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SBR announces free $1,000 NFL Playoffs contest

01.05.2010


SBR has announced a free $1,000 NFL Playoffs contest. The contest also gives away 1,000 SBRpoints which can be redeemed at the SBR Store. The handicapping contest lasts the duration of the NFL Playoffs.

01.05.2010


A Casineto (SBR rating D) player has reported payment of $73 from a November 6th withdrawal request. Casineto still has 15 reported outstanding slow pays totaling $5910 in owed player funds.

01.04.2010


Dimeline (SBR rating D) player has launched a new complaint with Dimeline after his account was audited and payout cancelled. The player initially requested £1200 in June, £400 of which was paid last month. The player has had a second pending payout since early December. Dimeline has stated that the player is short of rollover. SBR will speak to Dimeline as to why the player had already received one payout if rollover was not met.

01.04.2010


Dimeline (SBR rating D) player has launched a new complaint with Dimeline after his account was audited and payout cancelled. The player initially requested £1200 in June, £400 of which was paid last month. The player has had a second pending payout since early December. Dimeline has stated that the player is short of rollover. SBR will speak to Dimeline as to why the player had already received one payout if rollover was not met.

01.04.2010


Dimeline (SBR rating D) player has launched a new complaint with Dimeline after his account was audited and payout cancelled. The player initially requested £1200 in June, £400 of which was paid last month. The player has had a second pending payout since early December. Dimeline has stated that the player is short of rollover. SBR will speak to Dimeline as to why the player had already received one payout if rollover was not met.

01.04.2010


Dimeline (SBR rating D) player has launched a new complaint with Dimeline after his account was audited and payout cancelled. The player initially requested £1200 in June, £400 of which was paid last month. The player has had a second pending payout since early December. Dimeline has stated that the player is short of rollover. SBR will speak to Dimeline as to why the player had already received one payout if rollover was not met.

AtotalSportsbook enters the SBR rating guide at F.

01.03.2010
AtotalSportsbook is a new sportsbook from the Costa Rica-based EZ Sports Group. All EZ Sports-affiliated books currently carry an F rating due to refusing to honor big winning wagers in the past.

Enterbet (SBR rating D-) payout delay

01.01.2010


The Enterbet (SBR rating D-) player from the September 25th report has written in to update SBR that he has not received any payment toward his $19522.33 owed since June of 2008, when he last received $250. SBR advises the players with balances at Enterbet cease wagering whilst their funds are still in limbo. It is not uncommon for a sportsbook to continue to delay players that have shown a propensity to bet through alleged processor problems. 

Congrats to 256 Man Handicapping Tourney players

12.30.2009


SBRforum's 256 Man Handicapping Tournament is in its Sweet 16 round. The contest boasts a $6,000 total prize-pool and was free to enter. SBRpicks.com is home to many free handicapping contests that register daily. | View free sports contests forum

Oddsmaker addresses slow pay complaint

12.29.2009


Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) has addressed the slow pay complaint reported by SBR on December 27th. The report detailed that a player who had requested a $1000 bank wire on November 1st had yet to receive his funds. Oddsmaker has stated that the player submit wrong banking details and has asked that he resubmit his cash-out request.

12.27.2009


Bookmaker (SBR rating A+) CEO Mickey Richardson tells SBR that the acquisition of Las Palmas (SBR rating B) and sister sportsbooks has been completed. Las Palmas and its parent company Horizon20 have been a successful brand since 2001 through 2008. At the start of 2009 some players experienced payout delays and SBR readers reported over $120,000 in delinquent payout requests. Those players have already began receiving their funds and are now able to make additional withdrawal requests. Bookmaker also tells SBR that it will keep the brands, which it now fully owns, and bring them to the level of service players expect from a Bookmaker/BetCRIS product. Las Palmas' SBR rating peaked at B in 2008 before its players first reported negative feedback. Bookmaker has acquired many brands that have needed aid over the years. | Full Press Release: Bookmaker announces acquisition of Las Palmas.

12.27.2009


An Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) player has reported a $1000 slow pay. The player requested $1000 on November 1st via bank wire. His request was approved in the Oddsmaker system on November 12th. The average time-frame for a wire was quoted as being 8-12 business days. The player has yet to receive his funds or a concrete explanation as to the delay.

12.27.2009


A Casineto (SBR rating D) player has written to SBR that a $60 withdrawal made from the Casineto poker room has yet to be processed. The withdrawal request was initiated in early November. Casineto has 16 slow pays that have been reported to SBR, with the oldest payment request made in July. The total amount owed has increased to $5983.

Dimeline addresses recent slow pay complaint

12.25.2009


On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.

Dimeline addresses recent slow pay complaint

12.25.2009


On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.

Dimeline addresses recent slow pay complaint

12.25.2009


On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.

Dimeline addresses recent slow pay complaint

12.25.2009


On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.

12.24.2009


Internet1x2 (SBR rating D+) has been down for ten days. On December 15th, arrests were made by Israeli police of five people in management positions at Internet1x2. The following is reported by Ynet News: 

"Police detectives on Tuesday uncovered an illegal online gambling network, which they suspect was operating via the website internet1x2.com. At the end of a lengthy undercover investigation, police arrested five people suspecting of operating an offshoot online gambling network directed at Israeli gamblers."

The article goes on to state that part of the operation was based in Israel, with servers suspected to have been maintained in Eastern Europe. Internet1x2's website displays a message to bettors that the website is undergoing maintenance. SBR will continue to monitor the situation and report as more information comes in.

12.23.2009


Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) has deactivated  a player's account that made a withdrawal request of $1500. The player accepted a $50 mailer promo offer, and began to bet with the promotional cash and rolled his balance to more than $1500.  The player stated that he researched the free bet conditions and to the best of his knowledge was not in violation of Oddsmakers stringent fine-print.  Oddsmaker has not shed insight into why the account was suspended, and has only stated that the proper department was handling the case. Oddsmaker has a long and continued history of sending out free bet promotions with non-standard and often times hidden wagering terms. Oddsmaker's track record in situations such as these lend little hope to players being paid their balances should even a single exotic wager or parlay have been placed.

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.