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Payout Methods and Fees at Top US-Friendly Online Sportsbooks

So, you picked the Chicago Cubs to the MLB World Series?

Or maybe you’re rolling with an Alabama Crimson Tide winning streak in NCAA football and want to take some of your winnings off the table?

Whatever the case, when you’ve finally made some profit at your online sportsbook, payout fees can cut into your winnings. You want to minimize the payout fees, and get your money as quickly as possible. For players in the United States, the two best options are Bitcoin and Checks.

Listed below are the top US-friendly online sportsbooks, along with the fees for using Bitcoin and Checks as a payout method.

Bovada : 50% Bonus on signup
Method Min Max / week Fee
Bitcoin 100 9500 FREE
Check 50 3000 FREE (1/month),
50 thereafter
Intertops : 20% Bonus on signup
Method Min MAX / WEEK Fee
Bitcoin 100 2500 FREE
Check 150 3000 50
BetOnline : 25% bonus on signup
Method Min MAX / WEEK Fee
Bitcoin 20 5000 2%
Check 500 2500 25/35/50,
Top Bet : 50% bonus on signup
Method Min MAX / WEEK Fee
Check 200 2500 40

Be aware that there are many Bitcoin wallets available, and there may be a charge of between 1% – 4% to transfer funds from Bitcoin to your linked checking account, Paypal account, or other linked account.


Are You Ready for Some FOOTBALL!

With NCAA football just around the corner, and the NFL preseason already underway, it’s time to think about getting set up with your online sportsbook account.

Whether you are new to betting sports, or are looking to bet smarter by adding additional books so that you can shop lines, I can recommend three online sportsbooks for the upcoming football season.

  • BetOnline Sportsbook
    • Use promo code FIRST on your first-ever deposit to score a 25% bonus, worth up to $1,000.00 in sports free plays. Get a 25% bonus on your subsequent deposits using promo code LIFEBONUS. Both promotions have only a 6x rollover.
    • Full site review here.
  • Top Bet Sportsbook
    • 50% match on your first deposit. Win up to $10 with no risk on every Monday Night Football Game. Free contests run all week. And get $5 free at the casino.
    • Full site review here.
  • Bovada Sportsbook
    • 50% match on your first deposit. Online sports betting has never been easier than with Bovada. Bet anywhere, anytime with our Mobile Betting, Live Sports Betting, and In-Play Betting odds and action.
    • Full site review here.

I can recommend these sites because:

  • I have personally used these sites without any problems
  • These site have been in business for years
  • They are rated 4 or 5 (out of 5) stars at my site — The Online Casino Gambling Directory
  • They accept players from must jurisdictions, including the United States
  • Deposits are a breeze using most major credit cards
  • New players get a 25% or more deposit bonus
  • Cashouts are free / low-cost

As always, if you have any questions, send me an email and I will be happy to help!


Fantasy Sports Sites at The Online Casino Gambling Directory

Great news for all you fantasy sports fans!

Several sites have opened their doors in the past weeks that allow you to play fantasy sports against other players and win real cash. You can compete in daily, weekly, and longer tournaments in formats that range from heads-up to 1000s of entrants. And whether your sport is football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or golf, there is a fantasy sports tournament for you.

As of right now, there are three fantasy sports sites to choose from:

As more fantasy sports sites are added to the directory, you’ll find them on the Fantasy Sports sites page at The Online Casino Gambling Directory.


Great deal for new BetOnline sportsbook members

October is such a great time for sports in the United States. With the MLB Playoffs in full swing, the NFL division races starting to take some shape, and the excitement of NCAA football, nearly every day provides a chance to make a bet and add a little more flavor to your days and evenings rooting for your favorite teams.

For October 2014 only, BetOnline is offering a 50% bonus for new members. This is double the normal deposit bonus that they normally offer, and is a great way to:

  • Add another sportsbook to your list so you can shop for best lines, or
  • Get started with a reputable online sportsbook.

The minimum deposit that you must make to get the bonus is $50. In order to get the maximum bonus, you’ll want to make a $2000 deposit and get a $1000 bonus. Most credit cards are accepted. In any event:

  • You must use a link in this post to signup at BetOnline, and
  • Enter promo code OCT50 when making your initial deposit.

The bonus comes with a 10x playthrough, meaning that you will need to wager 10x your deposit before you can request a payout. For a deposit bonus this big — 50% — this is a reasonable playthrough requirement. There are others terms and conditions, so be sure to read up on them before making your deposit.

Speaking of payouts, BetOnline offers several methods. For players in the United States, they offer:

  • Person-to-Person (e.g. Western Union, MoneyGram) for payouts between $50 and $900. However, the fees are very high for this type of payout ($34 – $180). (You may be interested to note that you’ll find these high fees at any online sportsbook for a Person-to-Person payout; that’s because the fees are set by the processor, not the sportsbook.)
  • Checks for payouts between $500 and $2500. Checks must be deposited at a bank (not a Check-And-Go or similar store), and carry a very reasonable fee of between $25 – $50 which you determine by how quickly you want the check delivers (slower is cheaper).
  • Bank Wires for your really big payouts, up to $15K each. These carry a fee of up to $75 charged by BetOnline, plus your bank fees to accept an international wire transfer (could be free, but is typically around $30).

NCAA Football is just around the corner

College football fans rejoice! It’s that time of year again when Saturdays are filled with great football matchups.

As usual, the SEC is poised to dominate the ranks of college football. If there is a better conference out there, I’d like to hear an argument for it. Even some of the NFL divisions are worse. 🙂

Look for really big dogs (like 5TD or more) in the first couple of games of the season to cover their spreads. And shop around for the best lines at these online sportsbooks.

Share Sports Welcomes US Players has opened its doors to US-based real-money players. In addition to a sportsbook, Bovada has an online casino, an online poker room, and an online racebook.

Note: Contrary to what you might think, .lv does not stand for Las Vegas — it stands for Latvia.

Bovada Sports

BOVADA embarks on its own road, armed with the experience and talent to quickly become the industry’s powerhouse brand and the most trusted and most fun place to bet on sports.

New Depositors benefit from a Free Sports Bet up to $100 – while many lean on signup bonuses in trying to earn your business, BOVADA is focused on providing free wagers up to 20% of your deposit. That free bet can be up to a maximum of $100 and it can be used on any sports market or wager type in the sportsbook.

Props and underdog odds – BOVADA has an unmatched variety of prop bets. You will find more betting options on Sports, Politics and entertainment than anywhere else.

Live betting – mobile betting – BOVADA is available on the go. They Offer live- Betting and mobile betting options from a variety of portable devices. Join BOVADA and learn more today.

Easy-to-understand website -BOVADA offers betting on every major sport and carefully steers you where you need to go each day. Find your favorite team, or odds type in a snap, whether you are betting the late baseball game on the moneyline or the quarterback props on Monday Night Football.

Best customer service, best sports stats – looking for trends, matchup details and game previews before going to the betting menu? BOVADA offers statistics on all major sports so you don’t need to venture far to do your research and handicapping. Need to contact customer service? You can always get a real, live, knowledgeable person who can help answer your questions. Customer Satisfaction is a top priority at BOVADA.

Your information is safe – security, privacy and payouts are three of the most important aspects of playing online. BOVADA’s pledge is 100% safety and satisfaction in all three areas and has independent oversight to make sure you have the best betting experience in their sportsbook. So when it’s time to feel comfortable about playing online, BOVADA is synonymous with this trust.

(For those familiar with Bodog, Bovada is the US-facing rebranding of Bodog.)


Get Ready for NFL, NCAA Football @ the Top 4 Online Sportsbooks

Here are the top four sportsbooks as determined by a survey of sports fans in August 2011:


Intertops Online Sportsbook Review Image

  • Quick review: Fastest payments around. Wide variety of banking options, many of which are free or low-cost. Offers lines on non-sporting events as well as all of the most popular American and Eurporean sports leagues and events. Live Chat with an agent if you have any questions.
  • Languages: English, German
  • New player bonus: 25% of initial deposit, up to $100 bonus
  • Rollover: 8 times deposit + bonus

Check out Intertops today!


Bodog Online Sportsbook Review Image

  • Quick review: Hip brand. Very fast site allows quick navigation. Lowest rollover requirement on the Internet. Good articles on many sports provide different angles that you may not have considered.
  • Languages: English
  • New player bonus: 10% of initial deposit, up to $50 bonus
  • Rollover: 1 times deposit + bonus

Check out Bodog today!


OddsMaker Online Sportsbook Review Image

  • Quick review: Easy sign-up process. Generous bonuses in addition to the New player bonus. Live Chat with an agent if you have any questions. Live scores available on-site.
  • Languages: English
  • New player bonus: 100% of initial deposit, up to $1000 in bonus
  • Rollover: 15 times deposit

Check out OddsMaker today! Online Sportsbook Review Image

  • Quick review: Simple interface. Two free bank wires and 1 free check per month.
  • Languages: English
  • New player bonus: 20% of initial deposit, up to $250 bonus
  • Rollover: 4 times deposit + bonus

Check out today!


Live Betting on all NCAA College Football Bowl Games

NCAA Betting

If you’ve ever wanted to make a bet on a game after it starts, then this NCAA Football Bowl season check out live betting at Sports Interaction. Think you know when the tide has turned against the favorite? Think you know when the favorite is going to take a commanding lead and never look back? Then step up at Sports Interaction and put your money where your mouth is. From the comfort of your own couch, you can make a variety of bets, live, as the college football bowl games are in progress. You don’t need to wait until the BCS Championship game — each and every college football bowl game can be bet on live as they happen.

Sports Interaction is an all-in-one gambling site featuring casino games, poker, skill games, and sports betting — including betting on horse races from around the world. They accept real-money players from all US states, and offer a decent 100% bonus up to $125 on your first deposit.

Good luck!


(10) South Carolina (4-1) at Kentucky (3-3)

Kentucky (opened +7, currently +5) looks to be the spot play here against South Carolina, after the Gamecock’s biggest win in school history last week over then-top-ranked Alabama. While Spurrier has never lost to Kentucky, you have to think that his squad may be looking past their next opponents. Add South Carolina stinks on the road.

Another way to play this game would be to tease Kentucky with another home dog, perhaps Hawaii (opened +9.5, currently +6.5).

Get the latest NCAAF odds at US-player-friendly Intertops, BetUS, and OddsMaker.


New tiered bonus schedule for new and existing players at BetUS

I’ve long praised BetUS as one of the best sportsbooks on the internet; it is one of the several sportsbooks that I myself use on a regular basis. And now they’ve really outdone themselves — check out the new tiered bonus schedule for new and existing players at BetUS.

Blue Membership ($100-299 Deposit) 10% Sign Up & Re-Up Bonus 2X rollover
Silver Membership ($300-499 Deposit) 15% Sign Up & Re-Up Bonus 3X rollover
Gold Membership ($500-999 Deposit) 20% Sign Up & Re-Up Bonus 4X rollover
Platinum Membership ($1,000-1,999 Deposit) 25% Sign Up & Re-Up Bonus 5X rollover
Diamond Membership ($2,000-2,999 Deposit) 30% Sign Up & Re-Up Bonus 6X rollover
Black Membership ($3,000-4,999 Deposit) 35% Sign Up & Re-Up Bonus 7X rollover
Black Membership ($5,000-9,999 Deposit) 40% Sign Up & Re-Up Bonus 8X rollover
Black Membership ($10,000 + Deposit) 50% Sign Up & Re-Up Bonus 10X rollover

All levels of membership, BetUS clients receive the following:

· 25% New Member Referral

· 10% Gambler€™s Insurance

· Free Sports Schedules and Swimsuit Calendar

· Free Making of the Swimsuit Calendar DVD (*Deposits of $500 or more)