BetOnline have quickly become one America’s go-to bookmakers. The site has been operating as one of the best in the US for a number of years now and whilst they haven’t really started to tap into the European market just yet, they are still one of the bigger names in the industry.
What’s on offer from a company such as BetOnline is an in-depth knowledge of American based sports such as American Football and Basketball. It’s these types of markets that have been the bread and butter to BetOnline, and is essentially what the majority of their punters keep coming back for. In this review we will be looking at how BetOnline have evolved over the years and if they stack up to aurora that surrounds them in the betting industry.
One thing that the US bookmakers do well is offer lucrative promotions; and BetOnline is no exception. You can get up to $1,000 in bonus money when you register a new account and make your first deposit of $50 or more. The bonus will come in the form of 25% of your deposit amount and will be applied to your account immediately.
You will be required to play through the full amount of your bonus 6 times before being able to withdraw. Any withdrawals made from your account before the rollover amount has been met will mean any remaining bonus will be void. You will get 30 days to clear the full amount and you need to enter the promotion code ‘First’ when making your deposit.
The number of sportsbooks that are linked up to other betting platforms such as casino, poker and bingo games are really common these days. To be honest, the majority we can do away with, but BetOnline actually keep there’s in sync quite nicely. We know that this is a review of the sportsbook, but they have a really comprehensive poker and casino section, which we thought important to mention.
The sportsbook itself is heavily weighted towards American sports, which is understandable. They cover a good range of games from some of the biggest leagues such as the NFL, MLB and NBA. What we liked was their attention to detail with some of the smaller leagues from across Europe and also the inclusion of college games. Basketball especially includes a really diverse range of leagues, with the majority outside of the US coming in the form of Europe.
Markets are where the majority of American bookmakers fail to really compete against their European counterparts; but BetOnline might be one that bucks this trend somewhat. The bread and butter of the site will be based around the Spread, Money Line and Points markets, but for some of the higher profile games you will be able to get a good deal more. Take soccer for example and you can select between a good dozen or so additional markets such as correct score, time of first goal, half betting, total goals and more. It’s not as good as say a 5dimes where they will be offering literally hundreds of markets for the same game, but it’s a dam site better than the majority of American sportsbooks.
The live betting section is an area that BetOnline have worked hard to improve. It now allows you to see which games are upcoming as live, which to be fair to them is the majority on site, but you can also click for more details on each event and even selecting multi events. The multi events tab is something that we were impressed to play around with and is ideal if you are betting on several games or markets at one time. The design of it is a little iffy, but it functions really well and we found it didn’t use up many resources.
It’s pretty easy to see why BetOnline have become one of the leading US bookmakers in the industry. They offer loads more features than a lot of the competition and in terms of market depth they really can’t be beaten. It’s still tough to compare them to some of the Euro bookmakers though, and to be honest, even the smaller sites outperforms BetOnline in terms of sports and number of markets on offer.
The site also is lacking somewhat in terms of design. It’s basic at best, but it feels more like it has been designed in the early 90’s, which isn’t uncommon for a lot of US sites. Having said that, it has improved over the last 12 months or so and hopefully it will lead the site onto bigger and better things.