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04.24.2016

A VitalBet Sportsbook player has claimed that after requesting payment of €1,000 his account access has been restricted, and no word given from the online sports betting site on when or if the withdrawal will be honored. The player has asked Sportsbook Review for assistance dealing with the sportsbook.

04.23.2016

An online sports bettor has shared positive feedback on his recent experience turning a $25 free play into a $151 cash payout. The player documented his feedback at the SBR Sportsbook & Industry forum, a sub-forum dedicated to sportsbook payouts, complaints, and reviews from online sports gamblers.

04.23.2016

Eypobet Sportsbook management has advised SBR that they have decided to close. Eypobet has claimed that player withdrawals will be honored, but that the process to pay players their outstanding balances has taken longer than expected. One such player filed a sportsbook payout complaint with SBR stating the site stopped working for a month.

04.23.2016

A Betsafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a sportsbook payout complaint. The player had his account access blocked by the sports betting website on April 16. He contacted live chat and was advised that he needed to complete telephone verification. The player completed this process over the following two days.

04.23.2016

Online sportsbooks are receiving a large volume of wagers on Jon Jones to defeat Ovince Saint Preux in tonight's UFC 197 main event. Betting website Pinnacle Sports has shifted the line on Jones to win outright from -569 all the way up to -591, with a high of -596. There has also been reverse line movement (RLM) on the bout.

04.22.2016

Online sports bettors can find a list of 146 sportsbooks offering a 10% or more bonus using the sportsbook rating guide. The bonuses include traditional cash bonuses and free plays: the difference being that cash bonuses function like deposited funds, and free plays expire after being wagered and only the winnings get added to a player's balance.

04.22.2016

The NBA betting odds grid shows every NBA playoffs game along with matchup statistics and real-time scores. 35 online sportsbooks have their odds shown on the grid. Players can access line history from all sports betting sites across all market types offered including quarters and halves odds.

04.21.2016

Two weeks are left on the clock for the top sports betting site poll being conducted at the SBR Sports Betting Forum. SBR has asked the 410,000 member strong community to cast their votes on the the top three online sports betting sites serving gamblers today. This article lists the current top 10 betting sites according to the SBR community.

04.21.2016

BetOwi Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) has paid the player who SBR reported was owed $500 from April 1st. No comment was provided on the average time-frame players must wait to receive payment through the popular digital currency. Bitcoin has taken the online sports betting world by storm allowing gamblers to more easily make transactions with betting sites.

04.20.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player reported that the Otobet security department closed his account and returned his deposit. The player had accumulated a balance of €1,800 after three weeks of wagering with the online sports betting site which went unpaid. He has denied wrongdoing.

04.20.2016

A BetOwi Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. The online sports bettor has claimed that a $500 payout request made on April 1 has not been fulfilled. The payment method in question is bitcoin. BetOwi Sportsbook players have complained recently about delayed withdrawal times through the digital currency.

04.20.2016

Betting sites were planning to release dozens of prop bets on the rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier at UFC 197. Instead, the feature bout changed to Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux due to injury. Sportsbook Review picks recently covered how bettors are punished with each UFC betting schedule alteration.

04.19.2016

Baseball is one of America's favorite national pastimes. MLB is also a betting favorite among stats oriented online sports bettors. A 162 game season poses its challenges, to be sure. Handicapping smartly, line shopping, bankroll management, and discipline are key factors that can make a dramatic difference on how a player's bankroll looks come October.

04.19.2016

An InstantActionSports player has reported that a $5,000 interbook transfer requested on February 25 has yet to be completed. The player reported that he was told that the transfer should have been paid in two weeks, but that time-frame has not been honored. InstantActionSports has also stopped responding to the player's emails.

04.18.2016

Cloudbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) has addressed the parlay grading complaint reported yesterday. A player complained that about 24 hours had elapsed since the time of his winning a four-team parlay which contained two NHL sides and two UFC sides for games that took place on Saturday, April 16.

04.18.2016

Update: Rivalo claimed the player's claim of being asked to video chat was false.

Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has addressed the KYC complaint reported by a player. Rivalo has said that the player registered to the account failed the phone verification chat and concluded that the player was not the one controlling the account.

04.18.2016

There are two and a half weeks remaining in the top sports betting site poll which is taking place at SBR Forum. Sportsbook Review has surveyed all 410,000 forum members on who they feel are the overall top three online sports betting sites. This article lists the current top 10 standings as voted by the community.

04.17.2016

SBR invites online sports bettors to take part in the monthly live sportsbook payouts discussion thread. Players use the discussion thread to log their payments received from betting sites and how long the payouts take, as well as the fees incurred for each payment. This allows players to document payout speed at each betting site.

04.17.2016

Online sports bettors can find a list of 41 sportsbooks accepting bitcoin using the SBR Sportsbook Rating Guide. What started as a small niche market has evolved into a reliable and effective way to fund sportsbook accounts and avoid paying costly transaction fees and having to wait days to receive a withdrawal.

04.17.2016

Online sports bettors can shop for real-time updating NBA playoffs odds from 35 online sportsbooks using the NBA betting odds grid. Line history, game scoring, and injury information can also be found in addition to the real-time updates from the betting sites. Users can customize the order of sportsbooks shown by creating a free SBR Forum account.

04.17.2016

Update: Rivalo claimed the player's claim of being asked to video chat was false.

A Rivalo (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that his winnings have been confiscated because he was unwilling to appear on video chat with the online betting site. Apparently, the player's documents were approved in accordance with the KYC procedure, and a phone call was subsequently had with Rivalo where the request was made to conduct a video chat.

04.17.2016

A Cloudbet Sportsbook player claims to have made a four-team parlay on Saturday, April 16 including two NHL games and two UFC matches. The parlay was a winner, but the player has claimed that the bet is still listed as pending, preventing him from making additional wagers with the winnings. Cloudbet players have complained on tardy grading time in the past.

04.16.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook complaint has been filed. A player has claimed that his account access has been blocked by the sports betting site without a clear indication on what he has done wrong or what steps he must take to unlock his account. SBR has inquired on if the player has yet completed the Know Your Customer (KYC) process.