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Win Free Pizza

09.26.2016

SBR Forum members are invited to participate in tonight's Predict the Score for Pizza Contest for Monday Night Football. The objective is to correctly predict the exact final score for both teams — the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints — and the first man or woman to correctly do so will be declared the winner.

09.26.2016

It was a rough Sunday afternoon for sports bettors though players managed to return fire to sportsbooks with the public darling Dallas Cowboys covering against the Chicago Bears with room to spare in the Sunday night game. This article recaps Sunday's wagering action and how players fared vs. the betting lines.

Online Sportsbooks Age

09.25.2016

Sportsbook Review suggests players consider the test of time: How long has the sportsbook been in operation in good standing? It may sound like a daunting task to research how long exactly hundreds of companies have been in business, which is where the sportsbook rating guide comes in handy.

Player Advisory

09.25.2016

Sportsbook Review receives many thousands of complaints each year from online sports bettors. A percentage of these complaints center on account hacking or unauthorized access that results in the loss of user funds. This article lists useful ways to make sure that as a player you are doing everything you can to protect your online sportsbook account.

Sportsbooks Report

09.25.2016

Online sportsbooks have caught up with the times. Bookmakers have fashioned themselves into media companies with clever marketing departments capitalizing on today's social media landscape while the cold-calling of yesteryear has mostly ceased. Sportsbooks spend piles of cash on connecting with potential players through various forms of advertising.

Online Sportsbooks Report

09.24.2016

Players can find sportsbooks by their cashier options offered using the online sportsbooks rating guide. Whether a gambler is looking for bookmakers accepting bitcoin or a more traditional banking based option, the rating guide contains data from over 200 online sportsbooks, however - not all sportsbooks are created equal.

09.24.2016

The Sports Bit tandem of Teddy Covers and Paul Howard discuss The Prick's five plays for week three of the $50,000 NFL and College Football Betting contest known as the "Beat The Prick" contest. Watch the breakdown to see how Teddy Covers sees The Prick performing during week three.

Sportsbook.com Report

09.23.2016

A Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) player has reported that he requested a payment in the amount of $1,000 on July 11. He asked to receive a cheque, and was told that it would take up to eight weeks to receive his funds. The player has yet to receive his payout or a meaningful update on when he will be paid.

09.23.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom covers the release of proposition wagers at online sportsbooks for Monday Night's Presidential debate between Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Online sportsbook Bovada (SBR rating A) was the first betting site to roll out debate prop bets.

BetAtHome Sportsbook Report

09.23.2016

Since publishing a report Monday that BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) exited the Belarus market, two more players have written SBR detailing that they've yet to receive their closing balances from the online sportsbook. SBR asked for comment from BetAtHome to confirm the decision and ask for an update on the player's specific complaint.

Redbet Sportsbook Report

09.22.2016

A Redbet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed that after asking for a withdrawal in the amount of €1,600 his account was suspended. He noted that all of his previous payouts were processed successfully by the sports betting site, though he has yet to receive his latest withdrawal request.

Bitcoin Sportsbooks report

09.22.2016

Users can find all online sportsbooks accepting bitcoin using the sportsbook rating guide. Over 20 betting sites added bitcoin to their cashier in the last year alone as players have found that using the digital currency improves their experience by cutting out the middleman and reducing the cost they'd have to eat on most transactions.

Trump vs Clinton Odds

09.22.2016

Online sportsbook Bovada (SBR rating A) is the first sports betting site to release prop bets on the first upcoming Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Monday night. Online sports bettors can shop for all presidential prop bets and outright winner odds for the upcoming election using Sportsbook Review.

09.21.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom interviews professional handicapper "The Prick" and discusses his week three selections in the 2016 $50,000 NFL and College Football betting contest. The Prick has gotten off to a 5-5 start after two weeks and looks to get back to his winning ways during week three.

Topbet Sportsbook Report

09.21.2016

SBR previously reported that a Topbet (SBR rating D+) player claimed that he has waited over a month for a $1,188 payout. The player had been given generic responses concerning third-party processors and did not have a clear date on when he should expect to receive his payment. Topbet addressed the case with Sportsbook Review and has paid the player.

Otobet Sportsbook report

09.21.2016

Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has addressed the €1,644 payout complaint filed by a player. The player claimed that his account was closed after he asked for a payout from the online sportsbook. Otobet provided comment to Sportsbook Review this morning concerning the player's complaint.

Sportsbook.com Report

09.20.2016

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player requested a $4,200 payment on August 2 and was given a time-frame of three to five weeks to receive the funds. He has not yet been paid and has received only generic updates from the online sportsbook on when he should be paid.

Bitcoin Sportsbook report

09.20.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum added a bitcoin subforum dedicated to discussions on using the digital currency with online sportsbooks. Many players have found that using bitcoin enables them to make transactions with sports betting sites in an efficient manner and without incurring the fees associated with other methods.

09.20.2016

Earlier in the year the WNBA quietly changed the format of their playoff series which sends the top eight teams regardless of conference into the playoffs beginning tomorrow. As the WNBA is not officially recognizing conference winners with this format change, players who had futures wagers on conference winners should expect futures tickets to be voided, less there was expressly written language taking into account the format change at sportsbooks. Most online sportsbooks typically spread the WNBA outright winner market, though a handful of the industry's leading sportsbooks include a greater variety of betting markets.

Otobet Sportsbook Report

09.20.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has added his name to the growing list of players who have not been paid by the betting site. The player has claimed that he is owed €1,644. His account was allegedly closed during the course of his following up asking for payment. SBR reported on a €2,100 payment complaint against the sportsbook last week.

BetAtHome Sportsbook Report

09.19.2016

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has claimed that as of today the sports betting site has closed all accounts from players based in Belarus. He has a present unpaid $4,500.98 balance and has stated that support is unwilling to pay out the balance through Skrill, which was his most recent deposit method.

Free Predict the Score Contest

09.19.2016

SBR Forum has announced a predict the score contest to win a pizza in tonight's installment of Monday Night Football between the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles. Users must predict the exact final score for both teams, so an example of a posted entry would be that the Philadelphia Eagles score 28 points and the Chicao Bears score 21.

1XBet Sportsbook Report

09.19.2016

1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has addressed the payout complaint filed by a player who stated that he was owed over €5,000 for 3.5 months. The player claimed that he provided everything requested of him to satisfy the terms of 1XBet's Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure, including sending ID documents by ground mail.

Sportsbook Review report

09.18.2016

What makes an online sportsbook great? This is one of the most commonly asked questions Sportsbook Review receives via email and through the SBR posting forum (which has over 400,000 members). There are six key categories that SBR scores sportsbooks on that determine where they are ranked on the sportsbook rating scale. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Sportsbook Ratings Report

09.18.2016

There have been 40 sportsbook rating changes since January 1 of this year. Review the list to see if your sportsbook is included. Alternatively, use the search tool at the top of all SBR pages to see a detailed list of only your sportsbook's status changes and news updates. Players need to make sure that the company that has their business is deserving of it in the first place.

09.18.2016

Sports gamblers looking to place a bet on NFL week two can find all betting scores and lines using the NFL betting odds grid. Tonight's marquee game is the primetime contest between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings: betting consensus data is available at SBR Odds showing how players are wagering.

1XBet Sportsbook Report

09.17.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has been accused of syndicate style wagering and has had a balance of over €5,000 confiscated. He was told that he will be able to receive a refund of his €550 in deposits. The player has denied syndicate wagering but acknowledges that his brother also has an account with the online sportsbook.

Otobet Sportsbook report

09.17.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a payout complaint. The online sports bettor has claimed that on August 23 he submitted a payment request in the amount of €2,100 to his Skrill account. The player has since followed up numerous times with the online sportsbook but his balance remains in limbo.

Sportsbook Review Report

09.17.2016

It is a losing proposition to consider playing with any of the online sportsbooks displayed on the betting sites blacklist. Sportsbooks on the blacklist are rated from D- to F. High profile examples of sportsbooks that players would do well to avoid include Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) and OddsMaker.ag (SBR rating F).

College Football Betting Odds

09.17.2016

Online sports bettors looking to wager on college football week three can find all betting lines and real-time scoring updates courtesy of SBR Odds. The college football odds grid shows the lines from over 35 sports betting sites. Users can customize their view of SBR Odds by showing 10 betting sites they'd like to see on the first page of the SBR Odds tool.

Sportsbook Bonuses Report

09.16.2016

Professional gamblers will not deposit to a sports betting site unless there is sufficient value offered that makes it worthwhile for them to do so. Players who are wagering for fun or to supplement their income should take a page out of this playbook. There are many areas that a sportsbook may offer value to a player and prove deserving of their business.

Canelo vs Smith Prop Bets

09.16.2016

Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez opened as a -1200 betting favorite against Britain's Liam Smith for Saturday's Pay-Per-View (PPV) boxing event. Sports betting sites have released a steady stream of proposition wagers involving cinnamon headed Alvarez in the bout, which may be more desirable for bettors than laying the lumber.

Topbet Sportsbook complaint

09.15.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a payment complaint. The player is owed $1,188 and has been waiting for over a month to receive his funds. The player has been given generic updates, as have around a dozen others who have similarly filed slow-pay complaints, suggesting that third-parties processors are to blame.

mBit report

09.15.2016

Bitcoin gambling site mBit (SBR rating D+) is no longer operating its online sportsbook. mBit continues to remain open as a casino. Sportsbook Review introduced mBit into the online sportsbooks rating guide in September at the mark of D+. mBit has been removed from the list of bitcoin accepting sportsbooks as a result of the change.

SBR Odds report

09.15.2016

Online sports gamblers have caused the line to drop from -2.5 to +1 on the Buffalo Bills in tonight's Thursday Night Football NFL game against the New York Jets. The game kicks off at 8:25PM ET. For detailed line history from more than 35 online sportsbooks and match-up statistics, visit the NFL Odds Grid.

09.14.2016

Online sports bettors are discussing A+ rated betting site BetDSI at SBR Forum. A reader surveyed the forum on the online sportsbook after noting that he was considering adding the sportsbook to his line-up of sportsbooks due to their deposit bonus. The online sportsbook is one of over 40 betting sites that offer bitcoin for player deposits and withdrawals.

09.14.2016

A third SmartLiveGaming player has written to Sportsbook Review. The player has not received payment for his closing balance with the online sportsbook. Sportsbook Review reported that the UK Gambling Commission revoked SmartLiveGaming's operating license in August. Players have reported being owed over €8,000 respectively.

Parlay Betting Report

09.14.2016

Parlay wagering is an incredibly fun method of sports betting that involves multiple outcomes for higher payoffs. Both recreational and professional players alike use this form of betting to simultaneously have action on ongoing games for higher payouts than what would be received wagering on each game straight up and winning.

09.13.2016

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that a $1,000 payout is overdue from July 11. The player has been waiting a total of ten weeks to receive his payout, meanwhile the sports betting site advertises six to eight weeks to receive payments sent by way of cheque. This is an industry worst time-frame to be paid.

09.13.2016

Week two of the $50,000 NFL and College Football betting contest is now open for picks. Sportsbook Review congratulates all week one winners who shared part of the 150,000 points payout for their performance outscoring professional handicapper "The Prick" based on net units. There is still plenty of time left to join the free handicapping contest and be eligible for the $50,000 in year-end payouts distributed to the top 100.

Sportsbook Report

09.13.2016

Sportsbook Review receives many complaints from players on various issues, payout related, customer service, platform issues, the list goes on: However one of the recurring complaints is that players think that their bonus was handled unfairly, or that their wager was not graded properly. These are some of the most avoidable disputes.

Topbet Sportsbook report

09.12.2016

Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has said that they are investigating the player complaint reported recently. On July 26, a player asked for a payout from the sports betting site for $2,107. The payout was only supposed to take anywhere from 10 to 15 business days, but the funds have not been received to date.

NFL Sports Betting Report

09.11.2016

NFL sports betting is unlike any other sport in the world because its betting odds are known as the sharpest in the industry and hardest to beat for an average Joe. All hope is not lost, however, because being an advantage player is not as hard as it sounds. There are sportsbooks every gambler needs in his or her line-up to maximize their expected return. It is up to players to make sure that they are sharks and not guppies.

NFL Odds Report

09.11.2016

The NFL Betting Odds grid lists all week one NFL full game markets on the board from online sportsbooks. Line history of each game is available for every sportsbook featured on the grid; simply click on any of the odds on the page to pull out the line moves history. Users can customize SBR Odds to see ten sportsbooks odds simultaneously.

Sportsbook Report

09.11.2016

There are three simple and effective ways to narrow down the search for a new online sportsbook on the SBR network. Instead of being blinded by website bells and whistles or trusting your gut instinct, it is important that players use the resources at their disposal and consider these three methods of analyzing any new sportsbook before sending their hard-earned funds.

Topbet Sportsbook complaint

09.11.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a payout complaint. On July 26, the player requested a payout from the sports betting site in the amount of $2,107. The payout window was supposed to be 10 to 15 business days, but as of today the payment has yet to be received and the player has received only generic updates from the sportsbook.

Sportsbook Bonuses Report

09.10.2016

Players who are looking for an additional sportsbook account to find value for the first NFL Sunday are encouraged to weigh the offers posted in the betting sites bonuses directory. Offers are categorized and sorted first by True Bonus Value — a formula SBR uses to compare the strength of sportsbook bonus offers.

Sportsbook Rating change

09.10.2016

Online sportsbook Otobet has received a sportsbook rating change from D to D-. The betting site has had several slow-pay complaints filed by players recently and has not been communicative with Sportsbook Review as of late concerning these issues. Players are asked to submit a sportsbook complaint form if in need of assistance.

BetClic Sportsbook report

09.10.2016

A BetClic Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that his sports betting account has been suspended for a period of one month. The player provided his ID to the online sportsbook along with his utility bill and a photograph holding his ID, but he is still unable to access his funds.

Join Today

09.10.2016

The 2016 Beat The Prick (BTP) 12 handicapping contest is officially open for week one picks. This year's flagship contest on the Sportsbook Review network gives away $50,000 to the top 100 NFL and College Football handicappers based on total units accumulated through the course of the 17-week handicapping contest.

09.09.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom guides readers through how to shop for a new sportsbook using the betting sites rating guide. Sports bettors can take advantage of Amazon style filters to browse for a new sportsbooks. Sportsbook Review detailed earlier in the week some of the most popular sportsbook searches according to user stats.

Topbet Sportsbook report

09.09.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook player has claimed that two payouts for $2,500 each have not been received. The requests were made dating back to July 5, 2016. The player has been in constant contact with customer service but has not received any firm updates on when the payouts are expected to be received.

Cloudbet Sportsbook report

09.09.2016

Update 2:16PM ET: Cloudbet management addressed the case and clarified that they were performing system upgrades which caused some wagers not to be graded on-time. The player's bet has since been graded.

A Cloudbet Sportsbook player has submitted negative feedback concerning the amount of time it has taken for an MLB sports wager to be graded as a winner. The bet was made more than 24 hours ago and has yet to be settled. Cloudbet players have frequently complained of tardy wager settlement times.

Nitrogen Sports update

09.08.2016

Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B+) has provided an update on the reports of delayed transactions. SBR Forum members noted yesterday that deposits and withdrawals were significantly delayed beyond the normal time-frame. Deposits took up to three hours in some cases and one player reported a payout request taking 45 minutes.

Realbet Sportsbook report

09.08.2016

Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) have addressed the payout complaint a player filed regarding an unpaid $1,350 from a payout request originally made on February 27. The player has to date only received a refund of his initial deposit and has not been given any information on when his withdrawal will be completed.

SBR Forum report

09.08.2016

An SBR Forum poster has shared that his online sportsbook has placed him on a payment plan. The player had his account closed on June 6 by the betting site and he has been forced to accept installments of his total balance; so far, the player has had to pay more than 15% in fees to receive a total of $1,600.

Sportsbook Bonuses

09.07.2016

The sportsbook bonuses grid has had changes recorded for Heritage Sports, Bovada, BetOnline, and Sportsbetting.ag this week. Users can compare each website's bonus and applicable fine-print using the directory. For additional questions and for confirmation of bonus eligibility SBR suggests that players first contact each sportsbook.

09.07.2016

Professional handicapper "The Prick" has released his five picks to start the 2016 Beat The Prick (BTP) contest at the Sportsbook Review network. The BTP contest has run for eleven previous years on SBR Forum and is the community's flagship contest, boasting a $50,000 prize-pool to the top 100 contestants.

Realbet Sportsbook complaint

09.07.2016

A second Realbet Sportsbook player has submitted a payout complaint. The player requested a payout of $1,715 on February 27 and submitted all of the required documents necessary to verify his account with the online sportsbook. Shortly thereafter the player received a confirmation that the request was approved.

SmartLiveGaming Report

09.06.2016

A second SmartLiveGaming player has written in to Sportsbook Review to log that he has an unpaid balance of €900. The player has been unable to receive any information from the sports betting website concerning the status of his funds since the sportsbook had their operational license revoked by the UK Gambling Commission last month.

Heritage Sports report

09.06.2016

Starting this morning, select Heritage Sports (SBR rating A+) players will see an option to begin using new and improved betting software. A banner is displayed on the Heritage homepage, and the top navigation bar to try out the new wagering software, labeled 2K16 Sports. Players who would like to try out the updated software are free to request the option be turned on.

Realbet Sportsbook report

09.06.2016

A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint seeking Sportsbook Review's assistance. The player requested a payout of $350 from the online sportsbook back in April of this year. He has been informed of processing delays several times since writing in to ask about when he will be paid.

Otobet Sportsbook report

09.05.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has claimed that his account was closed by the online sportsbook on Friday, and he has not received his €200 deposit. The Otobet letter notified the player that their security department had decided to close his account as he did not pass their verification procedure.

NFL Betting Futures

09.05.2016

The NFL season kicks off this Thursday night and online sportsbooks have adjusted their betting futures ahead of the season opener. The Green Bay Packers have been lowered from +990 to an average of +850, and the odds on the Pittsburgh Steelers have been adjusted to the +900 range at most online sportsbooks.

09.05.2016

One week of voting has been completed in the September 2016 top sportsbooks poll. SBR Forum members have been asked to check in and rate their top three online sportsbooks. Players are free to cast their votes on the overall best for whatever is important to them when evaluating bookmakers vs. the competition.

SmartLiveGaming Complaint

09.05.2016

A SmartLiveGaming player owed €7,000 has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review. SmartLiveGaming had their license revoked by the UK Gambling Commission one month ago, and are not answering their emails or customer service phone number according to this player, who has been given no update on the status of his funds.

1XBet Sportsbook complaint

09.04.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that the sports betting website owes him a balance of more than €5,000. The player complied with each request that 1XBet made to verify his identity and has even sent copies of his documents by ground mail as requested, though his balance remains in limbo.

09.04.2016

It has been a winning weekend for speculators and bitcoin sportsbook gamblers that keep portions of their bankroll in hot wallets or with sportsbooks that keep deposits in bitcoin. Bitcoin was trading at $574 upon closing Friday and ended the day Saturday near $600, and as of this publication is knocking on the doors of $610.

09.04.2016

Nearly 1,000 SBR Forum members are already enrolled in this year's $50,000 NFL and College Football handicapping contest, Beat The Prick (BTP) 12. The contest is entirely free to join and opens this Tuesday, September 6. The $50,000 in season-ending prizes will be distributed among the top 100 contestants.

Sportsbook.com Payout Complaint

09.03.2016

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has filed a slow-pay complaint. The player has been owed $1,000 since June 16, and has been waiting for three weeks longer than the already lengthy six to eight week payment window for cheque withdrawals. The player has claimed he has been given only generic information that the withdrawal is being worked on.

LSbet Sportsbook report

09.03.2016

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has been accused of operating multiple accounts. The player filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review and stated that he deposited €150 with the online sports betting site and received a free bet along with his deposit. He profited with the free bet and worked his balance up to over €1,100.

09.03.2016

Online sportsbooks have received nearly 61% of bets on Alabama vs. USC in tonight's 8:00PM college football match-up. The point spread opened at 10 in favor of the Crimson Tide and has shifted up two points to 12 in line with the lopsided wagering action. SBR Odds shows consensus data for each betting option of the game.

Sportsbook Bonuses

09.02.2016

The online sportsbooks bonuses grid displays offers from sports betting sites rated anywhere from A+ to C. Betting sites routinely update most of their account signup related perks prior to the start of the college football and NFL football seasons. Sportsbook Review will update the newswire as changes are made to the offers.

Otobet Sportsbook report

09.02.2016

Three Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) players have filed payout complaints seeking the assistance of Sportsbook Review. The players are owed $900, €245, and €238 respectively. Each of the players shared a similar story of having asked for a payout, submitting their ID documents, and being in limbo ever since.