Thank you very much, eagle. Enjoy the updates.
Originally Posted by bold_eagle26
BetRoyal Sportsbook player's payout attempt
08.17.2011 04:11 PM (source: SBR Newswires)
A BetRoyal (SBR rating D-) player tells SBR that he is attempting to place a withdrawal for $700 via a cash transfer method. The player has allegedly been waiting five days for the funds to be removed from his online sportsbook wagering account. The player reports that he has called BetRoyal posing as a potential signup and that he was told that withdrawal amounts are removed from accounts within three hours during the normal working day, with payment subsequently made in one day per either of the cash transfer methods. The player tells SBR that he called BetRoyal's bluff and pointed out that he has been waiting longer than what's advertised by the sportsbook. The player's first deposit to BetRoyal was for $25 in January of 2011. He estimates that in his time wagering with the online sportsbook that he has lost in the neighborhood of $1,000. The player reports that this is his first payout request to date. While not yet officially considered a slow-pay, BetRoyal's dodgy service highlights a tactic atypical of a D- rated sportsbook — both failing to honor its listed withdrawal times and not removing funds from a player account until the minute the funds are ready to be dispatched, prompting the bettor to battle the temptation of losing his balance prior to payment.
SBR will update this sportsbook report if this BetRoyal withdrawal attempt turns into a slow-pay situation. SBR generally considers slow payment to be two weeks+ after the quoted time-frame.
The most noteworthy complaint against BetRoyal sportsbook occurred in July of 2008, when a player filed a $500,000 claim against the company. The complaint surrounded a group of players who were invited by BetRoyal management four years prior to trade prices and betting odds at BetRoyal against other online sportsbooks. The player's invested deposits of $86,000 eventually earned a balance of $586,000. In the week preceedeing SBG Global's (SBR rating D-) acquition of BetRoyal, the BetRoyal website was taken off the servers and when it returned -- the $586,000 was removed from the account. After a thorough review of available facts, SBR concluded that BetRoyal erased the winnings in order to take its labilities off the books prior to selling to SBG Global.
VIP Sportsbook update
08.18.2011 04:37 PM (source: SBR Newswires)
Since SBR's last VIP Sportsbook update on August 16th, an additional two users have reported that they held balances which have not been paid as of August 18th, 2011. The players did not request their funds prior to the August 1st deadline set by VIP Sports after the company closure was announced. VIP Sportsbook, Nine.com and BetGameday are currently off-line. The total amount of outstanding funds owed to users is now $10,876.
A VIP Sportsbook operations manager claimed that the players who did not request payment in time would receive payment. SBR has followed up to inquire on whether accommodations would also be made for players that did not contact SBR nor VIP Sportsbook to arrange to be paid their final balances. SBR will update this sportsbook report as more information becomes available.
VIP Sportsbook players outraged
Please discuss that I was never notified by email. Two weeks notice with NO notification is not acceptable. Is there anyone at that company I can talk to directly.
Have you heard anything from VIP about money people had in their accounts when they closed yet?
I have been reading your posts online and was not notified whatsoever about VIP closing down. I have sent several emails to their online support web address that they list on their current website and have not heard back. Are you aware of any means to get in touch with someone?
The emails came a couple of days after I had emailed support @ vip.com and they sent about 7 of them. What is management thinking about on how to give back my money or how to do it. Mail the people back a check less the fees to send it.. Its not like the people don't want their money back. I also dont bet on baseball and they seemed to pick a good time to close (when football, Hockey, and basketball are not being played). Thanks.
Superbook.com sportsbook withdrawal complaints
08.19.2011 04:42 PM (source: SBR Newswires)
A Superbook.com (SBR rating D-) player tells Sportsbook Review that he asked for an $1,800 withdrawal on July 10th, 2011, and a $650 withdrawal on July 20th, 2011. Neither of the players requests have been paid by the Sportsbook.com skin, Superbook.com. SBR is following up on this sportsbook complaint.
Sportsbook.com recently made SBR's front-page online sportsbook news section for their cancelation of $7,030 in winnings from a player that had requested exclusion from Sports.com months prior. Sportsbook.com management has yet to address that complaint with SBR dispute analyst "Justin7". Sportsbook.com has a long history of unethical and unjust confiscations of winning players, the most noteworthy of such negative adjustments was the voiding of more than seven figures worth of "correlated parlay" winnings. Sportsbook.com's software accepted wagers that the sportsbook said violated house rules, and the sportsbook adjusted the balances of winning players after the bets were both accepted and grading, leading to their placement on the SBR sportsbook blacklist at D-.
Had an email from Boylesports stating that from Mid September they will only be accepting wagers on the web or via their mobile application - so I assume that means no more telebetting - not that I ever phoned a bet through to Boyles.
Don't hold your breath. Nobody wants to accept online gambling as OK... They're just looking for another way of increasing tax revenue.
Originally Posted by Landprofits
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Originally Posted by ElPresidente
VIP Sportsbook - Update
08.21.2011 04:28 PM (source: SBR Newswires)
Three new players have written SBR to launch complaints against VIP Sportsbook, Nine.com and BetGameday. The three players are owed $1,030, $900, and $600 collectively. Each player reports that no notice was delivered to their registered email address informing them of the VIP Sports group closure. VIP management initially told SBR that players were given multiple notices each, in addition to the prominent ad atop its homepage prompting bettors to withdraw their funds. The players point out that they are seasonal bettors who were unaware of the closure, and that they discovered the closure when trying to access their accounts for the NFL preseason.
SBR last heard from a VIP manager on Tuesday August 16th. The manager stated that players who did not request their balances in time would be paid once financial processes completed allowing VIP to send a final wave of funds. None of the 18 players on SBR's list have yet reported payment. The players are owed $12,183. SBR will update this report.
I hope that VIP Sportsbook, Nine.com, and BetGameDay get this sorted - it would be a shame to tarnish an excellent reputation at the very last hurdle, it may come back to haunt them if the online gaming outlook changes in the future.
"THE GAMBLING TIMES" IS A TRULY FANTASTIC PRIVATE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP FORUM.
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