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SPORTS BETTING BLOG 2006

12/30/2006
Former WSEX sportsbook founder and EOG forum poster Jay Cohen writes, "The crooks at BetUS can't help but steal every chance they get. They have not processed customer withdrawals since December 22nd and claim they will not resume until January 3rd".

as well as...

"Stay away from Bet Royal, they are owned by a known crook in the offshore gambling business, who is also a convicted stock swindler and con man".

12/22/2006
PointBet sportsbook is offering large bonuses to new players via email while they continue to slow-pay numerous Betting Advice forum members.

11/29/2006
Betting Advice forum poster leopepe writes, "PlayBanks is closing business, they will have good time in Malta with our money".

11/28/2006
Bowmans sportsbook sells US player accounts to BoDog and remaining customer accounts to Bet365.

11/21/2006
Canbet sportsbook stops taking wagers from US citizens.

10/20/2006
BoDog acquires BetCorp which includes WWTS, CyberSportsbook, WagerOnSports and BetBet sportsbooks.

10/16/2006
Mansion closes it's sportsbook and casino to US citizens but the sports exchange will remain open to them.

10/12/2006
Sportingbet family including Aces, PlayersOnly, SportsBook.com and SuperBook acquired by private investors. SportingbetUSA players have been transferred to SuperBook and Aces sportsbook accounts have been transferred to SportsBook.com.

10/11/2006
VIP family including Nine and Gameday sportsbooks acquired by private investor.

10/6/2006
BetCRIS bails out non-US BetOnSports customers.

10/4/2006
Bet365 sportsbook stops taking wagers from US citizens.

9/26/2006
Betting Advice forum poster todestipper writes, "since Friday BetButler is closed".

9/18/2006
Multiple slow pay complaints lodged against SIA. Editors Note: SIA usually makes payouts in a timely manner but they are well known for holding players funds a tactic which sometime results in the customer wagering their winnings when they intended to make a withdrawal.

9/10/2006
Major Wager forum poster BuzzRavanaugh reports GolfingGods in slow pay mode.

9/2/2006
Sportingbet Plc Chairman detained by US Authorities on Thursday, 6 September 2006.

9/2/2006
EOG forum poster kksuited writes, "Some encouraging news about BOS...They are paying vendors".

9/1/2006
Betting Advice forum poster SS Lazio writes, "Well, well, well. What do you know. I just got paid (by betclic.com), seven months after requesting a payout".

8/29/2006
Betting Advice forum poster Psycho reports slow payout from BetandWin sportsbook.

8/10/2006
Multiple reports of BOS and it's family of sportsbooks shutting down operations in Costa Rica to refocus their efforts on the European and Asian sports betting market. At the time of this writing no payouts have been made to any customers.

7/17/2006
From the BetOnSports website: "In light of court papers filed in the United States, the company has temporarily suspended this facility pending it's ability to assess it's full position. During this period no financial or wagering transactions can be executed. Further information will be posted once the company is in a position to do so.

BOS is the parent company of the following sportsbooks that have also suspended operations".

betonsports.com, bettorstrust.com, bettherock.com (Gibraltar), betoninternet.com (Infinity), jagsportsbet.com, betmill.com (Millenium), mvpbets.com, mvpsportsbook.com, players-sb.com, popularpoker-sportsbook.com, rockislandsports.com, virtualbookmaker.com, betvsi.com, virtualwager.com, v-wager.com, wager-mall.com

7/5/2006
Major Wager issues warning, "This sportsbook (Bet4Aces) has been in a slow/no pay mode for 2 months. Stay far away".

6/9/2006
The Prescription forum poster Isaacm writes, "I need help, I'm being stiffed for $100,000" (by NoblePoker.com)".

6/8/2006
Multiple complaints from large bettors ($1000 per wager and greater) against BOS and Millenium sportsbooks for revoking bonuses and money won using funds obtained via deposit bonuses.
Editors Note: Large bettors advised not to accept deposit bonuses from these sportsbooks.

6/6/2006
Major Wager forum poster warns readers, "If you played there (NoJuice.net) get out if you can..."

5/26/2006
Major Wager forum poster Dreamer reports no pay from Bet Royal sportsbook.

5/10/2006
TOW reports, "I was told this afternoon that the transfer of all (BetOnStars) players balances should be a matter of a day or two more".

5/9/2006
TOW reports, "I'm being kept in the loop of ongoing negotiations between BetOnStars and their very likely acquiring party".

5/9/2006
Betting Advice forum poster lodges no pay complaint against ThePool.com who are not replying to his emails.

5/2/2006
TOW issues warning, "we feel appropriate to issue a general warning about Spades Lounge since unknowing players may be sucked in by this Poker Room and end up sharing the same fate of slow paid BetOnStars customers".

5/2/2006
Covers forum poster guvna writes, "I cashed out some of my winnings from wallstreet.com back in February and the check bounced".

4/22/2006
Major Wager forum owner The Major warns posters, "Some of the sites around are pumping this new site Bet4Aces. It is the same group as BetOnStars which doesn't seem to be able to pay anyone".

4/15/2006
Major Wager forum owner The Major writes, "BetOnStars on it's last legs".

4/5/2006
Betting Advice forum posters reporting that jokerbets.com website has been down since March 13th and they are not replying to emails.

2/24/2006
Recent slow pay sportsbook BetPlatinum is at it again offering 50% bonuses.

2/21/2006
The Prescription forum poster Brock Lander's informs readers that MoneyGram refused to transfer funds to offshore sportsbook.

2/14/2006
Major Wager forum owner The Major disputes BetRoyal warning reported at EOG claiming that negotiations between BetRoyal and Cascade are ongoing.

2/13/2006
EOG forum owner The Shrink issues a warning, "With regards to ROYAL BE CAREFUL... RUN don't even WALK... You have been WARNED..."

2/12/2006
Betting Advice forum poster bisonravi writes, "BetClic.com sportsbook are a new bookie with a generous referral scheme. Unfortunately they do not pay out".

1/28/2006
Multiple reports that BetOnStars is still slow paying players.

1/26/2006
Sportingbet refunds players money lost due to computer glitch.

1/20/2006
BetCurnet is closing shop but are in the process of paying out player balances.

1/18/2006
Up to four players have reported their balances being wiped out at various SportingBet Plc sportsbooks. Bettors are being told their money was lost on virtual horse racing. Editors note: More than likely this is a software glitch. We will keep you informed.

1/18/2006
Multiple New Orleans pay complaints lodged against BetOnStars at various gambling forums.

1/07/2006
Major Wager forum owner The Major reminds readers that FunTimeBingo and Bet33 are affiliated with former stiff sportsbook Apex.

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