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10.14.2016

Sports bettors looking to add to their bankrolls with free cash ahead of college football week seven have a number of options. Online sportsbooks are offering a mix between sportsbook cash and free play bonus incentives. There are some key differences between both sportsbook bonus options that players should consider.

10.14.2016

SBR's Natalie Rydstrom reports on the recent surge of bitcoin value and the effect it has on sports bettors who use bitcoin for making their transactions with online sportsbooks. Over 50 online sportsbooks allow players to use bitcoin for deposits and withdrawals. Risk-averse players can find betting sites that convert BTC deposits to dollars using the rating guide.

10.14.2016

SBR Forum members recently voted on sports betting sites considered overall best. SBR Forum conducts such polls on a seasonal basis as betting sites considered best for MLB might not be at the tip of player's tongues when it comes to wagering on American football. This article lists the top five online sportsbooks.

10.14.2016

A BetSonic (SBR rating D) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has a current balance of €370. He accepted a sportsbook bonus of €50. He has shared that whenever he attempts to confirm a wager with the online sportsbook to satisfy the play-through requirement associated with his bonus incentive, the website produces an internal error message.

10.13.2016

The player who asked for Sportsbook Review's assistance with ComeOn Sportsbook (SBR rating C) last week has confirmed that his issue with the betting site has been resolved. He had initially claimed that an August bank transfer was not received and that he had sent a bank statement to the sportsbook proving his funds were not credited.

10.13.2016

A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested a withdrawal in the amount of $1,000 from the sports betting site. He has estimated that he has exchanged over 100 emails with the online sportsbook inquiring on when exactly he will be receiving his payout.

10.13.2016

Online sportsbooks have set the Denver Broncos as -3 point favorites on the road against the San Diego Chargers. The Broncos are without their head football coach in Gary Kubiak as he is recovering from the flu, but even without Kubiak on the sideline a majority 60% of sports bettors are laying the 3 points with Denver.

10.12.2016

Online sportsbooks have released a variety of UFC 205 prop bets on November's historic Madison Square Garden PPV event which features "The Notorious" Conor McGregor headlining the card against Eddie Alvarez. McGregor is listed around a -150 betting favorite in his bid to be the first UFC fighter to hold a title simultaneously in two weight divisions.

10.12.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom interviews professional handicapper "The Prick" and discusses his week six selections in the 2016 $50,000 NFL and College Football betting contest known as "Beat The Prick". With five full weeks in the books, The Prick is off to a 13-12 start and is negative 1.25 units.

10.12.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has reported that a $500 payment request made via Skill has yet to be processed. The player has been waiting in the neighborhood of three weeks to receive the payment and has received no updates from the online sportsbook. Otobet players have frequently complained on delayed payment times.

10.11.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint. The player has said that 1XBet confiscated approximately $400 from his sports betting account for allegedly not being the individual placing the bets. The player provided a copy of his passport, ID card, and utility bill to attempt to verify his account.

10.11.2016

Online sports bettors holding a percentage of their bankroll in bitcoin wallets or who are wagering with exclusive bitcoin sportsbooks are enjoying a nice upswing in bitcoin value. As of this publication bitcoin has cracked the $633 mark after having floated around the low $600s for the last couple of weeks.

10.11.2016

A Readytobet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a bonus complaint. The player registered for the betting site on Saturday, October 8 and made a €200 starting deposit. The deposit was accompanied by an extra €100 welcome bonus. After making his first wager with the online sportsbook, he was limited to €25 bets.

10.10.2016

ComeOn Sportsbook (SBR rating C) has addressed the payout complaint reported last week. A player claimed to not have received a withdrawal request was made by bank wire which was said to have been processed in mid-August. ComeOn has provided a copy of the transaction record showing that the bank payment was sent on August 24.

10.10.2016

Bitcoin sportsbooks have long been celebrated for their ability to pay withdrawals "instantly", which typically means within 10 minutes. Most withdrawals at these bitcoin exclusive betting sites are processed without a human being auditing a player's history fully; there is no sportsbook bonus to check was rolled over, and no need to perform KYC.

10.10.2016

It was a good day for sports bettors on NFL Sunday. Seven public sides covered the spread easily including big wins by the New England Patriots covering as 10 point road chalk against the Cleveland Browns. Tom Brady showed no signs of rust as he lit up the Browns defense and cashed a multitude of betting tickets for players across the globe.

10.09.2016

One of the most important decisions an online sports bettor can make is not what to bet, but where to bet. Wagering with an online sportsbook known for chronic slow-pay issues is a recipe for disaster. Players have a trove of information at their disposal with resources such as SBR Forum's community poll and word of mouth in the monthly payout reports thread.

10.09.2016

Tonight's second presidential debate will run parralel with Sunday Night Football's NY Giants vs. Green Bay Packers fixure. The first debate ran during Monday Night football's primetime game and trounced it in ratings. While there will be a boatload more dollars wagered on the Giants vs. Packers, bookmakers have spread a variety of prop bets on Trump vs. Clinton's second stanza.

10.09.2016

Handicappers who are interested in learning the betting consensus percentages for all NFL week 5 games can find this data at SBR Odds. The NFL betting odds grid shows the against the spread (ATS) percentage, plus consensus data on the money line (outright winner), total points, and halves and quarters betting markets.

10.08.2016

Sports bettors can shop for a list of NFL week 5 bonuses using Sportsbook Review. Betting sites have their current largest sign-up bonus offer displayed in a grid-like table, which enables users to filter their search for a bonus incentive in line with their preferences when choosing a sports betting site.

10.08.2016

A ComeOn Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player opened a betting account with the online betting site on June 5 of 2016. He made a €250 deposit via Neteller. Unfortunately, as fate would have it, within the next week ComeOn exited the Croatian market. However, the player's yet to receive his initial €250 back.

10.07.2016

Sports gamblers can shop for a list of sports betting sites accepting bitcoin for player deposits and withdrawals using the rating guide. 50 sportsbooks give players the option to use bitcoin for their transactions, saving them from incurring withdrawal fees or the inconvenience of having transactions declined through other methods.

10.07.2016

Two new payout complaints have been filed against Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-). The sports betting site was initiated with a rating of D- in July after a number of payout complaints were submitted by users. Most recently, a player reported being owed a total of $1,950 since May of this year.

10.07.2016

A BetMotion Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a payout complaint. The player submitted a withdrawal request in the amount of $1,500 on September 12. He received an initial acknowledgment from the sports betting site that his payment was being processed, but he has yet to receive his funds.

10.06.2016

Hurricane Matthew is headed for parts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. 1.5 million Floridians or 7.5% of the state's population have been urged to evacuate by Florida Governor Rick Scott. The last thing on anyone's mind is placing an online sports bet, however, gamblers from all states who enjoy wagering on college and pro football have recently written in and asked how interrupted and/or postponed games are handled by sportsbooks.