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BetSportsWeb whittles down slow pay amount

12.16.2009


On December 8th SBR reported that BetSportsWeb (SBR rating D+) owed three players a total of $26,345. BetSportsWeb has since issued two payouts to those players; one of which was paid his balance of $8135 via book-to-book transfer, another a $500 payment toward his $3300 requested payout. BetSportsWeb still owes two players  $17,710 with the oldest withdrawal request initiated in August.

BetSportsWeb (SBR rating D+) has paid one player his balance of $8135 via book to book transfer. BetSportsWeb

Casineto slow pays enter week 20

12.15.2009


Casineto (SBR rating D) has offered players generic replies only regarding the status of requested funds. Casineto owes 15 players $5923 with the oldest payment request made in July.

Casineto:

Dear User,
 
The passed weeks were long and you are waiting your money but as the transactions are in progress you will also get your requested money. We apologize for the inconveniences! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Sincerely,
CasiNETo Support Team

12.14.2009


An EnterBet (SBR rating D-) player has stated that it has been 8 months since he last received payment from EnterBet. EnterBet has a history of being unable to pay even modestly sized winners in full and instead establishes payment plans with most bettors. SBR advises that players currently being slow paid cease all wagering activity until EnterBet issues payment.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

WagerWeb selectively enforcing rule on correlated parlays

12.14.2009


On December 7th, WagerWeb (SBR rating C) confiscated $9578.60 from a player, citing their rule against correlated paralys. WagerWeb does not restrict correlated parlays from being accepted via the software, and has admitted to SBR that the rule is selectively enforced. WagerWeb claims the player was warned not to continue placing correlated parlays and that the player ignored the warning. The player denies ever receiving a warning. WagerWeb's selective enforcement allows it to keep winnings from losing players, and confiscate funds from winners. This is a clear case of theft by WagerWeb similar to the unresolved complaints of Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-). WagerWeb also has a history of confiscating winnings citing rules after a players funds have won for a period of time and funds have been at risk. SBR will update this report pending further discussion with WagerWeb management.

Lay104 enters the SBR rating guide at D+.

12.13.2009


The new reduced juice sportsbook is a sister book of BetFirstClass (SBR rating C-). The discounted vig booking model is one of the hardest to sustain, even at -107. Many have tried and very few have survived. As with all businesses the most necessary ingredient with low sales margins is high volume. Unlike Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) and Betfair (SBR rating A+), this is something Lay104 does not have. SBR would expect the group to close the brand if it gained enough popularity and active players to show long term financial forecasts.

12.11.2009


Casineto (SBR rating D) has had its 15th slow pay complaint reach the SBR mailbox. A player describes requesting a $100 wire transfer on October 31st. Casineto owes $5923 to players with the earliest payment request made in July.

SBRpicks handicapping contest registering

12.10.2009


SBRforum has announced a free weekend Action Points Handicapping Contest. The contest will take place on SBRpicks, the proprietary contest platform used in SBR contests.

12.09.2009


On September 5th, IASbet (SBR rating B) closed a player's account and refunded a €4,000 deposit to Moneybookers.  International All Sports claimed the player wagered in 'shared environments' and refused to elaborate further. The player reported today that Moneybookers closed his account and cancelled all transactions of the last 6 weeks. €4,000 was returned to IASBet.com. SBR will investigate into what caused the once deposited funds to be credited back to the sportsbook.

BetSportsWeb slow-pay reports

12.08.2009


BetsSportsWeb (SBR rating D+) has three slow-pay complaints which have been filed with SBR. Three players are owed a total of $26,435. The oldest payment request was made in August. BetSportsWeb has stated that it would attempt to pay players in installments, but for the past three weeks has not done so. BetSportsWeb initially pinned the blame on processor problems, but now appears to be insolvent - BetSportsWeb is unable to do book to book transfers with other sportsbooks based in Costa Rica.

12.08.2009


LegendsSportsbook (SBR rating D-) has allegedly returned the $500 deposit to the player who came across their site from his mobile phone believing it to be Legends (SBR rating A+). The player provided his gaming account to the sportsbook whose ownership is that of the F rated Apex Sports, the clerk acted like the player already had an account and provided WU instructions. | View initial scam report

12.08.2009


Betsson (SBR rating B-) has closed a player's account which had a €250 balance and alleged that money laundering had taken place. Betsson did not inform the player how the conclusion was reached. SBR will inquire as to whether the deposit was refunded or if the entire balance was confiscated.

12.07.2009


BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-) slow pay #48 has been received. A player describes requesting payment of €832 mid-September. BetAfterBet has been largely non-responsive to SBR inquiries, providing only generic updates as to payment delays and refusing to discuss accounts in detail. SBR advises players who maintain balances at BetAfterBet to cease wagering until payments begin to go out. The amount owed by BetAfterBet is estimated to be €33,249 with the oldest payment request intiated on May 10th.

Dimeline addresses bonus dispute

12.07.2009


Dimeline (SBR rating D) has addressed the bonus confiscation report from December 2nd. Dimeline offered a 100% cash bonus, 10X rollover in March prior to the MLB season beginning. The conditions of the bonus were that MLB moneylines were not counted toward this promotion. From March 22nd to April 30th a player wagered $52,678.90, $10,172 of these wagers counted toward his rollover. On April 30th Dimeline closed the players account citing steam and non-recreational play.

Dimeline stated that bonuses are intended for non-recreational players and stated that it would only pay a prorated amount of winnings. SBR's position was that this was not a fair tactic and that Dimeline had no right to the player's earned winnings. Dimeline then made an agreement with the player that should they re-enable his account, if he completes the remainder of his 10X rollover, they would pay all winnings with no proration. At that time the player's winnings were in excess of $13,000. Dimeline stated that the bonus would be paid only if the player ceased steam play and was re-profiled as a recreational bettor. The player completed his rollover and withdrew $9976 in winnings. SBR considers the bonus dispute closed. 

Dimeline addresses bonus dispute

12.07.2009


Dimeline (SBR rating D) has addressed the bonus confiscation report from December 2nd. Dimeline offered a 100% cash bonus, 10X rollover in March prior to the MLB season beginning. The conditions of the bonus were that MLB moneylines were not counted toward this promotion. From March 22nd to April 30th a player wagered $52,678.90, $10,172 of these wagers counted toward his rollover. On April 30th Dimeline closed the players account citing steam and non-recreational play.

Dimeline stated that bonuses are intended for non-recreational players and stated that it would only pay a prorated amount of winnings. SBR's position was that this was not a fair tactic and that Dimeline had no right to the player's earned winnings. Dimeline then made an agreement with the player that should they re-enable his account, if he completes the remainder of his 10X rollover, they would pay all winnings with no proration. At that time the player's winnings were in excess of $13,000. Dimeline stated that the bonus would be paid only if the player ceased steam play and was re-profiled as a recreational bettor. The player completed his rollover and withdrew $9976 in winnings. SBR considers the bonus dispute closed. 

Dimeline addresses bonus dispute

12.07.2009


Dimeline (SBR rating D) has addressed the bonus confiscation report from December 2nd. Dimeline offered a 100% cash bonus, 10X rollover in March prior to the MLB season beginning. The conditions of the bonus were that MLB moneylines were not counted toward this promotion. From March 22nd to April 30th a player wagered $52,678.90, $10,172 of these wagers counted toward his rollover. On April 30th Dimeline closed the players account citing steam and non-recreational play.

Dimeline stated that bonuses are intended for non-recreational players and stated that it would only pay a prorated amount of winnings. SBR's position was that this was not a fair tactic and that Dimeline had no right to the player's earned winnings. Dimeline then made an agreement with the player that should they re-enable his account, if he completes the remainder of his 10X rollover, they would pay all winnings with no proration. At that time the player's winnings were in excess of $13,000. Dimeline stated that the bonus would be paid only if the player ceased steam play and was re-profiled as a recreational bettor. The player completed his rollover and withdrew $9976 in winnings. SBR considers the bonus dispute closed. 

Dimeline addresses bonus dispute

12.07.2009


Dimeline (SBR rating D) has addressed the bonus confiscation report from December 2nd. Dimeline offered a 100% cash bonus, 10X rollover in March prior to the MLB season beginning. The conditions of the bonus were that MLB moneylines were not counted toward this promotion. From March 22nd to April 30th a player wagered $52,678.90, $10,172 of these wagers counted toward his rollover. On April 30th Dimeline closed the players account citing steam and non-recreational play.

Dimeline stated that bonuses are intended for non-recreational players and stated that it would only pay a prorated amount of winnings. SBR's position was that this was not a fair tactic and that Dimeline had no right to the player's earned winnings. Dimeline then made an agreement with the player that should they re-enable his account, if he completes the remainder of his 10X rollover, they would pay all winnings with no proration. At that time the player's winnings were in excess of $13,000. Dimeline stated that the bonus would be paid only if the player ceased steam play and was re-profiled as a recreational bettor. The player completed his rollover and withdrew $9976 in winnings. SBR considers the bonus dispute closed. 

Lines2Bet added to SBR Rating Guide

12.06.2009
Lines2bet.com, which was recently acquired by BetFirstClass (SBR rating C-), has been added to the SBR Rating Guide at D+. The new sportsbook was previously using the turnkey services of BetEagle (SBR rating D+).