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08.28.2015

The best football teaser odds page lists payouts from nine online sportsbooks. The betting sites who have their football teaser odds displayed on the page are all in good standing with players and have qualified for inclusion in the best sportsbooks list. Teaser wagering is a popular way of betting football that can give players substantial edges when used correctly.

08.28.2015

Online sportsbook GTBets has responded to user demand and updated their withdrawal policy. When GTBets first announced the addition of bitcoin to their cashier, players were required to have deposited through bitcoin to get a payout the same way. SBR reader "Buffalo Nickle" posted that he wished GTBets would update this policy, so he could avoid payout fees.

08.28.2015

SBR congratulates Team USA for winning the SBR World Poker Cup 2015. The free poker tournament took place through the SBR Poker platform for the previous four months. Each of the winning members won 8,000 betpoints each, which can be used to make redemptions for real-world merchandise and electronics from the SBR loyalty points store.

08.27.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on a €400 winnings complaint filed by a Coral player earlier this week. A player won €400 after winning two bets, and was subsequently asked to send over his ID documents to complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) process at Coral. After he complied, Coral closed his account and confiscated his winnings.

08.27.2015

One of the betting sites from the top sportsbooks list is now dealing a 75% bonus (up from the default 50%) with a special promo code. The code is available on the sportsbook bonus page. Players can find promo codes and relevant information on bonuses through the information buttons displayed on the bonus list, which includes sportsbooks rated C or higher.

08.27.2015

An unhappy sports bettor wrote to SBR earlier this morning complaining that a UK bookie closed his account after five wagers. He won three of the bets, and has claimed that they were not arbs or steam chasing, and has claimed that the bets were perfectly ordinary. The player was cashed out normally and received his balance.

08.26.2015

A 1XBet Sportsbook player has submitted a winnings complaint. The player has accused 1XBet of unjustly confiscating €3,000 in winnings. His €797 deposit was reimbursed and all profits erased by the sports betting site, which claimed that the player had others place sports wagers on his behalf - a charge he denies adamantly.

08.26.2015

Online sportsbook GTBets (SBR rating B) now allows players to make deposits and withdrawals using bitcoin. The minimum deposit is the equivalent of $35 and the maximum $3,000 per transaction. There is a $300 minimum withdrawal and $2,000 maximum per transaction through bitcoin. Player balances are converted to USD upon depositing.

08.26.2015

Russian bookmaker ZenitBet has slipped further down the sportsbook blacklist. ZenitBet debuted in the sportsbook rating guide this Saturday at D, and has fallen to D- after fifteen total payout complaints have surfaced from players that have been owed for longer than 30 business days. The players are owed relatively small amounts each, and in total €20,000.

08.25.2015

One online sportsbook doubled their free play signup bonus for new accounts to 100%. Many changes are expected over the next week as online sportsbooks compete with one another by modifying their bonus programs for short-term, targeted incentives for the beginning of the NFL and College Football seasons.

08.25.2015

A BetTrojan Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint over the fees incurred withdrawing his $6,000 balance. The player claimed that customer service advised him of "economical ways" of withdrawing his winnings when he  originally deposited. The player was forced to pay $300 in fees to withdraw $700 a week through person-to-person.

08.25.2015

Online sportsbook WagerWeb has been upgraded from B to B+. The sports betting site recently changed platforms and upgraded their wagering cart variety and call center. The online sportsbook is one of 31 betting sites that accept bitcoin for player deposits and withdrawals. WagerWeb players with feedback can write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

08.24.2015

Bitcoin has now fallen below $200 for the first time (editor's note: back up to $224 today 8/25) in several months. Sports bettors have discussed the frequent movement of the crypto-currency at length at the SBR Posting Forum as there has been seesaw like movement of BTC. What if any impact does this have on using bitcoin to fund sportsbook accounts?

08.24.2015

An SBR reader took to the posting forum earlier today shaking the trees over what he felt was an unjust fee added on top of his deposit. As it turned out in his case, the added fee was charged in error and was reimbursed by his sportsbook. The player touched on an interesting subject though which highlights the importance of checking statements.

08.24.2015

A Coral Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) punter has filed a complaint with SBR. The player opened an account ten days ago and placed a total of two winning bets, profiting €400 after these wagers. After winning the bets, he was asked to send over a copy of his ID and utility bill to satisfy the sportsbook KYC requirement.

08.23.2015

Online sportsbook Centrebet has had their rating adjusted from D+ to C-.  Centrebet was downgraded four years ago for their controversial handling of an in-play wagering dispute, but has since accumulated some positive user feedback, and its rating risk level has been reassessed. While players may not be at risk of outright scammed, management may take positions opposite to the industry standard.

08.23.2015

Online sportsbooks have made major adjustments in the market for the next President of the United States. The odds of one candidate improved by 30% as a consensus movement across these sports betting websites. A sportsbook comparison of the previous week's worth of odds is attached inside this article.

08.23.2015

The redesigned sportsbook rating guide allows players to more easily compare sportsbooks across all devices. 215 sportsbooks rated from A+ to F are listed in the rating guide. Players are cautioned to consider the standing of each company, and not simply consider the percentage value of each signup bonus, as bigger is not always better.

08.22.2015

A Betsafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has taken to the SBR posting forum to ask for help. The player deposited £1,400 to Betsafe two months ago and after winning a few bets had his account blocked. The player stated that his ID documents provided to satisfy the KYC process were allegedly unsatisfactory, and he has no idea why.

08.22.2015

Seven online sportsbooks have released NBA Rookie of Year prop bets. Five of the seven companies are displayed on the best sportsbooks list. Players can shop for the best prices using the SBR network: The NBA Futures and Prop bets directory displays the payoff for each player, along with several other futures betting markets for the regular season. Players looking for event breakdowns can find them at SBR Picks, where a digest of opening night plays and strength of schedule analysis is available.

Congrats to Free Poker Contest qualifiers

08.22.2015

Sportsbook Review congratulates the 48 players who have qualified in the free poker contest called the 2015 World Poker Cup. The players, who represent USA, Canada, and the Rest of World will take part in championship events from Monday-Thursday of next week playing for up to 8,000 betpoints each. In July, SBR Poker sent a second member to Las Vegas and paid his way into the $10,000 WSOP Main Event - the player lasted two days.

08.21.2015

Eight slow-pay complaints have been reported by ZenitBet (SBR rating D) players. Each of the players have waited in excess of 30 business days for their funds, and are owed approximately $1,500 respectively. The players have been given little to no information from the sportsbook on their payout statuses.

08.21.2015

Noxwin Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) players have submitted positive feedback. The online sportsbook was first added to the sportsbook rating guide in January of 2013.  Noxwin is a white label of the EveryMatrix (OddsMatrix) platform. Noxwin is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and has discussed some complaints with SBR.