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Sportsbook Review of PlayersOnly
2007/03/20 - Review by Ira Nanson
PlayersOnly was launched in 1996 and successfully built up an enviable reputation, popularity and growth which attracted the attention of one of the most successful online sportsbooks in the business Sportingbet Plc which acquired the company for a cool $204 million in July 2001. However in October 2006 and in compliance with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act SportingBet made the decision to sell all of its US facing sportsbooks and now the book is owned by Jazette Enterprises Ltd.
Today and unlike many other offshore books PlayersOnly continues to offer US bettors a chance to wager on poker, casino, sports and horses.
Commonly dubbed as the worlds sexiest sportsbook PlayersOnly is easy to navigate and offers a great variety of sporting events including NFL, MLB, boxing, golf, European football, cricket, hockey, rugby, tennis, motor sports, basketball.
The wager types include straight bets, buy points, parlays: 4 to 8 teams on progressives and up to 12 teams on regular parlays. Tease 4, 4.5 or 5 points up to 11 teams and 7 points on 3 team teasers. If bets range from 2 to 7 teams. Minimum wager online is $5
Thanks to US anti-gambling laws PlayersOnly had to drastically reduce their deposit options which are now limited to just Mastercard and Visa credit cards.
Similarly payouts can only be received via cashiers check. The minimum amount of $50 - $100 can be sent via regular mail for a fee of $15. However amounts over $100 are sent free of any fees and likewise payouts more than $10,000 are sent via Fedex free of fees.
The company is located in San Jose, Costa Rica and licensed in Antigua which is recognized as one of the most respected and highly regulated gaming jurisdictions in the world. PlayersOnly has a lot to offer including great promotions and weekly contest especially during high season.
Customer service is available round the clock, 7 days a week and 365 days a year via live chat, email and telephone. Note the support numbers are for general inquiries only since PlayersOnly do not accept any telephone wagers.
Most customer complaints are attributed to slow payouts but that is pretty much the norm for most US facing books because of the financial restrictions. But with a strong financial infrastructure PlayersOnly provides US players with a safe betting opportunity.
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