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03.14.2016

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player has claimed that his account was blocked one day after registering for the online sports betting site. His balance remains unpaid and he has claimed that that the sportsbook has refused to explain their reason for the adverse action.

03.13.2016

Over the next few days, many online sports betting sites will be rolling out targeted offers to entice new players to deposit for March Madness. Selection Sunday is just hours away and online gamblers will soon be able to submit their March Madness brackets and prepare for wagering the opening round of the NCAA tourney.

03.13.2016

Online sports bettors looking for informed breakdowns on Selection Sunday are encouraged to watch the live stream hosted by Sportsbook Review's Peter Loshak and Mike Brenner beginning at 6:30PM ET.  The 'Odds Couple' will be joined by well-known handicapper Teddy Covers, data scientist Ed Feng, and others.

03.13.2016

A BetMotion Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed that he has received only one of his last nine withdrawals made with the online betting site. The player has said that BetMotion support has provded only generic updates on his payouts with no time-table on his nine outstanding payouts.

03.13.2016

Online sportsbooks have settled on Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for President and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats. Trump is -240 for the nominee, meaning that a $240 wager is necessary for a profit of $100. Hillary Clinton is a massive favorite at -970 to secure the nominee for the Democrats.

03.13.2016

A BetDNA Sportsbook player has claimed that a $700 payout has been outstanding since December of 2015. SBR has spoken with BetDNA on the complaint and learned that the player's withdrawal was delayed due to his account being investigated for a possible balance mistake caused by the software. This update was provided three weeks ago.

Find a Betting Site by Feature: Sportsbook Rating Guide

03.12.2016

The mobile-friendly Sportsbook Rating Guide allows online sports to narrow down their search for a quality betting site by feature. Players can sort by any of the categories - countries accepted, signup bonus, bank options, and more - to find a sportsbook that matches their needs. Players should address any questions on using the betting site rating guide to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

03.11.2016

A new thread has been created at the SBR bitcoin discussion forum asking which website is best for online sports bettors to purchase bitcoin via credit card. SBR recently created the bitcoin forum for sports bettors to have a place to discuss bitcoin related news and to share experiences on which bitcoin sportsbook pays the quickest.

03.11.2016

1Vice players with payment feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com. The online betting site recently moved all players back under the label of RDG Corp, the parent company which powers Bet33 and AmericasBookie, among other skins. There have been a few reports of payment so far, and players who have received 10X rollovers on their balances.

03.11.2016

Sportsbook Review has populated the MLB betting futures page ahead of the April 3 start date for the MLB season. Online sports bettors can shop for regular season win totals for every MLB team, find the best World Series winner odds, and browse sportsbook offers by division and conference. Only top sportsbooks have their odds shown.

03.10.2016

A TonyBet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed that she has a balance of £1,068 in limbo with the Estonia based online sports betting website. The player initially funded her account with £200 and received a 50% bonus attached to her first wager. She asked for a withdrawal of £1,068.30 on February 14.

03.10.2016

One of the most common wagering complaints submitted to Sportsbook Review involves sports betting sites that refuse to cancel open bets. Players become upset because they feel like it should be evident from their wagering history if a mistake was made, but unfortunately the sportsbooks won't budge.

03.09.2016

Online betting site BetPlay.com has closed. SBR was told that all players have been contacted with instructions to withdraw their balances. The site has remained online for this process but registration is disabled, as is the ability to place bets using the software. BetPlay players are encouraged to share their feedback with SBR on the withdrawal process.

03.09.2016

Today marks the official start of the new NFL year. Online bettors will have a close eye on the NFL futures betting odds for Super Bowl LI as teams are now free to make acquisitions from the free agent market. As of this morning, the defending champion Denver Broncos were an average of +1200 to repeat as champion.

03.09.2016

Good news for fantasy sports bettors in Virginia: the state has passed legislation setting up regulatory framework for operators to register with the state and pay a $50,000 licensing fee. The legislation also requires that customers must be 18 years of age or older, and that employees and family members are prohibited from using the operator.

03.08.2016

An SBR Sportsbook forum poster has asked "will I get banned for winning too much?" The member has shared that he's up $5,000 in the last month at an online betting site from his initial deposit of $150, and is concerned on what will happen if he continues his winning ways and grows his balance to $10,000. The question is a common misconception.

03.08.2016

Online sportsbooks are predicting that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be on the ticket for the Republicans and Democrats come the November 2016 presidential election for the next POTUS. Clinton is the odds on favorite at approximately -200, while Trump is around +370 as of today's pricing.

03.07.2016

A little more than one month of play remains in the SBR World Poker Cup 2016. SBR Forum members from the United States, Canada, and Team World are competing for the guts and glory and 10,000 betpoints each, which can be immediately redeemed from the Sportsbook Review loyalty store for real-world items.

03.07.2016

1Vice Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) players have continued to share their payment feedback in the SBR Sportsbook Forum. SBR reported that 1Vice players were given 10X rollovers on their outstanding balances after the online betting site was reassumed by RDG Corp. Select players whose action was no longer welcomed were instead paid in full or placed on payment plans.

03.07.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed that for six months he has been unable to withdraw a balance derived from a large winning sports bet. The player has claimed that 1XBet is no longer responding to his communication. Sportsbook Review is investigating the complaint.

03.06.2016

Online sports bettors struck gold when Holly Holm upset Ronda Rousey back in UFC 193 as a 4 to 1 underdog, and last night they did it again. UFC 196 saw Holly Holm go down in flames as a -300 favorite after Miesha Tate landed a perfect rear naked choke in the closing minutes of round 5. Conor McGregor was also submitted as a big favorite against Nate Diaz.

03.06.2016

Online sports bettors can find a list of all sportsbooks offering Skrill using the sportsbook rating guide. 126 sports betting sites offer the popular eWallet, though the service cannot be enjoyed for gaming purposes for residents of the United States and Canada. The rating guide allows players to shop for a list of sportsbooks by feature, including cashier choices.

03.06.2016

The start of the 2016 NCAA Bracket Contest is just one week away as Selection Sunday takes place next Sunday, March 13 at 6PM. After this point, the contest opens for all bracket entries. So far, 80 members have signed up at the bracket submission website and will be ready to play for the 100,000 betpoints up for grabs.

03.06.2016

A Cloudbet Sportsbook player has submitted negative feedback on the amount of time it takes the bitcoin exclusive betting site to grade winning wagers. The player has saved screen shots of a market in question he claimed was not graded in a prompt manner. This is not new feedback from Cloudbet players: SBR has reported of similar cases in the past.