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12.01.2015

Sportsbook Review thanks the sports bettors from the SBR Forum for participating in the best NBA sportsbook poll. Votes were conducted throughout the month of November 2015. The results showing the top five NBA sportsbooks as voted by the SBR Forum posting community are embedded inside of this article.

12.01.2015

A Redbet Sportsbook player has complained that he has been denied a payout on the basis that he is using a VPN to access his sports betting account. Sportsbook Review advised the player of the reasons that Redbet is likely to have the rule in place and made him aware of a recent editorial that pertained to VPN usage.

12.01.2015

Nevada sportsbooks enjoyed the second biggest month in their history in October, the Nevada State Gaming Control has revealed. They took $504.6 million in sports wagers and generated a win of $33.6 million on that, which is an increase of 21.8% on October 2014. It is also a marked improvement on the  $457.4 million in total wagers made in September 2015.

11.30.2015

Update: Cloudbet helped the player identify that the bitcoin wallet he used did not belong to their online sportsbook, and in fact belonged to another bitcoin site entirely. The player acknowledged the error. The complaint has been closed.

Cloudbet Sportsbook has addressed the complaint reported yesterday. A player claimed that a .55 bitcoin deposit made on November 26 had not yet been applied and that his emails were mostly unanswered. SBR asked Cloudbet about the delay and was told that the funds were not sent to a wallet they own; though the player claims he generated it using their software.

11.30.2015

A ZenitBet Sportsbook player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player detailed a frustrating experience verifying his account with the online betting site. He first had his account suspended by ZenitBet on November 15. He was asked to send a notarized copy of his passport by courier service. ZenitBet then unblocked his account, but did not honor his balance of $3,098.

11.30.2015

Sportsbook Review has released a sportsbook consensus betting report for Monday Night Football. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern, the game will be broadcast on ESPN for players looking to tune in and make live, in-play wagers. Game play-by-play and scoring updates will be available dynamically through the NFL Betting Odds grid at Sportsbook Review.

11.30.2015

Bookmaker Coral (SBR rating B+) has announced that revenue rose 6% to £1 billion in the past year ahead of its proposed merger with Ladbrokes (SBR rating A). The company’s full-year results to September 26 show that its online arm drove all the growth, with revenues up £65.2 million to £247.8 million.

11.29.2015

A Cloudbet Sportsbook player has claimed that a bitcoin deposit for .55 (approximately $200) made on November 26 has yet to be credited to his account. The player filed a complaint with SBR against Cloudbet and noted that he has emailed the sportsbook several times seeking an update. Cloudbet provided a generic response initially, but nothing since.

11.29.2015

SBR reported earlier this week that a player who has been waiting five months for payment from the Montenegro based betting site had been told by the Montenegro e-Gambling Commission that Exbinog lost its license. Exbinog dismissed the importance of the e-Gambling license, and stated that they are pursuing a license issued by the Government.

11.29.2015

Sportsbook Review has released a Sunday Night Football sportsbook betting consensus report for tonight's New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos game. The betting consensus statistics are powered by the NFL betting odds grid found at SBR, which allows players to see the real-time sportsbook odds from 35+ online sports betting sites.

11.28.2015

Sportsbook Review reported earlier this week that a BetMotion sports bettor has been owed $663 for over three weeks. The player reportedly passed the Know Your Customer (KYC) process but had not been paid his withdrawal and had not received an update on why his account was suspended by BetMotion. BetMotion has acknowledged the complaint.

11.28.2015

Readytobet (SBR rating C+) has completed a relaunch of their website. The sports betting site is now using Microgaming for their casino games, and offers live casino games. Readytobet was added to the online sportsbooks rating guide in January of 2015. Readytobet players with feedback on the company are encouraged to write to SBR.

11.27.2015

Online sportsbook 1XBet has been taken off the scam sportsbook blacklist. 1XBet has received an upgrade from D- to D. Management addressed each outstanding player dispute with SBR and shared evidence pertaining to each complaint. The online sportsbook has agreed to maintain an open line of communication with SBR on new issues.

11.27.2015

Online sports bettors looking for a smooth experience with an online sportsbook are advised to avoid the betting sites listed on the worst sportsbook blacklist. These sportsbooks have proven to be ineffective at paying withdrawals on-time - the best example being Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-), who spend more on marketing themselves than paying players.

11.27.2015

Online sportsbook Exbinog.com has been stripped of their gaming license by the Montenegro e-Gambling Commission. The slow-pay sportsbook continues to falsely advertise on their website that they are licensed by the Montenegro Commission. Sportsbook Review reported earlier this month that a slow-pay entered month five.

11.26.2015

The SBR Sports Betting Forum has announced this year's 2015-16 College Football Bowls contest. $10,500 in cold, hard cash is up for grabs for the top three places, along with 100,000 betpoints split to places 4-6. The buy-in for the contest is 2,500 betpoints. The exclusive contest closes upon 70 total player registrations.

11.26.2015

A BetMotion Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a payout complaint.The player accepted a 150% welcome bonus which was accompanied by a five time rollover. The player successfully completed the rollover and asked for a withdrawal on November 3 of $663.36. BetMotion has yet to pay the withdrawal.

11.26.2015

Sportsbook Review has released an NFL Super Bowl futures market watch recap ahead of NFL Week 12. Outright Super Bowl 50 betting odds are fluctuating with a greater frequency this NFL Thursday considering there are three times the amount of games commencing in light of Thanksgiving in the United States. SBR wishes its US based readers a Happy Thanksgiving.

11.26.2015

A VitalBet Sportsbook player has submitted a complaint. The player registered his sports betting account two weeks ago and deposited €50. He risked his whole deposit on his first wager and lost, and was subsequently credited a bonus of €50. During this time, he was sent an email indicating that his photo ID and a copy of him holding said ID was required.

11.25.2015

New York Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez has reserved judgment after two hours of testimony was heard earlier today in the fantasy sports betting vs. State of NY case. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has declared daily fantasy sports betting as no different than traditional gambling and ruled that FanDuel and DraftKings are in violation of state law.

11.25.2015

Betting exchange Betfair (SBR rating A-) has increased the size of its online sportsbook two-fold in the past six months as it prepares for a merger with Irish bookmaker PaddyPower (SBR rating B+). Betfair reported a 93% rise in sportsbook volumes to £800 million ($1.2 billion) in the six months to October 31, 2015, driving 15% revenue growth for the firm.

11.25.2015

Sportsbook Review has released a market watch report covering the college football championship betting outright winner odds movement across top online sports betting websites ahead of NCAAF Week 13. At the close of week 12 of college football, a changing of the guard occurred at the top of the market across all online sportsbooks.

11.24.2015

Update 7/12/2017: Galaxy no longer has any relationship with BetDSI. Galaxy is part of the Bookmaker.eu network.

Online sportsbook GalaxySports has been added to the sportsbook rating guide. The betting site offers a 100% initial sign up bonus to new accounts which is accompanied by a 20X deposit only rollover requirement.