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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-).