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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

04.06.2015

Bitcoin sportsbooks have exploded in popularity in the last year and this has been made clear by the now more than handful of established online sportsbooks to add BTC to their cashiers. While the value of a bitcoin has fluctuated more than some weighing scales in recent times, that hasn't stopped the tidal wave of interest among sports bettors looking for an easy way to fund their accounts. | Bitcoin report

04.06.2015

Two new LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) players have filed complaints against the betting site by claiming that their privacy has been violated. Their accounts are suspended and the online sportsbook is unwilling to reopen them unless their entire history of Skrill transactions is provided - this history including transfers made to other betting sites as well as individuals. | Read LSbet Complaints

04.05.2015

The percentage of bets at online sportsbooks are evenly split on tonight's MLB season opener. The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs begin at 8:05pm ET. Per the SBR Odds consensus, 49.8% of wagers at sportsbooks are on the Cardinals, while 50.2% are on the Cubs. This article takes a look at the most popular betting markets and the current sportsbook odds. | Sunday Night Betting Markets

04.05.2015

Rivalo Sportsbook has been assed with an initial rating of D-. The online sportsbook has refused to address recent player complaints that involve the confiscation of player winnings. In one of the complaints - initially reported by SBR mid-March - a player had €500 confiscated and was only told that Rivalo did not have to explain their decision. | Recent Rivalo complaints

04.04.2015

The Final Four of the Men's NCAA Tournament is slated for tip-off tonight, which means online sportsbooks are adjusting their odds as a large amount of public and sharp action are received on both match ups. This article takes a look at market movements and uses bet share data powered by Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+).

04.03.2015

A Sportsbook Review reader thought he was in the clear when the score ended 17-17 in a Rugby Union match. He doesn't follow rugby, or even understand the rules of the game, but was hunting for some late night action and decided to take a stab at what looked like decent odds. He sweated most of the match out with his team trailing, and rejoiced when the game ended in a tie. | What Happened

04.03.2015

Las Vegas has caught up with the online sportsbook line movement on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super-fight May 2. When online bookmakers opened the betting market, Mayweather was installed as a 3 to 1 favorite or -300, meaning a $300 stake was needed for a return of $100. SBR covered the ensuing line movement when the market adjusted and saw Mayweather hit as low as -185 at Pinnacle Sports, whom SBR interviewed on the historic bout. | Betting Odds

Sportsbook Bonuses List Updated

04.02.2015

The sportsbook bonuses list has been updated. The bonus guide lists free play bets, cash bonuses, and match bets. The bonuses listed on the page are ranked by overall bonus value or true bonus value; essentially the funds you wager with the bonus toward your rollover. The lower the amount of rollover and higher the bonus, the better the expected value (EV) for the player.

04.01.2015

An Easystreet Sports (SBR rating D-) payout complaint has been filed. A player had his account closed in October of 2013 with a $15,000 balance. The player was told that his funds would be distributed via payment plan at $700 a week. He reported that originally the payouts came through as promised, before they came to a screeching halt. | Read the dispute

04.01.2015

A Betin Sportsbook player has filed a wagering complaint against the betting site. The player wagered on soccer matches which took place from December 18 to January 3. Her account was fully verified with Betin, meaning that she had completed their Know Your Customer (KYC) process. However, Betin decided not to pay out her winnings. | What Happened

03.31.2015

BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has closed all services to Portugal account holders. Player information was reportedly transferred to online sportsbook BetClic, though one player has written in to Sportsbook Review to suggest that is not the case. In addition, the news has stung one Portugal based player who believes he was hosed by the betting site intentionally. | BetAtHome player dispute

03.31.2015

Twenty seven Dashbet Sportsbook payout complaints have been received since February 9, 2015. Players are waiting to be paid over €60,000. Dashbet is seemingly no longer making an effort to pay players or provide excuses as to the payouts delay. The last known Dashbet Sportsbook payout was February 1. Dashbet previously pinned the blame on UK gambling legislation. | Read Dashbet update

03.30.2015

It seems like every year players submit different NCAA Tournament prop betting disputes. These disputes are of the same shade as the annual Super Bowl Gatorade prop betting disputes (pun intended) and can lead to significant headaches for players and ultimately suck the air out of the ball as it relates to one's bankroll and peace of mind. One such player has written in. | Read the NCAA Betting Dispute

03.30.2015

A Betcas Sportsbook player has filed a betting dispute. The player has been trying to access his account for months and has noted that the BetCas homepage displays that their platform is in the process of being upgraded. Betcas, for their part, have not explained to users when their website would be back online and there is speculation on the SBR posting forum that the sportsbook is down for the count.

03.28.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the sportsbook bonus directory. An online sportsbook which offers both a 75% free play and 50% cash bonus were added. Betting sites that maintain an SBR rating of C or higher are listed on the page. The directory allows players to sort by many categories, including size of bonus, rating, max bonus, play-through, and more.

03.27.2015

Sportsbook Review news host Natalie Rydstrom delivers the latest weekly SBR News report. Today's report focuses on the latest online sportsbook to add bitcoin (BTC) to their cashier. The anonymous crypto-currency has surged in popularity since its inception in 2008, and has seen historic highs followed by lows in recent times. | Watch Sportsbook News Report

03.27.2015

There are sixteen days left in the SBR Poker series to win a seat to the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. The value of the tournament entry is $10,000. Sportsbook Review will also be paying up to $500 for travel and lodging expenses for the lucky winner. In 2011, SBR sent member "FuzzyDunlop" to the WSOP Main Event in a similar freeroll series.

03.26.2015

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint against the betting site. The player requested payment of $500 on March 5 and as of today, March 26, he has yet to receive the funds. The player has stated that customer service has been of no help to him, and he is in the dark on when he can expect to receive payment.