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Wild Card Matchup: Colts vs. Chargers

12.29.2008

SBRforum's Justin7 previews the January 3rd Wild Card match-up between the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts | watch
For more game previews click the video icon link next to each match-up on www.SBRodds.com .

Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) to no-action if-win wagers on same game

12.27.2008
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) to no-action if-win wagers on same game
A player complained that his $28,000 account was frozen after a payout request. Sportsbook.com was reviewing his wager history. The player explained that he made numerous if-win wagers on the same game giving him an unfair advantage. He and Sportsbook.com have agreed the best solution was to cancel all wagers made in that manner. Sportsbook.com states that all players who made if-win bets on the same game will have their wagers canceled and that balances will be adjusted this weekend. Players who made losing same-game if-win wagers should verify that they received a credit adjustment for those losses.

B rated veteran sportsbook to be acquired shortly.

12.24.2008
Veteran B rated sportsbook to be acquired shortly. Sources tell SBR a deal is near completion and its users will be informed shortly. Players in this sportsbook can expect a similar betting experience and interface after accounts are imported.

BCS Bowl: Margin of Victory Contest Open

12.23.2008

BCS Bowl: Margin of Victory Contest
Each SBR poster is invited to pick 10 teams in the BCS Margin of Victory Contest. The picks will be scored against the spread as they would for action points wagers. The teams that have the highest margin of victory will earn the contestant the highest amount of points.

HeroesCasino (SBR rating C) vs. player

12.22.2008
HeroesCasino (SBR rating C) vs. player
A Heroes player reported winning $34,748 playing blackjack in the casino before requesting a payout on December 6th. Heroes Casino management stated that an "extreme win/loss ratio" prompted the sportsbook to believe the player used some form of robot or assisting program to beat the casino software. Heroes states that the use of a "robot" is cheating and is currently having the play reviewed by third parties. SBR will follow the player's dispute and report on HeroesCasino's conclusions.

The Heroes' rules page states that robot/auto-play is not allowed and is grounds for canceling winnings. The rule does not refer to collecting data, or using a program assisting in doing so, in an effort to find software patterns. The player discusses recording table history on pen and pad.
All Casino and Sportsbook wagers must be placed through the user interface provided by Heroes Casino on its website or through the web browser. Any wagering through other means, including the use of a "robot" player, is strictly prohibited. In the event that use of non-approved client software is detected, Heroes Casino reserves the right to invalidate all such wagers retroactively, cancel the Player's account, or take any other appropriate counteraction. Players found using multiple browsers and/or found attempting to manipulate or ascertain information concerning the Casino software will forfeit all winnings and their accounts will be terminated.
HeroesCasino's rules page (rule 8) also makes a vague reference to "employing a system."

Bet911 sportsbook player receives payment prior to more delays

12.21.2008

Bet911 (SBR rating D-) $10,000 winner reported initial success with a $1,000 installment plan that began in October, but the sportsbook failed to pay over the last month. The player first complained in June that Bet911 was unable to pay $10,000 without explanation. Owed 911 players are concerned that their chances to be paid will end with along with the busiest part of the year, football season.
Player: My contact does keep me informed. Apparently, money is tight. simple as that.  At the moment i am hoping payments will begin again soon.

Initial feedback from users of new sportsbook Evebet (not rated) negative

12.20.2008
Initial feedback from users of new sportsbook Evebet (not rated) negative
Players report poor customer service and an inability to engage in communication with the sportsbook. The most recent complaint comes from a player who wagered on a Mexican basketball game. Evebet canceled the player's bet one day after it won without explanation and has not replied to requests for details on why the bet was voided.
 
Player two: Dear Bill Dozer, I was advised to mail you about this case. I was betting with evebet.com less than 2 months. I would like you to know that their services are really the poorest I have ever met. Too much problems with withdrawals and stake dessisions. But real problem is that 5 days ago they locked  my account and my $5100.  They told me that I have some problems with credit card but I have never used any credit card with them only moneybookers. then I mailed to moneybookers and they checked my account and everything was normal with it. they mailed to evebet and explained them that there was no any problems with my account after what evebet mailed us that they will unlock my account as soon as possible. 2 days passed and account is still locked I can see my  money in balance line but I can't withdraw or make any bets

Worldwidebet is added to the SBR rating guide at F

12.20.2008

WorldWideBet added to the SBR rating guide at F. WorldWideBet.com is one of the many mass produced sportsbook brands from scam operation, Futurebet. Futurebet will use its white label program to target bettors who don't realize the new books are affiliated with the notorious scam artists. SBR will continue to search for new futurebet-serviced sportsbooks and immediately warn readers.

XtremeBluff enters the SBR Rating Guide at C-

12.18.2008
XtremeBluff enters the SBR Rating Guide at C-. XtremeBluff is a sportsbook and poker room that left problem operator, Futurebet, to join the Safari Casino Group. The Safari Casino Group uses software it calls BTG Gaming and works much like its former software provider Futurebet. XtremeBluff and Safari are hosted in Curacao.

10Bet (SBR rating C) credit player 406.24 Euro for wrongly canceled wager.

12.17.2008

10Bet (SBR rating C) credits player 406.24 Euros for a wrongly canceled wager. The player reported to SBR that 10Bet canceled multiple bets after the line moved in his favor. The sportsbook originally told the player and SBR that there was a gross obvious error with the two moneyline prices reversed. The player bet on Burscough who were playing against Redditch on November 29th. Any other players who made a canceled 10Bet wager on this match are encouraged to contact SBR.

BetGun (SBR rating D+) players report sportsbook confiscation

12.16.2008

Three unrelated BetGun (SBR rating D+) players report confiscation of winnings as well as deposits. The sportsbook claims each account holder shares an IP address with another user. BetGun justifies its action by simply stating that this is a "very serious rule violation." BetGun has not cooperated with SBR or players when asked for wagering and account user history.

Handicapping Contest Winner Corwned

12.15.2008
SBRforum 128-man handicapping tournament: Congratulations Cavstime09!
Cavstime09 takes home $1250 in prizes after his 9-6 record and +2.62 unit victory over poster mr. leisure in the finals. Mr. leisure is SBRforum's second place finisher and takes home $750 for a great run leading up to a 7-6 record in finals. | Join SBRforum Bracket Tourney III

New 10bet (SBR rating C) complaint of canceled wagers after line moves in player's favor

12.13.2008

New 10bet (SBR rating C) complaint of canceled wagers after line moves in player's favor

 

Player:
I placed 5 bets on (Redditch United vs Burscough - Full MoneyLine Burscough +340) odds from +340 to +320 10bet accepted more bets but lower odds. The payout % at 10bet was about 90% and the odds was in line with the market, but when the market started to move 10bet canceled all bets, saying that they had mistyped odds.
The sportsbook states they canceled the wager due to an error listing which team was home and which was visiting. 10bet "typing mistakes" have been costly to players in the past. The majority of negative feedback from 10bet users references some type of canceled bet or error in the way the wager was listed.

 

BamaSportsbook enters SBR Rating Guide at D-

12.12.2008

BamaSportsbook enters SBR Rating Guide at D-
BamaSportsbook is the fourth Goto Entertainment sportsbook to enter the SBR rating Guide this month. The group is developing many new websites in an effort to allow its staff and marketers to better target players in specific states. The Costa Rican-based operation is currently slow-paying multiple large winners.

Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) no longer offering full featured racebook

12.11.2008
Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) will no longer offer full featured racebook
Due to the various changes in the North American racing industry, Pinnacle Sports finds itself in a position where we are unable to offer horse racing to our satisfaction. This, added to the declining interest of our clients in racing in general, has prompted us to discontinue wagering on daily North American horse racing as of Mon. 15th Dec. 2008.
Pinnacle Sports' racebook has experienced a decline in volume since the company stopped servicing United States-based players nearly two years ago. Pinnacle is expected to continue to focus and expand in other markets such as tennis and soccer.

BetWay (SBR rating D-) still using bait-n-switch tactics with

12.10.2008
BetWay (SBR rating D-) still using bait-n-switch tactics with
A player made a deposit with Betway in July of 2008. After wagering his free-play and making several more bets, the player attempted to cash out. Betway confiscated his 40 Euros in winnings, claiming that the player abused a bonus. There is no indication that the player cheated. Betway is not responding to SBR's most recent inquiries. | Previous Betway reports

Congratulations to Beat The Prick Season winners!

12.09.2008

Congratulations to Beat The Prick Season winners
Sininster Cat took $456 in weekly prizes and was the high scorer on the season for another $2,500. SexyMit took 2nd place on the season for $1,500 and $498 in weekly prizes. Poster gerry came in third overall to take $1,000 and earned $589 beating the Prick with his weekly picks. SBRforum and SBRcontests thank all participants and congratulate the more than 150 contestants who won weekly prizes this season.

More Contests: NBA On The Money | Free Handicapping Tournament

VAcasino enters the SBR rating guide at D-

12.06.2008
VAcasino enters the SBR rating guide at D-. VAcasino is part of the GoTo Entertainment Group. Goto's flagship sportsbook, Enterbet was lowered to D- in July after a third slow-paid player was put on a payment plan. That player has received two monthly installments of $500 each and is waiting for the third installment that was due in August. GoTo Entertanment is located in San Jose, Costa Rica.