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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.

11.05.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has paid a player that requested a $1436.27 check on May 28th. A second player has confirmed payment from Dimeline for an unspecified amount. Dimeline has not been willing to discuss outstanding cases with SBR. It is estimated that seven players are still owed in excess of $15,000. SBR will update this report as more information becomes available.

11.05.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has paid a player that requested a $1436.27 check on May 28th. A second player has confirmed payment from Dimeline for an unspecified amount. Dimeline has not been willing to discuss outstanding cases with SBR. It is estimated that seven players are still owed in excess of $15,000. SBR will update this report as more information becomes available.

11.05.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has paid a player that requested a $1436.27 check on May 28th. A second player has confirmed payment from Dimeline for an unspecified amount. Dimeline has not been willing to discuss outstanding cases with SBR. It is estimated that seven players are still owed in excess of $15,000. SBR will update this report as more information becomes available.

11.05.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has paid a player that requested a $1436.27 check on May 28th. A second player has confirmed payment from Dimeline for an unspecified amount. Dimeline has not been willing to discuss outstanding cases with SBR. It is estimated that seven players are still owed in excess of $15,000. SBR will update this report as more information becomes available.

New Stryyke slow-pay has been reported

11.05.2009


Following SBR's Stryyke (SBR rating D-) report on Wednesday, a new slow-pay complaint has been filed. In this latest report against Stryyke, a player described requesting a Moneybookers withdrawal of $897.25 on October 14th. Stryyke owes four players €2036 with the oldest payment request made on September 30th.

LasPalmas pays player after seven month delay

11.04.2009


LasPalmas (SBR rating D) player reports receiving $1397 after requesting his funds seven months earlier. The payment was requested March 30th. LasPalmas still owes eight players, who filed complaints with SBR, $110,400.

Stryyke players report slow-pay

11.04.2009


Stryyke (SBR rating D-) players have reported slow-payment. Three Stryyke players are owed €1433. The oldest payment request was made on September 30th. Strykke management has stated to SBR that the players are on a priority list to be paid, which raises concerns over the sportsbook's current financial stability. Players experiencing slow-pay issues from Stryyke are advised to submit a sportsbook complaint form.

RebateWager pays player in open teaser dispute

11.04.2009


RebateWager (SBR rating B-) has paid the player whose winning open teaser was graded as a loss. RebateWager's posted rule on open teasers is that all teaser legs must be filled within one week. However, RebateWager has stated its standard procedure is to honor all accepted wagers and legs of open teasers. RebateWager paid the first three legs of the teaser which were placed in the allowed time-frame. The book cites multiple warnings to this player as for honoring only the teaser legs within the 1 week stated period. | View initial report

WSEX update

11.03.2009


WSEX (SBR rating C) players report lengthy payment delays. In SBR's previous WSEX report on October 21st, the average payment time was a reported 4-6 weeks. Since that time,  three new slow-pay reports have been filed. These reports are unique in that players have waited an equivalent amount or longer despite paying a $50 fee for rush processing. WSEX's listed time for courier service is 7 business days.

Player report:

I requested a withdrawl through their courier option for a check and paid $50 per $3000 transaction to expedite payment instead of their free option. I called the accounting department a week after the request was received by them and was told it usually took 7 business days to receive a check. I waited until 9 business days and called again after not receiving a check and was told there is a delay during the month of October and my request has been sent for processing.

11.02.2009


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) players have filed 47 slow-pay reports with SBR via the sportsbook complaint form. The total amount owed to players is £41,209. In the longest standing complaint a player requested payment May 10th and has not received his winnings. BetAfterBet has made contradictory comments to players regarding the reason for the delays, and has yet to acknowledge SBR's requests to discuss player issues. BetAfterBet's rating has been lowered to D-.

Free College Basketball Handicapping Contest

11.02.2009


SBRforum has announced a no-entry fee, $5,000 NCAAB Handicapping contest for the month of November. The contest is being ran on SBRpicks.com, SBRforum's proprietary contest platform.

Bwin pays player in full for cancelled bet

11.01.2009


Bwin (SBR rating C-) pays player in full for cancelled winning tennis bet (report below) after SBR discussed market odds with management. Players with cancelled bwin wagers are welcome to contact SBR.

 

 

Bwin (SBR rating C-) cancelled a live tennis wager citing an input error, voiding €420 in winnings. The player bet an in-game wager on Agnes Szavay risking €60 at 7/1. After the match concluded Bwin cancelled the wager. At the time the wager was placed, Betfair (SBR rating A+) had odds from +620 to +520. This does not appear to be a case of an obvious input error. SBR has contacted Bwin to address the dispute.

 

 

Pinnacle Sports discontinues new player bonuses

10.30.2009


Following 11 years of offering bonus incentives to players, Pinnacle Sports has made the decision to discontinue its new player bonus as of November 1st. Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) released the following message to its player base:

 

 

As a part of our continued effort to differentiate ourselves from our competitors, we will discontinue the new player deposit bonus effective 23:59 PST on Sunday 1st November 2009. Any new player funding their account after this date will no longer be entitled to receive a signup bonus.

The long term savings that our odds provide far outweigh the short term allure of any new player incentive. We believe this is the continued reason for our industry leading player conversion and retention rates that you now enjoy as a valued affiliate.

Instead of competing in a bonus race, Pinnacle Sports aims to effectively distinguish itself in the marketplace by further emphasizing our unique price advantage, with a firm focus on delivering these outstanding margins in more sports and more markets than ever before.