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05.10.2015

Live, in-play betting can be intoxicating: There are many ways to bet, and with so many new ways to watch games and check progress on smart phones and other devices, the unsophisticated sports bettor may get in over their head or have their bankroll suffer due to procedural error. Keep reading to find out the key dos and don't associated with in-play wagering.
 

05.10.2015

Week one is in the books for the Free Poker Contest taking place for SBR members. The theme of this poker contest is that players are ranked in accordance to their performance in any of the three daily poker tournaments at the SBR Poker room and is titled the SBR World Poker Cup 2015. The most recent poker contest held at SBR is sending the winner to the 2015 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.

57% of Bets on Rockets +7.5 according to SBR Odds

05.10.2015

The point spread betting odds have dropped from +7.5 to +6.5 in favor of the Houston Rockets, and sportsbooks have taken 57% of wagers on the Rockets to cover per SBR odds wagering data. Players lost on Cleveland vs Chicago as the 60% of bets were on the Cavaliers to cover in the earlier game today.

05.10.2015

Players with BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) feedback are encouraged to write in. The sports betting site has accumulated mostly complaints over bonus handling and customer service in recent years, and has no payout complaints on file. Sportsbook Review is evaluating BetUS for a possible rating upgrade. Players with unresolved issues are urged to submit a sportsbook complaint.

Sportsbooks move Bulls line by three points vs. Cavs

05.10.2015

Sportsbooks have moved the line by three points since the opener for this afternoon's Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA playoffs contest. Chicago opened as one point favorites per SBR Odds and are now being offered by betting sites as three point underdogs. The second of the two NBA playoffs games has the Clippers as a 7.5 point favorite against the Houston Rockets.

05.09.2015

BetMayor Sportsbook has told SBR that they have reversed course and decided to honor the casino winner's $51,000 balance which was initially wiped out after the player was accused of violating their terms and conditions regarding professional play. SBR blacklisted the sports betting website due to their position that they would not pay the legitimately earned balance.

05.08.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on April 27 that BetPhoenix (SBR rating C) management was investigating a payout complaint originally posted in March. A player claimed a $2,000 payout was lost in the mail and that he was unable to have the transaction voided and a replacement payout issued. BetPhoenix clarified part of the complaint, and offered a credit to the player to resolve the issue.

Sportsbook Review Video Report on Bitcoin Sports Betting

05.08.2015

Sportsbook Review news host Natalie Rydstrom breaks down why sports bettors are rooting for bitcoin (BTC) to stabilize and eventually be adopted by a majority of online sports betting websites. As SBR noted in a recent market watch report, bitcoin has held steady for over two weeks without a significant dip in value. | Watch the Report

05.08.2015

A BetMotion Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a complaint seeking assistance with the sports betting website. The player requested a payout of €242.50 two and a half weeks ago. He was told that the funds would be paid in two weeks, but to date the payment has not been received. Sportsbook Review is following up on the complaint.

05.08.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint against the sports betting website. He deposited €120 by Skrill intent on receiving a sportsbook cash bonus. He wagered the required number of times as outlined to be credited with the bonus, but the bonus ended up being declined. The player provided various ID documents, but this did not resolve his issue.

05.07.2015

The 2015-16 NFL regular season is just four months away. The off-season is a time many sports bettors look to find futures betting value. Online sportsbooks are beginning to move their numbers on the winner of Super Bowl 50 and related markets, making now the time to plan your strike and to get the best possible betting odds on your favorite team.

05.07.2015

The value of bitcoin has remained steady at the $230ish mark for the better part of the last two weeks. This type of consistency is exactly what might compel sports bettors to legitimately consider switching their deposits and withdrawals to the anonymous crypto-currency. Sports bettors in several countries have watched the performance of bitcoin closely and for good reason.

05.07.2015

There are an overwhelming number of online sports betting websites to choose from, so the question becomes, how can you make sure you choose the right one based on your needs? Sportsbook Review has a free tool that was designed by bettors for bettors that allows easy comparison of online sportsbooks. Keep reading to learn more and be on your way to finding the right betting site for you.

05.07.2015

There are lawsuits popping up throughout the United States from disgruntled sports bettors, fight fans, and all who paid anywhere from $90 to many thousands to take in what was promoted as The Fight of the Century. Mayweather, a 2 to 1 betting favorite, won easily by outpointing Pacquiao in a one sided contest May 2. All who wagered on Pacquiao now want their money back. Find out why.

05.07.2015

With one SBR member headed to Las Vegas this summer for entry into the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, which has a minimum $10 million prize going to 1st place, check out the current free poker contest which is open to all readers with an SBR forum account. The event, dubbed the SBR World Poker Cup, measures how each geographical location performs in daily poker tournaments.

05.06.2015

Two SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating C-) players have claimed that the online sports betting website has failed to pay the listed maximum of $1,000 per week and within the advertised payout time-frame as of the last month. SportsbettingOnline has also yet to comment on an $8,200 confiscation involving a bitcoin deposit made last year. Player feedback is welcomed.

05.05.2015

Sportsbook Review has recently made contact with Unibet management (SBR rating C-) to discuss an old player complaint originally submitted by a player last year. SBR agreed not to disclose the particulars of the complaint as far as how the player was determined to be in violation of the house terms and conditions, but was given an update on what the player can do next.

05.04.2015

Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players have reported that payouts are taking a minimum of five weeks. The sports betting website has consistently been ranked lowly by players and within the industry for failure to pay promptly and confiscating winnings freely, including the infamous correlated parlay confisactions of yesteryear.

05.04.2015

Sports betting website Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has confiscated more than $250,000 from winning players. Players have reported that their funds have been confiscated on the grounds that they are "professional" players and that they have violated terms and conditions by winning, much like the recent $51,000 complaint against BetMayor.

Sportsbook Rating Change: BetMotion upgraded to C+

05.03.2015

BetMotion Sportsbook has been upgraded from the rating of C to C+. The online sports betting website has had minor negative reported issues from players since their inclusion in the sportsbook rating guide two years ago, BetMotion players in need of assistance or who have feedback to share are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Sportsbook Review Interviews WSOP Main Event Seat winner

05.03.2015

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom interviewed long-time SBR member Cabo on his winning a $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event ticket in this year's WSOP big dance on July 5. Cabo bested a field of 50 players who qualified for entry in the final event of the three and a half month long free poker contest at SBR Poker. | Watch the interview

http://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/players-talk/3090763-my-interview-cabo-sbr-poker-champion-wsop-main-event-seat-winner.html

05.03.2015

Update: LSbet Sportsbook has discussed more of the particulars with Sportsbook Reveiw on the issue initially reported two weeks ago. The online sports betting website provided sufficient evidence that the player attempted to defraud the sportsbook. An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint alleging that the online sports betting website has confiscated his funds without just cause.

05.02.2015

Sportsbook Review occasionally receives questions from players who are confused by some of the bonus terms published by their sports betting website of choice. A third of complaints involving bonuses center around some disagreement over whether or not wagering requirements have been fulfilled, most often due to a miscalculation of what is called the sportsbook rollover. What is rollover?

How to seek help with an Online Sportsbook

05.02.2015

If you're a player reading this who has an issue with a sports betting website, all hope is not lost. Sportsbook Review operates a dispute mediation service which is free of cost. Simply submit a sportsbook complaint form with details of the problem you're having, taking care to answer as many of the five W's as you can: Who, what, why, where, when. The more detailed you are, the better.