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07.16.2015

Bet365 Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has informed SBR that as of 17 July 2015 customers located in Portugal will have their accounts closed. Portuguese players are asked to withdraw their available balances as normal and to do so before the 31st of July. Bet365 cited changes in the regulatory regime as their reason for exiting the Portuguese market.

Update: BetcoinSports player has 6 BTC credited back to his account

07.16.2015

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday of a complaint against BetcoinSports involving a total of 11.3 bitcoin (BTC) that were allegedly redeemed from a player's account without his consent. The player first notified BetcoinSports of 6 BTC moved from his account by a third party within minutes of the transaction; after some back and forth, the player has received the 6 BTC back to his account, but as a previous 5.3 BTC was not reported as missing until a week after the transaction and had already been withdrawn, the bitcoin sportsbook is unwilling to credit the player with those coins.

Three sportsbooks add new college football prop bets

07.15.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the college football prop bets directory with new market offerings from Heritage Sports, 5Dimes, and BetOnline Sportsbook. Players can search for the current price for each of the FBS teams to win the college football championship, and search by conference as well as exotic prop bets. The page will be updated leading up to and throughout the college football year.

07.15.2015

Sportsbook Review has been investigating a complaint from a BetcoinSports player who claimed that his account was compromised. The player claimed that he noticed 6 bitcoin (BTC) missing from his account and notified BetcoinSports immediately upon this discovery. The sportsbook indicated all was normal on their end.

07.14.2015

While there are many things to consider when choosing a brand new online sportsbook, SBR has four tips that players are advised to consider before depositing to new betting site. These tips are applicable regardless of the time of the year or part of the sports calendar currently in season.

07.14.2015

One of the most common wagering complaints Sportsbook Review receives from players involve their bets being voided. Often, online sportsbooks will cite line errors as reason for calling off the bets. The question these players have is are these sportsbooks justified to cancel wagers that are accepted? Read this article to find out.

07.14.2015

A Tripbet.com player has filed a tennis betting dispute. The player wagered on a match involving Alexander Metreveli. He has claimed that his wager was a winner but was initially settled as a loss, apparently Tripbet.com had an error in their scoring system which was  later corrected. The score was then corrected, but his wager was not processed as a winner.

07.14.2015

Proposition wagers from three online sportsbooks have been compiled in the UFC 190 prop betting directory. More than 50 total UFC prop bets are expected to be released prior to fight night on August 1st. The main event of the pay-per-view (PPV) card is Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia. This article contains a list of the prop bets offered.

07.13.2015

Online sportsbooks Heritage Sports, 5Dimes, and BetOnline have released several new NFL prop bets for the upcoming football season. These prop bets include wide receivers with the most receiving yards, rushing backs to record the most rushing yards, and one interesting prop bet spread at 5Dimes is which head coach will be the first to lose his job.

07.13.2015

A Betsafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player claimed that his account was closed along with €2,300 seized. He believes that he did not violate any terms and conditions. Often disputes involve bonuses or multi-accounting; the player insists that is not the case, as he did not even receive a bonus.

07.13.2015

Online sportsbook Unibet will acquire Stan James' online sports gambling section for £19 million. Stan James' UK retail business is not included in the deal. The deal is still subject to regulator approval and should be all set before the close of the third quarter of 2015.

07.13.2015

US District Judge Stephen P. Friot denied Friday the request for a judgment of acquittal or new trial on the two counts which Legendz Sports founder Luke  King was found guilty. King was acquitted of the most serious charge against him - count one, RICO - and found guilty of running a criminal gambling enterprise and money laundering.

07.13.2015

A BetFred (SBR rating B+) player has filed a complaint. The player opened his BetFred account two years and has made many deposits and withdrawals since. When he opened his account originally, he used his friend's computer to sign up as his PC was not working.

07.12.2015

Twelve online sportsbooks have their NFL prop bets and futures odds listed in the NFL betting directory at SBR. This article takes a look at the most significant market movements over the period of the last four weeks. Online sportsbooks typically adjust their NFL futures betting markets the most during the NFL preseason.

Three Sportsbooks added to Rating Guide

07.12.2015

Three online sportsbooks have been added to the sportsbook rating guide. Cloudbet, Directbet, and Anonibet have been introduced with the initial mark of C+. Each of the sportsbooks exclusively accept bitcoin for deposits and do not offer other currencies. Unlike conventional sportsbooks, players have less of a need to store their balance for extended periods of time, and can withdraw their bitcoins at their leisure free of transaction cost. The value of bitcoin (BTC) has shot up to the $310 mark.

07.12.2015

One of Sportsbook Review's Russian analysts has translated a Romanian gaming legislation article released by a Romanian newspaper. The article refers to the procedure to apply for official licensing in Romania, and gives a list of three online sportsbooks to have went through this process to date, including Netbet (SBR rating D+).

07.11.2015

Sportsbook Review reported that bitcoin (BTC) had a great 4th of July weekend gaining $14 and closing around $270. Well, bitcoin has had another great week and is now trading at $296 Saturday, meaning that more online sportsbooks might look to offer the currency as player interest grows.

07.11.2015

A BetAtHome Sportsbook player (SBR rating C-) logged into his account and had the unfortunate experience of realizing that he was banned. The player had won somewhere in the neighborhood of €2,000 per the complaint he filed with SBR, and had been trying to request a payout for two weeks prior to this.

07.11.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the UFC 189 Prop Bets directory with new sportsbook odds. The page lists every available sportsbook prop bet for tonight's pay-per-view (PPV) event. Sportsbooks have more than 30 markets on offer for wagering McGregor vs. Mendes.

07.10.2015

A former Portuguese 888Sport (SBR rating B) player has written Sportsbook Review after realizing that the online sportsbook no longer services his country. The player asked the reason for the closure and wondered what his options were as a sports bettor from Portugal. 888Sport, along with a handful of other online betting sites, no longer service Portugal.

07.10.2015

GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has accused a player of syndicate betting. Syndicate or organized betting refers to the act of colluding with other sports bettors to circumvent wagering limits. It has also been used in the context of players within the same household receiving multiple sign up bonuses for new accounts.

07.10.2015

Sportsbook Review host Natalie Rydstrom speaks to readers about the best sports betting sites list in today's video update. This article also lists SBR resources that are considered essential for players to consider when choosing an online sportsbook for the upcoming NFL and college football season.

07.10.2015

One of the more common complaints submitted by players involves how sports betting websites handle their accounts after restricting their wagering limits. Players are often unhappy to find out that they can no longer place a bet for the amount they wish, and believe the practice of being limited to be unfair. Read more to find out the industry standard.

07.10.2015

Online sportsbook EzStreetSports.com (SBR rating F) has been off-line for three days now. Sportsbook Review reported earlier this week that the sports betting website may have pulled the plug on their struggling company. EzStreetSports never recovered in the court of public opinion from their infamous $46,000 winnings confiscation dispute.

UFC 189 Prop Bets list Updated: 25+ Prop Bets featured

07.10.2015

Two new online sportsbooks' UFC 189 Prop Bets have been added to the UFC Betting Directory for Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes. Online sportsbooks typically offer the most prop bets for pay-per-view (PPV) events in combat sports, so bettors should check the page frequently prior to Saturday night's fights as more proposition wagers and additional sportsbooks are expected to have their odds published in the page.