GTbets Review

Updated September 22, 2020
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GTbets Review Notes

GTbets (or Gametime Bets) is no longer an unproven rookie. GTbets has consistently ranked among our top sportsbooks, and for good reason. Not only do they provide a safe and reliable infrastructure, but they keep things fresh. Being a quality book comes down to basics. You need a forum that allows customers to deposit, bet, and receive payouts without any issues. GTbets does that and more. They have fee-free means of sign-up and withdrawal, and lots of wagering options.

With GTbets, you know you are betting at a legitimate and secure sportsbook and they are constantly trying to innovate and do new things to attract customers and satisfy longtime clients. Most people come away with a very positive experience at GTbets.

GTbets Bonuses

The bonus offerings at GTbets are better than most sites for a couple of reasons. Unlike some competitors that hit you with a huge sign-up incentive and then barely make other options worth your while, at GTbets you can get up to $400 on refer-a-friends when many competitors limit it to $100.

Additionally, they offer cash bonuses while many other sites offer free plays. A cash bonus means you can play the money in any way you want. If you win, you get the bet amount and the profit. Free plays award only the winnings on a wager, not the bet amount too.

Let’s break things down so that it is easy to consume and understand what bonuses are available at GTbets:

  • Sign-Up Bonus: 100% up to $500
  • Reload Bonus: 50% up to $250
  • Refer-a-Friend Bonus: 50% up to $400

Sign-Up Bonus

GTbets offers one sign-up bonus and it is a solid one. The incentive is a 100% perk up to $500 with 10x rollover. This is about as straightforward as it gets.

If you deposit $100, you get $100, and $200 x 10 = $2,000. You can request a payout for your money once you have wagered at least $2,000. The minimum starting point for this offer is $35.

Reload Bonus

If you are starting over, you can get a 50% bonus up to $250 on second deposits. This comes with 10x rollover, and like all the promos at GTbets, it has the more lucrative cash bonus, not a free play. This offer is only in play if you have not requested a withdrawal prior to your reload.

Refer-a-Friend Bonus

If your buddies are semi-serious bettors, GTbets really lets you cash in. They offer a 50% bonus up to $400 with 5x rollover.

While the $400 is a hefty offer, there are a few provisions. This offer is only available to bettors in the US, and the person getting the friends bonus must have made a deposit into their account within three months of the new account starting.

Rewards Program

GTbets customers are eligible for a Game Time Rewards account. The more you play, both volume and dollars, the more points you receive. With the points, you can redeem GTbets merchandise, entry into contests, and various other perks.

Alternative GTbets Bonuses

GTbets casino and racebook rebates are generous and substantially better than industry norms. Two very enticing elements of GTbets are the rebates available for casino and racebook bettors:

  • Casino Bonus: 10% weekly rebate
  • Racebook Bonus: 15% monthly rebate

Those who are playing casino games receive a 10% rebate each Tuesday afternoon on their losses. If you subtract casino losses, bonuses, rewards, and rebates from casino wins, they give up 10% back week by week. Understandably, this promo is not available to accounts that are ahead.

The rebate on horses is 15% and is calculated monthly in the same way the casino rebate is tabulated. Futures, props, match-ups, and fixed odd markets do not count, because they are not the essence of a racebook. This is for day-to-day horse racing using the mutual system.

Banking at GTbets

GTbets has several banking options for both deposits and withdrawals, both with very few fees attached. The minimum deposit is $35, a pinch higher than many sites but not a terribly unreasonable amount. Using cryptocurrency you can begin with as much as $10,000. Whereas credit card deposits range from $35 to $999.

There are only three payout choices, but Bitcoin and bank wire are the only legitimate options since the range of cash you can withdraw and fees for Quick Cash make it inhibitive. You can receive a Bitcoin payout with no fee but the minimum withdrawal amount is $300. Bank wires start at $100 but incur a $40 fee.

Processing times are usually faster than the site lists and payouts are dependable.

Deposit Options

The process for initially funding your GTbets account is easy. To sign-up and make your first deposit is simple, you just need to decide the form of payment you prefer. Bitcoin and Litecoin are available in addition to credit cards, Quick Cash, MoneyGram, and prepaid gift cards. With deposits as low as $35 and as high as $10,000 there is a workable option for everyone. Let’s look at the depositing information at GTbets:

  • Minimum Deposit: $35
  • Deposit Methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Prepaid Gift Card, Quick Cash
  • Supported Currencies: USD, BTC, Litecoin

While any form of payment is easy, using a credit card is the easiest. In the same way that you buy a product online, you simply put in your payment information, it gets processed, and you’re off and betting.

Because GTbets offers the same promotions and bonuses regardless of how you fund your account, each deposit option is valued at the same level. This way it’s up to the bettor as to how they want to proceed.

That being said, if you want to start with a big chunk of money, cryptocurrency is the way to go. If you are just getting your feet wet, using a credit card is familiar, routine, and easy.

Most players will find a banking option that works for them at GTbets. See the various deposit methods in the chart below:

Depositing Options Minimum Deposit Maximum Deposit
Credit Card $35 $999
Bitcoin $35 $10,000
Litecoin $35 $10,000
Prepaid Gift Card $35 $999
Quick Cash $100 $630
MoneyGram $100 $630

Payout Options

There are two sides to payouts at GTbets. On the one hand, we love their reliability. Transactions are safe, on time, and trackable. On the flip side, with only three options, the ways to receive your cash are limited.

If Bitcoin works for you and the $300 payout minimum is okay, then you’ll have no issues. You can get less money out using a bank wire, but the $40 payout is a little steep particularly on a percentage basis if you just want $100 or $200 back. That said, with $5,000 maximum payouts for either method, you can get a decent-sized check after you hit, and then the $40 fee if you choose bank wire is a much smaller piece of the puzzle.

Understanding the fine print of payouts before selecting a withdrawal option is important. While the group of choices is not large, most people can find something that will work for them. More importantly, GTbets has not had many major issues and no news is good news. That means when people request cash, they are receiving it promptly. Here is the full list of payout times:

  • Bitcoin: Up to 48 business hours
  • Bank Wire: Up to 15 business days
  • Quick Cash: Within 48 hours

GTbets lays out their payout options very clearly and they live up to what they promise. In most instances, Bitcoin is probably your best bet, though bank wire does the trick too. Choose your withdrawal method of choice from the table below:

Depositing Options Minimum Deposit Maximum Deposit
Bitcoin $300 $5,000
Bank Wire $100 $5,000
Quick Cash $300 $330

Sportsbook Features

Lines are offered for a variety of sports, though GTbets is aimed at the North American market. They dish out a pretty good variety of international soccer games, however where they really shine is their football offerings.

Firstly, GTbets has “half-juice game of the week” which is exactly how it sounds. In addition, they have a unique betting feature where you choose your two favorite NFL teams and every time you bet on them you get a free half-point added to or taken away from the spread. In some cases, this can mean the difference between winning and losing/tying a bet, which is a great incentive to play at GTbets. The same promotion is available to NCAA football fans, as well as both NBA and NCAAM.

Other than those unique betting options, the sportsbook is fairly standard. They aren’t first to put out betting lines and their odds match other betting sites. GTbets is a good option for recreational bettors looking to try their hand in some action, but not many sharps dabble with GT.

GTbets Site Experience

GTbets runs a solid, clean website with a super clear and intuitive UI, you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding it. Easy to navigate and optimized for any device, GTbets presents all the information you need upfront, unlike many sportsbooks. Here’s a rundown of the overall site experience:

  • Betting Interface: Clear & clean interface
  • Mobile Betting: Yes
  • Betting App: No
  • Live Sports Betting: Yes
  • Live Stream: None

It’s worth noting that the colors can be a bit bright and flashy, but they do align with the structure of the sportsbook to make it easier to digest.

Mobile Betting

Betting with GTbets on your mobile device might actually be a better experience than online. Their recently updated mobile site is fast, easy to navigate, and clean. If you like GTbets online, you will love them on your phone or tablet. They offer proper racebook style horse betting which is rare from a mobile. That said, one of the best reasons to be betting on your mobile device is live wagering, and they continue to take more juice on those bets than most sites. However, with all of their top-notch promotions, if you are satisfied with their offerings normally, you’ll love their mobile betting. The casino play is excellent on phones and tablets with little if any drop off from online.

Live Sports Betting

When GTbets launched in 2011, live betting was not available, however, they’ve added it as a betting option as the demand for in-play wagering has grown. While the live betting options aren’t on par with industry-leading sportsbooks, they are substantial for a newer betting site.

Customer Service

GTbets’ management team knows what it takes to make a book run smoothly and having well-trained customer service representatives available when needed is a large part of that. Find the GTbets contact details here:

  • Service Hours: 24/7
  • Phone: 1 800-509-4847
  • Live Chat: Yes
  • Email: support@gtbets.ag
  • Languages: EN, ES

We had a few questions about mobile betting during a busy NCAA Saturday and we were helped right away. Other than the phone service, they have real people available by live chat within seconds which is very convenient. The reps are knowledgeable, but sometimes they need additional clarification before getting to the root of your question.

If you’re looking for quick help, give GTbets a call. We found the customer support via the phone to be the best out of all three options.

License Jurisdiction

  • Location: Curacao
  • Year Established: 2011

*All bonus offers have different Terms & Conditions. Visit the operator’s web site for full details.