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BetPhoenix internet stable as of this morning

11.25.2009


BetPhoenix (SBR rating B+) players have experienced spotty internet access this past week as the sportbook executed its move to a new internet service provider. BetPhoenix indicates that its casino and racebook platform are still experiencing intermittent downtime, but that access to the sportsbook is now fully restored. SBR has tested the login process and confirmed the sportsbook is currently functioning properly.

11.24.2009


InstantActionSports (SBR rating C) gives a winning player who had successfully rollved over a 20% cash bonus an ultimatum. The player  deposited $2,000 via bank wire three months ago and accepted the 20% cash bonus. The player had his wire fees covered for the deposit. The player ran the balance up to $7,143 by placing over $13,000 in action. The player bet mostly straight bets and teasers.

InstantActionSports concedes that the rollover was met but informed the player that he is deemed a non-recreational player and should the player wish to withdraw his balance in full that his bonus, reimbursed fees, and a proportional amount of winnings (<$1400) will be confiscated. The player was then given an ultimatum to leave his initial deposit+bonus+fees in the account to continue wagering.

This is not the first time InstantActionSports has been involved in a dispute like this. Back in June of 2008 InstantActionSports confiscated multiple player bonuses as well as a portion of their winnings. They later agreed to pay in full after SBR inquired on the players' behalf. | View InstantActionSports confiscation reports

Superbook voids $515 in player winnings and closes account

11.24.2009


Superbook (SBR rating D-) has voided $515 in player winnings. On October 30th, a player funded Superbook (a member of the Jazette sportsbook family) for the first time with a $200 deposit via Moneybookers. A day later the player increased his balance to $715. On October 31st Superbook closed the account and refunded only the player's $200 deposit. Superbook management has stated that there was a high risk associated with the player. Superbook declined to disclose what the risk was but did state that it had nothing to do with the wagers submitted.

Superbook management:

Our concern was not related to the wagers he submitted.  I will not share the details as to what we believe was the high risk associated to this account or others. I have nothing further to discuss regarding this issue.

We have the right to refuse any account and it's unfortunate that we cannot always do that before they sign up, deposit and place a wager although we do our best to do so within 24 hours.

 

11.23.2009


Twelve Casineto (SBR rating D) slow pay reports have been reported. The oldest payment request was initiated on May 26th, with the others between July and October of 2009. Players have reported being owed $5464. SBR will attempt to reach Casineto management to discuss these cases.

BetPhoenix expects online account access to be restored this evening

11.23.2009


BetPhoenix (SBR rating B+) expects its website to be fully functional this evening. The sportsbook is moving to a new bandwidth provider. Its private source abruptly stopped offering its service to BetPhoenix. Phoenix will move to the same internet service provider used throughout the Costa Rican gaming industry.

BetAfterBet pays player €429.05

11.21.2009


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) has paid a player €429.05 which was requested August 10th. BetAfterBet has come under fire in the past two months by racking up 46 slow pay complaints. €40,891 is currently owed to those players. SBR will continue to update the BetAfterBet report as new information becomes available. SBR encourages players being slow paid by BetAfterBet to file a sportsbook complaint.

Free 256 Handicapper Tournament: $6,000 Prize Pool

11.20.2009


SBRpicks.com has launched a Free 256 Handicapper Tournament that features a $6,000 Prize Pool. The tournament is free to enroll in and pays the top 32 finalists. View more details and register for the free handicapping contest today!

BetAfterBet slow pay #47 reaches SBR mailbox

11.19.2009


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) has continued to rack up slow pay complaints. The 47th payment complaint levied against BetAfterBet was submitted to SBR this morning. A player describes requesting €461 on October 31st. This brings the total owed by BetAfterBet up to €41,320. Players are advised not to place their BetAfterBet funds in action while the sportsbook is in slow pay mode. | BetAfterBet forum discussion

Apex Sportsbook (SBR rating F) Pays Player After Five years

11.19.2009


The owner of defunct sportsbook Apex Sports (SBR rating F) has paid over $3,000 to a player owed since 2004. Five years ago the player and the sportsbook owner agreed to a payment plan. The second payment of $250 was never sent. Since Apex Sports' demise, one of the owner's of Apex Sports has opened up a new operation with its main brand being Bet33 (SBR rating D-). Bet33 has never failed to pay a player but has maintained a low rating and position on the SBR Blacklist due to the fact it was built using Apex Sports' player balances. Apex ownership was adamant at the time it closed its doors that they were not solvent. Bet33 management assures SBR that Bet33 and sister sportsbooks are well funded and it will repay players who had Apex Sportsbook balances at the time the sportsbook flat-lined. Apex victims are asked to write to Help@SportsbookReview.com so we may help in arranging payment. Bet33 will remain under review through this process.

5,000 SBR Point Weekend Shootout registering

11.19.2009


SBRpicks.com is currently taking registrations for this weekend's 5,000 SBR Point Shootout. The handicapping contest is free to play and features a full slate of pro and college football/basketball. View more details at SBRforum.

Another Stryyke player reports payment

11.19.2009


A Stryyke (SBR rating D+) player has reported payment. The player has been paid €610. Stryyke management has stated that the two other players, owed €1200 collectively, have also been paid. These players have yet to confirm payment but SBR will consider the Stryyke slow play cases closed for now barring new information.

BetOnline.com website down

11.18.2009


BetOnline (SBR rating B+) is experiencing website difficulties. Phone lines remain up for customer service and wagering. BetOnline has stated that the site should be up within the next 30 minutes.

11.18.2009


Stryyke (SBR rating D+) players report being paid. Two of the five Stryyke players that were allegedly issued their payouts have confirmed being paid. Three slow pay complaints which are unconfirmed as resolved by players remain for  €1800.

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.