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VIP Sportsbook.Com
SBR Rating: Sportsbook Review Overall Rating: A+  
Bonus Rating A  Customer Service: A  Financial : A+   Software rating B

VIP Sportsbook is among the world's best sportsbooks for all size stakes players who seek a combination of excellent customer service, Book stability and clean, easy- to- use betting screens. Based in the Dutch Antilles, which is on the Preferred Countries List for gaming, VIP is the perfect choice for players who are looking for the best bonus program and great customer service.

VIP Sportsbook continues rank at the top of our customer service surveys and has one of the highest customer retention rates in the business. The player friendly rules such as free withdraws, .10 baseball lines, a generous ongoing rewards program and a "country club" style of customer service are the reasons we commonly hear in customer surveys.

Managed by one of the industry's most talented and respected operators, the honorable Alistair Assheton, VIP enjoys an unequaled reputation of fairness and quality service.

SBR on-site  inspection? Yes - December 2002, July 2003, October 2003, Feb. 2004
  Operation Overview
Hours of  Operation: Customer service & wagering staff on duty 24 hours, 7 days, 365 days per year. Online wagering 24/7/365
Management: Director: Alistair Assheton, General Manager: Mike Chalmers Customer Service Manager:  Headlines Man: Joe
New Account  Bonuses: 20% on Deposits made by bank wire or Western union - 3x Rollover
10% on Deposits made by all other methods
Reload bonuses only offered to deposits received by either bank wire or Western Union - $500 to $999 = 5%,  $1000 and above = 10%
Special    Promotions:
  • Free 2004 calendars, Free Neteller withdraws
  • 2004 "Run the Roses" Contest: Bet a minimum of $10.00 on the winner of each Derby prep race and receive the track payout and also be entered to win $3,000 in cash prizes
  • Close Call Parlay: get paid for almost hitting your parlay
  • Fly South for the Winner Promo: Hit a 12 Team Parlay and win a free trip for 2 to Curacao
  • Half Juice Friday on NBA
  • Horse Rebate: 15% Cash Rebate on monthly net losses on horse wagers
Loyalty  Program: Yes. Credits accrue on all wagers, win or lose, redeemable for cash or gifts
Most common  Complaint: Limits placed on arbitrage players
Customer  Service: Excellent. Player surveys continue to show VIP among the highest rated in customer service. Problems that can not be solved by customer service are handled by general manager Mike Chalmers
Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish
  Player Info
Min. Bet: $5
Max. Bet: Online Limits vary from $5,000 for NFL to $3,000 for baseball
VIP Sports Online Limits
Overnight  lines: Yes - Posted by 8PM
Player Options: If Bets - Yes
Reverse bets - Yes
Action points - Yes
Online Withdraw - Yes
Limit collars: Yes - Limits will be cut for professional players

.10 bases line?

Yes - Baseball dime line up to -170
Parlay Payoffs:
# of
# of


13 to 5


80 to 1


6 to 1


150 to 1


11 to 1

9 250 to 1


20 to 1

10 450 to 1


40 to 1

11 800 to 1


80 to 1

12 2000 to 1
Teaser  Payoffs:  See full chart
  Website Overview
Software Provider  IGW  - SBR sportsbook software rating "B"
Security Level  
of Server:
Secure level III socket -128 bit encryption security, upgraded in the summer of 2000, August 2003
of Site:
2001 - Excellent
2002 - Poor
2003 - Excellent (Multi-million dollar data center upgrade August 200)
Betting  Screens: Placing a bet at VIP Sports
1. Select your wager
Confirm your wager
3. The confirmation page
  Transaction Policies
Methods of  Deposits: Credit Card, Bank Wire, Western Union,Cashiers Check, Western Union Quick Pay, Fire Pay, NeTeller Instacash, Neteller
Cost of  
VIP will reimburse player transfer fees for:
Cashiers Check Deposits, up to $30
Bank Wires, up to $25
Western Union - all fees reimbursed on deposits of $200 or more
Neteller, Firepay - free
Methods of  Withdrawal: International Cashiers Check, Western Union , Bank Wire, NETeller, Firepay, Credit Card
Cost of  Withdraws: Bank Wire: $25
Cashiers Check overnight: $35
Cashiers Check regular mail: $10
Neteller, Firepay, Credit Card: Always free
Western Union:
$1 - $100 $25
$100.01 - $200 $34
$200.01 - $300 $40
$300.01 - $400 $45
$400.01 - $500 $55
$500.01 - $750 $55
$750.01 - $1000 $60
  Location Facts
Location: Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Date  Established: Jan 1997
Current  License: Good Standing
Physical  Address: Bon Bini Business Centre  Schottegatweg Oost #10  Willemstad, Curacao Netherlands Antilles
Phone  Numbers: 866-VIP-BETS
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Hyper Link:

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