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Can you out pick professional handicapper The Prick?

09.20.2005

You pick 3 games and The Prick picks 3 games, if you out pick him you win $100 from CRIS (SBR rating A+). Pick from NCAA or NFL Beat The Prick Contest - It’s free and its fun so get ahead and take a shot at The Prick. Good Luck!

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.19.2005
Oasis receives further downgrade from C+ to C- due to unjust bonus confiscation. SBR has received valid complaints from players who have had their reload bonuses revoked when nearing completion of the roll-over requirement.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.19.2005

BetCasinoSports (SBR rating F-) players begin testing what appears to be a bailout offer from PlayWePay (not rated).SBR will continue to monitor the progress of these arrangements.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.17.2005

PlayersTime (SBR rating D-) Group again processing withdrawals. The book’s 800 number phone lines are still down with local numbers not allowing US calls. PlayersTime’s email is listed as service@playerstime.com.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.16.2005
BetonUSA (SBR rating D-) voids player’s winnings. Player turns free $50 new account bonus into $1002 during one month of play and requests payout via Fedex. After exchanging 7 emails over 3 days attempting to obtain a tracking number, the sportsbook tells the player that "he has been disqualified" and will not be receiving his funds. BetonUSA claims that the player had an account 3 years earlier. The player disputes that he has ever played at BetonUSA and has emails from the book verifying his eligibility for the free $50 offer.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.16.2005
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating C) voids another player’s winning wager after event had finished. This is the third complaint from players with the Sportingbet Group whose funds were debited due to what Sportsbook.com management calls a "bad line" on Tiger Woods to win the British Open. SBR has presented Sportsbook.com with information showing that these odds can not be considered an "obvious error". Players would have a legitimate complaint if the wager was simply canceled prior to the event but since Sportsbook waited weeks after the event had conlcuded, these players are victims of theft.

SBR would also appreciate hearing from bettors who wagered on participants other than Tiger Woods to win the British Open whose wagers were graded as a loss.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.14.2005
Player receives $31,775 withdrawal from SportsInteraction (SBR rating D+) after a one month delay. SIA blames the problem on a processing error converting USD to Canadian currency.

"Beat The Prick" Week 2

09.13.2005

 

Contest Lines Posted!"The Prick" went a miserable 0-3 with his picks in week 1 which saw 20 posters win $100 from BetCRIS.

"I hope all you sheep enjoyed stomping on the poor ol’ Prick in week 1......I felt like one of those moles in the machines at Chuck E Cheeseys that snotty little rug-rats are whacking in the pumpkin with a mallet." -The Prick

Review contest rules and get your picks in for Week 2 HERE.

 

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.12.2005
BetCasinoSports (SBR rating F-) shutting down website. The group of thieves that has stolen from players under the sportsbook name BringMeLuck (SBR rating F-) has decided their newest scam has run its course. BetCasinoSports is no longer pretending to be a sportsbook and the website is expected to come off-line soon.

PlayWePay (not rated) to bailout BCS customers with 7x roll-over? PayWePlay General Manager tells SBR that they have their phone number displayed on the BCS website so players can take advantage of their bailout offer. SBR can not yet verify that this offer is legitimate, but it appears to be the only option available to BCS players. SBR is in the process of assessing PWP and is currently checking the references of PWP management. PlayWePay can be reached at 1-800-284-8195.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.12.2005

Oasis (SBR rating C+) resolves dispute over bonus confiscation, reported 7/26/05. Oasis has agreed to prorate the bonus according to the percentage of the roll-over requirement completed by the player before he was asked to leave. Oasis does not welcome professional play and had terminated the relationship with the player after he had begun investing in the bonus incentive.

Beware of BetUs (SBR rating D-) Marketing SCAM

09.11.2005


BetUs attempting to use the reputation of SBR top rated sportsbook Diamond Sports International / DSI (SBR rating A-) to trick new players into joining their operation. PlayDSI.com is a site owned and operated by the BetUs Group, also known as Little Nasa, which is made to look like the original Diamond Sportsbook complete with a stolen DSI logo and graphics. The phone number on the DSI-ripoff site leads players to the BetUs call center.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.10.2005
SBR has received the fourth Europlay (SBR rating D+) slow-pay complaint of 2005. The sportsbook’s phone lines appear to be unmanned, as all calls are sent to a voice mail box. The player and SBR have also sent emails that have not been returned. Player has been waiting for payment for over 75 days.

SBROdds II Now Live

09.09.2005

The latest edition of the web’s fastest FREE live odds service is now dynamic which means there is no need to refresh your web browser to see line changes. SBR Odds comes complete with a direct log in feature, color-coded line changes and sound alerts.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.07.2005

BetPlatinum (SBR rating D+) agrees to resolve year long dispute by honoring $2,600 winning parlay. The book initially disputed the validity of the wager based on a phone conversation where the clerk purportedly told the player that his account was closed. The parlay bet was placed online the following day. SBR no longer has any pending claims against Platinum Sports.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.07.2005
IWager (SBR rating C-) again freezing player’s account balance for over one month after the player is suspected of "chip dumping" in the poker room. Iwager has not offered a valid reason for freezing the players account and emails have gone unreturned during the past week. The previous player to experience a similar issue was paid after a 2 month wait.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.05.2005

Scam sportsbook 2WagerSports
(SBR rating  F-) reemerges as UWagerSports.
Marty Kidd, of MK Sports Handicapping Service, is once again at the helm of this doomed sportsbook. Since our last 2wager report on 6/16/05 new players have reported being stiffed thousands by Marty and 2WagerSports. Players should avoid UWagerSports and its 40% bonuses at all costs.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.04.2005
Pari-action (SBR rating C+) ends comeback after one year. The sportsbook’s second stint online under new management came to a halt in late August. Players with Pari-action and sister sportsbook 121bets (SBR rating C+) can contact WorldBookie (SBR rating C+) who will be honoring all account balances. WorldBookie is owned by the company that backed and provided service to Pari-action and 121Bets. Players may call WorldBookie at 1-800-310-2799.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.03.2005
PlayersTime (SBR rating D-) now stating that payouts will not be processed until Monday, meaning the book will go one week without paying a customer. Below is an excerpt from a chat between a disgruntled player and customer service. PlayersTime has been downgraded from D+ to D-.

You are now chatting with ’Customer Service’
Customer Service: This is customer service, how may I help you?
Visitor: Is Playterstime able to make payouts to Neteller yet?
Customer Service: no not yet
Visitor: why?
Customer Service: hopefully on Monday
Customer Service: we are still not setup with the neteller interface
Customer Service: we apologize for the delay
Visitor: Can I deposit to play football over the weekend? I’m trying to ask if I can make a damn deposit by Neteller?
Customer Service: yes deposits yes, you can deposit thru neteller and western union
Visitor: Then why can’t you make a payout?
Customer Service: because we cannot subtract amounts from your account yet but neteller deposits hit you account automatically
Visitor: Thats Bull****, How can you add it but not subtract?
Customer Service: it is not manually inserted like withdrawals are

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.02.2005
SportsWager (SBR rating D+) leaves the PlayersTime Group and joins the Sportingbet Family. SportsWager players are considering themselves lucky as PlayersTime websites have been down for 4 days. SBR has received multiple slow-pay complaints from worried players who have been denied payouts during this 4 day period. PlayersTime sportsbooks are listed below.

PlayersTime
BetTheBook
FantasyIsland
GoldStar
OffshoreIsland
QuantumSportsbook
RoyalPalm
SunCoastSportsbook
SuperiorSportsbook
ThePerfectSportsbook
Vegas24Sportsbook
WinMoney
WinnersTime

EnglishSportsBetting (SBR rating F-)

09.02.2005

again making news. The undisputed king of scam sportsbooks has some players wondering if there may be a chance of receiving payment. Management tells TheOffShoreWire that the book, now back in Ireland, will officially be called Telebet and claims that we will see payouts dispersed in October of 2005.  TOW recaps the events leading up to ESB’s new promises.

Latest

09.01.2005

SBR Email Response Test Results Released: See what happened when SportsbookReview’s “Tom Stevens” put 10 new sportsbooks to the test. SBR email response test.

Players

09.01.2005

confused by magazine scam that pretends to review the “Top Sportsbooks” and “guarantee player funds”. Both the publication and the listed sportsbooks are from the BetUs (SBR rating D-) family of sites.
"I recently received a magazine in the mail called INSIDERS BETTING DIGEST.COM. It has a list of sportsbooks and poker sites they claim that are the best. I hope they check your site before they try their sites because you have rated all their sportsbooks D- and F+. I called one of there top picks because they claim to have the best bonuses, and the person I talked to was trying very hard to have me sign up right then, thats when I knew something wasn’t right. So I looked up all the sites they have listed and there all D- and F+. Maybe you can warn people about this magazine. Thank you"
Read more about these phony review publications.