Bitcoin sportsbook closes

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Bitcoin sportsbook has announced that it is closing. SBR last reported on February 27 that was suffering from continued DDoS attacks. released a statement on their webpage today informing users of the closure and that bets are no longer being accepted. Bitbook claims it will be paying all users. lists a 48-hour time-frame for these final payouts. SBR advises players to request their balances ASAP. website statement:

"Important Announcement

We have decided to shut down

Although BitBook is shutting down, we are not running off with user funds. We ask that users submit their withdraw requests now. Since we will be moving funds out of cold storage to cover these withdraws please allow up to 48 hours for withdraws to be processed.

As of now we are no longer accepting new bets. Bets on events that have not started yet will be pushed to allow you to withdraw your full account balance.

We’d like to thank all our users and the entire bitcoin community for your support and patronage. It has been a pleasure to serve you.

sure to serve you."

Users may share their feedback on payments in this SBR Forum post.

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