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04.27.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has claimed that he is presently owed over €20,000. He registered for the Sportsbook Review posting forum on April 23, and shortly after blogged his frustrations with the online sports betting website. He has posted that he deposited multiple times - amounts ranging from €300-€2,000 - and that after his recent withdrawal requests he found himself in hot water.

04.27.2015

BetMayor Sportsbook (SBR rating F) released an email notice last night to all account holders announcing that the online sportsbook has been acquired by Panamanian corporation Media-Tech Inc, which is allegedly part of a venture capital fund with focus on technology related investments. Player balances will reportedly be honored.

04.25.2015

Sportsbook Review congratulates Cabo for winning the SBR World Series of Poker Main Event Satellite series championship. Cabo wins a $10,000 2015 WSOP Main Event entry this fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas. Cabo started the final table as a slightly less than average chipstack but patiently persevered before mowing down the competition.

04.25.2015

While both ratings are on the sportsbook blacklist, there are some key differences to consider when when evaluating online betting sites by rating. SBR advises players to stick with well-rated sports betting sites to avoid hassle, but understands that players who believe in living dangerously attempt to weight the risk vs. the reward of depositing with a less than stellar betting site. What is the difference?

04.25.2015

A Sportsbook Review reader has submitted a question concerning the grading of an MLB wager placed on last night's Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox game. The game was called off in the 8th inning due to rain, but the reader noted that one sports betting website graded his wager as no-action (returning his bet) and another settled his bet as a loss. Find out which sportsbook was correct.

04.24.2015

BetMayor Sportsbook has refused to revisit their stance in the $51,000 casino winnings confiscation dispute reported earlier this week by Sportsbook Review. A manager has told SBR that it is the BetMayor position that players who are determined to be professionals will not be paid, and that this ruling is in line with their terms and conditions.

04.24.2015

Sportsbook Review takes a look at the line movement for tonight's NBA Playoffs Games, and includes a nugget shared by the General Manager of an online sports betting website who commented on how players are betting tonight's Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs basketball game, scheduled for tip-off 9:30PM ET.
 

UPDATE: Bookmaker website

04.23.2015

UPDATE 7:20PM ET: The technical hiccup has now been resolved, Bookmaker management cited a technical problem for the interruption of service. Sportsbook Review readers have reported difficulty accessing Bookmaker (SBR rating A+) and sister sportsbooks. SBR has confirmed slow loading of the website and is attempting to contact a member of management for comment on the tech issue. SBR will update as access is restored.

Sportsbook Review Readers react to $51,000 BetMayor Confiscation

04.23.2015

News broke last night of a $51,000 confisaction at BetMayor Sportsbook. A player went on a hot streak for two months in the BetMayor casino, and was categorized as having used optimal strategy for 87% of almost 4,000 hands. BetMayor claimed that the player was in violation of their terms and conditions because his play was considered professional. SBR members are sounding off at the unpopular decision, which amounts to theft:

SBR member harvesters: "I'm so confused by this - so because he won everyday it wasn't recreational? Is it because he won or because he played every day? Would they take issue with someone who plays every day and loses every day?," the post read.

SBR member tomallen123: "They rated the player in "Category 3" (87%), meaning his strategy was 87% Optimal? How do they figure that gives him over 85% chance of winning? Astounded by this. It's not a difficult game and I'm sure most people who play it regularly would score pretty high on that."

SBR member Courtesywipe may have landed the biggest blow: "You all are looking too deep into this. There is no cheating at BJ online. The dude won money and the SCAM site won't pay the money. period. That's the price this dude should pay for depositing 5k at a online sportsbook that has no rating and only been open for business since 7/2014. "

Sportsbook Review followed up again with BetMayor seeking to revisit the complaint last night, but was again told that the betting site has no interest in paying the player and firmly believes they acted fairly. The betting site is likely to debut on the SBR Blacklist.

04.22.2015

Topbet Sportsbook has been downgraded to C-. The betting site has admittedly been unable to pay a batch of players within their advertised payout time-frame. One player claimed that he was advised that up to 60 players had delinquent payout requests, though management disputed this number and indicated that the number of tardy payouts is closer to 25.

04.22.2015

A BetMayor Sportsbook player had $51,000 in casino winnings confiscated from his account. The player filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review after being told he would not be paid. SBR has discussed his case with BetMayor executives to no avail. This article lists the facts surrounding the casino dispute and lists why the online betting site believes it does not have to pay.

04.22.2015

Bitcoin has opened the day trading at $235; down $11 from where April 2015 opened. Six months ago today, Sportsbook Review created the bitcoin review guide, which categorizes each bitcoin sports betting website by date established and other platform information requested by SBR readers. This article takes a look at bitcoin's recent movements and what might be standing in its way.

04.21.2015

Two new Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players have filed payout complaints with SBR. There are presently five complaints on file from players who have taken issue with the delayed processing times and lack of concrete information from customer service on when they can expect to be credited with their funds; one player was advised that unusual withdrawal volume has caused the delays.

04.21.2015

An EasyStreet (now "EZStreet") Sportsbook payout complaint has been filed by an unhappy player. The player has told SBR that the online sportsbook has not been responsive on live help, and that his emails are not being answered. The complaint is very similar to the recent issues raised by players and reported by Sportsbook Review. EasyStreet has refused comment on the complaints.

Sports Betting Bonus Directory Updated

04.21.2015

The best sports betting site bonuses directory has been updated. The list shows all sign up offers from online sportsbooks, whether cash or free play, and assesses each incentives pure bonus value. This is referred to as the true bonus value, and is measured by weighing the strength of the perk against the amount of wagering required before a payout can be taken.

04.21.2015

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that €1,300 was confiscated, which includes his initial deposit of €740. The player had funded his Rivalo sports betting account through Skrill in April 2015. His wagers consisted of NBA and European basketball bets. After increasing his balance to the €1,300 mark, Rivalo sent a letter explaining the decision to confiscate his balance.

04.20.2015

A sixth payout complaint has been filed against Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C). Sportsbook Review reported on April 18 that five Topbet players reported delinquent withdrawal requests. The players all reported being owed funds through the same method. Topbet has stated they cannot cancel the pending withdrawals due to the likelihood of players being paid twice.

04.20.2015

A GR88 Sportsbook player has been accused of having multiple accounts. The player filed a complaint with SBR Monday afternoon stating that he recently created an account with the online sports betting website and deposited €25. He received a matching free bet bonus and was on his way to wagering, eventually making more than €250 before having his account closed.

04.20.2015

NBA Playoff Betting Markets Under the Microscope: This article shows how the lines are moving the next eight NBA games, and some standout betting percentages from the SBR Odds consensus wagers tool. The sports betting website markets included are moneyline (to win outright), point spread, and total points scored.

Day 3 of USA vs. Luke King Underway

04.20.2015

Day three of the trial began this morning at 8:30AM in courtroom 305, case number CR-13-063-1-F, listed on the local courtroom docket as USA vs. Bartice A. "Luke" King. As reported last week, the US Judge hearing the case is Stephen P. Friot. The trial is expected to last no longer than two weeks. SBR will report when a verdict is reached in the federal sports betting case, which accuses King of setting up Legends Sports in Panama and conducting "illegal gambling business" - Legends was fully licensed in the government of Panama at the time of its closure.

04.19.2015

Sportsbook Review.com has updated the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Prop Bets List. Betting sites have adjusted the outright odds by an average of 15 cents, Mayweather is now trading as a 2.25 to 1 favorite, meaning $225 has to be wagered for a return of $100. The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets list will be updated over the next two weeks leading up to the fight on May 2.

Sportsbook Rating Change: 1Bet Sportsbook to C

04.19.2015

1Bet Sportsbook has been upgraded from C to C+. The Curacao licensed online sports betting website has not had a player complaint registered in over a year and has quietly expanded offerings to players, including improvements to their betting cart and number of markets offered. Players with feedback should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

04.18.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on a $40,000 dispute launched against GlobalBet.eu last week. In summary, a player claimed to have deposited $8,000 last year and ran his balance up to $59,000. He was placed on a payment plan, and paid approximately $19,000 before the withdrawals came to a stop. GlobalBet has returned SBR's contact with a new update on the dispute.

04.18.2015

Qualification is over for the SBR Poker Main Event Seat Giveaway. 49 posters have advanced to a final satellite to be held next Saturday afternoon where the winner receives a $10,000 2015 WSOP Main Event entry as well as a $500 travel credit. This is the second such $10,000 WSOP Main Event entry contest; in 2011, SBR sent poster FuzzyDunlop to the Main Event.