Ultimate 2017-2018 US-Friendly SportsBook Guide

Ultimate 2017-2018 US-Friendly SportsBook Guide

We have spent the past half-decade reviewing various sportsbooks, their features, and dealing with their support and cashier staff. The following top ten ranking is an honest look at where our experts recommend taking your sportsbook and casino action for the 2017-2018 seasons.

Top 10 US-Friendly SportsBooks for 2017-2018 Seasons

1. Bovada

Our winner will come as no surprise to those of you that know your way around the industry. Bovada (formerly Bodog to many US players) is the oldest and most well-known name in the US-sportsbook industry, and there is a reason they have been able to stick around for so long.

Let’s begin with the features that we love at Bovada: industry leading deposit bonuses, more lines and props than just about anyone in the industry, english speaking phone, chat, and email support, and payouts in under 48 hours.

The Bovada website is well thought out, easy to use, reliable, and fast to load. One of the areas their software outperforms several competitors on this page is their casino, card games, and especially poker. If you are looking for a sportsbook that offers solid poker software, Bovada is the no-brainer choice here.

Click here for our complete Bovada review.

Our Grade9.7
Promo Codedetroit100
Promo Details100% Deposit Bonus up to $3000
AdditionalSportsbook, Live Betting, Casino, Horse Racing, Poker, Blackjack
Top FeatureEnglish support, 48 hour payouts, no fees.
Main DrawbackNone

2. Sportsbook.Ag

This is another fairly well known sportsbook, however you hear far less about Sportsbook.ag in this industry which is something we have never understood. This is by far our favorite sportsbook website design as the mobile and web versions are easily the most user friendly of this list.

You are probably thinking, sure they have a nice website, but is this a trustworthy company? In our experiences with Sportsbook.ag they have been nothing but trustworthy. No fees on deposits, english speaking support, fast payouts, great promotions, and more.

So, why do we rank Bovada slightly ahead of Sportsbook.ag? The main reason is sustainability… Bovada has been a leader in the US sportsbook industry for over a decade, and still offer a great product that is phenomenally supported. Bovada’s casino and poker offerings are also slightly favorable to what you will find at Sportsbook.ag.

Looking for more info? Find a complete review and their latest promo code here.

Our Grade9.5
Promo Codetdabonus
Promo Details100% SportsBook and Casino Bonus
AdditionalSportsbook, Live Betting, Casino, Horse Racing, Poker, Blackjack
Top FeatureIndustry best website, reload bonuses for future deposits
Main DrawbackNot as many prop bet options as some competitors

3. BetOnline

BetOnline joins Bovada as a mainstay in the US sportsbook industry. This website has been around for 20+ years, but remains on the cutting edge of online casino software and technology.

The sportsbook is on par with the other major players on this website, with easy deposits and withdrawals, solid support, low fees, plenty of lines, and live betting. There is one huge positive and a fairly large negative when it comes to BetOnline.

The positive is the live casino. This allows you to play certain games, generally blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and super6 with a live dealer. This is essentially as close to sitting in a casino and playing as you can get. They even allow you to move between tables and dealers in this virtual casino.

All of that being said, the BetOnline website is not our favorite to use. It’s fairly quick loading, and certainly isn’t overcomplicated, but it is clunky and not easy on the eyes. Additionally it’s been our experience that they offer even fewer prop bets than SportsBook.ag.

They do offer a 100% sportsbook and casino bonus, and a risk free one time $25 live casino bet. Great promotions to get you started.

Our Grade9.2
Promo Codecasinobonus
Promo Details100% Deposit Bonus for both SportsBook and Casino
AdditionalSportsbook, Casino, Live Betting, Live Casino, Horse Racing, Table Games
Top FeatureGreat live betting and live casino, nearly two decades as a US friendly sportsbook.
Main DrawbackSite design, no reload bonus.

4. 5Dimes

Another oldie but goodie here, 5Dimes has been around forever… seriously. Founded in November of 1996, 5Dimes has earned their place at the table.

Clearly 5Dimes isn’t the flashiest website, the landing page looks like it’s still in the same layout it was in the 90’s, and once logged into the actual sportsbook it doesn’t get too much better. It essentially looks like a bunch of html tables, but the functionality is still there and obviously it loads quickly.

If you can get past the look of the site, it’s arguably the most consistent on this list. Ridiculously good support and fast payouts, 5Dimes is as trustworthy a US-friendly sportsbook as you will find.

They offer three casinos, a live casino, racebook, bingo, and more. Again, nothing is quite as flashy as you may find on Bovada or BetOnline, but is reliable and easy to use.

5Dimes does offer initial deposit bonuses, but no reload bonuses. They offer the lowest juice in the industry almost across the board, and ensure fairness at all costs. This includes a two separate third party audits ensure honest and fair payout percentages in our Bonus Casino.

A quick glance at the support menu will quickly assure you that you have plenty of support options including nine english speaking support lines! Certainly not a flashy product, but 5Dimes has gone to immense lengths to establish themselves as the most trustworthy US sportsbook.

Our Grade9.1
Promo Codedetroit100
Promo Details100% Deposit Bonus up to $3000
AdditionalCasino, Live Dealer, Poker, Racebook, Bingo, Lottery, Mini Games
Top FeatureCustomer support, low juice, reliable lines, user friendly service
Main DrawbackSportsbook and casino design and UX

5. MyBookie

One of the fastest growing US sportsbooks, it’s easy to see the appeal in MyBookie. The website, company, and particularly their marketing plan can be summed up in one word: aggressive. We first learned of this sportsbook in August of last year, they were running commercials during preseason NFL games. The following day we were on the phone with their staff (US based – California) and have been playing on this site ever since.

Once passed the landing page, the website is essentially a replica of SportsBook.ag, which obviously isn’t a bad thing after we just raved about it. The look of the site is fine, the font is too thin and readability is an issue for us older players. That being said it functions perfectly, is responsive, loads quickly, and has some nice features like the matchup preview windows.

MyBookie is a great choice for the casual player looking for standard lines, easy deposits and payouts, from a reliable US friendly company. We aren’t huge fans of their casino and racing options, and as far as exotic prop bets go, you are better off elsewhere.

That being said, this is a US-friendly sportsbook guide and that is where MyBookie excels. Their support, cashier policies, and bonuses are on par with the best sportsbooks on this page and it’s clear that they put their sportsbook customers first.

Looking for more information on the MyBookie bonus offers? Generally speaking, their best first deposit offer is a 50% bonus, they also offer a risk free $20 bet, a 100% casino bonus, and a one time 25% reload bonus.

Our Grade8.8
Promo Codetdabonus
Promo Details50% Deposit Bonus and risk free $20 Bet
AdditionalSportsbook, Casino, Horse Racing, Poker, Blackjack
Top FeatureGreat support, quick payouts, reload bonus.
Main DrawbackCasino and Racing

6. BetUS

BetUS is another US sportsbook that has been around since the mid-90’s, but has a slightly more checkered past and reputation than some of the other names on this list.

Some players reported issues related to a potential legal issue BetUS had around the same time the poker industry collapsed, we were active players on the site around the same time and never had an issue. It has since somewhat been clarified to have been issues specifically with players trying to withdraw funds tied to bonus money that hadn’t rolled over.

You may find some of these complaints if you do some research, but the overwhelming opinion in the industry is that BetUS has a perfect payout history if you aren’t opening multiple accounts or trying to scam the bonus system. In fact, they now process weekday payout requests the same day, one of the few US sportsbooks to do so.

The site itself features one of the better sportsbooks in the industry. It’s easy to use, easy to navigate, fast, and reliable. Where BetUS really separates themselves is with their prop bets. Generally speaking, you will find more prop bets on BetUS, Bovada, and Sportsbook.ag than any other website in the industry.

BetUS also offers some of the most generous bonuses in the industry, including up to 120% bonus on your initial deposit. You can find a breakdown of how they calculate this number to the right. Click here to learn more about the BetUS bonus offers and to grab out exclusive promo code.

Our Grade8.6
Promo Codebonuscash
Promo Details50% Bonus on initial deposit
AdditionalSportsbook, Casino, Horse Racing, Poker, Blackjack
Top FeatureEnglish support, dedicated manager, loyalty rewards, same day payout
Main DrawbackNo 100% deposit match offer

7. Intertops

So the truth regarding our current grade for Intertops, is that it is a reflection of our lack of experience with them. We have only been active on Intertops for the past three weeks of the 2017 NFL season, which is somewhat surprising given they have been around for 21 years now.

That being said, what we did was lower their max grade down to 9, and essentially will give them back that built in point when we review them again at the end of this season. So, yes, to date our experience with Intertops has been a 9.6! Here is a quick breakdown of our experience to date:

The website is right up there with Sportsbook.ag and Bovada. It looks amazing, is fast, well thought out, features great transitions, and an easy to use layout for the sportsbook. The lines have been accurate and really close to what one would consider standard for each game.

Deposits can be made in about as wide a variety as you will find, and are processed immediately and without fees (for the most part). We deposited and made one withdrawal through Bitcoin. The deposit was immediate, and the withdrawal took around 72 hours.

They told us to expect it to take 96 hours, so they did beat that time, but to be honest 96 hours is somewhat archaic for a bitcoin withdrawal request. Keep in mind with all of these withdrawal times, they require a manual check of your account history. While these don’t take much time to do, they do take time and money to complete and it can’t expected to be completed same day industry wide.

Our Grade8.6
Promo Coderookie50
Promo Details200% Deposit Bonus up to $100, 100% up to $1,000
AdditionalSportsbook, Casino, Poker
Top FeatureIndustry leading bonuses, industry leading software and website.
Main Drawback96 hour withdraw time

8. SportsBetting.ag

Anytime you find a site as solid as SportsBetting.ag all the way down at number 8 on this list, you know our industry is in a good place. SportsBetting.ag is a sister site to BetOnline.ag and is essentially a replica to their site. This is essentially the biggest drawback to their website. We simply struggle to find a reason to play at SportsBetting.ag when we can simply find the same features, lines, and products at BetOnline.

SportsBetting offer live betting, a $25 bonus to get started with live betting, and a 100% Bitcoin deposit bonus. They also offer around the clock support, with english speaking representatives, by phone, email, and chat.

Our Grade8.4
Promo Code2017BTC
Promo Details100% Deposit Bonus through Bitcoin
AdditionalSportsbook, Live Betting, Casino, Horse Racing, Poker, Blackjack
Top FeatureSmaller company, fewer customers, but robust BetOnline features support.
Main DrawbackSmaller bonuses, limited prop bet options

9. BetNow.eu

We have played on BetNow very ‘lightly’ since their launch in 2015. All of our experiences have been positive, and we have been impressed by their payout speeds, support, and variety of lines.

While their marketing and bonuses are no where near as aggressive as say a MyBookie, that is also a positive as this is a newer sportsbook that seems to be checking all of the right boxes in terms of sustainability.

We were able to make an immediate deposit by Bitcoin with no fees or delays. When we made our withdrawal we were told it would take up to 20 days to receive a check (not bad), 72 hours to receive a moneygram, or a Bitcoin withdrawal could be paid out in roughly 48 hours (we received our Bitcoin withdrawal in about 24 hours). All at or above industry standards.

Our Grade8.0
Promo Codebonus50
Promo Details50% Deposit Bonus up to $3000
AdditionalSportsbook and Limited Casino Only
Top FeatureEnglish support, reliable payouts, good reputation.
Main DrawbackNo poker, slightly below average variety and volume of player props.

10. TopBet.eu

TopBet is another high quality product that certainly deserves to be on this list. Like MyBookie, TopBet’s strengths lie solely in it’s sportsbook, and in our opinion it offers one of the better prop bet experiences in the US sportsbook industry.

For instance, looking at a somewhat thin week 12 NFL slate, TopBet has 75 player props that you won’t find on another site on this list. Not only do we frequent TopBet to play these props, but we use them as a fantasy resource on FanDuel and DraftKings.

The reason this sportsbook rates this low on the list, despite leading the way in one of the most important features we review, is the speed of payouts. It simply has to improve. Our last check took nearly a month to receive, and our last Bitcoin withdrawal took around a week. We have heard some customers complain of 30+ days of waiting, and others say their payments processed in 48 hours. Again, you really have to look at each case individually.

Our Grade7.8
Promo Codewelcome
Promo Details100% Deposit match up to $2000
AdditionalSportsbook and Casino
Top FeatureIndustry leading player and game prop bet options.
Main DrawbackPayout speed