BookMaker Sportsbook Review
- Great website design makes you want to place a bet.
- They enjoy a top-notch reputation.
- The bonuses here are quite appetizing.
BookMaker offers everything from Basketball to Baccarat, while somehow avoiding being complicated. We don’t know how they do that but they do, and we like it. This site is just plain pretty, but it’s functional, too, like one of those rare hot girls who cooks and cleans as well. BookMaker’s designers have obviously been doing this for a while. Check out the “Today’s Players Favorite Picks” and “Last Minute Betting Lines” features if you’re looking for ideas.
BookMaker.com has been online since 1996 and is the chosen online sports betting site of many big fish professionals. Catering to this elite group translates to some of the strictest privacy policies in the online gaming biz. BookMaker eschews the Mickey Mouse antics of other sites in favor of serious sports betting and serious dedication to customer satisfaciton. They pride themselves on posting lines first and we’ve found this pride to be well-placed. In 2011, BookMaker became a target of US authorities. Despite all that, every player who requested to withdraw their funds was allowed to do so, and payouts were still processed quickly. We give them a lot of respect for always putting players first. There is a good reason they're the choice of the top bettors.
No site is perfect, and one area that could be improved at BookMaker is customer service. Not that it’s bad, in fact their phone reps are terrific, but the procedures for reaching customer service could be streamlined. Numerous phone numbers go to different departments, which is a potential cause of confusion for newer or more casual players. On the upside, the live chat is top notch.
Many professional gamblers consider BookMaker’s sheer quality to be the best bonus of all, but we want more than that and BookMaker is acceding to those demands. They start you off with 20 percent on your initial deposit (of $300 or more), and then they bonus you 10 percent when you reload. Meanwhile, their BetPoints program is solid, offering legit rewards such as frequent flier miles, gift cards, and (our personal favorite) cash back.
BookMaker provides sports betters with a ludicrous number of ways to deposit money, everything from credit cards, to bank wire, check by FedEx, etc. Pretty much everything except a Benjamin attached to the foot of a carrier pigeon. Their payout options are similarly vast, but they do charge more than some competing sites, causing us to dock them a star. You can always get free payouts via debit card, however. It should be noted that BookMaker enforces a $100 minimum initial deposit; this allows them to cut out the riffraff and concentrate on outstanding service to their customers.