BetOnline is an “all in one” company. That means you can bet on sports, play poker and casino games.
Their longest standing, and likely most popular product, is their sportsbook. So let’s start there.
Bet on Sports, Horses and Financials
BetOnline offers action on sports, horses and finances.
In their sportsbook they more or less cover the most popular sports in the US. Those include:
- Auto racing
- Martial arts
You can also bet on futures and prop bets on these markets:
- Canadian Football
- Formula One
- Pro Football
- College Football
- Pro Baseball
- Pro Basketball
- College Basketball
- Women’s Pro Basketball (WNBA)
One option they’ve added recently is eSports. It’s no surprise really, given how fast that industry is growing. Every bookmaker is jumping on the bandwagon and offering odds on all the biggest leagues and tournaments.
BetOnline is, too, though it looks like they’re only dipping their toe in the water to check the temperature.
I say that because – as of right now – they only have moneyline odds for one match-up / league. Compare that to Bovada who’s covering 5+ games across about 10+ leagues/tournaments.
It’s a big difference. I mean, who would you rather go to for eSports betting?
That being said, I think it’s a good idea to give BetOnline the benefit of the doubt …for now. It’s possible they’re still trying to find their bearings in this growing market. Maybe they have plans to expand their eSports options in the near future.
What they do have going for them is their odds on the match-up I’m comparing to Bovada. They’re offering slightly better pricing for the same exact match.
There’s no way to tell if that’s always going to be the case, nor will it matter if they never expand this section of their sportsbook.
But, it’s reason enough to keep your eye on them.
They offer live betting too. These options change constantly, obviously, to coincide with what games or events are going on. When I last looked they had lines for soccer, baseball and tennis. You can also keep track of a couple games simultaneously using their multi-event tab and plan for future games using their live betting calendar.
One thing they’re known for are their higher-than-average betting limits. These vary from $1 to $25,000. Most markets will max out at between $1,000 to $3,000. But it just depends. You can also increase your wagering amounts by contacting their Player Services.
Their sportsbook also runs a fair number of promotions, and far more than you’ll find in their racebook and financials section combined. A few of the better options include:
- 50% Welcome Bonus – Get a 50% match on your first deposit up to $2,500.
- 50% Kickoff Reload – Get a 50% reload bonus up to $1,000.
- Live Bet Free Play – Get a $25 free play. This is more or less insurance – make a bet and if you lose, they’ll reimburse you up to $25.
Beyond that you’ll see a list of races on their main page. Each listing tells you how many open races there are, which when you click on it will expand to show you the races, horses, jockeys and odds.
If you’re unfamiliar with their site or horse betting, a good section to look through is their racebook info tab in their navigation. Here you’ll find information on:
- Track Rebate – Get a 7% rebate on your bets daily with no min volume or caps on how much you can earn.
- $25 Risk Free Bet – Make a bet for the first time in the racebook. If you lose BetOnline will reimburse you up to $25.
Last up is their financials section. Here you can bet on currencies, indices and commodities. Your betting options include touch, range, turbo and one touch. The assets/markets you can bet on will depend on your bet type.
This section looks like an afterthought. It certainly doesn’t get the attention or marketing BetOnline’s other sections do.
Their poker room is one of the most popular options for Americans. They’re part of the Chico Poker Network, who’s 13th in overall traffic rankings, but is 3rd for US poker sites. When I last checked they had around 2,100 players on their site.
In 2016 BetOnline performed a much-needed software upgrade. In the past they had many complaints about the quality of their software. This included complaints about blurry graphics, poor sound and animation quality.
But following their upgrade we’ve seen suggestions that they may have some of the best software in the US market.
From worst to best in one upgrade? That might be pushing it. But based on the images I’ve seen, their software DOES look better.
However, there are still a few areas BetOnline can improve.
Right now they have a download for PC and Macs. But they don’t have any options for mobile players, which we think is a no-brainer in this day and age. They also only offer holdem, omaha and 7-card stud. It’d be nice to see more game options.
Overall, though, it’s nice to see they’re making improvements and are becoming more competitive with what other top tier US poker sites offer.
Speaking of which, some of their poker offers or promotions include:
- Welcome Bonus – They will match your deposit 100% up to a max of $2,500. They pay this out to you $5 at a time. You’ll have 60 days to clear the offer.
- $50,000 GTD – They’re running a $50,000 guarantee for $99.
- $90,000 Guaranteed – BetOnline guarantees more than $90,000 in tournament prize pools every single weekend.
They have a few leaderboard and cash race challenges, too.
And it’s not exactly a “bonus,” but the games here should be softer due to the US traffic and the crossover traffic from their sportsbook or casino. Making money from their poker tables should be easier here compared to other poker (only) sites.