Portishead BetOnline Sportsbook Review
BetOnline has become the fastest growing online sports betting site in the United States and they’ve earned one of our top US rankings because of their incredible growth. BetOnline has had some minor hiccups that have come with their growth, but I’ve been impressed by the experienced management team that has been in the industry in some capacity since 1991. BetOnline is currently operating in Panama City, Panama and has a great infrastructure set-up within the banking capital of Latin America.
Opening Bonus & Promotions
The opening bonus at the BetOnline Sportsbook will last until you no longer use your account. BetOnline has a lifetime bonus, which allows bettors to earn a bonus on every deposit made into the sportsbook. The bonus is worth 15% (CCBONUS) if you fund your account using a credit card or 25% (TXBONUS) if you use one of the other deposit methods. The minimum deposit to earn a bonus is $50 and the maximum you can earn on each deposit bonus is $900 plus the bonus has a 6x rollover.
BetOnline constantly offers promotions on every major sports including hockey, soccer, football and basketball. You can place bets on certain sports and have them insured if a certain outcome happens. If you want to bet on horse racing at BetOnline you can earn a 7% rebate that’s paid to your account daily at the BetOnline Racebook.
Range of Markets & Odds
BetOnline definitely has better odds for the major US sports although they’ve also been expanding their range of markets, as the demand has increased. Currently the sports that you can wager on at BetOnline include Auto Racing, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Cricket, Darts, Golf, MMA, Snooker, Rugby, Lacrosse, Tennis, Soccer and Olympics.
BetOnline doesn’t offer reduced juice any longer, but the sportsbook does have $.10 lines for MLB and NHL. BetOnline posts lots of great odds on straight bets such as moneylines, point spreads and over/under bets. Bettors can also wager on a wide range of props and futures markets at the BetOnline Sportsbook plus the sportsbook accepts parlay/teaser bets.
The sportsbook at BetOnline has some great betting features to make your job even easier. At BetOnline you can wager on live sports as they’re being played and you can also bet using BetOnline Mobile. The mobile app works on the iPhone, Blackberry and Android at BetOnline plus you don’t even need to download anything, as the app works in your mobile browser.
Bettors should also read the “Sports Betting Edge” at BetOnline to help give you handicapping tips on upcoming games. The SBE at BetOnline is a sports blog with the latest news and handicapping tips. I wouldn’t rely solely on the information found on the blog, but it’s a great source of information that bettors can use to help them find games to wager on everyday.
Customer service has been handled very well at BetOnline considering the fact they’ve grown so quickly. BetOnline offers very fast support through Skype, email and toll-free telephone. Bettors may also contact BetOnline using live chat although in my experience with BetOnline you’re much better off contacting support through other means than live chat. The live chat seems to not be overly helpful, but the rest of the customer service team is knowledgeable and can assist bettors with anything.
The minimum deposit varies from $10 – $1500 depending upon the deposit method you use. The deposit options that you can use at the BetOnline Sportsbook include Visa, Prepaid Visa, Money Orders, Person2Person Transfer, Neteller, Book2Book Transfer, Skrill, Check and Bank Wire. Most withdrawal methods at BetOnline have fees that you need to pay, but every month BetOnline will offer you a $50 credit on your 1st withdrawal.