Online sportsbook Mybookie.ag has not yet been rated by SBR but a representative for the sportsbook has confirmed basic company information in response to an SBR inquiry.
Mybookie is a new online sportsbook which accepted its first sport bet on August 1, 2014. The company claims to have a base of managers with prior industry experience; an assertion also made in a marketing mailer received by at least one SBR reader. There are reportedly thirty employees in customer service. A player was told that the sportsbook was run by some of the former managers of defunct sportsbook BetOnSports.
Company Info & Hosting
The sportsbook's website servers are hosted in Canada, while the company itself is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. The business and marketing are managed out of the Costa Rica office. SBR is in the process of confirming if Mybookie shares office space with another shop or has a standalone facility.
Software & Wagering
Mybookie uses Digital Gaming Solutions (DGS) software for its sportsbook, casino, and racebook. DGS is used by many gaming operators throughout Costa Rica and beyond, although features and versions differ. As of this publication, Mybookie offers a limited wagering cart with a handful of soccer and tennis markets and primarily North American facing sports leagues. Live, in-play betting is offered on some markets. The website layout appears optimized for mobile; a table of images are featured below which can be maximized by clicking the image or corresponding link underneath:
As of this time, Mybookie only offer a small handful of cashier options including bank transfer, credit card and person-to-person methods. The lack of an eWallet option and a global facing wagering cart may discourage international business. A company representative advised SBR that the maximum weekly payout is $800 through P2P and $5000 via bank transfer.
The sportsbook offers live chat, support via telephone, email, and an online web form.
Sportsbook Review has received the following inquiry from a player on Mybookie.ag:
Hi. I received an E mail for a Free $25 Account at the above Book, MyBookie.ag. In researching who they are, since I never heard of them, I saw the following in their FAQ: We are a new sports book site, but our owner group and management team ran BetOnSports
, one of the most widely recognized sports books in the world, for a number of years.If they are indeed People who owned and ran BOS, they are either to be avoided at all costs, OR they should be demanded to pay players back who they stole from, to establish their legitimacy with this new enterprise.
As with all new online sportsbooks, players should weigh the risks associated dealing with companies solely due to the strength of a signup bonus and consider if they are willing to accept the exposure associated with doing business with a start-up.
Mybookie's initial rating will hinge on the strength of their financial backing. Sportsbook Review is continuing to assess Mybookie, collect information, and has asked for more particulars to be shared on the sportsbook processing and investors. Mybookie will remain unrated until this review is completed. Sportsbook Review will update this report as any new information is provided by the sportsbook management.
Sportsbook Review encourages players with feedback to write to SBR at firstname.lastname@example.org.