Sportbet Casino is an online casino established in 1997 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by 5Dimes Group and is registered under the jurisdiction of Costa Rica. Last Updated: June 16, 2021.
Part of the long established and reputable 5Dimes Group, Sportbet Casino merges sportsbetting and online casino gaming in one site. The site offers slots and table games from various different distributors, along with a live dealer section.
Sportbet offers an unusual structure for their online casino operations. They segregate the games into several different sub-casinos via the one site, which basically means that the games are split up according to their supplier. For example, the Grand Casino features games from Realtime Gaming, the Bonus Casino has games from MultiSlot, the Jackpot Casino is supplied by Betsoft, while the Gold Casino is stocked with games from Wager2Go. In addition to this, they have Monte Carlo and Vegas live dealer sections. The difference between the casinos also extends to the types of promotions that may be claimed, and some of the games have different payout settings depending on which casino you play in.
These guys have been around for a very long time and I have to say that it shows in the organisation of the site. Compared to modern casinos that consolidate thousands of games from a plethora of developers into the one interface, Sportbet's segregated casino sections feel clunky and unnecessarily complicated to navigate.
In days gone by, the Bonus Casino section was so named because the operator had enhanced the payouts on several of the games, and they were among the best paying versions of the table games to be found anywhere online. For example the Roulette paid 36.62x on a single winning number as opposed to the standard 35x, and there were many variations of Blackjack available featuring player-friendly rules such as late surrender. However as of 2021 this is no longer the case, and the Bonus Casino is just another section devoted to games from a single supplier (MultiSlot) which have standard payout rates. That said, you can find games with effectively increased RTP rates under yet another section titled Mini Games. The games themselves do not have their payout rates altered, but they are classed as rebate games that pay a cashback on every bet placed. For example the normally awful sucker's bet game of American Roulette pays a 4% rebate, Baccarat pays back 0.4%, and Blackjack and Video Poker pay back 0.2% each.
As you would expect based on the name of the site, Sportbet also offers betting options on almost any sports available in the world, including NASCAR, basketball, hockey, boxing, tennis, football, baseball, horses, and golf. The book has a good reputation for offering competitive odds, and paying out winners in a timely fashion.
Sportbet allows you to deposit money into your account via a small selection of methods, including credit and debit cards, Interac transfers, and Bitcoin. Do note though that no matter what currency or cryptocurrency you deposit with, everything will be converted and denominated in U.S. dollars while on the site. Withdrawals are handled daily and fees are charged on all methods, with Bitcoin carrying a 3% charge that could be potentially eye-watering for large withdrawals. There is also another intriguing rule that you should be aware of if you decide to withdraw via Bitcoin. If you did not deposit using Bitcoin, the most they will payout via cryptocurrency is $5000 per week. However if you did deposit via Bitcoin, there is no upper limit to your withdrawal amount.
The site will allow you one free withdrawal per month, so long as the fee is less than $80 and, rather bizarrely, as long as you withdraw only on a Monday between 9am and 1pm. True, I am not making this up. Although the payout process and fee situation are another convoluted aspect to this site, both Sportsbet and its operator 5Dimes have an excellent reputation for paying out winners promptly, a reputation that has been earned over a couple of decades of operation. More so than most casinos, you should make sure you are across all the rules and exceptions before submitting a withdrawal so as to avoid the disappointment of having a fee charged or withdrawal amount limited.
Customer support at this casino may be contacted via phone, email, or live text chat. I have found the support to be quick to respond and eager to help. However I must make mention of the disappointing conversation I had with customer support way back in 2013 when attempting to help a player who had contacted us for assistance in self-excluding from the casino. I am pleased to say that Sportbet has upped its game in this regard since that experience, as I will detail below in the responsible gaming section.
All interaction with Sportbet, whether that be browsing, wagering, or transacting, is secured by industry standard SSL encryption technology. This encryption is used to make it impossible for a nefarious third party to intercept and read your private information as it crosses the internet. To further safeguard accounts, the casino requires that account-holders verify their identity by supplying copies of identification documents.
Sportbet publishes the return to player (RTP) values for some of its games on the website, but not all of them. A sticking point for some of you reading may be that, due to operating out of Costa Rica which does not issue gaming licenses, Sportbet is entirely unregulated. On the other hand, it has an excellent reputation for paying winners reliably for a couple of decades.
The site's responsible gambling practices have been improved significantly since my 2013 interaction with their customer support described above. These days, players have full control over a number of settings that enable you to limit your play and/or deposits at the site. Within your account settings page, you can set deposit limits, gameplay time limits, or even request a temporary cooling off period, or total self exclusion. Once you set a cooling off period or self exclusion you cannot cut short the timeout, and the only thing you can really do with your account is withdraw your funds. Thumbs up to Sportbet and 5Dimes for their improvement in this regard.
While the site is dated and the organisation of the games is clunky, Sportbet and 5Dimes is one of the longest running online gambling operations, and possesses a history of reliably paying players promptly and without fuss. The withdrawal fees and strange rules can be confusing and may lead to disappointment if you aren't careful. All in all, Sportbet is probably mostly interesting to sports bettors who like some occasional casino game action on the side.
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