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12.27.2009


A Casineto (SBR rating D) player has written to SBR that a $60 withdrawal made from the Casineto poker room has yet to be processed. The withdrawal request was initiated in early November. Casineto has 16 slow pays that have been reported to SBR, with the oldest payment request made in July. The total amount owed has increased to $5983.

Dimeline addresses recent slow pay complaint

12.25.2009


On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.

Dimeline addresses recent slow pay complaint

12.25.2009


On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.

Dimeline addresses recent slow pay complaint

12.25.2009


On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.

Dimeline addresses recent slow pay complaint

12.25.2009


On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.

12.24.2009


Internet1x2 (SBR rating D+) has been down for ten days. On December 15th, arrests were made by Israeli police of five people in management positions at Internet1x2. The following is reported by Ynet News: 

"Police detectives on Tuesday uncovered an illegal online gambling network, which they suspect was operating via the website internet1x2.com. At the end of a lengthy undercover investigation, police arrested five people suspecting of operating an offshoot online gambling network directed at Israeli gamblers."

The article goes on to state that part of the operation was based in Israel, with servers suspected to have been maintained in Eastern Europe. Internet1x2's website displays a message to bettors that the website is undergoing maintenance. SBR will continue to monitor the situation and report as more information comes in.

12.23.2009


Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) has deactivated  a player's account that made a withdrawal request of $1500. The player accepted a $50 mailer promo offer, and began to bet with the promotional cash and rolled his balance to more than $1500.  The player stated that he researched the free bet conditions and to the best of his knowledge was not in violation of Oddsmakers stringent fine-print.  Oddsmaker has not shed insight into why the account was suspended, and has only stated that the proper department was handling the case. Oddsmaker has a long and continued history of sending out free bet promotions with non-standard and often times hidden wagering terms. Oddsmaker's track record in situations such as these lend little hope to players being paid their balances should even a single exotic wager or parlay have been placed.

New Dimeline Sportsbook slow pay

12.22.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint has been filed with SBR. A player requested $1800 via check on October 21st. His request is still pending. The player describes attempting to withdraw $2000 prior to this request by Moneybookers, that request was cancelled as Dimeline has experienced difficulty paying customers out via Moneybookers. SBR will speak with Dimeline for an update on this latest slow pay complaint. One other player is waiting for a $4000 payout. Dimeline has stated that player should receive a check by the first week in January.

New Dimeline Sportsbook slow pay

12.22.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint has been filed with SBR. A player requested $1800 via check on October 21st. His request is still pending. The player describes attempting to withdraw $2000 prior to this request by Moneybookers, that request was cancelled as Dimeline has experienced difficulty paying customers out via Moneybookers. SBR will speak with Dimeline for an update on this latest slow pay complaint. One other player is waiting for a $4000 payout. Dimeline has stated that player should receive a check by the first week in January.

New Dimeline Sportsbook slow pay

12.22.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint has been filed with SBR. A player requested $1800 via check on October 21st. His request is still pending. The player describes attempting to withdraw $2000 prior to this request by Moneybookers, that request was cancelled as Dimeline has experienced difficulty paying customers out via Moneybookers. SBR will speak with Dimeline for an update on this latest slow pay complaint. One other player is waiting for a $4000 payout. Dimeline has stated that player should receive a check by the first week in January.

New Dimeline Sportsbook slow pay

12.22.2009


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint has been filed with SBR. A player requested $1800 via check on October 21st. His request is still pending. The player describes attempting to withdraw $2000 prior to this request by Moneybookers, that request was cancelled as Dimeline has experienced difficulty paying customers out via Moneybookers. SBR will speak with Dimeline for an update on this latest slow pay complaint. One other player is waiting for a $4000 payout. Dimeline has stated that player should receive a check by the first week in January.

Congratulations to Beat The Prick contest winners

12.22.2009


Congratulations to SBRforum poster "kroyrunner89" for winning $5,000 in the Beat The Prick NFL/NCAAF handicapping contest. The contest ran for 15 weeks of the NFL season and was hosted on SBRpicks.com. SBRpicks is a proprietary contest site that has many free contests for forum members to enroll in.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.21.2009

On 12/14, SBR reported on WagerWeb (SBR rating C-) confiscating $9578.60 from a player that had wagered multiple correlated parlays. The player is a long-time bettor with WagerWeb and placed numerous correlated parlays dating from August 29th to October 24th. On October 29th the player inquired about initiating a withdrawal via bank wire. At this point WagerWeb began a five week auditing process which culminated in deducting $9578.60 in winnings citing correlated parlay play.

WagerWeb has a rule which outlaws correlated bets. The rule states WagerWeb does not accept any bet that is considered a correlated multiple, or parlay. WagerWeb uses ASI software, which has the ability to limit the correlation percentage of same-game pointspread to total parlays. WagerWeb chose not to exercise this software function and instead accepted the players parlay wagers.

12.20.2009


Linesmaker (SBR rating C-) has been down for the past 48 hours. Linesmaker staff has attributed the downtime to connectivity issues with its network service provider. Players can contact Linesmaker to attain the address for its mirror site to place bets while the main site is down. Linesmaker.com is a member of the Jazette family of sportsbooks.

SBRpicks announces 5,000 Point Christmas contest

12.19.2009


SBRforum has announced a 5000 point Christmas contest. The handicapping contest is entirely free to play, and is being hosted on SBRpicks.com, SBR's proprietary contest platform.

BalkanBet rating initiated at C-

12.17.2009


Editor's update: BalkanBet is now operating as EFBet.

BalkanBet (SBR rating C-) has been added to the SBR sportsbook rating guide. BalkanBet's sportsbook has been in operation since June 7th of 2008. US, Maltese, and Macedonian residents are not permitted to open an account with BalkanBet. The sportsbook is located in Malta and licensed by the Loterries and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Malta. Players should be advised that multiple high-risk, slow-pay betting sites have emerged from Malta in recent years, such as the now defunct BetOnBet (SBR rating F), BetChance (SBR rating F), and slow pay sportsbook BetAfterBet (SBR rating D-).