Review of BetMonarch sportsbook – online sport betting
BetMonarch is a bookmaker from Latin America. This sportsbook is focused on local and North American market. BetMonarch was established in Venezuela in 2008. It is CatalinaSports`s sister company. The bookmaker can`t boast with a spotless reputation, that is why it is interesting mainly for local players.
BetMonarch sportsbook suffered the same fate as CatalinaSports. There were some negative BetMonarch reviews. They occurred quite regular. Accordingly people could not trust it. The company made ends meet for some years. In 2012 CatalinaSports was sold to LowVig. Very soon BetMonarch betting was closed too.
BetMonarch online website exists till now. But it doesn`t accept new customers. Only registered players can log in and withdraw if there left some money on the account. Naturally, line, odds and markets are absent. There is only introductory information about the sportsbook, betting options and terms. BetMonarch is ranked C by SBR. So as you see this betting company does not inspire confidence.
BetMonarch official website is located at betmonarch.com. The colour scheme consists of black and grey. The navigational quick links are in the upper part of the screen. You can move to sportsbook, horse racing, casino games, sports calendar, informational sections for AOL users and agents. In sports, casino and horse racing sections the bookmaker just gives the name of available games, markets, tracks and leagues. It also explains the peculiarities of betting options.
Despite the fact that the company does not provide betting services anymore, it has correct sports calendar. You can see the schedule of upcoming events on three-four future months. BetMonarch online covers cricket, athletics, American football, soccer, horse racing, rugby league, tennis, cycling, Formula 1, baseball, basketball and hockey.
The centre of the screen is occupied with rotational banner. It provides the information on top current or upcoming events. The fact that bookmaker still provides the sports calendar and information on top events, sets at the gaze. Perhaps, the bookmaker still wants to restart its betting services.
The major links are doubled in the bottom of the screen. There is also log in window. Sign in line is absent. It means that new customers can not register on the website.
Visiting casino and horse racing sections we can get acquainted with games and tracks, which once covered BetMonarch online betting. One could make use of craps, American roulette, baccarat, Pai Gow poker, let it ride, Jacks or better, deuces wild, joker wild and other games. As we see the bookmaker provided some star games.
Fans of horse racing betting were able to stake on about 100 tracks from the USA and North America. BetMonarch offered all the most popular betting options, such as win, show, exactas, place, daily doubles, pick 3, trifectas and some exotics bets.
Customers could communicate with the support team only via email. You could write them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The employees operated day-night but sometimes the answer came with a few days delay.
We are almost sure, that the support didn`t work at night either. There are several claims that they never answer at night. So if you write them at night the answer is to come next day or even later.
Deposit and withdrawal methods, payout times
BetMonarch betting provided only several funding methods. Customers could deposit via bank cards Mastercard/Visa, checks and bank wires. The minimum deposit for bank cards was 10 US dollars or equivalent in other currency. Using bank wires or checks you could credit at least $ 50. Maximum deposit was about 25 000 US dollars for checks.
Processing of payouts lasted for minimum 2-3 days. As usual it took about 7-10 days to withdraw. The bookmaker charged fee. It was 20% for bank wires, 50 US dollars for checks and 2.5% for bank cards.
Betting coverage and odds
BetMonarch online sport betting covered football, basketball, baseball, horse racing, hockey, cricket, tennis, boxing, soccer, motor racing, golf, mixed martial arts, rugby, table tennis and some other sports. Naturally, the bookmaker was aimed at big American sports and soccer. The odds had only American format.
American football offered NFL, NCAA, Canadian Football League, and ARENA betting. You could wager on quarters, halves, futures (winner of Superbowl, winner of Division/Conference, and total season wins) and props.
Basketball line covered NBA, NCAA, WNBA, European top leagues and Olympic Games. The bookmaker accepted bets on spreads, game/team totals, money line, quarters, halves, futures and odds.
The biggest coverage of BetMonarch online betting was offered on soccer. The customers could make use of betting on Latin American championships, MLS, European top leagues and international cups. There are various betting options, such as straight bets, over/under, handicap, Asian handicap, futures, player totals, yellow cards totals, correct score and some other.
BetMonarch also paid much attention to tennis, mixed martial arts, golf, baseball and cricket which are in demand with American bettors.
The odds are quite competitive. Margin is about 4.5%-6%. The bookmaker provided live bets too. The action line was a bit poorer than on pre-match.
Mobile betting and promotions
Like CatalinaSports, BetMonarch sportsbook does not provide its customers with mobile betting. The bettors can only visit the website and look through the line, odds or calendar from their mobile browsers.
Bonuses and promotions never were the policy of this sportsbook. The company run agent`s program and you could earn some money for attracting new players.
BetMonarch was licensed in Costa Rica. They never partnered with international gambling organizations and settled customer`s issues themselves. Bettors often complained their support service and payout problems. Now BetMonarch is out of service, though the website is in operation.