THE GOOD

The site has good navigability and a nice offering of lines for all major North American sports, including first half lines for hoops that are not available at other shops. They have a number of tutorial type articles and offer some valuable stats but those are hard to find at the bottom of the page.

THE BAD

There are a number of countries and US States from which wagers are not accepted. 

THE VERDICT

I think this site recognizes that it might not be ideal for everyone and tries to entice business with their lines and bonus structures. It is not a leader in this space and needs to be bold like offering less juice and more significant matching and reloading bonuses than some of the more established players.

THE GOOD

Big deposit bonus, worthy reputation, fast payouts; sleek-looking home page

THE BAD

no-frills website; old school betting engine

THE VERDICT

BetGuardian has everything that you need for day-to-day betting and they have one of the bigger bonuses in the industry to boot. It’s an overall solid shop and is recommended for a good betting experience.

THE GOOD

Freehalf-point on all football and basketball spreads; good initial deposit bonus; steady, secure sportsbook with fast payouts.

THE BAD

Plain website; limited live betting

THE VERDICT

There’s not really much to complain about at Skybook. It’s a solid sportsbook with a good, longstanding reputation in the game. Throw in fast payouts, a free half-point on spreads and a good initial deposit bonus and you’ve got yourself a pretty good sportsbook. We like Skybook.

THE GOOD

Fantasticrebates, best rebate/bonus program in the industry; quality customer service, quick payouts

THE BAD

Low hockey betting limits; very plain website; no live betting

THE VERDICT

If you’re a casual bettor who is realistic enough to know that very few bettors are successful at gambling on sports, then Rebate Wager is a great place for you to deposit so that your funds go further. While your friends get cleaned out, you’ll earn your annual rebates and stay in the game much longer.

THE GOOD

Site looks snazzy; 50% welcome bonus; modest VIP program

THE BAD

Nice-sized bonus is a red flag; awful payouts track record; hordes of players complaining about extended payout times or payouts not even reaching their destination

THE VERDICT

TopBet might get better in the future – hey, maybe Mel Gibson will get his career back on track in the future – but as of right now, this is a stay away. We can only deal with the present and not guess about what might happen in the future. Don’t play with fire; deposit your money elsewhere.

THE GOOD

Huge bonuses, solid betting content in the blog; handy stats section; good variety of betting lines; good selection of contests; excellent reputation now that they are part of the BetOnline family.

THE BAD

Betting engine is very straightforward but could be better as it feels a bit old school

THE VERDICT

Sportsbetting is evidence that good change does happen in the online betting industry. With BetOnline behind them, this book has quickly morphed from mediocre to excellent. Their payouts have been coming like clockwork and when you team that with a great reputation and some nice deposit bonuses, SB becomes one of the better choices in the sportsbook industry.

THE GOOD

Quick, easy-to-navigate website; trusted book, secure; fast payouts; useful betting trends tool

THE BAD

Small bonus, limited live betting; old school website

THE VERDICT

There’s nothing overly fancy about Intertops; it’s just a solid, secure and stable sportsbook where you can get a lot of your day-to-day betting done and not have to worry about anything else. The fast payout are also appreciated.

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