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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.


Great Online Gambling February Offers

There are some great online gambling offers that are coming online in February. You’re sure to find something to your liking since these online gambling offers cover the full spread of online gambling games:

  • online casino games like slots, blackjack, video poker, and roulette
  • online bingo and keno
  • sports betting (get some action Super Bowl 50, perhaps?)
  • online poker freerolls, cash games, tournaments
  • skill-based cash tournaments, including card, strategy, arcade, and word games

Here’s the list of offers by category:


FanDuel Sued by Redskins WR Garcon

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is suing FanDuel for misuse of his name and likeness. He is seeking class action status on behalf of NFL players similarly situated.

From the complaint:

  • Professional athletes’ names and likenesses are valuable intangible property. 
  • Indeed, Plaintiff’s and Class members’ continued popularity and successful performance on the field are critical to their own commercial success and the commercial success of the NFL.
  • Plaintiff, and upon information the other NFL players, have not consented,in writing or otherwise, to Defendant FanDuel’s use of their names or likenesses to promote or to operate its daily fantasy sports product.

OK. I get it. Yes, NFL players should be compensated for the use of their names and likenesses. And FanDuel should pony up.

Like DraftKings does.

That’s right — the NFL Players Association has a contract with DraftKings and receives compensation for the use of player’s names and likenesses. I don’t have the details of what that compensation schedule looks like, but that’s not my point here.

My point here is that this contract indicates to me that the NFL Players Association endorses fantasy sports in general. If the NFL Players Association objected to fantasy sports, they’d not have entered into this contract. And Garcon’s lawsuit would look very different and have very different claims — if it were to have been filed at all.

If you’d like to check out fantasy sport for yourself, you can go to FanDuel, DraftKings, and DraftDay. All have various promotions for new players.


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.


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.


I Won the Free NFL Week 3 Contest at Intertops

In Week 3 of the NFL, I picked 14 out of 16 games correct (straight-up) in the “Intertops famous FREE NFL Pool Competition“. Along with three other entries, my entry with 14 correct picks was the highest among all competitors. I missed on the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.

While this may also fall under the heading of “even a blind squirrel…”, there were over 7K entries. So there had to be at least some level of skill to my winning card. 🙂

I’ve copied and pasted all the details of this contest below.

Sign-up now at Intertops and you, too, can play in the “Intertops famous FREE NFL Pool Competition“. After you create an account — they accept U.S. customers — and log in, you can find the NFL Contest under the Sportsbook – Special Offers link at the top left of the page.

$100 Sign-up Bonus at Intertops

Intertops famous FREE NFL Pool Competition!Dive in and make a play! Every week throughout the NFL Regular Season you can win bet tokens worth up to $100 by predicting the winners of the Week’s action in our FREE Pool Competition.

Get out your crystal ball and choose your winners in this FREE to enter competition – you have nothing to lose and could end the weekend with an extra $100 in your account! Customers with the most weekly correct picks qualify for the prizes. In the case of a tie winners are selected randomly.

Weekly Prizes:
1st prize: $100 in bet tokens for your Intertops account
2nd prize: $50 ”
3rd prize: $25 ”
4th – 10th prize: $10 ”

Congratulations to our Week 3 winners!

$100   Robert M. from Ohio (14 correct picks)
$50     Julian M. from Florida (14)
$25     James S. from California (14)
$10     Dermot O. from Massachussetts (14), 13 correct: Jeffrey R. from Michigan, Emilio R. from New York, Arlindo M. from Ontario, Curtis D. from Virginia, Shawn T. from Pennsylvania, Simon B. from Quebec

$100 Sign-up Bonus at Intertops


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!


Sportsbetting.com 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 Sportsbetting.com today!


(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.


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:

This is a 4 star site. Click to read more about star ratings. This site accepts US players from all 50 states. OddsMaker.com Sportsbook
100% bonus on initial deposits between $20 and $1000!
Odds Maker Sportsbook has many promotions.

This is a 5 star site. Click to read more about star ratings. This site accepts US players from all 50 states. Intertops Sportsbook
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.