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04.15.2016

Online sportsbooks have released early NFL week 1 odds for the 2016-17 NFL regular season. Bettors often look to spot value prior to the NFL preseason when odds are subject to change based on team performance, giving handicappers a chance to possibly lock in a small edge before the start of the regular season. All lines can be found on the NFL odds grid.

04.15.2016

Online sportsbook MarathonBet (SBR rating B+) has credited the player in full who submitted a complaint over an experience he had making a phone wager with the betting site earlier this week. The player detailed calling to place a two-team parlay (multiple bet), but the wagering clerk accidentally entered two single bets, prompting the betting site to eventually void the bets.

04.14.2016

Online sportsbooks on the worst sportsbook blacklist have confiscated winnings from players for unjust reasons or outright closed shop without paying millions in player balances. Some of the online sportsbooks continue to operate without paying, slowly pay winners, and have some of the worst service in the sports betting industry.

04.14.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has been waiting more than 20 days for payment of €200 and has added his name to the list of users experiencing slow payment from the sports betting website. Otobet previously claimed that payouts were delayed following a change to their software.

04.14.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has submitted a complaint on the betting site's Know Your Customer (KYC) process. The player claimed that since he registered to his account, his initial form of ID supplied to the betting site via a scan after registering his account expired and he replaced the ID, but the betting site wants to see a copy of the ID he no longer has.

04.13.2016

Sportsbook Review has updated the list of online sportsbooks that offer eSports. eSports betting has surged in popularity internationally recently and is second behind only bitcoin as far as overall interest among online sports bettors. Many industry insiders believe that eSports betting is a sports betting market which is here to stay.

04.13.2016

A MarathonBet player has filed a wagering complaint. The player placed a two-team parlay (multiple) over the phone risking $24 to win $68. He claimed that the MarathonBet representative properly performed the readback for his wager, confirming a price of +283 for the parlay. He confirmed the details were read correctly and received confirmation from the representative that the wager was locked in.

04.13.2016

No-pay complaint number 41 has been filed by a ZenitBet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player. The player requested to be paid his $6,633 balance at the end of October 2015 after successfully completing the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. He has not been paid to this day and has received no responses from ZenitBet support.

04.13.2016

The SBR Forum poll for top online sportsbooks has now run for exactly one week. Forum members have been asked to take part in the poll and cast their votes for the top three betting sites considered the best. This article lists the current top 10 standings as of this publication; there are three weeks left in the community poll.

04.12.2016

A discussion thread was created at the SBR sports betting forum asking from a scale of 1-10, how easy is bitcoin for making transactions with online sportsbooks? The poster surveyed SBR Forum members on whether or not they believe that the sports betting industry has changed enough to make bitcoin the best option for some gamblers.

04.12.2016

Online sportsbook WagerWeb (SBR rating B+) has upgraded their software today to improve their live betting platform. Players can monitor scoring in real-time using the platform and access dozens of new wagering markets for international and US facing sports. This article contains screen captures of the updated platform.

04.12.2016

The NHL Playoffs begin Wednesday night with Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at 7:00PM ET. Online sports bettors can find all NHL betting lines & real-time scores using the NHL odds grid at Sportsbook Review. A compilation of NHL futures betting odds can also be found at Sportsbook Review showing real-time NHL Stanley Cup winner odds at top betting sites.

04.12.2016

Update 4:00PM ET: YouWager log-in is operational. Management has confirmed that their system is back as normal.

Update 2:47PM ET: SBR has learned that the update in question was for server side/technical reasons, but a hiccup was encountered along the way. YouWager's techs are working to restore access to the website.

Online sportsbook YouWager (SBR rating B+) is presently updating their website. Players are unable to log-in to access their sportsbook accounts as of this time. SBR will report once log-in is once again operational.

04.11.2016

Online sports bettors can shop for the best MLB sportsbooks by reduced lineset using Sportsbook Review. What matters most to players looking for an MLB sportsbook is the quality of the lineset offered; the most popular feature for bettors is referred to as an MLB "dimeline", which means that bettors have to pay less vig.

04.11.2016

A TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed that a €733 payout was requested on March 10 from the sports betting site. TonyBet has yet to process the withdrawal. The player shared that after depositing €300 and making a handful of wagers, he was quickly limited by TonyBet.

04.11.2016

138 online sportsbooks are currently offering 20% or higher sign up bonuses. The bonuses offered by the sports betting sites include traditional cash and free play bonuses. A cash bonus functions like deposited cash added to a player's balance, whereas a wagered free play does only adds the winnings and not stake amount.

04.11.2016

The €33,483 betting complaint against Smarkets (SBR rating C) exchange remains outstanding. A player claimed in a complaint filed with Sportsbook Review that multiple winning bets were voided by Smarkets. The player acknowledged that the lines were off-market but pointed to the terms and conditions of the betting exchange.

04.11.2016

SBR Forum's top online sportsbook poll has run for one week. Users have been encouraged to cast their vote for their top 3 sports betting sites factoring in a number of key categories: how quickly payouts are processed, the quality of the sportsbook bonus program, mobile betting ease of use, betting options, and customer service.

04.09.2016

Online sports bettors can shop for online sportsbooks a number of ways using the sportsbook rating guide. This article covers the basics and touches on some of the most popular ways of filtering online sportsbooks using the sportsbook rating guide. There are 222 active betting sites with a rating assigned.

04.09.2016

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley will meet for a rubber match tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The odds have shifted from the original price of Pacquiao -275 to around -200 at most online betting sites, meaning a $200 bet is needed to win $100.

04.08.2016

Online sportsbooks with poker rooms can be sensitive to account activity that players may believe is innocuous, but are easy triggers to prompt a manual account review and/or possible suspension. For example, while playing poker with a buddy who is visiting may sound harmless, when another player joins the table, this is a major red flag for possible collusion.

04.08.2016

Sportsbook Review occasionally receives complaints from online sports bettors who have had their accounts closed for a "dormancy" rule. This is a common rule among online betting sites that gives sportsbooks the right to close a player's account after a certain amount of time has elapsed since the player's last account action.