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Jessica Davis steps down as COO of WWTS (SBR rating A+)


Jessica cites personal reasons for leaving the company and states that BetCorp remains in the hands of top-level management. Ms. Davis worked her way through the ranks at WWTS over the past eleven years, helping to build WWTS into the powerhouse it is today.



(SBR rating D+) withdrawals unavailable regardless of requested payout method. The book was able to send partial balances owed through Western Union yesterday but has stopped processing payouts completely today. ActionBets says it must wait for deposits or a bank wire expected early next week, before resuming transfers.

ActionBets (SBR rating C-)

sending Western Union payments in place of Neteller requests. ActionBets tells SBR it will conclude a fraud investigation, which involves a group of players brought to the sportsbook by a staff member, before the end of the week. The sportsbook’s rating will be reevaluated Monday.

Carib Sports (SBR rating B)

responds to Email Response Test score:
"My name is Liz and I am writing on behalf of  We just wanted to let you know that we appreciate your reviews of our website and services as this helps us to make improvements where needed to better be able to serve our members.
Some weeks ago you had rated our e-mail services as poor due to a very long delay in responding (for which we apologize); we wanted to let you know that we have since made the necessary changes to ensure that delays no longer occur when using e-mails to communicate with us. 
However, please note that we always try our very best to reply to all queries in a timely fashion.  To make this process even more efficient, some time ago we created our own “in house” messaging system which at this time is used by 90% of our members for communications as they are guaranteed a response with 3-5 minutes."
Results from this month’s Email Response Test will be released Saturday.

ActionBets downgraded from C to C-


SBR has received reports of the following: increased bonus roll-over requirements after bonus terms have been met, Actionbets asking for 4 days to process Neteller withdrawals, solicitations from an Actionbets employee to play at a different unrelated sportsbook, and withdrawals denied during 2 week fraud investigations taking place while account holders are allowed to wager. SBR to speak with management in the morning.

Tradewinds Group (SBR rating B-)


to be rebranded as "JustBet." Regency Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) will be the first sportsbook in the family to move its players under August 1st, 2006. Tradewinds General Manager tells SBR that the company plans to push the new brand, which won’t use the inconvenient extension "" Tradewinds hopes to experience the same recognition and growth that Grand Central Sports achieved when it transformed to, prior to being acquired by Leisure & Gaming plc. Tradewinds has been upgraded to B- after seven months without a player complaint. SBR is scheduled to meet with ownership and management in July.

Scam alert


Insolvent NoJuice Sports (SBR rating F) still accepting deposits and booking wagers.
The sportsbook says it will need one of its "investors" to provide additional funding in order to send players’ their balances yet they continues to take in new deposits. Some NoJuice users have been waiting over three weeks for withdrawals.

Scam alert


Industry scammer continues to trick players into joining sportsbooks. Robbie McPhail is operating which has attracted bettors looking for the real Legendz (SBR rating A-). SBR warned players in March of Mr. McPhail’s after readers reported depositing in what they believed to be LasPalmas (SBR rating C). Bettors should also beware of OceanSportsbook (SBR rating F) and AmericasBookie (SBR rating F). Both are part of this network of scam sites and are spamming email lists offering large bonuses.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:


Second player reports a balance of $5,888 stolen from his Sports-Gambling (SBR rating D-) account after his balance was transferred from SunsetSports (SBR rating F-). The player says the book told him it "was not profitable" to service him. 

SBR Bill Dozer reports: Sports-Gambling cheating winning players.


Sports-Gambling (SBR rating D-) management confirms that it confiscated a player’s balance due to internal business problems that were unknown to the player. Last December the sportsbook agreed to book-to-book transfers with SunsetSports (SBR rating F-), which was near collapse. Sports-Gambling General Manager, Randal, tells SBR that the deletion of the $7,000 was "ownership’s decision" and that "it was never real money", because Sunset didn’t fulfill its financial obligations to Sports-Gambling. Sports-Gambling admits that it honored balances of transferred accounts they deemed to be profitable. The sportsbook has been downgraded twice in the last two months due to complaints of unjustly debiting account balances.

No-Pay sportsbook,


BookTheBet (SBR rating F) also operating adult betting site, PornSportbook (SBR rating F). SBR has received complaints from two BTB players who have been waiting for their withdrawals for months.

SBR office Tours:


View the office photos for GPS Global SA sportsbooks, SexyWagers, BetGES and CasinoVIP, here. The company is located in Heredia, Costa Rica. Its focus has been servicing credit agents with sites such as Elite Sportsbook (BetESI), under the name of Evolution Sports Data Processing, or CallECC. This new post-up operation, which is still developing its policies and procedures, has received an initial SBR rating of D.

Beware of MVP Sportsbook (SBR rating D) agents soliciting deposits


An MVP Sportsbook ’agent’ is calling post-up customer lists offering deposit bonuses. One player complains his MVP account was deleted after winning $2338.  The player declined the initial deposit bonus offer, but was given a $3,000 line of credit. He went on to win $2338.00. The ’agent’ tells SBR that he will not pay because the MVP phone clerk was not supposed to let him wager the amount he did, and claims the bettor targeted "a weak clerk." The agent also claims the player’s winning bets do not count because the player agreed to "settle" once he had lost $1000. However, the line of credit gave the player ability to lose up to $3,000. Players should avoid dealing with phone solicitors or verify offers are directly from the sportsbook. Those seeming to represent MVP may only be part of BetOnSports’ ’per-head’ service.

SBR Hiring Writers and Reporters in Costa Rica

SBR Forum has career opportunities at the SBR office located in Escazu, Costa Rica.  Seeking experienced writers: Fluent English, and knowledge of the online gaming industry required. Photography experience a plus. This is a professional position offering excellent pay and advancement opportunities. Applicants must have own transportation. Send your resume & work samples in confidence to


enters SBR rating guide at D-. The sportsbook is managed by BetOnUSA’s (SBR rating D-) parent company IEE Ltd, and should be avoided.

Bet4Aces (SBR rating D)

tells SBR they will not be able to process payouts until Friday, possibly Monday. The sportsbook blames new bank wire problems for the latest failed attempt to move money to their Neteller merchant and local bank account.

New complaint of funds confiscation against BetOnSports (SBR rating C-).


The bettor lost $23,000 to the sportsbook since May 12th before his last deposit on Thursday of $4,000. The player claims the clerk offered him a 30% sportsbook bonus if he would be willing to double his usual deposit of $2,000  to $4000, which he did. The bettor went on to bring his balance to $20,984.87. On Saturday the account was frozen; the sportsbook telling him he was suspected of being part of a "syndicate." Today, $15,600 was sent to his Neteller account, $5,384 less than his balance. The player also holds accounts at BetOnSports Plc sites, MVP Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) and Millennium (SBR rating C-), and  states he has lost $8900 combined.

Update: BOS Management tells SBR they will once again be reviewing their decision on both cases today.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:


International Data Solutions (IDS) takes SandalsWager (SBR rating F-) off-line after being informed of no-pay complaints. Visitors of the website will receive the message: "This website is offline due to administrative issues."