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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.

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.