BetCRIS Company Details

Company name: Costa Rica International Sports
Postal address: Building La Colmena, 7th floor, Sabana Sur, San Jose
Country: Costa Rica
Telephone: From US: 1 866 238 2747
From Canada: 1 800 211 2657
From UK: 0 800 0 28 0308
International: +011 506 210 7820
Contact E-mail:

Management: Director: Mickey Richardson

BetCRIS Company Bio

Costa Rica International Sports (CRIS or BetCRIS) has been operating from Costa Rica since the early 90s. CRIS was founded in 1985 and launched its online operational end in 1998. BetCRIS has expanded its services and has diversified by starting a virtual casino, multi-player poker and walk-in sports betting outlets all over the world. The company owns a building in San Jose, Costa Rica, which provides it, and various other reputable online sports books who are CRIS’ tenants, state-of-the-art facilities and an operational platform.
Online since: 1998
Jurisdictions: Costa Rica
Auditor: Fair Gaming certified


BetCRIS Betting Details

Deposit options: pindebit
Withdrawal options: pindebit

Singles accepted: Yes

Minimum deposit: no limit; over the phone there is a $25 minimum

Deposit options: Neteller, banwire, check by phone, Cashier Check, Firepay, Moneybookers, Western Union, Money Gram

Accepted credit cards: Visa and Mastercard online or over the phone

Deposit fees: no fee

Minimum bet: online is $5, and $50 over the phone

Maximum bet: $5,000 online, and $20,000 over the phone

Maximum winning: No maximum

Maximum payout: $150,000

Withdrawal options: Neteller, Money transfer, Firepay, Moneybookers, Bank draft Fed ex, Bank draft regular mail, bankwire, check by phone

Withdrawal fees: Depended of the method

Account currencies: USD, Canadian dollars, colones, Danish Krone, Dominican pesos, Euros, British pounds, Norwegian Krone, Swedish Krona, Venezuelan Bolivares

Supported languages: English, Spanish, Chinese

Odds format: US Style (for example odds = +135) , Euro style (decimal)

Secured website technology: Yes

WAP betting: Yes, WI-FI, Black Berry

P2P betting: No

Online chat with customer service: Yes

Bonus offers: 20% sign up bonus, 20% reload bonus, 10% referral bonus

Other: One of the top 5 sportsbooks in the world. Where the line originates. Money lines and totals on ALL games. Loyalty points program. Earn bonuses for all the action you make. Online casino. 3rd largest poker room in the world. Horse racing with up to an 8% DAILY CASH REBATE. Virtual horse racing. Cash games, Gin Rummy, Backgammon, Mah Jong, Pool and more.


BetCRIS Review

Site Navigation: The face of the bookmaker; the look, feel and ease of use of the site: 9.8/10
Bonus: Sign-up, referral bonuses are a nice perk: 9.6/10
Transfer: Ease of deposit/withdrawal: 9.9/10

Fees: Lack of deposit/ credit card fees: 9.7/10
Odds: Fairness and chance of winning against the house: 9.8/10
Events: Range of events and special bets: 9.9/10

Service: Questions or concerns met with a quick response: 9.4/10
Trust: Length of company history, strength of reputation: 10/10
Total Score: 97.5%

What They Say: CRIS (Costa Rica International Sports) was established in 1984, making it the very first offshore sports book. No credible line in the world is released without seeing the CRIS numbers first. CRIS did not become the world’s largest sports book by accident. Years of experience, leading edge technology, total commitment to professional, yet friendly service and fast payouts have made CRIS the recognized benchmark for the world’s gaming community. The standard to which all other sports books are judged. CRIS caters to professional and recreational players alike. Our minimum wager online is $5, and $50 over the phone. Our maximum wager is $5,000 online, and $20,000 over the phone. However, higher limits, for our high-end clients, are routinely made upon request. Overnight lines are posted the day before the game, and football lines are posted one week in advance. CRIS is where the line originates. At CRIS we understand the most important issue is GETTING PAID . Here are the undisputed facts: CRIS has handled more revenue than any other sportsbook, and CRIS has paid out more in winnings to clients than any other sports book in the world ! CRIS provides the fastest payout procedure in the industry. We offer same day payouts, 5 days a week. CRIS offers its customers the widest array of options in today’s offshore sports book industry ! Including:Full Service Race-Book: accepting wagers on all major U.S. horse tracks, online or over the phone. Instant Play Casino: play multi-hand Black-Jack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Slots, Baccarat, and more. Office Pool Squares: sport pools are offered throughout the year and will be up for many different events. Loyalty Program: every wager a player makes earns them BetPoints that can be traded in for free plays and prizes! BetCRIS Betting Exchange: allows players to experience real-time-in-game betting against other sports fans. Bet during the game, up until the final whistle! Multi-Currency Accounts: CRIS customers can choose to maintain their betting account in USD, Euros, GBP, CDN, Norwegian or Swedish Krone. Generous incentive and Sign-Up Bonuses: offered all year round and regular seasonal promotions too. BetCRIS offers its customers the widest variety of wagering options! Including:Wagering Types: sides, totals, parlays, teasers, if-bets, reverses, futures, and more.
NFL Wagering: 1st & 2nd Halfs, Quarter lines, team totals, propositions
NBA: 1st & 2nd Halfs, Quarter lines, team totals, propositions
NHL: Canadian line, puck line, money lines, period lines
MLB: 1st & 2nd Halfs, run lines, reverse run lines, propositions
NCAA: 1st & 2nd Halfs, quarter lines, team totals, propositions
Golf: pick the winner, match-ups, stroke lines, propositions
Boxing: over or under, pick the round, decision propositions
Tennis: individual odds to win, match-up odds
Nascar: pick the winner, match-ups, top three, propositions
Horses: win/place/show, exactas, house Q’s, propositions
Other sports offered: WNBA, MLS, Arena Football, international ice hockey, Formula 1 Racing, Rugby,Handball, Floorball, Cricket, and more!
Current Events: Politics, Academy Awards, Grammys, Reality TV, and more!

Once a player becomes a customer of CRIS, there is no need for them to search for any other sports book. Over 60% of our new customers come from referrals!


What We Say:
Company details: BetCRIS was established in 1985 and since then has grown to be one of the largest online gaming sites in the world. Thanks to a solid business sense, reliable and early lines, solid service and great bet variety BetCRIS seems to consistently stay right at the top of the sports betting industry heap.

Marketing and Brand: BetCRIS is one of the oldest and most stable books in the industry. Established in 1985 and online since 1998, they are widely regarded as the book that comes out "first with the lines." BetCRIS doesn’t rely heavily on aggressive marketing so much as it’s already-established brand recognition and esteemed reputation among sports bettors. BetCRIS prides itself on never having thrown out anyone for winning.

Prices: BetCRIS prices are among the best in the industry. The $0.20 baseball lines are a little expensive, however, CRIS has tried to make up for this by offering exclusive 1st and 2nd half baseball betting, as well as team totals, allowing you to bet not only on the number of runs per gamee, but also the number of runs per team..

Customer Service: BetCRIS customer service is in a league of it’s own. 24/7 phone and email, with phone holds less than two minutes on average and emails respioned to within 30 minutes. Chat is instant. Reps are polite, easy to understand, and extremely knowledgeable of sports betting.

Bet/Game Variety: BetCRIS offers one of the largest varieties of sides, props, and entertainment/ recreational wagers around. From Oscar odds and the Enron trial to playee behavior and and political events, if you can bet on it, BetCRIS will take it.

Bonuses: BetCRIS has an aggressive sign-up bonus considering it’s low prices. The BetCRIS sign-up bonus is 20% with a reload bonus of 20%.

Other Promotions: BetCRIS offers a 10% referral bonus up to $200. Free sports pager on deposits over $500, 10% in office pool squares, 2 free blackjack tournament or caribbean stud tournament entries, twice per month for each deposit of $100 or more. CRIS also offers loyalty points that are earned much the same way as frequent flyer miles and can be used toward freeplays.

Transfers and Fees: BetCRIS deposit and withdrawal fees are among the lowest in the industry. There are no fees for deposits. Withdrawal fee on bank wires and checks. Fee on Western Union withdrawals less than $300.

Security and Reliability: BetCRIS owns their own 7-story building in Costa Rica, providing building security, UPS diesel generator backup, and sophisticated Level 3 SSL encryption for themselves and several tenents. CRIS is extremely secure and reliable, and there are no known customer complaints.