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Free SBRforum Contests: Registration Open

06.09.2009


SBRforum has an a new slate of free handicapping contests for the month of June.
NBA Finals Betting Contest  is accepting entries until the Game 3 tipoff tonight. The contest runs through the end of the NBA Finals.
SBR forum is also offering a UFC 99 Handicapping Contest which has a $210 prize-pool. Entries will be accepted until June 13th at 3:00pm EST.
Posters are also invited to bring their poker faces for Thursday night's SBR poker freeroll with $500 in prizes up for grabs.
In the mood for some baseball action? Our weekly MLB Parlay-A-Day Contest kicks off Wednesday June 10th. There is also an MLB Pick 3 contest registering until June 14th. These contests are worth $500 total! In addition to these, SBR Contests MLB Moneyline contest is in full swing for June. The contest has a $1000 prize-pool, see SBR Contests for more details.

Totesport (SBR rating B-) pays player owed 125£ for 5 month old dispute

06.05.2009


On January 29th, 2009 SBR reported that a player had wagered 125 Sterling on Wolverhampton +1 goals at a price of +433. Once the game concluded, Totesport informed the player the line was an "input error," or bad line, and reversed the spread, making his wager a loser. The player reports today that the 125£ lost on this wager was credited by Totesports to his bank account.

Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR Rating D+) threatens to confiscate player’s funds because he made negative comments about the book

06.04.2009

Dimeline Sports (SBR Rating D+) threatens to confiscate player’s funds because he made negative comments about the book.
Dimeline Sportsbook  threatened to confiscate a player's winnings of $4,450 because he posted negative remarks at SBRforum. The player complained that Dimeline was unable to pay him through Moneybookers, his method of deposit, and  agreed to instead accept a check. On June 3rd the withdrawal request was accepted and scheduled to be processed. On June 4th Dimeline Sportsbook management discovered the player's statements, and demanded that he issue a retraction if he wanted his money. Dimeline then cancelled the withdrawal as the player refused to retract his statements. The player has been locked out of his account. SBR has verified the player's report with DimeLine. The player is hopeful the sportsbook will again process his payment tomorrow and put an end to the unprofessional behavior.

Dimeline Sports Update: Bonus and winnings confiscations
Three players originally filed complaints that the sportsbook had confiscated bonuses and winnings. The sportsbook pointed to the fact that the players, though they wagered over $100,000 and had their limits lowered, were not recreational and were undeserving of their deposit bonuses. The end result was removal of bonus funds while being forced to complete the rollovers that accompanied the promotions. If the players refused to continue wagering they were told their winnings "from the bonuses" would be withheld. The confiscations went on to effect seven players who all elected to bet their money per management instead of giving up a portion of their winnings. DimeLine Sports now has a history of holding funds hostage and treating players unfairly.

Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR Rating D+) threatens to confiscate player’s funds because he made negative comments about the book

06.04.2009

Dimeline Sports (SBR Rating D+) threatens to confiscate player’s funds because he made negative comments about the book.
Dimeline Sportsbook  threatened to confiscate a player's winnings of $4,450 because he posted negative remarks at SBRforum. The player complained that Dimeline was unable to pay him through Moneybookers, his method of deposit, and  agreed to instead accept a check. On June 3rd the withdrawal request was accepted and scheduled to be processed. On June 4th Dimeline Sportsbook management discovered the player's statements, and demanded that he issue a retraction if he wanted his money. Dimeline then cancelled the withdrawal as the player refused to retract his statements. The player has been locked out of his account. SBR has verified the player's report with DimeLine. The player is hopeful the sportsbook will again process his payment tomorrow and put an end to the unprofessional behavior.

Dimeline Sports Update: Bonus and winnings confiscations
Three players originally filed complaints that the sportsbook had confiscated bonuses and winnings. The sportsbook pointed to the fact that the players, though they wagered over $100,000 and had their limits lowered, were not recreational and were undeserving of their deposit bonuses. The end result was removal of bonus funds while being forced to complete the rollovers that accompanied the promotions. If the players refused to continue wagering they were told their winnings "from the bonuses" would be withheld. The confiscations went on to effect seven players who all elected to bet their money per management instead of giving up a portion of their winnings. DimeLine Sports now has a history of holding funds hostage and treating players unfairly.

Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR Rating D+) threatens to confiscate player’s funds because he made negative comments about the book

06.04.2009

Dimeline Sports (SBR Rating D+) threatens to confiscate player’s funds because he made negative comments about the book.
Dimeline Sportsbook  threatened to confiscate a player's winnings of $4,450 because he posted negative remarks at SBRforum. The player complained that Dimeline was unable to pay him through Moneybookers, his method of deposit, and  agreed to instead accept a check. On June 3rd the withdrawal request was accepted and scheduled to be processed. On June 4th Dimeline Sportsbook management discovered the player's statements, and demanded that he issue a retraction if he wanted his money. Dimeline then cancelled the withdrawal as the player refused to retract his statements. The player has been locked out of his account. SBR has verified the player's report with DimeLine. The player is hopeful the sportsbook will again process his payment tomorrow and put an end to the unprofessional behavior.

Dimeline Sports Update: Bonus and winnings confiscations
Three players originally filed complaints that the sportsbook had confiscated bonuses and winnings. The sportsbook pointed to the fact that the players, though they wagered over $100,000 and had their limits lowered, were not recreational and were undeserving of their deposit bonuses. The end result was removal of bonus funds while being forced to complete the rollovers that accompanied the promotions. If the players refused to continue wagering they were told their winnings "from the bonuses" would be withheld. The confiscations went on to effect seven players who all elected to bet their money per management instead of giving up a portion of their winnings. DimeLine Sports now has a history of holding funds hostage and treating players unfairly.

Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR Rating D+) threatens to confiscate player’s funds because he made negative comments about the book

06.04.2009

Dimeline Sports (SBR Rating D+) threatens to confiscate player’s funds because he made negative comments about the book.
Dimeline Sportsbook  threatened to confiscate a player's winnings of $4,450 because he posted negative remarks at SBRforum. The player complained that Dimeline was unable to pay him through Moneybookers, his method of deposit, and  agreed to instead accept a check. On June 3rd the withdrawal request was accepted and scheduled to be processed. On June 4th Dimeline Sportsbook management discovered the player's statements, and demanded that he issue a retraction if he wanted his money. Dimeline then cancelled the withdrawal as the player refused to retract his statements. The player has been locked out of his account. SBR has verified the player's report with DimeLine. The player is hopeful the sportsbook will again process his payment tomorrow and put an end to the unprofessional behavior.

Dimeline Sports Update: Bonus and winnings confiscations
Three players originally filed complaints that the sportsbook had confiscated bonuses and winnings. The sportsbook pointed to the fact that the players, though they wagered over $100,000 and had their limits lowered, were not recreational and were undeserving of their deposit bonuses. The end result was removal of bonus funds while being forced to complete the rollovers that accompanied the promotions. If the players refused to continue wagering they were told their winnings "from the bonuses" would be withheld. The confiscations went on to effect seven players who all elected to bet their money per management instead of giving up a portion of their winnings. DimeLine Sports now has a history of holding funds hostage and treating players unfairly.

06.03.2009

GoldVictory no-pays continue; LGA of Malta states it is taking legal action
GoldVictory (SBR Rating F) players continue to report no-pay complaints to SBR. The F rated sportsbook currently owes over a reported $100,000 in player funds. The Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (LGA) stated that legal action has been taken against a director of Gold Victory Limited. The criminal proceedings are to take place in the Maltese Law Courts

 

 

LasPalmas continues to slow-pay large balance holders

06.02.2009
Four players report being owed a total of $35,000 since February or earlier. The payout requests were made by both bank wire and bank check. Las Palmas is currently unable to transfer funds from its Bookmaker.com (SBR rating A+) account to the player's as it has in the past. SBR has confirmed that LasPalmas bettors who have made small withdrawal requests after these players received their funds. | Las Palmas Group Sportsbooks

SBRforum adds Daily Contest and Event Calendar

06.01.2009

SBRforum posters can check in daily for free contests and updates on events such as the SBR Bash, August 2009. The month of June will offer over 20 Free Handicapping Contests and Poker Tournaments.

05.30.2009

Globet Sport (SBR rating D+) wrongly cancels a player's winning 10 Euro wager on the Boston Red Sox after the game was completed. The book initially told the player his wager was past-posted, even though it was made six hours before the May 28th game between Boston and Minnesota began. The book accidentally applied the start-time of the wrong game from a previous day when canceling the player's winning wager. When the player pointed out the book's error, GlobetSport refused to fix the problem, citing rule 4.2: "Globet reserves the right to refuse the whole or any part of any bet request for any reason". SBR is attempting to contact management on behalf of the player.

EZbets (SBR rating D-) agrees to credit player

05.30.2009
EZbets (SBR rating D-) management agrees to credit player for canceled winning bet on the 4th quarter of a regular season NBA basketball game. The details of the dispute were reported on SBR yesterday.

EZBets Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) cancels players winning NBA wager

05.29.2009

EZBets (SBR rating D-) sportsbook voids $2,727 winning wager
EZbets voided a winning wager on the 4th quarter of a Denver Nuggets Basketball game. EZbets and the Sportsbook.com Group which services it, routinely offers NBA wager before each quarter. Management at EZbets says the wager was listed incorrectly, referencing the third quarter which was already completed:
Nuggets4Q
Trailblazers3Q

The player questions what the result would have been if his wager had lost. Player:
 

I placed a wager on the 4th quarter Nuggets vs Trailblazers OVER 48 (Bet ID 279316418)Risking $3000 to win $2727.27. The wager was graded as NO ACTION although the line was correct and posted after the end of the 3rd quarter. They claim the line was incorrect and posted as:
xxxNuggets4Q
xxxTrailblazers3Q
I have also lost wagers on the same game 1st half, 2nd quarter and 3rd quarter. ALL were graded as losing wagers for a total of about $4000 (they claim that all these wagers was posted correctly). Although it was posted as xxxTrailblazers3Q, the line was intended to be for the 4th quarter as there is the xxx in front of Trailblazers, also the time frame indicates that this wagers was for the 4th quarter total. If it was for the third quarter, it would have said xx instead of xxx as it was on my 3rd quarter wager which said xx. These guys know exactly that this should have been graded as a winning wager,but just deny it. They are the most dishonest sportsbook ever. this happened also several times with me grading winning wagers as NO ACTION IN THE PAST claimimg that it was a past posted, specially with the wagers to win a big amount of money. Please help me with this issue as soon as you can...

05.28.2009

Sister books, Sportsbetting.com, Racebook, and Win4Real confiscate player's winnings and deposits
The player opened accounts at all three sportsbooks in June of 2008, depositing and playing consistently for five months. In November his accounts, which showed a profit of approximately $20,000, were frozen. The sportsbook cited a rule saying the player could only have an account at one sportsbook in the Sportsbetting.com Group. SBR has advised the sportsbook to pay the player for all wagers it booked  since the player's funds were at risk. Bookmakers should have the ability to limit a player's action but should not retroactively void winning bets. Thus far Sportsbetting
(SBR rating C-)Win4Real (SBR rating C-) and Racebook (SBR rating C-) have not agreed to pay the player for winning wagers, or even the winnings on the first of the thr

Evebet (not rated) voids player's four month old winning wager

05.25.2009

Evebet (not rated) voids player's four month old winning futures wager

 

I placed a bet on 12th January, 2009 for £200 at odds 2.60 on Manchester United to win the English Premier League (Soccer).
At the time they were quoting the best odds on the market for this and to be honest the odds quoted were quite generous but not ridiculously so.
The market was decided 24 hours ago in my favour and I should have seen returns of £520 to my account.
However, to my amazement the bet was cancelled immediately upon the result being known and the £200 stake returned to my balance.
If they feel they made an error on the line they should have cancelled it at the time but we are talking 4 months ago when placed.
The bet ID is 563XXX - for some reason in the text of the bet it shows Sunderland v Tottenham as well as Soccer - League Winner - Manchester United at 2.6 but this is just a transposed piece of text which happens on their site, I don't know why.
I also placed a bet on Real Madrid in March to win the Spanish League at odds 7.00 which was also decided yesterday - this bet was a loser and the odds for this were again slightly generous at the time but, unsurprisingly , this was treated as a lost bet.

SBR has emailed Evebet asking why it has not honored the wager or credited the player for winnings at what it believes to be the correct market price. The player also complained that Evebet has not answered his emails on the matter.

 

05.23.2009

BetCities and IrishGambling enter SBR Rating Guide at F
The sportsbooks are on a platform and turnkey service called GameCities. Gamecities is a sub-licensee of Futurebet. On Thursday SBR reported that a BetCities player was robbed of his winnings. New victims are likely to come forward. SBR will investigate the small sportsbook company host and index related betting sites in the SBR rating Guide. GameCities tries to make money by offering a poor sportsbook product to website owners. After they sell the setup and service to new "sportsbook owners" support may stop or is very poor. Its parent company uses the same scam on larger players and has robbed its webmasters leaving them unable to pay their players. | BetCities enters rating guide

05.22.2009

Canbet canceled 27 correlated NCAA football parlays on different games; downgraded to C+
SBR has discussed the case numerous times with management in recent months. Canbet states that their software has never accepted correlated parlays where the point spread exceeds 33% of the total, and that the string of bets were accepted due to "operator error." Management also stated they believe the player was aware of this as he bet more than his average stake size and also deposited larger amounts to take advantage of these plays. Canbet: