Review of BetOnline
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BetOnline (located at www.betonline.ag) is the most complete all-in-one gaming site for US players and it's not even close. Seriously, there isn't a single other site open to USA players with this many sports betting and gambling options. If you like to mix it up, this site is certainly for you.Sign Up
Playing at BetOnline
As you can see, we're impressed with the sheer number of gaming options at BetOnline. This is a massive website that has something for everyone. Here's a quick look at everything they have to offer:
- Sports betting
- Horse racing betting
- Casino games
- Player vs. player skill games
- Live dealer casino games
What makes this lineup impressive is that BetOnline treats each form of gambling as an individual business that needs to stand on its own merit. You never get the feeling that any one of these options is a quick afterthought added to the website for bragging rights. You get the full experience with each aspect.
BetOnline got its start in sports betting so naturally sports is one of its stronger points. There's an emphasis on North American sports here, but BetOnline does cover all the major sports and leagues of the world. You can bet as little as one dollar at a time to as much as $25,000 on select events.
There's also a nice variety of types of sports bets. You can place all the usual moneyline and point spread bets as well as totals, props, futures, parlays, options and teasers. The betting interface isn't the prettiest thing in the world, but it gets the job done.
Those of you on the go can access the mobile site by pointing your phone or tablet to BetOnline.ag. You'll be redirected to the mobile site at mobile.betonline.ag where you can log in to your account and place bets from anywhere in the world. The mobile site is designed to be compatible with all modern smartphones and tablets.
The other gaming aspects of BetOnline are equally impressive. The poker room and casino use modern technology to deliver visually pleasing games that don't suffer from lag or glitches like we see at some other gaming sites. The only real downside is that you won't find a ton of action in the player vs. player skill games. Those are mostly populated by low stakes players not willing to risk a whole lot.
But overall, the full lineup is extensive. No major form of gambling is missing or neglected at BetOnline. If you had to pick just one gaming site to fit all your needs, this would be the one for you.
Promos and Bonuses
There are so many bonuses and promotions running all the time at BetOnline that it would be impossible to keep them all up to date on this page. Let's just say that BetOnline does very well in this department.
Let's take a look at some of the long-running promos:
- Lifetime Bonus Guarantee: A 50% bonus added to every deposit you make
- $25 live betting free wager
- $50 mobile betting free wager
- Reduced juice odds for certain sports during prime betting season
- 7% horse racing wagering rebates
- $25 free horse racing wager
- $25 free live dealer wager
- Monthly high roller bonuses for the casino
- 100% match slots bonus
- 10% rebate on all casino wagering
- Poker bad beat jackpot
- 200% match bonus for poker
- $250,000 in guaranteed tournaments every month
Again, these are just a few of the long-running bonuses that don't change frequently. BetOnline also provides frequent short-term bonuses that give out cash and other rewards to players. It seems you get a bonus for doing just about anything on the BetOnline website.
BetOnline accepts players from around the world, but the site has worked especially hard to get reliable USA-friendly deposit methods in place. As such, BetOnline has one of the highest success rates for credit card deposits from American customers. You can deposit with your credit card online or over the phone, send them a check, bank wire, cash transfer or money order.
Customers from outside the US can deposit via those same methods plus Neteller, Skrill and old-fashioned paper check. No matter where you live, getting your account funded is a piece of cake. Withdrawals are also coming out faster than ever in recent months. Now is a good time to be a real money player at BetOnline.
BetOnline does help all customers, but there's one big weakness: the customer support reps are widely known for their cranky attitudes. E-mail responses are usually handled professionally, but things are likely to go downhill if you try to get help with one of the live chat reps.
It's not all bad though. You will eventually get what you need from the reps. It's just a little tiring to deal with them if you catch them on the wrong day. If BetOnline gets this sorted out, that just might be enough to make BetOnline the undisputed best US-friendly gaming site.
BetOnline does not have any glaring weaknesses apart from the customer service reps and that makes it a strong all-around choice for gamblers. The site got off to a rocky start when it first opened for business, but new management and better training for employees have given this site a big turnaround. Give BetOnline a shot and you'll be in good hands.
The only people we would NOT recommend to BetOnline would be high stakes poker players. The high stakes tables at BetOnline are usually pretty dead. If you play $3/6 no-limit or higher, you would be better served at Bovada. But for everyone else, BetOnline is good to go.