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Olympic Sports (SBR rating A+)

04.11.2005
has agreed to aquire Wagerstreet (SBR rating B). Olympic management tells SBR that the deal is 90% complete. Wagerstreet players should not experience any interruption in service; as the two companies plan on a seamless transition.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

04.10.2005
UK gaming company interested in purchasing WorldWager (SBR rating F-). The potential owner would require all accounts be settled before taking on the brand. If these conditions are upheld many players would stand to benefit from the transaction.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

04.09.2005
Players complaining that Scandicbookmakers (SBR rating D+) not processing payouts. Scandic has not replied to player or SBR emails. The book has decreased dramatically in size and may close in the near future.

SBR Bill Dozer reports: BettorsTrust complaint update

04.08.2005
On 3/23/05 SBR reported that BettorsTrust (SBR rating D) had unjustly confiscated a player’s bonus and winnings. Today, management has agreed to reverse this decision and has applied the funds to the player’s account.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

04.08.2005
Players continue to complain that Sportsbook.com (SBR rating C) is sending payouts by check after confirming that the withdrawal would be processed via Neteller. This is proving to be costly for those using foreign currencies and for those who wished to redeposit into a different sportsbook.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

04.04.2005
A few players have reported receiving partial payment from Dimebetting (SBR rating F+). SBR will continue to monitor payment plans and report on the status of these delinquent accounts.

SBR Costa Rican Office: Impressive inspection of BoDog(SBR rating A-)

04.04.2005
The typical sportsbook typically looks like organized chaos. And then there is BoDog. BoDog offices are bright and highly organized. Working conditions for clerks and staff is impressive. SBR continues to request BoDog consider changes to their conservative bookmaking approach. Putting betting lines up earlier even if wagering limits are lowered or circled until closer to game time is one such idea.  

Royal Sports (SBR rating D) Tej sends armed men to intimidate SBR staff, SBR agrees to allow a corrected SBR Newswire. SBR reports no corrected report offered by Royal Sports.

04.04.2005
After sending three armed thugs to detain SBR staff in Costa Rica it was decided SBR would give BetRoyal a week to clarify the SBR report that the infamous Tej was in fact the new owner of Royal Sports. Tej’s thugs were arrested without incident by heavily armed Costa Rican police while the forced meeting between Royal Sports and SBR was still taking place. SBR appreciates the remarkable response time and overwhelming force employed by Costa Rican police.

Royal Sports has now declined to issue a corrected statement as promised leaving little doubt that the original report by SBR was correct.

Tej’s tactics of intimidation threaten the industry and give critics of gaming in Costa Rica fuel for their argument that gaming attracts thugs, organized crime and other undesirables.   

SBR

04.04.2005
is proud to welcome Terry Terasco, formerly of MajorWager (as TTinCO), to the SBR team as Writer/Research Representative.

SBR Upgrades & Downgrades since March 1st, 2005: SBR Upgrades 6 SBR Downgrades 12.

04.03.2005
Players in sportsbooks rated lower than B+ should exercise appropriate caution as the industry heads into the slow season which is typically April 1st to September 1st. Watch for recent downgrades, excessive bonus offers and abnormal customer service such as lines going up late, deposits processed slowly and deteriorating customer service in general.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

04.02.2005
SBR receives multiple slow-pay reports from BetRoyal (SBR rating D) players. The majority of these complaints come from players waiting for payment by check.

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04.01.2005
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SBR Bill Dozer reports:

04.01.2005
Inside sources report that BetCasinoSports (SBR rating F) is a new version of the stiff sportsbook BringMeLuck (SBR rating F-). BCS has followed in the footsteps of BML and is in full no-pay mode.

Question and Answers with CRIS (SBR rated A+):

03.30.2005

Will CRIS deal a .10 baseball line this season?
No. We will still originate the lines and offer the best service in the industry. Players will find plenty of value and opinion in our lines.

Will we see any acquisitions by CRIS this year?
It is not in our strategic plans at this time to acquire anyone. Those (including SBR) that have speculated differently are 100% wrong. Now if something came along too good to pass by we might take a look at it but we are not looking at anyone at this time.

CRIS has made an impressive push into the recreational market appealing to small players, how will that be pushed forward?
We will continue to promote the brand. We need to educate the public that we offer a great product that caters to all levels of players,  not just the professional.

SBR Costa Rica: Cigar speaks with SBR on CRIS (SBR rating A+)

03.30.2005


For those that might of thought that CRIS is complacent with simply being in every ones top 5, think again. "Our goal is to be number one". Much of the credit is given to Mickey who has risen through the ranks and took advantage of his opportunity to lead CRIS into the postup business. The addition of Gary has made this one of the best teams in the industry. CRIS has steadily climbed the SBR Top Sportsbook List from 6th last year to 2nd behind only Pinnacle. These two powerhouses will likely be a two-horse race for the foreseeable future.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

03.29.2005
PlayHorizon (SBR rating F+) and sister book Pro5sports (SBR rating F+) no longer accepting new customers and plans to shut down. It is not clear what will happen to the few active players these books have left. This group has been known for cheating large winners.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

03.28.2005
BetCasinoSports (SBR rating F) continues to stiff players. SBR has received numerous complaints like the one below. BCS has failed to keep up with small payment plans of as little as $200 per month.

"I wish I had found you guys sooner, I am having a problem with betcasinosports.com. I have requested 2 payouts totalling $4000 and haven’t received anything, they keep pushing the date back and back, it has been over a month now. The latest was it was supposed to be in my neteller account friday 3/25 but they said they couldn’t because of the holiday, so they said Tuesday it would be there, but after reading the reviews I am very worried now.  I have over $6000 in there now and I just want it all out!! Can you guys help me get all my money out, or at least most of it??  Thank You in advance for anything you can do for me."

Sportsbook Programmer Wanted!

03.27.2005
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Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) having web site troubles.

03.27.2005
Problems with "server load balancing" continues for the third day as players make their feelings known with a flurry of complaints to SBR. Pinnacle believes a solution is now in place and apologizes for the inconvenience.