BetOnline Review

BetOnline Sports is the sportsbook arm of a larger group of gambling services. Housed at an all-in-one site that includes a casino, racebook, and poker room, BetOnline is a privately owned corporation with a gaming license issued by the Panama Gaming Commission. The site is open to wagers from Americans, making it something of a novelty in today’s sports betting market.

What does BetOnline get right? I love the sites long list of available currencies and deposit/withdrawal methods. Their cashier department is impressive, and that’s a good thing, since so many USA-friendly sites offer just one or two ways to pay and get paid. While their list of available sports markets is on the small side, that’s not unusual for US-facing sports betting sites, and I think the adaptable promotional program available more than makes up for the fact that BetOnline doesn’t cover international sports like cricket and darts.

Operator Info

5-28 days Payout Speed
$3k / week Withdrawal Limit
11 Years in Business

Established 11

Licensed By Panama

Payment Options

  • Bitcoin
  • MasterCard
  • MoneyGram
  • Person to Person
  • Visa
  • Western Union

Bonuses & Promotions

50% Kickoff Welcome Bonus

BetOnline likes to tailor their sportsbook welcome bonuses to whatever major sports season is about to start. At the time of my last visit, they were preparing or the NFL season by offering a 50% first deposit match bonus worth up to $1,000. The minimum deposit amount is $50, and if you want to be eligible for this bonus, you can’t deposit via Neteller, Skrill, or Book-to-Book. A 10x deposit-plus-bonus rollover requirement is in place.

$25 Free Play for Live Betting

To incentivize customers to try out their Live Betting service, BetOnline will refund your first wager, but there are some conditions. Your first bet must be for $25 or more, and there’s a 6x rollover requirement before the funds are added to your account. Wager refunds are limited to $25, though you can bet more if you’d like.

$50 Free Play for Mobile Betting

BetOnline makes the same offer to new mobile customers that they make to new Live Betting customers, except better. They’ll reimburse you up to $50 on your first mobile sports bet; if you win, congratulations. If you lose, you get $50 added to your bonus account. There’s a 6x rollover requirement for clearing your bonus cash.

Learn more about BetOnline bonuses and promotions here. If you wish to learn in detail about BetOnline banking methods, click here.

Design & Interface

BetOnline follows the standard design features of online sports betting services, with markets listed in a large column on the left-hand side of the page. The center of the page contains further details on the sport or market you select in the left-hand column. This section defaults to Live Betting and promotional coverage if you don’t select a market from the left.

I’m not in love with the design of the bet slip. It’s a two-step process, for the most part, and it doesn’t have to be. The first step is to check the box next to a game you want to bet on. The second step is to move to your bet slip and select your wager type – Straight, Parlay & Robin, If Bet & Reverse, or Teaser & Pleaser. This additional step just feels weird, considering most books already have a one-step process built in, usually using simple tabs to navigate between bet types.

It doesn’t take long to get used to, of course, and the rest of the site is intuitive enough for me to overlook this little design quirk. I like that BetOnline makes it easy to click to the Cashier, Help, and other pages, and I found the site easy to get around in every aspect except for the betting slip feature.

Live Betting

I was impressed by the long list of markets and games available through BetOnline’s live betting interface. I’m not used to seeing so many live betting options at a North American-facing online sportsbook. At my last visit, the following markets were available to live bettors:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball (including semi-pro and Japanese league games)
  • Tennis
  • Soccer

Each event had at least a dozen available bets, except for basketball, which is in Summer League play at the time I’m writing this. The interface and bet slip design of the Live Betting section imitates the full site’s navigation details and color scheme perfectly, so transitioning from static bets to live betting is seamless and intuitive.

Conclusion

If you are a sports bettor living in the US or Canada you should give BetOnline a look. The site has been operating for over a decade, has a good reputation among your fellow bettors, and is well-designed and easy to use.

Do I have some complaints? Of course – where’s the referral bonus? Also, why so few sports markets when other US-facing sites list at least a few more international events? But the quality of the site’s live betting service, promotional program, and customer service make it really easy for me to recommend this site to sports bettors.