Year established: 1999
Mobile version: yes
Overall rating: C+
Recommended: For recreational players
SportsBetting Sportsbook Review
SportsBetting is a veteran when it comes to the digital world of online gambling. It has been online since 1999 and currently boasts over a million player accounts.
With minimal country restrictions this bookmaker has access to a huge source of potential players, including in the USA.
Despite some major financial problems in the 2000’s, failing to pay out to some $1.5 million to customers and causing the company’s credit rating fall, it was bought out in 2012 by BetOnline Group who have turned SportsBetting around. Since then the business has resolved its issues, redesigned its customer service and hugely improved their credit rating.
BetOnline Group are based in Panama City, Panama and are one of the largest independently owned gambling businesses in the world.
SportsBetting has a respectable online presence with thousands of followers on Twitter, it’s own blog and are on Google+. However, despite a link to their Facebook page, it seems to have been recently taken down and demonstrates that perhaps it wasn’t as successful as they had hoped.
SportsBetting has a diverse range sports markets available. As they have access to the American market there is a huge focus on almost all major sports played there, and not just on the NBA and the NFL.
This isn’t to say that there is no focus on sports outside of the US as they offer markets for sports including Football, MMA, Cricket, Horse Racing and Rugby. They also have a great selection of odds for futures sports betting.
However, there is an obvious lack of some sports compared to other bookmakers, most specifically those sports played outside of the US and Europe.
As well as this there is also a good variety of casino games, a live dealer casino, poker, and the availability of placing bets on politics and the financial markets.
Despite having a live betting facility, SportsBetting has no live-streaming sports service and does not have any cash out option during a game.
Although it is now a respectable bookmaker, the business will struggle more and more to compete in the fast-paced progress of sports betting.
Usability of the site
The website is very simply laid out and designed offering the player a calm and relaxing experience compared to some sites which seem to shout in your face and demand your attention, something that prevents scaring away some of the more cautious potential players.
With a live-chat facility, as well as an option to e-mail, it is very easy to communicate any concerns you may have about the service, and more importantly payouts.
SportsBetting’s mobile app is well designed, simple and well-reviewed but it feels restricted by its lack of a live in-game cash-out option.
Currently, they offer bonuses for new players 75% of your first deposit, capping the bonus at $1000. As well as this there are bonuses for using the mobile app, and reloading your account before certain sports seasons begin. They also offer some risk-free bonuses for first-time bets, covering your losses up to a certain amount.
The website offers a vast array of payment options, including bitcoin and skrill, and there cash out speed is relatively fast, especially since there takeover.
It is a simple, easy to use ‘sports betting’ website that doesn’t aim to stand out- from the pack, but instead it tries to offer a more enjoyable and less stressful betting experience. It has done well to shake off its former issues, and as long as it evolves with a constantly changing business it will continue to be successful.
– Solid reputation within the sports betting industry;
– Extensive online gambling options;
– Huge range of betting types and markets;
– Reputable casino and poker site also attached;
– Game lines are some of the first ones out;
– Excellent mobile and live betting platform;
– Accepts players worldwide including USA;
– Low wagering requirements for the basic deposit bonuses;
– Low juice on most of their bets;
– Great selection of futures bets.
– limited selection of European sports;
– Interface takes a while to get used to;
– Lower betting limits compared to other US sites;
– Promotions are a little bit weak compared to competitors;
– Average graphics and software.
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