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An LSBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player deposited €200 in exchange for a 50% welcome bonus in mid November. He claims to have then verified his ID with LSbet after completing the bonus requirements tied to his deposit. He was then asked to submit an additional round of documents. | LSbet complaint

Wagering market analysis for Monday Night Football


The Miami Dolphins opened as 4½ point favorites against the NY Jets according to SBR Odds NFL line history.

This number has since moved 2½ points to -7. The best payoff on the spread is +103 at 5Dimes ($100 wager returns 103) if you're looking to wager the Dolphins.

The best price to back the Dolphins meanwhile is offered by Pinnacle Sports at -285. This means a $285 wager returns $100 in profit. For wagering the underdog, 5Dimes' line of +265 offers the highest payoff ($100 pays $265).

The posted total is 41½, which means a total of 42 points or more must be recorded if you're backing the over, and 41 or less points must be scored for the under to win. 5Dimes has the over priced at -101 ($101 wager returns $100 in profit) per their reduced juice line, while the cheapest price on the under is available at Pinnacle Sports ($105 wager returns $100) or Heritage Sports (if you have selected -105 option).

For prop wagering, visit the NFL Prop Bets directory at SBR to see the best available offers.


A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B) player has launched a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player claims that his account balance of $1,000 has been confiscated. He has previously been paid from Marathonbet. Unlike the recent batch of complaints submitted by Marathonbet users, the player claims he was told he is "not recreational". | Marathonbet complaint

Super Bowl Betting Futures guide explained


The NFL Super Bowl Betting futures guide was created to show the current marketprice for each of the 32 NFL teams to win the Super Bowl. In addition to the SB winner market - the most popular of all in-the-future bets - the page also lists real-time updating charts for the AFC and NFC conference winners, as well as manual graphs showing a sample of the wagering markets that were spread at the beginning of the pigskin year by industry sportsbooks. Lines update in real-time by flashing red on your screen; gone are the days of having to hit F5 to reload the page. Powered by the same engine which is featured on SBR Odds, the futures directory is just one of many new pages being developed and refined by Sportsbook Review which intend to simplify players' shopping experiences.

The following snapshot shows the current price of the top 7 teams to win Super Bowl XLVIV: (Image is hotlinked to futures guide)

Need help with an online sportsbook?


If you're a player with a dispute against a betting site, SBR is here to help. Analysts are standing by to provide free dispute resolution, on all issues including payout, customer service, bonus, wagering, or other disputes. Sportsbook Review has helped players recover millions of dollars since its inception in 1999. SBR is headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, where many prominent industry sportsbooks also operate. If you have found yourself locked into a dispute with an online sportsbook and would like a second opinion, file a sportsbook complaint with SBR.

Predict the Score: Monday Night Football contest


Sportsbook Review is running a free Predict the Score contest on the Monday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. Users who will be making plays on the game are invited to participate. The exact final score total for each game must be correctly predicted for the $15 pizza gift card prize to be won. The card will be delivered electronically to the lucky winner and will be from either Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, or Dominos. | Enter a score

Choosing the right online sportsbook using the SBR info portal


Sportsbook Review has ratings on over 200 active betting sites and detailed history on more than 1,000 total betting companies who have closed their doors in the last 15 years. The sportsbook rating guide, developed in 2002, has continually been refined allowing bettors to efficiently shop for sportsbooks as they would when comparing any large purchase. A betting account is no different than a Scottrade or brokerage account; the right combination of research and intelligent investment in a company as well as your bets can make all the difference between a flourishing bankroll or marked losses. Sportsbooks in the D- to F range for example are a lot like investing with penny stocks; you aren't likely to win a whole lot in the long run dealing with companies that have documented slow-pay to no-play issues, whereas the higher you go up the rating scale, the better you will perform in the long run. The better the online sportsbook chosen from the ratings guide, the more perks such as sportsbook bonuses will help build your bankroll, even as sports picks can be more different to hit in major sports due to market efficiency, and how often NBA and NFL totals land right on the number.

Things don't always go as planned in life or investing with online sportsbooks. If you ever find yourself in a jam with a betting site or have a dispute on any item ranging from customer service, bonuses, payout speed, or wagering disputes, SBR is here to help and wants to hear from you. Submit a sportsbook complaint with SBR and an analyst will help you free of charge, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. New issues may take up to three business days to be fully investigated and to see progress; not all sportsbooks maintain an open line of communication with SBR, in these cases SBR can direct players to the relevant gaming licensing authorities to lodge their complaints with.

Parlay Calculator for Sports Bettors & Best Parlay Odds page


Below is a parlay odds calculator developed by SBR staff. Players can configure the tool according to a certain number of games, odds lines and even compare how these payoffs measure against what are known as true parlay odds. Then, players can use the parlay charts data provided by SBR as a guide to compare which sportsbooks offer the best payouts given the number of teams offered in each sports parlay.

Visit the best parlay odds directory for a full list of betting sites.

NFL Betting Consensus numbers for Week 13


The NFL Betting Consensus grid shows the money wagered and total number of wagers placed from a sample of online betting sites from the SBR Odds directory. One of the features offered in the consensus grid is that the number of service plays from professional handicappers are input for each NFL game. Due to legal reasons, these services have asked for their names not to be included in this feed. Players can use the NFL consensus data to help make more informed NFL picks.


The question is being asked by a female sports bettor who is at the center of a €1,497 winnings confiscation dispute with Betin Sportsbook (unrated). Sportsbook Review reported on November 1 that following the player being limited to €2 per play and continuing to soldier on through the bonus rollover, Betin closed the account citing a violation of their T&C's. | Betin complaint


A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR. This is the second complaint on file and involves the confiscation of £60 in winnings. The player has given a detailed account of the events that led up to his winnings being confiscated, and maintains that he has done nothing wrong. | SmartLiveGaming complaint


Sportsbook Review is running a store special in honor of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving where retailers and even online sportsbooks run discount based promotions. Members based in the US have access to Apple electronics including a brand new iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, and a discounted Playstation 4 console. | Promotion details


Sportsbook Review reported on a bizarre complaint launched by a player against LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) earlier this week. In summary, a player claimed that his winnings were confiscated and only his initial deposit would be refunded due to not being employed in his country of residence. The player has since issued a clarification. | LSbet Complaint


Sportsbook Review reported on November 14 that (SBR rating D-) proposed an unfair settlement in a cold case wagering dispute originally published by SBR seven months ago. Since that time, SBR has spoken with both again and the player who filed the complaint. The player is considering a revised settlement. | complaint


A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player's account is presently blocked with a £200 total balance. He has explained the chain of events that led to the blocking, and has asked Sportsbook Review for assistance. The details of the player's complaint are accessible in this report's inner view. | Unibet complaint

GoBetGo player charged with violating multiple accounts policy


A GobetGo (unrated) player has filed a complaint. The player has stated that €1091 in winnings were confiscated. He was accused of violating the sportsbook's terms and conditions pertaining to multiple accounts. The accusation was made following a failed phone verification, according to the player. SBR is speaking with GobetGo for more information and will report findings.

Bet2Be player claims that his £800 balance has been confiscated


A Bet2Be (SBR rating D) who reported being owed £800 since August 26 has now claimed that his winnings have been confiscated. Bet2Be reportedly told the player that his withdrawal could not be completed as his account was suspended. Only the player's initial deposit has been refunded. Sportsbook Review is following up on this complaint. SBR reported recently that Bet2Be players have submitted over 30 complaints against the Isle of Man based betting site.

Sportsbook Bonuses directory in a nutshell


The sportsbook bonuses directory ranks betting sites in accordance of the true bonus value per play. Put simply, the total value offered to a player through either a cash or freeplay bonus is compared. For example, you might think that on the surface a 100% freeplay sounds a lot more enticing than 25% cash, but if that freeplay is accompanied by a 10x rollover, you are only looking at approximately 5% real bonus value per bet. Freeplay bonuses are worth approximately half that of cash bonuses, so if a 25% cash bonus is accompanied by a 3X rollover, that equates to approximately 8.3% bonus value per play. Sportsbooks rated a minimum of C- or higher are listed on the bonuses page.


An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player deposited €300 and began wagering in November 2014. He shortly found that his maximum wager was restricted to €50 per play and asked to make a withdrawal. At this point, the complaint took a turn in favor of the bizarre, according to the player. | Read LSbet complaint

InstantActionSports payout complaint update


An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player has confirmed receiving $2000 via Person to Person last month. The sportsbook was downgraded to D+ after a crop of payout complaints surfaced. Management confirmed that payouts are not being processed via eWallet presently, and has offered users partial payouts through P2P for the time being. The player reported that he expected an additional P2P for going on two weeks and has not received word back from the betting site. Player feedback is encouraged.