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Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals commences in one hour. The Lightning vs. Blackhawks event odds page shows the current lineset for all of the ways to wager. A manager with Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) confirmed to SBR that as far as their action is concerned, 53.7% of wagers are on the Chicago Blackhawks moneyline.
The Tampa Bay Lightning opened as -110 favorites in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals and have been bet up to an average of -125. SBR Odds shows that the best payoff on the Chicago Blackhawks is presently +112. Pinnacle Sports shared some interesting wagering statistics with SBR which indicate 75.2% of moneyline wagers have been on the Blackhawks.
The average payoff for a wager on Manny Pacquiao to defeat Floyd Mayweather is +185, but three online sports betting websites are offering an extra 10 cents payoff for bets on Pacquiao. This means a $100 bet pays an extra $10 as betting at these sportsbooks yields $195 for every $100 risked on Pacquiao. The competition is likely to continue as sportsbooks enhance their wagering cart with new prop bets ahead of the May 2 showdown. One sportsbook manager told SBR that this weekend figures to be a top 3 betting weekend of all time, with the Kentucky Derby, NBA/NHL Playoffs, Red Sox vs. Yankees, all leading up to the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather PPV broadcast.
Sportsbook Review will update readers as new prop bets are released; Jamie Foxx has been scheduled to sing the US National Anthem, a prop market likely on the way is the amount of minutes and seconds Foxx will take to deliver the anthem - a bet commonly offered during the Super Bowl. The challenge for players will be to ensure that they are not overcharged by bookmaker vigorish when better offers are available, especially considering the outrageous $99 cost to view the fight, which may ultimately be necessary as free streams may not satisfactorily complement in-play wagering. Sportsbook Review interviewed a betting site on their intent to offer live wagering throughout Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.
In addition to comparing the prop wagering lines, players should weigh the sportsbook bonuses offered by betting sites in conjunction with straight up betting value, as some betting sites are offering large cash bonuses ahead of the May 2 weekend.
The Final Four of the Men's NCAA Tournament is slated for tip-off tonight, which means online sportsbooks are adjusting their odds as a large amount of public and sharp action are received on both match ups. This article takes a look at market movements and uses bet share data powered by Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+). | Read more
Las Vegas has caught up with the online sportsbook line movement on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super-fight May 2. When online bookmakers opened the betting market, Mayweather was installed as a 3 to 1 favorite or -300, meaning a $300 stake was needed for a return of $100. SBR covered the ensuing line movement when the market adjusted and saw Mayweather hit as low as -185 at Pinnacle Sports, whom SBR interviewed on the historic bout. | Betting Odds
Sportsbook Review has interviewed Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super-fight May 2 in Las Vegas. Interview topics include Pinnacle's current and planned wagering limits on the fight, offering live betting for the fight, the prop betting markets to come, and much more. | Read the interview
Sportsbook Review news host Natalie provides a recap of the recent news that broke on the SBR newswire which saw Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) receive a gaming license by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The online sportsbook, known for its reduced juice pricing and large wagering limits, is also licensed in Curacao. | View original report
Sportsbook Review's boxing odds on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao shows the moneyline market on the move. The odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook have increased from -200 to -220 on Mayweather, despite bookmaker Pinnacle Sports holding steady (for the moment) at -199. Heritage Sports for example has the line at -215, and the best odds on Pacquiao at +185. | Betting Odds by Sportsbook
Pinnacle Sports made official today news of their new ownership. SBR has spoken with Pinnacle Sports managers prior to today concerning this announcement and confirmed that it is business as usual for players, however those who have been craving additional Asian and other global markets will soon see an even larger wagering cart. | Read Pinnacle Sports statement
The Carolina Panthers opened as 4½ point favorites against the Arizona Cardinals. This line is harboring around 5½ thirty minutes prior to kick off for the opening NFC Wild Card playoff game. Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has shared some compelling stats on how their players are wagering the event. | Cardinals vs. Panthers market report
The Dallas Cowboys opened as 4½ point favorites against the Chicago Bears. This line has dropped to as low as 3½ at most online sportsbooks. Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has told SBR that in terms of the pointspread, 59.3% of bets were in favor of the Cowboys 3 hours prior to kickoff, while 40.7% of wagers were in support of Chicago. | Cowboys vs. Bears Market report
The Miami Dolphins opened as 4½ point favorites against the NY Jets according to SBR Odds NFL line history.
This number has since moved 2½ points to -7. The best payoff on the spread is +103 at 5Dimes ($100 wager returns 103) if you're looking to wager the Dolphins.
The best price to back the Dolphins meanwhile is offered by Pinnacle Sports at -285. This means a $285 wager returns $100 in profit. For wagering the underdog, 5Dimes' line of +265 offers the highest payoff ($100 pays $265).
The posted total is 41½, which means a total of 42 points or more must be recorded if you're backing the over, and 41 or less points must be scored for the under to win. 5Dimes has the over priced at -101 ($101 wager returns $100 in profit) per their reduced juice line, while the cheapest price on the under is available at Pinnacle Sports ($105 wager returns $100) or Heritage Sports (if you have selected -105 option).
For prop wagering, visit the NFL Prop Bets directory at SBR to see the best available offers.
The November 2014 Posters' Poll for Top Sportsbooks has concluded. 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has won the poll for the third straight time. Heritage Sports (SBR rating A) came in at second place, and Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) registered at third. SBR thanks the more than 100 players who turned up to participate in the poll. | Final Sportsbook Poll standings
The top online sportsbooks poll runs for 48 more hours. Previous poll champion 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) is in first place, while Heritage Sports and Pinnacle sports are battling it out for second place. Sportsbooks Bookmaker and Bet365 round out the top five. Sportsbook Review invites all users to participate in the poll. | Vote today in sportsbooks poll
The November 2014 edition of the top sportsbook poll runs for one final week. As of this publication, 5Dimes Sportsbook, Heritage Sports, and Pinnacle Sports are the three bookmakers atop the list with over 2,000 combined votes point each. SBR encourages all readers to take their time to let their voices be heard in the poll. | Poll Standings
The top sportsbooks poll for November 2014 has been running for two full weeks. Online sportsbooks 5Dimes, Heritage, and Pinnacle round out the top three. 5Dimes has received 825 points in the poll, whilst Heritage commands 570 points, and Pinnacle trails behind with 420 points. Anything can happen in the next two weeks, so be sure to cast your vote! | View Poll Standings
The November 2014 edition of the top sportsbooks poll is underway. Sportsbook Review invites all posters to participate in the poll. Users can cast their vote for their top three favorite sportsbooks, in order of favorite first. The first choice receives 25 points, second 15 points, and third 10 points. Thirty five user votes have been received thus far. | Sportsbook Poll standings
Sportsbook Review reported earlier tonight that 78% of moneyline (to win outright) wagers at Pinnacle Sportsbook were placed on home favorite Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 MLB World Series. The closing line at 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) had the Royals as -138 favorites ($138 wager wins $100), but underdog San Francisco Giants won the game 3-2. Also cashing was the under 7 priced at -115; there was a 10 cent move on the under at 5Dimes in the hour before the opening pitch. Finally, the Giants' run-line cashed at +1.5 -160 ($160 wins $100). Sportsbook Review will deliver more betting reports for the recently started NBA regular season, as well as American Football updates.
The Kansas City Royals are home favorites in game 7 of the World Series. SBR Odds shows the current line at Kansas City -136 (best line available at 5Dimes and Pinnacle Sports, a $136 wager wins $100). A majority of sports bettors are backing the home favorite Royals at Pinnacle; the sportsbook has received 78% of wagers on the Royals moneyline, according to an account manager. As for the total, which has remained at 7 runs since opening, bettors are in agreement with 56% of total wagers on the over. | Betting report
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has indicated that a majority of pointspread bets on tonight's Monday Night Football game have been in favor of Pittsburgh Steelers against the spread of 2.5 points (must win the game by 3). Despite the lopsided percentage of overall spread bets -—64.4% vs 35.6 as of late this afternoon — there has been a big shift in the pricing of the Houston Texans moneyline; SBR Odds shows Pinnacle opened at +158 ($100 bet pays $158) and has dropped to +129 two hours before kickoff. Sports bettors keen on wagering the game and looking for a variety of exotic bets are encouraged to use the NFL Prop bets page at Sportsbook Review.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has implemented new password requirements to improve security. Upon logging in players will receive a prompt to reset their passwords, using a minimum of 8 characters, a special character, a number, and no capital letters. Players with questions on the procedure of resetting their password should email Pinnacle support at email@example.com.
Online sportsbook Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has received 53% of player wagers on the point spread of +1.5 for Chicago, with 47% on the New York Jets. As for the moneyline, 72% of bets are in favor of Chicago at prices ranging from +105 to +141 per SBR Odds line history for the game. The total market sees 65% of wagers tipping over the posted total of 45 points; 35% is recorded on the under. As far proposition wagers for tonight's game; over 50 team and player props have been recorded in the NFL Props betting directory at Sportsbook Review. SBR has compared the best available prop markets where a common proposition is available.
Earlier this morning Sportsbook Review reported that online sportsbook Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) confirmed they would exit the UK market ahead of the new UK gambling law which will go into effect October 1. Players residing in Great Britain — which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and North Ireland — should begin the process of withdrawing their balances.
Week one of the NFL season kicks off in 45 minutes. The markets are far from settled as late action from sharp bettors and the public are contributing to substantial line movements.
Vikings vs. Rams: Kicks off at 1PM ET
In the Minnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams match, the line opened at 5 points but has been cut in half with many top betting sites now offering a point spread of the Rams laying 2.5 points - this means that St. Louis must win by at least a field goal for bettors backing the favorite to cash their tickets.
Raiders vs. Jets: Kicks off at 1PM ET
The opening line for the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets was released at 4.5. Late action has pushed the point spread up to 6.5 in favor of the Jets. The total points listed is available at an average of 41 per the SBR Odds NFL totals data.
Patriots vs. Dolphins: Kicks off at 1PM ET
Online sportsbook Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has shared that in the New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins match, 60% of point spread bets have come in favor of the Pats. The total of 46.5 points has seen 62% of sports bettors taking the over, and 38% on the under.
49ers vs. Cowboys: Kicks off at 4:25PM ET
Pinnacle also noted a considerable amount of action has come in on Dallas today, as the sportsbook moved the juice on the Cowboys from +3.5 +102 to -119. The present offering of San Francisco against the spread of -3.5 at +108 is the highest payoff since the line opened.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup saw Germany annihilate Brazil in their semi-final match up Tuesday. The final scoreline read 7-1. Online sportsbook Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) was among the bookmakers to take a large number of bets on Germany. Sports bettors may have felt the loss of star player Neymar de Silva Santos Junior was reason enough to put their dollars behind the Germans. The gamble paid off and then some, although a percentage of gamblers had Germany to win by clean sheet or even 1-0 exact score. | Pinnacle Sports statement on result
In today’s Sportsbook Review iGaming news video update, host Natalie covers the latest items from the sportsbook newswire including a statement from Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) on new Australia facing website Pinnaclebet.com.au. Also covered is the recent sports betting interview with New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has released a statement concerning the emergence of new online sportsbook Pinnaclebet.com.au. The new venture is an exclusively Australian facing sportsbook that has a partnership with Pinnacle Sports and shares part of its name, software, and core values. The operations of Pinnaclebet are otherwise entirely separate from Pinnacle Sports. | Read Pinnacle Sports statement
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has planned maintenance at 9PM ET. Pinnacle Sportsbook's website will be unavailable pending the completion of the technical maintenance. The maintenance period is expected to be a couple of hours.
Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) is hosting a Live Q&A session via Twitter with tennis expert Dan Weston tomorrow May 28 at 10AM PST. The session will run for 30 minutes. To participate, your tweet must include the #Pinnacle and #SBRreview hash-tags along with your question. Dan Weston will be primed to answer all Roland Garros related questions, as well as informed betting questions. SBR users who offer up questions so good that they become favorited will receive a Pinnacle goodie bag of gear. More details at the SportsbookReview forum. Pinnacle's Twitter Page can be found at @PinnacleSports.
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has a giant lead in this quarter's SBR Forum Top Posters Poll. It looks as if victory is in the bag as they sit atop the Posters Poll comfortably with 126 points. Pinnacle (SBR rating A+), Heritage (SBR rating A), Bookmaker (SBR rating A+), and Bet365 (SBR rating A) round out the top five. SBR will update as soon as the poll results become official, and thanks users for once again turning up and letting their voices be heard.
The top online sportsbook poll concludes end of day Wednesday, May 14. 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) currently has over a 50 point lead on Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) and Heritage Sports (SBR rating A) for the top spot.
Sportsbook Review asks users to let their voices be heard and cast a vote for the top online sportsbooks. This quarter's top online sportsbook poll is running at SBR Forum. Currently, Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) leads the poll with the most first place votes by users. The poll runs for the next two weeks. More details can be found at SBR Forum.
The 2014-15 NFL schedule has officially been released and NFL futures odds on the Super Bowl as well as on each conference are already available on the SBR Super Bowl Prop Betting Directory with those dynamic odds updating instantly. Soon, major sportsbooks such as Pinnacle Sports, 5Dimes and Bovada will be posting NFL regular season win totals, and we are here to give you a head start with our win projections for every single NFL team!
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) pricing has been updated on the Best Baseball Lines sportsbooks page at Sportsbook Review.com. Pinnacle boasts the overall lowest margins in the business for non-US players. Pinnacle Sports is based in Curacao.
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has been voted best sportsbook by the SBR Forum community for the third year in a row. Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) finished second overall. Heritage Sports (SBR rating A) finished in third place. Bet365 (SBR rating A) finished in fourth place. Bookmaker / BetDSI (SBR rating A+) finished fifth.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) is hosting a live Twitter Q&A with their Head of Sportsbook beginning 10AM PST today. To participate, users can make tweets directed at Pinnacle by including #Pinnacle inside of their question. In addition, Pinnacle Sports will be giving up to 3 branded hooded sweatshirts away to SBR Forum users that might have their questions answered.
SBR readers looking to cast their votes for the best online sportsbook company should stop by SBR Forum. The annual poll has exactly two weeks left before the top five online sportsbooks are crowned by the message board community of online sports gamblers. 5Dimes Sportsbook and Pinnacle Sports are currently leading the pack of sportsbooks.
SBR readers looking to cast their vote for the best online sportsbook company should stop by SBR Forum. The annual poll has been running for two weeks and has exactly four weeks left before the top five online sportsbooks are crowned by the message board contingent. 5Dimes Sportsbook and Pinnacle Sports are currently the top two.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has decided to discontinue their licence from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. Pinnacle is currently licenced in Curacao and is working on securing other major licencing.
Sportsbook Review thanks all SBR Forum members that turned up to cast their vote in the Top Online Sportsbook poll for February 2013. After a month of voting, 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) emerged as the poll winner with 294 points. Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+), Bookmaker / Bet DSI (SBR rating A+), Heritage (SBR rating A), and Bet365 (SBR rating A) rounded out the top five.
Update 12:30PM ET: Full online access has been restored to the Pinnacle Sportsbook website. Players are free to log-in and place wagers as normal. Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) is currently performing maintenance. Players are unable to log-in during this period. SBR will update this report as the maintenance is complete.
Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has announced that as of November 19th, 2012, all IP addresses resolving to the United States will be blocked from accessing their website. In a statement released to their players, Pinnacle expanded on the decision. SBR is following up with Pinnacle management for additional information.
Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has released a statement to the public on the recent arrest of Cantor Gaming sportsbook director Michael Colbert and 24 other individuals charged in an indictment out of New York with 250 counts of enterprise corruption, money laundering, and promoting gambling.
Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) tells SBR that Canadian players are now able to deposit and withdraw from their accounts using online payment solution Ukash. In addition to the new cashier option, Canadian players are able to take part in a promotion that allows a chance to win a weekend in Seattle to attend a UFC event.
The annual SBR Forum poster's poll for top sportsbooks closes end of day Friday, September 21st. Currently, the top five ranked sportsbooks as voted by users are 5Dimes (SBR rating A+), Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+), Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A), Bookmaker/BetDSI (SBR rating A+), and BetIslands (SBR rating B). | Vote in poll
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has rolled out a mobile betting platform. Players are now able to wager in style on their smart phones, as the sleek new proprietary mobile skin allows players to enter straight wagers on a simple to navigate interface. Pinnacle plans to add onto the platform, allowing players full cashier access.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) will undergo system maintenance beginning at 12AM ET. SBR has been advised by Pinnacle management that the sportsbook is expected to be back online by 8AM ET. Users will be unable to log-in during this time. SBR will update this report as Pinnacle Sportsbook comes back online.
SBR newswoman Natalie and SBR dispute analyst Justin7 provide a sportsbook industry news update. In today's video, the recent BetOnline acquisition of Sportsbetting.ag is discussed, as well as an update on Pinnacle Sports, Bet770, BetAtHome, as well as Justin's current caseload of sportsbook disputes.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has launched a Czech language version of their website. The enhancement is one of many Pinnacle has made to the ASI software platform.Management tells SBR that the move acommodates a growing number of Czech players. SBR's high-definition video review and tour of the Pinnacle Sports platform is now live.
Update 3/18/2013: Pinnacle Sports has decided to withdraw their license from the AGCC.
On May 21st, SBR reported that Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) was awarded a full, Category 1 B2C e-Gambling licence from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. SBR has exclusively obtained a press release scheduled for distribution tomorrow morning with more details surrounding the licence.
SBR newswoman Natalie provides a sportsbook industry news update. SBR analyst Justin joins the program to discuss his current dispute caseload. In today's video, topics include Pinnacle Sports license from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), the 10Bet sportsbook dispute closure, as well as items from TheGreek and Ladbrokes.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has been awarded a full Alderney e-Gambling licence. The Alderney Gambling Control Commission's category 1 licence was finalised on Monday, May 21st, 2012. Pinnacle Sports is also licenced by the Curacao government. Management tells SBR that a full press release highlighting the licence is being prepared and expected later in the week.
The Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) website is currently not loading. SBR will update this report.
Update: Pinnacle Sports is back online after the momentary downtime.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) is currently down for maintenance. Players are expected to be able to log-in shortly.
The June 2011 SBRforum Posters Sportsbook Poll has concluded. Each SBRforum member with 25 posts or more was invited to cash their vote for their top three favorite sportsbooks. Pinnacle Sports ranked in at number one overall, with BetJamaica, 5Dimes, TheGreek, and Bookmaker rounding out the top five.
SBRforum posters are asked to cast their vote for the best bookmakers. The poll remains open through June 2011 and will be indexed atop the SBR Posting Forum at the conclusion. Currently, Pinnacle Sports, Bet Jamaica, The Greek, 5Dimes, and Bookmaker occupy the top five slots. Vote here!
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has announced that as of June 15th, 2011 it will no longer offer a poker room to players. | Pinnacle statement, ''Why Are We Closing Our Poker Room?''
The Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) website is back online again following Tuesday's denial-of-service attack. Pinnacle Sports management tells SBR that players may still see intermittent issues in the short-term while functionality is restored.
UPDATE- Pinnacle Sports is back online.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) management tells SBR that they are battling a denial-of-service attack. The web-based assault is commonly referred to as a "DOS" attack, where culprits attempt to overload a website server by sending thousands of requests at once. Pinnacle is working to identify and stop the attack. SBR will update this report as Pinnacle Sports comes back online.
Pinnacle Sports (sportsbook rating A+) has provided an official statement to SBR posters that have reported difficulty accessing the sportsbook. | Pinnacle statement
UPDATE: Pinnacle Sports is back on-line after 3 minutes of downtime.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) is currently down. SBR will update this report.
On 12/10, SBR reported that Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) announced that it would discontinue servicing customers from France. Pinnacle Sports has begun the process of refunding player's balances who reside in France. Pinnacle Sports tells SBR that all pending bets will be settled as normal.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) will no longer accept players from France. Current players still have full access to their accounts and are asked to request payment. Ungraded bets will be settled as normal.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) is currently down. SBR will update this report.
UPDATE — Pinnacle is back online.
Jazz Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has sent sportsbook transfers to two players in the last month who were being slow-paid their funds. The 1st player received a $4917 transfer to Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+). Player 2 received a $4000 transfer to Diamond Sportsbook (SBR rating A+). Jazz is currently slow-paying two large winners over $100,000. The Jazz manager responsible for authorizing payouts was reportedly "on vacation" when SBR called to speak with him this week.
So (Jazz) tells me yesterday to call back Tuesday for instructions on the payment. I call today and (the manager's) on vacation until next week. Unbelievable.
The Jazz Sportsbook Group is sending partial payments to players. A player with a balance of more than $17,000 reports receiving a $1,000 transfer to Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+). A second player with a balance of $12,000 received $5,000 via Moneybookers on July 30th. The Jazz Sports group, which includes LooseLines (SBR rating C), ABC Islands (SBR rating C), and Jazz (SBR rating C) were downgraded to C on June 1st.
Gamebookers (SBR rating B-) is again subject of a tennis grading complaint due to its non-standard policy of grading all tennis Exact Score wagers as losses upon a player's retirement. A bettor placed a wager of £63 on an exact set score of 2-0 on the Zvonareva vs Jankovic Wimbledon WTA singles match. After losing the first set, Jankovic retired. Gamebookers graded the player's wager as a loss, however none of the full game exact scores are winners. The industry standard for a multi-way wager is that if there is a losing side, someone wins or pushes.
Other sportsbooks, such as Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) have clearer rules for this scenario: "If a tennis match is not completed because of a player retirement or disqualification, all Set wagers will be considered void. Such wagers will be cancelled and the monies refunded."
SBR is following up with Gamebookers regarding their decision.
Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) came back online shortly at 1:45AM ET. A major power outage in the Curacao hosting facility caused Pinnacle's downtime Friday.
The hosting facility in Curacao that houses Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) servers has experienced a major power outage that has caused Pinnacle's downtime today. The expectation is that Pinnacle will be back online by the morning.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) website is currently down. SBR is inquiring with Pinnacle on when users should expect the site to be back online.
The new reduced juice sportsbook is a sister book of BetFirstClass (SBR rating C-). The discounted vig booking model is one of the hardest to sustain, even at -107. Many have tried and very few have survived. As with all businesses the most necessary ingredient with low sales margins is high volume. Unlike Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) and Betfair (SBR rating A+), this is something Lay104 does not have. SBR would expect the group to close the brand if it gained enough popularity and active players to show long term financial forecasts.
Following 11 years of offering bonus incentives to players, Pinnacle Sports has made the decision to discontinue its new player bonus as of November 1st. Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) released the following message to its player base:
As a part of our continued effort to differentiate ourselves from our competitors, we will discontinue the new player deposit bonus effective 23:59 PST on Sunday 1st November 2009. Any new player funding their account after this date will no longer be entitled to receive a signup bonus.
The long term savings that our odds provide far outweigh the short term allure of any new player incentive. We believe this is the continued reason for our industry leading player conversion and retention rates that you now enjoy as a valued affiliate.
Instead of competing in a bonus race, Pinnacle Sports aims to effectively distinguish itself in the marketplace by further emphasizing our unique price advantage, with a firm focus on delivering these outstanding margins in more sports and more markets than ever before.
Gamebookers (SBR rating B-), a member of the Partybets family, unfairly grades tennis wager as a loser, taking 63 Pounds ($109) from a player. The player bet on an exact set-score market, wagering Vassallo Arguello to beat Bellucci by 3-0. Bellucci retired midway through the 3rd set with the score at 1 set each. The book's rule states
In the event of a participant withdrawing after the start of a tennis match, the respective bets will be deemed void if at the time of suspension they are still not decided as winning or losing (e.g. First Set and First Set Exacta will be settled if the first set has ended).
The rule is ambiguous on exact set-scoring with a retirement. Other books have clearer rules on this scenario. From Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+): "If a tennis match is not completed because of a player retirement or disqualification, all Set wagers will be considered void. Such wagers will be cancelled and the monies refunded." Under Gamebookers' interpretation, the exact-set betting will have many losing bets, but no winning bets with a retirement. The industry standard is that for any multi-way market, such as exact set-scoring, there must be at least one winning bet.
shortly after SBR contacted management. The bettor's complaint was originally reported on June 11th.
10bet sportsbook has cancelled a winning wager
10bet sportsbook has cancelled a winning wager on a Mexican League baseball game between the Yucatan Lions and Oaxaca Warriors on 5/24/09. 10bet
claims that the game had started 30 minutes prior to its own listed start time of 00:00AM UK (01:00AM CET). The player disputes the game was past-posted and points out that he also placed the same wager at Pinnacle Sports (SBR Rating A+) which listed the same start time. Pinnacle Sports
graded the bet as a win. The wager ticket was not graded for three days before being cancelled. The player has sent multiple emails to 10bet without receiving a response. Players who wagered on the same game on either team and had their bets canceled are encouraged to contact SBR.
Fernando, who was only in his mid 50s, was best known by players for his years as Lines Director at Hollywood Sportsbook. Fernando was a talented line manager who first gained notoriety for his exceptional ability to set NHL opening odds. He worked with Hollywood for years until the sportsbook was sold to the Sportsbook.com Group in May of 2006. At its peak Hollywood was an A+ sportsbook that, under Fernando, was one of the few sportsbooks to join Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) offering reduced juice. Fernando was a line manager at BetPhoenix at the time of his passing. He reportedly suffered from a heart attack Saturday. We at SBR send our condolences to Fernando's friends and family.
10Bet Sportsbook has cancelled a winning wager on a Mexican League baseball game between the Yucatan Lions and Oaxaca Warriors on 5/24/09. 10Bet claims that the game had started 30 minutes prior to its own listed start time of 00:00AM UK (01:00AM CET). The player disputes the game was past-posted and points out that he also placed the same wager at Pinnacle Sports (SBR Rating A+) which listed the same start time. Pinnacle Sports graded the bet as a win. The wager ticket was not graded for three days before being cancelled. The player has sent multiple emails to 10Bet without receiving a response. Players who wagered on the same game on either team and had their bets canceled are encouraged to contact SBR.
SBR Forum Posters' poll: Top 5 Sportsbooks - March 2009 During the month of March posters were asked to list their Top 3 Sportsbooks. Six points were awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. Only voters with 25 or more posts were counted in the final tally. Congratulations to the Top 5 point earners including BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) which took over the top position from Matchbook (SBR rating A). This was SBR's first poster's poll of 2009 (August 2008 results).
1. BetJamaica 251 total points
2. TheGreek Sportsbook 217 total points
3. 5Dimes 181 total points
4. Matchbook 159 total points
5. Pinnacle Sports 148 total points
SBROdds.com showed the Pittsburgh Steelers favored by 6.5 to 7 since the line opened. The line started at 7 at TheGreek (SBR rating A+) and Pinnacle (SBR rating A+), and was briefly available at 7.5 (-115) for Cardinal Backers at Bookmaker (SBR rating A+). Players monitoring SBROdds saw the majority of the sportsbooks dance between 6.5 and 7 over the last two weeks. Many Arizona Cardinal bettors are waiting until game day for a chance at a more appealing price on a +7. There are a few sportsbooks offering 7 now for those players looking to lock in on the half point with a slightly higher price tag. Watch live betting odds at SBROdds.com.
12.11.2008 Pinnacle Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) will no longer offer full featured racebook
Due to the various changes in the North American racing industry, Pinnacle Sports finds itself in a position where we are unable to offer horse racing to our satisfaction. This, added to the declining interest of our clients in racing in general, has prompted us to discontinue wagering on daily North American horse racing as of Mon. 15th Dec. 2008.
' racebook has experienced a decline in volume since the company stopped servicing United States-based players nearly two years ago. Pinnacle is expected to continue to focus and expand in other markets such as tennis and soccer.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) management tells SBR that website slow-down issues and a language error have been addressed and the website is expected to work correctly for all users.
Sportsbooks list payout odds for 2008 Basketball Teasers. 5Dimes (SBR rating A) tops the teaser chart for both basketball and football. Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) remains the only sportsbook allowing players to have more than 5.5 points and take as many as 7.5. Players can check back as the basketball season nears for added information including teaser maximum and minimum risk amounts and changes to payout odds. Multiple sportsbooks are considering broadening the range of points offered before the start of the NBA season. | Basketball Teaser Odds
During the month of August posters were asked to list their Top 3 Sportsbooks. Five points were awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. Only voters with 25 or more posts were counted in the final tally. Congratulations to the Top 5 point earners including 5Dimes (SBR rating A) which entered the top 5 for the first time with 125 total points. This was SBR's first poster's poll of 2008 (2007 results).
1. Matchbook - 195 total points
2. BetJamaica - 182 total points
3. TheGreek - 160 total points
4. Pinnacle Sports - 130 total points
5. 5Dimes - 125 total points
See how posters voted
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) seeking poker players for beta launch
Pinnacle: Pinnacle Sports Poker will provide a safe and secure online poker room, offering existing Pinnacle Sports account holders the option to play poker against real people for cash, or just for fun. Providing non-stop 24-hour poker action, Pinnacle Sports Poker will feature the most popular online poker games, including Texas Hold’em. As part of the launch of Pinnacle Sports Poker, we will be opening the online poker room early to a select group of customers who will be able to play for and win real money at the tables.
Players must be registered at Pinnacle Sportsbook to play. Pinnacle Poker will be on the 24hPoker Network (24hNetwork). Pinnacle does not accept bettors from the USA.
SBROdds.com showed LSU favored by as much as 6 with some books in December. The line dropped slowly as the public backed Ohio State taking the points. Bookmakers have settled in at 3.5 almost across the board. Pinnacle Sports is offering the best price for LSU at -101 followed by 5Dimes at -103. Ohio State backers can get a +4 with WSEX at -115, essentially getting the half point for a good buy of 5 cents.
During the month of October posters were asked to list their Top 3 Sportsbooks. Five points were awarded for the first choice, four points for second place and three points for third. Only voters with 25 or more posts were counted in the final tally. Congratulations to the Top 5 point earners including Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) which again led the way with 20 first place votes and 150 total points.
Jazz and ABCislands downgraded from B+ to B yesterday due to listing unavailable transfer options. Two non-US players have complained that they would not have deposited if they had known that book-to-book transfers with Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) and Bookmaker (SBR rating A+), as well as Neteller transfers were not available as advertised. Some players have taken a check paying the additional fees while having to accept the smaller transfer limits. Jazz plans to make both of these options available by the end of next week and will be reevaluated at that time.
06.18.2007 Bet1128 (not rated) cancels winning bet; does not respond to player email or follow policy.
The 1128.com player wagered on a soccer total that he claims was in line with the market price. After the event had concluded and the wager had won Bet1128 canceled the bet, failing to adhere to its listed rule regarding faulty betting lines. SBR will contact 1128 on player's behalfBet1128 Rule 17: If during transcription, typing or printing a quoted odds is visibly incorrect (e.g. 1.50/2.50) the company reserves the right to reinstate the original odds even after the result is known. In such cases comparison with other bookmakers currently on the market will, in good faith, give evidence of the error.
Player: The line was balanced, the odds were normal for the moment, although there was a steam process, reflected in Pinnacle's odds of 2.11 for under 2.75 [goals]. Pinnacle's odds continued drifting after I placed my bets; they reached 2.26, and later the line was moved to 3 goals. Bet1128 removed the game, then posted it again 1/2 hour later, this time with a 3 goal total. My pick should have been a winner, as the game ended 0-4. I should have won $838.73
SBRforum Posters choose top 5 sportsbooks
During the month of May posters were asked to give their Top 3 Sportsbooks. Three points were awarded for the first choice, two points for second place and one point for third. Only voters with 100 or more posts were counted in the final tally. Congratulations to the Top 5 point earners including Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) which led the way with 23 first place votes and 72 total points.
SBR Posters' Sportsbook Poll Results
1. Pinnacle Sports - 72 total points
2. Matchbook - 59 total points
3. BetJamaica - 49 total points
4. TheGreek Sportsbook - 36 total points
5. WSEX - 24 total points
See complete results
5Dimes (SBR rating A) now accepting transfers from Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+). There are no fees or minimum amount required. The bonus structure used for new Neteller deposits will apply. Transfer balances will be credited once Pinnacle acknowledges the request sent to its Customer Service Department. The following sportsbooks are also accepting transfers:
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+): The minimum transfer amount is $50. No fees will be applied by BetJamaica. Transferred funds are eligible for available bonuses.
TheGreek (SBR rating A+): The minimum transfer amount is $500. No fees will be applied by TheGreek Sportsbook. Transferred funds are eligible for available bonuses.
WSEX (SBR rating A+): There is no minimum to transfer funds. No fees will be applied by WSEX. A 10% bonus will be applied to funds transferred from Pinnacle Sports.
In an effort to obtain market share formerly held by Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+), many sportsbooks will target players with new offers of reduced vigorish and low juice promotions. Multiple bookmakers have told SBR they are considering moving to "discount wagering" full-time after the announcement from Pinnacle to leave the US market. 5Dimes (SBR rating A) told SBR today that they have decided to offer -105 style lines (10 cent pricing) on all NHL hockey games. 5Dimes already offered -105 lines on the NFL playoffs. Sportsbooks must be extremely skilled and experienced in order to manage low margin wagering. SBR advises players to stay with the best and most proven sportsbooks.
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+): The minimum transfer amount is $50. No fees will be applied by BetJamaica. Transferred funds are eligible for available bonuses.
TheGreek (SBR rating A+): The minimum transfer amount is $500. No fees will be applied by TheGreek Sportsbook. Transferred funds are eligible for available bonuses.
WSEX (SBR rating A+): There is no minimum to transfer funds. No fees will be applied by WSEX. A bonus will be applied to funds transferred from Pinnacle Sports.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) leaves the U.S. market; requests U.S. players choose withdrawal method in order to redeem all funds. Pinnacle bettors awoke to find the following message on the sportsbook’s homepage.
After careful consideration, Pinnacle Sports have chosen to voluntarily exit the U.S. market. Accordingly, wagers will no longer be accepted from clients within the U.S. as of Thursday, January 11, 2007.
Those clients who are affected will be required to withdraw their balances using the Cashier of their account. We assure all our clients your balances are available and Pinnacle will continue providing our international clients our same great value.
Bet365 (SBR rating A+) players complain of inadequate rule change notification. SBR has received three complaints from users who say they were unaware of recent rule changes that were the difference between winning and losing wagers. Bet365 changed their wagering rules, making overtime in all basketball leagues count for over-under wagers. Most Bet365 users are likely finding out about rule change when their bet on a game that went into overtime is graded.
Beginning January 1st, 2007, all sportsbooks on SBR’s Top Sportsbook List will be required to offer a ’policy updates’ log or another method of alerting players of policy changes.
Player: "European basketball has never counted overtime! How am i supposed to know?? Should I refresh the rules page along with the odds?? At least Pinnacle announces the new rule at top of main page and other book will email you. If Bet 365 would highlight all rule changes for that month it would at least be reasonable to scan over a book of rules. This is crap".
announces partnership with PinnacleCasino.comThe club entered into a three-year sponsorship with the casino product. Blue Chip Games, which powers the PinnacleSports (SBR rating A+) casino, will develop the soccer team’s homepage, WHUFC.com. Keith Long of PinnacleCasino tells SBR he is pleased to be United’s exclusive casino partner and looks forward to supporting the football club.
$429,000 on a Royal Flush hand playing Pinnacle Casino’s stud poker August 2nd. Pinnacle Sports’ Casino is powered by Blue Chip Games’ casino suite which is widely considered to be the fairest casino software online.
The SBR network of websites, including SportsbookReview.com, SBRforum.com and live odds program, SBRodds.com will be off-line from Midnight CST Sunday July 9th until approximately 10:00 am CST Monday July 10th, for scheduled server maintenance. Players can view betting odds on SBROdds V1.0 during this downtime. The following sportsbooks have confirmed they will use the relatively inactive time surrounding the MLB all-star break to upgrade or perform maintenance. Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+). Maintenance to network from 7:00 pm CST Sunday July 9th until approximately 2:00 pm CST Monday July 10th. Wagering and customer service will not be available during this time. Canbet (SBR rating A-): Website will not be available on July 10 & 11 due to server relocation. Legendz Sports (SBR rating A-): Website scheduled to go off-line evening of July 10th in order to change software from IQL to BLR.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) wagering will be unavailable from 8:00PM Pacific Time until approximately 11:00PM Pacific Time due to scheduled maintenance.
Mansion (SBR rating B+) adds LiveChat customer service.
Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) expands casino software to include Craps and Keno.
10Bet (SBR rating C+) launches new website and proprietary In-Game wagering software client. Players who wager on US sports and rely on phone support are advised to wait for 10Bet to be reevaluated next month when 24 hour CS is scheduled to be added.
BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) adds financial processor InstaDebit.
adds Craps and Keno to its already impressive casino offerings. Pinnacle’s Craps table is expected to be one of the most competitive in the industry, with the casino’s 0.3% rebate applying to every bet.
SBR receives multiple complaints that the new password system is too difficult. In a letter to SBR, Pinnacle explains that this is part of their ongoing security upgrades and strategy and was planned well in advance. It is both an attempt to secure their system as well as verify email addresses. The date was chosen as the best time, due to the fact so many of Pinnacle clients wager on the Superbowl. Players need to be able to confirm the email account that they used to set up their account.
The following is the combined SUPER TOP 10 according to;
The Sportsbook Review (SBR) Top 10 Sportsbook List
The EOG Top 10 Sportsbooks in the World
TheRX.com poster voted top Sportsbooks
1. Pinnacle (36)
2. CRIS (30)
3. Olympic ( 29)
4. Hollywood (20)
5. VIP Sports (18)
6. WSEX (17)
7. 5 Dimes (10)
8. BetJamaica ( 9)
9. Bet365 (9)
10. BetCascade ( 9)
Others receiving votes: BetWWTS(7), Skybook(7), Bodog(3), Mansion(2), Legendz(2)
The betting odds topped out at Pinnacle at Texas +8 -110 on 12/26/2005 12:44:11 PM according to SBROdds.com. Currently Pinnacle looks poised to move the line to Texas +6.5. Check out all the line moves at the number 1 free odds site, SBROdds.com.
Pinnacle Sports is also in the process of promoting their popular rebate casino for the first time through a dedicated web address, PinnacleCasino.com.
SBR John posts in the SBR Forum about the article and Pinnacle’s marketing director.
VIPSports aquires the domain VIP.com. SBR has learned that VIP will announce a name change to VIP and new player interface software in the next few days.
Pinnacle Scotty (who no longer works directly for Pinnacle) - has another son! Congratulations and we are happy to report that mother and child are doing fine. Little Terry has checked in at 8 lbs and there are already unconfirmed reports that the Chicago Bears have traded their 2nd round draft pick for the rights to Terry who they think will be their future middle linebacker.
SBR John - Finishes his golf practice round in Costa Rica and breaks camp for Las Vegas ahead of the 3rd annual Rx bash golf tournament where he is the defending champion. SBR John comments: "It was easier last year when I was the only one who showed up in the rain. My 12 year old boy lost interest on the last couple of holes and I gave him a pair of 10’s and won by a single stroke. It was a pretty exciting finish. It’s gonna be tougher this year with a field of 15 players, but I’m ready".
There will be no need to refresh the page on SBR Odds. This first ever FREE web page application will show odds movement as they are changed by bookmakers in *REAL TIME. SBR Odds welcomes Mansion (SBR rating B), as the latest sponsors to join the page. Current sponsors include: WWTS, Pinnacle, CRIS, Hollywood107, 5Dimes, Canbet, VIP, BetJamaica, Bowmans, Mansion and Matchbook. www.sbrodds.com
*SBROdds will be between 0 and 10 seconds delayed depending on server speeds and other variables.
Salma is the latest ex WWTS executive to land with an A+ sportsbook. Her presence and leadership could make a major difference. Simon Noble, ex CEO of WWTS and Intertops, recently joined Pinnacle (SBR rating A+). And finally the dynamic Jessica Davis, COO of BetWWTS (SBR rating A+), has her contract extended as does CEO Collin Walker. The stability at BetWWTS is a welcome sign as they prepare to integrate their acquisition of Cybersportsbook.
European Roulette, Pai Gow and Baccarat.
Horizon Sports (bethorizon) downgraded after the US Justice Dept. indicts the sportsbook operator on illegal gambling charges. Offshore insiders insist BetHorizon, which has a pedigree dating all the way back to the Pinnacle Sports and Heritage Sports early days, is financially solid and will be fine.
For those that might of thought that CRIS is complacent with simply being in every ones top 5, think again. "Our goal is to be number one". Much of the credit is given to Mickey who has risen through the ranks and took advantage of his opportunity to lead CRIS into the postup business. The addition of Gary has made this one of the best teams in the industry. CRIS has steadily climbed the SBR Top Sportsbook List from 6th last year to 2nd behind only Pinnacle. These two powerhouses will likely be a two-horse race for the foreseeable future.
Problems with "server load balancing" continues for the third day as players make their feelings known with a flurry of complaints to SBR. Pinnacle believes a solution is now in place and apologizes for the inconvenience.
The SBROdds live-betting odds service announces the following books are posting overnight odds on NCAA basketball: Pinnacle(SBR rating A+), BetJamaica(SBR rating A+), CRIS(SBR rating A+), 5Dimes(SBR rating A) and Canbet(SBR rating B+). Complete handicapping stats are available on all overnight games.
BetPlatnium (SBR rating D-) "I have been waiting 6 weeks to be paid. I believe your rating of D- is too high"
BetWWTS (SBR rating A+) "I transfereed money from the sportsbook to the casino. After the transfer the money was in neither account. They did take care of it but it was a hassle."
BetOnGames (SBR rating A-) "Have you noticed the web site is down more since VIP bought them? BetOnGames is (or was) the best book out there but not if they can’t keep it up on the internet."
Pinnacle (SBR Rating A+) "They have a $500 minimum for a free payout. My account was at $480 so I deposited $20 to make $500 to get the free payout. They still charged me $15. Grrr!"
SportsInteraction (SBR rating D+) "I made a withdraw request on Jan 28th. I deposited using Neteller and requested a Neteller withdraw. They asked me for my drivers license and credit card statement (even though I used Neteller). I sent them in and so far nothing. Can mr. Dozer help me? I did not realize their rating was so low. I know why now."
Freaks Forum, Sharp Action Sports and System Plays are the latest quality sites to add live-odds, handicapping stats and scores provided free by SBROdds.
The current line-up of sportsbooks on the SBROdds feed include: WWTS(SBR rating A+), Pinnacle(SBR rating A+), VIP(SBR rating A+), CRIS(SBR rating A+), BetJamaica(SBR rating A+), Hollywood107(SBR rating A), Bowmans(SBR rating A-) and Canbet(SBR rating B).
Players can now wager $5,000 on a single hand. Pinnacle plans to add Baccarat, Craps and European Roulette to the already popular casino suite. New video poker and slots were also recently added. WizzardOfOdds.com has rated Pinnacle’s Caribbean Stud to be one of the fairest, if not the fairest on the internet, with odds that rival land based casinos.
Mansion now holds a respectable C+ SBR rating and is by far the most interesting new sportsbook of the class of 2004. We continue to remain somewhat cautious on Mansion despite the high level of financing from a millionaire cigarette tycoon from Asia and a capable management staff. Mansion has taken aim at the two toughest competitors in the industry in Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) and BetFair (SBR rating A+). History is not on the side of books that take on those two goliaths, however Mansion could be the exception.
posters elect the top rated SBR sportsbook, Pinnacle Sports (SBR Rating A+), as the top sportsbook.
Will there be a safety? YES pays 9 - 1. Pinnacle currently has the best line for players looking to play the home team, the Tennessee Titans +1.5 +101. This line has been moving all day as heavy action has hit from both sides. Check SBROdds.com to get the best line and all the late injury reports.
who stiffed players as the owner of the defunct Apex Sportsbook, is using the Apex website to promote his sportsbook affiliates. ApexSportsbook.com features ads for Pinnacle Sports, Hollywood107, Sportingbet, SBGglobal, Cybersportsbook and Mybookie. SBR is asking these sportsbooks to withhold any commission payment to Robbie or to work out an arrangement where the stiffed players can begin to receive payment. SBR will be able to provide a list of players owed. Robbie’s new sportsbook, PlatinumSportsbets (SBR rating F) is also promoted on this site as well as his other sites which include Askthebookie.com.
The revolutionary real-time betting odds complete with match-up stats will be made available in early 2005. Websites will be able to brand the proprietary real-time SBR feed and offer the best handicapping stats. Websites will have full control over all branding and banner placements. The world class line-up of sportsbooks committed for 2005: WWTS, VIP Sports, BetJamaica, 5Dimes, Hollywood107, WSEX, Bowmans, Pinnacle, CRIS.
Pinnacle was the first sportsbook to open this line at -4. Since then big money has fallen on the side of Oklahoma. You can follow all the line movements of the top sportsbooks at the ONLY free real-time odds provider on a secure server at SBROdds.com.
Already giving selective players higher limits, Pinnacle will introduce a $5,000 per hand Black Jack table for all members by Thanksgiving. The Pinnacle Black Jack game has been rated the fairest game on the internet.
Pinnacle(SBR rating A+): Baseball was good this year. There was one stretch just after the all-star break that I think the players were using tomorrows paper to pick the games....players were feasting on under valued favorites. Overall, this has been an excellent baseball season, probably the best ever, for Pinnacle.
VIP (SBR rating A+): This year broke character with the last four years. In the previous few years, players won early and won big. This year the book had a good start but the players roared back with a vengeance in the final 1/3 of the season. VIP added 1st inning and first 5 inning props as well as others and overall I think this was a decent year for us in baseball, certainly not great.
BetJamaica(SBR rating A+): Baseball was definitely better this year than last; we got off to a very strong start, an amazing start. The players got it together in late August and have been winning most of the big decisions ever since. So for BetJamaica this has been a terrific baseball season. We handled the professional crowd but the general public hit a lot of big games down the stretch.
SBROdds.com reveals the best line for those wanting Denver is offered by Pinnacle (SBR rating A+); Denver -7 (-106).
For those preferring to take the home underdog, 5Dimes(SBR rating A-) is offering Cincinnati +8 (-125).
WWTS (SBR rating A+) – "At first they would not honor the special listed right on their fxxxing website."
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) – “My account was frozen (could not login).. I missed all of Saturday’s college football..3 emails, 3 no replys”
FiveDimes (SBR A-) – “SBR should reconsider this rating. The site is either slow or completely down. Look at your own site meter if you doubt me.”
Grande (SBR raing A-) “What a joke! I tried to sign up there but their sign-up page didn’t work. I tried Skybook instead. Went back a month later and the signup page STILL doesn’t work!"
Pinnacle Sports now lists Bush -$149. Players betting on the President would wager $149 to win a $100. For players betting on Senator John Kerry, every $100 wagered will return $139.
The BlueChip casino suite of highly advanced interactive games will only be made available to 'A' rated sportsbooks.
• Pinnacle set to accept Western Union again by this weekend.
• Pinnacle terminates transfer (credit) agreement with BetRoyal (SBR rating F)
• Pinnacle Poker to launch on Thanksgiving
At this time Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) has the highest return to the player casino. A long time favorite is VIP's. Both do not require a download and both allow the player to use funds from their sportsbook account without having to transfer funds from sportsbook to casino.
The top A+ group of sportsbooks reporting no problems handling the load are Pinnacle A+ (www.pinnaclesports.com), VIP Sportsbook A+ (www.VIPSportsbook.com). Load problems have caused slow downs at BetWWTS A+ and BetJamaica A+. A complete phone listing for all sportsbooks is located here.
Players may notice an absence or decline in service at the following sportsbooks: VIP Sports, Game Day, Bet On Games, Fair Deal, Bet19, ASAP, Pinnacle Sports and the BetRoyal Family of books. Most are expecting to be operating as normal by morning.
For now, players must be logged into their Pinnacle account to see the casino.
Apparently there were erroneous reports of the casino opening the night of August 31st by several websites. SBR is in Curacao watching developments and will advise if there are any delays to the 11 AM EDT launch.
Keeping with the Pinnacle low-vig concept, the Pinnacle Casino will be the lowest juice (highest return for the player) casino to ever open. Michael Shakleford a world renowned Actuary and Professor of Gaming math at the University of Las Vegas Nevada, is working with Pinnacle to certify the high odds of each casino game.
- This advanced software has been developed by Blue Chip Games Inc. Pinnacle Casino will likely enter the market with a lower theoretical percentage of hold in favor of the player, offering a 0.3% rebate (updated data).
which was to launch a version of Victor Chandler's sports betting platform has informed SBR that the launch scheduled for July 12th, is "Delayed indefinitely". There are at least three sportsbooks that heavily invested in this platform including Bowmans (SBR rating A-).
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) much anticipated casino again is delayed. Apparently the casino is live in-house and for a few invited guests. One source from a casino review site who said he had played one session and was sworn to secrecy said "..its ready but I guess they have their reasons(for not going live). Forget about it, it doesn't get any better..."
Updates: Pinnacle Casino to launch July 1st. BetWWTS new sportsbook software to launch July 12th.
- They will enter the market offering a 0.4% rebate, decreasing the theoretical percentage of hold in Black Jack to 0.04%. SBR was impressed by full suite of casino games developed by Blue Chip Games Inc.
- Pinnacle invites industry to sneak preview of much anticipated casino. SBR team to arrive Wednesday. VIP Sports in final stage of preparing to open Euro division based in London. Staff training has begun with an anticipated launch in mid July.
horse players giving solid feedback on Pinnacle Racebook.com. "I would have a new Lamborghini in my driveway if I would have found Pinnacle Racebook.com 5 years ago. The 7% rebate levels the field, its a great advantage."
to review Olympic Sports (SBR rating A+) and BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) then to Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) for the launch of the new casino and to preview Pinnacle's soon to be announced low-rake online Poker project.
To open incredible high odds casino June 1st, 2004. With over a year in top secret development, Pinnacle shows and demos new proprietary casino to SBR during a visit last week. Pinnacle purposely recruited the top casino programmers and designers and spared no expense to develop the first truly high odds, non-downloadable casino with stunning graphics. Chief Technician Chris M. states; "Pinnacle demanded the impossible, the end result is a product that is light years ahead of anything on the market."
launches Pinnacle Racebook. Pinnacle Racebook enters the horse wagering market offering a 7% rebate on every horse wager, win or lose.
(SBR rating B+) has had at least two books in the SBR top 5 show interest - SBR has confirmed that neither book saw value or will make an offer - Sportbet(SBR rating D) having no luck finding a buyer so far - WWTS(SBR rating A+) is looking to buy a top 15 book - Pinnacle(SBR rating A+) has an eye on a specific sector and one company specifically to help its foreign expansion - VIP Sports(SBR rating A+) has turned down an offer to merge with an SBR top 10 book and instead has looked at acquiring turnaround candidate SportsInteraction
Office space has doubled and many new staff have been added since the last SBR visit in October 03. Pinnacle is well known for hiring the best talent in the industry, SBR was told by a Curacao source that Pinnacle pays double what island competitors pay - Pinnacle has recently hired several key employees away from VIP Sports(SBR rating A+)
SBR in-depth and hard hitting interviews with the CEO's of Pinnacle, VIP Group, WWTS, Olympic/BetJamaica, Hollywood, Bet365, CRIS
(SBR rating A+) Begins dealing -105 on college hoops sides (straight bets)
SBR meets with CEO's of WWTS, VIP, GameDay and Pinnacle - Next stop, BetPanAm - Panama.
SBR tours Pinnacle, VIP Sports, GameDay and BetOnGames.
SBR to visit BetRoyal, VIP, BetOnGames, GameDay, SirBet and Pinnacle later in September.
Hackers first disrupted Pinnacle and now have targeted WWTS UPDATE: Web site now back up
Pinnacle Sports web site still down Update: Web site back up
Surprise visits planned for 15 sportsbooks. Scheduled visits this coming week to include: BetRoyal, Pinnacle, VIP, BetGameDay - Next month: Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Philippines
Recently downgraded Homebets invites Sportsbook Review to Curacao office - SBR will visit & review 1st week of April - WWTS to receive visit & review March 27th - VIP, Pinnacle, BetRoyal, Gameday and Sirbet among books to be visited in April.