PlayersOnly has been rated D by SBR on the basis of slow payouts or even no payments at all and poor bonuses. The operator is currently not accepting new players, which could be a blessing in disguise. Even if it was possible to open an account, you would be strongly advised to avoid this sportsbook. There are many trustworthy alternatives which can be found on the SBR best sportsbooks list. Here is a review of PlayersOnly which explains the poor rating.
There is a ‘Promos’ option on the main menu, but only registered customers have access to the bonus details. However, the site rules do refer to a 10% matched deposit bonus which is unacceptably low. There is no indication of the maximum bonus value.
Additionally, a $1000 deposit would activate a $100 bonus, or currency equivalent. There are also wagering requirements of 20 times the bonus which is another huge negative. Just about all the sportsbook bonuses reviewed by SBR offer better value, and the PlayersOnly sign up offer is difficult to achieve.
Registered account holders with PlayersOnly can make deposits using debit and credit cards, and Bitcoin. Card payments are immediate and free of charge, but withdrawals are expensive and not allowed by card. You can only take out funds from a PlayersOnly account using check, Wire Transfer and Bitcoin.
The maximum deposit with Bitcoin is $10.000, however, the maximum payout is $2,500. Minimum deposits are above average and the maximum deposits seem quite high. Overall, payments with PlayersOnly are potentially expensive. There are sportsbooks with safer banking methods on the SBR list of betting sites. One of the best options for fast payouts is BookMaker.
Sports Betting Experience
Customers who have an active account with PlayersOnly do enjoy a positive betting experience. There is a good range of sports for pre-match, live and futures betting. The site features money line, totals, handicaps and props for the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. Players can also place wagers on NCCA football and NCCA basketball.
The betting offer includes global sports such as soccer, tennis, motor racing and golf. The core product is sports betting, but the site also features a poker room and casino games. In terms of the variety of markets, PlayersOnly compares favorably with established operators like Intertops. Betting services include early cash out of a bet to guarantee a profit or limit the loss regardless of the outcome.
PlayersOnly scores poorly for customer service as there are no email, telephone details, or Live Chat facility. The ‘Contact Us’ option is only available for active account holders and it is not possible to create a new account. In effect, PlayersOnly does not provide any contact methods. This is another reason for the poor rating.
The list of flaws at PlayersOnly includes expensive payments, a restrictive welcome bonus, poor customer service and slow payouts. Therefore, it is understandable why SBR awarded the sportsbook a rating of D.
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Player: I did everything above board and was having a good season of NFL picks and now they’ve stolen from me. I guess I should have known better since you had it listed as D- but they’d fixed their payout issues over the last few months and I had never had other problems with them over 5+ years of active use. However, I have no email to send you since they didn’t even bother to email me.
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