We do not recommend signing up and depositing to WagerWeb. This review details why they are so bad and a quick Google will return an abundance of horror stories.
It’s disappointing that a few bad apples ruin the industry for everyone. Until there is better regulation in place and more activity from the gambling commissions, we have to wade through the shady outfits that are still allowed to operate today in an effort to protect players from losing money.
When it comes to the world of Latin American online sportsbooks, there is a great discrepancy between the quality sites and the lower level players. The best sites simply offer things that the bottom tiered groups cannot do, such as solid lines and stability when it comes to banking and payouts.
WagerWeb has had a long history of being a lower level player. The site, which is based in Costa Rica has been plagued with player disputes throughout the years, culminating in WagerWeb being blacklisted from some of the biggest sports betting websites on the internet.
When we ended up being tasked with reviewing WagerWeb, we were expecting the worst. If the site has ripped off that many players, what are they going to do to us?
Read on to find if the experience was good or highway robbery.
Site and Betting Options
In terms of the website, WagerWeb’s offering has the standard black and red look that we see with many other sites; in other words, its pretty boring. We did find the site functional enough, with the bonuses and other betting areas being easy to navigate and jump to.
In terms of sports betting, WagerWeb’s offerings are dismal. While other sites offer everything from football to snooker, we found WagerWeb’s entire sportsbetting menu to include the following sports: Football, Baseball, Soccer, and F1 racing.
That’s it. Literally nothing else. While we would understand not seeing a lot of sports that are off season, we cannot forgive the lack of sports that are currently underway. This is without a doubt the most barebones approach we have ever seen with an online sportsbook.
If you are looking for other betting on WagerWeb, you will be happy to know that the site contains a casino and horse racing section. Sadly, like the sports betting section, both are pretty subpar.
The casino has games that look outdated and really aren’t that much fun, while the horse betting section is a real snoozer. While we aren’t the biggest fans of casinos and horse racing on a sports betting site, if you are going to do it you should at least put some effort into making it not suck.
Woeful Banking And Poor Service… Surprised?
When it came to the back end of actually getting down to business and depositing money into our WagerWeb account, we were nothing short of frustrated.
Deposits are limited to just a few methods, which include Visa, MoneyGram, Western Union, and a few select e-wallets.
Withdrawals are offered with wire transfers and checks, but to be honest the high fees almost guarantee that you will have to get your balance pretty darned high in order to make cashing out a viable option.
Customer service, like the site’s sports betting options is almost non-existent. While the site says that service is available through live chat and telephone, our personal experience tells us otherwise. Shortly after 8PM we tried to get into a live chat session to inquire about deposits. Nobody was available.
We could understand if this was late at night, but it was 8PM! There were still games waiting to start, and the help was gone! Knowing this option was not there, we tried to call in. Same thing, no response.
Overall we can honestly say that WagerWeb is a pitiful excuse for a sports betting site. The poor selection of sports to bet on is augmented by a poor casino, and even worse banking and customer support. We simply cannot give you a single reason to be playing here. Stay away from WagerWeb.
You do not want to take the risk of playing here. The experience is just plain awful.