Blacklisted Sportsbooks in 2022

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When reviewing online sportsbooks using the Covers BetSmart System™, we come across a few that we feel should be avoided. We also listen to the complaints from our users. This is why we have created the Covers Blacklist. The sports betting sites listed below are among the worst sportsbooks out there due to payment issues, bad customer support, unfair bet grading, and other questionable practices.

Blacklisted Sportsbooks

We recommend avoiding the following blacklisted online sportsbooks at all costs. They have been placed on this list as they do not meet our list of criteria as to what makes a trusted sportsbook. Many of the below sites have also been reported numerous times by users.

This list is updated when necessary so be sure to check back often before signing up or depositing at a site that isn’t on our list of trusted sportsbooks.

Sportsbook Reason(s)
Americas Bookie Logo
  • Allegations of withdrawal issues
  • No license information available on site
  • Poor customer service
CS Sportsbet Logo
  • Multiple reports of slow payments
  • Allegations of non-payments
  • Risk of account closure simply for winning bets
Zenit Logo
  • Reports of confiscated winnings
  • Slow customer support response times
Carbon Gaming Logo
  • Reports of not paying out winnings
  • Non-responsive to complaints
  • Slow payments
Skybook Logo
  • Very slow payouts
  • Allegations of suspended accounts
Topbet Logo
  • Reports of non-payments
  • Very slow withdrawal times
  • Reports of issuing fraudulent checks

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How we Blacklist Sportsbooks

We’re constantly rating and reviewing sportsbooks, looking at a number of factors to ensure that they are acting in the best interests of sports bettors. But most importantly, we listen to you. We take every report sent in by our users seriously and these reports play a huge part in landing a sportsbook on the blacklist.

Here are some of the main factors that land sportsbooks on our blacklist:

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