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RebateWager updates its website with clearer open teaser and parlay rules

11.18.2009


RebateWager (SBR rating B-) has updated its rules page with clearer terms on open parlays and teasers, following the October 28th dispute which culminated in RebateWager paying a player for the first three legs of a four-leg teaser that was placed outside of the allowed time-frame.

RebateWager rule: "Open parlays and teasers must be closed in the same calendar week that they are opened. Failure to do so will result in the wager being scored as a loss. You cannot bet opposite sides of the same game in an open parlay if you have a pending parlay involving that game."

Dimeline player confirms payment

11.17.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has confirmed payment. The player initially requested £1221.40 on June 18th. Dimeline paid £500 to the players Moneybookers account and the player has agreed to receive the rest via check. Three players remain on Dimeline's slow pay list for a combined $9980 requested as far back as May 26th of 2009. Dimeline management has stated it expects those players to receive funds in one week. SBR will update this report.

Dimeline player confirms payment

11.17.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has confirmed payment. The player initially requested £1221.40 on June 18th. Dimeline paid £500 to the players Moneybookers account and the player has agreed to receive the rest via check. Three players remain on Dimeline's slow pay list for a combined $9980 requested as far back as May 26th of 2009. Dimeline management has stated it expects those players to receive funds in one week. SBR will update this report.

Dimeline player confirms payment

11.17.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has confirmed payment. The player initially requested £1221.40 on June 18th. Dimeline paid £500 to the players Moneybookers account and the player has agreed to receive the rest via check. Three players remain on Dimeline's slow pay list for a combined $9980 requested as far back as May 26th of 2009. Dimeline management has stated it expects those players to receive funds in one week. SBR will update this report.

Dimeline player confirms payment

11.17.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has confirmed payment. The player initially requested £1221.40 on June 18th. Dimeline paid £500 to the players Moneybookers account and the player has agreed to receive the rest via check. Three players remain on Dimeline's slow pay list for a combined $9980 requested as far back as May 26th of 2009. Dimeline management has stated it expects those players to receive funds in one week. SBR will update this report.

Stryyke (SBR rating D+) releases statement regarding slow pays

11.17.2009

Stryyke (SBR rating D+) has released an official statement for SBR readers concerning the payment delays experienced by players.

Stryyke management has stated that two of the five players who filed SBR sportsbook complaint forms have been paid in the last week, SBR will update this report pending player confirmation. As of now, Stryyke's total figure owed to players is €2336 with the oldest request made on September 30th.

LasPalmas update

11.15.2009


SBR's last LasPalmas (SBR rating D) update on November 4th stated that a player was paid his balance after a seven month delay. No new payments have been reported since that time; LasPalmas owes eight players $110,400. Of that eight players, one player is waiting for $33,000 which was requested in February 2009. The player has informed SBR as of Sunday November 15th that he still has yet to receive his funds. LasPalmas will not discuss the status of payouts with SBR.

11.13.2009


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) has paid a player €350.07. The player requested payment on August 10th. There are currently 46 outstanding slow-pay complaints levied against BetAfterBet totaling €40,859 in player funds. | BetAfterBet forum discussion

A fifth Stryyke slow-pay is received

11.13.2009


Another Stryyke (SBR rating D+) slow-pay for €300 has been reported. This brings the total owed by Stryyke up to €2336 with the oldest payment request made on September 30th.

Dimeline pays player $4,000

11.13.2009


Another Dimeline (SBR rating D-) player has reported being paid. This player, who did not file an official complaint, was paid $4000 by Dimeline in two checks. Dimeline has stated to SBR that two more checks will go out today for the remaining 3 players that are on SBR's slow-payment list. Those players are owed $7480 collectively.

Dimeline pays player $4,000

11.13.2009


Another Dimeline (SBR rating D-) player has reported being paid. This player, who did not file an official complaint, was paid $4000 by Dimeline in two checks. Dimeline has stated to SBR that two more checks will go out today for the remaining 3 players that are on SBR's slow-payment list. Those players are owed $7480 collectively.

Dimeline pays player $4,000

11.13.2009


Another Dimeline (SBR rating D-) player has reported being paid. This player, who did not file an official complaint, was paid $4000 by Dimeline in two checks. Dimeline has stated to SBR that two more checks will go out today for the remaining 3 players that are on SBR's slow-payment list. Those players are owed $7480 collectively.

Dimeline pays player $4,000

11.13.2009


Another Dimeline (SBR rating D-) player has reported being paid. This player, who did not file an official complaint, was paid $4000 by Dimeline in two checks. Dimeline has stated to SBR that two more checks will go out today for the remaining 3 players that are on SBR's slow-payment list. Those players are owed $7480 collectively.

John Morrison allegedly defrauds player out of £8000

11.12.2009


John Morrison, the tout popular for his "John Morrison Chase Betting System" which drew immense criticism for his collobaration with BetUS (SBR rating C-) to deal players off-market lines, is now being accused of defrauding a player out of £8000. The player states that John Morrison promised to invest the money into his sports betting system in exchange for 10% of the winnings. Once the check was cashed, John Morrison stopped replying to the players emails and failed to honor his side of the bargain. Players are advised to exercise extreme caution before sending money to "stake" anyone in a sports betting arrangement.

SBRforum's Justin7 weighs in on the issue here:

BetWay uses obscene rule to justify theft

11.11.2009


BetWay (SBR rating D-) has cited a non-industry standard rule to justify its seizure of a player's €48 winnings. BetWay's own rule warns that it reserves the right to steal from players.

BetWay: "1.3.4 Should any player be found to be involved in, or should we suspect any player of being involved in, Match Betting or Arbitrage Betting, We shall be entitled, at our sole discretion, to restrict your future play or withhold all funds due to You and/or de-register and exclude You and/or suspend You as a player on any or all of the Websites." "

SBR strongly advises players who continue to wager at BetWay to take notice of this policy.

11.10.2009


BetAfterBet (SBR Rating D-) declines to discuss the 47 cases of slow-pay which have been reported to SBR. BetAfterBet has asked that players launch complaints with the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (LGA), a tactic that has been employed in the past by sportsbooks with diminishing resources.  SBR has asked BetAfterBet to reconsider their decision. This report will be updated as soon as more news comes in. 

11.07.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) management has spoken with SBR regarding the ongoing slow-pays reported over the summer. Dimeline has acknowledged the lengthy delays experienced by a small group of players that it refers to as inactive bettors. According to Dimeline, the loss of four credit card processors and subsequent freezure of funds led to the extended wait times. Dimeline expects that within 90 days the processors will release all frozen funds. Dimeline has attributed the loss of processors to excessive player chargebacks. Four players are currently owed $9,480. SBR will update this report if the players are paid before Dimeline's estimated time-frame, or if new slow-pay reports surface.

11.07.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) management has spoken with SBR regarding the ongoing slow-pays reported over the summer. Dimeline has acknowledged the lengthy delays experienced by a small group of players that it refers to as inactive bettors. According to Dimeline, the loss of four credit card processors and subsequent freezure of funds led to the extended wait times. Dimeline expects that within 90 days the processors will release all frozen funds. Dimeline has attributed the loss of processors to excessive player chargebacks. Four players are currently owed $9,480. SBR will update this report if the players are paid before Dimeline's estimated time-frame, or if new slow-pay reports surface.

11.07.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) management has spoken with SBR regarding the ongoing slow-pays reported over the summer. Dimeline has acknowledged the lengthy delays experienced by a small group of players that it refers to as inactive bettors. According to Dimeline, the loss of four credit card processors and subsequent freezure of funds led to the extended wait times. Dimeline expects that within 90 days the processors will release all frozen funds. Dimeline has attributed the loss of processors to excessive player chargebacks. Four players are currently owed $9,480. SBR will update this report if the players are paid before Dimeline's estimated time-frame, or if new slow-pay reports surface.

11.07.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) management has spoken with SBR regarding the ongoing slow-pays reported over the summer. Dimeline has acknowledged the lengthy delays experienced by a small group of players that it refers to as inactive bettors. According to Dimeline, the loss of four credit card processors and subsequent freezure of funds led to the extended wait times. Dimeline expects that within 90 days the processors will release all frozen funds. Dimeline has attributed the loss of processors to excessive player chargebacks. Four players are currently owed $9,480. SBR will update this report if the players are paid before Dimeline's estimated time-frame, or if new slow-pay reports surface.

Skytower update

11.06.2009


On October 13th SBR reported on an alleged Skytower (SBR rating C) slow-pay for a payment requested June 26th. Skytower has informed SBR that the player’s rollover had not yet been met as he had wagered on proposition bets. Skytower customer service was initially mistaken on reason for not filling the player’s request. Skytower has stated that the player will be paid in full via Moneybookers this month. SBR will update this report.