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10.19.2016

A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a sportsbook payout complaint. The player asked to be paid $1,500 since May of 2016. He has been given only generic updates via telephone from the online sportsbook concerning the status of his funds. More than a dozen Realbet Sportsbook complaints remain unresolved.

10.19.2016

Week 6 of the free $50,000 NFL and College Football sports betting contest is in the books. Professional handicapper The Prick went 2-2-1 and won his best bet on the San Diego Chargers. Sportsbook Review host Natalie Rydstrom interviews the handicapper on what went wrong in week 6 and also receives his week 7 plays.

10.18.2016

A fresh report of a wagering bug was submitted by a Cloudbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player. Like the others before him earlier this year in a multi-page discussion thread at the bitcoin sportsbooks forum, a player has reported that a majority of the time he is prevented from placing bets because an error message is displayed on-screen.

10.18.2016

Irish bookmaker PaddyPower (SBR rating A) has prematurely settled all bets on Hillary Clinton to beat Donald Trump and become the next US President as winners. The betting site reportedly paid out on over €900,000 in winnings to bettors who wagered on the former Secretary of State to win the general election.

10.18.2016

1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) management has addressed a complaint filed by a player last month. The player worked up around €4,000 in winnings and had these funds confiscated by the online sportsbook with only an option to receive a refund of his deposit. The player acknowledged that his brother — who lives quite a distance away — also maintains an account.

10.17.2016

An SBR Forum member shared that he received a cold call from an individual promising a 200% bonus. The individual cited his experience with an established sportsbook and suggested that he worked for the company but had to place the bonus into a related family website named "BookieBarn". The player ran up a balance of around $3,000 which has not been paid.

10.17.2016

It was not an especially bloody Sunday for players or sportsbooks. Overall, players who shopped for the best available numbers and avoided a couple of the "trap games" came out slightly on top, though it was a tough day for players who waited until the last minute to bet regardless of the number offered at sportsbooks.

10.17.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum is running a free predict the score contest on tonight's Monday Night Football installment featuring the New York Jets as +7.5 point road underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals. The lucky user who correctly predicts the final score total for both teams will win a $15 pizza gift card.

10.17.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum is running a free predict the score contest on tonight's Monday Night Football installment featuring the New York Jets as +7.5 point road underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals. The lucky user who correctly predicts the final score total for both teams will win a $15 pizza gift card.

10.17.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum is running a free predict the score contest on tonight's Monday Night Football installment featuring the New York Jets as +7.5 point road underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals. The lucky user who correctly predicts the final score total for both teams will win a $15 pizza gift card.

10.17.2016

The Sportsbook Review posting forum is running a free predict the score contest on tonight's Monday Night Football installment featuring the New York Jets as +7.5 point road underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals. The lucky user who correctly predicts the final score total for both teams will win a $15 pizza gift card.

10.16.2016

Online sportsbooks on the betting sites blacklist hold SBR ratings from D- to F. Sportsbooks on the blacklist have confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars from winning players for no reason other than their being considered "wise guys", "professionals", or players having taken advantage of advantageous parlays.

10.16.2016

While the younger generation of the sports betting industry are perfectly okay with the initial learning curve of using bitcoin — a digital cryptocurrency which allows consumers to make quick and cheap transactions — some of the older generation long for the cashier options of yesteryear and are still more likely to place a bet over a landline than with their smartphone.

10.16.2016

Online sports bettors can find NFL betting consensus stats for all week six games using SBR Odds. By creating a free SBR Forum username, players can compare up to ten sportsbooks odds and line history simultaneously on each page of the SBR Odds grid. A total of 35 online sportsbooks can be shown using the SBR Odds interface.

10.15.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player claims that on September 26 he requested a payout in the amount of €1,719 via Skrill. The payment has not been processed to date. Numerous Otobet Sportsbook players have filed payout complaints against the sports betting site over delayed payments and poor customer service.

10.15.2016

Sports bettors interested in comparing sportsbooks by feature offered can find data on more than 200 active betting sites using the sportsbook rating guide. Information on countries accepted, wagering platform information, sportsbook bonuses, and many more categories are included allowing players to filter based on what matters to them when choosing a sportsbook.

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.