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Super Bowl LIII is finally here. Online sportsbooks have released many dozens of prop bets on the game which have been compared side-by-side at Sportsbook Review. Betting sites are taking bets on everything from the winner of the coin toss, player performance, and even wagers on the national anthem.


Sportsbook Review has updated the bonuses directory with new and updated offers from online sportsbooks headed into Super Bowl LIII. Sports betting sites often sweeten their perks headed into the big game as new and professional players alike have the opportunity to get a little extra bang for their buck. | View Bonuses


New guidelines published in the 2019 season’s rule book bans all NASCAR drivers and team owners and members from betting on its races. Beyond races, regulations prohibit wagers on potential driving signings and locations of new events. Drivers and staff cannot share confidential information with third parties involved in gaming.


The Washington D.C. council’s Committee of Finance and Revenue made a move this week in preparation for sports betting becoming active, considering fast-tracking implementation by bypassing the bidding process and allowing DC Lottery to administer sports betting. The council held a four-hour meeting Monday.


Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) has provided an update on a $1,744 payout complaint reported to Sportsbook Review. A player reported that his funds were requested in August of 2018 and have not been paid. Topbet said that they are getting in touch with the player to attempt to get him paid the same day.


The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams earned their way into Super Bowl LIII on February 3, and one of the most popular ways of wagering on the big game is through prop bets. Super Bowl prop bets cover nearly every aspect of the game: the coin toss, the color of Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, and more.


With so many options to choose from, it is important for sports bettors to do their homework before depositing. A common scam is for rogue website operators to pop up overnight with no intention of paying players. The companies typically do not last long as word of mouth spreads quickly on social media and sports betting forums.


The controversial ending to the Sports Betting National Championship has prompted a class-action lawsuit against the contest operator DraftKings. Contestant Christopher Leong filed the suit in New Jersey, making several complaints at how the $2.5 million contest was run.

Topbet Sportsbook Player Waiting for 8 Months


Update 1/20: Topbet has said that the player is being offered an alternate payout method. A Topbet Sportsbook player has reported waiting for a period of eight months for a $1,600 withdrawal. Topbet has informed the player on multiple occasions that they are waiting for a tracking number to be provided before they can confirm when the payout will  be made.


The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a memo on the Wire Act earlier this week, written by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel. The opinion reinterprets the Wire Act to apply to all forms of interstate gaming, not just sports betting, making it illegal if conducted across state lines.


Bookmaker William Hill has dropped its lawsuit that alleged FanDuel blatantly plagiarized its “how to bet” guide. In a federal court filing, William Hill U.S. dismissed its suit against FanDuel voluntarily. A portion of the money William Hill received as part of the settlement will be used to fund creative writing classes.


World famous Madison Square Garden, home to many memorable sports and pop culture moments, is laying the groundwork to enter the sports betting world. The venue’s management last week sought to trademark “MSG,” an indication it is preparing a launch into the burgeoning sports betting market.


An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a payment complaint. The player has a balance of €30,000 with the online sportsbook. He deposited a total of €10,000 and has received one payout for €1,100. He has not been given a time-table on when he will be paid. SBR has asked LSbet for comment.


On Friday during a regional broadcast of the Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks game there may be as much action on the TV screen as is on the court. The NBC Sports Washington Plus telecast is offering its customers a first look at a real-time wagering experience -- the future of sports betting on TV. 


SBR Forum posters are invited to participate in the sportsbook payout tracker thread. Bettors are encouraged to share their feedback on how long it has taken them to receive payment from online sportsbooks and at what cost. The industry's best online sportsbooks pay players according to their posted time-frames.


The NFL has always been a “go big or go home” kind of business and on that point it has chosen Caesars Entertainment, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, as its casino partner. The NFL is the last of the big U.S. professional leagues to get on board with a casino sponsor  -- joining NBA, MLB, and the NHL.


SBR Forum poster andyjc712 is holding on to a one-point lead in the $10,500 NCAA Bowl Contest at SBR Forum. Poster edawg is right on his heels in second place with a score of 23, while forum poster unlearn is trailing by just a half-point with 22.5 in third place. View standings for the exclusive SBR Pro contest at SBR Forum.


 Two Atlantic City casinos have been fined by the Garden State for breaking sports betting regulations during college football season. Caesars Entertainment and Golden Nugget Atlantic City were both hit with penalties by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement  for accepting wagers on games played by NJ colleges.