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New Dimeline Sportsbook slow pay

12.22.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint has been filed with SBR. A player requested $1800 via check on October 21st. His request is still pending. The player describes attempting to withdraw $2000 prior to this request by Moneybookers, that request was cancelled as Dimeline has experienced difficulty paying customers out via Moneybookers. SBR will speak with Dimeline for an update on this latest slow pay complaint. One other player is waiting for a $4000 payout. Dimeline has stated that player should receive a check by the first week in January.

New Dimeline Sportsbook slow pay

12.22.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint has been filed with SBR. A player requested $1800 via check on October 21st. His request is still pending. The player describes attempting to withdraw $2000 prior to this request by Moneybookers, that request was cancelled as Dimeline has experienced difficulty paying customers out via Moneybookers. SBR will speak with Dimeline for an update on this latest slow pay complaint. One other player is waiting for a $4000 payout. Dimeline has stated that player should receive a check by the first week in January.

New Dimeline Sportsbook slow pay

12.22.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint has been filed with SBR. A player requested $1800 via check on October 21st. His request is still pending. The player describes attempting to withdraw $2000 prior to this request by Moneybookers, that request was cancelled as Dimeline has experienced difficulty paying customers out via Moneybookers. SBR will speak with Dimeline for an update on this latest slow pay complaint. One other player is waiting for a $4000 payout. Dimeline has stated that player should receive a check by the first week in January.

New Dimeline Sportsbook slow pay

12.22.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint has been filed with SBR. A player requested $1800 via check on October 21st. His request is still pending. The player describes attempting to withdraw $2000 prior to this request by Moneybookers, that request was cancelled as Dimeline has experienced difficulty paying customers out via Moneybookers. SBR will speak with Dimeline for an update on this latest slow pay complaint. One other player is waiting for a $4000 payout. Dimeline has stated that player should receive a check by the first week in January.

Congratulations to Beat The Prick contest winners

12.22.2009


Congratulations to SBRforum poster "kroyrunner89" for winning $5,000 in the Beat The Prick NFL/NCAAF handicapping contest. The contest ran for 15 weeks of the NFL season and was hosted on SBRpicks.com. SBRpicks is a proprietary contest site that has many free contests for forum members to enroll in.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.20.2009


Linesmaker (SBR rating C-) has been down for the past 48 hours. Linesmaker staff has attributed the downtime to connectivity issues with its network service provider. Players can contact Linesmaker to attain the address for its mirror site to place bets while the main site is down. Linesmaker.com is a member of the Jazette family of sportsbooks.

SBRpicks announces 5,000 Point Christmas contest

12.19.2009


SBRforum has announced a 5000 point Christmas contest. The handicapping contest is entirely free to play, and is being hosted on SBRpicks.com, SBR's proprietary contest platform.

BalkanBet rating initiated at C-

12.17.2009


Editor's update: BalkanBet is now operating as EFBet.

BalkanBet (SBR rating C-) has been added to the SBR sportsbook rating guide. BalkanBet's sportsbook has been in operation since June 7th of 2008. US, Maltese, and Macedonian residents are not permitted to open an account with BalkanBet. The sportsbook is located in Malta and licensed by the Loterries and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Malta. Players should be advised that multiple high-risk, slow-pay betting sites have emerged from Malta in recent years, such as the now defunct BetOnBet (SBR rating F), BetChance (SBR rating F), and slow pay sportsbook BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-).

BetSportsWeb whittles down slow pay amount

12.16.2009


On December 8th SBR reported that BetSportsWeb (SBR rating D+) owed three players a total of $26,345. BetSportsWeb has since issued two payouts to those players; one of which was paid his balance of $8135 via book-to-book transfer, another a $500 payment toward his $3300 requested payout. BetSportsWeb still owes two players  $17,710 with the oldest withdrawal request initiated in August.

BetSportsWeb (SBR rating D+) has paid one player his balance of $8135 via book to book transfer. BetSportsWeb

Casineto slow pays enter week 20

12.15.2009


Casineto (SBR rating D) has offered players generic replies only regarding the status of requested funds. Casineto owes 15 players $5923 with the oldest payment request made in July.

Casineto:

Dear User,
 
The passed weeks were long and you are waiting your money but as the transactions are in progress you will also get your requested money. We apologize for the inconveniences! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Sincerely,
CasiNETo Support Team

12.14.2009


An EnterBet (SBR rating D-) player has stated that it has been 8 months since he last received payment from EnterBet. EnterBet has a history of being unable to pay even modestly sized winners in full and instead establishes payment plans with most bettors. SBR advises that players currently being slow paid cease all wagering activity until EnterBet issues payment.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.