Have you ever cheered for a talented team that was poorly coached?
You looked at the players, felt confident in them, but it seemed like instead of halftime adjustments they were eating sliced up pieces of oranges and apples in the locker room? That was Sports Betting. They had a solid interface, and an ok look, but were poorly run and consistently let down customers. Last June the BetOnline group took over previously shaky Sports Betting. Changes have been swift and positive. It’s amazing what can happen when you replace Mike Singletary as head coach with Jim Harbaugh.
Opening your account at Sports Betting is now easy. They offer a wide range of options to deposit cash including Visa, MasterCard, and Person to Person transfer. This is in stark contrast to the old days where depositing using a credit card was problematic and a borderline painful experience. They recognize that this was the case and have moved 180 degrees to make things simple, convenient, and easy. The minimum you can deposit using most methods is $50. For bigger players there are transfer options with no maximum deposit like Book-to-Book and Bank Wires. The sign-up process is standard and should you run into any problems their live chat support is available 24 hours a day.
One of the great benefits of working with a company on the rebound is that they need you more than you need them. Think of them as the team that is coming off a few losing seasons. Your season tickets cost a lot less after a bad run than after consistently making playoff. Sports Betting is offering a 50 percent sign up bonus up to $500, with 8x rollover. (Promo code: SB50) That’s a solid percentage, a bigger-than-average maximum amount, and a reasonable if not generous rollover. Your bonus comes as a free play bonus. And it isn’t the only incentive that they feature.
Sports Betting has a $25 free live in-game betting promo.
It is very simple. The first time you bet using their live betting software, if you lose, they will refund the bet up to $25. They do the same thing with your first wager via a mobile device (smart phone or tablet) up to $50. If you lose your first bet, they’ll refund it.
One other unique promo that can be used occasionally (once during each promotional period which generally mirrors the calendar year) is the No Score, No Worries Soccer Reimbursement. If you bet the over on a soccer match with an o/u of 2.5 or higher and the game ends in a scoreless tie, you get your money back up to $250.00. Talk about awkward. You want to win, so you are cheering for goals, but come the 50th or 60th minute, if there is no score, suddenly you are cheering for defense and ticking time so that you can get a mulligan on the wager.
The betting experience at Sports Betting is satisfactory but unspectacular.
The look is straight-forward, it is relatively easy to navigate, and they have all of the expected betting options including many props and futures. They offer some unique sports to bet on like cricket, lacrosse, and snooker. In game wagering is available for almost all NFL games, major college football contests, some baseball games, and most other prominent events (big soccer games but not just regular season tilts, major tennis and golf events, etc.). Reduced juice wagers have been pared back with more and larger promos being offered.
Sports Betting has a pretty standard racebook and offers typical rebates on losing bets. Like many racebooks, winnings are capped at different levels depending upon the track. They offer poker in addition to typical casino wagering. It isn’t the best or most sophisticated poker software, but it is nice to have available. The casino is fairly good and getting better. There are many bonuses available for casino and poker wagering.
A somewhat unique offering is Sports Betting’s skill games that you can play for free or bet on. They include Dominoes, Yahtzee, Gin Rummy, Spades, and Tonk. If you want to try it out, they’ll reimburse your first bet up to $10 if you lose playing a child’s game, literally.
Like the team with a new coach, or squad transitioning from also ran to contender, withdrawals have improved tremendously. They will waive fees for withdrawals up to $50 once a month. You can have a check sent with guaranteed arrival within seven days for $50 (free once every 30 days) or for $25 be assured it will arrive within a month. Other trustworthy options include BankWire, Person-to-Person, and Book-to-Book. The maximum payout is $15,000 at one time.
If you believe in buying low and selling high Sports Betting is certainly on the upswing. There is no doubting that they had their problems. So did the LA Clippers. Chris Paul showed up and things started to get better. You can get in now and take advantage of some really excellent promos. Like the Clipps, there is no reason to believe they won’t re-sign Paul and continue to improve and be a big boy in this business.