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03.23.2015

Sportsbook Review has interviewed Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super-fight May 2 in Las Vegas. Interview topics include Pinnacle's current and planned wagering limits on the fight, offering live betting for the fight, the prop betting markets to come, and much more. | Read the interview

03.23.2015

Sportsbook Review reported one week ago on a Tipico betting dispute. The player claimed to have made five successful wagers with Tipico before his account access was suspended. He was asked to send his ID, a photo of himself holding the ID, and a utility bill. After doing so, the decision to suspend the account was made permanent and the balance of €1,115 went unpaid. | Tipico addresses complaint

03.23.2015

Two new GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) complaints have been submitted by players. The first player has claimed that €4,094 was confiscated from him because he bet on similar events as other players. He detailed that these confiscations are widespread and detailed on a Polish bonus hunting forum, where arbers and other bonus chasers hang out to exchange offers. | GR88 Complaints Roll In

Bitcoin market watch: $268

03.22.2015

Popular anonymous cryptocurrency bitcoin is trading at $268. This is up $11 from where bitcoin was trading approximately one month ago. Prior to this, some investors were panicked as bitcoin dropped below $200. Some positive news surfaced recently when the latest crop of established online sportsbooks added BTC to their cashier.

03.21.2015

Opening round of the NCAA tournament concluded with day 2 holding a little more to form than the madness that was day one.  While online sportsbook bettors had to sweat several close games decided late in the second half, there were no major upsets to match the UABs and Georgia States of opening day. | NCAAB Round 2 Betting Rundown

03.20.2015

Dashbet Sportsbook has addressed the player complaint reported on March 19. SBR followed up with Dashbet to inquire on when the player, who requested €1,500 more than one month ago, would be paid. Dashbet would not get into the specifics of why this player as well as a crop of many others are being slow-paid, but did acknowledge SBR. | See what Dashbet said

03.20.2015

Day one of the 2015 NCAA tournament was brutal for players. That being said, it is the player who carefully hunts for bonuses and allocates his bankroll strategically rather than compulsively who is most likely still in the game. A famous poker player once said, "you can only win what you ante up", and no one knows that better than sports bettors dealing with the bounce of a ball. | How to Find the Best Bonus

03.20.2015

With the opening of the 2015 NCAA Tournament underway Thursday and several upsets already in the books it’s time to move on to day two. 18 lined games are scheduled to tip off today in the men's college basketball tournaments, beginning with 15 seed New Mexico State Aggies taking on the 2 seed Kansas Jayhawks at 12:15 ET.  | Betting Rundown

03.19.2015

A Rivalo Sportsbook player has been accused organized syndicate betting. The player's €135 balance was confiscated by the online betting site along with the brief explanation of the decision. The player has pointed out that his account was fully verified with Rivalo at the time of the closure and balance confiscation, and has adamantly denies the accusation of the bookmaker. | What is syndicate betting?

03.19.2015

A new Dashbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) payout complaint has been submitted. A player has stated that he is owed €1,500. He has pointed out that the Dashbet website lists that Neteller payouts should be processed in maximum 48 hours, but his payout request remains outstanding. His complaint is very similar to a string of Dashbet complaints that have surfaced in recent times. | Dashbet Complaint

03.19.2015

The opening frame of the 2015 NCAA Men's college basketball championship is less than 90 minutes away. The sportsbook moneyline and total odds markets are fluctuating rapidly as bettors fire down bets on games soon to commence. Sportsbook Review has a free odds monitoring and scores application called SBR Odds which allows bettors to follow the action in real-time. 17 NCAAB games are scheduled to tip off today. | How SBR Odds Can Help Your Bankroll

03.18.2015

670 SBR members have enrolled to date in this year's NCAA Bracket Contest. Registration closes at 12:15PM tomorrow. This year's contest boasts a 100,000 betpoints prize-pool to the top 20, and a $200,000 perfect bracket payout. The contest is open to the public; the sole requirement is having a free SBR username to compete. | How to join

03.18.2015

A BetSafe Sportsbook player has filed a betting dispute involving an NBA wager. The player wagered €100 on the Under 94.5 for the 1st half yesterday's New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs game at the odds of 1.85 (-117). The wager was accepted. However, right before the game tipped off, BetSafe allegedly voided the bet by citing that the wrong odds were inserted. | Were the odds really wrong?

03.17.2015

A GR88 Sportsbook player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player has claimed after winning a big bet on Manchester City in the English Premier league, his account was closed and nearly €3,400 in profits deducted from his balance. GR88 advised the player that he had breached their terms and conditions, but provided no other specifics. | Read GR88 Complaint

03.17.2015

You might be shocked to learn that Warren Buffet and SBR are not the only entities running bracket contests for March Madness. Online sportsbooks are showing that they too know how to run a contest and have been releasing in-house competitions for their players to enjoy the mayhem and maybe a place along the way, too. This report lists the different bracket contests by sportsbook. | See the Contests

03.17.2015

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site over a privacy concern. The player has claimed that his account is presently suspended with a €15,000 balance, including €5,000 in profit. The standstill occurred when the player refused to provide complete unedited statements of his Skrill activity. | LSbet complaint explained

03.17.2015

Betting exchange WBX (SBR rating B) has closed. Players with balances at WBX should log-in and withdraw their funds. WBX posted a notice on their homepage last night making the announcement. The statement explained WBX endeavored to compete with Betfair, but the regulatory climate and rising costs necessitated their closure. | Read statement

03.16.2015

Smarkets (SBR rating C) has provided comment on a betting complaint submitted by a user who claimed that his winnings were voided on a market which had €70,000 in matched wagers. Smarkets is a betting exchange, not a traditional online sportsbook, which relies on peer-to-peer action to account for market liquidity. | What happened

03.16.2015

SBR originally reported on a wagering dispute filed by a VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) player in August  2014. The dispute was covered numerous times in the following months and was only partially resolved in November. In a nutshell, a player wagered $2,000 on the previous NHL Playoffs MVP winner (recipient of Conn Smythe trophy). The wager was accepted but not paid in full. | See Why

03.16.2015

A Betin Sportsbook player has filed a dispute with SBR against the betting site. The player has stated that a balance of €524 has not been paid. The player was accused of foul play with his in-play bets. He reportedly had a pattern of placing bets exactly as an event occurred. Betin claims that seven such wagers were made where the outcome was already known. | In-play dispute explained