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05.06.2016

Sportsbook Review has launched the live monthly sportsbook payout discussion thread at the SBR Sportsbook discussion forum for the period of May 2016. The thread enables online sports bettors to figure out directly from other SBR members just how quickly betting sites are paying, as well as the fees incurred with each cashier option.

05.06.2016

SBR Odds has released an update adding the Grand Salami wagering market for MLB and NHL betting. The Grand Salami market allows online sports bettors to wager on the home and away runs spread, and the cumulative total over or under of the day's games. It is a popular feature for bettors who enjoy following the day of sports action.

05.05.2016

Online sportsbook BetOwi (SBR rating D+) is investigating the $500 bitcoin payout complaint reported yesterday. The player's withdrawal has been pending since April 9 and he has allegedly received no updates on when the payment will be completed. BetOwi players in need of assistance are asked to submit a sportsbook complaint form.

05.05.2016

Online sportsbook 1Vice has told SBR that their payouts are back on track following initial delays after their move back to the RDG Corp family of online betting sites. RDG Corp is known for powering Bet33 and AmericasBookie. The GM of 1Vice has remained with the company and has expressed a willingness to hear feedback from players.

05.04.2016

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) dropped out of the Republican Presidential race yesterday after a wide loss to Donald Trump in the state of Indiana. Cruz, who had recently named Carly Fiorina as his running mate in his bid for the GOP nomination, was an average 20 to 1 shot to be the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States.

05.04.2016

Online sports bettors with feedback on the frequency of on-time payouts from BetOwi Sportsbook and sister brand SportsbettingOnline are encouraged to write to SBR. In recent months, a number of players have complained on tardy payouts through cash methods and through bitcoin, prompting SBR to lower the rating of each betting site.

05.03.2016

Online sports gamblers looking to maximize their profits over the course of a long 162 game MLB season are invited to check out the MLB Betting Futures directory. The page was created to help gamblers shop for the best baseball betting value associated with the season-running futures wagering markets.

05.03.2016

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago that an InstantActionSports (SBR rating D) player reported that he was still owed a $5,000 interbook transfer originally requested on February 25. InstantActionSports acknowledged the payout complaint, but did not give a specific time-line on when the transfer would be completed.

05.03.2016

Online sportsbook Tipbet has been added to the betting sites rating guide. Tipbet is a Malta based online sportsbook which also has a presence in Germany. The betting website does not accept players from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Iran, and Greece. Tipbet plans to offer bitcoin by the end of next year.

05.02.2016

Leicester City has completed its Cinderella storybook run and officially won the 2016 English Premier league title. Leicester City was an eye-popping 5000/1 shot prior to the season beginning, meaning a $100 wager paid $500,000 for all bettors who had the wagering marbles to take a shot at such crazy odds.

05.02.2016

Online sports bettors can shop for NBA championship betting futures using Sportsbook Review. Real-time updating grids are available showing the wagering markets for the 2016 NBA championship, as well as the outright winner of both the Eastern and Western conferences. Only sports betting sites in good standing with players are shown.

05.02.2016

A majority 63% of online sports bettors have wagered on the San Antonio Spurs to cover the 7.5 point spread against the Oklahoma City Thunder in tonight's NBA playoffs match. The game tips off at 9:30PM Eastern. This article lists the current betting percentages on the game's main wagering markets per SBR Odds.

05.02.2016

A TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) payout complaint has been received. A player reported that he deposited 600 Turkish Lira (approximately $200) two weeks ago via EcoPayz, no sportsbook bonus was received. The player increased his balance to 932.57 Turkish Lira (approximately $334) before undergoing the KYC process.

05.02.2016

A manager from Exbinog Sportsbook has contacted SBR and explained that all previous payout complaints and issues with player accounts were attributable to being under the jurisdiction of Montenegro. SBR reported in November 2015 that Exbinog was stripped of its Montenegro license by its e-Gaming regulator.

05.01.2016

A SmartLiveGaming player has submitted a wagering complaint. The player wagered £100 at the odds of 10/3 for horse Dilgura to win the 5.00 race at Salisbury. Dilgura won the race, but the player's £100 stake was voided by the online sportsbook. Live chat advised the player that there was a "rapid fluctuation" of the odds prior to the start of the race.

05.01.2016

The top sports betting site poll runs through Friday, May 6. This article lists the current top 10 online sportsbooks as selected by the SBR Forum community of online sports gamblers. Online bettors have voted based on the overall best sportsbooks available as far as payout speed, bonus options, mobile platform, customer service, and variety of wagering options.

05.01.2016

SBR Forum has announced that a new poker series begins on Monday, May 2. The top 100 poker players from daily poker play Monday-Friday from May 2 to August 17 will advance to an SBR Poker Championship on Saturday, August 20 to compete for 125,000 betpoints, with 45,000 betpoints reserved for first place.

05.01.2016

The point spread betting market is divided fairly evenly in tonight's Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA playoffs game. Follow the NBA sportsbook betting consensus in this article which lists wagering data available from the NBA Basketball betting odds grid at Sportsbook Review, as well as real-time updates from 35 betting sites.

04.30.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom walks readers through how to use bitcoin to deposit to sports betting sites in today's industry news broadcast. Bitcoin has taken the online sports betting world by storm as players embrace a method that allows for painless transactions that are quick and easy to complete.

04.30.2016

A TonyBet Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player deposited one month ago via EcoPayz and claimed that most of his bets won, resulting in a balance around $3,577 (10K Turkish Lira). After requesting a payout, he was told that the cashier was having technical problems and so he continued playing.

04.30.2016

Search a complete list of online sportsbook rating changes by using the upgrade/downgrade rating change log at Sportsbook Review. Players are urged to consider the standing of every sports betting website before depositing their hard-earned funds. Online betting sites rated from D- to F are part of the worst sportsbook blacklist.

04.29.2016

Sportsbook Review has embedded the Kentucky Derby betting odds on offer from top sports betting sites in the Triple Crown betting directory. The Kentucky Derby takes place Saturday, May 7. Nyquist is currently the shortest priced horse to win at odds generally available around +300 to +350, meaning that a $100 wager returns up to $350 in profit.

04.29.2016

Online sportsbook Bovada (SBR rating A) has agreed to credit all players who had wagers on Portland to win their series vs. the LA Clippers with wins. Management believed that there was human trader error which was covered in their policy with respect to bad lines, but the failure to notify players of the cancellation prompted Bovada to in good faith credit the players with wins.

04.29.2016

A Dobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has waited four weeks for two pending withdrawals and that he has received no acknowledgment from the sports betting website concerning when or if he will be paid. SBR reported back in November that a player filed a payout complaint against the blacklisted website.