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09.10.2015

A thread discussing D- rated sportsbook 1XBet was updated today on the SBR Sportsbook & Industry forum. 1XBet players previously reported one dozen examples of confiscated balances; 1XBet is part of the scam sportsbook blacklist and is considered an extreme risk to players funds. The 13th 1XBet complaint involves a confiscated 1,425 EUR balance.

09.10.2015

Online sportsbook Tonybet has been lowered from the rating of D to D-. The Estonia based bookmaker recently confiscated €3,000 in winnings from a player and did not return the player's starting deposit; the confiscation was made due to an unfair casino bonus rule that allows TonyBet to freeroll players.

09.10.2015

Online sportsbook Tipico (SBR rating C) is investigating the bonus complaint reported earlier in the week. A Tipico player reported that he made an initial deposit of €100 through Skrill and received a 100% sportsbook bonus. After three wagers his balance shot up to €880, and he then requested a payout from the sports betting site.

09.10.2015

This article lists all week 1 NFL Betting resources available on the Sportsbook Review network. Players have many options to consider when it comes to football sportsbook bonuses, the variety of football specific market offerings such as super teasers, pleasers, and parlay payouts to consider, and where to find free NFL Picks.

09.10.2015

A BetGun Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) complaint has been received. A player deposited €120 using Skrill on July 20. He received an initial deposit bonus of €35. The player only wagered on four events before asking for a withdrawal on July 26. The player was asked to provide ID documents and obliged, but he has yet to be paid.

09.09.2015

Online sportsbook Unibet (SBR rating C+) has addressed the payout complaint submitted by a Romanian player who hoped to make a withdrawal using Skrill. The player deposited using Skrill and accumulated a balance of €621 slowly over time, before his limits were lowered by Unibet and his playing activity came to a stop.

09.09.2015

Sportsbook Review's week one of the Free $30,000 NFL and College Football betting contest is now officially open for picks. The "Beat The Prick" betting contest is the flagship SBR Contests event. The top 75 contestants share a part of the record setting prize pool with $7,500 going to first place. SBR's Megan interviews the contest spokesman "The Prick".

09.09.2015

TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) management has addressed the casino complaint originally reported by SBR one week ago. A player claimed that after winning and losing €22,000 in the casino, he attempted to draw a payment for the remaining €3,000 in his account and encountered difficulty.

09.08.2015

Bitcoin has rebounded after some shaky weeks and is presently trading at the $243 mark. Three more sportsbooks have been added to the sportsbook rating guide as accepting bitcoin since SBR's previous market watch update. A list of 35 online betting sites accepting bitcoin can be found using the rating guide,

09.08.2015

A list of 147 sportsbooks who are offering a 10% and higher cash or free play bonuses can be found using the sportsbook rating guide. Online sportsbooks rated from A+ down to F are listed. Players are advised to stick with online sportsbooks with established track records of doing right by players.

09.08.2015

A Unibet (SBR rating C+) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player has been a Unibet customer for seven years. He wagered with Unibet daily until last year when his wagering limit was lowered. He has a balance of €621.48 that he would like to withdraw, but is not able to be paid through his deposit method of Skrill, as Unibet discontinued Skrill for Romanians.

09.07.2015

Seven new ZenitBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) complaints have been received. The players are owed a combined $17,465 and have been waiting to be paid for longer than 30 business days. The total amount owed by ZenitBet is $43,659 to 28 players. ZenitBet is on the sportsbook blacklist at D-, and may fall to F if players are not paid.

09.07.2015

A Tipico Sportsbook player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player signed up for Tipico two days ago and deposited €100 in exchange for a 100% welcome bonus. He wagered three times on Saturday for €200 each and went 3-0, increasing his balance to €880. As he completed the wagering requirements of the bonus, he asked for a payout.

09.07.2015

Jojobet.com Sportsbook has been assessed with an initial rating of D+. The online sportsbook, which displays in Turkish by default, advertises a license by the government of Montenegro. A €700 payout complaint is presently outstanding. Jojobet.com has yet to address the complaint, raised by a player who won €700 through in-play betting.

09.07.2015

A manager with TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) is reviewing the casino complaint reported on September 3. As for the TonyBet payout complaint on a player's stalled £759 payout, the security department at TonyBet has claimed that the player has not yet passed their identity checks, and will be paid after doing so.

09.06.2015

The reduced juice sportsbook list has been updated in the sportsbook rating guide. While many online sportsbooks offer traditional cash or free play bonuses to players, select sportsbooks offer what essentially amounts to a bonus behind every wager, otherwise known as reduced juice vigorish or discount line sets.

09.05.2015

An Otobet.com Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint with SBR. The player registered for Otobet recently and deposited €250 via Skrill. He proceeded to work up his balance to €1,260. He has failed the Know Your Customer (KYC) process for a reason he claims to have a simple explanation for, but the sportsbook is not having any of it.

09.05.2015

mBit Sportsbook has been added to the sportsbook rating guide at D+. The bitcoin exclusive website first came online March 4 of 2014 as a casino, and accepted its first sports wager August 6 of 2015. The online sportsbook has been added to the bitcoin review guide, and is the 34th sportsbook that accepts bitcoin to be displayed in the sportsbook rating guide.

09.05.2015

This article lists all the top week one college football betting resources for sports bettors. Sportsbook bonuses, football teasers, game predictions, and other resources that can be used to maximize your EV (expected value) are listed. Sportsbook Review asks players with feedback on these resources to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

09.04.2015

A Jojobet.com Sportsbook (unrated) player has filed a payout complaint with SBR. The player claims that he won €700 from the online sportsbook through in-play betting. This is the first Jojobet.com complaint submitted, the online sportsbook is licensed in Montenegro and accepts bitcoin as a deposit option.

09.04.2015

A new TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) complaint has been reported. A player requested to be paid £759 on August 10 after completing wagering requirements associated with a 50% bonus on top of a £200 deposit. The online sportsbook has provided no updates on when the player can epxect to receive payment.

09.04.2015

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom delivers an SBR Industry News video update for Friday, September 4. Topics include three recent changes to the sportsbook bonus directory, an online sportsbook moving wagering platforms, and a slow-pay sportsbook that has 21 outstanding player complaints on file.

09.04.2015

Online sportsbook HRWager (SBR rating C) recently completed a move to the BetPhoenix platform. HRWager is using the BetPhoenix software and hosting. The sportsbook now allows players to deposit through bitcoin. HRWager is the 33rd betting site to be added to the sportsbook rating guide list as accepting bitcoin.