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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.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.30.2004
Oklahoma Sports Betting (SBR rating D-) continues to slow-pay player $8,400. OSB now admits they did not use Fed Ex, nor do they have a tracking number for the player's payout. SBR will continue to follow this situation. Any player who would like to submit feedback on OSB should email assistance@sportbookreview.com.

Russ Hawkins, a BetRoyal (SBR rating F) advertiser, defends Royal Sport’s recent scam.

09.29.2004
According to Mr. Hawkins, the Royal Sports scam reported by SBR is common and there is no need to fault Royal Sports for trying to make some money. SBR continually reminds players to be careful at popular sports sites. As in Mr. Hawkins case, many of these sites are simply paid by Royal to look the other way. The subject above made no mention of the scam and even touted Royals latest offer to unsuspecting players.

BetPlatinum (SBR rating D-) Update:

09.28.2004
Yesterday's BetPlatinum news wire prompts new player complaints. Player claims the book has owed him $6,500 for over two months and has canceled winning wagers.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.27.2004
BetPlatinum (SBR rating D-) continues to slow-pay player and tells SBR "we have no explanation". Last week CS acknowledged the balance was past due and assured the player he would be paid. BetPlatinum downgraded from D to D-

Another BetOnSports (SBR rating C+) marketing scam?

09.27.2004

The marketing manager of BOS, a Peter Wilson, who has said to receive kickbacks from radio buyers apparently had a new idea this year. It was to copy the Sportsbook Review copyrighted site and list all of the BOS owned sportsbooks on the top sportsbook list. SBR has turned this matter over to legal council. BOS’s latest marketing scam.

The BetCharter scam another black-eye for players and so-called watchdog sites.

09.27.2004
BetRoyal (SBR rating F) who setup and managed the BetCharter scam site has bought and paid for silence on all the major watchdogs and none have even reported the scam. The ‘marks’ in this scam have settled and are being paid by Royal for a lower settlement amount. Players must be ever vigilant of scams as well as web sites that simply appear to hold the players interest when in fact they are in the scam sportsbook’s pocket.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.27.2004
Diamond Sports International (SBR rating B-) absorbs sister site GetMoreSports (SBR rating B-). All accounts and balances have been transferred to Diamond Sportsbook. 

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.26.2004
BetRoyal (SBR rating F) has agreed to shut down scam sportsbook BetCharter (SBR rating F-).  The player whose funds were stolen was offered a settlement, and has accepted.

Note to operators: SBR will not overlook scam sportsbooks hiding behind the label of “credit shop” while quietly soliciting deposits.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

09.25.2004

Crooks that owned stiff sportsbook Ewinner (SBR rating F-) also own the casino gaming site www.LuckyLotto.com. Players should beware of gaming sites using an accounting department called Central Deposit. CentraDeposit.com assures players that their funds are safe while taking deposits for these stiffs. Ewinner’s former software and customer service provider 4Sportpicks.com (SBR rating D-) bailed out all players with small balances. 4sports emailed those select players stating that they “made this decision to protect the integrity of our industry” yet players with large balances were turned away. Although 4sportspicks will acquire some customers from this book that they serviced and did not back, SBR has evidence that this was not a coordinated scam between the two ownerships. SBR reaffirms 4sportspicks grade of D-.