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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.

08.09.2016

New Jersey has once again had their plan to bring legal sports betting to Atlantic City casinos denied. The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Garden State Tuesday and sided with the four major US professional sports leagues and the NCAA in preventing the state from licensing sportsbooks.

08.09.2016

Sportsbook Review asks 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) players with feedback to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. Players can share their feedback on payout speed, the bonus program, and dealings with the 1XBet support staff. 1XBet has been the subject of a number of recent submitted complaints though most hinge on account verification.

08.09.2016

An online sports bettor recently filed a complaint. The player claimed that his account was suspended with his sportsbook and that his winnings were confiscated with only his initial deposit refunded. The basis for the decision he says was that he did not undergo a video conference with the sportsbook.

08.08.2016

An SBR Forum reader has started a discussion thread asking how online sportsbook ratings are set. The question was framed inside of the newbie forum at SBR where first-timers to the board can ask about all things Sportsbook Review. This article answers the question that the reader asked and expands on the subject of sportsbook ratings.

08.08.2016

Two new Topbet Sportsbook payout complaints have been submitted. The first player is waiting for two $2,500 payouts dating back to June 18 and 24 respectively. Player two has been owed $1,100 for over five weeks. Sportsbook Review has asked Topbet management for an update on both payout complaints.

08.08.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has an outstanding €3,000 payout request from the sportsbook and has a further €3,404.690 balance with the sportsbook. He submitted the payout request over a month ago and has only been told his withdrawal is in process.

08.08.2016

A Betboro Sportsbook player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that his account is under investigation for "duplication" of another account. He has said that he has only signed up one sports betting account and has not violated any of the Betboro terms and conditions. SBR is looking into the player's complaint and has contacted the sportsbook.

08.07.2016

SBR Forum community members recently had their voices heard with the top online sportsbooks poll. Members casted their votes for up to three sportsbooks each that were considered overall best. A certain amount of points were assigned for each selection. The top five results are displayed on each SBR Forum page.

08.07.2016

SBR receives countless complaints from players that would have been resolved with a simple screen capture. Whether it is a discrepancy over an in-play wager, an account deposit by a certain time that did not receive a bonus, or problems stemming from the sportsbook software itself and possible data loss, by recording account activity with screen captures players can clear up most disagreements.

08.07.2016

On June 27, Sportsbook Review reported that a SportsbettingOnline.ag (SBR rating D+) player had been waiting over a month for a $370 withdrawal. The player has since confirmed receiving payment in the amount of $400 and has closed his payout complaint against the online sportsbook. Users with feedback should write to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

08.07.2016

The resiliency of bitcoin was on full display for sports gamblers in the past week. Despite a momentary drop below $500 following news of a $65 million hacking at Hong Kong based Bitfinex, bitcoin weathered the storm and was trading at pre-hacking value late Saturday. Bitcoin enables players to more easily deposit with betting sites.

08.06.2016

The sportsbook bonuses directory has been refreshed with additional offers and promo codes for the NFL preseason. Simply click the Info button on the page to see additional bonus data from each online sportsbook. Sportsbooks that maintain SBR ratings of C are higher have their new account bonus specials displayed.

08.06.2016

Update: Game cancelled due to field issues. The NFL preseason is officially underway tonight with the Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. The game is scheduled for kickoff at 8:00PM ET. Online sportsbooks opened the game at a PK em line but have since shifted their markets to make the Colts 3 point favorites.

08.05.2016

SBR's Natalie Rydstrom reports on the latest online gambling legalization news out of New York and Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill legalizing fantasy sports in the big apple, bringing to an end the long-standing witch hunt led by NY District Attorney Eric Schneiderman who sensationally declared fantasy contests illegal betting.

08.05.2016

An SBR Forum poster has shared his experience with Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-). The player has said he made four $1,000 deposits to the online sportsbook and proceeded to make a number of successful withdrawals without incident. He was further limited to $50 maximum wagers in the sportsbook during this time adding to his sense of frustration.

08.04.2016

Sportsbook Review's "Odds Couple", Peter Loshak and Mike Brenner, tackle the subject of parlay betting in today's how to bet on sports tutorial. For players based across the pond, parlays are known as accumulators. The dynamic duo give a brief introduction to parlay betting on sports for beginners to the betting world.

08.04.2016

Online sports bettors who expressed worry following the news of the Bitfinex exchange hacking have been comforted by the performance of bitcoin in the immediate aftermath. Despite being the second biggest exchange hacking and loss of funds in bitcoin's young history (MtGox: $350m in 2014), the digital cryptocurrency has bounced back to $570.

08.04.2016

A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) complaint has been submitted by an online sports bettor. The player has claimed that after verifying his account, he had his wagering limits slashed by the Russia based sportsbook. He responded by asking for a withdrawal of his remaining balance, but his withdrawal was rejected.

08.03.2016

An SBR Forum discussion thread poses the question of which Las Vegas casinos are best for placing large sports wagers for NFL and College Football betting. Posters have chimed in with their perspective and pointed out that unlike with online sportsbooks, a large score at a Vegas casino will trigger an instant tax form.