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SBR congratulates Triathlon contest winners

04.13.2014

SBR Forum congratulates the winners in the 2014 SBR Gambling Triathlon. SBR poster smitch124 pocketed a cool $4,000 for his first place finish. SBR poster stuler took down $1,500 for second place. The four month long competition hinged on poker, handicapping, and blackjack play. SBR will announce its new major contest series next week.

04.12.2014

Sportsbook Review has updated the best MLB betting baseball lines comparison page. The 2014 season is upon us and ripe with many opportunities to win cash. Before choosing an online sportsbook to wager baseball, be sure to read this article on selecting a sportsbook and how to measure which company offers the most bang for your buck. This covers the best Sportsbook Dimelines of 2014.

1Vice Sportsbook splits from RDG Corp, feedback wanted

04.09.2014

1Vice Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) left the RDG Corp family of online sportsbooks earlier this year. 1Vice reportedly outgrew the RDG Corp facility according to a statement made by the RDG owner. SBR encourages users with 1Vice feedback or complaints to write in to help@sportsbookreview.com.

Online sportsbooks also affected by SSL Heartbleed bug

04.08.2014

SBR has advised multiple sportsbooks of the SSL Heartbleed vulnerability and each have taken emergency steps to fix or has already patched this internet-wide security issue. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) refers to the "S" in HTTPS. The technology industry has been reeling due to a recently discovered bug dubbed as the "Heartbleed" bug which effectively allows malicious users or just about anybody with some technical savvy to intercept SSL layered communications. Essentially, an attacker up to no good can attempt to apploit an SSL using website that has not already applied a patch to resolve the issue. SBR urges players to not use the same password at more than one sportsbook and to change their password for peace of mind.

Congrats to SBR Forum Bracket Winners

04.08.2014

SBR Forum congratulates this year's NCAA Brackets Contest winners. SBR poster newguy nailed 3 of the 4 teams in the Final Four and pockets 15,000 betpoints plus a $600 SBR Bash travel voucher for his efforts. SBR posters Ted Sheckler, face, Gummo77, and 4uk4life round out the top five.

04.05.2014

Sportsbook Review news week in review: In today's SBR iGaming News video update, the latest topics from the SBR newswire are covered including the submission of the thirtieth Mobibet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) complaint involving the confiscation of €500. Other topics include new sportsbook comparison directory pages authored by SBR.

04.03.2014

A Mobibet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player has reported difficulty receiving payment of €500. He has claimed that all of his identity documents are on file with Mobibet Sportsbook and that there has been no reason given the payout issue. He claims that for more than two weeks Mobibet Sportsbook has not processed his payout.

5Dimes Sportsbook first to offer overnight MLB Run lines

04.02.2014

5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) is the first to spread overnight lines for the MLB card to take place Thursday, April 3, 2014. 5Dimes also is typically first to release MLB Betting Props, which are included in the MLB Betting Directory.

04.01.2014

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao takes on Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley in Las Vegas, Nevada, on HBO PPV Saturday April 12. Sorts bettors looking to get on the inside track and lock in the best betting value should look no further than the Pacquiao vs. Bradley odds comparison page at Sportsbook Review, which includes the best prop wagers and outright odds.

03.31.2014

The 2014 MLB season is officially here and online sportsbooks are offering many different ways of wagering. If you're in search of value, look no further. SBR has mapped out the best places for every gambler including the value hunting professional. The MLB Betting Directory lists proposition bets, futures markets, game odds, and more as offered by the industry's best online sportsbooks.

Matchbook to donate soccer commisions April 1

03.31.2014

Popular betting exchange Matchbook (SBR rating B+) will begin charging commision again on soccer wagers beginning tomorrow, Tuesday April 1st. Matchbook has ran a four month special where football bets were traded at 0% commission. Matchbook has pledged to donate all soccer commissions generated Apil 1 to sporting charity "Right to Play". This means all commissions generated during tomorrow's Champions League Quarter finals will be donated. A charity bet will be given to celebrity athlete and cricket superstar Darren Gough with all proceeds also going to charity.

5Dimes Sportsbook tech issue

03.31.2014

Update: 5Dimes is back online. 5Dimes does not expect their online sportsbook to be as fast as usual until tomorrow when additional hardware is installed in their data center. 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) and their family of websites are currently experiencing technical difficulties. 5Dimes expects to be back online by 2PM ET.

03.29.2014

In today's Sportsbook Review iGaming News video, host Natalie covers the latest online sportsbook complaints and industry news. Show topics include the recent downgrading of the sportsbooks under the Olympian Group label, which include Geobet Sportsbook, GR88 Sportsbook, and Bulldog777. The family of sportsbooks are now rated D-.

03.27.2014

Update 3/27: A player from sister sportsbook GR88 (SBR rating D) has reported that more than €1000 in bonus winnings have been confiscated. The player details the same frustration as other Olympian Group users: He is allowed to sign up and receive a deposit bonus, continue to bet, and is then subject to winnings confiscation come payout time.

03.27.2014

Update 3/27: A player from sister sportsbook GR88 (SBR rating D) has reported that more than €1000 in bonus winnings have been confiscated. The player details the same frustration as other Olympian Group users: He is allowed to sign up and receive a deposit bonus, continue to bet, and is then subject to winnings confiscation come payout time.

03.27.2014

Update 3/27: A player from sister sportsbook GR88 (SBR rating D) has reported that more than €1000 in bonus winnings have been confiscated. The player details the same frustration as other Olympian Group users: He is allowed to sign up and receive a deposit bonus, continue to bet, and is then subject to winnings confiscation come payout time.

03.27.2014

Update 3/27: A player from sister sportsbook GR88 (SBR rating D) has reported that more than €1000 in bonus winnings have been confiscated. The player details the same frustration as other Olympian Group users: He is allowed to sign up and receive a deposit bonus, continue to bet, and is then subject to winnings confiscation come payout time.

03.26.2014

A Bitbook.biz player has reported that he has not been paid his 0.65 bitcoin balance ($380). The player has no way of getting in touch with Bitbook.biz over the unpaid balance as their site is now fully off-line and their last known email address bounces. Bitbook.biz claimed that while it was closing all player funds would be honored. This remains to be seen.

03.25.2014

A Mobibet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has reported payment of €400. Mobibet Sportsbook was recently blacklisted by SBR for refusing to honor the winning balances of eleven players that filed sportsbook complaints with SBR. Mobibet's basis for not paying is that their terms and conditions limit bonuses to recreational players.

Heritage Sports adds new payment option

03.23.2014

Heritage Sportsbook (SBR rating A) has added a new payment option for Canadian customers. Instant Banking allows users to easily link their bank account with their Heritage Sportsbook account to easily make deposits and withdrawals. Users can also choose to be paid via cheque so that they may cash their funds at a separate bank account than the one used for depositing. This is significant as Skrill cut off their service for gambling transactions to all Canadian residents as of 2 January 2014. Online sportsbooks including Heritage have since worked hard at restoring some level of transaction ease for the Canucks.

NCAA Brackets Contest underway

03.22.2014

SBR Forum's annual bracket contest gives away a whopping 100,000 points plus $600 toward SBR Bash travel. Nearly five hundred SBR Forum users submitted a bracket this year. SBR Forum poster 'Oregon Winner' currently tops the chart with 102 points through the first starting rounds. SBR users 'DrStale', 'darko3131', 'DDT', and 'runner5k' comprise the top 5. | Standings