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08.28.2016

Bitcoin is a digital currency that has not only taken the tech industry by storm, but that has become a staple among the online sports betting community for its ability to make transactions easier and more painless at betting sites. As of now, there are a total of fifty bookmakers in the online sportsbooks rating guide offering bitcoin.

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SBR Posting Forum Maintenance

08.28.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum will undergo maintenance Monday at approximately 9AM ET. SBR technicians expect that this process will take no more than three hours. Sportsbook Review, SBR Odds, SBR Picks, SBR Contests, and the rest of the network remain accessible as normal during this period of time.

08.27.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom reports on the importance of finding a reputable betting site. The College Football and NFL seasons do more than just bring out sports fans looking to enjoy a pastime of betting on their favorite team, online sportsbooks with less than stellar intentions also come out of the woodwork looking to lure in new clients.

Topbet complaints

08.27.2016

Two Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) players have filed payout complaints. Player one requested a payout of $2,000 on June 27 and has called multiple times inquiring on when he should receive these funds. Player two requested a payout of $2,500 on July 11 and was told to expect his funds in 10-15 days.

Sportsbook.com Report

08.26.2016

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint against the online sports betting site. The player has said that he has been waiting for nine weeks to be paid, despite the website advertising up to six to eight weeks for payments through cheque. Sportsbook.com since added bitcoin to their cashier for more expedited payouts.

Football Betting Kit

08.26.2016

The 2016 College Football season officially kicks off tonight with California taking on Hawaii. California are currently 20 point favorites at online sportsbooks. But before getting to the spread, money line, halves, quarters, and betting galore, it is important to learn the intricacies of the game so that you bet with your head as much as your heart and have the best chance to be profitable over the long haul.

LSbet Sportsbook report

08.26.2016

An LSbet Sportsbook player has claimed that approximately $5,000 in winnings were confiscated from his betting account following a conference via Skype. The player claimed that he was asked a series of questions by the online sportsbook pertaining to the markets and sports leagues he wagered in accumulating the balance.

How to Compare Betting Sites

08.25.2016

A total of 219 online sportsbooks with ratings from A+ to F are listed in the betting sites rating guide. There are a wide array of features to compare sportsbooks by using the rating guide, and the decision on how to filter these companies is ultimately up to you, the player. This article focuses on how to compare betting sites using the rating guide.

08.25.2016

Sportsbook Review has indexed on all new account incentives in the betting sites bonus directory. Players on the prowl forl NFL and College Football bonuses can find all data needed to make a decision on which offer is right for them on their desktop and mobile devices. The types of bonuses displayed on the page include cash, free play, and free bet.

Exclusivebet Sportsbook report

08.25.2016

Exclusivebet Sportsbook has addressed the complaint filed by a player who claimed that his winning balance was confiscated after going on a hot streak. The player claimed that after putting in for his first ever account withdrawal, his account was soon after restricted by the online sports betting website.

08.24.2016

It hasn't been a kind August to the Donald. Trump's odds were 2 to 1 to close July, but have since almost doubled at some online sportsbooks. Still, bettors who got in early and predicted Trump would end up becoming the Repulican nominee hold tickets that pay as much as 66 to 1.

08.24.2016

Bitcoin exclusive sportsbook Betcoin.ag has been upgraded from C to C+. Unlike most bitcoin gaming sites which prefer to remain in large part anonymous, management at the betting site have been available in discussing player feedback submitted to Sportsbook Review and have expressed a willingness to transparently address issues moving forward.

SuperLenny Sportsbook report

08.24.2016

A SuperLenny (SBR rating C) player has accused the online sportsbook of falling asleep at the wheel and docking him £690 in profit for a winning racebook play on Suggestion to win the 17:15 at Southwell. SuperLenny argued that the wager was voided due to the odds changing, though the player pointed out it was standard market movement.

Exclusivebet report

08.24.2016

An Exclusivebet player has claimed that his winnings were voided. The player opened his account with the online sportsbook earlier this year and went on a hot streak. However, after attempting his very first withdrawal, the player claimed that the sportsbook responded by restricting his account access and cancelling his wagers.

Bitcoin Sports Betting Topic

08.23.2016

An SBR Forum poster has surveyed fellow sports bettors inside of the bitcoin sports betting forum on the process of cashing out through the popular digital currency. Bitcoin has taken the online sports betting by storm and prompted bookmakers to react to consumer demand to see the easy to use digital coin added to their cashiers.

BetAdonis Sportsbook

08.23.2016

A BetAdonis Sportsbook player has filed a bonus complaint. The player has claimed that he was limited by BetAdonis to less than €1 wagers and that he has been unable to have his wagering limit increased so that he can complete the remaining wagering requirement on his account. The complaint is similar to one reported earlier this summer.

08.23.2016

The first NFL Sunday is just three weeks away and online sports bettors are using this window to analyze team performance during the NFL preseason. The futures price of the Green Bay Packers for instance has been adjusted by online bookmakers from +1010 down to +925 on average. Bookies use this period to update their markets based on injuries and other factors.

Otobet Sportsbook report

08.23.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has reported that he is still owed €3,000 and has been waiting for well over one month. Sportsbook Review asked Otobet support for comment on the complaint but has yet to be given an update on where the player's payout status stands. SBR asks Otobet players in need of assistance to submit a complaint form.

BetMania Sportsbook Report

08.22.2016

Online sportsbook BetMania has been upgraded to B-. SBR Forum readers have shared positive feedback on the sportsbook during the previous year. The betting site has a bonus model where players can receive up to 200% via the form of a freeplay, though as with all large bonuses there is a steep 18X rollover requirement.

TonyBet Sportsbook Report

08.22.2016

A TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint. The player opened his betting account with TonyBet in 2013 after accepting a bonus incentive for a £50 match bet bonus. After depositing, the player had his account locked so he provided the necessary documents to establish his account.

1XBet Sportsbook report

08.22.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player was successfully paid approximately 900 PLN (about $236) from the online sportsbook before his account was closed. The player has claimed that a remaining balance consisting of 1,000 PLN in winnings have not been paid.

ComeOn Sportsbook report

08.21.2016

A manager with ComeOn Sportsbook has acknowledged the complaint filed by a player over a confiscated €2,00 balance. ComeOn confirmed that the player provided his documents as requested, but the closing sentence of the policy indicates that ComeOn has concluded that the documents are not fit to pass their Know Your Customer (KYC) process.

UFC 202 betting report

08.21.2016

It was a bloody UFC 202 for professional sports bettors and for most of the resident UFC handicapping sharps on SBR's UFC betting Forum. The average betting public and the house were on the same side Saturday night rooting for "The Notorious" Conor McGregor to avenge his UFC 196 defeat to Nate Diaz.

Congrats SBR Poker Winners

08.21.2016

Sportsbook Review congratulates the winners from Saturday night's SBR Poker championship. Former SBR Bash poker sharp RonPaul2008 bested a field of 97 contestants in a two hour plus long poker championship capping off months of tournament play. RonPaul2008 pocketed a total of 45,000 betpoints good for redemption in the SBR Store.

BetDNA report

08.20.2016

Online betting site BetDNA has been added to the list of sportsbooks accepting bitcoin for player deposits and withdrawals. A BetDNA manager advised SBR of the sportsbook adding support for the digital currency. SBR previously reported on a complaint reported by a user that had issues with withdrawals.

ComeOn Sportsbook report

08.20.2016

A ComeOn Sportsbook player has claimed that a €2,000 balance was confiscated from his betting account. The player claims to have sent all documents requested to satisfy the terms of the Know Your Customer (KYC) process in place at the online sports betting website. However, his account was closed due to allegedly violating the terms and conditions of the sportsbook.

UFC 202 prop bets

08.20.2016

Online sportsbooks have released a variety of UFC 202 prop bets for tonight's pay-per-view event which features a rematch of "The Notorious" Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz. Diaz submitted McGregor as a substantial underdog in the pair's first bout. Bookmakers adjusted their line to -125 in favor of the Irishman in the rematch.

08.19.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom stresses the importance of not being a victim and choosing your online sportsbook wisely. Like clockwork, dodgy sportsbook operators surface prior to the start of each American football season peddling unrealistic bonuses aimed at luring in new business from unsuspecting players.

eSports Betting

08.19.2016

What is eSports betting? eSports betting refers to wagering on video game competitions. The question was recently asked by a curious sports bettor at SBR Forum. While a number of the responses jabbed a little at the type of players who enjoy eSports, either from a competitive or betting standpoint, eSports appears only to be gaining steam.

08.18.2016

An SBR Forum poster shared that he was recently offered a 100% cash bonus with a 10X bonus rollover. The player stated that it sounded too good to be true and asked the opinions of other members. Bettors should know that all sportsbooks increase their bonus incentives around major parts of the sports calendar.

SBR poker

08.18.2016

Sportsbook Review congratulates the top 100 SBR Forum poker players who have advanced to Saturday's championship event. The top 100 qualified by earning the most points in daily tournament play from May 2 to August 17. The members will now play in Saturday's championship event for a 125,000 betpoints payout.

1XBet Sportsbook Report

08.17.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a complaint. The player opened his sports betting account with 1XBet in January of 2016 and made an initial deposit of €100. He verified his account in March by providing a photo of himself and his passport. He successfully made a €100 withdrawal at the time.

Rivalo Sportsbook news

08.17.2016

Rivalo Sportsbook has provided an update to SBR about the player complaint involving a user who said that 600 Swiss Francs (about $623) had not been paid by the online sportsbook. Rivalo claimed that the player had in fact operated a total of three accounts to take advantage of their welcome bonus offering.

Sportsbook.com slow pay report

08.16.2016

A Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) player has shared that he has been waiting to receive a bitcoin withdrawal for over one week from the online sportsbook. The player has noted that the customer service at the online betting site have stated that they cannot offer a specific time-frame on when the winnings will be paid through bitcoin.

Coral Sportsbook report

08.16.2016

Online sportsbook Coral was flogged by the UK's Advertising Standards Agency over a social media advertisement that was determined to violate rules pertaining to marketing. A tweet released by Coral back in April highlighted a special offer on Real Madrid's match with Manchester City during UEFA Champions League play.

Rivalo Sportsbook complaint

08.16.2016

A Rivalo Sportsbook player has claimed that 600 Swiss Francs (about $623) have not been paid by the online sportsbook. The player had his account closed by the sports betting site for an apparent violation of part of Rivalo's terms and conditions, but the player has contested having done anything wrong.

BetAtHome Sportsbook report

08.15.2016

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player has accused the online sportsbook of bait and switch tactics whereby he deposited €100 specifically to receive a welcome bonus of €45, however, after fulfilling the deposit requirement the offer was pulled back by the online sportsbook.

Otobet Sportsbook report

08.15.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a complaint. The player registered for the betting site last October and received a standard sportsbook bonus. After completing the wagering requirement, his balance stood at approximately €1,795. At this point, the player put in for a payout request as of March 11.

Payout Reports

08.14.2016

A discussion thread has been established for players to log their payouts from online betting sites for the period of August 2016. Players are free to disclose the method of the payment received as well as fees incurred. Most bettors nowadays prefer using bitcoin for their transactions to avoid fees and delays.

Topbet Sportsbook report

08.14.2016

Sportsbook Review asks Topbet (SBR rating C-) players with payment feedback to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. SBR reported on two outstanding payout complaints against Topbet on August 8. The players are owed $2,500 [two withdrawals] and $1,100 respectively. Topbet has yet to add bitcoin to their cashier as scheduled.

08.14.2016

This article lists an American Football Betting digest across the Sportsbook Review network. Bettors are invited to use the free resources at their disposal for this upcoming pigskin season. As always, SBR encourages players to do their homework and stick with offers from well-rated bookies that have shown that they have done right by players with on time payouts.

EFBet Sportsbook Report

08.13.2016

An EFBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has submitted a wagering complaint. A player wagered €260 on a Netherlands soccer fixture between ADO Den Haag and the Go Ahead Eagles. His stake was on the draw at the odds of 4.05 (converts to +305). The player chose EFBet for making this soccer wager because their price was marginally better than the market.

Dobet Sportsbook report

08.13.2016

Online sportsbook Dobet (SBR rating D-) is off-line. The homepage of the betting site displays a message indicating that the homepage has been seized due to government regulation. A disclaimer is displayed that new players are not being accepted and that 'deposits are not allowed in your country'.

Free NFL Contest

08.12.2016

Over 500 Sportsbook Review Forum members are already enrolled in this year's Beat The Prick (BTP) NFL and College Football handicapping contest. The signature contest of SBR Forum has a whopping $50,000 prize-pool which will be distributed to the top 100 contestants. This is the 12th consecutive year that the BTP contest has run on the SBR network.

08.12.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom reports on the latest news that former NBA top dog David Stern will be speaking on behalf of the motion to legalize sports betting across the United States. Stern's speech is scheduled for September 29 at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman will also be speaking.

Bovada poker report

08.11.2016

Bovada Poker has been acquired by Ignition Casino. Poker players will have to transfer their poker account to the Ignition Casino platform by September 30. Bovada users will continue to have access with their existing accounts to the Bovada sportsbook, casino, and racebook. Bovada management has advised SBR that all players have been notified via email.

08.11.2016

On July 2, Sportsbook Review reported that an Otobet player had been waiting since June 20 to receive payment of €3,820. A manager with the sportsbook later advised SBR that the player would be paid within a few days.  However, as of the second week of August, the player has yet to receive payment and no more information has been given from Otobet.

NFL betting

08.11.2016

The NFL preseason officially kicks off with six games tonight. While NFLX limits are typically just a fraction of NFL regular season limits, SBR Forum handicappers are already discussing early NFL preseason value and player news. Keep reading to learn where to find NFL betting resources on the SBR network.

08.11.2016

While the focus of the betting sites rating guide is companies that offer sportsbooks, SBR also lists sportsbooks which offer players the ability to play in the casino or poker room. In an ever competitive industry, bookmakers need to be agile and offer players a wide array of options to enjoy in-between sports bets.

David Stern report

08.11.2016

Former NBA head honcho David Stern is scheduled to give a speech pledging his support for legalizing sports betting across the United States. Stern is one of multiple featured speakers for the Global Gaming Expo, which takes place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas on September 29.

VitalBet Sportsbook report

08.10.2016

A VitalBet Sportsbook player has claimed that his bonus winnings have been confiscated. The player lost approximately $400 when it was determined that he allegedly violated VitalBet's terms and conditions pertaining to bonus abuse. The player has denied wrongdoing and has stated that VitalBet has failed to qualify their statements.

Cloudbet Sportsbook grading complaint

08.10.2016

A Cloudbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a complaint about a misgraded tennis wager. The player had a two-team parlay on the Boston Red Sox moneyline and Reily Opelka's moneyline. The Red Sox won against the New York Yankees by a score of 5-3, and Opelka won the first set of his tennis match prior to his opponent retiring during the second set.

08.09.2016

New Jersey has once again had their plan to bring legal sports betting to Atlantic City casinos denied. The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Garden State Tuesday and sided with the four major US professional sports leagues and the NCAA in preventing the state from licensing sportsbooks.

1XBet Sportsbook complaint

08.09.2016

Sportsbook Review asks 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) players with feedback to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. Players can share their feedback on payout speed, the bonus program, and dealings with the 1XBet support staff. 1XBet has been the subject of a number of recent submitted complaints though most hinge on account verification.

KYC report

08.09.2016

An online sports bettor recently filed a complaint. The player claimed that his account was suspended with his sportsbook and that his winnings were confiscated with only his initial deposit refunded. The basis for the decision he says was that he did not undergo a video conference with the sportsbook.

Sportsbook Ratings Report

08.08.2016

An SBR Forum reader has started a discussion thread asking how online sportsbook ratings are set. The question was framed inside of the newbie forum at SBR where first-timers to the board can ask about all things Sportsbook Review. This article answers the question that the reader asked and expands on the subject of sportsbook ratings.

Topbet Sportsbook

08.08.2016

Two new Topbet Sportsbook payout complaints have been submitted. The first player is waiting for two $2,500 payouts dating back to June 18 and 24 respectively. Player two has been owed $1,100 for over five weeks. Sportsbook Review has asked Topbet management for an update on both payout complaints.

Otobet Sportsbook report

08.08.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has an outstanding €3,000 payout request from the sportsbook and has a further €3,404.690 balance with the sportsbook. He submitted the payout request over a month ago and has only been told his withdrawal is in process.

Betboro Sportsbook report

08.08.2016

A Betboro Sportsbook player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that his account is under investigation for "duplication" of another account. He has said that he has only signed up one sports betting account and has not violated any of the Betboro terms and conditions. SBR is looking into the player's complaint and has contacted the sportsbook.

Best Online Sportsbooks Poll

08.07.2016

SBR Forum community members recently had their voices heard with the top online sportsbooks poll. Members casted their votes for up to three sportsbooks each that were considered overall best. A certain amount of points were assigned for each selection. The top five results are displayed on each SBR Forum page.

Sportsbook Review report

08.07.2016

SBR receives countless complaints from players that would have been resolved with a simple screen capture. Whether it is a discrepancy over an in-play wager, an account deposit by a certain time that did not receive a bonus, or problems stemming from the sportsbook software itself and possible data loss, by recording account activity with screen captures players can clear up most disagreements.

08.07.2016

On June 27, Sportsbook Review reported that a SportsbettingOnline.ag (SBR rating D+) player had been waiting over a month for a $370 withdrawal. The player has since confirmed receiving payment in the amount of $400 and has closed his payout complaint against the online sportsbook. Users with feedback should write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

Bitcoin Market report

08.07.2016

The resiliency of bitcoin was on full display for sports gamblers in the past week. Despite a momentary drop below $500 following news of a $65 million hacking at Hong Kong based Bitfinex, bitcoin weathered the storm and was trading at pre-hacking value late Saturday. Bitcoin enables players to more easily deposit with betting sites.

Sportsbook bonus report

08.06.2016

The sportsbook bonuses directory has been refreshed with additional offers and promo codes for the NFL preseason. Simply click the Info button on the page to see additional bonus data from each online sportsbook. Sportsbooks that maintain SBR ratings of C are higher have their new account bonus specials displayed.

Packers vs. Colts Betting Report

08.06.2016

Update: Game cancelled due to field issues. The NFL preseason is officially underway tonight with the Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. The game is scheduled for kickoff at 8:00PM ET. Online sportsbooks opened the game at a PK em line but have since shifted their markets to make the Colts 3 point favorites.

08.05.2016

SBR's Natalie Rydstrom reports on the latest online gambling legalization news out of New York and Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill legalizing fantasy sports in the big apple, bringing to an end the long-standing witch hunt led by NY District Attorney Eric Schneiderman who sensationally declared fantasy contests illegal betting.

08.05.2016

An SBR Forum poster has shared his experience with Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-). The player has said he made four $1,000 deposits to the online sportsbook and proceeded to make a number of successful withdrawals without incident. He was further limited to $50 maximum wagers in the sportsbook during this time adding to his sense of frustration.

How to bet on parlays

08.04.2016

Sportsbook Review's "Odds Couple", Peter Loshak and Mike Brenner, tackle the subject of parlay betting in today's how to bet on sports tutorial. For players based across the pond, parlays are known as accumulators. The dynamic duo give a brief introduction to parlay betting on sports for beginners to the betting world.

Bitcoin Sportsbooks Report

08.04.2016

Online sports bettors who expressed worry following the news of the Bitfinex exchange hacking have been comforted by the performance of bitcoin in the immediate aftermath. Despite being the second biggest exchange hacking and loss of funds in bitcoin's young history (MtGox: $350m in 2014), the digital cryptocurrency has bounced back to $570.

1XBet Sportsbook complaint

08.04.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) complaint has been submitted by an online sports bettor. The player has claimed that after verifying his account, he had his wagering limits slashed by the Russia based sportsbook. He responded by asking for a withdrawal of his remaining balance, but his withdrawal was rejected.

08.03.2016

An SBR Forum discussion thread poses the question of which Las Vegas casinos are best for placing large sports wagers for NFL and College Football betting. Posters have chimed in with their perspective and pointed out that unlike with online sportsbooks, a large score at a Vegas casino will trigger an instant tax form.

Fantasy Sports News

08.03.2016

Breaking News: Governor Cuomo has signed the bill legalizing fantasy sports in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is currently at the forefront of the New York daily fantasy sports scene, as he officially requested a copy of the bill passed by the New York legislature in June that would legalize DFS games in the state. He now has 10 days to veto or sign the bill, though many believe he intends to sign the bill into law.

08.03.2016

Over 200 SBR Forum members have enrolled so far in the free $50,000 NFL and College Football handicapping contest, "Beat The Prick 2016". The flagship contest of the SBR Forum network is running for the 12th consecutive year. In addition to the $50,000 end of year pot, members compete for their share of 150,000 points per week.

08.02.2016

The sportsbook bonus page has been updated with new seasonal NFL specific sign up promotions. Online sportsbooks holding a rating of C and up have their current new account incentive displayed. SBR cautions readers to avoid the temptation associated with trying outlandish bonuses from newly created sportsbooks.

Otobet Complaint

08.02.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has submitted a complaint. The player registered for the sports betting site on June 12 and proceeded to make a €200 deposit. He has since completed the wagering requirements associated with his sportsbook bonus and asked for a withdrawal on June 23.