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06.29.2017

Sportsbook Review has announced that the first ever International Football Betting Conference will take place from the Sheraton Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica on August 4 and 5, 2017. The invite-only event will have a stable of well-known sports betting industry executives and personalities speaking. | Learn more

06.29.2017

A dozen players have written Sportsbook Review concerned about the status of Readytobet Sportsbook. The company claims to be having technical issues that they are working on before restoring service. Users are unable to access their accounts or balances. The sportsbook has been downgraded to D-.

06.29.2017

On the Thursday, June 29 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard talk about the big Chris Paul trade to Houston and how that affects the Rockets and Clippers. Plus a look at the Cubs-Nationals and Dodgers-Angels series finales Thursday. Finally, a Deep Dive on the betting prospects for the 2017 Chicago Bears.

06.28.2017

In a stunning one-day turnaround, the US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear arguments related to New Jersey's fight to bring sports betting to its backyard. Many legal pundits and industry followers expressed cautious optimism Monday after the nation's highest court declined to mention the case one way or another.

06.28.2017

An SBR Forum poster recently shared that he mistyped his bitcoin payment address by one character and was worried that he would not receive his payout from an online sportsbook. However, the bitcoin network is smart enough to distinguish from real payment addresses and erroneous addresses.

06.28.2017

On the Wednesday, June 28 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard look at the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the state of New Jersey's appeal on legalized gambling late this year. Plus, a breakdown of Orioles-Blue Jays and a Deep Dive on the betting prospects of the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers.

06.27.2017

On the Tuesday, June 27 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard look at a nice pitchers' duel between the Cubs and Nationals, a series opener between the Cardinals and Diamondbacks, and a Deep Dive on the 2017 Cleveland Browns. Plus, bad beats from around the sports world.

06.26.2017

The June MLB Betpoints & SBR Shirt contest is in the closing stretch. SBR Forum members have been participating since June 1 in the baseball handicapping contest. The SBR Forum poster who leads all 357 contestants is hitting on 70% of his plays and has a nine unit lead on the field.

06.26.2017

The United States Supreme Court did not address the controversial NJ sports betting case in their session today. The nation's highest court could have decided to approve or reject hearing the case, but as it stands right now New Jerseyans in favor of legal sports betting live to fight another day.

06.26.2017

On the Monday, June 26 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers and Pauly Howard take a look at two good matchups on the diamond as the Cubs and Nationals open a much-anticipated series in D.C. and the Angels and Dodgers begin the Freeway Series. Plus a Deep Dive on early NBA season props, bad beats from around the sports world.

06.25.2017

Topbet Sportsbook has addressed the payment complaint reported by a player earlier this week. The player had claimed that a $2,500 payout requested March 21 had not been received. Topbet has said that the player's payout is on the way. A new complaint was filed by a player this morning.

06.24.2017

A TonyBet (SBR rating D-) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player registered for the sports betting site on October 30, 2014 and made an initial deposit of $250. He worked up his balance to $966 before having his limit slashed by TonyBet. He has provided all ID requested by TonyBet but has yet to be paid.

06.24.2017

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Van Rydstrom provides an SBR Industry News update for Saturday, June 24, 2017. Natalie covers the addition of sports betting website GentingBet to the sportsbook rating guide, and gives an update on the status of withdrawals at F rated sportsbook Topbet.

06.23.2017

Sports bettors can find and compare online sportsbooks by bonuses offered throughout MLB season using Sportsbook Review. Bonuses are shown from online sportsbooks that maintain ratings of C+ or higher, and are listed by cash (also known as 'deposit bonus' in the UK), free play, and free bet bonuses.

06.22.2017

Online sportsbook and land based casino GentingBet has been added to the sportsbook rating guide at B. The sportsbook launched in 2013 and is powered by the FSB turnkey gaming platform. GentingBet has a full slate of casino games and offers a wide array of live dealer games.

06.22.2017

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has filed a payment complaint. The player requested a payment of $2,500 on March 21 and a second withdrawal on June 6. The player was told that Topbet is waiting on a third-party processor to execute the transfer, and has received no new information.

06.21.2017

The bitcoin sports betting message board at SBR Forum is where online sports bettors share feedback on bitcoin sprotsbooks, and discuss the initial learning curve associated with using bitcoin for their transactions with sportsbooks. The advantage of bitcoin is speed of transactions and minimal fees.

06.21.2017

Sports bettors can compare over 200 online sportsbooks by features offered. Sports betting sites are shown by their countries accepted, cashier options offered for deposits and withdrawals, and wagering specific information related to the type of markets and betting options available.

06.20.2017

Online sports bettors can compare Super Bowl odds using Sportsbook Review. As of press time, the New England Patriots are listed from +325 to +425 based on the online sports betting site. A real-time updating grid on NFL Futures is available from top online sportsbooks.

06.19.2017

A BetOwi Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has claimed that a $100 payout requested June 4 has not been received. The player was advised that his payout was supposed to take anywhere between 24 and 48 hours. He claims to have followed up five times with customer service seeking an update.

06.18.2017

Sports bettors struck gold Saturday night when Andre Ward shocked the world by stopping Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev inside eight rounds. Ward by KO/TKO paid around 12 to 1 at most online sportsbooks. While the former US Olympic gold medalist was a slight favorite to win a decision at -120, many saw it going the distance.

06.18.2017

SBR Forum's Handicapper Think Tank is dedicated to strategy chat and handicapping theory. Read about the optimal ways to calculate your edge, use betting tools and calculators, and how to position yourself to beat the odds long-term at online sportsbooks with fellow online sports bettors.