Scam alert on Oddsmaker Sportsbook, SBR Industry news

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SBR news anchor Natalie Rydström gives an SBR Industry News update for Tuesday, December 11th, 2012. The headliner of today's video is to discuss the Oddsmaker Sportsbook scam alert issued by Sportsbook Oddsmaker has confiscated more than $250,000 from winning players to date.

A scam alert has been issued on Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F). The blacklisted sportsbook is at it again – this time confiscating the $400 balance of a player that says he’s held an account and never withdrawn a single time in 12 years. head of security Tony Massina accused the player of fraud and closed his account. The player states that he has deposited to his account dozens of times over the years, never before having an issue prior to his first payout request.  Oddsmaker has confiscated a quarter of a million dollars from players in the last two years by claiming various winning bettors were professionals. SBR urges players to avoid Oddsmaker.

A (SBR rating D+) player claims that he was denied an earned horse betting bonus. He placed a £30 on Sprinter Sacre at Sandown on Saturday. The offer was that should his horse have won by 10 lengths or more, the payout would be made at even money. The player says his horse won by 15 lengths, though he was not credited the full payout. SportingBet allegedly told the player he tried to abuse the system, though his £30 stake was less than the £50 max for the promo. SportingBet has not provided any additional explanation. On May 8th, SBR reported that the Alderney Gambling Control Commission rubberstamped a SportingBet decision to apply an earned bonus. SportingBet refused to credit a player a £50 free bet, citing a rule that allowed for the sportsbook to not credit earned bonuses at its own discretion.

BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) has cleared a player after a poker audit. The player’s $25,000 balance was temporary locked as management investigated irregularities with the user’s play: Four other players each transferred the same amount of cash to the poker room, lost the funds via heads up play to the user within one day, raising red flags in the security department. The player is now free to request payment as normal.

Seven TopBet (SBR rating C-) players have reported that they have received check payouts from the sportsbook which returned as no good. The users have been asked to provide a copy of the failed payout so that a replacement can be reissued. Many readers have expressed concern about this – but it is an unfortunate reality that does occur from time to time in the US.

EnterBet management is still in discussions with SBR regarding the $4,000 dispute reported last week. A player claimed that his funds were confiscated due to an alleged friend having a debt with the sportsbook. The player denies knowing who this third party is. EnterBet says it is gathering the evidence to share with SBR which links this player to the other individual. Enterbet is rated D minus and has a history of slow-paying winners.

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