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Kentucky Derby Odds

02.17.2017

Is it ever too early to wager on the Kentucky Derby winner? Not for rabid fans of the track. Kentucky Derby futures (outright) odds have been released by online sportsbooks, and a writer at SBR Picks has provided a preliminary breakdown on how he sees the field as of this time. McCracken is the shortest price colt at +550.

02.17.2017

Sportsbook Review's news host Natalie Van Rydstrom covers this week's newswire report that touched on Pennsylvania and New York's interest in pursuing legal sports betting. The two states are closely monitoring the status of New Jersey's fight to bring sports wagering to Atlantic City casinos in a case that will need the Supreme Court's blessing.

NBA Betting Report

02.17.2017

The NBA is on break but all hope is not lost: Sports bettors wanting action have the opportunity to wager on this year's USA World All Stars vs. USA All Stars game (previously the Rising Stars Challenge) which takes place tonight at 9PM ET. Team USA are currently listed as -190 betting favorites. The total is set at 297 points. Track all line moves using SBR Odds.

NCAAB Article

02.17.2017

There may be no Presidential March Madness bracket this year, but there is plenty of bracket excitement and wagering value available to college hoops sports bettors. An SBR Picks writer breaks down the basics behind bracketology 101 and covers the number one vs. number sixteen in the first of a series of eight NCAAB betting articles.

Read more about betpoints

02.17.2017

Got a question about betpoints? Don't worry, it's not heavy reading. Betpoints are forum loyalty credits that are applied daily as users log-in and participate on SBR network. Users can also take the daily credited betpoints and risk them in the virtual SBR betpoints resort: the SBR Sportsbook, Casino, Racebook, and SBR Poker. | Read more

eSports betting

02.16.2017

An SBR Forum poster started a discussion asking the following question: Which forum members wager on eSports? Betting on video game competitions is a real thing with worldwide tournaments taking place and the biggest of them even broadcast by the likes of ESPN. Sportsbooks accept wagers on eSports as shown with the SBR Rating Guide filter.

NHL Odds Piece

02.16.2017

It may be in poor taste to wager on someone's professional demise, but that's exactly what some online sportsbooks are letting you do in the always entertaining next coach fired market. On the hot seat today is the NHL's Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars. The odds have been set at +170 on Ruff's dismissal. Read handicapper insight on SBR Picks on the subject.

Angelman Tournament

02.16.2017

Sportsbook Review thanks all 124 charity poker tournament participants who played in last night's International Angelman Day tournament. A total of $2,480 was raised for the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST). View payment receipt. Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare disorder which presently has no cure.

Pennslyvania Sports Betting Report

02.15.2017

Pennsylvania and New York are the latest states to begin exploration of sports betting in local casinos. The two east coast states are closely monitoring the outcome of New Jersey's pursuit of sports betting in a case that may need to ultimately be heard by the nation's highest court.

Odds Couple Show

02.15.2017

Sportsbook Review's Odds Couple, Peter Loshak and Mike Brenner, discuss Wednesday's slate in the NBA. The dynamic duo give their handicapping insight in a 16-minute brainstorming session. Watch the Odds Couple's video inside this article. Send your feedback on the show or topic requests to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

Bitcoin Sportsbooks

02.15.2017

Online sports bettors can find bitcoin accepting sportsbooks using SBR. Learn the minimum deposit with bitcoin and maximum payout at online sportsbooks offering the digital currency, as well as any applicable transaction fees. Bitcoin lets players avoid the hassle of declined transactions or hoops to jump through.

Betting Calendar

02.15.2017

It may be the off-season for players who primarily wager on American football, but there is plenty of action on the line across a number of other sports that are ongoing or upcoming (through outright betting markets). The team at SBR Picks have put together a cheat sheet listing what's on tap for online sports gamblers.

Betmotion Sportsbook Report

02.14.2017

A Betmotion Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a complaint. The player deposited $100 to the sports betting site two weeks ago via Skrill intending to make a few sports wagers. He provided his ID to the online sportsbook but received an email that his information could not be verified and his deposit would be refunded. He has yet to receive this refund.

02.14.2017

The SBR Picks stable of sports handicappers and writers discuss the descent into March Madness in today's round-table discussion. Sports bettors looking for value may want to take a peak at the NCAA Tournament outright winner page. Kansas and Gonzaga are listed atop the college basketball betting odds board with an average asking price of +675 and +775.

Mayweather vs. McGregor

02.14.2017

Edit 2/15: Floyd Mayweather released a message on Instagram last night disputing news reports that the fight was agreed to in principle.

Online sports betting site Bovada has opened Floyd Mayweather as a -1400 favorite against UFC superstar Conor McGregor. USA Today and other sites are reporting that an agreement was reached, though the Mayweather camp has not made any announcements and a date and venue remain unknown. SBR Forum posters are discussing Mayweather vs. McGregor.

Find a Sportsbook Bonus

02.14.2017

Looking for more bang for your buck? Find an online sportsbook that offers a new account bonus through cash or free play offers using Sportsbook Review. Cash functions like your own deposited money, whilst a free play returns only the winnings from your stake amount and expires after being used.

Day One Standings

02.14.2017

Team USA raced to an early day one lead in the 2017 SBR Forum World Poker Cup. The daily poker tournament competition involves Team USA, Team Canada, Team Confederate, and Team Rest of World. SBR Forum posters will compete in four tournaments daily until a final championship takes place in June.

Odds Couple Monday Breakdown

02.13.2017

SBR's Odds Couple covers the NBA betting slate for Monday, February 13, 2017. Mike Brenner's back and rested from the SBR Bash in Punta Cana and is off to an incredible against the spread (ATS) run for February. When choosing an NBA sportsbook to call home, players should consider each company's standing and the overall rating of the betting site.

College Hoops Betting

02.13.2017

Think you've got it all figured out? Or are you relatively new to the college basketball handicapping game? Either way, Sportsbook Review has you covered. The how to bet on sports tutorial page has an in-depth guide breaking down all of the basics. Once you're ready for more advanced reading, swing by the Handicapper Think Tank.

Bitcoin Discussion

02.13.2017

SBR Forum posters are currently discussing bitcoin's value and attempting to read the chart to predict future movements. SBR Forum created a bitcoin discussion forum in response to user demand and interest. Bitcoin allows online sports bettors to make transactions with sportsbooks in an efficient and cheaper manner than what is normally offered.

Topbet Sportsbook Update

02.13.2017

Sportsbook Review asks Topbet players (SBR rating D+) with payment feedback to share their input. The sports betting site received a half-letter upgrade back to D+ after processing a batch of outstanding payments through bitcoin as the original method was prone to processing delays. Management has been willing to switch payments to bitcoin.

NCAAB Betting Odds

02.13.2017

An SBR Picks writer shares his thoughts on Monday's college basketball betting slate with particular attention paid to Villanova vs. DePaul and West Virginia vs. Kansas. Track all college basketball real-time odds and betting data using SBR Odds: Sportsbook line history and updates from over 35 sportsbooks are available.

SBR Poker Report

02.13.2017

SBR Forum has announced this year's SBR World Poker Cup. Forum posters from around the globe are encouraged to take part in this year's tournament series which endeavors to find out which region represents the most skilled poker players: Team USA, Team Confederate, Team Canada, or Team World.

02.12.2017

Sports bettors can compare over 200 online sportsbooks using the SBR Rating Guide. Find an online sportsbook that matches your needs whether what's most important to you is a sports betting site that has a rich wagering cart with markets such as eSports, a large sportsbook bonus program, or a great live betting platform.

02.12.2017

SBR has received a report that BTC transfer company Tether.to has stiffed a bitcoin trader out of $113,500. The trader made the transfer between Bitfinex and Tether. Bitfinex apparently made the transfer and Tether received the funds but refused to credit the trader's Tether account. Shortly afterwards Tether reportedly stopped responding to all inquiries. The trader is in the process of contacting the attorney general in his state as well as filing lawsuits against Tether. However, if the company is heading towards closure these actions may come too late. Traders should avoid Tether and attempt to draw down whatever balance is currently in their Tether account.

Find Bitcoin Sportsbooks

02.12.2017

Bitcoin is trading around $1,000 following a temporary downswing after news that two major Chinese exchanges would be temporarily suspending payouts for a month due to compliance. Bettors who have been using bitcoin as a means to deposit or withdraw have been unaffected by the short-term dip in BTC price.

NCAAB Odds Report

02.12.2017

An SBR Picks writer breaks down today's college basketball matchup between the Cincinnati Bearcats and SMU Mustangs. The game tips off at 4PM ET. The point spread market opened and remains at 4.5 points. Shop for all college basketball odds and real-time scoring updates using the NCAAB odds page at Sportsbook Review.

Otobet Sportsbook Report

02.11.2017

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a payout complaint. The player is owed €634 and is concerned that he will not be paid after reading about dozens of similar complaints against the F rated sports betting site. Otobet is presently on the worst sportsbook blacklist and should be avoided at all costs.

02.11.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom and Peter Loshak give a betting preview of this year's 2017 Grammy Awards. Online sportsbooks are accepting bets on best new artist, song of the year, and album of the year. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards takes place Sunday at 8PM ET. Visit SBR Picks for handicapper insight.

Shop for Sportsbook Odds

02.11.2017

Sports bettors can compare real-time sportsbook odds from 35 sports betting sites using SBR Odds. Players can also access line history by clicking any of the lines on the grid; a complete chronological history is posted according to timestamp for all bookmakers shown on the SBR Odds grid. Against the spread (ATS) betting stats can be found by clicking on any team name.

MLS Odds

02.11.2017

Online sportsbooks have released futures odds on the Major League Soccer Cup 2017 season. The Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, and Seattle Sounders FC have the shortest odds at +600, meaning a $100 bet would return $600 in profit. Read handicapper insight on the MLS outright winner betting market at SBR Picks.

MLB Regular Season Win Totals

02.10.2017

Vegas has released the 2017 MLB regular season win totals market. The defending champion Chicago Cubs have opened at 95.5 wins, meaning if a bettor wagers on the over, the Cubs will have to win 96 games this upcoming season for the ticket to cash. The juice is at -110 on both sides. SBR will update the MLB futures directory when online sportsbooks release odds.

Sportsbook News Report

02.10.2017

While there is a betting shop on just about every corner in the UK, the United States offers few options for American punters to place a wager in their backyard, that is unless your backyard is Sin City. The tide may slowly be changing. In the last week, President Donald Trump and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred have spoken about the possibility of USA sports betting.

Go to Best Sportsbooks

02.10.2017

Online sportsbooks are not all created equal. Sportsbook Review displays the industry's most proven sports betting sites in the best sportsbooks page. The websites listed have all operated for at least seven years and have maintained on-time payouts and quality service, as well as robust wagering platforms.

Wager on Tom Brady's jersey

02.10.2017

The fate of Tom Brady's missing jersey has aroused the curiousity of private detectives everywhere including on SBR Forum. One online sportsbook has capitalized on the hysteria surrounding the fate of the missing fabric and has spread odds that it will be recovered this month or never. Read more at SBR Picks.

Go to Sportsbook Rating Guide

02.10.2017

Online sports betting site Unibet has received a sportsbook rating upgrade from C+ to B. Unibet is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and has been online for more than a decade. Management recently expressed the willingness to address player feedback shared in SBR Forum about the online sportsbook. There are no slow-pay complaints on file.

02.09.2017

Online sports bettors were given a glimmer of hope twice in the last week that there could eventually be legal sports betting in their backyard; first with President Donald Trump's radio interview on Super Bowl Sunday, and second with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's recent comments at a Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York.

Sportsbook KYC

02.09.2017

One of the most common complaints Sportsbook Review receives are from players who are having issues going through the Know Your Customer (KYC) or verification process with online sportsbooks. Online sportsbooks perform KYC to satisfy the terms of their gaming licenses and to help reduce fraud.

02.09.2017

Online sports bettors may still be in celebration mode after the historic New England Patriots victory against the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl LI, but it is business as usual at bookmakers; sportsbooks have already released odds on the winner of the 52nd Super Bowl, otherwise known as Super Bowl LII.

Academy Awards Betting

02.08.2017

Online sportsbooks are accepting bets on the 89th Academy Awards. Sportsbook Review has posted dozens of markets comparing sportsbook payouts on everything from the best motion picture, best actor and actress in a leading role, and more obscure categories like best short subject documentary and costume design.

02.08.2017

US President Donald Trump was asked on Super Bowl Sunday about the possibility of legal sports betting in all US states. The outspoken former casino owner and current Commander-in-Chief of the United States had a rather pragmatic response to the query, and at least did not outright dismiss the idea.

Cloudbet Sportsbook Report

02.08.2017

Cloudbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) has addressed an SBR Forum member's wagering complaint. The player initially shared on January 28 that he had two in-play bets voided. He contended they were confirmed as pending and later removed from his wagering history after three minutes. Cloudbet has provided a statement on the case.

02.08.2017

March Madness is a little over one month away. Sports bettors shopping for the most beneficial payouts can find a list of real-time NCAA men's championship odds offered at sports betting sites using Sportsbook Review. By price shopping for the most attractive payout, bettors can increase their edge with sportsbooks.

Bovada Report

02.07.2017

Bovada and Bodog notified SBR today that brands Bovada and Bodog will soon be launching their products in Latin America. Bovada Sports & Casino will be made available to players based in Mexico. Bodog Sports, Casino, and Poker will launch in 15 countries overall: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Perú and Venezuela.

02.07.2017

College football’s National Signing Day has come and gone, and schools around the country will start opening their spring camps – Duke already has. Thus it’s never too soon to think about the new season and already the sportsbooks have released 2017 Heisman Trophy odds. Just one player has won the Heisman twice: Ohio State running back Archie Griffin in 1974-75.

02.07.2017

Since 2003, the NFL has honored the defending Super Bowl champion by having them open the following season at home in a Thursday night nationally televised game: It’s called the kickoff game. Online sportsbook Bookmaker.eu has spread odds on it, and SBR Forum posters are discussing the potential rematch to open the 2017-18 NFL campaign.

02.07.2017

Sports bettors who haven't yet ordered a withdrawal following Super Bowl LI and who are holding their bankrolls in bitcoin will be happy to see the price of the digital currency this morning. Bitcoin had a high of $1,056 at Bitstamp in the middle of the trading day local time. Bitcoin appreciates in value even while stored in BTC wallets or at BTC exclusive betting sites.

02.07.2017

An eSports YouTube star and his business partner have pled guilty to illegal betting activity in the UK, marking the first successful prosecutions of eSports gambling. What happened and how the authorities took action against those offering gambling services without a license? SBR staff have done the research and share the story.

02.06.2017

SBR's Odds Couple, Peter Loshak and Mike Brenner, summarize the spectacular finish of Super Bowl 51 and give their general thoughts and observations on how the night ended for players. Bettors cashed on New England ATS, to win outright, the over, the second half spread and over, and a tease with the over.

02.06.2017

The New England Patriots completed the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history last night, overcoming a 25-point defecit to defy the odds stacked against them following Atlanta jumping out to a four score lead. SBR Forum members are still talking about the game and Tom Brady's record fifth Super Bowl ring.

Track Sportsbook Odds

02.06.2017

The Super Bowl may be over, but there is still a large wagering card today with NBA, College Basketball, and NHL. Track all game live odds, scores, and play-by-play using the SBR Odds grid. Bettors interested to read handicapper insight and predictions can find a breakdown of the betting value at SBR Picks.

Congrats BigOrange for Winning SBR Bash Poker Tournament

02.05.2017

Sportsbook Review congratulates BigOrange for taking down first place and winning $1,500 in the SBR Forum Bash poker tournament sponsored by YouWager.eu. BigOrange chopped the pot with runner up USCPHILLYGUY who also took home $1,500 for his second place effort. View all pictures & videos of the event at SBR Forum.

02.05.2017

Super Bowl 51 is finally here. The New England Patriots are 3 point favorites against the Atlanta Falcons tonight. The line has remained steady on three points as online sportsbooks have balanced their action as both sharp and recreational players alike tee off on the NFL betting odds. View the consensus betting data in this newswire report.

Super Bowl 51 Prop Bets

02.05.2017

Dozens of Super Bowl 51 prop bets have been posted by Sportsbook Review. The handy guide allows bettors to compare sportsbook payouts across a wide variety of proposition wagers: the old favorites such as the national anthem, coin toss, gatorade, plus the more handicapper friendly scoring and math based prop bets.

Top Sportsbooks

02.04.2017

One of the most important factors in choosing an online sportsbook is how quickly betting sites is able to process withdrawals. Before getting to the various perks and features, players want to play with bookmakers that can pay at the drop of a hat. The five sports betting sites nominated as best by SBR Forum players all have exceptional track records of doing the right thing by players.

Super Bowl 51 Betting Consensus

02.03.2017

Super Bowl 51 is less than 72 hours away. Prop bettors are like kids in candy stores with a large variety of options to choose from, but the real meat and potatoes of the weekend is the outright game markets. Sportsbooks are accepting their largest bets of the year on the notoriously tough to handicap yearly finale.

02.03.2017

SBR Forum posters will be mingling, drinking, and having fun under the sun starting tomorrow at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana. The 8th annual SBR bash is being held on Super Bowl weekend. SBR Forum members have a weekend of activities planned including a social mixer, $5,000 poker freeroll sponsored by YouWager.eu, plus a Super Bowl squares pool.

Sportsbook Ratings Report

02.03.2017

Sports gamblers looking for a new betting site can find a list of over 200 companies using the sportsbook rating guide. Ratings are assessed for each company after a careful process whereby SBR analyzes each sportsbook and considers their operational strength, financial track record and history of paying players on time.

Lady Gaga Report

02.02.2017

Online sportsbooks pulled Lady Gaga song performance prop bets from the market earlier this afternoon. Gaga's performance details may have become public knowledge, though it is not immediately clear if that is the case but a few speculative Twitter post have surmised as much. For what it's worth, Gaga having a wardrobe malfunction remains on the board.

Bitcoin Sports Betting Report

02.02.2017

Bitcoin cracked $1,000 this morning for the second time in two months after a three year break below the $1000 level. Sports bettors who correctly predicted lateral movement of bitcoin value just prior to pigskin season may find correlation in the recent ascent of bitcoin just days out from the most wagered on event of the year.

02.02.2017

Sports gamblers enjoyed his not so subtle gambling references for years, and they will hear much more of them very soon. Brent Musburger, one of college football's most prolific game commentators, will be taking his passion for sports handicapping and information to the newly formed Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN).

Zenitbet Scam Alert

02.02.2017

A Zenitbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint. He is the 44th player to report non-payment of funds. Zenitbet has confiscated winnings from players without returning deposits in several of the cases and is no longer communicating with Sportsbook Review. The Russia based betting site is on the sportsbook blacklist.

Super Bowl 51 prop bets

02.01.2017

Sportsbook Review's SportsBIT show with Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard talk about Super Bowl prop betting in a video released today. The dynamic duo cover everything from Super Bowl 51 proposition wagering strategies as well as provide a brief history of how Super Bowl prop bets entered the marketplace years ago.

02.01.2017

Do you like handicapping college hoops? If so, a new betting contest started registering today called CBB Rush the Court. SBR Forum members are competing for 1,500 in SBR Sportsbook free plays. The contest is based around making a minimum of 50 plays beginning February 13 through March 12.

Sportsbook Payout Tracking

02.01.2017

Sportsbook Review has created the February 2017 Live Sportsbook Payout Tracker thread. The thread is posted in the SBR Sportsbook & Industry section at SBR Forum. Members are encouraged to share their payment feedback with online sportsbooks including how long it has taken them to receive payment from sports betting sites and at what fee.

SBR Picks Report

02.01.2017

An SBR Picks writer gives his insight into the betting value associated with Super Bowl LI. For a detailed against the spread (ATS) breakdown and look at relevant betting trends for the big game, visit the New England Patrirots vs. Atlanta Falcons matchup page, which includes the current real-time odds offered by online sportsbooks.

College Football Future Bets

02.01.2017

Most American sports betting headlines are dominated by Super Bowl 51 coverage and rightly so. However, there is value to be found for online sportsbook shoppers looking to sprinkle some early wagers on college football: bookmakers have released their 2018 college football championship betting odds.

SBR Forum Bash

01.31.2017

The 8th annual SBR Forum Bash in Punta Cana is just days away. SBR Forum members will be having fun under the sun in the world class, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana. The best part: A free, fully paid two night stay as a perk for SBR Pro membership plus a $5,000 poker tournament sponsored by YouWager.eu.

NetBet Sportsbook Report

01.31.2017

A NetBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a bonus complaint. The player received a €25 bonus which carried a requirement of being rolled over fully within 30 days. The player claims to have made the requisite number of wagers in the 30 day window but had his bonus confiscated nevertheless by the betting site.

01.31.2017

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has projected that there will be an 11% increase in dollars wagered on the Super Bowl vs. last year. Sportsbook Review interviewed the AGA's VP of Public Relations to discuss a recent report by the AGA which projected that 97% of dollars wagered on the big game will be outside Las Vegas.

Bitcoin Betting Report

01.31.2017

Sports bettors holding bitcoin enjoyed their start to the morning as the digital currency stormed past $950. Bitcoin has been stuck in the gate of the $910 area for much of the past week but has had some favorable chart movement to push past the $950 level. Bettors who keep part of their bankroll in bitcoin exclusive sportsbooks also gain as BTC performs well.

01.31.2017

Sportsbook Review wants to hear from you. Do you have a question about an online sportsbook? Maybe some feedback about one of the sports betting sites listed in the online sportsbooks rating guide? SBR news host Natalie Rydstrom will be reading through all of your questions and featuring some of the most interesting ones on an upcoming YouTube hangout.

NFL Odds

01.30.2017

Big underdogs cashing in championship events have recently made headlines and the Atlanta Falcons will continue that trend if they defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51 considering that they were trading as 100-1 underdogs after week one of the NFL regular season. Will the Falcons deny Tom Brady a fifth ring?