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12.16.2014

On Saturday, Sportsbook Review reported an update on the $7,000 dispute launched against Globalbet Sportsbook (unrated). A player claimed that he made $7,500 worth of deposits over one month via credit card. The player claimed to have profited $5000 betting with Globalbet before all of his deposits were refunded. | Globalbet complaint

12.15.2014

Sportsbook Review congratulates the 2014 Beat The Prick winners who received their share of the $20,500 grand prize-pool. SBR poster "dance1959" bested the field with a 65.28% winning percentage and profit of 25.80 units after making 74 picks on NFL and College Football sides and totals for the first 15 football weeks. | Congrats to BTP winners

NFL Prop Bets page for Week 15

12.15.2014

Sportsbook Review has populated the available NFL Prop Bet wagers for Week 15.

12.15.2014

A Rivalo Sportsbook player has had a balance of €1200 confiscated. The player has claimed that he was fully approved to use Rivalo after passing their KYC (Know Your Customer) process, but that after requesting his first payout from the betting site his account ended up being closed. The details can be found in this Rivalo sportsbook complaint report.

12.15.2014

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint against the betting site. The player placed an in-play wager on December 11 on Senec U9 -1. He has provided the wagering ticket to SBR. He has claimed that the wager was graded incorrectly; the bet was settled as a loss when it should be a win. | LSbet complaint details

Sportsbook bonuses guide updated

12.14.2014

The sportsbook bonuses directory at SBR lists bonus offereings from online sportsbooks rated C or higher. The bonuses are ranked in accordance to the value per play, called the "True Bonus", and are listed along with the applicable play-through requirement or rollover for each offer. Free plays and free bets plus cash bonuses are listed on the page.

Monday Night Football: Predict the score for Pizza

12.14.2014

Sportsbook Review invites readers to participate in the Predict the Score contest on Monday Night Football's New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears football game. The final score total for each team must be correctly guessed for the $15 pizza gift card prize to be won. The pizza card will be delivered via email to the lucky winner and will be from either Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, or Dominos. | Enter a score

12.13.2014

Globalbet Sportsbook has commented on the $7,000 payout complaint reported by SBR last week. A player had claimed that he made $7,500 worth of deposits over 30 days to the online sportsbook via credit card. He made a profit of $500, but had not been paid after requesting a $7,000 payout. Globalbet has initiated refunds on all transactions. | Globalbet Complaint update

12.13.2014

Topbet Sportsbook has been upgraded to the mark of C. Players have submitted positive feedback on Topbet's aggressive and high sportsbook bonus model and customer service efficiency. There are no open player disputes against Topbet Sportsbook. SBR reported in January 2012 that Topbet came under new management. | Topbet update

MyBookie.ag payout complaint update

12.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported one month ago on a MyBookie.ag payout complaint. A player claimed that his deposit was refunded and he was told he was being sent his winnings through an alternate payout method as the sportsbook identified him as a problem customer. SBR learned from management that the risk department opted to cut ties with the player but that the balance accumulated would be honored. However, as part of the deposit had to be refunded through a third-party processor, a time-frame of 12 to 16 business days was enforced. The player was informed that his refund was processed and sent the remainder of his balance. Sportsbook Review considers the matter resolved. Players with feedback on MyBookie.ag - a new online sportsbook which took its first deposit August 2014 and was initiated with a D+ rating - should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Dashbet Sportsbook update

12.12.2014

Sportsbook Review has spoken with Dashbet concerning a recent batch of payout complaints reported by users. In one of the complaints, reported by SBR on November 24, a player claimed to be owed €1000 since November 17. The player has since received his funds. A second player has also been paid. | Dashbet update

Sportsbook Industry News video: GoBetGo complaint

12.12.2014

Sportsbook Review news host Natalie provides an SBR Industry News update in today's video broadcast. The video today covers the recent GoBetGo complaint raised by a sports bettor who was taunted by the online sportsbook while having his €2500 balance confiscated. For more details on that complaint, view the original GoBetGo dispute reported by SBR.

AllStarBet sportsbook complaint

12.12.2014

Sportsbook Review reported Thursday of an AllStarBet player who had been owed €501.33 since October 20. The player passed AllStarBet's KYC procedure and was not sure what to do next. Sportsbook Review contacted AllStarBet concerning the player's complaint via their online form, but did not hear back. | AllStarBet case update

Noxwin Sportsbook complaint

12.12.2014

A Noxwin Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review against the betting site. The player has stated that his account was suspended and that he has an $862 balance. He was in the middle of clearing his sportsbook bonus rollover obligation prior to his access being revoked by Noxwin. | Noxwin complaint filed

BetAtHome news

BetAtHome payment feedback wanted

12.11.2014

BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) players with feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com. SBR recently reported that a BetAtHome user had €1400 in winnings confiscated after what was an admittedly intentional poker chip-dump to a friend. BetAtHome has not responded to requests to discuss the complaint as of this time. SBR will update as news develops.

GoBetGo sportsbook complaint

12.11.2014

A GoBetGo player has reported receiving a sarcastically worded email informing him that his account was being closed and €2,500 balance confiscated. The player has maintained that he did nothing unusual, made straight bet wagers, did not bet erroneous lines or otherwise do anything to merit the funds forfeiture. | GoBetGo complaint

AllStarBet sportsbook complaint

12.11.2014

An AllStarBet player has reported that he has been owed €501.33 since October 20. He has fully passed the Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure of the betting site after submitting all relevant documents. He was told that he would be paid by bank transfer in seven days, but that time-frame has come and gone. | AllStarbet complaint

Netbet Sportsbook complaint

12.11.2014

A Netbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player deposited €100 via Neteller. He wagered his whole balance on a soccer match priced at 2.65 (returning €165 in profit) before suddenly having his account closed. His account was frozen so that the KYC process could be conducted, though two months have passed with no update. | Netbet complaint

How to earn betpoints?

12.10.2014

Sportsbook Review occasionally publishes updates on major cash prize contests or community events and references the SBR Store, betpoints, and other terms which may be unfamiliar to casual readers. So, what are betpoints and what do they do? This article lists everything you need to know about the virtual loyalty points enjoyed by thousands of SBR users. | SBR Betpoints explained

HitItBet Sportsbook complaint

12.10.2014

A HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) complaint has been filed. A player has claimed that he registered with HitItBet last week and deposited €20. He profited in the sportsbook and increased his balance to €1192. After attempting to log-in to his account today, he received a message that his account was not found. | HitItBet complaint

NFL Super Bowl Prop Betting Futures

12.10.2014

Sports bettors interested in wagering the 2014-15 NFL Super Bowl may wish to bookmark the Super Bowl Betting futures page at SBR. The page will contain all relevant NFL prop bets for the big game, and presently lists futures betting markets such as the outright winner and conference win markets. As of this publication, the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, and Green Bay Packers are the shortest priced teams, meaning the return bettors receive on a risk amount of $1 or more is less than the other 29 teams available for wagering.

LSbet Sportsbook complaint

12.10.2014

An LSbet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player deposited £80 this Monday, intending to wager the Southampton vs. Manchester United soccer match. He attempted to wager his whole deposit but was limited to a maximum stake of £45. He wagered the allowed £45 and asked to be paid the other £35. | LSbet complaint

Online sportsbook and casino self-exclusion report

12.09.2014

Sportsbook Review occasionally receives email from readers who have had difficulty permanently closing their online sportsbook accounts. In some of the cases, the players attempted to self-exclude themselves from the betting sites due to having uncontrollable gambling urges. Should a sportsbook be liable for losses incurred after a previous attempt to be excluded? Find out in this special SBR report.

Bet2Be Sportsbook complaints

12.09.2014

Sportsbook Review has reported on more than two dozen Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) complaints. The issues have ranged from payout disputes to grading issues. Bet2Be has refused comment on all but one of the complaints with SBR. Players have reported being owed more than $30,000 with the oldest complaint dating back four months ago. | Bet2Be complaints summary

Webmaster tools: Get live odds today

12.09.2014

Sportsbook Review has updated the webmaster tools page with all available odds and scores widgets. While each widget type varies, the mission of each tool is similar: Deliver real-time odds and scores for a configurable number of online sportsbooks. The webmaster tools allow many customizations such as odds type, markets offered, and sportsbooks. | Webmaster tools explained

Heritage Sportsbook call center notice

12.09.2014

The Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A) call center will be temporarily closed tonight in honor of Christmas. The Heritage staff will be having their annual Christmas party and will close their call center tonight at 7:30pm PST. Online wagering will be available as normal and bet grading will be unaffected. The call center will reopen at 10AM PST December 10.

The following statement was posted by Heritage to their players:

"Heritage Sports is a 365 day a year operation and 1 day each year we take the time to celebrate the efforts of our dedicated staff with an Annual Christmas party. This year we will be closing our call center on Tuesday December 9th at 7:30pm PST and opening again on Wednesday December 10th at 10am PST. Please access the website or mobile app to place any wagers while our call center is closed to celebrate the holiday. Thank you for choosing Heritage Sports and we appreciate your understanding."

Heritage players with feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

NFL Contest standings

12.08.2014

The annual Beat The Prick contest is entering the 15th and final week. This year's contest awards $20,000 to the top 20 winners plus SBR apparel and $500 for 500th place. The top 10 of the contest is up for grabs and strategy is sure to be a factor in determing this year's champion. The Prick himself has turned in a respectable showing of 35-35-0 plus 5.62 units after 70 picks. | View contest standings

InsantActionSports complaint

12.08.2014

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player with a balance of $16,182 has claimed it has been four weeks since his last Person to Person withdrawal. The player initially filed a complaint with SBR in July of 2014 acknowledging profiting nearly $8,000 on his deposits to InstantActionSports. He is one of multiple players being slow paid. | InsantActionSports update

BetAtHome Sportsbook complaint

12.08.2014

A BetAtHome Sportsbook player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player had €1400 in winnings confiscated by BetAtHome after intentionally dumping €400 in chips to a friend in a heads up poker cash game. The player claimed he was attempting to transfer funds to a friend, and that his balance was legitimate. | BetAtHome complaint

NFL Prop Bets for Monday Night Football

12.08.2014

Sportsbook Review has compiled Monday Night Football betting props for the Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers game broadcast by ESPN. SBR compares each line against one another to highlight the best value per sportsbook for the game props. Players interested in wagering NFL futures such as outright Super Bowl winner odds will find real-time updating widgets at the NFL futures directory at SBR.

Betin Sportsbook news

12.07.2014

Sportsbook Review is in the process of evaluating Betin for an initial rating. SBR encourages Betin Sportsbook players with feedback to write in to mail@sportsbookreview.com. Most notably, SBR received a complaint from a player who had nearly €1,500 confiscated following successful play. | Betin complaint details

Oddsmaker Sportsbook report

12.07.2014

Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has confiscated more than $250,000 from winning players to date. Players have had their funds confiscated on the grounds that they are "professional" players and that they have violated the terms and conditions of the betting site. SBR advises players to avoid Oddsmaker Sportsbook. | Oddsmaker complaints summarized

Falcons vs. Packers: Monday Night Football contest

12.07.2014

Sportsbook Review is running a Predict the Score contest on Monday Night Football's Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers game. Sports bettors who will be making plays on the game are welcomed to participate. The final score total for each team must be correctly predicted for a $15 pizza gift card prize to be won. The card will be delivered via email to the winner and will be from either Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, or Dominos. | Enter a score

Unibet Sportsbook complaint

12.07.2014

In February, Sportsbook Review reported that a Unibet (SBR rating C-) player had €200 confiscated for unclear circumstances. Unibet informed the player of a section in their small-print that essentially empowers the sportsbook to not provide any explanation whatsoever if it decides to confiscate player winnings. The dispute remains outstanding. | Unibet complaint

UFC 181 Betting Props: Lawler vs. Hendricks

12.06.2014

Sportsbook Review has assembled UFC 181 betting props for Lawler vs. Hendricks. These propositions include wagers on whether or not the fight goes the five round distance, bets by knockout, submission, round stoppages and more. The online sportsbooks listed in the UFC betting directory are all in good standing according to SBR ratings.

SBR Odds College Football lines: Fresno State the biggest night dog

12.06.2014

Fresno State opened as nearly 8 to 1 underdogs against the Boise State Broncos according to SBR Odds College Football line history. As of 1pm ET, the line has grown to as high as 14.25 to 1, meaning a $100 wager returns $1425 in profit. The highest payoff for betting this biggest moneyline underdog of the week can be found at 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+). If you're a sports bettor who prefers a big starting bonus in favor of reduced juice pricing, then Bet365 (SBR rating A+) and their 100% cash bonus with a 3X sports rollover may be the way to go , despite the payoff on the individual wager returning just $1,125 based on a $100 wager.

Globalbet.eu player submits $7,000 payout complaint

12.05.2014

A Globalbet.eu player has filed a payout complaint. The player has stated that he has made $7,500 worth of deposits to the betting site in the previous 30 days. He managed to turn a profit of $500, and decided to order a $7,000 payout request to test the withdrawal process. He submitted his ID and went on to complete the payout request, but for going on a month he claims he has not been paid. Sportsbook Review is investigating the payout complaint and asks Globalbet.eu players with payment feedback to write to SBR at mail@sportsbookreview.com.

Best Sportsbook Bonuses chart updated

12.05.2014

The best sportsbook bonuses page has been updated. The bonus page contains cash and free play (traditional and match bet) offers from online sportsbooks. While the page contains ratings on sportsbooks listed C or higher, SBR recommends players choose an online sportsbook with a minimum rating of B+ or higher. Sportsbooks that are higher rated generally pay faster and offer a better customer service and wagering experience than with sportsbooks lower on the rating scale.

12.05.2014

Sportsbook Review video host Natalie Rydstrom has released this week's SBR iGaming News video report. Today's video update covers the case reported by SBR against GoBetGo sportsbook. A player has claimed that £500 were confiscated following a failed phone quiz. The player claimed to be stumped by a few of the questions asked during the random screening. | iGaming News report

Winner.com free bet bonus dispute

12.05.2014

A Winner.com (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a free bet bonus dispute. The player has claimed that he believes he is owed £2200 in free bets in accordance with a promotion that refunded players who made five-team parlay wagers and lost just one leg over a period of time. The player understands that he is not eligible to receive future bonus promotions, but is requesting the free bets he accumulated until being cut off from perks to be honored. SBR has followed up with a Winner.com manager to discuss the complaint. Winner.com players with feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

SmartLiveGaming complaint #3

12.04.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has filed a sportsbook complaint against the betting site. The player filed a complaint today claiming that his £1,950 balance was confiscated by the sportsbook. He first deposited to his account March 10 and accepted a £20 free bet. He worked his balance up to the £1,950 mark before having his funds forfeited. | SmartLiveGaming complaint

Cowboys vs. Bears market analysis

12.04.2014

The Dallas Cowboys opened as 4½ point favorites against the Chicago Bears. This line has dropped to as low as 3½ at most online sportsbooks. Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has told SBR that in terms of the pointspread, 59.3% of bets were in favor of the Cowboys 3 hours prior to kickoff, while 40.7% of wagers were in support of Chicago. | Cowboys vs. Bears Market report

SBR Bash adds $5k poker tourney

12.04.2014

There is still time left to register for the upcoming SBR Bash in beautiful Punta Cana on Super Bowl weekend, Sat Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2015. This marks the first ever bash in the Dominican Republic and is the fifth official SBR Bash. Previous venues have included Las Vegas and Costa Rica. A $5,000 poker freeroll tournament sponsored by Bovada (SBR rating A) was announced today. | SBR Bash report

GobetGo Sportsbook complaint

12.04.2014

A GobetGo (unrated) player has claimed that her £500 balance has been confiscated. The player filed a complaint with SBR early Thursday morning against the betting site. She has claimed that she was accused of not being the true owner of her account. The complaint touches on many of the same points as a recent SBR report on female sports bettors. | GobetGo complaint

Marathonbet Sportsbook report

12.03.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on December 1st that Marathonbet allegedly confiscated $1,000 in winnings citing professional betting. SBR has since spoken with Marathonbet concerning the player's complaint and was told that the betting site believes that the player's ID was forged. The player must now launch his complaint with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. | Marathonbet complaint

VIPSports.eu complaint update

12.03.2014

The VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) player who had $2,000 in winnings confiscated after winning an NHL futures wager during last season's playoffs has received half of his winnings. The player was offered the settlement to resolve the complaint, though it is SBR's view he is rightfully entitled to all of his winnings on the accepted bet. | VIPSports.eu wagering dispute explained

BetCas Sportsbook complaint

12.03.2014

A BetCas Sportsbook player has submitted a complaint involving an unpaid €19,500 balance. He has given a detailed account of his history with BetCas to SBR and hopes that progress will be made on his complaint. The dispute is centered around an investigation that was reportedly underway after the player allegedly violated their T&C's. | BetCas Sportsbook complaint

Bitcoin market report

12.02.2014

Bitcoin (BTC) topped out at $445.16 during November and closed the month at $377.12. The anonymous cryptocurrency is surging in popularity despite its swings in value as retailers, investors, and the media keep bitcoin relevant and in the mainstream. Online sportsbooks are also capitalizing off the mania by integrating bitcoin into their online cashiers. | BTC report

InstantActionSports complaint

12.02.2014

An InstantAction Sports (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $4,497 payout through Neteller on November 11, and claims to have contacted the betting site daily for updates but has yet to be paid. The player should have been advised of his options to request payment via alternate methods. | InstantActionSports complaint

Betsafe feedback wanted

12.02.2014

SBR reported in November 2013 that Betsafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) confiscated €22,500 from a winning player. Betsafe initially refused comment on the case citing privacy policy, but eventually shared details of the dispute with an SBR analyst. Betsafe ruled that it had sufficient proof that the player violated their T&C's. | Betsafe complaint

LSbet Sportsbook complaint

12.02.2014

An LSBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player deposited €200 in exchange for a 50% welcome bonus in mid November. He claims to have then verified his ID with LSbet after completing the bonus requirements tied to his deposit. He was then asked to submit an additional round of documents. | LSbet complaint

Wagering market analysis for Monday Night Football

12.01.2014

The Miami Dolphins opened as 4½ point favorites against the NY Jets according to SBR Odds NFL line history.

Pointspread
This number has since moved 2½ points to -7. The best payoff on the spread is +103 at 5Dimes ($100 wager returns 103) if you're looking to wager the Dolphins.

Moneyline
The best price to back the Dolphins meanwhile is offered by Pinnacle Sports at -285. This means a $285 wager returns $100 in profit. For wagering the underdog, 5Dimes' line of +265 offers the highest payoff ($100 pays $265).

Total
The posted total is 41½, which means a total of 42 points or more must be recorded if you're backing the over, and 41 or less points must be scored for the under to win. 5Dimes has the over priced at -101 ($101 wager returns $100 in profit) per their reduced juice line, while the cheapest price on the under is available at Pinnacle Sports ($105 wager returns $100) or Heritage Sports (if you have selected -105 option).

For prop wagering, visit the NFL Prop Bets directory at SBR to see the best available offers.

Marathonbet Sportsbook complaint

12.01.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B) player has launched a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player claims that his account balance of $1,000 has been confiscated. He has previously been paid from Marathonbet. Unlike the recent batch of complaints submitted by Marathonbet users, the player claims he was told he is "not recreational". | Marathonbet complaint

Top Sportsbook Poll Standings

12.01.2014

The November 2014 Posters' Poll for Top Sportsbooks has concluded. 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has won the poll for the third straight time. Heritage Sports (SBR rating A) came in at second place, and Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) registered at third. SBR thanks the more than 100 players who turned up to participate in the poll. | Final Sportsbook Poll standings

Super Bowl Betting Futures guide explained

11.30.2014

The NFL Super Bowl Betting futures guide was created to show the current marketprice for each of the 32 NFL teams to win the Super Bowl. In addition to the SB winner market - the most popular of all in-the-future bets - the page also lists real-time updating charts for the AFC and NFC conference winners, as well as manual graphs showing a sample of the wagering markets that were spread at the beginning of the pigskin year by industry sportsbooks. Lines update in real-time by flashing red on your screen; gone are the days of having to hit F5 to reload the page. Powered by the same engine which is featured on SBR Odds, the futures directory is just one of many new pages being developed and refined by Sportsbook Review which intend to simplify players' shopping experiences.

The following snapshot shows the current price of the top 7 teams to win Super Bowl XLVIV: (Image is hotlinked to futures guide)

Need help with an online sportsbook?

11.30.2014

If you're a player with a dispute against a betting site, SBR is here to help. Analysts are standing by to provide free dispute resolution, on all issues including payout, customer service, bonus, wagering, or other disputes. Sportsbook Review has helped players recover millions of dollars since its inception in 1999. SBR is headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, where many prominent industry sportsbooks also operate. If you have found yourself locked into a dispute with an online sportsbook and would like a second opinion, file a sportsbook complaint with SBR.

Predict the Score: Monday Night Football contest

11.30.2014

Sportsbook Review is running a free Predict the Score contest on the Monday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. Users who will be making plays on the game are invited to participate. The exact final score total for each game must be correctly predicted for the $15 pizza gift card prize to be won. The card will be delivered electronically to the lucky winner and will be from either Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, or Dominos. | Enter a score

Choosing the right online sportsbook using the SBR info portal

11.29.2014

Sportsbook Review has ratings on over 200 active betting sites and detailed history on more than 1,000 total betting companies who have closed their doors in the last 15 years. The sportsbook rating guide, developed in 2002, has continually been refined allowing bettors to efficiently shop for sportsbooks as they would when comparing any large purchase. A betting account is no different than a Scottrade or brokerage account; the right combination of research and intelligent investment in a company as well as your bets can make all the difference between a flourishing bankroll or marked losses. Sportsbooks in the D- to F range for example are a lot like investing with penny stocks; you aren't likely to win a whole lot in the long run dealing with companies that have documented slow-pay to no-play issues, whereas the higher you go up the rating scale, the better you will perform in the long run. The better the online sportsbook chosen from the ratings guide, the more perks such as sportsbook bonuses will help build your bankroll, even as sports picks can be more different to hit in major sports due to market efficiency, and how often NBA and NFL totals land right on the number.

Things don't always go as planned in life or investing with online sportsbooks. If you ever find yourself in a jam with a betting site or have a dispute on any item ranging from customer service, bonuses, payout speed, or wagering disputes, SBR is here to help and wants to hear from you. Submit a sportsbook complaint with SBR and an analyst will help you free of charge, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. New issues may take up to three business days to be fully investigated and to see progress; not all sportsbooks maintain an open line of communication with SBR, in these cases SBR can direct players to the relevant gaming licensing authorities to lodge their complaints with.

Parlay Calculator for Sports Bettors & Best Parlay Odds page

11.29.2014

Below is a parlay odds calculator developed by SBR staff. Players can configure the tool according to a certain number of games, odds lines and even compare how these payoffs measure against what are known as true parlay odds. Then, players can use the parlay charts data provided by SBR as a guide to compare which sportsbooks offer the best payouts given the number of teams offered in each sports parlay.

Visit the best parlay odds directory for a full list of betting sites.

NFL Betting Consensus numbers for Week 13

11.29.2014

The NFL Betting Consensus grid shows the money wagered and total number of wagers placed from a sample of online betting sites from the SBR Odds directory. One of the features offered in the consensus grid is that the number of service plays from professional handicappers are input for each NFL game. Due to legal reasons, these services have asked for their names not to be included in this feed. Players can use the NFL consensus data to help make more informed NFL picks.

Vote in sportsbook poll

11.28.2014

The top online sportsbooks poll runs for 48 more hours. Previous poll champion 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) is in first place, while Heritage Sports and Pinnacle sports are battling it out for second place. Sportsbooks Bookmaker and Bet365 round out the top five. Sportsbook Review invites all users to participate in the poll. | Vote today in sportsbooks poll

Betin Sportsbook dispute

11.28.2014

The question is being asked by a female sports bettor who is at the center of a €1,497 winnings confiscation dispute with Betin Sportsbook (unrated). Sportsbook Review reported on November 1 that following the player being limited to €2 per play and continuing to soldier on through the bonus rollover, Betin closed the account citing a violation of their T&C's. | Betin complaint

SmartLiveGaming dispute

11.28.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR. This is the second complaint on file and involves the confiscation of £60 in winnings. The player has given a detailed account of the events that led up to his winnings being confiscated, and maintains that he has done nothing wrong. | SmartLiveGaming complaint

Black Friday promo details

11.28.2014

Sportsbook Review is running a store special in honor of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving where retailers and even online sportsbooks run discount based promotions. Members based in the US have access to Apple electronics including a brand new iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, and a discounted Playstation 4 console. | Promotion details

LSbet Sportsbook complaint

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a bizarre complaint launched by a player against LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) earlier this week. In summary, a player claimed that his winnings were confiscated and only his initial deposit would be refunded due to not being employed in his country of residence. The player has since issued a clarification. | LSbet Complaint

VIPSports.eu wagering dispute update

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 14 that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) proposed an unfair settlement in a cold case wagering dispute originally published by SBR seven months ago. Since that time, SBR has spoken with both VIPSports.eu again and the player who filed the complaint. The player is considering a revised settlement. | VIPSports.eu complaint

Unibet Sportsbook complaint

11.27.2014

A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player's account is presently blocked with a £200 total balance. He has explained the chain of events that led to the blocking, and has asked Sportsbook Review for assistance. The details of the player's complaint are accessible in this report's inner view. | Unibet complaint

NFL Prop Bets and Picks Breakdown for tonight's game

11.27.2014

The NFL Prop Bets directory has been updated with game props for Thanksgiving Day football games. Sportsbook Review wishes its readers and their family a happy holiday. Players may also wish to use SBR's NFL Odds to compare late line movement ahead of tonight's Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers match-up which was broken down from a handicapping perspective in an article published by Jeff Grant.

GoBetGo player charged with violating multiple accounts policy

11.26.2014

A GobetGo (unrated) player has filed a complaint. The player has stated that €1091 in winnings were confiscated. He was accused of violating the sportsbook's terms and conditions pertaining to multiple accounts. The accusation was made following a failed phone verification, according to the player. SBR is speaking with GobetGo for more information and will report findings.

Bet2Be player claims that his £800 balance has been confiscated

11.26.2014

A Bet2Be (SBR rating D) who reported being owed £800 since August 26 has now claimed that his winnings have been confiscated. Bet2Be reportedly told the player that his withdrawal could not be completed as his account was suspended. Only the player's initial deposit has been refunded. Sportsbook Review is following up on this complaint. SBR reported recently that Bet2Be players have submitted over 30 complaints against the Isle of Man based betting site.

Anonibet Sportsbook evaluation report

11.25.2014

Sportsbook Review is presently gathering additional information on Anonibet Sportsbook. The bitcoin betting site, listed in the bitcoin sportsbooks page, has been online since 2011. The shop has a presence in the UK and in Malta and has a maximum payout of 500 BTC (approximately $18,800) per 24 hours. The minimum deposit is 0.001 BTC or 38¢. | Anonibet details

Sportsbook Bonuses directory in a nutshell

11.25.2014

The sportsbook bonuses directory ranks betting sites in accordance of the true bonus value per play. Put simply, the total value offered to a player through either a cash or freeplay bonus is compared. For example, you might think that on the surface a 100% freeplay sounds a lot more enticing than 25% cash, but if that freeplay is accompanied by a 10x rollover, you are only looking at approximately 5% real bonus value per bet. Freeplay bonuses are worth approximately half that of cash bonuses, so if a 25% cash bonus is accompanied by a 3X rollover, that equates to approximately 8.3% bonus value per play. Sportsbooks rated a minimum of C- or higher are listed on the bonuses page.

LSbet Sportsbook complaint

11.25.2014

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player deposited €300 and began wagering in November 2014. He shortly found that his maximum wager was restricted to €50 per play and asked to make a withdrawal. At this point, the complaint took a turn in favor of the bizarre, according to the player. | Read LSbet complaint

College Football bowl contest

11.25.2014

Sportsbook Review has announced a $10,000 and 150,000 betpoints College Football Bowl contest. The contest format requires 15 picks to be selected with five 3*, 2*, and 1* picks due by December 20. Following this year's playoff semi-final, players will then make their 16th and final 4* star selection on the BCS Championship game. | How to participate

InstantActionSports payout complaint update

11.24.2014

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player has confirmed receiving $2000 via Person to Person last month. The sportsbook was downgraded to D+ after a crop of payout complaints surfaced. Management confirmed that payouts are not being processed via eWallet presently, and has offered users partial payouts through P2P for the time being. The player reported that he expected an additional P2P for going on two weeks and has not received word back from the betting site. Player feedback is encouraged.

Bet2be slow-pay complaint

11.24.2014

A Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has reported being owed £678 since September 16. The player has sent all ID documents that have been requested of him, including a photo holding his passport. The player is one of thirty that have written Sportsbook Review for assistance dealing with the slow-pay bookmaker. | Bet2Be complaints

Dashbet complaint on payout of €1000

11.24.2014

A Dashbet Sportsbook (unrated) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player requested a withdrawal of €1000 on November 17 via Skrill, but claims he has yet to be paid. The player also shared the complaint in the SBR Sportsbook & Industry forum, asking other bettors their feedback on receiving payouts from Dashbet. SBR urges Dashbet players with feedback or complaints to write to help@sportsbookreview.com. SBR is awaiting comment from Dashbet.

Top bookmaker standings

11.23.2014

The November 2014 edition of the top sportsbook poll runs for one final week. As of this publication, 5Dimes Sportsbook, Heritage Sports, and Pinnacle Sports are the three bookmakers atop the list with over 2,000 combined votes point each. SBR encourages all readers to take their time to let their voices be heard in the poll. | Poll Standings

Public and sharp action shifting Dallas' way vs. Giants?

11.23.2014

Approximately 90 minutes before kickoff, 63% of bettors are on the Dallas Cowboys side in their Sunday Night game against the NY Giants, according to SBR Odds Consensus data. The line movement attests to that: The Cowboys opened at 2.5 point favorites and are presently trading at minus 5 -105. The moneyline is set at -220 / +200, meaning a $220 wager is needed to win $100 on the Cowboys. The best line available on the NY Giants comes at 5Dimes Sportsbook, who offer a 20¢ higher payoff on the Giants than the other betting sites listed on SBR Odds.

NFL Prop Betting Guide updated

11.23.2014

The NFL Prop Betting guide has been updated with twelve new betting markets ahead of the Sunday Night football game. Players are shown the current best line by sportsbook in addition to a real-time updating box showing the current to win outright market price.

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