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Super Bowl betting recap

02.08.2016

Online sportsbooks and Las Vegas alike wrote most of their tickets on the Carolina Panthers against the spread and to win outright for the better part of two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. However, a late rush of Denver money caused the point spread to close just one point over the opening line at 4.5 points.

Dimeline Sports report

02.07.2016

Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D) has agreed to pay the player who claimed to still be owed $126. The complaint centered around Dimeline maintaining they did not receive the player's deposit, though this was through no fault of the player. The online sportsbook has since reconsidered their position in the dispute.

Bitcoin sportsbooks report

02.07.2016

Online sports bettors looking to use bitcoin to fund their sportsbook accounts can find a list of bitcoin friendly betting sites using the sportsbook rating guide. Sportsbook Review recently conducted a four-part educational video series covering bitcoin for the average joe and intermediate player who has yet to read much into the hot topic of bitcoin.

WagerUp Sportsbook report

02.07.2016

A WagerUp Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that $600 was confiscated by the online sportsbook on the grounds that he is not a recreational player. This is the second complaint received from a WagerUp player in the last two weeks. This article lists what's known so far.

02.07.2016

Online sports bettors searching for every Super Bowl 50 prop bet can find odds from all top betting sites using the Sportsbook Review directory. The sports betting sites displayed on the grid are considered the absolute best, with the largest variety of betting options, and most importantly, the fastest paying sportsbooks serving players today.

Panthers vs. Broncos betting report

02.07.2016

Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 6:30PM Eastern and is broadcast on CBS. Over 80% of betting volume has poured in yesterday and will be received today according to various sportsbook managers, both in Las Vegas and internationally. This article cites the betting percentages from a collection of the online sportsbooks displayed on SBR Odds.

Super Bowl Squares Pool

02.07.2016

Sportsbook Review is running two Super Bowl Squares pools for forum members. Each of the pools awards 15,000 betpoints in total which can be immediately redeemed from the Sportsbook Review store for electronics, merchandise, apparel, and more. SBR also has a $250 contest running via Twitter which was announced at the start of the NFL Playoffs.

InstantActionSports payout complaint

02.06.2016

Sportsbook Review reported that an InstantActionSports (SBR rating D) player who originally was placed on a payout installment plan with a near $30,000 balance had not received a scheduled $5,000 interbook transfer as promised last December. SBR spoke with InstantActionSports regarding the matter and was told that the player should be paid soon.

BetOnline tour

02.06.2016

Sportsbook Review news host Natalie Rydstrom takes online sports bettors for a guided tour of popular betting site BetOnline Sportsbook. Learn how to place a sports bet, access the casino, and navigate through the ASI powered software. BetOnline is an A+ rated betting site located in Panama City, Panama.

Evrybet Sportsbook report

02.06.2016

Sportsbook Review reported last week that a payout complaint was filed against betting website 'Evrybet.com'. A player shared his frustration that a payout of €137 was made now three weeks ago through Skrill. The request has yet to be processed, and the player has been given no information from the online betting site regarding this payout.

02.05.2016

In part four of the bitcoin educational series, Sportsbook Review's Peter Loshak and bitcoin expert Justin discuss the risks and rewards associated with the popular digital currency. Bitcoin was added by over 30 online sportsbooks in 2015 and is a hot topic among online sports bettors looking for cheap and easy ways to fund their sports betting accounts.

02.05.2016

The champagne has finally been cracked open by shareholders of PaddyPower and Betfair. After meeting all outlined terms announced last summer, and gaining the blessing of the Irish Commission of Competition & Consumer Protection, Paddy Power PLC is now trading at both the London and Irish Stock Exchange.

Louisville scandal

02.05.2016

Online sports bettors who wagered on Louisville to win the NCAAB men's championship in 2016 have been dealt a dirty deck. The team is expected to announce a self-imposed ban for this year's college basketball post-season due to reports that a former staffer and players engaged in sex with escorts hired by the ex-employee.

Squares Pool open

02.05.2016

There are 60 slots left in the free Super Bowl Squares pool at the Sportsbook Review network. The squares pool awards 15,000 betpoints in total. Squares pools are a favorite among online sports bettors who simply enjoy having two numbers to follow for the event while checking the progress of all of their other sports picks.

Super Bowl Prop Bets

02.04.2016

There is no shortage of Super Bowl prop bets on offer for the Carolina Panthers vs. the Denver Broncos. Sportsbook Review has compiled and compared all big game prop bets from the best betting sites inside of the Super Bowl prop bets directory. Shop with confidence knowing that each website is in good standing with bettors.

Sportsbook bonus report

02.04.2016

A sportsbook forum poster recently shared a complaint against an online betting site that he believed pulled a scam. The player shared that after running up a balance near $1,000, he was told that the maximum he would be paid was just $250. This is reason the $50 free bet he was given had a maximum five times redemption.

BoyleSports complaint

02.04.2016

A BoyleSports player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that he deposited €14,000 with the betting site and turned a profit of approximately €2,000. He was asked to provide a series of documents necessary to comply with the Know Your Customer (KYC) policies of the sportsbook, which is where his situation took a turn for the worse.

Sportsbook bonus report

02.04.2016

Online sports bettors can find a list of 57 betting sites offering a 20% or higher free play using the sportsbook rating guide. A free play differs from a sportsbook cash as the risk amount is not returned to your available balance after a bet is won. As a result, free plays are generally considered at about the half the value of a cash bonus.

02.03.2016
In part three of the bitcoin educational series, SBR's Peter Loshak and bitcoin expert Justin discuss how online sports bettors can convert bitcoin to cash. Part one focused on the basic question of 'what is bitcoin', while part two dived in to opening an account with a bitcoin exchange to purchase bitcoin, setting up a wallet, and depositing with an online betting site.
Dimeline Sports report

02.03.2016

A Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D) player has claimed that he is owed a $126 payout from the online betting site. Dimeline claimed that they were unable to receive the player's deposit — through no fault of his own — and since the amount owed was slightly less than his latest transaction, he was advised to proceed with his bank.

Super Bowl prop bets released

02.03.2016

The popular Super Bowl prop bet for the performance of the national anthem & Gatorade color spilled on the winning coach has hit the shelves. Online sportsbook Bovada was first to release the market on this year's performance of the national anthem, while five online sportsbooks are presently taking bets on the Gatorade color.

Case closed against "The Greek"

02.03.2016

Spiros "The Greek" Athanas has been sentenced to one year probation on three counts of aiding and abetting a gambling enterprise and transmission of wagering information, for his involvement with now defunct Legends Sports. Athanas pled guilty to the charges against him. He is best known for founding popular sportsbook The Greek.

Rivalo Sportsbook report

02.03.2016

Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) management has provided an update on two outstanding player complaints communicated to SBR. This article lists Rivalo's update on both cases, as well as a quick summary of the facts as originally related by players to Sportsbook Review. Rivalo players with feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

CRSportsBet Feedback

02.02.2016

Sportsbook Review asks CRSportsBet (SBR rating D) players with feedback on their experiences dealing with the sports betting site to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. The online sportsbook was added to the sportsbook rating guide October of 2015. CRSportsBet Sportsbook is based in San Jose, Costa Rica and uses DGS software.

Super Bowl 50 betting

02.02.2016

Super Bowl 50 is less than a week away and online sportsbooks have released dozens of prop bets for wagering. Sportsbook Review has compiled the available Super Bowl prop bets in grid format, allowing bettors to line shop for the best NFL odds. This article focuses on the market offerings for the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

Evrybet Sportsbook report

02.02.2016

A sportsbook payout complaint has been submitted against online betting site 'Evrybet.com'. A player has claimed that a payout request of €137 was made two weeks ago through Skrill. The request has yet to be processed, and the player has claimed that the online sportsbook has failed to respond to his inquiries with any information on when his payout will be made.

Rivalo Sportsbook report

02.02.2016

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that €3,500 in winnings accumulated this past weekend have been confiscated. The player has claimed that Rivalo explained their decision by stating the player's friend made at least one of the same wagers. The player and the friend were allegedly not circumventing the wagering limits.

MarathonBet Sportsbook

02.01.2016

A MarathonBet player has claimed that his account was blocked with a €1,000 balance. He provided a series of photos upon MarathonBet's request holding each of his documents in view of his face, including his passport and utility bill. The player has said despite complying with each of the requests, his account was suspended by the sports betting site.

Oddsmaker Sportsbook complaint

02.01.2016

An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint. The player recently deposited $450 with the online betting site and received a 100% matching bonus. After running up a $1,700 balance, the player was advised of a 30X play-through requirement. He maintains that he was unaware of this requirement.

Panthers vs. Broncos odds

02.01.2016

Online sports bettors looking for Super Bowl odds can find every Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos wagering market on one screen at Sportsbook Review's NFL betting odds screen. 35 online betting sites are shown on the grid along with complete chronological line history for all wagering markets on Super Bowl 50.

BetWay Sportsbook report

02.01.2016

A BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a bonus complaint. The player recently opened his account with the online sports betting site and placed just four wagers before having €1 limits assigned. He pointed out that in order to complete his requirement he would have to place nearly 500 wagers.

Pinnacle Sports

01.31.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom takes readers for a tour of the Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) website software. Learn how to place a sports bet with the popular betting site, which has built its reputation on reduced juice margins and an immaculate payout record, and how to access different areas of the Pinnacle Sports website.

Super Bowl 50 Squares Pool

01.31.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum has announced a free Super Bowl 50 squares pool. A favorite among forum members and online bettors, squares pools offer 100 slots based on each quarter of the game and full-time, along with a number for each team connected to the score for the period you are assigned. This squares pool awards 15,000 betpoints.

1Vice Sportsbook report

01.30.2016

1Vice Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has informed all players that following the Super Bowl the online sportsbook will be powered by RDG Corp, which is most known for its most successful brands Bet33 and AmericasBookie. 1Vice was previously under RDG Corp but split to go their own way as reported by SBR in April of 2014.

Super Bowl 50 prop bets released

01.30.2016

A handful of top online sports betting sites have released Super Bowl 50 prop bets. Dozens of more prop bets will be released next week as sportsbooks capitalize on the boom of Super Bowl week traffic. Sportsbook Review has compiled and listed the early available Super Bowl prop bets in the betting directory.

Sportsbook Payouts thread

01.30.2016

Sportsbook Review has launched the live monthly sportsbook payout reports thread at the SBR Sportsbook discussion forum for February 2016. The thread is useful because it allows sports bettors to determine directly from other forum contributors how quickly online betting sites are paying, relative to the fees associated with each withdrawal method.

Bitcoin Webinar: Part One

01.29.2016

Sportsbook Review's Peter Loshak is joined by bitcoin expert Justin for a four-part webinar on bitcoin. Bitcoin has exploded in popularity in recent years and has been of particular interest to online sports bettors frustrated with the lack of easy ways to fund their accounts. Part one focuses on the basics: What is bitcoin?

BetMotion Sportsbook

01.29.2016

A BetMotion Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. The online sports bettor claimed that he requested a €425 payout on 22 January 2016 after having successfully completed the verification process. However, the sportsbook has yet to pay the withdrawal, and has provided only generic answers to the player.

01.29.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom delivers an online sportsbook news broadcast for Friday, January 29, 2016. Topics covered include the recent update of the Super Bowl 50 props betting directory, and sportsbook news updates involving sports betting websites HRWager (SBR rating C+) and BetSafe (SBR rating C-).

Sports Betting Report

01.28.2016

At the start of the NFL season, it was impossible to watch twenty minutes of football without hearing how easy it is to turn a few dollars into millions playing in fantasy football contests. DraftKings and FanDuel blanketed NFL broadcasts regardless of the station, with an extra procession of ads hiding behind every commercial break for nationally televised fixtures. One upside for sports bettors is that a perfect storm may have been created, in part by these advertisements, and in part by the sports leagues continual bending of their own rules, which could allow for sports betting to be fully legalized sooner than one may think. This article expands on the subject.

BetSolo Sportsbook update

01.28.2016

BetSolo Sportsbook management have addressed the outstanding player complaint reported earlier this week by Sportsbook Review. A player claimed that a balance of €485 was not paid due to requesting to be paid to a Polish bank account; the player resides in Belarus, but wanted to be paid in the Polish account for tax reasons.

HRWager Sportsbook report

01.28.2016

Online sportsbook HRWager has received an upgrade from C to C+. The sports betting website has received positive feedback from players on the speed of withdrawals and website software. SBR reported that HRWager moved to the BetPhoenix platform last fall for software and hosting needs. Players with feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

TonyBet Sportsbook report

01.28.2016

The TonyBet Sportsbook complaint reported on two weeks ago has been resolved. A TonyBet player claimed that a £900 payout request had not been received: the request was started after the player completed the Know Your Customer (KYC) process on 1 December 2015. The player has since received the withdrawal.

Super Bowl 50 betting report

01.27.2016

It's no secret that the most watched sporting event of the year in the United States is also the most highly wagered on. A report released today by the American Gaming Association predicts that $4.2 billion will be wagered on Super Bowl 50 — with the figure of 97% estimated for the likely volume to occur at online betting sites.

Betsafe Sportsbook report

01.27.2016

Online sportsbook Betsafe (SBR rating C-) has commented that they have reason to believe that the player who filed a complaint last week registered non-genuine account details. The player admitted failing a phone quiz by stating that she did not have a Betsafe account, but later backtracked and claimed that she could not understood the accent of the caller.

Bovada Sportsbook tour

01.27.2016

Sportsbook Review has released a website tour of Bovada's software. Bovada, an A rated online betting site, recently upgraded their website platform to be entirely responsive. SBR reported on the initial reaction that sports bettors had to the sleek new software, which automatically adjusts based on the size of your resolution.

01.27.2016

A ZenitBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has added his name to the list of unpaid players. A ZenitBet player reported that he had fully completed the Know Your Customer (KYC) process, but he believes the process to have been a delay tactic, as he has yet to be paid his €450 balance. The online sportsbook has ceased communicating with the player.

BetSolo Sportsbook report

01.26.2016

A BetSolo Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player reported winning €485 from the sports betting site. After providing a series of ID documents necessary to complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) process, the player provided a bank account he wished to receive payment into, which prompted the online sportsbook to refund his deposit.

Super Bowl 50 odds

01.26.2016

The stage is set for Super Bowl 50 with the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday, February 7 from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of the San Francisco 49ers. Carolina is listed as a -4.5 point favorite across most online sports betting sites. This article analyzes the early betting odds movement.

WagerUp complaint

01.26.2016

A WagerUp Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint. The player deposited $1,000 and accepted a 100% cash bonus with a 10X rollover requirement. He worked his balance up to $3,479 before the sports betting site closed his account. He will receive only a prorated portion of his winnings, but has taken the issue with the math used by the sportsbook.

BetOwi Sportsbook report

01.26.2016

A BetOwi Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player holds a current balance of $4,575 with the Costa Rica based online betting site. He has a total of five unpaid withdrawals dating back to 2 December 2015. He claims that although the funds have been deducted from his betting account no funds have been received.

Betsafe Sportsbook report

01.25.2016

Online sportsbook Betsafe (SBR rating C-) has confirmed that they are investigating the sportsbook complaint filed by a sports bettor last week. A player claimed that his £260 available balance was confiscated and his account closed after he failed to properly complete a random phone verification call.

GR88 Sportsbook report

01.25.2016

Online sportsbook GR88 has surfaced. The sports betting website, which has been off-line for over three weeks, has claimed that the player must provide a better quality copy of his ID before his payout can be processed. As for site uptime, GR88 claimed to be undergoing changes in their product offering, and gave no ETA on when this process would be finished.

Conference Championship betting recap

01.25.2016

Online sportsbooks regrouped from a devastating divisional playoffs round with the New England Patriot's outright loss against the Denver Broncos. It was also back to earth for the new legion of teaser bettors who became intoxicated with how easy the popular exotic wagers were hitting in recent weeks, especially when all combinations hit the week before.

Betcoin.ag upgraded

01.24.2016

Bitcoin exclusive online sportsbook Betcoin.ag has received a rating upgrade from C- to C. The sports betting site had its rating lowered in August of 2015 after a handful of sportsbook complaints were submitted by players. There has been only positive feedback since those issues were submitted, and no outstanding complaints of note.

SBR Poker news

01.24.2016

Week two of the SBR Forum World Poker Cup 2016 begins Monday. Considered one of the most interactive and engaging events on the SBR Poker calendar, the World Poker Cup allows each region to show their pride and compete against one another. Over 10,000 betpoints for the winning team are up for grabs in this year's event.

InstantActionSports report

01.24.2016

Online sports betting site InstantActionSports (SBR rating D) has commented on the report of a stalled payout plan from a player with a balance over $25,000. The player has been waiting for a $5,000 interbook transfer which was originally requested on December 6. The player reached out to SBR for assistance as he was not getting anywhere.

Teaser betting report

01.24.2016

The spread is 3 in both the AFC and NFC Championship game. While this number falls outside the range of "Wong" teasers, which call for teasing +2.5 underdogs in a standard six-point teaser, it is likely that many online sports bettors will be giving teasers a hard look this NFL Sunday after teaser bettors destroyed betting sites last weekend.

AFC and NFC Championship betting

01.23.2016

Sportsbook Review has released an AFC and NFC championship betting odds market preview. This is the last stop for bettors, save from the Pro Bowl which commands little betting and listless performances from players, before Super Bowl 50 takes over and the prop betting market explodes with a variety of wagering options.

Betting site bonus list

01.23.2016

Finding a new betting site can be intimidating, let alone finding a decent sportsbook bonus to complement your first time deposit. There are many offers floating around the web, some excellent, some okay, and some outright scams where you will not pass go and certainly not collect $200. This is precisely why SBR created the betting site bonus directory.

InstantActionSports report

01.23.2016

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player holds a balance of $25,458 with the Costa Rica based online sports betting site. His last payout of $4,000 was received after three months, despite a 10 business day time-frame. Management has addressed the complaint with SBR in the past.

GR88 Sportsbook report

01.22.2016

A GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player with a balance of €3,000 has filed a complaint. The player holds a balance of over €5,800 with the sports betting site and believes he will not be paid. He has contacted GR88 on a dozen accounts asking for updates on a November 4th withdrawal, and received no response his last three emails.

Betsafe Sportsbook report

01.22.2016

A sportsbook complaint has been submitted by a Betsafe player. Betsafe is a C- rated betting site. The player has claimed that the sports betting site confiscated his available balance and closed his account. Betsafe's reason is that during a random phone call to the phone number on file, the alleged account owner stated that he had no Betsafe account.

01.22.2016

An online sports bettor has filed a complaint against Fonbet. The player won $1,200 betting on a challenger tour doubles tennis match. The wagers were each for the margin of a 2:0 set finish between Bozoljac/Zelenay and Satral/Smirnov on 12 November 2015. Originally, Fonbet graded the tennis wagers as a win, but later changed the bets to no action.

NFL teaser odds report

01.21.2016

Sportsbook Review reported Monday that it was a bloody Sunday for online sportsbooks with NFL teasers. Every combination of a point spread teaser won. In response to the paddling, Vegas casino Caesar's has decided to take all teasers off the board this AFC and NFC Championship weekend, according to a tweet by Todd Fuhrman earlier today.

Intertops Sportsbook report

01.21.2016

Online sportsbook Intertops has received a rating upgrade to A. The sports betting website has gained steam with players after revamping their account options, upgrading their cashier to include bitcoin, and focusing on improving areas of their customer service department. The sportsbook recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary as a bookmaker.

LSbet Sportsbook complaint

01.21.2016

In today's sportsbook cold case report SBR covers the half a year old complaint against online betting site LSbet (SBR rating D+). A player originally deposited €240 on 29 April 2015. A one-time sportsbook bonus rollover accompanied the player's deposit. After completing the welcome bonus turnover, the player asked for a withdrawal.

Best sportsbooks list

01.20.2016

The best sportsbooks list contains the top online betting websites as voted by the SBR community. These online sportsbooks have been in operation for many years without significant issue. Unlike betting sites that are unable to weather alleged processing storms or stick to their advertised processing times, these sportsbooks have run steady businesses.

BetRally Sportsbook complaint

01.20.2016

A BetRally Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed that his account access was restricted and his $2,000 balance left in limbo. He has claimed that no information was communicated to him since the suspension of the account. Sportsbook Review is investigating the complaint and will contact BetRally.

LSbet Sportsbook news

01.20.2016

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint against the online sports betting website. The player signed up for LSbet recently and accepted a welcome bonus of €120. The player was instructed to wager first and then the bonus would be credited. After placing his first wager, the player provided copies of his ID.

Texas daily fantasy sports betting report

01.20.2016

Daily fantasy sports betting sites have taken another blow after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton branded them gambling operations. The two biggest operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, continue to fight efforts that label their businesses gambling instead of games of skill. The operators are milking an exemption in the 2006 UIGEA for all it is worth.

BetDNA feedback wanted

01.19.2016

BetDNA Sportsbook was added to the rating guide at the mark of D in September of 2015. Most of the feedback received to date has been one from player who has shared that customer service has not been ideal and although he has received two payouts to date, the payouts were paid weeks after the advertised payout time-frames.

ZenitBet Sportsbook report

01.19.2016

A new sportsbook complaint has been filed by a ZenitBet player. The player went through the Know Your Customer (KYC) process with the Russia based betting site in April of 2015. He had his documents notarized to expedite the acceptance of his documents. However, the online sportsbook has not paid his €4,000 balance.

WilliamHill report

01.19.2016

Parlay wagers (or "multiples" as more commonly referred to outside of North America) are one of the most popular betting types. Instead of betting on a singular game players can link two or more games to a single ticket for an increased payoff. All games must win for the parlay to cash, which creates the opportunity for some life-changing paydays when the gambling gods are kind.

GR88 Sportsbook complaint

01.19.2016

A GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint against the sports betting site. The player has reported that he has been owed $1,000 for over a month, and that the online betting site has not processed his withdrawal. In addition, he attempted to access GR88 this week and has realized that his account has been blocked.

01.18.2016

The first tennis Grand Slam of the year is underway in Australia. Unfortunately for the ATP, so is very serious discussion suggesting that as many as 16 former top 50 players, as well as one current top 50 have participated in fixing matches. An eye-opening report was first published at BuzzFeed in collaboration with the BBC analyzing a trove of evidence.

NFL betting recap

01.18.2016

It was the weekend of the teaser for online sports bettors wagering on NFL. All combinations of point spread teasers cashed (based on conventional 6 point teasers). The Seattle Seahawks faced a 31-0 deficit and scored 24 consecutive points to cash for teaser players. Teasers on the total cashed both ways in three of four games.

JetBull Sportsbook report

01.18.2016

A JetBull Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has launched a complaint against the sports betting site. The player registered last week with JetBull and opened his account with a €50 deposit. The player accepted a starting bonus and completed €660 in rollover. However, the player was using a VPN to place his sports bets which led to his winnings being voided.