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02.03.2016

A Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D) player has claimed that he is owed a $126 payout from the online betting site. Dimeline claimed that they were unable to receive the player's deposit — through no fault of his own — and since the amount owed was slightly less than his latest transaction, he was advised to proceed with his bank.

02.03.2016

The popular Super Bowl prop bet for the performance of the national anthem & Gatorade color spilled on the winning coach has hit the shelves. Online sportsbook Bovada was first to release the market on this year's performance of the national anthem, while five online sportsbooks are presently taking bets on the Gatorade color.

02.03.2016

Spiros "The Greek" Athanas has been sentenced to one year probation on three counts of aiding and abetting a gambling enterprise and transmission of wagering information, for his involvement with now defunct Legends Sports. Athanas pled guilty to the charges against him. He is best known for founding popular sportsbook The Greek.

02.03.2016

Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) management has provided an update on two outstanding player complaints communicated to SBR. This article lists Rivalo's update on both cases, as well as a quick summary of the facts as originally related by players to Sportsbook Review. Rivalo players with feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

02.02.2016

Sportsbook Review asks CRSportsBet (SBR rating D) players with feedback on their experiences dealing with the sports betting site to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. The online sportsbook was added to the sportsbook rating guide October of 2015. CRSportsBet Sportsbook is based in San Jose, Costa Rica and uses DGS software.

02.02.2016

A sportsbook payout complaint has been submitted against online betting site 'Evrybet.com'. A player has claimed that a payout request of €137 was made two weeks ago through Skrill. The request has yet to be processed, and the player has claimed that the online sportsbook has failed to respond to his inquiries with any information on when his payout will be made.

02.02.2016

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that €3,500 in winnings accumulated this past weekend have been confiscated. The player has claimed that Rivalo explained their decision by stating the player's friend made at least one of the same wagers. The player and the friend were allegedly not circumventing the wagering limits.

02.01.2016

An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint. The player recently deposited $450 with the online betting site and received a 100% matching bonus. After running up a $1,700 balance, the player was advised of a 30X play-through requirement. He maintains that he was unaware of this requirement.

02.01.2016

Online sports bettors looking for Super Bowl odds can find every Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos wagering market on one screen at Sportsbook Review's NFL betting odds screen. 35 online betting sites are shown on the grid along with complete chronological line history for all wagering markets on Super Bowl 50.

02.01.2016

Update by SBR: The player's wagering style was not eligible for the bonus program. The player was given a choice by BetWay on how to proceed.

A BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a bonus complaint. The player recently opened his account with the online sports betting site and placed just four wagers before having €1 limits assigned. He pointed out that in order to complete his requirement he would have to place nearly 500 wagers.

01.31.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom takes readers for a tour of the Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) website software. Learn how to place a sports bet with the popular betting site, which has built its reputation on reduced juice margins and an immaculate payout record, and how to access different areas of the Pinnacle Sports website.

01.31.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum has announced a free Super Bowl 50 squares pool. A favorite among forum members and online bettors, squares pools offer 100 slots based on each quarter of the game and full-time, along with a number for each team connected to the score for the period you are assigned. This squares pool awards 15,000 betpoints.

01.30.2016

1Vice Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has informed all players that following the Super Bowl the online sportsbook will be powered by RDG Corp, which is most known for its most successful brands Bet33 and AmericasBookie. 1Vice was previously under RDG Corp but split to go their own way as reported by SBR in April of 2014.

01.30.2016

A handful of top online sports betting sites have released Super Bowl 50 prop bets. Dozens of more prop bets will be released next week as sportsbooks capitalize on the boom of Super Bowl week traffic. Sportsbook Review has compiled and listed the early available Super Bowl prop bets in the betting directory.

01.30.2016

Sportsbook Review has launched the live monthly sportsbook payout reports thread at the SBR Sportsbook discussion forum for February 2016. The thread is useful because it allows sports bettors to determine directly from other forum contributors how quickly online betting sites are paying, relative to the fees associated with each withdrawal method.

01.29.2016

Sportsbook Review's Peter Loshak is joined by bitcoin expert Justin for a four-part webinar on bitcoin. Bitcoin has exploded in popularity in recent years and has been of particular interest to online sports bettors frustrated with the lack of easy ways to fund their accounts. Part one focuses on the basics: What is bitcoin?

01.29.2016

A BetMotion Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. The online sports bettor claimed that he requested a €425 payout on 22 January 2016 after having successfully completed the verification process. However, the sportsbook has yet to pay the withdrawal, and has provided only generic answers to the player.

01.29.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom delivers an online sportsbook news broadcast for Friday, January 29, 2016. Topics covered include the recent update of the Super Bowl 50 props betting directory, and sportsbook news updates involving sports betting websites HRWager (SBR rating C+) and BetSafe (SBR rating C-).

01.28.2016

At the start of the NFL season, it was impossible to watch twenty minutes of football without hearing how easy it is to turn a few dollars into millions playing in fantasy football contests. DraftKings and FanDuel blanketed NFL broadcasts regardless of the station, with an extra procession of ads hiding behind every commercial break for nationally televised fixtures. One upside for sports bettors is that a perfect storm may have been created, in part by these advertisements, and in part by the sports leagues continual bending of their own rules, which could allow for sports betting to be fully legalized sooner than one may think. This article expands on the subject.

01.28.2016

BetSolo Sportsbook management have addressed the outstanding player complaint reported earlier this week by Sportsbook Review. A player claimed that a balance of €485 was not paid due to requesting to be paid to a Polish bank account; the player resides in Belarus, but wanted to be paid in the Polish account for tax reasons.

01.28.2016

Online sportsbook HRWager has received an upgrade from C to C+. The sports betting website has received positive feedback from players on the speed of withdrawals and website software. SBR reported that HRWager moved to the BetPhoenix platform last fall for software and hosting needs. Players with feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

01.28.2016

The TonyBet Sportsbook complaint reported on two weeks ago has been resolved. A TonyBet player claimed that a £900 payout request had not been received: the request was started after the player completed the Know Your Customer (KYC) process on 1 December 2015. The player has since received the withdrawal.