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08.02.2016

The sportsbook bonus page has been updated with new seasonal NFL specific sign up promotions. Online sportsbooks holding a rating of C and up have their current new account incentive displayed. SBR cautions readers to avoid the temptation associated with trying outlandish bonuses from newly created sportsbooks.

08.02.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has submitted a complaint. The player registered for the sports betting site on June 12 and proceeded to make a €200 deposit. He has since completed the wagering requirements associated with his sportsbook bonus and asked for a withdrawal on June 23.

08.01.2016

Sportsbook Review has announced this year's Beat The Prick (BTP) NFL and College Football handicapping contest. The signature contest of SBR Forum boasts a $50,000 prize-pool to the top 100 contestants. This is the 12th consecutive year that the BTP contest has run. In addition to the $50,000 pot, users will compete for their share of 150,000 freeplay points per week.

08.01.2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a partnership with Genius Sports to track irregular betting patterns on the 2016 Olympic Games. Heading into the 2016 Olympic Games there has been more than a fair share of controversy concerning Russia’s State Doping Program and because of that, 37 Russian athletes will be barred from competing.

08.01.2016

A MarathonBet Sportsbook (SBR rating B+) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player opened his sports betting account with MarathonBet on July 11. His initial deposit was made via Skrill. MarathonBet later restricted the player's wagering limits and asked for a variety of documents in line with their Know Your Customer (KYC) process.

08.01.2016

A Winner.com Sportsbook player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player recently signed up and deposited £200 to the sports betting site on July 29. He accepted a 100% sportsbook bonus on top of the deposit. His initial wager risked his entire deposit and lost, so he topped up his account with another £200 and resumed wagering.

07.31.2016

A discussion thread is underway at SBR Forum on BetOdds.ag Sportsbook. BetOdds was added to the online sportsbooks rating guide on June 26 of this year. The betting site holds a rating of C and uses the Jazz Sports software and facility, though the operator claims to handle its own payment processing.

07.31.2016

A second Topbet (SBR rating C-) player has confirmed receiving payment. The player, like a handful of others, had been waiting for approximately two months to receive payment through a banking method. The player has since confirmed receiving payment from the online sportsbook. Topbet has told SBR that they expect to add bitcoin during NFL preseason.

07.31.2016

Savvy sports handicappers understand that there is more than one way to skin a cat and certainly more than one way to rake in the sports betting profit. Sportsbook bonuses, arbitrage opportunities, searching for advantageous lines using monitoring services such as SBR Odds are all items in the toolbox of seasoned gamblers.

07.30.2016

The best football teaser odds directory shows the NFL teaser payouts from 14 top online sportsbooks. Teaser wagering is one of the most popular ways of betting American football as it increases the likelihood an individual side will cover a point spread or total by adding points in your favor.

07.30.2016

It's official, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will lock horns this November in the upcoming Presidential election. Trump, previously installed as a 66 to 1 underdog to win the election, has been adjusted all the way down to just a 2 to 1 underdog to become the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States. Shop for all election odds using Sportsbook Review.

07.30.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player who had previously filed a payout complaint has reported receiving a partial payout. The player shared that he received a $330 from the online betting site and has another two payouts on the way. Topbet Sportsbook recently advised SBR that they expect bitcoin to be added in time for NFL preseason.

07.29.2016

A SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player has filed a complaint. The player requested payment on July 20. He has reported that as of today the payout request is still reflected as pending. Prior payment requests were paid in 2-3 business days through Neteller. He has not received a firm answer on when he will be paid.

07.29.2016

The central government of Antigua and Barbuda has yet to be paid on a $21 million World Trade Organization ruling in 2004 against the United States for prohibiting operation of offshore gambling sites that economically damaged the twin islands.

07.28.2016

Gamblers can search for online sportsbooks by the total number of years that they have been in operation using the sportsbook rating guide. Sportsbook companies that have served players for more than four years and which have operated without major scandals, slow-pay complaints, or other issues are more likely to provide a consistent experience.

07.28.2016

The Dota 2 international 2016 tournament is the most lucrative in eSports history with a current $18.6 million prize-pool. The number of online sportsbooks recognizing eSports as a legitimate betting market has grown fourfold from the previous year, with 66 sports betting sites offering eSports as of this publication.

07.28.2016

Blacklisted sportsbooks maintain sportsbook ratings from the scale of D- to F. A sportsbook that appears on the blacklist has established over time that it has problems paying winners in a timely fashion. Betting sites with chronic slow pay problems hold a rating of D-. Sportsbooks on the blacklist also include betting sites that have confiscated balances from players.

07.27.2016

Bitcoin is in the news more than the Kardashians on Yahoo. A Florida judge riled up bitcoin enthusiasts by recently declaring that bitcoin is not money and dismissing the charges levied against a website developer who allegedly accepted between $1,500 and $2,000 from undercover officers for nefarious purposes.

07.27.2016

The Topbet Sportsbook player who reported being owed $2,340 for one month has reported receiving his payout today. Sportsbook Review followed up with Topbet staff for an ETA on when bitcoin should be part of their cashier. Topbet has said that the bitcoin testing is near completion and bitcoin is expected to be in place before the start of the NFL preseason.

07.27.2016

Sportsbook Review reported last week that a SmartLiveGaming (SBR rating D+) player had yet to receive payment from a winning Euro 2016 bet. The player won near 190 GBP on the fixture between England and Iceland during the Round of 16. His profit was derived entirely from his own deposited cash as he received no sportsbook bonus offer from the betting site.

07.27.2016

A Betsafe Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has filed an SBR complaint. The player has claimed that he deposited 75 PLN with the betting site and received a 200% sportsbook bonus. He proceeded to place a series of live, in-play betting wagers and accumulated most of his profits in soccer.

07.26.2016

In what seems to be a recurring headline, another U.S. state appears to be entered the world of online casino and daily fantasy sports gambling. The first step towards online gambling in the state of Pennsylvania was approved by their House of Representative last month by a wide margin of 114-85.

07.26.2016

Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) has addressed the complaint reported last week. A player claimed that a $1,500 payout had been pending since June 6 from the sports betting site. Topbet has claimed that the player has been provided tracking information on his payout suggesting that the player will soon be paid in full.