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New York has joined New Jersey in their pursuit of legal sports betting. State Senator John Bonacic introduced Senate Bill S7900 yesterday, which proposes an amendment to the existing carveout for racebook wagering and allows for legal sports betting at NY casinos and racetracks. However, the bill is contingent on federal law being overturned.


BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) experienced downtime this weekend which caused some players to be unable to access their accounts to place wagers. BetOnline management elaborated on what caused these issues in a statement shared with SBR and has asked for the message to be shared with SBR readers.


The March 2018 discussion thread has been created for online sports bettors to document their payouts from sportsbooks. Posting forum members are encouraged to share the method of the payment received as well as fees incurred for each payout. A majority of SBR Forum users prefer to use bitcoin for their transactions with sportsbooks for low fees and guaranteed acceptance rate.

BetOnline Sportsbook Website Issues


BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has told SBR that they are working on restoring service to their website. Network issues have caused website service to be interrupted beginning this morning. SBR will share updates and an updated ETA as more information becomes available. | SBR Forum Post


JetWin Sportsbook has advised SBR that there were connectivity issues in their data center earlier this week which caused the delay in their scoring and bet settlement services. SBR previously reported that a player complained about a Euroleague basketball game that was not graded for more than two days.


Online sportsbook StanJames (SBR rating B) has moved all accounts to Unibet. The sportsbook released a statement on its website today detailing that for the past 18 months the company was powered by Unibet. As of 26 February 2018, all player accounts including balances have been moved to Unibet.


A JetWin Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a wagering complaint. The player has an ungraded $100 bet from Friday, February 23 on a Euroleague basketball wager. He wagered on Real Madrid winning the first quarter against Barcelona. He has sent multiple emails to JetWin without success.


A CRSportsBet (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that his account was closed and funds confiscated. The player has claimed that over a year ago he referred his brother to the online sportsbook and that the two wagered without incident for over a year. He had previously been waiting for a withdrawal for five months.


A BetMotion player has filed a payout complaint. The player claimed that two weeks ago he initiated his first withdrawal request from the sports betting site. He received confirmation that his account was verified after providing his identity documents. He was told his funds would be paid in three days, but he has yet to be paid.


In today's online sportsbook video news report, host Natalie Van Rydstrom covers the recent slow-pay report and scam sportsbook advisory on Realbet. Realbet holds an SBR rating of F and is part of the worst sportsbook blacklist. Players should stick with established sports betting sites that pay in a timely fashion.


Sportsbook Review reported on December 16 that bitcoin gaming site Jetwin went off-line. In a subsequent update on January 23, SBR reported that Jetwin's live casino was operational but that the company was waiting to finalize their relationship with a new feed provider before restoring their sportsbook. Jetwin is now back online.


A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F)  player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested a $2,500 payout in June 2017 and has yet to be paid. The player has only been advised of general processor delays and has not been given a firm date on when he can expect to receive his withdrawal.


A BetCity (SBR rating D) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that his account was restricted by the online sportsbook after he had made numerous wagers. He provided copies of his ID documents including a selfie but his account remains blocked. SBR has requested comment.


SBR Forum has announced a charity poker tournament for International Angelman Day on February 15. SBR will donate $20 to the Cure Angelman foundation for every registration in the poker tournament. Angelman syndrome is a rare disorder which presently has no cure. Read how you can participate at SBR Forum.


Update 2/4: Nick Foles has won the MVP award  at about a 5 to 1 shot. It is no surprise that online sportsbooks have priced out their Super Bowl LII MVP betting market with five time champion Tom Brady as the favorite. The best available line on Brady is -113 — a $113 wager returns $100 in profit — though the market is moving swiftly as the big game approaches.


Cloudbet Sportsbook has received mixed feedback from players on the efficiency of their live betting platform, but has been received positive feedback on their payout time-fram. The online sportsbook accepts bitcoin for player deposits and withdrawals, and was added to the SBR Rating Guide in 2015. | Submit Feedback