Betonline Poker Review

Odds Shark Staff Thu, Jan 20 2022, 4:38pm

Bonus 100% Up To $1000

Our Rating:

4.5

Online Since:

1991

Products Offered:

Summary

Mobile Experience4.5

BetOnline Poker has a fully mobile-optimized website that offers the same experience as the desktop client. The site may run a little slower on older phones.

Desktop Experience4.5

BetOnline Poker has a standard desktop client with a tabular design. The client runs smoothly and is easily customizable. Controls may be a little confusing for some beginners.

Bonus Rating4.5

  • 100% Bonus up to $1,000 on your first deposit.

Overall:

BetOnline Poker offers new players a 100% match bonus up to $1,000. The bonus is released in increments of $5 for every $50 in rake contributed.

Value & Benefits

Customer Support4

BetOnline Poker has a fantastic support setup consisting of a FAQ section, extensive help page, live chat support, and 24-7 telephone support.

Betting Experience

  • Line Value:
    4
  • Live Betting:
    Yes

With a decade of experience, BetOnline Poker is a veteran of US legal online poker. It is a solid alternative to larger sites with paid pro rosters and insane player pools. Players can take advantage of a massive 100% welcome bonus and deposit using crypto. There’s also a Bad Beat Jackpot that’s regularly over $100,000.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Regions Served

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Depositing & Withdrawing

Deposit Methods

  • American Express Icon
  • Bank Transfer Icon
  • Bitcoin Icon
  • Cashier's Check Icon
  • Ethereum Icon
  • Interac Icon
  • Litecoin Icon
  • MasterCard Icon
  • Money Order Icon
  • Visa Icon
  • Wire Transfer Icon

Withdraw Options

  • ACH Icon
  • Bitcoin Icon
  • Check Icon
  • Ethereum Icon
  • Litecoin Icon
  • Wire Transfer Icon

Accepted Currencies

  • CAD Icon
  • Euro Icon
  • USD Icon

BetOnline Poker Room Review

Since 2011, BetOnline Poker has served US online poker players with a solid alternative to larger poker rooms. Focusing primarily on Texas Hold'em Poker and Omaha Poker games, players will find plenty of cash games action and a good selection of poker tournaments. The site also has a Bad Beat Jackpot that regularly awards players over $100,000 in prize money.

Deposits and Withdrawals

As with many US online poker rooms, your options for making a deposit will be somewhat limited. For credit cards, BetOnline Poker accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. For best results, use MasterCard, Discover, or AmEx. 

Your best option for making a deposit is cryptocurrency. Bitcoin deposits are accepted along with ten different altcoins. You can deposit using Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Dogecoin, Cardano, Stellar, Solana, Tether, and USD Coin. Other deposit options include money order, wire transfer, cashier's check, and Moneygram.

Note that only credit card and crypto deposits can be made automatically through the website. You must contact customer support for other deposit options.

When it’s time to cash out, your options will be somewhat limited. You can cash out using cryptocurrency at any time. Otherwise, you will use ACH, Bank Wire, or check by courier. Note that you will pay a fee on all bank transfers. There’s never a fee for crypto withdrawals.

Bonus Details

BetOnline Poker gives new players a fantastic welcome bonus. Deposit $50 or more using code NEWBOL to get a 100% match bonus to $1,000. Your bonus will be released in increments of $5 for every $50 in rake you contribute.

The other main promotion at this poker room is the Bad Beat Jackpot. If you lose with a cash game hand of four of a kind or better, you will win a share of the Bad Beat Jackpot. 20% of the jackpot goes to the losing player, with everyone at BBJ tables getting a share. Look for Jackpot tables in the cash game section of the website.

There are other bonus offers on the website, but they apply exclusively to casino games and sportsbook.  

Poker Game Variants

BetOnline offers a solid selection of cash games and poker tournaments. Here are the different forms of cash games available:

  • • Ante Games
  • • Capped Games
  • • Jackpot Games
  • • Straddle Games
  • • Run It Twice

Tournaments are running 24-7 at BetOnline Poker. Here are some of the options available:

  • • Freezeout
  • • Re-Buy
  • • Knockout
  • • FreeRoll
  • • Satellite

We like this site because you can find games that run as fast or as slow as you want. In addition to standard, turbo, and hyper-turbo, you can find Grind and Marathon games that are proper tests of patience and endurance.

BetOnline has a variety of poker tournament guarantees, but they are often smaller than other poker sites. The top guarantees during the week go up to around $50,000. Special events like the Championship Online Poker Series will have guarantees of up to $250,000, but that’s still well below other rooms.

Casino Games and Sportsbook

BetOnline Poker is just one part of BetOnline. You also have access to a full-service sportsbook and online casino. Within the poker client, you can access table games and online slots. The web client has access to the full casino. 

Only web client players will have access to the full-service sportsbook. You can bet on all US-based pro sports along with sports from around the world. The site also features a racebook for horse racing bets and an Esports section for betting on Esports tournaments.

Payout Speed

BetOnline is one of the faster-paying online poker rooms. The fastest payouts are for cryptocurrency. You will generally get your money within four hours of making your request. Some withdrawals may take longer due to network congestion.

You will be waiting a few days for bank transfers and check by courier. ACH withdrawals take up to five business days. You'll get a check by courier within a week. For a bank wire, you may be waiting up to 15 days. 

Conclusion

BetOnline Poker is a solid alternative to larger online poker rooms. While they don't have the largest poker tournament guarantees, the competition tends to be a bit softer than other rooms. The Bad Beat Jackpot is a massive draw to those looking to get lucky with a huge payday. If you love poker but don't want to be a fish in a pool of sharks, BetOnline Poker may be for you.

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BetOnline Poker Review FAQ

Is BetOnline Poker Legal in the US?

BetOnline Poker serves all of the United States. It is not illegal to play online poker in the United States, but laws do limit the options for a deposit. BetOnline Poker offers a safe online poker environment with easy deposits and fast payouts.

Are There Bots on BetOnline Poker?

Luckily, BetOnline Poker has had fewer problems with bots than other online poker rooms. Part of this is due to the site's stringent monitoring of all gaming, ensuring that bots are quickly spotted and eliminated. 

Do Poker Pros Play on BetOnline Poker?

Probably. Since there is a limited number of options for online poker in the United States, the odds are that some pros are playing at BetOnline Poker. However, the number of pros will not be the same as other sites. Part of this is because BetOnline does not pay pro sponsorship deals. Also, other sites offer larger tournament guarantees that attract the pros.

What States is BetOnline Poker Legal In?

BetOnline Poker is legal in any state that does not have laws prohibiting it. Currently, 43 out of 50 states will allow BetOnline. Nevada, Delaware, Washington State, Louisiana, and Maryland are among the states that will not allow access to BetOnline Poker.