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SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.16.2004
Player reports no-pay from Action Online Sports (not rated). AOS phone lines and email appear to be down. SBR also received two new slow-pay complaints from Sports Interaction (SBR rating D) players.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.13.2004
Player reporting OklahomaSportsBetting (SBR rating D-) slow paying $8,400 for over three weeks. The player claims OSB never delivered his cashiers check via Fed Ex. Oklahoma states they are working with their bank to find out if the check has been cashed, but now they refuse to give the package tracking number to SBR or the player. SBR will follow this situation closely.

How do you pick a sportsbook? A yearly reminder to BE CAREFUL!

09.13.2004

Every year SBR receives a number of complaints from players who managed to turn a small deposit into a not-so-small fortune only to find out too late the sportsbook they chose will not pay them. Out of the 500 sportsbooks located offshore there are only 68 with a B- rating or higher. Many are Mom and Pop micro operations with fancy websites. Protect yourself from fraud and stay with sportsbooks rated A- or higher. If you are fortunate enough to go on a "roll of a lifetime" you will be glad you were also smart enough to choose an 'A' rated sportsbook. How SBR rates sportsbooks.

SBR Bill Dozer reports: Pariaction Sportsbook to reopen

09.10.2004
by 9/17/04. 121bets and Worldbookie are also new sites that are part of this Pariaction brand. Management tells SBR that this company is backed by new investors. SBR does not currently have a rating for Pariaction.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.06.2004

It is confirmed that ownership of the defunct Apex Sportsbook is managing Platinum SportBets (SBR rating F+). The main figure in the Apex disaster, Robbie McPhail, is introducing himself as Platinum SB’s customer service manager. SBR cautions players of this new site, www.4platinumsportsbook.com, and its excessive promotional offers.

SBR Scam Alert:

09.02.2004
Player reports being stiffed for over $3,000 from English Sports Betting (SBR rating F-). Latest victim claims he has been owed over 4 months. ESB tells SBR they have not had the funds due to a bad baseball season. Players should avoid ESB/Telebet at all costs. This is a notorious deposit-only sportsbook.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.31.2004
BetAustralia (SBR rating B+) dropping out of the reduced juice market. Players should expect to see -110 prices this NFL and college football season. BetAustrailia has yet to change the advertisement on their homepage.

SBR mailbag recent complaints:

08.31.2004
Player reports 2 month no-pay from BetUs (SBR rating F+). Ewinner (SBR rating D-) source of multiple slow-pay complaints. SportsInteraction (SBR rating D) receives multiple complaints regarding slow-pay and customer service. Three Sportsbook.com (SBR rating C-) customers report they are still waiting nearly 2 months for bank wires. Another Internet1x2 (SBR rating F-) victim reports 9 month no-pay. Betsrus (not rated) cold calling players offering 75% bonuses. Players should be cautious of unknown books calling-for-cash.

SBR reporting from Curacao, Netherlands Antilles: BetRoyal (SBR rating D+) in arrears to their Western Union agent.

08.29.2004
Royal Sports continued to tell this vendor for the past 6 months they were unable to make even a partial payment on this important $80,000 debt. Management of Royal promised payment when football started but instead has put the Western Union agent on a payment plan claiming they do not have the liquidity. Royal Sports continues to insist they have money but admit they conduct business in a dishonorable method and are in serious arrears on nearly all accounts.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.27.2004
SBR receiving multiple slow-pay complaints from Ewinner (SBR rating D-) customers. Ewinner ownership has not sent the needed funds to Central Deposits, their new financial processor. Customer service has debited player balances but is not able to give a date on when those funds will be paid.

BetWWTS (SBR rating A+) Jessica Davis returns to the company as COO

08.27.2004
An excellent move to bring back one of the most talented managers in the industry. Swept out of her position just two weeks ago, BetCorp was heavily lobbied for not only her return but possibly even a promotion to CEO. SBR commends the move and encourages the Board of Directors to appoint Ms. Davis to the position of CEO. Ms Davis is highly respected in the industry and the protégé of WWTS founder Billy Scott.

SBR has spoken to the owner of Hollywood Sportsbook (SBR Rating A+)

08.26.2004
about the delay to process payouts via Neteller. Hollywood Sportsbook has attested to the fact that their NT account has been empty for over two days. Hollywood says they were forced to restructure their banking procedures when Provident Bank & Trust Of Belize Limited decided to drop all accounts related with the gaming industry, resulting in this Neteller funding delay . All payments via Neteller will be resumed immediately. SBR believes all players should expect a fully funded Neteller account from top rated sportsbooks.
  

SBR Scam Alert:

08.25.2004
Gold Palace (SBR rating F-) continues to stiff players. Players should be aware of this scam sportsbook targeting large bettors via telemarketing.  The latest victim reports being owed $26,000 for over three months. Gold Palace clerks have admitted to SBR that “there is no money”.