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01.20.2016

A BetRally Sportsbook player has filed a complaint. The player has claimed that his account access was restricted and his $2,000 balance left in limbo. He has claimed that no information was communicated to him since the suspension of the account. Sportsbook Review is investigating the complaint and will contact BetRally.

01.20.2016

An LSbet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a complaint against the online sports betting website. The player signed up for LSbet recently and accepted a welcome bonus of €120. The player was instructed to wager first and then the bonus would be credited. After placing his first wager, the player provided copies of his ID.

01.20.2016

Daily fantasy sports betting sites have taken another blow after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton branded them gambling operations. The two biggest operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, continue to fight efforts that label their businesses gambling instead of games of skill. The operators are milking an exemption in the 2006 UIGEA for all it is worth.

01.19.2016

BetDNA Sportsbook was added to the rating guide at the mark of D in September of 2015. Most of the feedback received to date has been one from player who has shared that customer service has not been ideal and although he has received two payouts to date, the payouts were paid weeks after the advertised payout time-frames.

01.19.2016

A new sportsbook complaint has been filed by a ZenitBet player. The player went through the Know Your Customer (KYC) process with the Russia based betting site in April of 2015. He had his documents notarized to expedite the acceptance of his documents. However, the online sportsbook has not paid his €4,000 balance.

01.19.2016

Parlay wagers (or "multiples" as more commonly referred to outside of North America) are one of the most popular betting types. Instead of betting on a singular game players can link two or more games to a single ticket for an increased payoff. All games must win for the parlay to cash, which creates the opportunity for some life-changing paydays when the gambling gods are kind.

01.19.2016

A GR88 Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint against the sports betting site. The player has reported that he has been owed $1,000 for over a month, and that the online betting site has not processed his withdrawal. In addition, he attempted to access GR88 this week and has realized that his account has been blocked.

01.18.2016

The first tennis Grand Slam of the year is underway in Australia. Unfortunately for the ATP, so is very serious discussion suggesting that as many as 16 former top 50 players, as well as one current top 50 have participated in fixing matches. An eye-opening report was first published at BuzzFeed in collaboration with the BBC analyzing a trove of evidence.

01.18.2016

It was the weekend of the teaser for online sports bettors wagering on NFL. All combinations of point spread teasers cashed (based on conventional 6 point teasers). The Seattle Seahawks faced a 31-0 deficit and scored 24 consecutive points to cash for teaser players. Teasers on the total cashed both ways in three of four games.

01.18.2016

A JetBull Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has launched a complaint against the sports betting site. The player registered last week with JetBull and opened his account with a €50 deposit. The player accepted a starting bonus and completed €660 in rollover. However, the player was using a VPN to place his sports bets which led to his winnings being voided.

01.18.2016

A ZenitBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed that he originally requested his $1,733 payout on September 30, 2015. The payout was first delayed due to the requirement for the player to have his documents certified by a public notary, a request the player complied with.

01.17.2016

Rivalo Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) confiscated a balance of $1,370 from a winning bettor. The player was cryptically told that he had violated the terms and conditions of the online sportsbook, but given no specifics on what his infraction was. He continues to profess his innocence and maintains that his account was verified.

01.17.2016

The SBR World Poker Cup begins Monday, January 18. One of the most popular annual events on the SBR Poker calendar, the World Poker Cup brings out the best in players from four regions - the US, Confederates, Canada, and team World. Players are ranked based on their performance in daily SBR Poker tournaments.

01.17.2016

SBR reported yesterday that a SuperLenny (SBR rating C) player filed a complaint. The player claimed to have successfully passed the KYC process and believed that his account was fully verified. SuperLenny reportedly advised the player as much and told him he could log-in to request payment as normal. When he tried to do so, his acount was still blocked.

01.17.2016

Sportsbook Review has released a consensus betting trends report for the Sunday afternoon NFL playoffs match between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos. The Steelers vs. Broncos kick off at 4:40PM Eastern. This article cites how the wagering public are betting the full game spread, money line, and total points markets.

01.16.2016

Sportsbook Review occasionally receives complaints from online sports bettors who have complained that their wagers have been accepted and then later cancelled due to being posted right after the game has started. Betting sites have inconsistent ways of handling these situations, which leads to a dispute of the best way to handle grading.

01.16.2016

Sportsbook Review (SBR) offers many website features designed with the online sports bettor in mind. From a free live odds platform to game predictions, video analysis, and a 400,000 member strong posting forum community, there is a lot to get lost in. However, the mission statement of SBR is to ensure that bettors have every resource needed to avoid being conned by scam sportsbooks, and to effectively shop for quality bookmakers using the sportsbook rating guide.

01.16.2016

A SuperLenny (SBR rating C) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player detailed that he was recently asked to undergo the Know Your Customer (KYC) process with the online sportsbook. SuperLenny required the player to provide a copy of his ID, utility bill, a copy of his latest deposit, and to be interviewed by telephone.

01.16.2016

Sportsbook Review has released an NFL Divisional Playoffs betting odds summary for the Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals. This article takes a look at the sportsbook consensus betting trends powered by SBR Odds, as well as the line movement for the full game wagering markets including the full game spread, money line, and total.

01.15.2016

Sportsbook Review invites webmasters and bloggers to embed free live sportsbook odds on their website. SBR offers a variety of widget types for webmasters: full game odds grids, an entire slate of full game odds, individual game odds, and championship futures odds. The widgets can be customized in a variety of ways.

01.15.2016

Sportsbook Review has released a video tour of the Heritage Sports (SBR rating A+) website. Heritage Sports is one of the most popular online sportsbooks as voted by players in the SBR community polls for top betting sites. Heritage Sports is widely considered as a top reduced juice sportsbook, meaning players get the best of it with every wager.

01.15.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom covers the recent news concerning Pennsylvania's hot pursuit of legal sports betting. Pennsylvania politicians are trying their best to have sports betting made legal. This articles give you the skinny on what hurdles Pennsylvania must overcome for state-run casinos to accept sports bets.

01.14.2016

SportsbettingOnline has acknowledged the latest payout complaint submitted by a player. A user claimed that he requested payment three weeks ago for $500 and that it had not yet been processed. SportsbettingOnline confirmed that the payment was overdue and stated that the payment would be received soon.

01.14.2016

Sportsbook Review has released a video walk-through of popular sports betting website Bookmaker.eu's software. Bookmaker is an A+ rated online sportsbook in the SBR rating guide. The video tour takes players through the Bookmaker website and demonstrates how to place a sports bet, use the casino, live betting, and more.

01.14.2016

Pennsylvania politicians are pushing to have sports wagering legalized to protect the state’s gaming industry and fill budget deficits. Democrat Representatives Rob Matzie and Nick Kotik introduced a bill in late 2015 calling on the US Congress to revoke a ban on sports wagering and to allow states that authorize casino gambling to offer land-based sports betting.