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12.10.2013

SBR has published a dynamic list of the Week 15 NFL sportsbook betting odds. Players can view the current NFL pointspread for each of the Week 15 NFL match ups by sportsbook. This grid updates in real time. A cell will flash red immediately following a betting odds change, allowing bettors to get the inside track on a moving number at their online sportsbook of choice.

12.09.2013

5Dimes Sportsbook and Casino (SBR rating A+) in review: SBR takes a look at the widely popular Costa Rica based sportsbook's advancements in the last calendar year — including new additions, features, betting enhancements and other user perks. 5Dimes Sportsbook was established in 1999 and offers players a wide array of sports markets per day.

12.09.2013

An Alliance Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has a long-standing payout complaint which originally was submitted regarding a $15,176 balance. The player has repeatedly inquired to Alliance Sportsbook management for updates on the status of his payout for much of the last year. To date, he is still owed over $6,000.

12.08.2013

HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) is no longer discussing cases with SBR regarding players who are believed to have violated house rules. SBR downgraded HitItBet sportsbook after multiple reports of players having their entire balances confiscated with the funds allegedly being sent to charity after house rules were broken.

12.07.2013

As SBR reported earlier this year, BetRevolution Sportsbook confiscated nearly $27,000 from three winning sports bettors. BetRevolution has been unwilling to revisit the highly controversial dispute by maintaining their position that the players were guilty of syndicate betting. BetRevolution also is unwilling to discuss player disputes in general, and is on the SBR blacklist.

12.06.2013

In today's iGaming News video update, host Natalie Rydstrom reports on the latest items from the Sportsbook Review.com news feed. Show topics include the recent SBR player advisory to carefully choose their bookmaker and not simply to be blinded by the size of the starter bonus, as well as a couple of updates on chronic slow-pay industry betting sites.

12.03.2013

Seasoned sportsbook players understand that it can be difficult to sustain a winning streak over the course of a year. So, every little cash bonus or free bet is regarded as an opportunity with an expectation of value. The term generally floated around by experienced players is EV. Most of the time a smart player will hunt bonuses, trigger finger on their Neteller and Skrill accounts ready to roll.

12.02.2013

A Globet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has submitted a sportsbook payout complaint. The user requested a payment of €624 on November 17. The player, like many others who have voiced their frustration to Sportsbook Review.com, was expecting that he would receive his funds within the advertised payout window of 2-3 working days. That was not the case.

12.01.2013

SBR Forum has announced this year's $5,000 NCAA Bowls Contest. The competition also awards a minimum of 75,000 points. The format is simple: Pick 15 bowl games and rank each play from one to three units. Picks must be submitted by a given deadline; additionally users who wish can also split the points entry fee to join a team. | How to join

11.30.2013

Internet betting is now a reality in Atlantic City, NJ. Six casinos have been given the green light to offer their online games to those present in NJ. SBR recaps last week's report and adds more detail in this week's iGaming News show. SBR also covers recent sportsbook industry dispute updates and news in today's show.

11.27.2013

Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D+) has enforced a new policy that on the surface appears standard but in reality causes players to wait an inordinate amount of time to be paid. The Costa Rica based sportsbook is limiting players to a maximum of one pending payout requests at a given time. SBR first reported on the policy change two weeks ago.

11.26.2013
Online gambling has finally arrived in New Jersey. A five-day trial period has concluded and six casinos have been approved to offer their online games statewide. The trial period included stress testing of each casino's software to ensure geolocation identification functioned correctly; users who are not physically present in NJ are unable to wager with the online casinos.

11.25.2013

Matchbook (SBR rating B+) has rolled out a dedicated app for iPhone. The native application utilizes the same sophisticated betting software from the desktop version. SBR reported this summer that the popular betting exchange made significant updates to their graphical user interface, receiving positive feedback from SBR readers.

11.23.2013

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao takes on hard-hitting Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios tonight at the Venetian Resort and Hotel in Macao, China. The current market price on the Pacquiao is just over 1/5. SBR has populated this article with the best boxing betting odds on the match, as well as previewed the boxing action.

11.22.2013

In today's SBR iGaming News video, host Natalie covers the latest sportsbook news topics including the recent development that JazzSports (SBR rating D+) has cleared a years old slow-pay and addressed the player payout complaints formerly reported by SBR. To subscribe to SBR on Twitter, follow @SBRreview.

11.21.2013

A JazzSports (SBR rating D+) player who was owed over $100,000 for more than two years has been paid in full. A second Jazz player also owed in the six figure range is near the completion of his payment plan. SBR is reaching out to the other users who were owed thousands by Jazz to follow up on their payout statuses.

SBR launches $5,000 NCAA Bowls Contest

11.19.2013

SBR Forum has announced the launch of this year's $5,000 NCAA Bowls Contest. The competition also awards a minimum of 75,000 points for second and third place. The format is simple: Pick 15 bowl games and rate each play from one to three units. Picks must be submitted by a given deadline; users who wish can also split the points entry fee to join a team. | Join Now

Pacquiao vs Rios betting odds sportsbook preview

11.18.2013

SBR has put together a chart of the best available boxing betting odds for the November 23 tilt between Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Brandon "Bam bam" Rios. The chart dynamically updates each page request. SBR encourages users to bookmark the page. SBR will also update the page with the best futures prop as those bets become available. | Pacquaio vs Rios betting odds

11.17.2013

Canbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) players have reported being slow-paid approximately $100,000. Most of the payout complaints are days old, submitted by players who are accustomed to relatively prompt eWallet payouts from the aging sportsbook. A director of Canbet provided comment to SBR two weeks ago regarding the source of the delays.

iGaming News video update

11.16.2013

In today's Sportsbook Review.com iGaming News update, host Natalie Rydstrom covers recent online sportsbook news items, including TitanBet Sportsbook's (SBR rating B-) recent rating evaluation, outstanding sportsbook disputes, and more. Stay up to date with all iGaming news by following SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.

11.15.2013

Sportsbook.com US (SBR rating D-) is now enforcing a new policy that limits players to a maximum one pending payout request. The most available and popular payout method for users takes an average of six to eight weeks to be paid. One user reports that he has a balance of $86,730 and calculates that it would take years to finally receive payment, not to mention at $40 a pop.

11.12.2013

LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has resolved a punter's complaint regarding the handling of his online sports bonus. A user wrote to SBR via the online sportsbook complaint form taking issue with LSbet's denial of what he believed to be an earned bonus, although the case ultimately hinged on incorrect information provided by LSbet staff.

11.10.2013

Online bettors looking to lock in the best available NFL Futures betting odds have come to to the right place. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a grid of the industry's best sportsbooks current market price. The list updates the futures market odds upon each page refresh and contains Super Bowl as well as Conference Betting odds. | NFL Futures

11.09.2013

BetSafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) is standing by their decision to confiscate €22,500 from a winning player. SBR originally reported on the case October 26. At the time, BetSafe support indicated they were unwilling to discuss third party accounts due to privacy rules. Finally, a manager of parent company Betsson unhappy with the report's publication made contact with SBR.