Betpop Sportsbook Review
Betpop sportsbook is a sister site of the popular You Wager betting brand based out of Costa Rica. Many firms now adopt the use of sister sportsbooks in order to broaden their customer base, and also to adopt slightly different approaches, focusing on alternative sports and markets etc. These companies with more than one sportsbook are able to split the costs of customer support which is always helpful, and most of the time, customers won’t know they are related. Betpop sportsbook was founded back in 2004, and their service seems to be doing well. In this review, we will assess how they perform as a sportsbook, identifying the quality of odds and extensiveness of the markets amongst other things.
Viewing On A Desktop
The Betpop sportsbook landing page features a number of sliding banners displaying upcoming events, promotions and ways to deposit etc. There is also odds for a variety of upcoming matches in a range of different sports. Customers can access information about the company, FAQ’s etc. on the homepage.
Once logged in to their account, the main page shows account info, available balance, pending balance, free play available balance and loyalty points. On the right-hand side of the screen is a list of upcoming events in a variety of different sports and at the bottom of the page is a list of the different promotions on offer. At the top of the page, clients can flick between the casino, poker, horses, and sports, and access the My Account and Cashier sections.
When placing bets and looking for markets, the setup is very typical of a US facing bookmaker. The list of sports can be found in the center of the page with the leagues and events displayed under each discipline. Once the desired event has been found, customers highlight it by checking the box and then press continue at the bottom of the page. This will then load a new page with all of the odds for the markets that had been selected. From there, users can place their bets.
While the site is basic in its appearance and functionality, it serves a purpose and is fairly easy to navigate around. Customers can switch between pre-match and live/in-game betting without too much difficulty and everything is self-explanatory.
Betpop Sportsbook Bonuses
New Betpop sportsbook customers are entitled to get a 35% bonus on their first deposit up to a maximum of $300. For instance, if they deposit $200, the bonus would be $70. The sign-up bonus is for sports betting only and only customers in North America are eligible for the bonus. The free bet can be used on straight bets and moneylines, with maximum odds of +190 (2.90 in decimal speak). Customers don’t have to use their whole free bet in one go and can bet in minimums of $1. Only the winning portion of the bet is credited to the balance. There are a number of terms and conditions attached to this concession, with the 4.5x rollover requirement within 30 days being the main stipulation.
In addition to the free bets, customers can also take advantage of 15% reload bonuses on deposits of less than $500.
Sports and Markets
There are a limited number of different sports for bettors to choose from. Customers can strike wagers on American football, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, e-sports, boxing and UFC. In addition to the sports listed, there are more events that pop up when the seasons are underway and the teams/matches are known.
Betpop sportsbook naturally focuses on US sports as that is where the majority of their customer base resides. American Football is the biggest betting sport in the country, and the NFL is the league that garners that majority of attention (although customers also have a keen interest in the college football). Prior to the season starting, there are odds on the Spread and Total Points for each match. The odds for these markets currently compile to 104.7% (both outcomes -110 in American odds) but as the games approach and the Moneyline comes out, the odds can be expected to contract and become a little more competitive. Betpop sportsbook offers reduced juice during the season, with -105 available on each side on Friday-Monday during the season (this equates to a 102.4% book). In addition to the odds on the games, Betpop has produced ante-post bets on a variety of different outcomes such as overall winner, divisional winners, MVP etc.
The Major League Baseball is in full flow and for each match, bettors have plenty of options on what to wager on. The Run Line compiles to 104.1%, the Total Runs is 104.7% and the Moneyline works out to 102.3%. The first two margins are reasonable, and the Moneyline is very competitive with low juice. On top of the main bets, Betpop offer odds on Alternative Team Total Runs, Second Half Runs, First 5 Innings etc.
The odds for tennis matches are very competitive and are better than 90% of those offered by other sportsbooks around the world. In a fairly minor tournament, looking at the match between Marcos Baghdatis v Roberto Bautista-Agut, the Moneyline works out to just 103%. The Total Points for the match was a little less generous (compiling to 104.7%), but the margins are still competitive for the industry.
Betpop sportsbook also provides a racebook which features action from US and Canadian tracks such as Del Mar, Saratoga, and Woodbine. For each race, clients can bet on Win/Place/Show, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Daily Double, Pick3, Pick4, and Parlay. In addition to all of the sportsbook and racebook action, there is also live and in-game betting on a number of different sports, enabling bettors to strike wagers as they see the action unfold.
Customer services are available 24/7 and can be reached by:
There is an FAQ section which offers limited information on the different aspects of the website etc.
The only country that Betpop sportsbook bans bettors from using their service is Costa Rica. This is interesting given that the company is located in the country. Perhaps it is for integrity and security purposes.
Betpop sportsbook offers four different methods for customers to deposit funds into their accounts:
- Credit card
- Gift Card
- Moneygram (free when depositing over $100)
- Western Union (free when depositing over $100)
The payout options are not exactly the same as the ways in which bettors can fund their accounts:
- Moneygram – (Min $100/Max $600). Fee varies on the amount being withdrawn.
- Western Union- (Min $100/$Max $500) One payout per 7 days. The fee varies depending on the amount withdrawn.
- Checks (Min $500/Max $3000) Three payouts every 8 days. $55 fee.
- Bitcoin (Min $100/Max $1000) Three payouts every 8 days. No fees.
Clients can request 3 pay-outs every week and they can obtain a free pay-out every 30 days as long as the customer has had 4 consecutive weeks of action.
Nowadays, bettors have the luxury of being able to strike wagers when they are at a coffee shop, out at a bar or running a few errands. It is imperative for sportsbooks to have user-friendly mobile websites in order to retain clientele. Luckily, Betpop sportsbook has a solid optimized website that retains the functionality of the main site. The landing page is crisp and clear, with a variety of different graphics and promotions enticing players into the website. To view the odds, customers must login to their accounts in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Once in, everything follows a similar format to the style of the main website.
Clients can select their sport and desired match/outcome and then add it to the bet slip before they strike their wager. A nice feature is the fact that live chat can be reached when accessing the website from a handheld device (iOS or Android), or from a tablet, and sending messages is an easy process. The mobile website is user-friendly.
Betpop sportsbook only has a limited number of sports, but they do well with the sports they offer and are recommended.
|Bonus||35% up to $300|
pros & cons
- Great odds on tennis
- Excellent customer support
- Low margins
- Fees for withdrawing funds