Bookmaker.eu have, for many years now, been one of the top sportsbooks in the US. They are so highly thought of that a number of other sportsbooks wont actually open lines until Bookmaker have done so. In fact, some people have stated that the sites popularity has been the death of sports betting in Las Vegas! We probably wont go as far as this, but we are going to be reviewing this site today to see why people have been kicking up such a big fuss about Bookmaker.eu.
One of the best features of the site is that they often go the extra mile to make sure that players of all bankrolls and betting types are accommodated; this couldn’t be more apt than their promotions section.
The first promotion is targeted at the majority of punters through their door who can claim a 50% bonus on their opening deposit worth up to $300. It’s a pretty simply offer in that you are required to play though your deposit amount 10 times before being able to withdraw your bonus. It’s also worth noting that deposits made using Neteller will not count towards this promotion. Promo Code: ‘5014’
For the guys looking for a bigger bonus amount, you can claim 15% of your first deposit up to $2,500. This promotion will be active on deposits over $50, but they only require a rollover amount of 4 times your opening deposit. Promo Code: JOIN15
There’s also three re-load promotions where you can earn between 10-15% and a bonus of between $500 and $3,000 depending on if you’re a gold, platinum or diamond member.
One of the first things that really catches our eye when we are reviewing sportsbooks is how deep the site goes in terms of market coverage. A USA based site is always going to cover the ‘big four’ well, but it’s the initiative taken to field sports from around the world that makes bookmaker standout.
We were particularly delighted to see that Bookmaker.eu had a huge array of sports on offer that included tennis, golf, motor racing, boxing, cricket and even martial arts, of which we’d assume no one bets on, but it’s nice to have. Having these sports on show is all well and good, but the fact that they are all covered in great detail in terms of market coverage really raises the bar for us.
What’s been interesting to find out about Bookmaker.eu is that they seem to like to think outside the box more than a lot of their rivals. The ‘Office Pools’ section was particularly intriguing and when we found that you were basically betting as a bit of fun with other bookmaker users, it really pleased us. For some of the higher raking players on site it’s also possible to contact support and set up private games for you and your friends to play in, which is a great little feature.
The sites also gone mobile within the last year or so! This is actually something that the majority of Euro facing bookmakers have done a fair few years ago, and it’s safe to say the American sports betting industry has been slow to pick up on this. We were actually quite impressed with the app overall and it included the majority of sports and markets that you would find from the online version, although not all.
The addition of live betting is also something that we think is a great addition. Again, not a feature that’s all that new to the industry, but sportsbooks sometimes overlook it and it really takes away from the site when this is apparent. Luckily though, Bookmaker.eu have produced a cracking live betting section and they include dozens of live betting markets every day.
It’s pretty easy to see why Bookmaker.eu gets the plaudits it does. For us it was definitely the depth of the site and the attention to detail. The range of sports and markets are impressive, but the addition of the mobile betting, live betting, office pools, parlay cards and so much more make it one of the more ‘all-round’ sportsbooks that we have come across.
We usually like to add in a few gripes into our verdicts, but honestly, there’s not a whole lot that bookmaker.eu actually does wrong. One thing that did annoy us, slightly, is that the design felt a little cramped at times, especially on markets where there was a long list. We actually tried a number of different browsers and on each some of the markets would overlap making it tough to bet on those markets. In all honesty, it didn’t happen often enough to put us off, but definitely an area that can be improved down the line.