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12.09.2014

The Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A) call center will be temporarily closed tonight in honor of Christmas. The Heritage staff will be having their annual Christmas party and will close their call center tonight at 7:30pm PST. Online wagering will be available as normal and bet grading will be unaffected. The call center will reopen at 10AM PST December 10.

The following statement was posted by Heritage to their players:

"Heritage Sports is a 365 day a year operation and 1 day each year we take the time to celebrate the efforts of our dedicated staff with an Annual Christmas party. This year we will be closing our call center on Tuesday December 9th at 7:30pm PST and opening again on Wednesday December 10th at 10am PST. Please access the website or mobile app to place any wagers while our call center is closed to celebrate the holiday. Thank you for choosing Heritage Sports and we appreciate your understanding."

Heritage players with feedback are encouraged to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

12.08.2014

The annual Beat The Prick contest is entering the 15th and final week. This year's contest awards $20,000 to the top 20 winners plus SBR apparel and $500 for 500th place. The top 10 of the contest is up for grabs and strategy is sure to be a factor in determing this year's champion. The Prick himself has turned in a respectable showing of 35-35-0 plus 5.62 units after 70 picks. | View contest standings

12.08.2014

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player with a balance of $16,182 has claimed it has been four weeks since his last Person to Person withdrawal. The player initially filed a complaint with SBR in July of 2014 acknowledging profiting nearly $8,000 on his deposits to InstantActionSports. He is one of multiple players being slow paid. | InsantActionSports update

12.08.2014

A BetAtHome Sportsbook player has filed a complaint against the betting site with SBR. The player had €1400 in winnings confiscated by BetAtHome after intentionally dumping €400 in chips to a friend in a heads up poker cash game. The player claimed he was attempting to transfer funds to a friend, and that his balance was legitimate. | BetAtHome complaint

12.07.2014

Sportsbook Review is in the process of evaluating Betin for an initial rating. SBR encourages Betin Sportsbook players with feedback to write in to mail@sportsbookreview.com. Most notably, SBR received a complaint from a player who had nearly €1,500 confiscated following successful play. | Betin complaint details

Falcons vs. Packers: Monday Night Football contest

12.07.2014

Sportsbook Review is running a Predict the Score contest on Monday Night Football's Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers game. Sports bettors who will be making plays on the game are welcomed to participate. The final score total for each team must be correctly predicted for a $15 pizza gift card prize to be won. The card will be delivered via email to the winner and will be from either Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, or Dominos. | Enter a score

12.07.2014

In February, Sportsbook Review reported that a Unibet (SBR rating C-) player had €200 confiscated for unclear circumstances. Unibet informed the player of a section in their small-print that essentially empowers the sportsbook to not provide any explanation whatsoever if it decides to confiscate player winnings. The dispute remains outstanding. | Unibet complaint

UFC 181 Betting Props: Lawler vs. Hendricks

12.06.2014

Sportsbook Review has assembled UFC 181 betting props for Lawler vs. Hendricks. These propositions include wagers on whether or not the fight goes the five round distance, bets by knockout, submission, round stoppages and more. The online sportsbooks listed in the UFC betting directory are all in good standing according to SBR ratings.

SBR Odds College Football lines: Fresno State the biggest night dog

12.06.2014

Fresno State opened as nearly 8 to 1 underdogs against the Boise State Broncos according to SBR Odds College Football line history. As of 1pm ET, the line has grown to as high as 14.25 to 1, meaning a $100 wager returns $1425 in profit. The highest payoff for betting this biggest moneyline underdog of the week can be found at 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+). If you're a sports bettor who prefers a big starting bonus in favor of reduced juice pricing, then Bet365 (SBR rating A+) and their 100% cash bonus with a 3X sports rollover may be the way to go , despite the payoff on the individual wager returning just $1,125 based on a $100 wager.

Globalbet.eu player submits $7,000 payout complaint

12.05.2014

A Globalbet.eu player has filed a payout complaint. The player has stated that he has made $7,500 worth of deposits to the betting site in the previous 30 days. He managed to turn a profit of $500, and decided to order a $7,000 payout request to test the withdrawal process. He submitted his ID and went on to complete the payout request, but for going on a month he claims he has not been paid. Sportsbook Review is investigating the payout complaint and asks Globalbet.eu players with payment feedback to write to SBR at mail@sportsbookreview.com.

Best Sportsbook Bonuses chart updated

12.05.2014

The best sportsbook bonuses page has been updated. The bonus page contains cash and free play (traditional and match bet) offers from online sportsbooks. While the page contains ratings on sportsbooks listed C or higher, SBR recommends players choose an online sportsbook with a minimum rating of B+ or higher. Sportsbooks that are higher rated generally pay faster and offer a better customer service and wagering experience than with sportsbooks lower on the rating scale.

Winner.com free bet bonus dispute

12.05.2014

A Winner.com (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a free bet bonus dispute. The player has claimed that he believes he is owed £2200 in free bets in accordance with a promotion that refunded players who made five-team parlay wagers and lost just one leg over a period of time. The player understands that he is not eligible to receive future bonus promotions, but is requesting the free bets he accumulated until being cut off from perks to be honored. SBR has followed up with a Winner.com manager to discuss the complaint. Winner.com players with feedback are encouraged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

12.04.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has filed a sportsbook complaint against the betting site. The player filed a complaint today claiming that his £1,950 balance was confiscated by the sportsbook. He first deposited to his account March 10 and accepted a £20 free bet. He worked his balance up to the £1,950 mark before having his funds forfeited. | SmartLiveGaming complaint

12.04.2014

There is still time left to register for the upcoming SBR Bash in beautiful Punta Cana on Super Bowl weekend, Sat Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2015. This marks the first ever bash in the Dominican Republic and is the fifth official SBR Bash. Previous venues have included Las Vegas and Costa Rica. A $5,000 poker freeroll tournament sponsored by Bovada (SBR rating A) was announced today. | SBR Bash report

12.04.2014

A GobetGo (unrated) player has claimed that her £500 balance has been confiscated. The player filed a complaint with SBR early Thursday morning against the betting site. She has claimed that she was accused of not being the true owner of her account. The complaint touches on many of the same points as a recent SBR report on female sports bettors. | GobetGo complaint

12.03.2014

Sportsbook Review reported on December 1st that Marathonbet allegedly confiscated $1,000 in winnings citing professional betting. SBR has since spoken with Marathonbet concerning the player's complaint and was told that the betting site believes that the player's ID was forged. The player must now launch his complaint with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. | Marathonbet complaint

12.03.2014

A BetCas Sportsbook player has submitted a complaint involving an unpaid €19,500 balance. He has given a detailed account of his history with BetCas to SBR and hopes that progress will be made on his complaint. The dispute is centered around an investigation that was reportedly underway after the player allegedly violated their T&C's. | BetCas Sportsbook complaint

12.02.2014

Bitcoin (BTC) topped out at $445.16 during November and closed the month at $377.12. The anonymous cryptocurrency is surging in popularity despite its swings in value as retailers, investors, and the media keep bitcoin relevant and in the mainstream. Online sportsbooks are also capitalizing off the mania by integrating bitcoin into their online cashiers. | BTC report

12.02.2014

An InstantAction Sports (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $4,497 payout through Neteller on November 11, and claims to have contacted the betting site daily for updates but has yet to be paid. The player should have been advised of his options to request payment via alternate methods. | InstantActionSports complaint

12.02.2014

SBR reported in November 2013 that Betsafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) confiscated €22,500 from a winning player. Betsafe initially refused comment on the case citing privacy policy, but eventually shared details of the dispute with an SBR analyst. Betsafe ruled that it had sufficient proof that the player violated their T&C's. | Betsafe complaint