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01.22.2014

A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has received a partial payout of €200. The player wrote SBR for assistance 30 December 2013, reporting difficulty receiving funds. SBR followed up with Globet Sportsbook management who finally addressed the claim 22 January 2014, indicating that the player received the partial payout. SBR has confirmed this with the player.

01.21.2014

More than four dozen Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) players have reported being owed in excess of $250,000. Canbet Sportsbook has released statements pinning the blame on technical issues within their system and ceased accepting deposits or wagers since 31 December 2013. The UK Gambling Commission acknowledged the situation but few updates have been given to players.

01.21.2014

SBR has spoken with 10Bet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) regarding two player disputes. The first involved a player whose account had to fully pass their KYC process. The player had grown impatient while this process ran its course and believed his winnings were in limbo. SBR has confirmed that the player has been paid in full. The second involved a user who breached terms of service.

01.20.2014

Sportsbook Review.com has created a best Super Bowl prop betting page. Featuring the best NFL sportsbook companies, everything from game props, fun props, player props, and more will be listed on the comprehensive page. SBR will be maintaining and adding to the page through Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.

01.17.2014

Sportsbook Review has released its weekly iGaming News video report. Topics touched on in today's show include an update on the recent report of BTCSportsBet (SBR rating F) stealing $6,700 from a winning sports gambler, as well as the closure of Alliance Sportsbook and the amount of funds currently owed to players as a result of the unexpected shutdown.

01.16.2014

A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player owed €1,000 has filed a complaint through SBR. The player requested his payout more than one month ago and has yet to be paid. Globet Sportsbook users have continued to report on slow service. Management has stopped responding to SBR on these payout complaints. Globet is currently facing a blacklisting at SBR.

01.14.2014
BTCSportsBet, the Bitcoin sportsbook which was the subject of SBR's advisory video report Friday, has declined comment to SBR since the report's publication. BTCSportsBet refused to pay 8 BTC (valued at $6,700 at the time) in winnings from four wagers. The wagers were placed at valid market odds and were not entered late.

01.13.2014

Alliance Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) has closed. One of the two partners behind Alliance wrote SBR claiming that while the company was acquired just a year and a half ago, there are current negotiations to sell the business to a larger gaming shop. At the time of closure, $80,000 in player balances is on the books to about 125 players.

01.13.2014

A BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has reported receiving €1,390. These funds were initially confiscated all the way back in 2012 when the sportsbook was enforcing a controversial bonus rule that led to multiple SBR warnings and video advisory reports. BetWay Sportsbook agreed to revamp their bonus rules to SBR and revisit old sportsbook complaints.

01.12.2014

SBR reported in Novemer that a JazzSports (SBR rating C) player was paid in full after receiving the last of a payment plan that saw him receive more than $100,000. SBR noted at the time that two other large winners had similarly reported being on schedules to receive their funds. SBR has confirmed that Jazz has paid over $300K to these winning players and cleared up all payout complaints.

01.11.2014

SBR Forum congratulates the players who cashed in Saturday's $5,000 SBR Poker Championship. The event also gave away 100,000 points. Points can be used to make real-world redemptions as well as sportsbook cash (non-USA) from SBR Store. The SBR Poker championship event carried a 5,000 point entry fee and seated the top 75 qualifiers from the previous tournament series.

01.10.2014

Bitcoin is a digital currency that has skyrocketed in popularity and value since its inception in 2008 by developer Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin itself has been a hot topic online and through the media; the relatively anonymous manner which the digital currency can be traded has attracted everyone from the value-hunting investor to the common web criminal. SBR has established a bitcoin sportsbooks guide.

01.09.2014

MarathonBet (SBR rating B) management have shared evidence collected concerning the €10,000 account dispute filed by a player 8 January 2014. While MarathonBet has requested that the exact information not be disclosed so as to not compromise security, SBR has confirmed that the player in question provided documents unsuitable to pass the sportsbook's KYC process.

01.08.2014

A MarathonBet (SBR rating B) player has reported that his €10,000 balance was confiscated and his account closed. The player has only shared that he registered on November 3, deposited €2100, and proceeded to win €10,000 betting a Spain Primera League soccer match on his first bet transaction with the sportsbook.

01.06.2014

Scam sportsbook Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D-) is offering users a 100% bonus up to $500 on tonight's college football BCS National Championship game. The sportsbook bonus is purportedly open to all users. Dimeline Sportsbook has stopped paying players and has discontinued all communication with SBR. Dimeline is attempting to dangle a carrot to lure in unsuspecting players.

01.06.2014

Searching for the best propositions betting odds on tonight's BCS National Championship game between the Auburn Tigers (12-1) and Florida State Seminoles (13-0)? You have come to the right place. Sportsbook Review has listed the most prominent college football prop betting odds in this bowl prop betting directory.

01.05.2014

SBR Forum congratulates the 75 users that have qualified for entry in Saturday's upcoming $5,000 SBR Poker Championship. The event also gives away 100,000 points. Points can be used to make real-world redemptions as well as sportsbook cash (non-USA) from SBR Store. The championship event has a 5,000 point buy-in fee.

01.04.2014

SBR reported on Wednesday December 11 that Alliance Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) management addressed a long-standing slow-pay complaint reported by a player whose account was closed late last year. At the time of the account closure, the player was owed $15,476. To date, he has only received partial payouts from Alliance Sportsbook and is presently owed over $6,000.

01.03.2014
Popular betting exchange Matchbook (SBR rating B+) is now running a special player incentive promotion through 1 April 2014 that charges punters 0% commission on all soccer wagers. The no commission deal is especially good considering the average betting line at Matchbook is offered with less vigorish than the market average.

01.02.2014

Since reporting that a Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) user owed €750 reported payment, a new complaint has been raised by a player who has been owed €400 for over one month. SBR has followed up with Globet Sportsbook management for an update on the outstanding withdrawal and will update this report.

01.01.2014

Since reporting on BetWay Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) last week, two players have filed complaints with SBR alleging that they were victims of the discontinued 30% rule that drew heavy criticism from players and had kept the sportsbook poorly rated by SBR. BetWay Sportsbook is currently in the process of revisiting the complaints and confirming the user's accounts.

12.31.2013

Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) has ceased accepting bets and deposits as of 31 December 2013. Canbet updated its website homepage this morning with the news. This comes nearly three weeks after Canbet management claimed to SBR that all players with outstanding payouts would receive their funds in a week.