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07.10.2017

MLB may be on break, but with the American Football season just around the corner many sports betting sites are updating their bonus policies and rolling out new incentives. Sportsbook Review has listed online sportsbooks by the bonuses offered for first-time depositors and categorized perks by bonus type.

07.09.2017

Update 8:50PM ET: The website is partially back up. SBR Forum readers are asked to share any bugs or kinks. SBR will update this report once BetDSI confirms everything is back to normal.  BetDSI is in the process of performing software and hardware updates related to their move to a new facility. BetDSI management provided a statement to SBR concerning the move, which marks their departure from Bookmaker.eu (SBR rating A+) headquarters.

07.08.2017

Sportsbook Review has received a complaint from a player unhappy with having to fork over his personal information after making a bitcoin deposit. The player has asked if this is standard operating procedure and believed that the entire point of bitcoin was being afforded anonymity, both transaction wise and with sportsbooks.

07.07.2017

First timers looking to get started purchasing bitcoin or using the digital currency with online sportsbooks may wish to review the bitcoin sportsbooks directory. Online sportsbooks are listed by SBR rating and bitcoin platform information. The page also includes a how-to primer on getting started with bitcoin.

07.07.2017

On the Friday, July 7 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard break down two games on the MLB schedule: Houston at Toronto and LA Angels at Texas. The Astros have been one of the best road teams in MLB history thus far. Also, a Deep Dive on the 2017 Indianapolis Colts.

07.06.2017

Three new Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) payout complaints have been filed. The players have been waiting as far back as March 27 for payment. One of the players reported that he was offered a bonus in exchange for cancelling his delinquent withdrawal request; a common tactic among slow-pay sports betting sites.

07.06.2017

On the Thursday, July 6 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard examine early win totals for the 2017-18 NBA season with free agency largely over. To no surprise, the Warriors are miles ahead of everyone else at 67.5. Also, Chris Sale is on the mound for Boston at Tampa Bay.

07.04.2017

Pinnacle (SBR rating A+) has advised SBR that planned maintenance is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday July 5, for approximately 90 minutes starting at 10PM Pacific time. No bets will be accepted during this window, though account registrations and deposits will be unaffected. | Read Pinnacle Review

07.03.2017

There are approximately two months left to go before the start of the 2017-18 NFL season and online sportsbooks are in agreement on one thing: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the most likely team to capture yet another Super Bowl championship. Bookmakers have priced the Pats around +350.

07.02.2017

IronBet Sportsbook, a betting website initially launched under TitanBet's platform before flying out on their own, has closed its doors. Players have been redirected to TitanBet. SBR has asked TitanBet staff if any of the players who had yet to withdraw funds were credited at TitanBet and can log-in with the same credentials.

07.01.2017

The June MLB Betpoints Contest is in the books. The top five winners walked home with SBR betpoints and a brand spanking new SBR Shirt. SBR Forum member "retard" pocketed 750 betpoints for his dominant 61-26-3 performance. He netted 36.60 units after one month of sports handicapping.

07.01.2017

The July 2017 SBR Posting Forum thread has been created for SBR Forum members to share their sportsbook payout feedback. Members are encouraged to share whenever they have received payment from an online sportsbook and document how long it took from the request date to having funds in hand.

06.30.2017

Online sportsbooks BetClic and Expekt have informed Sportsbook Review that they have pulled out of the Bosnian and Slovakian markets. Players located in these markets are advised to log-in to their sports betting accounts and request the withdrawal of their balances.

06.30.2017

On the Friday, June 30 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard talk about how Las Vegas sportsbooks took a beating in May on the NBA playoffs. Also, a look at Friday's Rockies-Diamondbacks and Yankees-Astros series openers. Finally, a Deep Dive on the betting prospects of the 2017 Detroit Lions.

06.29.2017

Sportsbook Review has announced that the first ever International Football Betting Conference will take place from the Sheraton Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica on August 4 and 5, 2017. The invite-only event will have a stable of well-known sports betting industry executives and personalities speaking. | Learn more

06.29.2017

A dozen players have written Sportsbook Review concerned about the status of Readytobet Sportsbook. The company claims to be having technical issues that they are working on before restoring service. Users are unable to access their accounts or balances. The sportsbook has been downgraded to D-.

06.29.2017

On the Thursday, June 29 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard talk about the big Chris Paul trade to Houston and how that affects the Rockets and Clippers. Plus a look at the Cubs-Nationals and Dodgers-Angels series finales Thursday. Finally, a Deep Dive on the betting prospects for the 2017 Chicago Bears.

06.28.2017

In a stunning one-day turnaround, the US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear arguments related to New Jersey's fight to bring sports betting to its backyard. Many legal pundits and industry followers expressed cautious optimism Monday after the nation's highest court declined to mention the case one way or another.

06.28.2017

An SBR Forum poster recently shared that he mistyped his bitcoin payment address by one character and was worried that he would not receive his payout from an online sportsbook. However, the bitcoin network is smart enough to distinguish from real payment addresses and erroneous addresses.

06.28.2017

On the Wednesday, June 28 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard look at the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the state of New Jersey's appeal on legalized gambling late this year. Plus, a breakdown of Orioles-Blue Jays and a Deep Dive on the betting prospects of the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers.

06.27.2017

On the Tuesday, June 27 Sports BIT show, Teddy Covers & Pauly Howard look at a nice pitchers' duel between the Cubs and Nationals, a series opener between the Cardinals and Diamondbacks, and a Deep Dive on the 2017 Cleveland Browns. Plus, bad beats from around the sports world.