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03.17.2013

The free March Madness Brackets contest is open. The contest is 100% free to play. All users must have SBR Forum accounts to participate. This year's free NCAA Brackets contest has a whopping prize-pool of 100,000 points. Points may be used to make redemptions from the SBR Store. Brackets may now be submitted!

03.16.2013

Update: 3:01PM CST: 5Dimes is back online. The 5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) family websites are all currently inaccessible. 5Dimes management has confirmed that a power outage knocked the website offline. 5Dimes is currently working to bring its network back online. SBR will update this report as the sportsbook is back online.

03.16.2013

SBR has spoken with Betway (SBR rating D) regarding the report published Thursday. One player claimed that he was told that £700 in bonus winnings would be confiscated in accordance with the controversial "30% rule" cited in past disputes. This was significant as Betway claimed that after the string of SBR cases the rule was discontinued.

03.16.2013

SBR has spoken with Betway (SBR rating D) regarding the report published Thursday. One player claimed that he was told that £700 in bonus winnings would be confiscated in accordance with the controversial "30% rule" cited in past disputes. This was significant as Betway claimed that after the string of SBR cases the rule was discontinued.

03.16.2013

SBR has spoken with Betway (SBR rating D) regarding the report published Thursday. One player claimed that he was told that £700 in bonus winnings would be confiscated in accordance with the controversial "30% rule" cited in past disputes. This was significant as Betway claimed that after the string of SBR cases the rule was discontinued.

03.16.2013

SBR has spoken with Betway (SBR rating D) regarding the report published Thursday. One player claimed that he was told that £700 in bonus winnings would be confiscated in accordance with the controversial "30% rule" cited in past disputes. This was significant as Betway claimed that after the string of SBR cases the rule was discontinued.

03.15.2013

The wait is nearly over for former US based Full Tilt Poker players to receive their funds after the infamous Black Friday online poker crackdown nearly two years ago. US Attorney Preet Bharara representing the Southern District of New York announced that a claims administrator has been appointed to manage repayment of the players.

03.14.2013
Sportsbook Review.com has updated its grid with the best online sportsbook market prices for Baseball Betting Futures, including regular season win totals and World Series odds for the upcoming 2013 Major League Baseball regular season. America's favorite past-time kicks off Sunday March 31st with the Texas Rangers taking on the Houston Astros at 8:05PM ET.

03.13.2013

Two BetWay (SBR rating D) players have submitted sportsbook disputes. Each dispute involves bonuses: The usual source of BetWay complaints. The first player claims that a £700 balance was confiscated after it was alleged he violated the "30% rule" — a rule management claimed was discontinued after a series of SBR reported complaints led to BetWay's blacklisting.

03.13.2013

Two BetWay (SBR rating D) players have submitted sportsbook disputes. Each dispute involves bonuses: The usual source of BetWay complaints. The first player claims that a £700 balance was confiscated after it was alleged he violated the "30% rule" — a rule management claimed was discontinued after a series of SBR reported complaints led to BetWay's blacklisting.

03.13.2013

Two BetWay (SBR rating D) players have submitted sportsbook disputes. Each dispute involves bonuses: The usual source of BetWay complaints. The first player claims that a £700 balance was confiscated after it was alleged he violated the "30% rule" — a rule management claimed was discontinued after a series of SBR reported complaints led to BetWay's blacklisting.

03.13.2013

Two BetWay (SBR rating D) players have submitted sportsbook disputes. Each dispute involves bonuses: The usual source of BetWay complaints. The first player claims that a £700 balance was confiscated after it was alleged he violated the "30% rule" — a rule management claimed was discontinued after a series of SBR reported complaints led to BetWay's blacklisting.

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03.12.2013

Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR Industry News video update for Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. Discussed are outstanding items reported on the SBR newswire, as well as general sportsbook disputes from the SBR mailbag. Follow Sportsbook Review on Twitter @SBRreview to never miss an iGaming industry news update.

03.10.2013
Intrade has shut down. SBR reported in November of last year that the business left the US market. The Dublin based business has been targeted by a civil complaint filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission: A US regulator. The company's board of directors released a brief statement regarding the closure.

03.09.2013

iGaming operator and land-based sportsbook BetFred (SBR rating B-) now has its very own television channel. BetFred has partnered with news and sports outlet Satellite Information Services (SIS) for this deal. BetFred will broadcast its television channel during business hours across its 1,365 betting shops in the UK.

SBR iGaming News video update: 3/8/2013

03.08.2013

Sportsbook Review.com provides a weely iGaming News video update for Friday, March 8th, 2013. Today's video covers the recent news out of Atlantic City with respect to the American Gaming Association opposing PokerStars' efforts to purchase the Atlantic City Club Casino Hotel. Submit video feedback to VideoNews@sportsbookreview.com.

03.07.2013

The free March Madness Brackets contest kicks off in two weeks. The contest is 100% free to play. All users must have SBR Forum accounts to play. This year's NCAA Brackets contest has a whopping prize-pool of 100,000 points. Points may be used to make redemptions from the SBR Store.

03.06.2013

PokerStars isn't making many friends in Atlantic City. The world's largest poker site has already drawn the ire of the American Gaming Association (AGA), which dubs itself as the nation's leading casino trade association. The AGA has filed a brief with New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement opposing PokerStars' potential purchase of an Atlantic City hotel.

03.06.2013

PokerStars isn't making many friends in Atlantic City. The world's largest poker site has already drawn the ire of the American Gaming Association (AGA), which dubs itself as the nation's leading casino trade association. The AGA has filed a brief with New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement opposing PokerStars' potential purchase of an Atlantic City hotel.

03.06.2013

PokerStars isn't making many friends in Atlantic City. The world's largest poker site has already drawn the ire of the American Gaming Association (AGA), which dubs itself as the nation's leading casino trade association. The AGA has filed a brief with New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement opposing PokerStars' potential purchase of an Atlantic City hotel.

03.06.2013

PokerStars isn't making many friends in Atlantic City. The world's largest poker site has already drawn the ire of the American Gaming Association (AGA), which dubs itself as the nation's leading casino trade association. The AGA has filed a brief with New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement opposing PokerStars' potential purchase of an Atlantic City hotel.

03.05.2013

Update: Bet365 is back online as normal. Bet365 Sportsbook (SBR rating A) is currently unavailable due to website maintenance. Bet365 is currently displaying a note on their homepage to inform bettors of the maintenance, and is expected to be back online shortly. SBR will update as Bet365 is back online.

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03.05.2013
Sportsbook Review.com provides a weekly Betting News and Online Sportsbook Industry update for Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. Show feedback may be submitted via email. Players can also stay up to date with the iGaming industry's latest news by following SBR on Twitter @SBRreview, or reading the Sportsbook & Industry section at SBR Forum.

03.05.2013
Every sports gambler believes he has an edge. From thinking their ability to assess stats in the local newspaper is superior to the next man, or that their spreadsheets with game scores and spread history will be a key to predicting future matches: There are a million systems and even more dreams dashed from gamblers who almost struck it big. Well, a guy named Bob Voulgaris did.