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09.19.2016

1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has addressed the payout complaint filed by a player who stated that he was owed over €5,000 for 3.5 months. The player claimed that he provided everything requested of him to satisfy the terms of 1XBet's Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure, including sending ID documents by ground mail.

09.18.2016

What makes an online sportsbook great? This is one of the most commonly asked questions Sportsbook Review receives via email and through the SBR posting forum (which has over 400,000 members). There are six key categories that SBR scores sportsbooks on that determine where they are ranked on the sportsbook rating scale. Keep reading to find out what they are.

09.18.2016

There have been 40 sportsbook rating changes since January 1 of this year. Review the list to see if your sportsbook is included. Alternatively, use the search tool at the top of all SBR pages to see a detailed list of only your sportsbook's status changes and news updates. Players need to make sure that the company that has their business is deserving of it in the first place.

09.18.2016

Sports gamblers looking to place a bet on NFL week two can find all betting scores and lines using the NFL betting odds grid. Tonight's marquee game is the primetime contest between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings: betting consensus data is available at SBR Odds showing how players are wagering.

09.17.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has been accused of syndicate style wagering and has had a balance of over €5,000 confiscated. He was told that he will be able to receive a refund of his €550 in deposits. The player has denied syndicate wagering but acknowledges that his brother also has an account with the online sportsbook.

09.17.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a payout complaint. The online sports bettor has claimed that on August 23 he submitted a payment request in the amount of €2,100 to his Skrill account. The player has since followed up numerous times with the online sportsbook but his balance remains in limbo.

09.17.2016

It is a losing proposition to consider playing with any of the online sportsbooks displayed on the betting sites blacklist. Sportsbooks on the blacklist are rated from D- to F. High profile examples of sportsbooks that players would do well to avoid include Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) and OddsMaker.ag (SBR rating F).

09.17.2016

It is a losing proposition to consider playing with any of the online sportsbooks displayed on the betting sites blacklist. Sportsbooks on the blacklist are rated from D- to F. High profile examples of sportsbooks that players would do well to avoid include Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) and OddsMaker.ag (SBR rating F).

09.17.2016

It is a losing proposition to consider playing with any of the online sportsbooks displayed on the betting sites blacklist. Sportsbooks on the blacklist are rated from D- to F. High profile examples of sportsbooks that players would do well to avoid include Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) and OddsMaker.ag (SBR rating F).

09.17.2016

It is a losing proposition to consider playing with any of the online sportsbooks displayed on the betting sites blacklist. Sportsbooks on the blacklist are rated from D- to F. High profile examples of sportsbooks that players would do well to avoid include Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) and OddsMaker.ag (SBR rating F).

09.17.2016

Online sports bettors looking to wager on college football week three can find all betting lines and real-time scoring updates courtesy of SBR Odds. The college football odds grid shows the lines from over 35 sports betting sites. Users can customize their view of SBR Odds by showing 10 betting sites they'd like to see on the first page of the SBR Odds tool.

09.16.2016

Professional gamblers will not deposit to a sports betting site unless there is sufficient value offered that makes it worthwhile for them to do so. Players who are wagering for fun or to supplement their income should take a page out of this playbook. There are many areas that a sportsbook may offer value to a player and prove deserving of their business.

09.16.2016

Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez opened as a -1200 betting favorite against Britain's Liam Smith for Saturday's Pay-Per-View (PPV) boxing event. Sports betting sites have released a steady stream of proposition wagers involving cinnamon headed Alvarez in the bout, which may be more desirable for bettors than laying the lumber.

09.15.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a payment complaint. The player is owed $1,188 and has been waiting for over a month to receive his funds. The player has been given generic updates, as have around a dozen others who have similarly filed slow-pay complaints, suggesting that third-parties processors are to blame.

09.15.2016

Bitcoin gambling site mBit (SBR rating D+) is no longer operating its online sportsbook. mBit continues to remain open as a casino. Sportsbook Review introduced mBit into the online sportsbooks rating guide in September at the mark of D+. mBit has been removed from the list of bitcoin accepting sportsbooks as a result of the change.

09.15.2016

Online sports gamblers have caused the line to drop from -2.5 to +1 on the Buffalo Bills in tonight's Thursday Night Football NFL game against the New York Jets. The game kicks off at 8:25PM ET. For detailed line history from more than 35 online sportsbooks and match-up statistics, visit the NFL Odds Grid.

09.15.2016

Online sports gamblers have caused the line to drop from -2.5 to +1 on the Buffalo Bills in tonight's Thursday Night Football NFL game against the New York Jets. The game kicks off at 8:25PM ET. For detailed line history from more than 35 online sportsbooks and match-up statistics, visit the NFL Odds Grid.

09.15.2016

Online sports gamblers have caused the line to drop from -2.5 to +1 on the Buffalo Bills in tonight's Thursday Night Football NFL game against the New York Jets. The game kicks off at 8:25PM ET. For detailed line history from more than 35 online sportsbooks and match-up statistics, visit the NFL Odds Grid.

09.15.2016

Online sports gamblers have caused the line to drop from -2.5 to +1 on the Buffalo Bills in tonight's Thursday Night Football NFL game against the New York Jets. The game kicks off at 8:25PM ET. For detailed line history from more than 35 online sportsbooks and match-up statistics, visit the NFL Odds Grid.

09.14.2016

Online sports bettors are discussing A+ rated betting site BetDSI at SBR Forum. A reader surveyed the forum on the online sportsbook after noting that he was considering adding the sportsbook to his line-up of sportsbooks due to their deposit bonus. The online sportsbook is one of over 40 betting sites that offer bitcoin for player deposits and withdrawals.

09.14.2016

A third SmartLiveGaming player has written to Sportsbook Review. The player has not received payment for his closing balance with the online sportsbook. Sportsbook Review reported that the UK Gambling Commission revoked SmartLiveGaming's operating license in August. Players have reported being owed over €8,000 respectively.

09.14.2016

Parlay wagering is an incredibly fun method of sports betting that involves multiple outcomes for higher payoffs. Both recreational and professional players alike use this form of betting to simultaneously have action on ongoing games for higher payouts than what would be received wagering on each game straight up and winning.

09.13.2016

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that a $1,000 payout is overdue from July 11. The player has been waiting a total of ten weeks to receive his payout, meanwhile the sports betting site advertises six to eight weeks to receive payments sent by way of cheque. This is an industry worst time-frame to be paid.

09.13.2016

Week two of the $50,000 NFL and College Football betting contest is now open for picks. Sportsbook Review congratulates all week one winners who shared part of the 150,000 points payout for their performance outscoring professional handicapper "The Prick" based on net units. There is still plenty of time left to join the free handicapping contest and be eligible for the $50,000 in year-end payouts distributed to the top 100.