- Occasional “reduced juice” odds.
- Easy depositing.
- Access to leading poker network.
Notes from the Editor
If you like playing fantasy sports, it is best to have young running backs on your roster. Relatively speaking old guys neither have enough tread left on the tires nor are being given the opportunity to prove experience is better than fresh legs. When it comes to sportsbooks, CarbonSports.ag is the young and energetic guy with something to prove. They have all of the tools to be a giant in the industry, and like a young running back, they did it at a different level, but still must prove they belong with the big boys. Carbon is the biggest and best poker site in the world. Their sportsbook opened in 2012 and there is no doubt that they will be a player of some sort in the business.
- Signup bonus: 25% up to $250.
- Reload bonus: 30% up to $1000.
- Refer-a-friend: None.
- Casino: Matched first bet up to $100.
Carbon offers a 25 percent bonus up to $250 with 10x rollover. What makes their system different than most is the rollover is based on how much the bonus is and not the amount of the deposit. For smaller players this is a decent deal because the rollover is reasonable on lower deposits. Alternately, if you’re looking to make a splash by throwing down a good chunk of change on a couple of bets. they offer a 100% free bet bonus up to $100, matching the value of your first bet with another bet of the same stake. Carbon does offer one very intriguing promo though it is difficult to cash in on. Each week they chose a specific game prop that you have an opportunity to double your winnings on. First, you need to correctly pick something along the lines of the winning margin of a game plus or minus a few points or which wide receiver in a game will finish with the most receiving yards. Then they will chose a side on a head-to-head matchup, like which QB will throw the first touchdown in a game, or what RB will rush for more yardage. If you select the winning margin of victory, and they pick the wrong quarterback, then you get your winnings doubled up to $50. They also offer a 5% reload bonus up to $500 on Thursday and Friday’s. At times they will try to entice customers with reduced juice. In the long run wagers at -105 or +100 can save a lot of cash for adept handicappers.
- Minimum deposit: $25
- Payment options: Currently only Bitcoin available. Previously Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, Skrill, Moneybookers, Check, Gift Card
- Supported currencies: BTC
Deposits: Carbon allows you to deposit using a Visa card, or cash transfer, with international bettors invited to deposit via Skrill Moneybookers. You can deposit up to $1,000 per day but are limited to $6,000 a month. The minimum deposit is $20. Payouts: Guaranteed between six and eight weeks, Carbon frequently pays out within a month when issuing a cashiers check. They are reliable in payment and you can receive a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $2,500 via check or gift card. Your first withdrawal using Neteller is free and will arrive within a week. A second use of Neteller will cost you $40. Neteller withdrawals start at $50 with no maximum.
- Service hours: 24/7
- Contact number: None
- Live chat: Yes
- Languages: English
Carbon has a very good reputation from years of being the industry leader in poker. They offer multilingual agents who are available 24 hours a day though they clearly prefer that you interact via email because support phone numbers are difficult to find. Their live chat feature works well without long wait times.
- Live betting: Yes
- Additional features:For years people have come to Carbon because of poker. Even if you are just going to dabble playing cards, they offer the best interface and are second to none in that industry.Their racebook offers most tracks and each individual facility gets divided into Class A, B, C, D, and E. Exotic wager payoffs are capped, with smaller tracks limited the most. Serious horse racing fans will not be pleased that courses like Fairplex, Hawthorne, Kentucky Downs, and the Meadowlands have a $5,000 maximum payoff and no exotics over 300-1 will be honored.You can easily bet using your mobile device or tablet wagering via the internet. They do not accept bets over the phone.
It is a very clean looking website. Each game has straight forward betting options on the main screen including money line odds, point spread wagers, over/under’s, and gives you the option of buying points. To view props or exotics, you toggle to a different page. Like most books they they offer typical props on each game including adjusted lines, team to score first, and all sorts of player bets. For prime time games there are added props available. You can bet on all of the major sports plus the CFL, WNBA, and just about any soccer game imaginable. Soccer is a definite strength of the book. Their in-game betting options include all NFL games, many prominent college football games, and some MLB games. They offer a standard wagering menu for in-game betting with no more and no less.
Website UI and UX
- Ease of use for betting: UI is clear and easy to understand.
- Mobile betting: Identical to desktop version, clean and well-optimised. No iOS/Android app available.
Carbon’s UI is clear and easy to understand, simple to use. Identical to desktop version, the mobile site is super clear and well optimised . No iOS/Android app.
- Location: Gibraltar
- Established year: 2012
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