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Bitcoin sportsbook BitBook.biz suffering DDoS attack

02.27.2014

Bitcoin Sportsbook BitBook.biz has been off-line for most of the day due to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. BitBook.biz acknowledged the attack on popular bitcoin discussion forum Bitcointalk.org. SBR users are also discussing the outage in the Players Talk section of the SBR posting Forum.

02.25.2014

Bet365 Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) is continuing to invest in their state of the art in-play betting system, offering players incredibly convenient wagering options. Think of Bet365 like a traditional sportsbook on steroids: navigating Bet365 for a gambler is much akin to having a sweet tooth in a candy shop. Bet365 is now rated A+ by SBR.

02.24.2014

BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has resolved an old bonus dispute. As SBR reported last week, a player sought SBR assistance to recoup €100 in winnings which were confiscated during the period of time that BetWay enforced a controversial "30%" rule that drew many complaints from their customers. BetWay has credited the winnings.

02.22.2014

Undefeated womens UFC champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey is set to take on Sara McMann. UFC 170 will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Online sportsbook 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) is offering the most competitive betting odds for the 135lb tilt. View the SBR UFC 170 Bet Listings.

02.21.2014

Sportsbooks licensed by the UK Gambling Commission have long been shielded from much of the public distrust toward online bookmakers. These organizations billed themselves as operating in rock-solid jurisdictions, or as Canbet Sportsbook put it on their website, the "strictest and most regulated wagering environment".

02.21.2014

Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has been off-line since 18 February 2014. SBR investigators discovered that Globet Sportsbook changed their office address on file with the UK Government which posted officially as of 18 February 2014. The office address change could signal the company downsizing; Globet has been slow-paying customers for quite some time.

02.20.2014

StakeBTC.com is at the center of the latest Bitcoin related sports betting dispute. The Bitcoin sportsbook, which has currently went off-line amidst speculation of theft, has been accused of placing a player's entire balance 46 BTC ($25,890) on three longshot college basketball underdogs. The three games have yet to begin, but StakeBTC.com is refusing to void the wagers.

02.20.2014

A BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that approximately €100 in winnings were confiscated from him during the enforcement of the controversial and since discontinued "30% rule". Betway management is presently following up on this sportsbook complaint. SBR will update this report.

02.19.2014

The Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) website is currently down. A player reported to SBR this morning that he has been attempting to access his account and has been unable to. SBR confirmed the web outage and is currently in the process of attempting to contact Globet for comment on the downtime. Globet has been covered extensively by SBR after repeated slow-pay complaints.

02.17.2014

Sportsbook Review has spoken with the Director of Canbet (SBR rating D-) via telephone conference regarding unpaid player funds. Players have reported being owed over $740,000 through sportsbook complaints to SBR. The Canbet Director acknowledged this sum is a small fraction of their delinquent payout obligations and of user balances.

World Cup Betting Futures directory at SBR

02.16.2014

Sportsbook Review has updated the 2014 World Cup Betting Futures list with the remaining group winner odds. The charts update in real time. 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) and Bet365 (SBR rating A) are currently offering the most attractive tournament outright odds. Brazil is currently the shortest price team to win the 2014 World Cup tournament.

02.15.2014

The SBR Gaming Triathlon events gives away $5,500 and more than 800,000 points. Points can be used for merchandise and other items in the SBR Store. The Triathlon contest is open to the public and has three disciplines: a basketball handicapping contest, online poker tournament and an online casino blackjack contest. | Contest information

Weekly Sportsbook News iGaming Show

02.14.2014

Sportsbook Review.com provides a weekly update of the latest online sportsbook and casino news. In today's show, host Natalie covers the recent downgrading of Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-), as well as gives an update on the current World Cup Betting Futures directory at SBR. Also covered is an update on BetRevolution Sportsbook.

02.13.2014

SBR reported on 11 November 2013 that Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) confiscated a player's balance which held over €200. Unibet cited part of their terms and conditions which allow the sportsbook to essentially do whatever it wants - at the expense of player balances. Unibet has not reversed their position or shared details of the player's violation.

02.11.2014

A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player who submitted a payout complaint with SBR has been paid in full. The player had grown impatient waiting for Globet Sportsbook to process his payout. Globet Sportsbook has struggled with delivering payouts to users on time, despite their 2-3 working day time-frame advertised on their website,

02.10.2014

Whether you're a casual NBA bettor or a seasoned NBA Pro like Bob Voulgaris, weighing the prices offered on each team to win the NBA Championship is a good idea. Each up and down, winning streak or losing skid can greatly influence the market price offered by online sportsbooks. SBR has assembled a dynamically updating grid of the most competitive NBA Betting Futures.

02.08.2014

SBR reported earlier this year that BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) confiscated nearly $27,000 from three winning players. BetRevolution has refused to revisit the controversial dispute by sticking to their original position that the players were guilty of syndicate wagering. BetRevolution is unwilling to discuss player disputes in general and remains on the SBR blacklist.

BetWay Sportsbook dispute update, SBR iGaming News

02.07.2014

Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming News video update for 7 February 2014. Topics discussed in today's show include a surge of BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) Super Bowl betting complaints which have been addressed by management, as well as other recent items from the sportsbook and casino gaming news feed on SBR.

02.06.2014

TitanBet Sportsbook (SBR rating B) has prorated a player's bonus and paid all winnings as risk management deemed the action undesirable. The standard handling of the account marks a positive improvement for TitanBet, who in the past had a number of open wagering and bonus disputes, before ultimately agreeing to discuss complaints with SBR if players sought a second opinion.

02.03.2014

A BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player submits a bonus dispute. The player claims that he deposited for a Super Bowl bonus promo that promised a £50 free bet which was to be used for the second half of the football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. However, the bonus was credited to the player after the game began and he was unable to use it.

01.31.2014

Sportsbook Review.com has updated its NFL Super Bowl Props Betting directory with popular entertainment betting propositions including the color of the liquid drink dumped on a winning coach's head, Bruno Mars song and hat choice, Red Hot Chili Peppers props, and more. Be sure to get the most bang for your buck by choosing the online sportsbook offering the best prices!

01.30.2014

A GoalWin Sportsbook (unrated) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player has claimed to be owed more than €100 for three months without receiving word on the status of his outstanding payout request. Sportsbook Review is following up on the complaint. GoalWin users have reported of tardy payout requests in the past, although this is the first claim to have surfaced since Oct 2013.