30,000 and has stopped communicating with both players and SBR.

BetWay confiscates €503 from player

09.08.2010


On July 28th, a BetWay (SBR rating D-) player created an account at BetWay through a friend's referral program. The friends website had the same IP address as the player. BetWay accused the player of owning the website, and creating an account through his own referral program (which violates BetWay's rules). SBR is discussing this dispute with BetWay.

Beat The Prick Futures odds

09.07.2010


The SBRforum Points Sportsbook has released Beat The Prick 2010 futures odds. The play-for-points site gives forum members a chance to bet on their own placement in the NFL Handicapping contest.

CreditWagering slow-pay complaint

09.07.2010


A CreditWagering (SBR rating D-) slow-pay complaint has been reported. On July 24th a player asked for a $2,000 withdrawal and was sent a debit card through the mail. His card has not since been loaded. The player states that CreditWagering informed him of processor troubles and failed to pay him in the next week as promised. Players in need of assistance with CreditWagering are urged to write to SBR.

QuickSilverSports complaint update

09.07.2010


On September 6, 2010, SBR reported that BetQuickSilver (SBR rating C) was slow-paying a player $3174. After SBR contacted BetQS, the sportsbook told the player that his withdrawal will be completed in the next 7-10 days.