BetOnline has been in business and operational since 2004.
With more than a decade of experience in the industry, it has certainly made its mark in the Industry.
They have seen some success in recent years; in a list published by Casino City Press, they were ranked in the top 60 online list by volume of traffic to their site. This indicates they were surely doing something right.
However, there has also been some disappointingly negative comments in the media due to an online clip that was somehow leaked that clearly showed the company was switching cards in order that the house would win. This cheating occurred in a BlackJack match and was published on partimepoker.com
Unlike other sites, they don’t put all of their tournaments in one easy to view place. So, if you are online and just want to see a list of forthcoming tournaments, you have to do an awful lot of clicking through different options to see them individually. This is a bit of pain and can sap up your time.
That said, when you find them, they do have an interesting range of poker tournaments for you to take part in.
- Weekly Sit and Go tournaments where they give away $5,000 in prizes each week.
- Multi-table tournaments to be in with a chance of winning a share of $5,000 every week, along with a chance to win a place in their well-known “Exclusive Face-Off Tournaments”.
- The Winner Series takes place daily at 2030 EST, the prize each night is $7,500 which indicates a well-attended, high-traffic expectation.
- The Weekend Tournaments give away over $100,000 in prizes each night.
If you are new to Bet Online, they will give you a 100% first deposit bonus which is pretty standard. One thing to watch out for is that they will only release your first deposit bonus to you $5 at a time. If it is not used within 60 days, then you will lose the bonus. In addition to these points, another quite archaic process to follow is after you sign up, you then need to email their customer with the promo code. Why they don’t have a space on the form to include this is somewhat a mystery as it is a very easy thing to add to a website.
They don’t offer online live chat, but they do have telephone lines with are open 24/7. This is reassuring for customers who also have the option to email for a non-urgent query. To get in touch with them specifically about Poker, you can only get access to that team via their email address which is email@example.com.
Their Poker software is available for both Mac and PC. Their site is also optimised for mobile devices. It is accessed via a web browser, and as such, there is no problem with any device, as long as you are able to connect to the Internet easily. They don’t have any apps developed yet. One other thing you are able to do with BetOnline is to make wagers over the phone.
Overall, the site is well-established and trusted, in spite of the allegations which were mentioned earlier regarding the leaked video of the dealer flicking a card out of the way in order to make the house win the game. There is really high-value tournaments, along with those who are a little lower down in the prize value. Ranging from $5,000 to $100,000; they certainly do offer something for all budgets and player abilities.