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08.19.2016

What is eSports betting? eSports betting refers to wagering on video game competitions. The question was recently asked by a curious sports bettor at SBR Forum. While a number of the responses jabbed a little at the type of players who enjoy eSports, either from a competitive or betting standpoint, eSports appears only to be gaining steam.

08.18.2016

An SBR Forum poster shared that he was recently offered a 100% cash bonus with a 10X bonus rollover. The player stated that it sounded too good to be true and asked the opinions of other members. Bettors should know that all sportsbooks increase their bonus incentives around major parts of the sports calendar.

08.18.2016

Sportsbook Review congratulates the top 100 SBR Forum poker players who have advanced to Saturday's championship event. The top 100 qualified by earning the most points in daily tournament play from May 2 to August 17. The members will now play in Saturday's championship event for a 125,000 betpoints payout.

08.17.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has submitted a complaint. The player opened his sports betting account with 1XBet in January of 2016 and made an initial deposit of €100. He verified his account in March by providing a photo of himself and his passport. He successfully made a €100 withdrawal at the time.

08.17.2016

Rivalo Sportsbook has provided an update to SBR about the player complaint involving a user who said that 600 Swiss Francs (about $623) had not been paid by the online sportsbook. Rivalo claimed that the player had in fact operated a total of three accounts to take advantage of their welcome bonus offering.

08.16.2016

A Sportsbook.ag (SBR rating D-) player has shared that he has been waiting to receive a bitcoin withdrawal for over one week from the online sportsbook. The player has noted that the customer service at the online betting site have stated that they cannot offer a specific time-frame on when the winnings will be paid through bitcoin.

08.16.2016

Online sportsbook Coral was flogged by the UK's Advertising Standards Agency over a social media advertisement that was determined to violate rules pertaining to marketing. A tweet released by Coral back in April highlighted a special offer on Real Madrid's match with Manchester City during UEFA Champions League play.

08.16.2016

A Rivalo Sportsbook player has claimed that 600 Swiss Francs (about $623) have not been paid by the online sportsbook. The player had his account closed by the sports betting site for an apparent violation of part of Rivalo's terms and conditions, but the player has contested having done anything wrong.

08.15.2016

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player has accused the online sportsbook of bait and switch tactics whereby he deposited €100 specifically to receive a welcome bonus of €45, however, after fulfilling the deposit requirement the offer was pulled back by the online sportsbook.

08.15.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a complaint. The player registered for the betting site last October and received a standard sportsbook bonus. After completing the wagering requirement, his balance stood at approximately €1,795. At this point, the player put in for a payout request as of March 11.

08.14.2016

A discussion thread has been established for players to log their payouts from online betting sites for the period of August 2016. Players are free to disclose the method of the payment received as well as fees incurred. Most bettors nowadays prefer using bitcoin for their transactions to avoid fees and delays.

08.14.2016

Sportsbook Review asks Topbet (SBR rating C-) players with payment feedback to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. SBR reported on two outstanding payout complaints against Topbet on August 8. The players are owed $2,500 [two withdrawals] and $1,100 respectively. Topbet has yet to add bitcoin to their cashier as scheduled.

08.14.2016

This article lists an American Football Betting digest across the Sportsbook Review network. Bettors are invited to use the free resources at their disposal for this upcoming pigskin season. As always, SBR encourages players to do their homework and stick with offers from well-rated bookies that have shown that they have done right by players with on time payouts.

08.13.2016

An EFBet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has submitted a wagering complaint. A player wagered €260 on a Netherlands soccer fixture between ADO Den Haag and the Go Ahead Eagles. His stake was on the draw at the odds of 4.05 (converts to +305). The player chose EFBet for making this soccer wager because their price was marginally better than the market.

08.13.2016

Online sportsbook Dobet (SBR rating D-) is off-line. The homepage of the betting site displays a message indicating that the homepage has been seized due to government regulation. A disclaimer is displayed that new players are not being accepted and that 'deposits are not allowed in your country'.

08.12.2016

Over 500 Sportsbook Review Forum members are already enrolled in this year's Beat The Prick (BTP) NFL and College Football handicapping contest. The signature contest of SBR Forum has a whopping $50,000 prize-pool which will be distributed to the top 100 contestants. This is the 12th consecutive year that the BTP contest has run on the SBR network.

08.12.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom reports on the latest news that former NBA top dog David Stern will be speaking on behalf of the motion to legalize sports betting across the United States. Stern's speech is scheduled for September 29 at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman will also be speaking.

08.11.2016

Bovada Poker has been acquired by Ignition Casino. Poker players will have to transfer their poker account to the Ignition Casino platform by September 30. Bovada users will continue to have access with their existing accounts to the Bovada sportsbook, casino, and racebook. Bovada management has advised SBR that all players have been notified via email.

08.11.2016

On July 2, Sportsbook Review reported that an Otobet player had been waiting since June 20 to receive payment of €3,820. A manager with the sportsbook later advised SBR that the player would be paid within a few days.  However, as of the second week of August, the player has yet to receive payment and no more information has been given from Otobet.

08.11.2016

The NFL preseason officially kicks off with six games tonight. While NFLX limits are typically just a fraction of NFL regular season limits, SBR Forum handicappers are already discussing early NFL preseason value and player news. Keep reading to learn where to find NFL betting resources on the SBR network.

08.11.2016

While the focus of the betting sites rating guide is companies that offer sportsbooks, SBR also lists sportsbooks which offer players the ability to play in the casino or poker room. In an ever competitive industry, bookmakers need to be agile and offer players a wide array of options to enjoy in-between sports bets.

08.11.2016

Former NBA head honcho David Stern is scheduled to give a speech pledging his support for legalizing sports betting across the United States. Stern is one of multiple featured speakers for the Global Gaming Expo, which takes place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas on September 29.

08.10.2016

A VitalBet Sportsbook player has claimed that his bonus winnings have been confiscated. The player lost approximately $400 when it was determined that he allegedly violated VitalBet's terms and conditions pertaining to bonus abuse. The player has denied wrongdoing and has stated that VitalBet has failed to qualify their statements.

08.10.2016

A Cloudbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has submitted a complaint about a misgraded tennis wager. The player had a two-team parlay on the Boston Red Sox moneyline and Reily Opelka's moneyline. The Red Sox won against the New York Yankees by a score of 5-3, and Opelka won the first set of his tennis match prior to his opponent retiring during the second set.