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UFC 184 Betting Props: Rousey vs. Zangano

02.25.2015

A list of UFC 184 Betting Props have been assembled and posted by Sportsbook Review. The main attraction of the event, both from a sportsbook betting and visual perspective, is the womens bantamweight title fight involving undefeated champion Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano. As of this publication, Rousey is an average 9 to 1 favorite.

02.25.2015

The Easystreet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player who SBR reported on January 5 has yet to be paid. The player has claimed that he requested a $600 payout at the beginning of December. He has $1,882 remaining in his account. The player says that his chat requests have not been answered for several weeks, and that the only service reps he managed to reach via telephone are wagering clerks.

Dashbet Sportsbook Payout Feedback Wanted

02.24.2015

A Dashbet Sportsbook player has submitted a payout complaint against the betting site. The player has claimed that he requested a €2,500 payout through Skrill at the start of the month. He has previously been paid once and his documents are fully verified. Dashbet players with payout feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

MLB Betting Futures and Props Directory Released

02.24.2015

Sportsbook Review has released this year's MLB Betting Futures & Props directory. Players can sort by World Series Winner, AL and NL Pennant Winner, potential World Series match ups, division winner markets, and more regular season betting props. Where applicable, Sportsbook Review will bold the best available market line by sportsbook.

02.23.2015

A BetRebels player has submitted a bonus dispute with Sportsbook Review. The player registered at the betting site after deciding to accept their 100% sports welcome bonus. The player deposited €100 and wrote to support requesting the bonus credit. BetRebels refused to apply the bonus, citing violation of sportsbook rules. The player denies wrongdoing. | BetRebels bonus complaint

02.23.2015

A Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D) player has claimed a $4,000 payment has been pending since December 30. The player has claimed he was told the payout would soon be processed, but that the manager he was dealing with has been unreachable as of late. Spoortsbook Review has followed up with Dimeline Sports for comment.

Oscars Prop Betting: Birdman remains favored for Best Picture

02.22.2015

The 87th Academy Awards commence in less than one hour. Birdman has remained the odds on favorite to nab the Best Picture award, trading at an average of 1 to 2 at online sportsbooks. 5Dimes offers the best price per the SBR Oscar Prop Bets list at -165, meaning a $165 wager returns $100 in profit. A full list of category betting props are available.

Sportsbook Rating Change: InstantActionSports to D

02.21.2015

InstantActionSports' rating has been lowered from D+ to D. The betting site has accumulated a handful of repeated slow-pay complaints in the last year, and players have lost the ability to make withdrawals by eWallets Skrill and Neteller. The book is only able to offer payment plans through P2P methods, and has been tardy with these workaround payments according to player feedback.

02.21.2015

Despite the event announcement looming for the last two months, online sportsbooks already had set the boxing winner's market for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super fight believed to be taking May 2 in Las Vegas. Mayweather was listed as an average 3 to 1 favorite ($300 wager winning $100). The fight has now been made official, and the moneyline is on the move. | See market movement

02.20.2015

Update 1:45PM ET Nitrogen Sports agreed that their rules page could be considered hard to find, and has now placed the link to their website rules at the footer of every page. The bitcoin sportsbook has credited the player who filed the below dispute approximately $100 in bitcoin in good faith, but did not re-grade the NHL prop market as the following rule was in place:

"Unless otherwise stated, all bets for hockey are for regulation time only and not include overtime or penalty shootouts. If a line includes overtime it will be clearly stated on the betslip - please check your betslip carefully. Penalty shootouts are considered part of overtime."

Original complaint: A Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) player has submitted a betting dispute involving the grading of an NHL wager. The player has claimed that he wagered an alternate total line on Friday's Philadelphia Flyers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL game. His wager was over 7, the regular game total was 5.5 points. The game ended 4-3 in Overtime. | Dispute details

02.20.2015

Sportsbook Review has released an Oscars Prop Bets List page ahead of the February 22 Academy Awards. As of this publication, oscars prop betting odds from six online sportsbooks are featured on the page. One feature of the page that should be beneficial for sports bettors is the bolding of the best available line per sportsbook. | Oscars Prop Bets Market Watch

02.20.2015

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a dispute involving a balance of €13,000. He has told SBR that he registered with BetAtHome more than one yer ago. He has deposited a few times, and finally accumulated a balance of €13,000. After providing his ID, BetAtHome proceeded to close his account and confiscate his winnings. | BetAtHome complaint

02.19.2015

The Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) user at the center of this complaint, which was originally reported on January 20, has yet to be paid. Sportsbook Review is following up with the online sportsbook. The player has reported that his account access is still blocked and no follow-up information has been provided concerning what he has done wrong or when he will be paid.

BetUS player says his account is closed after bonus dispute

02.19.2015

Update 12:05PM: BetUS management is investigating the complaint. A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. He has claimed that his account was closed following a dispute with BetUS management concerning a bonus balance of $1,322. Sportsbook Review has followed up with BetUS support to inquire and receive more details.

TonyBet account complaint: Player seeks help

02.18.2015

A Tonybet Sportsbook (unrated) player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player has stated that upon requesting his first ever payout from the online sportsbook that his account was abruptly closed. The player claims to have no idea what he has done wrong and believes his documents to be in order. Sportsbook Review has asked Tonybet for comment.

Online Sportsbooks Release Super Bowl 50 Winner Market

02.17.2015

The smoke has cleared on Super Bowl XLIX, but online sportsbooks are wasting no time in setting markets for the 2015-16 NFL year. A handful of betting sites have released odds on the Super Bowl 50 winner; SBR has updated the super bowl prop betting directory with these futures bets. The Patriots and Seahawks are atop the list at +550 ($100 wager pays $500) respectively.

Nitrogen Sports looking into NHL betting dispute

02.17.2015

Bitcoin betting site Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) is looking into the NHL prop betting dispute reported by SBR this Sunday. A player claimed that a wager on the alternate total goals market was graded as a loss after the game entered overtime, despite the market page nor the wagering ticket reading regulation only. Sportsbook Review expects an update to the case soon.

02.17.2015

Sportsbook Review has launched the 2015 NCAA Madness Bracket contest. The contest is open to the public and boasts a 100,000 betpoints prize-pool distributed to the top 20, as well as a $200,000 payout for any perfect bracket. The scoring format rewards underdog plays, so bring your A+ handicapping game to improve your chances of cashing. | How to enter

Oddsmaker Sportsbook: Wise Guys (Winners) Not Welcomed

02.16.2015

Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has confiscated more than a quarter million dollars from winning players. The betting site nails players with their terms and conditions pertaining to "wise guy" accounts. Players who are considered sophisticated or too sharp for the risk management's liking are flagged and refunded their deposits. Oddsmaker refuses to speak with SBR on complaints.

02.16.2015

Sportsbook Review reported that an LSbet (SBR rating C) player filed a complaint alleging that €130 in winnings were not being paid. The player first did not fully comply with a part of LSbet's verification process by blacking out parts of his Neteller history due to what he considered a privacy violation, though he later complied. | LSbet talks to SBR

02.15.2015

Sportsbook Review thanks the 83 participants in tonight's Angelman Syndrome charity poker event. SBR will donate $20 for each registration, a total of $1,660 to the CureAngelman.org foundation. SBR announced that its own forum member BIGDAY has a young child with Angelman Syndrome and subsequently launched the fundraising effort.

02.15.2015

A second LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) complaint has been received involving the unusual request of a player's entire eWallet history. This transaction log would show all transactions recorded to other individuals and sportsbooks. LSbet claims the information is necessary to rule out fraud, though it is a tough sell. | Complaint details

NBA All Star Game Overnight Market Analysis

02.14.2015

The total is set at 296 in tomorrow night's NBA All Star Game. This is up a ½ point from the opening line. SBR Odds shows the low side of the average total market at 295½ -113, though the consensus line is 296 -110. The Western Conference all stars opened as 2½ point favorites, this line has also since grown by a ½ point. Sportsbook Review will be posting any available NBA Game Props and assessing the market before tip-off. Players can also utilize free resources such as the NBA Betting Futures directory which shows a dynamically updating box of the 2015 NBA Championship winner odds, and the individual division and conference winners odds.