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06.22.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested a $1,375 payout on May 12. He was advised that the withdrawal would take 7-10 business days. A month later, the player shared that he has not been sent his cheque withdrawal. Sportsbook Review has asked Topbet for comment on the complaint.

06.21.2016

Online sports betting site HitItBet has suspended wagering and registrations through June for maintenance. While new registrations are disabled and wagering suspended, payout availability is reportedly unaffected by the maintenance. HitItBet referred to the maintenance as "planned upgrades" but did not specify what changes are being made.

06.21.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a general complaint. The player has shared his feedback that he has been waiting for over a week for Otobet Sportsbook to respond and process his Know Your Customer (KYC) identification documents. He has claimed that after providing the requested documents, Otobet ceased responding.

06.21.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) has claimed that his betting account has been frozen. The player holds a total balance of €519 with the Russia based sportsbook. He has shared with Sportsbook Review that he has provided all ID documents requested of him with the gaming operator, but remains unable to access his funds.

06.20.2016

A BetSafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has been advised to contact the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The player reported that he is a resident of Albania but travels to and from Sweden every three months, and claimed that he made BetSafe aware of this situation when inquiring on if he was eligible to redeem a bonus geared toward Swedish players.

06.20.2016

Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has acknowledged the payout complaint reported last week. A player claimed that he requested payment of $1,000 via cheque on May 13; the withdrawal request was reportedly approved shortly thereafter on May 17, but he has yet to receive this payment. Topbet has escalated the complaint to their accounting department.

06.20.2016

Update 6/21: The player has confirmed receiving payment.

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has reported that he has been waiting for over two weeks to receive a $2,100 payout via bitcoin. The player rightfully points out that the delay is unacceptable for an option which should be near instant to use. Sportsbook.com markets easy deposits and leading industry software, but payouts have historically been spotty.

06.20.2016

In a major win for daily fantasy sports betting sites, New York state lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill outlining how the daily fantasy sites would be regulated and taxed to operate legally. The nascent industry is already a multibillion dollar one and has already been supported by the professional sports leagues in the US.

06.20.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player reported that he held over €2,000 in his betting account but that his access has been revoked and that his funds will not be paid. The player has claimed that he provided 1XBet with the documents requested including a copy of his passport, driver's license, ID card, and more.

06.19.2016

SBR Forum posters are discussing the best betting site that no one's heard of or which operates under the radar. The thread starter acknowledged that he likes the big boys of the industry, the well-established brands, but is looking to change up his selection and find a sportsbook with a nice bonus and with a solid payout track record.

06.19.2016

Game 7 of the NBA Finals tips off tonight at 8:00PM ET. The Golden State Warriors are 5 point favorites at most online sportsbooks though a couple of betting sites are presently hanging 4.5. This article summarizes the betting percentage breakdown at the NBA betting odds grid on SBR Odds.

06.19.2016

SBR Forum posters are invited to once again predict the score on tonight's NBA Game 7 finals match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The lucky winner who correctly nails the exact final score for each team will cash in with a $255 pizza gift card; the prize started at just $15 and has progressively increased.

06.18.2016

The bitcoin sportsbooks filter has been updated. 48 online sportsbooks currently allow players to make deposits and receive payouts with the digital currency. Bitcoin is presently trading around $780 mid-day Saturday and is expected by many sports bettors to crack $800 once the upcoming bitcoin halving takes place July x.

06.18.2016

Sportsbook Review recently conducted a member's poll to determine the top five online sportsbooks according to the community. Each of the sports betting sites selected as best currently hold a rating of A+ in the sportsbook rating guide, though a lesser rated sportsbook could have cracked the top five with enough votes.

06.18.2016

An SBR Forum poster has created a discussion thread asking the procedure for placing a sports bet with a land-based UK sportsbook. The poster, SBR member 'Hickeyc31', shares that he will soon be relocating from Canada to Scotland and wants to know what he needs to do in order to place a sports bet with a local sportsbook such as William Hill.

06.17.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player requested a payout of $1,000 on May 13. The player has complained that after one month he has yet to be paid. He was advised of processing delays but provided no time-table on when he could expect to be paid his withdrawal. Topbet was recently downgraded by Sportsbook Review.

06.17.2016

In today's online sportsbook news video report, Sportsbook Review news host Natalie Rydstrom reports on the latest bitcoin market news. The digital currency has enjoyed the start of June 2016 with a steady ascent and many industry observers feel that bitcoin will soon eclipse the $800 mark after hitting a two-year high.

06.17.2016

A BetGun Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint. The player has had a betting account with BetGun for over four years and claimed to have played off and on throughout this period. After requesting his first ever cash withdrawal from the online sportsbook, the player faced a series of questions from BetGun.

06.16.2016

Bitcoin is trading around $771 at the close of the business day Thursday. Bitcoin blogs have covered blockchain platform WAVES raising $16 million in bitcoin with its fundraising ICO along with speculation that the upcoming bitcoin halving for miners is causing increased interest among traders, driving the price of bitcoin up.

06.16.2016

This article lists the NBA betting report for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors dropped game 5 at home and head into game 6 as small underdogs against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors vs. Cavaliers betting odds grid allows online sports bettors to shop for all betting odds on tonight's game.

06.16.2016

A Betcoin.ag Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a wagering complaint. The player has claimed that the live betting platform at Betcoin.ag is not working correctly. The player has had four winning sports bets not honored from the previous two days despite the software deducting his funds when the bet was pending.

06.16.2016

A total of 75 SBR Forum posters have predicted a score on tonight's NBA Game 6 match between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. The lucky winner who correctly predicts the exact final score for each team will win a $240 pizza gift card from either Papa John's or Pizza Hut.

06.15.2016

A LiveSports player has submitted a complaint. The player claimed that he deposited $500 in March of 2016 and accepted a 200% deposit bonus. Unrated online sportsbooks often offer such large deposit bonuses to stay competitive with sportsbooks that are more established and do not need to offer possibly unprofitable promotions to lure in new business.

06.15.2016

47 online sportsbooks currently offer sports bettors the ability to deposit and/or receive payouts through bitcoin. Sportsbook Review has listed these sports betting sites in the online sportsbook rating guide. Bitcoin sportsbooks can be filtered multiple ways including whether or not deposits are converted to a traditional fiat currency.