Welcome to our WagerWeb sportsbook review. In our reviews we do not get into the legal climate of gambling in the United States, however, we think a great reference can be found at Is Online Sports Betting Legal? We have also created a consolidated list of our top five sportsbooks which can be found at Top 5 Online Sportsbooks for U.S. Players.
There are a variety of ways in which WagerWeb sets itself apart, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out why…
WagerWeb fits in with the norm as they offer all of the usual means for depositing money into your account. As with most sportsbooks, customers can deposit money into WagerWeb with a variety of credit cards or Bitcoin. There are a few different bonus structures to choose from. The first gives an extra 10% cash with a 15% free play bonus and an 8x rollover. The second gives an extra 20% cash with a 30% free play bonus and an 10x rollover. Finally, the third gives an extra 50% cash with a 75% free play bonus and an 15x rollover.
Limits/Ease of depositing money: 10/10
Betting InterfaceThe first thing that one may notice is that WagerWeb’s betting platform looks a lot like Heritage Sports. This is a good thing! The constant updates that Wagerweb has made to their system over the years shows that they are heavily invested in their brand. The first thing that we noticed when we came to the site is the account information in the top right hand corner of the screen. This provides a very simple and detailed breakdown of your current funds, including free play money. Naturally, they also make it very easy for you to deposit money!
The betting interface at WagerWeb is pretty self-explanatory. On the left side of the screen, you can select which sport you wish to wish to view and in the middle of the screen are the different game lines or props to bet. Once that is selected, you are taken to a page that allows you to add bets to your bet slip (which I show on the right).
Everything else on the bet ticket simple enough to use. The image shows a sample bet that is waiting to be confirmed. You can bet either a “risk” amount or a “to win” amount. Overall, this system gets very high marks, particularly because they included a tutorial!
Look and feel of the betting interface: 9/10
WagerWeb was certainly designed and developed for the recreational gambler. So when we first reviewed WagerWeb, back in 2014, we gave it very harsh marks as their lines came out very late compared to most of the other sportsbooks. While WagerWeb certainly isn’t a market-maker by any stretch of the imagination, they have greatly improved in this area.
All that said, the lines on WagerWeb are rather standard once they do come out. There aren’t really any discounted lines or anything else of the sort, but the 20 cent lines are commonplace for all games with a spread. The caveat here is that baseball lines are 10-cent, which is impressive. The minimum bet is $2 to win which is slightly higher then most sportsbooks, but still relatively cheap with all things considered.
Odds Prices and minimum bet limits: 8/10
It’s important for any sportsbook these days to have a very solid online mobile site, and WagerWeb is no different. After messing around with the system and placing a few bets, we were very pleased with the way that the software ran.
The first screen has you selecting the sport (or sports) that you wish to bet on. I think that the WagerWeb online interface is pretty straight forward in that it then takes you through to select which bets you wish to make. From there, you select the type of bet, the wager, and then the confirmation of the bet. This is all driven my a fluid menu that allows you to make your selections and then “continue” on to the next page.
There is easy access to a variety of aspects of your account. Even though we don’t talk much about horses or the casino portions of these sites in our sportsbook reviews, WagerWeb has some cool and easy ways to play these on their mobile app as well. In all, we really don’t have anything bad to say about the system.
Mobile Betting Platform: 9/10
WagerWeb used to have a pretty interesting payout system which was heavily tied to their Rewards program. However, it appears as though they have standardized this a bit over the years. There are a variety of options for withdrawal. Bitcoin and checks are the most popular. However, we continue to be adamant that one would be nuts to use anything but Bitcoin.
Fees for payouts outside of Bitcoin are pretty stiff. Bitcoin, thankfully, is free. The one drawback in comparison to other books is the rather low limit of Bitcoin withdrawals at $3,000. Most books set this limit at $10,000 and a few set it even higher. We understand this isn’t an issue for most bettors, but some high rollers will dislike this.
Ease and price of payouts: 6/10
Pro: Very cool betting platform.
Pro: Consistent and solid upgrades to the site.
Pro: Massive selection of games and eSports to bet on.
Pro: Dime lines on MLB.
Con: Low limit for withdrawals.
Con: Somewhat high rollover requirements on free play.
Original posting on November 11, 2013.
5/16/2014: WagerWeb dropped to Honorable Mention in my list off top five sportsbooks from number-three. This is primarily regarding the high cost of payout.
9/16/2020: Haven’t updated in six years. A ton has changed.
I hope that up to this point you have enjoyed our WagerWeb sportsbook review. In conclusion, we have covered a lot of good and just a little bit of bad for the WagerWeb sportsbook, but we definitely think WagerWeb is worth your time.
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