The introduction of sports betting to the United States has set off a frenzy of sportsbook operations. Sportsbooks operate at existing casinos (like Grande Vegas online casino) and racetracks while others offer online betting in states where such wagers are legal.
Some of the newest and most innovative sportsbooks now operating in the United States include:
PointsBet launched a cutting-edge sportsbook in January 2019 to give mobile iOS and Android users easy access plus more betting markets and features.
The Australian-based PointsBet gives sports bettors 24/7 wagering options on worldwide sporting events including league, individual and team betting opportunities.
A PointsBet spokesman commented on the new US operation. “By offering some of the world’s sharpest betting offers and prices, we have the back of all sports bettors, no matter how sophisticated they are, and we’re serious about offering a one-of-a-kind VIP betting experience.”
Some of the unique PointsBet features include “Stay Sharp” that delivers competitive prices, an exclusive rewards program and informative educational content. Via its partnership with both Tioga Downs and Meadowlands racetracks, PointsBet has been successful in moving bettors away from illegal offshore options.
PointsBet aims to offer a new kind of wagering by increasing rewards based on how accurate the player’s bet is. For example, if a user bets $5 on the over, and the total ends 10 points over, that bettor nets $50. Bettors can set stop-loss settings if they wish to limit their win and loss positions. The fixed odds wagers, which give a simple win-or-lose scenario, will continue to be available.
PointsBet U.S. CEO Johnny Aitken said “We’re extremely excited to bring PointsBet’s premium and game-changing sportsbook and signature betting options to the U.S. By offering some of the world’s sharpest betting offers and prices, we have the back of all sports bettors, no matter how sophisticated they are, and we’re serious about offering a one-of-a-kind VIP betting experience.”
As it enters the American market, PointsBet will cover up to $500 in loses for both the new player’s traditional wager and their first PointBetting wager. PointsBet will also gift each player with a $50 bonus bet (no deposit required) plus the opportunity to place two risk-free bets, with coverage up to $1,000.
Now that mobile betting accounts for over 60% of all casino and sports bets, many players are turning to Bovada which is known for their leading sports betting software. Brovada focuses on the user experience, free giveaways and a focus on the prop and entertainment betting markets.
An additional plus is that Brovada accepts Bitcoin currency along with wagers in USD. Bettors can also place their deposits via Bank Wire, check by courier or major credit card. There’s a live chat so clients can contact the site 24/7 with questions or comments.
Brovada is widely acknowledged as one of the sportsbooks that gives the best bonuses and has the most extensive rewards program. Their sportsbook bonuses include 50%, up to $500, for first deposits. Players can bet a minimum of $1 online or $50 by phone.
Brovada bet options include spreads, moneylines, totals, parlays, teasers, player props, game props, futures, 1h/2h spreads, 1h/2h totals and quarterlines. There are double limits for elite games.
Ladbrokes is a well-known betting and gaming company which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. It’s often regarded as the premier sportsbook and gaming company, offering world-wide sports betting options.
Ladbrokes got its start as an operator of land-based betting shops. They expanded into online betting services in the early 21st century and quickly became the largest retail bookmaker in the world. In addition to operations in the UK and Ireland, Ladbrokes operates in Spain, Belgium and now in the U.S.
Ladbrokes customers can place deposits via major credit cards as well as through evoucher and ewallet companies such as Neteller, Moneybookers, UKash, Paypal and Instadebit. Clients can also use Western Union and Bank Transfer. Ladbrokes customer service agents offer support across multiple languages, both by phone and by live chat. Supported languages include English, German, Greek, Chinese, Portuguese, Finish, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Thai, Croatian, Slovakian, Hungarian, Czech, Russian, Slovenian, Romanian and Bulgarian.
Ladbrokes customers have access to the sportsbook’s overnight lines and can apply any of the Ladbrokes Loyalty Program to their deposits. The Ladbrokes loyalty rewards programs consist of both points and free bets. Minimum bets are £1 while Ladbrokes supports maximum bets of up to £500,000.
The online Ladbrokes sportsbook utilizes the Orbis Technology software which supports Android and iOS systems The bookmaker itself offers a multitude of sports, wager types as well as live, in-game betting.
5Dimes isn’t as well-known as Ladbrokes or Brovada but it is slowly intruding on the market shares of those long-time favored sportsbooks. 5Dimes specializes in well booked alternate run lines for MLB, Tennis, The sportsbook has an extensive selection of betting odds and wager types for almost every type of team and individual sport.
5Dimes welcomes high-rollers and also offers attractive reward programs for the small player with spreads odds on everything from bets on straight points to prop bets, if bets, rolling if bets, reverse bets, pleasers, round robins, multi-chance parlays, multi-chance teasers, progressive pleasers, progressive teasers, Asian Handicaps and Action points.
There are a wide range of New Account Bonuses for 5Dimes users including:
- Expanded parlay payouts that save the bettor up to 30%
- Free-play, MatchPlay & Lotto rewards that deliver conventional free play based rewards (up to 50%)
- Cashback rewards of up to 30%
- Points mover rewards
- Reload bonuses for sportsbook free-play up to $500
5Dimes has what is probably the widest range of options for deposits and withdrawals. They include funds transfers via credit/debit cards, cybercurrencies, person-to-person transfers, money orders, bank wire, cashier’s checks and sportsbook transfers (most major books).