BetOnline is a great sportsbook that has grown on me the more I have used it.
BetOnline goes above and beyond the industry standards in that they offer an insane variety of options for deposit. One of the big benefits is that they accept the three most popular type of credit card in VISA, MasterCard and AMEX.
More recently, BetOnline started offering both Bitcoin and Litecoin as options for deposit. These cryptocurrencies have become much more popular in recent years and the preferred way to do transactions at the books.
I made my first deposit using a Visa card for the $50 minimum. I decided NOT too push the envelope with the testing of this sportsbook since there really were NOT any great signup promotions going on. The money was credited to my account within minutes and I was able to make our first bet shortly after.
The sports that they offer are very simple to navigate and manage.
While the bet slip works a little differently than every other sportsbook that I use, it is very easy to get used to how it works. One may be a little shocked that with all the rebranding and updates that have been done on the sportsbook interface, the functionality has NOT been touched. I actually did NOT like the way it worked at all when I first reviewed this book back in 2016, but after using it for years it now feels like one of the better betting slips. I know that this may sound kind of strange, but I encourage you to just give it a chance and take some time to get used to how it works.
Everything else on the bet ticket is well designed and simple enough to use. It is very easy to bet either a “risk” amount or a “to win” amount, and there is an option available to buy points on the line (another huge plus!).
In conclusion, while it takes some getting used to the functionality of this system, it is still very usable and well done.
If there is one thing that stands out, in my opinion, about the BetOnline sportsbook then it would have to be the consistency with their odds and availability of lines.
For starters, the minimum bet is only one dollar! If you have read any of our other reviews then you will know that I give a sportsbook bonus points for cheap minimum bets! Secondly, the lines are up very early for every sport and there is NOT a lot of juice on the early lines. You will see dime lines on every MLB game. (Note: A dime line means that if each team had a 50% chance of winning that you would have to bet $105 to win $100. The standard is that you need to bet $110 to win $100). Lastly, I’m very impressed with the amount of futures betting that BetOnline has to offer. With it’s offerings in a variety of sports, it has the best selection of many sportsbook that I have reviewed.
I’ve tried to be a stickler and find some bad things to say about the BetOnline mobile site, but they have made that very difficult for me.
The design, layout, and functionality all seemed to be flawless on my Android-based smartphone. The menus are all well displayed and it is simple to jump between sports and different types of bets. One can argue that it is easier to place a bet on their mobile site than it is their web site. How they have such a pretty mobile site versus their desktop site is still is a bit of a mystery to me.
BetOnline follows a common theme regarding all of the sportsbooks that I recommend in that they are very reliable with their payouts. BetOnline offers one free payout every 30 days by cashier’s check, but the minimum withdrawal amount is $500 dollars.
Through BetOnline was a little bit slow offering Bitcoin payouts for free, they have finally fallen in line with most sportsbooks and also offer this benefit. The current minimum withdrawal for Bitcoin is $20 while the maximum is $10,000. Other methods of withdrawal include bank wire, wire transfer, and NetTeller.
There are a few things that stand out with the promotions that BetOnline offers. The first thing is that there is really no great sign on bonus when joining the sportsbook. Other sportsbooks around the web will offer a one time 50% bonus or free bet. On a positive note, however, they do offer a lifetime guarantee of a 25% bonus on every qualified deposit when the proper promo code is used.
There are a few other benefits that the BetOnline sportsbook has to offer. For instance, they have a $25 live betting free play and a $50 mobile betting free play, but they are kind of a pain to redeem. In short, if you want a good sportsbook for great promotions then I suggest you look at the other sportbooks that I review.
All in all, there is really a lot to like about BetOnline. Like every sportsbook, they have a few weaknesses, but as a whole, there really are a ton of great reasons to use these guys. Their mobile site is one of the best I’ve seen and makes it very easy to bet games very quickly through that method. And lastly, who can argue with the $1 minimum bet!
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