SBR review:  BookMaker.eu

Sportsbook Review Overall Rating: A+

Financial Rating: A+

Customer Service: A

Software Rating: A-

Bonus Rating: B

Comments

To say that Bookmaker is a leader in the offshore business is an understatement. This is the place where all lines start. Most books will not even open a betting line until Bookmaker oddsmakers have established the number. The days of watching Las Vegas have long since past. This is a high-volume bookmaker that takes $5,000 bets as routinely as most books take $100 bets. This is where professional players play. In a day where successful players find that their limits are cut for winning too much, players can win without limit at Bookmaker and get paid with a smile into the millions of dollars.

For just about as long as there has been offshore wagering, there has been Bookmaker. This is a very large and established operation that is best suited for the sophisticated player as well as large recreational players who typically wager $500 per event or more.

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Operation Overview

Country Restrictions
None
Hours of Operation
Customer service & wagering staff on duty 24 hours, 7 days, 365 days per year.
Management
  • Mickey Richardson - Director
  • Anthony T - Customer Service Manager
  • Jack L - Head Linesman
  • New Account Bonuses
    • 15% Free-play
    • 4x rollover
    • $2500 max bonus
    • $300 min deposit
    Reload Bonus
  • 10% Free-play
  • 3x rollover
  • $300 min deposit
  • $300 max bonus
  • Person-to-person fees covered on deposits $300+
  • Player's balance must be $100 or less; no withdrawal requests in past 30 days
  • Special Promotions
  • 8% horse rebate on internet exotic wagers
  • Cash back points reward program
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes, Bet Point loyalty program
    - Points earned on every wager redeemable for free-play bonuses.
    Most Common Complaint
    Loyalty program not available to professional players
    Customer Service
    Customer service is outstanding.
    Live ChatYes
    Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Player Information

    Min. Bet$5 on-line, $50 by phone
    Max. Bet$5,000 on-line; $20,000 by phone (players may request a higher limit by phone)
    Reduced JuiceNone
    Overnight Lines
    Posted by 3PM EST on most sports
    Options
  • If Bets
  • Reverse bets
  • Action points
  • Online Withdrawal
  • Limit CollarsNo, All action welcomed
    Best MLB LinesNo
    $0.10 MLB LinesNo - 20 cents up to 185; 200-225 at 30 cents; 240-285 at 40 cents; 300 to 340 at 50 cents; 350-390 at 60 cents; 400-440 at 70 cents
    Parlay & Teaser Payoff

    Teaser Payoffs:

    Football 6pts 6.5pts 7pts
    2 Teams 110/100 120/100 130/100
    3 Teams 100/180 100/160 100/150
    4 Teams 100/300 100/250 100/200
    5 Teams 100/450 100/400 100/350
    6 Teams 100/600 100/550 100/500
    Basketball 4pts 4.5pts 5pts
    2 Teams 110/100 120/100 130/100
    3 Teams 100/180 100/160 100/150
    4 Teams 100/300 100/250 100/200
    5 Teams 100/450 100/400 100/350
    6 Teams 100/700 100/600 100/500

    Parlay Payoffs:

    2 +2,645
    3 +5.958
    4 +12.283
    5 +24.359
    6 +47.413
    7 +91.424
    8 +175.446
    9 +335.852
    10 +642.082
    11 +1226.701
    12 +2342.793
    13 +473.514
    14 +8541.254
    15 +16306.940

    Website Overview

    Software Provider
    Digital Gaming - SBR software rating A
    Reliability of SiteReliability of Site
    Betting ScreensThe home page is clean, simple and attractive. The betting screens are crisp, laid out much like you would expect from an industry leader - professional.

    Transaction Polices

    Currencies AcceptedUS Dollars, Canadian, Australian, Pounds Sterling, Euro, Danish Krone, Swedish Krona, Norwegian Krone, Venezuelan Bolivars, Panamanian Dollars, Mexican Peso, Gautemala Quetzal, Dominican Pesos, Chilean Pesos
    Methods of Deposits
    Method min max
    American Express min $25 max $500
    VISA min $25 max $500
    MasterCard min $25 max $500
    Diners Club min $25 max $500
    JCB min $25 max $500
    iPoint min $25 max $500
    Person-to-Person (WU) min $50 max $2450
    Person-to-Person (MG) min $25 max $1800
    PIC-Club min $25 max $1000
    Neteller min $25 max $50000
    Moneybookers min $25 max $100000
    Click 2 Pay min $25 max $1000
    eWallet Xpress
    (residency restrictions apply)
    min $25 max $1000
    Speedcard Platinum Account min $25 max $1000
    ECO min $25 max $1000
    Click and Buy
    (residency restrictions apply)
    min $25 max $1000
    PaySafe Card
    (residency restrictions apply)
    min $25 max $1000
    Bank Wire min $2500 -
    Bank draft via regular mail min $500 -
    Cost of Deposits
    Method Fees
    Person-to-Person Email or call cashier for details and instructions (1-866-9-BOOKMAKER)
    International money transfers Email or call cashier for details and instructions (1-866-9-BOOKMAKER)
    eWallet Express -
    Bank Wire Email or call cashier for details and instructions (1-866-9-BOOKMAKER)
    Bank Draft, Regular Mail Email or call cashier for details and instructions (1-866-9-BOOKMAKER)
    Credit Card No fees
    Methods of Withdrawal
    Method Procesing Time min max
    Person-to-Person Transaction Processing time 7-10 business days Min $10 Max $1,000
    Bank Draft via regular mail Processing time up to 30 days
    One payout per customer every seven days
    $50 min withdrawal $4,900 max withdrawal
    Neteller
    (Residency restrictions apply)
    - min $1 no max
    PIC-Club - min $100 max $2500
    Bank Draft via FedEx processing time 7-10 business days min $50 max $4900
    Moneybookers
    (Residency restrictions apply)
    processing time may take up to 7-10 business days min $1 no max
    Person-to-Person Intnatl money transfer processing time take up to 7-10 business min $50 max $1000
    Click 2 Pay
    (Residency restrictions apply)
    - min $25 max $1000
    ECO
    (Residency restrictions apply)
    processing time 7-10 business days min $25 max $1000
    Bank Wire processing up to 7-10 business days min $5000 no max
    Cost of Withdrawals
    Method
    Neteller
    -  fees start at $15 ($1-$500); $30 ($501-$2500); $60 ($2501-$5000); $75 ($5001-$8000)
    - one free payout on Friday for requests made before 3:00 p.m. (ET), max $2500
    Person-to-Person (WU)
    - fees according to withdrawal, max is $75
    Bank draft, regular mail
    - fees: $20 (up to $100); $30 ($101-$3000)
    PIC-Club
    - call 1-866-926-6562 for details
    Instant Check
    - flat fee $15
    Bank draft, FedEx
    - $50 per check
    Moneybookers
    - fees start at $15 ($1-$500); $30 ($501-$2500); $60 ($2501-$5000); $75 ($5001-$8000)
    Person-to-Person (MG)
    - One free payout every 30 days on ammounts up to $1500
    - Call 1-866-926-6562 for details
    Click 2 Pay
    - fee is 3% of requested withdrawal
    BankWire
    - fee is (withdrawal x $0.005) + $55
    - min fee $65; max fee $300

    Location Facts

    Location
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    Date Established
    July 1985
    Current License
    Costa Rica does not offer sportsbook licenses
    Physical Address
    Bookmaker Sportsbook
    Building La Colmena
    75m West of Contraloria
    2nd, 6th and 7th Floors
    Sabana Sur, San Jose
    Costa Rica
    Phone Numbers
    • Customer Service: 1-800-290-7951
    • Wager: 1-866-924-3712
    • Local: 011-506-242-4882
    Hyper Link

    Bookmaker

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