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BetIslands to Close Stiffing Players for $1.5 Million - 18 December 2012 is reporting that the online sportsbook BetIslands is set to close without paying players their existing account balances. If you click the above link you can read how this brand was only relevant because SBR touted them so aggressively. Now in one day they have went from SBR recommended at B to SBR rated F. Expected loss to players is roughly $1.5 million. Assures No Employees Arrested: Business as Usual - 27 October 2012 was mentioned this week in United States legal action that saw 25 individuals arrested and indicted on enterprise corruption, money laundering and conspiracy charges. While the US media is reporting three Pinnacle Sports owners were nabbed, Pinnacle has responded via the Associated Press to deny any employees were arrested. SBS detailed research indicates there is no cause for concern to post up players and in this report states the reasons they remain A+ rated by our company. Closes Sports Book and Poker Room - 08 October 2012

Effective October 5, 2012 stopped accepting new players and has also closed its online poker room and sports book. Existing players can continue to use this website for online casino games only. It is expected the casino will open to new sign ups in the future with the Asian live dealer platform of Bodog88 featured. Also on this same date closed. Other associated websites,, and will experience no change. To learn a lot more about this shocking move, and to discover the history of Bodog brands, click the title above this paragraph of text.

September 2012 US Betting Sites Rating Reassessments - 18 September 2012

Over the month Sports Betting Sites has made several changes to the ratings of US betting sites. In this post we discuss BetOnline and’s new rating of B-. We also explain that we’ve received a credible report TopBet is not Futurebet owned, only powered. Further we discuss slow pays, and also why WagerWeb remains rated D- here despite having received upgrades at other betting site review portals.

Bovada Payouts No Longer a Concern - 26 August 2012

Sports Betting Sites had a Bovada Payouts Warning in effect for all of 2012. Their A- rating was placed in suspended status as we were unable to properly assess the risks players faced. At one point briefly we removed the suspended rating status and lowered them to C-, but within days of doing so their payouts began to improve. They were upgraded to C+, to B- over a month period. For several weeks now things are functioning with this company the same way they functioned 2002-2007 and 2009-2011. Payouts are fast and considering their long track record in the industry, we now feel confident restoring their site to the original A- rating. Over the past 6 weeks more than 100 players have reported receiving a check in less than a week.

Betonline Purchase of Confirmed - 26 June 2012

Panama based has acquired Curacao based gambling website This is good news because so long as you stay clear of their casino, avoid their poker room, don’t deposit with credit card, never require customer support, only withdrawal via Western Union, and keep a rabbits foot nearby, you probably won’t have to worry about much when using the new On a more serious note hopefully the high volume of payout complaints will now be finally cleared.

Intertops Stops Accepting US Players on June 20, 2012 - 20 June 2012

The internet’s first online sportsbook, (.eu) announced effective June 20, 2012 they are no longer accepting new US players. Existing account holders residing in the United States should experience no change, nor should players located in other countries.

Betsson and BetSafe Downgraded to C- - 15 June 2012 has been the subject of an unusually high number of player complaints regarding voided bets and confiscated winnings. SBS has downgraded them and their sister site to SBS Rating C-. Click the link above to read the full report.

Warning: New Card Counting Rule - 24 March 2012

If you’re considering depositing with or – don’t! Read this post to see how simply made a card counting rule off the top of their head as a mechanism to steal $35,000 from a casino winner. Thankfully the decision was reversed, but these are risks you might encounter when dealing with this rogue sportsbook.

Bovada News: MyPayLinQ Transfers Blocked for 4 US States - 09 March 2012

There are recent rumors spanning the web suggesting is no longer servicing players from Utah, Maryland, New York and Washington; these reports are false. The actual news is Bovada’s top e-wallet payment processor MyPayLinQ is restricting these states, and Bovada already has low cost deposit and withdrawal alternatives available to these players.