Year established: 1998
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Costa Rica
Overall rating: A-
Recommended: For recreational players
BetDSI Sportsbook Review
BetDSI is a part of the Diamond Sportsbook International Online. Since 1998 it has been live and licensed by the regulators in Costa Rica. Its tagline is ‘It’s only a game, until you bet on it’ and its homepage features a basketball pro alongside an ice hockey player.
This suggests the obvious; that it’s targeting North American players.
BetDSI operates a presence across the main social media channels including Facebook where it has over 1,700 Likes, and Twitter where it has 2,000 followers and counting. There is also a BetDSI Youtube channel which has close to 1,000 subscribers. The Youtube is regularly updated and consists of previews and analyses of UFC, NFL, MLB and a sprinkling of others such as the Kentucky horse racing.
The operator’s social media channels are a reflection of its homepage in that North American sports are by far and away the priority. BetDSI has not bothered with sponsorships of teams nor has it signed ambassadors, it has flown under the radar and gained a reputation through product and the service alone.
BetDSI has a Racebook, a Sportsbook and a Casino for its customers to play with. BetDSI has been well reviewed across online sources, this is due to its reliability in pay outs, flexibility in markets and languages, solid customer support and range of options for banking.
BetDSI focuses on North American sports such as Ice Hockey, Baseball, Basketball and so on but its sportsbook does offer some more options. The markets are as follows: Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Esports, Golf, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Sport, Racing, Rugby, Snooker, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.
It will seem odd to some that it offers esports in its somewhat limited range of markets but this shows someone there has their head screwed on; esports is a huge new market which has massive potential.
BetDSI also deals in Futures and has a separate Racebook. It doesn’t offer entertainment or novelty options.
As a popular bookmaker in 2017 naturally BetDSI has live betting options. It lays them out simply and clearly with no pretense around making it visually attractive. BetDSI tells you which live bets are most popular, and which are fast approaching.
BetDSI does not offer live streaming services for its events and this is a major blow to its offer, though it is unlikely to bother customers of its product too much.
Usability of the site
BetDSI may not look too sharp but it has a solid set of well priced odds and is a reliable bookmaker. Having operated out of San Jose Costa Rica since 1998 it has built a reputation on paying out and offering solid customer service.
If you do have any issue you can reach a customer service representative by live chat, by email or by phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
In terms of lay out BetDSI is simple and fairly easy to navigate, but a search bar would be a useful addition if you want to reach a specific market fast and without hassle. One strong suit of betDSI is that it accepts a wide range of payment methods including Visa, Mastercard, bank draft, Skrill, Neteller, and Bitcoin. It doesn’t accept Paypal.
Language wise it’s available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese, and it offers incentives such as its Loyalty Program. This sees returning customers rewarded with special perks and incentives such as cashback, free payouts and benefits in wagering. BetDSI has high limits, it’s a no nonsense, no fuss bookmaker which should have something for almost everyone. It is optimised for mobile though there is no specific mobile app at this time.
Having been around since 1998 and having garnered quite a reputation BetDSI is a reliable bookmaker which is especially well suited to those looking to bet big on North American sports.
– Long company history;
– Open to players from the US;
– Multitude of sports markets and high betting limits for certain sports;
– Wagering is simple and quick for any sport/event;
– Competitive odds / early posted lines;
– Good deposit bonus;
– Competitive loyalty program for regular players;
– Fast cashout speeds and lots of solid depositing options;
– Great customer service;
– Brand promotion is weak;
– Some bonuses only apply to larger deposits;
– Can be overwhelming with too much text;
– Their poorly-designed website is “behind the times” compared to other online bookies;
– Poor mobile compatibility;
Visa/Mastercard, Bank Transfer, Neteller, American Express, Eco, Bank Draft, Person to Person, Bitcoin
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