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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.

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.

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.

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.

04.12.2013
Great discussion between professional NBA bettor and poker player Haralabos (Bob) Voulgaris, Cantor Gaming Director of race & sports data Matthew Holt, and gambling writer Chad Millman. The discussion is moderated by Jeff Ma. Early highlights include Voulgaris razzing Cantor Director Matthew Holt while discussing market inefficiencies.

04.11.2013

Floyd “Money” Mayweather is a big favorite in his May 4th showdown with Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Mayweather has been installed as an 8/1 favorite at most online sportsbooks as well as in Las Vegas. This article lists everything you need to know from a handicapping perspective and lists the best available boxing betting odds by sportsbook.

04.11.2013

Floyd “Money” Mayweather is a big favorite in his May 4th showdown with Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Mayweather has been installed as an 8/1 favorite at most online sportsbooks as well as in Las Vegas. This article lists everything you need to know from a handicapping perspective and lists the best available boxing betting odds by sportsbook.

04.11.2013

Floyd “Money” Mayweather is a big favorite in his May 4th showdown with Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Mayweather has been installed as an 8/1 favorite at most online sportsbooks as well as in Las Vegas. This article lists everything you need to know from a handicapping perspective and lists the best available boxing betting odds by sportsbook.

04.11.2013

Floyd “Money” Mayweather is a big favorite in his May 4th showdown with Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Mayweather has been installed as an 8/1 favorite at most online sportsbooks as well as in Las Vegas. This article lists everything you need to know from a handicapping perspective and lists the best available boxing betting odds by sportsbook.

04.10.2013

Earlier this week SBR reported that InstantActionSports (SBR rating C-), former host of stiff sportsbook 24SportsWeb (SBR rating F), credited $8,800 to a former player of the defunct site. IAS has credited a second player with $5,000. After discussion with SBR, IAS agreed to pay all players who funded their 24SportsWeb account with Skrill.