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02.27.2019

Sportradar, the global leader in sports data intelligence, has joined forces with Major League Baseball in a multi-year, wide-ranging partnership. The agreement puts the sports integrity company at the apex of data, betting and sports. Beginning this season, Sportradar will “enhance and expand distribution” of MLB’s real-time game statistics around the world. The deal includes media and gaming rights domestically and internationally.

02.27.2019

Testimony was heard Tuesday in the Connecticut legislature on proposed bills that would expand gambling and approve sports betting. In a budget speech earlier in February, Gov. Ned Lamont expressed interest in enacting new avenues of revenue for the state including sports and internet wagering.

02.26.2019

The Alliance of American Football needed an infusion of money to make payroll the week after the league snapped its first football, according to the Athletic, a national online sports publication. Tom Dundon, majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL, has pledged a $250 million investment in the AAF.

02.24.2019

Update: Green Book took down the Best Picture award at +250 upsetting Roma. The 91st Academy Awards took place Sunday night at 8:00PM ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Movie buffs and sports bettors had plenty of choose from, and many ways to join the fun at the SBR network as the red carpet rolled.

02.21.2019

The nation’s capital will have sports betting sooner rather than later following a vote by the D.C. Council this week. In a 7-6 vote, bill B 22-944 was passed. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to sign the legislation that allowed the district to put aside the bidding process and award the contract to Intralot, who operates the D.C. lottery.

02.19.2019

A total of 84 SBR Forum posters participated in the Cure Angelman Charity poker tournament, raising $1,680 for the charity. A list of the donors and a receipt of the donation made has been shared in SBR Forum. Through the SBR Pro program, SBR Forum members have raised more than $150,000 for charity.

02.14.2019

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02.13.2019

About 3 million people were jonesing for some football one week after Super Bowl LIII. That’s how many viewers the new Alliance of American Football League garnered in its debut Saturday night on CBS. In Nielsen talk, it was a 2.1 overall rating with a .8 rating of adults age 18-49, the viewers most coveted by TV networks because of their spending power.

02.07.2019

This week the Washington, D.C. Council opted for speed over competition in voting to fast-track online betting by foregoing competitive bidding in the measure’s first reading. The board narrowly awarded a sole-source contract to Intralot, the district’s current lottery provider. It also extended Intralot’s contract without a bid.

02.05.2019

Legislators from both sides of the aisle in South Dakota introduced a constitutional amendment late last week to put sports betting on the ballot. The bill asks voter to legalize sports betting in Deadwood, a lawless town in the age of the South Dakota gold rush (see HBO series) and now home to casino gambling.

02.05.2019

Two days after Super Bowl LIII, headlines are telling the tale of betting on the big game in two markets: the long-established bettors' paradise in Nevada and first-time legal wagering in New Jersey. According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, $145,939,025 was bet in 2019 versus $158,586,934 in 2018.

02.03.2019

The February 2019 SBR Forum payout discussion post has been created. The posting allows sports bettors to comment on the speed of processed withdrawals at various online sportsbooks. Sportsbooks are assessed based on their ability to pay players in a timely fashion. | Join The Discussion

02.03.2019

Super Bowl LIII is finally here. Online sportsbooks have released many dozens of prop bets on the game which have been compared side-by-side at Sportsbook Review. Betting sites are taking bets on everything from the winner of the coin toss, player performance, and even wagers on the national anthem.

01.31.2019

Sportsbook Review has updated the bonuses directory with new and updated offers from online sportsbooks headed into Super Bowl LIII. Sports betting sites often sweeten their perks headed into the big game as new and professional players alike have the opportunity to get a little extra bang for their buck. | View Bonuses

01.30.2019

New guidelines published in the 2019 season’s rule book bans all NASCAR drivers and team owners and members from betting on its races. Beyond races, regulations prohibit wagers on potential driving signings and locations of new events. Drivers and staff cannot share confidential information with third parties involved in gaming.

01.29.2019

The Washington D.C. council’s Committee of Finance and Revenue made a move this week in preparation for sports betting becoming active, considering fast-tracking implementation by bypassing the bidding process and allowing DC Lottery to administer sports betting. The council held a four-hour meeting Monday.

01.28.2019

Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has provided an update on a $1,744 payout complaint reported to Sportsbook Review. A player reported that his funds were requested in August of 2018 and have not been paid. Topbet said that they are getting in touch with the player to attempt to get him paid the same day.

01.23.2019

The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams earned their way into Super Bowl LIII on February 3, and one of the most popular ways of wagering on the big game is through prop bets. Super Bowl prop bets cover nearly every aspect of the game: the coin toss, the color of Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, and more.

01.23.2019

With so many options to choose from, it is important for sports bettors to do their homework before depositing. A common scam is for rogue website operators to pop up overnight with no intention of paying players. The companies typically do not last long as word of mouth spreads quickly on social media and sports betting forums.

01.21.2019

The controversial ending to the Sports Betting National Championship has prompted a class-action lawsuit against the contest operator DraftKings. Contestant Christopher Leong filed the suit in New Jersey, making several complaints at how the $2.5 million contest was run.