Intertops Sportsbook Review

intertops-lIntertops is considered the company that invented (or, at very least, started) the online gambling industry. Intertops Sportsbook has been open for business longer than anyone, having opened its virtual doors in 1996 for Internet-based sports gambling. Overall, this sportsbook has been in the business of accepting sports wagers since 1983, when its first brick and mortar location opened.

Company headquarters is actually located on the island of Antigua, though the site has earned its license from the jurisdictions of Barbuda, Antigua, and in Mohawk Kahnawake Territory in Canada. A third-party auditing process helmed by TST, the industry leader for such auditing, is another sign of the site’s veracity.

Intertops Website Layout

Besides its age, this sportsbook is a standout in the industry because of its user-friendliness. While the site itself is only available in English or German, Intertops does business in twelve different world currencies, from heavy-hitters like the US Dollar and the British Pound to more obscure notes like the Norwegian Kronor and South African Rands. Customer service is available in six languages; more details on customer support options below.

The website itself is unremarkable; for a company like this, who has been in the business for nearly two decades, flashy animations and other gimmicks are unnecessary. The search functions are easy to find, in the case of a bettor who can’t figure out how to navigate the site intuitively.

Odds-Markets

As one of the world’s leading sportsbooks, this site is very comfortable offering odds on a variety of world sports, from professional to amateur leagues and everything in-between. Like the four or five other truly top-notch global internet sports betting sites, Intertops covers obscure sports, small leagues, small markets, and niche bets as well. That means the site offers prop bets on everything from politics to the election of the next Pope.

Offering EU, UK, and US odds on all games listed on the site, Intertops is once again trying to be as friendly to the entire global market of sports bettors as it can. Boasting an overall profit margin of just 6%, Intertops offers reduced juice bonuses often throughout the year that could cut into that margin even more.

Top Deposit & Withdrawal Methods

One of the nice things about doing business with an industry-leading name like Intertops is their reliability in terms of making payments to winners. Intertops has deals with the fastest and most reliable payment processors in the business. Of all the major sportsbooks in the world, this site is considered the fastest in terms of sending customers their account withdrawals.

It also doesn’t hurt that Intertops has a vested interest in maintaining their status as an industry leader, and sportsbook’s reputations can quickly become cloudy when late or missed payments come into the picture.

To that end, Intertops Sportsbook offers almost twenty acceptable deposit and withdrawal methods. Of that list, which potential customers can check out on their website, here are the most popular, along with a few details.

  • Neteller – $5 – $5,000 per week. No fee applies. Requires 48 hours.
  • Skrill – $5 – $5,000 per week. No fee applies. Requires 48 hours.
  • Check – $150 – $3,000 per week. Includes a fee of $50. Requires 8 to 10 business days.
  • Bank Transfer – No minimum or maximum. Only available to customers in the European Union. 2-4 business days, no fee.
  • Credit card – $150 – $3,000 per week. Includes a fee of $50. Accepted cards are VISA, Mastercard, Diner’s Club, and American Express. Takes about 5 business days to complete

Current & Recurring Promos

The site’s welcome bonus is a little on the short side – first-time depositors and new members can earn up to $100 of their first deposit as a bonus, added to their player account after certain conditions are met. The match rate is just 25%, not the smallest in the industry, but a little below average.

Intertops comes up a bit short in that the site’s financial department doesn’t advertise any traditional reload bonuses. These are bonuses made on a second or third deposit, or any deposit after the one eligible for the first-deposit bonus.

Instead, the site depends on other kinds of promotions, usually sport- or game-specific offers. Examples would be the site’s $50 NASCAR Free Bet offer, a special 10% Deposit Bonus offer normally made every Thursday, and a 10% match bonus based on friend referrals.

Customer Service Contact

Intertops has one of the widest varieties of contact methods of all the big-name online sportsbooks. Below are dedicated email addresses and phone numbers where customers can reach Intertops.

Sportsbook – bet@intertops.eu
Payment – payments@intertops.eu
Main – 1-268-480-3100
Withdrawals – 1-866-546-0406 or 1-888-5-366-366
Fax – 1-268-484-3112

Intertops also provides a special link to contact them via Skype on the Contact Us section of their homepage. This means 24-hour contact with customer service three different ways.

Final Verdict

Intertops combines a great reputation with a user-friendly site and service along with a few small visual improvements to bring the site’s layout into the 21st century. Search functions are better than ever, making games and bets easier to locate.

Because of the site’s large customer base, some lag has been reported at heavy traffic times, before big games that draw a lot of action. Besides that occasional hiccup, we recommend the site to anyone, especially Euro football fans and people who enjoy betting on exotics, of which they offer more than their competition.

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