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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

The Sportsbook Review posting forum will undergo maintenance Monday at approximately 9AM ET. SBR technicians expect that this process will take no more than three hours. Sportsbook Review, SBR Odds, SBR Picks, SBR Contests, and the rest of the network remain accessible as normal during this period of time.

08.27.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom reports on the importance of finding a reputable betting site. The College Football and NFL seasons do more than just bring out sports fans looking to enjoy a pastime of betting on their favorite team, online sportsbooks with less than stellar intentions also come out of the woodwork looking to lure in new clients.

08.27.2016

Two Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) players have filed payout complaints. Player one requested a payout of $2,000 on June 27 and has called multiple times inquiring on when he should receive these funds. Player two requested a payout of $2,500 on July 11 and was told to expect his funds in 10-15 days.

08.26.2016

A Sportsbook.com (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint against the online sports betting site. The player has said that he has been waiting for nine weeks to be paid, despite the website advertising up to six to eight weeks for payments through cheque. Sportsbook.com since added bitcoin to their cashier for more expedited payouts.

08.26.2016

The 2016 College Football season officially kicks off tonight with California taking on Hawaii. California are currently 20 point favorites at online sportsbooks. But before getting to the spread, money line, halves, quarters, and betting galore, it is important to learn the intricacies of the game so that you bet with your head as much as your heart and have the best chance to be profitable over the long haul.

08.26.2016

An LSbet Sportsbook player has claimed that approximately $5,000 in winnings were confiscated from his betting account following a conference via Skype. The player claimed that he was asked a series of questions by the online sportsbook pertaining to the markets and sports leagues he wagered in accumulating the balance.

08.25.2016

A total of 219 online sportsbooks with ratings from A+ to F are listed in the betting sites rating guide. There are a wide array of features to compare sportsbooks by using the rating guide, and the decision on how to filter these companies is ultimately up to you, the player. This article focuses on how to compare betting sites using the rating guide.

08.25.2016

Sportsbook Review has indexed on all new account incentives in the betting sites bonus directory. Players on the prowl forl NFL and College Football bonuses can find all data needed to make a decision on which offer is right for them on their desktop and mobile devices. The types of bonuses displayed on the page include cash, free play, and free bet.

08.25.2016

Exclusivebet Sportsbook has addressed the complaint filed by a player who claimed that his winning balance was confiscated after going on a hot streak. The player claimed that after putting in for his first ever account withdrawal, his account was soon after restricted by the online sports betting website.

08.24.2016

It hasn't been a kind August to the Donald. Trump's odds were 2 to 1 to close July, but have since almost doubled at some online sportsbooks. Still, bettors who got in early and predicted Trump would end up becoming the Repulican nominee hold tickets that pay as much as 66 to 1.

08.24.2016

Bitcoin exclusive sportsbook Betcoin.ag has been upgraded from C to C+. Unlike most bitcoin gaming sites which prefer to remain in large part anonymous, management at the betting site have been available in discussing player feedback submitted to Sportsbook Review and have expressed a willingness to transparently address issues moving forward.

08.24.2016

A SuperLenny (SBR rating C) player has accused the online sportsbook of falling asleep at the wheel and docking him £690 in profit for a winning racebook play on Suggestion to win the 17:15 at Southwell. SuperLenny argued that the wager was voided due to the odds changing, though the player pointed out it was standard market movement.

08.24.2016

An Exclusivebet player has claimed that his winnings were voided. The player opened his account with the online sportsbook earlier this year and went on a hot streak. However, after attempting his very first withdrawal, the player claimed that the sportsbook responded by restricting his account access and cancelling his wagers.