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07.23.2015

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a complaint against the online sportsbook. The player has claimed that after a few months of betting with Rivalo without incident, Rivalo decided to close her account and confiscate approximately $400. The player was accused of being linked with another user and of having a "suspicious" betting style.

07.23.2015

Online sportsbooks Bovada and Bodog (SBR rating A) are presently upgrading their websites. The process is expected to take no more than four hours. Management tells SBR that an all new, fully responsive design will be launched. Screen captures of the new software will be embedded inside this report.

07.22.2015

Online sportsbooks have set the Los Angeles Angels as -170 favorites in tonight's game with the Minnesota Twins. This article summarizes the best sportsbooks for betting both sides and how sports bettors can maximize their profits wagering the 162 game MLB season.

Sportsbook Rating Guide adds MMA Parlays Filter

07.22.2015

The SBR posting forum members requested to see a list of online sportsbooks that allow parlay wagers on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In response to the community request, SBR has now added this filter to the sportsbook rating guide. Players with feedback on new filters they would like to see added to the sportsbook rating guide - which lists sportsbook ratings and features on 210 active sportsbooks - should write to help@sportsbookreview.com. Developed in 2002 and refined over the last 13 years according to player feedback and industry wide updates, the sportsbook rating guide contains filter information on countries accepted, bank options, platform information, and much more.

Sportsbook Bonuses Chart: Three offers updated

07.22.2015

Three offers have been updated on the best sportsbook bonuses list. 48 online sportsbooks are listed on the page, which is arranged by the  column titled "True Bonus". SBR created the true bonus category to show players how much bonus cash they are really betting with factoring in the rollover requirement. The free play value calculator is also now added on the page.

07.21.2015

Players can find online sportsbooks that offer Skrill as a banking option by using the sportsbook rating guide filter labeled Skrill. As a reminder, not all countries offer Skrill. Players in Canada are unable to enjoy the popular eWallet: As of January the 2nd of 2014, Canadian players have been unable to use Skrill for depositing with online sportsbooks or casinos.

07.21.2015

Nine online sportsbooks have released UFC 190 Prop Bets so far. Traditionally sportsbooks release the majority of their UFC betting cart in the week leading up to the fight, especially for Pay-Per-View (PPV) events. The headline of UFC 190 is Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia. This article lists a compilation of some of the most popular UFC 190 Prop Bets.

07.21.2015

A sportsbook complaint has been filed against Russian sports betting website ZenitBet (unrated). A player claimed that the sportsbook has frozen his balance despite his sending notarized copies of his passport to a physical address as requested. The player claimed that the sportsbook confirmed receiving the copy, but has yet to pay him.

07.20.2015

BetOwi Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has addressed the payout complaint reported earlier this morning. A player claimed that he has a $10,677 balance and had not been paid for six weeks. BetOwi countered by stating that they have been in touch more than ten times via telephone to confirm his payment details, but the player only answered the phone today.

Heritage Sportsbook evening maintenance

07.20.2015

Heritage Sportsbook has advised SBR that following the settlement of tonight's games they will be performing maintenance for approximately 10-15 minutes. The website will be unavailable during this window. SBR has posted this same notice in the Sportsbook & Industry forum so players can be aware that the downtime is planned.

07.20.2015

Online sportsbooks Heritage Sports, 5Dimes, GTbets, and WagerWeb have released several new NFL prop bets for the upcoming season. SBR has formatted these NFL prop bets in an easy to use grid, which shows the currently available price in a horizontal chart, allowing sports bettors to shop for the best NFL odds.

07.20.2015

Betting exchange Smarkets (SBR rating C) has provided an update on the player complaint reported Saturday. In this complaint, SBR detailed how a player claimed he deposited $20 on May 12 and managed to turn a small profit of $75. The player's trouble began a month after he sent over all of his ID documents.

07.20.2015

A BetOwi Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player is owed $10,000 and has claimed that payouts are taking over six weeks to be processed. The player claimed that BetOwi alleged they tried to call him 20 times; the player counters by saying he has zero missed calls.

07.19.2015

Sportsbook Review takes a look at the sportsbook markets event page for the Sunday Night Baseball game. Presently there are over 25 sportsbooks who have their lines featured for tonight's game on the page. Other data listed that bettors may find useful for assessing market value is the injury information also listed.

07.19.2015

Although SBR poster Cabo's WSOP Main Event dream fizzled out, SBR members still have plenty of chance to take advantage of the ongoing promotion which awards thousands of SBR loyalty points called betpoints. This article details all you need to know about the ongoing free poker contest called the SBR World Poker Cup.

07.19.2015

BetMayor Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has yet to pay the casino player who accumulated more than $51,000 in winnings playing blackjack in their online casino. The player was allegedly going to be paid following an ownership change at the online sportsbook. The complaint remains outstanding.

07.19.2015

In today's day and age, being extra cautious online is imperative. With hackers looking to steal credit card information and other sensitive data that can be used to wreak havoc on your credit report and personal finances, players need to be extra careful when actioning e-mail that contains sportsbook bonus offers.

07.18.2015

A Portuguese player has written SBR to detail a complaint against Betfair (SBR rating A-). The player has wagered with Betfair for over a year, dating back to when he physically resided in Portugal. As Betfair no longer accepts Portugal residents following Betfair's decision to suspend service in Portugal, the player had his account closed.

07.18.2015

An Smarkets Betting Exchange (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint against the sports betting website. The player deposited $20 to his account on May 12 and won $75. The player provided a scanned copy of his passport and documents but waited for over a month until Smarkets finally blocked his account and claimed he would not be paid.

UFC 190 Prop Bets list updated

07.18.2015

Four sportsbooks revised their UFC 190 betting lines for the Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Pay-Per-View (PPV) event on August 1st. Updated lines have been compiled in the UFC 190 Prop Bets directory, including both fighters to win in a variety of ways. The directory also contains real-time updating odds for the money line market.

07.17.2015

A Sportsbook Review posting forum member asks the following question: "I am moving to another country, and plan to utilize a VPN to access Netflix, ESPN, and do most all of my internet surfing. Will I have issues accessing my sportsbook accounts using this VPN?" | Find out the answer

07.17.2015

The sportsbook rating guide has added four more bitcoin exclusive betting sites. Each of the websites debut with a rating of C+ to C. The sports betting websites added are JetWin, BitcoinRush, Bitbook, and Betcoin.ag. Betcoin.ag was assessed with a lower rating than their bitcoin accepting peers due to the 11.3 BTC complaint filed by a long-time SBR member.

07.16.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on July 10 that GR88 (SBR rating D) accused a player of syndicate betting. GR88 accused this sports bettor of placing identical wagers with up to 13 other account-holders. GR88 did not specify how it reached this conclusion, or if the players shared a common IP address.