WagerWeb

WagerWeb Review

WagerWeb has been in the sportsbook industry for over two decades. The company dates back to 1997 where they began life as a sportsbook in Aruba. The company then moved to Costa Rica in 1998 and launched their first website.

The brand WagerWeb came about in 2004 and they have steadily gained a solid reputation over the last few years. In 2013 when the Department of Justice closed down Legends Sportsbook, WagerWeb stepped in to bail out the players. They accept players from around the world, but are geared towards bettors in the United States. In addition to the sportsbook, they also run a racebook and an online casino.

Promotions

When you join WagerWeb you have the choice of three different welcome bonuses. The High Roller Welcome Bonus gives you either a 20% cash bonus on your first deposit or a 30% free play bonus. The Elite Welcome Bonus gives you a 10% cash bonus on your first deposit or a 15% free play bonus. The High Bonus Welcome Special gives you a 50% cash bonus on your first deposit or 75% free play.

If you are a member of WagerWeb’s Elite Bonus Program you will be eligible for a 1% cashback bonus on all sportsbook betting each week, the best thing about this bonus is that there is no rollover requirement.

If you find that you run out of cash because you keep losing bets then WagerWeb will give you a 5% bonus if you deposit at least $100 within 24 hours of losing your final bet. Furthermore, if you make nine deposits without taking a payout they will cover your tenth deposit. This means they give you a deposit equal to the average of your nine previous deposits.

Betting Lines

Like many US friendly sportsbooks, WagerWeb has a focus on North American sports, but they certainly do not ignore international sports or more obscure markets. Thanks to this, the range of sports and leagues covered is more than enough for the vast majority of recreational bettors.

The full list of sports covered will vary according to the stage of the season, but they include MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, both college basketball and football, tennis, boxing, college hockey, racing, soccer, tennis, cycling, Canadian football, golf, arena football, women’s basketball, MMA, rugby, cricket, Aussie rules, handball, volleyball, darts, motor sports and e-sports.

They offer a good range of bet types including straight bets, totals, teasers, pleasers, parlays, if bets, reverses, and round robins. Unlike at many sportsbooks, at WagerWeb it is very easy to sort by bet type, thanks to think it becomes much easier to find the exact bet that you are looking for, even if it is an obscure one.

WagerWeb also operate a racebook where you can place bets on a huge range of thoroughbred tracks, across the US and the rest of the world.

The betting limits at WagerWeb are fairly low as they are geared towards recreational bettors. Most sports have a maximum bet of $3,000 on sides and moneyline bets and their total max bets are between $2,000 and $1,000. Smaller market sports have limits of $1,000 and many proposition bets and halftime lines have a limit of $500. Still, these limits should be adequate for the vast majority of recreational bettors.

Live Betting

Those who are looking for extensive live betting options should find everything that they need at WagerWeb. They offer live betting on a good range of sports including soccer, tennis, football, baseball, basketball and more. They promise to have at least 50 live betting markets per game, so there is plenty of choice, and the interface is extremely well designed so that you can quickly find and place your bets.

Mobile Betting

If you are looking to place bets while on the go then you will be pleased to know that WagerWeb is fully mobile compatible. Simply visit the site from your smartphone or tablet and you will find the same wagering options as you do on the regular site. They have a streamlined interface so that you can quickly place your bets and not miss any of the sporting action.

Deposits and Withdrawals

There are a number of ways to deposit funds at WagerWeb. You can use credit and debit cards, as well as pre-paid credit cards and gift cards. All of these are free and processed very quickly. Alternatively, you can use Bitcoin, this is also free and probably the fastest method available. They also accept a number of other cryptocurrencies including Litecoin, Monero, Eher, Dogecoin and Ripple. They offer a number of Person-to-Person transfer systems; however, they warn that they can be very slow. They will also accept cashier’s checks, and bank wires from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

There are also a number of options for withdrawals, including credit and debit cards, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Person-to-Person transfer systems, cashier’s check and bank wire. Checks of up to $3,000 can be requested and can take up to 15 business days to arrive. They also have a fee of $50 and a minimum withdrawal of $500. If you want to withdraw large sums then bank wire is the best option as they have a $3,000 minimum, a $10,000 maximum, a processing fee of $75, and take up to 7 business days. Those who want the fastest and cheapest option should go with Bitcoin as Bitcoin withdrawals are free.

Special Features

In addition to running a sportsbook and racebook, WagerWeb also runs an online casino for members to play at.

The casino offers plenty of games and easily contains enough to keep all casual gamers happy. BetSoft, one of the leading developers of online casino games, who are particularly well known for their impressive 3D slots, powers the casino.

At the casino you will find a huge range of 3D slots, and regular video slots, table games, video poker games, and specialty games.

The slots collection is particularly impressive with close to one hundred titles in total. The games are built on incredibly diverse themes so all players are sure to find some that appeal. Many of the games offer lucrative bonus features and can provide hours of fun.

Those that enjoy playing traditional casino card and table games will also find plenty to enjoy. Blackjack players can pick from numerous variants such as American Blackjack, European Blackjack, Single Deck Blackjack, Multihand Blackjack and more. Similarly, Roulette players can choose to play American or European Roulette. If you like casino poker games then you have plenty of options such as Red Dog, Ride’m Poker, Caribbean Stud, and Oasis Poker. There are also plenty of other games such as Craps and Baccarat to enjoy.

Video Poker players are similarly well provided for with games on offer including Double Joker, Jacks or Better, Deuces and Jokers, Deuces, All American, 10s or Better and many more.

There are a many other games on offer including keno, scratch cards, arcade games, and even virtual horseracing for times when the tracks are closed.

The only thing missing is Live Dealer gaming, but since WagerWeb is primarily a sportsbook, then this seems reasonable.

They also offer a number of special casino bonuses and promotions. For instance, you can get 5% cashback on your casino loses every Monday with absolutely no rollover requirements so you can use the money as you wish.

Customer Service

On the WagerWeb website you will find a small but comprehensive help section that deals with the most common queries and concerns. You can also contact the customer support team via toll free telephone. They have different numbers for different types of issues and they are known for answering quickly. However, their hours of operation are listed as ‘From 10am EST to Last Half Time or Game’ so they are not available 24/7. They do have a Facebook page where you can message them as well as a Twitter account.

Verdict

If you are a recreational bettor looking for a site that covers a large range of US sports as well as international major leagues, then WagerWeb is a very good option. They have excellent bonus schemes, with some very reasonable rollover requirements, and the range of bet types is more than enough for the vast majority of people. Furthermore, they have excellent live betting options.

There are a few areas where the site could be improved, for instance adding live dealer games to the casino. However, the biggest problem is that their customer support is not available around the clock, this is unusual these days and will be a concern for some. However, most of the time, people do not need customer support in the early hours of the morning.

Pros

  • Extensive live betting options
  • Free payout each month and free Bitcoin withdrawals
  • Reasonable bonus conditions
  • Fast payout times

Cons

  • Customer support not available 24/7
  • Low betting limits on some bet types