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News on scam sports betting operations, events and business deals within the offshore sports gambling industry.

Monday Night Football Contest: Predict the Score

11.23.2014

Sports bettors that feel like they have solid plays or an angle on Monday Night Football's Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints game can win a free pizza gift card. SBR is running a predict the score contest that rewards the first user to exactly correct predict the final score for each team with their choice of a Dominos, Pizza Hut, or Papa Johns $15 reward. | Play in the contest

Updated Bitcoin sportsbook report

Bitcoin value hovering around $352 mark Saturday

11.22.2014

Bitcoin is settling around the $352 range toward the end of the business day for Saturday, November 22. The anonymous digital currency still has challenges to overcome before it becomes a more main attraction for online sports bettors, though more and more sportsbooks are now adding support for the currency. | SBR report

Netbet Sportsbook complaint

Netbet player says that his account is locked

11.22.2014

A Netbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has reported that his account is locked. The player has a balance of €320, and claims to have done nothing wrong. The player opened his account with a €100 deposit approximately one month ago, and has asked what to do next. The player read the recent Netbet Sportsbook complaint published by SBR. | Netbet complaint

BetCas Sportsbook complaint #2 pending

11.22.2014

A BetCas Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. The player has stated that his BetCas account was suspended without word. He had previously deposited and withdrawn successfully. Sportsbook Review reported on November 16 that a BetCas player had a €1223 balance up in the air; that complaint is also pending. BetCas (unrated) players with feedback are urged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

5Dimes Sportsbook report

Pacquiao vs. Algieri Prop Betting Guide: 5Dimes runs table

11.22.2014

5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) is spreading 101 boxing prop betting markets on tonight's Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri event. The fight takes place from Macao, China, at the Venetian Resort and Casino. Sportsbook Review lists the most popular prop betting lines for the fight and analyzes the late line movement ahead of the event. | Pacquiao vs. Algieri betting report

US District Judge Shipp issues permanent injunction in NJ case

11.21.2014

US District Judge Michael Shipp has surprised no one by issuing a permanent injunction in the New Jersey sports betting case. Sportsbook Review reported earlier that the decision was due today, 24 hours after the judge heard oral arguments from attorneys for the major professional sports leagues and the NCAA. The state had hoped to begin legal sports betting at Monmouth Park racetrack on October 26.

VIPSports.eu considers settling cold case dispute

11.21.2014

SBR reported last week that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) offered a partial settlement to the player who had $2,000 in winnings confiscated after hitting a NHL Futures wager on Justin Williams winning the Conn Smythe trophy during the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. Sportsbook Review has again spoken with the owner of BTG Global, the parent company which powers VIPSports.eu and multiple other skins, and has established that the line accuracy is not in dispute. VIPSports.eu has been unwilling to pay the full value of the ticket due to the player allegedly being profiled upon his acount sign-up and set to a max of $30 for exotic wagers - a limit that was not enforced by the software. Management is considering paying the full value of the ticket but has yet to confirm their decision with SBR.

Sportsbook Bonuses directory updated

11.21.2014

The sportsbook bonuses page has been updated. Betting sites are ordered by the true bonus value per play. Readers with questions on how to use the bonus guide should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

NJ Sports betting case update

New Jersey Sports Betting Case: Judge's Decision due today

11.21.2014

Update: US District Judge Shipp issues permanent injunction, blocks NJ from offering sports betting.

US District Court Judge Michael Shipp is due to release his ruling on the New Jersey sports betting case today. Sportsbook Review reported this week that Judge Shipp heard arguments from New Jersey attorneys and attorneys for the major professional sports leagues and NCAA Thursday, concerning NJ's intent to allow state casinos and racetracks to accept sports wagers. | NJ report

Marathonbet Sportsbook complaint

Marathonbet player has account closed after winning in-play bet

11.20.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player also blogged his feedback on the SBR Sportsbook & Industry section, detailing that his account is presently locked after a €1360 wager on a football match between FSV Frankfurt and RB Leipzig. The player's wager was on the under 2.5 goals. | Marathonbet complaint

Top Sportsbooks Poll: 10 Days Left

11.20.2014

Ten days remain in the November 2014 edition of the top online sportsbooks poll. Sportsbook Review invites all readers to cast their vote for their top three favorite betting sites; votes are being collected at the SBR posting forum. Previous poll winner 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) is presently in first place with over 900 points. The poll runs through November.

InstantActionSports player owed $1800 for four months

11.20.2014

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $1800 withdrawal four months ago and has yet to be paid. InstantActionSports is presently unable to process payouts through eWallet. Sportsbook Review reported on November 4 that a player received a $5,000 payout through interbook transfer to settle a slow-pay complaint dating back to July 2014. InstantActionSports management has told SBR that players who do not wish to wait for eWallet options to become available are able to receive payment via Person to Person transfer. SBR is following up on this latest complaint and will update the newswire.

Betsson player has £309 in winnings taken

11.20.2014

A Betsson (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player deposited £300 via Skrill in early November 2014. He placed a few wagers before increasing his balance to £609. The player states that his account was then restricted by Betsson. He says that Betsson phoned him and asked if he had traveled recently, as his geo-location changed during the course of his play. The player claims to have answered all questions correctly, but was told that his account was permanently closed and winnings confiscated as a decision by management. Sportsbook Review is investigating the complaint.

NJ internet gambling report

New Jersey Internet Gambling & Sports Betting update

11.19.2014

California's Pala Indians are the first tribe to offer internet gambling in New Jersey. Known as the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the tribe launched their website PalaCasino.com earlier today. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is expected to make it official Monday, at which point up to 90 games will be offered. | New Jersey gambling report

SportsbettingOnline complaint update

SportsbettingOnline addresses payout complaint

11.19.2014

SBR reported on November 17 that a SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player submitted a payout complaint. The user claimed to be unable to request a Person to Person withdrawal for $500, and that he did not receive adequate assistance from customer service. A manager with the betting site has since addressed the complaint with SBR. | Read SportsbettingOnline complaint update

Beware of SBR Impostors & email scams

11.19.2014

Scammers pretending to represent SportsbookReview.com are emailing bitcoin betting sites seeking payment to a Gmail address in exchange for advertising. SBR staff only send email from official @sportsbookreview.com addresses and do not ever ask for payment to review sportsbooks. Similar to the scam reported in April of 2011, the hustlers are setting their sights on marketing departments attempting to pass themselves off as SBR employees. In the most recent scam, a video review was promised in exchange for payment through BTC. Please write help@sportsbookreview.com if you have any concerns over the authenticity of any correspondence with an unknown contact claiming to work for SBR.

UFC 181 market comparison

Sportsbooks set market range for UFC 181

11.19.2014

Online sportsbooks have established the market for UFC 181. Lined events presently include main event attraction Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks, Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis, and Brendan Schaub vs. Travis Browne. Sportsbook Review compares the current opening market odds against the bonus value at top betting sites. | UFC 181 market analysis
 

Complaint on Dashbet withdrawal time

11.18.2014

A Dashbet (unrated) player has claimed that a payout requested one week ago has yet to be processed. He states that live chat directs him to send email requests to inquire on his payout status, but that no further information has been provided. It is unclear if the player has previously been paid by Dashbet. Sportsbook Review has followed up with Dashbet.

Bet2Be sportsbook complaints report

Bet2Be Payout complaint #29 reported

11.18.2014

A Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested his first withdrawal two weeks ago for €1282. The payout was requested via Neteller. His documents were verified shortly after being submitted. The payout request has yet to be completed. This is the 29th complaint received against Bet2Be. | Bet2Be complaints

Betin player submits positive payment feedback

11.18.2014

A Betin Sportsbook player has submitted positive payout feedback after reading SBR's report on the betting site on November 1st. The player has told SBR via email that he successfully received a €1400 payout. "I wanted to make a contribution to your website, I requested a withdrawal of €1,400 on bookmaker Betin.com, I have received the payment in a timely manner, they were helpful."

The dispute against BetIn remains outstanding. SBR will provide updates on the newswire.

Netbet Sportsbook complaint

Netbet Sportsbook player submits €2550 dispute

11.18.2014

A Netbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a complaint. The player opened his account on September 16, 2014 and made an opening deposit of €150. By the beginning of November his balance reached €2550 and he requested his first ever payout from the betting site. That's where the trouble started. | Netbet complaint

Sportsbook account tips

Question from SBR mailbag: "What to do if my account is hacked?"

11.17.2014

A Sportsbook Review reader has claimed that his $750 balance was lost in his sportsbooks' online casino. He has no roommates, and said he has no idea how this could have happened. He launched a complaint with SBR for the issue to be pursued and hoped that his lost funds could be credited back to him. | Keep your account secure

BetUS upgraded from D+ to C-

11.17.2014

BetUS Sportsbook has been upgraded from D+ to C-. Management has actively discussed player complaints with SBR and considered industry standard when actioning player accounts. Most recently, BetUS agreed to modify language printed on physical mailers for no-deposit $50 bonuses to be clearer on the maximum cashout limit. Player feedback is encouraged. Write to help@sportsbookreview.com if you have a problem with BetUS.

SportsbettingOnline complaint

SportsbettingOnline complaint on cashier functionality

11.17.2014

A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player has filed a general complaint. The player has stated that he has been unable to request payment via Person to Person, as upon submitting the payout request his browser produces a fatal error page from the sportsbook. He claims he has tried clearing his cookies to no avail. | SportsbettingOnline complaint

BetButler user adds his name to the list of players owed

11.17.2014

A BetButler Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player is one of many wondering about the status of his funds following the betting site abruptly suspending service two months ago. The UK Gambling Commission revoked the license of BetButler shortly thereafter, and players have yet to be credited their funds. | BetButler complaints

BetCas Sportsbook report

BetCas Sportsbook player has €1223 balance up in the air

11.16.2014

A BetCas Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player's account was closed two weeks ago and his €1223 balance has remained inaccessible since then. He has sent multiple emails to BetCas without response, and has no idea what he did to trigger the account closure. SBR is investigating this player's complaint against the betting site. | BetCas complaint

Marathonbet Sportsbook complaint

Marathonbet's KYC procedure and another £6311 funds forfeiture

11.16.2014

A Marathonbet (SBR rating B-) player has claimed that £6311 was confiscated from his account. The player, like others in a recent string of complaints, has claimed to have complied with every facet of Marathonbet's Know Your Customer (KYC) process, including photographing himself holding his ID documents. | Marathonbet complaint

MyBookie.ag following up on payout complaint

11.16.2014

MyBookie (SBR rating D+) management is following up on the player payout complaint posted by SBR last week. MyBookie says that the player's final deposit refund was initiated through the relevant processing company one month ago. The player provided proof of not receiving the return of this transaction. MyBookie players in need of assistance should submit a sportsbook complaint.

Bet2Be Payout complaint #28

11.16.2014

A new payout complaint has been filed against Isle of Man based Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D). The 28th player to file a payout complaint against Bet2Be requested a $400 payment on November 6. Bet2Be did not process the payout within the time-frame advertised on their website, causing the player to become concerned and discover that more than two dozen other players have similarly complained about Bet2Be's payout time-frame. Sportsbook Review has added the player's complaint to the list of users owed, and is following up on the complaint.

Patriots vs. Colts: Predict the Score to win a Pizza gift card

11.15.2014

Sports bettors with an angle on Sunday night's New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts football game are invited to SBR Forum to the Predict the Score contest. SBR Odds shows that Colts are current -3 home favorites against the Pats. The first player that correctly predicts the exact final score for both teams will win a pizza gift card of his or her choice.

Nitrogen Sports added to reduced juice page

Bitcoin sportsbook Nitrogen added to reduced juice list

11.15.2014

Bitcoin sportsbook Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) has been added to the reduced juice sportsbooks list. SBR added Nitrogen Sports to the ratings guide on September 24 after completing an in-depth review of the betting site and the pros vs. cons that come into play when choosing an anonymous, bitcoin using sportsbook | What is reduced juice?

Oddsmaker Sportsbook scam alert

Scam alert: Oddsmaker Sportsbook strikes again

11.15.2014

An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $1,000 payout one month ago. He has told SBR that after three weeks of no movement, his balance containing $2,200 was confiscated. The player has received only his original deposit back. He has received no other information from the sportsbook. | Oddsmaker strikes again

Teambet player shut out of account for the last two weeks

11.15.2014

A Teambet (unrated) player has claimed that for the last 15 days he has been unable to access his account. The player holds a balance of approximately €700 with the online sportsbook. He has written customer service multiple times, but has received an automated response indicating that there are technical issues with the website. Sportsbook Review asks Teambet players with feedback to write in via e-mail to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

Globet Sportsbook report

Globet Sportsbook still off-line

11.14.2014

Globet Sportsbook remains off-line nine months after pulling the plug on its operation. Sportsbook Review reported that Globet, rated D- at the time of going off-line, owed approximately $30,000 to players and had accumulated a handful of slow-pay complaints prior to the collapse. Globet has not resurfaced, and players remain in the dark. | Globet downfall
 

Best Sportsbook bonuses directory updated

11.14.2014

Two new sportsbooks have been added to the sportsbook bonuses directory. The page lists betting sites in order of the strength of their pure bonus offering. For example, bonuses are measured by the type and play-through requirement; a 50% cash bonus with a 5X rollover is more vauable than a 100% free-play bonus with a 10X rollover. The cash bonus is worth more as you are betting 20% of pure bonus per play (what SBR labels as the true bonus on the bonuses page), whereas with the free-play, a 100% bonus is really only worth about 50%. If you have any questions on the sportsbook bonuses page or have a suggestion on a feature you'd like to see tracked by SBR, write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

VIPSports.eu sportsbook complaint

VIPSports.eu proposes unfair settlement in wagering dispute

11.14.2014

Sportsbook Review has spoken with the head of the VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) parent company concerning a seven month old player complaint. SBR reported an update on the case earlier in the week; a VIPSports.eu player wrote SBR earlier this year indicating that $2,000 in winnings were not paid on an NHL playoffs futures bet. | VIPSports.eu case update

Top Poll standings

Top Sportsbooks Poll standings after two weeks

11.14.2014

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

Betway cold case dispute update

Cold Case Update: Betway Sportsbook to Pay Player

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 3rd that a Betway (SBR rating C+) player submitted a cold case dispute stemming from a 2012 confiscation of €1300. The winnings were confiscated in accordance with the controversial and since discontinued 30% rule that led to Betway downgrades and multiple newswire warnings from SBR. | Betway cold case update

Betcity Sportsbook complaint

BetCity player denies operating multiple accounts

11.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported that BetCity (SBR rating D) closed a player's account and seized €730 in winnings three weeks ago. The player was able to place just two wagers before his account access was revoked and balance erased. He had deposited €50 and placed two accumulator wagers, winning one and increasing his total balance to €780. | Betcity complaint

Gamebookers Sportsbook complaint

Gamebookers boots Russian player per T&C; does not honor winnings

11.13.2014

A Gamebookers (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a complaint. The player registered for Gamebookers on November 3. His first deposit was for $250. Soon after making his deposit and doubling his balance, the player received a notification that his account was closed as Gamebookers no longer accepts registrations from Russia. | Gamebookers complaint

MyBookie.ag sportsbook complaint

MyBookie.ag player opens payout dispute against the betting site

11.13.2014

A MyBookie.ag (SBR rating D+) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player received a partial payout through Person to Person and was scheduled to receive the remainder of his balance as a refund to the credit card he used to make his deposit. MyBookie.ag confirmed with SBR that the refund sent to the player, though the quoted time-frame has since passed. | Mybookie.ag complaint

New Bet2Be Sportsbook payout complaint: $30,000 owed to players

11.12.2014

A Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested to be paid £825 three weeks ago. Sportsbook Review reported three weeks ago that the Isle of Man Gambling Commission was looking into over two dozen reports of slow payouts submitted by Bet2Be players. The total amount owed by Bet2Be is approximately $30,000. Bet2Be support will not discuss the reason for the payment delays with SBR; though a few players recently reported receiving payment. Players with feedback or complaints are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

VIPSports.eu cold case complaint

Cold Case: VIPSports.eu player burned after winning futures wager

11.11.2014

SBR reported earlier this year that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) confiscated $2,000 in winnings from a player that profited by wagering an NHL Futures wager during the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The bet, a wager on Justin Williams winning the Conn Smythe trophy (the NHL equivalent of the Playoffs' MVP), was not an erroneous line. | VIPSports.eu complaint

Marathonbet Sportsbook report

Marathonbet player locked out of 35,000 RUB account

11.11.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B) player has claimed that he has been locked out of a betting account containing over 35,000 Russian Rubles (approximately $754). The player deposited 30,000 RUB on September 23 via Qiwi wallet. He won his first few bets before Marathonbet locked his account the same day. | Marathonbet complaint

Betway Sportsbook complaint

Betway Sportsbook player has €950 confiscated in bonus dispute

11.11.2014

A Betway Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) complaint has been launched. A player has claimed that he first tried to withdraw from Betway over a month ago but the payout request was blocked as he had not met his bonus rollover requirement. He then proceeded to meet the wagering requirements, and again asked for a withdrawal, this time for £1100.  | Betway complaint

Update posted in Wagerweb bonus complaint

11.10.2014

Update 11/11 12:30PM ET: The player has confirmed receiving payment.

Wagerweb management has addressed the bonus complaint reported on 11/7. In that complaint, a player reported that he was told only 50% of his live betting activity would count toward rollover. The player claimed he was unaware of the rule and that it was not published by Wagerweb at the time he accepted his deposit bonus.

InstantActionSports case update

InstantActionSports payout feedback wanted

11.10.2014

InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) payout feedback is wanted. Sportsbook Review reported on November 4 that a player received $5,000 through interbook transfer to settle an outstanding payout request from July. The player has since requested an additional $5,000 transfer. A second player is attempting to withdraw his balance via payment plan. | InstantActionSports complaints

Monday Night Football Contest: Win a Pizza

11.10.2014

SBR members are invited to take part in the "Predict the Score for Pizza" Monday Night Football contest. Players must correctly predict the final score of the Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles football game; with the exactl total for each team. The winner will be sent their choice of a $15 pizza eGift card from Dominos, Pizza Hut, or Papa Johns.

Posters Poll standings update

Top Sportsbooks Poll Update

11.09.2014

The November 2014 edition of the best sportsbooks poll is underway. SBR invites all players to participate in the poll. Users can vote for their top three favorite sportsbooks, in order of best first. The first choice receives 25 points, second 15 points, and third 10 points. 75 votes have been received so far. | View poll standings

Online sportsbooks line movement on Pacquiao vs. Algieri

11.08.2014

Online sportsbooks opened the line for Manny Pacquiao at -1250 earlier this fall. Sports bettors would have had to lay $1,250 for a return of $100, while a bet on opponent Chris Algieri began trading at +800 or 8 to 1. There has been a sizable ripple in the previous few weeks, as Jason Lake reported in his SBR Picks column, as the price on underdog Algieri shortened by 25%. | Pacquiao vs. Algieri market analysis

SportsbettingOnline complaint update

SportsbettingOnline cases update and new complaint filed

11.08.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on October 28 that SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) management were investigating payout complaints submitted by users. One payout complaint has been addressed - a user complained on excessive waiting times for P2P withdrawals - though one remains outstanding, and a tricky dispute concerning web security has been filed. | Latest complaint

Dimeline Sportsbook update

Player seeks information on Dimeline Sportsbook

11.08.2014

A Sportsbook Review reader has written in via email requesting information on the BTG Gloval NV family of online sportsbooks. The BTG Gobal group, incorporated in Curacao, is most known for their brand Dimeline Sports (previously operated under Safari Casino Group), and maintains a lower rating for their past handling of player complaints. | Dimeline update

BetAtHome spares few words on player complaint

11.07.2014

Update: BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) acknowledged the player complaint reported by SBR yesterday raised by a player who had a €420.07 balance forfeited. BetAtHome has stated that the player was "provided with all necessary information" about his betting account, and did not explain why his winnings were confiscated. SBR has advised the player to launch an official complaint against the betting site with the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta.

Sports bettors discuss point shaving allegations against FSU QB

11.07.2014

Sportsbook Review posters are discussing wild allegations that have come to light against troubled Florida State QB Jameis Winston. A betting website has speculated that Winston may have been involved in point shaving — altering the point spread of games he played in — to aid a friend in winning a $5,000 wager placed with a local bookie. | Read more

Wagerweb bonus complaint

Wagerweb bonus complaint over live betting

11.07.2014

UPDATE 11/11/2014: The player has confirmed receiving payment.

A Wagerweb Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a bonus complaint. The player has claimed that he was told today that only 50% of live betting wagers count toward rollover fulfillment. He says he was blindsided by the rule, which was not advertised anywhere on the Wagerweb site either at the time his bonus was accepted or as recently as today. | Wagerweb complaint

Unibet player has funds frozen, asks SBR for help

11.07.2014

A Unibet Sportsbook player has written SBR with a complaint. The player has stated that his winnings were frozen after he supplied a copy of his business card used to deposit to his account. The player believes that his card listing the name of his company contributed to the problem, as his account was frozen only after he attempted to complete the betting sites Know Your Customer (KYC) process. Sportsbook Review is investigating.

BetAtHome Sportsbook complaint

BetAtHome vs. Player winnings dispute

11.06.2014

A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player deposited €100 and received a 50% sign-up bonus. The player completed his play-through requirement which resulted in a balance of €420.07. At this time, he asked for his first payout request. BetAtHome asked for a copy of the player's ID, and he obliged. | BetAtHome complaint

MB24 Sportsbook complaint

MB24 comments on sportsbook complaint

11.06.2014

An MB24 (SBR rating D-) manager has addressed the recent sportsbook complaint reported by SBR. A player claimed that €1500 in winnings were unfairly confiscated by the sportsbook. The player opened his account in early 2014 and proceeded to play as normal. After requesting his first sportsbook payout, his account was closed and initial deposit refunded. | MB24 addresses complaint

Sportsbooks Thursday NFL Props List published

11.06.2014

Sportsbook Review is compiling week 10 NFL Prop Bets for the Thursday Night NFL game between the Browns and Bengals. The best line is compared by each betting site to offer the NFL proposition wagers.

Betway Sportsbook investigating cold case complaint

11.05.2014

Sportsbook Review reported Monday that a player submitted a complaint on €1300 in winnings being confiscated in March of 2012. The controversial and since discontinued "30% rule" was cited; the rule penalized players for betting in excess of 30% of their deposit when a bonus was accepted. SBR's management contact at Betway has confirmed that the betting site is looking into the complaint. An update will be posted as one becomes available.

BetUS sportsbook report

Player with BetUS bonus complaint confirms receiving payment

11.05.2014

Sportsbook Review previously reported on a BetUS (SBR rating D+) player who filed a complaint after he had trouble redeeming a $750 balance. The player accepted a free bet mailer for $50 and believed he was in full compliance with the few terms and conditions listed. Unfortunately, the promotion had a maximum redemption of $250. | BetUS complaint

MB24/Mobibet case update: Player owed €1500

11.05.2014

The MB24 (formerly known as Mobibet, SBR rated D-) player referenced in this week's report has confirmed that the amount confiscated from his account totals €1500. Sportsbook Review investigators are attempting to speak with MB24 management concerning the player's complaint. MB24 players who similarly require assistance are asked to submit a sportsbook complaint; include as many details as possible including account number, description of complaint, and if possible provide a copy of correspondence with the sportsbook concerning the issue.

SBR network maintenance at 12AM ET

11.04.2014

The SBR network will be under brief maintenance beginning at 12AM ET. No downtime is expected.

Wagerweb Sportsbook update

Wagerweb Sportsbook addresses payout complaint

11.04.2014

Wagerweb Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) has addressed a player payout dispute. The complaint was last reported on the SBR newswire October 14 when it was reported that the player had to take higher fee withdrawal options as his check payouts were delayed. Wagerweb has stated they will process one of the pending $3,000 requests next week. | Wagerweb complaint

InstantActionSports payout report

InstantActionSports player receives $5,000 through book transfer

11.04.2014

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player with a $22,733 balance has reported receiving a $5,000 inter-book transfer as payment. The player originally requested a $5,000 withdrawal on July 14 as reported by SBR, but had a nightmarish experience with customer service as he endured one missed deadline after the next. | InstantActionSports update

Betway Sportsbook cold case

Cold Case: Betway player who lost €1300 writes in

11.03.2014

A Betway Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player who had €1300 confiscated in March of 2012 has written Sportsbook Review. The player read a recent SBR report on Betway agreeing to revisit past confiscations during the period of time the controversial "30% rule" was in effect. Following a slew of complaints and an SBR downgrade, Betway discontinued the rule. | Betway complaints

Sportsbook poll standings

Top Sportsbooks poll underway: 5Dimes, Heritage, Pinnacle on top

11.03.2014

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

Mobibet Sportsbook complaint

MB24 player has account closed after profiting with bonus

11.03.2014

An MB24 player (formerly known as Mobibet) has submitted a complaint. The player tells SBR that he signed up with MB24, accepted their welcome sports bonus and proceeded to fully meet the rollover requirement. When the player requested payment from MB24, his account was closed and only his initial deposit refunded. | MB24 complaint

Marathonbet complaint update

New Marathonbet complaint over confiscated winnings

11.02.2014

Another Marathonbet player has filed a complaint claiming that he has lost access to his funds. The player, who initially registered at the start of the year, reported that his account was locked following his first payout request. Sportsbook Review followed up with Marathonbet, who claimed they were unsatisfied that the player provided legitimate ID. | Marathonbet complaint

NFL Prop Bets directory updated

11.02.2014
Sportsbook Review has updated the NFL Prop Bets directory for week 9. Sportsbooks are compared based on the quality of their NFL prop wagering lines.
Betin sportsbook complaint

Betin accuses player of fraud and confiscates winnings

11.01.2014

A Betin Sportsbook player has claimed that €1497 in winnings were confiscated. The player had been wagering €2 per play after having his betting limits substantially lowered in the midst of a bonus rollover obligation. His account was finally suspended by the betting site after he was accused of fraudulent activity. | Betin complaint

BetUS Sportsbook complaint resolved

BetUS Sportsbook switches stance; decides in player's favor

10.31.2014

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that a BetUS (SBR rating D+) player was burned by the small print of a free bet bonus promotion. The player thought he was in full compliance with the bonus terms and conditions based on his correspondence with BetUS support, only to discover that the most he could redeem was $250, and later nothing. | BetUS addresses complaint

Voting for top sportsbooks begins tomorrow

10.31.2014

Sportsbook Review has announced a new top sportsbooks posters' poll for November 2014. SBR members are invited to cast their vote for the best betting sites. Players are asked to give their top three sportsbooks with their favorite book listed first. Votes will be accepted through November 30, and results posted December 1. | Top Sportsbook Poll details

Halloween Poker freeroll

SBR Poker Freeroll: 25,000 Points for Halloween

10.30.2014

Sportsbook Review is hosting a 25,000 poker freeroll in honor of Halloween 2014. The game takes place at the SBR Poker room and pays the top 25. First place pockets 5,000 points. SBR video host Silvia explains the nuts and bolts of the tournament, which is open to all comes, with the only requirement being a valid SBR forum account. | How to play

SmartLiveGaming report

SmartLiveGaming voids in-play wager for no apparent reason

10.30.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player made an in-play wager on an international soccer match between Maribor and Radomolje on the under 1.5, which was trading at 2.60. The wager was settled correctly as a win, but later voided on account of "rapid fluctuation" on the betting odds. | SmartLiveGaming dispute

BetUS Sportsbook player #2 burned by small print

10.30.2014

A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player reported receiving a physical mailer inviting him to try a $50 free bet. The letter, which the player offered to fax to SBR, made no mention of a max payout. The player took the $50 free bet and increased his balance to $702 in winnings before asking for a withdrawal. At this point, he realized that the promo had a max redemption of $250. | BetUS complaint

Pinnacle Sportsbook wagering stats recap in MLB WS

10.29.2014

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.

World Series Game 7 Betting Report

10.29.2014

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

BetButler Sportsbook

BetButler Sportsbook down for the count?

10.29.2014

BetButler (SBR rating C+) is still off-line. SBR reported two weeks ago that the UK Gambling Commission revoked BetButler's license in September after a public notice appeared that the site was being sold. The disclaimer indicated that the acquisition included the user database, balances, and pending withdrawals. | BetButler statement

Sportsbettingonline report

SportsbettingOnline management investigating payout complaints

10.28.2014

A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) manager is reviewing the recent player complaints reported by SBR. The first complaint, originally posted September 17, indicated a player was owed $8,200 and that the balance was in limbo. The player deposited with SportsbettingOnline by bitcoin and ran up the large balance earlier in the summer. | SportsbettingOnline report

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