*SportsBetting.com isn’t live in Indiana, but it may be in the future. Details in this preview are subject to change. Be sure to check back here for updates about SportsBetting.com Indiana.
SportsBetting.com is a rising star on the digital betting scene. Owned by the Carousel Group and currently sizing up markets across the US and the world, this operator means business. Although it’s not live in Indiana right now, it could very well be in the future.
This review uses information from SportsBetting.com’s legal operations elsewhere to get a look at what it might offer should it go live in Indiana.
For example, new players can receive free bets up to the value of $1,000 during their first week on the site. Beyond that, additional deals included a free $1 million pick ’em contest, as well as plenty of betting options.
Although certain things might be liable to change, this guide will give you a taste of what’s to come if this online sportsbook launches in Indiana.
SportsBetting.com’s welcome bonus is a great option for novice bettors. The site offers a week’s worth of “risk-free” action when you sign up. Now, there are some important caveats to that, and we’ll get into those as well.
In practice, your net losses (winnings minus losses) will be covered up to a value of $1,000 for the first seven days after your account is activated. This means that once you’ve made an opening deposit of $10 or more, there will be a “safety net” in place for a full week.
For example, if you win $500 from your bets in the first week but lose $800, you’d have a net loss of $300. As per the terms of the SportsBetting.com welcome bonus, you’d get $300 back in the form of free credits.
However, if you won $500 but only lost $400, you wouldn’t be entitled to any free bets because you’d have a net profit of $100.
If you end the first week in profit, it’s party time. If you don’t, that’s when the welcome offer comes in. SportsBetting.com will give you credit for your losses up to $1,000.
You’ll get the rebate in your account as free credits.
You can’t cash free credits out, so they don’t have any real-world value. However, you can use your credits for any sports bets you make.
They don’t have to be used as one single bet, which means you can spread them around as required. Anything you win is yours to keep. You won’t get your stake back, but any profits are yours to spend or withdraw as you wish.
Overall, this is fantastic offer. If and when SportsBetting.com goes live in Indiana, it will want to make a splash. This deal will likely do that. During our time reviewing US online sportsbooks, we’ve seen some great deals, but this one stands out from the crowd.
|Online Sportsbook||SportsBetting.com Indiana|
|Bonus Offer||Losses covered up to $1,000|
|Last Updated||October 2020|
During our SportsBetting.com review, we noted one exceptional pre-launch offer. It may not be available when the site goes live in Indiana, but it’s an example of what you can expect to see in the future. The promo in question was a $1 million pick ’em contest.
Entry was free, and all you had to do was correctly make against-the-spread and over/under selections for each of the 16 games during Week 1 of the NFL season.
Anyone who got all 32 picks right received $1 million. If no one managed that, the top-five performers shared $10,000. That was a heck of deal for a site that hadn’t even launched at the time of this review.
We saw it as a statement of intent. In the same way the promo team is making its presence felt with its welcome bonus, this contest was designed to do the same.
Will there be another promotion like this? We don’t know. However, when you make a first impression like that, it’s never a good idea to backtrack too far.
So, while you may not get to play for $1 million if the site goes live in Indiana, you can be hopeful there will be some contests that are just as impressive.
The SportsBetting.com app hasn’t launched yet, but Carousel Group CEO Daniel Graetzer has said ease of access is one of his main priorities. You will be able to download an iOS or Android app, but you won’t have to. Graetzer wants the desktop site to be slick and accessible on all devices and browsers.
This means the site aims to provide legible odds tables, smooth price updates, and “world-class data security” via your desktop or mobile. Without seeing the app, it’s hard to say whether it will be better than the mobile site. In our experience, native sports betting apps are a little better because certain page elements are tailored to the device you’re using. For example, the odds are listed in a slightly more elegant way.
However, if Graetzer can deliver on his promise to make the slickest instant-play sportsbook online, then this may not be necessary. Either way, you can be confident the site will use the latest security provisions, including SSL encryption. And, from what we’ve seen of the prelaunch site, the pages will be well-constructed with plenty of information.
In fact, one of the early signs that SportsBetting.com is going to be a smooth operator revealed itself in the blog section of the site. Even before customers could start betting, the team was publishing sports betting guides, tips and insights.
We expect the SportsBetting.com blog will become a hub for all things betting. From game previews and reviews to expert advice, this could be an invaluable resource for sports bettors of all levels.
The experts among you will appreciate the extra insights, while any novices out there will benefit from free advice. In an industry where nothing is guaranteed, you need all the help you can get.
The message from Graetzer and everyone else at SportsBetting.com HQ is that the site aims to offer some of the highest betting limits in the US. Again, because the site isn’t live in Indiana, we can’t say exactly how high the limits will be.
The early lineup of betting options will include the following:
These bets require you to correctly predict the outcome of one event. Within this category, you’ll be able to make these specific types of bets:
In addition to singles, you’ll also be able to make parlay bets. These are multiple singles bundled into one overall bet. For example, you might make five outright picks on the latest NBA games. You could choose to keep these as individual bets, in which case the outcome of one won’t impact another.
Alternatively, you can turn them into a parlay. This means you’ll link all five picks under one bet. When you do this, if one pick is wrong, the whole bet loses, even if the others were correct. This added risk means the odds on parlays are longer than singles. However, the counter is that they’re harder to win.
It’s not clear, but SportsBetting.com may offer cashouts or parlay insurance. If it offers the former, you’ll be able to end a parlay early. The site will give you a price to end the bet based on how well your picks are doing.
If the latter is available, you may be able to get some money if the majority of your picks are correct. For example, if you had parlay insurance and four out of five of your picks were right, you could receive some type of rebate because you got close but not quite close enough.
As well as pre-event betting, SportsBetting.com will likely offer in-game bets, aka live bets. Live bets are great because the odds are constantly changing as the dynamics of the event change. If you’re well-versed in a sport and can read how things are flowing, live bets can be a great option for you.
In essence, you’re playing a game of cat and mouse with the oddsmakers. You’re trying to spot a change in dynamics before they do. If you can manage that before the odds change, you should be able to get more value than you otherwise would.
For example, a game may be tied, but the odds may have one team as the favorite because it’s had the most possession. You notice that the other team is coming on strong. You place a bet on that team (i.e., the underdog) just before it scores. Suddenly, the odds switch and the team that was previously the underdog is now the favorite. Because you spotted something was happening and placed a bet before the odds changed, you’re now in a strong position.
There will be a full spectrum of sports to bet on at this site when it launches. The oddsmakers have already announced the initial selection of sports they’re going to cover. However, you can expect this list to grow as the platform evolves and moves into more US and international markets:
If and when SportsBetting.com goes live in Indiana, your money will be safe. The sportsbook won’t be able to launch in the state without a license. To obtain a license, it will have to show the Indiana Gaming Commission that its software is secure, its data streams are legit, and its prices are fair.
What’s more, it will have to offer safe payment options, store your money in segregated bank accounts, and guarantee all wins. Therefore, you don’t have to worry that your bankroll is in jeopardy when you’re able to join SportsBetting.com.
The minimum deposit at SportsBetting.com will be $10, and all transactions will be processed instantly when you use the following methods:
The minimum withdrawal at SportsBetting.com is likely to be $10, and, and from what we’ve seen, the average processing time will likely be three to five days, depending on the method you use.
There’s a fantastic FAQ at this sportsbook. It not only gave us information for this review, but it also provides a step-by-step guide on how to place bets. If you need help with something more specific, the SportsBetting.com support team will be available via the following methods:
Sports betting is hugely entertaining. It basically adds another layer of entertainment to something that’s already exciting.
However, as fun as it is, you need to bet responsibly. Learn the basics of bankroll management, and never get out of your depth.
If SportsBetting.com goes live in Indiana, it will have onsite responsible gambling tools and links to various support groups. However, if you’re in trouble at any point, visit the Indiana Gaming Commission’s website for links to problem gambling organizations.
As long as you can bet responsibly, everything will be fine. SportsBetting.com looks set to become one of the top operators in the US. So, if you do want to get in on the action and sign up when it goes live, and check back here regularly. We’ll bring you the latest updates, a secure way to sign up, and potentially, some exclusive bonus offers.