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Predict the Score: Monday Night Football contest

12.20.2014

Sports handicappers who feel that they have solid plays or a betting edge on Monday Night Football's Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals game can win a free pizza gift card. Sportsbook Review is running a free predict the score contest which rewards the first reader to exactly correct predict the final score for each team with their choice of a Pizza Hut, Dominos or Papa Johns $15 e-gift. | Play in the contest

Avoid blacklisted betting site Oddsmaker

12.19.2014

Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has confiscated more than $250,000 from winning players. The online sportsbook cites a part of their terms and conditions outlawing professional play to justify the confiscations. SBR reported last month that a player had only his $1,000 deposit refunded and did not receive his winnings from the online sportsbook. SBR advises players to avoid the blacklisted site.

Parlay Odds Calculator for Sports Bettors

12.19.2014

If you're a sports bettor that fancies the occasional multiple or parlay wager, a tool which may prove valuable is the SBR parlay odds calculator. The tool, developed in-house, allows players to plug in the desired line set in cents and game odds of each leg of the bet. Then, players are shown the true odds of what the parlay should return, the mathematical odds, and any premium paid over true odds. The parlay calculator is compatible with all devices. Additionally, players may be interested to compare online sportsbooks parlay odds in the directory put together by SBR.

12.18.2014

Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) players with feedback are asked to write to help@sportsbookreview.com. Over the past two months, Sportsbook Review has reported on several cases involving the Isle of Man based bookmaker, including more than 30 slow-pay complaints, with the average payout complaint ranging from two to four weeks. | Bet2Be complaints

Marathonbet Sportsbook rules out paying another player

12.17.2014

Following Sportsbook Review's report that a Marathonbet player claimed to have his funds confiscated on the grounds that he was a professional bettor, a new account complaint has been launched by a player who has said he has been unable to withdraw 1,000 EUR from his account. SBR followed up with Marathonbet to discuss the complaint, and was advised that the user failed to pass the betting site's Know Your Customer (KYC) process. Marathonbet has been willing to discuss complaints in confidence, but would not consent to their security methods being shared as it relates to determining the authenticity of player submitted documents. SBR has advised players who maintain that their documents are legitimate to launch complaints with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

$10K College Bowl Contest Open for Picks

12.17.2014

The 2014 College Football Bowl contest is now open for picks. This year's contest gives away $10,000 in cash prizes. The format of the contest requires each contestant to pick 15 bowl games from an official lines thread in advance. A final pick must then be made on the winner of the College Football playoffs championship once that match has been determined. If you have enrolled ahead of the contest entry deadline or are a team captain, please visit SBR Forum to submit your required picks.

12.16.2014

A wagering complaint has been launched against Vbet.com. A player registered on September 26, opened his account and deposited €1000 via Skrill. He proceeded to wager on an ATP Shenzen doubles semi-final match with Groth/Guggione vs. Cabal/Farah. His wager was on over 12.5 games in the first set. | VBet.com complaint

12.16.2014

Rivalo Sportsbook has commented to SBR on the player complaint posted yesterday. In that complaint, a player claimed that he had a balance of €1200 confiscated. He maintained that he was fully verified and had passed the Know Your Customer (KYC) process, though after a random phone screening had his account closed. | Rivalo addresses complaint

12.15.2014

Sportsbook Review congratulates the 2014 Beat The Prick winners who received their share of the $20,500 grand prize-pool. SBR poster "dance1959" bested the field with a 65.28% winning percentage and profit of 25.80 units after making 74 picks on NFL and College Football sides and totals for the first 15 football weeks. | Congrats to BTP winners

12.15.2014

A Rivalo Sportsbook player has had a balance of €1200 confiscated. The player has claimed that he was fully approved to use Rivalo after passing their KYC (Know Your Customer) process, but that after requesting his first payout from the betting site his account ended up being closed. The details can be found in this Rivalo sportsbook complaint report.

12.15.2014

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint against the betting site. The player placed an in-play wager on December 11 on Senec U9 -1. He has provided the wagering ticket to SBR. He has claimed that the wager was graded incorrectly; the bet was settled as a loss when it should be a win. | LSbet complaint details

Sportsbook bonuses guide updated

12.14.2014

The sportsbook bonuses directory at SBR lists bonus offereings from online sportsbooks rated C or higher. The bonuses are ranked in accordance to the value per play, called the "True Bonus", and are listed along with the applicable play-through requirement or rollover for each offer. Free plays and free bets plus cash bonuses are listed on the page.

Monday Night Football: Predict the score for Pizza

12.14.2014

Sportsbook Review invites readers to participate in the Predict the Score contest on Monday Night Football's New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears football game. The final score total for each team must be correctly guessed for the $15 pizza gift card prize to be won. The pizza card will be delivered via email to the lucky winner and will be from either Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, or Dominos. | Enter a score

12.13.2014

Globalbet Sportsbook has commented on the $7,000 payout complaint reported by SBR last week. A player had claimed that he made $7,500 worth of deposits over 30 days to the online sportsbook via credit card. He made a profit of $500, but had not been paid after requesting a $7,000 payout. Globalbet has initiated refunds on all transactions. | Globalbet Complaint update

12.13.2014

Topbet Sportsbook has been upgraded to the mark of C. Players have submitted positive feedback on Topbet's aggressive and high sportsbook bonus model and customer service efficiency. There are no open player disputes against Topbet Sportsbook. SBR reported in January 2012 that Topbet came under new management. | Topbet update

MyBookie.ag payout complaint update

12.13.2014

Sportsbook Review reported one month ago on a MyBookie.ag payout complaint. A player claimed that his deposit was refunded and he was told he was being sent his winnings through an alternate payout method as the sportsbook identified him as a problem customer. SBR learned from management that the risk department opted to cut ties with the player but that the balance accumulated would be honored. However, as part of the deposit had to be refunded through a third-party processor, a time-frame of 12 to 16 business days was enforced. The player was informed that his refund was processed and sent the remainder of his balance. Sportsbook Review considers the matter resolved. Players with feedback on MyBookie.ag - a new online sportsbook which took its first deposit August 2014 and was initiated with a D+ rating - should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

12.12.2014

Sportsbook Review has spoken with Dashbet concerning a recent batch of payout complaints reported by users. In one of the complaints, reported by SBR on November 24, a player claimed to be owed €1000 since November 17. The player has since received his funds. A second player has also been paid. | Dashbet update

12.12.2014

Sportsbook Review reported Thursday of an AllStarBet player who had been owed €501.33 since October 20. The player passed AllStarBet's KYC procedure and was not sure what to do next. Sportsbook Review contacted AllStarBet concerning the player's complaint via their online form, but did not hear back. | AllStarBet case update

12.12.2014

A Noxwin Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review against the betting site. The player has stated that his account was suspended and that he has an $862 balance. He was in the middle of clearing his sportsbook bonus rollover obligation prior to his access being revoked by Noxwin. | Noxwin complaint filed

12.11.2014

A GoBetGo player has reported receiving a sarcastically worded email informing him that his account was being closed and €2,500 balance confiscated. The player has maintained that he did nothing unusual, made straight bet wagers, did not bet erroneous lines or otherwise do anything to merit the funds forfeiture. | GoBetGo complaint