SportsBettingOnline.ag (better known in the industry as SBO) is a US-friendly sports betting website with tons of available banking methods and a bare-bones design, all of which makes it one of the most accessible and compatible bookmaker websites available today. The site accepts a ton of different world currencies and funds transfer methods.
What’s most appealing about SBO is the regularly-updated selection of bonuses and promotional offers, including a standard first-deposit bonus, reload bonuses, friend referral prizes, and other giveaways.
We cover the specifics of their available bonuses below. Since 2011, SBO has offered a 10% weekly cash-back offer for all customers that meet a few simple criteria – this bonus doesn’t require rollovers or any limitations in terms of how it’s paid out, provided customers meet the requirements listed on the site, mostly about deposit size and bet amount.
The existence of a mobile-specific platform (one designed for mobile browsers) gives the site’s customers an extra level of convenience. Anywhere a customer’s smartphone or tablet can connect, bets can be placed on sporting events, horse races, and more.
Current Bonuses & Promotions at SBO
The standard welcome bonus at SBO is a 10% deposit match up to $175. There are terms and conditions aplenty that apply to this bonus, not the least of which is a 10x rollover before the bonus money is available for use on the site. That’s actually on the lower-end of rollovers around the industry.
The site also offers a rotating schedule of promotions, such as the 10% Weekly CashBack offer available at the time of this review for bettors on certain sports and races. Again, this offer has a lot of restrictions on the site’s terms and conditions pages which spell out exactly how the cash is won and paid out.
The nature of a rotating lineup is that it will change. Potential customers should check out the current set of available promos and bonuses before joining, as they’re likely to be a little different from month to month or even week to week.
At the time of this review, SBO offers sports wages on 30 different sports, from the major world leagues to obscure contests like indoor football and beach soccer. SportsBettingOnline.ag covers major world events like the World Cup and the Olympics as well, when those events are underway.
SBO offers all the standard odds found with sports betting services (moneylines, point spreads, totals) and a variety of other available wagers. This includes parlays, second chance parlays, teasers, pleasers, reverses, conditions, futures in a ton of different markets, and a ton of exotic wager options that vary by sport.
The attached racebook has the standard available bets (Win/Place/Show, Doubles, Exacta, Parlays, Trifecta, Superfecta, House Q’s, and straight Picks) covering courses in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, and Dubai, as well as wagers on all Triple Crown and Breeders Cup purses.
For sports bettors who enjoy this kind of distraction, SBO has an attached casino, with both instant play and live dealer games covering all the standards. Members of the site can also play these games for free – it is a nice way to kill time waiting for the outcome of a late NBA game.
SportsBettingOnline.ag accepts fifteen different world currencies, from the US dollar to the South Korean won. Deposits must be a minimum of $50, with wagers maxed out at $3,000 through the traditional Web-based or mobile platforms. Call-in wagers have slightly different minimums and maximums, and these figures also depend on the specifics of each customer’s account.
SBO allows customers to deposit and withdraw funds from their accounts using a variety of methods, 45 as of this writing. Wire cash transfers (specifically the services provided by Western Union and MoneyGram) are allowed, as are deposits using a VISA, MasterCard, or American Express-branded card. SBO will also receive and pay out funds via BitCoin, and can accept customer payments made by prepaid cards such as GreenDot.
Customers can also send cashier’s checks via traditional postal mail. The complete list of accepted eWallet services and other banking methods available to customers from different countries is available at http://info.sbobet.com/article/AA-00124/23/.
SBO’s customer service department is available 24 hours a day at a variety of toll-free numbers. Their standard customer service line is 1.888.815.5874. Customers can also send an email to the site’s customer support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Live Chat feature is available on the SBO homepage, though there is no information posted about how often live support is available.
SBO covers a huge number of sports, leagues, race courses, and even financial and futures markets. They accept customers from the United States – a big check mark for bettors in America who may struggle to find a safe home for their online wagers. Their financial department allows an impressive variety of deposits and withdrawal methods.
The software and design are intuitive – nothing particularly impressive, but all very functional and easy on the user. Overall, it is one of the more reliable and user-friendly bookmaker sites online. This is especially true for US-based sports bettors who have fewer legitimate options than customers in other parts of the world.