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05.08.2016

Online sports bettors can shop for the best MLB sportsbooks by reduced juice margins using Sportsbook Review. What matters most to bettors when searching for an MLB sportsbook is the quality of the lineset offered; the most popular feature by far for MLB sports bettors is known as an MLB "dimeline".

05.08.2016

A TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player claimed that he requested $760 two weeks ago and has yet to be paid. The player has reportedly contacted the Estonia based sports betting site multiple times over live chat and email inquiring on the status of his withdrawal.

05.08.2016

Sportsbook Review has launched a Euro 2016 betting futures directory for this summer's international soccer championship. Euro 2016 is expected to be the most profitable time of the year for UK bookmakers and the timing could not be better considering the massive point of consumption taxes regulated bookies have been faced with.

05.07.2016

The results are in for the 2016 SBR Forum posters poll for the best sports betting sites. For the last month, SBR Forum posters casted their choices for the top three online sportsbooks as they see them. This article lists the top 10 online betting sites as voted by the SBR Forum community of online sports bettors.

05.07.2016

Online sportsbooks have released over two dozen boxing prop bets on tonight's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Amir "King" Khan PPV event. The fight is the first boxing attraction at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The odds on Canelo Alvarez have gotten 12 cents shorter (from -498 to -510) since Friday's weigh-in.

05.07.2016

Online sportsbooks have set Nyquist at an average of +250 to win the Kentucky Derby, meaning that a $100 wager returns $250 in profit. Nyquist is the shortest priced colt in the Kentucky Derby, making Nyquist the odds on favorite. The biggest long shot on the board is Oscar Nominated at +6600: a $100 wager results in a staggering $6,600 score.

05.06.2016

In today's Sportsbook Industry news program, SBR newswoman Natalie Rydstrom gives an update on three outstanding complaints filed against Estonia based sports betting site TonyBet (SBR rating D). SBR originally reported on April 30 that a TonyBet player claimed that $3,577 was confiscated without cause.

05.06.2016

Sportsbook Review has launched the live monthly sportsbook payout discussion thread at the SBR Sportsbook discussion forum for the period of May 2016. The thread enables online sports bettors to figure out directly from other SBR members just how quickly betting sites are paying, as well as the fees incurred with each cashier option.

05.06.2016

SBR Odds has released an update adding the Grand Salami wagering market for MLB and NHL betting. The Grand Salami market allows online sports bettors to wager on the home and away runs spread, and the cumulative total over or under of the day's games. It is a popular feature for bettors who enjoy following the day of sports action.

05.05.2016

Online sportsbook BetOwi (SBR rating D+) is investigating the $500 bitcoin payout complaint reported yesterday. The player's withdrawal has been pending since April 9 and he has allegedly received no updates on when the payment will be completed. BetOwi players in need of assistance are asked to submit a sportsbook complaint form.

05.05.2016

Online sportsbook 1Vice has told SBR that their payouts are back on track following initial delays after their move back to the RDG Corp family of online betting sites. RDG Corp is known for powering Bet33 and AmericasBookie. The GM of 1Vice has remained with the company and has expressed a willingness to hear feedback from players.

05.04.2016

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) dropped out of the Republican Presidential race yesterday after a wide loss to Donald Trump in the state of Indiana. Cruz, who had recently named Carly Fiorina as his running mate in his bid for the GOP nomination, was an average 20 to 1 shot to be the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States.

05.04.2016

Online sports bettors with feedback on the frequency of on-time payouts from BetOwi Sportsbook and sister brand SportsbettingOnline are encouraged to write to SBR. In recent months, a number of players have complained on tardy payouts through cash methods and through bitcoin, prompting SBR to lower the rating of each betting site.

05.03.2016

Online sports gamblers looking to maximize their profits over the course of a long 162 game MLB season are invited to check out the MLB Betting Futures directory. The page was created to help gamblers shop for the best baseball betting value associated with the season-running futures wagering markets.

05.03.2016

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that an InstantActionSports (SBR rating D) player reported that he was still owed a $5,000 interbook transfer originally requested on February 25. InstantActionSports acknowledged the payout complaint, but did not give a specific time-line on when the transfer would be completed.

05.03.2016

Online sportsbook Tipbet has been added to the betting sites rating guide. Tipbet is a Malta based online sportsbook which also has a presence in Germany. The betting website does not accept players from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Iran, and Greece. Tipbet plans to offer bitcoin by the end of next year.

05.02.2016

Leicester City has completed its Cinderella storybook run and officially won the 2016 English Premier league title. Leicester City was an eye-popping 5000/1 shot prior to the season beginning, meaning a $100 wager paid $500,000 for all bettors who had the wagering marbles to take a shot at such crazy odds.

05.02.2016

Online sports bettors can shop for NBA championship betting futures using Sportsbook Review. Real-time updating grids are available showing the wagering markets for the 2016 NBA championship, as well as the outright winner of both the Eastern and Western conferences. Only sports betting sites in good standing with players are shown.

05.02.2016

A majority 63% of online sports bettors have wagered on the San Antonio Spurs to cover the 7.5 point spread against the Oklahoma City Thunder in tonight's NBA playoffs match. The game tips off at 9:30PM Eastern. This article lists the current betting percentages on the game's main wagering markets per SBR Odds.

05.02.2016

A TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) payout complaint has been received. A player reported that he deposited 600 Turkish Lira (approximately $200) two weeks ago via EcoPayz, no sportsbook bonus was received. The player increased his balance to 932.57 Turkish Lira (approximately $334) before undergoing the KYC process.

05.02.2016

A manager from Exbinog Sportsbook has contacted SBR and explained that all previous payout complaints and issues with player accounts were attributable to being under the jurisdiction of Montenegro. SBR reported in November 2015 that Exbinog was stripped of its Montenegro license by its e-Gaming regulator.

05.01.2016

A SmartLiveGaming player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player wagered £100 at the odds of 10/3 for horse Dilgura to win the 5.00 race at Salisbury. Dilgura won the race, but the player's £100 stake was voided by the online sportsbook. Live chat advised the player that there was a "rapid fluctuation" of the odds prior to the start of the race.

05.01.2016

The top sports betting site poll runs through Friday, May 6. This article lists the current top 10 online sportsbooks as selected by the SBR Forum community of online sports gamblers. Online bettors have voted based on the overall best sportsbooks available as far as payout speed, bonus options, mobile platform, customer service, and variety of wagering options.

05.01.2016

SBR Forum has announced that a new poker series begins on Monday, May 2. The top 100 poker players from daily poker play Monday-Friday from May 2 to August 17 will advance to an SBR Poker Championship on Saturday, August 20 to compete for 125,000 betpoints, with 45,000 betpoints reserved for first place.