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Read Sportsbook Bonus Mailbag question

05.02.2015

Sportsbook Review occasionally receives questions from players who are confused by some of the bonus terms published by their sports betting website of choice. A third of complaints involving bonuses center around some disagreement over whether or not wagering requirements have been fulfilled, most often due to a miscalculation of what is called the sportsbook rollover. What is rollover?

How to seek help with an Online Sportsbook

05.02.2015

If you're a player reading this who has an issue with a sports betting website, all hope is not lost. Sportsbook Review operates a dispute mediation service which is free of cost. Simply submit a sportsbook complaint form with details of the problem you're having, taking care to answer as many of the five W's as you can: Who, what, why, where, when. The more detailed you are, the better.

Verdict in Legends Sports trial

05.02.2015

A verdict was handed down in the case against Legends Sports owner Bartice "Luke" King.

King was found not guilty of the first and most significant charge against him - conspiracy to conduct Legends Sports through "racketeering activity" (RICO). King was found guilty on charges two and three - conducting an illegal gambling business and money laundering. He now awaits sentencing for the two charges; an official court order indicates that the probation office has also been polled - King's lawyers are pushing for probation. Sportsbook Review will update when the official sentencing takes place.

Read EzStreet Sports payout complaint

05.01.2015

There are five outstanding EzStreet Sports (SBR rating F) payout complaints on file. The players have reported that the online sports betting website has failed to honor the payout time-frame advertised on their website, and that, coupled with the abrupt suspension of customer service via telephone, has led players to conclude that the sportsbook is in bad shape.

Read VIPSports.eu report

05.01.2015

The sports bettor who didn't have the ball bounce his way in the betting dispute against VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) has asked for an update. The sports betting website controversially decided to pay only 50% of the player's winnings on an NHL prop bet that it contended should not have been placed at the limit the software allowed. This article explains what happened.

Read Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Betting news

05.01.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao prop bets list. Over 90 betting props are available as of this time, with well over 120 ways to bet expected by the time the bell sounds Saturday night. SBR expects line movement one way or another to occur immediately after tonight's weigh-in, which makes shopping for the best odds all the more important.

Bitcoin betting market watch report

05.01.2015

Bitcoin (BTC) has sat around the $235 mark for the last two weeks. The crypto-currency has seen better days, but don't count out bitcoin just yet, there are many hundreds of popular industries and millions of users across multiple platforms cheering for BTC to climb back up in value; online sports bettors are one such group. Keep reading to find out why.

NFL Draft bettors who had Winston as #1 pick cash their tickets

04.30.2015

Sports bettors who accepted the online sportsbook odds of Jameis Winston to be selected first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft cashed their tickets. The average sports betting line had Winston as a -600 or 6 to 1 betting favorite, meaning $600 was needed to win $100. Winston's name was called by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. | See archived NFL Draft Prop Bets

BetMayor Sportsbook news

04.30.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on April 27 that online sports betting website BetMayor (SBR rating F) was acquired by Panama based tech company Media-Tech Inc. Players were sent notices via email stating that their balances would be honored, though no particulars were given on the status of pending payouts or if the BetMayor balances would be accompanied by a rollover.
 

Read MB24 betting complaint

04.30.2015

An MB24 Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint. The player has stated that he won $10,789 in March. He successfully received a $2,000 payout at the beginning of April, but since that time he has received an error when he attempts to order additional payouts. He has claimed that MB24 has failed to provide a solution allowing him to make a withdrawal.

Read Sportsbook.ag complaints

04.30.2015

Three new Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) payout complaints have been reported by players. The players are waiting for $6,000 collectively and have waited for at least five weeks to be paid. The online sports betting website is presently stating that payouts are delayed, and that the average time-frame to be paid is 3-5 weeks at the moment.

Read about NFL Draft Props

04.30.2015

Updated: Five new NFL Draft Prop Bets added. Sportsbook Review has listed 2015 NFL Draft Prop Bets ahead of day one of tomorrow's NFL Draft. Jameis Winston is a 6 to 1 betting favorite to be the first pick in the draft, meaning a $600 bet is needed to win $100. Bettors shopping for sportsbook value can receive up to 80x their money if Amari Cooper is selected with the top pick.

Free money arb on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets page

04.29.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets directory with markets offered by six new sports betting websites. Players can shop for the best value wagering the May 2 fight using the prop bets list. As of this publication, there is free money to be had by wagering Mayweather -189 ($189 to win $100) and Pacquiao at +200 ($100 to win $200).

Rivalo Sportsbook complaint

04.29.2015

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the sports betting website. The player registered his account February 8, depositing €300 via Skrill. He proceeded to successfully order a payout for €1,200 which he received, before depositing five additional times. Unfortunately, the chain of events which occurred next led to his €1,063.64 balance being confiscated.

Read SBG Global complaint

04.29.2015

An SBG Global (SBR rating D-) player has submitted negative feedback stemming from a UFC wager he made. The player claimed that he wagered a UFC fight to go under 2.5 rounds, and that the fight was stopped with 1:33 elapsed in round three. His bet was initially graded as a win, but he later had the settlement reversed and his wager was marked as a loss.

Topbet Sportsbook Addresses Payout Delays

04.28.2015

Tobet Sportsbook tells SBR payouts through alternate methods have been arranged for players with delayed withdrawal requests. Topbet stated that a single third party processor was responsible for all of the 91 total payout delays, and that the reason for the delay was due to the sportsbook being led to believe the funds were sent. The betting site provided a statement to be shared on the situation.

Closing arguments to be heard in case against Legends Sports owner

04.28.2015

Closing arguments are set to be heard in the federal case against Legends Sports founder Bartice "Luke" King. Jury selection began two weeks ago today. The jury was given 103 pages of instructions by Judge Stephen P. Friot, which focus on each of the counts against Mr. King, the laws of each state named during trial, and how to interpret federal statutes such as the Wire Wager Act, among other laws. Sportsbook Review will update the newswire feed once a verdict is reached in the case.

Sportsbook Bonus report

04.28.2015

A Sportsbook Review reader has submitted a bonus complaint against sports betting website ComeOn (SBR rating C-). The player opened a second account with ComeOn, depositing €100 and increasing his balance up to €1,330. He stated that he forgot he previously opened a ComeOn account in the past, which was used to redeem an offer.

04.27.2015

The average payoff for a wager on Manny Pacquiao to defeat Floyd Mayweather is +185, but three online sports betting websites are offering an extra 10 cents payoff for bets on Pacquiao. This means a $100 bet pays an extra $10 as betting at these sportsbooks yields $195 for every $100 risked on Pacquiao. The competition is likely to continue as sportsbooks enhance their wagering cart with new prop bets ahead of the May 2 showdown. One sportsbook manager told SBR that this weekend figures to be a top 3 betting weekend of all time, with the Kentucky Derby, NBA/NHL Playoffs, Red Sox vs. Yankees, all leading up to the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather PPV broadcast.

Sportsbook Review will update readers as new prop bets are released; Jamie Foxx has been scheduled to sing the US National Anthem, a prop market likely on the way is the amount of minutes and seconds Foxx will take to deliver the anthem - a bet commonly offered during the Super Bowl. The challenge for players will be to ensure that they are not overcharged by bookmaker vigorish when better offers are available, especially considering the outrageous $99 cost to view the fight, which may ultimately be necessary as free streams may not satisfactorily complement in-play wagering. Sportsbook Review interviewed a betting site on their intent to offer live wagering throughout Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.

In addition to comparing the prop wagering lines, players should weigh the sportsbook bonuses offered by betting sites in conjunction with straight up betting value, as some betting sites are offering large cash bonuses ahead of the May 2 weekend.

BetPhoenix complaint update

04.27.2015

BetPhoenix Sportsbook (SBR rating C) is looking into the payout complaint reported by Sportsbook Review last month. A player claimed that a $2,000 cheque payout was lost in the mail, and that he asked if the online sports betting website they could verify that the funds were not received. He states that he was told that this would not be possible.

LSbet Sportsbook complaint

04.27.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has claimed that he is presently owed over €20,000. He registered for the Sportsbook Review posting forum on April 23, and shortly after blogged his frustrations with the online sports betting website. He has posted that he deposited multiple times - amounts ranging from €300-€2,000 - and that after his recent withdrawal requests he found himself in hot water.

BetMayor Report

04.27.2015

BetMayor Sportsbook (SBR rating F) released an email notice last night to all account holders announcing that the online sportsbook has been acquired by Panamanian corporation Media-Tech Inc, which is allegedly part of a venture capital fund with focus on technology related investments. Player balances will reportedly be honored.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Market Offers

04.26.2015

Sportsbook Review.com has a comprehensive guide for sports bettors interested in the onslaught of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets. One of the most popular prop wagering markets from online betting sites is the expected number of total PPV purchases for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, with sportsbooks setting the line at minimum 3.15 million total buys.

Read WSOP Contest Report

04.25.2015

Sportsbook Review congratulates Cabo for winning the SBR World Series of Poker Main Event Satellite series championship. Cabo wins a $10,000 2015 WSOP Main Event entry this fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas. Cabo started the final table as a slightly less than average chipstack but patiently persevered before mowing down the competition.

Online Sportsbook Rating Report

04.25.2015

While both ratings are on the sportsbook blacklist, there are some key differences to consider when evaluating online sportsbooks by rating. SBR advises players to stick with well-rated sports betting sites to avoid hassle, but understands that players who believe in living dangerously attempt to weight the risk vs. the reward of depositing with a less than stellar betting site. What is the difference?

MLB Betting Mailbag Question

04.25.2015

A Sportsbook Review reader has submitted a question concerning the grading of an MLB wager placed on last night's Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox game. The game was called off in the 8th inning due to rain, but the reader noted that one sports betting website graded his wager as no-action (returning his bet) and another settled his bet as a loss. Find out which sportsbook was correct.

Read about BetMayor's Scam

04.24.2015

BetMayor Sportsbook has refused to revisit their stance in the $51,000 casino winnings confiscation dispute reported earlier this week by Sportsbook Review. A manager has told SBR that it is the BetMayor position that players who are determined to be professionals will not be paid, and that this ruling is in line with their terms and conditions.

NBA Betting Rundown

04.24.2015

Sportsbook Review takes a look at the line movement for tonight's NBA Playoffs Games, and includes a nugget shared by the General Manager of an online sports betting website who commented on how players are betting tonight's Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs basketball game, scheduled for tip-off 9:30PM ET.
 

UPDATE: Bookmaker website

04.23.2015

UPDATE 7:20PM ET: The technical hiccup has now been resolved, Bookmaker management cited a technical problem for the interruption of service. Sportsbook Review readers have reported difficulty accessing Bookmaker (SBR rating A+) and sister sportsbooks. SBR has confirmed slow loading of the website and is attempting to contact a member of management for comment on the tech issue. SBR will update as access is restored.

Sportsbook Review Readers react to $51,000 BetMayor Confiscation

04.23.2015

News broke last night of a $51,000 confisaction at BetMayor Sportsbook. A player went on a hot streak for two months in the BetMayor casino, and was categorized as having used optimal strategy for 87% of almost 4,000 hands. BetMayor claimed that the player was in violation of their terms and conditions because his play was considered professional. SBR members are sounding off at the unpopular decision, which amounts to theft:

SBR member harvesters: "I'm so confused by this - so because he won everyday it wasn't recreational? Is it because he won or because he played every day? Would they take issue with someone who plays every day and loses every day?," the post read.

SBR member tomallen123: "They rated the player in "Category 3" (87%), meaning his strategy was 87% Optimal? How do they figure that gives him over 85% chance of winning? Astounded by this. It's not a difficult game and I'm sure most people who play it regularly would score pretty high on that."

SBR member Courtesywipe may have landed the biggest blow: "You all are looking too deep into this. There is no cheating at BJ online. The dude won money and the SCAM site won't pay the money. period. That's the price this dude should pay for depositing 5k at a online sportsbook that has no rating and only been open for business since 7/2014. "

Sportsbook Review followed up again with BetMayor seeking to revisit the complaint last night, but was again told that the betting site has no interest in paying the player and firmly believes they acted fairly. The betting site is likely to debut on the SBR Blacklist.

Read Topbet complaints summary

04.22.2015

Topbet Sportsbook has been downgraded to C-. The betting site has admittedly been unable to pay a batch of players within their advertised payout time-frame. One player claimed that he was advised that up to 60 players had delinquent payout requests, though management disputed this number and indicated that the number of tardy payouts is closer to 25.

BetMayor Sportsbook Complaint

04.22.2015

A BetMayor Sportsbook player had $51,000 in casino winnings confiscated from his account. The player filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review after being told he would not be paid. SBR has discussed his case with BetMayor executives to no avail. This article lists the facts surrounding the casino dispute and lists why the online betting site believes it does not have to pay.

Read Bitcoin report

04.22.2015

Bitcoin has opened the day trading at $235; down $11 from where April 2015 opened. Six months ago today, Sportsbook Review created the bitcoin review guide, which categorizes each bitcoin sports betting website by date established and other platform information requested by SBR readers. This article takes a look at bitcoin's recent movements and what might be standing in its way.

Read Sportsbook.com Complaint

04.21.2015

Two new Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players have filed payout complaints with SBR. There are presently five complaints on file from players who have taken issue with the delayed processing times and lack of concrete information from customer service on when they can expect to be credited with their funds; one player was advised that unusual withdrawal volume has caused the delays.

Read Easystreet Complaint

04.21.2015

An EasyStreet (now "EZStreet") Sportsbook payout complaint has been filed by an unhappy player. The player has told SBR that the online sportsbook has not been responsive on live help, and that his emails are not being answered. The complaint is very similar to the recent issues raised by players and reported by Sportsbook Review. EasyStreet has refused comment on the complaints.

Sports Betting Bonus Directory Updated

04.21.2015

The best sports betting site bonuses directory has been updated. The list shows all sign up offers from online sportsbooks, whether cash or free play, and assesses each incentives pure bonus value. This is referred to as the true bonus value, and is measured by weighing the strength of the perk against the amount of wagering required before a payout can be taken.

Read Rivalo Complaint

04.21.2015

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that €1,300 was confiscated, which includes his initial deposit of €740. The player had funded his Rivalo sports betting account through Skrill in April 2015. His wagers consisted of NBA and European basketball bets. After increasing his balance to the €1,300 mark, Rivalo sent a letter explaining the decision to confiscate his balance.

Read Topbet complaint

04.20.2015

A sixth payout complaint has been filed against Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C). Sportsbook Review reported on April 18 that five Topbet players reported delinquent withdrawal requests. The players all reported being owed funds through the same method. Topbet has stated they cannot cancel the pending withdrawals due to the likelihood of players being paid twice.

Read GR88 Sportsbook Complaint

04.20.2015

A GR88 Sportsbook player has been accused of having multiple accounts. The player filed a complaint with SBR Monday afternoon stating that he recently created an account with the online sports betting website and deposited €25. He received a matching free bet bonus and was on his way to wagering, eventually making more than €250 before having his account closed.

NBA Betting Markets Rundown

04.20.2015

NBA Playoff Betting Markets Under the Microscope: This article shows how the lines are moving the next eight NBA games, and some standout betting percentages from the SBR Odds consensus wagers tool. The sports betting website markets included are moneyline (to win outright), point spread, and total points scored.

Day 3 of USA vs. Luke King Underway

04.20.2015

Day three of the trial began this morning at 8:30AM in courtroom 305, case number CR-13-063-1-F, listed on the local courtroom docket as USA vs. Bartice A. "Luke" King. As reported last week, the US Judge hearing the case is Stephen P. Friot. The trial is expected to last no longer than two weeks. SBR will report when a verdict is reached in the federal sports betting case, which accuses King of setting up Legends Sports in Panama and conducting "illegal gambling business" - Legends was fully licensed in the government of Panama at the time of its closure.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets List

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets List Updated

04.19.2015

Sportsbook Review.com has updated the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Prop Bets List. Betting sites have adjusted the outright odds by an average of 15 cents, Mayweather is now trading as a 2.25 to 1 favorite, meaning $225 has to be wagered for a return of $100. The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets list will be updated over the next two weeks leading up to the fight on May 2.

Sportsbook Rating Change: 1Bet Sportsbook to C

04.19.2015

1Bet Sportsbook has been upgraded from C to C+. The Curacao licensed online sports betting website has not had a player complaint registered in over a year and has quietly expanded offerings to players, including improvements to their betting cart and number of markets offered. Players with feedback should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Read Globalbet Complaint

04.18.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on a $40,000 dispute launched against GlobalBet.eu last week. In summary, a player claimed to have deposited $8,000 last year and ran his balance up to $59,000. He was placed on a payment plan, and paid approximately $19,000 before the withdrawals came to a stop. GlobalBet has returned SBR's contact with a new update on the dispute.

See Who Qualified

04.18.2015

Qualification is over for the SBR Poker Main Event Seat Giveaway. 49 posters have advanced to a final satellite to be held next Saturday afternoon where the winner receives a $10,000 2015 WSOP Main Event entry as well as a $500 travel credit. This is the second such $10,000 WSOP Main Event entry contest; in 2011, SBR sent poster FuzzyDunlop to the Main Event.

04.18.2015

Five Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) players have written SBR to complain of delayed payout times. Sportsbook Review has spoken with Topbet concerning the delays, but the sports betting site has only been able to confirm that there are processor issues and the payouts cannot be cancelled for a quicker alternative method. | Topbet Complaints

04.17.2015

Round one of the 2015 NBA Playoffs commences Saturday with 4 games slated for tipoff beginning at 12:30pm ET. This article gives a brief rundown of how the sportsbook betting action has been shaping up by using statistics powered by SBR Odds - a free lines & scores application that monitors sports betting websites current market price. | Read More

04.17.2015

Sportsbook Review has received a second complaint from a 1XBet player involving a request to Skype conference. The player has claimed that unable to adequately satisfy 1XBet's request because the only representative available spoke English, while the player struggles to understand English. He has since read that this is a common request at 1XBet and has asked SBR for help. | 1XBet Complaint

04.17.2015

The Sportsbook Review Blacklist is a directory of sports betting websites that have a long and continued history of mistreating players. The worst of the worst, this list contains more than 350 betting sites that are categorized as outright scams or borderline scams. Tardy payouts, poor service, and confiscation of winnings should be expected by players who deposit with these betting sites. | Keep Reading

04.16.2015

A Sportsbook Review forum reader has asked if it is normal to be paid less than what a sports betting website advertises as its maximum weekly payout. The player is playing with an online sportsbook that lists $1,000 per week as the max withdrawal, but the last few weeks he said he has received only $500. Is this a common practice? | Keep Reading to Find Out

Trial for Luke King of Legends Begins Today

04.16.2015

Jury selection took place on Tuesday; there was no court activity yesterday. Day one began today in courtroom 305, the case number is CR-13-063-1-F, listed on the local courtroom docket as USA vs. Bartice A. "Luke" King. The US Judge overseeing the federal case is Stephen P. Friot.

04.16.2015

Sportsbook Review congratulates the winners of the $5,000 NBA Betting Contest sponsored by TheGreek Sportsbook. There was a bit of drama in the last day as eventual champion 'Ronald' trailed 1.9 units to then first place 'Easy-Rider66', but he managed to hit his last pick - a two-unit play on the over 205.5 in the Lakers game last night. | See all winners

Sportsbook Rating Change: Northbet Sportsbook to C

04.16.2015

Northbet Sportsbook has had their rating adjusted from C- to C. There are presently no outstanding payout complaints on file from players of this sports betting website. Northbet was first introduced to the Sportsbook Review rating guide in September 2011. At the time, a $15,000 dispute was recorded but ultimately resolved by the online betting site. Players with feedback should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Betting Sites Prop List Updated

04.15.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing prop bets directory with the latest odds on offer from sports betting web sites. As the May 2nd fight gets closer, SBR predicts that the amount of betting props will triple, and props themselves will become more unique, highlighting the importance of shopping for the best value. For sports bettors interested in the moneyline movement, this recent Mayweather vs. Pacquiao video by host Natalie has more nuggets of information.

04.15.2015

Sports betting websites often attempt to attract new business and maintain returning clients by the size of their bonus. There are a handful of sportsbooks that believe - perhaps rightly so - that year-round bettors prefer lower bookmaking margins, instead offering reduced juice (Any vig of less than -110 is considered reduced juice). Whichever benefit appeals to you, there are easy ways to filter through the offers. Sportsbook Review shows you how. | How to compare sports betting bonuses

04.14.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on April 6 that a second Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) slow-pay complaint was received. The player has been waiting for $2,500 since February 24. Since the publication of that report, a third player has filed a payout complaint with SBR seeking assistance recovering his funds from the online sportsbook. | Read Sportsbook.com Complaint

04.14.2015

Online sportsbooks have 13 lined MLB games on the board for this evening. This articles takes a look at the betting markets on offer through the moneyline (outright winner) market, the overall line movement, and total run odds. The wagering data cited is powered by free lines and scores monitoring website SBR Odds. | Keep Reading

USA vs Luke King: Trial Proceedings began today

04.14.2015

The United States District Court of the Western District of Oklahoma started trial proceedings for USA v. Bartice A. “Luke” King, case CR-13-063-1-F. Jury selection was scheduled for 9:30 this morning. Judge Stephen P. Friot is presiding over the trial, which is estimated to last two weeks.

The indictment against Luke King was unsealed on March 20, 2013. It states that Mr. King was responsible for setting up Legends Sports in Panama and conducted gambling business in Oklahoma and elsewhere in the US - both through internet gambling and "traditional bookmakers," among other federal charges. He was granted bail in May of 2013 after posting $2.5 million in cash.

Legends Sportsbook received a gaming license from the Panamanian Government in June of 2004. The sportsbook grew their international online business over the following nine years, in large part due to staying in good standing with all players. After the indictment was opened, Legends.com had their gambling license revoked in Panama and were forced to close their business and their primary betting website, Legends Sportsbook.

04.13.2015

Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A) has been added to the futures betting comparison pages on Sportsbook Review. The online sportsbook supplied a feed to SBR which shows the real-time pricing for their exotic betting markets. Players can compare the present Heritage Sports line on futures markets such as the NFL Super Bowl Winner, NBA Championship, and NHL Betting Futures pages. | Read more

Sportsbook Rating Change: Netbet downgraded to D+

04.13.2015

Netbet Sportsbook has had their rating lowered from C- to D+. Players have submitted consistently poor feedback on the betting site, particularly the time involved with verifying their accounts prior to a withdrawal and the fact that customer service has the tendency to stop responding to accounts they determine are troublemakers. Players in need of assistance can write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

One week left in WSOP Main Event Satellite Series

04.13.2015

The last day to qualify to win a seat to the WSOP Main Event Seat giveaway is Friday, April 17. Due to the top heavy nature of the poker payoffs, players who begin taking part in the daily tournaments (Monday through Friday) are still in the qualifying hunt. The grand tournament will be held Saturday, April 25 and gives away the $10,000 seat plus a $500 travel credit. | Find Out More

04.11.2015

In a special Mayweather vs. Pacquiao betting breakdown, news host Natalie Rydstrom recaps the moneyline market movement and touches on what she feels sports bettors need to know going into the May 2 super-fight. Sportsbook Review has a boxing props directory which will list every type of wager offered by online sportsbooks for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. | Natalie's Breakdown

04.11.2015

The current price of one bitcoin (BTC) is $237.90. One day ago, the anonymous cryptocurrency closed at $243.26. If you're a $5 bettor and are holding a balance in a bitcoin sportsbook, this equals a wager loss even if you're playing with a reduced juice bitcoin sportsbook. For this reason, the established online sportsbooks that have recently added bitcoin to their cashiers do not presently allow player balances to be stored in BTC. | Why bitcoin is here to stay

04.10.2015

Update 4/10: GlobalBet has scheduled a phone conference with Sportsbook Review to discuss the complaint in detail. No specifics have been given over email about the veracity of the player's complaint. Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom provides a recap of a newly filed player complaint aimed at GlobalBet.eu over an allegedly outstanding $40,000 balance.

04.10.2015

An EasyStreet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint with SBR. The player has emailed the betting site five times without reply. He is attempting to take a $700 payout through Person-to-Person, but has had no luck reaching a customer service representative. The complaint is similar to the one reported on April 1st by SBR. | Read Easystreet Complaint

04.09.2015

A first time depositor has written Sportsbook Review asking for assistance with a sportsbook. The player accepted a large starting bonus - 100% free play, 10% cash, as well as an event bet on NBA and a free bet on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match. One problem: After winning his first pick and increasing his balance to over $4,500, he realized he'd have to bet a whole lot more. | Bonus Report

04.09.2015

A GoalWin Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint against the betting site. The player has claimed the source of his trouble began in August of 2013 when he put in for his first ever payout request. Ultimately, he was not paid and stated that his GoalWin account closed was closed and his balance was confiscated for what he says is no good reason. | GoalWin Complaint

04.08.2015

Five new Dashbet Sportsbook complaints have been reported by users. Online sportsbook Dashbet is presently giving only generic updates concerning these payout delays. Players have reported being owed over $50,000 from the betting site, and have been fed a whole host of excuses as to why the withdrawals are not being honored. | What is Dashbet saying?

04.07.2015

A 1XBet player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that he signed up on March 5 and deposited $300 to the Curacao based betting site. He increased his balance to $2,134 before requesting his first ever withdrawal, but had his transaction rejected. He has provided 1XBet with copies of his passport, Neteller history, and bank statements. | 1XBet complaint

04.07.2015

LSbet Sportsbook has been downgraded to C-. The online sportsbook has accumulated several complaints from players outraged by the betting site and their far reaching account screening protocols. LSbet has made it standard operating procedure to request to see complete Skrill statements including the ID of all third parties players have made transfers with, regardless of LSbet not being involved.

04.07.2015

Sportsbook Review congratulates forum poster 'goblue432' who scored 176 points in the annual free NCAA Bracket Contest. He had Duke winning it all and had three teams of the final four predicted correctly. The lucky winner pockets a whopping 25,000 betpoints for his score, which is enough to order a brand new iPad and $800 in pizza gift cards. | See the Top 20

04.06.2015

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. The player originally requested $2,500 on February 24. When he inquired on how long the payout would take to be received, he was advised that it would be anywhere from three to fived weeks. After that time-frame passed with no payout, the player was given an odd explanation by the sportsbook. | See what he was told

04.06.2015

Wisconsin and Duke play for the college basketball championship tonight to close out the 2015 NCAA Tournament. It is also the last opportunity for online sportsbooks to record a profit with college basketball, so a large variety of interesting betting propositions have been released involving team performance, player performance, and the score. | Wisconsin vs. Duke Props

04.06.2015

Bitcoin sportsbooks have exploded in popularity in the last year and this has been made clear by the now more than handful of established online sportsbooks to add BTC to their cashiers. While the value of a bitcoin has fluctuated more than some weighing scales in recent times, that hasn't stopped the tidal wave of interest among sports bettors looking for an easy way to fund their accounts. | Bitcoin report

04.06.2015

Two new LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) players have filed complaints against the betting site by claiming that their privacy has been violated. Their accounts are suspended and the online sportsbook is unwilling to reopen them unless their entire history of Skrill transactions is provided - this history including transfers made to other betting sites as well as individuals. | Read LSbet Complaints

04.05.2015

The percentage of bets at online sportsbooks are evenly split on tonight's MLB season opener. The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs begin at 8:05pm ET. Per the SBR Odds consensus, 49.8% of wagers at sportsbooks are on the Cardinals, while 50.2% are on the Cubs. This article takes a look at the most popular betting markets and the current sportsbook odds. | Sunday Night Betting Markets

04.05.2015

Rivalo Sportsbook has been assed with an initial rating of D-. The online sportsbook has refused to address recent player complaints that involve the confiscation of player winnings. In one of the complaints - initially reported by SBR mid-March - a player had €500 confiscated and was only told that Rivalo did not have to explain their decision. | Recent Rivalo complaints

04.04.2015

The Final Four of the Men's NCAA Tournament is slated for tip-off tonight, which means online sportsbooks are adjusting their odds as a large amount of public and sharp action are received on both match ups. This article takes a look at market movements and uses bet share data powered by Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+). | Read more

04.03.2015

A Sportsbook Review reader thought he was in the clear when the score ended 17-17 in a Rugby Union match. He doesn't follow rugby, or even understand the rules of the game, but was hunting for some late night action and decided to take a stab at what looked like decent odds. He sweated most of the match out with his team trailing, and rejoiced when the game ended in a tie. | What Happened

Sportsbook Rating Change: GR88 downgraded to D-

04.03.2015

Online sportsbook GR88 has had their rating changed from D to D-. The blacklisting of GR88 comes after unanswered player complaints involving confiscated balances without proof of wrongdoing. GR88 has not been willing to speak with Sportsbook Review concerning the complaints. Players in need of assistance should submit a sportsbook complaint form.

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