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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.

08.03.2016

Breaking News: Governor Cuomo has signed the bill legalizing fantasy sports in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is currently at the forefront of the New York daily fantasy sports scene, as he officially requested a copy of the bill passed by the New York legislature in June that would legalize DFS games in the state. He now has 10 days to veto or sign the bill, though many believe he intends to sign the bill into law.

08.03.2016

Over 200 SBR Forum members have enrolled so far in the free $50,000 NFL and College Football handicapping contest, "Beat The Prick 2016". The flagship contest of the SBR Forum network is running for the 12th consecutive year. In addition to the $50,000 end of year pot, members compete for their share of 150,000 points per week.

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.