MyBookie Sportsbook Review
With their entire operation focusing heavily on their sportsbook, it should come as no surprise that MyBookie is quickly becoming the premier destination for sharp and recreational players alike. Featuring all of the major North American leagues along with a wide assortment of props on each event, it’s obvious why their odds are frequently referenced on radio and television. They’ve been on our radar for quite some time and members of the Sports Information Network have been happily taking advantage of their generous bonus offers as often as possible.
Thanks to MyBookie’s easy-to-navigate interface, players can quickly place wagers on everything from football, to horse racing, to video games, which is unlike many other gambling websites out there who have fancy, confusing layouts. Simply stated, finding what you want to invest your money on couldn’t be simpler at MyBookie due to their white background and large black font. If only all betting sites would go back to this traditional style rather than a website that overloads your computer with flash based programs. Show me what you have for me to bet on without bells and whistles – this is what MyBookie does.
This exclusive review of the MyBookie Sportsbook will cover everything you need to know before deciding to open an account with them, including their bonuses, wagering types, and betting limits. Spoiler alert: if you live in the United States you’ll absolutely want to sign up with them because they’re one of the best books accepting wagers from the USA today.
Looking at the screenshots below, you can see how well their web pages are laid out. Everything that you need to click on is displayed clearly on the main page. No drop down menus. No clicking 4 different links to find the wager that you want.
Bonus Info? Right at the top. Betting lines? Yes, prominently displayed on the right hand of the website. And guess what, they load quickly too because it’s only text and no images. This alone is reason enough to play there, in our opinion. Meh, maybe we’re just being grumpy old men.
Types of Bets Offered
As MyBookie grows, so too does the sheer amount of sporting events they offer for wagering. Like all online sportsbooks you can place a straight wager, parlay or teaser, so we won’t spend time describing their extremely fair parlay and teaser odds.
However, we will point out that you can wager on WWE at their book, as well as eSports, League of Legends, Counter Strike, StarCraft 2, DOTA 2, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. Some of you might be asking yourselves why we’re highlighting these wagers since all of these are extremely niche markets that only appeal to a small group of people. Well, this should tell you everything that you need to know about this operation – they offer everything.
If you can place a bet on a doggone video game, you can bet your arse that you’ll be able get a wager in on a Second Division Spanish Soccer First Half or the “Segunda Liga” as we affectionately call it around here. Annnnd… if you can bet on a Segunda Liga First Half you can bet your arse you’ll be able to get a wager in on…. well, you get the point.
With a focus on recreational players and responsible gaming, MyBookie has lower online limits than most shops, but they’re still high enough to accommodate the vast majority of players. Unlike some books which allow wagers all the way down to $1, MyBookie has a $10 minimum for online bets while the maximum that can be placed is $1,000.
For higher limit players, MyBookie accommodates your needs by allowing a wager of any size to be placed over the phone. As they say themselves, “If you have the money in your account, you can place the bet“, making them a premier destination for high limit players looking for a level of personal service not often found in any industry, let alone online gambling.
One thing to keep in mind when placing a parlay with them is to never bet to win more than $50,000. MyBookie, like most other online sportsbooks, have a per day winning limit of $50,000 – sorry to bust your bubble Mr. Recreational Bettor. So if you’re stepping up to place a “Lamborghini Parlay“, you’d better downgrade it to a “Mid Series BMW Mixer“.
Bonuses & Promotions
As mentioned above, finding the MyBookie Bonus and Promotion Section couldn’t be easier and you’ll be happy that you took the 5 seconds out of your day to do it. Just look at the top of the screen, it’s always there ready to be taken advantage of. Offering a 50% Sign Up Bonus to new members, and a 25% Reload Bonus to those who have entered the “Valley of Sadness” and said “no” to having nice things, MyBookie is willing to pump up your bankroll on every deposit. This is quite foolish, in our opinion – giving out free money as if issuing a challenge to “Come Beat Us“.
Well… CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
The 5x to 15x rollover requirement will be no match for those who use the proven betting systems here at SportsInformationNetwork.com. We routinely meet the bonus rollovers quickly and have had no problem advising our members on how to do the same. The only stipulation is that MyBookie makes you meet the requirements using a fair distribution of props and game line wagers before being able to withdraw. While this may seem unjust to some, it’s far better than not being allowed to take advantage of their free cash and juicy lines at all.
If you’ve read a lot of our reviews you’ll already know that we constantly stress that the best option for offshore sports gambling deposits is Bitcoin or any other crytpocurrency that’s accepted. This is no different at MyBookie where the Bitcoin deposit limit is $10,000 while the other options such as VISA and MasterCard max out at $1,000.
While this may frustrate many players, it’s not easy for a sportsbook to accept credit card deposits given the current state of U.S. regulations, and really, with the fees your credit card charges you it’s an uphill battle to win if you factor in the interest charge and cash advance fee added on. (Why do so few online gamblers realize this?) With Bitcoin that’s not an issue because the fee is very low compared to what your credit card will charge you and much much lower than it would be if you were to use a person to person transfer like Western Union or MoneyGram.
On top of all this, if you choose to buy Bitcoin with your credit card you’ll get points and/or air miles since Bitcoin has yet to be defined as a “currency” in the traditional sense of bookkeeping. Or, you can even purchase it directly from your bank account, if you like. Don’t worry – dealing in cryptocurrencies is far simpler than it may seem at first. Take the plunge.
Like all sportsbooks accepting USA players, MyBookie is quite restricted in their payout options. You can receive your winnings via check or Person to Person transfer, (aka Western Union), but the best option by far is Bitcoin. Surprise!
Where a check can take up to 15 business days to be mailed out, your Bitcoin withdrawal will be processed and in your wallet within 48 hours, which is obviously a very big time difference.
All players should note that there is a weekly $5,000 withdrawal limit, and no withdrawal will be approved or initiated without the request being made over the phone and confirmed with your account number and password. This serves to show the importance MyBookie places on the security of your funds and where they are sending them. Thanks MB!
Other Gambling Products
In addition to their robust sports offering, MyBookie has an online casino as well as a racebook but both are operated by a third party. As such, they are subject to totally different rules than their sportsbook in regards to payouts, deposits, and bonus requirements.
Most notably, the casino has a per week withdrawal limit of $2,000 so if you’re the type of sports bettor who likes to play a little Blackjack from time to time, there might be better places for you to throw your chips down.
We’re living in a digital age, so obviously MyBookie is optimized to work on all devices whether it be an iPhone or Android, smartphone or tablet. Therefore, you’ll never have any issues connecting to their platform or placing wagers in their mobile sportsbook. While we hope that one day U.S. players will be able to place their wagers via an app, the mobile application deployed by MyBookie is a decent substitute. You can bet anywhere, at any time.
And as we mention elsewhere, that means you can bet even when you can’t get any internet service. So if you’re trapped deep underground BUT have access to a landline, you can use it to call them and say, “Give me the Pats Minus the Points.”
Sadly for MyBookie, most of our interactions with their Customer Service Team have been along the lines of “Sirs, we’re not here to fund your rocket car and mansion on the moon, we’ll have to reduce your betting limits.” Ok, fair enough.
However, this is an issue that members of the Sports Information NFL Betting Group know all too well: being asked to leave a sportsbook because we win too much. Novice bettors would be upset by this but we understand that it’s just a part of the ongoing battle between bookie and bettor. Bring it on!
To MyBookie’s credit, they’re nothing but polite when they tell you that you have to balance out your props and game lines action. Wait…they don’t kick you off their site?!? No, they don’t – they just ask you to play by a “Sharp set of rules”. This is a totally reasonable request and we’re always looking for a challenge.
Even though they refuse to continuously offer us weak lines when we’re winning like crazy, we do love the high limit phone wagering and professional attitude that we receive no matter what. Yup, you read that right…the amazing part of their customer service is that you can call the MyBookie Wagering Line at 1-844-866-BETS (2387) and actually talk to a human being. You’ll be able to place any bet over the phone provided you’re willing to risk the $25 minimum. Bring on the $1,000 StarCraft bets!
Ummm… did you not read this review? There is absolutely no reasonable answer as to why you wouldn’t have a MyBookie account in your portfolio of sportsbooks. The necessity of signing up with them is multiplied 10 fold if you live in repressive jurisdictions such as Australia or the United States since they accept people from all corners of the world.
They are the perfect book for novice players looking to throw a few bucks down on their favorite teams, as well as experienced gamblers who are looking to access a diverse assortment of wagering types and sports…or video games. Yup – MyBookie has it all.
Get ready for the pain of watching the team you bet on blow the cover on a meaningless half court shot, or the pure exhilaration of watching them cover the number…on a meaningless half court shot. It can go both ways, and the best way to experience the “gamblers heartbeat” that occurs regardless of what side of the shot you were on is to join MyBookie and start playing today.