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BetOnline Sportsbook Review
BetOnline accepts USA players from ALL states
BetOnline is a Panama based online sportsbook that was established in 1991 and has been on the net since 2001. That makes them one of longer established today. This sports bookmaker accepts USA players from all states and their reputation in America makes them one of the more trusted betting sites to enjoy. They provide a diverse number of gambling markets and opportunities, as well as statistics and tipster information that you don't tend to find at many other sites. Add to that a rather attractive bonus offer and some well thought out promotions and you've got yourself a pretty good spot to place your bets.
Bonuses and Promotions: Up to $900 each deposit
BetOnline has a very attractive bonus offer. It is designed not only to help you start playing at the site, but also to keep playing. They call it the Lifetime Bonus Guarantee and it basically says that you can get a 25% bonus on every deposit you make at the site, indefinitely!
Be sure to keep an eye on those T&Cs, where it states the minimum deposit amount is $50 and the bonus is 15% if you deposit using a credit card. The maximum bonus amount is $900 but bear in mind that bonuses are not automatic, meaning you have to enter the appropriate code to get your bonus. Despite these little niggles, it is a very attractive bonus offer and a definite plus in our book.
The racebook has its own bonus of sorts in the form of a 7% rebate on all bets placed online and 4% on telephone bets, with no limit on the amount you can get back and no minimum bet total amount either.
Other promos are also offered, depending on what's going on in the sporting calendar. For example, those who enjoy their Over bets on soccer games will be pleased to know there's a Nil-Nil Refund promo, giving you your bet back for no-goal games. Keep an eye on the promotions page for details of the frequent special offers available at BetOnline.
The sportsbook software is powered by successful developer Digital Gaming Solutions, who are also the driving force behind a number of other online operators. The ease of use and easily navigable BetOnline site is testament to the good design, with sports all listed down the left side of the homepage. From there it's easy to see which sports have opportunities on which you can bet, and which don't, as the active ones are bold and the inactive ones are shaded - a handy at-a-glance feature. You can select and view multiple wagering opportunities across several events by checking the appropriate boxes - another handy little feature that means you can avoid having to go back through all the sports again to place your bets.
All options are assigned rotation numbers for ease of reference and you'll find a huge variety of different propositions to choose from, in addition to the usual futures and straight, or outright, gambling options. Hidden amongst the list of events down the left side of the page you'll also find the Live Betting option, which could have been placed a little better. Clicking on this will give you access to your in-play options and opportunities, as indicated by each event's flashing green light. Selecting a plus symbol next to each event will reveal more markets to wager on plus specials. If you are not a fan of the American prices format, you can choose decimal or fraction odds instead.
There is the option to download a desktop bookmark, for both Windows and Mac OS, giving you instant access to the sportsbook site, and while the website can indeed be accessed using your mobile device, it isn't optimised for it, which is a little disappointing.
You'll be pleased to know that there's a pretty good selection of events for you to bet on, ranging from NHL, NFL, soccer, tennis, football, baseball and basketball, to less familiar sports such as mixed martial arts, softball and many others. In addition to sport, there's also entertainment and political markets you can stake your money on, such as if the latest box office release will be a hit and the outcome of the next presidential election. You'll find these non-sporting events, as well as other specials, under the Futures and Props option on the sportsbook homepage.
If you've been scratching your head trying to find the Horseracing option down the left hand side of the sportsbook homepage at BetOnline, you can give it up, since this sport has a spot of its own on the navigation bar along the top. The Horses page lists all courses in alphabetical order, with upcoming races and runners at each course viewable with just one click. If you're new to a bet on the horses, there's plenty of helpful information on what to look for to give you an edge on your choices. The free horse picks will give you an idea of how the tipsters do it and which horses they come up with for upcoming races. There is a huge amount of information about horseracing in this section of the website. You can also enjoy some close horse matchups every day to spice up the action.
If you're a stickler for the statistics then you'll love the Stats Center, which charts details of everything you could ever want to know about select sporting events, such as baseball, basketball, football, Nascar, F1 and others. You're absolutely spoiled for choice with detail like results on previous related events, schedule, injuries, game logs, team reports and tons more! It's heaven for the enthusiast and a definite bookmark-worthy page for those who want to analyze every possible variable before placing a bet.
Another feature of the Bet Online site that we think is awesome is the Sports Betting Edge page. Here you'll find information, tips and analysis on a variety of sporting events, all of which are listed down the left side of the page and cover all the major sport types. It's a fantastic place to keep up to date with the latest happenings in a particular field.
Deposits can be made online or on the phone using a variety of methods, including VISA, AmEx, VISA via Person to Person (no longer available via telephone), Person to Person, money order, Moneybookers (Skrill), Neteller, Book to Book, bank transfer or check. Withdrawals can be requested to all of the above except credit cards and money order, but remember that minimum and maximum withdrawal amounts will apply and your withdrawal will be subject to fees. They do try to offset this unfortunate inconvenience by offering to cover the cost of withdrawal fees by up to $50 every 30 days.
In addition to a pretty comprehensive help section on the site, Bet Online also provide quality customer service via phone, email and live chat on a 24/7/365 basis.
The website is as comprehensive as you will ever find, with all events covered and great stats and analysis to help you form an opinion. The ongoing deposit bonuses are big but ensure you stick to the terms of this to maximize the gain. There is a racebook, casino and poker, so you do not need to go anywhere else. The other big selling point is that thy accept USA players from every American state. So, to conclude, they run a top notch betting site at BetOnline.