Bonus Hunting Season - Beware of Scam Sports Betting Websites Out to Steal Players Money!

Share Article warns online sports gamblers to be careful this football season when hunting for the Big Sign-Up Bonus. (SBR) warns online sports bettors of outright Scam Operations that open up around football season. These deposit only sportsbooks make millions of dollars doing whatever it takes to gets players to make a deposit with no intention of ever making pay-outs.

Most sign-ups at online sports betting sites occur during the first few weeks of football season. Bonuses are created to attract new business. Since the bonus itself is attractive enough to entice a bettor to make a deposit with any given book, these perks are commonly used by scam operations as well. It's difficult to know the difference between a legitimate sportsbook trying to generate new business and a scam sportsbook trying to lure unaware players.

But according to a popular players advocate website, there is a way to detect if a sports betting website is out to steal your money. "If a cash sign-up bonus is over 25%, or you receive a high-pressure call requiring an immediate deposit, or you can't find an address or phone number anywhere on the site, consider them suspect and do more research before making a deposit." says Bill Dozer, Analyst for

He adds that scam websites are part of the Internet industry that affects all online users. "The safe bet is to do research before sending your money through cyber-space." says Mr. Dozer. has a Scam Alert and Rating Guide to help players distinguish between the good and the bad online sports betting websites.

A victim of the seemingly scam operation (SBR Rated F), who was lured by a cold-call offering a 40% bonus, made the following statement:

"I have been trying to get my money for about 3+ weeks, and all I get is a song and dance... The main guy is named Roy Rameriz and I sent them $1500 and got a $600 bonus, I turned the account over the required 6 times and got my balance up to over $3,000. Just for the heck of it I requested $1,000 to see if in fact they do pay out. Much to my dismay, I have not received a penny and since have requested my whole $3,200 to be sent to me..."

About is a resource for online bettors who want to research online sportsbooks before making a deposit. The website provides up-to-date research, reviews and ratings of online sportsbooks. The mission of is to identify the best sportsbooks as well as warn players about rouge operators.

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