Avoid sportsbook scams headed into football season

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In today's SBR Industry News video with analysts Natalie Rydstrom and Justin7, the two discuss the need for players to do their homework before depositing with dodgy operators popping up before football season, as well as outstanding sportsbook complaints from the SBR mailbag involving YesBet, Bet770, and 12Bet.


 
 
During the dog days of each summer, unsavory sportsbook operators come out of nowhere seeking to build a customer base prior to football season. Individuals with little to no financial backing who have obtained customer mailing lists begin marketing free trial accounts, often involving outlandish bonuses that seem too good to be true.

The purpose of SportsbookReview.com is to act as an online sportsbook industry watchdog and player advocate, a role it has taken on since 1999.

In May of this year, SBR published a scam alert on one such operator that had multiple red flags which SBR warned users about — this sportsbook company is YesBet.ag (SBR rating D-). SBR added YesBet to the sportsbook blacklist, and did follow-up and publish a statement the YesBet authored in its own defense.

On August 20th, SBR reported on a YesBet Sportsbook payout complaint involving a user that has not been paid $4,000 since July 2nd. The player has done everything the sportsbook has requested of him. The sportsbook has done nothing the player requested of them — that is, to pay him his earned balance.

SBR followed up on the YesBet complaint. A rep claimed that a manager would contact the player via telephone to rectify the situation. No other details were given. No call was made. No payout was sent. The player remains in the dark.

SBR hopes to update the YesBet report that the player has received payment, as well as a reason for the delay and subsequent lack of customer service.

Also covered in today's video are Bet770.com (SBR rating C-) and 12Bet (SBR rating D-) complaints.

Bet770 again lowered a player's wagering limits to a small percentage of his outstanding bonus requirements, and is currently refusing to allow the player a cash-out with a prorated bonus amount. SBR is in discussion with Bet770 management regarding this claim.

In the 12Bet dispute, a player deposited $1,000, received a $250 bonus and ran his balance to $3,680. 12Bet has a rule which states if rollover is not met in a 90 day period, 12Bet voids the entire player balance, including the earned winnings. SBR and 12Bet are discussing this complaint.

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