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iGaming News Video report on Bitcoin

02.02.2015

Sportsbook Review news anchor Natalie expands on the recent announcement that the Bookmaker (SBR rating A+) family of online sportsbooks now accepts bitcoin deposits and allows players to withdraw the same way. One bitcoin is presently worth $238. The video news announcement is embedded below:

Dashbet resolves outstanding payout complaints

02.02.2015

Dashbet Sportsbook has opened a line of communication with SBR and has resolved all outstanding payout complaints. Five players have received payment. There are no currently known issues on file against Dashbet. Players in need of assistance should write to help@sportsbookreview.com. SBR appreciates all user submitted feedback.

02.01.2015

Sportsbook Review thanks the posters who participated in the $5,000 Poker freeroll sponsored by Bovada for the 2015 SBR Bash. The event took place at 11:00AM inside of the Hard Rock Casino's poker room. There were 30 participants. The final table was comprised of posters Sinmiedo (defending Bash champion), Conan, Sam9ball, Tseay, downsouth, mpaschal34, sam9ball, Reload, and jose21_us. Poster tseay bested the field and took down the $2,000 first place prize when his pocket aces held up against runner up downsouth. Poster Devilcheese took down the $100 bounty on SBR John's head. | View all pictures

Final table
SBR John & winner tseay
downsouth 2nd
 

 

Super Bowl Prop Bets Directory updated

02.01.2015

Dozens of prop betting markets are populated in the Super Bowl XLIX Prop Bets directory at Sportsbook Review.com. Where applicable, SBR has bolded the best line for your shopping convenience. All through game day and the opening whistle the prop bets page will be updated by SBR analysts. Player feedback is welcomed. Players can write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

01.30.2015

SBR receives thousands of sportsbook disputes per year. A small percentage of these complaints are from players who say their accounts have been hacked. While some of these claims are proven to be fraudulent, others have shown to be a security breach by a third party. Your sportsbook account should be treated no different than online banking. This involves some simple steps that will greatly reduce your chance at becoming a victim. | Keep reading

Oddsmaker Sportsbook slow-pay nears third month

01.29.2015

Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) is still yet to comment on the $995 payout complaint filed by a player in December. The sportsbook has confiscated more than $250,000 from winning players to date and often cites their terms and conditions section that outlaws "wise guy" or professional play. Oddsmaker has refused to speak with SBR since the $45,000 payout complaint originally reported in 2012. The betting site has capitalized off a successful URL but remains on the sportsbook blacklist for their poor treatment of sharp players and disputes involving unpaid winnings.

01.29.2015

A Netbet Sportsbook player has claimed that a 1,000 EUR payout request was made following successful play in the poker room and sportsbook. Following asking for the funds, the player was allegedly banned from the betting site. He has claimed that he has followed the terms and conditions of the sportsbook and asked SBR for assistance.

01.29.2015

A Tonybet Sportsbook player has claimed that she is owed a balance of £1859 from the betting site. The player has claimed that she signed up, completed all bonus rollover requirements, and was cruising along prior to submitting her first withdrawal request. The player indicated that her account was put into a security review by the fraud department. | Tonybet complaint explained

01.28.2015

BetDSI Sportsbook, Bookmaker, and Justbet have officially added bitcoin as a payment and withdrawal option. The minimum deposit is $50 and maximum withdrawal $50,000 per month through bitcoin. Management has told SBR that player deposits will be converted into the currency associated with that account's settings. | Limits information

How to approach Super Bowl Prop Betting: Hosted by Peter Loshak

01.28.2015

SBRvideo reaches into the vault for a breakdown of Super Bowl Props by poster Justin7, hosted by SBR's Peter Loshak. Topics ranged from how sharp players take advantage of Vegas; when a line is ripe for the picking; and how not to be overexposed while still betting the props board. In Super Bowl Props Betting part II Justin7 covers opening odds, line movement, and when to find value. All Super Bowl props from online sportsbooks are listed on SBR's Super Bowl Prop Bet Directory.

Noteworthy excerpts:

"Props are just free money. It's retarded how much money the sportsbooks give away on the Super Bowl, it's like Christmas in February."

"It's a funny business. There are so many different things you can bet, you're going to tie up all your money, and the question then becomes not what should I bet, but how much should I bet on everything seeing that I'm going to spend my whole bankroll and then some."

"There's two different things that make sure you don't go bust when you're betting more money than you have. The first thing is you're betting anti-correlated props. I may bet a player over 240 yards and under 260 yards - obviously you can't lose that. But in many cases, you have tons and tons of negatively correlated prop bets. The second thing you do is what's called beta calculations for each prop. The game may go over or under your projected total, and the spread differential may be very different than what you think, but for every prop you have a beta related to those two things. So if you have a high correlation toward for example team A winning, if you do well when team A wins or horrible when they lose, you have to make sure you're not too exposed in any one area."

"If you bet a prop and say you bet it hard, say you bet 2% of your bankroll on a prop and it doesn't move, that means you screwed up. A mistake that a lot of newer players will make is they'll see a prop and bet it, and they'll keep betting it because they'll keep seeing the number they want and suddenly they'll have a huge position on something that's just mediocre.'

01.27.2015

Sportsbook Review video host Natalie takes readers through the 5 craziest Super Bowl Prop bets on offer by online sportsbooks. Super Bowl XLIX betting props are being released hand over fist by bookmakers looking to distinguish themselves from the pack. This article lists the top 5 prop bets and provides information on the Super Bowl XLIX Prop Bets list. | Crazy Prop Bets

Leonbets Complaint Resolved + Player facts were wrong

01.27.2015

Sportsbook Review reported that a Leonbets player claimed a balance of $100,000 was confiscated. It turns out that the facts provided by the player were incorrect, and his balance was in fact $1,500. The player further stated that he was accused of multiple accounting after providing his ID. Leonbets has spoken with SBR on the complaint and confirmed that the player received payment in full, and the issue is now resolved. Players with feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

01.26.2015

Bitcoin (BTC) has had a welcomed good past week. Trading now at $275, the anonymous cryptocurrency sank as low as $209 on January 18. Player hopes remain high that bitcoin will pick itself up from the canvas and continue to be a useful method for depositing and withdrawing from online sportsbooks. | Bitcoin market moves

01.26.2015

It is an unfortunate reality of the industry that customers hailing from Eastern European countries undergo more advanced security screening or "KYC" (Know Your Customer) than the average player. So, why does this happen, and what can you do as an honest Joe looking to place a bet without sending vials of your blood to an online sportsbook? Keep reading.

01.26.2015

Five more players burned by the downfall of GoBetGo Sportsbook have submitted sportsbook complaint forms with SBR. The players say they were totally blindisded by the sudden collapse of GoBetGo, who folded overnight while basically saying "oops!" in a short letter on their homepage. Players are owed at least $200,000. | GoBetGo complaints

01.23.2015

The media has made quite a stink about the opening points spread for Super Bowl XLIX. Specifically, the fact that the line changed from the Seahawks as 2 point favorites to a line of even or “PICK” (aka PK em) shortly after the market opened. Articles like this one from Yahoo! Sports announced that Vegas oddsmakers got it wrong and that it will cost “millions”.  The truth is that Vegas doesn’t open most lines and lines move because of what happens outside of Vegas. There is definitely more line movement to come as the big game guarantees massive public and professional action just as certainly as there will be a musical halftime performance. So where do lines come from, why are they what they are and why do they change? | Keep reading

Leonbets Player and $100,000 Complaint

01.23.2015

Sportsbook Review video news anchor Natalie Rydstrom covers the recent sportsbook complaint filed by a Leonbets player who alleges that $100,000 in winnings were confiscated. Leonbets reportedly told the player that he was guilty of violating their terms and conditions on operating multiple accounts, a charge he denies. | Video Report

01.23.2015

5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has released their Super Bowl XLIX MVP winner market. Tom Brady is offered at +180, which means a $100 wager returns $180 in profit. This is presently an industry best return. Russell Wilson is trading at +260, so $100 returns $260. 5Dimes has told SBR that their gauntlet of player proposition wagers will be released next week.

Slow-pay Complaint Update: Player receives $5,000

01.23.2015

Sportsbook Review reported last week on a BetMayor Sportsbook customer who submitted a $5,000 payout complaint. The player had requested to be paid by bank transfer on December 10 and had been receiving the runaround. Sportsbook Review followed up on the complaint with BetMayor but received no response. Player feedback is encouraged.

01.22.2015

A new payout complaint has been launched against BetMayor Sportsbook. A player has reported being owed $2,198 for a period of over 45 days. He has claimed that he has received the runaround and been told every excuse in the book from the betting site. This is the third complaint launched against BetMayor in as many days. | BetMayor complaints summarized

01.21.2015

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player, like several others who documented complaints against the shop, has taken issue with the amount of time that has elapsed from submitting all of his documents to the point where his payout is processed. Sportsbook Review is following up.

01.21.2015

Update 1/27: Sportsbook Review reported that a Leonbets player claimed a balance of $100,000 was confiscated. It turns out that the facts provided by the player were incorrect, and his balance was in fact $1,500. The player further stated that he was accused of multiple accounting after providing his ID. Leonbets has spoken with SBR on the complaint and confirmed that the player received payment in full, and the issue is now resolved. Players with feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

A Leonbets Sportsbook player has submitted a dispute involving a balance of $1,500. The player claimed that he legitimately profited in the sportsbook over a period of one month before his account underwent a security audit. He was asked to provide copies of his passport and other personally identifying documents. Leonbets then suspended the account. | Read complaint

01.19.2015

The effects of GoBetGo Sportsbook's collapse are still being felt by players who are just now discovering the news. Sportsbook Review reported before the weekend that GoBetGo closed in the middle of the night and blamed their bookmaking strategy for the shutdown. Players have been stiffed approximately €130,000, though this sum continues to grow. | GoBetGo closure