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11.08.2016

An SBR Forum reader has surveyed other members on the process of requesting a payment using bitcoin at an online sportsbook. The player would like to avoid the high fees and wait time associated with other methods and prefers to use bitcoin based on the feedback given from other members on the speed of their withdrawals.

11.08.2016

An SBR Forum poster has shared that his account was closed and winnings confiscated by 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-). The player claims to be a professional gambler and denies 1XBet's accusation that the bets placed on his account were on behalf of another third-party. 1XBet Sportsbook is on the worst betting site blacklist.

11.07.2016

British bookmaker William Hill is back online. The sportsbook has fielded complaints over Twitter for much of the last six days as they were hit with what was described as a sophisticated DDoS attack. Thousands of players were unable to log-in and place a sports wager online during the time-frame though the mobile app continued to work as normal.

11.07.2016

Hillary Clinton has steamed back up to a -585 favorite against Donald Trump in Tuesday's 2016 Presidential Election. Clinton had dropped as low as -265 at a handful of online sportsbooks following the surprise announcement by FBI Director James Comey that new emails were received on a device used by Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin.

11.07.2016

NFL Sunday week nine saw players and sportsbooks exchange blows but mostly finish the day breaking even with favorites going 6-4-1 based on the closing line received. The Baltimore Ravens opened as -2.5 favorites but closed at +3 but nevertheless won easily and covered both spreads against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

11.07.2016

UFC 205 is just five days away. Online sportsbooks have already released a variety of proposition bets and full game markets on the headline of the event which sees Conor McGregor taking on Eddie Alvarez. McGregor is attempting to make history by winning a second belt in another division while still a beltholder at featherweight.

11.06.2016

Sports bettors can find all online sportsbooks accepting bitcoin for deposits and withdrawals using the sportsbook rating guide. The popular digital currency is trading around the $706 mark as of this publication. Over 25 online sportsbooks added bitcoin to their cashier in the last year alone as players have celebrated the ability to make painless transactions.

11.06.2016

Sports bettors can find all NFL week nine odds and scores using SBR Odds. In addition to real-time betting updates on the full game, halves, and quarters markets, users can access line history from each of the online sportsbooks listed by SBR Odds, and an overview of the betting consensus data on each side.

11.05.2016

British bookmaker William Hill (SBR rating A+) is still battling what it described as a sophisticated distributed denial of service attack. The sports betting site has advised users that their mobile betting app is unaffected by the downtime and continues to provide updates via its Twitter support account.

11.05.2016

It is not too late for college football gamblers to get some extra bang for their buck in November. The sportsbook bonuses grid shows the current sign up bonus offer from a number of sports betting sites. The bonuses displayed include traditional cash bonuses, free plays, and free bet offerings from online sportsbooks.

11.05.2016

Online sportsbooks have installed Manny Pacquiao as a prohibitive -800 favorite in tonight's tilt with Jessie Vargas. An $800 wager is necessary to win $100 in profit on Pacman. However, the fact that Pacquiao is 37 years old coupled with Vargas' defensive ability and +475 odds, 64.5% of sports bettors are rolling the dice on Vargas to pull the upset.

11.04.2016

Sportsbook Review's news host Natalie Rydstrom advises players on the ways to shop for the best political betting odds using the SBR network. Sports gamblers who want to wager for fun can use their daily log-in betpoints at SBR Forum to enjoy a no juice special which offers Hillary Clinton at -200 and Donald Trump at +200.

11.04.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook player has claimed that he had €2,500 in winnings confiscated. The player provided his personally identifying documents to satisfy the betting site's Know Your Customer (KYC) process. At this point, the online sportsbook closed the player's account without word and confiscated the remaining balance.

11.03.2016

An SBR Forum discussion thread has been created for players to log sportsbook payout speed. Betting sites that are unable to honor player withdrawals in a prompt manner should be avoided. The industry's best online sportsbooks are capable of paying players the same day depending on the cashier option. Bitcoin is one of the most popular sportsbook payout methods.

11.03.2016

Update 11/4 12:15PM ET: WillHill has released a new tweet in response to a player saying the following: "Service is still touch & go at the moment, but we're positive that we will be up & running soon."

British bookmaker William Hill is currently off-line as the sportsbook is being hit with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). William Hill publicly acknowledged the situation on their Twitter feed. DDoS attacks are often performed on sportsbooks by attackers hoping to score a ransom payday in exchange for stopping the attacks.

11.03.2016

Week nine of the $50,000 NFL and College Football sports betting contest is open for picks. Professional handicapper The Prick has had three straight winning weeks and looks to build onto his positive units score in week nine. Meanwhile, more than 1,600 SBR Forum members continue competing for 150,000 in weekly points plus their year-end standing.

11.03.2016

The Atlanta Falcons are -4.5 point road favorites tonight against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. An overwhelming 65% of online sports bettors are wagering on the Falcons to cover the spread in tonight's Thursday Night Football installment. This article summarizes the betting odds and consensus breakdown across the most popular wagering markets.

11.02.2016

A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has been owed $2,000 since February. The player has been given generic responses from the online sportsbook and has not been advised of a date that his withdrawal is expected to be paid. Realbet Sportsbook is part of the betting sites blacklist and should be avoided.

11.02.2016

According to a report by ESPN's David Purdum, a recent national survey found that Americans are divided on the issue of legal sports betting in every US state. The poll surveyed just 1,000 individuals and found 48% supported changing federal law, though it's clear that likely zero of the 400,000 SBR Forum members voted in this poll, nor any of the New Jerseyans who overwhelmingly voted for legal sports betting.

11.02.2016

Online sportsbooks have set the Chicago Cubs as slight favorites in game 7 of the World Series. The Cubs are around -115 betting favorites on average to win the deciding game in the World Series. Over 60% of sports bettors have tickets holding the Cubs to win according to the consensus data available from SBR Odds.

11.01.2016

The US election is just a week away and online sportsbooks have significantly adjusted their betting odds. Donald Trump is ranging from +195 to +260 as of this publication, which underscores the importance of shopping for the best odds. Sportsbook Review has compiled the election odds on both Trump and Clinton becoming the next President.

11.01.2016

Update 11/2: Redbet has addressed the complaint and shared that the player's amount will remain closed. The player's next step for legal recourse is to file a complaint with the Malta Gaming Authority.

Redbet was initiated with a rating of C by Sportsbook Review on October 14. The betting site holds a license from both the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. Sister sportsbook Whitebet is also part of Redbet. Players have submitted mixed feedback so far usually focused on the Know Your Customer (KYC) process.

11.01.2016

Sports bettors should bookmark the NBA Futures betting directory to find the most competitive odds for wagering on NBA outright markets. The Golden State Warriors are floating around -116 to win the NBA Championship. By line shopping for the best available NBA betting odds, players can help their bankrolls flourish.

10.31.2016

Betting exchange Matchbook (SBR rating B+) has announced that as of November 1st changes will be made to their commission structure. There will be 0.75% commission charged on posted offers (a decrease from the current 1%) and 1.50% on accepted offers (an increase from 1%). Matchbook hopes that the change will encourage more market creation.

10.31.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom takes viewers through a guided tour of the Pinnacle (SBR rating+) sportsbook software. Pinnacle has significantly improved their bet placing process with the introduction of a new view that shows a fixed bet slip as players navigate through various sports markets.