As you will discover in our Sportbet.com review, we detail every aspect, and cover the following hits and misses:
Sportbet.com feature a number of different bonus offers for new players along with promotions that extend to their casino and other gaming options. At the time of writing, new players registering an account from Canada could take advantage of a Sportbet.com 50% New Player Bonus.
The bonus is quite simple and offers all new players that make a first time deposit of between $100 and $400 into their new accounts, a 50% bonus on their deposit amount, with up to $200 in Free Play. There’s an extra perk included in the bonus for new members that wish to go a bit further with their deposit.
Sportbet.com offer a number of additional incentives and rewards across the board for their sportsbook, casino, and other gaming pages. All of these can be accessed and taken advantage of simply by visiting the Sportbet.com promotions page.
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Surprisingly, actually getting to the sports on offer is not as straight forward as it is on other betting platforms. This has to do with the somewhat dated design of the Sportbet.com website which is fairly cluttered at best.
Unlike most modern sportsbooks which feature their range of sports either listed down the left hand side of the page, or on the top, Sportbet.com do neither. Instead bettors are met with a range of ‘sports betting news and articles’ layout running down the page. The range of sports covered in these listings includes MLB baseball, NHL, golf, NBA basketball, MMA and many others. Clicking on any of these options will open a separate page dedicated to providing relevant news and stats, along with player fixtures and related odds on events.
Once you get accustomed to how their system works it actually becomes quite easy to work with. In addition to the in depth news and stats pages, you can also make use of a dynamic sports betting calendar on the right side of the page, as well as more dedicated links to specific sports betting actions.
The Sportbet.com ‘banking centre’ keeps things simple and effective with a fairly short range of banking options. However, they do cover all the options that most bettors prefer using. Most options require members to contact the sportsbook customer support team to check on processing times as well as applicable rates and so forth.
Account to Account Transfer
As there are a number of real money deposit methods, each come with their own minimum deposit values as follows:
Some withdrawal processes take longer than others and each have specific minimum amounts.
Searching on the Sportbet.com website for their mobile sports betting option is not an easy task. As we eventually learned, accessing the Sportbet.com mobile betting platform can actually be done through their sister site, 5dimes.
In other words, as a member of Sportbet.com, you can use your Sportbet.com user name to access sports betting on the go. The mobile betting platform works very well on both smartphone handsets and tablet devices. You can also easily access the Sportbet.com mobile betting platform from any operating system including Android, Windows Phone, iOS and BlackBerry.
Sportbet.com does things a bit differently when it comes to online casino games. It offers five sections, each of which has a different name and a different gaming collection. The casinos can be accessed from the same account from the Sportbet.com website. Speaking of products, the site also has a live casino, mini games, a bingo hall, a lottery section, and an online poker room. Browsing through the different sections is a bit more difficult than having all the gaming options together in one place.
The Sportbet.com Grand Casino is the primary product. It uses RTG software and has about 200 casino games. The collection is mostly made out of slots but there are also plenty of video poker machines, table games, and some specialties to provide alternatives. Jackpot Casino on the other hand uses Betsoft software so it stands out with its awesome 3D slots, which the developer is famous for.
The other sections are for Gold Casino, Bonus Casino, and MatchPlay Casino. Their lists of games are a bit smaller but they all come with something special for players from Canada.
Online sportsbook safety and security is always a key area of focus in any online sportsbook review as players will always want to know that their funds are secure, along with their personal and sensitive information. Sportbet.com have a number of safety and security measures in place which includes sophisticated SSL (Secure Socket Layer) digital encryption software.
The 128 bit SSL digital encryption protocols ensure that all data on the Sportbet.com servers is always encrypted and therefore impossible to hack or illegally download in any way. This includes all customer personal data, banking and credit card information, as well as actual depositing and withdrawing of funds from the sportsbook.
Despite a slightly dated and quite confusing sportsbook user interface and less than clear mobile sports betting platform, our sportbet.com review ends on a high note. We scored the sportsbook highly based on their long track record, solid customer support and serious online gambling and gaming platform. There’s something for everyone here and Canadian sports fans will enjoy the enhanced experience.
This is thanks to their attention to detail, including fantastic in depth news and articles relating to upcoming games, player stats and all sorts of other sports bet enhancing information. The sportsbook is ideal for new players who, if they can get past the somewhat confusing sports betting interface, can enjoy excellent user guides on betting odds, game rules and much more.
Our Guts review concludes with the sportsbook receiving high scores in most areas. Perhaps the only real low scoring area would be their lack of a wide range of sportsbook promotions. However, the few that they do have are solid and the crossover opportunity for Canadian sports bettors to try a few free spins is a great idea.
We find that, for a new online sportsbook option, the brand have done exceptionally well in a short space of time. The overall user experience on the Guts website is top notch, providing a smooth and quick betting platform, which also translates very well onto their mobile sports betting platform.
Last updated: January 2020
Reviewed by: Tim Crowne