• SBR Rating:A
  • Online Since:1997
  • Sportsbook Bonus:50% Free Play
  • Known For:Sister sportsbook to 5Dimes
  • Location:Costa Rica
  • Countries Restricted:France, UK
  • Contact: 1-866-924-3772 | Live Chat
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Sportbet Review: A Trusted Online Sportsbook in 2019

Sportbet Overview

Sportbet is a sister sportsbook to 5Dimes (SBR rating A+). Players can expect the same level of service associated with the flagship brand. In business since 1997, Sportbet caters to casual bettors and to more seasoned players.

The online sportsbook does not accept players from France and the UK. For a full list of country

Sportbet Location

Sportbet is based in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Sportbet Bonus

The sportsbook offers players four account signup options:

30% Super Saver Bonus
Arguably the most popular method is the reduced juice or super saver bonus plan. With this account plan, bettors receive -107 style pricing on sides and totals. The reduced vig means that bettors who wager over the course of a season can save sizable chunks of their bankroll by paying less commission to bookmakers.

For example, if you had to risk $110 to win $100 on every wager — the standard in Las Vegas or with the mobile apps associated with land-based sportsbooks — you have to risk an extra $3 for each wager than you would at Sportbet, which can add up in a hurry especially if your unit size increases.

Free Play, Lotto Rewards
This sign up option gives players a 50% free play upon registration up to $520. This means that a player could deposit $1,000 and receive a $500 free play bonus.

The bonus is credited incrementally based on the amount wagered in the sportsbook. For every time a player's deposit amount is rolled over, 10% of the bonus is credited automatically. One important item to note is that a player must request the bonus within 24 hours of registering and depositing with Sportbet. Bonuses are manually approved and entered by the Sportbet staff.

Users who are based outside of the United States are capped at $50 bonuses.

Cash Back Bonus Promotion
The cash back promotion gives players up to 20% cash back on all overall losses from the sportsbook, racebook, casino, and lotto. This redemption may be claimed twice per year. The bonus can be requested within two weeks of the first NFL preseason game, and two weeks prior to the Super Bowl. Cash back bonuses may only be applied if a player has not already redeemed cash back during the qualifying period.

Casino Rebate Bonus Program
Sportbet offers a casino rebate bonus program which allows players to earn up to a 21% rebate on overall losses in all of the Sportbet casino platforms. The cash back is calculated based on overall losses in the casino, which also includes Live Dealer, Bingo, and Mini Games.

Unlike the cash back bonus promotion associated with the sportsbook, the 21% casino rebate can be claimed once per 30 days. Alternatively, players can opt to receive a 14% rebate every Wednesday and forgo the extra 7% to receive the weekly rebate.

Point Mover Special Bonus Program
Sportbet's Point Mover program is an interesting one. Players can buy points and save with discounted odds for spreads and totals for all football and basketball offerings that would be classified as a straight wager. Sportbet has a chart showing the savings associated with buying points. For instance, if a player bought a point on an NFL total of 4.5, this would normally have the vig of -200. Players who are part of the point mover program would pay 5 cents less at -195. As mentioned in the reduced juice explanation, these savings can add up in a hurry if a player wagers throughout the season.

Sportbet Software

Sportbet's sportsbook software is powered by ASI.

On the casino front, Sportbet offers players a whopping total of five different platforms to choose from: The Grand Casino, Jackpot Casino, Gold Casino, Bonus Casino, and MatchPlay Casino. The traditional casino is powered by Digital Gaming Solutions (DGS) software.

Sportbet Mobile Experience

Sportbet offers players a fluid experience on mobile. A few quick swipes and taps and you will have a bet added into your account. Navigation between the various sports betting markets available is on par with other sportsbooks' mobile platforms, so players should have no issues placing a bet while on the go or at the office cubicle on their smartphone or tablet device. Sportbet works well on both the Android and iOS model devices that Sportsbook Review has tested.

Sportbet Customer Service

One of the areas that Sportbet stands out the most and separates themselves from the pack is the quality of their customer service. Sportbet customer service clerks speak fluent English and Spanish. Customer support is offered through live chat, email, and telephone customer service. Whenever a player disagrees with a ruling from the sportsbook, Sportbet welcomes players to contact SBR for a second opinion. SBR maintains active dialogue with Sportbet management and typically visits the Sportbet office in Costa Rica once or twice per year.

Sportbet Prop Bets

As with 5Dimes, players can expect a variety of proposition wagers (prop bets) at Sportbet. Wagers are accepted on everything from politics to entertainment to the color of Gatorade dumped on a winning coach (Super Bowl). Sportbet also offers team total / exact scores not only on major American sports but on many international soccer markets. These prop bets are easy and fun ways to keep players engaged and coming back for more.

Sportbet Feedback

SBR wants to hear from you. In addition to the SBR Forum community which has over 300,000 registered members who often share feedback on their dealings with sportsbooks in the SBR Sportsbooks & Industry section, players are encouraged to contact SBR directly via email at All feedback is welcomed and highly appreciated — whether it is routine feedback or to submit a formal sportsbook complaint.


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