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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

03.21.2014

Sportsbook Review provides an SBR iGaming News video update for Friday, March 31, 214. Topics covered in today's broadcast include the recent advisories published concerning two blacklisted online sportsbooks that have scammed players: Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D-), and BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-).

Mobibet Sportsbook added to SBR blacklist

03.20.2014

Mobibet Sportsbook has refused to pay 11 of the players who filed SBR complaints. The players are guilty of nothing more than profiting off Mobibet's signup bonus. Mobibet claims software supplier EveryMatrix agreed that confiscating valid winnings from players who appeared to use a system to clear bonus rollovers is the norm. SBR to initiate Mobibet on the SBR blacklist.

5Dimes Sportsbook launches new live betting platform

03.18.2014

5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has launched an all new interface for live in-play betting. Accessible under the Sportsbook menu as "Live Betting Extra" - the page lists the games currently in-play as well as the score of each match and a bet ticker. In the menu on the left are a list of upcoming events scheduled to take place over the next 24 hours. Users can also make quick bets while navigating between in-play betting markets. The platform gives the ability to set odds from American, decimal, fractional, and Hong Kong. Languages supported include English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. The page also remembers your choice so that the next time you access the live betting system your preferences already take effect.

03.17.2014

March Mayhem is upon us. Gamblers everywhere rejoice what is a most celebrated time: NCAA Tournament betting. From brackets contest galore, eye-popping prizes, and multitude of betting markets. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a grid of the current NCAA Tournament betting opportunities broken down by sportsbook.

03.16.2014

Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D-) and their family of online sportsbooks are not paying players. One Dimeline Sports player has been owed $2,400 since February 2012. Dimeline admitted that players who file complaints against the sportsbook or blog their feedback at posting forums are of no priority to be paid. Dimeline remains on the SBR blacklist.

03.16.2014

Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D-) and their family of online sportsbooks are not paying players. One Dimeline Sports player has been owed $2,400 since February 2012. Dimeline admitted that players who file complaints against the sportsbook or blog their feedback at posting forums are of no priority to be paid. Dimeline remains on the SBR blacklist.

03.16.2014

Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D-) and their family of online sportsbooks are not paying players. One Dimeline Sports player has been owed $2,400 since February 2012. Dimeline admitted that players who file complaints against the sportsbook or blog their feedback at posting forums are of no priority to be paid. Dimeline remains on the SBR blacklist.

03.16.2014

Dimeline Sports (SBR rating D-) and their family of online sportsbooks are not paying players. One Dimeline Sports player has been owed $2,400 since February 2012. Dimeline admitted that players who file complaints against the sportsbook or blog their feedback at posting forums are of no priority to be paid. Dimeline remains on the SBR blacklist.