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10.27.2015

On July 21, Sportsbook Review reported that a ZenitBet player filed a payout complaint after accusing the Russia based online sportsbook of deliberately stalling his withdrawal. The player claimed that he followed the ZenitBet instructions of mailing a notarized copy of his ID to a physical address as requested, but he has yet to be paid.

10.27.2015

A MarathonBet Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) player has filed a complaint against the sports betting website. The player has told SBR that he has been attempting to draw out his $350 balance since the 30th of June, 2015. The player has obliged each request made by MarathonBet to photograph himself holding various documents next to his face.

10.26.2015

Advocates of bitcoin (BTC) have much reason to celebrate at the Sportsbook Review bitcoin betting forum: Bitcoin is having an impressive October, up $60 since SBR's last market watch update on the 5th of October. One bitcoin is presently trading for $286 and is trending toward a possible $300 in time for Halloween.

10.26.2015

Update: Heritage Sports (SBR rating A+) has extended their special 4 cent line (-102 on a PK em game) for the MLB World Series. All account programs are eligible for this incentive including players setup to receive cash back; these players will also earn rewards (win or lose) from the sports betting site.

10.26.2015

A combination of high overheads and tighter industry regulation has led to a series of high-street shop closures and M&A activity across the gambling industry. Last month online sportsbook Paddy Power announced that it wants to merge with sportsbook Betfair.

10.26.2015

Sports betting sites have released a slate of Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals prop bets ahead of tonight's Monday Night Football game. Sportsbook Review has compared the best online sportsbooks by their prop betting markets inside of the NFL Futures and Prop Bets directory, which shows season-specific and weekly prop bets.

10.26.2015

Sportsbook Review invites members to participate in tonight's free Predict the Score contest for the Monday Night Football game between the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals. The winning contestant - who is able to successfuly predict the exact final score outcome for both clubs - wins a $15 pizza eGift card of their choice.

10.25.2015

The Sportsbook Review NFL Betting Odds grid allows players to browse sportsbooks by their real-time football odds. Players who choose to create a free SBR username are able to further customize the online sportsbooks shown across three pages and are a click away from line history and injury news.

10.25.2015

Sportsbook Review has a number of resources available for handicapping and profiting during NFL Week 7. Despite some public favorites with the bye week - the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, and Chicago Bears - there are still plenty of betting opportunities facing players and a number of unique resources only available at SBR.

10.24.2015

Online sportsbook FastWager has been added to the sportsbook rating guide at D. FastWager is a Costa Rica based online sportsbook that uses Digital Gaming Solutions (DGS) software. The sportsbook manager has agreed to discuss player complaints with SBR. There has been little player feedback submitted to date.

10.24.2015

Sportsbook Review has released a 2015 profile of Bookmaker.eu Sportsbook (SBR rating A+), one of the online sports betting industry's oldest and most trusted online sportsbooks. Known as an originator of betting lines and as a sportsbook that caters to both professionals and average Joes alike, Bookmaker.eu is listed on the SBR list of best sportsbooks.

10.24.2015

An InstantActionSports player submitted a complaint over withdrawal fees. The player has claimed he was advised of a $75 fee but in fact was charged $115 when he withdrew his funds. Sportsbook Review followed up with InstantActionSports to discuss the player's complaint. BetIAS players with feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

10.23.2015

Florida's Senate President Andy Gardiner has fantasy sports betting in his crosshair. Six US states presently outlaw fantasy sports betting play, with Nevada being the latest to add its state to the list. States with laws against DFS include Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Washington, and Nevada. There is a trending fantasy sports betting discussion at the SBR Sportsbook forum on this topic.

10.23.2015

Sportsbook Review has attempted to simplify the shopping experience with its best sportsbooks list. The sports betting websites displayed on the best sportsbooks list have been in business for many years and are each in good standing with players. All sportsbooks listed are willing to discuss issues with SBR.

10.23.2015

The Pennsylvania House Committee was scheduled to meet yesterday on Bill HB649, which calls for legal online gambling in the state for existing casino licensees; the same type of deal that is presently live in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Unfortunately, this meeting was delayed, and there is no new date set as of this time.

10.23.2015

Nearing the halfway point of the season, Sportsbook Review takes a thorough look at the Super Bowl 50 market adjustments made by online sportsbooks, including with where the betting odds opened before the start of the year, where the odds settled, and where the odds have since landed at top online sportsbooks. This article contains a dynamically updating Super Bowl Odds widget.

10.22.2015

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player filed a complaint with SBR ten days ago. The player claimed that he deposited €580 with the online sportsbook. He quickly had his account closed, and was asked to upload documents including a photo of himself holding his passport next to his face - a request becoming more commonplace in today's industry.

10.22.2015

A ComeOn Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player claims that his account is fully verified with the online sportsbook, and that he opened his acocunt with a Skrill deposit. He presently has a balance of €5,217 with the online sportsbook, but is unable to request payment through Skrill.

10.22.2015

Some readers on the SBR Posting Forum questioned why the online sportsbook was not added to the worst sportsbook blacklist at D- for a rumored connection to stiff sportsbook BetMayor (SBR rating F). While a former sales representative of BetMayor is employed at CRSportsBet, SBR has been unable to confirm any shared ownership connection.

10.22.2015

A free predict the score contest has been announced at the Sportsbook Review sports bettors discussion forum for tonight's Thursday Night Football game featuring the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. All players are eligible to participate, though only established SBR members can claim the free pizza gift card prize.

10.21.2015

With so much money hanging in the balance, including public perception of their security and checks and balances, daily fantasy sports betting website DraftKings has announced that employee Ethan Haskell has been cleared of misconduct - to the surprise of no one.

10.21.2015

eSports is expected to grow from what is a $250 million global wagering market in 2015 to one worth $23 billion by 2020, and is being referred to as the "future" of sports betting by Eilers Research. Wagering on professional video games tournaments is the hot topic at the Excellence in iGaming conference currently being held in Berlin, which has attracted online sportsbooks from across the globe including the head of sportsbook at Pinnacle (SBR rating A+).

10.20.2015

The SBR Sportsbook forum often razzes players who post disputes with low-rated sportsbooks, such as the bettors waiting months to receive payment from Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-), by asking why bother getting involved with a crappy outfit in the first place? Believe it or not, players have their reasons, as this article lists.