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HighRollerSportsbetting enters the SBR Rating Guide at F

04.09.2009
HighRollerSportsbetting  enters the SBR Rating Guide at F. HighRoller is the second new EZ Sports Group sportsbook to be rated this week. SBR expects to identify many new sportsbooks from scam operation EZ Sports this month. The group has used a new batch of website domains to hook players through search engines and is offering a turnkey program for new bookmakers.

Congrats to SBRforum poster Pajda

04.07.2009
Congratulations to SBRforum poster Pajda, winner of the first SBR Poker Series. Pajda qualified for the final event with a 4th place finish from poker tourney IV, which had 176 entrants. Pajda’s performance earned cash prizes and 12 leaderboard points. The 12 points were enough to secure a seat in the final championship event. Pajda beat out the other top 24 point earners netting him an 8-seat premium Bodog poker table valued at $2,500, and cash prizes at Bodog (SBR rating B).
Congrats to all posters who made the final Poker Championship event and those who made the final table: Pajda, Kindred, ijustwant2bepaid, aznimportboy, Milwaukee Mike, Shhnake, Diogee, sg1limits, 1E1, and Barelyknower.

SCAM Alert: Bet506 Sportsbook

04.06.2009
SCAM Alert: Bet506 Sportsbook enters the SBR rating Guide at F
Bet506 shares phone numbers with multiple sportsbooks in the EZ Sports Group. The sportsbook recently launched an email marketing campaign offering 25% bonuses and free half point promotions. Players are advised to avoid Bet506 and affiliated sportsbooks.

BoyleSports (not rated) website down 24 hours

04.05.2009
BoyleSports (not rated) website down past 24 hours. The sportsbook website displays a message apologizing for inconvenience caused during "essential maintenance." Players can log in to their sportsbook accounts using the sportsbook's Spanish language website es.boylesports.com.

SBR Forum Posters' poll: Top 5 Sportsbooks March 2009

04.04.2009

SBR Forum Posters' poll: Top 5 Sportsbooks - March 2009 During the month of March posters were asked to list their Top 3 Sportsbooks. Six points were awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. Only voters with 25 or more posts were counted in the final tally. Congratulations to the Top 5 point earners including BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) which took over the top position from Matchbook (SBR rating A). This was SBR's first poster's poll of 2009 (August 2008 results).

1. BetJamaica 251 total points
2. TheGreek Sportsbook 217 total points
3. 5Dimes 181 total points
4. Matchbook 159 total points
5. Pinnacle Sports 148 total points
Complete Results

 

Best Baseball Sportsbooks Updated for 2009 season

04.02.2009
Best Baseball Sportsbooks Chart updated for 2009 MLB Season 
SBR’s Best Baseball Sportsbooks List shows which sportsbooks offer a 10 cent money line, where the money line price breaks, as well as the following:
Reverse Run Lines
5 Inning Lines
Grand Salami Totals
Team Totals
Reduced Juice Totals

Players can search for the best baseball odds on each game in real time at SBROdds.com.

Poker Pro Jean Robert Bellande to compete in tonight's SBR Poker Tourney

04.01.2009
Poker Pro Jean Robert Bellande to compete in tonight's SBR Poker Tourney
Ten SBRforum posters will win cash prizes in tonight's tourney which begins at 9pm EST. Knock out JRB for an additional $200 in prizes! New poker players can still finish high enough to win the points required to make the top 25 earners list. The top 25 poker players earn an entry to the Grand Prize Tourney, Saturday, April 5th. | Register

GoldVictory downgraded to D; sportsbook's response suggest internal business issues

03.31.2009
GoldVictory downgraded to D; sportsbook's response to complaints suggest internal business issues
Gold Victory's latest response is typical of a slow-paying sportsbook that is searching for investors and/or is for sale. Payout complaints continue to arrive daily.
GoldVictory:
Kindly note that GoldVictory will be in position to supply specific information in the coming days. During this stage any information may be used on forums to cause further alarm which is unnecessary. GoldVictory assured each client that all payments will be processed according to the order they where received and that all payments will be processed without any exception. GoldVictory is sorry for the delay and for the trouble that may caused to SBR but at this stage it is inevitable.

March Madness Free Poker Series Event begins in two hours

03.30.2009

 

Tourney #3 in SBRforum's March Madness Free Poker Series begins in two hours Ten SBRforum posters will win cash prizes. New poker players can still finish high enough to win the needed points to make the top 25 earners list. The top 25 poker players earn an entry to the Grand Prize Tourney, Saturday, April 5th. | Register

 

Gold Victory (SBR rating D+) states it is unable to fill four week-old withdrawal requests.

03.29.2009

Gold Victory (SBR rating D+) states it is unable to fill four week-old withdrawal requests. SBR has been contacted by 14 players concerned that they have not yet been paid by GoldVictory.com. Five of these players submitted withdrawal requests in the first few days of March. The second group emailed SBR complaining that they have not received information on withdrawal requests submitted mid-March. GoldVictory.com lists payout times at 48 hours for Neteller and Moneybookers, the e-wallet methods used by all who submitted complaints. Alternate payout methods have not been offered.  SBR has contacted Gold Victory multiple times this month but the book has not addressed its current issues as it has in the past. Gold Victory told some players via email that a "backlog" in withdrawal requests was the reason behind the delay. The vague response leaves players wondering if some type of administrative action is delaying the processing of payment or it the sportsbook simply does not have the funds in its e-wallets. Moneybookers and Neteller can be normally be processed instantly by books servicing only non-US players.  The sum of money owed to these players is over 15,000 euros. GoldVictory also owns Martial Arts betting site, Kickbets (SBR rating D+).

Gold Victory's standard

Tourney #3 in SBRforum's March Madness Poker Series: March 30th

03.27.2009

Tourney #3 in SBRforum's March Madness Free Poker Series: March 30th
Ten SBRforum posters will win cash prizes. New poker players can still win enough points for a chance to make the top 25 and the Grand Prize Tourney Saturday, April 5th. Congrats to Posters LVHerbie and HungQver who won the first and second poker tuorney in the series. | Register

BetJoint (SBR rating C) players moved to Bookmaker (SBR rating A+)

03.26.2009

BetJoint (SBR rating C) players moved to Bookmaker (SBR rating A+). Players can log into their account at Bookmaker.com with their normal BetJoint user ID and password. Bookmaker management tells SBR they expect to have the BetJoint website working on their servers shortly. Condition of Bookmaker taking over BetJoint player balances is a 3 time play-through (rollover) of player funds.

SBR has received three slow-pay complaints from GamblersPalace (SBR rating C)

03.25.2009
SBR has received three slow-pay complaints from GamblersPalace (SBR rating C) players. Each reports the sportsbook failing to pay on quoted dates and has not answered player questions regarding new payment dates.
Player: I have noticed in the forum that players are having issues with Gamblers Palace payouts. I would also like to make a note of my problem. Just before the Superbowl, they declined to take any more action from me. They “promised” that my funds would be returned to my Neteller account within 2 weeks. Nothing has happened – most recently they have asked if I will accept a bankwire, but nothing has come of that either. I have approximately $6,000 in my account there.

Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) backtracks on plans to repay balance confiscation victims

03.24.2009
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) backtracks on plans to repay balance confiscation victims
SBR provided Sportsbook.com with account information for players, who were cheated over the past two years, in hopes that new management would follow through with plans to pay users back for stolen funds. Although some managers at Sportsbook.com want to see this debt cleared, Sportsbook.com tells SBR that board  discussions have stalled and there are currently no plans to pay owed customers. SBR estimates Sportsbook.com and sportsbooks that the group service stole over $500,000.

Forum: Sportsbook.com Reopens Cases | SBR: Sportsbook.com | SBR: Correlated parlay confiscation

bwin (SBR rating C-) agrees to credit 2nd player for canceled wager

03.23.2009

bwin (SBR rating C-) agrees to credit 2nd player for canceled wager
The sportsbook credited the player in the form of a bonus and did not credit all players for winning wagers that were placed after the scheduled start time yet before the game began. These bettors should continue to write to SBR. Any bwin players who have a losing wager that was placed even one minute after the book's listed post time, are also encouraged to contact SBR

SBRforum's March Madness Poker Tourney begins tomorrow

03.22.2009

SBRforum's March Madness Poker Tourney begins tomorrow
SBRforum posters will compete in tomorrow's tournament for cash prizes and the right to be eligible for the main event tournament , April 5th, with over $3,500 in prizes. The first of four events in the series begins tomorrow at 9:05 pm. Players can view prizes, scoring details, and sign-up information here.

eHorse players report payment; large winner continues to wait

03.20.2009
On March 6th, eHorse, part of the LasPalmas Group (SBR rating C-),  states the player's withdrawal will be processed in two weeks. On March 16th, ehorse stated the player will not have his $40,000 withdrawal as he was initially told. The player is told payment will be delayed until "early April". eHorse concedes that the size of his winnings is playing a role in his place in the queue. Both SBR and the player have asked Las Palmas to show the player good faith and provide a partial withdrawal of the size other players are currently receiving. The player has offered to accept a roll-over following a transfer to Bookmaker.com (SBR rating A+). eHorse declined and alluded to sendng a "partial payment" early next month. The player continues  to ask for a portion of his funds  to be sent to Bookmaker or via bank wire now and asks for details about how much he will eventually receive and when.

Free March Madness Contests Open: $10,000 in prizes

03.19.2009

Free NCAA Bracket Contest Open until 12:15 EST
March Madness kicks off shortly after noon today but there is still time to submit your NCAA Bracket selections. SBRforum is hosting a free March Madness Contest, sponsored by Justbet (SBR rating B+), with $5,000 in prizes up for grabs. Register and enter your brackets in minutes. | March Madness Brackets Contest

Free March Madness Poker Series
SBRforum members are invited to register for the first Annual March Madness Poker Series with over $5,000 in prizes. Players are invited to take a seat at the Bodog (SBR rating B) poker tables to win cash prizes in each of four events to that will take place between the rounds of the NCAA Tourney. Poker contestants in each of the four events will also accumulate points. The top 25 point earners will compete in a fith and final poker tourney for cash and a top-quality poker table, valued at $2,500.

bwin (SBR rating C) refuses to refund confiscated NBA wager winnings

03.17.2009
During further discussion bwin changed its reason for canceling the bets from an "obvious line error" to leaving the game on the board after scheduled post time. bwin stated the player placed his wagers between one and five minutes after the game was scheduled to start. Canceling a winning wager after the game due to the fact that the sportsbook left the line up a few extra minutes is unacceptable. The practice allows the sportsbook to take wagers the player does not have a chance of winning. More importanly, SBR has shown bwin management that the game did not start until 8 minutes after the hour (NBA odds history) which is common in the NBA. bwin owes this player funds for his winning wager. The sportsbooks rating is currently under review. Players are encouraged to report all wager grading issues to SportsbookReview.com.

BetDOS enters SBR rating guide at D-

03.16.2009

 

BetDOS enters SBR rating guide at D- BetDos is serviced by "Max," who formerly hosted and serviced scam sportsbooks AtlantisBets and DunHillCasino, and owned and operated BetBones and Premiumbettor. Max now uses his resources to service new sportsbooks--one being BetFirstClass (SBR rating D). BetFirstClass ownership was unaware of BetDos but the sportsbooks share the same IP address and database server. A username from one of the sportsbooks will also work on the other book's website. BetDos has not yet answered SBR's inquiries. As with all new turnkey sportsbooks, BetDos should be avoided.