YouWager

YouWager Sportsbook Review

YouWager has been operating for over two decades and have a highly experienced team of people behind them. As they have grown in experience, so has the sportsbook grown in quality, and today it is a highly respected operator that delivers a high quality wagering experience to its customers.

The company is based in Costa Rica and employs over 200 people. They are specifically geared towards US players, and a number of their promotions are only available to those in the US. Together with the sportsbook, they operate a casino, live casino and a poker room. The sportsbook has been steadily growing in popularity and it is a firm favorite with recreational bettors.

Promotions

When you join YouWager you have the choice of three welcome bonuses. You can choose a 100% bonus of up to $1000 on deposits between $100 and $1000, you can choose a 50% bonus of up to $250 on deposits from $100 to $500 or you can choose a 30% bonus of up to $600 on deposits from $501 to $2,000. Each bonus has its own terms and conditions so you should choose the one that is best for you.

You can then enjoy regular reload bonuses on every deposit you make; again, here there are a choice of bonuses so you can choose the best one for you. They also run a net loss bonus program that gives you the chance to receive up to 25% of your net loses back as a bonus twice a year. They run a regular Bad Beat Special promotion. If you lose two straight wagers by a half point within 30 days then you will qualify for a free bet of up to $250. YouWager also has a buddy referral system that can see you earn a 20% bonus when they make their first deposit.

Betting Lines

YouWager is designed to appeal to US bettors and as such there is a massive focus on US sports. However, they do cover a number of international sports, including the major European soccer leagues.

You can bet on sports including Basketball, Baseball, Football, Golf, Tennis, MMA, Boxing, Soccer, E-Sports, Rugby League, Rugby Union, and more. If there are no events taking place then the sport disappears from the menu on the site; however, it reappears as soon as odds become available.

In fact, their markets on sports such as baseball and soccer extend far beyond the major European leagues, MLB and NCAA. They offer bettering on a number of domestic leagues around the world and international competitions. For instance, you can bet on Korean and Japanese baseball.

For most events, you will find an extensive selection of proposition bets and future bets. You will also find standard straight bets on sides and totals, and can also place teasers, pleasers, parlays, round robins, if bets and reverses.

Those who enjoy betting on horses can visit the Racebook, which is a separate section of the site. They offer odds for over 70 tracks across the US with standard and special bet types available including win, place or show, as well as Across the Board, Exactas, Boxes, Trifectas, Daily Doubles, Parlays and more.

You will find that the betting limits vary greatly between sports. You can bet up to $10,000 on NFL sides and $5,000 on NFL totals. Many sports seem to have maximum bets of $5,000, but some are lower.

Live Betting

YouWager offers live betting on all major US sports such as football, basketball, hockey, soccer and tennis. You will also find live betting lines for major events outside of the US, including European soccer. The live betting interface is excellent and all sports will have the standard spread, total and moneyline bets and some will also have proposition bets.

Mobile Betting

YouWager’s website is completely mobile compatible so if you visit it from your smartphone or tablet you will be able to access the same range of bets as you can from your computer. The site is well designed so it is easy to navigate and find the bets you want to place, including in-game bets, and it is a hassle free experience. You will also find it easy to deposit funds and withdraw winnings from your smartphone.

Deposits and Withdrawals

At YouWager you can make deposits using credit and debit cards, or by buying a secure payment voucher. You can also use services such as Western Union and MoneyGram. If you deposit using credit or debit card then there are no fees, the fees for Wester Union are cancelled if you deposit at least $400 and the fees for MoneyGram are cancelled if you deposit at least $100. If you want to deposit a large amount, it may be best to do a wire transfer or money order. They have a minimum deposit amount of $500 and no fees, and no maximum deposit amount.

There are a few options for making withdrawals; you can use checks, money transfers, bank wires or Bitcoin. The check withdrawals take about a week, which is very fast. There is a minimum of $500 for a check and a maximum of $2,500, as well as a fee of $55. If you use Western Union or MoneyGram then they have maximum amounts of $600 and $750 respectively, the fees will vary depending on how much you withdraw. Bank wires have a minimum amount of $10,000 and has a fee of 1%. In many ways, Bitcoin is the best option as there are no fees for depositing or withdrawing and transactions are processed the same day. If you have placed one bet for four consecutive weeks, then you can receive one free payout every 30 days regardless of which method you choose.

Special Features

As well as betting at the sportsbook, members of YouWager can play at a casino and in a poker room.

The casino looks to be basic at first glance, but a deeper look reveals that there are plenty of games on offer. If you like slots then you will be spoilt for choice. There are around fifty different slots to choose from, with very varied themes, so you are sure to find some that appeal. The games offer some great features, and the chance to win huge payouts.

If you enjoy table games then you will find more than enough to keep you happy. There are a huge number of Blackjack variants available, such as Blackjack Surrender, Blackjack Switch and Single Deck Blackjack. Roulette players can choose between European and American Roulette. You can play Baccarat, Craps, Sic Bo, many forms of casino poker and more.

Similarly, the collection of video poker games should have enough to keep even the most avid players satisfied. There are around twenty different games on offer including Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, All American, Aces & Faces and 2 Ways Royal. You will also find special games such as Keno and scratch cards.

If you want to take your casino play to another level then you can visit the YouWager live dealer casino. You will find games including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Super6. The games are run by professional dealers and croupiers, who are very friendly and create a fantastic atmosphere around the tables. They are streamed to you in high definition, and you can enjoy chatting to your fellow players and the dealer as you play.

If you enjoy playing online poker then you are sure to have a great time at YouWager’s poker room, which runs on First Fidelity Poker software. They run numerous tournaments with huge cash guarantees, including freerolls, satellites, sit and go, and more. You can also enjoy a number of cash games and can play games such as Texas Hold’em and Omaha. There are also a number of special poker promotions available.

Customer Service

If you need any help when wagering at YouWager then you will probably find the answer to your question in the site’s FAQ. It isn’t quite as extensive as at some other sportsbooks, but it is still a very helpful resource. If you don’t find what you are looking for then you can contact YouWager via telephone, email and live chat. They are available 24/7 every day of the year and are very quick to respond. The telephone number is toll free, so you can receive help free of charge. The team are very well trained and happy to help with all kinds of issues.

Verdict

YouWager is a great choice of sportsbook for those based in the US. While it is geared towards US members, it still offers betting lines on a huge range of international sports and leagues. There are generous bonuses to enjoy and regular promotions, and the casino and poker offerings are also very good.

The most disappointing thing about the sportsbook is that the withdrawal fees and minimum withdrawals are a bit high. However, if you know that you will be placing bets every week then you can claim a free withdrawal every month and avoid the fees. Overall, YouWager delivers an excellent service and is certainly worth a visit.

Pros

  • Huge number of international sports and leagues covered
  • Generous bonuses and reloads
  • Excellent live casino and poker room
  • Fast withdrawals

Cons

  • High minimum withdrawal levels
  • Smaller casino than some rivals