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SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.19.2004
Player files 1 month slow-pay complaint against SportsbookUSA (SBR rating F-). SBR is also recieving an influx of new slow-pay complaints against Bets4All (SBR rating D).

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.18.2004
ASAP Sports (SBR rating D-) player reports $8,000 withdrawal, that has been pending since 10/14/04, has been paid in full. ASAP tells SBR that all pending payouts have been processed. ASAP blames rumors and banking challenges as the reason for the delay. SBR would like to remind players of our recommendation to play only with those sportsbooks that carry a rating of B- or higher.

SBR mailbag:

10.18.2004
Players with Expekt (SBR rating C-), Internet1x2(SBR rating F-), BetOnUSA (SBR rating D-) and World Casino Sports Bets (not rated) submit new complaints. Positive Feedback submitted by players at BetCascade (SBR rating B-) and Dimeplayer who is upgraded to C-.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.16.2004
Three new slow-pay complaints filed by Internet1x2 (SBR rating F-) customers. Ownership has begun to pay the long list of players owed, but claims banking challenges are to blame for recent payout problems. 1x2 tells SBR that they are close to acquiring the services of a bank in Curacao.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.14.2004
SBGglobal (SBR rating D+) slow-paying player in order to "audit casino play". Payment was to be executed yesterday but management tells SBR they do not know when the withdrawal will be processed. SBG claims all casino play must be audited in order to "make sure there was not a glitch". This player’s pervious payout was also delayed.
UPDATE 10/15/04 Player receives payment.

SBR Scam Alert: Gold Palace (SBR rating F-) -

10.14.2004
who has scammed many large players has reopened under WinBig.Biz (SBR rating F-). The owner goes by the name of Rex Freeman who has many online ventures. It is likely this scam operation will resume soliciting large bettors by phone. WinBig has obtained the services of Capilleira, who is the parent company of 4Sportspicks.com (SBR rating D-).

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.13.2004
2WagerSports (SBR rating F+) player files slow-pay complaint. The new sportsbook blames a software glitch and a bank change for the delay. 2WS promises payment will go out via Western Union today.

Player finally receives Fed Ex tracking number from BetonUSA (SBR rating D-) after 2 week slow-pay.

10.13.2004
"Hello Mr. Dozer. I forgot to add something in my previous e-mail that may be of importance.. I have three seperate checks that I am waiting to receive from them... One for $700.00, another for $1500.00 and the last for $1000.00. (a total of $3200.00). I faxed them the credit card agreement form 12 times today (figured I'd better be on the safe side so they can't tell me they lost it) and they again assured me that they received it but that's what they've been telling me for weeks. They are supposed to be sending me all three checks together by Fed-X within the next 2 days.  I'd appreciate anything you can do for me."

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.12.2004
Bets4All (SBR rating D) pays player in full after 3 month delay. Update 10/13/04: Wire prompts new players to report slow-pay complaints.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.12.2004
Gamblers Palace (SBR rating F-) now citing software upgrades as reason for not processing withdrawals. During the last two months they claimed to be unable to process payouts due to frozen bank accounts. SBR continues to receive complaints.
UPDATE: New complaint filed. Player being stiffed for $5,500.

BetMidas (SBR rating F+ raised from F-) This is a per-head service offered by Royal Sports.

10.11.2004
SBR will eventually drop the coverage of this scam infested credit-only sportsbook. However, players should be aware that many supposed agents are really con artists using BetMidas and BetRoyal to facilitate their scam. Beware of agents asking you if you would like to play on credit. If you lose they will demand immediate payment and if you win they will disappear and Royal will tell you the agent went away for a while.   

SBR mailbag:

10.10.2004
Valid slow-pay complaints come from players with Bets4All (SBR rating D), Sports Interaction (SBR rating D) and Bet Casino Sports (SBR rating F). SBR is currently investigating multiple complaints from CyberSportsbook (SBR rating F+) players who claim their funds were wrongly confiscating for being involved in syndicate play. SBR continued to receive pleas for help from those being slow-paid by BetPlatinum (SBR rating D-), Oklahoma Sports Betting (SBR rating D-), and English Sports Betting (SBR rating F-).

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.08.2004
BetUS (SBR rating F+), also known as Little Nasa, hires new manager Mike F. BetUS has been the source of many player complaints in the past. Mike aims to improve BetUS and its poor reputation. Players who previously filed BetUS complaints should again contact Bill Dozer at assistance@sportbookreview.com.

Beware of new sportsbooks offering excessive bonuses.

10.07.2004
Anytime Wager (SBR rating F+) and Bring Me Vegas (SBR rating F+) soliciting players with no limit bonus offers above 50% without roll-over requirements. Players should steer clear of these sportsbooks who are either looking to scam customers or are extremely deficient in mathematics.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.06.2004
New slow-pay complaint filed by Oklahoma Sports Betting (SBR rating D-) player. OSB's only comment is "the player will be paid". SBR cautions players of OSB and all inexperienced sportsbooks who may be rolling the dice on this NFL season.

Read Bill Dozer's latest article: Multiple Weapons to Beat the House.

10.04.2004

In the past Bill has talked about the value of getting the best number and how line movement plays a large part of the game. In this article, Bill tells you about other weapons you can use to win. If you're not using at least one of these weapons, Bill says "you WILL lose". Read more...

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

10.03.2004
Player reports no-pay from SSP International Sports Betting (SBR rating F). "I only found this site after I had already deposited funds to SSP on a recommendation. This is a decision I would regret after reading about the problems people have had with this company. I can confirm that once you have deposited your money you will be lucky to see it ever again."

SBR mailbag:

10.02.2004
This week’s slow-pay complaints come from players with BetCSI (SBR rating F-), BetUs (SBR rating F+). Scam outfit, English Sports Betting (SBR rating F-) clients continue to supply multiple no-pay complaints. Sportsbook.com (SBR rating C) player reports his account is locked due to “random account audit”. Three of the many players owed by Internet1x2 (SBR rating F-) have reported payment in full via bank wire. SBR will continue to pursue and monitor payouts for those seeking withdrawals from Internet1x2.

BetOnSports (SBR rating C+) marketing scam starts to unravel with new information.

10.01.2004

The recent public offering of BOS has not slowed this marketing scam machine. The most recent scam involves copying SBR’s own Sportsbook Review.Com website and replacing the top sportsbook list with all of BOS owned sportsbooks. BOS’s most recent scam. SBR lawyers in London to seek relieve and a permanent end to this scam.