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10.06.2016

Online sportsbook EFBet has been lowered from C to D+. Players have submitted complaints on several occasions alleging that EFBet has voided their wagers on the grounds of "pricing errors" despite the odds being in-line with recent market averages. This is commonly referred to as linesmen falling asleep at the wheel.

10.05.2016

A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has been owed $1,950 since the second week of May. The player first requested $2,500 on May 4 which was received as normal, and the following week asked for an additional payout of $1,950. Realbet for their part has been unable to provide a specific update on when the player will be paid.

10.05.2016

An online sports bettor recently filed a complaint because he was limited to $1 wagers and essentially had his account closed while he was in the midst of completing his sportsbook bonus turnover requirement. The player took issue with the fact that the sportsbook did not allow him to continue wagering, depriving him of the opportunity to walk away with his full $500 bonus.

10.04.2016

Sportsbooks on the worst betting site blacklist have proven over time to offer players a terrible experience. Betting sites on the blacklist hold SBR ratings from a scale of D- to F, and include sportsbooks that take an industry worst amount of time to pay, do not pay at all, or which have confiscated funds from winning players.

10.04.2016

Sportsbooks on the worst betting site blacklist have proven over time to offer players a terrible experience. Betting sites on the blacklist hold SBR ratings from a scale of D- to F, and include sportsbooks that take an industry worst amount of time to pay, do not pay at all, or which have confiscated funds from winning players.

10.04.2016

Sportsbooks on the worst betting site blacklist have proven over time to offer players a terrible experience. Betting sites on the blacklist hold SBR ratings from a scale of D- to F, and include sportsbooks that take an industry worst amount of time to pay, do not pay at all, or which have confiscated funds from winning players.

10.04.2016

Sportsbooks on the worst betting site blacklist have proven over time to offer players a terrible experience. Betting sites on the blacklist hold SBR ratings from a scale of D- to F, and include sportsbooks that take an industry worst amount of time to pay, do not pay at all, or which have confiscated funds from winning players.

10.04.2016

Online sports bettors can shop for NBA Championship betting futures using Sportsbook Review. As of this publication, the Golden State Warriors are an average of -130 to win the NBA title. Defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are around +300 across the board. Perennial playoff contenders San Antonio are around +830.

10.04.2016

A topic at the Sportsbook Review posting forum begged the question of why all online sportsbooks are not currently using two-factor authentication (2FA) to secure betting accounts. By requiring players to enter a unique code delivered to their mobile phone for example to log-in or even place a bet, players would be more safeguarded against an account hacking.

10.03.2016

An SBR Forum reader recently commented inside of a bitcoin sportsbook discussion thread asking why bitcoin sportsbooks are on some occasions rated higher initially than traditional sportsbooks. The answer is fairly straight-forward: Traditional sportsbooks rely on third-party companies or financial institutions to handle a large volume of transactions.

10.03.2016

Online sportsbook BetOnline (SBR rating A+) is the first sports betting site to release proposition bets on the second Presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. Sportsbooks are yet to add odds on the first and only Vice Presidential debate Tuesday night with Mike Pence (R) taking on Tim Kaine (D).

10.03.2016

After a disastrous NFL Week 3 with multiple favorites going down in flames, players returned fire to online sportsbooks with many of the day's public darling favorites covering, with the exception of the New England Patriots who ended up playing their third-string quarterback afterall causing a surge of late Buffalo money.

10.02.2016

Online sportsbook Sportsbet.io has been added to the rating guide at C+. The betting site is a sister company to BitCasino.io (SBR rating C+), a gaming site that was added to the rating guide in February. SBR spoke with the management team on the background of each company and how payouts are handled.

10.02.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player made a partial withdraw of his balance (approximately €500) via Skrill, but has not yet received his funds. The player has claimed that Otobet Sportsbook hasn't provided an update on the status of his payout request as of yet.

10.02.2016

Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) have addressed the payment complaint reported on September 29. A player had claimed that he had asked for six $2,500 requests with his oldest request dating back to August 19. The player filed a complaint because the payment request fell outside the advertised 10-15 business day time-frame.

10.02.2016

Online sports bettors and sports fans can find all NFL week 4 live odds and scores using the NFL betting odds grid. Lines update in real-time without requiring a page refresh. Line history from all online sportsbooks is one click away: a complete, chronological history of that sportsbook's line changes is available.

10.01.2016

An SBR Forum discussion thread has been created for the month of October 2016 to log sportsbook payouts. Members are encouraged to share exactly how long it has taken them to get paid from their sportsbook, and to share the cost of receiving the withdrawal. In an effort to avoid costly fees, most players have transitioned to using bitcoin for their transactions.

10.01.2016

The SBR Forum community poll has concluded and an updated top 5 online sportsbooks determined. Votes were accepted throughout the month of September 2016. Participating members weighed in and ranked their favorite online sportsbooks. Each of the sportsbooks chosen as best by SBR Forum members hold an SBR rating of A+.

09.30.2016

There are many online sportsbook bonuses to choose from: Free play, cash, free bets, and the list goes on. The question then becomes which online sportsbook bonus is best? There is no one size fits all answer, it comes down to particular playing preference based on the type of online bonus offered. This articles runs through the offers listed in the bonuses directory.

09.30.2016

SBR Forum members are discussing the Counter Srike Global Offensive ESL tournament which began today in New York. Optic Gaming is a +260 underdog vs. SK and team Liquid +222 vs. Navi. eSports is a niche market that has slowly gained in popularity among gamblers, though not all sportsbooks offer eSports betting markets.

09.29.2016

Sportsbook Review had a discussion with Topbet management regarding the status of outstanding player payouts. Topbet acknowledged that there is a backlog of players owed who are waiting to receive funds through methods that rely on third party processors. While no specific numbers were discussed, Topbet was optimistic that payouts would be caught up soon.

09.29.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that after verifying his account successfully he requested a withdrawal in the amount of €1,913 which has not been paid. The player has been given generic updates from Otobet's support staff that according to the financial department the transfer would be made soon.