BetNow Review 2020New Kid on the Block
BetNow is one of the new kids on the online gaming block. Based out of Curacao, the site launched in 2015 and it’s quickly making a name for itself.
I recently joined this site as a new member and was first struck by BetNow’s catchphrase:
“We Make It Simple!” The platform lives up to its billing, with simple registration, quick deposit, and betting categories that are easy to maneuver — just like betting in Las Vegas.
And the orange-and-black lettering throughout the website gives it a distinct look unlike any of the competition.
After scrolling through the site for a few hours, there were very few negatives to report. Searches on the Internet for complaints came up with the same result.
Pros & Cons
- 24/7 English, Spanish and Chinese Customer support
- Accepts Bitcoin
- Visa gift cards are not allowed
Open Up an Account Today
Registration for all online gaming platforms should be this easy.
Click on the “Join Now” tab on the betnow.eu home page and fill out the registration form.
Within minutes you are choosing your method of deposit and searching for your first wager on either sports, casino games, or horse racing.
Only U.S. currency and cryptocurrencies are accepted.
Like the heavy hitters in the industry, BetNow draws customers with an attractive welcome bonus where the initial deposit by new members is matched by the company.
New members must be 18 years of age or older, and of legal age in your jurisdiction, to use this gaming platform. You must have funds in your account to place a wager.
According to its website, BetNow does not provide services to the following countries: Australia, Afghanistan, Congo, Eritrea, France, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Malta, North Korea, Panama, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen.
The U.S. state of New Jersey is also included on the restricted list.
BetNow Welcome Bonus
Open an account with BetNow today and 50 percent of your initial deposit will be added to your bankroll in a welcome bonus (To claim your 50% bonus insert promo code BN50 when making your initial deposit). It’s on a par with the offer from other top-ranked sites.
Min. $50 deposit required and max. bonus is $1,000.
This is the most attractive of the three welcome bonuses, but it requires a ten times (10x) rollover of your deposit. A rollover requirement is the number of times that the player must risk their initial deposit before they can withdraw any winnings without being penalized.
The welcome bonus, in this case, is 50 percent.
Say, for example, a new player deposited $500, they would get a bonus of $250. With the 10x rollover requirement, the player doesn’t necessarily have to place 10 $250 bets, but they will have to make enough wagers to eventually total 10 x $250 = $2,500 before they can request any winnings.
The other welcome bonuses offer a less percentage of your initial deposit, but the rollover requirements are less as well.
Here are the requirements for both welcome bonus offers:
50% Welcome Bonus:
- Insert promo code BN50 when making your initial deposit.
- Min. $50 deposit required and max. bonus is $1,000.
- 8x rollover in sportsbook or 30x in the casino.
25% Welcome Bonus:
- Insert promo code BN25 when making your initial deposit.
- Min. $50 deposit required and max. bonus is $1,000
- 3x rollover in sportsbook or 15x in the casino.
Be careful which bonus you choose, if it all. Players cannot withdraw any money from their new account until the rollover requirements are met.
Customer Service Options
If members run into a problem or have a question, they can reach out to BetNow customer support in English or Spanish using one of the following options:
- Telephone: 1-844-U-BetNow (1-844-823-8669)
- Email: [email protected]
- Live chat: For real money accounts only
Assistance is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and I have found the live chat option requires little waiting time for a connection, even during prime wagering hours.
The website does not have a frequently asked questions page, but a lot of queries are answered under terms and conditions.
- Increased Security
- Bigger Bonuses
- Lightning-Fast Deposits
- Free From government Tracking
- Extensive list of sports odds
Click on "Sportsbook" at the top of the BetNow home page and choose the "Make a Bet" option.
An extensive list of sports categories will appear on the left side of the screen, including the major sports like football, basketball, baseball and hockey.
Select your sport and league of interest and click on "View Lines." The betting lines will fill the center of the page with options to clear, refresh and add picks to ticket at the top of the panel.
After you pick a game to bet on, your betting slip will appear on the right side of the page.
The main events on the left side of the Sportsbook page include: football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, soccer, auto racing, tennis, boxing, futures, politics, and eSports.
Leagues based in the U.S. are the main focus of the sportsbook, especially since almost all of its customers are Americans, but betting lines are offered on games and leagues from around the world.
The available bet types in the sportsbook are as follows: straight bets such as the money line, point spread, run line, puck line, over/under totals, prop bets, parlays and round-robins, teasers and pleasers, halftime betting, futures, live betting, and special wagers.
One feature I liked is where the bettor can alter the betting line, buying additional points in the point spread. Obviously, the payouts decrease with this option.
Another fantastic feature is the "Prop Markets" listed under every game. There were dozens of betting options for teams and players.
The Racebook tab takes players into the world of horse racing. Members can bet on American thoroughbred and harness racing, Canadian thoroughbred and harness racing, and thoroughbred racing from the U.K., Australia, Ireland, France, and South Africa.
Wagering options on these races include: win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, superfecta, daily double, pick 3, and other exotic selections.
The minimum wagering amount is $1 with a maximum of $2,000 at major racetracks or $500 for smaller tracks. The maximum payout in the racebook is $30,000.
- Betting Every Minute of the Game
If you're late to the betting window to wager on the big game, you still have options. The latest and hottest trend in sports wagering is live betting, and it's available at BetNow.
It's called "In-Play Betting" under the Sportsbook tab here. It allows players to wager on a game from start to finish. Odds on the money line, point spread and over-under totals change with the play and score of the game.
A team that was once the underdog before the game started, now holds a huge lead at halftime. All of the odds will reflect that surprising score in live betting. It's your call to decide if the big favorites have a shot at rallying for victory.
BetNow notes that all wagers made on in-play wagering are delayed to allow the site to monitor odds closely so past-post bets can be avoided.
"Customers may experience a deferral of 15 seconds maximum (in addition to any network delays) depending on the location and the sporting event that is being held."
- Shuffle Up and Deal
Those who want to bluff their opponents or go all-in to win a big pot in a casual game of Texas Hold'em poker will be disappointed to learn BetNow closed its poker room in 2018.
The online gaming company has shown no signs of re-opening the room, so if you want a site for a tournament or sit & go you should look elsewhere.
- Welcome to the Casino
The Casino tab on the top of the BetNow home page welcomes members to the world of fast-paced slot machines and table games.
There is a catalog of Casino options, including: Featured Games, Table Games, Video Poker, Slot Games, and Keno & Zip Tabs. Here is a breakdown of the games:
- 41 slot machines
- 25 table games
- 8 specialty casino games
- 18 video poker variants
- 4 versions of live dealer casino games
Casino lovers will also enjoy the bonus for new members.
BetNow will match 50 per cent of your initial bonus on a $50 minimum or $1,000 maximum deposit. A 30x rollover applies. Rollover requirements must be met prior to requesting a payout.
- Hundreds of Slots
Even though the slot selections total less than many of the big name players, there are still dozens of favorites to choose from under "Slot Games."
The game titles on BetNow are listed under Bonus, Free Spins, Jackpots, 1 to 5 Lines, 10 to 21 Lines and 30+ Lines. Golddigger is listed under Featured Games and can be played for as little as 10 cents a spin.
You can’t play the games in demo mode, but you can load them and view the pay tables and themes.
- Live Casino Action
The Live Casino is available to play on iPad, iPhone or any Android OS Smartphone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Players are welcome to pull up a chair to win chips or hit that lucky number at blackjack, roulette, or baccarat. Players get to pick the betting ranges they're comfortable with. Those are listed below:
- Blackjack: $10-$5,000
- Roulette: $1-$1,000
- Baccarat: $5-$1,000
- Super 6: $5-$1,000
You can play all of these games with both female and male dealers.
- Betting on eSports
This is no longer just a spectator sports. Gamblers are hoping on board the exciting world of eSports and betting on featured games available at BetNow.
The list of competitive games include Dota 2, League of Legends, King of Glory, and CounterStrike. Bets can be made on the money line, point spread, futures, and live betting.
You don't just have to cheer for your favorite players anymore. Now you can bet on them.
Click the “My Account” tab and select Promotions to view the latest and greatest offers as a member of BetNow.
Here are a few of the bonuses that will keep you interested in the game:
- NFL King of the Hill Contest: Members fill out a weekly pick’em form with the contest winners sharing $10,000 in prizes every week.
- Refer a Friend: Convince your friends to join BetNow and win up to $250 in free play.
- Lifetime VIP Program: Receive a percentage of your deposit added to your total as a VIP.
As on all bonuses and promotions, rollovers and other conditions apply.
Bitcoin at BetNow
No Transaction Fees
Speedy Deposits and Payouts
BetNow does not offer any additional bonuses for using Bitcoins. You can, of course, continue to use the same bonuses offered by BetNow when you use Bitcoins.
BetNow does not charge you any transaction fees when you use Bitcoins. Like most other bookies, they do charge transaction fees when using other deposit methods.
BetNow processes the deposits and payouts very quickly when you use Bitcoin. Deposits from your crypto-wallet are ready for you to start winning within 30 minutes. Your funds are ready as soon as your wallet processes the payment, normally within just a few minutes.
Payouts take a maximum of 24 hours. This is much faster than other withdrawal methods.
Withdrawals are processed Monday-Friday until 3 pm EST.
BetNow Payment Methods
BetNow only accepts transactions in U.S. currency and Bitcoin, whether it’s a bank transfer, credit card, online wallet, or cryptocurrency. The minimum and maximum amounts accepted depend on the payment method.
There are no fees to make deposits, but there are on all forms of withdrawals.
As always, if guests or members have a question or concern, it’s best to contact customer service by email at [email protected] or toll-free at 1-844-823-8669.
BetNow Deposit Options
BetNow has fewer deposit options than most online gaming sites, but there are no fees attached and the amount is transferred into your account almost immediately.
Deposit options include Bitcoin, credit card, and bank wire. The limits are as follows:
- Bitcoin: $20 minimum, $40,000 maximum
- Credit card: $20 minimum, $1,000 maximum
- Bank wire: $100 minimum, $5,000 maximum.
A $50 deposit is required to collect one of the three welcome bonuses.
BetNow Withdrawal Options
There are withdrawal fees whichever option you choose to use, which are: Bitcoin, person-to-person money transfer, and bank draft.
The fees aren’t stated clearly, though. In all instances, it just says “fees vary depending on the receiving amount.” It would be better if the site clearly stated the costs of the transaction.
The industry standard for checks to clear is about two weeks, but BetNow takes up to 24 days. Also, all payout requests must be submitted between 8 a.m. Monday through 3 p.m. Friday.