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07.31.2015

In this day and age where online banking transactions can be executed instantly with a gesture on an Apple Watch, one thing is clear: Sports bettors do not expect to wait days to receive their payouts. This article lists the most popular banking options worldwide, and how long the withdrawals should take at top online sportsbooks.

07.31.2015

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom delivers an SBR News video update for Friday, July 31st. Topics covered in today's show include the current price of bitcoin (BTC) and how interested sports bettors can find online betting sites and casinos that accept deposits using the anonymous crypto-currency, and recent sportsbook scam alerts.

07.31.2015

An MB24 Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR against the online sportsbook. The player recently deposited €100 to the online sportsbooks and noticed he could not make any wagers, so the player attempted contacting the online sportsbook and received no answer to his queries. The case is outstanding.

07.30.2015

Online sportsbook VBet.com has been assessed with an initial rating of D. The sportsbook has had two controversially handled disputes reported to SBR in recent times. In one complaint, a player was told he had to wait a minimum of 30 business days to be paid for what was an investigation into his account on suspicion of multi-accounting.

07.30.2015

A BetPhoenix Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player was limited last spring to $1 max wagers and subsequently decided to withdraw his $7,220 balance. However, the player was told that his only options were to receive payment through a person-to-person transfer option, not Skrill (as advertised).

07.30.2015

The current trading price of bitcoin (BTC) is $287.91. In 2015 alone, fifteen new online sportsbooks surfaced that deal exclusively in bitcoin. A list of 27 online sportsbooks accepting bitcoin can be found in the sportsbook rating guide filter. Additional categories include whether or not the sportsbook holds player balances in bitcoin or their preferred local currency.

07.29.2015

If you're an online sports bettor who uses an older version of Windows and has been given the option to upgrade, you should be all set. All of the applications - such as some online sportsbooks downloadable casinos or poker clients - should continue to work without a hitch. However, if your primary device is a Mac and you run Boot Camp, keep reading.

07.29.2015

A former EasyStreet Sports (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the defunct online sportsbook. The player was looking to get back into his account to make some wagers for the upcoming football season, and realized that EasyStreet Sports unceremoniously pulled the plug on their operation.

07.29.2015

ZenitBet Sportsbook has responded to the sportsbook payout complaint reported last Tuesday. A player claimed that he had been waiting since May 29th to be paid and had complied with every request the Russian sportsbook made of him, including mailing notarized copies of his ID. This article gives the latest scoop.

07.28.2015

A Vbet.com Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR against the sports betting website. He verified his account with Vbet on the 11th of June and was forced to wait 30 days due to "many accounts in the queue" being verified. His ordeal only gets worse from here out, as he claims Vbet.com then changes their payout rules.

07.28.2015

A former customer service manager with BetMayor Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has claimed that the online sportsbook has reopened under Wagerwin.net (unrated). Sportsbook Review has not heard back from the GM of BetMayor concerning the $51,000 casino winner's dispute or an update on if BetMayor player balances will be honored by Wagerwein.net.

07.28.2015

As reported last week, Bovada updated not only its website but its proprietary sportsbook software. This article lists Bovada player feedback and what are considered pros and cons as posted in the Sportsbook & Industry forum. Bovada has told SBR that they are in the process of reviewing all feedback and implementing patches for the few bugs reported so far.

07.27.2015

Update 7/27 7:14PM ET: The AllHorseRacing player has confirmed receiving his payment details earlier this afternoon. A manager responded to SBR's request for comment only stating that the player would be provided the necessary information to collect his $160 payout. This complaint is now considered resolved. AllHorseRacing players in need of assistance should write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

An AllHorseRacing Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has not been paid a $160 payout requested three months ago. The player has been given zero information from the online sportsbook on the delay for his payout, and has concluded he will not be paid from the blacklisted online sportsbook. SBR has followed up with the sportsbook on his payout issue.

07.27.2015

Eight online sportsbooks have released NBA betting futures for the 2015-16 NBA Championship, Eastern, and Western conference outright winner markets. This article lists which online sportsbook offers the best NBA odds and factors in their sportsbook bonuses and player perks offered.

Update: Topbet.eu Sportsbook back online

07.27.2015

Edit by SBR: The website is back online. Players with feedback on the website usability today can write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Topbet.eu Sportsbook is presently off-line. SBR has reached out to a Topbet manager for an update.

07.27.2015

BetLuckys.ag Sportsbook has been assessed with an initial rating of D+. This article lists some details about the BetLuckys.ag sportsbook and some facts that SBR has confirmed so far about the online sportsbook. BetLuckys.ag players with feedback are encouraged to write to SBR at help@sportsbookreview.com.

07.26.2015

Paysafecard, a subsidiary of Skrill, has replaced the Ukash brand just three months following the latter's acquisition by Skrill. Sports bettors who are still in possession of Ukash vouchers must redeem them by the 31st of October after which point they will no longer be accepted.

07.26.2015

A list of 145 sportsbooks who offer a 10% or higher cash or free play bonus can be found using the sportsbook rating guide. The left-hand menu allows players to deselect or adjust the percentage of the bonus being searched. This article gives a couple of quick pointers for finding the best sportsbook bonus for your needs.

07.26.2015

Online sportsbook VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) has yet to pay the $1,000 still owed to a winning sports bettor who profited wagering the NHL playoffs two seasons ago. In controversial fashion, the online sportsbook accused the player of circumventing a wagering limit that was never communicated to him, and is unwilling to settle the complaint in full.

07.26.2015

Sportsbook Review receives thousands of complaints from year from players. Slow pays, bonus disputes, outright scams from companies and even the players themselves. The hardest dispute to mediate however involves the allegation that a sportsbook account has been hacked. Read this article to find out how you can prevent this from happening to you.

07.25.2015

Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players or players who are dealing with any slow-pay sportsbook can actually make the situation worse. Even if you feel like you are waiting for a payout that will never arrive, there are things you can say that are not in your best interest which SBR advises against. This article lists the dos and dont's.

Find all Online Sportsbooks in Business 4 Years or More

07.25.2015

The sportsbook rating guide allows players to search for online sportsbooks by the age of their website. This date reflects when the sportsbook website was first operational and accepted deposits electronically, not how long the company has been in business overall. This rating guide filter shows a list of sportsbooks that have been online four years or more. The default order that the list of results are shown in is by SBR rating; sportsbooks listed closer to the maximum rating (A+) have consistently been voted as the safest and best sportsbooks by the SBR community.

07.25.2015

MB24 Sportsbook (SBR rating F) is back online. The online sportsbook suspended their service as of May 31st and stopped updating their website following an e-mail heads up to webmasters. A few players subsequently complained to SBR that they had not been paid their closing balances from the online sportsbook, who abandoned their customer service posts.

07.25.2015

Eleven sportsbooks are offering proposition betting markets on the outcome of the 2016 November election. Since SBR last announced the political betting page, the market on Donald Trump has shifted by 40% as Trump's odds were changed from an average of +2500 to +1500. Online sportsbook 5Dimes is presently offering the highest payout on Trump.