Intertops Sportsbook Review
Intertops originally gained a reputation in the gaming industry for having one of the busiest offshore poker rooms, but over the years has also become known for running a top-notch sportsbook. They are licensed in Antigua and have been around since 1983 and online since 1996 making them one of the most established books in the industry. Over the years, Intertops has been applauded for their overall professionalism as well as their commitment to being on the cutting edge in the area of technological advances. Their customer service department is one of the best around and can be contacted via email, toll-free telephone, and fax. They are available through email and telephone 24/7 all 365 days of the year.
Deposit options with Intertops include standard methods such as credit card and wire transfers, but they also offer a wide array of worldwide money service companies such as MoneyBookers, UseMyWallet, NeTeller, Instadebit, MoneyGlobal, UKash, Paysafecard, Ecocard, and Click2Pay which is far more than your average book. There are some minimal fees associated with some of these methods but a number of them are free of charge.
Withdraw options include checks, bank wires, prepaid VISA, UseMyWallet, as well as many of the same services for deposits. Be sure to check the banking center on the website for all the pertinent information as some of the services are not available to customers in the US and Canada, while other carry a hefty handling fee.
Intertops offer wagers on one of the widest arrays of sports in the industry as they cater to a global audience. They also delve into futures and prop bets on politics, entertainment, and just about any other social event that would tend to draw action. They offer a full line of wager types including Parlays, Round Robins, Teasers, Reverses, If Bets, and Reverses. They specialize in live bets and next bets for a variety of International as well as American sporting events. Minimum wagers start at $1 and maximum bets depend on the sport and wager type. They offer a maximum payout of $100,000 weekly per player or syndicate. Intertops also has an online casino as well as the previously mentioned poker room.
The one major knock on this sportsbook in the past has been their reluctance to offer competitive bonuses and promotions that have become so common in the sports wagering industry today. This was primarily due to the fact that their huge customer base and low turnover rate lessened the need to entice new players. This has changed somewhat in recent times as Intertops has now become more competitive in this area.
Initial deposits receive a $100 bonus as well as a 10 percent free cash offer for prepaid accounts. There are also bonuses available for player referrals and a 10 percent re-load bonus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Recent promotions have included a weekly NFL predictions-for-cash contest, Super Bowl tickets raffle, a European Soccer giveaway, and a $10,000 NBA and NHL playoff sweepstakes.
Intertops is much more global in scale as compared to many of the sportsbooks that tend to cater to a North American market, which can be a huge advantage if you are interested in wagering on sporting events abroad. Their successful longevity of close to 30 years remains the primary testament to their reputation as one of the finest sportsbooks in the industry.