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05.25.2017

On Thursday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard look at Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavs and Celtics. Also, a Deep Dive on the 2017 New England Patriots, an update on New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling, bad beats around the sports world and more.

05.24.2017

SBR reported Monday that C rated sportsbook DirectBet closed its doors. The online sportsbook released a message to players claiming that all confirmed bets stand and would be settled automatically. However, an SBR Forum poster has reported that he has two bets which were winners that should have been paid.

05.24.2017

The countdown is on to the biggest soccer match of the year as Real Madrid takes on Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3. It will attract a huge amount of wagers due to the magnitude and popularity of the game, and there will be a massive amount of prop betting options, which can be a little daunting.

05.24.2017

On Wednesday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard look at two games on the Major League Baseball schedule: Rangers at Red Sox and Cardinals at Dodgers. In addition, a Deep Dive on the betting projections for the 2017 Miami Dolphins, an examination of shorter overtime in the NFL, bad beats around sports and more. 

05.23.2017

A recent discussion in the SBR Forum Handicapper Think Tank sub-forum asks the question of which online sportsbooks are considered to be the best for parlaying baseball lines? Known as accumulators across the pond, parlays have the benefit of potentially awarding large paydays on very small wagers.

05.23.2017

SBR Forum has announced next month's MLB betting contest. The format of the contest is simple: A minimum of 60 plays are required from June 1st to June 30th, which breaks down to approximately two plays per day, and a maximum of 90 plays.Contestants are able to make their selections across MLB money lines, run lines, and totals.

05.23.2017

A Topbet Sportsbook player has claimed that a $2,400 payout request made on March 19 has not been paid. After waiting for the 21 business time-frame associated with bank withdrawals at the online betting site, the player requested the ability to switch to bitcoin to receive his funds. He has claimed Topbet said bitcoin is not available.

05.22.2017

Online sportsbook 1Vice has received a rating increase from D+ to C. The sportsbook is part of the RDG Corp family of sportsbooks. The brand previously split out on its own before being reassumed by RDG Corp in February of 2016. 1Vice players have submitted positive feedback in the year and change following the move.

05.22.2017

An SBR Forum poster has surveyed the Handicapper Think Tank section of the board and inquired on everyone's routine with respect to handicapping Major League Baseball. The Think Tank is a sub-forum where part-time bettors and professionals alike gather to discuss handicapping theory and concepts.

05.22.2017

DirectBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has closed its doors. The bitcoin exclusive sports betting site posted a memo on their website advising clients that the decision was made to cease operation on Sunday the 21st of May. Effective immediately, DirectBet is no longer accepting bets, but outstanding bets will be honored.

05.22.2017

On Monday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down Game 4 of the Warriors-Spurs Western Conference Finals. Also, preview of Monday night’s Royals-Yankees series opener, a Deep Dive on the 2017 Buffalo Bills, a Preakness recap, bad beats from around the sports world and more.

05.21.2017

Cloud Computing was not going to be denied at the Preakness Stakes and cashed as a 13 to 1 long shot. Bettors who ponied up $1,000 went home with a $13,000 payday. There will be no Triple Crown in store for enthusiasts of horse racing this year. Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming finished in 8th place.

05.21.2017

Online sportsbooks have set the Cleveland Cavaliers as 16 point favorites in game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers are coming off a historic blowout against the Celtics where they had a 41-point lead at halftime. Shop for live lines and matchup statistics at SBR Odds.

05.21.2017

Everything important has already been decided in the English Premier League and we’re down to one final round of matches. With all of the last round matches being played at the same time on Sunday, there are a bumper crop of matches to look forward to from a betting perspective. Read  more at SBR Picks.

05.20.2017

Update 5/21: Bitcoin has cracked $2,000 and is currently trading at $2,050

Sports gamblers who wager exclusively in bitcoin have enjoyed massive gains as the digital cryptocurrency is on the doorstep of $2,000. Bitcoin was trading in the low $1,000 range just two months ago and has continued its meteoric rise amid positive mainstream media headlines and less infighting among its core developers.

05.20.2017

Always Dreaming is set around a -125 betting favorite at most online sportsbooks in today's Preakness Stakes. Classic Empire is the second most likely colt to get the job done and prevent Always Dreaming from completing the second leg of a possible Triple Crown. Compare all Preakness Stakes odds using Sportsbook Review.

05.19.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom delivers an online sportsbook industry news update for Friday, May 19, 2017. Stay updated with member feedback on online sportsbooks by bookmarking the SBR Sportsbooks & Industry forum where members share their feedback on sports betting sites.

05.19.2017

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a complaint. He opened an account with the online betting site six weeks ago and began wagering on European football. He initially lost around €5,000 before having a positive run which saw his balance increase to €7,200, and later about double that figure.

05.19.2017

Always Dreaming is the odds on favorite to win the Preakness Stakes and complete a second leg of the elusive Triple Crown. Online sportsbooks have priced the colt at around -120 to win the second leg, which means a $120 wager is needed to show a profit of $100. Compare all Preakness Odds using Sportsbook Review.

05.19.2017


On Friday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals. Also, a Deep Dive on the 2017 Seattle Seahawks, bad beats from around the sports world and newly-released college football win totals. 

05.18.2017

Sportsbook Review invites users to give the online sportsbook rating guide a try. The list of over 200 online bookmakers can be filtered a number of ways to improve the likelihood of a player finding a sportsbook that is tailored to their own individual needs. The rating guide includes data on bonuses, cashier options, wagering platform information and more.

05.18.2017

On Thursday’s Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard break down Game 3 of the Warriors-Spurs Western Conference Finals. Also, a look at the Red Sox-A’s series opener and a betting examination of what to expect from this year’s San Francisco 49ers, and the Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.

05.17.2017

The 2017 Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday from Pimlico in Baltimore, and bettors need not look past the two top betting choices to pick a winner. An SBR Sports Picks writer breaks down what online sports gamblers should consider for the second leg of a possible Triple Crown run.

05.17.2017

Team Canada has for the first time in three months taken first place over Team USA in the 2017 SBR Forum World Poker Cup. It is not too late to participate and win points every day in the free poker competition. Visit SBR Forum for details and represent your region with pride on the virtual felt of SBR Poker.