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In today's Sportsbook Review iGaming News show, host Natalie covers the most recent topics from the sportsbook industry news and business wire. This includes a recent HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) dispute, as well as congratulations to the SBR network user who recently pocketed $100 by participating in a sportsbook research contest which ended this past week.

World Cup Betting Futures and Props


With less than a week remaining before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, make sure to stop by the World Cup Betting Futures directory at SBR. The page lists dynamic, real-time updating Outright Winner Odds, as well as odds on each of the eight groups. In addition to these bet markets, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Prop Bet Directory further lists proposition wagering markets for football enthusiasts and sports bettors in search of value alike..

Globet Sportsbook case grows cold


Globet Sportsbook remains off-line. Players reported being owed over $25,000 by the fallen sportsbook, which operated with a license from the UK Gambling Commission. SBR reported that the lights turned out at Globet Sportsbook on February 19. Since that time, players have continued to launch complaints over non-payment to SBR. Globet's former managers are unreachable and at this time there is no update on the status of these users funds. SBR will update in the event that further news develops.

SBR user dirtdog52658 wins $100 in research contest


SBR user dirtdog52658 bested the competition and pocketed $100 for his efforts as a sportsbook research. dirtdog56528 identified key recent payment processing changes within the international sportsbook, as well as other platform updates. SBR thanks dirtdog56528 and all those who participated in the recent sportsbook researcher contest.

HitItBet Sportsbook account dispute


A HitItBet Sportsbook player has filed an account dispute with SBR. The player claims that he has bee unable to withdraw his €500 balance for more than two months as his account is closed. HitItBet Sportsbook has allegedly provided no information to the user on his wrongdoing. Sportsbook Review is following up on this matter and will update as more information becomes available.

SBR Forum congratulates Hedge Fund winners


SBR Forum congratulates the 73 users who participated in the three month long SBR Sharps Fund. SBR user trytrytry hauled in nearly 28,000 betpoints for his investments in the community contest.

Sportsbook dataminers wanted


Sportsbook Review is seeking qualified persons to assist with datamining, gathering, and research. Interested parties should write to

Pinnacle Sports hosting Live Q&A via Twitter tomorrow


Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) is hosting a Live Q&A session via Twitter with tennis expert Dan Weston tomorrow May 28 at 10AM PST. The session will run for 30 minutes.  To participate, your tweet must include the #Pinnacle and #SBRreview hash-tags along with your question. Dan Weston will be primed to answer all Roland Garros related questions, as well as informed betting questions. SBR users who offer up questions so good that they become favorited will receive a Pinnacle goodie bag of gear. More details at the SportsbookReview forum. Pinnacle's Twitter Page can be found at @PinnacleSports.


The FIFA World Cup 2014 may be a couple of weeks away, but there is plenty of movement in the way of odds changes worth noting. Sportsbook Review last reported on the World Cup Betting Directory and the many football betting markets available. Bettors looking to capitalize and beat their bookmaker should read this article.


Update 5/24:  UFC 173 betting odds have swung like a pendulum in the last week. SBR reported in the Top 5 Sportsbooks to Bet UFC 173 that Daniel Cormier was installed as a 12 to 1 favorite against Dan Henderson in the co-main event of the evening. At the time of this publication, those odds have swung down significantly: Cormier is now on offer at -850 at 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+).


In today's Sportsbook Review iGaming News video update, host Natalie covers the recent WSEX Sportsbook complaint filed by a user that reported his closing $2,800+ balance was never paid. More than 250 players filed complaints with SBR over the period of time that WSEX was slow-paying up to their eventual closure in April 2013.


SBR has recently spoken with a 1Vice Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) manager and began a process of reviewing the sportsbook. 1Vice Sportsbook was first introduced to the SBR ratings guide while under the RDG Corp family. 1Vice has since split from RDG Corp and is operating on its own.


UFC 173 takes place Saturday night, May 24. Sportsbook Review reported on UFC 173 Odds swings earlier in the week. UFC 173 outright winner and proposition odds are featured in the UFC Betting Directory at SBR. This article goes through the best sportsbook signup bonus opportunities for UFC 173 wagering.

Betfair inks deal with Odobo for HTML5 games


Betfair (SBR rating A-) has signed on games developer Odobo for the development and implementation of premium HTML5 games. Over twenty games are said to be included in the deal with an additional sixty by year's end. Betfair will be launching the first wave of games on their website in the next few weeks according to industry reports. Betfair users with feedback are encouraged to write to


Former Interpol president Khoo Boon Hui believes that unsavory individuals may attempt to fix World Cup 2014 matches, according to a report published earlier today by iGaming Business. Khoo Boon Hui occupied the role of Interpol president from 2008 through 2012, and currently has a post as senior deputy secretary of homeland affairs in Singapore.


UFC 175 is the next major upcoming Pay-Per-View event in the world of mixed martial arts. In a packed card that features Chris Weidman as a nearly 2.5 to 1 favorite against Lyoto Machida, as well as another appearance from undefeated womens star Ronda Rousey. The UFC betting directory shows that a few sportsbooks have already established betting odds, while the rest of the market has yet to do so. Sportsbook tech issues


Update: Normal service resumed approximately one hour after this report was published. (SBR rating A+), as well as BetDSI (SBR rating A+) and related websites are currently experiencing technical issues leading for the website to either not load or slowly boot up for players. A Bookmaker manager has confirmed that their technical department are working to restore normal service ASAP.


A WSEX  Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player was never paid his closing $2,867 balance. WSEX was downgraded multiple times by Sportsbook Review during their slow-payment of users, leading up to their outright collapse and closure on 19 April 2013.


The FIFA World Cup 2014 Finals in Brazil are less than a month away, but the amount of betting markets are steadily increasing as online sportsbooks attempt to keep up with their competitors by coming out with creative new betting proposition wagers designed to add value to their users and provide more betting opportunities. Sportsbook Review has launched a World Cup Betting directory.


Since Globet Sportsbook has surrendered their UK Gambling Commission licence, players have continued to report not receiving their funds as the sportsbook remains down for the count. Globet was slow-paying a handful of players at the time of their address change with the UK government as SBR reported in February.


In today's SBR iGaming News video update, host Natalie covers 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) recent victory in the 2014 SBR Posters Poll which took place from mid April to May. 5Dimes Sportsbook received nearly 55% of the total votes, comfortably winning the seasonal poll for a record fifth time - more than any online sportsbook in the history of the poll.