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UFC Fight Night Prop Bets

07.23.2016

Sportsbook Review reported on UFC Fight Night's plethora of betting markets on Friday. The odds have only increased as betting sites are receiving day of the fight volume and demand from online sports bettors. The headline attraction of the fight night event is Holly Holm's return to the Octagon against game challenger Valentina Shevchenko.

Topbet Sportsbook report

07.23.2016

A new sportsbook complaint has been filed against Topbet Sportsbook. A player has reported that he has been owed a $1,500 payout from the betting site since June 6. When the player followed up with Topbet to inquire on when exactly he should be paid, he was told that a time-frame could not be given as of this time.

Sports Betting Dictionary

07.22.2016

View a complete glossary of sports betting terms at the how to bet on sports directory. In case you've ever been too sheepish to speak up and ask what some of the common colloquialisms are in the sports betting arena, this guide has you covered. Learn what a beard is who bets dimes and hedges and likes betting hooks and doesn't believe in locks.

07.22.2016

In today's SBR News broadcast, sportsbook news host Natalie Rydstrom covers the betting market's reaction to last night's Republican nominee acceptance speech given by Donald Trump. Trump is still available at +250 to win the US Presidency in the November 2016 presidential election. Political betting odds can be found using the betting directory.

07.22.2016

A ZenitBet Sportsbook player has added his name to the list of players that have not been paid. The player reported that after requesting a payout on April 18 for his balance, he to this day has still not recovered his balance.The Russia based gaming company holds a rating of F and is indexed on the worst sportsbook blacklist.

BetOnline Sportsbook report

07.21.2016

BetOnline Sportsbook has rolled out new and improved poker software. The software runs on both PC and Mac devices. The updated poker platform has added three new game types: 7-Card Stud, Americana, and 32-Card Draw following user demand. A time bank is now offered allowing players to mull over their decision to call, raise, or fold to their opponents.

Delaware online gambling report

07.21.2016

Delaware is experiencing huge gains in their regulated online gaming market as evidenced by a 93 percent increase in the first six months of 2016. Much to the delight of the state’s coffers, Delaware gamblers are getting acclimated to betting from their PC and mobile devices. Net revenue of $1.5 million was reported for the first six months of 2016.

BetMania Sportsbook report

07.21.2016

An SBR Forum poster has started a discussion thread surveying other members on their feedback on betting site BetMania.ag. The online sportsbook holds a rating of C+ in the betting sites rating guide and received its last upgrade on August 30, 2015. Readers with feedback on BetMania are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

CG Technology case

07.21.2016

CG Technology has been fined $1.5 million for the repeated underpayment of winning round robin parlay bets on more than 20,000 wagering tickets spanning August 2011 to March 2015. Sportsbook Review first reported of CG Technology's plight in May when the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) announced their findings and filed a complaint against the company.

Trump betting odds

07.21.2016

Donald Trump is set to give his acceptance speech tonight at or around 9:45PM Eastern Time. Online sportsbooks have a number of proposition wagers on offer regarding the contents of Trump's speech, including whether or not the outspoken GOP nominee will utter the phrase "Black Lives Matter", "Lyin' Ted", and "Obamacare".

Super Bowl Odds NFC West

07.20.2016

The Super Bowl might seem ages away, but with the NFL preseason opener slated for August 7, it is a perfect time for sports bettors to consider the Super Bowl odds on tap from online sportsbooks. Most importantly, before getting to the meat and potatoes, make sure that your sportsbook is paying in a timely manner because sportsbooks that rely on football business to pay players are bad news.

SmartLiveGaming Report

07.20.2016

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player profited on the England vs. Iceland game during Euro 2016's Round of 16. He won approximately 190 GBP on the fixture and then asked to be paid his balance from SmartLive. The player has yet to receive payment from the betting site.

Dimeline Report

07.20.2016

Update 7/21: Dimeline management has updated SBR that the player's funds were not at risk during the period of his play. Unless the player is able to dispute this, the complaint would be closed.

A Dimeline Sportsbook player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player made his first deposit with the sports betting site on December 14, 2015. His first and second payouts were processed normally without incident. After another series of deposits and a withdrawal on May 11, the player went on to make five additional deposits.

Donald Trump secures GOP nomination

07.20.2016

Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee to represent his party in the November 2016 election against Hillary Clinton. Trump's official acceptance speech will come during prime-time Thursday after 7:00PM ET at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Hillary Clinton is a -250 favorite to win in November.

HRWager Sportsbook report

07.19.2016

Sportsbook Review forum members are discussing sports betting website HRWager. The bettors are sharing their recent feedback and experiences at the online sportsbook, which currently holds an SBR rating of C+. HRWager was added to the sportsbook rating guide in July of 2013 at the mark of C-.

Topbet Sportsbook report

07.19.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has been waiting for a $2,340 payout request for what he says has been over one month. He was told that the payout would have taken a total of anywhere between 10 to 15 business days when he submitted the request from the online sports betting website.

Tennis Betting Report

07.19.2016

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) has reported that professional tennis is linked with suspicious gambling activities. A total of 41 cases of suspicious betting activity have been reported in the second quarter of 2016 and tennis has been the subject of the lion’s share of those reports.

Betfair Sportsbook complaint

07.19.2016

A Betfair Sportsbook player has filed an SBR complaint. The player signed up for the online betting site on July 9 to take advantage of a deposit €10 and get a €20 bonus. He proceeded to fund his betting account via Skrill to take advantage of the bonus and then submitted the wagering requirements as instructed.

BetAtHome Sportsbook report

07.18.2016

A BetAtHome Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player claimed to have registered his sports betting account with BetAtHome approximately three weeks ago. He deposited €200 and exclusively made sports bets on soccer through BetAtHome's live, in-play betting markets. His account has since been restricted.

Prop Bets

07.18.2016

The Republican National Convention for the 2016 POTUS election is now underway. Donald Trump, who will be named as the party's nominee tomorrow at 5:30PM ET, is the subject of a few clever prop bets at one online sportsbook. These proposition wagers have been added to the political prop bets directory at Sportsbook Review.

SmartLive Complaint

07.18.2016

A SmartLiveGaming Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player has two pending payouts from the online betting site dated July 5 and July 7 for £160 and £230 respectively. The player was told that he should expect his payout in 3-5 business days. He was later told his account is under review.

JetBull Sportsbook report

07.18.2016

A JetBull Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player has claimed that he ran up his balance to £1,280 two weeks ago. He was told that his funds would be paid in 4-5 working days. After not receiving his payout in the advertised time, the player was told that there was an issue with a third party processor.

Sportsbook.com Report

07.17.2016

An SBR Forum reader has inquired on if D- rated betting site Sportsbook.ag is currently paying in a timely fashion. The online sportsbook has been known for taking anywhere from six to eight weeks to pay by certain payout methods such as cheque withdrawals. Sportsbook.ag also offers bitcoin for player payments.

Otobet Sportsbook report

07.17.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player signed up and deposited $500 on June 25, 2016. He increased his balance to more than $2,000 as of July 16. Since that time, the player has attempted to place a withdrawal for his balance but has noted that there has been no operator available via telephone or live chat.

Bitcoin Sportsbooks Report

07.16.2016

Bitcoin is currently trading at $663 post halving. There was no "big bang" like some online sports bettors expected. Essentially bitcoin miners now receive half the reward (12.5 BTC) for the creation of new bitcoin blocks. There was rampant speculation leading up to the date of halving that there would be huge upswings or downswings to the price of bitcoin.

07.15.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom provides the latest news update on the criminal case involving Legends Sports' founder Bartice "Luke" King. King, through his attorney Nathan J. Mays, requested that he be allowed to freely and without prior authorization travel within the United States so that he could take summer trips with his family.

NordicBet Sportsbook report

07.15.2016

A NordicBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a wagering complaint. The player wagered on a special Euro 2016 prop bet on whether one manager would refuse to shake hands with the other following the result of the game with Russia and Slovakia. The Euro 2016 fixture took place on June 15.

SBR Forum report

07.14.2016

SBR Forum has announced a weekly Twitter wagering challenge. The rolling contest is free to participate in and open to all members. Simply include @SBRSportsPicks & the hashtag #BetSBR with your sports picks for that day and SBR Forum's social media team will randomly select user submitted picks to wager 5% of a starting $100 bankroll on.

SportsbettingOnline report

07.14.2016

The SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D) player who reported being owed $500 for six weeks has reported receiving payment.  He had become frustrated given that he cleared a large 18X rollover in order to request payment. A manager confirmed to SBR that the payout was sent as originally reflected in the July 12 report. He has now confirmed that the payment was received.

Realbet.eu Sportsbook report

07.14.2016

A Realbet.eu (SBR rating D-) player has provided Sportsbook Review with an update on his payout complaint. Realbet.eu Sportsbook advised the player the following after his latest inquiry on when his $1,500 payout requested May 7 would be received. The sportsbook uses software previously owned by Futurebet but claims to handle its own payment processing.

Tipbet.com Sportsbook Report

07.14.2016

A Tipbet.com Sportsbook player deposited €50 in exchange for a 200% bonus two months ago. He fulfilled his play-through requirement and increased his balance to over €1,500 before requesting a withdrawal. As part of the verification process, he was asked to provide a copy of his passport, utility bill, and Neteller screen captures.

1XBet Sportsbook report

07.14.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player holds a current balance of €6,797 with the sports betting site. He has become concerned about the status of his balance because the online sportsbook has not responded to any of his latest emails seeking information on when he would be paid.

eSports Betting

07.13.2016

Sportsbook Review invites eSports bettors to share their feedback on what matters to them when choosing an eSports sportsbook. Players should include all feedback, whether bonus/incentive driven, variety of tournaments with odds, or wagering limits (the max taken on one sports bet). A list of eSports sportsbooks can be found using the betting sites rating guide.

07.13.2016

Online sports gamblers looking to wager on UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. McDonald can find a complete list of UFC betting odds using SBR. Players are one click away from a complete line history view from more than 35 online sports betting websites. The odds grid updates dynamically without requiring a page refresh.

InstantActionSports report

07.13.2016

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested payment of $500 via Skrill at the end of May 2016. He has inquired several times with the online sports betting website via their live chat customer service on when his withdrawal will be processed but has received only canned responses.

BetAtHome Sportsbook report

07.12.2016

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player signed up for Euro 2016 and deposited €400 and received a 50% bonus of €200. He made soccer bets as normal and completed his rollover requirement. He asked for a €5,164 payout request before having his account closed by the sportsbook.

SportsbettingOnline report

07.12.2016

Update: A manager with the online sportsbook has claimed the payout was sent in June, however the player claims not to have received his funds.

A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. After clearing a considerable 18X rollover requirement (the player had to risk 18X his deposit and bonus), he submitted a $500 payout request. The player's payment has yet to be completed and after a month and a week of waiting, he has filed a complaint.

All Star Game Betting report

07.12.2016

Online sportsbooks have set the National League as slight favorites in tonight's MLB All Star Game. Johnny Cueto of the San Francisco Giants will be starting off the Nationals against Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox. The National League are currently listed as -108 favorites to win outright, meaning a $108 bet returns $100.

Cloudbet Sportsbook report

07.12.2016

An SBR Forum member has asked other readers for their feedback on bitcoin betting site Cloudbet's grading of games. Cloudbet is a C+ rated betting site. The gaming site is a bitcoin exclusive sportsbook which was added to the online sportsbooks rating guide exactly one year ago, July 12 of 2015.

Soccer Betting Complaint

07.12.2016

A soccer bettor has filed a complaint against Grosvenor Casino (unrated), a UK online casino and sportsbook. The player placed two bets he believed should have been graded as winners by the bookie on Portugal vs. France, a game which was won by Portugal in added extra time for the Euro 2016 championship.

Teasers Betting Guide

07.11.2016

The NFL and College Football seasons are fast approaching. One of the most popular methods of wagering on American football is by way of "teaser". Put simply, a teaser adjusts the pointspread in your favor by a fixed number of points for two or more combinations. A teaser increases the likelihood a selected team covers the spread.

1XBet Sportsbook report

07.11.2016

Online sportsbook 1XBet (SBR rating D-) has commented on a player's complaint that his winning sports bets were voided. The player claimed to have made nine wagers which were all winners resulting in the profit of €600. Sportsbook Review initially reported on the player's complaint on the 23rd of June.

NFL Betting Future by Sportsbook: See Complete List

07.11.2016

Shop an updated list of NFL betting futures using Sportsbook Review. Players have immediate access to real-time updating odds widgets for the Super Bowl, Conference Odds, Division Odds, and a regular season win totals chart. Only top online sportsbooks have their odds shown in the NFL futures betting directory.

CRSportsBet report

07.10.2016

An SBR Forum Sportsbooks & Industry discussion thread is focusing on Costa Rica based betting site CRSportsBet. The D rated sportsbook was added to the online sportsbooks rating guide in October of 2015 and has only operated since May of 2015. Readers share their feedback on CRSportsBet's payout policies and more.

SBR Poker report

07.10.2016

The SBR Poker Players Championship is approaching the closing stretch of play with just over one month left. There is still time to participate and advance to the SBR Poker Championship: simply download SBR Poker to get started.  Events run Monday through Friday at the hours of 3PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 11PM ET.

MLB betting

07.10.2016

Bettors can easily shop for betting sites considered best for MLB betting using Sportsbook Review. Sportsbooks considered best for wagering MLB offer what's known as an MLB dimeline which is basically discount lines --- a key to savings over the course of a long 162-game season and very important for player bankrolls.

How to Bet On Sports

07.10.2016

Sportsbook Review has created a comprehensive guide aimed at educating first timers on everything they need to know to begin wagering on sports. Online sports betting has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence in the media thanks to the onslaught of fantasy sports advertisements, and New Jersey's fight for land based betting.

NordicBet Sportsbook

07.09.2016

A NordicBet Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed that he is owed a balance of €400. NordicBet recently blocked the player's account after he provided the necessary documents to satisfy the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. After receiving the documents, NordicBet called the player.

UFC 200

07.09.2016

There are a variety of UFC 200 prop bets for tonight's historic PPV event. With Jon Jones now out of the picture, sportsbooks have spread a variety of proposition wagers on the remaining card. Shop for all of the best UFC odds using Sportsbook Review to make sure that you are getting the best of it.

07.08.2016

Sportsbook Review news host Natalie Rydstrom provides the latest news and player focused information in today's SBR News broadcast. The headline topic of today's show is the recent addition of sports betting website Realbet.eu to the sportsbook rating guide at the initial mark of D-. The betting operations are run out of Manila and marketing in Canada.

BetSolo Sportsbook report

07.08.2016

Update 7/12: BetSolo has claimed that the player was not supposed to have signed up for their website due to his residing in England. However, the player registration was successful and he proceeded to win €7,000. BetSolo refunded his deposit.

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has revoked the license of sports betting site BetSolo. The license was officially stripped on June 29 according to a notice posted on the gaming commission website.

Bitcoin Report

07.08.2016

Approximately 25 hours until the bitcoin halving takes place, bitcoin is trading at $650. Online sports bettors have expressed keen interest in all things bitcoin given how the digital currency enables them to easily deposit and withdraw from sports betting sites. The bitcoin halving will essentially reward bitcoin miners 12.5 BTC instead of 25 BTC for mining new blocks.

1XBet Sportsbook

07.07.2016

A manager with 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has provided an update on a complaint where a player claimed that €2,000 was confiscated from his sports betting account. The player has allegedly violated 1XBet's terms and conditions with respect to operating multiple accounts. 1XBet voided all accepted bets.

Realbet report

07.07.2016

Realbet Sportsbook has been added to the online sportsbooks rating guide at the mark of D-. The betting site has a sub-license in Curacao. There are a total of four outstanding payout complaints submitted by players who have waited in excess of the already considerable 15-20 business day time-frame.

Otobet Sportsbook report

07.06.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed to hold a balance of €4,700 with the online sportsbook. He has submitted all necessary documents requested of him to satisfy the Know Your Customer (KYC) process at the online sports betting website.

Topbet Sportsbook report

07.06.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player has reported that a payout that he requested on June 4 for $1,300 has yet to be fulfilled. The funds were deducted from his sports betting account along with a $40 fee on June 8 after he followed up a number of times asking for an ETA.

Realbet Sportsbook report

07.06.2016

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that a Realbet Sportsbook player reported being owed $1,500 since the 3rd of June. Realbet provided comment to SBR last night stating that the player's payout has been taken care of and that they have spoken with the player concerning what led to the delay.

Legendz case update

07.06.2016

US Attorney Mark A. Yancey submitted a 63 page forfeiture request last week seeking a massive financial judgment against Legends Sports founder Bartice "Luke" King and six other individuals and one corporation. King was convicted of running an illegal gambling business and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Wager506 Sportsbook report

07.05.2016

Update 7/6: Wager506 acknowledged purchasing WagerWin. SBR has asked the betting site to provide comment on unconfirmed reports that link BetMayor to WagerWin.

Online betting site Wager506 has the same telephone number previously advertised on the Facebook account of WagerWin Sportsbook (SBR rating F). An ex-employee of BetMayor Sportsbook as well as a third-party review website have suggested that the betting site is run by the former GM of the defunct sportsbook BetMayor.

SBR Picks BETA

07.05.2016

Sportsbook Review Picks has released its BETA site this morning. The brand new SBR Picks website is fully responsive (mobile-friendly), ensuring that players have the best possible experience across a range of device sizes. To access the BETA site, simply visit the SBR Picks homepage and click visit now.

07.05.2016

A RealBet Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. This is the third payout complaint on file from the sports betting site. SBR reported on June 25 of a player owed $4,450 for over a month, and a second player filed a complaint about being owed $1,500 for going on three months. This latest complaint is also for $1,500.

Cloudbet Sportsbook report

07.04.2016

Sportsbook Review asks Cloudbet players with feedback to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. The most consistent feedback from Cloudbet players have been delays with respect to the grading of sports bets. Cloudbet is a bitcoin exclusive betting site which was added to the online sportsbooks rating guide in September of 2015 at C+.

Blacklisted Bookies report

07.04.2016

Betting websites on the Sportsbook Review blacklist have proven over time that they are undeserving of player business. The sportsbooks are ten times as likely to slow-pay players than betting sites in good standing. In addition to snail-like payout time, the betting sites on the blacklist don't simply stop there: Blacklisted bookies have outright stolen player winnings.

Sportsbook Bonuses

07.04.2016

An SBR reader recently asked whether he should settle for a 50% free play bonus with 6X rollover or a 25% cash bonus with an 8X rollover. As there is a large variety of sportsbook bonuses to consider between cash, free play/free bet, match bet, and various fine-print associated with each and every offer, it can be a challenge for players to determine what is best.

Bitcoin Sportsbook Report

07.04.2016

Sportsbook Review launched a bitcoin sports betting forum following user demand for an isolated section to discuss the digital currency which has skyrocketed in popularity over the last two years. More than 30 sports betting sites added bitcoin last year alone including many traditional fiat sportsbooks.

Finding a Sportsbook Tips

07.03.2016

With so many sports betting sites to choose from, first time players might feel a tad overwhelmed and uncertain on which betting site deserves their hard-earned funds. This is precisely why Sportsbook Review attempts to simplify this process to allow bettors to make an informed decision without studying websites for hours.

Otobet Sportsbook complaint

07.02.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player has told SBR that he has been waiting since June 20 to receive payment of €3,820. The player has claimed that the sports betting website, which has a Costa Rica based server but entirely Russian support staff, has not responded to any of his emails.

1XBet Sportsbook report

07.02.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom reports on Russia based betting site 1XBet being added to the worst sportsbook blacklist. 1XBet initially debuted on the blacklist after several complaints were submitted by players who claimed that they had been dealt with unfairly, slowly paid, or had their winnings erased from their betting accounts.

Smarkets betting complaint

07.02.2016

An Smarkets player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that after having his documents approved as normal from the betting exchange, his account was blocked following his placing a payout request. Smarkets is a C rated betting exchange which was added to the sportsbook rating guide in 2011.

SBR Forum Bash registration open!

07.02.2016

Registration is now open for the 2017 Super Bowl weekend bash in the exotic setting of the all inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Verified first time members are welcome to attend though priority will be given to loyal SBR Forum members who have attended prior bashes.

BetAtHome Sportsbook report

07.01.2016

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player claimed that he opened his sports betting account in May of 2016. He placed two sports bets with BetAtHome and then had his account frozen. The player was told that his account was linked with a third party and asked to provide an explanation. He has adamantly denied this charge.

Online sportsbooks report

07.01.2016

Online sports bettors can easily shop for a list of online sportsbooks by the total number of years that they have been online using the sportsbook rating guide. By sticking with betting sites that have operated for at least a few years in good standing, players are minimizing the likelihood that they will have issues come payout time.

ZenitBet Sportsbook scam report

06.30.2016

A ZenitBet Sportsbook player has written in to add his name to the list of players who have been scammed by the Russia based betting site. ZenitBet, an F rated sportsbook which is part of the scam website blacklist, has conned players out of $30,000 since being added to the online sportsbooks rating guide last August.

Wager506 feedback wanted

06.30.2016

Online sports bettors with feedback on Wager506 are encouraged to write in or make their voices heard in the SBR Sportsbook & Industry forum. The Costa Rica based betting site uses DGS software. Sportsbook Review is presently researching the online sportsbook before including Wager506 in the online sportsbooks rating guide.

eSports, bitcoin

06.30.2016

The sports betting industry continues to evolve from both a markets and financial perspective. Bettors can place bets on video game tournaments (seriously) with eSports markets and even make their deposits with a decentralized crypto-currency called bitcoin. By using Sportsbook Review, players can find the latest information on emerging markets and reputable betting sites.