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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.

11.25.2014

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player deposited €300 and began wagering in November 2014. He shortly found that his maximum wager was restricted to €50 per play and asked to make a withdrawal. At this point, the complaint took a turn in favor of the bizarre, according to the player. | Read LSbet complaint

InstantActionSports payout complaint update

11.24.2014

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) player has confirmed receiving $2000 via Person to Person last month. The sportsbook was downgraded to D+ after a crop of payout complaints surfaced. Management confirmed that payouts are not being processed via eWallet presently, and has offered users partial payouts through P2P for the time being. The player reported that he expected an additional P2P for going on two weeks and has not received word back from the betting site. Player feedback is encouraged.

11.24.2014

A Bet2Be Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has reported being owed £678 since September 16. The player has sent all ID documents that have been requested of him, including a photo holding his passport. The player is one of thirty that have written Sportsbook Review for assistance dealing with the slow-pay bookmaker. | Bet2Be complaints

Dashbet complaint on payout of €1000

11.24.2014

A Dashbet Sportsbook (unrated) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player requested a withdrawal of €1000 on November 17 via Skrill, but claims he has yet to be paid. The player also shared the complaint in the SBR Sportsbook & Industry forum, asking other bettors their feedback on receiving payouts from Dashbet. SBR urges Dashbet players with feedback or complaints to write to help@sportsbookreview.com. SBR is awaiting comment from Dashbet.

11.23.2014

The November 2014 edition of the top sportsbook poll runs for one final week. As of this publication, 5Dimes Sportsbook, Heritage Sports, and Pinnacle Sports are the three bookmakers atop the list with over 2,000 combined votes point each. SBR encourages all readers to take their time to let their voices be heard in the poll. | Poll Standings

Public and sharp action shifting Dallas' way vs. Giants?

11.23.2014

Approximately 90 minutes before kickoff, 63% of bettors are on the Dallas Cowboys side in their Sunday Night game against the NY Giants, according to SBR Odds Consensus data. The line movement attests to that: The Cowboys opened at 2.5 point favorites and are presently trading at minus 5 -105. The moneyline is set at -220 / +200, meaning a $220 wager is needed to win $100 on the Cowboys. The best line available on the NY Giants comes at 5Dimes Sportsbook, who offer a 20¢ higher payoff on the Giants than the other betting sites listed on SBR Odds.

NFL Prop Betting Guide updated

11.23.2014

The NFL Prop Betting guide has been updated with twelve new betting markets ahead of the Sunday Night football game. Players are shown the current best line by sportsbook in addition to a real-time updating box showing the current to win outright market price.

Monday Night Football Contest: Predict the Score

11.23.2014

Sports bettors that feel like they have solid plays or an angle on Monday Night Football's Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints game can win a free pizza gift card. SBR is running a predict the score contest that rewards the first user to exactly correct predict the final score for each team with their choice of a Dominos, Pizza Hut, or Papa Johns $15 reward. | Play in the contest

11.22.2014

Bitcoin is settling around the $352 range toward the end of the business day for Saturday, November 22. The anonymous digital currency still has challenges to overcome before it becomes a more main attraction for online sports bettors, though more and more sportsbooks are now adding support for the currency. | SBR report

11.22.2014

A Netbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has reported that his account is locked. The player has a balance of €320, and claims to have done nothing wrong. The player opened his account with a €100 deposit approximately one month ago, and has asked what to do next. The player read the recent Netbet Sportsbook complaint published by SBR. | Netbet complaint

BetCas Sportsbook complaint #2 pending

11.22.2014

A BetCas Sportsbook player has filed a complaint with SBR against the betting site. The player has stated that his BetCas account was suspended without word. He had previously deposited and withdrawn successfully. Sportsbook Review reported on November 16 that a BetCas player had a €1223 balance up in the air; that complaint is also pending. BetCas (unrated) players with feedback are urged to write to help@sportsbookreview.com.

VIPSports.eu considers settling cold case dispute

11.21.2014

SBR reported last week that VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D-) offered a partial settlement to the player who had $2,000 in winnings confiscated after hitting a NHL Futures wager on Justin Williams winning the Conn Smythe trophy during the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. Sportsbook Review has again spoken with the owner of BTG Global, the parent company which powers VIPSports.eu and multiple other skins, and has established that the line accuracy is not in dispute. VIPSports.eu has been unwilling to pay the full value of the ticket due to the player allegedly being profiled upon his acount sign-up and set to a max of $30 for exotic wagers - a limit that was not enforced by the software. Management is considering paying the full value of the ticket but has yet to confirm their decision with SBR.

11.21.2014

Update: US District Judge Shipp issues permanent injunction, blocks NJ from offering sports betting.

US District Court Judge Michael Shipp is due to release his ruling on the New Jersey sports betting case today. Sportsbook Review reported this week that Judge Shipp heard arguments from New Jersey attorneys and attorneys for the major professional sports leagues and NCAA Thursday, concerning NJ's intent to allow state casinos and racetracks to accept sports wagers. | NJ report

11.20.2014

A Marathonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has filed a complaint with SBR. The player also blogged his feedback on the SBR Sportsbook & Industry section, detailing that his account is presently locked after a €1360 wager on a football match between FSV Frankfurt and RB Leipzig. The player's wager was on the under 2.5 goals. | Marathonbet complaint

Top Sportsbooks Poll: 10 Days Left

11.20.2014

Ten days remain in the November 2014 edition of the top online sportsbooks poll. Sportsbook Review invites all readers to cast their vote for their top three favorite betting sites; votes are being collected at the SBR posting forum. Previous poll winner 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) is presently in first place with over 900 points. The poll runs through November.

InstantActionSports player owed $1800 for four months

11.20.2014

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D+) has filed a complaint with SBR. The player requested a $1800 withdrawal four months ago and has yet to be paid. InstantActionSports is presently unable to process payouts through eWallet. Sportsbook Review reported on November 4 that a player received a $5,000 payout through interbook transfer to settle a slow-pay complaint dating back to July 2014. InstantActionSports management has told SBR that players who do not wish to wait for eWallet options to become available are able to receive payment via Person to Person transfer. SBR is following up on this latest complaint and will update the newswire.

Betsson player has £309 in winnings taken

11.20.2014

A Betsson (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a sportsbook complaint. The player deposited £300 via Skrill in early November 2014. He placed a few wagers before increasing his balance to £609. The player states that his account was then restricted by Betsson. He says that Betsson phoned him and asked if he had traveled recently, as his geo-location changed during the course of his play. The player claims to have answered all questions correctly, but was told that his account was permanently closed and winnings confiscated as a decision by management. Sportsbook Review is investigating the complaint.

11.19.2014

California's Pala Indians are the first tribe to offer internet gambling in New Jersey. Known as the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the tribe launched their website PalaCasino.com earlier today. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is expected to make it official Monday, at which point up to 90 games will be offered. | New Jersey gambling report

11.19.2014

SBR reported on November 17 that a SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) player submitted a payout complaint. The user claimed to be unable to request a Person to Person withdrawal for $500, and that he did not receive adequate assistance from customer service. A manager with the betting site has since addressed the complaint with SBR. | Read SportsbettingOnline complaint update

Beware of SBR Impostors & email scams

11.19.2014

Scammers pretending to represent SportsbookReview.com are emailing bitcoin betting sites seeking payment to a Gmail address in exchange for advertising. SBR staff only send email from official @sportsbookreview.com addresses and do not ever ask for payment to review sportsbooks. Similar to the scam reported in April of 2011, the hustlers are setting their sights on marketing departments attempting to pass themselves off as SBR employees. In the most recent scam, a video review was promised in exchange for payment through BTC. Please write help@sportsbookreview.com if you have any concerns over the authenticity of any correspondence with an unknown contact claiming to work for SBR.