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01.10.2019

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D+) player has filed a payment complaint. The player has a balance of €30,000 with the online sportsbook. He deposited a total of €10,000 and has received one payout for €1,100. He has not been given a time-table on when he will be paid. SBR has asked LSbet for comment.

01.08.2019

On Friday during a regional broadcast of the Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks game there may be as much action on the TV screen as is on the court. The NBC Sports Washington Plus telecast is offering its customers a first look at a real-time wagering experience -- the future of sports betting on TV. 

01.05.2019

SBR Forum posters are invited to participate in the sportsbook payout tracker thread. Bettors are encouraged to share their feedback on how long it has taken them to receive payment from online sportsbooks and at what cost. The industry's best online sportsbooks pay players according to their posted time-frames.

01.04.2019

The NFL has always been a “go big or go home” kind of business and on that point it has chosen Caesars Entertainment, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, as its casino partner. The NFL is the last of the big U.S. professional leagues to get on board with a casino sponsor  -- joining NBA, MLB, and the NHL.

01.03.2019

SBR Forum poster andyjc712 is holding on to a one-point lead in the $10,500 NCAA Bowl Contest at SBR Forum. Poster edawg is right on his heels in second place with a score of 23, while forum poster unlearn is trailing by just a half-point with 22.5 in third place. View standings for the exclusive SBR Pro contest at SBR Forum.

01.01.2019

 Two Atlantic City casinos have been fined by the Garden State for breaking sports betting regulations during college football season. Caesars Entertainment and Golden Nugget Atlantic City were both hit with penalties by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement  for accepting wagers on games played by NJ colleges.

12.31.2018

SBR Forum poster Derailer has locked up first place for the 2018 Beat The Prick NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest. Derailer finished 52-27 against the spread, hitting nearly 66% of his plays and profiting 33.94 units after 17 weeks of football. Derailer takes home the first place prize of $10,000.

12.27.2018

Sports bettors looking to place a bet in person in the United States can head to Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or West Virginia. In New Mexico, a gaming compact allows a tribal group to offer sports betting at two casinos. Read more in this SBR News report.

12.25.2018

SBR Forum poster darys is currently hanging on to a narrow lead in the $10,500 NCAA Bowl Contest at SBR Forum. Darys has a one-point lead with 15 points and a maximum possible score of 32. BarkingToad is right on his heels in second place with 14 points. Team daneblazer and ArunSh are in third with 13 points. | Full Standings

12.24.2018

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has informed Sportsbook Review that he has been waiting for more than two months to receive an $1,100 withdrawal. Topbet players have reported consistent slow payouts, in some cases waiting for more than six months to be paid, since the betting site was dropped from C- to D in mid 2016.

12.22.2018

There are just two weeks remaining in the $50,000 NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest known as Beat The Prick. This is the fourteenth year the flagship contest of SBR Forum has taken place. The Prick was interviewed by SBR Natalie Van Rydstrom for his week sixteen selections.

12.21.2018

The Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 intends to put guardrails on the burgeoning sports betting industry by charging the Department of Justice with setting standards for US states wanting to legalize sports betting. Both the NFL and the NCAA issued statements of support for the legislation.

12.20.2018

The Washington, D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to bring legalized online and in-person sports betting to the district. The Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 must go to Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) for her signature and then on to Congress for its approval before betting can begin.

12.17.2018

The sports betting business is booming in New Jersey – nearly $1 billion wagered since June – with the amount of money bet increasing for the fifth consecutive month, according to state officials. With that pace, the Garden State is on track to out wager Las Vegas, becoming the sports betting epicenter of the U.S.

12.14.2018

The NFL, the only major US pro sports league not to have a data licensing partnership, appears to be ready to get into the sports betting business. The topic was raised at the NFL’s annual one-day meeting in Irving, Texas this week, where the 2020 NFL Draft was awarded to Las Vegas, the epicenter of US sports betting.

12.12.2018

NASCAR and Sportradar joined forces this week to ensure the integrity of the most popular auto racing league in the United States. Under the multi-year partnership, Sportradar will monitor domestic and global wagering for fraudulent activity across the racing circuit’s three largest events.

12.11.2018

SBR Forum congratulates the SBR Poker Main Event 2018 winners. SBR Forum poster 'dhristov211' pocketed $1,500 for taking down first place, and poster 'silvap' won $500 in second place. Over 45,000 betpoints were paid to the top 30 in the tournament. Stay tuned for the next SBR Poker promotion.

12.10.2018

In the future, “down the stretch they come” may apply more to sportsbook patrons flooding racetracks rather than the horses heading toward the finish line. Sports betting was a hot topic at this year’s annual Global Symposium on Racing with several panel discussions taking place.