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Bodugi Sportsbook (unrated) has had their gambling license revoked by the UK Gambling Commission. Bodugi had allegedly been slow-paying and no-paying customers since as early as February 2014, when their license was first brought under scrutiny. Since that time, numerous complaints from users accumulated and Bodugi failed to act on these reports.
SBR Forum congratulates the winners in the 2014 SBR Gambling Triathlon. SBR poster smitch124 pocketed a cool $4,000 for his first place finish. SBR poster stuler took down $1,500 for second place. The four month long competition hinged on poker, handicapping, and blackjack play. SBR will announce its new major contest series next week.
Sportsbook Review has updated the best MLB betting baseball lines comparison page. The 2014 season is upon us and ripe with many opportunities to win cash. Before choosing an online sportsbook to wager baseball, be sure to read this article on selecting a sportsbook and how to measure which company offers the most bang for your buck. This covers the best Sportsbook Dimelines of 2014.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) pricing has been updated on the Best Baseball Lines sportsbooks page at Sportsbook Review.com. Pinnacle boasts the overall lowest margins in the business for non-US players. Pinnacle Sports is based in Curacao.
1Vice Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) left the RDG Corp family of online sportsbooks earlier this year. 1Vice reportedly outgrew the RDG Corp facility according to a statement made by the RDG owner. SBR encourages users with 1Vice feedback or complaints to write in to email@example.com.
SBR has advised multiple sportsbooks of the SSL Heartbleed vulnerability and each have taken emergency steps to fix or has already patched this internet-wide security issue. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) refers to the "S" in HTTPS. The technology industry has been reeling due to a recently discovered bug dubbed as the "Heartbleed" bug which effectively allows malicious users or just about anybody with some technical savvy to intercept SSL layered communications. Essentially, an attacker up to no good can attempt to apploit an SSL using website that has not already applied a patch to resolve the issue. SBR urges players to not use the same password at more than one sportsbook and to change their password for peace of mind.
SBR Forum congratulates this year's NCAA Brackets Contest winners. SBR poster newguy nailed 3 of the 4 teams in the Final Four and pockets 15,000 betpoints plus a $600 SBR Bash travel voucher for his efforts. SBR posters Ted Sheckler, face, Gummo77, and 4uk4life round out the top five.
The NCAA Basketball Mens Championship takes place tonight. Sportsbook Review will be adding all props available for the big game on the NCAA Tournament Bet Directory. Users are also invited to post the best props they see on tonight's game at SBR Forum.
Sportsbook Review news week in review: In today's SBR iGaming News video update, the latest topics from the SBR newswire are covered including the submission of the thirtieth Mobibet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) complaint involving the confiscation of €500. Other topics include new sportsbook comparison directory pages authored by SBR.
A Mobibet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player has reported difficulty receiving payment of €500. He has claimed that all of his identity documents are on file with Mobibet Sportsbook and that there has been no reason given the payout issue. He claims that for more than two weeks Mobibet Sportsbook has not processed his payout.
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) is the first to spread overnight lines for the MLB card to take place Thursday, April 3, 2014. 5Dimes also is typically first to release MLB Betting Props, which are included in the MLB Betting Directory.
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao takes on Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley in Las Vegas, Nevada, on HBO PPV Saturday April 12. Sorts bettors looking to get on the inside track and lock in the best betting value should look no further than the Pacquiao vs. Bradley odds comparison page at Sportsbook Review, which includes the best prop wagers and outright odds.
The 2014 MLB season is officially here and online sportsbooks are offering many different ways of wagering. If you're in search of value, look no further. SBR has mapped out the best places for every gambler including the value hunting professional. The MLB Betting Directory lists proposition bets, futures markets, game odds, and more as offered by the industry's best online sportsbooks.
Popular betting exchange Matchbook (SBR rating B+) will begin charging commision again on soccer wagers beginning tomorrow, Tuesday April 1st. Matchbook has ran a four month special where football bets were traded at 0% commission. Matchbook has pledged to donate all soccer commissions generated Apil 1 to sporting charity "Right to Play". This means all commissions generated during tomorrow's Champions League Quarter finals will be donated. A charity bet will be given to celebrity athlete and cricket superstar Darren Gough with all proceeds also going to charity.
Update: 5Dimes is back online. 5Dimes does not expect their online sportsbook to be as fast as usual until tomorrow when additional hardware is installed in their data center. 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) and their family of websites are currently experiencing technical difficulties. 5Dimes expects to be back online by 2PM ET.
As of March 31, Ladbrokes (SBR rating A) is redirecting their Spanish facing business to Sportium.es.
In today's Sportsbook Review iGaming News video, host Natalie covers the latest online sportsbook complaints and industry news. Show topics include the recent downgrading of the sportsbooks under the Olympian Group label, which include Geobet Sportsbook, GR88 Sportsbook, and Bulldog777. The family of sportsbooks are now rated D-.
Update 3/27: A player from sister sportsbook GR88 (SBR rating D) has reported that more than €1000 in bonus winnings have been confiscated. The player details the same frustration as other Olympian Group users: He is allowed to sign up and receive a deposit bonus, continue to bet, and is then subject to winnings confiscation come payout time.
The world's fastest free betting odds service, SBROdds.com, has moved URLs from SBRforum.com to SportsbookReview.com/betting-odds/. Be sure to update your bookmarks, though for convenience the old URL will redirect to your new home.
A Bitbook.biz player has reported that he has not been paid his 0.65 bitcoin balance ($380). The player has no way of getting in touch with Bitbook.biz over the unpaid balance as their site is now fully off-line and their last known email address bounces. Bitbook.biz claimed that while it was closing all player funds would be honored. This remains to be seen.
A Mobibet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has reported payment of €400. Mobibet Sportsbook was recently blacklisted by SBR for refusing to honor the winning balances of eleven players that filed sportsbook complaints with SBR. Mobibet's basis for not paying is that their terms and conditions limit bonuses to recreational players.
Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A) has added a new payment option for Canadian customers. Instant Banking allows users to easily link their bank account with their Heritage Sportsbook account to easily make deposits and withdrawals. Users can also choose to be paid via cheque so that they may cash their funds at a separate bank account than the one used for depositing. This is significant as Skrill cut off their service for gambling transactions to all Canadian residents as of 2 January 2014. Online sportsbooks including Heritage have since worked hard at restoring some level of transaction ease for the Canucks.
SBR Forum's annual bracket contest gives away a whopping 100,000 points plus $600 toward SBR Bash travel. Nearly five hundred SBR Forum users submitted a bracket this year. SBR Forum poster 'Oregon Winner' currently tops the chart with 102 points through the first starting rounds. SBR users 'DrStale', 'darko3131', 'DDT', and 'runner5k' comprise the top 5. | Standings
Sportsbook Review provides an SBR iGaming News video update for Friday, March 31, 214. Topics covered in today's broadcast include the recent advisories published concerning two blacklisted online sportsbooks that have scammed players: Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D-), and BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-).
Mobibet Sportsbook has refused to pay 11 of the players who filed SBR complaints. The players are guilty of nothing more than profiting off Mobibet's signup bonus. Mobibet claims software supplier EveryMatrix agreed that confiscating valid winnings from players who appeared to use a system to clear bonus rollovers is the norm. SBR to initiate Mobibet on the SBR blacklist.
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) is the first to offer NCAA Tournament Basketball prop odds. 5Dimes is spreading markets per each game, as well as a robust number of team performance and other derivatives. Make sure to check the SBR NCAA Tourney Bet Directory for a full listing.
Sportsbook Review is collecting every wager on the 2014 Men's NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Tournament Bet Directory includes future bets, proposition wagers, information on live, in-play wagering and more. This article focuses on the sportsbooks listed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament Directory and provides lists of the best places to wager based on your particular criteria.
The following is a snapshot of the new 5Dimes live betting area:
March Mayhem is upon us. Gamblers everywhere rejoice what is a most celebrated time: NCAA Tournament betting. From brackets contest galore, eye-popping prizes, and multitude of betting markets. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a grid of the current NCAA Tournament betting opportunities broken down by sportsbook.
Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D-) and their family of online sportsbooks are not paying players. One Dimeline Sports player has been owed $2,400 since February 2012. Dimeline admitted that players who file complaints against the sportsbook or blog their feedback at posting forums are of no priority to be paid. Dimeline remains on the SBR blacklist.
BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) remains on the SBR blacklist for failing to reverse their position in the infamous $27,000 confiscation from a group of winning players in 2013. SBR first reported of the BetRevolution Sportsbook theft 1 April 2013. BetRevolution decided not to pay three winning bettors after finding that the friends added one another on Facebook.
Mobibet Sportsbook (unrated) players have filed 22 complaints. The players each report that their winnings were confiscated and that they were accused of irregular betting patterns. After a week of back and forth with Mobibet via email, SBR had a 90 minute phone conference with one of the main Mobibet executives regarding the influx of complaints.
Selection Sunday is just four days away. SBR has published a grid of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Betting Futures broken down by sportsbook. Players should consider which sportsbook offers the best overall price to improve their position on a prospective wager. The 2014 NCAA Men's basketball championship will take place Monday, April 7, 2014.
Bitcoin sportsbook Bitbook.biz has announced that it is closing. SBR last reported on February 27 that Bitbook.biz was suffering from continued DDoS attacks. Bitbook.biz released a statement on their webpage today informing users of the closure and that bets are no longer being accepted. Bitbook claims it will be paying all users.
Nine Mobibet Sportsbook (unrated) complaints have been reported. The players are owed a combined €10,853. Each dispute involves the allegation of irregular betting patterns or violation of bonus terms and conditions. Mobibet Sportsbook has yet to comment on the disputes. SBR asks users with Mobibet Sportsbook feedback to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather will fight Marcos "Chino" Maidana on Saturday May 3rd, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Online sportsbooks were quick to install Floyd Mayweather as a significant favorite in the bout: He is currently an -1100 favorite at 5Dimes Sportsbook. A full Mayweather vs. Maidana betting directory has been published by SBR.
The NBA Prop Bet Directory at Sportsbook Review lists each day's slate of betting markets from online bookmakers. The page is normally fully populated by 4PM ET each afternoon or earlier: Each online sportsbook has a different schedule for managing their proposition wagers. The NBA Prop Betting page is intended as a shopping comparison guide for sports bettors.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo is the next "major" boxing event upcoming. The Pay-Per-View event takes place this Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Billed by promoter Showtime as "Toe to Toe", the fight card also features rising undefeated fighter Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cristian Mijares.
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming News video update for Friday, March 7, 2014. Topics discussed in today's program include the now over two dozen sportsbook complaints raised by Mobibet Sportsbook players. The complaints involve fund confiscations, allegations of irregular betting patterns, and bonus misuse.
Two Winner.com (SBR rating B-) users have filed bonus complaints with SBR. Each of the players detail registering to take advantage of different bonus programs, both centering around redeeming a £25 free bet. After meeting the outlined requirements, Winner.com declined to credit either user with the free bet by citing their right to refuse bonusing any account.
The 2014 SBR Forum NCAA Brackets Contest is now open for registration. This year's March Madness contest gives away 100,000 points as well as $600 toward SBR Bash travel voucher. Players from all countries are welcomed to participate. Visit SBR Forum for details on how you can join the action. Points prizes can be redeemed from SBR Store.
If you're looking to make a wager on the NHL Stanley Cup winner, look no further than 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+). 5Dimes offers the all around best prices on average for a return on a $100 wager. This article gives specific examples of the benefit with choosing a sportsbook with clear pricing advantages, as well as weighing the price-point against bonuses offered.
In today's SBR iGaming News video update, host Natalie gives an update on yesterday's report of bitcoin sportsbook BitBook.biz being recipient of a continued distribute denial of service (DDoS) attack. BitBook.biz has since come back online after the all-day and night outage. Tune in to watch the rest of the stories and make sure to follow SBR on Twitter.
Bitcoin Sportsbook BitBook.biz has been off-line for most of the day due to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. BitBook.biz acknowledged the attack on popular bitcoin discussion forum Bitcointalk.org. SBR users are also discussing the outage in the Players Talk section of the SBR posting Forum.
Bet365 Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) is continuing to invest in their state of the art in-play betting system, offering players incredibly convenient wagering options. Think of Bet365 like a traditional sportsbook on steroids: navigating Bet365 for a gambler is much akin to having a sweet tooth in a candy shop. Bet365 is now rated A+ by SBR.
BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has resolved an old bonus dispute. As SBR reported last week, a player sought SBR assistance to recoup €100 in winnings which were confiscated during the period of time that BetWay enforced a controversial "30%" rule that drew many complaints from their customers. BetWay has credited the winnings.
Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has surrendered their UK Gambling Commission licence. SBR reported on 21 February that Globet updated its address on file with the UK Government. The address move now seems inconsequential as Globet Sportsbook remains off-line, without a licence, and has not given players updates on the status of their funds.
Undefeated womens UFC champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey is set to take on Sara McMann. UFC 170 will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Online sportsbook 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) is offering the most competitive betting odds for the 135lb tilt. View the SBR UFC 170 Bet Listings.
Sportsbooks licensed by the UK Gambling Commission have long been shielded from much of the public distrust toward online bookmakers. These organizations billed themselves as operating in rock-solid jurisdictions, or as Canbet Sportsbook put it on their website, the "strictest and most regulated wagering environment".
Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has been off-line since 18 February 2014. SBR investigators discovered that Globet Sportsbook changed their office address on file with the UK Government which posted officially as of 18 February 2014. The office address change could signal the company downsizing; Globet has been slow-paying customers for quite some time.
StakeBTC.com is at the center of the latest Bitcoin related sports betting dispute. The Bitcoin sportsbook, which has currently went off-line amidst speculation of theft, has been accused of placing a player's entire balance 46 BTC ($25,890) on three longshot college basketball underdogs. The three games have yet to begin, but StakeBTC.com is refusing to void the wagers.
A BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that approximately €100 in winnings were confiscated from him during the enforcement of the controversial and since discontinued "30% rule". Betway management is presently following up on this sportsbook complaint. SBR will update this report.
The Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) website is currently down. A player reported to SBR this morning that he has been attempting to access his account and has been unable to. SBR confirmed the web outage and is currently in the process of attempting to contact Globet for comment on the downtime. Globet has been covered extensively by SBR after repeated slow-pay complaints.
Sportsbook Review has spoken with the Director of Canbet (SBR rating D-) via telephone conference regarding unpaid player funds. Players have reported being owed over $740,000 through sportsbook complaints to SBR. The Canbet Director acknowledged this sum is a small fraction of their delinquent payout obligations and of user balances.
Sportsbook Review has updated the 2014 World Cup Betting Futures list with the remaining group winner odds. The charts update in real time. 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) and Bet365 (SBR rating A) are currently offering the most attractive tournament outright odds. Brazil is currently the shortest price team to win the 2014 World Cup tournament.
The SBR Gaming Triathlon events gives away $5,500 and more than 800,000 points. Points can be used for merchandise and other items in the SBR Store. The Triathlon contest is open to the public and has three disciplines: a basketball handicapping contest, online poker tournament and an online casino blackjack contest. | Contest information
Sportsbook Review.com provides a weekly update of the latest online sportsbook and casino news. In today's show, host Natalie covers the recent downgrading of Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-), as well as gives an update on the current World Cup Betting Futures directory at SBR. Also covered is an update on BetRevolution Sportsbook.
SBR reported on 11 November 2013 that Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) confiscated a player's balance which held over €200. Unibet cited part of their terms and conditions which allow the sportsbook to essentially do whatever it wants - at the expense of player balances. Unibet has not reversed their position or shared details of the player's violation.
A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player who submitted a payout complaint with SBR has been paid in full. The player had grown impatient waiting for Globet Sportsbook to process his payout. Globet Sportsbook has struggled with delivering payouts to users on time, despite their 2-3 working day time-frame advertised on their website,
Whether you're a casual NBA bettor or a seasoned NBA Pro like Bob Voulgaris, weighing the prices offered on each team to win the NBA Championship is a good idea. Each up and down, winning streak or losing skid can greatly influence the market price offered by online sportsbooks. SBR has assembled a dynamically updating grid of the most competitive NBA Betting Futures.
SBR reported earlier this year that BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) confiscated nearly $27,000 from three winning players. BetRevolution has refused to revisit the controversial dispute by sticking to their original position that the players were guilty of syndicate wagering. BetRevolution is unwilling to discuss player disputes in general and remains on the SBR blacklist.
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming News video update for 7 February 2014. Topics discussed in today's show include a surge of BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) Super Bowl betting complaints which have been addressed by management, as well as other recent items from the sportsbook and casino gaming news feed on SBR.
TitanBet Sportsbook (SBR rating B) has prorated a player's bonus and paid all winnings as risk management deemed the action undesirable. The standard handling of the account marks a positive improvement for TitanBet, who in the past had a number of open wagering and bonus disputes, before ultimately agreeing to discuss complaints with SBR if players sought a second opinion.
A BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player submits a bonus dispute. The player claims that he deposited for a Super Bowl bonus promo that promised a £50 free bet which was to be used for the second half of the football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. However, the bonus was credited to the player after the game began and he was unable to use it.
Update: Game day is here. Check out the Super Bowl XLVIII prop bets offered by online sportsbooks. 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) was the first to open up with Super Bowl props, even beating gambling capital Las Vegas to the punch. Sports bettors looking to make the big dance more exciting should visit SBR's Super Bowl Props Betting directory.
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has been voted best sportsbook by the SBR Forum community for the third year in a row. Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) finished second overall. Heritage Sports (SBR rating A) finished in third place. Bet365 (SBR rating A) finished in fourth place. Bookmaker / BetDSI (SBR rating A+) finished fifth.
Sportsbook Review.com has updated its NFL Super Bowl Props Betting directory with popular entertainment betting propositions including the color of the liquid drink dumped on a winning coach's head, Bruno Mars song and hat choice, Red Hot Chili Peppers props, and more. Be sure to get the most bang for your buck by choosing the online sportsbook offering the best prices!
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming News video update for 31 January 2014. Topics discussed in today's show include the recent report of a BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) complaint, news that JustBet Sportsbook (SBR rating A) has assumed players previously under the UcaBet and BetGuardian brands, and an update on the SBR Super Bowl Props Betting page.
A GoalWin Sportsbook (unrated) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player has claimed to be owed more than €100 for three months without receiving word on the status of his outstanding payout request. Sportsbook Review is following up on the complaint. GoalWin users have reported of tardy payout requests in the past, although this is the first claim to have surfaced since Oct 2013.
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) was the first sportsbook to release a Super Bowl XLVIII national anthem betting proposition. Set with a total of 145 seconds, 5Dimes is currently offering +150 on over 145 seconds and -190 on under 145 seconds. Opera star Renée Fleming will be performning this year's Super Bowl national anthem.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) is hosting a live Twitter Q&A with their Head of Sportsbook beginning 10AM PST today. To participate, users can make tweets directed at Pinnacle by including #Pinnacle inside of their question. In addition, Pinnacle Sports will be giving up to 3 branded hooded sweatshirts away to SBR Forum users that might have their questions answered.
JustBet Sportsbook (SBR rating A) has informed SBR that as of this afternoon all players under the Ucabet and BetGuardian brands are being moved over to the JustBet platform. SBR reported in July 2013 that JustBet Sportsbook announced a move to the Bookmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) family. Management cited being able to focus resources and service improvement as part of the change.
A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player claims that his account has been suspended with a balance of €2,200. He says that BetAtHome support has failed to provide a reason for the action, and that he has not been in violation of any BetAtHome Sportsbook's terms and conditions. SBR is following up on this player complaint.
In today's Sportsbook Review iGaming News update, host Natalie Rydstrom reports on the recent resolution of two sportsbook disputes involving 10Bet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-). Other show topics include an update on Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) and their recent blacklisting by SBR. Canbet currently owes over $250,000 to their players.
A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has received a partial payout of €200. The player wrote SBR for assistance 30 December 2013, reporting difficulty receiving funds. SBR followed up with Globet Sportsbook management who finally addressed the claim 22 January 2014, indicating that the player received the partial payout. SBR has confirmed this with the player.
More than four dozen Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) players have reported being owed in excess of $250,000. Canbet Sportsbook has released statements pinning the blame on technical issues within their system and ceased accepting deposits or wagers since 31 December 2013. The UK Gambling Commission acknowledged the situation but few updates have been given to players.
SBR has spoken with 10Bet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) regarding two player disputes. The first involved a player whose account had to fully pass their KYC process. The player had grown impatient while this process ran its course and believed his winnings were in limbo. SBR has confirmed that the player has been paid in full. The second involved a user who breached terms of service.
Sportsbook Review.com has created a best Super Bowl prop betting page. Featuring the best NFL sportsbook companies, everything from game props, fun props, player props, and more will be listed on the comprehensive page. SBR will be maintaining and adding to the page through Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.
Sportsbook Review has released its weekly iGaming News video report. Topics touched on in today's show include an update on the recent report of BTCSportsBet (SBR rating F) stealing $6,700 from a winning sports gambler, as well as the closure of Alliance Sportsbook and the amount of funds currently owed to players as a result of the unexpected shutdown.
A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player owed €1,000 has filed a complaint through SBR. The player requested his payout more than one month ago and has yet to be paid. Globet Sportsbook users have continued to report on slow service. Management has stopped responding to SBR on these payout complaints. Globet is currently facing a blacklisting at SBR.
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