Top Takeaways for 2021
After testing 20 online sportsbooks for our 2021 review, here are our top findings on SportsBetting.com:
- SportsBetting.com’s first-time deposit match of 200% up to $500 with a 1X rollover is one of the best we’ve seen.
- Although the variety of bets and live bets is not yet on par with DraftKings or PointsBet, most bettors (ourselves included) will be satisfied with the offerings.
- Standout features at SportsBetting.com include fresh news articles, game previews, and game predictions.
Supported States: Colorado, Iowa (expected 2021), and New Jersey (expected 2021).
|Sports & Bets Offered|
|Bonuses & Promotions|
|Ease of Use|
Sports and Bets Offered
SportsBetting.com brings all of the sports (10 to 15 throughout the year), bets, and common features that bettors expect from any sportsbook. Where its betting menu exceeds expectations is with the sheer number of prop bets and daily odds boosts it offers.
Prop bets: SportsBetting.com has a strong prop bets game. Bettors can choose among a few dozen player and team props for most games — that’s more than you’ll find on many sports betting sites. (Quick refresher: A prop bet is a bet that focuses on something other than the outcome of the game, typically team or player stats (e.g., “Will Damian Lillard record over or under 33.5 points?”).) SportsBetting.com also offers prop bets you won’t often see elsewhere, such as, “Will Chris Paul record over or under 28.5 points, rebounds, and assists.”
Cash out feature: Like most sportsbooks, SportsBetting.com offers a cash out feature. This allows bettors to amend their original bet and lock in a profit or a loss by settling the bet (or a portion of the bet) before the event has finished.
Daily odds boosts: Odds boosts are another frequent feature of online betting sites. SportsBetting.com calls its odds boosts “Bet Boosts.” Here’s how it works: If the sportsbook boosts the odds of the Denver Nuggets to cover the spread and the game’s over/under to hit from +260 to +310, you would win $3.10 instead of $2.60 for every $1 you wagered.
As denoted by the table below, SportsBetting.com offers good odds on soccer moneyline bets. For comparison, if average soccer moneyline odds on a team are +130 at other sports betting sites, SportsBetting.com might offer odds at +140. In this example, every dollar wagered would return $1.40 at SportsBetting.com versus $1.30 at other sites.
Meanwhile, SportsBetting.com offers below average odds on NHL total bets, NBA total bets, NBA spread bets, NBA moneyline bets, and NCAAB moneyline bets. For comparison, if average NHL spread odds on a team are -110 at other sports betting sites, SportsBetting.com might offer odds at -115. In this example, every dollar wagered would return $.87 at SportsBetting.com versus $.91 at other sites.
|NBA Moneyline||Below Average|
|NBA Spread||Below Average|
|NBA Total||Below Average|
|NHL Total||Below Average|
Methodology: To score Odds, Moneyline.com gathered data from 20 sportsbooks over five months. For our 2021 Sportsbook Review, over 34,000 data points were collected for spread, moneyline, and over/under (bets).
Leagues and bet types collected include NCAA football moneyline bets, NCAA basketball moneyline bets, NFL moneyline, spread and total bets, NBA spread, moneyline and total bets, NHL moneyline, puckline and total bets, and soccer 3-way result (moneyline) bets. When collecting odds, we made sure to collect the same games at the same time for each sportsbook, ensuring data accuracy.
Live betting at Sportsbetting.com is just a feature or two away from receiving a higher rating. Although its live statistics and number of live prop bets are noteworthy, the absence of instant bets and a running clock for football games tempered our overall enthusiasm.
Instant bets: The lack of instant bets is one of SportsBetting.com’s secondary shortcomings. Instant bets allow you to bet on the outcome of the next drive in a live NFL game, for example, or the next five minutes of a live soccer game (known as “interval betting”).
Prop bets: Bettors will find more than 15 to 20 live props per game. (Reminder: A live prop bet (e.g., “How many points will Russell Westbrook score”) is a prop bet on a game while it is still being played.)
Live match tracker: While it’s not uncommon for live match trackers to display statistics (in addition to a game clock, live score and what team possesses the ball), SportsBetting.com takes it to the next level. For example, during football games I was able to view a recap of each team’s drive, each score by quarter, and stats like total touchdowns. I was surprised that SportsBetting.com offered these awesome statistics and not a live match tracker for NBA games. For football games, the app has a static clock and not a running clock.
Live Streaming: You’ll have to look elsewhere — like FanDuel or Unibet — if you want to stream live sporting events through an app when you’re betting. SportsBetting.com doesn’t live stream. Be aware that for all sportsbooks, live streaming is currently limited to international sports (such as basketball, soccer, hockey, tennis, and table tennis matches) because of the high costs of licensing live broadcasting rights.
SportsBetting.com Mobile App
The SportsBetting.com app is simple to navigate and easy to use, but we noted that click responsiveness felt out of sync a few times during our testing.
SportsBetting.com News: We’re going to dwell on this feature because we think it’s worth the extra words. SportsBetting.com is of the few online sportsbooks that provides sports content to customers — everything from news to game previews to predictions. It publishes multiple times each week for the biggest sporting events. (I pored over a few of the NFL game previews.) Too often sportsbooks bury their content deep in the app. We found it refreshing that we didn’t have to hunt for news coverage.
SportsBetting.com’s educational content is a mixed bag. On one hand, it provides an extensive glossary of basic and advanced betting terms. On the other hand, the sheer volume of terms isn’t helpful if you don’t know which ones are key. An introductory guide for beginners using some of the definitions from its glossary and images of real bets would be a good addition.
Bonuses & Promotions
For avid sports bettors who open accounts at multiple sportsbooks, the new-customer promotion alone makes SportsBetting.com worthwhile. It’s one of the best we’ve seen in 2021. After that, you’ll want to stick around for the ongoing promotions, which are also generous.
New customers: SportsBetting.com offers a 200% deposit match up to $500 with a 1X rollover for first-time customers. A 1X rollover for a 200% deposit match is a rarity that bettors should take advantage of. A 1X rollover means if you deposit $250 and receive a $500 bonus, you only have to wager $750 (($250 + $500) x1) before you can withdraw the bonus money. The only caveat is that you must wager the bonus money within seven days after receiving it. (Note: Bonuses change throughout the year; the bonuses discussed may or may not still be active.)
Existing customers: SportsBetting.com’s ongoing promotions left us grinning, too. Throughout the year it offers a handful of high-quality promotions (there were five when we were testing). The dollar amount of bonus money available for each promotion — and the overall variety of promos for multiple sports — is impressive. If you’re looking for comparable sportsbooks that offer a lot of ongoing promotions, check out DraftKings or PointsBet.
Based on the variety and value of promotions alone, SportsBetting.com is worth checking out for bettors who live in Colorado, Iowa, or New Jersey. We were impressed with the bonuses (for new and existing customers), and appreciated the simple mobile app and timely news coverage. That said, SportsBetting.com has some work to do on its live betting menu and educational content.
SportsBetting.com is operated by the Carousel Group, which was established in 2017. Compared to other sports betting companies, the Carousel Group is much smaller. According to its Wikipedia, “Carousel Group is a rapidly growing holding company comprised of a managed private equity fund, a consultancy practice and an operational services arm, purpose built for the international regulated iGaming market.”
What states is SportsBetting.com legal in?
SportsBetting.com is legal in Colorado, Iowa (expected 2021), and New Jersey (expected 2021).
What deposit methods does SportsBetting.com offer?
Bettors can currently deposit via online bank transfer (ACH) and Skrill. SportsBetting.com does not offer PayPal or other popular deposit methods.
|Total Deposit Methods||2|
|No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees||No|
|Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card||N/A|
What withdrawal methods does SportsBetting.com offer?
SportsBetting.com currently processes withdrawals via online bank transfer (ACH) and Skrill. SportsBetting.com does not offer PayPal or other popular withdrawal methods. Minimum deposits and withdrawals are $10.
|Total Withdrawal Methods||2|
|Check Payout Speed is < 10 days||No|
|No Withdrawal Fees - Check||No|
|Withdrawal Min/Max - Check||N/A|
What is the minimum deposit at SportsBetting.com?
The minimum amount required to open an account at SportsBetting.com is $10.
What kind of customer support does SportsBetting.com?
SportsBetting.com currently offers email support, live chat support, and callback support. For callback support, users leave their name, phone number, and message and SportsBetting.com will return the customer’s call.
What sports can you bet on at SportsBetting.com?
SportsBetting.com currently offers 14 different sports.
|Total Sports Offered||14|
|Aussie Rules (AFL)||No|
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For Moneyline.com’s annual best online sportsbooks review, we collected more than 36,000 data points over five months from 20 sportsbooks that serve 11 states where full-scale mobile betting is legalized. Hundreds of hours were spent testing and scoring each sportsbook (mobile and online/desktop) in seven core categories: sports and bets offered, odds, live betting, mobile betting, education, ease of use, and bonuses and promotions. The results determined each sportsbook’s overall rating.
Data from more than 1,700 bets (including moneyline, spread and total bets) was used to generate each sportsbook’s comparative odds ranking. Leagues and bet types collected include NCAA football moneyline bets, NCAA basketball moneyline bets, NFL moneyline, spread and total bets, NBA spread, moneyline and total bets, NHL moneyline, puckline and total bets, and soccer 3-way result (moneyline) bets. When collecting odds, we made sure to collect the same games at the same time for each sportsbook, ensuring data accuracy.
About Moneyline.com’s chief sportsbook researcher, Joey Shadeck: I’ve been a hobby sports bettor for more than six years, placing hundreds of bets on my favorite sports (football, basketball, MMA) and teams (Packers, Spartans, and whoever is playing the Lions). Beyond sports betting, I’m known for saying “Wanna bet on it?” in almost any situation and that is how I found out I can eat 42 chicken nuggets in less than 20 minutes.
As of February 2021, 22 different states have legalized sports betting to some capacity. Of those 22 states, the following 11 have legalized full-scale mobile betting: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada (must register in-person), New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.
About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is the lead writer for Moneyline.com and content strategist for Reink Media Group. He has closely tracked sports betting in the United States for the last two years, compiling hundreds of data points across dozens of sportsbooks. He has 6 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.