BetOnline Sportbook review
Pros & Cons
|Generous Promotions||Deposit Limits|
|Range Of Sports Available||PayPal Not Available|
Betonline is one of the most established online sportsbooks in Canada. There have been a few name changes along the way but Betonline is a reliable and trustworthy name enjoyed by a huge number of Canadian sports fans. The site appears to be constantly evolving and regularly offers its Canadian users a huge number of wagering opportunities and generous bonuses along the way. Although there is a huge variation in the markets and types of wagers available, Betonline is particularly prominent when it comes to North American and Canadian sports with many of its bonuses and money back promotions tailored to those wagering on the NHL, NFL, CFL or NBA. Many of their lines appear on their sportsbook earlier than their competitors as well as offering a terrific range of props and futures bets.
Promotions, Offers and Bonuses
Betonline offers all new customers in Canada a 50% deposit bonus. Make an initial deposit, Betonline will give you 50% of your chosen amount FREE. For example, deposit $50 and Betonline will credit your account with a free $25! Use the Promo code NEW2500. There are wagering requirements for this bonus, you will be required to wager this amount 10x, but it’s always best to wager with free money! This bonus will be applied to all deposits between $20 and $2500 at the time of writing. There is a ‘Refer-a-Friend’ bonus scheme which could see Canadian customers rewarded with a $100 bonus simply for persuading a friend to join Betonline. There are a number of other promotions and bonuses which are available throughout the year including a $50 free play for mobile users and a $25 free play for those using the live betting service. Plus a Lifetime 25% bonus scheme. Details of all of these are available on the ‘Promotions’ page of the website. Betonline will continually add promotions and look for new and inventive ways to improve the betting experience for their existing customers. There are a top class range of promos and contests that will appeal to many bettors.
Deposit Methods and Options
Betonline offers bettors in Canada a varied selection of deposit options. They accept most forms of major debit or credit card which is the most common method used. Neteller and Skrill are also available however Betonline does not accept deposits made by a Paypal account which is a shame. Betonline DOES accept Bitcoin however which is a rarity amongst online sportsbooks, so this is a real positive. Bank Transfer and Cheque are also accepted. There are many more available and it’s best to check the terms and conditions before signing up or if you already have an account, head to the cashier section of the sportsbook. Once a deposit is complete your money will move straight into the account wallet and is available for immediate wagering.
Mobile & App
It’s easy to wager from your tablet or smartphone. Betonline’s mobile offering is available on iPhone, Blackberry and Android and is simple and easy to access. It is available at Mobile.BetOnline.ag and it’s easy to get started. There is also a QR Code available on the website. Unlike other online sportsbooks, you aren’t penalised for using the mobile betting service and the same range of markets and lines are available on the move. The range of Live Betting options is perhaps a little disappointing, but most major sporting events will be available In-Play. If you sign up for a new account via the mobile betting service, there is an additional 25% bonus on top of the pre-existing one.
Pros and Cons
- An established and trustworthy name
- A decent sign up bonus for new customers in Canada
- Generous promotions
- Promotions and offers tailored towards North American and Canadian Sports
- Extensive range of sports available – including MMA, Rugby and Golf.
- Not as many Live In-Play markets and matches as other online sportsbooks.
- Withdrawal and Pay-outs could be quicker
- Paypal not available for depositing.
Betonline has added a live chat function to its online sportsbook and this can usually be found in the top right hand corner of the desktop website. It is also available via mobile betting. We found the operators very knowledgeable and helpful with any problems solved immediately and with minimum fuss. Operators are available 24/7 and 365 days a year to solve any queries. Betonline also operates an email system, FAQ page and a toll free phone number which many customers in Canada will be keen to use but the live chat function is a terrific addition and appears to be the quickest way to find solutions.
Betonline may be one of the most established online sportsbooks available to Canadians but it is also one of the best. The product is polished and the bonuses and promotions are plentiful. The Live-In-Play betting service could improve, but it has noticeably increased its offerings over the years. The customers are well-looked after here and there is a brilliant choice of markets and wagering opportunities for fans of North American and Canadian sports.