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The NCAA announced that it is dropping its ban on national collegiate championships being played in states that have approved legalized sports gambling. That means, the race is officially on to book Las Vegas, the city perfectly set up to host a championship.


Bettors who wagered on Maximum Security winning the Kentucky Derby were jumping for joy as the American Thoroughbred racehorse crossed the finish line first, seemingly besting the field and cashing tickets ranging from 6/1 to 9/1. However, an unprecedented disqualification led to runner-up Country House getting the honors.


SBR Forum readers are invited to log sportsbook payouts in the May 2019 discussion thread. The format of the post is for members to relay the amount of time it has taken them to get paid from their sportsbook, and to share the cost of receiving their withdrawal. The industry's best sportsbooks pay the same day.


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee opposes legalized gambling but will allow a sports betting bill passed by the state legislature to become law without his signature. This means that the bill permitting online sports gambling will become law on July 1. Stay tuned for more updates on the Sportsbook Review newswire.


For the first time, as part of NBC Sports’ coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby, it will present a companion betting show that will stream on its website and mobile app. “NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special,” hosted by Ahmed Fareed, will offer the latest betting news, tips and tutorials, and feature analyst and handicapper Eddie Olczyk.


The Greek Sportsbook has closed. The company had been in business since 1998 and was considered by many to be one of the original pillars of the sports betting industry. Player balances are being migrated to another A+ rated sportsbook in Betcris. There will be no rollover requirements attached to balances.


A guide for first-time players who are totally new to the world of online sports betting, the How to Bet On Sports pages on Sportsbook Review help educate bettors on many sports betting topics. The guide also has intermediate sections for seasoned sports handicappers. | How to Bet On Sports


FanDuel announced today that it will be the first sports betting operator in the United States to stream live sports broadcasts with accompanying odds on its mobile app and website. This is an expansion of the existing partnership between FanDuel and Sportradar AG, a Swiss data and media corporation.


On April 8, SBR reported that Topbet Sportsbook was still slow-paying winning bettors. Three players filed complaints, each detailing that they have waited in excess of the 15 to 20 business day time-frame advertised by the online sportsbook. Since that SBR newswire, five new Topbet players have filed payout complaints.


Update 1:50PM ET: Nitrogen's website is back online. Users with any issues can send their feedback to Nitrogen Sports readers have reported being unable to access the website since approximately midnight. Nitrogen posted on Twitter that their technical team are working on restoring the site. | SBR Forum Post


There's one hurdle down and several more to go for legal sports betting in Louisiana. Earlier this week, the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-1 to allow sports betting in the state. The lone “no” vote came from Sen. Karen Carter Peterson D-New Orleans, who admitted earlier this year that she battles with gambling addiction.


The Iowa Legislature believes if the state builds sportsbooks, the bettors will come. The state House voted 67-31 to finalize legislation, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Kaufmann and Sen. Roby Smith, that allows legalized sports betting and wagering on fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel.


Talks between Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby, FL) and the Seminole Tribe could bring sports betting to Florida possibly bypassing the need of a statewide referendum. Simpson, who is lined up to be the Senate president after the 2020 elections, is negotiating a revenue-sharing compact with the tribe.


Week one odds are available for the 2019-20 NFL season on SBR Odds. Unlike in recent years, the NFL opener does not involve the Super Bowl winner, instead a classic NFC North rivalry meeting between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. The Packers opened up as four-point road dogs. | NFL Week One Odds


Pennsylvania and New Jersey reported a rise in sports betting during this year’s March Madness. In Pennsylvania, sports betting increased by almost one-third as additional venues opened in time for the college basketball championship. Gamblers bet a record $44.5 million in March, according to statistics released this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.


After stalling in the state House due to bipartisan issues, a bill to bring sports wagering to Tennessee is advancing - slowly. House Bill 1, supported by Rep. Rick Staples (D-Knoxville) and a similar Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) passed through the state House committee on a 12-5 vote.


On Tuesday, Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) introduced a bill to create a Sports Gaming Advisory Board that would legalize and regulate sport wagering in Ohio. According to the legislation, the Ohio Lottery Commission would administer sport gambling in the state with the board providing research and recommendations to the lottery panel.


Three Topbet Sportsbook players have filed payout complaints. The first player is waiting to receive a withdrawal of $2,500. He has been waiting to receive this withdrawal since September of 2018. Topbet holds a rating of F and is part of the SBR blacklist for being unable to pay winners in a timely manner.


SBR Forum member ttwarrior1 had the time of his life at the NCAA Final Four this past Saturday. Ttwarrior1 won an all-expense paid trip by winning a poker freeroll sponsored by Bovada and was flown down to enjoy the Final Four along with his wife. Read the coverage of ttwarrior's1 trip at SBR Forum.


SBR Forum congratulates the winners of the 2019 SBR Poker Main Event Series. SBR Forum poster leovegas bested the field and walked away with the $1,000 first place prize. Crusherrr was runner-up and pocketed $500 for his efforts. A total of 30 SBR Forum poker players qualified for the main event.


With the one-year anniversary fast approaching when the Supreme Court struck down federal law opening the door to states to implement sports betting, lawmakers across the country are considering legislation on tight deadlines. Since the high court overturned PASPA, seven states have joined Nevada in operating sportsbooks.


With just two weeks left in its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football League is shuttered and its future is in doubt. At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the league suspended operations, according to USA Today, who spoke with someone familiar with majority investor Tom Dundon’s plans.