BetUS Company Details
BetUS Company Bio
The company describes itself as a "leading online sports betting and sports wagering entertainment website, providing a safe and secure place for online gambling" BetUS offers an exciting and pleasing gaming environment, with an ease-of-transfer difficult to match among online sportsbooks. Recent complaints about the BetUS software miscalculating the timing/execution of parlays have been met with initial resistance and eventual good faith by the company. We’ll be keeping our eye on BetUS in the future, but thanks to their willingness to communicate and make good on payouts, we have reason to believe they are worthy of our trust.
Online since: 1993
Jurisdictions & License: Cyprus
Software: ASI and Digital Gaming Solutions, Inc.
BetUS Betting Details
Minimum deposit: $50
Deposit options: Bank wire, cashiers check, electronic check, Visa & Mastercard ($5,000/card/month)
Accepted credit cards: Visa, Mastercard.
Deposit fees: None by credit card. Bank wire, cashiers check, electronic check paid by customer.
Minimum bet: $5
Maximum bet: $10,000
Maximum winning: None
Maximum payout: $5,000/day
Withdrawal options: Cashier’s check (10 days), bank wires (2 days), or by moneygram or Western Union for same day payout.
Withdrawal fees: Customer pays for ACH or couriered check unless otherwise waived by management.
Account currencies: USD
Supported languages: English, Spanish.
Odds format: US
Secured website technology: RSA secured with 1024 bit key SSL encryption.
WAP betting: No.
P2P betting: No
Online chat with customer service: No
Sports available for betting: NFL and NCAA football, NBA and NCAA basketball, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, International soccer, plus major events in tennis, golf, NASCAR, boxing, rugby, cricket, Formula 1.
Entertainment/novelty bets: Yes
Types of wagers available: The Sportsbook takes Straight bets, Teasers, Parlays, Action-Reverse, Propositions, and If-bets. The Racebook handles action for Straight bets, Quinellas, Exactas, Trifectas, Daily Doubles, Superfectas and Pick 3/4/6.
Site Interface & Navigation Ease: 9/10
Sign-up, Reload & Referral Bonuses: 10/10
Money Transfer Ease: 10/10
Lack of Fees: 9/10
Event Variety: 10/10
Total Score: 91.0%
What They Say: BetUS.com is a leading online sports betting and sports wagering entertainment website, providing a safe and secure place for online gambling for more than 13 years now. BetUS.com is recognized as one of the oldest and most respected online entertainment companies, offering the level of experience and industry expertise expected of a world-class sportsbook. Licensed and bonded in Costa Rica, we employ over 500 people and offer service to more than 100,000 clients. Members of BetUS.com can enjoy wagering on some of their favorite sports including: football, basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, auto racing and boxing. We also offer entertainment-based propositions focusing on Hollywood celebrities, films & TV, trials, politics and various pop culture topics. For those interested in Vegas-style casino games and interactive poker, we are dedicated to providing the very best in poker and casino dynamics.
Wagering Venues: BetUS offers gamblers four way to bet including a Sportsbook, Racebook, Casino and Poker Room. The Sportsbook offers wagering on NFL and NCAA football, NBA and NCAA basketball, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, International soccer, plus major events in tennis, golf, NASCAR, boxing, rugby, cricket, Formula 1 and proposition betting. The Sportsbook takes Straight bets, Teasers, Parlays, Action-Reverse, and If-bets. All odds are live. The Betus Racebook handles action for over 90 major track world-wide, including Straight bets, Quinellas, Exactas, Trifectas, Daily Doubles, Superfectas and Pick 3/4/6. The Casino has a healthy variety of table, video and slots games. They include Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Stud Poker, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Jokers Wild, Wild 7, Touchdown Fever and Jurassic Fire. Also offered are Blackjack and freeroll tournaments. Simply log on, and pick your game of chance. Some you can test drive for free to get the feel of the game. The Betus Poker Room does require that you download software in order to play Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, 7 Card Stud, plus One-On-One Poker. A word of warning – you’re okay on the software download if you have Microsoft 98 or later, but the software will not work on a Mac.
Bonuses & Incentives: Betus has good bonus and incentive programs in place. These include (up to) a 50% signing bonus, 50% reload bonus, 25% refer a friend bonus, 10% casino chips bonus, plus 10% gamblers insurance. Members also receive a free monthly sports magazine
Betting Max/Min Requirements: The Racebook has a $1 minimum and limits payouts to $20,000 per race. The mimimum and maximum bets for both the Sportsbook and the Casino are $5 to $10,000 online. Sportsbook bets by phone carry a $50 fee on weekdays, and a $100 fee on weekends, so it’s best to bet online.
Payouts: Betus has a maximum daily payout limit of $5,000 and pays via Electronic Money Transfer, or check sent by FedEx. Electronic Money Transfers and FedEx withdrawal requests made before 10am EST, Monday – Friday will be processed same-day for payout approval. Delivery is usually between 7-10 business days. Account Set-Up/Transfer Procedures: This is one area where Betus has a clear advantage over many of its competitors. Deposits to open or reload an account may be done in all the normal ways, including Money Transfers. But the big edge for Betus is that bettors can also fund, and re-load their accounts by credit card. And it can be done two ways: by phone, or online.
Wrap-Up: Betus.com has a lot going for it. The site is easy to navigate and the graphics are good. And since it was founded in 1993, it ranks among the most established online wagering venues. The Sportsbook has an extensive menu, and a number of ways to bet. The Racebook equally so, while the Casino and Poker Room offer wagering on standard table and video games. Unfortunately software needs to be downloaded to play and wage for the Poker games. Even more unfortunately, the software only supports Microsoft PCs. If you have a Mac, you’re simply out of luck.
Service by phone is good, both setting up an account, as well as getting answers to questions. Getting questions answered by email is not as good. While the site indicates it will get back to you promptly, two questions we emailed were never answered. Betus.com has a fair program on incentives and bonuses, offering up to $500 to sign up (depending, of course, on how much you deposit). But one area that stands out is the fact that BetUs will take credit cards to set up pre-load your account. For Caribbean based online wagering sites, this is a rarity, and a very welcome feature for gamblers. It eliminates a lot of hassle and time.
Betus.com is certainly in the top tier on online betting sites, and should definitely be factored into the mix when searching for an online site.