BetNow Sportsbook Review
Based out of Curacao, BetNow has been in business since 2016. Since it is among the newest online gambling sites out there, relatively speaking there isn’t a ton of player feedback on them. I enjoyed looking at the site as everything was simply laid out and uncomplicated to understand.
Availability, Currency, and Limits
All U.S. customers are accepted. They deal in U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, and Euros. There is a wide selection of American sports with a large variety of props and futures. Once you get past the top major sports, you can also bet on WNBA, Motorcross, NASCAR, Arena Football, CFL. There are many different soccer options from around the world but you don’t find things like eSports, snooker, darts, or cricket. If you like to bet on games already in progress, Live Betting is available.
The wagering limits can be found at the bottom of the homepage and they are clearly illustrated. The minimum bet in the sportsbook is $5. As for the maximum, BetNow takes on the unique approach of allowing bettors to bet more on a football game as the week progresses. For regular straight bets on the spread, Mondays it is $1,000. Tuesday to Thursday it’s $3,000. Friday and Saturday, it’s $5,000 and $10,000 on gameday. You can only bet the moneyline on gameday and that is capped at $3,000, with moneyline parlays capped at $2,000. Betting the total is limited to $1,000 all week until $5,000 on gameday.
College football is structured the same way with a smaller limit of $5,000 on gameday and $1,000 to $3,000 during the week.
If you wish to bet halftime spreads, the limits are only about 40-50% of what it would to bet the game.
Looking at the rules of the other sports, the NFL is the only one that allows action to reach $10,000. The other major sports are capped anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 and the limits are lowered on for parlays, teasers, reverses, round robins, moneylines, and totals. Once you go past the major sports in North America, the limits drop to where none of them exceed $1,000. All prop bets are capped at $200.
The betting interface was nothing special but nothing to complain about either. The odds are offered in American odds, fractional, and decimal.
Until BetNow establishes itself as a highly reputable gambling site, it might be wise to err on the side of caution and stay away from pushing the maximum limits in case paying out becomes an issue.
Other Games to Play
BetNow has an image of Pocket Aces tucked into some stacked up poker chips at the top of its homepage despite the fact there is no poker room. They do however have a racebook and a casino.
The racebook is complete with a wide selection of racetracks from around the world including harness racing as well as the greyhounds. Anything you would want to bet at the window can be done here as well. The minimum bet across the board is $1 and the maximums vary:
A Tracks – Max Bet is $2,000 with a max payout of $30,000
B Tracks – Max Bet is $2,000 with a max payout of $15,000
C Tracks – Max bet is $1,000 with a max payout of $10,000
D Tracks – Max Bet is $500 with a max payout of $5,000
H Tracks – Max Bet is $100-$250 depending on what type with a max payout of $2,500
G Tracks – Max bet is $75-$150 with a max payout of $1,500
International Tracks – max Bet is $100 with a max payout of $2,000
The casino is complete including multiple bonus offers and is packed with dozens of table games, progressive slots, video poker, keno, mobile games, and a live dealer casino as well. The minimum bet is $1 and capped at $1,000.
How to Deposit
You have to join BetNow to see their deposit and withdrawal options but their customer service is 24/7 and responds quickly in the live chat box.
Bitcoin is now a deposit option along with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Moneygram, and Western Union. There are no fees for Bitcoin or the credit cards, but there are if you opt to wire the money. It was surprising to see bank wiring was not an option since you are allowed to bet such high amounts.
The minimums are $20 for a credit card and up to $2,000. The wire methods have a $50 minimum and are capped at $900 but you can do multiple transfers.
How to Withdraw
In addition to Moneygram and Western Union which only can be withdrawn up to $500 you can also request an E-Check. The fees for the check are $50. Unlike most sites, there is no free payout every 30 days.
As it is becoming more and more the case for depositing and withdrawing to gambling sites, Bitcoin is the way to go for withdrawals. BetNow heavily promotes Bitcoin sports betting as its $5,000 withdrawal max is the highest of them all.
Promotions and Bonuses
For newcomers there is a 1 time offer of a 50% welcome bonus up to $1,000. Be sure to use promocode BN50 when signing up. Minimum deposit is $50 with an 8x rollover in the sportsbook and 20x in the casino.
It was nice to see how simply BetNow explained how rollover works as not everybody knows what it is. If you deposit $100 that means you are eligible for a $50 bonus. The sum of those 2 figures is $150 and you multiply that by 8 for the sportsbook and 20 for the casino. 150×8= $1,200 or 150×20= $3,000. These numbers tell how much combined money you have to wager in each part of BetNow to receive the bonus. Once you do, cash will be added to your account. This is far more appealing than just receiving a free play.
If you deposit with Bitcoin, use promocode BTC60 when you sign-up for a 60% deposit bonus. Note the maximum bonus is only $500 but the rollover is only 4x and for the sportsbook only.
Referring a friend to BetNow makes you eligible for a 50% free play bonus up to $250. The rollover is 4x in the sportsbook and 10x in the casino. Note that to qualify the referrer must have a balance equal or greater than the amount of the free play.
Use promocode BNCASINO when making your first deposit and you will be eligible for a 50% cash bonus up to $1,000 for your first 3 deposits. The minimum deposit is $50 and the rollover for each is 20x.
There is a lifetime VIP bonus with only a 3x rollover. Deposit $500 for a 10% reload bonus. $2,000 for 15%.
BetNow also offers multiple weekly rebates any time you lose. You will receive 10% in the casino and 5% in the racebook. No other details were given so any questions you can think of I would recommend asking customer support in the live chat box.