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CreditWagering payment delays effect players

05.11.2010


CreditWagering (SBR rating D-) players have written to SBR for dispute assistance. Three players are being slow-paid a combined $4100 with the earliest payment requested on January 9th 2010. SBR is discussing the complaints with CreditWagering.

CreditWagering player:

I have a balance of $6,059.85 at Creditwagering. I requested a check payout for $3k on January 19th, 2010. I have not received any payment since then. They have blamed it on processor problems, and promised me
 a free MG payout for around $800. But that has not materialized. I have always paid them on time. I have received several payments from them in the past on debit cards or MG. This near three months delay has been the longest. Thank you very much for your help.

MyBet voids player winnings due to alleged country restriction

05.11.2010


A MyBet (unrated) player deposited €300 in April of 2010 and received a bonus of €50.The player increased his balance to €647 before requesting a withdrawal. At this point MyBet confiscated voided €347 in winnings and refunded only the player's €300 deposit. The player signed up from Belarus, which is allegedly on MyBet's list of countries not to accept player's from. After reviewing the MyBet terms and conditions, no such mention of a ban on Belarusia players exists in the "Specific Terms and Conditions for Sportsbetting" section. SBR is following up with MyBet.

05.10.2010


BetAfterBet (SBR rating F) has paid a player €400 of his €533 balance. The player requested payment August 24th 2009. BetAfterBet went off-line on March 3rd 2010; 51 SBR readers reported over €40,000 owed by BetAfterBet at the time. The player accepted the settlement and considers his dispute closed. BetAfterBet paying only 75% of a small sum after 9 months gives fellow slow-paid players little reason to be optimistic.

Stryyke uses technicality rule to void winnings

05.10.2010


Stryyke (SBR rating D-) has voided €940 in winnings from a player  that requested a payout prior to completing his bonus rollover. Stryyke has yet to explain in detail its policy for deciding what funds come from the bonus and what winnings are won with deposited funds. The sportsbook issued the following statement to SBR today:

Stryyke:

For your information, terms 5.1.h. “In case the user does not fulfill one of the bonus requirements or requests a pay-out before fulfilling the requirements the bonus and related winnings are forfeit and will be deducted from the players account”. The credit balance has been paid out today to (the player's) bank account.

Casineto slow-pays update: $6637 owed to 15 players

05.10.2010


Four new Casineto (SBR rating D-) slow-pay complaints have been filed. In SBR's last Casineto update, the sportsbook claimed that the 11 players who filled out sportsbook complaint forms could expect to receive payment by May 25th. Since that report, 4 new payment complaints have been submitted to SBR. Casineto's debt to 15 players is now $6637; with the oldest payment requested in May of 2009.

Casineto player:

The casineto.net bookmaker seems do not like to payout my winnings (1025 USD) I asked the payout on 04.04.2010 23:18 by moneybookers. And they show me big letters:secured and fast deposits, guaranteed payouts within 48 hours. I wrote 4 e-mail to them: when will I receive my payout, why is the delay, they answered me that they work so hard, and it will done as soon as possible...etc. They do not asked for me documents, but I send them after two weeks they do not payed, but they do not answer or comment it. So this is my situation, and I would like to ask your help about that problem, so could you do anything in order to receive my winned amount

Mansion88 limits player with £5000 rollover to to £5 max bets

05.10.2010


Mansion88 (unrated) has limited a player with 5000 in rollover to fill to 5 maximum wagers. The player's balance is 1800. SBR is following up with Mansion88.

Mansion88 Player:

Mansion88 have limited my account to £5 max wager and I have a rollover of over £5000 on the account. This means I have to place over 1000 wagers of £5 before I can withdraw. They ignored my e-mail and live chat is very unhelpful.

Please can you help me - I've got £1800 sitting doing nothing there since I can't withdraw. I want them to either remove the bonus and payout the rest of my funds or increase the limits back to £100 max wager

BetSportsWeb fails to offer proof in payout dispute

05.10.2010


On April 20th, SBR published an update report to a BetSportsWeb slow-pay complaint. BetSportsWeb (SBR rating D+) disputed the sportsbook complaint filed on April 8th by stating that  the player failed to provide ID documentation. SBR requested that BetSportsWeb provide proof that such documentation was requested of the player. BetSportsWeb failed to provide any e-mail requests to the player; the only e-mails sent were dated after the complaint was reported by SBR. BetSportsWeb also claimed the player was made aware of the documents required in a telephone call, but there has been no recording made available to SBR. The player denies he was ever informed of the documentation request and has maintained his willingness to provide anything required.

A second player has written in to SBR with a slow-pay complaint against BetSportsWeb. On February 10th he deposited $500 in exchange for a 125% sportsbook bonus with a 15X rollover. He increased his balance to $12,353 before beginning to request weekly payouts in March. The player has received only one payout to date - $500 on March 19th. SBR is following up on the complaint with BetSportsWeb.

PaddyPower closes two accounts near completion of free bet rollover

05.09.2010


PaddyPower (SBR rating B+) has received two more complaints from players that opened accounts for the £1000 free bet promotion for Cheltenham racing. SBR last reported on a bonus complaint for this same promotion on April 27th, which was later addressed by PaddyPower. Player 1 completed 9 of the 10 required wagers for the promotion, player 2 completed 8 of 10 before PaddyPower closed the accounts. Both players would have been entitled to a  £1000 free bet had they been permitted to place a 10th wager. SBR is discussing the dispute with PaddyPower.

Betfair confiscates two players balances

05.09.2010


Two unrelated Betfair (SBR rating A+) players have written SBR for dispute assistance. Each player had their balances confiscated by Betfair for what was alleged to be fraudulent activity. The first player opened his account in late April, depositing $100 before increasing his balance to $450. Upon requesting a payout, Betfair confiscated his $550 balance. The second player deposited $240 in mid-April and increased his balance to $1400. After the player successfully withdrew $590 from Betfair, his remaining balance of $1050 was confiscated. SBR is discussing both cases with Betfair.

Betfair confiscates two players balances

05.09.2010


Two unrelated Betfair (SBR rating A+) players have written SBR for dispute assistance. Each player had their balances confiscated by Betfair for what was alleged to be fraudulent activity. The first player opened his account in late April, depositing $100 before increasing his balance to $450. Upon requesting a payout, Betfair confiscated his $550 balance. The second player deposited $240 in mid-April and increased his balance to $1400. After the player successfully withdrew $590 from Betfair, his remaining balance of $1050 was confiscated. SBR is discussing both cases with Betfair.

Betfair confiscates two players balances

05.09.2010


Two unrelated Betfair (SBR rating A+) players have written SBR for dispute assistance. Each player had their balances confiscated by Betfair for what was alleged to be fraudulent activity. The first player opened his account in late April, depositing $100 before increasing his balance to $450. Upon requesting a payout, Betfair confiscated his $550 balance. The second player deposited $240 in mid-April and increased his balance to $1400. After the player successfully withdrew $590 from Betfair, his remaining balance of $1050 was confiscated. SBR is discussing both cases with Betfair.

Betfair confiscates two players balances

05.09.2010


Two unrelated Betfair (SBR rating A+) players have written SBR for dispute assistance. Each player had their balances confiscated by Betfair for what was alleged to be fraudulent activity. The first player opened his account in late April, depositing $100 before increasing his balance to $450. Upon requesting a payout, Betfair confiscated his $550 balance. The second player deposited $240 in mid-April and increased his balance to $1400. After the player successfully withdrew $590 from Betfair, his remaining balance of $1050 was confiscated. SBR is discussing both cases with Betfair.

Oddsmaker comments on six month old slow-pay

05.08.2010


Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) has commented on the six month old slow-pay reported by SBR on May 7th. Oddsmaker reinforced their initial position from SBR's December 29th report that the player supplied erroneous banking details; stating that the correction was applied on 12/31/09 but that the bank wire originally sent was not returned to Oddsmaker's bank account. SBR is inquiring further.

Oddsmaker:

We dont ask for bank information from our customer's at the time they open an account with us. Withdrawals are personally processed by our customers by going to their cashier account and entering the withdrawal amount, routing number and account number to where the withdrawal money will be sent. What happened is (the player) requested a withdrawal for $1000 on 11/01/09 however he entered the incorrect ACH info. The withdrawal has been processed by our cashier department and has been sent to the account and routing number that he entered. It was only on 12/30/09 that (the player) was able to provide his correct ACH information which is matching with the previous payments that he requested. As of now we are still trying to get the money back for us to work on

Stryyke slowpays: new total €25,183.20

05.08.2010


Four new Stryyke (SBR rating D-) payment complaints have been reported. The players are owed a combined €3340. Stryyke has declined to discuss their growing number of withdrawal delays with SBR. In total 32 players have written to SBR for sportsbook dispute assistance with Stryyke. Stryyke's debt to players is now €25,183.20; the earliest payment request was made in May of 2009.

Stryyke player:

I have two withdrawal requests from Stryyke - on 31.12.2009(630 Euro) and on 24.02.2010(310 Euro) - total amount of 940 Euro. Both withdrawals are to bank account. I'm still did not receive the money. I've send them e-mails, but from 2 months they even did not answer me. Before that the answers are same - "Hello, The length of pay-out time always does vary, depending on amount and even the method chosen. Unfortunately, in certain case, we are obliged to perform also certain KYC." I know about Stryyke slow payouts and decided to contact you. I hope you can help me to get my money. Thanks in advance.

Casineto addresses SBR complaints

05.07.2010


Casineto (SBR rating D-) has addressed the slow-pay complaints reported on SBR on May 5th. Casineto has claimed that all 11 players will receive payment by May 25th, but provided no explanation as to the lengthy withdrawal delays.

Casineto:

Each withdrawal request will be settled by 25th of May. We apologize for the inconveniences!

05.07.2010


On January 28th SBR reported an update to an Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) slow-pay complaint. The player requested $1,000 via bankwire on November 1st. Oddsmaker addressed the report by stating the player provided erroneous banking instructions; then later clarified to the player that it was their accounting department  who had muffed up the details. As of May 7th the player's bank wire has still not been received. SBR is waiting for Oddsmaker to address the situation.

WSEX slow-pay reported

05.07.2010

A WSEX (SBR rating C-) slow-pay has been reported. The player requested $350 via check on March 11th and has yet to receive his funds. WSEX currently owes 32 players that have filed SBR complaints $163,361, with the oldest payment requested in October of 2009.

05.07.2010


BetAfterBet (SBR rating F) is still off-line with players funds. SBR received 3 sportsbook complaints from BetAfterBet players this week that were never paid their balances. These players are owed €1,592 collectively. SBR has 53 no-pay complaints on file from BetAfterBet players for €41,592

Bet911 announces it is broke and unable to give players their funds

05.06.2010


Bet911 (SBR rating F) has announced that their sportsbook is insolvent, and cannot pay winners their balances. Bet911 was the subject of a May 3rd report regarding Moneybookers slow-pay complaints. Moneybookers addressed the report by stating that Bet911 had no money in its merchant account. Bet911 claimed initially on April 29th that fraudulent transactions had taken place from Moneybookers users, and that an internal investigation needed to be completed before payouts could be processed. Today Bet911 retracted that remark by issuing the following statement to players at SBRforum:

Bet911 Robert:

Bet911 has no funds to pay our players at this time. I want everyone to know that we are doing our best to relocate all of bet911 players with another book that will honor all the funds you have in your accounts and the withdraws that you are all requesting. We have no funds cause you the players have beaten us. It is that easy. We are honorable and are trying to either sell the book or find some partners that will back us up with funds. My estimated date for resolvement of this issue is the 21 of May to the end of May. Yes there is a chance that we may not find anyone, but I am trying my best and I will keep you all updated as to what is happening when something does happen.


Bet911 has been downgraded to F. SBR is aware of at least one sportsbook looking at the possibility of taking over player balances. Bet911 has a higher than average amount of sharp players that make the acquisition undesirable to most potential suiters. Bet911 has been attempting to partner or sell to another sportsbook for at least the past year. Bet911 offered too-good-to-be-true bonuses in conjunction with reduced juice pricing; a very risky model especially for a sportsbook that has to balance its own costs and processing without the help of a white label host. | SBRforum: Bet911 admits to stealing funds

BetGun sportsbook complaint

05.06.2010


A BetGun (SBR rating D+) sportsbook complaint has been received. A player placed a winning parlay bet on Stanley Wawrinka and FC Lorient's ATP Matches which should have paid €453.81. The player logged into his account to check his balance after the parlay bet won and found that his stake was refunded by BetGun. BetGun stated to the player that they reserve the right to cancel wagers. SBR is investigating the complaint.

188Bet player complaint - sportsbook voids balance

05.06.2010


A 188Bet (unrated) sportsbook complaint has been received. On May 1st a player deposited via Moneybookers before zeroing out his account. The player then funded twice by debit card for $450 and $400. After placing a few wagers, 188Bet adjusted his balance to zero, then asked the player to provide ID documents. The player obliged and sent his ID right away, but did not respond to 188Bet's request for a bank statement showing his address within a 48 hour window - so 188Bet refunded $450 in deposits to the player's credit card. The player points out that his total deposits for the time period that his deposits were voided in is $850.

SBR is following up with 188Bet.

05.06.2010


Since SBR's last Stryyke (SBR rating D-) slow-pay update on May 4th, six new player complaints have been filed. The players are owed a combined €3,046, the earliest payment was requested in June of 2009. Stryyke has not replied to SBR inquiries discussing payment delays in the last month. Stryyke owes 28 players €21,843.20. | Read Stryyke player complaints.

BetFirstClass player reports slow-pay

05.06.2010


On April 21st, a BetFirstClass (SBR rating D) player reported a slow-pay of $2472. BetFirstClass adressed the dispute filed with SBR, and stated the player was already e-mailed pickup instructions. SBR followed up on this information and the player acknowledged the initial confusion on his first payout request, but stated that his subsequent withdrawal request of $2472 made on April 7th is still outstanding.

BetFirstClass Player:

I got your last e-mail for about they pay me us2000 for my request 2500 on 30th. Then i requset again 2472 amount on 7th april again and rigth now also no paid. judge send e-mail to me say will payout to me :here is the copy the e-mail:


BetFirstClass:

Your payout is being sent out tomorrow morning. I apologize for the delay but I have been sick for the past five days and not in the office to check emails.


This is the second slow-pay complaint in the last two months reported against BetFirstClass following the arrest of "BFC Mike". BetFirstClass

BetKlass sportsbook complaint

05.05.2010


A complaint has been filed against BetKlass sportsbook (unrated). On March 20th a player deposited €899.44 into his account, and as of April 20th received a confirmation that his ID and address documents were approved. After two weeks of play he increased his balance to €1131.71, then requested a withdrawal via Moneybookers on April 24th. BetKlass canceled the withdrawal request and informed the player that more information would be provided to the player in the coming days. As of May 5th no explanation on the withdrawal cancelation has been provided to the player. SBR is following up on the complaint.