Bookmaker Review, a site that categorizes and grades sportsbooks around the globe has posted an interesting review of WSEX, BetPhoenix, Matchbook and BetHorizon. The most interesting aspect of this post (link below) calls out BetPhoenix and SBR. The small post goes on to say, “Curiously Bookmakers Review has heard that Sportsbook Review powers BetPhoenix affiliate program. If that’s the case, it would explain why BP problems do not make the SBR homepage.”
What SBRB understands about this situation. Its interesting seeing both sites go down at the same time and makes one wonder about the connection. Is SBR’s site being hosted on BP’s servers or is it possible the affiliate software is tied into SBR’s site that forces it to come down if BP is having an issue or upgrading. More over, does it really matter?
SBRB has a keen understanding of how SBR works, however we feel SBR has been pretty fair in allowing negative press posted on its site regarding BetPhoenix. In fact, most of the issues listed have already been brought to light on the SBR forum.
Now, with that being said, we also feel SBR has obvious agendas that it should face up to. BetHorizon’s has always been short on cash. This comes from multiple individuals who have managed the company. It’s uncanny how Horizon never slip down on the grading scale and mods stay far away from commenting on any negative post about them. Another example, Jazz sportsbook. For years Jazz and SBR have been at odds. Jazz had a 100% payout record, but never had a rating higher than B-. The reason is simple, money.
Nothing is perfect in this wild world of offshore sports gambling, but its safe to say SBR has been the best help for players in need. They have excellent connections and have a well-respected site. No matter how they make money, they have been instrumental in getting players paid, kept players away from rogue books, and helped negotiate deals that helped sportsbooks in need find a new home. All in all, you can’t help being a fan if you really care about players.
Yes, no doubt WSEX, Matchbook and Horizon are in trouble. You can also add Jazz to that list. In the end, BetPhoenix will be fine by football. It has been reported by a poster on SBR that BP’s sister book WagerChief took 5 weeks to pay him. WC manager acknowledged the slow pay, but keep in mind players are getting paid. Good luck, trying to get a payout from BetSportsWeb or Bet911.
What about Bookmaker Review? Bookmaker Review is a site more geared towards the European market, but reviews US and Asian facing sportsbooks as well. What might interest you is they also generate money from affiliate deals like the one they pointed out in the article. Even though they might be a tad hypocritical they certainly are a good advocacy site. We have first hand knowledge of this.
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