It might still be relatively new to the online sportsbook game, but BetNow is quickly developing a reputation as one of the most reliable online books out there. Armed with a simple sign-up procedure and an easy-to-navigate betting menu, BetNow is one of the most appealing sportsbook options around, particularly for new bettors.
BetNow isn’t one of the more well-known global sportsbooks, but it does offer competiGetive odds and generous teaser and parlay options compared to the industry standard. The deposit bonus remains one of the best in the business, and the ease with which you can navigate through sections, sports and games is remarkable.
For Aussies looking to hit on action as it’s happening, BetNow offers a limited menu of in-play options where bettors can wager on events that are in progress. In-play games are limited to marquee matchups, and bettors have limited options on which they can wager while the game is going on – but settled bets are credited instantly, allowing you immediate access to winnings.
The sportsbook is BetNow’s prime offering – and while it doesn’t carry the variety of sport types you’ll find at other notable online books, the selection here is solid. Aussies have dozens of soccer leagues to choose from, in addition to a wide variety of North American sports, European basketball leagues, and even e-sports.
Even better for Aussie bettors, BetNow offers odds on all the most popular national sports and leagues. The A-League, the NBL and Australian horse racing are all available to bet on. BetNow doesn’t offer odds on AFL (Aussie Rules Football) but there are odds for all the major rugby international tournaments.
The juice or vigorish is low and the payout odds – particularly on parlays and teasers – are among the most favourable in the industry.
Relative to other sportsbooks, BetNow offers one of the easiest sign-up processes out there.
– After clicking the “Join Now” button, you’re invited to fill out all of your personal information, including name, address, country, postal code, password and security question/answer.
– After your information is processed, you’re invited to make your initial deposit. And that’s it!
The main menu is accessible from any page on the BetNow site; it runs across the top and is features clear delineation between services. Getting to the sportsbook from the home page merely requires clicking the SPORTSBOOK heading. From there, a list of available sports is featured on the left-hand side, with sub-menus accessible where applicable.
This is where BetNow really stands out. Anyone signing up for the first time is entitled to a 100 percent bonus up to a max of $500. However, players should note that there’s a significant rollover on any bonus acquired – meaning that, in order to withdraw the full amount, bettors will need to put into play several times the amount they deposit.
For the full 100 percent, BetNow imposes a 15x rollover – meaning that, if you deposit $100, you will need to make $3,000 in wagers (15 x ($100 + $100) before being able to withdraw the $100 bonus. If you’re looking for quicker access to your deposit, you can opt for a 25 percent option that requires just 3x rollover; the 50 percent bonus requires an 8x rollover.
Fans of table games will be pleased to note that BetNow provides 16 different offerings in its casino section. The list includes single- or multi-hand Blackjack, Craps, three variations of Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow and Three-Card Poker. There is also a wide variety of mobile favourites, including Casino War, Caribbean Stud and Fruitastic.
There’s something for pokie aficionados as well. BetNow offering a wide variety of progressive and bonus machines for your perusal. A multitude of video poker and keno options are also available. Aussies with a thirst for live-dealer poker should note that BetNow doesn’t offer this game at present.
While poker isn’t on the BetNow live dealer menu, there are still several games Aussies can play that do feature a human being at the other end. Most notably, BetNow offers Vegas Style Blackjack, in which players can not only take part in a live game, but can actually interact with the dealers!
Blackjack isn’t the only live dealer game offered by BetNow. Players also have the option of taking part in Baccarat or Roulette games – and with live dealers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there is literally no point in the year when bettors won’t be able to take their shot at a huge payday in BetNow’s live casino.
BetNow offers a wide range of deposit options to prospective bettors. Australians can deposit using Visa or Mastercard, in addition to MoneyGram, Western Union, or Bitcoin. Withdrawals can be made using any of the previously listed options except for credit cards; players can also withdraw via check, Neteller or Skrill.
There are, however, a few things prospective bettors should consider. First and foremost, BetNow charges a service fee on each withdrawal that varies depending on how much is taken out. Bitcoin carries the smallest fee, while the majority of others are similar. Additionally, if you request payout via check, it could take up to three-and-a-half weeks to process.
New players are pleasantly surprised with the look of BetNow from their mobile device. One of the perks about being a new kid on the block in the sportsbook sphere is you get to rollout cutting edge technology, and that’s what BetNow has done. Its betting software works beautifully on any Android or iOS smartphone and/or tablet.
BetNow offers 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week assistance with any issues players might have. Online support is offered through a live chat module on the site itself, or players can either call 1-844-U-BETNOW or e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.