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04.12.2010


Seven new Stryyke (SBR rating D-) slow-pay complaints have been reported. Stryyke owes the seven players a combined €3,519. This brings Stryyke's total debt to 23 players up to €18,752.95. The earliest payment was requested in May of 2009.

Casineto addresses slow-pay complaint

04.12.2010

Casineto (SBR rating D-) has addressed the slow-pay complaint which was initially reported to SBR on March 30th. The player requested a withdrawal of $500 on September 23rd.

Casineto:

We will check the account of this user. Our Moneybookers account is being uploaded and if the money of this player was not sent then we will settle it within a few days. We apologize for the inconveniences!

 

Stryyke sportsbook slow-payments update

04.10.2010


Stryyke (SBR rating D-) last communicated with SBR regarding the slow-pay complaints reported from players on March 23rd. 16 players are currently owed $15,233.95 with the earliest payment requested in August of 2009.

Stryyke player comments:

Delay in paying out even hough I have met turnover requirements and supplied them with necessary ID.When I email them they make various excuses

BetDOS players concede that funds are stolen

04.10.2010


BetDOS (SBR rating F) is believed to be off-line for good after its hosting service was turned off and it failed to secure a new provider. BetDOS sportsbook had already owed 7 people $6,833 at the time it defaulted on its hosting account with International Data Solutions (IDS). BetDOS has been downgraded to F.

Potential Heroes buyer meeting with current ownership this morning

04.09.2010


HeroesCasino (SBR rating D-) is still off-line. On March 30th SBR reported that Heroes was attempting to sell the brand. SBR has received confirmation that a potential Heroes buyer is meeting with current ownership this morning. SBR has told Heroes account holders that the odds of the sportsbook coming back online are low despite ongoing discussion. Heroes players that have filled out sportsbook complaint forms are currently owed $78,165.19.

EnterBet payment complaint

04.08.2010


An EnterBet (SBR rating D-) slow-pay complaint has been received. The EnterBet player requested payment of $830 three weeks ago, and has been no indication on the status of his payout request. EnterBet is the same sportsbook that stated it would intentionally slowpay correlated parlay players.

BetSportsWeb slowpay complaint

04.08.2010

A BetSportsWeb (SBR rating D+) slowpay complaint has been reported. On January 24th a player deposited $1000 via credit card. After waiting for the 45-day hold to expire on credit card deposits, the player requested $1000 on March 9th. The player has yet to receive his funds and has been provided no timeline on payment. BetSportsWeb has recently forced players to accept payment plans.

04.08.2010


BetWay (SBR rating D-) has closed the account of a player with a $1369.60 balance. BetWay refunded the player's deposit of $495 minus a 10% administrative fee. BetWay claims that the player operated multiple accounts, which the player adamantly denies. This is the third BetWay account closure case reported to SBR in the last month. SBR is investigating.

SBRforum points lottery tonight at 7PM ET

04.07.2010


SBRforum is running a free points lottery for community members tonight at 8PM ET. The points lottery has a jackpot of 1750 SBRpoints. Points may be used to redeem items from the SBR Store.

MyBet complaint reported

04.07.2010


A complaint has been filed against MyBet (unrated). A MyBet player requested payment of €400 in mid-March. He was asked to send in ID and obliged, three weeks later MyBet has yet to confirm receiving his documents and his payout has still not been processed. SBR is inquiring.

SBRforum announces 2010 SBR Vegas Bash

04.06.2010


SBRforum has announced travel and registration details for the 2010 SBR Vegas Bash. The bash is being thrown for SBRforum members on the weekend of August 27th-28th at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada. Included among the festivities will be a free poker and golf tournament, an Icebreaker with open bar and entertainment, and a Saturday night dinner. | SBR Bash registration.

WagerStreet merges under parent company TheGreek

04.06.2010


WagerStreet (SBR rating B+) has officially merged under parent company TheGreek sportsbook (SBR rating A+). TheGreek website asks for WagerStreet players to create a new account using TheGreek login, at which point all balances will be transfered over. Existing Greek customers must email support@thegreek.com with their old WagerStreet details to have the two accounts merged.

04.06.2010
A BetBoo (unrated) sportsbook complaint has been received. On March 21st a player placed a wager on a soccer match ebtween Vejle and Frederica for €300. After placing the bet, the player took a screenshot of the wager as his custom. The screenshot shows his wager clearly. Two hours after the match ended and his bet should have been settled, the player discovered the wager was canceled and his stake returned. After inquiring with BetBoo, customer service stated that the system displayed the wrong soccer team. The player went back to his account history and found that the ticket had been changed to read Sutjeska Niksic-Frederica instead of the Vejle-Frederica which he bet on and recorded a screencap of. SBR is following up with BetBoo.

Tipico (unrated) sportsbook complaint

04.05.2010


A Tipico (unrated) sportsbook complaint has been received. On March 21st a player funded €100 to Tipico and received a bonus of €100. After increasing his balance to €1000 the player asked for a withdrawal. Tipico then requested that he provide ID documents including a copy of the credit card used, ID, and a utility bill. Tipico  discovered that the player provided a different utility bill than the one registered to his ID card. The player was reluctant to provide his home address to allegedly prevent his parents from finding out about his activity. The player then supplied his actual utility bill showing his correct address; however Tipico closed the account citing their terms of service. SBR is investigating the complaint.

04.05.2010


A BetFred (SBR rating B-) bonus complaint has been reported. A player opened an account to take advantage of a free £100 bet offer. The player won his free bet on a 12/1 horse wager, then won his next play on a 16/1 wager. The player  requested a withdrawal of £2900 to his Moneybookers account. After 5 days of no communication from BetFred or Moneybookers payment, the player called BetFred and was informed that his account was being investigated for bonus abuse. No further information was given to the player. SBR is investigating.

Unibet sportsbook complaint update

04.04.2010


The Unibet (SBR rating B+) sportsbook complaint from SBR's February 26th report remains unresolved. A player opened a second account on February 9th and deposited €300. Unibet discovered the multiple account violation and closed the account. The deposit has still not been returned to Moneybookers.

Free MLB Contest: $1000 in prizes

04.03.2010


SBRforum has announced a Free $1,000 MLB contest which runs through April. Register to play at SBRpicks.com, SBRforum's free betting contest site.

Stryyke players still await answers

04.02.2010


Stryyke (SBR rating D-) has not replied to SBR inquiries in the last two weeks. Players have not been provided updates on their payout statuses by Stryyke customer service. The current amount owed by Stryyke to fifteen players is $15,233.95.  Stryyke has been downgraded to the mark of D-.

Player:

Has there been any further communication with stryyke regarding my withdrawal? It has now been 15 Weeks.

$1,000 SBRforum Poker Freeroll tonight

04.01.2010


SBRforum's $1,000 poker freeroll begins tonight at 8:05PM ET. There is still time left to register! View SBRforum poker freeroll signup thread for more details.

GoToCasino payment complaint

03.31.2010


A GoToCasino (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has a balance of $6,300. GoToCasino issued a partial payment of $450 in mid-June of 2009. SBR will follow up with GoToCasino.

WSEX payout complaints update

03.31.2010

Additional WSEX (SBR rating C-) complaints have been received since SBR's last WSEX slow-pays update. The total amount owed to SBR readers is $137,950. Of those 18 players, the following have requested payments at least two months ago:

Players and amount owed over 3 months: One player owed $27,000 from an October 2009 payment request.
Players and amount owed over 2 months: Seven players a total $12,650 from payment requests made on January 3rd-27th.

WSEX has conceded to SBR that the size of each payment request plays a direct role in current payout times. SBR is continuing to seek updates on behalf of players and monitor WSEX's current position. WSEX was downgraded to the mark of C- on March 25th. SBR readers that are owed by WSEX who have not yet done so are encouraged to file sportsbook complaint forms.