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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.

 

SBRforum's Free NCAA bracket Contest Open: $5,000 cash prizes

03.15.2009

 

SBRforum's Free NCAA Bracket Contest OpenSBR forum posters can read contest rules, view scoring system, and then make their tourney selections now. The contest is free to enter. The top 10 scorers will receive $5,000 in cash prizes from contest sponsor, Justbet (SBR rating B+). The first place winner receives $2,000 in their Justbet sportsbook account.

 

Bwin cancels player's winning bet

03.12.2009

Bwin (SBR rating C) cancels player's winning wager; wrongly cites "obvious error" rule SBR's NBA Odds history shows the line was not far from market value and should not have been canceled as an error. It is not uncommon for the sportsbook to make wagering and account errors. Poor customer service on the makes it extremely difficult for players to address bwin disputes. Bwin management routinely works with SBR when inquries are brought to their attention. The player's funds are expected to be returned to him.

 

On Sunday I placed a couple of bets on the NBA match between Orlando and Boston. I heard some news that Boston were resting Rondo and bwin were slow reacting to this news. The bets in bwin were on Orlando +4 and on the moneyline at 2.55. These odds and handicap had been the same all day long and most bookies had +4 or +3.5 orlando and I have bets in other bookies to prove it. By the time it started Orlando were still +2 so not vastly different from what i bet.
I noticed the next day that they had cancelled my wagers. They failed to send me an email telling me. When I enquired asking why they had voided my bets, I got some garbage about "an input error" along with a copy of their rules saying they are allowed to void such errors. This was no input error as they claim and was simply a standard move on team news that happens most days. I find their decision to void my bets grossly unfair.

 

Las Palmas (SBR rating C-) tells SBR three players who complained of payout delays were paid just under $20,000 yesterday

03.10.2009
Las Palmas (SBR rating C-) tells SBR three players who complained of three month withdrawal delays were paid just under $20,000 yesterday. The sportsbook tells SBR that an additional 25 players were also sent their withdrawals. February payout requests remain pending, however LasPalmas and eHorse (SBR rating C-) tell SBR that, though payouts are backlogged, players owed since December and January are now receiving their funds.

03.09.2009

Q: Hi, Do you know any place I can see reviews on betting sytems? thanks

A: SBRforum's Justin7 answers this question and more in this video about systems and buying handicapper picks.

New SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F) victims learn they will likely not be paid

03.08.2009
New SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F) victims learn they will likely not be paid
SBR continues to receive requests for help from players who are unaware that the sportsbook has owed other players for years. SportsbookUSA is owned by Futurebet Gaming which closed many of its hosted sportsbook brands, stiffing players and business partners in the process. A select few of the brands, namely D- rated BetOnUSA and Oddsmaker, are now more than deposit-only sportsbooks. The two sportsbooks partnered with Futurebet in late 2007 shortly after it began shedding debt by stiffing sportsbook website owners it serviced. It then changed its official company name to Igaming Software.
 
SportsbookUSA player: I came across your contact info on a message board. I requested a withdrawal from sportsbookusa.com about a month ago and am getting no response and phone # appears to be disconnected. I have a cousin who works in the industry and he had told me quite awhile back that they were legit. I am concerened now though. Can you help?

BetEpic enters the SBR Rating Guide at C-.

03.06.2009

BetEpic enters the SBR Rating Guide at C-. BetEpic is operated and hosted by WagerWeb (SBR rating C). Epic is currently one of three sportsbooks operated by Costa Rica-based Wagerweb. The sportsbooks use ASI software. | Wagerweb

Bet911 (SBR rating D) pays player owed $1,750 since January, 2008

03.04.2009
Bet911 (SBR rating D) pays player who was owed $1,750 since January, 2008. As was the case last May, Bet911 stated it was under new management and would pay this player. Today, Bet911 provided the player with payment details. Barring further issue receiving payment, SBR considers this case closed. There are currently no other open disputes or claims against Bet911. SBR encourages all Bet911 players to report feedback.

WagerUnit enters the SBR Rating Guide at D+.

03.03.2009
WagerUnit enters the SBR Rating Guide at D+. WagerUnit is the newest turnkey sportsbook  to join the Safari Casino Group. The SafariCasino Group uses its own software called BTG Gaming which works much like its former software provider, Futurebet. WagerUnit and Safari are hosted in Curacao. SBR will reassess the sportsbook after website performance and processing methods are tested. The turnkey sportsbook currently handles its own customer support and financial processing.

03.01.2009
SBR Forum Posters' Poll Open: SBR posters invited to vote for Top Sportsbooks
Through the month of March SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. Posters are invited to give their top three sportsbooks with their highest rated book first. Six points will be awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. After tallying up the final scores, the top five point earners will be displayed at the head of the forum. Vote here

Fiestabet (SBR rating C-) player confirms receiving payment

02.28.2009

Fiestabet (SBR rating C-) player confirms receiving payment of winnings that were initially confiscated. Last week SBR reported on a player's complaint, submitted on February 3rd, that the bulk of his winnings were taken after he was found to be betting the same plays as a friend and fellow Fiestabet user. Fiestabet changed its stance February 19th and agreed to process the original withdrawal requests, which were executed this week. Fiestabet Sportsbook's rating has been raised from D+ to C-.