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Updated SBR Poker WSOP Main Event Satellite standings

02.26.2015

Sportsbook Review poster "JakePeavy21" is leading the pack of posters attempting to qualify for the SBR Poker Championship held on April 25. The winner of that event secures a $10,000 WSOP Main Event buy-in and up to $500 in travel and lodging expenses. All users are invited to participate in the daily tournament satellite series. | How to win a seat

LSbet Sportsbook Bonus Complaint: Player Limited to €4

02.25.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a sportsbook bonus dispute with SBR. The player has reported that he has been limited to a maximum of €4 per bet, despite having €2,220 in remaining rollover (play-through). He has stated that this wagering limit was slapped on him just four bets into his deposit. In situations such as these, the industry standard is for online sportsbooks who wish not to accept a player's action to pay all winnings and prorate the bonus amount based on the percentage of the bonus that has been rolled over to date. SBR has followed up with LSbet Sportsbook to see if they are willing to either do this, or restore the player's wagering limits to an amount more reasonable.

UFC 184 Betting Props: Rousey vs. Zangano

02.25.2015

A list of UFC 184 Betting Props have been assembled and posted by Sportsbook Review. The main attraction of the event, both from a sportsbook betting and visual perspective, is the womens bantamweight title fight involving undefeated champion Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano. As of this publication, Rousey is an average 9 to 1 favorite.

02.25.2015

The Easystreet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player who SBR reported on January 5 has yet to be paid. The player has claimed that he requested a $600 payout at the beginning of December. He has $1,882 remaining in his account. The player says that his chat requests have not been answered for several weeks, and that the only service reps he managed to reach via telephone are wagering clerks.

Dashbet Sportsbook Payout Feedback Wanted

02.24.2015

A Dashbet Sportsbook player has submitted a payout complaint against the betting site. The player has claimed that he requested a €2,500 payout through Skrill at the start of the month. He has previously been paid once and his documents are fully verified. Dashbet players with payout feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

02.24.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on February 20 that a BetAtHome player had an account with a balance of €13,000 confiscated. BetAtHome has yet to provide an update on the complaint to SBR. Since this report's publication, a new complaint has been filed by a player that alleges similar action was taken to his account. | Latest BetAtHome complaint

MLB Betting Futures and Props Directory Released

02.24.2015

Sportsbook Review has released this year's MLB Betting Futures & Props directory. Players can sort by World Series Winner, AL and NL Pennant Winner, potential World Series match ups, division winner markets, and more regular season betting props. Where applicable, Sportsbook Review will bold the best available market line by sportsbook.

Bitcoin market watch report

02.23.2015

Popular anonymous cryptocurrency bitcoin has started Monday harboring around $230. Sportsbook Review reported that one bitcoin was worth $257 on Valentines Day (February 14). A month prior, some investors were hitting the panic button as bitcoin dropped below $200. Some good news surfaced recently when the latest crop of established online sportsbooks added BTC to their cashier. | Currency watch

02.23.2015

A BetRebels player has submitted a bonus dispute with Sportsbook Review. The player registered at the betting site after deciding to accept their 100% sports welcome bonus. The player deposited €100 and wrote to support requesting the bonus credit. BetRebels refused to apply the bonus, citing violation of sportsbook rules. The player denies wrongdoing. | BetRebels bonus complaint

02.23.2015

A Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D) player has claimed a $4,000 payment has been pending since December 30. The player has claimed he was told the payout would soon be processed, but that the manager he was dealing with has been unreachable as of late. Spoortsbook Review has followed up with Dimeline Sports for comment.

Oscars Prop Betting: Birdman remains favored for Best Picture

02.22.2015

The 87th Academy Awards commence in less than one hour. Birdman has remained the odds on favorite to nab the Best Picture award, trading at an average of 1 to 2 at online sportsbooks. 5Dimes offers the best price per the SBR Oscar Prop Bets list at -165, meaning a $165 wager returns $100 in profit. A full list of category betting props are available.

Sportsbook Rating Change: InstantActionSports to D

02.21.2015

InstantActionSports' rating has been lowered from D+ to D. The betting site has accumulated a handful of repeated slow-pay complaints in the last year, and players have lost the ability to make withdrawals by eWallets Skrill and Neteller. The book is only able to offer payment plans through P2P methods, and has been tardy with these workaround payments according to player feedback.

02.21.2015

Sportsbook Review has received a question from a reader regarding online sportsbook bonuses policy. The reader would like to know why he is unable to cancel out a cash sign up bonus credited to him by his online sportsbook after he deposited. The player won his first bet and would like to withdraw and forgo the bonus. | Find out why it's not possible

02.21.2015

Despite the event announcement looming for the last two months, online sportsbooks already had set the boxing winner's market for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super fight believed to be taking May 2 in Las Vegas. Mayweather was listed as an average 3 to 1 favorite ($300 wager winning $100). The fight has now been made official, and the moneyline is on the move. | See market movement

02.20.2015

Update 1:45PM ET Nitrogen Sports agreed that their rules page could be considered hard to find, and has now placed the link to their website rules at the footer of every page. The bitcoin sportsbook has credited the player who filed the below dispute approximately $100 in bitcoin in good faith, but did not re-grade the NHL prop market as the following rule was in place:

"Unless otherwise stated, all bets for hockey are for regulation time only and not include overtime or penalty shootouts. If a line includes overtime it will be clearly stated on the betslip - please check your betslip carefully. Penalty shootouts are considered part of overtime."

Original complaint: A Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) player has submitted a betting dispute involving the grading of an NHL wager. The player has claimed that he wagered an alternate total line on Friday's Philadelphia Flyers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL game. His wager was over 7, the regular game total was 5.5 points. The game ended 4-3 in Overtime. | Dispute details

02.20.2015

Sportsbook Review has released an Oscars Prop Bets List page ahead of the February 22 Academy Awards. As of this publication, oscars prop betting odds from six online sportsbooks are featured on the page. One feature of the page that should be beneficial for sports bettors is the bolding of the best available line per sportsbook. | Oscars Prop Bets Market Watch

02.20.2015

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a dispute involving a balance of €13,000. He has told SBR that he registered with BetAtHome more than one yer ago. He has deposited a few times, and finally accumulated a balance of €13,000. After providing his ID, BetAtHome proceeded to close his account and confiscate his winnings. | BetAtHome complaint

Bet2Be sportsbook complaint

02.19.2015

The Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) user at the center of this complaint, which was originally reported on January 20, has yet to be paid. Sportsbook Review is following up with the online sportsbook. The player has reported that his account access is still blocked and no follow-up information has been provided concerning what he has done wrong or when he will be paid.

BetUS player says his account is closed after bonus dispute

02.19.2015

Update 12:05PM: BetUS management is investigating the complaint. A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. He has claimed that his account was closed following a dispute with BetUS management concerning a bonus balance of $1,322. Sportsbook Review has followed up with BetUS support to inquire and receive more details.

TonyBet account complaint: Player seeks help

02.18.2015

A Tonybet Sportsbook (unrated) player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player has stated that upon requesting his first ever payout from the online sportsbook that his account was abruptly closed. The player claims to have no idea what he has done wrong and believes his documents to be in order. Sportsbook Review has asked Tonybet for comment.

Online Sportsbooks Release Super Bowl 50 Winner Market

02.17.2015

The smoke has cleared on Super Bowl XLIX, but online sportsbooks are wasting no time in setting markets for the 2015-16 NFL year. A handful of betting sites have released odds on the Super Bowl 50 winner; SBR has updated the super bowl prop betting directory with these futures bets. The Patriots and Seahawks are atop the list at +550 ($100 wager pays $500) respectively.

Nitrogen Sports looking into NHL betting dispute

02.17.2015

Bitcoin betting site Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) is looking into the NHL prop betting dispute reported by SBR this Sunday. A player claimed that a wager on the alternate total goals market was graded as a loss after the game entered overtime, despite the market page nor the wagering ticket reading regulation only. Sportsbook Review expects an update to the case soon.

02.17.2015

Sportsbook Review has launched the 2015 NCAA Madness Bracket contest. The contest is open to the public and boasts a 100,000 betpoints prize-pool distributed to the top 20, as well as a $200,000 payout for any perfect bracket. The scoring format rewards underdog plays, so bring your A+ handicapping game to improve your chances of cashing. | How to enter

Oddsmaker Sportsbook: Wise Guys (Winners) Not Welcomed

02.16.2015

Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has confiscated more than a quarter million dollars from winning players. The betting site nails players with their terms and conditions pertaining to "wise guy" accounts. Players who are considered sophisticated or too sharp for the risk management's liking are flagged and refunded their deposits. Oddsmaker refuses to speak with SBR on complaints.

LSbet Sportsbook complaint update

02.16.2015

Sportsbook Review reported that an LSbet (SBR rating C) player filed a complaint alleging that €130 in winnings were not being paid. The player first did not fully comply with a part of LSbet's verification process by blacking out parts of his Neteller history due to what he considered a privacy violation, though he later complied. | LSbet talks to SBR

Sportsbook Bonuses List updated

02.16.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the sportsbook bonus directory. Two updated promo codes were posted, and players now have the ability to sort by sportsbook rating. Online sportsbooks rated C or higher are listed on the sportsbook bonuses directory. In addition to sorting by rating, players can order the list alphabetically, by size of sign up bonus, true bonus, rollover, and max bonus cap.

02.15.2015

Sportsbook Review thanks the 83 participants in tonight's Angelman Syndrome charity poker event. SBR will donate $20 for each registration, a total of $1,660 to the CureAngelman.org foundation. SBR announced that its own forum member BIGDAY has a young child with Angelman Syndrome and subsequently launched the fundraising effort.

02.15.2015

A second LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) complaint has been received involving the unusual request of a player's entire eWallet history. This transaction log would show all transactions recorded to other individuals and sportsbooks. LSbet claims the information is necessary to rule out fraud, though it is a tough sell. | Complaint details

NBA All Star Game Overnight Market Analysis

02.14.2015

The total is set at 296 in tomorrow night's NBA All Star Game. This is up a ½ point from the opening line. SBR Odds shows the low side of the average total market at 295½ -113, though the consensus line is 296 -110. The Western Conference all stars opened as 2½ point favorites, this line has also since grown by a ½ point. Sportsbook Review will be posting any available NBA Game Props and assessing the market before tip-off. Players can also utilize free resources such as the NBA Betting Futures directory which shows a dynamically updating box of the 2015 NBA Championship winner odds, and the individual division and conference winners odds.

02.14.2015

It has been a sweet Valentines Day for bitcoin (BTC) fanatics as the anonymous crypto-currency has surged up to $257. Just one month ago investors were worked into a hot panic as bitcoin fell below $200 and a general sense of uncertainty permeated internet betting forums where supporters battled trolls and their "I told you so's". | Bitcoin market watch

14 Gamblers Must Return $1.5 Million to Golden Nugget

02.14.2015

If you're planning an Atlantic City excursion at the Golden Nugget, you'd better make sure the cards are shuffled at the mini-baccarat tables. Fourteen gamblers learned that the hard way, as $1.5 million in winnings have been ordered to be returned in a ruling made by State Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor last week. | What happened

Sports Betting in the US: The next marijuana?

02.13.2015

Sports betting in the United States used to be synonymous with musty bars, the mafia, and the ruin of families. At the very least, that has been the picture painted by the political landscape and those with incentives on keeping tight restrictions over the sports betting industry, which has seen Nevada as the single largest beneficiary of antiquated federal legislation. |  US Sports Betting Report

02.13.2015

Sportsbook bonuses can offer incredible value. If you're depositing at a sportsbook and loading up before baseball season, and are not darting in and out at multiple shops, it often makes sense to take the biggest and best offer available. However, one piece of advice: Read the fineprint, and save yourself a hassle come withdrawal time. | Player Advisory

BetMayor payout complaint resolved; sportsbook evaluation

02.13.2015

The payout complaint reported against BetMayor last month has been resolved. A player reported difficulty receiving a $5,000 bank wire transfer, and having an additional balance of approximately $15,000. He has received multiple payouts through an alternate method toward settling his balance. SBR is assessing BetMayor and will soon form an introductory sportsbook rating.

02.12.2015

The InstantActionSports player SBR reported asked for a $5,000 transfer via interbook transfer on November 10 has yet to be paid. His previous payout experience with InstantAcitonSports saw him wait three months to be paid. His total account balance is $14,597, including $5,045 which was removed on December 4 after his payout was to be processed.

02.12.2015

Wagerweb Sportsbook has relocated to a new wagering facility. For players, this means new software with a larger wagering cart, the ability to bet with reduced juice, and a better mobile betting platform. Management had advised players a change was upcoming; this process completed yesterday, though some player freeplay balances must be credited manually. As part of the migration to the new platform, players have new cashier options and a consistent free payout per month. Some SBR readers noted that they had to shorten their password by a character in order to access their accounts. Player feedback is welcomed.

Luxbet Sportsbook bonus complaint

02.12.2015

A Luxbet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player was given a £150 sportsbook bonus and managed to profit £675 using the bonus cash. He then reports that Luxbet turned on their risk management controls and have rejected several of his wagers, causing him to feel "trapped" in his attempt to complete the play-through. | Luxbet player speaks out

02.11.2015

A Bizonbet Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player has stated that he made a $500 withdrawal request on December 1. The funds have still not been received. He says that he has received the runaround from customer service through live chat and has provided a chat transcript with SBR.

BetMotion Sportsbook complaint

02.11.2015

A Betmotion Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has claimed that he put in for a €1,500 payout request on January 28, 2015. He has yet to be paid because he has claimed that the payouts department at Betmotion have advised him that they are having issues with cashouts made through Neteller. SBR has asked if the player is willing to be paid through an alternate method.

02.10.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) complaint was filed. A player has stated that he has successfully proven his identity and had his documents accepted after passing two rounds of Know Your Customer (KYC), however, his account has been put into suspended mode for a third time, with an unusual request to see every non-LSbet Skrill transaction. | LSbet complaint explained

02.10.2015

A Marathonbet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player has stated that his account was breached and his available balance transferred out through payment system Walletone. The player has claimed that this cashier method is not one that he has used in the past. He believes his account was hacked. | Marathonbet complaint

Dashbet complaint

02.09.2015

A Dashbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player has reported that he requested a €2,900 payout on January 23 which he has yet to receieve. He claims to have followed up more than once on the status of the payout with Dashbet, but is presently in the dark on when he will be paid. | Dashbet complaint

Angelman Charity Poker: $1,000+ raised so far

02.09.2015

Fifty two SBR users are enrolled so far in Sunday's Charity Poker Tournament to support Angelman Syndrome. SBR is matching each poster buy-in with a $20 donation. Presently, $1,040 has been raised for CureAngelman.org. The event takes place Sunday, February 15 at 5PM ET on international Angelman Day. | How to Play

02.09.2015

The biggest underdog on the board as of Monday morning February 9 comes in College Baskertball. SBR Odds shows that Florida State is an average 4.75 to 1 underdog against Duke in tonight's game. Duke opened as 1 to 6 favorites, meaning a $600 bet is necessary to record a profit of $100. The article shows the current best available moneyline price at the online sportsbooks to release a number so far.

02.08.2015

GoBetGo Sportsbook has officially turned off the lights. Sportsbook Review reported earlier this week that GoBetGo went off-line, though the betting site resurfaced under a .net domain. However earlier today GoBetGo closed down shop officially and displayed a farewell message on their website homepage. | GoBetGo closure report

WSOP Main Event Seat Satellite Series Underway

02.07.2015

Two weeks of play have been recorded in the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event satellite series at SBR. Poker players from all walks of the internet are invited to participate in the series which runs through April 19. The format is simple: There are three tournaments per day Monday through Friday at 3PM, 7PM, and 11PM respectively. All times are Eastern. Players can take part in one tournament per day, and the top 50 finalists at the conclusion of the series are then invited into the championship event where the $10,000 WSOP seat plus travel credit are up for grabs. Sportsbook Review sent forum poster and satellite winner "FuzzyDunlop" to the WSOP in 2011. Fuzzy survived two days before being eliminated.

LSbet speaks on latest player complaint

02.07.2015

LSbet Sportsbook has satisfactorily addressed the €1,400 payout complaint reported by SBR last week. A player claimed that his balance was confiscated after he was accused of violating their terms and conditions. LSbet provided evidence of player fraud in discussing the complaint with SBR. The matter is considered closed. LSbet players with feedback should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

GR88 Sportsbook Complaint Received

02.06.2015

A GR88 Sportsbook customer has filed a complaint with SBR. The player states that after depositing his funds and providing proof of ID and receiving confirmation the documents were acceptable, his account was blocked and remains so. He has stated that he has been waiting for over two weeks for the matter to be resolved.

Sportsbook Review has followed up with GR88 regarding the complaint.

GR88 player: "After setting up my account and depositing, they barred my account even after sending ID docs and getting confirmation these were acceptable. For over 2 weeks I have been sending emails and contacting customer support who kept telling me they'd resolve the bar within 12 hours. It never happens and my emails are not getting answered. They have got my funds but I have no access to them and fear that this is not going to get resolved. Very poor customer service especially after I highlighted how concerned I was. A very poor sportsbook."

Online Sportsbook Weekly News Video Recap

02.06.2015

In today's online sportsbook news video recap, host Natalie covers recent topics published on the SBR Industry Newswire. The shifts in bitcoin value and the recent unresolved player complaint reported against LSbet Sportsbook. LSbet support has acknowledged receiving the player dispute - a gripe over a €1400 balance - though a manager has yet to directly address the complaint with SBR staff.

Bitcoin market watch: Down to $218

02.05.2015

Cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) has hit a low of $218 for February 5, 2015. Bitcoin has tumbled down the value charts in recent months due to one black eye after another, hackings of exchanges, closure of sportsbooks, and the theft of some player funds. One recent upside for bitcoin sports gamblers came when popular online sportsbook Bookmaker, BetDSI, and Justbet announced their support for the virtual currency. The books join the likes of 5Dimes and Heritage as tried and trusted sportsbooks to allow deposits and withdrawals through the method, quieting some concerns from players who are not keen on depositing with companies that have been around two years or less and who established strictly to service the bitcoin market. Sportsbook Review will continue to monitor bitcoin activity and update readers on the currency fluctuations.

LSbet Sportsbook complaint

02.05.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has claimed that a €1400 balance was confiscated. The player reports that he was accused of violating the terms and conditions of the betting site. He points out that all he can think of is that upon logging into the website on his desktop PC, the log-in process stalled, so he immediately logged into LSbet from his mobile device, but that he can think of no other reason that any of his account access activity would be considered usual. He has requested Sportsbook Review to get involved and reach an LSbet account manager on his behalf. SBR has presented the case to an LSbet management contact and is awaiting to hear back on the results of the complaint. LSbet player feedback is encouraged. Players can write to help@sportsbookreview.com if they have any problems or feedback worth sharing.

02.04.2015

It's safe to say that Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll won't be invited to any Las Vegas casinos as guest of honor any time soon. Las Vegas sportsbooks won just $3.3 million of the $116 million wagered, according to Nevada Gaming Control Board officials this Monday. Sportsbook Review also questioned offshore, online bookmakers on how they made out. | Market report

Sportsbook Bonuses Grid Updated

02.04.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the sportsbook bonuses grid with the post-Super Bowl sign up bonus offers. Changes were recorded to four online sportsbooks cash bonuses. The grid is sorted in order of what SBR refers to as the "True Bonus" or pure bonus amount per play. Freeplay bonuses for example are rated at approximately half the bonus value than cash bonuses; then the bonus percentage is divided by the rollover amount. Also listed on the page are categories for maximum bonus amount, country restrictions, and SBR rating. Sportsbooks with a minimum listing of C are rated on the page, though SBR recommends players deal with betting sites who are rated B+ or higher to prevent headaches come withdrawal time or customer service issues.

02.04.2015

Sportsbook Review has announced a charity poker tournament to raise funds for Angelman Syndrome research. The tournament takes place in the SBR poker room Sunday, February 15, at 5:00PM ET, on International Angelman Day. Sportsbook Review will donate $20 for each registration to cureangelman.org. | Tournament details

02.03.2015

With the Super Bowl out of the way, there has never been a more important time to make sure you are playing with a well-funded and reputable online sportsbook. Many bookmakers deal with their biggest rush of withdrawals from North American players during this time-frame, so the importance of sticking with a proven establishment cannot be understated. | Tips for players

VIPsports.eu report

02.03.2015

Sportsbook Review first reported on a wagering dispute aimed at VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) in August of 2014. The dispute has been covered many times since and will likely continue to be for as long as it remains only partially resolved. Keep reading to find out what happened and what you should do if you've got a betting dispute against VIPSports.eu sportsbook.

Sportsbook Rating Change: SportsbettingOnline to C-

02.03.2015

SportsbettingOnline management satisfactorily addressed the few outstanding issues reported on the SBR newswire and opened a line of communication with SBR for further player complaints. The rating has been adjusted from D+ to C-.

Netbet Sportsbook complaint

02.03.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on January 29 that a Netbet (SBR rating C-) player claimed that his account was banned following requesting a €1,000 payout from the betting site. The player claimed to have profited in the online sportsbook and poker room. Sportsbook Review has connected with Netbet on the case and made a suggestion to the player. | Find out more

iGaming News Video report on Bitcoin

02.02.2015

Sportsbook Review news anchor Natalie expands on the recent announcement that the Bookmaker (SBR rating A+) family of online sportsbooks now accepts bitcoin deposits and allows players to withdraw the same way. One bitcoin is presently worth $238. The video news announcement is embedded below:

Dashbet resolves outstanding payout complaints

02.02.2015

Dashbet Sportsbook has opened a line of communication with SBR and has resolved all outstanding payout complaints. Five players have received payment. There are no currently known issues on file against Dashbet. Players in need of assistance should write to help@sportsbookreview.com. SBR appreciates all user submitted feedback.

02.01.2015

Sportsbook Review thanks the posters who participated in the $5,000 Poker freeroll sponsored by Bovada for the 2015 SBR Bash. The event took place at 11:00AM inside of the Hard Rock Casino's poker room. There were 30 participants. The final table was comprised of posters Sinmiedo (defending Bash champion), Conan, Sam9ball, Tseay, downsouth, mpaschal34, sam9ball, Reload, and jose21_us. Poster tseay bested the field and took down the $2,000 first place prize when his pocket aces held up against runner up downsouth. Poster Devilcheese took down the $100 bounty on SBR John's head. | View all pictures

Final table
SBR John & winner tseay
downsouth 2nd
 

 

Super Bowl Prop Bets Directory updated

02.01.2015

Dozens of prop betting markets are populated in the Super Bowl XLIX Prop Bets directory at Sportsbook Review.com. Where applicable, SBR has bolded the best line for your shopping convenience. All through game day and the opening whistle the prop bets page will be updated by SBR analysts. Player feedback is welcomed. Players can write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

01.30.2015

SBR receives thousands of sportsbook disputes per year. A small percentage of these complaints are from players who say their accounts have been hacked. While some of these claims are proven to be fraudulent, others have shown to be a security breach by a third party. Your sportsbook account should be treated no different than online banking. This involves some simple steps that will greatly reduce your chance at becoming a victim. | Keep reading

Oddsmaker Sportsbook slow-pay nears third month

01.29.2015

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.

01.29.2015

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.

01.29.2015

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

01.23.2015

The media has made quite a stink about the opening points spread for Super Bowl XLIX. Specifically, the fact that the line changed from the Seahawks as 2 point favorites to a line of even or “PICK” (aka PK em) shortly after the market opened. Articles like this one from Yahoo! Sports announced that Vegas oddsmakers got it wrong and that it will cost “millions”.  The truth is that Vegas doesn’t open most lines and lines move because of what happens outside of Vegas. There is definitely more line movement to come as the big game guarantees massive public and professional action just as certainly as there will be a musical halftime performance. So where do lines come from, why are they what they are and why do they change? | Keep reading

Leonbets Player and $100,000 Complaint

01.23.2015

Sportsbook Review video news anchor Natalie Rydstrom covers the recent sportsbook complaint filed by a Leonbets player who alleges that $100,000 in winnings were confiscated. Leonbets reportedly told the player that he was guilty of violating their terms and conditions on operating multiple accounts, a charge he denies. | Video Report

Super Bowl MVP Winner

5Dimes Sportsbook releases Super Bowl XLIX MVP Odds

01.23.2015

5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has released their Super Bowl XLIX MVP winner market. Tom Brady is offered at +180, which means a $100 wager returns $180 in profit. This is presently an industry best return. Russell Wilson is trading at +260, so $100 returns $260. 5Dimes has told SBR that their gauntlet of player proposition wagers will be released next week.

Slow-pay Complaint Update: Player receives $5,000

01.23.2015

Sportsbook Review reported last week on a BetMayor Sportsbook customer who submitted a $5,000 payout complaint. The player had requested to be paid by bank transfer on December 10 and had been receiving the runaround. Sportsbook Review followed up on the complaint with BetMayor but received no response. Player feedback is encouraged.

Miss Universe Market Watch report

01.22.2015

It might sound hard to believe for casual sports fans, but there are actually legions of hardcore sports bettors who handicap Miss Universe. The extent of this handicapping is debatable, but the markets don’t lie. Give your eyes a treat and learn a little bit about the best places to make a bet for Miss Universe 2014. | Miss Universe Market Watch

BetMayor Sportsbook report

01.22.2015

A new payout complaint has been launched against BetMayor Sportsbook. A player has reported being owed $2,198 for a period of over 45 days. He has claimed that he has received the runaround and been told every excuse in the book from the betting site. This is the third complaint launched against BetMayor in as many days. | BetMayor complaints summarized

01.21.2015

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player, like several others who documented complaints against the shop, has taken issue with the amount of time that has elapsed from submitting all of his documents to the point where his payout is processed. Sportsbook Review is following up.

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