SportsBetting.ag is not the first site to be blackened with controversy in the past and it’s hard to trust rogue books when they claim to be under new management but offer no evidence. Things are different this time as super group, BetOnline have publically acquired the SportsBetting.ag assets and offer a completely revamped experience, both from an aesthetic and a quality product point of view.
While you will enjoy the 25% new player bonus, then real selling point is the high focus on customer satisfaction and quality banking.
It seems that our review process has ventured into a new category of online sportsbooks. We want to dub this new category “Phoenix”. You see, some of the websites we have taken a look at in recent weeks have been notorious for being awful. Yet thorough the grace of the good sportsbooks out there, these guys have somehow gotten a second chance. The phoenix sites were acquired by the good groups, reset with good customer service and banking, and put back into the competitive sports betting world.
SportsBetting.ag was one such site. The firm had an awful reputation, and was taken over by betting supergroup BetOnline last year. Has the acquisition made a difference?
Slick, Sexy, Super Functional
We recently took a look at another sportsbetting site dubbed Bet Canadian. That site was similarly acquired by a good site, but its layout looked overly simple and just not all that attractive. This is not the case with SportsBetting.ag, as we were instantly drawn in by the slick graphics and “in your face” promos that pulled us in.
We found the sportsbook here to be nothing short of spectacular, and we really loved everything from the sports available to punters to the actual bet placing system. Sports available for betting through SportsBetting.ag included: Auto Racing, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Football, Golf, Hockey, Martial Arts, Rugby, Snooker, Soccer, Tennis, Lacrosse, Softball, Olympics, and Prop Bets.
Those looking for something extra will be happy to know that SportsBetting.ag offers a live dealer and standard Vegas casino. While the Vegas casino was nothing special, the Live Dealer product is something that we could find ourselves coming back to with some regularity. The beautiful girls, good bet sizes, and functionality of the system made our live dealer experience excellent.
Overall we were quite impressed with the software side of things at SportsBetting.ag. How does the site’s back end match up?
Banking: A Completely Different Monster
As we noted above, SportsBetting.ag was known for screwing players over in the past. There was no way that we would have put our hard earned money into this site during the dark days of its ownership. Now that the site has been given a fresh start, we were confident that there was a very small chance of having payment issues here, and that assumption proved to be correct.
We found the banking system to be somewhat robust, with deposit options being slightly above the standard fare for American friendly books. We made a Visa deposit and had our balance credited instantly. Our bonus somehow didn’t credit right away, but a quick chat with a customer service representative remedied this.
Other deposit options at SportsBetting.ag include: Person to Person, Money Orders, Book to Book Transfers, Bank Wire, and Check.
Withdrawals are a little more limited, with methods available including: Checks, Person to Person Transfer, Bank Wires, and Book to Book Transfer.
It is pretty wild to see the complete 180 that this site has accomplished in terms of its banking system. We ended up winning roughly $500, and ended up having our money wired to us in 24 hours after we verified our identity. This is a complete change from the old days, when slow and non-payments plagued the site down to near oblivion.
Customer service is another big bright spot at SportsBetting.ag. We know a good rep when we see it, and the fact that we had a good experience definitely impressed us. Support is available through live chat, email, and telephone. We ended up having our bonus credited very quickly and were on our way to sports betting without having a single complaint about the help we got.
Good job, SportsBetting.ag.
While they are a bit subdued on the site, the in depth bonuses at SportsBetting.ag is as good as we have seen online. Sure, the initial bonuses are great for pulling you in, but when you really want a long lasting book, you will want bonuses that are built to last.
We really liked the 25% boost that you get on every deposit, and the free play $25 bets that extend from sports to horse racing.
Overall the bonus system feels fair and suits my betting style very well. We think you will like what SportsBetting.ag has to offer bonus, and you can never go wrong with free plays!
You Are Now Safe To Play Here
Overall we can say that SportsBetting.ag is fifty times better than what it used to be. We really enjoyed the betting system that is in place here, and the live dealer casino is something that is truly the definition of a great distraction.
However, it is the banking system and customer support system that really has us smiling. The improvement here is more than noticeable; it is glaring. We had absolutely no problems here and are confident that you will have a positive betting experience as well.
The Phoenix has risen.