BetNow Review

Updated August 20, 2019
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BetNow combines professional, competent, and responsible elements with a fun and modern approach. As online sportsbooks go, BetNow is one of the newer ones and, while there were the normal hiccups early on, they have quickly developed a strong reputation.

They incentivize you starting an account, have all of the standard offerings plus some enticing perks, and are a safe place to bet on sports and dabble with the casino and racebook. The site moves quickly and is easy to navigate. Their options for deposits and payouts cover enough ground that credit card users, cryptocurrency fans, and those who like banking on an app will all be satisfied.

BetNow bonuses

BetNow has competitive bonuses and several fun promotions that keep you entertained and satisfied. They do a nice job of understanding how a sportsbook can be different things to different people. To some, betting online is all business. For others, it is a community, a high stakes game, or a place to relax and do something different.

Their bonuses offer solid enticements that benefit players and encourage more play. We’ve listed the standard promos below, but they do sometimes change, and occasionally there are rewards worth being aware of. It is not a bad idea to talk to customer support before signing up to see if there are any specials worth knowing. Here are the bonuses currently available at BetNow:

  • LTO: 100% welcome bonus up to $500
  • Sign-up bonus: 50% up to $1,000
  • Refer-a-friend bonus: 50% up to $250

Sign-Up Bonus

LTO Sign-Up Bonus: BetNow has a temporary welcome bonus on initial deposits. Use bonus code BN100 to get a 100% bonus up to $500 until August 16, 2019.

BetNow features one standard sign-up bonus and it is a solid one. Any time you can pocket an extra $1,000 that is a strong welcome. The 50% promo up to $1,000 is available with 8x rollover. If you deposit $100, you get $50, and $150 x 8 = $1,200. You can withdraw your cash once you have bet at least $1,200 on sports at BetNow. The 50% bonus is maxed out by depositing $2,000 and getting $1,000 free, but the rollover is then significant ($24,000). If you prefer a smaller rollover, they have a 25% perk available with only 3x.

Reload Bonus

BetNow doesn’t publicize any major promotions, which is ironic, because they offer among the best second-time deposit promos in the industry. The second time you deposit is no different than the first. They offer the same promo, a 50% bonus up to $1,000 with 8x rollover. However, you need to ask customer service so that you get your massive savings. Subsequent reload bonuses seemingly vary from player to player and are dependent at least in part on how much you deposit.

Refer-a-Friend Bonus

BetNow offers a 50% free play up to $250 for each person you help sign-up at the site. Winnings from the free play come with 4x rollover.

It might not work for all budgets, but if you have a group of friends that deposit $500, kick back $250 to you, and everyone agrees to make a big bet on the same team as a group, you can guarantee a fun night, and very possibly a profitable and memorable one. The same idea works for $50 or $100 too.

Rewards Program

BetNow also has a lifetime VIP Program. This generally works as most loyalty programs do, the more you play (both frequency and amount of cash) the more points you earn and that eventually leads to perks. What makes BetNow’s VIP program different is the more you deposit, in addition to getting a reload bonus, they’ll also provide a small cash bonus (10 to 15%). It’s kind of like double-dipping. Get the reload cash, and then tack on a few bucks to get you going.

Alternative BetNow Bonuses

There’s more to BetNow than the sportsbook. They feature a full casino and comprehensive racebook with incentivized bonuses to boot.

  • Casino bonus: 50% up to $1,000 (can redeem up to three times)
  • Casino rebate: 10% weekly rebate
  • Racebook bonus: 8% weekly rebates

The standard casino bonus, 50% up to $1,000 with 30x rollover is strong. Remember, rolling over money during the three-hour sporting events takes time. Slots and table games move a lot quicker.

Additionally, the casino at BetNow provides a 10% weekly rebate. If you have a week where you lose cash in the casino, 10% of those loses go back into your account at the end of the seven-day cycle. This is the case for slots, video poker, keno, and many mobile games.

There is a similar program for horse bettors. At the racebook, you get 8% back from losses if you have a down week. Not all races are a part of the program, but the huge majority are including most of the marque thoroughbred tracks.

Banking

Deposits and payouts at BetNow are straightforward. They offer traditional and modern ways to get started, and though it comes at a cost, are among the only sportsbooks that offer payouts via direct deposit. With a minimum beginning amount of $20 and withdrawals that can be in your hand within a couple of days, BetNow banking will be satisfactory for most people. Our experience with their banking department has been secure and consistently solid though they only work Monday thru Friday.

Deposit Options

There is something for everyone when it comes to depositing at BetNow. Those who like modern technology will embrace Zelle, alternative currency fans will opt for Bitcoin, and old standbys like credit cards and MoneyGram are available too. BetNow is one of the few sites that accept American Express. Deposits begin at $20 and are capped at $40,000. The full lowdown on deposits at BetNow is below:

  • Minimum deposit: $20
  • Deposit methods: Bitcoin, credit card, Money Gram, bank wire, Zelle
  • Supported currencies: USD, BTC

The depositing method that works best is a matter of personal opinion. BetNow has no incentive for one type over another, which is reasonable, since funding an account should be simple, fast, and easy, and is just a step along the way before you can start wagering.

Zelle, a digital payment network that has origins and relationships with several major banks, is simple and offers a nice range ($200 to $5,000) if you have the app or are interested in trying it. For those who already trade in Bitcoins, they are an excellent option. If you don’t already have cryptocurrency, the sign-up is a little tedious.

Many credit cards these days come without international charge fees, so if you have one of those that is a good plan. Do note that card payments require a photo of the front and back of the plastic for verification reasons. For people with a budget between $100 to $500, MoneyGram is reliable too.

The full menu of options on how to deposit at BetNow is below.

Depositing Options Minimum Deposit Maximum Deposit
Bitcoin $20 $40,000
Credit Card $25 $1,000
MoneyGram $50 $500
Bank Wire $100 $5,000
Zelle $20 $5,000

Payout Options

We sincerely appreciate the innovation BetNow uses with payouts. It is nice to see direct deposits, an option that isn’t widely available. All of the other options are a given, but more importantly, they are safe and reliable. Here are the payout times and methods at BetNow:

  • Bitcoin: Within 48 hours
  • MoneyGram: Within 48 hours
  • Check: Within 10 business days
  • Bank wire: Within 10 business days
  • Direct deposit: Within 10 business days

Though BetNow says it may take two days to get Bitcoin and MoneyGram payouts, our experience is that they often come quicker. Ten business days is pretty standard for more traditional forms of payout.

Bitcoin is the only fee-free method available, and they charge you pretty significantly on some options. Our experience is this is semi-negotiable. Even before you sign-up it is not a bad idea to contact customer support and discuss your options.

Using Bitcoin makes a ton of sense for smaller payouts particularly ($5 is a crazy low minimum). Even for those not used to using cryptocurrency, because of the speed that you can get your money, avoiding fees, and having a large range of payout sizes, it is not a bad thought to look into creating a wallet.

All in all, there’s a suitable withdrawal option for most people, and if you can’t find something to your liking, talk to BetNow’s customer support before opting against the site. There is a pretty strong chance they’ll work with you on the details that aren’t to your satisfaction. You can find all the full details of the withdrawals offered at BetNow below:

Payout Options Minimum Payout Maximum Payout
Bitcoin $5 $2,500
Check $100 $2,800
Bank Wire $2,501 $4,000
Direct Deposit $100 $2,000
MoneyGram $100 Limits vary, but less than $500

It is worth noting BetNow does not process payouts over the weekend. They also require you to have your ID on file for some methods.

Customer service

BetNow’s tagline is “we make it simple,” and that seems to be the case. You have to sign up for an account to get all of the details on payouts, deposits, and rules, but when it comes to customer service, whether it be on the phone, or through chat, they can answer questions and help out in a reasonable amount of time. Here’s how you can get in contact with BetNow:

  • Service hours: 24/7
  • Phone: 1-844-U-BETNOW (1-844-823-8669)
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Email: support@betnow.eu
  • Languages: EN, ES

We found that for small-scale inquiries the live chat was the best contact option at BetNow. If you have a question that requires a detailed answer, it’s best to phone. Overall, we found the support to be helpful, attentive, and quick. They have one of the best mediums for building positive customer experience in the industry.

Phone Support

If you want to directly connect with a BetNow rep, they have a toll-free number open 24/7. To reach the telephone support call 844-U-BETNOW.

Live Chat Support

The live chat option at BetNow is always available and accessible in the bottom right of the page where there is a “Live Help” button. The reps we spoke to were helpful and were able to connect us with the right department to resolve the issue once the inquiry was determined.

Email Support

Email support is available at BetNow at support@betnow.eu. While the reps are helpful, if you need a speedy response, email support is not the best option.

Social Media

BetNow has Twitter and Instagram, however, neither seem to offer an incentive to follow or use them as an interactive medium for betting questions. On the other hand, if you’re looking for upcoming events, either of the two channels might be right for you.

Sportsbook features

For one of the newer betting sites, BetNow has an impressive sportsbook selection. However, depending on the time of year, different sports will be displayed. If BetNow doesn’t have active bets open, the sport will not be visible. Check in regularly to see if the sport you’re looking for is available.

BetNow primarily focuses on NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL more than anything. That being said, the big four are very thoroughly covered. The emphasis seems to be on football lines with various team and player props available. However, the line selection continues to expand and now includes golf, soccer, auto racing, tennis, boxing, eSports, college sports, politics, and WNBA to name a few.

The soccer betting lines, in particular, seem to have the most growth as of late. BetNow has a massive number of leagues listed on the site. You can bet on well over 50 niche soccer leagues from all over the world.

BetNow has an ongoing prop called Build your Own that gives you the ability to create and customize your own bets. Select the sport, the player, the type of bet, and the statistic to calculate your odds and place a wager. This feature is unique to BetNow and offers a personalized experience at their sportsbook that many betting sites lack.

Because BetNow is only a few years old, we have big expectations for the sportsbook and its ongoing growth.

Website UI and UX

Navigating through BetNow is very easy. BetNow does not have a sports betting app, but don’t hold that against them. The mobile-optimized site does the trick and reflective of the desktop site. Here’s the gist of what you can expect from betting at BetNow:

  • Betting interface: User-friendly
  • Mobile betting: Yes
  • Betting app: None
  • Live sports betting: Yes
  • Live stream: None

The sportsbook is clearly displayed in the main navigation bar. From there, the lines are displayed in a sidebar on the left where you can select your sport(s) and event(s) of choice. Click “View Lines” for your selections to appear. Select the bet(s) you want and click “Add Picks to Ticket” at the top of the screen.

The layout is very user-friendly and easy to read. You can even change the odds format between American, decimal, and fractional in the sportsbook. However, we noticed in In-Play Betting the odds formats are limited to American and decimal only.

Mobile Betting

The mobile site is a direct reflection of the desktop site—as it should be. You can easily switch between leagues, lines, and features without using a different site. Simply go to BetNow.eu on your mobile device and you’ll have access.

Live Sports Betting

Although BetNow doesn’t offer live streaming, their live betting platform is extremely intuitive. One downside is that if you want to upgrade to accommodate a higher betting limit, it may take up to 20 minutes. When you’re betting on live sports, every second counts so keep your limit in mind before using the In-Play Betting feature.

The last updated time is displayed on the top left-hand corner to give you the peace of mind that you’re betting on the latest odds. If you’re following multiple events, you can even click the star to favorite the game. When you ‘favorite the event’, it stays at the top of the sidebar for your convenience.

License jurisdiction

    • Location: Curacao1
    • Year established: 2016

 

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