CarbonSports is the name of a large collection of betting services, from a sportsbook and racebook to a casino, live poker room, and even bingo and skill games. Carbon was not always such a massive operation – it was originally an online head-to-head poker room at its launch in 2004. When the rest of the world’s big poker rooms started adding sportsbooks and casino games, so did Carbon.
The site is best known as a sportsbook. Carbon’s services remain open to business from America and other parts of North America where access to legal sports bets is limited. You can tell that Carbon is aimed mainly at the North American market because it only uses English in its support and software and relies in part on the US dollar for currency support.
The knock on Carbon may be that the site has a tiny group of active customers compared to other global bookmaker operations. I think the site is focused almost entirely on USA business, which would explain why sometimes CarbonSports feels like little more than a niche site.
Details on the site’s bonus offers are below. Make sure you check the website from time to time – bonus offers and other promos are likely to change on a monthly or even weekly basis.
New members are eligible for a 50% deposit match bonus worth up to $100. You have to deposit at least $50, and the deposit must be within two months of your initial signup. This bonus is paid out in the form of a one-time free bet. If the bet wins, you can collect any applicable payout. This bonus comes with no rollover fees, though a limit is placed on the types of sports events you can wager on with your free bet cash. See this page for more on Carbon’s Welcome Bonus.
If you liked the Welcome Bonus, you’ll love the Reload Bonus, which is identical to it in every way. Carbon basically gives you a double welcome bonus, though the second one isn’t valid until you make a withdrawal and it also limits the wagers you’re able to place in certain sections of the site. See this page for more on Carbon’s Reload Bonus.
When you refer a friend that makes a deposit of at least $50, you will earn a bonus worth 25% of that deposit up to a total of $100. Referrers must have made a withdrawal before requesting this bonus, and qualifications for the friend’s deposit appear to have changed in recent months. You need to submit a request within 48 hours of your friend’s qualifying deposit in order to trigger this bonus. See this page for more on Carbon’s Referral Bonus.
To keep up with new bonus offers at CarbonSports, check the site’s promotions page from time to time. When you open your account, you should select to receive Carbon’s email newsletter, which contains more promos and bonus codes not available to the public. These offers are generally smaller, based on specific games or markets, and they rotate in and out of the schedule frequently. Generally, these offers are easier to attain than the site’s larger promos, so pay attention to them.
Below are two examples of the fun bonus offers CarbonSports makes from time to time. Two such promos were running on the day I visited for this review:
Carbon’s #MoneyForAll promotion is unique. Carbon will tweet a ten-team parlay and tag it with the #MoneyForAll hashtag. The tweet will include a screenshot of the parlay. If you retweet the image and the bet pays off, you’ll earn a share of the payout. All members need to do is follow @CarbonSports_ag and retweet the triggering #MoneyForAll tweet for your cut of the payout. There’s no specific date or time announced for this tweet – you just have to pay attention. If you have questions about this offer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Twitter Predictor Challenge pays out $250 in cash every week. To enter the contest, you have to head to the site’s promotions page, find the listed game, then send a specific tweet with your predicted final score and a few other details. If you pick the correct score, you’ll be entered with other predictors for the prize pool.
CarbonSports Bonus Terms & Conditions
Here are some interesting things I found while reading over the financial terms and conditions page at CarbonSports:
• Player winnings are limited to $100,000/week and a lower amount per payout.
• All bonus payments face a payout limit, which is different for each bonus or other offer.
• Most bonuses expire within 30-90 days. Check bonus terms and conditions before you sign up.
• All bonuses are limited to one per household, regardless of how many accounts exist.
• “CarbonSports reserves the right to modify or cancel” any promotion at any time.
• Carbon indicates that all bonuses are for “recreational players” only.
Some US-facing sites offer just one or two worthwhile bonuses, usually a welcome and a referral offer. The bonuses listed above go beyond that, but not much beyond, and with below-average rollover requirements. Still, if you are looking for a Web-based bookmaker that offers you some kind of incentive to open an account, CarbonSports fits that bill.
If you are a sports bettor who lives in the USA, you don’t have many options for placing legal sports wagers online. CarbonSports is the perfect fit for a US bettor because the site covers all the major US sports markets and a long list of international contests as well. It’s not often that you find a US-facing site that offers lines on everything from political futures to video game competitions. The main complaint I hear about CarbonSports is the longer-than-usual withdrawal times, which is a consequence of the small variety of deposit and withdrawal options available.