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Good News for BetPanAm (SBR rating F-) players in the works

08.09.2004
A potential breakthrough in the BetPanAm stalemate could result in all players who have not been paid to be paid in full. Sources inside Panama report that in the past 24 hours "...significant progress has been made and we hope to announce news soon but as of now it's not a signed deal". SBR has been asked not to report names or terms of the arrangement.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.08.2004
Dimeplayer (SBR rating D) owner informs players residing in Denmark that they will not receive their winnings. One U.S. player also reports a slow-pay. SBR will continue to monitor this situation.

Bowmans (SBR Rating A-) to switch software poviders this coming Monday, Aug.09.04, from iNet back to IQ-L

08.07.2004
Advice to the players from their Management Team: "The change over will take place this Monday night. Bowmans will come off-line when the final game of the night is graded Monday (most likely the NFL pre-season opener). We expect the phones to come back first on Tuesday morning, probably around noon eastern, and then on the net a few hours later. All customers will be notified via email over the weekend"

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.06.2004
Ewinner (SBR rating D+) no longer using Sirbet’s turnkey services. They have begun a transfer to a new service provider in Costa Rica which owns 4sportspicks (not rated). Their financial processor will be Central Deposits. Ewinner has been unable to process payouts since July 30th and does not expect to have use of this new accounting department until August 10th.

SBR Special Report: Sportingbet PLC

08.05.2004

- SBR has received an unusual amount of complaints from players on the Sportingbet PLC group. This was once a group that took pride in their Customer Service Dept, but they have obviously lowered their standards of operation as of late. SBR believes that most of these complaints are generated by management inability to address the issues in a prompt and professional manner.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.04.2004
SBR receives multiple complaints regarding SportsInteraction (SBR rating D) Complaints include a 2 month slow-pay, unjust bonus confiscation and canceled wagers.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.04.2004
Jaguar Sports downgraded to D+ after failing to uphold promises to rectify 6 month slow-pay. Jagbet is also taking part in deceptive marketing procedures. Players who join Jagbet are lead to believe that bank checks are a viable withdrawal method. Jagbet does not offer this method though the site states that they do. Jagbet also advertises Neteller as an option to collect winnings. Neteller payouts are limited to the amount of deposit. Winning Jagbet players must unknowingly pay large fees in order to receive their funds.

SBR compares the Best Reduced Juice Sportsbooks:

08.03.2004

Reduced Juice is a very useful tool for the player that likes to do value shopping. Learn how the reduced juice market works and the names of the most solid reduced juice shops: Best Reduced Juice Sportsbooks

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.02.2004
BetMidas (SBR rating F) offering high limit, 100% match bonuses to scalpers via email. BetRoyal services BetMidas but states that they are a financially independent sportsbook.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.02.2004
VipBetZone (SBR rating F) seemingly disappears with player funds. Website and phones down.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

08.01.2004
DimePlayer (SBR rating C-) locks players from Denmark out of their accounts. Danish players are in their 5th day of, what DP claims, are account audits. One player states that his $30,000 account became inaccessible the day he met the bonus requirement of a 30 day hold.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

07.30.2004
Multiple players reporting slow-pays from Jaguar Sports (SBR rating C-). SBR has also concluded Jagbet is engaging in deceptive banking procedures.

BetOnSports (SBR rating C) reaches its highest all-time SBR rating: C

07.29.2004
Today's Sportsbook Review upgrade of BetOnSports comes after our re-evaluation found fundamental improvements in their operation. The BOS massive high risk marketing budget has been slashed in half and player complaints are at a 5 year low. While improvements seen through the first half of 04 are positive, we would still remind players that this operation is well known for poor customer service and heavy handed player policies.

SBR Bill Dozer reports:

07.28.2004
VipBetZone (SBR rating F) putting player on payment plan. VBZ's last employee tells SBR that all customer accounts and funds were stolen by two former members of their staff.

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07.27.2004
Linesmaker upholds decision to confiscate $18000 parlay win. The book claims the confiscation is justified due to a previous charge back of $135 at a different sportsbook. The player states the $135 was over charged to his credit card by EFS processing; which had previously accepted thousands of dollars in his deposits. EFS also does financial transactions for Linesmaker. Linesmaker’s client service center offered to pay the winnings to the player if he would send the $135 via Western Union, which he did. This offer was voided when Linesmaker ownership cited a previously used dormant account as an additional rule violation. The client closed this old account via Livechat before playing with his new account. SBR warns players of the audit process. EFS auditing many accounts upon payout request.

SBR Scam Alert: BetCSI (SBR Rating F)

07.26.2004
BetCSI continues to lure players with 40% bonus and shady tactics of misrepresentation. SBR believes it's important for players to be aware of this seemingly scam operation, as they are cold-calling bettors. Read the testimonial from a player, who was offered this promotion:
"I have been trying to get my money for about 3+ weeks, and all I get is a song and dance... The main guy is named Roy Rameriz and I sent them $1500 and got a $600 bonus, I turned the account over the required 6 times and got my balance up to over $3,000. Just for the heck of it I requested $1,000 to see if in fact they do pay out. Much to my dismay, I have not received a penny and since have requested my whole $3,200 to be sent to me..."

Betmaker (SBR Rating C+) provides list of affiliated books:

07.23.2004

On a phone conversation with SBR, Silvia V. -General Manager of this corporation- aknowledges ownership, financial back-up and operation of the following books under their corporate umbrella: Betzone (SBR Rating C), Bookmaker (SBR Rating C), 7Palms (SBR Rating C) and GoldMedalSports (SBR Rating C).