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02.13.2017

SBR's Odds Couple covers the NBA betting slate for Monday, February 13, 2017. Mike Brenner's back and rested from the SBR Bash in Punta Cana and is off to an incredible against the spread (ATS) run for February. When choosing an NBA sportsbook to call home, players should consider each company's standing and the overall rating of the betting site.

02.13.2017

Think you've got it all figured out? Or are you relatively new to the college basketball handicapping game? Either way, Sportsbook Review has you covered. The how to bet on sports tutorial page has an in-depth guide breaking down all of the basics. Once you're ready for more advanced reading, swing by the Handicapper Think Tank.

02.13.2017

SBR Forum posters are currently discussing bitcoin's value and attempting to read the chart to predict future movements. SBR Forum created a bitcoin discussion forum in response to user demand and interest. Bitcoin allows online sports bettors to make transactions with sportsbooks in an efficient and cheaper manner than what is normally offered.

02.13.2017

Sportsbook Review asks Topbet players (SBR rating D+) with payment feedback to share their input. The sports betting site received a half-letter upgrade back to D+ after processing a batch of outstanding payments through bitcoin as the original method was prone to processing delays. Management has been willing to switch payments to bitcoin.

02.13.2017

An SBR Picks writer shares his thoughts on Monday's college basketball betting slate with particular attention paid to Villanova vs. DePaul and West Virginia vs. Kansas. Track all college basketball real-time odds and betting data using SBR Odds: Sportsbook line history and updates from over 35 sportsbooks are available.

02.13.2017

SBR Forum has announced this year's SBR World Poker Cup. Forum posters from around the globe are encouraged to take part in this year's tournament series which endeavors to find out which region represents the most skilled poker players: Team USA, Team Confederate, Team Canada, or Team World.

02.12.2017

Sports bettors can compare over 200 online sportsbooks using the SBR Rating Guide. Find an online sportsbook that matches your needs whether what's most important to you is a sports betting site that has a rich wagering cart with markets such as eSports, a large sportsbook bonus program, or a great live betting platform.

02.12.2017

SBR has received a report that BTC transfer company Tether.to has stiffed a bitcoin trader out of $113,500. The trader made the transfer between Bitfinex and Tether. Bitfinex apparently made the transfer and Tether received the funds but refused to credit the trader's Tether account. Shortly afterwards Tether reportedly stopped responding to all inquiries. The trader is in the process of contacting the attorney general in his state as well as filing lawsuits against Tether. However, if the company is heading towards closure these actions may come too late. Traders should avoid Tether and attempt to draw down whatever balance is currently in their Tether account.

02.12.2017

Bitcoin is trading around $1,000 following a temporary downswing after news that two major Chinese exchanges would be temporarily suspending payouts for a month due to compliance. Bettors who have been using bitcoin as a means to deposit or withdraw have been unaffected by the short-term dip in BTC price.

02.12.2017

An SBR Picks writer breaks down today's college basketball matchup between the Cincinnati Bearcats and SMU Mustangs. The game tips off at 4PM ET. The point spread market opened and remains at 4.5 points. Shop for all college basketball odds and real-time scoring updates using the NCAAB odds page at Sportsbook Review.

02.11.2017

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a payout complaint. The player is owed €634 and is concerned that he will not be paid after reading about dozens of similar complaints against the F rated sports betting site. Otobet is presently on the worst sportsbook blacklist and should be avoided at all costs.

02.11.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom and Peter Loshak give a betting preview of this year's 2017 Grammy Awards. Online sportsbooks are accepting bets on best new artist, song of the year, and album of the year. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards takes place Sunday at 8PM ET. Visit SBR Picks for handicapper insight.

02.11.2017

Sports bettors can compare real-time sportsbook odds from 35 sports betting sites using SBR Odds. Players can also access line history by clicking any of the lines on the grid; a complete chronological history is posted according to timestamp for all bookmakers shown on the SBR Odds grid. Against the spread (ATS) betting stats can be found by clicking on any team name.

02.11.2017

Online sportsbooks have released futures odds on the Major League Soccer Cup 2017 season. The Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, and Seattle Sounders FC have the shortest odds at +600, meaning a $100 bet would return $600 in profit. Read handicapper insight on the MLS outright winner betting market at SBR Picks.

02.10.2017

Vegas has released the 2017 MLB regular season win totals market. The defending champion Chicago Cubs have opened at 95.5 wins, meaning if a bettor wagers on the over, the Cubs will have to win 96 games this upcoming season for the ticket to cash. The juice is at -110 on both sides. SBR will update the MLB futures directory when online sportsbooks release odds.

02.10.2017

While there is a betting shop on just about every corner in the UK, the United States offers few options for American punters to place a wager in their backyard, that is unless your backyard is Sin City. The tide may slowly be changing. In the last week, President Donald Trump and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred have spoken about the possibility of USA sports betting.

02.10.2017

Online sportsbooks are not all created equal. Sportsbook Review displays the industry's most proven sports betting sites in the best sportsbooks page. The websites listed have all operated for at least seven years and have maintained on-time payouts and quality service, as well as robust wagering platforms.

02.10.2017

The fate of Tom Brady's missing jersey has aroused the curiousity of private detectives everywhere including on SBR Forum. One online sportsbook has capitalized on the hysteria surrounding the fate of the missing fabric and has spread odds that it will be recovered this month or never. Read more at SBR Picks.

02.10.2017

Online sports betting site Unibet has received a sportsbook rating upgrade from C+ to B. Unibet is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and has been online for more than a decade. Management recently expressed the willingness to address player feedback shared in SBR Forum about the online sportsbook. There are no slow-pay complaints on file.

02.09.2017

Online sports bettors were given a glimmer of hope twice in the last week that there could eventually be legal sports betting in their backyard; first with President Donald Trump's radio interview on Super Bowl Sunday, and second with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's recent comments at a Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York.

02.09.2017

One of the most common complaints Sportsbook Review receives are from players who are having issues going through the Know Your Customer (KYC) or verification process with online sportsbooks. Online sportsbooks perform KYC to satisfy the terms of their gaming licenses and to help reduce fraud.

02.09.2017

Online sports bettors may still be in celebration mode after the historic New England Patriots victory against the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl LI, but it is business as usual at bookmakers; sportsbooks have already released odds on the winner of the 52nd Super Bowl, otherwise known as Super Bowl LII.

02.08.2017

Online sportsbooks are accepting bets on the 89th Academy Awards. Sportsbook Review has posted dozens of markets comparing sportsbook payouts on everything from the best motion picture, best actor and actress in a leading role, and more obscure categories like best short subject documentary and costume design.

02.08.2017

US President Donald Trump was asked on Super Bowl Sunday about the possibility of legal sports betting in all US states. The outspoken former casino owner and current Commander-in-Chief of the United States had a rather pragmatic response to the query, and at least did not outright dismiss the idea.