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08.13.2015

A YouWin Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a payout complaint. The player deposited recently to YouWin and won a small amount of $112.08 playing with his local debit card. The player noted that YouWin does not offer the option to have his winnings paid out this way, so after some back and forth asked to be paid via bank transfer.

08.13.2015

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint. The player deposited €50 to Rivalo one year ago and proceeded to increase his balance to €601.31. He tried to request payment last week after uploading all of his ID documents to satisfy the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. Shortly thereafter, Rivalo closed his account.

08.12.2015

Online sportsbook 1Vice (SBR rating C) has added bitcoin as a deposit option to their cashier. Management provided SBR with a statement announcing the feature and has said that bitcoin withdrawals will be coming soon. This article lists the particulars for depositing with 1Vice Sportsbook via bitcoin.

08.12.2015

Sportsbook Review has advised the BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player accused of poker chip dumping to launch a complaint with the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) to advance his issue. BetAtHome has cited their privacy policy and is unwilling to discuss their stance with SBR, and is no longer responding to the player via email.

08.12.2015

The BetPhoenix Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player who asked SBR for assistance recovering a $2,160 balance owed to him since last summer has been paid in full. SBR spoke with BetPhoenix management concerning the dispute and learned that part of the delay was caused by the player waiting for eWallet payouts to become available.

08.11.2015

BetMayor Sportsbook (SBR rating F) responded to a recent SBR email by saying that the supposed acquisition of their business fell through; no additional plans to pay players were disclosed. The big casino winner who won $51,000 playing Blackjack continues to remain hopeful that he will eventually be paid.

08.11.2015

A BetMotion Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a complaint over an unpaid €2,564 balance. The player opened his account with BetMotion on July 13 and deposited €100 through Skrill. After completing the wagering requirements associated with his bonus, the player asked for a payout.

08.11.2015

5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has told SBR that they will automate bitcoin deposits by next week. Most bitcoin exclusive websites offer instant deposits and payouts, though there are key differences between these sportsbooks as reported by SBR in a recent industry newswire. 5Dimes player feedback is welcomed.

08.11.2015

Another Dashbet Sportsbook victim has filed a payout complaint. The player has just realized Dashbet went off-line without honoring their payout obligations to players, and has added his name to the list of those owed. Dashbet owes the player €900. The online sportsbook owes more than €60,000 to players.

08.10.2015

BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A) has been added to each of the event driven futures and outright betting markets directories at SBR. This article lists all of the places players can find BetOnline's real-time futures odds on a variety of betting markets compared side by side with other sportsbook betting odds.

08.10.2015

Sportsbook Review has released an update to the best sportsbook bonuses list that displays additional bonus information through an Info button. Players can now find the bonus promo codes if one exists, and additional platform details such as if players can opt for reduced juice (better odds) instead of traditional cash or free play bonuses.

08.10.2015

BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating C) management has addressed the Blackjack casino complaint reported by SBR this weekend. A player claimed that he believed the Blackjack insurance to be malfunctioning due to a software bug on his mobile device. BetUS has clarified what the player was seeing and the steps they took to resolve the complaint.

08.10.2015

A BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a wagering complaint with SBR. The player recently deposited €500 to wager on a tennis doubles match. Four of his wagers were winners and two were losers. Overall the player should have profited €600 on the match, but he was never paid and has claimed the matches are being investigated.

08.09.2015

Players can organize 30 sportsbooks by their live betting odds for all major sports using SBR Odds. From the betting odds screen, players can click each market to access all line history recorded from each sportsbook, and navigate between full and period based betting markets. This article lists some tips on how to optimally use SBR Odds.

08.09.2015

Online sportsbooks have released NFL Hall of Fame Game prop bets. The NFL preseason opener traditionally draws more prop bets than standard preseason games, and is a coveted spot on sports bettors calendars as it signals the one month mark until the start of the NFL regular season. This article lists some of the most popular prop bets.

08.09.2015

Following the GOP debate last week which drew 24 million viewers according to Nielsen data, two candidates on opposite sides of the political party lines have an upward trajectory in the online bookmaking odds arena. This article lists the recent next US President odds swings on candidates from both parties after the first debate.

08.09.2015

Update: BetPhoenix player has received payment in full. The complaint is now closed.

BetPhoenix Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has told SBR that they have received the player's bank wire details in the complaint reported two weeks ago and are in the process of sending a final bank wire transfer to pay his outstanding $2,160 balance. The player originally opted to wait for Skrill payouts until the method was no longer available.

08.08.2015

/best-sportsbooks/5dimes/Instant bitcoin withdrawals are a hot topic to SBR members. These players have asked SBR why is it that sportsbooks such as Nitrogen Sports can process bitcoin payouts instantly, while traditional online sportsbooks can take over a day to pay through bitcoin? Keep reading to find out the answer in this SBR report.

08.08.2015

Sportsbook Review occasionally receives complaints from TitanBet (SBR rating B) players who are frustrated by what they feel is extensive verification. This article lists some suggestions that will expedite player verification and allow players to make withdrawals easier and with the feeling of jumping through less hoops.

08.08.2015

McBookie Sportsbook has been added to the sportsbook rating guide at the mark of B. The online sportsbook is powered by BetVictor (SBR rating B), and has a registered office in Gibraltar. The sportsbook is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission. McBookie players with feedback should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

08.08.2015

A BetUS Sportsbook player has claimed that the casino software is not offering the option for insurance when the house is dealt an Ace. The player has claimed that this started days ago when BetUS Sportsbook reportedly changed their software, and that the malfunction occurs specifically while using a mobile device.

08.07.2015

A 1XBet Sportsbook player has filed a wagering complaint. He wagered $300 on a football match involving a team that was incorrectly listed and never actually took part in the match. The online sportsbook, which previously came under fire for requesting video conferences with players to approve their withdrawals, has refused to void the wager.

08.07.2015

Since Sportsbook Review announced 5Dimes and Bet365 posting moneyline odds on Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto, six more sportsbooks have followed suit. These boxing betting odds have been added to the Mayweather vs. Berto prop bets directory. This article compares the top Mayweather vs. Berto sportsbook odds.

08.06.2015

Online sportsbook BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) has addressed the poker chip dumping complaint reported by a player earlier in the week. BetAtHome confiscated €595 from the player after accusing him of breaching their poker terms and conditions, an accusation the player has adamantly denied.

08.06.2015

PokerStars has received a sports betting license in Ireland, according to a report released earlier today. PokerStars was granted the license by the Irish Revenue Commissioners national regulatory division. PokerStars plans to release 18 sports betting markets for Irish players and will be adding horse betting in the coming months.