BetOnline Mobile Review

BetOnline are one of the bigger online sports betting sites, and have been running since 2004. Based in Panama City, BetOnline provide a wide range of betting opportunities including an online casino, poker site, Live Casino, and Racebook. A Panama City base allows BetOnline to offer better odds to their customers, due to lower operating costs and a better tax regime, as well as protecting customers with regulated gambling designed to prevent fraud, ensure fair payouts and keep track of all financial transactions. BetOnline are known to offer some of the best odds you will find. Due to their location, BetOnline are able to welcome players from the USA and Canada, as well as other countries around the world.

To access the BetOnline mobile site, type into your browser, where you will be directed straight to the mobile version of the site. This is not a downloadable app, instead it is a mobile friendly version of the site, which you just need to bookmark to get straight back on to each time you wish to visit. This also takes up less memory space. It works with any internet capable device including Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, and Windows phones, Android tablets like the Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy Tab, and any iPhone and iPad as well as Blackberry devices. BetOnline only have a Sports service for mobiles and tablets, the Casino, Horse Racing and Poker sites can only be played on PC's and laptops.

The main markets covered by the BetOnline Sports site are US centred games like Football, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey, but there is plenty of Soccer, Golf, Tennis and Motor Sports action. For a US facing site, they have a great range of non-US sports, like Soccer, Cricket, Darts, Rugby and Snooker. The site is a fairly plain design, but when I was using a WiFi connection, on an Android phone, it had very quick response times, and the layout is logical and easy to navigate.

Deposit options vary depending on your location, but include Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club International, Online Bank Transfer, Neteller, Western Union Money Transfer and MoneyGram Transfer. If using a mobile to deposit, it needs to be by credit or debit card. Although there is no specific new player deposit bonus offer, credit card deposits get you a 15% deposit bonus when you enter the code CCBONUS, all other methods get a 25% deposit bonus with the claim code XTBONUS. These bonuses are for every deposit you make, not just the first one, and are up to a maximum of $900 per deposit, while players need to wager the combined bonus and deposit amount six times before cashing out. You will also need to be depositing a minimum of $50 to qualify for these bonuses. There are always a number of special bonus offers going on, for example, the Nil-Nil Refund offer, which gives you a refund on Over bets if your Soccer game finished with no score.

Withdrawals need to be done via a PC or Laptop, and can be made by check, Bank Wire, Person To Person, Book to Book, Neteller or Skrill. Payout processing times and fees vary. For checks, you can get delivery in 7 business days for a $50 fee, 15 business days for $35, or 30 business days for $25. There is a minimum check payout of $500 and a maximum of $2,500. Bank wire usually takes less than a week, and has a $15,000 upper limit per week, with a fee of between $45 to $75, depending on the size of payout. Person to Person takes 1 - 3 business days, with minimum and maximum values of $100 - $950, and fees of between $34 - $101. If you have deposited using Neteller or Skrill, you can make withdrawals to the same account with a $20 fee, and a maximum of $8,000 a week. All transactions are in US Dollars.

Once you have created and funded your account, you will find it easy to place your bets on the huge range of sports available. To place a bet, just click on the Bet Slip tab, which will bring up a slip for you to fill in your chosen game selection and bet type. You can place various type of bet like Straight, Parlay and Robin, Teaser, IF bet and Reverse, and more, making this a highly versatile way to place bets. Choose your stake amount and click to confirm the bet. A nice simply layout, with decent sized buttons makes it easy to place wagers wherever you are with little risk of pressing the wrong button, while you can choose between American, Decimal or Fractional odds.

The BetOnline customer support desk can be reached via a toll free number - 1-888-426-3661 within the USA and Canada, while players from outside these countries can contact them on +507-206-3369. The email contact is at, but although there is a live chat option at the main site, you cannot access it from a mobile. Customer support is a high priority at BetOnline, and the representative I spoke to regarding mobile withdrawal options was very knowledgeable and helpful.

BetOnline may not offer the most sophisticated - looking mobile betting service, but it certainly gives you a wide range of sports to wager on, and some better odds than you will find at similar sites. The bonus for every deposit made is a nice feature and more than makes up for the lack of a new player bonus.