BetNow Sportsbook Review
BetNow is a newer player in the sports betting world, but that hasn't stopped it from earning a favorable reputation among American bettors.
If BetNow can create this much noise in such a short span (it was founded only in 2015), that can only signal the future will be even brighter with more experience under its belt!
Our BetNow rating
- Two sign-up bonus promotions available
- Offers Bitcoin as a deposit or withdrawal method
- Large variety of bets available in both the sportsbook and casino
- Payout times can be slow, depending on method
BetNow Sportsbook Review
BetNow offers not one, but two different bonus promotions to entice new players to the betting platform. When making an initial deposit, enter one of the two promo codes to earn free money:
- BN50 — this one is a 50% bonus topping out at $1,000
- BN25 — finally, this is a 25% bonus with max earnings of $1,000
The minimum deposit required for both is $50. However, rollover rates do vary on each promo code. It's a 8X for BN50, and 3X for BN25. Weighing the possible payout versus the rollover required to withdraw that free money should guide your decision on which offer to take.
The high-rollers that plan on betting heavy and often should choose BN50 without a doubt.
Both promotions net the biggest returns once you really have skin in the game.
For a casual bettor that is looking to test out BetNow, you'll want to gravitate toward BN50, which is the quickest bonus to earn. Merely having two different bonus options for bettors separates BetNow from many of its competitors.
BetNow Deposit Methods
Deposit methods are really where BetNow sticks out among online sportsbooks — and for good reason, too.
BetNow accepts Bitcoin as a deposit method, which is a rarity across the industry. Bitcoin, the undisputed cryptocurrency leader, has taken the Internet by storm since its introduction and better days may be ahead for it as it becomes a more common way to transfer money online and in the "real world."
Bitcoin is one of four ways to deposit money on the betting platform. Others are more conventional methods, including credit cards, bank wire, and the Neteller e-money transfer service. However, we'd be remiss not to mention the clear-cut advantages Bitcoin has over those three.
Above all, there are zero-fee deductions when using Bitcoin.
Moreover, there's a certain level of promptness associated with Bitcoin. Money goes in instantly so there's no waiting around to get started.
Last but not least, as much as $40,000 can be transferred through Bitcoin. If you still haven't jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon, now may be a good time (before it's value continues to go up, of course).
BetNow Payout Methods
Just as Bitcoin is a deposit method, so too is it a payout method on BetNow.
Many of the same advantages apply here for Bitcoin, as well. Winnings can be cashed out the same day and most of all, it's completely free of cost.
As much as $2,500 can be withdrawn per transaction. Over the course of a month, the max withdrawal limit is $10,000, which will satisfy most hardcore bettors.
Outside of Bitcoin, there are five other payout options at BetNow. They include bank wire, bank draft, direct deposit, Neteller, and Moneygram.
Be careful, though, unlike Bitcoin, there are variable fees associated with each one. Transactions are also on the lower side, with max payouts just in the hundreds for these non-Bitcoin options.
However, getting these payouts in a timely manner is where BetNow falls short. Depending on the method you choose, payout time can be as much as seven days (credit card, only redeemable if you deposited with credit to begin with), five days (for bank wire and draft), or three days (for direct deposit).
That timeframe certainly isn't ideal, especially for inpatient bettors, and trends below industry norms.
Once the sign-up bonus is redeemed, what will keep users ultimately coming back to a sportsbook is the betting experience offered. Safe to say there's no falloff for BetNow in this department.
The left-hand navigation menu houses all the lines bettors will be looking for. Simply click the sport, followed by the league, and you'll be lead to all available wagers in that category.
Three to four clicks is all that's separating you from making a bet — that's it. This no-frills approach is how online sports betting should always be, quick and easy.
This betting experience remains virtually the same whether you're on desktop or mobile. As betting becomes more trendy to do on-the-go via phone, BetNow is well-positioned to ride that momentum.
It also offers in-play betting, a feature that is easily accessible on its site. These live bets are on a separate page than your typical pre-game or halftime wagers to avoid any bettor confusion.
Overall, BetNow's website runs at a break-neck pace. The site is more text-heavy than image, which isn't a knock considering that improves load time tremendously. BetNow's user interface is certainly one of the cleanest in the market today.
BetNow Betting Lines
The BetNow sportsbook offers the full gamut of betting lines — spreads, money lines, point totals, props, futures, and the aforementioned in-play. All odds are listed American style (e.g. -110).
Betting lines are available for most major US sports, both professional and college. American football, basketball, baseball, combat sports, hockey, tennis, or soccer — you name it, BetNow likely has it.
Heck, there's even eSports odds on there, which is a market differentiator from other sportsbooks that don't. However, you typically won't be able to find lines for the more obscure sports like motorsports or lacrosse on BetNow.
As for the lines themselves, they're mostly in-line with the industry. When comparing prices on various bets, BetNow was largely consistent with competitors, save for -10 or +10 here and there.
Not a world of difference either way. Odds for upcoming matchups also found their way to the site relatively quickly once previous games were finished.
BetNow Casino Review
Of course, BetNow isn't just a sportsbook. It also offers a full-fledged casino to keep gamblers hooked even when sports games aren't happening.
Once again, the left-hand menu on the casino page will help navigate you to your game of choice. Everything is on the table (literally), including table games, progressive slots, video poker, keno, plus mobile games!
When you make your first deposit at the casino, you are eligible to claim a BetNow Casino Bonus: 50% up to $1000.
The selection of games certainly isn't lacking. As of this review, there's a grand-whopping total of 64 game options — 18 slot machines, 15 table games, 14 types of video poker, 14 mobile games, and three keno variations.
For bettors looking for a more "real" experience, BetNow also has live dealer games in blackjack, roulette, and Baccara. Dealers are available around the clock — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It's worth noting that BetNow offers a 10% casino rebate on losses, which is mostly in-line with industry standards.
However, we do have to knock BetNow for its in-game graphics. They felt second-rate compared to others in the market. No, not bad enough to completely derail the casino experience, but they can become an eyesore after extended playing time. The graphics can best be described as "good enough."
BetNow is offering a variety of new offers, which are available to new and existing customers. We have a breakdown of all the offers currently available for you to take advantage of today!
Horse Rebate, a weekly 8% rebate
BetNow has their very own Horse Racing platform! If you are into the fillies, check out their racebook to see all the great opportunities on offer today. As a new or existing customers, if you choose to wager on their racebook from Monday-Sunday, they’ll grant you with an 8% rebate based on your net losses. Take a look!
Thanksgiving Weekend and Win $500,000
The Thanksgiving Weekend competition will be running from the 28th of November through till December the 2nd, 2019. You must be an active client to enter this contest and entry is FREE. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the client that picks all the winning NFL teams along with the tie breaker.
There is only one entry per person, here is a breakdown of the prizes:
- $175,000 grand prize.
- $100,000 2nd prize.
- $50,000 3rd prize.
- $25,000 4th prize.
- $6,000 5th – 30th place.
Vig Free November (The last 2 Weeks of November)
For the last two weeks of November BetNow has the Vig Free November promotion. They will offer special teasers on your favourite football teams throughout the month. It will be more fun and profitable for you, as you will be able to do it with NO juice. So without that extra expense, your bet becomes more profitable!
Look into the odds during the Vig Free November promo, place your special teasers and win BIG! In the event of a loss you will not lose more than you bet, so enjoy it while it lasts!
NFL King of the Hill Contest ($10,000)
This contest features $10,000 in prizes every week, with the grand prize being a lump sum of $10,000! The NFL King of the Hill Contest is completely FREE.
In order to play you must create and fund your account. Then login and register a nickname in the contest section. After that, every week of the regular season fill out the NFL Weekly Pick’Em Entry and track your progress using the leaderboard.
If you pick all the winning teams for the week as well as the tiebreaker, you automatically win $10,000! If no perfect entry is received, then consolation prizes will be given out to those who entered.
BetNow Weekly NBA Contest
Their NBA weekly contest will be giving away $10,000 per week until the end of the regular season. All registered clients will have one FREE online entry into the contest. Each week, clients must select outright winners from the 14 NBA games with the tiebreaker. Each win will be awarded one point, with the final results being posted by Wednesday every week.
Refer a Friend (10% cash bonus)
When signing up, on the registration form you’ll see a field saying “How did you hear about us?”. All you have to do is add your name and account number in order to qualify for the promotion. To receive the bonus you must have a balance equal or greater to the amount of the bonus:
- Max Cash Bonus $100
The BONUS has a 3x rollover if activity is on the sportsbook or 15x if in the casino.
Rollover requirements must be met prior to requesting a payout.
How to calculate your roll over?
- Based on a $100 referral bonus.
- Rollover if sportsbook: $100 X 3 = Total rollover $300.
- Rollover if casino: $100 X 15 = Total rollover $1,500.
Lifetime VIP Program
BetNow.eu are currently offering a lifetime VIP bonus through their program. If you deposit $500 you will receive a VIP status of 10%, for a $2000 deposit you’ll receive a 15% VIP status. All lifetime VIP bonuses have a 3-time rollover.
How to calculate your roll over?
- If 15% VIP deposit $100 and receive $15 cash bonus, total balance $115.
- Rollover (15% VIP) if sportsbook or casino: $115 X 3 = Total rollover $345.
- If 10% VIP deposit $100 and receive $10 cash bonus, total balance $110.
- Rollover (10% VIP) if sportsbook or casino: $110 X 3 = Total rollover $330.
$500,000 Bracket Madness
March Madness is upon us! To ensure the NCAA bettors are properly prepared for the big tournament, BetNow is holding a $500,000 Bracket Madness Contest!
If you want to be a part of the action, firstly you must fill out their FREE entry form. There’s no better way to watch the NCAA tournament unfold than by watching the predictions & profits rack up!
The winners breakdown is here:
- 1st place gets $200,000
- 2nd place gets $100,000
- 3rd place gets $50,000
- 4th place gets $25,000
- 5-30th place gets $5,000
BetNow's Grand Slam Contest
BetNow.eu is also offering their very own Grand Slam Contest! They’ll be giving away $5,000 per week until the end of the regular MLB season. All you have to do is each week select the straight up winners from the MLB games with the tiebreaker.
The contestant that picks the perfect week; i.e. picks all the winners for that week with the exact tiebreaker total will win $5,000. Consolation prizes will be given out weekly to the top 5 scoring clients.