BETONLINE SPORTSBOOK REVIEW
If you were reading a Betonline sportsbook review in 2012, the tone and advice would have been much different than it is today. Prior ownership and management pulled some no-no’s back in the day and the result was poor reviews and angry customers.
But in recent years, all the negative surrounding their poker network and customer-service issues have turned around completely. It’s now one of the most legit operations and a crucial option as a top sportsbook in the US market.
IS BETONLINE SPORTSBOOK LEGIT?
Yes. And as one of the few operations still offering full services to US bettors and poker players, not only is it legit, but its important to the market. Having credit and legit options is super important in any industry.
Of course one can argue the BetOnline was legitimately bad in the old days, but they are legitimately good today and rank as one of the top sportsbooks for US players, hands down. For poker players, their poker room is usually very busy and the skill level isn’t so high that new players get destroyed by professionals.
CAN I BET AT BETONLINE?
BetOnline is one of a select few operations to offer services in Canada and most of the 50 states. There are very few state exclusions (if any), but you can find out more (this can change over time) by visiting the site. While it is a global brand and its URL obviously ensures it will get visitors from all over the world, their focus is North America.
The bonus offering, the sports lineup and the theme of the site is very much geared to the US and Canadian sports bettor. Poker is very good and their casino has improved greatly as well.
WHAT SPORTS CAN I BET AT BETONLINE?
While the focus is North American sports and healthy dose of football, basketball, baseball and hockey, they cover just about everything nowadays. Golf, tennis, NASCAR, UFC (much improved offering) as well as 20 soccer leagues and competitions around the world.
One of the best things about betting sports at BetOnline and which makes it one of the top sportsbooks for US players is its early lines. Other competitors are slower to post their lines, so if you want to bet an NFL game early in the week, you will find a line here first.
The sports offering for basketball and hockey also delve heavily into European leagues, so an NBA bettor who wants to bet the Euroleague can easily do so. Ditto an NHL bettor who wants to sample the Swiss Elite League or KHL.
WHAT BONUS CAN I GET AT BETONLINE?
Huge bonuses have long been a calling card and marketing point for BetOnline. In the old days, the big bonuses were confusing with conditions and large rollover requirements. That means you have to bet the bonus amount 10 times over before being able to withdraw any of the amount.
Recently, the 50% bonus up to $1,000 has been one of the most aggressive in the market. That means a $2,000 deposit will earn you $1,000 in bonus. For that particular promotion, the rollover was 15X. By even so, it’s a lot of bonus and ensures a new player has some extra money to sample different sports, different betting types and contests.
HOW CAN I DEPOSIT AT BETONLINE?
Like many of the top sportsbooks facing North America, cryptocurrency has become a favorite deposit option, as it is quick and fees are relatively low. However, BetOnline has been very consistent over the years in accepting major credit cards like VISA, Mastercard and money orders and bank wires.
Bitcoin and Ethereum and Litecoin are the three cryptos listed as payment and payout options on the site.
CAN I PLAY POKER AND CASINO GAMES AT BETONLINE?
Yes, and the BetOnline poker network has become of the biggest and busiest ones for US players, as many of the top brands exited the market years ago. Other poker review sites regularly rank BetOnline Poker as one of the best places to play online. The poker bonus is typically smaller, 100% but with a $200 overall limit and some folks don’t like the graphics in the poker client.
But if you are looking for a safe, legit place to play where you will get paid out quickly when you win, then BetOnline poker does the trick very nicely. The casino was launched about 10 years ago on the Rival Network and offers the basics with plenty of blackjack and table games, slots, video poker and plenty of live dealer for roulette and baccarat.
WHAT DO WE LOVE ABOUT BETONLINE?
We love the fact that a leopard can change its spots and a site with a formerly spotty reputation is now of the best and most trusted operations. The bonus offer is eye-catching and adds nicely to your betting wallet, but there are conditions and big rollover requirements.
They are usually quick with sports odds and their lineup of sports and bet type seems to be always improving. We love the fact it’s a one-stop betting shop for all US and Canadian players, while also catering to a global market of bettors. We love the way they have increased their entertainment and marketing props product, which offers betting lines on politics or other news of the day This ensures that mainstream media shares those cool and unique odds, so we have started seeing more BetOnline exposure in social media which helps the brand as well.
WHAT WOULD WE CHANGE ABOUT BETONLINE?
Customer service options have increased and improved over the years, but still isn’t as quick or pleasant as some of the competition. Email, phone and live chat support is available and the quality improves for regular bettors. So adding a little more patience and softness for customer service reps would be good. So would reducing the rollover and conditions on some of their bonuses. But hey, they are offering you free money to sample their services, so they want you to experience as many options as possible.