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03.16.2015

SBR originally reported on a wagering dispute filed by a VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) player in August  2014. The dispute was covered numerous times in the following months and was only partially resolved in November. In a nutshell, a player wagered $2,000 on the previous NHL Playoffs MVP winner (recipient of Conn Smythe trophy). The wager was accepted but not paid in full. | See Why

03.16.2015

A Betin Sportsbook player has filed a dispute with SBR against the betting site. The player has stated that a balance of €524 has not been paid. The player was accused of foul play with his in-play bets. He reportedly had a pattern of placing bets exactly as an event occurred. Betin claims that seven such wagers were made where the outcome was already known. | In-play dispute explained

03.15.2015

A Dashbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player has successfully been paid once for a sum of €150 from Dashbet. He maintains a total balance of €2,500, and has a delinquent payout request of €1,500 which he is unsure when he will receive. The player has been reading on the SBR newswire about Dashbet's payout issues. | Dashbet news

Live NCAA Basketball Tournament Futures Breakdown

03.15.2015

Sportsbook Review video hosts Peter Loshak and Megan Rochester are chatting live with SBR handicapper Jordan Sharp and Dake Golokov on the upcoming NCAA men's basketball championship. With Selection Sunday in the books, which teams are expected to upset the odds or perform according to the bookmakers' plans? | Watch the stream

03.15.2015

Sportsbook Review's boxing odds on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao shows the moneyline market on the move. The odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook have increased from -200 to -220 on Mayweather, despite bookmaker Pinnacle Sports holding steady (for the moment) at -199. Heritage Sports for example has the line at -215, and the best odds on Pacquiao at +185. | Betting Odds by Sportsbook

03.14.2015

With Selection Sunday looming, online sportsbook odds on the winner's market of the 2015 men's NCAA basketball championship have been taken off the board. Once the match ups are released tomorrow evening, the betting odds are sure to fluctuate like a fickle weighing scale. Sportsbook Review's college basketball championship futures and props page compares and highlights the best betting value for your bankroll. Gamblers looking to get the best of it can shop by lineset and factor in the bookmaking margins shown combined with the value of a given sign up bonus.

Once Selection Sunday is in the books, SBR will make a printable bracket available on the newswire and posting forum. Players not keen on investing their bankroll in the NCAA Madness but who wish to potentially come away with a big score are invited to join the Free NCAA Bracket Contest which has a $200,000 perfect bracket prize and gives away 100,000 betpoints to the top 20. | How to join

03.14.2015

A Tipico Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. The player claims to have found success betting with Tipico, winning five consecutive wagers before noticing that he could no longer log-in to his account. He quickly discovered his account had been deactivated, prompting him to contact customer service. | Tipico complaint

03.13.2015

Update: Management addressed the issue with SBR. The situation was caused by a software bug which was resolved.

A Readytobet Sportsbook player has submitted a bonus dispute. The player stated that he accepted a bonus on February 16, and has already put €1,700 toward his bonus play-through. With €300 in wagers left to complete and just four days to finish the turnover, he has claimed that he was limited to a maximum of €1 per bet. | Bonus Complaint Explained

03.13.2015

Sportsbook Review analyst Natalie Rydstrom has released a video news report concerning yesterday's SBR exclusive that reported on the connection between GoBetGo (off-line) and Ball2Win (SBR rating F) sportsbook. Since the publication of the report, SBR has went back and forth with Ball2Win concerning the repayment of GoBetGo users. Ball2Win and GoBetGo shared payment processing, the same betting license, and operations. GoBetGo went off-line without paying any of their players to begin the year, posting a note on their homepage that channeled memories of WSEX and their "sinister" mea culpa. The video report on Ball2Win is embedded below:

03.13.2015

A BetPhoenix Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. He has claimed that he requested and was sent a $2,000 cheque payout. However, the post courier lost the cheque in the mail. The player says he was denied when he requested a stop payment be placed on the payout in question. Sportsbook Review is investigating.

03.12.2015

A GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. He has claimed that his balance was €4,596 when GR88 confiscated his winnings and closed his account. Like other complaints before him, he has said that the hammer fell after his documents had been approved and he made a withdrawal request. | New GR88 Sportsbook Complaint

03.12.2015

Ball2Win Sportsbook has been added to the SBR Blacklist with a rating of F. The betting site is licensed under the same company as now defunct scam sportsbook GoBetGo (SBR rating F), which recently closed without paying any of their players. This report outlines the connection between the two sites and the extreme risk to players funds. | Scam Alert

03.12.2015

In such a competitive online sportsbook industry, the first thing a new betting site will do to distinguish itself from rival companies is offer a bigger signup bonus. However, bigger is not always better as many industry veterans will tell you. There are many factors to consider when comparing bonuses. Sound like a lot of work? SBR has already done it for you. | Best Bonuses Page Explained

03.11.2015

The InstantActionSports (SBR rating D) player SBR reported originally requested $5,000 via interbook transfer on November 10, and who had a total balance of under $15,000 which required being placed on a payment plan to receive, has been paid in full. The player received several Person to Person (P2P) withdrawals to settle his outstanding balance. | Why it took so long

03.11.2015

A Rivalo Sportsbook player has submitted a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player has had an account with Rivalo for one year, placing what he estimates to be one hundred wagers. He successfully withdrew €1,000 once and received the funds without incident. However, the remaining €500 he held with Rivalo was then confiscated. | Where it all went wrong

03.10.2015

A GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a complaint against the betting site. The player opened his account in December 2014 and deposited £200, receiving a matching 100% deposit bonus. Before placing a single bet, his account was locked pending the submission of his ID documents. He provided the documents and began placing bets with GR88. | What happened next

03.10.2015

Nine days from now marks the opening frame of what has to be at least a million perfect bracket contests. While the odds of hitting a perfect bracket are astronomical - 1 in 9 quintillion according to a report by SBR's Megan Rochester - that doesn't stop sports bettors from trying. If you're the type of bettor who doesn't fancy contests and are looking instead to grow your bankroll the old-fashioned way, through the hard work and sweat of true handicapping, Sportsbook Review has launched a futures and prop betting directory which compares the value of the betting markets setup for the 2015 men's NCAA basketball championship. | Read more about it

03.10.2015

Dashbet Sportsbook has commented on an outstanding payout complaint. A player has been waiting over three weeks for a €2,500 payout. He claims to have sent many emails to Dashbet which have went unanswered. He is one of several players who have complained about Dashbet via email and publicly on the SBR forum. | Read Dashbet comment

03.09.2015

Occasionally Sportsbook Review receives complaints from players who say their account details were stolen, in some cases by members of family, and the players expect online sportsbooks to reimburse losses they say were not of their doing. After all, the players liken the situation to a credit card being lost and the bank crediting unauthorized card usage. So, are sportsbooks liable? Find out

03.09.2015

A BetOwi Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a payout complaint against the betting site. The player has claimed $1,000 was deducted from his account on February 9. The payout came with a two week processing time-frame, though the funds have yet to be received. Sportsbook Review is attempting to speak with the sportsbook on his behalf.

03.09.2015

Sportsbook Review originally reported February 11 that a Bizonbet Sportsbook player filed a payout complaint. He stated that he requested a $500 withdrawal on the 1st of December. Bizonbet has yet to comment on the complaint with Sportsbook Review; and the player has confirmed he has yet to receive a red cent from Bizonbet. SBR is following up.

LSbet Sportsbook player has account closed

03.08.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook player has claimed that he deposited €240 and increased his balance to €412. After requesting payment, the player was asked to provide a copy of his ID card and utility bill. He says that after providing these documents, his account was closed without word by LSbet Sportsbook. SBR is following up.

If you're having trouble with a sportsbook

03.07.2015

SBR is ready by to assist if you are a player who has a dispute with an online sportsbook. SBR has helped players recover millions of dollars in disputed winnings since 1999. Simply write in with the details of the issue, whether it be a payout, wagering, bonus, or customer service complaint, to help@sportsbookreview.com or submit a sportsbook complaint form.

03.06.2015

Edit by SBR: The player was shown to have violated Youwin rules but was ultimately paid all winnings. The complaint is considered closed.

A Youwin Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. He claims that his account has been closed without a specific reason given, and that €1,900 of open bets were forfeited. Youwin allegedly told the player that it is their right to close an account per their terms and conditions. | Youwin complaint