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12.02.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has refused to pay a $2000 cash bonus which was confiscated from a winning  player on May 1st. In SBR's initial report, it was stated that Dimeline confiscated the $2000 bonus due to non-recreational play. The player funded his Dimeline account on March 22nd with $3100 via Moneybookers. He was then credited a $2000 bonus. The player placed $38,160 in action before Dimeline suspended his account on May 1st, cited steam play, confiscated the bonus, and invalidated a large % of his rollover as his play included MLB moneyline favorites greater than -150. The player's balance after the bonus confiscation was $13,000. Dimeline imposed a new rollover on the player, which he later met. The player cashed out $9976 over the past two months as Dimeline has meted out their ongoing slowpays. Dimeline has refused to credit the player the $2,000 bonus.

12.02.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has refused to pay a $2000 cash bonus which was confiscated from a winning  player on May 1st. In SBR's initial report, it was stated that Dimeline confiscated the $2000 bonus due to non-recreational play. The player funded his Dimeline account on March 22nd with $3100 via Moneybookers. He was then credited a $2000 bonus. The player placed $38,160 in action before Dimeline suspended his account on May 1st, cited steam play, confiscated the bonus, and invalidated a large % of his rollover as his play included MLB moneyline favorites greater than -150. The player's balance after the bonus confiscation was $13,000. Dimeline imposed a new rollover on the player, which he later met. The player cashed out $9976 over the past two months as Dimeline has meted out their ongoing slowpays. Dimeline has refused to credit the player the $2,000 bonus.

12.02.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has refused to pay a $2000 cash bonus which was confiscated from a winning  player on May 1st. In SBR's initial report, it was stated that Dimeline confiscated the $2000 bonus due to non-recreational play. The player funded his Dimeline account on March 22nd with $3100 via Moneybookers. He was then credited a $2000 bonus. The player placed $38,160 in action before Dimeline suspended his account on May 1st, cited steam play, confiscated the bonus, and invalidated a large % of his rollover as his play included MLB moneyline favorites greater than -150. The player's balance after the bonus confiscation was $13,000. Dimeline imposed a new rollover on the player, which he later met. The player cashed out $9976 over the past two months as Dimeline has meted out their ongoing slowpays. Dimeline has refused to credit the player the $2,000 bonus.

12.02.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has refused to pay a $2000 cash bonus which was confiscated from a winning  player on May 1st. In SBR's initial report, it was stated that Dimeline confiscated the $2000 bonus due to non-recreational play. The player funded his Dimeline account on March 22nd with $3100 via Moneybookers. He was then credited a $2000 bonus. The player placed $38,160 in action before Dimeline suspended his account on May 1st, cited steam play, confiscated the bonus, and invalidated a large % of his rollover as his play included MLB moneyline favorites greater than -150. The player's balance after the bonus confiscation was $13,000. Dimeline imposed a new rollover on the player, which he later met. The player cashed out $9976 over the past two months as Dimeline has meted out their ongoing slowpays. Dimeline has refused to credit the player the $2,000 bonus.

3000 SBRpoint Weekend Shootout registering

12.01.2009


SBRforum has announced a 3000 point Weekend Shootout. The handicapping contest is entirely free to play, and is being hosted on SBRpicks.com, SBR's proprietary contest platform. | View handicapping contests forum

11.30.2009

In the last Heroes (SBR rating D+) update, SBR reported that Heroes owed four players $19,942. Neither players nor Heroes management have confirmed payment. Since that time, new Heroes slow pay reports have been filed increasing the slow pay amount to $70,187. SBR will update this report as players confirm payment or if new complaints are filed. Players that are being slow paid by HeroesCasino are advised to file sportsbook complaints.

Four new Stryyke slow pays reported

11.28.2009


Stryyke (SBR rating D+) players have filed 4 new slow pay complaints. The first payment request was made on September 1st in two different transactions for €5554. The other three withdrawals were made by players from October 19th to October 24th. The total amount of these slow pays are €6576. SBR will update this report after speaking to Stryyke management.

11.28.2009


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) has paid a player €1000 for a payment requested on September 7th. There are still 45 outstanding slow pay complaints levied against BetAfterBet for a combined €39,891 owed in player funds,.

Dimeline Sportsbook reports payment

11.28.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has reported that $1,980 has been paid to a player that requested his payout in June of 2009. Dimeline has also stated that $4,000 was placed back into the gaming account of a player that requested $4,000 in two transactions back in May of 2009 - the checks never arrived. Dimeline has attributed the check situation to the loss of multiple credit card processors over the summer. The player has two $2000 checks in the processing queue. SBR will update this report pending players confirmation. Dimeline currently has one outstanding slowpay complaint in the amount of $4,000 for two payments requested in June of 2009. Dimeline has stated this player's first withdrawal request has been processed.

Dimeline Sportsbook reports payment

11.28.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has reported that $1,980 has been paid to a player that requested his payout in June of 2009. Dimeline has also stated that $4,000 was placed back into the gaming account of a player that requested $4,000 in two transactions back in May of 2009 - the checks never arrived. Dimeline has attributed the check situation to the loss of multiple credit card processors over the summer. The player has two $2000 checks in the processing queue. SBR will update this report pending players confirmation. Dimeline currently has one outstanding slowpay complaint in the amount of $4,000 for two payments requested in June of 2009. Dimeline has stated this player's first withdrawal request has been processed.

Dimeline Sportsbook reports payment

11.28.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has reported that $1,980 has been paid to a player that requested his payout in June of 2009. Dimeline has also stated that $4,000 was placed back into the gaming account of a player that requested $4,000 in two transactions back in May of 2009 - the checks never arrived. Dimeline has attributed the check situation to the loss of multiple credit card processors over the summer. The player has two $2000 checks in the processing queue. SBR will update this report pending players confirmation. Dimeline currently has one outstanding slowpay complaint in the amount of $4,000 for two payments requested in June of 2009. Dimeline has stated this player's first withdrawal request has been processed.

Dimeline Sportsbook reports payment

11.28.2009


Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has reported that $1,980 has been paid to a player that requested his payout in June of 2009. Dimeline has also stated that $4,000 was placed back into the gaming account of a player that requested $4,000 in two transactions back in May of 2009 - the checks never arrived. Dimeline has attributed the check situation to the loss of multiple credit card processors over the summer. The player has two $2000 checks in the processing queue. SBR will update this report pending players confirmation. Dimeline currently has one outstanding slowpay complaint in the amount of $4,000 for two payments requested in June of 2009. Dimeline has stated this player's first withdrawal request has been processed.

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.