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NordicBet Sportsbook Report

01.21.2017

A NordicBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a complaint. The player claims that his account was recently closed by the online sportsbook and his €220 balance seized. He was told that he had breached the terms and conditions of the sportsbook but given no specific details on what his violation was.

01.21.2017

The NFC championship has set a new sportsbook record as the largest total points market in NFL playoff history opened at 60.5 points in the Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons matchup. Despite this, 62% of sports bettors remain sold on the over and are wagering that a record will be set for the biggest total cash in NFL history.

Championship Round Betting Consensus

01.21.2017

The AFC and NFC conference championships kick off today and it will finally be decided which two teams will be going to Houston for Super Bowl LI in two weeks. All four teams have received significant wagering support at online sportsbooks in outright markets as well as MVP props.

LSbet Sportsbook Report

01.20.2017

LSbet has discussed the sportsbook complaint filed by a player recently involving a confiscated €5,300 balance. The betting site shared that the player was linked to another individual by device who had also redeemed a starting bonus from the sportsbook. The player initially denied being linked to any other players.

Sportsbook Betting Report

01.20.2017

The Atlanta Falcons are -5.5 point favorites against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game taking place Sunday afternoon at 3:05PM ET. The Falcons opened at -4.5 and have shot up a point, despite a majority of action on the Green Bay Packers to cover the spread. BetOnline's Dave Mason touched on this discrepancy.

01.20.2017

Update: Bettors cash on Trump's speech under 22.5 minutes at +120. The speech lasted approximately 16 minutes.

The Presidential Inauguration ceremony is underway and sports bettors will soon find out if their tickets on Donald Trump's speech are winners or losers. Sportsbook Review reported that over 70 political prop bets were released by sportsbooks yesterday. Bettors wagered on everything from the color of Trump's tie to exact phrases.

Noxwin Sportsbook Complaint

01.19.2017

A Noxwin Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a betting complaint. The player signed up and received a 100% bonus up to €50. He received the offer via email. He claimed the bonus and completed the play-through requirement associated with the bonus, bringing his balance up to €1,551.

Donald Trump Prop Bets

01.19.2017

The Presidential Inauguration takes place Friday, January 20. Online sportsbooks have capitalized on one of the more controversial inauguration days in recent memory by spreading a bevy of proposition wagers on Donald Trump's speech after being sworn in as Commander-in-Chief of the United States.

LSbet Sportsbook Complaint

01.19.2017

A sportsbook complaint has been submitted against LSbet. A player maintains that the D+ rated betting site unfairly confiscated €5,300 in winnings after he put in for a withdrawal request. The player was accused of operating duplicate (multiple) accounts: a charge he denied in his email complaint to SBR.

01.18.2017

The NHL is setting up a shop in Las Vegas and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders could be next. Will these Sin City based teams spur more sports betting action and how will the NFL react? Read more in this Sportsbook Review report on how professional teams entering Las Vegas might impact betting on the strip.

Super Bowl LI Betting Odds

01.18.2017

Super Bowl LI is just three weeks away. The New England Patriots are set as the most likely team to win the championship at the odds of around +125 at sportsbooks. The Falcons are next in line with odds harboring around the +265 mark. The Steelers and Packers are priced at +470 and +500 respectively.

Realbet Sportsbook Report

01.17.2017

Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has acknowledged that payments are currently delayed. No specific ETA was given on when players should expect to receive their withdrawals. Five new payout complaints were submitted by frustrated Realbet players this month. The players are owed a combined $19,000 respectively.

MrRingo complaint

01.17.2017

A MrRingo Sportsbook player claims that he signed up and deposited €75 on January 2, 2017. He received a 100% bonus in return which was accompanied by a ten time rollover requirement. After satisfactorily completing the play-through requirement, the player requested a withdrawal of €300. His payout request would later be cancelled.

1XBet Sportsbook Complaint

01.16.2017

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player bet on the championship match involving Firoentina and Juventus on January 15. He wagered that Juventus will make no more than 5.5 shots on goal. His bet was graded as a loser, despite his claim that official sources show Juventus with 4 shots on target.

BetPhoenix news

BetPhoenix Sportsbook Bitcoin Update

01.16.2017

BetPhoenix Sportsbook has advised Sportsbook Review that they have discontinued bitcoin withdrawal fees effective immediately. Players can request payment using bitcoin free of charge at the online sportsbook. BetPhoenix players have generally submitted favorable feedback on the betting site's promotional structure and software ease of use.

01.16.2017

It was another winning weekend for the wagering public as Saturday saw both favorites cover the spread, and Sunday resulted in public sides cashing and winning outright in the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. 58% and 53% respectively were on Green Bay and Pittsburgh to cover, and more bettors backed the outright win.

01.15.2017

Bettors can find a list of all bitcoin accepting sportsbooks using the rating guide. Users can narrow down their search by sportsbooks that apply bitcoin deposits in their native currency to protect against currency fluctuations, or choose bitcoin exclusive sportsbooks. More than 50 online sportsbooks offer bitcoin.

01.14.2017

The market is currently steaming in favor of the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots in this afternoon's NFL Divisional round betting slate. Atlanta shot up to -6.5 minutes ago at two top rated industry sportsbooks and the line appears to be on the move at the rest of the sports betting sites on SBR Odds.

01.13.2017

Sunday's AFC divisional playoff fixture between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs has been moved into the 8:20PM ET primetime slot due to weather. Sports bettors who have wagered the game need not do anything — wagering tickets continue to have action since the venue remains the same.

01.13.2017

Super Bowl LI is just around the corner on Sunday, February 5, 2017. SBR Forum posters will be taking in the sun at the luxurious all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana for this year's SBR Bash. Oddsmakers however will be hard at work monitoring betting action, tightening their lines, and hoping the winning side is not a long shot futures ticket.

Heritage Sports news

01.12.2017

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that hat sports betting site Heritage released a unique new wagering feature called a player props builder. An SBR Forum poster started a discussion today on the new feature and the prop betting option he was able to create on an NBA player in one of tonight's games.

01.12.2017

Online sports bettors shopping for a sportsbook bonus can find a list of new account incentives ahead of the NFL Divisional playoffs round using Sportsbook Review. Bonuses are categorized by their true worth relative to the play-through requirement.

01.11.2017

The explosion of fantasy sports coupled with the growing trend towards legalized sports betting has caught the eye of the PGA, revealing they may be warming to both ideas as well as offering innovative broadcasting technologies. Read the latest in this Sportsbook Review legal sports betting news report.

Shop for Sportsbooks

01.11.2017

Sports bettors shopping for a new sportsbook to call home can compare sportsbooks head-to-head or apply a wide variety of filters using the sportsbook rating guide. This simplifies the shopping experience and gives players the option to use Amazon style filters when reviewing what matters to them.

Betsafe Sportsbook Report

01.10.2017

A Betsafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint. The player registered for the sports betting site last week and made an initial deposit of 75 PLN (equivalent to $18). He received a bonus of approximately 200% the value of his deposit and proceeded to place a few bets and increase his balance to $269.

BetOnline Sportsbook Report

01.10.2017

BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has eliminated its 2% fee for bitcoin withdrawals. Bitcoin transactions are now fully free for deposits and withdrawals with BetOnline. BetOnline took into account user feedback regarding the fees and also removed a deposit fee after the start of football season.

01.10.2017

Sportsbook Review congratulates the winners in the NCAA Bowl handicapping contest at SBR Forum. $10,000 was split across the top 3 winners, with $500 reserved for last place. Places 4 through 7 split 125,000 betpoints which can be used to make redemptions from the SBR loyalty points store.

Topbet Sportsbook Report

01.09.2017

Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) is investigating a payout complaint. The betting site has told SBR that they are looking into a player's unresolved issue where he has been attempting since November 8 to be put on a payment schedule for his $25,000 balance. The player is willing to take payouts using bitcoin.

WagerWin Off-line

01.09.2017

Online sportsbook Wagerwin (SBR rating F) has been set to off-line. The betting site was last purchased by Wager506 (also off-line) in July of 2016. SBR reported December 10 of 2015 that a player received $500 toward a payment plan. It is unclear if the user was ever paid in full, or if the sportsbook owed others at the time of closure.

01.09.2017

Favorites swept the board during the NFL Wild Card round going 4-0 against the spread (ATS) as well as straight up. A majority of sports bettors backed the NY Giants against the Green Bay Packers from reading the picks posted in the NFL Betting Forum, though the Packers closed as -4.5 point favorites and about -210 on the money line against the NY Giants.

01.08.2017

Craigb bested the field of 99 players who qualified in Saturday's SBR Poker Sharps Championship. Craigb won the deep stack event, which took place after three and a half months of daily qualifiers, and won $5,000 for his efforts. 150,000 betpoints were divided among the contestants who finished from 2nd to 15th.

01.08.2017

Online sportsbooks have set the Pittsburgh Steelers as 11.5 point favorites against the day's first game against the Miami Dolphins. Bookmakers have set the Green Bay Packers as 5.5 point favorites against the New York Giants. Track live scores and play-by-play stats on both games using the NFL betting odds grid.

Wild Card Betting Recap

01.08.2017

One half of the NFL Wild Card round is over with, and players had a great Saturday in their battle whilst bookies only silver lining was the under in the evening's second game with the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks. Both favorites, the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks, comfortably covered each point spread.

01.07.2017

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D-) player has filed a sportsbook payout complaint. He is owed a total of $5,000 from the sports betting site and last received a total of $500 in late October. Since this time, the player claims he has been advised of processors delays and problems and was recently hung up on when inquiring on his payment status.

01.06.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom reports on two recent software updates at two popular sports betting sites to start the new year. Online sportsbook Bet365 (SBR rating A+) added the option for users to edit or add to their unsettled accumulator (parlay) and straight bets, and Heritage Sports added a player prop bet builder.

Nitrogen Sports Report

01.06.2017

Update 9:50AM: Nitrogen is back online and has completed its maintenance.

Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B+) is presently down for maintenance. The bitcoin exclusive sportsbook updated Twitter ten minutes ago advising users of the downtime. The Nitrogen Sports homepage also displays a note regarding the maintenance. Nitrogen Sportsbook has not given an ETA but has said that they will be back up shortly.

NFL Betting Odds Report

01.05.2017

The NFL playoffs officially kick off Saturday afternoon with the Oakland Raiders going on the road as 4 point underdogs against the Houston Texans. The evening's second game has the Detroit Lions as an 8 point betting underdog against the Seattle Seawhawks. Shop for the best real-time lines using the NFL odds page.

Bitcoin Betting Report

01.05.2017

Bitcoin has finally cooled off a bit after cracking $1,140 for the first time in over two years. The day's range has seen the digital currency bounce between $885.41 and $1,136.72 per Bitstamp movements. As of this publication bitcoin is trading at $988. What does this rapid price fluctuation mean for online sports bettors?

Bet365 Report

01.04.2017

Bet365 Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has introduced a new feature called Edit Bet which allows bettors to add, swap, or remove selections from unsettled accumulator (parlay) bets, and to swap or add selections to unsettled straight bets. Edit Bet is offered on mobile and tablet sized devices to allow for easy bet management on the go.

01.04.2017

One game remains to determine the final standing of the $10,500 NCAA Bowl Contest. SBR Forum members garvardntl and brooks85 have a team entry which currently leads all contestants with 24 points. In the event that the pair hit their four star prediction on the Alabama vs. Clemson championship, they will lock up the $5,000 first place prize.

Topbet Sportsbook Report

01.04.2017

A Topbet Sportsbook player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that he requested a payout of $1,200 on November 29 via cheque and has yet to receive his withdrawal. The player is unwilling to switch to another method such as bitcoin to allow for a quicker payout experience.

01.03.2017

It is essential that prior to making any picks on the NFL Wild Card round that players do their homework and know which online sportsbooks should be avoided. Once you're all set with a quality sportsbook, check out this video by SBR's Odds Couple, Peter Loshak and Mike Brenner, which tackles the subject of NFL Wild Card betting value with Doug Upstone.

Otobet Sportsbook Report

01.02.2017

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has added his name to the no-pays list. The player requested a payout of €300 on December 18. He has received no responses from Otobet concerning his payout request since asking for his funds, and has contacted the betting site numerous times. Otobet no longer responds to SBR inquiries.

JazzSports Report

01.02.2017

Users have submitted positive feedback on using bitcoin with Jazz Sports, as well as sister sportsbooks ABC Islands and Looselines. SBR has added Jazz to the bitcoin sportsbooks list, along with information pertaining to how Jazz handles bitcoin withdrawals and currency conversion for bitcoin deposits.

Bitcoin Report

01.02.2017

Digital currency bitcoin is off to an explosive start in 2017 cracking $1,020 early Monday morning. Gamblers who had to return to the office Monday morning were likely notified through smartphone applications that monitor the price of the digital coin. Many such players opt to store a percentage of their bankroll in bitcoin.

Clemson vs. Alabama Odds

01.01.2017

Alabama opened as 6.5 point favorites against Clemson in the college football championship. The game kicks off Monday, January 9 at 8:00PM ET. Clemson has received a majority of the public money thus far following their 31-0 drubbing of Ohio State as a 2.5 point underdog. Track all line movements prior to kickoff using SBR Odds.

01.01.2017

The calendar has flipped to January 1, 2017, which signals one of the most coveted times of the year for players who are ready to start wagering on the NFL playoffs as well as the college football championship. The start of a new month also indicates that it is time to track sportsbook payouts for consistency.

01.01.2017

It is the final week of the 2016 NFL regular season. Track all week 17 odds and lives scores using SBR Odds. The season's final week creates the opportunity for bettors to hunt for correlated parlays and value closing out the season prior to the start of the NFL playoffs. Bookmakers have priced the Patriots as the most likely team to win Super Bowl LI.

UFC 207 Betting Recap

12.31.2016

It was a brief and glorious 48 seconds for online sports bettors who wagered on Amanda Nunes retaining her title against Ronda Rousey. Despite Rousey's 13 month absence from the Octagon, online sportsbooks installed the vaunted American as a -160 favorite. Late steam came in on Rousey pushing her past -180 at a few sportsbooks.

12.31.2016

It is college football bowl game day and the jury verdict has not changed: Online sportsbooks see the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio State Buckeyes locking horns in the championship next Monday, January 9. Alabama is an overwhelming -14.5 point favorite in their battle with Washington, while the Buckeyes are favored by less than a field goal against Clemson.

SBR Contests Update

12.30.2016

There's a new sheriff in town in the $10,500 NCAA Bowl Contest at SBR Forum. JoeyBagels has temporarily dethroned Igor_1965 with his score of 17 units in this year's bowl handicapping contest. It is still anybody's game though when taking a peak at the total possible units scoreboard; Joey can finish with as many as 24, which is less than other contestants gunning for his spot.

12.30.2016

Bitcoin might sound intimidating — digital cryptocurrency using blockchain technology doesn't exactly roll off the tongue — but it is truly simple to get started, even for a complete beginner. This is why Sportsbook Review created the how to use bitcoin for sports betting tutorial. It all starts with creating an account at any bitcoin exchange where you can buy and sell bitcoin.

12.30.2016

Ronda Rousey is favored by about -159 at most betting sites to defeat current champion Amanda Nunes in her return to the Octagon tonight. The line, which opened at -215, previously dipped as low as -135 this week prior to a surge of money on the American. Rousey is continuing her media blackout which is only adding to the intrigue headed into the pay-per-view bout.

BTP week 17

12.29.2016

There are just five days remaining in the $50,000 NFL and College Football sports betting contest known as Beat The Prick 12. It is looking like contestant timmyboy34243 has the $10,000 prize wrapped up provided he does not make another play in the contest and that DaColts chooses to stick with his current 2nd place standing.

Heritage Sports report

12.28.2016

Heritage Sports (SBR rating A+) has made a significant update to its wagering platform with a new feature that allows users to create their own player prop bets. Users can step into the shoes of bookmakers and set what they believe a player's line should be in key scoring or game performance areas and then accept or reject the odds given.

Bitcoin market movement

12.28.2016

Christmas 2016 is the gift that keeps on giving to bitcoin speculators, sports gamblers, and merchants with skin in the game. The digital currency is presently just about $32 away from cracking the $1,000 mark; even conservative radio show host Alex Jones has suggested bitcoin is a must have global currency which is not done growing yet.

12.28.2016

Week 17 may just be a formality for teams that have already secured entry into the NFL playoffs, but it's just another day at the office for online sports bettors looking to pick off value and make sure that they get the best of it with their online sportsbooks of choice. View the mid-week consensus data at SBR Odds.

NCAAF Betting Report

12.28.2016

Four college bowls kick off today starting with Northwestern taking on Pittsburgh (23). Pittsburgh is the favorite at -4.5 points and also happens to be the best bet of professional handicapper The Prick in this year's $50,000 NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest. This article summarizes the betting action.

12.27.2016

Igor_1965 is holding on for dear life in the 2016 NCAA Bowl Contest being held at SBR Forum. There is $10,000 hanging in the balance plus $500 for last place in this year's installment of the exclusive contest. SBR Forum member JoeyBagels is just one point shy of Igor_1965's score in the bowl contest.

12.27.2016

The Dallas Cowboys nearly covered the total points market alone in last night's drubbing of the Detroit Lions. The Cowboys won convincingly by a final score of 42-21. The Jerry Jones owned team were favored by a closing line of -6.5 points though a few online sportsbooks hung -7, though this was of no consequence.

12.26.2016

SBR Forum poster timmyboy34243 has a 2.87 unit lead in the $50,000 NFL and College Football sports betting contest Beat The Prick 12. The all-important week 17 of the contest could shake up the top 5 dramatically if any of the users ar saving their best for last and finish 5-0-0 in the closing week of competition.

NFL betting odds

12.25.2016

While the eggnog might be flowing plentifully today, one place where it is business as usual is the NFL sideline. Conversely, online sportsbooks still have a job to do, and Christmas Day sees two NFL games kicking off with the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers at 4:30PM, and the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30PM.

12.25.2016

Sportsbook Review wishes all readers, forum members, and website users a Merry Christmas. Forum members who log-in today will receive 50 betpoints for free, and 100 betpoints if they are SBR Pro members who have donated $100 to the Make a Wish donation to verify their accounts for elevated membership perks.

Sportsbook Bonuses Report

12.24.2016

Tis the season to be jolly and also to get a little extra in your stocking whenever possible. The same applies for making deposits to online betting sites. Sportsbooks come closest to matching their pre-football season craze with elevated offers during the heart of the NCAA bowl schedule and through Christmas week.

12.24.2016

The most lopsided action of this afternoon is on both the San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers. 68% of bettors are on the San Diego Chargers -4 against the Cleveland Browns, and 65% of sports bettors are on the Green Bay Packers to cover the point spread of 7 points against the Minnesota Vikings.

12.23.2016

Bitcoin hit a 23 month high this morning as the digital currency soared past $918 at Bitstamp. The upward movement generated quite the response in SBR Forum, where sports bettors mostly celebrated the news as a sign of things to come, especially after President-elect Donald Trump appointed a long-time bitcoin supporter to his cabinet.

12.22.2016

SBR Forum members are discussing the recent surge of bitcoin past the $860 mark. Christmas has come early for sports gamblers who were sitting on the digital currency in their online wallets as bitcoin appreciates in value with market upswings. One of the most popular online wallets for storing bitcoin is Blockchain.info.

12.22.2016

Week 16 of the $50,000 NFL and Sports Betting handicapping contest is underway and The Prick is not off to the best of starts. The professional handicapper's slump continues with an 0-2-0 start. Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom interviewed the handicapper this week on his thoughts on his overall standing in the betting contest.

12.22.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom reports on the $5,000 poker freeroll tournament being held at the 8th annual SBR Forum Bash in Punta Cana. The poker tournament is being sponsored by betting site YouWager.eu and takes place on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017 from the Hard Rock Hotel's poker room.

Topbet Sportsbook Report

12.21.2016

Topbet Sportsbook has been upgraded from D to D+. The sports betting website has started processing payments quicker than players had previously been forced to wait now that the betting site has integrated bitcoin to their online cashier. Players who would like to cancel a pending check request should contact Topbet to ask for bitcoin instead.

12.21.2016

There are just two weeks left in the $50,000 NFL and College Football sports betting contest known as Beat The Prick. The top ten leaderboard is separated by mere hairs as there's less than a one unit difference between timmyboy32443 in first place and DaColts in second place. It is literally anyone's ball game in week 16 of the Beat The Prick handicapping conest.

12.21.2016

SBR Forum posters voted for the top five online sportsbooks in SBR's annual community poll this football season. While there was a razor tight battle between the #1 and #2 rated betting site, there were greater margins between the online sports betting sites rated from number three through number five.