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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.


2010 FIFA World Cup – Round of 8

There was a little of everything in this week’s round of 16 games, the first knockout round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The USA loss was agonizing to watch (at least for USA fans), England and Mexico got screwed (at least they got an apology, so that’ll help — NOT!), and the Paraguay v Japan game was boring as hell until the shootout.

Here is the schedule for the teams that moved onto the round of 8:

Friday July 2

10:00 AM EST: Netherlands v Brazil

02:30 PM EST: Uruguay v Ghana

Saturday July 3

10:00 AM EST: Argentina v Germany

02:30 PM EST: Paraguay v Spain

Of these four matches, the bookmakers have Spain as the largest favorite, while the odds on the Argentina v Germany game suggest that this will be the most even of the matchups. Also look for the Argentina v Germany game to be the highest scoring of the games, and the Uruguay v Ghana game to be the lowest scoring.

Intertops Sportsbook has complete coverage of all manner of 2010 FIFA World Cup bets.

Betting on the 2010 FIFA World Cup is available at all major sports books. Here are some of the highest-rated sportsbooks at The Online Casino Gambling Directory:

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100% bonus on initial deposits between $20 and $1000!
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25% bonus on initial deposits between $25 and $400!
The oldest and one of the most trusted sites on the ‘net! Claim your $20 free after making your first $20 bet. 10% deposit bonus available for non-credit card deposits on Tuesday and Thursday only. No download needed to make sportsbooks wagers.


$100,000 World Cup Bracket

Registered customers can compete in a $100K World Cup bracket contest. Just pick all 64 matches correctly (team to win or draw in the group phase, team to progress in the knockout phase) and win $100K. Here is the prize structure from the $100,000 World Cup Bracket contest page.

“The customer with 64 correct picks will receive the main prize of $100,000. Should more customers have 64 correct picks, the main prize will be divided equally between them. If there is no perfect bracket, the customer with the most correct picks will receive a $5,000 first prize. Should two or more customers be tied for first, then the $5,000 prize will be divided equally between them. Customers finishing 2nd – 20th in the final Bracket ranking will receive an equal share of an additional $5,000 prize-money. Should more than one player be tied for 20th place, then these players will also be added to those eligible for the prize money.” is also offering a DOUBLE World Cup boost with two 20% Deposit Bonus offers for the tournament. This promotion runs right up until the start of the World Cup final on July 11th and you can enjoy up to $50 more on each of two separate deposits – and to make things even better, you can choose exactly when you want to claim your extra cash!

If the $100K bracket and the deposit bonuses aren’t enough for you, there’s more: every dollar wagered on the matchups at the soccer World Cup means an extra ticket in the end-of-tournament draw for a luxury trip to Super Bowl XLV! is a long-time 5-star rated sportsbook. It’s a site that you can trust, and one that I recommend for all players.


U-S-A! U-S-A! Get $10 For Each USA Goal in 2010 FIFA World Cup

Here’s a great promotion from the folks at Slots of Fortune online casino.

  • Sign up and register: Get $15 FREE
  • Make a deposit of between $10 and $111: Get 700% initial deposit bonus, up to $777
  • If your deposit was $50 or more: Get $10 bonus for each goal by the USA in the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Slots of Fortune online casino runs Rival Gaming software, and you can take the World Cup theme even further with their Global Cup Soccer slot machine. This exciting game comes with a $12,500 Jackpot and special features to multiply your winnings by getting different combinations of the gold, silver and bronze trophy symbols.


Double Your Stake for the 2010 FIFA World Cup

World Cup Betting

Deposit bonuses at online sportsbooks are usually 10-20%. For the 2010 World Cup, Sports Interaction is offering a whopping 100% bonus up to $116 to new players.

Sports Interaction is a good destination for all of your World Cup bets.

  • Vast betting options including a host of game-specific bets – first goal scorer, last goal scorer, correct score, total goals, draw no-bet and more
  • Live Betting on all sixty-four matches
  • Bet Opinions from other soccer bettors and the chance to post your own!
  • Game Chat, where you can discuss the games with other bettors, and real-time Bet Trends
  • Our fully loaded Casino and Poker Room

Small print applies to this offer:

  • This offer is open only to customers who do not have, and have not previously deposited in a Sports Interaction account
  • Maximum deposit bonus of $116 USD on your first deposit
  • Bonus subject to a roll-over of 10 times on deposit + bonus
  • This promotion cannot be combined with any other first deposit bonus or sign up offer
  • Sports Interaction Terms and Conditions apply
  • Offer available within Canada and the USA only
  • Offer valid until 12:00 pm EST on July 13, 2010