TopBet Review

TopBet Sports is the sportsbook arm of TopBet’s online gambling service. TopBet also operates an online casino at the same URL. Though the site is a newcomer to the online betting market, having premiered in 2011, their willingness to do business with customers from the USA and Canada means they’re extremely popular in North America.

In fact, TopBet conducts all business in US dollars, and English is the only language available for customer service inquiries. Clearly, TopBet is designed to attract business from American and Canadian bettors. Below, you’ll find more detailed information on the services available at TopBet.

Operator Info

1-2 weeks Payout Speed
$2.5k / week Withdrawal Limit
6 Years in Business

Established 2011

Licensed By Curacao Gaming Commission

Payment Options

  • Bitcoin
  • MasterCard
  • Person to Person
  • Visa

Banking

Because TopBet is aimed at the US market, the site has few available banking methods. US law (and to some extent Canadian law) makes it difficult for TopBet’s customers to use deposit and withdrawal methods that are available in other parts of the world.

You have two options when it comes to depositing money at TopBet: you can attempt to use a VISA or MasterCard, or you can use one of two popular money wiring services.

If you want to make a deposit with your VISA or MasterCard, you’ll have to send them at least $50. Credit card depositors are also eligible for an extra deposit bonus of 10% up to $100. The site reports that some US-based credit cards won’t work, but they advise that you can try again with a different card. Using Western Union or Moneygram to make a deposit makes you eligible for an even larger bonus of 20% up to $200.

All withdrawals are handled via check, and the site advertises a waiting time of 1 – 2 weeks, with a 48 hour pending period. Take note – the site will not deliver to a P.O. Box. DHL is the courier used to deliver these checks, and customers can receive one free couriered check per month. Every other check requires a handling fee which depends on the size of the payout, for some reason.

Winning are limited to $25,000 a week, and the terms and conditions pages indicate that TopBet has the right to limit any wager in order to be in accordance with this policy. For full banking methods, click here.

Bonuses & Promotions

$250 Sign-Up Bonus

First-time depositors are eligible for a deposit match bonus. The casino’s cashier department will pay you a bonus valued at 50% of your first deposit up to a maximum of $250. It also comes with a weekly MLB free bet and a $5 risk-free casino bonus intended to encourage you to try out a game of blackjack or a round of slot play at the attached casino.

Reload Bonus

Reload bonuses are made on an individual basis to each player, and are based on the amount of money they spend. Reload bonuses are match bonuses ranging between 10% and 30%.

$10 Sunday Night Baseball Free Bet

TopBet offers every customer a free $10 baseball wager on Sunday nights during the MLB regular season.

$10 Thursday Night NBA Free Bet

TopBet offers every customer a free $10 basketball wager on Thursday nights during the NBA regular season.

Referral Bonus

Every customer you refer makes you eligible for a 100% deposit match up to $250. The qualifying deposit must be at least $100, and you have to claim your bonus within seven days of the customer making the deposit.

For all TopBet bonuses, click here.

Design & Interface

When it comes to layout and design, sportsbooks are becoming pretty repetitive. Gone are the day when a totally unique user interface was a common addition to new sportsbook openings. These days they all follow a similar mold. The same is true at TopBet – if you’ve ever spent time at any other online book, you already know how to navigate TopBet.

Markets are available in the standard left hand column, with matchups and other game specifics in a larger field on the right. One feature I did like about their basic betting interface – quick-access tabs that allow you to switch between quarters, halves, and full game bets.

Once you click the side you want to wager on, the screen shifts to display your bet ticket. At this point, the site really starts to perform a lot like Bodog or Bovada, thanks to similar one-click betting options and color schemes. A few drop-down boxes may pop up while you’re setting up your wager – these allow you to buy or give points, place straight bets, add to parlays, or any other standard betting feature.

The design and layout are easy on the eyes and intuitive. If you’re a newcomer to online sports betting, you shouldn’t have any trouble jumping in and placing bets confidently.

Available Betting Markets

Conclusion

The features at Top Bet that stand out to me the most are the site’s functionality, it’s attentive customer service department, and the fact that American-based bettors can open accounts. TopBet could have a larger list of available betting markets, and a live betting section would be nice, too – but honestly, this site is designed for US-based recreational gamblers.

If you don’t like the idea of a $5 minimum wager, then TopBet’s not the site for you. Other than that – give it the once-over and consider making a deposit. TopBet reminds me a lot of a young Bovada, and in terms of US-based online sportsbooks, that’s high praise.