BetOnline was launched in 2001 as a sportsbook called BestLineSports. These days, BetOnline is still doing business with American customers, even after much of their bookmaker competition left the US market in the mid-2000s. At the time of its launch, BetOnline was known for offering a discounted -108 line to their sports betting customers.
Unfortunately, that practice fell by the wayside, though you can still find reduced juice offers from time to time on their promotions page.
BetOnline is headquartered in and holds a gaming license from the government of Panama. Unlike other sites that accept American sports bets, BetOnline is open to a global market. Evidence of that can be found in the long list of over a dozen world languages they use for customer service and site software. True, the US dollar is the only accepted currency, but the site offers currency conversion services for deposits.
Here are details on BetOnline’s promotional offers. It’s an impressive list, including classics like welcome and reload bonuses as well as game- and sport-specific offers and bonuses designed to entice customers to try out new ways of wagering.
The site offers three different welcome bonuses – one aimed at sports bettors, one for casino gamblers, and one for poker players.
First-time depositors interested in sports betting are eligible for a special deposit match offer just for signing up for an account. If you make your deposit via a Book to Book transfer or a payment from an eWallet, you won’t be able to use this offer. eWallet depositors are sometimes given a special offer all their own, but Book to Book transfers do not. The offer itself is a 50% deposit match maxed out at $1,000. This bonus carries a 10x rollover requirement, which about double the requirements at other big sportsbooks. Not cool, BetOnline.
The site’s 100% Slots Match bonus is actually good for more than just slot play – as far as I can tell, it’s actually a weird name for BetOnline’s casino welcome bonus. If you deposit at least $100 to the site as a new member (and you intend to play slots and other casino games), you’re eligible for a 100% deposit match maxed out at $1,000. This bonus requires a 50x rollover before all the bonus cash is released, which is (again) really high, even for a casino games bonus.
Poker playing customers making their first deposit are eligible for a welcome bonus as well. If you deposit at least $50, and you intend to play poker, you can earn up to $1,000 at a match rate of 200%. You have 120 days to clear as much of that bonus as you can. Release is based on a loyalty system – basically, you should play as much poker as you can in your first four months of membership to get as bi a bonus as you deserve.
Casino gamblers are the only customers currently offered any kind of reload bonus. The offer is good for a 25% deposit match up to $1,000. You have to deposit at least $25 to be eligible, and only wagers on casino games (with a small list of exceptions) count towards the lofty 50x rollover requirement.
A casino rebate program is also available. If you’re a member of the site who’s made at least one withdrawal before and you lose $100 or more in a week at the casino, the site will pay you back a 10% rebate. You have to email customer service and follow their instructions, but that’s a small price to pay. Rebates are common in sportsbook and racebooks, but I can count on one hand how many times I’ve seen a casino rebate offer like this one.
The site’s Track Rebates bonus is aimed at racebook customers, a group that’s often overlooked altogether by promotional programs. This is a really cool bonus – Web bettors earn a 7% rebate on all daily losses, and phone racebook customers earn a 4% rebate. The cool part – there’s no minimum or maximum imposed.
BetOnline is also offering all their customers a $25 Risk-Free Bet in the racebook as a means of enticing them to give horse race betting a try. It works like this – go to the racebook and make a $25 bet. If you win – congratulations, the money’s yours to keep. If you lose, BetOnline will reimburse you $25. A 6x rollover is in place, which is a few points higher than other Risk-Free Bet offers I’ve seen at US-facing racebooks.
If you’re lucky enough to have $75,000 or more in your BetOnline account, you’ll automatically earn the site’s High Roller Bonus. It works on a tier system – the more in your account, the larger your bonus. The prizes range from $50 to $1,000, and they all carry the site’s seemingly-standard 50x rollover requirement.
Mobile & Live Betting Bonuses
Just like how BetOnline incentivizes a test-run of their racebook, they want customers to try out their relatively-new mobile and live betting (also live dealer casino) games and markets. If you have never played via mobile or placed a bet on a live game or live dealer casino title, BetOnline is offering you $25 in free play bonuses to test them out. Of course this offer comes with some caveats – a 6x rollover requirement on all bonuses is in place, and certain games and wagers are restricted from clearing your free cash.
If you are an American stared for access to a decent sportsbook, give BetOnline a look. They accept the US dollar, offer 24/7 customer service in English, and have been doing business with Americans since 2001. If you’re into bonuses, BetOnline is an even more ideal fit for you, with their long list of generous bonus offers designed to suit all sorts of customers and betting styles.