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Selecting an online sports betting site is no different than any other major purchase or investment. Players want a good bang for their buck and a variety of features to make their choice worthwhile. Sports bettors can browse a list of over 170 active online sportsbooks by features offered using the SBR Rating Guide.


In a clash of sports betting competitors, William Hill US has filed a lawsuit alleging that FanDuel blatantly plagiarized large parts of its “how to bet” customer manual. In a 12-page copyright infringement lawsuit, filed Oct. 23 in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, William Hill alleges FanDuel outright copied passages word-for-word.


This week, Louisiana lawmakers showed a renewed interest in bringing legalized sports betting to the state known for being the birthplace of jazz, Cajun cuisine and, of course, Mardi Gras. Though legislators rejected a similar bid to expand gambling to Louisiana earlier this year, another proposal may gain traction in 2019.


Another day, another state moving to go all-in on legalized sports betting. Late last week during a study committee hearing, Indiana lawmakers voted to recommend legislation that would bring sports betting to the Hoosier state. Prior to the vote, the committee heard testimony regarding several issues as detailed in this newswire.


BetOnAces Sportsbook has been added to the SBR Rating Guide at B-. The sportsbook launched in May 2018 and is licensed in Curacao. Management from the sportsbook has informed SBR that they are pursuing a license in the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions in early 2019.


Sportsbook Review has received a statement from 5Dimes concerning reports published yesterday in Costa Rica detailing that Tony, the founder of 5Dimes, has been missing since the evening of September 24. Local newspapers are reporting that Tony was ambushed while driving home.


When the electorate heads to polls in Florida on Nov. 6, one measure they will be deciding is Amendment 3, AKA the “Voter Approval of Casino Gambling Initiative.” The amendment would change the state constitution, preventing the Florida Legislature from passing bills related to gambling.


We’re not sure you can call it chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin’ out over the line as described in native son Bruce Springsteen’s iconic song, but September was a very good month in sports wagering in New Jersey. Betting activity doubled to $183.9 million compared to $95.6 million in August, according to figures released Friday.


Beginning October 16, a tribal casino will become the first in New Mexico to offer live sports wagering on professional and college sports.With sports betting going live at the Santa Ana Star Casino, New Mexico joins New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and Mississippi in states that have approved legal sports betting.


Week six of the $50,000 NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest known as Beat The Prick is open for picks. Professional handicapper The Prick was interviewed by SBR video personality Peter Loshak. The Prick is coming off a 4-1 week and is 17-7-1 overall after five weeks.


The NASCAR action at Dover International Speedway Sunday wasn’t only on the oval. Several hundred people lined up about at a sports betting tent at the Delaware racetrack where wagers were accepted on the Gander Outdoors 400 taking place on the “Monster Mile.”  It’s the only track to allow betting on its property.


Seven new Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) payout complaints have been submitted by players. Topbet acknowledged widespread payment delays in a statement with SBR on September 20 but said that players have the option of receiving withdrawals through bitcoin, though not all players reporting receiving this memo.


Pennsylvania will be the sixth state to offer sports wagering after awarding betting licenses to two casinos on Wednesday. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment operating Parx Casino and off-track betting parlor, South Philadelphia Turf Club, could be taking bets by November.


Integrity fees, basically a tax from the sports leagues, are at the crux of ongoing discussions with state legislatures to ensure that the leagues receive their slice of the pie from legal sports wagering. Read the latest scoop on what the leagues are saying now that Supreme Court has lifted the ban on sports betting.


Week four of the $50,000 Beat the Prick NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest is open for picks. This is the last week that users can join the contest and submit enough plays to be eligible for the $50,000 end of contest prizes, as five picks are required per week and a minimum of 70 to be cash eligible.


The few states that have allowed sports betting since a U.S. Supreme Court decision are already seeing an impact on their bottom lines. Mississippi announced last week an overall increase in August casino revenues. The Mississippi revenue department numbers show $181 million was lost in August by bettors.


A trending SBR Forum thread asks the question on when sportsbooks might limit winners. There is a common misconception that sportsbooks might limit simply for winning, when in reality the dollar amount has little to do with it. Sportsbooks apply limits if players bet bad or off-market lines routinely.


Week three of the $50,000 NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest known as Beat The Prick is open for picks. Professional handicapper The Prick was interviewed by SBR video personality Jimmy the Bag. The Prick switched it up in week three and went with five NFL picks on the point spread.


FanDuel Sportsbook has announced that it will honor the full value of all tickets which had ridiculously inflated odds during last Sunday's Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos game. For 18 seconds, with Denver trailing by one point and well within field goal range at Oakland's 18-yard line, FanDuel posted odds of 750 to 1 on Denver.


Topbet has acknowledged their payout delays to SBR The F rated sports betting site has said that players could opt to cancel their check withdrawals and receive payment instead through bitcoin. Some of the players, including one who shared his frustration in SBR Forum, have been waiting over a year for payment.