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05.25.2007
The Gala Coral Group, Coral (SBR rating A-) and Eurobet (SBR rating A-), will close accounts from a long list of countries on June 1st. The list includes Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Costa Rica. Customer service has told players that they are forced to make these changes in order to comply with the European Union. For the full list of newly restricted countries: Read more

05.24.2007
Ready2Bet (SBR rating D) leaves host provider, 724Sports; off-line since yesterday. The sportsbook is expected to join a new service provider within the next few days. 724Sports (SBR rating C+) ownership tells SBR that they stand for player balances at the sportsbook's they provide service for. Read2bet will be reevaluated when players can access their acounts.

SportsCallCenter F.A. facilitates scam

05.22.2007
SportsCallCenter F.A. refuses to assist scammed player. SportsCallCenter F.A. claims it has nothing to do with scam operation Palacebet (SBR rating F) saying it only services the website. However, Placebet is hosted on SportsCallCenter F.A. servers, uses SportsCallCenter F.A. clerks and handles all financial transactions for the "sportsbook owner." The player as well as SBR has contacted SportsCallCenter F.A. management verifying they are aware of the situation and asking for assistance in recovering the player's deposit, which SportsCallCenter F.A. had picked up via Western Union. Management refused to refund the user's deposit claiming the player must speak to the off-site third party that referred him.

05.21.2007
Former Betcorp White Label, AcesAce downgraded from C- to D-. All Betcorp sportsbook accounts were taken over by Bodog Sportsbook (SBR rating A) last November. The website owner has since moved the book to problem sportsbook operator, Futurebet.

Wager123 Sportsbook should be avoided

05.20.2007
Player reports solicitation from Wager123 (SBR rating F). Wager123 is run by the same operation that owned defunct sportsbooks, BringMeVegas (SBR rating F) and AnyTimeWager (SBR rating F).

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.19.2007
Player vs. WagerWeb (SBR rating B-): Multiple Account Dispute
SBR Mediator, Justin concludes review of multiple account dispute. SBR reviewed the player's wagering activity, the sportsbook's terms and conditions and the action taken against the player.

The player and Wagerweb agree to most of the facts. The player deposited $5000, and collected a $1000 cash bonus, in addition to a $1500 free play bonus (which lost). The player placed a series of bets over a week, meeting his rollover and running his balance up to $11,793. The player asked for a withdrawal, and the book refused, claiming the player abused bonuses, and would have lost his entire deposit but for the bonus.

Full Report: Player vs. WagerWeb

05.18.2007

Playing24Hours (SBR rating F) refutes SBR report despite evidence; claims it is under new management. The sportsbook continues to call players offering large bonuses while using slow-moving lines. Players are strongly advised to pass on these too-good-to-be-true offers.

Playing24Hours: Playing24hours is former play24hours, under a new management thats why the partnertship that own this company, decide to change the name of the company, we use to offer our customers a 100% bonus with an 11 time rollover now we are offering a 50% bonus with a 7 time rollover so that means that we are not offering higher bonuses as you write in your review about us.

Soccer sportsbook, Internet1x2 exits SBR Blacklist

05.17.2007
Internet1x2 upgraded from D to D+. The sportsbook has avoided serious payout complaints for nearly five months and remains in good standing with its bettors. Players who have requested Neteller payouts for over $1,000 have found that they must supply banking details and accept a bank wire in order to receive payment.

05.15.2007
4SportsPicks (SBR rating F) owner back accepting deposits and marketing under new name, Playing24Hours. 4SportsPicks bounced around Costa Rica creating new debt with both players and operating providers before the site closed to the general public, serving only credit players out of the SportsCallCenter F.A. facility. The sportsbook, which also uses the domain Play24.forsportspicks.com, has been calling bettors from their old client lists offering large bonuses. Playing24Hours has entered the SBR Rating Guide at F.

SBRforum Baseball Handicapping Contest

05.14.2007

 

SBRforum's Baseball Contest in full swing; still time to enterPoster facasto has the lead with a 19-4 mark (+15.12 units), but coming up fast is Shooter who is off to a perfect 10-0 start, good enough for a 10.17 unit profit.  Hoping to make up some ground on the leaders are fixer (17-6, 9.35 units), oakas (12-3, 8.59 units) and BigDaddy (18-8, 8.37 units). New contestants have time to enter and compete for the monthly prize. See contest details in the

LuckyStreetCasino Sportsbook may be worse than bad luck

05.13.2007
LuckyStreetCasino is the newest fly-by-night gaming site from Interactive Gaming Systems to enter the SBR Rating Guide at F. IGS is known for selling turnkey start-up licencese to small investors who hope to get rich overnight. When the book fails to make money and/or attract players, the disgruntled owner refuses to further fund his investment. IGS support will then tell the player that they only operate the site for an owner who refuses to pay. The company is better known to users by its customer service name, PlayerCenter.

WorldBet No-Pays Continue

05.12.2007
One month after a rare resolution to a Worldbet (SBR rating F) withdrawal complaint, two users file new no-pay complaints. Despite no-pay history, SBR will again attempt to inquire on player's behalf.
 
Player: Dear SBR team, I am writing you about my problems with worldbet. I have an account on their website worldbet.com I have won some money(4500 EURO)and I have made a withdraw 12 Mar,2007 and since than I have no word from them I keep writing emails and sending faxes but nothing! I don't know what to do. I see that a lot of people have the same problem and this is making me worried. I hope that you can help me! If you have any information that I can use please contact me on this email. I grateful for any assistance.

PalaceBet SCAM

05.11.2007
PalaceBet: Scam sportsbook ran by Scamdicappers and SportsCallCenter F.A.
The Con: Fake professional handicappers refer players to Palacebet. The player signs up at the site and sends his deposit to PalaceBet. His balance is instantly controlled by the pro handicappers, who are referred to by the book's customer service as "the player's Sports Advisors."  The bettor is then promised a line of credit so he can bet larger sums on the "advisors' syndicate picks." He is told he must cover a $4,000 transaction cost for a bank wire from the touts to his account (which never occurs since the book simply adjusts the available balance in the software) and is promised it will be reimbursed to him upon cashing out. If the player is lucky enough to survive the "syndicate picks" that are designed to eat away his bankroll, he is asked to deposit another $4,000 in transaction fees before he can have access to his funds including the money he deposited. A player who complained to SBR is told he must pay $4,000 to keep his account active after winning $20,000. PalaceBet is hosted and serviced by SportsCallCenter F.A. in Costa Rica and also services DreamWager (SBR rating D-). The operation briefly serviced 4Sportspicks (SBR rating F) (until January 2007) and previously hosted defunct BigDaveSports.

BetCRIS.com website down

05.11.2007
BetCRIS (SBR rating A+) experiencing technical difficulty. Bettors can access their accounts by logging in through Bookmaker.com or by calling 1-800-290-7951. BetCris.com is expected to be functioning normally tomorrow.

Restitution for Skytower Sportsbook victims?

05.10.2007
SBR receives two no-pay complaints from SkyTower (SBR rating D) users, dating back to 2002. SkyTower and sister book GamblersPalace (SBR rating D) will be reevaluated after complaints are addressed. SBR invites players who have a payout complaint with the Ace Band Limited Group to submit their claim to SBR.