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05.23.2017

A Topbet Sportsbook player has claimed that a $2,400 payout request made on March 19 has not been paid. After waiting for the 21 business time-frame associated with bank withdrawals at the online betting site, the player requested the ability to switch to bitcoin to receive his funds. He has claimed Topbet said bitcoin is not available.

05.22.2017

Online sportsbook 1Vice has received a rating increase from D+ to C. The sportsbook is part of the RDG Corp family of sportsbooks. The brand previously split out on its own before being reassumed by RDG Corp in February of 2016. 1Vice players have submitted positive feedback in the year and change following the move.

05.22.2017

An SBR Forum poster has surveyed the Handicapper Think Tank section of the board and inquired on everyone's routine with respect to handicapping Major League Baseball. The Think Tank is a sub-forum where part-time bettors and professionals alike gather to discuss handicapping theory and concepts.

05.22.2017

DirectBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has closed its doors. The bitcoin exclusive sports betting site posted a memo on their website advising clients that the decision was made to cease operation on Sunday the 21st of May. Effective immediately, DirectBet is no longer accepting bets, but outstanding bets will be honored.

05.22.2017

On Monday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down Game 4 of the Warriors-Spurs Western Conference Finals. Also, preview of Monday night’s Royals-Yankees series opener, a Deep Dive on the 2017 Buffalo Bills, a Preakness recap, bad beats from around the sports world and more.

05.21.2017

Cloud Computing was not going to be denied at the Preakness Stakes and cashed as a 13 to 1 long shot. Bettors who ponied up $1,000 went home with a $13,000 payday. There will be no Triple Crown in store for enthusiasts of horse racing this year. Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming finished in 8th place.

05.21.2017

Online sportsbooks have set the Cleveland Cavaliers as 16 point favorites in game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers are coming off a historic blowout against the Celtics where they had a 41-point lead at halftime. Shop for live lines and matchup statistics at SBR Odds.

05.21.2017

Everything important has already been decided in the English Premier League and we’re down to one final round of matches. With all of the last round matches being played at the same time on Sunday, there are a bumper crop of matches to look forward to from a betting perspective. Read  more at SBR Picks.

05.20.2017

Update 5/21: Bitcoin has cracked $2,000 and is currently trading at $2,050

Sports gamblers who wager exclusively in bitcoin have enjoyed massive gains as the digital cryptocurrency is on the doorstep of $2,000. Bitcoin was trading in the low $1,000 range just two months ago and has continued its meteoric rise amid positive mainstream media headlines and less infighting among its core developers.

05.20.2017

Always Dreaming is set around a -125 betting favorite at most online sportsbooks in today's Preakness Stakes. Classic Empire is the second most likely colt to get the job done and prevent Always Dreaming from completing the second leg of a possible Triple Crown. Compare all Preakness Stakes odds using Sportsbook Review.

05.19.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom delivers an online sportsbook industry news update for Friday, May 19, 2017. Stay updated with member feedback on online sportsbooks by bookmarking the SBR Sportsbooks & Industry forum where members share their feedback on sports betting sites.

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.

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.

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.