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10.23.2014

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission made a token acknowledgement of the large number of Bet2Be sportsbook complaints. The brief statement essentially regurgitated what many gambling commissions claim, that player funds are verified as safe and kept away from operating expenses. | Read new statement

10.23.2014

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that bitcoin dropped to a new low of $325 for October 2014. Since that time, BTC has picked up some steam and settled around $360 as of this morning. Despite the overall decline in value, interest among sports bettors continues to be high. Sportsbook Review met yesterday with Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) executives. | Bitcoin report

10.23.2014

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that bitcoin dropped to a new low of $325 for October 2014. Since that time, BTC has picked up some steam and settled around $360 as of this morning. Despite the overall decline in value, interest among sports bettors continues to be high. Sportsbook Review met yesterday with Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) executives. | Bitcoin report

10.23.2014

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that bitcoin dropped to a new low of $325 for October 2014. Since that time, BTC has picked up some steam and settled around $360 as of this morning. Despite the overall decline in value, interest among sports bettors continues to be high. Sportsbook Review met yesterday with Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) executives. | Bitcoin report

10.23.2014

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that bitcoin dropped to a new low of $325 for October 2014. Since that time, BTC has picked up some steam and settled around $360 as of this morning. Despite the overall decline in value, interest among sports bettors continues to be high. Sportsbook Review met yesterday with Nitrogen Sports (SBR rating B) executives. | Bitcoin report

BetAtHome player has €800 in limbo

10.23.2014

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed his account was blocked by BetAtHome one month ago. He deposited €100 and increased his balance to €800 before his account was closed. He has claimed he is unaware what he has done to merit the account closure or how to proceed with withdrawal. SBR is investigating.

10.22.2014

A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a payout complaint. He has a $700 balance and is attempting to receive his first withdrawal from the betting site. He deposited via credit card five months ago, but has never verified the card through an authorization form. He claims he is presently stuck and unable to be paid. | BetUS complaint

10.22.2014

A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a payout complaint. He has a $700 balance and is attempting to receive his first withdrawal from the betting site. He deposited via credit card five months ago, but has never verified the card through an authorization form. He claims he is presently stuck and unable to be paid. | BetUS complaint

10.22.2014

A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a payout complaint. He has a $700 balance and is attempting to receive his first withdrawal from the betting site. He deposited via credit card five months ago, but has never verified the card through an authorization form. He claims he is presently stuck and unable to be paid. | BetUS complaint

10.22.2014

A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a payout complaint. He has a $700 balance and is attempting to receive his first withdrawal from the betting site. He deposited via credit card five months ago, but has never verified the card through an authorization form. He claims he is presently stuck and unable to be paid. | BetUS complaint

GR88 Sportsbook bonus complaint: Winnings docked after rollover

10.21.2014

A GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a bonus complaint. The player stated that he received a sign-up bonus, completed all requirements, but after attempting to make his first withdrawal he was told that he was ineligible to receive the bonus and his winnings were forfeited. Sportsbook Review is following up on the bettor's complaint.

Betway Sportsbook pays player in country dispute

10.20.2014

Betway Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) has paid the player with the country dispute originally reported by SBR on September 28. In summary, a player registered for Betway entering the wrong country of residence: He selected his birth country rather than where he resided at the time, causing a temporary account suspension. | Betway dispute summary

Majority of spread bets on Pittsburgh; Houston ML dropping

10.20.2014

Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has indicated that a majority of pointspread bets on tonight's Monday Night Football game have been in favor of Pittsburgh Steelers against the spread of 2.5 points (must win the game by 3). Despite the lopsided percentage of overall spread bets -—64.4% vs 35.6 as of late this afternoon — there has been a big shift in the pricing of the Houston Texans moneyline; SBR Odds shows Pinnacle opened at +158 ($100 bet pays $158) and has dropped to +129 two hours before kickoff. Sports bettors keen on wagering the game and looking for a variety of exotic bets are encouraged to use the NFL Prop bets page at Sportsbook Review.

10.20.2014

Canbet Sportsbook players have reported being owed $1.5 million. The betting site suspended its service on 31 December 2013 as it was no longer able to pay players. Players held out hope at the time as Canbet claimed to be actively shopping the sportsbook around and a potential acquisition was in the cards; no acquisition materialized and Canbet was later blacklisted. | Canbet report

10.20.2014

Canbet Sportsbook players have reported being owed $1.5 million. The betting site suspended its service on 31 December 2013 as it was no longer able to pay players. Players held out hope at the time as Canbet claimed to be actively shopping the sportsbook around and a potential acquisition was in the cards; no acquisition materialized and Canbet was later blacklisted. | Canbet report

10.20.2014

Canbet Sportsbook players have reported being owed $1.5 million. The betting site suspended its service on 31 December 2013 as it was no longer able to pay players. Players held out hope at the time as Canbet claimed to be actively shopping the sportsbook around and a potential acquisition was in the cards; no acquisition materialized and Canbet was later blacklisted. | Canbet report

10.20.2014

Canbet Sportsbook players have reported being owed $1.5 million. The betting site suspended its service on 31 December 2013 as it was no longer able to pay players. Players held out hope at the time as Canbet claimed to be actively shopping the sportsbook around and a potential acquisition was in the cards; no acquisition materialized and Canbet was later blacklisted. | Canbet report

10.20.2014

Three new Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) complaints have been received. This increases the number of Bet2Be players with pending withdrawal complaints to 20. The players are owed nearly $30,000. Sportsbook Review reported last week that two players reported payment from the betting site. | Bet2Be complaints

Monday Night Football contest: Win Pizza

10.19.2014

Sportsbook Review invites users to participate in the "Predict the Score for Pizza" Monday Night Football contest. Users must predict the exact final score outcome of Monday night's Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game; with the exactly correct total for each team. The winning reader will be sent their choice of a $15 pizza eGift card from Papa Johns, Dominos, or Pizza Hut.

Update: Youwager Online after 15 minute outage

10.18.2014

Update 2:25pm ET: The brief hiccup was resolved. In the future, Youwager has advised players to log into sister site Betpop.eu with their same credentials if they have trouble connecting to Youwager directly.

A Sportsbook Review forum reader has posted that he cannot access his Youwager Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) account. SBR has confirmed that Youwager is currently off-line and is following up with the betting site for more information.