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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.

07.25.2016

Online sportsbook Nitrogen Sports has received a rating upgrade from B to B+. Nitrogen was added to the sportsbook rating guide in September of 2014 and has maintained consistent player feedback on their speed of withdrawals and variety of betting markets including proposition wagers and eSports.

07.25.2016

Wagering on Olympic events has been barred in Nevada Sportsbooks for the last 15 years, but that has all changed. Legislators have given Nevada sportsbooks permission to book Olympic events. Senator John McCain led the charge back in 2001 to prohibit Nevada sportsbooks from taking action on the Olympics.

07.25.2016

The best MLB sportsbooks directory lists betting sites that will save players countless funds over the remainder of the betting season. The reason is simple: The bettting sites indexed on the page offer what is known as an MLB dimeline. Keep reading to learn how an MLB dimeline can make the difference for your bankroll's health.

07.25.2016

Online sportsbook 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) is the first betting site to release proposition wagers on Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech on Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The betting site was also first to release Donald Trump's acceptance speech prop bets for last Thursday's Republican National Convention.

07.24.2016

Three weeks remain in the SBR Poker Players Championship. Simply download SBR Poker to get started competing with other members to have a chance to qualify to the grand finale event on Saturday, August 20. SBR Poker runs on all Windows services and can be run via Boot Camp on Macs. The SBR Poker FAQ has more information on the software

07.23.2016

Massachusetts legislators have given the go-ahead for online sales of lottery tickets. What that entails has not been meted out as of yet but Massachusetts appears poised to enter the world of online gambling. Bay State gamblers may find it easier in the near future to buy a lottery ticket for one of the many jackpot, multi-state drawings or even an instant scratch ticket.

07.23.2016

Sportsbook Review reported on UFC Fight Night's plethora of betting markets on Friday. The odds have only increased as betting sites are receiving day of the fight volume and demand from online sports bettors. The headline attraction of the fight night event is Holly Holm's return to the Octagon against game challenger Valentina Shevchenko.

07.23.2016

A new sportsbook complaint has been filed against Topbet Sportsbook. A player has reported that he has been owed a $1,500 payout from the betting site since June 6. When the player followed up with Topbet to inquire on when exactly he should be paid, he was told that a time-frame could not be given as of this time.