Last Updated: Oct 2014
Reviewer: Geoff Johnson
They’re a new sportsbook to the online betting game, but quick to get to the top of the heap.
This is no small feat in this competitive online environment but, after some growing pains and initial stumbles, I’ve gotta say I’m impressed.TopBet is one of the newest entrants to the online sports betting world, but has been able to quickly climb the ranks and establish itself as a top online sportsbook.
Impressed enough to make them my #1 sportsbook…
Sportsbook Bonuses and Promos (8/10)
While TopBet doesn’t host the wide array of bonuses like sportsbooks like SBG Global, they’ve got the highest initial deposit bonus around right now.
Initial Deposit: 50%
Refer-a-Friend: up to $250
Other: Monday Night Football Free $10 Bet
You don’t get a lot of various bonuses or promos other than on deposit, but if you don’t play in the casino anyway, it doesn’t really matter. The MNF $10 free bet isn’t a bad touch — all you need to do is pick the player you think will get the first 1st down in the MNF game. Always worth a wager…
Customer Service (9/10)
This is one of the areas in which TopBet has really made huge strides in quality. After some initial growing pains (and short staffing) in their early days, they’ve come a long way and now have what I’ve found to be the most attentive and available customer service. Live chat and phone support has been top notch in my experience and non-urgent email inquiries are still responded to in a friendly and timely manner.
Sportsbook Features (9/10)
TopBet is geared straight at the US sports betting fan, and this is highly reflected in their sports selection. If you’re looking for a big focus on international sports like cricket and the like, make sure you’ve got an account at another book. I don’t bet these sports, so their absence doesn’t have any impact on me.
You get all the bet types you need with straight bets, parlays, teasers, if bets, reverses, round robins, props, and more.
They’ve got solid odds and lines and, if you like betting parlays and teasers, you’ll get a kick out of their Friday Night parlay and teaser special.
Additional Features (6/10)
Like most sportsbooks, you don’t just get sports with TopBet. They’ve also got a casino going with your usual selection of table games. There are some decent freeroll and small buy-in tournaments (blackjack in particular) you can get into.
Otherwise, there aren’t a lot of other options for you to win money. TopBet doesn’t have a poker room or racebook so card players and OTB bettors should look elsewhere. Does it matter to me? No. This is a sportsbook review site after all.
I can’t say this for some other sportsbooks, but I have never had a single problem funding my account with TopBet. No server issues, no delayed credit card processing issues, nothing. And if I need to fund my account half an hour before kickoff, this is all I care about.
If you don’t want to deposit by credit card (Visa and Mastercard), you can also transfer your money into your account. It’s not as quick as using plastic, but it’s there if you need (or prefer) it.
This is another area in which TopBet has improved since their launch. After they ironed out the initial kinks in their processing system (and hired more staff to handle everything), they’ve been on top of that which is most near and dear to sports bettors — getting paid.
Frankly, I’m quite surprised comparing TopBet to some of the older and more established sportsbooks. Why can’t some of these old boys get it together and give us our winnings quickly when we want them? Their loss I guess, because top notch sportsbooks like TopBet are there to fill the gap.
One of the youngest players in the ever-changing world of online sportsbooks, TopBet has had a quick and steady climb to the top and now dominates the pile — in my humble opinion anyway. They got over their growing pains quickly, kicked up their business in the areas that matter most, and have surpassed a lot of more established sports betting sites. And I don’t see them falling off the top anytime soon.
I’m quite happy to call TopBet one of my top online sportsbooks.