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NFL Betting Consensus numbers for Week 13

11.29.2014

The NFL Betting Consensus grid shows the money wagered and total number of wagers placed from a sample of online betting sites from the SBR Odds directory. One of the features offered in the consensus grid is that the number of service plays from professional handicappers are input for each NFL game. Due to legal reasons, these services have asked for their names not to be included in this feed. Players can use the NFL consensus data to help make more informed NFL picks.

11.28.2014

The question is being asked by a female sports bettor who is at the center of a €1,497 winnings confiscation dispute with Betin Sportsbook (unrated). Sportsbook Review reported on November 1 that following the player being limited to €2 per play and continuing to soldier on through the bonus rollover, Betin closed the account citing a violation of their T&C's. | Betin complaint

11.28.2014

The question is being asked by a female sports bettor who is at the center of a €1,497 winnings confiscation dispute with Betin Sportsbook (unrated). Sportsbook Review reported on November 1 that following the player being limited to €2 per play and continuing to soldier on through the bonus rollover, Betin closed the account citing a violation of their T&C's. | Betin complaint

11.28.2014

The question is being asked by a female sports bettor who is at the center of a €1,497 winnings confiscation dispute with Betin Sportsbook (unrated). Sportsbook Review reported on November 1 that following the player being limited to €2 per play and continuing to soldier on through the bonus rollover, Betin closed the account citing a violation of their T&C's. | Betin complaint

11.28.2014

The question is being asked by a female sports bettor who is at the center of a €1,497 winnings confiscation dispute with Betin Sportsbook (unrated). Sportsbook Review reported on November 1 that following the player being limited to €2 per play and continuing to soldier on through the bonus rollover, Betin closed the account citing a violation of their T&C's. | Betin complaint

11.28.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR. This is the second complaint on file and involves the confiscation of £60 in winnings. The player has given a detailed account of the events that led up to his winnings being confiscated, and maintains that he has done nothing wrong. | SmartLiveGaming complaint

11.28.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR. This is the second complaint on file and involves the confiscation of £60 in winnings. The player has given a detailed account of the events that led up to his winnings being confiscated, and maintains that he has done nothing wrong. | SmartLiveGaming complaint

11.28.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR. This is the second complaint on file and involves the confiscation of £60 in winnings. The player has given a detailed account of the events that led up to his winnings being confiscated, and maintains that he has done nothing wrong. | SmartLiveGaming complaint

11.28.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a complaint with SBR. This is the second complaint on file and involves the confiscation of £60 in winnings. The player has given a detailed account of the events that led up to his winnings being confiscated, and maintains that he has done nothing wrong. | SmartLiveGaming complaint

11.28.2014

Sportsbook Review is running a store special in honor of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving where retailers and even online sportsbooks run discount based promotions. Members based in the US have access to Apple electronics including a brand new iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, and a discounted Playstation 4 console. | Promotion details

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a bizarre complaint launched by a player against LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) earlier this week. In summary, a player claimed that his winnings were confiscated and only his initial deposit would be refunded due to not being employed in his country of residence. The player has since issued a clarification. | LSbet Complaint

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a bizarre complaint launched by a player against LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) earlier this week. In summary, a player claimed that his winnings were confiscated and only his initial deposit would be refunded due to not being employed in his country of residence. The player has since issued a clarification. | LSbet Complaint

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a bizarre complaint launched by a player against LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) earlier this week. In summary, a player claimed that his winnings were confiscated and only his initial deposit would be refunded due to not being employed in his country of residence. The player has since issued a clarification. | LSbet Complaint

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on a bizarre complaint launched by a player against LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) earlier this week. In summary, a player claimed that his winnings were confiscated and only his initial deposit would be refunded due to not being employed in his country of residence. The player has since issued a clarification. | LSbet Complaint

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 14 that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) proposed an unfair settlement in a cold case wagering dispute originally published by SBR seven months ago. Since that time, SBR has spoken with both VIPSports.eu again and the player who filed the complaint. The player is considering a revised settlement. | VIPSports.eu complaint

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 14 that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) proposed an unfair settlement in a cold case wagering dispute originally published by SBR seven months ago. Since that time, SBR has spoken with both VIPSports.eu again and the player who filed the complaint. The player is considering a revised settlement. | VIPSports.eu complaint

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 14 that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) proposed an unfair settlement in a cold case wagering dispute originally published by SBR seven months ago. Since that time, SBR has spoken with both VIPSports.eu again and the player who filed the complaint. The player is considering a revised settlement. | VIPSports.eu complaint

11.27.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on November 14 that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) proposed an unfair settlement in a cold case wagering dispute originally published by SBR seven months ago. Since that time, SBR has spoken with both VIPSports.eu again and the player who filed the complaint. The player is considering a revised settlement. | VIPSports.eu complaint

11.27.2014

A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player's account is presently blocked with a £200 total balance. He has explained the chain of events that led to the blocking, and has asked Sportsbook Review for assistance. The details of the player's complaint are accessible in this report's inner view. | Unibet complaint

GoBetGo player charged with violating multiple accounts policy

11.26.2014

A GobetGo (unrated) player has filed a complaint. The player has stated that €1091 in winnings were confiscated. He was accused of violating the sportsbook's terms and conditions pertaining to multiple accounts. The accusation was made following a failed phone verification, according to the player. SBR is speaking with GobetGo for more information and will report findings.

Bet2Be player claims that his £800 balance has been confiscated

11.26.2014

A Bet2Be (SBR rating D) who reported being owed £800 since August 26 has now claimed that his winnings have been confiscated. Bet2Be reportedly told the player that his withdrawal could not be completed as his account was suspended. Only the player's initial deposit has been refunded. Sportsbook Review is following up on this complaint. SBR reported recently that Bet2Be players have submitted over 30 complaints against the Isle of Man based betting site.

Sportsbook Bonuses directory in a nutshell

11.25.2014

The sportsbook bonuses directory ranks betting sites in accordance of the true bonus value per play. Put simply, the total value offered to a player through either a cash or freeplay bonus is compared. For example, you might think that on the surface a 100% freeplay sounds a lot more enticing than 25% cash, but if that freeplay is accompanied by a 10x rollover, you are only looking at approximately 5% real bonus value per bet. Freeplay bonuses are worth approximately half that of cash bonuses, so if a 25% cash bonus is accompanied by a 3X rollover, that equates to approximately 8.3% bonus value per play. Sportsbooks rated a minimum of C- or higher are listed on the bonuses page.