Remember when the new kid joins your class at school. How, at first, their presence is a novelty? Some kids are quick to introduce themselves and get to know everything about the newest kid in class but others step back, observe, and take their time before playing with them? Much like that new kid, BetNow is still trying to prove itself to the more established kids.
BetNow may not be the oldest site out there, but the tag of “new kid on the block” is surely not warranted anymore. After all, BetNow has been a player in sports betting – not just in the U.S. but worldwide – since 2016. Since then, it has made an impression on a number of players looking for a comprehensive betting site that provides betting enthusiasts with options. And let’s face it, we all need variety as bettors.
Having been aware of BetNow for some time, I finally gave in to curiosity and decided to take a look at the site in a bit more detail. Recently, I have been reading quite a few reviews on this site, in order to get a better picture of how BetNow compares to the bigger, more established betting sites out there. My personal philosophy is based on the idea that you can’t knock something until you have tried it.
With that in mind, I have taken the time to examine BetNow’s current contribution to the online casino sphere. As always, I am keen to look at the options available to players when it comes to the sports covered, payment methods, withdrawal times, security, and everything thing else that contributes to a great site. The proof is in the eating, after all, and I’ve had mixed fortunes when dining out at the internet’s wide array of online casinos over the years.
So, without further delay, let me share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly of BetNow.
BetNow opened its doors in 2016, which is quite surprising considering the lengths they have gone to in providing what is an impressive sportsbook. Well, for the age of the site it certainly does seem that way.
One of the first things I noticed when I hit the landing page was the image of a footballer (American footballer, for those concerned) and their commitment to highlighting other sports like baseball and basketball.
That being said, the company does also provide extensive soccer markets, which I was very happy to see. There are tons of leagues covered in the sportsbook, making it a very good thing indeed for those who like a punt on the world’s favorite sport. Additionally, horse racing fans can get involved with BetNow, given that there are a few North American and European markets covered on the site.
While just having a play around on the site, I was also aware of how easy it was to navigate the site (I’ll touch more on this below). One of the most important things about a betting site these days is to really grab a potential customer/customer’s attention with a representation of what the site is all about. This has to be snappy and immediate, as most seasoned betting enthusiasts will not look too kindly on a site that is all over the place.
The further you get into the BetNow web, the more you start to realize that this is, in fact, a company that needs a little more to play with the big boys. For example, the payment options are far from adequate and processing times on non-Bitcoin withdrawals (Bitcoin withdrawals are processed instantly) are not good enough. While there is a lot to love about BetNow, there is also a lot that needs improvement.
As mentioned above, the sportsbook is very impressive and features something for everyone. At the end of the day, it is nice to have options as many betting enthusiasts tend to do a little exploring sometimes, wagering on new sports or trying a new way of betting. For this reason, you can’t really fault BetNow. In fact, I have personally seen sportsbooks that have been around for years with slimmer pickings.
The promotions are nice, too. You can get your hands on a 50% casino bonus up to $1000 on your first deposit. If you choose the 50% bonus, all you need to do is enter the bonus code “BN50” to get your hands on some free cash. Keep in mind, there is a 30x rollover.
FYI, I will take a look at all the bonuses a little later, so keep reading!
The interface of the site is also pretty smart and features a nice black, white, and orange color scheme that helps everything stand out nicely. The betting slip appears on the right-hand side of the screen and daily odds and bets are always visible, too. Navigating through the options is pretty easy, given that things are laid out sensibly. This is a little bit of a double-edged sword, however, as I will explain below.
The design of the site and how easy it is to navigate around it are certainly two of the big positives about BetNow. It goes without saying that the best thing about the site is the sportsbook. I have seen leagues and markets on BetNow that I haven’t come across on sites that market themselves among the best out there.
Those banking options need to be improved. It is as simple as that. For BetNow to join the upper tiers of betting sites, they will have to work on what they provide to players. To have four deposit options in 2010 is certainly not enough. Now, I understand that the site is relatively new to the industry, so there are going to be some initial teething problems that need to be addressed.
Even with an excellent sportsbook and a great site, there will always be a certain level of skepticism that comes with the territory of being a new site. Tightening up where it matters will see any concerns done away with, however. Additionally, in a perfect world, I would like to see terms and conditions – and an FAQ section – added to the site.
U.S. sports lovers will certainly be happy to learn that this site is on the money where football, basketball, hockey, and baseball are concerned. Football markets are not limited to the NFL, as the case so often is with some betting companies, meaning that you can try your hand at NFL, NCAA, and even CFL. As someone that likes to see action on football markets, this will definitely be right up your street.
As I mentioned earlier, the site’s soccer coverage is also awesome. As the most popular team sport on the planet, you can bet that there are leagues in almost every country on our beautiful rock. Now, you would probably be surprised to learn that BetNow covers most of the major soccer leagues in Europe and America, so I will wager that you will be gobsmacked to see just how many of the smaller and more obscure leagues you can bet on.
US soccer is covered, but that is not all. Check out what else is on offer:
That is some incredible dedication to soccer, wouldn’t you agree. This level of comprehension really surprised and impressed me in equal measure. With such a widespan of leagues to bet on in soccer, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that this is the full extent of the sports they cover. You would be wrong though. Oh, and the site also provides eSports markets, too. Pretty good for a company that is new to the industry.
Once again, you have to take BetNow’s young age into account when looking at the betting limits. They aren’t great, neither are they terrible, but the good thing is that they are always open to increasing the limits on request. There is nothing to say that you will get what you are looking for, but it is worth a try.
You can also expect betting limits to change on certain days, depending on the sport you are betting on.
Here is an idea of what you can expect:
*Any fancy bets involving Run Lines and Totals cannot go over $2,000.
Football / Soccer
I am certain that anyone who appreciates a solid sportsbook with plenty of options will be very happy when playing at BetNow. It is a great site with so much going for it. As the company only got started in 2016, you can reasonably expect certain things that are not quite there yet – such as the deposit methods – will improve once they establish themselves a little more.
There are plenty of things to really like about BetNow. I believe that you should certainly give it a shot, if sports betting is your thing!
Every betting site worth its salt needs to offer at least one solid bonus to new customers and BetNow delivers with its promotions.
50% Welcome Bonus
BetNow offers new customers a chance to get 50% free on top of their deposit up to $1000. This is a good offer for any player looking to boost their bankroll a little before playing.
In order to get your hands on the 50% bonus, simply enter BN50 when making your first deposit.
There is a minimum of $50 required to avail of this offer, with the maximum bonus available set at $1000. You will need to roll the bonus over 8x in order to withdraw, but can also use it in the casino. If you do choose to use bonus funds in the casino, these come with a 30x rollover requirement.
25% Welcome Bonus
For those who don’t want the 50% bonus, probably on account of the turnover requirements, you can opt for the 25% bonus instead.
There is also a minimum of $50 required to avail of this offer. The maximum bonus available is also set at $1000. However, you only need to roll the bonus over 3x in order to withdraw it from the sportsbook and can also use it in the casino. If you do choose to use bonus funds in the casino, you can expect a smaller rollover requirement (15x).
Enter BN25 when making your initial deposit to get the 25% bonus.
There are a wide range of bonuses that are basically seasonal and relate to different sports and casino games. In order to see what these are, simply head to the “Promotions” tab at the top of the BetNow screen.
Here are a few examples we came across at the time of this review:
This site is kind of let down by the banking options available. When it comes to deposits, things are generally smooth enough when using Bitcoin. If you do not use Bitcoin, I would advise taking a look at the other options, below:
Here are the withdrawal options available to customers. Once again, Bitcoin is by far the best option to use when playing at BetNow.
Bear in mind that if you use Visa to deposit, you cannot withdraw using Visa back to your card.
I was very pleasantly surprised at how promptly my queries were dealt with. Customer service and support are available 24/7 and the live chat function is very efficient, too. The live chat link is always in view, meaning that you don’t have to go out of your way to find it, like with other sites.
You can call the BetNow telephone number, send an email to their dedicated address, or contact one of the many live chat agents with any query. You can also find the phone number and email address, below:
We all know how it is. Sometimes we need a break from placing bets and fancy a little spin of the roulette wheel or a quick hand of blackjack. At BetNow, they are certainly aware of this and provide a number of casino games for punters to try. You can find the usual suspects in the casino, with a few of the rarer table games thrown in for good measure. Expect to find roulette, blackjack, craps, red dog, pai gow and much, much more.
If live casino gaming is your thing, you are also in luck, as BetNow have a solid live table game area for you to conjure an appearance or two from Lady Luck in. This is certainly a great thing to have on any betting site and adds a nice feel to things.
You know, it truly depends on what is important to you. I was recently discussing Bovada with my buddy, who had never bet on that site. In telling him what to expect, I found myself running through the good points and bad points in order, almost like this review, and mentally recalled the positive and negatives of the company.
When writing this review, I compared BetNow to a number of sites in the same fashion, and have to say, BetNow is a really good betting site.
Now, the fact that they only opened their doors in 2016 means that they have some way to go before they establish themselves among the elite betting sites out there. As it stands, I think they are better than some of the bigger names in many departments, even if they do need tightening up in others. However, when it comes to their sportsbook, it is excellent. I was very impressed with it.
Would I recommend BetNow’s sportsbook? Absolutely.
BetNow has a great sportsbook, it has to be said again. Hell, I’ll even say it another time: BetNow has a great sportsbook. There is truly something for everyone, which goes a long way in this day and age. Even though the majority of BetNow’s clientele are based in North America – making the presence of many American sports not so surprising – to see them shoulder to shoulder with other, non-U.S. sports is spectacular.
As a soccer fan, I can’t underestimate just how excellent it is to see so many leagues available for betting on. From Major League Soccer to Algeria’s Ligue 1, I cannot remember seeing so much variety when it comes to “The Beautiful Game” on any site of BetNow’s size. You might expect one of the large global betting outfits to be equipped with such awesomeness, but not an outfit with limited history.
I believe the best is yet to come from this site, too, so if you are not overawed at this point, keep checking back on the site. Have a little look at the promotions, too, while you are at it. There is a lot that BetNow is doing right and it clearly shows.
Yes, there are things to tighten up here and there, such as the payment options, but if you use Bitcoin you should have no complaints. The customer service is excellent, the interface is top class, and BetNow has just won themselves another fan in this reviewer.