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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Legends Sports (SBR rating A+) gaming license has been revoked in Panama.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.

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.

04.12.2013
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.

04.10.2013

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.

04.10.2013

SBR Forum congratulations the winners of the 2013 Triathlon Contest. The free contest consisted of three gaming disciplines: Basketball handicapping, poker playing, and blackjack skill. SBR Forum member "chili_powder" walked away $4,000 richer, while "goldengreek" took down $1,500 as runner-up. SBR announced its five-month long World Poker Cup series earlier today.

04.10.2013

The US Justice Department announced Wednesday that 34 individuals and 23 businesses associated with Legends Sports have been indicted. Charges include racketeering, conspiring to commit money laundering, money laundering, and operating an illegal gambling business. The 95-page indictment seeks a default judgment of at least $1 billion.

04.10.2013

TitanBet (SBR rating C+) has agreed to discuss player complaints with SBR. In the last two years SBR has reported multiple wagering disputes submitted by TitanBet users. These players had legitimate wagers cancelled after the market moved against the sportsbook. The industry standard of "book the bet, pay the bet" applied as it could not be shown that these bets were erroneous lines.

04.09.2013

WSEX (SBR rating F) is not offering betting lines on any market and its live help application is off-line. The WSEX phones are operational however an automated message indicates the hold time is 125 minutes. An SBR analyst is presently attempting to connect with WSEX support. SBR will update this report as more information becomes available.

04.09.2013

Tiger Woods is the betting favorite for the 2013 Masters at Augusta National. Tiger's tee time is scheduled for 10:45AM ET on Thursday. He has tasted victory fourteen times in major championships and heads into Augusta National brimming with confidence. This article lists the most competitive betting odds from the industry's top online sportsbooks.

04.08.2013

BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) released a public statement an hour ago justifying their decision to confiscate $26,908 from two players accused of syndicate betting. The players, friends who maintained balances of $22,908 and $4,000, wagered $500 or less on all plays.

04.08.2013

A HitItBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player filed a bonus complaint last week. The user claimed that a free €100 match bet was denied as he failed to sign-up properly. HitItBet required that users create their betting accounts through a targeted landing page. Users that registered directly were apparently denied this bonus.

04.08.2013
Sportsbook Review.com has updated its 2013 Masters Betting Odds grid. The comparison chart lists by the price of each golfer to win this year's Masters Event at Augusta National. Tiger Woods is the consensus favourite, priced 3 to 1 or better at the industry's top online sportsbooks. SBR will update these golf masters betting odds until tee time Thursday.

04.07.2013

On April 2nd, SBR reported that Betfair (SBR rating A-) acquired Blue Square Bet online (SBR rating B+) for £5 million. Blue Square players were redirected to their new accounts at Betfair. More than 120,000 new customers were acquired in the deal, as well as brand assets. Betfair has since made one of their first brand related decisions.

04.06.2013

InstantActionSports (SBR rating C) has agreed to credit all players with unpaid balances who funded their 24SportsWeb (SBR rating F) accounts via eWallet. IAS formerly provided hosting and software to 24SportsWeb, before the sportsbook went off-line in January 2013. In addition to stiffing their few players, 24SportsWeb also had $40,000 in upaid hosting fees at the time of their collapse.

Online sportsbook and iGaming news show: April 5th

04.05.2013
Sportsbook Review.com provides an iGaming News video update for Friday, April 5th, 2013. Covered in today's iGaming news program is social media giant Zynga launching their first ever gaming websites. ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino allows UK residents over 18 to play slots, all the traditional casino favorites, and online poker.

04.03.2013

Sportsbetting.com (SBR rating B) players have submitted positive feedback. The formerly D-rated sportsbook was acquired by the BetOnline Group (SBR rating B+) in June of 2012. BetOnline saw value in the historically troubled brand and went to work on salvaging its customer base, repairing the fragmented relationship it had with many of its players.

04.03.2013

BetRevolution Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) has confiscated $26,908 from two players citing syndicate betting. A third player was also alleged as being part of the betting group, though this player was previously paid in full. BetRevolution and the players have authorized Sportsbook Review to share the facts of the case.

04.02.2013

Social gaming company Zynga will debut their first ever online gaming, poker, and casino sites Wednesday, April 3rd. This is good news if you're over 18 years old and a UK resident, and if you're a fan of social gaming who is excited about what the future holds. The gaming sites have been branded as ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino.

04.02.2013

Betfair Sportsbook (SBR rating A-) has acquired Blue Square Bet (SBR rating B+) online for £5 million.  Blue Square customers will be automatically redirected upon log-in to their new accounts at BetFair. Betfair gains approximately 120,000 new customers as well as brand assets; the deal does not include employees or technology.

04.01.2013

Gaming operator 888 Holdings has signed a deal with Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc. to show live streams of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) and WSOP Asia-Pacifia tournaments on its website. 888Poker.Tv is slated to broadcast the games in real-time. Caesars will also provide live coverage at WSOP.com.

03.31.2013

Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) players complain of prolonged wait times to be paid. Sportsbook.com currently advertises a payout time of six to eight weeks. One player wrote SBR that he requested a payout for just $300 on February 4th and has yet to be paid. Monday April 1st marks exactly eight weeks.