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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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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.

SBR Points Sportsbook upgrade


SBRforum's point sportsbook is having an upgrade performed. The sportsbook is expected to be down for approximately 45 minutes. SBRforum members use their loyalty points to bet at the sportsbook, participate in contests, and to redeem clothing, electronics, and other merchandise at the SBR Points Store.

QuickSilverSports payment complaint #2


A second QuickSilverSports (SBR rating C) payment complaint has been reported. On August 1st a player asked for a withdrawal of $3,174 through Moneybookers and has yet to receive his funds. The player states that QuickSilver has not provided an update on his payout status. This is the second outstanding QuickSilver payment complaint.

Free Football Handicapping contests registering

09.06.2010 has a number of free Football Handicapping contests registering.

NFL Contest #1: SBR's signature Beat The Prick contest gives away $10,000 in cash or SBRpoints per week, plus a $10,000 season-ending Grand Prize.
NFL Contest #2: Win a weighted portion of $1,000 per week based on your scores against others, in the $1,000 Weekly NFL Contest.
NFL Contest #3: This 2010 NFL Contest gives away both $1,000 per week and $6,000 at the end of the regular season for contestants that fair the best against an SBR handicapper.

WSEX update - player reports payment


A WSEX (SBR rating D) player reports a $2,500 payment. The player requested his withdrawal more than two months ago and reports receiving his funds through Neteller. This is the second WSEX payment report this week. WSEX is currently slow-paying $247,500+ to 54 players that have filed sportsbook complaints.

Stryyke complaint reaches SBR mailbox


A new Stryyke (SBR rating D-) complaint has reached the SBR mailbox. A player asked for a withdrawal of €692 in mid-April and has not received payment. Stryyke's slow-pay amount has now exceeded €30,000. Stryyke should be avoided by players.