But not the best for sure! Let’s not start this Intertops review on a sour note props have to go to the world’s oldest online bookies. Bravo for still going strong 21 years later. A brave move for a bookies that was only 13 years in the business. A move that proved to be very profitable.
Intertops covers 180 different countries and paid out $500 million over the last three years. Not the biggest and not the best but being the oldest in this most ruthless industry is a feat worthy of praise. But enough of the gush how good are they really?
Well up until they changed their website a few years ago they didn’t have a very good interface at all. A loyal fan base from the states has keep them going over the years but branching out into the rest of the world pushed their mettle and they responded to the challenge. The site is clean and fresh a much over used phrase but in this case it is well founded. Yes there is the dreaded black and grey but this is off set with a very pale blue background and red accents.
The site is for change fully responsive so there is no need for an Intertops mobile app to download. The site works so well on a mobile you don’t need a desktop at all. it is formatted perfectly. Just as a side note Intertops were one of the first mobile betting sites as well.
As you would expect from the oldest internet bookies Intertops do things a little differently to the rest of the crowd. The format of the site is instantly useable and recognizable the sports list is on the left. The fixtures with markets and prices in the middle and the betting slip and other boxes with info on the right. The big difference is how the markets and fixtures are laid out. Instead of clicking on a match and then getting the markets its set a bit different.
You click on say the English Premier and the markets are listed in separate boxes. You then have all of the fixtures available for each one listed with their prices. The boxes on the far right have the the hottest bets avilble with quick links for your betting slip then you have a box with the current Intertops live betting options. There is usually a good choice of live events but not that many markets available to bet on. This could be the one biggest criticism of Intertops. The available markets are nowhere near as many as the big European bookies. But Intertops has a very loyal client base. They payout on time and have a flexible attitude to taking on US customers.
Another aspect customers like to talk about is the fact the limits are not crazy small. You can still place a sizable wager with Intertops even after frequently winning.
It just goes to show that for the recreational gambler there’s more to a book than good odds. The odds at Intertops are market competitive but by no means the best. The way customers are treated at Intertops is the one overriding plus that is always mentioned in forums. The list of regular Intertops bonuses or special offers as they like to call them is impressive for an online bookies. The sign up bonus has a choice of three 200% up to $50, 100% up to $100 and 50% up to $200.
The turnover rules are you have to wager the deposit once to start with then claim the bonus then it is 8x for the 200%, 6x for the 100% and 4x for the 50%. The bets must be prices of -200 (1.5). These bonuses are only offered to US and Canadian customers. Then there is a free $20 bet instead as a sign up bonus this has a x16 turnover within 30 days. There are regular prize draws as well tickets to the final four of the NCAAB is one running at the moment. There is a $500 prize for the ‘odds hunter’ each month. Weekly parlay draws with free bets on offer if one of your choices lets you down.
There is the stunning $1000 prize for the highest net profit from a parley each month.
Deposit bonuses each Thursday and a refer a friend bonus as well. Yes some of the turnover conditions take the shine off but the prize draws are a special offer for sure.
The fact that Intertops have been round from the get go and still have one of the biggest sites out there must mean they are doing something right. Even the fact that they are registered in St. Kits and Nevis a tiny Caribbean state with not exactly the best reputation for oversight when it comes to gambling operations, this does not take the shine off. It just goes to show how important it is to look after your customers.
Brand loyalty is a big thing there is no point have the widest choice of markets and great odds if you mess people around when they win. There are a ton of those type of bookies online. Intertops have built a strong reputation based on the fact that they pay really quickly. They don’t mess you about the minute you start winning. The limits on accounts are not in the tens of dollars they are up in the low thousands. They will block you if they think you are arbitrage betting but will any bookie. If you are looking for a 100% reliable sports book then Intertops are well worth a look.
They may not have the very best choices on offer but what they do they do really well.