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About Sportsbook Review (SBR)

SBR is the standard for a sportsbook review and betting content site that puts its users first. Read more about what we do, where we've been, and the exciting places we're going.

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What We Do

Sportsbook Review (SBR) serves the sports bettor by offering ratings and recommendations based on the evaluations of hundreds of online sportsbooks and betting sites.

The website also publishes reports on sportsbook features such as customer service, incentives, and wager pricing. The Sportsbook Review staff offers a free dispute resolution service. Bettors in need of assistance with an online sportsbook can file a complaint here. SBR has built a reputation as a trusted advocate for sports bettors and has been featured in many different reputable media outlets and publishers.

SBR helps connect bettors with the information they need to make an informed decision on where to bet.

Website visitors have access to Sportsbook Review’s unbiased sportsbook ratings and recommendations, daily reports, a searchable archive of the past five years of news and ratings, comprehensive decision guides, the ability to participate in player discussions, access to player reviews, and a full-time staff offering assistance.

History of Sportsbook Review

SBR’s Beginning

In the late 90s, the online gambling industry was off to a fast start. Bookmakers, and those who wanted to be bookmakers, migrated offshore for a share of the growing market. Webmasters followed suit, blindly promoting sportsbooks and their bonus offers with few words of caution. launched in 1999, showing a different side of online wagering- a dark side that caused players to think twice before sending money offshore. Before Sportsbook Review, few online resources highlighted ethical sportsbooks and even fewer identified rogue books and how they operate. This fresh approach to the online gaming industry earned Sportsbook Review the respect of top bookmakers and players, who now commonly refer to Sportsbook Review as SBR.

SBR, Costa Rica & Scam Sportsbooks

In 2000, SBR worked the industry’s first bailout for 216 victims of Costa Rica-based GoldenBets. In 2001 SBR issued a blanket warning, advising players to avoid sportsbooks located in Costa Rica. SBR went on to identify multiple scambooks and their business partners. Many of these rogue operators were forced to close.

SBR continues to expose scambooks and irresponsible operators, limiting their ability to profit from unsuspecting bettors. In 2002, SBR developed the first Sportsbook Rating Guide giving all sportsbooks an individual evaluation. SBR Ratings quickly became the standard for how sportsbooks are compared.

SBR Recognized as the Leader

By 2003, SBR had become the undisputed leader arming players with industry inside information and warnings on dishonest bookmakers. More players join the top sportsbooks via Sportsbook Review than all other watchdog and rating sites combined.

Top sportsbooks are eager to quickly and fairly resolve complaints submitted to SBR, recognizing Sportsbook Review as the player’s voice. The ever-increasing volume of valuable player feedback helps to refine sportsbook ratings continuously.

At the end of 2005, SBR broadened communication with readers by offering a posting forum. The following year, was created to meet the demand for handicapping stats and sports handicapping information.

Today and Beyond

Today’s sports betting landscape is shifting by the second, with an ever-growing focus on the U.S. regulated market.

Sportsbook Review is ready to embrace this opportunity – and we’re bringing all of you along for the ride.

SBR has long been one of the industry’s most trusted sources of strong sports betting content, expansive odds, premier bettor engagement, and detailed sportsbook evaluations. And we promise to continue to maintain the high standards to which our faithful users have become accustomed.

We’re building a vision of SBR for the next decade and beyond – and we’re building the top team in the industry to help us achieve it. Here is what you can expect from the outset:

  • Detailed live odds from the top U.S.-regulated sportsbooks; with heavy hitters entering the U.S. sports betting space almost daily, focusing on those sportsbooks will enable us to provide the best and most well-rounded sports betting experience.
  • The most comprehensive sportsbook reviews in the industry.
  • Improved sports betting content across an even greater number of sports.
  • Increased engagement via our industry-leading forums, where we’ll be relying heavily on your feedback as we look to introduce new and exciting features to the site.

It is our unending mission to take the best parts of SBR – and there are many – and make them even better. And you can be assured that we are listening, so feel free to share any and all thoughts you have on the site.

As we enter what is undoubtedly the most exciting period in the history of sports betting, we’re elated to have the opportunity to build on SBR’s sterling reputation.