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SBR Bill Dozer reports:

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-)

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.

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.   


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.

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:

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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SBR Bill Dozer reports:

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+):


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+)


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:

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:

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 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."

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

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.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:


SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F) working with SBR on payment plans. PlayerSupport Manager, Michelle, claims that the Futurebet Family of sportsbooks will be current in a matter of weeks and multiple players have been paid in full this month. While this is encouraging news, SBR recommends players continue to steer clear of this large network of sites as many players still await payment.

Bill Dozer Q&A:


Can you tell me anything about I found this sportsbook at I am thinking of opening an account and wanted to know first, what you thought the rating should be. Thank you!! Sam

Watch out for deceptive ads and scams!


Here is an ad using famous basketball star Michael Jordan and a Sportsbook Review knock-off url to send traffic to RedRoyal (SBR rating F).

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

BettorsTrust (SBR rating D) scamming players with bonus offer? Player reports receiving a free $200 parlay wager with his initial deposit. The bet won $600 and was added to his balance. Weeks later BettorsTrust management tells the player that they no longer want him as a customer and are closing his account. No other explanation was provided. The book confiscated the player’s $600 in winnings citing that he had not met the bonus requirement of being a customer for 30 days. BettorsTrust is part of the BetonSports (SBR rating D+) family.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

Player files payout complaint against IGS/PlayerCenter operation, CompuSportsbook (SBR rating F). SBR reminds bettors that PlayerCenter serviced books have suddenly closed with players funds in the past. ProsBet (SBRrating F-) was the most recent site to disappear with account holder balances.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

New payout complaints coming from Dimebetting (SBR rating D-) players. Phone clerks state that there is no one available to discuss these issues and that ownership is out of the country attempting to solve their financial problems. One player reports that he has been owed nearly $7,000 for over one month but has received nothing but reassurances that the funds are on the way.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

Internet1x2 (SBR rating F) slow-pay complaints again flooding SBR’s mailbox. Most players report being owed $1000 or more. Some smaller balance holders have been paid inside a month.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

GetaBet (SBR rating F+) chooses to no longer service player but is not able to pay him his funds. The book is failing to keep up with payment plans and is slow paying multiple account holders.

"They kicked me out last spring after I ran up a 5 figure balance and they vowed to pay my balance in installments and have made several payments ranging from $250 to $500 each, but my account balance stands at $7,158. The payments have dried up since mid-November as I have received only one $400 payment since then."