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10.22.2016

Topbet Sportsbook has been lowered from D+ to D. The sports betting site has been unable to satisfactorily address their payment processing challenges and the growing number of slow-pay complaints submitted by users. The online sportsbook must be able to provide players reasonable options to be paid within their advertised payment window.

10.22.2016

Online sportsbooks can compare sportsbook bonus incentives for week 8 of college football using Sportsbook Review's bonuses directory. Betting sites attempt to dial up the intensity of their respective bonuses offers after the football season settles in, underscoring the importance for players to deal with reputable companies.

10.21.2016

Sportsbook Review news host Natalie Rydstrom recaps how online sports bettors made out wagering on the third and final presidential debate. Hillary Clinton has surged up to a -750 to -800 betting favorite at a handful of online sportsbooks, though better odds can be found by line-shopping for the best available price using the election odds directory.

10.21.2016

A Topbet (SBR rating D+) player has filed a payout complaint. The player had $3,500 debited from his account over three weeks ago and the sportsbook has yet to provide any details on when he should expect to receive his withdrawal. A similar complaint reported by a user yesterday and addressed by Topbet involved a player owed $1,250 for approximately 3 weeks.

10.20.2016

Sports handicappers looking to exchange ideas and wagering strategies with likeminded individuals are encouraged to visit the Handicapper Think Tank section at SBR Forum. A topic created earlier this afternoon posed the question on the best way to convert NBA winning percentages to point spreads.

10.20.2016

Hillary Clinton is as short as a -750 favorite to be the next President of the United States following last night's third and final presidential debate. While online sports bettors at SBR Forum mostly believed Trump won the debate on points, online bookmakers and much of the mainstream media disagree as Clinton's odds continue to shorten.

10.20.2016

Online sportsbooks have set the Chicago Bears as 7.5 point road underdogs in today's Thursday Night Football game vs. the Green Bay Packers. Sports handicappers looking for against the spread (ATS) betting trends can find relevant statistics using the SBR Odds NFL matchup info for the Bears vs. Packers.

10.19.2016

A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a sportsbook payout complaint. The player asked to be paid $1,500 since May of 2016. He has been given only generic updates via telephone from the online sportsbook concerning the status of his funds. More than a dozen Realbet Sportsbook complaints remain unresolved.

10.19.2016

Week 6 of the free $50,000 NFL and College Football sports betting contest is in the books. Professional handicapper The Prick went 2-2-1 and won his best bet on the San Diego Chargers. Sportsbook Review host Natalie Rydstrom interviews the handicapper on what went wrong in week 6 and also receives his week 7 plays.

10.18.2016

A fresh report of a wagering bug was submitted by a Cloudbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player. Like the others before him earlier this year in a multi-page discussion thread at the bitcoin sportsbooks forum, a player has reported that a majority of the time he is prevented from placing bets because an error message is displayed on-screen.

10.18.2016

Irish bookmaker PaddyPower (SBR rating A) has prematurely settled all bets on Hillary Clinton to beat Donald Trump and become the next US President as winners. The betting site reportedly paid out on over €900,000 in winnings to bettors who wagered on the former Secretary of State to win the general election.

10.18.2016

1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) management has addressed a complaint filed by a player last month. The player worked up around €4,000 in winnings and had these funds confiscated by the online sportsbook with only an option to receive a refund of his deposit. The player acknowledged that his brother — who lives quite a distance away — also maintains an account.

10.17.2016

An SBR Forum member shared that he received a cold call from an individual promising a 200% bonus. The individual cited his experience with an established sportsbook and suggested that he worked for the company but had to place the bonus into a related family website named "BookieBarn". The player ran up a balance of around $3,000 which has not been paid.

10.17.2016

It was not an especially bloody Sunday for players or sportsbooks. Overall, players who shopped for the best available numbers and avoided a couple of the "trap games" came out slightly on top, though it was a tough day for players who waited until the last minute to bet regardless of the number offered at sportsbooks.

10.17.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum is running a free predict the score contest on tonight's Monday Night Football installment featuring the New York Jets as +7.5 point road underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals. The lucky user who correctly predicts the final score total for both teams will win a $15 pizza gift card.

10.17.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum is running a free predict the score contest on tonight's Monday Night Football installment featuring the New York Jets as +7.5 point road underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals. The lucky user who correctly predicts the final score total for both teams will win a $15 pizza gift card.

10.17.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum is running a free predict the score contest on tonight's Monday Night Football installment featuring the New York Jets as +7.5 point road underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals. The lucky user who correctly predicts the final score total for both teams will win a $15 pizza gift card.

10.17.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum is running a free predict the score contest on tonight's Monday Night Football installment featuring the New York Jets as +7.5 point road underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals. The lucky user who correctly predicts the final score total for both teams will win a $15 pizza gift card.

10.16.2016

Online sportsbooks on the betting sites blacklist hold SBR ratings from D- to F. Sportsbooks on the blacklist have confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars from winning players for no reason other than their being considered "wise guys", "professionals", or players having taken advantage of advantageous parlays.

10.16.2016

While the younger generation of the sports betting industry are perfectly okay with the initial learning curve of using bitcoin — a digital cryptocurrency which allows consumers to make quick and cheap transactions — some of the older generation long for the cashier options of yesteryear and are still more likely to place a bet over a landline than with their smartphone.

10.16.2016

Online sports bettors can find NFL betting consensus stats for all week six games using SBR Odds. By creating a free SBR Forum username, players can compare up to ten sportsbooks odds and line history simultaneously on each page of the SBR Odds grid. A total of 35 online sportsbooks can be shown using the SBR Odds interface.

10.15.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player claims that on September 26 he requested a payout in the amount of €1,719 via Skrill. The payment has not been processed to date. Numerous Otobet Sportsbook players have filed payout complaints against the sports betting site over delayed payments and poor customer service.

10.15.2016

Sports bettors interested in comparing sportsbooks by feature offered can find data on more than 200 active betting sites using the sportsbook rating guide. Information on countries accepted, wagering platform information, sportsbook bonuses, and many more categories are included allowing players to filter based on what matters to them when choosing a sportsbook.