SBG Global Sportsbook Review

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Sports Betting Online - SBG Global Not Recommended The SBG Global Sportsbook and associated parent company, SBG Euro Limited UK, had found itself mired in controversy well before it offered, and accepted, bets at 70-to-1 odds on a Formula 1 racing future and then reversed its decision and degraded the bet to 10-to-1 after the fact. It certainly is not a valid claim that the 70-to-1 odds were a mistake. Other, more reputable bookmakers all offered similar odds and have honored the wagers on that same futures bet. Indeed, SBG has a long way to go before consideration as a reputable sportsbook worthy of accepting your precious wagers. Furthermore, SBG Global has developed a reputation for mistreating even players who have been with them for a long time; it would be in your best interest to avoid this sportsbook.
Ease of Use:

SBG Global offers nearly every kind of betting opportunity possible. However, they are non US-friendly. In addition, all terms of use are contained in a small link at the bottom of their website, which directs you to an enormous legal document with nearly 6,000 words of legal mumbo-jumbo. It is never a good idea to sign up for anything prior to reading the terms of service, but in this case it would have taken the next year of our free time to do so. Not cool. Signing up to place bets online should not be this laborious.

Reputation/Security:

It is obvious that SBG Global is fishing for marketing information via their sign up process; within a few years we are sure that they will start requiring a retinal scan. Combine that attitude with a decade of legitimate complaints by their customers and you have one of the worst-reputed online sportsbooks in history. At least they are an admittedly non US-friendly operation, so US players have only themselves to blame for playing here and getting jerked around every which way.

Customer Service:

SBG Global live chat agents, during our testing, seemed to exist in order to pass you off to an account manager who immediately attempts to get you to sign up and/or deposit more money prior to answering any of your questions. After putting up with the hard sell, which in itself is an exercise in patience, they do work quickly to answer your questions. If you close the chat windows prior to giving them the opportunity to finish their sale, they will force the chat window to appear again so they can finish giving you their information. This was invasive and annoying.

Bonuses Paid:

SBG Global offers some unique “No Vig” opportunities, which initially appear to be outstanding. However, if you do not read the terms specific to their promotions, you will surely be disappointed when the time comes to collect your bonuses. They clearly state two potentially worrisome clauses. The first one being: “We reserve the right to withdrawal any promotion, bonus or special offer at anytime.” OK, fair enough. But then the second term states that in order to redeem a bonus, you must have an “active account.” What does this mean exactly? An active account is an account with “a total of 16 or more $50 wagers in a given month.” These clauses are all found buried in their humongous legal document and occur at about word 3,000. SBG Global can and should do a much better job of disclosing these important details about their bonuses paid.

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SBG Global is yet another sportsbook that is ineligible for even a one star ranking in this category due to their well-documented history of slow-payments, as well as their complete non-accommodation of the banking needs of US-based bettors.