Sportsbook.ag, formerly known as Sportsbook.com, used to be one of the big online sports betting sites in the United States. That was before the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 took effect in the United States. The site used to be owned by Sportingbet before ownership was transferred to Jazette Enterprises Limited and eventually handed to its current owner Domain Holdings Limited.
Sportsbook.ag, as mentioned on its website, distinguishes itself from other gambling sites with its easy deposits, free bets that don’t have rollover requirements, “industry-leading” Dime Line baseball odds, hundreds of prop betting options, 24/7 customer service, and useful information for players such as betting trends, matchup info, and stats for all games.
Sportsbook.ag is one big gambling site that offers a lot of things. It took us some time to properly get a glimpse of the extent of online gambling options, bonuses, and promotions it offers. Read further into our Sportsbook.ag review to learn more about this good option for online gambling.
Fast and Easy Account Registration
Signing up for an account on Sportsbook.ag is quick and easy. The online registration form you need to fill out is slightly longer than the typical forms of other online casinos but you should be able to quickly complete it. The information required are basic details you should be able to quickly type in. It took us around 25 to 30 seconds to complete the registration process. There is no email verification involved. We actually did not get any email regarding the successful account registration. We were automatically logged into our account after the registration was completed.
The account dashboard of Sportsbook.ag is feature-rich. Aside from enabling the editing of various account details, from the password to the mailing and billing information, it also has an inbox system. You can’t directly send messages through it but you get to receive notifications, announcements, and other communication from Sportsbook.ag. Additionally, the bet tracking section of this account dashboard comes with the ability to search for different types of bets filtered by a date range. There are also separate sections for tracking bonuses and contest history.
Moreover, Sportsbook.ag’s account dashboard includes an Account Verification section, which is basically a section for uploading proof of identity documents. This is a very important section and something you must be aware of before you start playing on Sportsbook.ag. If you seriously want to make Sportsbook.ag your sports betting and online casino, you must know that you will be required to authenticate your account, which means you have to send proofs of your identity.
The Sportsbook.ag Games
There are many online gambling options on Sportsbook.ag. It’s not just about sports betting, it also has online casino games, a racebook, and contests.
The sports betting section covers comprehensive range of sports events in different parts of the world including basketball, baseball, motor racing, golf, boxing, mixed martial arts, tennis, cycling, and cricket. It includes various sports leagues worldwide including NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, AFL, Euroleague Basketball, as well as the Olympics. It also features e-games and betting on political events such as the US Elections and European Union Referendum.
The sports betting interface is similar to what other sportsbooks have. Perhaps the only not so common features here are the Sports Search bar to the left and the Help and Tips pop-up window that can be accessed through a conspicuous link to the right. This Help and Tips window serves as a comprehensive guide for placing wagers. It presents tips on straight wagering, parlay, progressive parlay, If Bet, teaser, and Round Robin.
Sportsbook.ag also has a racebook or horse race betting section. At the time we did this Sportsbook.ag review, we found thoroughbred races in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa. Betting in this section is mostly similar to how it is done in the sports betting section.
On the other hand, Sportsbook.ag also has a good number of casino games. It has a total of 135 casino games grouped as follows: Blackjack Games, Table Games, Video Poker, Jackpot Games, Slots, Scratch Card Games, Hi-Lo Games, and Keno and Lotto Games.
- There are 8 games in the Blackjack category including single-deck, Spanish, and classic blackjack.
- The Table Games category has 14 games including Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, Pai Gow, Craps, American Roulette, European Roulette, Showdown Poker, Baccarat, and Red Dog.
- There are 3 games in the Video Poker category namely, Single Hand Poker, Multi-Hand Poker, and Pyramid Hand Poker.
- For the Jackpot category, there are 32 games. These are mostly jackpot slot games such as Brazillions, Bikini Beach, Reels of Rome, Gold Vault, Transylmania, Kung Fu Cash, Club Spin, and Vegas III.
- The Slots category has 5 categories namely 30 Pay Line Slots, 24 & 25 Pay Line Slots, 15 & 20 Pay Line Slots, 8 9 & 10 Pay Line Slots, and Classic Reel Slots.
- There is only 1 Scratch Card game on Sportsbook.ag.
- The Hi-Lo Games category has 2 entries namely, Draw Hilo and Casino War.
- Lastly, there are 5 games in the Keno and Lotto Games category. These are Keno Jackpot, 80 Ball Keno, Krazy Keno, Klub Keno, and Lotto.
Loading times for the casino games are around average. Game graphics and overall aesthetics are good to great. They are not loaded in fullscreen by default but you have the option to switch to fullscreen mode or to make the game run on a separate window. It’s just a bummer that the games are in 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the more popular 16:9 aspect ratio, which could maximize the screen size of most computer and mobile displays at present.
Almost all of the casino games on the site have their Play for Fun versions. You will not be able to access the Play for Fun versions by viewing the standard game gallery, though. You have to scroll down to see the Play for Fun game category.
Sportsbook.ag Game Software, Fairness, and Payout Percentage
Sportsbook.ag refuses to divulge the name of its game software provider. On its FAQ/Help Center, Sportsbook.ag only provides a description of its software supplier. Accordingly, the software provider is an international e-gaming solutions specialist that has been in the business since 1997. We tried many of the games to see if the software provider’s name is branded on them but we found none.
The games are not provably fair but Sportsbook.ag asserts that they are fair as they have been tested and approved by Technical System Testing (TST). Also, Sportsbok.ag says that their software is desigend to yield a payout rate of 97% to 98% depending on the games played.
The games appear to be in Flash. We noticed some slowdown on our web browser as we had the game running for a number of hours as we did this Sportsbook.ag review.
Sportsbook.ag Is Mobile-Friendly
We have good news for those who are interested in the variety of online gambling options offered by Sportsbook.ag. This site is mobile-friendly so there should be no issues in playing the games on mobile browsers as long as these browsers support Flash. The site has no iOS, Android, or Windows mobile apps for playing the games but we can say in this Sportsbook.ag review that the mobile-friendly site is good enough in providing an enjoyable mobile online gambling experience.
Currencies, Deposits, Withdrawals, and Wagering Particulars
Sportsbook.ag uses fiat currencies (mainly US dollar or USD) and bitcoins (BTC) but the amounts presented on the site are in USD.
There are 4 methods for making deposits: bitcoin, cash transfer, Visa cards, and Skrill. Players in Canada can make deposits through bitcoins, cash transfer, and Visa cards. Players in other countries are only allowed to make deposits through bitcoin and Skrill. The bitcoin method is arguably the best option since its minimum and maximum deposit limits are set at 5 USD and 10,000 USD. All bitcoin deposits are also granted a 10% reload bonus (more on this later).
When it comes to withdrawals, the options available are as follows: check, bitcoin, and wire transfer. Again, bitcoin withdrawals can be considered the best option because of the low minimum deposit and hgh maximum withdrawal limits (50 USD and 5,000 USD respectively). Processing time only takes somewhere between 3-7 days (the other options take up to 8 weeks). Withdrawals are charged a 5% fee, which is automatically deducted from the amount being withdrawn.
The wagering details for the different games available on Sportsbook.ag are presented in the respective games.
Sportsbook.ag Bonuses and Promotions
The following are the different bonuses and promotions offered on Sportsbook.ag:
- Free Bets (for all games). These are bets occasionally offered for specific games. Once you get the offer for a free bet, you have the option to use it for the game or to save it for later use. These free bets expire at 11:59PM.
- 100% Casino first deposit Bonus of up to 500 USD. Wagering requirement: 35x.
- 100 USD Casino Match Bet. This promotion makes your first bet free, from 1 USD to 100 USD, regardless of whether you win or lose. Wagering requirement: 35x.
- 100% World’s Best Poker Bonus – First Deposit Bonus of up to 1,000 USD. This does not have a rollover requirement but you need to earn this bonus by generating Player Points. For every 200 Player Points you generate, you get to earn 1 USD of this bonus.
- 100% Match Bet for the First Racebook Wager, up to 50 USD. Wagering requirement: 35x.
- 20% Reload Bonus of up to 500 USD available on Fridays. This is applicable to the first deposit of at least 500 USD on Fridays.
- 10% Cash Back Program available Mondays through Thursdays. This is an invitation-only casino rebate program. The specifics will be provided in the invitation.
- 50 USD Free Bet for the Refer-a-Friend program.
Be sure to check the Bonuses page of Sportsbook.ag for more details about the bonuses being offered. There are differences in the games that qualify for rollover requirement completion. What’s presented above is just a comprehensive overview of the different bonuses and promotions available.
The VIP program on Sportsbook.ag is mostly associated with the Poker games. You get 1 VIP point for every 10 cents paid for the tournament fee or 1 VIP point for every 10 cents of rake contributed. The VIP points can be redeemed for cash, tournament entries, or items in the Sportsbook.ag rewards store.
Sportsbook.ag Player Support
If you need technical or other forms of assistance, you can send an email to Sportsbook.ag through the online form in the Contact Us page. Unfortunately, this site does not provide live chat and telephone support. The good thing with this email-only support, however, is that it is relatively responsive. We received a response around a couple of hours after we sent the message.
Sportsbook.ag Is Not for Anonymous Players
Say goodbye to anonymity if you want to play at Sportsbook.ag. This site has a Know Your Customer Policy. This policy is in place “to maintain the highest of level of security,” according to Sportsbook.ag’s website.
Sportsbook.ag requires some documentation to validate player accounts. These include proof of identification, proof of address, as well as a bank statement or a voided check for those who want to use bank wire withdrawals.
As mentioned, the Sportsbook.ag account dashboard has an Account Verfication section, which includes the ability to upload files. The uploading of these files is an important step before you can play on the site.
Countries Served and Site Languages
Sportsbook.ag does not present a list of restricted countries. What the site mentions is that there are countries where it is illegal for residents to play the games and make fiat currency or cryptocurrency bets on Sportsbook.ag. However, based on the history of Sportsbook.ag, the shift from .com to .ag in particular, it would appear that it is not intended to serve players in the United States.
Being able to access the site does not mean that you are already qualified to register for an account.
In the online account registration form, though, there’s a dropdown list of countries provided. Our assumption is that all of the countries in the list are qualified or not banned to wager on Sportsbook.ag. The list does not include the United States, the UK, Australia, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, and a number of other countries, so we assume that these countries are restricted.
UPDATE: To ensure the accurate representation of facts in this Sportsbook.ag review, we sent an email inquiry regarding this list of countries in the online account registration form. We are glad to report that our assumption had been confirmed. If your country is included on the dropdown list of the Sportsbook.ag online registration form, that means you are qualified to sign up for an account and wager with real money or bitcoins.
Important Links and Notes
Pros and Cons
- Great range of online gambling options (sportsbook, racebook, and online casino)
- Excellent Playing Reference/Guide/Help Center for players, which provides detailed information on various aspects of playing at Sportsbook.ag
- Multitude of bonuses and promotions offered with standard wagering/rollover requirements
- Does not support anonymous online gambling
- Requires proof of address, banking information, and ID verification for account verification and to enable withdrawals
- No live chat or telephone support