BetOnline Review – Online Gambling, Mobile Casino Website

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BetOnline casino, sportsbook, poker review

 

 

BetOnline is a US focused gambling giant, it’s been around 2004, one of the biggest, if not THE biggest online sports betting website focusing on US sporting events and US bettors. It has every American sports imaginable (football, basketball, baseball + the usual: hockey, auto racing, golf, tennis, mixed martial arts, boxing, soccer, horse racing) and it even has digital sports betting, fantasy sports betting, live sports betting and lately esports (NBA2K, FIFA, NHL, Counter Strike, DOTA 2, Call of Duty, MADDEN NFL) were added too. Really fantastic sports betting section, fantastic free bets and other promos, rebates – if you are from the US and you love sports betting this is the perfect place for you, no question. But they also have a casino gambling section and poker as well and this review will focus on them, this a BetOnline casino section review.

You can instantly tell that the casino games section is an afterthought, something extra slapped on top. But is it bad because of this? No! It only looks bad compared to the magnificent, world-class sports betting section of this gambling platform. But it still has a good number of games for a US casino, and good quality too. It even has an active poker scene (Chico poker network, above average activity, the biggest poker network that accepts US players) and live dealers. This is actually the same selection you can find in other standalone US online casinos. It’s just the design, the layout of the casino section, that would need improvement, it’s very early 2000s, basic, ugly, not what you would expect from a leading casino. But that aside you can find all that a casino player needs and if you get bored of the 241 slots, table games, card games, live dealer games, video poker, specialty games you can play poker as well or place bets on sports. I truly recommend registering here instead of a regular casino with only casino games even if you are not into sports betting or poker. I just hope they improve the design and layout of the casino section eventually.

BetOnline accept players from the USA or US territories. BetOnline has a Panama gambling license. Full disclosure: I’m a registered player here as well, for 3 years now, mostly playing in the casino section but also trying my hand at sports betting (not on a professional level, just a weekend warrior), mostly esports and horse racing (an odd combination I know 🙂 ). I’m perfectly satisfied with this gambling platform and if you are from the US you know how difficult it is to find really good, trustworthy, professional online gambling websites, which have sports betting + casino + poker and accept US players. It’s a nightmare! But this is one.

Because it is a huge company that has been around since 2004 you can be certain you will get your winnings no matter how big they are. I wouldn’t trust many US player accepting gambling websites to pay out winnings in excess of $1 million, but this is one of them. E.g.: I won over $45 000, over a period of three years (mostly from sports betting) and I always got the money, ID check of course (it’s mandatory) but no excessive delays, no waiting for months like I had to do at other, smaller US bookmakers (although I never won more than a couple thousands at once, you have to wait quite long time with really huge winnings, they have a $3000 per week cap on payouts sadly, more of that in the “deposits and withdrawals section”).

As mentioned above this website has casino gambling, sports betting, poker and other special games all in one, a so called gambling platform, one of the biggest one accepting US players.

 

If you don’t have time to read the full review and you are just looking for a short summary, just read this: The gambling platform BetOnline is a really good choice for US players even if you are not into sports betting.  Even though the casino section is smaller and looks underdeveloped compared to the top notch sports betting section it still has 241 games, + live dealers + specialty games. The same amount you would find at a standalone casino, so you are not losing out on anything and BetOnline has sports betting and an active poker scene too. So I definitely recommend this for US players.

 

BUT! for European players this is still not recommended, I recommend Betsson instead, it’s very similar, it’s a gambling platform that has sports betting + poker + casino section just like this but the casino section at Betsson has 1500 games!!! Instead of the 241 here at BetOnline, and the poker scene is even more active and it focuses on European sports, so it’s a better choice for EU players. However, it does not accept US players at all. Of course if you are interested in betting on US sports Betonline is still the best place for you, largest selection of US sports online.

 

You can check out the casino here:

Bet Online Casino, Poker and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.

Bet Online poker, sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to $1000 on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or Ripple. Use promo code CRYPTO100, only 14x wagering requirement

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit + bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal in case of the welcome bonus. The deposit + bonus amount must be wagered 14 times before withdrawal in case of the cryptocurrency bonus.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

This is the image of the 'Simon says' part of my casino reviews. Next to this picture is my description of my review methodlogy and explanation of the scoring system and data points analysed.

Simon says: In the world of online gambling there are two vastly different categories of online casinos, casino which accept US players, and casinos which do not accept US players. BetOnline is accepting players from the USA and US territories. This is important to mention in a review, because radically different games, types of games and methods of advertisement and deposit and withdrawal methods are available to both of these casino types and they should be reviewed in a significantly different way. European (primarily targeting European players, mostly licensed in Europe and also headquartered here) gambling websites always have better and more games, because the best software providers, due to licensing and legal issues don’t work with casinos, which accept US players.

BetOnline’s casino section has 241 games. While a typical European casino has about 800 games and has interesting unique games, live dealer games, movie license slots based on popular franchises. Therefore a US casino is always going to look bad compared to a European one.

/You can read more about why this is, and about the legal status of domestic and offshore gambling, online gambling in the USA here. Be warned, pretty complicated, dry read, legal stuff./

So, a good US casino would still be only 3/10 compared to a European one. However, In a review I would still rate a good US casino 7-8/10 because different context, and it’s for different players, that’s all there is available for US players. Therefore when I review a casino I use a separate scoring system for the two different types. A good US casino will still get 7/10 or 8/10 like it should, instead of a 3/10. Just wanted to mention this, to avoid confusion as to why a 200 games US casino might get the same score as a EU powerhouse with 1000+ games. People already made remarks about this in the comments section of my reviews. I hope this clears it up why this is the way it is. If you are not form the US there is no point to play in a US casino, really, you have much better options.

 

This is the illustration right next to my review and research methodology part. You can read about my review methodology, and scoring system I use throughout the review.

Review methodology: This is how the total score of a casino is calculated. In each section I review one of the primary attributes of the casino, these are: list of countries not accepted, list of games, deposit and withdrawal process, methods and uniqueness. Each of these aspects then gets points ranging from +2, meaning exceptionally good to -2, exceptionally bad. Additionally at end of the review I go through what I consider to be less important, secondary attributes, such as live support chat (if any), VIP, loyalty program, mobile compatibility, other reviews and bonuses&promotions.
At the end I tally all the points and add subtract them from 10. This will give the final score of the casino. I use a 1 to 10 scale, 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, no 0 or minus scores.

 


 

You can check out the casino here:

Bet Online Casino, Poker and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.

Bet Online poker, sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to $1000 on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or Ripple. Use promo code CRYPTO100, only 14x wagering requirement

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit + bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal in case of the welcome bonus. The deposit + bonus amount must be wagered 14 times before withdrawal in case of the cryptocurrency bonus.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

BetOnline online casino review

 

1., Who can play: First and foremost let’s check who can play in the casino. Let’s start the review by checking the list of all the countries, the website does not not accept players from.

/Clarification: The country of your residence, your official address, what’s on your ID card (or address card if it’s a separate thing in your country) is what you should be checking, not your current residence. E.g: So if you are from the UK and you currently temporarily reside in the US, you should put down your UK address. It’s important, because if you win, they will ask for your ID and/or address card to make sure you are who you said you are on the registration form, and they will check the address on your ID, if it’s not the same as what you put down during registration they will instantly perma-ban you. And all your winnings will be confiscated, no matter how much you won! Be careful! /

 

BetOnline prohibited countries and territories


The list of countries BetOnline does not accept players from. Click below to expand.

 

BetOnline Casino review - list of countries not accepted

BetOnline does not accept players from:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Central African Republic
  • Congo
  • Cote Divoire
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Eritrea
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • North Korea (Republic of)
  • Panama
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

Everyone else can register and play at the casino.

 

It’s an average sized list. The company is licensed in Panama and it’s reflective of that, that’s not a very restricting license (unlike the UK licence for example…) that’s why they can accept players from more countries. But still some countries were added to this list for something called “bonus abuse”, which is a nebulous term used by casinos often to just to justify the banning of developing countries. I can see quite a lot of that on this list. Because a significant portion of my visitors come from developing countries I’m keenly aware of how difficult it is for them to find reliable, quality online casinos because of such things. Not to mentions, the sister website of BetOnline Sportsbetting.ag (same games, same platform, same everything, just different theme, design) has very different countries banned. This is suspicious, the countries banned is determined by the licence, the software and bonus abuse (so by the company in reaction to bonus abuse) but here every three things is the same, it’s the same company, same licence, same software providers, yet the list of countries is significantly different. As someone writing about online gambling for 9 years, and as someone who have analyzed many casinos, this instantly strikes me as suspicious. Therefore, because of these two issues I deduct -1 for these.

Let’s move on to the actual website, now that we determined you can play at the casino/bookmaker.

Unlike many other gambling websites they don’t try to aggressively.force you to register. However, there is no demo mode for the games and certain parts of the sports betting section and the entirety of the poker section is hidden behind the registration form.

Parts of the website is gorgeous, full of advanced, unique features but other parts (all of the casino games section) is very neglected looking, resulting in a weird mix. Mobile compatibility is like that as well, it’s a mix. Honestly, for a big gambling portal this is not okay, -1 points for inconsistent quality.

Too many developed countries restricted for a Panama licensed gambling website, significantly different lists of banned countries on the different websites of the company: -1
Some parts of the website look neglected, issues with mobile compatibility: -1

 

 

2., Games: The second most important thing to players is the number, and also the quality of the games. Betonline has, as I counted, at the time of the review 157 slots, 48 table and card games (excluding poker), 12 live dealers and 8 interesting unique specialty games, that makes 240 casino games total. This is actually an average amount for a US casino.

Let’s see the quality.

It’s mostly Betsoft and Platipus Studios games, which is really good for a US casino. Betsoft is probably the best software provider that is available to a US casino. It has gotten very good over the years and their latest slots can compete with giants like Microgaming or NetEnt (neither of them available in US casinos). And Platipus is one of the rarer brands I see, which is a nice change, instead of seeing the same slots as at every other casino. They also have games from other smaller studios like Nucleus Gaming, Bla Bla Bla Studious etc. and some slots that interestingly appear to be really old, really nostalgia inducing slots from the 1990s like Touchdown Frenzy, Area 51, Slot Monsters – mostly from Parlay Games. I personally really like that they have these old classics, but let’s be honest, without the nostalgia factor these are really ugly for modern audiences. All in all an okay selection, but still not enough, 157 slots and 240 games in total are not enough nowadays, so they get -0.5 for having a good but limited selection of games.

The live dealer games are from Fresh Deck Studios.

The poker section is the poker app from Chico Poker Network. In terms of activity it’s above average, but in terms of quality of play it’s below average, soft compared to a dedicated, standalone poker site. This is because this is a gambling platform primarily focusing on sports betting and therefore there will be always players who are just getting started or at a basic level.  You can find all the traditional game formats you’d expect plus a few newer variants:  6+ Hold’em, Windfall lottery SNGs, Boost Poker. The poker app works perfectly on mobile devices.

 

BetOnline - list of games


The full list of games at BetOnline. All the 240 games.

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Live games

Fresh Deck Studios

 

In conclusion, the casino games section only appears to be neglected in fact it’s full of good quality games, but they should add more and redesign, redo the entire casino games section of the website.

Good but limited selection of games: -0.5

 

3., Deposit and withdrawal options: The third most important thing to players are the different ways you can deposit and withdraw money from the casino. You obviously can’t win anything unless you bet actual money.

BetOnline offers the following deposit methods:

  • Bitcoin and Etherium, Litecoin
  • Credit Cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express)
  • Wire Transfer
  • Person-to-person transaction
  • Money Order
  • Cashier’s Check

The most important thing is that they accept credit cards and wire transfer, sadly many US casinos do not. It’s definitely a plus that they also accept Bitcoin and a few other digital cryptocurrencies, although very few people use them.

Let’s see the withdrawal/payout options, because that’s more important:

  • Bitcoin and Etherium, Litecoin
  • Wire transfer
  • Various person to person methods
  • Check by Courier

Yes, sadly, just like every other US casino credit card is not a viable options to get your winnings. That’s not their fault I know, it’s due to various legal issues, but still, very inconvenient. Luckily wire transfer is still an option, and that’s what most people use. And this is the problematic part, taken directly form their terms and conditions page:

“The minimum amount that you can withdraw via Bank Wire Transfer is $500 and the maximum withdrawal amount is $3,000, 1 transaction per week.”


This is a huge problem, not only do they not cover the wire transfer fee, they also limit the withdrawal amount significantly. $3000 per week is not much, very little indeed. This also applies to Bitcoin payouts as well, and the other methods are even more limited. If you were to win $1 million it would take you 6.38 years to get the full amount! Not okay! This is my biggest issue with BetOnline, by far. They also don’t pay the wire transfer cost, which can be as much as $50, per transaction! So from $3000 you would only get $2950 per week, and out of the $1 million, $ 16,650 would be the cost of wire transfer. Not okay, deducting the maximum amount -2 for this, this is a problem.

Very limited per week maximum withdrawal amount for all payout methods, does not cover wire transfer fee: -2
An extra, additional -1 because even the Bitcoin payout is limited to $3000 per week
(that’s definitely only them limiting payers on purpose, they can’t say that’s the bank’s fault or due to legal reasons…), total: -3

 

4., Uniqueness: And the last main category that gets a score is innovation, unique and interesting new online gambling games and features. Anything that makes you “Wow, that’s amazing.”. Does the gambling platform BetOnline has the so called ‘wow-factor’? Yes! There are only a few websites which have sports betting, poker and also casino games that do all of them good, and accept US players. This is one of those rare gems. And believe me they are rare indeed, speaking from experience here. The poker section is active, the sports betting section is fantastic and they have good casino games too. They even went the extra mile to get live dealers and they have specialty games (although only 8) and rarer slots. However, the quality is inconsistent and 240 games is jut not enough nowadays, so they only get +1 instead of the maximum possible +2 in this category.

Innovation, interesting, unique features/games: +1


 

The following are less important optional factors, but still contribute to the total score:

 

-Live support chat:  The casino has a round the clock, 24/7 live support chat, you can also call them and write them emails. +1

 

VIP, loyalty program: There is no rewards, VIP, loyalty program. -1

 

-Mobile compatibility: The newer games are mobile compatible, most games released in the last few years work on mobile devices. Technically all of them work on mobile devices if you have the hardware. However, you can tell most games (especially the older games) were not designed for such small screens originally. But that’s hardly the casino’s fault. Not to mention it’s not realistic to expect the same gaming experience on mobile as on PC, just not realistic. All the games are instant-play, accessible right from the browser, no download necessary. No points awarded or deducted.

 

-Other reviews: I always check what other review sites say about a casino, to make sure my personal experiences are not out of the line and to check whether the casino or bookmaker had any scandal that perhaps I have missed. Sadly BetOnline did have a scandal. A few years ago, a blackjack dealer of the third party live dealer network they had on the website at that time was caught cheating. A player recorded a dealer switching cards to change the hand, resulting in numerous players to lose. BetOnline officially ended their relationship with 3rd party dealing vendor Global Gaming Labs after this (and Global Gaming Labs went bankrupt not long after this). It’s not actually the casino’s fault. However, getting embroiled in a scandal is definitely a warning sign, at the very least it shows us that the casino did not pay any attention, did not oversee the live dealer partner. We can only hope they do it now ( but I doubt it). That’s luckily the only scandal I could find relating to BetOnline. -1

 

-Casino bonuses and jackpots: The bonuses are pretty good, they have a 30x wagering requirement bonus for new players (any bonus with or under 30x wagering requirement is considered a good bonus) and they have an unbelievable 14x wagering requirement Bitcoin bonus uniquely in the industry! This is at the moment the best casino bonus I’m aware of. Haven’t seen such a good bonus for years. For this one of kind Bitcoin bonus they get a +2.  Don’t forget to use the promo code, you can see the code below, under the banner.

 

Total score: BetOnline gets 7.5/10, 4 stars, recommended, especially recommended for US players, it’s the best gambling platform for US players overall

 

You can check out the casino here:

Bet Online Casino, Poker and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.

Bet Online poker, sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to $1000 on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or Ripple. Use promo code CRYPTO100, only 14x wagering requirement

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit + bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal in case of the welcome bonus. The deposit + bonus amount must be wagered 14 times before withdrawal in case of the cryptocurrency bonus.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

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Last updated: 2020-05-09

 

Miscellaneous other info about the company, in case you need to contact them:

Official name: Betonline.ag
Encryption: 128-bit SSL
Live Chat: 24/7
Head Office: Panama City, Panama
Licences: Panama gambling license
Phone: 1-888-426-3661
IT-Security: ALPHASSL
Self Exclusion: Available
Email: [email protected], but use the contact form or the live chat instead, better and faster response
RTP Analysis: eCOGRA
Anti Money Laundering: ID-Check Required

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