BetOnline Sportsbook Review
- One of the biggest companies in the industry.
- Easy to use interface is among the best.
- Innovative bonuses will keep you interested.
BetOnline is quite simply one of the simplest sites we've ever used. A chimpanzee could join the Bet Online sportsbook, sign up for the free loyalty program, and then learn to drive a car, all in the space of one day. Kidding, but the BetOnline tech guys aren't: they've created a site with pages that load in the blink of an eye. To further the easiness, BetOnline publishes an e-newsletter and online betting guide aimed at teaching novices how to bet on sports. Also check out the BetOnline stats center, which gives you all the history on previous matchups, which is always nice information to have.
One thing you'll notice about BetOnline, if you do some Google-ing, is the conspicuous lack of complaints. BetOnline's record remains squeaky clean. BetOnline follows the rules to a T, and they expect the same from you, as a customer. Make sure to read the "Rules" section. There are 25 of them. Pay attention, because exceptions don't exist.
Betonline.com continues to rack up high scores with remarkable customer service. The BetOnline phone reps are extremely helpful and knowledgeable, not only for resolving problems but for actually placing wagers. We usually don't do the whole phone deal, because this is called online gaming, not on phone gaming, but they're just so nice. If you are not big on phone conversations and prefer typing, there is a live chat option. BetOnline also boasts a stable of talented sports writers who can help you with your picks. That's customer service, too, right?
Bonuses and customer service often go hand-in-hand. Sites that know their customers know their customers want free stuff. How about a 45 percent initial deposit bonus? No, that's not a typo, and puts other sites to shame. After that first gift, BetOnline rewards members with a points-based loyalty program that can win you some nice prizes. Meanwhile, BetOnline's parlay odds are consistently higher than other online sports betting sites.
The options for deposits and withdrawals used to be rather limited at BetOnline. They took Visa, wire transfer, paper check, and that was about it. More options are available now, though. Withdrawals come quickly, but only via wire transfer or paper check, both of which choices have a hefty fee attached, up to $75.