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03.10.2018

JustBet Sportsbook has changed their domain name to Justbet.co. Players should update their bookmarks as the previous .cx domain is no longer operational following a complaint from an Australian politician in a jurisdictional and licensing related dispute. JustBet is online under JustBet.co as normal.

03.10.2018

BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has shared another update with Sportsbook Review concerning the recent web outage that has caused some players to be unable to place bets or log-in for the previous week. BetOnline has been the recipient of a denial of service attack which has also targeted more than 7,000 websites.

03.08.2018

New York has joined New Jersey in their pursuit of legal sports betting. State Senator John Bonacic introduced Senate Bill S7900 yesterday, which proposes an amendment to the existing carveout for racebook wagering and allows for legal sports betting at NY casinos and racetracks. However, the bill is contingent on federal law being overturned.

03.06.2018

BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) experienced downtime this weekend which caused some players to be unable to access their accounts to place wagers. BetOnline management elaborated on what caused these issues in a statement shared with SBR and has asked for the message to be shared with SBR readers.

03.02.2018

The March 2018 discussion thread has been created for online sports bettors to document their payouts from sportsbooks. Posting forum members are encouraged to share the method of the payment received as well as fees incurred for each payout. A majority of SBR Forum users prefer to use bitcoin for their transactions with sportsbooks for low fees and guaranteed acceptance rate.

BetOnline Sportsbook Website Issues

03.01.2018

BetOnline Sportsbook (SBR rating A+) has told SBR that they are working on restoring service to their website. Network issues have caused website service to be interrupted beginning this morning. SBR will share updates and an updated ETA as more information becomes available. | SBR Forum Post

02.28.2018

JetWin Sportsbook has advised SBR that there were connectivity issues in their data center earlier this week which caused the delay in their scoring and bet settlement services. SBR previously reported that a player complained about a Euroleague basketball game that was not graded for more than two days.

02.26.2018

Online sportsbook StanJames (SBR rating B) has moved all accounts to Unibet. The sportsbook released a statement on its website today detailing that for the past 18 months the company was powered by Unibet. As of 26 February 2018, all player accounts including balances have been moved to Unibet.

02.25.2018

A JetWin Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) player has filed a wagering complaint. The player has an ungraded $100 bet from Friday, February 23 on a Euroleague basketball wager. He wagered on Real Madrid winning the first quarter against Barcelona. He has sent multiple emails to JetWin without success.

02.24.2018

A CRSportsBet (SBR rating D-) player has claimed that his account was closed and funds confiscated. The player has claimed that over a year ago he referred his brother to the online sportsbook and that the two wagered without incident for over a year. He had previously been waiting for a withdrawal for five months.

02.20.2018

A MyBookie.ag Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has claimed that his account was closed and $4,000 in winnings withheld. The player reported that he was told that the security department noted suspicious activity with his account and gave him the option of having his deposit refunded. He denies wrongdoing.

02.19.2018

A BetMotion player has filed a payout complaint. The player claimed that two weeks ago he initiated his first withdrawal request from the sports betting site. He received confirmation that his account was verified after providing his identity documents. He was told his funds would be paid in three days, but he has yet to be paid.

02.16.2018

In today's online sportsbook video news report, host Natalie Van Rydstrom covers the recent slow-pay report and scam sportsbook advisory on Realbet. Realbet holds an SBR rating of F and is part of the worst sportsbook blacklist. Players should stick with established sports betting sites that pay in a timely fashion.

02.13.2018

Sportsbook Review reported on December 16 that bitcoin gaming site Jetwin went off-line. In a subsequent update on January 23, SBR reported that Jetwin's live casino was operational but that the company was waiting to finalize their relationship with a new feed provider before restoring their sportsbook. Jetwin is now back online.

02.12.2018

A Realbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F)  player has filed a payout complaint. The player requested a $2,500 payout in June 2017 and has yet to be paid. The player has only been advised of general processor delays and has not been given a firm date on when he can expect to receive his withdrawal.

02.10.2018

A BetCity (SBR rating D) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that his account was restricted by the online sportsbook after he had made numerous wagers. He provided copies of his ID documents including a selfie but his account remains blocked. SBR has requested comment.

02.06.2018

SBR Forum has announced a charity poker tournament for International Angelman Day on February 15. SBR will donate $20 to the Cure Angelman foundation for every registration in the poker tournament. Angelman syndrome is a rare disorder which presently has no cure. Read how you can participate at SBR Forum.

02.03.2018

Update 2/4: Nick Foles has won the MVP award  at about a 5 to 1 shot. It is no surprise that online sportsbooks have priced out their Super Bowl LII MVP betting market with five time champion Tom Brady as the favorite. The best available line on Brady is -113 — a $113 wager returns $100 in profit — though the market is moving swiftly as the big game approaches.