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05.19.2017

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a complaint. He opened an account with the online betting site six weeks ago and began wagering on European football. He initially lost around €5,000 before having a positive run which saw his balance increase to €7,200, and later about double that figure.

05.19.2017

Always Dreaming is the odds on favorite to win the Preakness Stakes and complete a second leg of the elusive Triple Crown. Online sportsbooks have priced the colt at around -120 to win the second leg, which means a $120 wager is needed to show a profit of $100. Compare all Preakness Odds using Sportsbook Review.

05.19.2017


On Friday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals. Also, a Deep Dive on the 2017 Seattle Seahawks, bad beats from around the sports world and newly-released college football win totals. 

05.18.2017

Sportsbook Review invites users to give the online sportsbook rating guide a try. The list of over 200 online bookmakers can be filtered a number of ways to improve the likelihood of a player finding a sportsbook that is tailored to their own individual needs. The rating guide includes data on bonuses, cashier options, wagering platform information and more.

05.18.2017

On Thursday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down Game 3 of the Warriors-Spurs Western Conference Finals. Also, a look at the Red Sox-A’s series opener and a betting examination of what to expect from this year’s San Francisco 49ers, and the Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.

05.17.2017

The 2017 Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday from Pimlico in Baltimore, and bettors need not look past the two top betting choices to pick a winner. An SBR Sports Picks writer breaks down what online sports gamblers should consider for the second leg of a possible Triple Crown run.

05.17.2017

Team Canada has for the first time in three months taken first place over Team USA in the 2017 SBR Forum World Poker Cup. It is not too late to participate and win points every day in the free poker competition. Visit SBR Forum for details and represent your region with pride on the virtual felt of SBR Poker.

Browse Sportsbook Ratings

05.16.2017

Bet33 Sportsbook has been upgraded from C- to C. Bet33 is the most well-known brand of the RDG Corp family, which includes AmericasBookie, Canadas Bookie, and 1Vice Sportsbook. Players have submitted positive feedback on the brand's customer service and bonus model. The group refined their bitcoin banking policy earlier this year.

Sportsbook Bonuses

05.16.2017

Sportsbook Review has researched and listed sports betting sites by their sign up bonus offered. Bonuses are categorized as either free plays (free bets for punters across the pond) and cash bonuses. Cash bonuses function like deposited cash whereas free plays traditionally return only the winnings amount and not the risked bonus.

05.16.2017

Last year’s Eastern Conference and Western Conference champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a game yet and seemed destined for yet another June collision. Read one sports handicapper's breakdown at SBR Picks on where the betting value would be in such a repeat match-up.

05.16.2017

On Tuesday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down Game 2 of the Warriors-Spurs Western Conference Finals. Also, a look at the Reds-Cubs game and an overall examination of betting strategy regardless of sport. Plus bad beats from around the sports world and more.

05.15.2017

Gamblers who have been around the block a few times know one simple fact: all sportsbooks are not created equal. While companies may excel in some areas — like great in-play and bonuses — what is most important at the end of the day is the trust factor, and speed of withdrawals. The best sportsbooks list only includes companies in good standing with players.

Topbet Sportsbook Report

05.15.2017

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player received a total of $5,000 on January 6 and February 3 payout requests but his recent withdrawals has since stalled; he is waiting for four $2,500 payout requests dated from February 18 through March 21. Topbet has offered him a bonus to cancel his payout requests.

05.15.2017

On Monday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard look at Game 7 of the Wizards-Celtics series in Boston, a great pitching matchup in Cleveland between the Rays and Indians, and a Deep Dive examination on FastPick, which is a mix of betting and fantasy sports. 

05.15.2017

Online sportsbooks have installed the Los Angeles Dodgers as -135 betting favorites against the San Francisco Giants in tonight's late MLB matchup. Sports bettors can find a list of against the spread (ATS) betting statistics and matchup history between the two ball clubs using the SBR Odds page.

Top MLB Sports Betting Sites

05.14.2017

Baseball bettors are keenly aware that not every sportsbook is created equal with respect to the value of their MLB markets. While most sportsbooks are happy enough to offer full vigorish on their linesets because of giving away incentives in other areas, others set out to attract wagering volume & keep players engaged through reduced juice.

05.14.2017

Online sports bettors who will be wagering on the NBA Conference Finals can read a few tricks of the trade and insight from a sports handicapper at SBR Picks. Players should make sure that they are getting the best of it by utilizing free resources such as SBR Odds to ensure receiving the best line available.

05.13.2017

Bartice "Luke" King, founder of former Panama based sportsbook Legendz, has been sentenced to five years of probation and five months of home confinement, ending a long drawn out case which began back in April of 2013 when 34 individuals and 23 businesses were charged in a 95-page indictment.

05.13.2017

An InstantActionSports player has claimed that he has yet to be paid a $500 withdrawal requested last September. The player reported phoning the sports betting site daily to inquire on when he will receive payment, but says that he has been placed on hold and given the runaround on when he will be paid. SBR is investigating.

05.13.2017

This weekend, the UFC will hold one of their most stacked events to date with UFC 211 taking place in Dallas, Texas. The card is absolutely loaded with a pair of title fights at the top of the card as Stipe Miocic defends his heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks to defend her strawweight title for the fifth time against Jessica Andrade.

05.12.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom gives an update on The Greek Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) adding bitcoin, and a general market watch update. Bitcoin is currently trading more than $500 over the price of one ounce of gold at $1,760. Discuss bitcoin with like-minded bettors and share feedback on bitcoin sportsbooks at SBR Forum.

05.12.2017

On Friday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard really have it all covered. They look at Game 6 of the Celtics-Wizards series as Boston looks to close things out. The Warriors and Spurs start Game 1 of the West Finals on Sunday. Also, the Mets’ Matt Harvey is on the mound for the first time since becoming tabloid fodder. 

05.12.2017

The field has been narrowed down to the final four best teams in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. An SBR Picks sportswriter has broken down the remaining betting value and put together a playoff betting guide for online sports bettors. To guarantee the best prices for your wagering buck, visit SBR Odds.

05.11.2017

UFC 211 takes place this Saturday, May 13. Sportsbook Review has compiled a list of UFC prop bets offered by the industry's top online sportsbooks. The sportsbooks shown are all in good standing with players and have no unresolved payout complaints. Shop for UFC outright betting on SBR Odds.

BetMotion Report

05.11.2017

A BetMotion Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed that he has not been paid a sum of €3,448 from the online sportsbook; the funds were requested December of 2016. He has claimed that BetMotion has not provided an update on when he will be paid these funds. SBR is investigating.

05.11.2017

Will the Western Conference Finals be set by Thursday night? The Spurs lead the Rockets 3-2 heading back to Houston for Game 6, and Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard give their take on the game. Also, a look at an intriguing MLB series this weekend featuring the Astros and Yankees. Finally, an in-depth preview on what to expect from the 2017 Rams.

05.10.2017

Online sportsbook The Greek (SBR rating A+) now accepts bitcoin for player deposits. The Greek management advised Sportsbook Review that they will be adding bitcoin withdrawals in the days to come. There are no fees for bitcoin deposits at The Greek Sportsbook; deposits are generally applied in one hour.

05.10.2017

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals take the ice tonight at 7:30PM ET for Game 7 of their NHL Playoffs series. The Washington Capitals are -180 favorites at home. Online sportsbooks have set the total goals market at 5.5. View all game 7 betting odds and Pittsburgh vs. Washington ATS statistics using SBR Odds.

05.10.2017

The Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Wizards and Celtics returns to Boston for Game 5 on Wednesday night. Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard break it down on Wednesday’s Sports BIT show. Also, a look at some bad beats around the sports world and a betting preview of the 2017 Arizona Cardinals.

05.09.2017

SBR Forum posters are currently discussing a request in which an online sportsbook asked a player to provide a proof of his income. While uncommon at the sportsbook level, eWallets such as Neteller and Skrill have long asked for such information to verify that they are in compliance with respect to AML laws.

05.09.2017

The top five futures betting choices for the 2017 Preakness Stakes are Kentucky Derby runners, led by winner Always Dreaming. History suggests not looking too far down the board in this race. Read more betting insight and analysis on the Preakness Stakes at SBR Picks.

05.09.2017

The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs bring their all-Texas Western Conference semifinal series back to San Antonio on Tuesday night with it all tied 2-2. On Tuesday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard give their thoughts on that game. Also, a look at the Tigers-Diamondbacks matchup in MLB, NFL Week 1 lines moves, bad beats around sports and more.

05.09.2017

The San Antonio Spurs are favored by 5.5 points against the Houston Rockets in game five of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. The moneyline is set at an average of San Antonio at -230, meaning a $230 wager is necessary to show a profit of $100. View all full-game odds, as well as quarters, halves, and betting statistics using SBR Odds.

05.09.2017

Sportsbook Review has listed Super Bowl LII betting futures from top online sportsbooks. Players can compare in real-time the price offered for all NFL teams. Whenever an odds change is detected at one of the sportsbooks, the odd will flash red for a period of 60 seconds. See all odds from the betting directory.

05.09.2017

Sportsbook Review advises users who have tried their best to resolve a problem with their sports betting site of choice but who are still coming up blank to submit a sportsbook complaint. SBR has helped mediate thousands of complaints since 1999 and can give players the opportunity to be represented in a fair and impartial manner.

05.08.2017

An SBR Forum poster recently inquired on which online sportsbooks are currently accepting wagers on Montenegro Division 2 soccer. Moderator "Optional" posted the list of well-rated sports betting sites that spread Montenegro Division 2 markets. Soccer punters looking to discuss handicapping with like-minded individuals should bookmark the soccer betting forum.

05.08.2017

The Golden State Warriors look to finish off a sweep of the Utah Jazz in their Western Conference semifinals series Monday night. Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard break that game down on Monday’s Sports BIT show as well as a look at the Giants-Mets matchup on the diamond. Also, a betting recap of the Kentucky Derby, bad beats around sports and more.

05.07.2017

Sports bettors looking for real-time odds & live scoring updates throughout the NBA Playoffs can customize up to 35 online sportsbooks using SBR Odds. In addition, the free odds monitoring service provides consensus wagering data from the sportsbooks featured on the odds grid. By line shopping users can guarantee they are getting the best of it.

05.07.2017

Five new payout complaints have been filed against Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-). The players have been waiting as far back as a week after the Super Bowl to receive payment. One of the players reported that Topbet advised him bitcoin was not currently an option to receive payment, which is in contrast to what SBR was recently told.

05.07.2017

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez pitched a shutout against his Mexican rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last night against millions watching on Pay-Per-View. There was the belief among some sports bettors that the bout would be competitive as evidenced by the line movement in JCC's favor, and his support was strengthened by his notably making weight.

05.07.2017

With the NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, teams largely know what rosters they will be bringing into the 2017 regular season. An SBR Picks sportswriter dives into the early regular season win totals betting market and shares initial thoughts & nuggets of value that bettors may wish to consider when making their off-season NFL picks.

05.06.2017

Team USA and Canada are locked into a hotly contested battle to determine the top 12 poker players from each region. The 2017 SBR Forum World Poker Cup has been underway since mid-February. Mr. KLC of Team USA leads all players with 34 tournament cashes and 7,055 accumulated points.

05.06.2017

Update: Always Dreaming Wins Kentucky Derby. Which three-year-old will grab the glory and the money this first Saturday in May in the Bluegrass State? An SBR Picks sportswriter takes a comprehensive look at post positions and odds for the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks.

05.06.2017

SBR Forum posters are discussing tonight's Pay-Per-View boxing attraction featuring Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Canelo is currently a -550 favorite at most online sportsbooks after opening at -825. The Cinco de Mayo weekend fight is expected to be the most wagered on boxing event of the years, less there is a Mayweather vs. McGregor scrap.

05.05.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom delivers an SBR News update for Friday, May 5, 2017. Natalie covers the recent report of a $26,000 unpaid balance by a LiveSports.ag (SBR rating F) player. LiveSports.ag has claimed that the player's account figure is incorrect because he used part of his casino bonus in their sportsbook, and has claimed that he is owed $17,000.

05.05.2017

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is a -600 favorite against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in their Saturday night Pay-Per-View showdown on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Sportsbook Review has posted a list of Alvarez vs. Chavez Jr proposition bets now being offered at online sportsbooks for the Saturday night tilt.

05.04.2017

Sportsbook Review has compared some of the top betting sites by their Kentucky Derby winner odds. The Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday, May 6. Classic Empire is currently listed at +425 to win the Derby, while Always Dreaming and McCracken can be had for +450 and +600 respectively.

05.04.2017

Players with feedback on BetMotion (SBR rating C) are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. The sports betting site was upgraded from C to C+ in May of 2015 and holds a Curacao eGaming license. Players have submitted positive feedback about the software and wagering markets available at the sportsbook.

Livesports.ag Sportsbook Report

05.04.2017

A LiveSports.ag (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint. The player detailed making a $1,000 deposit and receiving a 200% bonus that was accompanied with a seven times rollover, meaning that the player would have to put $7,000 in action plus his deposit before asking for a withdrawal. He eventually increased his balance to $26,000.

05.04.2017


It’s an NBA and Major League Baseball heavy Sports BIT show on Thursday, hosted by Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard. They break down Game 3 of Celtics-Wizards and Game 2 of Jazz-Warriors in the NBA playoffs. On the baseball side, it’s a look at which teams have made bettors the most money this season and which have been a terrible wager.

Topbet Sportsbook Report

05.03.2017

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player requested $1,350 on March 8 and has yet to be paid. The player reported that he called Topbet a total of three time sseeking updates but has not received a firm update on when he can expect to be paid. He has been a Topbet player for three years and hasn't been slow-paid until now.

05.03.2017

Futures Book odds for both the 2017 French Open and Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Singles Championships have been up for some time both Offshore and in Las Vegas and it seems the Women’s marketplace still offers the best potential longshot bets with the Men’s half of the brackets always seeming to be won by the same four or five usual suspects. 

05.03.2017


The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets look to go up 2-0 in their respective NBA conference semifinal series on Wednesday night. Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard break their games down as well as an in-depth look at the just-released NFL win totals for the 2017 season. Plus bad beats and more on Wednesday’s Sports BIT show.

05.02.2017

A MrRingo Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed that he asked for a withdrawal of €800 on March 31, which prompted MrRingo to freeze his account pending the results of an investigation. The online sports betting site then confiscated the €800 plus an additional €592 in winnings. The player denies wrongdoing. SBR is following up.

05.02.2017

Do you need help picking a Kentucky Derby winner? You’re not alone. The 2017 field is a crapshoot underneath the two or three top choices. A sportswriter at SBR Picks covers the potential betting value.

05.01.2017

Online sports bettors at SBR Forum have put on their thinking caps and are tackling the topic of how to best quantify the value of a half run on an MLB total. For example; what significance should it make for the odds given if a total is available at 8 runs instead of 8.5 runs? Get the answer at the Handicapper Think Tank section.

05.01.2017

The May 2017 monthly payout report thread has been created at SBR Forum. Users are encoruaged to share their feedback whenever they receive payment from a sports betting website. Players can also include whether or not they were charged a fee for each withdrawal and share the total fee relative to their payout.

05.01.2017

Two NBA conference semifinal series get underway on Monday night as Toronto visits Cleveland and Houston is in San Antonio. On Monday’s Sports BIT Show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard break those games down as well as a look back at the weekend’s NFL Draft, a historic day at the plate for the Nationals’ Anthony Rendon and more.

Topbet Sportsbook Report

04.30.2017

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that it has been 21 days since his request for $2,500 and he has yet to receive any updates on the status of his withdrawal. The sports betting website had its rating lowered to D- amid a number of similar slow-pay complaints stretching back to the Super Bowl.

BetAtHome Sportsbook Report

04.30.2017

A BetAtHome (SBR rating C-) player has claimed that he is owed €4,110. The player is adamant that he has only ever operated one account with the sports betting site, but he has been accused of violating their terms and conditions. BetAtHome has declined to discuss such cases so the player has been instructed to pursue the matter with the Malta Gaming Authority.

04.30.2017

Bitcoin is currently trading at $1,327 per coin after a wild month where the cryptocurrency shattered its all-time high at two exchanges. Sports bettors who keep part of their bankroll in bitcoin have done well whether they are holding onto bitcoin or even litecoin. Find all bitcoin accepting sports betting sites using Sportsbook Review.

04.30.2017

The Los Angeles Clippers are favored by -3.5 points in game 7 of round one of the NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz. The game tips off at 3:30PM ET. View all betting odds for the deciding match across the full game, quarters, and halves markets using SBR Odds, as well as head-to-head betting trends and statistics.

04.29.2017

A Flamantis player has claimed that he lost €330 in winnings after the sports betting site updated its software. Players who access Flamantis are greeted by a popup that instructs them to change their password with the reset password function per their migration to new software.

04.29.2017

LiveSports.ag has had their Curacao e-Gaming license suspended. SBR was informed by a representative for Gaming-Curacao.com that in light of recent complaints the operational license for LiveSports.ag has been revoked. Gaming Curacao indicated a full inquiry was being launched into the status of customer payouts and balances.

LSbet Sportsbook Report

04.28.2017

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint. The player deposited €240 for a 50% bonus of €120. After running up his balance to over €1,500, he was asked to go through the Know Your Customer (KYC) process with the online sports betting site. He sent selfies to the book as requested but failed a Skype call quiz according to LSbet.

04.28.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom covers a common wagering complaint from players — their wagers were either outright voided or changed to a price aligned with the rest of the market. Is this practice by online sportsbooks fair? What should players do when they come across odds that seem overly generous?

04.28.2017

If the favorites win in the three NBA playoff Games 6s on Friday night, two will advance to the conference semifinals while the third would force a Game 7 on Sunday. On Friday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break that trio of games down as well as a first-round recap of the NFL Draft and perhaps what’s still to come.

04.27.2017

Bitcoin hit a high of $1,330 Wednesday at most exchanges, while Bitfinex and Poloniex continue marking up the digital currency $100 ahead of market due to USDT availability. For most sports gamblers that keep part of their bankrolls allocated in bitcoin, just about everyone has made money as the digital currency has come close to its all-time high once again.

04.27.2017

A total of 64 bookmakers accept wagers on eSports matches. The online sportsbooks can be viewed in the rating guide and filtered by a number of other options including the bonus offered, platfom information, and any other feature that a player finds relevant in their search for an online sports betting site.

04.27.2017

Two NBA playoff series can end Thursday night as Toronto visits Milwaukee and San Antonio is in Memphis, both Game 6s. On Thursday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down those two games as well as a detailed look at the quarterback class in the NFL Draft with Round 1 on Thursday.

04.26.2017

Sports bettors tracking their wagers on the NBA Playoffs can find real-time updating odds on full game odds, halves, and quarters using the real-time updating SBR Odds grid. Sportsbook lines from over 35 sports betting sites can be accessed as well as chronological line history. By creating an SBR Forum account, users can customize their preferred books.

04.26.2017

Online sportsbooks can be filtered by website feature using the sportsbook rating guide. Whether players are interested in narrowing down companies that accept bets on eSports matches, or have cashier options that give players access to methods such as bitcoin or credit card, the sportsbook rating guide has it covered.

Bitcoin Sportsbooks Report

04.25.2017

Bitcoin is currently priced at $1,267 after a solid month of growth. The digital cryptocurrency has dominated the news cycle in the finance and tech industry, and has captured the attention of online sports bettors looking for convenience and a reliable way to deposit and get paid from betting sites.

04.25.2017

On Tuesday’s Spots BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down the three NBA playoff Game 5s on the night’s schedule: Oklahoma City at Houston, Memphis at San Antonio and Utah at the LA Clippers. Only the Rockets can close things out. Plus bad beats and more from around the sports betting world.