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07.22.2016

View a complete glossary of sports betting terms at the how to bet on sports directory. In case you've ever been too sheepish to speak up and ask what some of the common colloquialisms are in the sports betting arena, this guide has you covered. Learn what a beard is who bets dimes and hedges and likes betting hooks and doesn't believe in locks.

07.22.2016

In today's SBR News broadcast, sportsbook news host Natalie Rydstrom covers the betting market's reaction to last night's Republican nominee acceptance speech given by Donald Trump. Trump is still available at +250 to win the US Presidency in the November 2016 presidential election. Political betting odds can be found using the betting directory.

07.22.2016

A ZenitBet Sportsbook player has added his name to the list of players that have not been paid. The player reported that after requesting a payout on April 18 for his balance, he to this day has still not recovered his balance.The Russia based gaming company holds a rating of F and is indexed on the worst sportsbook blacklist.

07.22.2016

Online sportsbook prop bets on Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko have been added to the UFC betting directory. Bettors can shop for a variety of UFC betting odds and compare which sports betting sites are offering the most beneficial odds for wagering on tomorrow's UFC Fight Night on FOX. Holm is currently a -215 betting favorite at online sportsbooks.

07.21.2016

BetOnline Sportsbook has rolled out new and improved poker software. The software runs on both PC and Mac devices. The updated poker platform has added three new game types: 7-Card Stud, Americana, and 32-Card Draw following user demand. A time bank is now offered allowing players to mull over their decision to call, raise, or fold to their opponents.

07.21.2016

Delaware is experiencing huge gains in their regulated online gaming market as evidenced by a 93 percent increase in the first six months of 2016. Much to the delight of the state’s coffers, Delaware gamblers are getting acclimated to betting from their PC and mobile devices. Net revenue of $1.5 million was reported for the first six months of 2016.

07.21.2016

An SBR Forum poster has started a discussion thread surveying other members on their feedback on betting site BetMania.ag. The online sportsbook holds a rating of C+ in the betting sites rating guide and received its last upgrade on August 30, 2015. Readers with feedback on BetMania are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

07.21.2016

CG Technology has been fined $1.5 million for the repeated underpayment of winning round robin parlay bets on more than 20,000 wagering tickets spanning August 2011 to March 2015. Sportsbook Review first reported of CG Technology's plight in May when the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) announced their findings and filed a complaint against the company.

07.21.2016

Donald Trump is set to give his acceptance speech tonight at or around 9:45PM Eastern Time. Online sportsbooks have a number of proposition wagers on offer regarding the contents of Trump's speech, including whether or not the outspoken GOP nominee will utter the phrase "Black Lives Matter", "Lyin' Ted", and "Obamacare".

07.20.2016

The Super Bowl might seem ages away, but with the NFL preseason opener slated for August 7, it is a perfect time for sports bettors to consider the Super Bowl odds on tap from online sportsbooks. Most importantly, before getting to the meat and potatoes, make sure that your sportsbook is paying in a timely manner because sportsbooks that rely on football business to pay players are bad news.

07.20.2016

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player profited on the England vs. Iceland game during Euro 2016's Round of 16. He won approximately 190 GBP on the fixture and then asked to be paid his balance from SmartLive. The player has yet to receive payment from the betting site.

07.20.2016

Update 7/21: Dimeline management has updated SBR that the player's funds were not at risk during the period of his play. Unless the player is able to dispute this, the complaint would be closed.

A Dimeline Sportsbook player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player made his first deposit with the sports betting site on December 14, 2015. His first and second payouts were processed normally without incident. After another series of deposits and a withdrawal on May 11, the player went on to make five additional deposits.

07.20.2016

Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee to represent his party in the November 2016 election against Hillary Clinton. Trump's official acceptance speech will come during prime-time Thursday after 7:00PM ET at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Hillary Clinton is a -250 favorite to win in November.

07.19.2016

Sportsbook Review forum members are discussing sports betting website HRWager. The bettors are sharing their recent feedback and experiences at the online sportsbook, which currently holds an SBR rating of C+. HRWager was added to the sportsbook rating guide in July of 2013 at the mark of C-.

07.19.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has been waiting for a $2,340 payout request for what he says has been over one month. He was told that the payout would have taken a total of anywhere between 10 to 15 business days when he submitted the request from the online sports betting website.

07.19.2016

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) has reported that professional tennis is linked with suspicious gambling activities. A total of 41 cases of suspicious betting activity have been reported in the second quarter of 2016 and tennis has been the subject of the lion’s share of those reports.

07.19.2016

A Betfair Sportsbook player has filed an SBR complaint. The player signed up for the online betting site on July 9 to take advantage of a deposit €10 and get a €20 bonus. He proceeded to fund his betting account via Skrill to take advantage of the bonus and then submitted the wagering requirements as instructed.

07.18.2016

A BetAtHome Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player claimed to have registered his sports betting account with BetAtHome approximately three weeks ago. He deposited €200 and exclusively made sports bets on soccer through BetAtHome's live, in-play betting markets. His account has since been restricted.

07.18.2016

The Republican National Convention for the 2016 POTUS election is now underway. Donald Trump, who will be named as the party's nominee tomorrow at 5:30PM ET, is the subject of a few clever prop bets at one online sportsbook. These proposition wagers have been added to the political prop bets directory at Sportsbook Review.

07.18.2016

A SmartLiveGaming Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player has two pending payouts from the online betting site dated July 5 and July 7 for £160 and £230 respectively. The player was told that he should expect his payout in 3-5 business days. He was later told his account is under review.

07.18.2016

A JetBull Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player has claimed that he ran up his balance to £1,280 two weeks ago. He was told that his funds would be paid in 4-5 working days. After not receiving his payout in the advertised time, the player was told that there was an issue with a third party processor.

07.17.2016

An SBR Forum reader has inquired on if D- rated betting site Sportsbook.ag is currently paying in a timely fashion. The online sportsbook has been known for taking anywhere from six to eight weeks to pay by certain payout methods such as cheque withdrawals. Sportsbook.ag also offers bitcoin for player payments.

07.17.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player signed up and deposited $500 on June 25, 2016. He increased his balance to more than $2,000 as of July 16. Since that time, the player has attempted to place a withdrawal for his balance but has noted that there has been no operator available via telephone or live chat.

07.16.2016

Bitcoin is currently trading at $663 post halving. There was no "big bang" like some online sports bettors expected. Essentially bitcoin miners now receive half the reward (12.5 BTC) for the creation of new bitcoin blocks. There was rampant speculation leading up to the date of halving that there would be huge upswings or downswings to the price of bitcoin.