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04.21.2017

Three more NBA playoff Game 3s on Friday night as those series all switch cities. Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard will take a close look at Celtics-Bulls,  Rockets-Thunder, and Clippers-Jazz on Friday’s Sports BIT show, along with bad beats, the NFL schedule release and other interesting betting-related tidbits around the sports world.

04.20.2017

The NFL schedule has been released for the 2017-18 season and SBR Forum posters wasted no time starting a thread to discuss the news. The season opens Thursday, September 7 with the defending champion New England Patriots at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. Join the discussion at SBR Forum.

04.20.2017

On Thursday’s SportsBIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard look at the three Game 3s in the NBA on Thursday night, with each series shifting to the home of the lower-seeded team. Just one of the three series is tied at one. The guys also take a look at some bad beats across the sports world and more.

MrRingo Sportsbook News

MrRingo Payout Complaint Filed: €1,800

04.19.2017

A MrRingo Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed that he made a withdrawal of €1,800 that he has yet to receive his funds after a week of being in the dark and has pointed out that the website advertises withdrawal fulfillment in 1-2 business days. SBR has asked MrRingo for comment.

04.19.2017

A discussion is underway at SBR Forum regarding using bitcoin for sports betting transaction. More than 50 sportsbooks have added bitcoin as a way to deposit and withdrawal as player demand has intensified for the option; bitcoin enables players to bypass costly and expensive fees and the need to leave their house to make a deposit. BTC is currently valued at $1,210 per coin.

04.19.2017

Never before has a professional sport had its draft on the betting board in Nevada until now. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has given the go-ahead to NFL odds makers and sportsbooks to let the betting begin on this upcoming of the NFL draft. Will NFL Interfere with legalized draft betting in Nevada?

04.18.2017

Last week while unveiling the team’s new uniforms, Detroit Lions president Rod Wood accidently let it leak that the 2017 NFL schedule would be released this Thursday night. Some parts of the schedule are already known, however. An SBR Picks sports writer breaks down some quick hitting nuggets of info bettors may want to consider.

04.18.2017

Americans wagered an estimated $10.4 billion on March Madness last month and only a tiny fraction of it was in Las Vegas, per the American Gaming Association. The NBA playoffs are now upon us and billions more are expected to change hands as the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers bid for glory.

04.17.2017

BetOnline (SBR rating A+) is the first industry sportsbook to offer players the ability to deposit and withdraw using litecoin (LTC). The digital cryptocurrency has surged in value in recent weeks as it has gained support to be added to segregated witness, which is referred to colloquially as segwit among crypto enthusiasts.

04.17.2017

Online sports bettors can browse a list of bookmaker bonuses using Sportsbook Review. Bonuses are broken down by free play, cash, and free bet offers. Only online sportsbooks in good standing with players have their odds featured. Players with feedback can submit their experiences to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

04.17.2017

Sportsbooks have set Memphis as 11 point underdogs against the San Antonio Spurs. An SBR Picks sportswriter weighs the NBA betting odds to see if online sports bettors have enough betting value to back the badly beaten crew from Memphis in the game 2 clash.

04.17.2017

Just two games on the NBA playoff schedule on Monday night and both are Game 2s: Indiana at Cleveland and Memphis at San Antonio as the Cavaliers and Spurs look to hold serve at home as prohibitive betting favorites. 54% of sports bettors are leaning on the Cavaliers per the consensus at SBR Odds, and 52% on the Grizzlies.

Sportsbook Payout Tracker

04.16.2017

Is your sportsbook paying on-time or taking longer than the rest of the pack? SBR Forum members share whenever they receive a payout from a sports betting site, how long the withdrawal took from the time it was requested to received, along with the fee incurred for each request. See where your sportsbook ranks in the SBR Industry Forum.

04.16.2017

Televised events tend to draw in more public betting action, and this influx of public bets is most evident for March Madness and the NBA Playoffs. With sportsbooks taking more than twice the amount of regular bets for the playoffs, compared to the regular season, NBA lines quickly become the most hit target on the odds boards in April.

04.16.2017

The Seattle Seahawks are -200 favorites to keep Richard Sherman in a Seahawks uniform though the outspoken cornerback would be a prized possession for a number of teams with weak secondaries. Sherman in a New Orleans Saints uniform would reward a bettor ten times his investment with the odds of +1000. See all odds and capping analysis on the prop market at SBR Picks.

SBR Forum World Poker Cup

04.16.2017

Team USA is currently in first place in the SBR Forum World Poker Cup. Member 'blankoblanco' has accumulated over 5,500 points for the Americans over 18 unique cashes. Team Canada is hot on the trail however with 'sinmiedo' in second place with 5,200 points. Team World is in third place, and the Confederates bring up the rear in 4th.

04.15.2017

Professional sports bettor David Oancea was indicted last week on charges of using phony social security numbers to open up player accounts at Las Vegas Sportsbooks. Oancea, who calls himself "Vegas Dave", enjoyed a bit of press after a $100,000 futures ticket returned $2.5m on the Kansas City Royals winning the World Series in 2015.

04.15.2017

Even though the Cavaliers fell out of the top spot in the East and struggled down the stretch, they are overwhelming favorites both in the series and in Game 1 Saturday against the Pacers, but should online sports bettors tail such a struggling team? Read more handicapper analysis at SBR Picks.

04.14.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom has shared this week's SBR News Report on SBR Forum. The video details what sports bettors should consider regarding documenting any and all travel plans with sportsbooks in the event that they will be accessing their accounts from a location different than what's on file.

04.14.2017

There won’t be any titles on the line when Canelo Alvarez takes on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. next month in Las Vegas. This is about something much more important: Cinco de Mayo. The WBC even created a special commemorative belt that will be handed out each year to the winner of the holiday weekend’s most important fight.

04.13.2017

The Anaheim Ducks are priced at -165 to advance to the next round of the NHL Playoffs. The Calgary Flames are trading around +145, so every $100 wager returns $145 in profit. A sportswriter at SBR Picks has broken down the series from a handicapping perspective and listed sports bettors may wish to consider.

04.13.2017

An SBR Sports Picks handicapper breaks down what bettors should consider before placing a bet on Major League Baseball. There are many ways to skin a cat and over the course of a 162-game season, every small edge matters with regard to optimally MLB betting lines.

04.13.2017

Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard will largely focus Thursday’s SportsBIT show on breaking down the Western Conference playoffs the day after the regular season ended and with the postseason starting Saturday. Just like last year, the West’s story line is all about the Warriors and whether any team can prevent them from a third straight conference title.

Noxwin Sportsbook Report

04.12.2017

A Noxwin Sportsbook player has claimed that all of his winnings were forfeited after he wagered more than €50 in a single bet after having accepted a bonus. The player stated most of his wagers were below the €50 threshold and feels that the rule is inherently unfair.

04.12.2017

The 2017 NBA playoff field will be finalized on the final day of the regular season Wednesday night, and that will be the main focus of Wednesday’s SportsBIT show. There aren’t too many games with playoff relevance, but Pauly Howard and Teddy Covers will examine the value plays.

04.12.2017

Sports handicapper Dana Lane breaks down each of the NHL Eastern Conference match-ups from the perspective of an online sports bettor. Players should make sure that they are getting the best of it with the most beneficial pricing from their online sportsbooks of choice. Read more at SBR Picks.

BetClic Sportsbook

04.12.2017

A BetClic Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player had been wagering with the sports betting site for a period of one year. He has said that his account was fully verified last April. He had successfully made a few withdrawals for over €14,000. In January of this year, he says that everything changed.

04.11.2017

Sports bettors can compare sportsbook features and website data on over 200 sports betting sites using Sportsbook Review. The SBR Rating Guide was developed as a resource for players to have easy access to the information needed to optimize their experience with bookmakers and to allow them to focus on capping.

04.11.2017

The most intriguing playoff race with just a few days left in the NBA’s regular season is in the Eastern Conference, with the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat all fighting for the final two spots. Online sportsbooks have odds on each team making the postseason. Read betting analysis at SBR Picks.

04.11.2017

The best time of the hockey season has arrived — The Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sixteen teams will now fight for a chance to hold The Cup in June, with the action starting this week. Read what one sports handicapper say to say about where the betting value rests for the Stanley Cup Playoffs at SBR Picks.

MrRingo Payment Complaint

04.10.2017

A MrRingo Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a payment complaint. The online sports bettor says that he has been waiting for four weeks for payment through Skrill for €1,580. The player has said that he has requested an update on his withdrawal more than 10 times via live chat and has only been advised that it is in progress.

04.10.2017

SBR Forum members are currently discussing a new policy in place at a sports betting site where the wording has caused them a degree of angst. The sportsbook has updated its rulebook to read that players agree by signing up that they've not previously operated more than one account, and that they've never had an account locked or closed by any operator.

MLB Handicapping Post

04.09.2017

An SBR Forum poster posed the question on if NHL and MLB can be handicapped optimally on historical team odds compared to current team odds, without accounting for any other factors. A three-page discussion ensued at SBR Forum's Handicapper Think Tank section covering how sports bettors should tailor their approach to capping each sport.

MLB Futures

04.09.2017

Online sportsbooks are in agreement that the Chicago Cubs have the best chance to win the World Series. The Cubbies are trading at around +400 at most sports betting sites, so every $100 wager returns $400. The Cleveland Indians aren't far behind and are priced from +560 to +650. View all MLB World Series betting markets using Sportsbook Review.

UFC 210 Betting Recap

04.09.2017

There is a new UFC light-heavyweight champion. It took a bit of serendipity and Jon Jones' implosion but Daniel "DC" Cormier is once again the new kingpin in the light-heavyweight division after submitting Anthony Johnson in two rounds last night. Cormier was a +125 underdog at most online sportsbooks in the UFC 210 main event.

Bitcoin Sportsbooks Report

04.09.2017

It has been a good day for the price of bitcoin and online sports bettors holding part of their bankroll in the digital cryptocurrency. Bitcoin broke through the $1,200 level earlier this morning and is currently trading at around $1,210. Learn how to use bitcoin for sports betting and find a reputable bitcoin-friendly website using Sportsbook Review.

MLB Betting Odds

04.09.2017

Detroit looks to make it three wins in a row over a sickly Red Sox team, but must overcome reigning Cy Young winner and former Tiger Rick Porcello first. Read what one sports handicapper over at SBR Picks has to stay about the betting value on the Sunday matchup. Track all MLB betting lines using SBR Odds.

04.08.2017

There are just two Saturdays remaining for Kentucky Derby points prep races and the action is really heating up. This Saturday is the penultimate round and features three prep races: the Santa Anita Derby in California, the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct and the Blue Grass at Keeneland. Here we run through that trio of races.

04.08.2017

Sportsbook Review's Odds Couple, Peter Loshak and Mike Brenner, discuss the NBA's betting slate for Saturday, April 8. While the 2017 NBA playoffs are one week away, there are still opportunities to add to your bankroll as teams fight for playoff spots and seeding. Track all NBA odds using Sportsbook Review.

04.08.2017

Update 4/12/2017: Dimeline's odds are now back on the board.

Online sportsbook Dimeline has not posted new odds in over two weeks, meaning players have been unable to wager on anything outside of Dimeline’s casino or poker network. Dimeline has told SBR that they are working to restore betting lines for players to wager on but are dealing with a software issue that has prevented them from posting new lines.

UFC 210 Betting Odds

04.07.2017

Online sports bettors can find all UFC 210 prop bets for this weekend's pay-per-view (PPV) event using Sportsbook Review. Only top sports betting sites have their UFC wagering markets compared; by line-shopping for the best price, players can maximize their expected gain (EG) for their bankrolls. For full match betting lines, visit the UFC Odds page.

Billy Walters Found Guilty

04.07.2017

Revered sports gambler Billy Walters was found guilty of insider trading earlier today in a case spearheaded by the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. The Las Vegas based sports betting legend was convicted of all 10 charges levied against him.

04.07.2017

Professional golfer Dustin Johnson recently announced his withdrawal from the 2017 Masters due to injury, and sports bettors are either livid or counting their blessings depending on how their sports betting site handled the scratch. At least two popular online sports betting sites decided to refund bets, while others presumably stuck with house rules.

04.07.2017


On Friday’s SportsBIT show, Pauly Howard and Teddy Covers look a big NBA game between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors, a series opener in Major League Baseball between the Yankees and Orioles,  and how the Las Vegas sportsbooks  handled Dustin Johnson’s withdrawal from the Masters.

NetBet Sportsbook Report

04.06.2017

A NetBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint seeking Sportsbook Review's assistance. The player has claimed that he registered for the online sports betting website a few weeks ago and registered without taking a bonus; the player figured without a bonus he would be able to withdraw with less strings attached.

Topbet Sportsbook Report

04.06.2017

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. He submitted a payout request at the end of February 2017. After several emails and telephone calls, the player has received only generic information concerning delays with Topbet's processing options. Topbet was recently downgraded to D after a slew of similar complaints.

04.06.2017

Pauly Howard & Teddy Covers highlight two games in particular on Thursday’s SportsBIT show: the series finale of Braves at Mets as well as a key NBA Eastern Conference matchup between the Bucks and Pacers. Last but not least, Rob Veno joins the guys for a Deep Dive on some of MLB’s best and worst lineups in 2017.

Readytobet Report

04.05.2017

Sports betting site Readytobet (SBR rating C+) is back online. The online sportsbook had been off-line for a period of four days. Readytobet acknowledged to Sportsbook Review yesterday that their staff was nearing completion of bringing their site back online. SBR received five complaints from users who could not access their accounts.

Otobet Sportsbook Report

04.05.2017

Sports betting website Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) appears to be down for the count. Sportsbook Review reported on March 11 that the slow-pay company pulled the plug on their website without providing advance notice to players. Dozens of irate players who have not been paid have written SBR to log their complaints.

04.05.2017

Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard will be focusing Wednesday’s SportsBIT show on arguably the biggest remaining game in the NBA’s regular season, Celtics at Cavaliers, as well the  Masters golf tournament with a little help from golf handicapper Brady Kannon.

Fonbet Downgraded

04.04.2017

Sportsbook Review originally reported on March 8 that a Fonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player required assistance. The user had opened his sports betting account with Fonbet many years prior, but had stopped playing after being limited substantially by the bookmaker. On February 27 of this year he redeposited €100.

NCAA Bracket Contest

04.04.2017

SBR Forum congratulates the top 20 winners in this year's 2017 NCAA Bracket Contest. Mannyfan bested the field with a bracket generating 175 points. The tiebreaker was thrown out the window as Mannyfan stood alone in the 175 points club. His runner-up, poster MalikHusam, won 164 points.

04.04.2017

The Cleveland Indians had the Chicago Cubs on the ropes in last year’s World Series with a 3-1 lead, but the Cubbies ended the longest championship drought in baseball. Join Teddy & Pauly as they look at the Tribe's odds for tonight as well as their excellent lineup.

04.04.2017

Readytobet (SBR rating C+) players have reported that the site has been off-line for four days, although the homepage graphic displayed a maintenance announcement with a note that the period would take two hours. Five players have written in concerned about the status of their accounts. SBR is pursuing information related to Readytobet's status.

How to Bet On Sports

04.03.2017

Sportsbook Review's how to bet on sports guide covers all of the basics to get players on their way to beating their bookie. Whether you are interested in wagering on games straight-up or dabbling in some exotic wagers (parlays, teasers, and other), the resource page has everything you need to know. Send special requests to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

Realbet Sportsbook complaint

04.03.2017

A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player signed up for the sports betting site in January. He deposited easily enough and began wagering, running his balance up to $7,400. He asked for a $2,500 payout on February 5, a few days after Super Bowl LI.

04.03.2017

SBR Forum posters are discussing tonight's NCAAB men's championship event between Gonzaga and North Carolina. North Carolina is currently favored by one point; Gonzaga has received 52% of bets (down from 55% yesterday) to cover the spread the point spread. Track all lines moves using SBR Odds.

04.03.2017

It’s Gonzaga vs. North Carolina in the final men’s college basketball game of the season Monday night from outside of Phoenix. Teddy & Pauly take a hard look at the game and give their picks on Monday’s SportsBIT Show. It’s only the second matchup between top seeds in the national championship game this decade; the other was in 2015 when Duke beat Wisconsin.

04.02.2017

North Carolina opened as -1.5 to -2 point favorites against Gonzaga in Monday night's NCAA championship. However, more wagers have poured in on Gonzaga with 55% according to SBR Odds. The outright betting market has a similar split. View all betting odds for the full game and against the spread stats using SBR Odds.

04.02.2017

The April 2017 payout tracker thread has been created at SBR Forum. SBR Forum members are encouraged to share their feedback on how quickly sports betting sites are processing their withdrawals. The tracking thread can be used to confirm whenever a payment has been received from a sportsbook.

04.02.2017

It all comes down to the NCAA Championship Monday night to determine the winner of the 2017 NCAA Bracket Contest at SBR Forum. Brooks85 or Mannyfan will end up winning the contest as each would end up with 175 total points in the event of a Gonzaga or North Carolina victory. Brooks85 needs Gonzaga while Mannyfan is on North Carolina.

04.02.2017

The 2017 Major League Baseball season’s first pitch will be from St. Petersburg, Florida at 1:05 p.m. ET when the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees. An SBR Sports Picks handicapper breaks down the opening series and shares thoughts as to where fellow cappers can find the most value.

04.01.2017

Online sportsbook Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) has planned maintenance Monday April 3 which will cause their website and mobile application to be unavailable from 9:30PM to 6AM PDT (UTC -7 hours); during this time sportsbook wagering and website access will be suspended. The casino will be unavailable for two hours prior to this window.

04.01.2017

One of the most effective ways to handicap the Final Four over the last decade is to back the team entering with a higher average margin of victory on the season. One can bypass strength of schedule measures, luck probabilities, offensive and defensive efficiencies, and the like. Read more at SBR Picks.

03.31.2017

Teddy & Pauly get bettors set for the weekend on Friday’s SportsBIT show with a look at the marquee Final Four matchup Saturday between Oregon and North Carolina. In addition, it’s a deep dive into the start of the Major League Baseball season with Sunday night’s Cubs-Cardinals opener and some win totals pick for the year.

03.30.2017

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03.30.2017

A forum poster recently shared that he believed he placed a winning trifeca bets a number of seconds before the race went off, but his wager was voided on account of being past-post. This is a common complaint and is the same in nature as when players have wagers on in-play events cancelled for being after a sequence occurred.

03.30.2017

The stage is set and two rather unlikely finalists are left standing in a tournament that saw the tops seeds get wiped out early. A sportswriter from SBR Picks breaks down the betting odds. Sportsbooks currently have TCU as -3.5 point favorites against Georgia Tech.

03.30.2017

There just a few days left in the 2016-17 NCAA basketball season. It comes to an end Thursday night at Madison Square Garden for Georgia Tech & TCU in the NIT title game. Teddy & Pauly address that as well as Saturday’s first NCAA Tournament Final Four game on Thursday’s SportsBIT show.

03.29.2017

BetBright has been added to the sportsbook rating guide at B. The sports betting site has its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. BetBright has received positive user feedback, though currently only accepts registrations from the United Kingdom and Ireland. SBR will update if the sportsbook opens to other jurisdictions.