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02.25.2016

A MarathonBet player has claimed that his account was closed one month ago along with a $2,300 balance. The player has claimed that he has operated his MarathonBet account for two years and that he believed his account to have been in good standing for the duration of his play with the sports betting site.

02.25.2016

Sportsbook Review reported earlier in the week that a BetOwi Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player filed a payout complaint. The player requested a $500 withdrawal via bitcoin on February 8, one day after Super Bowl 50. The player was not paid in the time-frame he expected and took issue with a bitcoin payout taking so long in the first place.

02.25.2016

An InstantActionSports (SBR rating D) player has claimed that he has been promised payment five times in the last month and has yet to receive a single payment. The online sports bettor has slowly drawn down an $18,000+ balance for two years and has grown frustrated with the need to be on a payment plan.

02.24.2016

SBR occasionally receives complaints from online sports bettors unhappy with what's known as the Know Your Customer or KYC procedure. These complaints range from the amount of time elapsed from beginning the process, a dispute over the readability of the documents, or the nature of the requests themselves (holding your ID and photographing yourself and so on).

02.24.2016

Conor McGregor vs. Rafael Dos Anjos was scratched yesterday as RDA suffered a broken foot during training. McGregor's new opponent has been named in Nate Diaz, who comes in as a 3.7 to 1 underdog. Three online betting sites have released odds on the bout so far. Sportsbook Review will post all available UFC 196 prop bets.

02.23.2016

Sportsbook Review reported two weeks ago about a TonyBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player who filed a $2,024 payout complaint. The player had deposited $200 and received a 50% cash bonus from the online betting site. After making a payout request with the Estonia based sportsbook, the player reported all communication stopped.

02.23.2016

Sportsbook Review has updated this year's Oscars Prop Bets List. Over 15 online sportsbooks have released Academy Awards betting odds so far. Online sports bettors can browse for the best available odds using the prop bet chart. Sports betting sites typically offer some of the best value on wagering markets that are considered easy to beat or "free money".

02.23.2016

A BetOwi Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. The online sports bettor requested a $500 bitcoin withdrawal on February 8, one day after the Super Bowl. He has yet to be paid, though the player successfully received $1,000 a month prior. The player was told that third-party processors are to blame for the delay.

02.22.2016

Republican candidate Jeb Bush pulled out of the race for President on Saturday. Bush was a 35 to 1 underdog at most online sportsbooks and his withdrawal was considered by many pundits as inevitable. Party frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are continuing to gain momentum with primary victories and remain favored by betting sites to secure their respective nomination.

02.22.2016

The online sportsbook blacklist is the sports betting industry's largest directory of betting sites to avoid. These sportsbooks are known for poor service, slow payouts, and the worst of the worst — the betting sites which carry an SBR rating of F — have outright confiscated winnings from players or refused payment.

02.22.2016

Online sports bettors looking to track tonight's games and monitor the status of their full game in-play wagers should visit the Sportsbook Review betting odds grid to see all game scores. One of the most recent features added during the previous football season is the ability to track every line for all full game, halves, and quarters markets on one screen.

Bovada Sportsbook maintenance note

02.22.2016

Update 11:10AM ET: The maintenance period is over.

Bovada Sportsbook is presently undergoing maintenance. SBR will report when the sportsbook is fully functional.

02.21.2016

This article lists the top five online sportsbooks as voted recently by the SBR Forum community of online sports bettors. The betting sites voted top sportsbook by players have each been in operation for 10 years or longer and are featured on the best sportsbooks list. Bettors with feedback are encouraged to write in to mail@sportsbookreview.com.

02.21.2016

Bitcoin is presently trading at $438. Sportsbook Review reported last when BTC hovered at the $388 mark following the production of the most recent bitcoin educational video series: Bitcoin risks & rewards. SBR's Peter Loshak was joined by a bitcoin expert to discuss the high and low points associated with using the popular digital currency.

02.20.2016

Complaint number 39 has been filed against Russia based sports betting site ZenitBet. A player has claimed that the online betting site is refusing to pay. He claims to have provided all documents necessary to pass the KYC process, but that his payout has been rejected. The player, like many before him, has been given no information on why the betting site will not pay.

02.20.2016

Sportsbook Review readers can find a list of online sportsbooks and their respective bonus offering using the SBR directory. By using the available categories on the page, online sports bettors can narrow down their selection for a new online sports betting site by the size of the bonus, rollover, maximum incentive, and more.

02.20.2016

A ComeOn Sportsbook player has filed an account complaint. The online sports bettor has claimed that his betting account no longer has the option to request payments. He has allegedly been given no information from customer service concerning his ability to request a withdrawal. The player has requested assistance.

02.19.2016

A Fonbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has launched an account complaint. The player registered on December 30 and deposited $1,000 via WebMoney. He claims that he increased his balance to $5,646 after 48 hours of play. At this point, Fonbet slashed the player's maximum wager size to just $30.

02.19.2016

GR88 Sportsbook has been added to the worst sportsbook blacklist at the mark of D-. The sports betting site has been under continued 'maintenance' since January 9. Three players have written SBR so far documenting that they have not been paid; the oldest request dates back to December 29.

02.18.2016

A BetMotion Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed that he has been owed €4,500 for over three weeks. The player has taken issue with the fact that the online sports betting site advertises that payments should occur within three business days.

02.18.2016

Online sports betting site ComeOn (SBR rating C) has advised SBR that as of 17 February 2016 their online sportsbook is no longer open to Polish players. ComeOn casino and poker remains open without limitation to residents of Poland. ComeOn has said that they are working on restoring sportsbook access and cited legal developments as the reason for the change.

02.18.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom takes viewers for a guided tour of popular sports betting site JustBet. Learn how to place a sports wager, access live, in-play betting, use the casino, and more in this guided tour. JustBet holds an SBR rating of A. The online sportsbook is located in San Jose, Costa Rica.

02.17.2016

New Jersey once again pitched their argument for legal sports betting today in federal court. The state has been trying since 2012, when a voter's referendum was passed and later signed into law by Governor Christie, to allow their residents and tourists to wager on sports inside of licensed Atlantic City casinos.

02.17.2016

JetWin Sportsbook (SBR rating C+) has addressed the payout complaint reported by a player yesterday. The bitcoin online betting site has confirmed that the player deposited $4,369 and received a starting bonus of $35. The sportsbook confirmed that the bettor successfully completed his wagering requirement.