5Dimes Sportsbook Review
As of 21 September 2020, 5Dimes no longer accepts US bettors.
5Dimes is a great choice if you are looking to expand your options and add new places to bet. This leading online sportsbook boasts generous bonus offers, a solid reputation built up over the years (the book was established in 1999), reliable payouts, friendly customer support agents, and an intuitive user interface that makes betting easy.
- US Players: No
- Site founded: 1999
- License: Costa Rica
- Bonus: 20% Free Play
- Bonus Rollover: 5x
- Last Updated: 24/09/2015
- Mobile Compatible: Yes
- Fast and secure payouts
- Great deposit and reload bonuses
- Competitive NFL and MLB betting lines
- Highly respected brand online since 1999
- Really fast deposit and withdrawal times
- Covers virtually every sports betting market
- Live betting available
- Better odds than most sportsbooks (reduced juice odds)
- Site needs a revamp as its very unattractive
This sportsbook is virtually unmatched as far as wagering options go. One of the comments on the site says the player feels like ‘a kid in a candy store!’ and I can’t disagree after visiting the website. Currently there are thousands of options available, spanning major sports such as American football, soccer, hockey, baseball, tennis, and golf. There are also lines offered on games with lesser followings in the USA such as cricket, snooker and darts. 5dimes also carries lines on major poker tournaments such as the World Series of Poker, and you can even bet on the lotto and stock markets!
5Dimes thrives on offering very aggressive and early lines. For example, the college football season is over 6 months away, and yet there are already markets for some of the major games. There are also NFL regular season win totals posted before the current Super Bowl winner has even been crowned. Futures, props, and adjusted lines are all offered in abundance. Virtually every single game offered has a money line, even with spreads as high as 50 points or more! 5dimes offers ‘two way’ lines on almost all props and futures, which means you can bet a long shot prop at 100/1 or bet against it at 1/150 or so. It is truly incredible to see the massive selection of markets that changes every single day.
As a bookmaker with such a huge range of lines, they also offer some truly ‘off the wall’ bets such as high school football. This makes them the place to go if you’re looking for some action that isn’t offered anywhere else.
5Dimes offers some great value to players with its ‘nickel lines’ which are overnight lines dealt at -105/-105 instead of the standard -110/-110. In addition to this, there’s a nice 20% freeplay bonus for all players on their reload. This is good on all deposits of $250 up to $2000. It is offered with the condition that the amount be rolled over 5x before being added to your account. This is not too bad at all and should satisfy most players.
They offer several other bonuses and promotions including deposit bonuses and cash back. For all the most up to date promotions, you can visit the 5Dimes website.
Security and Licensing
This is a secure site and your money is safe there, no matter how high your balance goes. There are currently no licenses in Costa Rica, where 5Dimes is based, but as we mentioned before, the book has been going strong since 1999. It has consistently scored high on many player reviews and also objective, third party sites that have tested the site’s security and reliability. You can trust 5Dimes with your hard earned (or hard won!) money.
Professional vs. Recreational Bettors
5Dimes is a nice choice for professionals, especially those in the USA. It offers high limits and pros are sure to find many soft lines across the myriad options offered every single day. The operator will limit professional players at some point, but their risk tolerance is pretty high, and you will always get paid out as long as you don’t cheat the book or commit fraud.
Recreational players will also find an abundance of great value bets. If you live in the USA and want to bet on a local high school football game, or a small time college football match, you will probably find a market here. Some of the props are clearly geared to smaller players since the limits are sometimes low ($50 or so.) The site is easy to use and will appeal to players looking for speed or simply a good sweat on the night’s games.
5Dimes has a solid track record of payouts stretching back to 1999. Every transaction is treated with the highest security measures in the industry. Players can deposit and withdraw using Credit Card, Person to Person transfer, Cashier’s Check, Bank Wire, and Bitcoin. Check to see which of these options is available in your country. 5dimes offers one free withdrawal per month, and then there are fees that range from $0 up to $80 per withdrawal, depending on the method you use. Check with live support or send them an email for current rates, or give them a call and try their excellent phone support. They are available 24 hrs a day to serve you as a customer.
Overall there is not much to complain about at 5Dimes. They offer an amazing menu of bets, fast and safe payouts, good bonuses, high limits, and a user friendly interface. The only possible gripe is with the sometimes confusing rules on certain props or exotic bets, but the site has just recently updated its rules again to help alleviate this problem. Also, some payout options are limited in some countries, but that is more a function of local governments than the site itself. I would certainly add this sportsbook to my list of places to play, whether you are a high roller or someone first getting into betting.