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Matchbook (SBR rating B+) has rolled out a dedicated app for iPhone. The native application utilizes the same sophisticated betting software from the desktop version. SBR reported this summer that the popular betting exchange made significant updates to their graphical user interface, receiving positive feedback from SBR readers.
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao takes on hard-hitting Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios tonight at the Venetian Resort and Hotel in Macao, China. The current market price on the Pacquiao is just over 1/5. SBR has populated this article with the best boxing betting odds on the match, as well as previewed the boxing action.
In today's SBR iGaming News video, host Natalie covers the latest sportsbook news topics including the recent development that JazzSports (SBR rating D+) has cleared a years old slow-pay and addressed the player payout complaints formerly reported by SBR. To subscribe to SBR on Twitter, follow @SBRreview.
A JazzSports (SBR rating D+) player who was owed over $100,000 for more than two years has been paid in full. A second Jazz player also owed in the six figure range is near the completion of his payment plan. SBR is reaching out to the other users who were owed thousands by Jazz to follow up on their payout statuses.
Whether you're a casual NBA bettor or a seasoned NBA Pro like Bob Voulgaris, weighing the prices offered on each team to win the NBA Championship is a good idea. Each up and down, winning streak or losing skid can greatly influence the market price offered by online sportsbooks. SBR has assembled a dynamically updating grid of the most competitive NBA Betting Futures.
SBR Forum has announced the launch of this year's $5,000 NCAA Bowls Contest. The competition also awards a minimum of 75,000 points for second and third place. The format is simple: Pick 15 bowl games and rate each play from one to three units. Picks must be submitted by a given deadline; users who wish can also split the points entry fee to join a team. | Join Now
SBR has put together a chart of the best available boxing betting odds for the November 23 tilt between Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Brandon "Bam bam" Rios. The chart dynamically updates each page request. SBR encourages users to bookmark the page. SBR will also update the page with the best futures prop as those bets become available. | Pacquaio vs Rios betting odds
Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) players have reported being slow-paid approximately $100,000. Most of the payout complaints are days old, submitted by players who are accustomed to relatively prompt eWallet payouts from the aging sportsbook. A director of Canbet provided comment to SBR two weeks ago regarding the source of the delays.
In today's Sportsbook Review.com iGaming News update, host Natalie Rydstrom covers recent online sportsbook news items, including TitanBet Sportsbook's (SBR rating B-) recent rating evaluation, outstanding sportsbook disputes, and more. Stay up to date with all iGaming news by following SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.
Sportsbook.com US (SBR rating D-) is now enforcing a new policy that limits players to a maximum one pending payout request. The most available and popular payout method for users takes an average of six to eight weeks to be paid. One user reports that he has a balance of $86,730 and calculates that it would take years to finally receive payment, not to mention at $40 a pop.
TitanBet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) has prorated a player's bonus and paid all winnings as risk management deemed the action undesirable. The standard handling of the account marks a positive improvement for TitanBet, who in the past had a number of open wagering and bonus disputes, before ultimately agreeing to discuss complaints with SBR if players sought a second opinion.
LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has resolved a punter's complaint regarding the handling of his online sports bonus. A user wrote to SBR via the online sportsbook complaint form taking issue with LSbet's denial of what he believed to be an earned bonus, although the case ultimately hinged on incorrect information provided by LSbet staff.
A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) user has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that his account access to Unibet has been blocked and that he has no access to his balance, which contains over €200. The player is one of many that have been hit with the Unibet ban hammer, many of these cases still outstanding.
Online bettors looking to lock in the best available NFL Futures betting odds have come to to the right place. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a grid of the industry's best sportsbooks current market price. The list updates the futures market odds upon each page refresh and contains Super Bowl as well as Conference Betting odds. | NFL Futures
BetSafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) is standing by their decision to confiscate €22,500 from a winning player. SBR originally reported on the case October 26. At the time, BetSafe support indicated they were unwilling to discuss third party accounts due to privacy rules. Finally, a manager of parent company Betsson unhappy with the report's publication made contact with SBR.
The 2013 NBA campaign is well underway. Online gamblers looking to lock in the best NBA Championship bet should check out the grid assembled by Sportsbook Review.com. A dynamically updating list of the industry's top online sportsbooks current market price on each NBA team to win the championship is provided. | NBA Betting Futures page
Betsafe Sportsbook management is now looking into the alleged €22,500 confiscation originally reported by SBR October 26. In that dispute, a player reported that he made two successful withdrawals before his balance was erased. The player claimed that all of his documents were on file with Betsafe and verified, and that no explanation was given by the sportsbook.
A Cashpoint Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. On November 1, the player made deposits totaling €900 via popular eWallet service Skrill, formerly known as Moneybookers. After accumulating a balance of €2,870, Cashpoint reportedly blocked the account and requested documents, which is where the situation took a turn for the worse.
Earlier this year, BetRevolution Sportsbook confiscated nearly $27,000 from three winning sports bettors. BetRevolution has been unwilling to revisit the confiscation by arguing that these players violated their house rules on "syndicate betting". BetRevolution has since cut all communication with SBR on player disputes, and has landed itself on the SBR blacklist.
Ten new Canbet Sportsbook players have filed SBR complaints. Approximately 40 slow-pay complaints have been submitted by users, although most claims stem back a few weeks. Canbet users are not accustomed to the extended delays. Canbet management recently provided a statement to SBR blaming technical issues for the financial hiccups.
Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a grid of the best available boxing betting odds for the November 23 showdown between Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Brandon "Bam bam" Rios. The grid dynamically updates upon page refresh. SBR encourages users to bookmark the page. SBR will also update the page with the best futures prop as those bets become available. | Pacquaio vs Rios betting odds
A director of Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) has provided comment to SBR on the recent accumulation of player payout complaints. SBR has received over two dozen reports from players owed as far back as September 2013. The combined amount owed to players currently sits at over $28,000. Five players have reported payment from Canbet since news of the slow-pays broke.
The 2013 NFL season is at its midway point. Online gamblers understand there is no better time to sniff out value in the Super Bowl and conference championship markets. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a grid of the industry's best sportsbooks current market price. The list dynamically updates the futures market odds upon each page refresh.
A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has reported that a payout request of €900 made more than 21 days ago has yet to be processed. The player reports that Globet's online cashier for eWallets promise relatively instant payouts, while the terms and condition indicate most withdrawals take 2 to 3 working days. SBR has followed up with Globet.
Netbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has provided comment on a player dispute. A player reported that he has been unable to withdraw a sum of approximately €800 for three months. He claimed to have arrived at a dead end with the sportsbook customer service and reached out to SBR for help. Netbet has commented on the case.
Five Canbet (SBR rating C-) players have reported receiving payment. SBR has reported recently that over a dozen Canbet Sportsbook users have filed sportsbook complaints. The five players collectively received over €8000. Canbet is still telling players who have not been paid in their advertised time-frame that they are experiencing "technical issues".
A Betsafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has claimed that €22,500 were confiscated from his account. The player reportedly received two successful withdrawals before the balance adjustment. He has claimed that all of his documents are on file with Betsafe and that no explanation was given for what he has done wrong. SBR is following up on this complaint.
A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has written in with a general payout complaint. The player discovered that Sportsbook.com is currently advertising a six to eight week time-frame to receive payouts via certain methods. He requested to be paid just under $7,000 and expected that the payout would be processed in a standard window.
In today's SBR iGaming News video report, SBR provides an update on one Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player's report of payment, as well as the currently outstanding payout disputes on file. Canbet has not provided comment to SBR regarding their current delays. Players are asked to file a complaints to air their grievances against Canbet Sportsbook.
Goalwin Sportsbook (unrated) have confirmed to SBR that a player who reported being owed £150 for over two weeks via Skrill will be paid. The player was reportedly undergoing checks as it was the first payout request for his account. Goalwin users have reported of occasionally spotty payout windows from the online sportsbook. Players with feedback are encouraged to write to SBR.
HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) is confiscating funds from bettors accused of violating house rules and allegedly donating their entire balances to charity. HitItBet claims to have the support of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). SBR has followed up with the gaming commission for comment. SBR originally reported on the bizarre HitItBet rule October 7.
A Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has reported receiving payment of €4800. The player requested payment on October 4. SBR reported in the last week that more than ten Canbet Sportsbook payout complaints were submitted. Canbet gave each player a generic copy/paste claiming technical issues have caused all payouts to be delayed. | Read more
The BTG Global NV family of sportsbooks remain on the SBR blacklist for the continued slow payment of their few clients. One Dimeline Sportsbook player has waited for his $2,400 since February 1. Dimeline closed the player's account after becoming enraged by his negative feedback on the brand on the SBR message board.
Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios betting comparison is the next major boxing match looming on the horizon. Online sportsbooks have the Philippino superstar installed as a sizable favorite despite coming off consecutive losses. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a grid of the best available boxing betting odds for the November 23 showdown. | Read more
Sportsbook Review.com reports in today's video special on the latest outstanding sportsbook complaints and iGaming items from the SBR newswire. One of the headlines of the program is the ten Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) payout complaints which have been submitted by users. SBR first reported on Canbet's woes earlier this week.
Before you lock in a Super Bowl wager, make sure to check to make sure you are receiving the best available market price. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a grid showing the best available NFL betting odds at each of the industry's top sportsbooks. The Super Bowl and conference championship odds dynamically update upon page refresh. | Read more
A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player tells SBR that he requested a €520 payout on September 30 and has yet to be paid. The player has received only generic updates from the Globet finance department and has not been told when he will receive payment. SBR downgraded Globet Sportsbook to D last week.
Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) is reportedly telling players that technical difficulties have resulted in a backlog of payouts. More than ten players have filed complaints with SBR indicating that payout requests dating back to September 24 have not been completed. SBR has followed up with Canbet Sportsbook for comment.
The sportsbook dispute reported by SBR on BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has now been resolved. SBR reported yesterday that a player wrote in with a cold case; he originally had funds confiscated during the period of time BetWay enforced a controversial "30% rule". The rule was designed to forfeit winnings from players whose wagering activity exceeded 30% of their bonus.
SBR receives thousands of sportsbook complaints a year. A small percentage of these complaints come from players who claim their accounts have been hacked. While some claims are proven to be fraudulently made, others have been caused by security issues on the user's end that played right into the hands of rogue third parties. Sportsbook accounts must be protected.
Sportsbook Review.com focuses its weekly SBR iGaming News show on the now cold case involving BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) and their decision to confiscate over $26,000 from a trio of winning bettors. BetRevolution accused the players of being part of a betting syndicate and launched a social media investigation into the users to attempt to connect them via Facebook. | Read more
Sportsbook Review has updated its Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios betting comparison. The industry's best online sportsbooks are featured in the article; listed is their current moneyline offering for each pugilist. SBR will continually update the piece with the latest boxing betting odds headed to the much anticipated showdown November 23 in Macao, China. | Read more
Three Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) players have filed payout complaints. The users are each waiting for at least €500 from as early as July 31. Globet Sportsbook has had a number of payout issues over the last six months. Players have reported payment after filing SBR complaints, but there has been no shortage of new issues.
A VIPSports.eu Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player reports being slow-paid. The player deposited $300 on June 2 and since late summer has been attempting to take out $6,500. The bettor cashed in on the US Open Golf tournament as well as the PGA Championship. VIPSports has not paid the player or responded to his requests for information.
As reported by SBR earlier this year, BetRevolution Sportsbook confiscated over $26,00 from three sports bettors. BetRevolution has been unwilling to revisit the confiscation by sticking to their argument that the players were guilty of "syndicate betting". BetRevolution also is unwilling to discuss reports of slow-payment, and is on the SBR blacklist.
Sportsbook Review.com has released an SBR International iGaming News video for Friday, October 4, 2013. Topics include the recent launch of BetOnline Sportsbook's new mobile betting platform, as well as other outstanding sportsbook news items reported on within the SBR newswire. You may follow SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.
BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A-) tells SBR that they have launched a mobile betting interface earlier today. While the old interface was said to be capable, the new platform is friendlier for smartphones from all manufacturers as well as tablets and other mobile devices. SBR has taken screenshots of the new mobile betting platform inside of this article.
A second GoalWin Sportsbook (unrated) payout complaint has been received. A player requested €2000 and was told that while his payout request was received, GoalWin could offer no time-line on when it would be fulfilled. The standard message is disguised as a personally written explanation but is in fact recycled to multiple users whenever a payout request is made.
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) is currently taking six to eight weeks to process payments. A player has written SBR who was seemingly unaware of the lengthy time-frame. SBR has reported recently that Sportsbook.com cleared its backlog of payouts, but has not addressed when or if payout conditions would improve for players.
In today's SBR iGaming News video published Friday, September 27, topics include Heritage Sports' (SBR rating A) recent website upgrade, as well as other news updates and outstanding cases reported on via the Sportsbook Review newswire feed. Players in need of sportsbook assistance should write to SBR via firstname.lastname@example.org. | Read more
A VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) player is being slow-paid. The bettor funded his account with $300 on on June 2 and increased his balance to $4,500, betting a series of golf futures wagers. VIPSports.eu has continued to delay his payout requests and has ceased all communication with SBR following their ratings downgrade. | Read more
Heritage Sports (SBR rating A) has rolled out a new front end design of their website. Management tells SBR that they intend to launch a new promotion to get users familiar with their upgraded mobile betting platform. Heritage will also be improving their betting platform and bet slip technology in the coming weeks. Users with feedback are encouraged to write to SBR.
Sportsbook Review provides a video update on the recent news report on New Jersey losing their legal battle in the US Court of Appeals to proceed with accepting wagers on the outcome of sporting events at Atlantic City casinos. New Jersey's remaining card is to attempt to bring the legal showdown to the Supreme Court. | Read more
On August 6, SBR reported that a Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player claimed to be owed £800 since June 21. The player initiated his payout request via popular online payment processor Skrill, formerly known as Moneybookers. Globet allegedly failed to provide the player with any information on why his payout was delayed, prompting him to file a sportsbook complaint through SBR.
New Jersey's fight for sportsbooks in Atlantic City is headed into the 12th round. A panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected New Jersey's motion that existing federal law outlawing sports betting nationwide with the exception of four U.S. states was unconstitutional, preventing NJ from moving forward with their own state law legalizing sports betting.
Jon "Bones" Jones is set to take on Alexander Gustafsson Saturday September 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Online sports bettors looking to lock in the best available UFC 165 odds and check out the best sportsbook prop bets offered for the mixed martial arts event have come to the right place.
Update 9:10PM CST: Bookmaker is back online. The Bookmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) family websites, which includes Bookmaker, BetDSI, and BetCRIS are currently off-line due to technical issues. Phone lines remain open though there is a large queue of users waiting for support. The group expects to be online during the scheduled Sunday night football game.
Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez is under 12 hours away. The super-fight is expected to shatter the PPV buys record set by Mayweather vs De La Hoya in 2007, especially with the addition of Danny Garcia vs Lucas Matthysse as the co-feature bout. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a list of the most competitive Mayweather vs Alvarez odds by each online sportsbook. | Read more
SBR covers the ongoing VIPSports.eu Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) issues in today's SBR iGaming News video update. Other topics include another online sportsbook's bizarre rule which has lead to the confiscation of over €1,500 from a winning sports bettor. Players are encouraged to follow SBR on Twitter @SBRreview to never miss a news update.
HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) has once again made the SBR newswire after a player produced an email showing that the sportsbook intends to donate his account balance to charity. And it's not the first such accusation. Back in July, SBR reported that HitItBet Sportsbook agreed to abolish the bizarre rule. It appears the policy has made a comeback.
Update 9/12: A Unibet Sportsbook manager has informed SBR that the player has now been paid, but his account will remain closed. A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has claimed that a €868 balance was confiscated. The player indicated in a complaint filed with SBR that his account with Unibet Sportsbook was fully verified.
A VIPSports.eu Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player submits a payout complaint. The player deposited $300 on June 2. He cashed $2,000 on the US Open golf tournament as well as an additional $4,500 on the PGA Championship. The player then asked to be paid $1,000 on July 30, with two additional payments requested in the following week. He has not been paid.
Earlier this year, BetRevolution Sportsbook confiscated $26,908 from a trio of sports bettors. BetRevolution accused the players of syndicate betting in a long diatribe posted on sports forums and has been unwilling to revisit the theft, or to discuss reports of slow-payment with SBR. BetRevolution is on the SBR blacklist.
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming news video update for Friday, September 6. Topics in today's show include the recent news of British bookmaker William Hill (SBR rating A) exercising a call option with Spanish business Miapuesta, as well as recent sportsbook industry dispute updates. Follow SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.
The 2013 NFL season kicks off on Thursday, September 5 at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Defending champion Baltimore Ravens are installed as 7.5 point underdogs against the Denver Broncos. The total for the season opener is set at 48 points with -110 each way at most online sportsbooks.
A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a sportsbook dispute. The player claims to have deposited €200 to his account for a 50% bonus which carried a 4X rollover. He began chipping away the turnover requirement, earning €1,100 before requesting his first cash out. His account has since been closed.
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