The BetOnline Sportsbook
BetOnline.ag got started as a sportsbook and sports betting remains its specialty. Although BetOnline:
In addition, every pro game is covered along with most major NCAA games.
It is not uncommon to see upwards of a dozen wagers for big matchups. A recent baseball game had all the standard moneyline and point spread wagers plus point totals, props on how the first pitch would go, totals on how many hits+runs+errors there would be and several others. I always find it nice to have a wide range of betting options on high profile matchups.
Non-US sports don’t get quite as much attention, although soccer does get pretty good coverage. You can visit the soccer section at BetOnline and choose any country from a drop-down list. All the big games played within that country are listed there.
I checked the “England” lineup for today and saw 16 matches available with 3 wagers for each match. Some of the international books go into greater detail on soccer, but BetOnline is the most thorough out of all the US-friendly gambling sites.
BetOnline also has an active MMA betting section. They cover every matchup in UFC events plus the occasional Bellator fight. Each fight has a standard moneyline bet and an over/under on the number of rounds the fight will last.
Overall, BetOnline is one of the most competitive US-facing sports sites. The lines are priced competitively and you’ll find a ton of different options for US sports.
There are generally two different ways a sportsbook approaches casino gaming.
- Some sports gambling sites simply tack a couple of games on and call it good.
- Others create an entire casino experience that rivals websites devoted entirely to gambling.
BetOnline takes the latter approach with a full-fledge casino complete with several dozen high quality games.
The casino at BetOnline.ag offers everything a regular gambler would expect. It has a selection of table games, slot machines, 3D slots and video poker. Within each of those sections are numerous games of all different types.
Within the table games area are multiple blackjack variations, three different types of roulette and a variety of other classics such as baccarat, Pai Gow and others. Fans of table games will be right at home here.
The slots area is arguably the strongest point of the BetOnline casino.
BetOnline has a nice lineup of 3-reel and 5-reel slots, but the real treasure here are the 3D video slots. These 3D slots come with some of the best graphics you’ll see anywhere on the internet and come in all different themes. You’ll find 3D slots based on pirates, man-eating plants, haunted houses, gangsters and much more.
The BetOnline casino also has its own promotions that are separate from the promos offered for other forms of gambling. Casino players get their own bonuses, which include a 100% (up to $5,000) welcome bonus for slots, a $25 free-play in the live dealer casino, monthly high roller bonuses for big bettors and a 10% rebate program on all casino losses (paid weekly).
All in all, this casino is strong enough that if it was a standalone casino, it would actually be competitive. I’d even recommend BetOnline.ag to pure gamblers who have no interest in sports betting or other games.
Online poker at BetOnline has seen exponential growth over the past couple of years. There was a time when the poker room here felt more like a quick add-on than any legitimate attempt to get into online poker. BetOnline must have seen the opportunity in online poker because they suddenly got serious about poker two years ago and have completely turned it around.
Traffic to the room is stable, with a few thousand people logged in during peak hours. It’s not the biggest poker room in the world, but there’s enough traffic here to keep all but the most dedicated pros happy.
Cash games and tournaments are hosted at all stakes, and a continuous set of promotions keeps fishy players returning for more action. Tournament leaderboards, reload bonuses and freerolls are common here.
On the tournament side, BetOnline.ag offers a little something for everyone. For the casual low stakes player, they host all kinds of freerolls. For the more serious players, BetOnline has $250,000 worth of guaranteed tournaments every month and frequent satellites to major land-based tournaments.
All new players to the BetOnline poker room are welcomed with a 200% bonus added to their first deposit. This means that if you sign up and make a $200 deposit, you’ll get $400 to go along with that. The bonus is then released in small increments as you play in real money games.
BetOnline has a nice little racebook that covers more than 60 tracks in the United States. You can log in at any given time and find multiple racetracks with races ready for your action. All the standard wager types are offered in addition to heads up sportsbook-style matchups.
The first time you place a wager in the racebook, you’ll get a $25 free bet guarantee. If your first bet is a loser, BetOnline will reimburse you with up to $25 to try again. The racebook also has a rebate program that returns up to 7% of your action every week win or lose.
This isn’t the most comprehensive horse racing site on the internet, but it will get the job done if you like to bet on horses from time to time. I’d like to see BetOnline add live streaming race video at some point. But for now, the racebook serves as a nice addition to the main gambling site.
A collection of skill games is the latest addition to the BetOnline website. This section includes five games that you play against other people (as opposed to playing against the house). These games include:
The nice thing about skill games is that your skills actually determine how much you win or lose. Instead of playing against the house and relying on luck, you play against other people just like you. You are in complete control of your own destiny when it comes to skill games.
Skill games are great fun, but don’t go in expecting to get rich. There’s just not a whole lot of interest in skill games. You’ll find plenty of people to play against, but you’re not going to be playing heads-up battles for thousands of dollars.
Banking at BetOnline
BetOnline.ag has an impressive array of deposit and withdrawal methods – especially for a US-friendly gambling site.
Players outside the US can use those same methods plus:
When you’re ready to withdraw, you can receive a bank wire transfer, a paper check by courier, Skrill or Neteller. Withdrawal times are the fastest for non-US customers, but that’s to be expected in the industry.Overall, we don’t have any complaints with depositing or withdrawing.