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06.05.2013

A Bulldog777 (unrated) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The user joined Bulldog777 in early May and deposited £200. He received a 50% bonus and began wagering, eventually increasing his balance to £817. Bulldog777 allegedly confiscated his balance without word more than two weeks ago. Bulldog777 has since closed their sportsbook while keeping the casino open.

06.04.2013

The 2013 NBA Finals are set. The San Antonio Spurs are over 2/1 underdogs against the Miami Heat and reigning NBA MVP Lebron James. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a list of the most competitive currently available NBA Championship Odds from the industry's biggest and best online sportsbooks. | Read more

06.03.2013

UPDATE: New facts have been provided in this dispute which suggest the sportsbook prorated the balance appropriately.

VIPSports.eu (SBR rating D+) has confiscated $1,326 from a winning player. The player created his account January 30th, depositing $1,300 for a $1,000 cash bonus with a 30X rollover requirement. VIP Sports refunded the player's deposit and paid just 25% of his winnings after closing his account for "non-recreational play".

06.03.2013

5Dimes Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has a round of maintenance scheduled for early Tuesday morning. All systems are expected to be back online by 4AM ET.  Some services might be slower than normal in the hours following due to routine technical tasks that will ultimately web performance smooth.

06.01.2013

Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming News video rundown for the last week of May 2013. Today's show topics include lottery and jackpot casino games supplier TopJack Games striking a deal with Asian gaming software company Market Dimension Ltd, as well as other recent iGaming sportsbook news.

05.31.2013

Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) has given an update on each of the 30 payout complaints submitted by frustrated players. SBR has reported that Sportsbook.com fell behind their 6-8 week payout time-frame and had not provided meaningful updates to affected users. All players have allegedly now been sent their payouts and should be receiving them shortly.

05.29.2013

A Tipico Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has submitted a French Open betting dispute. The player wagered €200 on Denis Istomin covering the games handicap against fourth seed German player Florian Mayer. Mayer retired from the match after the third set due to injury, which should have caused the bettor's ticket to be graded as no action in accordance with Tipico's rules.

05.28.2013

In today's Sportsbook Review.com industry news video outstanding sportsbook disputes reported on the SBR newswire are covered, as well as an update on BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C-). SBR asks all BetAtHome users with feedback or complaints to write in to help@sportsbookreview.com, including players who were previously ruled against by the sportsbook.

05.26.2013

Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) is currently delaying payouts beyond the advertised six to eight weeks. SBR has received reports from 30 users owed over $85,000. A Sportsbook.com manager has agreed to review the list of complaints to provide updates on each account status. SBR will update this report.

Online poker in US, SBR iGaming News video

05.25.2013
Sportsbook Review.com provides an SBR iGaming news update. Today's show covers the latest online poker news from the state of Nevada as another company is preparing to go live in the newly regulated market, as well as other recent iGaming news items. Stay up to date with all news by following SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.

05.24.2013

A Dimeline Sportsbook (SBR rating D+)  player who had his account closed reports he has not yet been paid his $2,400 balance requested February 1st. Dimeline originally addressed the dispute with SBR, before deciding to no longer discuss the claim and noting that the player was not a priority to be paid.

05.23.2013

Caesars Entertainment Group expects to go live with online poker in Nevada this summer through website WSOP.com. Caesars intends to heavily promote the brand new online poker site throughout the 2013 World Series of Poker, which begins May 29.  Nevada is the only current US state to offer legal internet poker.

05.22.2013
The 2013 NHL Playoffs are underway. NHL bettors must shop around for the most competitive series odds, against the spread prices, or NHL Stanley Cup futures. Sportsbook Review.com has updated its grid featuring these betting odds from the industry's best online sportsbooks. View the NHL Series Betting Prices by Sportsbook.

05.21.2013

Sportsbook Review.com discusses recent online sportsbook industry news in this video segment dated Tuesday, May 21st, 2013. The headliner of today's show is MooreGames Sportsbook and Casino (unrated) going off-line without paying its players. Stay up to date with the latest sportsbook industry news by following SBR on Twitter @SBRreview.

05.20.2013

MooreGames (unrated) is off-line. Six players have reported being owed over $5,000. Prior to going off-line, MooreGames had been slow-paying its players. The sportsbook claimed to be sub-licensed in Curacao, though its web servers point to the United Kingdom. The location of the company's sportsbook servers are unknown. SBR is investigating.

05.20.2013

Sportsbook Review.com has published its annual online sportsbooks email response test. This year's test is a UK edition. SBR randomly contacts five or more top sportsbooks with five questions posing as a potential sportsbook bettor. The sportsbooks are then rated by the quality of their response and the elapsed time. | Read more

05.18.2013

On February 13th, SBR reported that an Alliance Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player was owed $15,176 from a payout request dated January 25th. The player has since confirmed receiving partial payouts amounting to $7,500; the last payment was made March 31st. He is still owed over $7,500. SBR spoke with management regarding the claim.

05.16.2013
In today's SBR iGaming News show the latest Full Tilt poker news is discussed. Following PokerStars acquisition of the company after a settlement with the United States Department of Justice, Full Tilt was relaunched in the international market and has impressively restablished itself as one of the world's best card rooms.

05.15.2013

A Sportsbook.com US (SBR rating D-) player has reported payment of $600 after eleven weeks. Sportsbook.com is currently delaying payouts in addition to the advertised six to eight weeks. SBR has received reports from 25 users owed over $80,000. SBR spoke with a manager at the end of April who acknowledged the delays.

05.14.2013

An Oddsmaker Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a complaint alleging that he has been threatened with legal action over an account dispute. The player claims that after researching Oddsmaker's history he decided he wanted his account to be closed. Oddsmaker ignored the request, leading to the skirmish.

05.13.2013

On April 27th, SBR reported a Gtbets Sportsbook (SBR rating B-) player filed a bonus complaint. The player claimed he was limited to $20 bets with $1,882 in rollover remaining. He deposited $500 for a $250 bonus on April 18th. Sportsbook Review  followed up with Gtbets Sportsbook to discuss the claim.

05.12.2013

The Wembley stage is set to host the first all German final between FC Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League Final. Sportsbook Review.com has assembled a list of the most competitive betting odds from the industry's top online sportsbooks in this article.