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SBR Bash confirmed for Dominican Republic

06.26.2014

Sportsbook Review will be hosting a bash at the world class Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Super Bowl weekend 2015. Registration is scheduled to open August 1st. SBR users can expect the finest in dining, drinks, entertainment, as well as a high dollar poker freeroll. Stay tuned to the Sportsbook Review forum for the itinerary and other details.

06.25.2014

NBA draft prop bets are not only popular but they offer some interesting value to the user. While many have long held suspicions that the NBA Draft is something of a circus on wheels, the online sportsbook market for NBA draft prop betting while somewhat limited is very real and should be analyzed by serious NBA betting pros and casual sports bettors alike. This article breaks down a few of the popular NBA draft betting markets.

06.24.2014

The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear New Jersey's appeal on bringing sports betting to their state. Existing federal law — the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 ("PASPA") — as well as two lower court rulings have kept New Jerseyans from being able to legally place a sports bet in their hometown. SBR interviewed outspoken NJ State Senator Raymond Lesniak on the sports betting fight last week.

Scam online sportsbook Oddsmaker complaint

06.23.2014

An Oddsmaker (SBR rating F) Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR claiming that his balance has been confiscated.  The player tells SBR that Oddsmaker cited their rule outlawing non-recreational players. SBR has reported extensively on the past on such confiscations which amounted to well over a quarter million dollars and eventually led to Oddsmaker's placement on the SBR scam sportsbooks blacklist. SBR is gathering facts on the dispute in question and urges users to avoid the F rated bookmaker. Oddsmaker players in need of assistance are asked to write to SBR.

06.22.2014

Update: Wimbledon is less than 24 hours away. Check the latest futures market betting odds. With the French Open in the rear-view, the attention of tennis sports bettors and fans alike now turn to Wimbledon - the next major Grand Slam event in the tennis world. Online sportsbooks have wasted no time setting the tennis betting markets. Sportsbook Review has assembled a tennis betting futures page which lists the most popular betting markets.

SBR World Cup Brackets contest update

06.21.2014

The SBR World Cup Brackets contest is ongoing. This year's contest gives a whopping 100,000 points in prizes. Currently SBR user Jericholic is out in front with 19 points and a projected tally of 64 thus far through the Group Stage games. SBR users looking to cash in on World Cup action aside from the contest should swing by the World Cup Prop Bets directory - a comprehensive page which lists all of the available sportsbook betting markets at each of the online sportsbooks held in good standing by SBR.

06.20.2014

In today’s Sportsbook Review iGaming news video update, host Natalie covers the latest items from the sportsbook newswire including a statement from Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) on new Australia facing website Pinnaclebet.com.au. Also covered is the recent sports betting interview with New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak.

06.19.2014

Sportsbook Review delivers an exclusive interview with New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak. SBR's Natalie gets the latest scoop on Lesniak's plans to bring sports betting to his state, as well as an update on how online gambling is going in the Garden State.

06.19.2014

Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has released a statement concerning the emergence of new online sportsbook Pinnaclebet.com.au. The new venture is an exclusively Australian facing sportsbook that has a partnership with Pinnacle Sports and shares part of its name, software, and core values. The operations of Pinnaclebet are otherwise entirely separate from Pinnacle Sports. | Read Pinnacle Sports statement

Sportingbet decides not to pay earned bonus ... again

06.18.2014

Online sportsbook Sportingbet (SBR rating D+) has refused to apply another earned bonus. A player wrote in to SBR detailing that he decided to take Sportingbet up on their offer of a 50% free bet bonus up to €250. He deposited €500 and made an all-in wager. The wager ended up losing and the player still had not been credited with his bonus, so he raised an inquiry with Sportingbet support. Sportingbet told him that it can take up to 48 hours. After that time-frame expired, the player was told that was was excluded from the bonus. The sportsbook has long enforced a rule that allowed for earned bonuses not to be credited if it is believed the player has violated the following rule:

Sportingbet reserves the right to  refuse a free bet to a customer where Sportingbet reasonably believes that such  customer has historically or is abusing or defrauding the free bet system, for  example engaging in arbitrage."

SBR reported in May of 2012 of this very same practice. At the time, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) rubberstamped this decision. Additional reports were made in January of 2013 as well as during the first half of 2014 concerning this practice. While it is not uncommon for online sportsbooks to craft rules protecting themselves from the extreme case of bonus abusers, SBR questions the continued application of the rule by Sportingbet.

Online Sportsbook World Cup live betting dispute

06.17.2014

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has filed a live betting dispute with SBR. The player has claimed that while wagering the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a number of wagers were voided by the online sportsbook while a handful of losing wagers ended up being honored. He has claimed that he knows the difference between a legitimate line and one priced erroneously and has no idea why the tickets in question were voided by Sportsbook.com. Sportsbook.com has yet to address the dispute.

SBR to interview NJ State Senator Lesniak

06.16.2014

New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D) has agreed to come on for another interview with SBR to discuss his state's pursuit of fully legalized sports betting. SBR will update the newswire with the interview. SBR last interviewed Senator Lesniak in March of 2013.

Online sportsbook Globet still hasn't paid its players

06.15.2014

Globet Sportsbook remains off-line following their abrupt closure earlier this year. Over two dozen Globet players have filed complaints with SBR over not receiving payment, the amount owed to these players exceeds $30,000. SBR will update as any new information becomes available on the Globet case. These players are in the same boat as those who lost their funds upon the closing of Canbet Sportsbook, although that case was on a much larger scale as Canbet Sportsbook users were stiffed over $1 million.

World Cup Prop Betting list by Sportsbook

06.14.2014

Sports bettors looking to build their bankrolls during the 2014 FIFA World Cup are invited to use the SBR World Cup Prop Betting Directory. This page lists each of the World Cup group stage matches by date along with an index of the available sportsbook wagers for each match.

06.13.2014

In today's Sportsbook Review iGaming News video update, host Natalie covers the latest topics mentioned in the SBR industry news feed, including a report of AmericasBookie allegedly attempting to poach customers from 1Vice Sportsbook (SBR rating D+).

06.12.2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals are upon us. The group stage commences later this afternoon as host nation Brazil's national team is set to take the field with Croatia. This means there are plenty of wagering opportunities and exotic prop markets to choose from. Sportsbook Review has assembled a directory of World Cup Prop Bets to optimise your sportsbook shopping experience. These bets are categorised by market type and listed in an easy to use format.

06.10.2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup finals are a day away and online sportsbooks have a full serving of betting propositions available for your consumption. Sportsbook Review has categorised these World Cup Prop Bets as well as World Cup Betting Futures for your shopping convenience. This article touches on the value-packed World Cup markets as well as sportsbook bonuses available to sweeten the pot.

Pinnacle Sports maintenance 9PM ET

06.09.2014

Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has planned maintenance at 9PM ET. Pinnacle Sportsbook's website will be unavailable pending the completion of the technical maintenance. The maintenance period is expected to be a couple of hours.

06.09.2014

1Vice Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) forwarded marketing email to Sportsbook Review showing that their former host was not only marketing to its player base but also mentioning the players current sportsbook by name. During a recent 1Vice Sportsbook review by SBR, it was confirmed that 1Vice left the RDG Corp group at the start of this year on January 2, 2014. It was noted that 1Vice was said to have outdrawn the resources provided by RDG Corp but that the split was otherwise amicable in nature.  The 1Vice manager forwarded email to SBR showing that an employee of AmericasBookie (SBR rating D+) of the RDG Corp family contacted a player making the direct pitch, using the 1Vice name in an attempt to solicit a deposit from the player. A redacted version of this email is visible in the full report of this article.

It is not uncommon for sportsbooks to market to other businesses customers, but is considered a breach of etiquette to name the other sportsbook inside of these emails or suggest by proxy that the player information has been passed on. SBR urges players to do their homework before accepting a marketing email at face value; often, the veracity of unsolicited mailers can questionable.

06.07.2014

A Sportingbet (C-) player has taken to the Sportsbook Review posting forum to air a grievance. The player twice deposited to Sportingbet, primarily wagering soccer. He made a payout request and was paid as normal. He continued to wager with the funds remaining in his account and at this point was asked to produce ID documents, which is where his nightmare began. | Sportingbet complaint

06.06.2014

In today's Sportsbook Review iGaming News show, host Natalie covers the most recent topics from the sportsbook industry news and business wire. This includes a recent HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) dispute, as well as congratulations to the SBR network user who recently pocketed $100 by participating in a sportsbook research contest which ended this past week.

World Cup Betting Futures and Props

06.05.2014

With less than a week remaining before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, make sure to stop by the World Cup Betting Futures directory at SBR. The page lists dynamic, real-time updating Outright Winner Odds, as well as odds on each of the eight groups. In addition to these bet markets, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Prop Bet Directory further lists proposition wagering markets for football enthusiasts and sports bettors in search of value alike..

Globet Sportsbook case grows cold

06.04.2014

Globet Sportsbook remains off-line. Players reported being owed over $25,000 by the fallen sportsbook, which operated with a license from the UK Gambling Commission. SBR reported that the lights turned out at Globet Sportsbook on February 19. Since that time, players have continued to launch complaints over non-payment to SBR. Globet's former managers are unreachable and at this time there is no update on the status of these users funds. SBR will update in the event that further news develops.

SBR user dirtdog52658 wins $100 in research contest

06.03.2014

SBR user dirtdog52658 bested the competition and pocketed $100 for his efforts as a sportsbook research. dirtdog56528 identified key recent payment processing changes within the international sportsbook, as well as other platform updates. SBR thanks dirtdog56528 and all those who participated in the recent sportsbook researcher contest.

HitItBet Sportsbook account dispute

06.02.2014

A HitItBet Sportsbook player has filed an account dispute with SBR. The player claims that he has bee unable to withdraw his €500 balance for more than two months as his account is closed. HitItBet Sportsbook has allegedly provided no information to the user on his wrongdoing. Sportsbook Review is following up on this matter and will update as more information becomes available.