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BetMaker Review

Sportsbook Name: BetMaker
Sportsbook URL:
Sportsbook Review of BetMaker
Last Update: October 08

Company Background

Since the acquisition from Sportbet in February 2004 BetMaker has been family to Costa Rica International Sports, or better known as CRIS and based on their history of integrity, customer fairness and financial security it places them firmly amongst the top sportsbooks in the gaming industry.

Opening an account 3.5/5

The sign up process is slightly more laborious than that of sister sportsbooks Diamond and BookMaker but the questions are not unreasonable. Just follow the tips and you should get through on the first attempt.

Software & Navigation 4/5

The sportsbook is powered by Digital Gaming Solutions (DGS) and has no reliability problems.

The website is user friendly and navigating from the sportsbook, racebook, virtual racing, casino, parlay cards and office pools is fast and efficient.

Betting Limits 4.5/5

BetMaker minimum bet: $1 online, $50 by phone.

Maximum bet: NFL $20,000, NBA $5,000, MLB $5,000.

Sports Offered 4/5

All the popular sporting events are available from football, baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, motor racing, golf, boxing, rugby, to martial arts, handball, horse matchups plus extensive coverage of international, super league and premier league soccer.

Odds Offered 4/5

BetMaker offers 20 cent lines.

Wager types includes straight, parlay, teaser, if bets and reverses, money line, action points and open bets.

Signup Bonus 4/5

To qualify to BetMaker signup bonus, you need to deposit $100 or more choose either 25% bonus with a 5x rollover, or 10% with a 3 x rollover.

Max bonus is $500 and their is bonuses on credit card deposits.

You have 24 hours from the moment you make a deposit to claim your bonus.

Promotions/Bonuses 4/5

BetMaker re-up bonus: Deposit $100 or more and receive 10% bonus with a 3x rollover requirement. Reload bonuses are only granted if they meet the terms specified on the BetMaker website including no bonuses on credit cards.

BetMaker reward program: You earn BETpoints when you place a sports bet. You than redeem your Betpoints for free plays or cool prizes.

BetMaker home team advantage: 10% bonus when your favorite team wins for this year's NBA, NFL and NCAA college football season.

BetMaker refer a friend program: receive 10% when your friend deposits $300 or more, 3x rollover. Both accounts need to be active for at least two weeks and referral bonuses are only credited on a Tuesday.

Customer Support 4.5/5

BetMaker assistance is available 24/7/265 via live chat, email and toll free telephone service.

The BetMaker agents have an exceptional reputation based on knowledge and friendliness. The professionalism is sometimes be compromised when they treat the Live Chat feature like an MSN chat room but then again, some customers prefer that type of familiarity.

Financial Security 4/5

The organization is unquestionably solid. Located in the exclusive area of Sabana Park, San Jose CRIS own their own seven story glass faced building and rent the five lower floors to other sportsbooks, casinos and software providers.

Deposit/Withdrawal 4/5

BetMaker sportsbook featured many deposit methods. See the list below for details:

Payment Type Min. Max. Country Fees
Bank Draft by mail $50 no max All Free
Bank Wire $50 no max All Free
Click2Pay $10 $1,000 Non-US Free
ClickandBuy $1 $1,000 Non-US Free
Credit Cards by phone $25 $500 All Free
Credit Card, Visa $25 $500 All Free
ECO Pre-Paid Card $1 $1,000 All Free
eWalletXpress $1 $1,000 All Free
Deposit-Now $15 $1,200 US only 3%
Int'l Money Transfer $40 $1,800 All Free*
Moneybookers $5 $100,000 Non-US Free
P to P Money Transfer $50 $2,450 All Free*
Neteller $10 $50,000 Non-US/CDN Free
Paysafecard $1 $1,000 European Free
SolidPay $100 $1,000 US & CDN only Free
Speedcard $1 $1,000 Non-US Free
Ukash $1 $1,000 Non-US Free

BetMaker payout will be processed within 24 hours, or even same-day if you make your request before 3pm eastern. See list of options below:

Payment Type Min. Max. Country Fees
Bank Draft by courier $50 $4,900 All $60
Bank Draft by Mail $100 $2,500 US/CND only Free
Bank Wire $5,000 no max All Vary
Int'l Money Transfer $10 $1,500 All Vary
Moneybookers $20 $2,000 Non-US Vary
P to P Money Transfer $10 $1,000 All Vary
Neteller $20 $8,000 Non-US/CDN Vary

* Free on deposit of $300 or more.

Additional Information

The philosophy of the CRIS group of sportsbooks is to provide customers with the highest caliber of service and sporting needs and based on customer reports they have succeeded to meet the needs.


Whether you are a recreational player looking for a secure environment and great incentives or a professional looking to bet good numbers early BetMaker meets the needs of most bettors.