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04.27.2013

A Gtbets Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a bonus complaint. The player claims he has been limited to $20 bets with $1,882 in rollover remaining. He claims to have deposited $500 for a $250 bonus on April 18th. He is willing to accept a prorated payout or fulfill the bonus requirement with higher limits. SBR has followed up with Gtbets Sportsbook to discuss the claim.

04.27.2013

A Gtbets Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a bonus complaint. The player claims he has been limited to $20 bets with $1,882 in rollover remaining. He claims to have deposited $500 for a $250 bonus on April 18th. He is willing to accept a prorated payout or fulfill the bonus requirement with higher limits. SBR has followed up with Gtbets Sportsbook to discuss the claim.

04.27.2013

A Gtbets Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a bonus complaint. The player claims he has been limited to $20 bets with $1,882 in rollover remaining. He claims to have deposited $500 for a $250 bonus on April 18th. He is willing to accept a prorated payout or fulfill the bonus requirement with higher limits. SBR has followed up with Gtbets Sportsbook to discuss the claim.

04.27.2013

A Gtbets Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player has submitted a bonus complaint. The player claims he has been limited to $20 bets with $1,882 in rollover remaining. He claims to have deposited $500 for a $250 bonus on April 18th. He is willing to accept a prorated payout or fulfill the bonus requirement with higher limits. SBR has followed up with Gtbets Sportsbook to discuss the claim.

Globant signs deal with Bally Technologies

04.26.2013
Sportsbook Review.com gives an SBR iGaming News video update for Friday, April 26th, 2013. Topics discussed in today's show include social media and gaming firm Zynga's first quarter financial statement, an update on a Belgium-facing online casino, and a recent deal between technology provider Globant and Bally Technologies for the production of gaming software.

04.25.2013
The 2013 NBA Playoffs are underway. Online sportsbooks are offering betting odds on the winner of each series through the 2013 NBA Championship. Sportsbook Review.com has updated its list of NBA Series Betting Prices by sportsbook and has given a betting preview with useful facts for handicapping every game. The page will be updated through the finals.

04.23.2013

Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR Industry News video update for Tuesday, April 23d, 2013. Discussed today is a BetVictor (SBR rating B) betting dispute involving a punter who had a 4/1 winning prop bet voided as he placed it after a player's trade team was initially reported by news outlets. The player suggests he is being penalised for the BetVictor staff falling asleep at the wheel.

04.22.2013

Wagerweb Sportsbook has reversed their position on a cold case from 2009. A player profited nearly $20,000 betting correlated parlays. Wagerweb's position was that the bettor benefited from a software glitch that enabled him to lock in significantly +EV (expected value) plays.  Wagerweb management has recently agreed to resolve this issue by paying out the player and put an end to this case.  This case was the only on file against the sportsbook.

Wagerweb Sportsbook has been upgraded to C+.

04.20.2013

Good news for Belgium gamblers. WMS Industries, a provider of gaming technology which is known for their extensive work with lotteries, has announced to the world that their Williams Interactive LLC subsidiary has debuted a new online casino game for Belgium residents. The game is fully legal per Belgium laws.

04.20.2013

The credit to accounts will apparently come with a 10 time play-through requirement, requiring substantially more wagering activity than the initial 2x reported yesterday. This will likely negatively affect basketball bettors, who normally wouldn't hold a balance beyond the NBA season. It is thought that Legends was intent on taking the best opportunity for players that emerged in the same week they were forced to close their doors. It is unknown why the initial arrangement was canceled. SBR will continue to follow the situation. SBR will also provide daily updates and feedback from players now obligated to Wagerweb (SBR rating C-) once those former Legends players are using Wagerweb.com.

04.19.2013

The 2013 NBA Finals have arrived. Online sportsbooks such as BetOnline, 5 Dimes and many others are offering NBA Series odds on the championship, against the spread prices, total points, and other NBA betting props. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a comparison guide of the online sportsbook industry's most competitive NBA series odds.

04.19.2013

WSEX Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has finally turned out the lights. The scam sportsbook owes more than $1 million to players. More than 250 players have filed complaints against WSEX with SBR. The once well-regarded company released a brief statement that read more tongue-in-cheek than a sincere acknowledgement of their failures as a business and theft of players.

04.18.2013
Rational Group Holdings US, the parent company of online poker giant PokerStars, has completed its application to acquire the Atlantic City Club Casino Hotel. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has 90 days to review the application and make a decision on PokerStars immediate Atlantic City casino fate.

04.18.2013
Rational Group Holdings US, the parent company of online poker giant PokerStars, has completed its application to acquire the Atlantic City Club Casino Hotel. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has 90 days to review the application and make a decision on PokerStars immediate Atlantic City casino fate.

04.18.2013
Rational Group Holdings US, the parent company of online poker giant PokerStars, has completed its application to acquire the Atlantic City Club Casino Hotel. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has 90 days to review the application and make a decision on PokerStars immediate Atlantic City casino fate.

04.18.2013
Rational Group Holdings US, the parent company of online poker giant PokerStars, has completed its application to acquire the Atlantic City Club Casino Hotel. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has 90 days to review the application and make a decision on PokerStars immediate Atlantic City casino fate.

04.17.2013
Legends Sports (SBR rating A+) gaming license has been revoked in Panama. As a result, Legends has ceased accepting wagers and is in the process of implementing their contingency plan having player funds assumed by an A rated sportsbook. Players will be contacted within 48 hours with new account information. A minimal 2X play-through will be required prior to any cashout. This balance takeover is for players that held deposited funds with Legends; not users that had private arrangements.

04.16.2013

Sportsbook Review.com covers the Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) slow-pays in today's SBR Industry News video. Players have reported waiting in excess of the six to eight week window advertised by Sportsbook.com. Management has shown good faith in responding to player submitted issues through SBR, but has been unable to speak to the cause of the delays.

04.15.2013

A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review. The player claims that he created an account with Unibet on February 26th, deposited €50 via Skrill and increased his balance to €300. Unibet allegedly locked the player's account in March and asked for ID documents.

04.15.2013

A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review. The player claims that he created an account with Unibet on February 26th, deposited €50 via Skrill and increased his balance to €300. Unibet allegedly locked the player's account in March and asked for ID documents.

04.15.2013

A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review. The player claims that he created an account with Unibet on February 26th, deposited €50 via Skrill and increased his balance to €300. Unibet allegedly locked the player's account in March and asked for ID documents.

04.15.2013

A Unibet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review. The player claims that he created an account with Unibet on February 26th, deposited €50 via Skrill and increased his balance to €300. Unibet allegedly locked the player's account in March and asked for ID documents.

SBR launches World Poker Cup 2013

04.14.2013

SBR Forum has launched its new four month long poker series, "The World Poker Cup 2013". The poker series gives away more than 1.2 million points plus an iPad for team MVP. Points may be used to make real-world redemptions from the SBR Store, including electronics, apparel, gift cards, free vouchers, and even a Segway.

04.13.2013

Five Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players have filed payout complaints with SBR. The users have each waited in excess of the eight week time-table listed by Sportsbook.com. The players are owed a combined $2,493. Each user has claimed that Sportsbook.com support have failed to provide helpful updates on when they can expect to be paid.