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Sportsbook Review of BetWWTS
2006/11/15 - Update by Brian Taylor
As of November 15th 2006, Bodog Entertainment bought Betcorp PLC and BetWWTS players accounts were transfered as follow:
2006/10/16 - Update by Ira Nanson
For some, no news is good news!
But not for US customers waiting to find out when they can access their funds locked in BetCorp and other White Label Sites.
According to their latest announcement on Monday 16th October Betcorp basically states that they have not yet reached a purchase agreement and it could be another 10 days before US customers will know if they can resume wagering. One thing they want to make fundamentally clear is the fact that there is no risk to customer funds, as soon as practicably possible customers will be able to cash out and hopefully resume wagering.
As reported by Gambling911 all future wagers and those made on weekend games made by US bettors prior to the shutdown will be honored.
2006/10/14 - Update by Ira Nanson
Within minutes of President George Bush signing the Unlawful Internet Gambling ACT 2006 on Friday 13th all of the Betcorp related sites were taken offline so they could implement restrictions to their software that would block US residents from placing wagers, similarly all deposit and withdrawal transactions were also frozen.
An anonymous source advised SGR that this move not only took the customers by surprise, but the staff too. It was understood that BetCorp would prohibit deposit transactions but they would continue to service US customers until such time the account balance was zero.
Gambling911 reports that there are three possible suitors looking to purchase BetWWTS and the other BetCorp US facing brands so there's a good possibility that the company will be privatized early next week. An official announcement by Betcorp should be made first thing Monday morning.
The unknown source was also keen for readers to know that the company is in no way comparable to BetOnSports who is yet to reimburse any funds to their customers. On the contrary Betcorp have zero debt and have plenty of money in reserve. The reason customers are not able to withdraw is because of the transition period and the expected surge of withdrawals that could adversely affect any sale. "Betcorp just want players to hold tight until first thing Monday morning and apologizes for this inconvenience."
Sports Gambling review will continue to monitor the situation closely.
2006/09/01 - Review by Ira Nanson
Widely acclaimed to be an industry leader, BetWWTS pioneered internet gaming before it became a mainstream optimum back in 1995. They initially operated by taking bets over the phone and famed the name World Wide Telesports.
Fully licensed and regulated in Antigua since 1995, BetWWTS is part of the Betcorp Group of companies which is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange.
This is a comprehensive sportsbook that provides excellent coverage of American sports, European soccer, poker, casino and games. Without doubt, it is designed to meet all your wagering needs.
Horse racing enthusiasts will not be disappointed either since they provide a copious number of tracks and betting options plus live lines. If you are in need of any tips or advice, check out professional race analyst, Steve Davidowitz's weekly column.
This industry leader was the first to introduce wireless wagering to enable bettors to wager on all the major sporting events via their mobile device.
And their latest feature is Virtual Horse Racing which provides a true simulation of races in the real world.
Using IQL Software, the functionality of the website is user friendly and efficient. However, numerous customers have reported server errors/connection failures especially during crunch time. BetWWTS have promised to have eradicated that problem with the purchase of additional load balance servers and are fully prepared for football season.
Limited wiseguy action is welcome, however limits may be reduced.
No phone wagering for US customers
Excellent customer service is provided 24/7/365 via live chat, email and telephone. Note however that US customers can only use the telephone for general inquiries only, lines and betting information can only be obtained online.
Payouts are processed within 24 hours, perhaps a little slow compared to other books.
Once a favorite of professional players, BetWWTS have changed their marketing strategy to appeal more to recreational players and now offer more promotions.
An honest and reliable book that you won't regret choosing.
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