$1000 Welcome Bonus

Key Features

  • Generous Promotions
  • Range Of Sports Available
  • User-Friendly Mobile Version
  • Live Betting Available
  • Bonus & Offers
  • Payout Speed
  • Security
  • Sports Variety
  • Software & Games
  • Customer Support
Total Score
  • An established and trustworthy name
  • A decent sign up bonus for new customers in Canada
  • Generous promotions
  • Offers tailored towards North American Sports
  • Not as many Live In-Play markets
  • Withdrawal and Pay-outs could be quicker
  • Paypal not available for depositing
Jack Critchley
By:Jack Critchley

BetOnline Review

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.

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BetOnline Sports Types

All major Canadian and US sports are covered at Betonline with a terrific range of markets available on each and every contest. Sports available include: NHL, NFLNBA, CFL, MLB, College Basketball, College Football, Horse Racing, MMA, UFC, Boxing and Tennis. Soccer markets are a little more limited but major tournaments such as the World Cup, European Championships, CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America are all regularly priced up with many future wagers available on forthcoming tournaments.

The weekly MLS matches involving Canadian and US teams are also covered. Sports such as cricket, golf and motor racing are also available but are often less popular and markets can be limited compared to the vast array of offerings on NHL, NFL and NBA.

BetOnline Sign-Up Bonus

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. New customers who sign up to Betonline will receive a generous welcome bonus to get them started. A 50% welcome bonus awaits all new players once they have made their first deposit.

The higher the initial deposit, the greater the reward. For example – Deposit $100 and get an extra $50 to play with. Punters will be required to use the promo code ‘NEW2500’ when they are prompted during the sign-up process in order to qualify for the bonus. This will be added to accounts straight away and new players can receive this bonus on deposits of up to £2,500. Betonline also offer an additional 100% bonus to customers who make their first deposit using Bitcoin. The promo code ‘BTC2017’ is required in order to qualify for this.

Other BetOnline Promotions

It isn’t just new customers who are rewarded for wagering with Betonline and existing players can benefit from the refer-a-friend promotion which can earn you up to $100 for recommending the service to a friend or family member. This will be added to users accounts for each friend they are able to refer and there are no limits to this!

This also gives players the chance to join the refer-a-friend leader board which is updated on a daily basis and if you have lots of friends who wish to sign up to Betonline, it could possibly net you $10,000! Other promotions include a free $25 for wagering in-play. It gives new players the chance to try out the terrific betting-in-play offering risk-free.

There is a $50 free play for those users who wish to wager via their mobile or tablet device. Racing fans are also rewarded with a 7% daily rebate for placing wagers at some the US and Canada’s biggest racetracks including Woodbine and Belmont Park. Those punters who are unfortunate enough to win on their first horse racing bet will also receive a reimbursement of up to $25.


Live Betting at BetOnline

The rise in popularity of live in-play betting has seen Betonline increase their live online offering in recent months. There is a dedicated section to ongoing contests which can range from Japanese baseball through to ITF level tennis from Mexico. NHL, CFL and NFL are extremely popular in-play events with punters finding opportunities to make a profit from the ever-changing match events. Placing an in-play wager will often take slightly longer to process than the pre-match equivalent as the markets are constantly altering and reacting to the ongoing contest.

Punters can enjoy betting in real-time with many sports fan enjoying an in-play wager whilst watching the events unfold on television or even at the game itself! In-Play betting can be enjoyed on mobile, tablet or on desktop computer and is available to all Betonline players throughout Canada.

BetOnline 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 much 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.

BetOnline Withdrawal Options

There are a number of deposit and withdrawal methods available with Betonline offering customers a large number of options when it comes to funding accounts or enjoying their winnings.

Method Min / Max
Neteller $25 / $9,900
Check Express $500 / $2,500
Bitcoin $20 / $10,000
Bank Wire Transfer $500 / $24,900
Money Orders $500 / $9,900
Litecoin $20 / $10,000

BetOnline Wagering Types

There are numerous ways of wagering with Betonline who give players a number of options when it comes to enjoying the sporting action. A straight wager is the simplest way of punting and is often backing one team to cover the chosen points spread offering by the online sportsbook.

For example if one NHL team is (-2), they must win by three points or more in order for the wager to be successful. Totals bets are also extremely popular. This is determining how many points will be amassed in total per match.

For example, if the NHL match ends 4-2, that’s a total of six and sportsbooks will payout on wagers of ‘Over 4.5’ or ‘Over 5.5’ whilst punters who have backed ‘Over 6.5’ will have sadly lost their bet. To increase returns, players also like to place parlay wagers which allow two or more selections to be chosen.

All of the selections must be correct in order to be successful and huge payouts can be enjoyed on these punts.

  • Minimum Bet – There is a minimum wager of $1 when betting online with the sportsbook however customers using the call centre must wager $25 as a minimum.
  • Maximum Bet – Betonline will accept a maximum bet of $25,000 on NFL or CFL contests and $3,000 on NHL game spreads and Moneyline bets.

BetOnline 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 and it’s easy to get started. There is also a QR Code available on the website. Unlike other online sportsbooks, you aren’t penalized 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.

BetOnline Customer Service

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 betting site 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.

Vincent Somma has been involved in the football world from a young age. He played football for sixteen years, and has been involved in fantasy football leagues for most of that time as well. Vincent began to dabble in sports writing towards the end of his high school career, and has been writing ever since. His strongest forte is draft analysis and NFL coverage.