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Sportsbook.com Review

Sportsbook.com is arguably the best known and most popular book among mainstream sports fans and casual bettors.  Now in their 13th year of operation online, they’ve become known for being an operation that puts customer service first and foremost.    They pride themselves on ease of use, from the opening and funding of accounts to the bet placing process.  They welcome US based clients, and claim the highest credit card approval rate in the industry.

Strong points
Weak points
  • well designed, easy to use website
  • US clients welcome
  • industry leading payment processing solutions
  • state of the art wagering software including PDA, cellphone and wireless options
  • very professional staff
  • limited selection of European sports
  • focus is clearly on recreational and casual players

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‘EVERYBODY BETS’

Befitting their slogan ‘everybody bets’, Sportsbook.com does a great job making the sports wagering experience accessible, understandable and simple for clients of all experience levels.   The website is well laid out and easy to navigate, with clear instructions and helpful support provided every step of the way.   Sportsbook.com makes a special effort to provide the easiest deposit experience in the industry, and claim to have the highest credit card approval rate in the business.  While Sportsbook.com definitely welcomes players of all levels, much of the verbiage on their site is clearly intended to attract the ‘casual bettor’ clientele.  ‘Sharp’ players and professional bettors might find their needs better served elsewhere.

SPORTS OFFERINGS:

Sportsbook.com clearly focuses on the US betting market, and their sports offerings reflect this.  Aside from a decent selection of European soccer action, they don’t have many of the other popular betting sports among European players.  They do offer entertainment prop bets on events like ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and ‘American Idol’.   Bookmaker also provides a full racebook with a rebate of up to 8%, as well as a full service casino and poker room.

PROMOTIONS APLENTY:

Not surprising for a book targeting the casual ‘public’ bettor, Sportsbook.com offers an extensive variety of promotions.  Perhaps the most interesting is their ‘reduced juice’ Friday promotion, where all players can place straight bets at -105 as opposed to the usual -110.  There are other unique promotions, like the ‘feature horse race’ where a weekly selected race pays double on all bets.  In addition, there are competitive bonuses for deposits, reloads and referrals.

KEEPING CUSTOMERS HAPPY:

While Sportsbook.com might not be the best fit for a ‘sharp’ player, they clearly do a good job with their target market.  They’ve won a number of ‘best sportsbook’ awards from the online and print gambling media, and are considered a very professional and financially secure book.   Sportsbook.com is one of the best choices for a novice sports bettor and is a great betting option for any recreational player.

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