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05.03.2015

Update: LSbet Sportsbook has discussed more of the particulars with Sportsbook Reveiw on the issue initially reported two weeks ago. The online sports betting website provided sufficient evidence that the player attempted to defraud the sportsbook. An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint alleging that the online sports betting website has confiscated his funds without just cause.

05.02.2015

Sportsbook Review occasionally receives questions from players who are confused by some of the bonus terms published by their sports betting website of choice. A third of complaints involving bonuses center around some disagreement over whether or not wagering requirements have been fulfilled, most often due to a miscalculation of what is called the sportsbook rollover. What is rollover?

How to seek help with an Online Sportsbook

05.02.2015

If you're a player reading this who has an issue with a sports betting website, all hope is not lost. Sportsbook Review operates a dispute mediation service which is free of cost. Simply submit a sportsbook complaint form with details of the problem you're having, taking care to answer as many of the five W's as you can: Who, what, why, where, when. The more detailed you are, the better.

Verdict in Legends Sports trial

05.02.2015

A verdict was handed down in the case against Legends Sports owner Bartice "Luke" King.

King was found not guilty of the first and most significant charge against him - conspiracy to conduct Legends Sports through "racketeering activity" (RICO). King was found guilty on charges two and three - conducting an illegal gambling business and money laundering. He now awaits sentencing for the two charges; an official court order indicates that the probation office has also been polled - King's lawyers are pushing for probation. Sportsbook Review will update when the official sentencing takes place.

05.01.2015

There are five outstanding EzStreet Sports (SBR rating F) payout complaints on file. The players have reported that the online sports betting website has failed to honor the payout time-frame advertised on their website, and that, coupled with the abrupt suspension of customer service via telephone, has led players to conclude that the sportsbook is in bad shape.

05.01.2015

The sports bettor who didn't have the ball bounce his way in the betting dispute against VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) has asked for an update. The sports betting website controversially decided to pay only 50% of the player's winnings on an NHL prop bet that it contended should not have been placed at the limit the software allowed. This article explains what happened.

05.01.2015

Sportsbook Review has updated the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao prop bets list. Over 90 betting props are available as of this time, with well over 120 ways to bet expected by the time the bell sounds Saturday night. SBR expects line movement one way or another to occur immediately after tonight's weigh-in, which makes shopping for the best odds all the more important.

05.01.2015

Bitcoin (BTC) has sat around the $235 mark for the last two weeks. The crypto-currency has seen better days, but don't count out bitcoin just yet, there are many hundreds of popular industries and millions of users across multiple platforms cheering for BTC to climb back up in value; online sports bettors are one such group. Keep reading to find out why.

04.30.2015

Sportsbook Review reported on April 27 that online sports betting website BetMayor (SBR rating F) was acquired by Panama based tech company Media-Tech Inc. Players were sent notices via email stating that their balances would be honored, though no particulars were given on the status of pending payouts or if the BetMayor balances would be accompanied by a rollover.
 

04.30.2015

An MB24 Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint. The player has stated that he won $10,789 in March. He successfully received a $2,000 payout at the beginning of April, but since that time he has received an error when he attempts to order additional payouts. He has claimed that MB24 has failed to provide a solution allowing him to make a withdrawal.

04.30.2015

Three new Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) payout complaints have been reported by players. The players are waiting for $6,000 collectively and have waited for at least five weeks to be paid. The online sports betting website is presently stating that payouts are delayed, and that the average time-frame to be paid is 3-5 weeks at the moment.

04.30.2015

Updated: Five new NFL Draft Prop Bets added. Sportsbook Review has listed 2015 NFL Draft Prop Bets ahead of day one of tomorrow's NFL Draft. Jameis Winston is a 6 to 1 betting favorite to be the first pick in the draft, meaning a $600 bet is needed to win $100. Bettors shopping for sportsbook value can receive up to 80x their money if Amari Cooper is selected with the top pick.

04.29.2015

A Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the sports betting website. The player registered his account February 8, depositing €300 via Skrill. He proceeded to successfully order a payout for €1,200 which he received, before depositing five additional times. Unfortunately, the chain of events which occurred next led to his €1,063.64 balance being confiscated.

04.29.2015

An SBG Global (SBR rating D-) player has submitted negative feedback stemming from a UFC wager he made. The player claimed that he wagered a UFC fight to go under 2.5 rounds, and that the fight was stopped with 1:33 elapsed in round three. His bet was initially graded as a win, but he later had the settlement reversed and his wager was marked as a loss.

04.28.2015

Tobet Sportsbook tells SBR payouts through alternate methods have been arranged for players with delayed withdrawal requests. Topbet stated that a single third party processor was responsible for all of the 91 total payout delays, and that the reason for the delay was due to the sportsbook being led to believe the funds were sent. The betting site provided a statement to be shared on the situation.

04.28.2015

Closing arguments are set to be heard in the federal case against Legends Sports founder Bartice "Luke" King. Jury selection began two weeks ago today. The jury was given 103 pages of instructions by Judge Stephen P. Friot, which focus on each of the counts against Mr. King, the laws of each state named during trial, and how to interpret federal statutes such as the Wire Wager Act, among other laws. Sportsbook Review will update the newswire feed once a verdict is reached in the case.

04.28.2015

A Sportsbook Review reader has submitted a bonus complaint against sports betting website ComeOn (SBR rating C-). The player opened a second account with ComeOn, depositing €100 and increasing his balance up to €1,330. He stated that he forgot he previously opened a ComeOn account in the past, which was used to redeem an offer.

04.27.2015

The average payoff for a wager on Manny Pacquiao to defeat Floyd Mayweather is +185, but three online sports betting websites are offering an extra 10 cents payoff for bets on Pacquiao. This means a $100 bet pays an extra $10 as betting at these sportsbooks yields $195 for every $100 risked on Pacquiao. The competition is likely to continue as sportsbooks enhance their wagering cart with new prop bets ahead of the May 2 showdown. One sportsbook manager told SBR that this weekend figures to be a top 3 betting weekend of all time, with the Kentucky Derby, NBA/NHL Playoffs, Red Sox vs. Yankees, all leading up to the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather PPV broadcast.

Sportsbook Review will update readers as new prop bets are released; Jamie Foxx has been scheduled to sing the US National Anthem, a prop market likely on the way is the amount of minutes and seconds Foxx will take to deliver the anthem - a bet commonly offered during the Super Bowl. The challenge for players will be to ensure that they are not overcharged by bookmaker vigorish when better offers are available, especially considering the outrageous $99 cost to view the fight, which may ultimately be necessary as free streams may not satisfactorily complement in-play wagering. Sportsbook Review interviewed a betting site on their intent to offer live wagering throughout Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.

In addition to comparing the prop wagering lines, players should weigh the sportsbook bonuses offered by betting sites in conjunction with straight up betting value, as some betting sites are offering large cash bonuses ahead of the May 2 weekend.

04.27.2015

BetPhoenix Sportsbook (SBR rating C) is looking into the payout complaint reported by Sportsbook Review last month. A player claimed that a $2,000 cheque payout was lost in the mail, and that he asked if the online sports betting website they could verify that the funds were not received. He states that he was told that this would not be possible.

04.27.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has claimed that he is presently owed over €20,000. He registered for the Sportsbook Review posting forum on April 23, and shortly after blogged his frustrations with the online sports betting website. He has posted that he deposited multiple times - amounts ranging from €300-€2,000 - and that after his recent withdrawal requests he found himself in hot water.

04.27.2015

BetMayor Sportsbook (SBR rating F) released an email notice last night to all account holders announcing that the online sportsbook has been acquired by Panamanian corporation Media-Tech Inc, which is allegedly part of a venture capital fund with focus on technology related investments. Player balances will reportedly be honored.