Sportsbook news results for the search term: baseball
03.14.2013 (12:20 PM CST)
Sportsbook Review.com has updated its grid with the best online sportsbook market prices for Baseball Betting Futures, including regular season win totals and World Series odds for the upcoming 2013 Major League Baseball regular season. America's favorite past-time kicks off Sunday March 31st with the Texas Rangers taking on the Houston Astros at 8:05PM ET.
03.04.2013 (04:45 PM CST)
Sportsbook Review.com provides a video guide of betting MLB baseball futures. Many online sportsbooks are already accepting wagers on season win totals, World Series winner, pennant winners, and many more props. Also discussed in the video is the important role line-shopping plays when wagering on MLB baseball.
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02.28.2013 (03:47 PM CST)
Spring training is a time that many baseball bettors look forward to. While the games themselves can vary in terms of competitiveness, the opportunity to evaluate team depth and form headed into the regular season helps shape decisions for online sportsbook futures betting. This article compares market offerings from the best online sportsbooks.
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05.17.2012 (01:15 PM CST)
With the baseball season in full swing, SBR analyst Peter Loshack provides an in-depth review of the best MLB betting sportsbooks. The video breaks down the advantages of each sportsbook listed in the best MLB betting lines chart, as well as information on the optimal way of wagering baseball. Players with questions can feel free to email SBR at email@example.com.
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10.19.2011 (06:43 PM CST)
5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has updated their baseball betting rules.
Effective October 15th, 2011, professional baseball post season games are not official until a winner is declared. This year, the New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers playoff game was suspended in the second inning due to weather, before play resumed the following day with new pitchers. As there can be no rain shortened playoff games, 5Dimes has added to their rulebook to add more clarity to how the sportsbook will handle the uncommon scenario in the future. | View the 5Dimes baseball betting rules changes
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09.13.2011 (03:09 PM CST)
On September 7th, SBR reported that a BetPhoenix player's account was frozen. The player held a balance of $7,226 with the sportsbook. The winnings were derived from correlated parlay play; BetPhoenix (SBR rating C) was accepting IF Bet wagers for Major League Baseball that gave the player an overwhelming edge against the house. Correlated parlays typically involve a number of high expectation combinations, sometimes including obvious errors like the ability to bet the same team for the first half and game. While the player was unwilling to disclose his complete balance history, he did concede having withdrawn more than what was lost placing the correlated wagers; most recently depositing $326 and withdrawing $850.
BetPhoenix confirmed that the player's balance account was frozen and then negatively adjusted to account for the play. The mistake and the inability to identify the error are believed to be attributed to a large reduction in staff for budget reasons. The BetPhoenix lines staff is said to be smaller than its been in years.
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08.05.2011 (06:33 PM CST)
BetIslands was added to the SBR Rating Guide in March of this year. Since, SBR has had the opportunity to test the sportsbook, collect user feedback, and speak with majority owners. The veteran ownership group is respected within the industry. BetIslands has excelled with customer support and timely withdrawals. SBR will continue to monitor and evaluate the sportsbook as volume rises with popularity. Players' biggest complaint for the newly launched BetIslands site thus far has been website uptime, with two instances of hosting downtime during this baseball season. BetIslands management assures SBR that network upgrades have addressed this concern. BetIslands users are encourage to submit feedback to SportsbookReview.
04.05.2011 (07:14 PM CST)
SBRforum sends a big congratulations to the 2011 NCAA Brackets contest winners. $5,000 in cash was awarded to the top 10 SBRforum bracket holders. SBRforum posters "Nismo" and "Shane" topped the leaderboard with a 1st place tie, at 165 points, posters "starfire", "Augustus", and SBR's own Bill Dozer rounded out the top five.
SBRforum has a slate of free baseball contests running through April. For more information on how to play, visit SBRforum's Handicapping Contest section.
03.03.2010 (04:12 PM CST)
Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D) addresses bonus complaint SBR reported on March 2nd. On January 5th 2009 a player deposited €2000 in exchange for a €2000 cash bonus with an 8X rollover. The bonus was double credited resulting in the players balance increasing by an extra €4000 in bonus money. The player slowly wagered €20,182 toward his rollover throughout baseball season. On January 1st of 2010 Dimeline removed €4505 in bonus money from the account, leaving the player with his original deposit. Dimeline discovered the crediting error when the player requested Moneybookers payment, additionally, the player was nine months past Dimeline's posted rule on rollover completion time. The rule is stated as follows:
[quote]Rollover is calculated on the lower of the risk or win. Rollover must be completed within 90 days. If a player fails to meet the rollover the real money bonus amount will be converted into free money and a rollover is no longer required.[/quote]
At the time of the adjustment, Dimeline states the player was down $1200. Dimeline has offered to refund the players €2000 deposit in full, noting that any proration of bonus play would leave the player with a significantly less return.
12.25.2009 (11:01 AM CST)
On 12/22 SBR reported on a Dimeline (SBR rating D) slow pay complaint which was filed. Dimeline has stated that the player had his last two payment requests cancelled due to not clearing rollover. Dimeline informs SBR that the player has wagered $6361.19, $4289.69 of which are baseball moneylines that did not count toward rollover, and that the player must wager $20K total per the $865.50 in bonuses he accepted. SBR will attempt to clear up the confusion with the player and confirm the bonus offerings he allegedly took.
08.11.2009 (09:05 PM CST)
Enterbet (SBR rating D-) to player:
Sorry for the delay in responding. Your payout is still being delayed due to some company restructuring. I have been asked by accounting to let you know that payments will come but they will not be available in the short term. The companies resources are committed to paying down former employees and keeping the operations running. Please remain patient and contact me back in about two weeks for an update.
Current players are hopeful that Enterbet is buying time before football season begins. The GoTo Entertainment Group routinely puts players on payment plans during the much slower baseball season as they await new deposits and credit revenue.
07.27.2009 (10:53 PM CST)
SBRforum poster Mr Konck won first place in the SBR Bash '09 Baseball Capping Contest. Mr Konck has won first class airfare, a Limo to the Golden Nugget, and an upgraded suite. Posters Jpowderly and Mr Leisure, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, will also receive upgraded suites at the SBR Bash. Forum posters can still sign up for the SBR Vegas Bash 2009!
07.07.2009 (04:11 PM CST)
MLB Pick-3 Contest runs the month of July. Players must submit a minimum of 45 picks to be eligible to receive their share in the $250 prize-pool. details
MLB Tuesday Total's Contest runs through the month of July and rewards winning cappers with SBR merchandise. Sign-up for the here.
SBRforum's $500 Poker freeroll is scheduled to take place Thursday July 9th at 9PM ET. Posters must have a minimum of 30 posts to be able to participate. sign-up
SBRforum's UFC 100 Contest features a $210 prize-pool Posters can make their picks now. Players can scores their picks July 11th, the day of the event. UFC contest details
NFL Preseason Contest registration is already open! The weekly contest runs the entire duration of the NFL Preseason, and combined with the NFL Hall of Fame game contest, gives away $500 in prizes. Sign-up
06.25.2009 (11:52 PM CST)
shortly after SBR contacted management. The bettor's complaint was originally reported on June 11th.
[quote]10bet sportsbook has cancelled a winning wager
sportsbook has cancelled a winning wager on a Mexican League baseball
game between the Yucatan Lions and Oaxaca Warriors on 5/24/09. 10bet
claims that the game had started 30 minutes prior to its own listed
start time of 00:00AM UK (01:00AM CET). The player disputes the game
was past-posted and points out that he also placed the same wager at Pinnacle Sports (SBR Rating A+) which listed the same start time. Pinnacle Sports
graded the bet as a win. The wager ticket was not graded for three days
before being cancelled. The player has sent multiple emails to 10bet
without receiving a response. Players who wagered on the same game on
either team and had their bets canceled are encouraged to contact SBR.[/quote]
06.11.2009 (05:00 PM CST)
10Bet Sportsbook has cancelled a winning wager on a Mexican League baseball game between the Yucatan Lions and Oaxaca Warriors on 5/24/09. 10Bet claims that the game had started 30 minutes prior to its own listed start time of 00:00AM UK (01:00AM CET). The player disputes the game was past-posted and points out that he also placed the same wager at Pinnacle Sports (SBR Rating A+) which listed the same start time. Pinnacle Sports graded the bet as a win. The wager ticket was not graded for three days before being cancelled. The player has sent multiple emails to 10Bet without receiving a response. Players who wagered on the same game on either team and had their bets canceled are encouraged to contact SBR.
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06.09.2009 (05:50 PM CST)
SBRforum has an a new slate of free handicapping contests for the month of June.
NBA Finals Betting Contest is accepting entries until the Game 3 tipoff tonight. The contest runs through the end of the NBA Finals.
SBR forum is also offering a UFC 99 Handicapping Contest which has a $210 prize-pool. Entries will be accepted until June 13th at 3:00pm EST.
Posters are also invited to bring their poker faces for Thursday night's SBR poker freeroll with $500 in prizes up for grabs.
In the mood for some baseball action? Our weekly MLB Parlay-A-Day Contest kicks off Wednesday June 10th. There is also an MLB Pick 3 contest registering until June 14th. These contests are worth $500 total! In addition to these, SBR Contests MLB Moneyline contest is in full swing for June. The contest has a $1000 prize-pool, see SBR Contests for more details.
05.27.2009 (07:17 PM CST) SBRforum: Pick 3 Baseball Handicapping Contest for month of June: Registration Open
The Baseball Handicapping Contest will run from June 1st to June 30, 2009. Players can sign-up, and view prize and contest details here
04.02.2009 (10:39 PM CST) Best Baseball Sportsbooks Chart updated for 2009 MLB Season
SBR’s Best Baseball Sportsbooks
List shows which sportsbooks offer a 10 cent money line, where the money line price breaks, as well as the following:
Reverse Run Lines
5 Inning Lines
Grand Salami Totals
Reduced Juice Totals
Players can search for the best baseball odds on each game in real time at SBROdds.com
02.12.2009 (11:42 PM CST)
Baseball analyst Willie Bee grades his 2008 preseason predictions
Willie Bee: Later
this week those four little words baseball fans and bettors love to hear will
be uttered: Pitchers and catchers report. Before SBR baseball analyst Willie
Bee starts diving into this year's projections for each of the 30 MLB clubs,
he's taken a look back at the 2008 season projections and how well, or poorly,
they turned out. Reviews of each of the six divisions can be found on the following pages: AL
EAST ... NL
EAST ... AL
CENTRAL ... NL
CENTRAL ... AL
WEST ... NL
11.20.2008 (01:27 PM CST)
Oddsmaker (SBR rating D-) bonus scam costs another player $1,500. The player player placed parlays and striaght wagers when betting with his Oddsmaker try-us-out bonus money. A player has a parlay in his acount history will see his account set to zero when he eventually requests a payout. The sportsbook routinely allows players to make winning plays for months despite the fact that a parlay wager early in the account history will be reason to deny payout requets. The fine print regarding parlays is on the book's rules page and not supplied with the promotion. Oddsmaker previously told SBR they would honor winnings prior to when the first
parlay wager was made, would add the rule to the correct website pages,
and clarify the rule in its terms of service. The book has not made these changes and players continue to waste winning
picks on an account that cannot yield a profit. Players who have added to their balance with deposited funds have also had winnings removed despite having their own funds at risk and enough deposited cash to cover the wager.
[quote] Oddsmakers.com sent me an email for a free $200 account which had no strings or restrictions. Over the months between baseball and football wagers, I built it up to $2,000, then lost some where I currenty have juslt under $1,500 sitting in a real money account. I wanted to request a $500 cashout as I was laid off from my job. When I talked with live chat requesting one, they said I couldn't have one since I didn't meet the so-called conditions of terms.
Now, when I went back to check my real money balance, they wiped it out completely showing 0 balance just because I asked for a PIN. Why didn't they wipe this out long, long, ago, why wait until I ask for a PIN over 8 months later?[/quote]
09.18.2008 (12:14 AM CST)
Do you use your math skills to take advantage of the house? Take the Sports Betting Math Quiz
Players are invited to test their football betting knowledge with 20 questions like this one:
Which of these would a Poisson distribution be best suited for predicting??
- Home runs hit by a player in a season.
- Number of throws before a dice thrower "craps out".
- Mortality rates of persons bit by a King Cobra.
- Total hits in the first inning of a baseball game.
Upon completion of the Sports Betting Math Quiz the user receives the correct answers and the reasons behind them. This test has been written by Professional Gambler and SBR contributing writer Elihu Feustel
08.22.2008 (02:19 PM CST)
SBR Launches New Handicapper Websites
SBR.tv: Watch handicapping shows on SBR.tv OR broadcast your own videos on the first and only video site for cappers!
SBRcontests: Signup for the first baseball contest from SBRcontests, the new home of the Beat The Prick Football Contest!
MySBRforum: Check out the first release of the only social networking site for sports bettors. Check back weekly for new ways to stay connected and compete against other handicappers.
Track Handicappers: Add your favorite SBR cappers to your network. Follow their plays, forum posts and blogs.
Betting Tools: Get your favorite personalized betting tools all in one place.
Team News: Track your team news with feeds that come directly to your MySBRforum.
Video: Display your own sports video with SBR.tv or import YouTube videos.
Blog: Share your game write-ups with your capper network and the world!
Your content: Choose from many other custom modules and tell us what you want!
One log-in accesses all SBR features!
04.30.2008 (06:56 PM CST) SBRforum: May Baseball Handicapping Contest Open
Players will pick one underdog a day for a minimum of 20 days in May. Each player will also include a write-up on why he/she likes the play. The final day to enter the contest is May 12th. Review rules and prizes here
Congratulations to Poster rjt721
who won 1st place in the April Big Unit Baseball Contest with +14 units. trytrytry
took second with over 13 units. Oakas
took third at +12.73. Poster Turnip
managed to hold on to last place to win the $50 boobie prize! | Full standings
03.30.2008 (07:56 PM CST)
03.25.2008 (07:59 PM CST)
SBRforum posters win cash in their 5Dimes (SBR rating A) account for finishing in the top 10 as well as for coming in last. Players with a poor start have the option to play to lose. | Join and view rules here
03.16.2008 (10:03 AM CST)
SBR Reader: SBR, What are the best sportsbooks for baseball? Which sportsbook has the best dimeline?
SportsbookReview has updated the Best Baseball Lines page which now includes Intertops (SBR rating B+). Intertops managed to make the list with a 10 cent line breaking at -140. The latest update is to BetJamaica's listing. The sportsbook, which offers a 10 cent line up to -190, will add 5 inning lines as well as reverse run-lines for the 2008 season. SBR will soon list pricing information for exchange-style sportsbooks.
09.11.2007 (11:19 PM CST)
Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+) and sister Jazette Sportsbooks tell players that an error in Sunday's pitcher listing will cost them their winning bets. Players have reported a turnaround of $20,000 in their accounts.
Player: So I bet (BET ID=*********) the Sunday Night Baseball game on September 9th, 2007 between the Cleveland Indians and the Anaheim Angels. This is how they listed the game: Indians(Cleveland) Laffey Angels(Anaheim) JefWeaver. Now at the time, I didn't even realize that you guys had listed Jeff Weaver instead of Jared Weaver. I mean why would anyone pay attention to that since Jeff Weaver is not even on the team anymore? Obviously they meant Jared Weaver. Anyway, so the Indians won and I got my money. Now it's Monday and Sportsbook.com took away my winnings and no-actioned my bet because now they are saying that they listed the wrong pitcher! You can't be serious right? I can MAYBE understand if Jeff Weaver WAS ACTUALLY ON THE ANGELS. But he's not and obviously they meant to say Jared Weaver, who is actually on the Angels. Basically, they trying to no action my bet for a TYPO mistake that they made. Obviously I'm pretty upset about this. Like I said, I can understand if Jeff Weaver was on the Angels and they made the mistake of listing him. If that was the case, then, I agree, all bets should be no actioned. But this is a case where Jeff is not even on the Angels and it was a honest typo mistake on
09.02.2007 (11:55 PM CST)
Coral (SBR rating A-) adds notice that it will now grade all cricket bets that it has not offered a price for the tie or draw as no-action (voided wager).
GamblersPalace (SBR rating C) & Skytower (SBR rating C) states that it reserves the right to require users to leave bonus and deposited funds in the account for 30 days before withdrawing.
BetOnline (SBR rating A-) adds statement regarding the voiding of winnings from free-play wagers where the bettor bets on both sides of the same game.
IASbet (SBR rating B) revamps rules pages. IAS players are advised to review this page here for information relevant to his or her betting habits.
InstantActionSports (SBR rating C-) changes house limits.
BetUSA (SBR rating D+) changed rules on season win totals for NCAAF from 11 regular season games to 12 regular season games. Adds rule for baseball props regarding if a game
08.19.2007 (10:28 PM CST)
BetOnLine (SBR rating A-) adds rules for NCAA Football season win totals and conference championship future bets. BetOnline.com also changed the required minimum games played for baseball division wins futures from 155 to 160. Will Hill (SBR rating A) rewrites entire rules section. Players are advised to review all rules that apply to their betting style.
BetShop (SBR rating C-) cuts max win per bet by two thirds. The maximum win per bet is limited to GBP 10,000 from 30,000 or 15,000 Euro from 45,000 regardless of the stakes or the odds. GamingClubSportsbook (SBR rating C) adds fee for inactive accounts
"An administration fee equivalent to 5 sportsbook credits of such credit balance shall be levied monthly."
08.07.2007 (11:38 PM CST)
The Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+)
Group corrects wager grading errors six weeks after being notified of the mistake by SBR and players. Affected players should see a balance credit adjustment for the win amount. The book voided winning baseball bets when they received incorrect information regarding a change in starting pitchers. Players who had a listed baseball bet cancelled without a change in pitching are asked to contact SBR
07.20.2007 (10:16 PM CST)
SBR’s Sports Betting Rules Monitor:
BetWay (SBR rating C)
changes rule on head to head poker match-up wagering. The winning poker bettor must finish in the money for the wager to have action.DimeLine (SBR rating D)
rewrites baseball proposition bet rules. Canbet (SBR rating A-)
changes expiration period of free-play bonuses."Free bets must be placed within 30 days of being issued. Free bets not placed within this timeframe will be revoked.
" BetRoyal (SBR rating D+)
removes all rules regarding -105 reduced juice lineset.
07.17.2007 (10:20 PM CST)
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Three weeks after the Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+)
Group has been notified of wager grading errors by SBR and players, wagers remain graded incorrectly. Sportsbook.com
and sister books voided winning baseball bets when they received incorrect information regarding a change in starting pitchers. Players continuously complain that the sportsbook has not made the effort to look into the wagering dispute. BetUSA
(SBR rating D+) appears to be the only exception. Ownership has manually credited players whose wagers were graded wrong by their service provider.
07.02.2007 (02:04 PM CST) SBR’s Sports Betting Rules Monitor:
Sportsbooks react to rainout in Yankees vs. Orioles game on June 28th, 2007. For wagering purposes Baltimore was graded as a 6-4 winner despite the game being suspended in the top of the 8th due to weather with the Yankees leading 8-6. Many New York bettors requested clarification from clerks, prompting the sportsbooks to update and/or clarify wagering rules. Matchbook (SBR rating A-) updates baseball wagering rules
Matchbook adds text stating moneyline wagers on baseball games that are suspended will be graded based on the score of the last full inning, should play be halted in the top half of the inning with the home team trailing. BetOnline (SBR rating B+) clarifies baseball moneyline grading
BetOnline removes irrelevant text about the game being official for grading purposes after 8.5 (if home team is winning) or 9 innings, leaving text stating moneyline baseball bets are official after 5 complete innings or 4.5 innings if the home team is winning.
BetPlatinum (SBR rating C-) removes contradicting wording
to clarify that MLB games must go 4.5 (if home team is winning) or 5 innings to declare moneyline winner; removes text suggesting 9 innings of play is required for all grading.
SportsOffShore (SBR rating B)
, WorldWideWagering (SBR rating B)
, ClicknGamble (SBR rating D-) & JustforBettors (SBR rating D-)
each add clarification and/or examples for grading of suspended baseball games. Latest rule changes
Topcat (SBR ratign C) rules
as well as sister book, BetTrojan (SBR rating C) rules
add notation that Las Vegas policies apply for situations not covered within own rules pages.
Expekt (SBR rating B) adds "debit cards"
to list of transfer methods that may incur a deposit fee.
06.27.2007 (08:02 PM CST) Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+)
and sister books such as BetUSA (SBR rating D+)
fail to correct grading errors. The Sportsbook.com Group erroneously
voided winning baseball bets in two instances claiming they received information that there were pitching changes. In both cases the listed pitchers did start the game. SBR will escalate the complaints to management. Players who had a listed baseball bet cancelled are invited to contact SBR. Sportsbook.com players who had listed money line bets on the Cardinals on June 19th or 26th graded as a loss are also asked to provide SBR
with wager details.
06.02.2007 (11:10 PM CST)
Congratulations to SBRforum's Baseball Handicapping Contest
winner for the month of May, poster Shooter,
who turned a 18.62 unit profit with a record of 24-5-1. New players are welcome to join in this month's competition. Read rules and join here
05.30.2007 (11:19 PM CST)
BetMania (SBR rating D+) Update: Following yesterday's report of player complaints SBR has received additional slow-pay claims. One player was told that he was not paid because the book has given players who are still betting priority. The same player was told he was "third on the payouts list" two weeks earlier. SBR has also received two claims from advertisers, one of which says he was told that monthly payments will not be released until after the baseball season.
05.14.2007 (11:04 PM CST)
SBRforum's Baseball Contest in full swing; still time to enter
Poster facasto has the lead with a 19-4 mark (+15.12 units), but coming up fast is Shooter who is off to a perfect 10-0 start, good enough for a 10.17 unit profit. Hoping to make up some ground on the leaders are fixer (17-6, 9.35 units), oakas (12-3, 8.59 units) and BigDaddy (18-8, 8.37 units). New contestants have time to enter and compete for the monthly prize. See contest details in the Handicapping Contest Forum.
05.02.2007 (12:53 PM CST) Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+) resolves baseball grading dispute; credits players.
Bettors whose baseball wagers remain incorrectly graded are welcome to contact SBR. The error has likely occurred across the entire family of JEL (Sportsbook.com
05.01.2007 (05:40 PM CST) Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+) incorrectly grades wagers; refuses to rectifySportsbook.com
users who wagered on a total or runline on the April 10th baseball
game between the Brewers and Marlins and had the bet graded as a "push" (no action), are asked to contact SBR. The Sportsbook.com group of books has incorrectly 'no-actioned' the 10th inning tie that was postponed to the next day and has refused to acknowledge its rule (below) when debating with would-be winners.Rule: In Baseball, all games that go at least the full 9 innings and finish tied as a result of a suspension of play, shall be graded as a push on all money line bets. However, all run line and total bets will have action. Note that this is an extremely rare occurrence. In the event of a change in Las Vegas rules, Sportsbook will adhere to the decision set forth in Las Vegas.
04.28.2007 (11:33 PM CST) Email Response Test: April Results Posted
Sports bettor "Luke Hassler
" pitched six baseball questions to sportsbooks he was thinking about playing with. See how 12 sportsbooks fared here.Note:
Player accounts were created to give sportsbook management the opportunity to follow up on email performance and are listed with each test result. Sportsbooks are welcome to request additional information. Contact SBR
04.21.2007 (02:53 PM CST) Bodog Sportsbook (SBR rating A+)
check processing time extended to three weeks in some cases and as much as ten days for person to person transfers. Management tells SBR it expects processing
time to be shortened as transfer volume decreases in baseball season and more processing
options are added.
03.24.2007 (07:53 PM CST) SBR mailbag: Which sportsbooks have dimelines for baseball and will let me bet on the first 5 innings? Thanks, Don
SBR has received updated sportsbook information for the 2007 MLB Baseball season. Dime line price breaks and information about betting options, including 5 inning wagering, team totals and reverse run lines, can be viewed here: Best MLB Lines
. SBR will continously update this feature as sportsbooks solidify offerings leading up to opening day.
03.10.2007 (12:25 PM CST)
09.24.2006 (09:13 AM CST)
to be absorbed by Legendz (SBR rating A)
As of Monday, September 25th, the Dimeplayer homepage will redirect to LegendzSports.com. Dimeplayer clients will maintain their current account number and password and will continue to receive a 10 cent baseball line for the remainder of the MLB season.
09.08.2006 (09:38 AM CST)
BetOnSports PLC-owned EasyBets (SBR rating D-) cheats players out of winning MLB future wagers. The sportsbook has alerted it’s US-based clients that their accounts will be closed and all pending wagers will be voided.
Player: "I just received this e-mail from easybets. It’s a real shocker, and doesn’t seem legal or ethical. I need your advice and help. How can they cancel pending bets (such as several baseball season future that are about to pay off, for example)? Are these not contracts they have entered into and must honor? If they decide to cease dealing with people in the US, why can’t they stop accepting new bets, but still pay ones they have accepted upon settlement?"
09.01.2006 (06:27 PM CST)
Congratulates August’s Baseball Bankroll Contest Winners
Poster njschimpf took first place scoring 10.65 units for the month with posters manly and BigDaddy coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Sixteen contestants finished in the positive column with the top three combining to show a profit of almost 28 units. New posters are still eligible for September prizes. View Contest
08.27.2006 (08:57 AM CST)
SBR continues to receive steady flow of BetAndWin (SBR rating C-) complaints. The sportsbook has been downgraded from C to C- for failing to catch "bad line" errors until after the event has finished. BAW, now called bwin, is suspected of giving "bonus" credits to those who complain instead of settling all bets at the correct betting odds. Recent complaints include a voided win on a baseball bet because the book erroneously listed the incorrect date. Players who had a loss stand on an incorrectly listed BAW wager should contact SBR immediately. A 2nd complaint was recorded on ski jump proposition. Players who had a wager on ANDREAS KOFLER at 55:1 cancelled, without any credit, should contact SBR.
05.31.2006 (01:19 PM CST)
SBRforum posters are competing for a trip for two to the Caribbean island of Curacao; with airfare, 5 nights deluxe accommodations, and $1,000 spending money courtesy of VIP Sports (SBR rating A+). Contestants are also competing for monthly cash prizes in their VIP accounts. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Stump, who took 1st prize with a record of 16-4. Enter contest and see full details here.
05.28.2006 (06:27 PM CST)
BetCascade (SBR rating A-) to manage new brands. More than one small sportsbook is exploring the possibility of turning control over to Cascade’s management team; with one system migration expected to take place as soon as tomorrow. Players will have the option of benefiting from Cascade’s -105 pricing and baseball dimeline immediately.
04.29.2006 (09:43 AM CST)
BetUSA(SBR rating B) cancels client’s pending wagers after closing his account due to ’non-recreational’ play. BetUSA had sent the player an email on 4/27 at 6AM, stating that any wagers placed after that point would be cancelled. The player continued to have full access to his account and made wagers minutes before the start of the mid-day baseball games, claiming he did not check his email. The wagers were cancelled after the games were already in progress. SBR expects BetUSA to honor wagers confirmed by its system.
04.04.2006 (07:35 PM CST)
SBR’s Best Baseball Sportsbooks List now shows which sportsbooks offer:
Reverse Run Lines
5 Inning Lines
Grand Salami Totals
Eight Sportsbooks rated A- or higher offer a dimeline that will break at -150 or above. Players can find the best baseball betting odds at SBROdds.com.
04.02.2006 (10:18 AM CST)
Begins Today. SBRforum posters will compete for a trip for two to the Caribbean island of Curacao, with airfare, 5 nights deluxe accommodations, and $1,000 spending money courtesy of VIP Sports(SBR rating A+). Contestants will also compete monthly for betting cash prizes in their VIP accounts. Enter contest and see full details and rules here.
03.27.2006 (09:49 PM CST)
View SBR’s list of the Best Baseball Books. Eight Sportsbooks rated A- or higher are scheduled to offer a dimeline that will break at -150 or higher. Players can check back as the season nears for added baseball information including which bookmakers will offer alternate run lines and the Grand Salami wager.
03.27.2006 (04:22 PM CST)
BetCascade deals a reduce juice line set and is an excellent sportsbook for baseball odds.
08.21.2005 (04:20 PM CST)
August 19, 2005
Wagering Site Takes a Gamble
On Operating From the U.S.
By DAVID KESMODEL
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE
August 19, 2005
Complaints about WagerFree.com began surfacing on the Internet last
year. SportsbookReview, a Web site that rates Internet sports books and
purports to warn bettors about sites that don’t properly pay winnings,
has collected reports from bettors who say they weren’t paid by the
Ed Hunt, an occasional sports bettor in Texas, said he was drawn to
WagerFree.com because of its pledges of "juice-free" wagering. At a
traditional sports book, a person wanting to bet $100 on the outcome of,
say, a football game would also have to put up juice, also known as
vigorish, of 10%. So, if the bettor lost, he would lose $110. If he won,
he would get back his $110, and win $100.
Mr. Hunt said he is owed $1,000 by WagerFree.com. About $600 is for
winnings on the site, he said, and $400 is from a deposit he made to his
account. Mr. Hunt, who bet on football, baseball and other sports, said
he requested the $1,000 from Mr. Bradford last November. He said he
eventually received a check, in late February or early March of this
year, and it was dated for April. A handwritten note sent with the check
said, "Your checks have been post-dated for April 6. We are under
reorganization. Thanks for your patience." But when he went to a bank to
cash it, he was told WagerFree.com had stopped payment. He has tried to
get Mr. Bradford to send him a new check, but said Mr. Bradford no
longer responds to his calls.
Two other WagerFree.com customers contacted by the Online Journal also
said they were owed money by the site.
In an initial interview about WagerFree.com, Mr. Bradford said all
bettors had been paid the money they were owed. Later, after he was
asked to comment on specific
03.30.2005 (09:37 PM CST)
Will CRIS deal a .10 baseball line this season?
No. We will still originate the lines and offer the best service in the industry. Players will find plenty of value and opinion in our lines.
Will we see any acquisitions by CRIS this year?
It is not in our strategic plans at this time to acquire anyone. Those (including SBR) that have speculated differently are 100% wrong. Now if something came along too good to pass by we might take a look at it but we are not looking at anyone at this time.
CRIS has made an impressive push into the recreational market appealing to small players, how will that be pushed forward?
We will continue to promote the brand. We need to educate the public that we offer a great product that caters to all levels of players, not just the professional.
10.27.2004 (06:26 PM CST)
Pinnacle(SBR rating A+): Baseball was good this year. There was one stretch just after the all-star break that I think the players were using tomorrows paper to pick the games....players were feasting on under valued favorites. Overall, this has been an excellent baseball season, probably the best ever, for Pinnacle.
VIP (SBR rating A+): This year broke character with the last four years. In the previous few years, players won early and won big. This year the book had a good start but the players roared back with a vengeance in the final 1/3 of the season. VIP added 1st inning and first 5 inning props as well as others and overall I think this was a decent year for us in baseball, certainly not great.
BetJamaica(SBR rating A+): Baseball was definitely better this year than last; we got off to a very strong start, an amazing start. The players got it together in late August and have been winning most of the big decisions ever since. So for BetJamaica this has been a terrific baseball season. We handled the professional crowd but the general public hit a lot of big games down the stretch.
09.02.2004 (10:57 AM CST)
Player reports being stiffed for over $3,000 from English Sports Betting (SBR rating F-). Latest victim claims he has been owed over 4 months. ESB tells SBR they have not had the funds due to a bad baseball season. Players should avoid ESB/Telebet at all costs. This is a notorious deposit-only sportsbook.
06.26.2004 (10:52 AM CST)
for baseball up to -169. Baseball bettors check the chart of the best dime line sportsbooks.
04.05.2004 (09:44 AM CST)
Opens the 2004 baseball season with a dime line - Olympic has been a staunch opponent of the dime line favoring instead the traditional .20 line - Sister book BetJamaica (SBR rating A+) will also deal a dime line for the 2004 baseball campaign
03.09.2004 (12:00 AM CST)
SBR selects recommended sportsbooks for 2004 baseball season: SBR's Recommended MLB Books.