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11.02.2014

Another Marathonbet player has filed a complaint claiming that he has lost access to his funds. The player, who initially registered at the start of the year, reported that his account was locked following his first payout request. Sportsbook Review followed up with Marathonbet, who claimed they were unsatisfied that the player provided legitimate ID. | Marathonbet complaint

11.02.2014

Another Marathonbet player has filed a complaint claiming that he has lost access to his funds. The player, who initially registered at the start of the year, reported that his account was locked following his first payout request. Sportsbook Review followed up with Marathonbet, who claimed they were unsatisfied that the player provided legitimate ID. | Marathonbet complaint

11.02.2014

Another Marathonbet player has filed a complaint claiming that he has lost access to his funds. The player, who initially registered at the start of the year, reported that his account was locked following his first payout request. Sportsbook Review followed up with Marathonbet, who claimed they were unsatisfied that the player provided legitimate ID. | Marathonbet complaint

11.02.2014

Another Marathonbet player has filed a complaint claiming that he has lost access to his funds. The player, who initially registered at the start of the year, reported that his account was locked following his first payout request. Sportsbook Review followed up with Marathonbet, who claimed they were unsatisfied that the player provided legitimate ID. | Marathonbet complaint

11.01.2014

A Betin Sportsbook player has claimed that €1497 in winnings were confiscated. The player had been wagering €2 per play after having the betting limits substantially lowered in the midst of a bonus rollover obligation. The account was finally suspended by the betting site after  fraudulent activity was alleged. | Betin complaint

11.01.2014

A Betin Sportsbook player has claimed that €1497 in winnings were confiscated. The player had been wagering €2 per play after having the betting limits substantially lowered in the midst of a bonus rollover obligation. The account was finally suspended by the betting site after  fraudulent activity was alleged. | Betin complaint

11.01.2014

A Betin Sportsbook player has claimed that €1497 in winnings were confiscated. The player had been wagering €2 per play after having the betting limits substantially lowered in the midst of a bonus rollover obligation. The account was finally suspended by the betting site after  fraudulent activity was alleged. | Betin complaint

11.01.2014

A Betin Sportsbook player has claimed that €1497 in winnings were confiscated. The player had been wagering €2 per play after having the betting limits substantially lowered in the midst of a bonus rollover obligation. The account was finally suspended by the betting site after  fraudulent activity was alleged. | Betin complaint

10.31.2014

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that a BetUS (SBR rating D+) player was burned by the small print of a free bet bonus promotion. The player thought he was in full compliance with the bonus terms and conditions based on his correspondence with BetUS support, only to discover that the most he could redeem was $250, and later nothing. | BetUS addresses complaint

10.31.2014

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that a BetUS (SBR rating D+) player was burned by the small print of a free bet bonus promotion. The player thought he was in full compliance with the bonus terms and conditions based on his correspondence with BetUS support, only to discover that the most he could redeem was $250, and later nothing. | BetUS addresses complaint

10.31.2014

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that a BetUS (SBR rating D+) player was burned by the small print of a free bet bonus promotion. The player thought he was in full compliance with the bonus terms and conditions based on his correspondence with BetUS support, only to discover that the most he could redeem was $250, and later nothing. | BetUS addresses complaint

10.31.2014

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that a BetUS (SBR rating D+) player was burned by the small print of a free bet bonus promotion. The player thought he was in full compliance with the bonus terms and conditions based on his correspondence with BetUS support, only to discover that the most he could redeem was $250, and later nothing. | BetUS addresses complaint

10.30.2014

Sportsbook Review is hosting a 25,000 poker freeroll in honor of Halloween 2014. The game takes place at the SBR Poker room and pays the top 25. First place pockets 5,000 points. SBR video host Silvia explains the nuts and bolts of the tournament, which is open to all comes, with the only requirement being a valid SBR forum account. | How to play

10.30.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player made an in-play wager on an international soccer match between Maribor and Radomolje on the under 1.5, which was trading at 2.60. The wager was settled correctly as a win, but later voided on account of "rapid fluctuation" on the betting odds. | SmartLiveGaming dispute

10.30.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player made an in-play wager on an international soccer match between Maribor and Radomolje on the under 1.5, which was trading at 2.60. The wager was settled correctly as a win, but later voided on account of "rapid fluctuation" on the betting odds. | SmartLiveGaming dispute

10.30.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player made an in-play wager on an international soccer match between Maribor and Radomolje on the under 1.5, which was trading at 2.60. The wager was settled correctly as a win, but later voided on account of "rapid fluctuation" on the betting odds. | SmartLiveGaming dispute

10.30.2014

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player made an in-play wager on an international soccer match between Maribor and Radomolje on the under 1.5, which was trading at 2.60. The wager was settled correctly as a win, but later voided on account of "rapid fluctuation" on the betting odds. | SmartLiveGaming dispute

10.30.2014

A BetUS Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player reported receiving a physical mailer inviting him to try a $50 free bet. The letter, which the player offered to fax to SBR, made no mention of a max payout. The player took the $50 free bet and increased his balance to $702 in winnings before asking for a withdrawal. At this point, he realized that the promo had a max redemption of $250. | BetUS complaint

Pinnacle Sportsbook wagering stats recap in MLB WS

10.29.2014

Sportsbook Review reported earlier tonight that 78% of moneyline (to win outright) wagers at Pinnacle Sportsbook were placed on home favorite Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 MLB World Series. The closing line at 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) had the Royals as -138 favorites ($138 wager wins $100), but underdog San Francisco Giants won the game 3-2. Also cashing was the under 7 priced at -115; there was a 10 cent move on the under at 5Dimes in the hour before the opening pitch. Finally, the Giants' run-line cashed at +1.5 -160 ($160 wins $100). Sportsbook Review will deliver more betting reports for the recently started NBA regular season, as well as American Football updates.

10.29.2014

The Kansas City Royals are home favorites in game 7 of the World Series. SBR Odds shows the current line at Kansas City -136 (best line available at 5Dimes and Pinnacle Sports, a $136 wager wins $100). A majority of sports bettors are backing the home favorite Royals at Pinnacle; the sportsbook has received 78% of wagers on the Royals moneyline, according to an account manager. As for the total, which has remained at 7 runs since opening, bettors are in agreement with 56% of total wagers on the over. | Betting report

10.29.2014

BetButler (SBR rating C+) is still off-line. SBR reported two weeks ago that the UK Gambling Commission revoked BetButler's license in September after a public notice appeared that the site was being sold. The disclaimer indicated that the acquisition included the user database, balances, and pending withdrawals. | BetButler statement

10.28.2014

A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) manager is reviewing the recent player complaints reported by SBR. The first complaint, originally posted September 17, indicated a player was owed $8,200 and that the balance was in limbo. The player deposited with SportsbettingOnline by bitcoin and ran up the large balance earlier in the summer. | SportsbettingOnline report

10.28.2014

A SportsbettingOnline (SBR rating D+) manager is reviewing the recent player complaints reported by SBR. The first complaint, originally posted September 17, indicated a player was owed $8,200 and that the balance was in limbo. The player deposited with SportsbettingOnline by bitcoin and ran up the large balance earlier in the summer. | SportsbettingOnline report