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Trial for Luke King of Legends Begins Today

04.16.2015

Jury selection took place on Tuesday; there was no court activity yesterday. Day one began today in courtroom 305, the case number is CR-13-063-1-F, listed on the local courtroom docket as USA vs. Bartice A. "Luke" King. The US Judge overseeing the federal case is Stephen P. Friot.

04.16.2015

Sportsbook Review congratulates the winners of the $5,000 NBA Betting Contest sponsored by TheGreek Sportsbook. There was a bit of drama in the last day as eventual champion 'Ronald' trailed 1.9 units to then first place 'Easy-Rider66', but he managed to hit his last pick - a two-unit play on the over 205.5 in the Lakers game last night. | See all winners

Sportsbook Rating Change: Northbet Sportsbook to C

04.16.2015

Northbet Sportsbook has had their rating adjusted from C- to C. There are presently no outstanding payout complaints on file from players of this sports betting website. Northbet was first introduced to the Sportsbook Review rating guide in September 2011. At the time, a $15,000 dispute was recorded but ultimately resolved by the online betting site. Players with feedback should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Betting Sites Prop List Updated

04.15.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing prop bets directory with the latest odds on offer from sports betting web sites. As the May 2nd fight gets closer, SBR predicts that the amount of betting props will triple, and props themselves will become more unique, highlighting the importance of shopping for the best value. For sports bettors interested in the moneyline movement, this recent Mayweather vs. Pacquiao video by host Natalie has more nuggets of information.

04.15.2015

Sports betting websites often attempt to attract new business and maintain returning clients by the size of their bonus. There are a handful of sportsbooks that believe - perhaps rightly so - that year-round bettors prefer lower bookmaking margins, instead offering reduced juice (Any vig of less than -110 is considered reduced juice). Whichever benefit appeals to you, there are easy ways to filter through the offers. Sportsbook Review shows you how. | How to compare sports betting bonuses

04.14.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on April 6 that a second Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) slow-pay complaint was received. The player has been waiting for $2,500 since February 24. Since the publication of that report, a third player has filed a payout complaint with SBR seeking assistance recovering his funds from the online sportsbook. | Read Sportsbook.com Complaint

04.14.2015

Online sportsbooks have 13 lined MLB games on the board for this evening. This articles takes a look at the betting markets on offer through the moneyline (outright winner) market, the overall line movement, and total run odds. The wagering data cited is powered by free lines and scores monitoring website SBR Odds. | Keep Reading

USA vs Luke King: Trial Proceedings began today

04.14.2015

The United States District Court of the Western District of Oklahoma started trial proceedings for USA v. Bartice A. “Luke” King, case CR-13-063-1-F. Jury selection was scheduled for 9:30 this morning. Judge Stephen P. Friot is presiding over the trial, which is estimated to last two weeks.

The indictment against Luke King was unsealed on March 20, 2013. It states that Mr. King was responsible for setting up Legends Sports in Panama and conducted gambling business in Oklahoma and elsewhere in the US - both through internet gambling and "traditional bookmakers," among other federal charges. He was granted bail in May of 2013 after posting $2.5 million in cash.

Legends Sportsbook received a gaming license from the Panamanian Government in June of 2004. The sportsbook grew their international online business over the following nine years, in large part due to staying in good standing with all players. After the indictment was opened, Legends.com had their gambling license revoked in Panama and were forced to close their business and their primary betting website, Legends Sportsbook.

04.13.2015

Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A) has been added to the futures betting comparison pages on Sportsbook Review. The online sportsbook supplied a feed to SBR which shows the real-time pricing for their exotic betting markets. Players can compare the present Heritage Sports line on futures markets such as the NFL Super Bowl Winner, NBA Championship, and NHL Betting Futures pages. | Read more

Sportsbook Rating Change: Netbet downgraded to D+

04.13.2015

Netbet Sportsbook has had their rating lowered from C- to D+. Players have submitted consistently poor feedback on the betting site, particularly the time involved with verifying their accounts prior to a withdrawal and the fact that customer service has the tendency to stop responding to accounts they determine are troublemakers. Players in need of assistance can write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

One week left in WSOP Main Event Satellite Series

04.13.2015

The last day to qualify to win a seat to the WSOP Main Event Seat giveaway is Friday, April 17. Due to the top heavy nature of the poker payoffs, players who begin taking part in the daily tournaments (Monday through Friday) are still in the qualifying hunt. The grand tournament will be held Saturday, April 25 and gives away the $10,000 seat plus a $500 travel credit. | Find Out More

04.11.2015

In a special Mayweather vs. Pacquiao betting breakdown, news host Natalie Rydstrom recaps the moneyline market movement and touches on what she feels sports bettors need to know going into the May 2 super-fight. Sportsbook Review has a boxing props directory which will list every type of wager offered by online sportsbooks for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. | Natalie's Breakdown

04.11.2015

The current price of one bitcoin (BTC) is $237.90. One day ago, the anonymous cryptocurrency closed at $243.26. If you're a $5 bettor and are holding a balance in a bitcoin sportsbook, this equals a wager loss even if you're playing with a reduced juice bitcoin sportsbook. For this reason, the established online sportsbooks that have recently added bitcoin to their cashiers do not presently allow player balances to be stored in BTC. | Why bitcoin is here to stay

04.10.2015

Update 4/10: GlobalBet has scheduled a phone conference with Sportsbook Review to discuss the complaint in detail. No specifics have been given over email about the veracity of the player's complaint. Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom provides a recap of a newly filed player complaint aimed at GlobalBet.eu over an allegedly outstanding $40,000 balance.

04.10.2015

An EasyStreet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint with SBR. The player has emailed the betting site five times without reply. He is attempting to take a $700 payout through Person-to-Person, but has had no luck reaching a customer service representative. The complaint is similar to the one reported on April 1st by SBR. | Read Easystreet Complaint

04.09.2015

A first time depositor has written Sportsbook Review asking for assistance with a sportsbook. The player accepted a large starting bonus - 100% free play, 10% cash, as well as an event bet on NBA and a free bet on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match. One problem: After winning his first pick and increasing his balance to over $4,500, he realized he'd have to bet a whole lot more. | Bonus Report

04.09.2015

A GoalWin Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint against the betting site. The player has claimed the source of his trouble began in August of 2013 when he put in for his first ever payout request. Ultimately, he was not paid and stated that his GoalWin account closed was closed and his balance was confiscated for what he says is no good reason. | GoalWin Complaint

04.08.2015

Five new Dashbet Sportsbook complaints have been reported by users. Online sportsbook Dashbet is presently giving only generic updates concerning these payout delays. Players have reported being owed over $50,000 from the betting site, and have been fed a whole host of excuses as to why the withdrawals are not being honored. | What is Dashbet saying?

04.07.2015

A 1XBet player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that he signed up on March 5 and deposited $300 to the Curacao based betting site. He increased his balance to $2,134 before requesting his first ever withdrawal, but had his transaction rejected. He has provided 1XBet with copies of his passport, Neteller history, and bank statements. | 1XBet complaint

04.07.2015

LSbet Sportsbook has been downgraded to C-. The online sportsbook has accumulated several complaints from players outraged by the betting site and their far reaching account screening protocols. LSbet has made it standard operating procedure to request to see complete Skrill statements including the ID of all third parties players have made transfers with, regardless of LSbet not being involved.

04.07.2015

Sportsbook Review congratulates forum poster 'goblue432' who scored 176 points in the annual free NCAA Bracket Contest. He had Duke winning it all and had three teams of the final four predicted correctly. The lucky winner pockets a whopping 25,000 betpoints for his score, which is enough to order a brand new iPad and $800 in pizza gift cards. | See the Top 20

04.06.2015

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. The player originally requested $2,500 on February 24. When he inquired on how long the payout would take to be received, he was advised that it would be anywhere from three to fived weeks. After that time-frame passed with no payout, the player was given an odd explanation by the sportsbook. | See what he was told

04.06.2015

Wisconsin and Duke play for the college basketball championship tonight to close out the 2015 NCAA Tournament. It is also the last opportunity for online sportsbooks to record a profit with college basketball, so a large variety of interesting betting propositions have been released involving team performance, player performance, and the score. | Wisconsin vs. Duke Props