SportsBetting is a North American sportsbook, founded in 2011. In this SportsBetting Sportsbook Review we’ll explore the betting offering, the functionality of the site when it comes to bet making, and some of the more practical details – such as depositing and withdrawing funds – using the sportsbook.
SportsBetting is a sister site to the slightly older BetOnline – and as such, there is a significant amount of overlap in the two books’ offerings and the way they operate. As we wrote in our review of BetOnline, this means a simpler, pared back, offering than some of the other sites we have reviewed. This may suit some players over the more slick, bells and whistles of other sites.
First-time depositors can get up to $1000 of Welcome Bonus funds, and are encouraged to play with cryptocurrency. While the site offers 17 different coins to play with, one weakness is that it doesn’t provide a facility to buy any cryptocurrency on-site. There is no structured rewards or loyalty programme, though this doesn’t mean you aren’t rewarded for regular play.
- SportsBetting Sportsbook Review
- Sports Betting Experience
- Bet-building Tools
- Bonuses and Rewards
- $1000 Welcome Bonus – 50% or 100% matched
- Deposits, Withdrawals and Limits
- Customer Support
- Security / Trustworthiness
- Is SportsBetting Legit?
SportsBetting Sportsbook Review
SportsBetting provides a fully functional sportsbook, but one that is more stripped down than other offerings out there. However, there is every chance that this may appeal to a certain type of bettor with a no-nonsense, “get this done, get outta here” approach to sports betting. For others, the relative glitz and glamour of sites such as Stake or Cloudbet might appeal with a more “sports betting as entertainment” vibe.
All the main American sports are covered, and bet building tools are there to allow you to customise your bets beyond the mainline markets.
One glaring error, but which ought to be easily fixable, is the fact that despite encouraging players to play with cryptocurrency, SportsBetting doesn’t provide a facility to buy any when you’re there. Operators such as Cloudbet and Stake – while neither operate in the US – use a third-party that allows you to buy crypto easily there and then.
|US players allowed; widely accessible globally||Fewer sports covered compared to other sites, but all main sports included|
|Decent range of crypto on offer (15 coins)||No way to buy crypto on-site|
|Reasonable rollover requirements on bonus funds|
|Excellent customer support|
Sports Betting Experience
SportsBetting provides a fully functional sportsbook but its look and feel is more bare-boned than some of the other sites we have reviewed.
But that said, it even feels a little more pared back than BetOnline, and presents itself as no-nonsense and purposeful.
Nothing flash, no graphics – simply functional.
As one would expect, all the big North American sports are covered, along with other less common sports.
The sportsbook’s navigation bar strips out 10 “Main Sports”:
And then provides access to “Other Sports”, though this includes some interesting non-sporting categories:
|Auto Racing||Lottery||Table Tennis|
|Entertainment||Rugby Union||Winter sports|
In the non-sports categories, it is worth highlighting the fairly unique markets that can be found there – though again these are also shared by BetOnline.
In the Entertainment category, along with all the Oscars markets (there’s one for every category, from Best Picture down) and the Grammy’s (Album of the Year, etc), you can also bet on whether Bill Gates will remarry before Jeff Bezos, and indeed who Bill Gates will date next.
In the Financials category, you can bet on the specific last digit (0-9, including decimals) of the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the closing bell. Individual numerals are offered at +750, or chose Odd or Even at a very generous -105 (better than the usual -110 vig).
Keeping up with the times, two topical markets have recently been added:
- Over/Under $5 on the price of a gallon of gas (US national avg, April 30); and
- Over/Under $120 on the price of oil (WTI crude at market close, April 30).
The Lottery market is similar, in that you can bet on whether the first number drawn in the New York Lottery is Odd (-112) or Even (-108); you can work out why the odds differ.
The Politics offering is substantial too, with markets on elections in Brazil, Hungary, Australia, Colombia and the Philippines, and, unsurprisingly, a wider range of US markets than we have seen elsewhere.
Keep an eye out for the Odds Boosters – which sit a little awkwardly among the 10 Main Sports and deserves to standalone. Here you can find select odds boosts for the day, which might see, for example, a +800 futures bet offered at +1000 (bet $100 to win $1000) – or a double bet to Win and make the Over boosted from +250 to +300.
Other Sports Promos
Like other books, SportsBetting.ag does run smaller promotions designed to entice a bet that you may not otherwise have thought to place. This might be a $25 risk-free live bet or a player prop, of in specific events promotions such as $100 overtime insurance offered on March Madness.
SportsBetting shares the same bet-building software that its sister site BetOnline uses – which is handy because it is an easy and effective tool to create bespoke bets, in particular player and team prop bets.
The following screenshots illustrate the main bet-builder tool along with the player prop builder on the right hand side.
Players can chose to the first tab to Build a bet, the second tab presents easy Quick Picks for popular markets, while the third tab isolates specific Over/Under totals markets. Should you decide to build your own bet, then your attention moves to the Stat, H2H and Trios tabs, shown here on the right.
Seeing as it’s that time of year, we’ve gone with player props on offer for March Madness.
- Choosing to Build a player prop starts with selecting your player of choice.
- From the Stat tab, chose your relevant statistic. Here we have UNC’s Brady Manek finishing with Over 6.5 rebounds, at odds of -107 (Lay $107 to win $100)
- You can also tie that with a Win bet for UNC (green) or Marquette (yellow).
- The Quick Picks tab offers easy access to the popular bets on any given event – in this case Michigan vs Colorado State Rams. Game markets, props, performance doubles… all the props you would want are there.
- Over on your player prop builder, the H2H tab allows you to pit two players against each other in a head-to-head bet. If you like Manek for 7 rebounds, can Armando Bacot do better?
- Lastly, on the Over/Under tab you can chose a player bet, or a stats bet – here the stat we have is Points, with the O/U markets for various players.
- The last option in the player prop builder is to make this bet a Trio – by adding a third player. In this case, we now have Bacot to outscore Manek, and Manek to outscore Brooks, at odds of +179.
For sites with a North American focus, a decent prop-building tool is essential. SportsBetting’s stacks up against the competition. Bovada – another US-centric online sportsbook we’ve reviewed – also offers parlay and prop-building tools to make it easier for players to place exactly the bet they want to – or to get as close as possible within the rules of each sportsbook (Top tip: Always be sure to read your sportsbook rules. They differ from book to book.)
Bonuses and Rewards
$1000 Welcome Bonus – 50% or 100% matched
SportsBetting offers a Welcome Bonus of up to $1000 for first-time depositors, but like other sportsbooks, makes it more attractive to players who are willing to bet in cryptocurrency. SportsBetting.ag does this by changing its deposit-matching percentage depending on your choice.
If you deposit in fiat currency – i.e., regular cash – then the first-time Sports bonus is a 50% matched deposit bonus, up to $1000. If you want to receive the full $1000, you therefore need to deposit $2000 of your own funds. It is worth noting that deposits made via Skrill and Neteller are exempt from this promotion. The minimum deposit to qualify for the offer is $55.
If you are willing to play in crypto, that 50% match is upped to 100%, so you only need to deposit the equivalent of $1000 in your cryptocurrency of choice to receive the $1000 equivalent in bonus funds. The minimum deposit to qualify for the offer is also lower, at $20 equivalent.
SportsBetting accepts 15 cryptocurrencies for users to play with: Bitcoin (BTC), ApreCoin (APE), Avalanche (AVAX), Binance Coin (BNB), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Cardano (ADA), Chainlink (LINK), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Polygon (MATIC), Ripple (XRP), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Solana (SOL), Stellar (XLM), Tether (USDT), and USD Coin (USDC).
When sportsbooks offer bonus funds, they of course come with some strings attached – usually in the shape of play-through or rollover requirements before you can withdraw your funds. Such requirements are the industry norm, though at a certain point play-through requirements can become a turn-off if too onerous.
Compared to other online sportsbooks, SportsBetting’s requirements are fairly reasonable, and this shouldn’t be under-appreciated.
The rollover requirement on the sports first-time deposit bonus is 10x if you deposit in fiat currency, and 14x if you deposit in cryptocurrency. This is the same as sister site BetOnline.
If you deposit $1000, you receive $500 (a 50% match) for $1500, which needs to be wagered 10x ($15,000) before you can withdraw. Or, you deposit $1000 equivalent in Bitcoin, for $2000 equivalent, to be wagered 14x ($28,000) before you can withdraw.
While the rollover requirement isn’t as favourable as Bovada’s 5x rollover, it is for four times the amount ($1000 vs $250), while it compares very well against Stake’s incredible 40x requirement.
This promotion is only available to players in the US and Canada.
|Fiat||50% matched up to $1000 (10x on sports)||50% matched up to $1000 (10x on sports)||–||50% matched up to $250 (5x on sports and horses)||100% matched up to C$400|
|BTC||100% matched up to $1000 (14x on sports)||100% matched up to $1000 (14x on sports)||200% matched up to $1000 (40x)||75% matched up to $750 (5x on sports and horses)||Supplementary C$300 BTC bonus available|
Sports Reload Bonuses
If you reload your account with a deposit of more than $50, you’re eligible for a 25% reload bonus of up to $250. i.e., a $1000 deposit maxes out the bonus. This comes with a 6x rollover requirement.
For specific cryptocurrencies – namely, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and/or Dash – you can earn a further 35% boost, valued up to $350, on deposits over $20. These boosts carry an 8x rollover requirement.
The site currently offers a further 5% boost to all crypto deposits (at 10x rollover).
For every friend that signs up and shares your personal referral code, you can receive a 200% match, up to $200.
Other terms and conditions do apply to these bonuses, so – as ever – it pays to read the specifics in the Terms and Conditions on-site.
Unlike other sites that heavily promote their loyalty programmes, SportsBetting has no structured Reward or Loyalty programme – which seems to be philosophically in line with its more basic approach to the sportsbook.
Depending on your personal perspective, this could be seen as either a gaping hole in the site’s offering, or, completely the opposite and a in fact a major attraction.
Some (many) sites use their loyalty programmes as legitimate retention tools for their players – and from the user’s perspective you’re told upfront what you can get in return for your custom. Some players like this, and climbing loyalty tiers can be as much an achievement as returning a positive ROI on your bankroll.
However, others will find a lot of this material irrelevant to their ability to bet, and possibly even superfluous to the point of distraction and therefore off-putting.
Having spoken to SportsBetting – a customer service agent called within 24 hours of activating an account – you can be sure that as a sportsbook they are as savvy as any.
Trust us when we tell you that if you are playing often, and wagering decent amounts, you’ll catch the operator’s eye eventually – win or lose. Typical retention tools employed by online sportsbook operators include offering you higher betting limits, bigger and/or better bonuses and, much like VIP relationships in any industry, doing their best to make – and keep – you happy.
The absence of a structured loyalty program or rewards system is not a hurdle to enjoying these types of benefits.
Deposits, Withdrawals and Limits
Playing with crypto
Like other online sportsbooks, SportsBetting encourages players to play with cryptocurrency – hence the more generous bonuses and promotions offered to reward crypto play.
SportsBetting facilitates play in 15 cryptocurrencies:
|Bitcoin – BTC||Cardano – ADA||Dogecoin – DOGE|
|Bitcoin Cash – BCH||Solana – SOL||Shiba Inu – SHIB|
|Ethereum – ETH||Ripple – XRP||Binance Coin – BNB|
|Litecoin – LTC||Stellar – XLM||USD Coin – USDC|
|Chainlink – LINK||Avalanche – AVAX||Tether – USDT|
SportsBetting does offer an array of deposit methods for players wanting to use fiat currency, but as a site it pushes its users towards adopting cryptocurrency – which is interesting because this highlights perhaps the site’s biggest area for improvement:
While SportsBetting encourages cryptocurrency adoption, there is no way to purchase any cryptocurrency on-site.
Playing with fiat
You can deposit funds using a credit card – Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are all accepted – money orders, bank wire transfers or via Person-to-Person platforms MoneyGram or Ria.
- This is the SportsBetting’s Cashier window, from which you deposit and withdraw funds.
- Depositing crypto is favored by the operator – the Bitcoin icon is even pre-ticked. Select whether to use Bitcoin, a credit card, or an Altcoin.
- Clicking the Altcoin button takes you to the next screen form which you chose whichever currency you prefer.
- Once you select your currency of choice, and the amount, a wallet address is given, or scan the QR code for ease.
- If you want to deposit fiat via a methos other than credit card, click “View More Deposit Options”.
- Look for the opportunity to get yourself a 5% deposit boost at 10x rollover simply by ticking the checkbox when depositing.
- For Withdrawals, the process is the same, just reversed. See below for transaction costs and limits.
Deposit and Withdrawal Limits
The tables below summarise the information gleaned as best we could from SportsBetting.
|Deposit method||Min deposit||Max deposit||Fee|
|Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx)||$25||$500||7.5%|
|Person to Person (MoneyGram, Ria)||$100||$600||As per service provider|
|Money orders||$300||$9000||As per service provider|
|Bank wire transfer (3-5 days)||$500||$10,000||As per bank|
|Bitcoin (BTC)||$20||$500,000||No fee|
|Withdrawal method||Min withdrawal||Max withdrawal||Processing time||Fees|
|BTC||$50||$100,000||Within 24 hrs||–|
|ETH/LINK/USDT/USDC||$300||$100,000||Within 48 hrs||–|
|$20||$100,000||Within 48 hrs||–|
|Bank Wire||$500||$25,000||Within 15 bus. days||Ranges from a flat fee of $45 up to a 3% charge|
|Cheque||$500||$2,500||Within 7 bus. days||$500-$1,500 – %50|
$1,500-$2,500 – 3%
|Person to Person |
|$50||$400||$50-$100 – $26|
$100-$200 – $35
$200-$300 – $44
$300-$400 – $51
|Money order||$500||$4,500||One per week||$80|
Some geographic restrictions may apply to th above, and the listed minimum and maximum amounts are subject to change without notice.
Within 24 hours of setting up a SportsBetting account, someone from the Customer Support group called to offer assistance.
That level of commitment is impressive – and as a customer, makes you feel appreciated. Although we had not deposited yet, the agent was friendly and well-trained enough to not come across as too aggressive or pushy while she offered to help answer any questions on the deposit process.
Of course it is in the book’s interest to have players who sign up make their first deposit, but she was happy to hand-hold me through the process, which some may appreciate – especially if the world of cryptocurrency is still relatively new to them.
This is a big plus in SportsBetting’s pros side of the ledger – as it is for BetOnline’s. It is clear that the similarity between the two sites overlaps a lot – and in this case, as in many others, it is a wholly positive fact.
There is a toll-free hotline that players can call, around the clock, as well as a live-chat function on-site and email addresses dedicated to different playing channels (general, poker, casino). It’s worth stressing that these aren’t just tools for use where there are issues, either – staff are happy to field calls about the positives too – like discussing increased bet limits, or structuring bets that may not be immediately available on site.
For less urgent issues, users can search the “Knowledge Base” to find the information they’re after.
Security / Trustworthiness
The length of time an operator has been operating in this space is often a good indicator of trustworthiness. While SportsBetting has been online since 2011 – a decade itself is nothing to sniff at – the fact that BetOnline has been in operation for two decades, since 2001, is further testament to the security and trustworthiness.
The site offers Two Factor Authentication (2FA) and when making withdrawals, reserves the right the ask for proof of identity/address and to conduct other KYC checks.
Is SportsBetting Legit?
SportsBetting is legit – as suggested by the fact it’s been in operation for over a decade since 2011. It is based in Panama, and remains a popular choice for online sports bettors in the US, especially.
How do you cash out on SportsBetting AG?
Cashing out at SportsBetting is a simple process, done via the Cashier window, where you enter your request by stipulating the amount and the method of withdrawal.
Bitcoin withdrawals usually settle within 24 hours, while other crypto withdrawals may take up to 48 hours. Fiat withdrawals depend on the method requested – be that cashier cheque, wire transfer or via other P2P settlement platforms.
Sportsbooks may delay a withdrawal – for many legitimate reasons – and so users should be aware of their sportsbook’s Terms and Conditions.
Is SportsBetting.ag and BetOnline the same?
Thay are not the same, but share many similarities – as our SportsBetting Sportsbook Review shows. SportsBetting.ag and BetOnline.ag are sister sites, owned by the same company.
Is SportsBetting legal in the US?
In the US there is no federal law that prevents sports betting with an entity based outside of the US. SportsBetting, based out of Panama, therefore fits the criteria. However, the laws on sports betting do vary from state to state.
How reliable is SportsBetting?
SportsBetting and its sister site BetOnline are reliable online sportsbooks. You can read our full review of BetOnline here.