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09.04.2016

It has been a winning weekend for speculators and bitcoin sportsbook gamblers that keep portions of their bankroll in hot wallets or with sportsbooks that keep deposits in bitcoin. Bitcoin was trading at $574 upon closing Friday and ended the day Saturday near $600, and as of this publication is knocking on the doors of $610.

09.04.2016

Nearly 1,000 SBR Forum members are already enrolled in this year's $50,000 NFL and College Football handicapping contest, Beat The Prick (BTP) 12. The contest is entirely free to join and opens this Tuesday, September 6. The $50,000 in season-ending prizes will be distributed among the top 100 contestants.

09.03.2016

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has filed a slow-pay complaint. The player has been owed $1,000 since June 16, and has been waiting for three weeks longer than the already lengthy six to eight week payment window for cheque withdrawals. The player has claimed he has been given only generic information that the withdrawal is being worked on.

09.03.2016

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has been accused of operating multiple accounts. The player filed a complaint with Sportsbook Review and stated that he deposited €150 with the online sports betting site and received a free bet along with his deposit. He profited with the free bet and worked his balance up to over €1,100.

09.03.2016

Online sportsbooks have received nearly 61% of bets on Alabama vs. USC in tonight's 8:00PM college football match-up. The point spread opened at 10 in favor of the Crimson Tide and has shifted up two points to 12 in line with the lopsided wagering action. SBR Odds shows consensus data for each betting option of the game.

09.02.2016

The online sportsbooks bonuses grid displays offers from sports betting sites rated anywhere from A+ to C. Betting sites routinely update most of their account signup related perks prior to the start of the college football and NFL football seasons. Sportsbook Review will update the newswire as changes are made to the offers.

09.02.2016

Three Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) players have filed payout complaints seeking the assistance of Sportsbook Review. The players are owed $900, €245, and €238 respectively. Each of the players shared a similar story of having asked for a payout, submitting their ID documents, and being in limbo ever since.

09.02.2016

Three days of voting are in the books in the September 2016 Top Sportsbooks Poll at the SBR Forum community. Online sports bettors have answered the call to come and cast their votes for the top three online sports betting websites as they see them. SBR Forum runs such polls on a seasonal basis.

09.01.2016

A game in Australia last week aside, today marks the opening of the 2016 College Football season. Bettors can shop for all live odds and scores on games in-progress using the free SBR Odds website. The grid can be customized to show a preferred, custom order of 10 online sportsbooks on three pages.

09.01.2016

A discussion thread has been established for players to log their payouts from online betting sites for September 2016. Posting forum participants are free to disclose the method of the payment received as well as fees incurred for each transaction. The industry has evolved in such a way that most players nowadays prefer using bitcoin for deposits to online sportsbooks.

08.31.2016

Sportsbook Review mediates thousands of sportsbook complaints each year from players who feel that they have been dealt with unfairly. Betting sites that have been unwilling to adhere to the sportsbook industry standard of doing right by players and paying on time, or who have confiscated winnings are part of the worst sportsbook blacklist.

08.31.2016

A Realbet Sportsbook player has claimed that he asked for a payout on June 25. The player has not received his cheque despite asking for an update multiple times from the online sportsbook. He was advised that the betting site is having "extreme delays" on payouts at the moment, and has asked Sportsbook Review for assistance.

08.31.2016

Professional handicapper "The Prick" interrupted the Odds Couple broadcast discussing NFL Preseason week 2 ATS plays to remind users to register for this year's free Beat The Prick (BTP) handicapping contest. The contest has a prize-pool of $50,000 to the top 100.  A weekly pot is also up for grabs of 150,000 free play points per week.

08.30.2016

BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has informed SBR that in response to player feedback the betting site has updated its policy on bitcoin deposits; all deposits are now processed free of charge. The former fee has been removed. Sportsbook Review reported in March of last year that BetOnline added the digital currency to its cashier.

08.30.2016

A Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player deposited around $3,000 in the previous few weeks and managed to increase his balance to over $10,000 after a winning run in their casino playing blackjack. The player was told his only option to receive a withdrawal is a cheque which will take 6-8 weeks.

08.30.2016

Live betting has become a fixture at most online sportsbooks. Wagering on a game in progress allows bettors to respond to the ebb and flow of events and to quickly hedge out of their positions if the tide turns against them, unlike with straight bets where win, lose, or draw, there will be one guaranteed result.

08.30.2016

Three new sportsbook bonus offers were updated this morning in the betting sites bonuses directory. Online sportsbooks typically increase the size of their starting bonus at the start of the American football season to compete with other companies and give players added incentive and value in choosing their companies.

08.29.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum has announced a new top sportsbooks poll beginning today and running through the first month of football, September 2016. SBR Forum posters previously voted on their favorite three online betting sites during the beginning of the MLB season. All readers are encouraged to participate.

08.29.2016

A Redbet Sportsbook player has submitted a complaint. The player has a balance that he would like to withdraw but he has been unable to pass the betting site's Know Your Customer (KYC) process. The player provided his local ID card, driver's license, utility bill, and screen captures showing his Neteller account transactions.

08.29.2016

Sports betting may not be the first thing you think of when the National Hockey League comes to mind, but the powers that be at the NHL aren’t taking any chances. With a new team set to begin play in Las Vegas for the 2017-18 NHL season, the NHL expanded its contract with Sportradar to now include its Fraud Detection System to monitor suspicious betting activity.

08.28.2016

Online sportsbook BetAtHome has been lowered from C to C-. Players have submitted consistently poor feedback about the sportsbook customer service and its pattern of outright confiscating winnings from player accounts. Players with active complaints against BetAtHome should write the Malta Gaming Authority.

08.28.2016

A Tipbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has submitted a complaint. The player has claimed that after going through the Know Your Customer (KYC) process at the online sports betting site, he was told he would receive further correspondence from the sportsbook regarding his ability to place a withdrawal.

08.28.2016

Bitcoin is a digital currency that has not only taken the tech industry by storm, but that has become a staple among the online sports betting community for its ability to make transactions easier and more painless at betting sites. As of now, there are a total of fifty bookmakers in the online sportsbooks rating guide offering bitcoin.

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08.28.2016

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