Aloha Sportsbook Sportsbook Review
Of course, any scammer is going to make their site easy to use, enabling them to take your money more efficiently. Indeed, Aloha has a very slick design put into place that can be quite enticing. Do not be fooled though, Aloha Sportsbook may be easy to use but that is not necessarily a good thing in this case.
When comparing the technical information of the Aloha Sportsbook to that of reputable sites such as PokerStars or PokerListings, you will find obvious and significant differences. For example, Aloha Sportsbook has changed IP Addresses 76 times in their short five year existence. Changing locations to such an extent shows a complete determination to evade accountability. It is similar to moving households 76 times in five years. Apparently, there is more effort spent moving operations than in providing reliable services to its members. One must seriously question the motives of such actions.
The live help feature on the AlohaSportsbook.com home page was unavailable on a Saturday at 7PM PST. It is unimaginable that “the number one Internet sportsbook” is unavailable during that time. Placing a call to their support number was a similarly disappointing experience. It is obviously a small shop and the person who answered the phone stated that he was unable to provide the licensing information for their operations, despite expressing a sincere desire to report on the issue fairly. He stated that it would be necessary to call back in the morning and speak with Zack. Our research leads us to believe that this all-knowing Zack character is the same person as Robbie, the highly shady owner of now-deceased Apex Sportsbook.
There are several misleading bonus statements on the Aloha Sportsbook website, especially “free cash can be wagered, but never withdrawn.” They claim to have “the best sportsbook bonuses on the Internet.” However, after reading their terms and conditions, that claim is completely ludicrous. The biggest bonus that you can receive is $500 and that is only if you take advantage of every possible bonus opportunity. Also, you can never withdraw your bonus money anyway. In addition, before you can make a single withdrawal, you would have to generate $5,000 in action on an initial $500 deposit.
The only available deposit option is Western Union. The withdrawal options are Western Union or Check. There is a mention of NETeller, MoneyBookers, electronic check, or any of the other more advanced deposit options online bettors like. Withdrawal options are similarly stone-age: Western Union or paper check, that’s it. All banking terms and conditions appear to be recycled from a previous site because the effective date is listed as January 1, 2004. However, this site did not even exist until August 5, 2005.