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Recent Activity: Readytobet SBR initiates rating coverage at C+, HRWager upgraded from C- to C, Topbet upgraded from C- to C, BetUS upgraded from D+ to C-, MarathonBet downgraded from B to B-, 1Vice upgraded from D+ to C-, Betcity SBR initiates rating coverage at D.

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Oddsmaker Sportsbook slow-pay nears third month

15 hours ago

Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) is still yet to comment on the $995 payout complaint filed by a player in December. The sportsbook has confiscated more than $250,000 from winning players to date and often cites their terms and conditions section that outlaws "wise guy" or professional play. Oddsmaker has refused to speak with SBR since the $45,000 payout complaint originally reported in 2012. The betting site has capitalized off a successful URL but remains on the sportsbook blacklist for their poor treatment of sharp players and disputes involving unpaid winnings.

17 hours ago

A Netbet Sportsbook player has claimed that a 1,000 EUR payout request was made following successful play in the poker room and sportsbook. Following asking for the funds, the player was allegedly banned from the betting site. He has claimed that he has followed the terms and conditions of the sportsbook and asked SBR for assistance.

21 hours ago

A Tonybet Sportsbook player has claimed that she is owed a balance of £1859 from the betting site. The player has claimed that she signed up, completed all bonus rollover requirements, and was cruising along prior to submitting her first withdrawal request. The player indicated that her account was put into a security review by the fraud department. | Tonybet complaint explained

01.28.2015

BetDSI Sportsbook, Bookmaker, and Justbet have officially added bitcoin as a payment and withdrawal option. The minimum deposit is $50 and maximum withdrawal $50,000 per month through bitcoin. Management has told SBR that player deposits will be converted into the currency associated with that account's settings. | Limits information

How to approach Super Bowl Prop Betting: Hosted by Peter Loshak

01.28.2015

SBRvideo reaches into the vault for a breakdown of Super Bowl Props by poster Justin7, hosted by SBR's Peter Loshak. Topics ranged from how sharp players take advantage of Vegas; when a line is ripe for the picking; and how not to be overexposed while still betting the props board. In Super Bowl Props Betting part II Justin7 covers opening odds, line movement, and when to find value. All Super Bowl props from online sportsbooks are listed on SBR's Super Bowl Prop Bet Directory.

Noteworthy excerpts:

"Props are just free money. It's retarded how much money the sportsbooks give away on the Super Bowl, it's like Christmas in February."

"It's a funny business. There are so many different things you can bet, you're going to tie up all your money, and the question then becomes not what should I bet, but how much should I bet on everything seeing that I'm going to spend my whole bankroll and then some."

"There's two different things that make sure you don't go bust when you're betting more money than you have. The first thing is you're betting anti-correlated props. I may bet a player over 240 yards and under 260 yards - obviously you can't lose that. But in many cases, you have tons and tons of negatively correlated prop bets. The second thing you do is what's called beta calculations for each prop. The game may go over or under your projected total, and the spread differential may be very different than what you think, but for every prop you have a beta related to those two things. So if you have a high correlation toward for example team A winning, if you do well when team A wins or horrible when they lose, you have to make sure you're not too exposed in any one area."

"If you bet a prop and say you bet it hard, say you bet 2% of your bankroll on a prop and it doesn't move, that means you screwed up. A mistake that a lot of newer players will make is they'll see a prop and bet it, and they'll keep betting it because they'll keep seeing the number they want and suddenly they'll have a huge position on something that's just mediocre.'
5 Craziest Super Bowl Prop Bets

01.27.2015

Sportsbook Review video host Natalie takes readers through the 5 craziest Super Bowl Prop bets on offer by online sportsbooks. Super Bowl XLIX betting props are being released hand over fist by bookmakers looking to distinguish themselves from the pack. This article lists the top 5 prop bets and provides information on the Super Bowl XLIX Prop Bets list. | Crazy Prop Bets

Leonbets Complaint Resolved + Player facts were wrong

01.27.2015

Sportsbook Review reported that a Leonbets player claimed a balance of $100,000 was confiscated. It turns out that the facts provided by the player were incorrect, and his balance was in fact $1,500. The player further stated that he was accused of multiple accounting after providing his ID. Leonbets has spoken with SBR on the complaint and confirmed that the player received payment in full, and the issue is now resolved. Players with feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

BTC update

01.26.2015

Bitcoin (BTC) has had a welcomed good past week. Trading now at $275, the anonymous cryptocurrency sank as low as $209 on January 18. Player hopes remain high that bitcoin will pick itself up from the canvas and continue to be a useful method for depositing and withdrawing from online sportsbooks. | Bitcoin market moves

KYC report

01.26.2015

It is an unfortunate reality of the industry that customers hailing from Eastern European countries undergo more advanced security screening or "KYC" (Know Your Customer) than the average player. So, why does this happen, and what can you do as an honest Joe looking to place a bet without sending vials of your blood to an online sportsbook? Keep reading.

GoBetGo news

01.26.2015

Five more players burned by the downfall of GoBetGo Sportsbook have submitted sportsbook complaint forms with SBR. The players say they were totally blindisded by the sudden collapse of GoBetGo, who folded overnight while basically saying "oops!" in a short letter on their homepage. Players are owed at least $200,000. | GoBetGo complaints

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Sportsbook rating changes

New Ratings Upgrades Downgrades

01/09/2015 01:54 PM CST
Readytobet SBR initiates rating coverage at C+
12/06/2014 10:47 AM CST
HRWager upgraded from C- to C
12/02/2014 02:45 PM CST
Topbet upgraded from C- to C
11/17/2014 09:47 PM CST
BetUS upgraded from D+ to C-
11/16/2014 07:08 AM CST
MarathonBet downgraded from B to B-
11/07/2014 09:48 PM CST
1Vice upgraded from D+ to C-
11/05/2014 10:58 AM CST
Betcity SBR initiates rating coverage at D
11/04/2014 05:25 PM CST
Dimeline Upgraded from D- to D

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