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Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that a BetUS (SBR rating D+) player was burned by the small print of a free bet bonus promotion. The player thought he was in full compliance with the bonus terms and conditions based on his correspondence with BetUS support, only to discover that the most he could redeem was $250, and later nothing. | BetUS addresses complaint


Sportsbook Review is hosting a 25,000 poker freeroll in honor of Halloween 2014. The game takes place at the SBR Poker room and pays the top 25. First place pockets 5,000 points. SBR video host Silvia explains the nuts and bolts of the tournament, which is open to all comes, with the only requirement being a valid SBR forum account. | How to play


A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player made an in-play wager on an international soccer match between Maribor and Radomolje on the under 1.5, which was trading at 2.60. The wager was settled correctly as a win, but later voided on account of "rapid fluctuation" on the betting odds. | SmartLiveGaming dispute


A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player reported receiving a physical mailer inviting him to try a $50 free bet. The letter, which the player offered to fax to SBR, made no mention of a max payout. The player took the $50 free bet and increased his balance to $702 in winnings before asking for a withdrawal. At this point, he realized that the promo had a max redemption of $250. | BetUS complaint

Pinnacle Sportsbook wagering stats recap in MLB WS


Sportsbook Review reported earlier tonight that 78% of moneyline (to win outright) wagers at Pinnacle Sportsbook were placed on home favorite Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 MLB World Series. The closing line at 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) had the Royals as -138 favorites ($138 wager wins $100), but underdog San Francisco Giants won the game 3-2. Also cashing was the under 7 priced at -115; there was a 10 cent move on the under at 5Dimes in the hour before the opening pitch. Finally, the Giants' run-line cashed at +1.5 -160 ($160 wins $100). Sportsbook Review will deliver more betting reports for the recently started NBA regular season, as well as American Football updates.


The Kansas City Royals are home favorites in game 7 of the World Series. SBR Odds shows the current line at Kansas City -136 (best line available at 5Dimes and Pinnacle Sports, a $136 wager wins $100). A majority of sports bettors are backing the home favorite Royals at Pinnacle; the sportsbook has received 78% of wagers on the Royals moneyline, according to an account manager. As for the total, which has remained at 7 runs since opening, bettors are in agreement with 56% of total wagers on the over. | Betting report


BetButler (SBR rating C+) is still off-line. SBR reported two weeks ago that the UK Gambling Commission revoked BetButler's license in September after a public notice appeared that the site was being sold. The disclaimer indicated that the acquisition included the user database, balances, and pending withdrawals. | BetButler statement


A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) manager is reviewing the recent player complaints reported by SBR. The first complaint, originally posted September 17, indicated a player was owed $8,200 and that the balance was in limbo. The player deposited with SportsbettingOnline by bitcoin and ran up the large balance earlier in the summer. | SportsbettingOnline report

Bovada first sportsbook to release NBA Game Props


Bovada Sportsbook (SBR rating A) is the first betting site to release NBA Game Props for the new basketball season. Sportsbook Review is compiling every game prop wager in the NBA Prop Bet Directory. Players can use the page to determine which sportsbook has the highest return associated with NBA proposition wagers. Players can use the page to determine which sportsbook has the highest return associated with NBA proposition wagers. For example, one sportsbook might offer scoring prop markets such as team to score first at -110 while another deals -108, a small difference which is quite significant over the long haul.

Those looking to tie their funds up for longer than one game and extract value in a team performance bet should review the NBA Betting Futures page, which features real-time updating grids showing the current market price on every NBA team at industry sportsbooks. These wagers include the NBA Championship winner, conference and division bets, regular season win markets and more.

Players looking to build their bankroll and handicap NBA are invited to join the free $5000 NBA Betting Contest at SBR which runs for the entirety of the regular season.


A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a complaint on the Sportsbook Review posting forum concerning a no-deposit free bet he accepted. The player had an unfunded BetUS account at the time he took on the $50 free bet bonus, and proceeded to increase his balance to over $2,500 before running into a brick wall: The max payout was $250. | BetUS bonus complaint


Mobibet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has rebranded as MB24. Sportsbook Review has reported on 30 player complaints launched against Mobibet following their inclusion in the sportsbook ratings guide on March 24 of this year. Most of the complaints filed by players involved the confiscation of sportsbook winnings from players who were pegged as bonus abusers. | Mobibet report Sportsbook closes player's account citing multi-accounts


A sportsbook complaint has been received against A player has claimed that he deposited €50 to the Russian betting site and increased his balance to €780. Within one week of opening his account with, he has reported that his account has been closed on the grounds that he has violated their terms and conditions on multiple accounts. The allegation means that believes that the player is operating more than one account; typically, players who are guilty of creating multiple accounts do so to receive an extra sportsbook bonus or to circumvent wagering limits. For example, if a sportsbook allows up to a $5000 limit on a given fixture, you might register an additional account in someone else's name and make a wager on the same match. These are just two of the most common examples. However, the player has denied having multiple accounts and claims to have done nothing wrong.  He has not specified if his €50 deposit was returned. Sportsbook Review is collecting more information from the player and will contact the Russian sportsbook. Players with feedback on are encouraged to write to

Dimeline Sportsbook user submits positive feedback


A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has written in via email passing along his feedback. The player claimed that he successfully withdrew $230 from the sportsbook and has had an account for five years. The player mentioned reading SBR newswires which documented slow-pay complaints and poor service from the betting site, and wanted to highlight that he has not had this experience. Sportsbook Review welcomes feedback from Dimeline Sportsbook players. Players with stories to share, good or bad, are encouraged to write to SBR by submitting a sportsbook feedback form.

Monday Night Football Contest: Win gift card


Sportsbook Review invites users to to take part in the "Predict the Score for Pizza" Monday Night Football contest. Contestants must predict the correct final score outcome of Monday night's Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys game; with the exactl total for each team. The winning reader will be sent their choice of a $15 pizza eGift card from Papa Johns, Dominos, or Pizza Hut.


A Marathonbet (SBR rating B) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has taken issue with Marathonbet's procedure of enforcing their Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. The player claims to have previously verified his account ID with the sportsbook, but has found that his account has been locked from withdrawal. | Marathonbet complaint


Sportsbook Review reported earlier this week that a BetUS Sportsbook player (SBR rating D+) submitted a payout complaint. The player claimed that he was unable to withdraw a $700 balance. He was under the impression that nothing could be done and he had no option to receive his funds. The SBR investigation revealed it was not that complicated. | BetUS complaint broken down


Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission made a token acknowledgement of the large number of Bet2Be sportsbook complaints. The brief statement essentially regurgitated what many gambling commissions claim, that player funds are verified as safe and kept away from operating expenses. | Read new statement


Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that bitcoin dropped to a new low of $325 for October 2014. Since that time, BTC has picked up some steam and settled around $360 as of this morning. Despite the overall decline in value, interest among sports bettors continues to be high. Sportsbook Review met yesterday with Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) executives. | Bitcoin report

BetAtHome player has €800 in limbo


A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed his account was blocked by BetAtHome one month ago. He deposited €100 and increased his balance to €800 before his account was closed. He has claimed he is unaware what he has done to merit the account closure or how to proceed with withdrawal. SBR is investigating.


A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a payout complaint. He has a $700 balance and is attempting to receive his first withdrawal from the betting site. He deposited via credit card five months ago, but has never verified the card through an authorization form. He claims he is presently stuck and unable to be paid. | BetUS complaint