Review of BettingChamps sportsbook – online sport betting
BettingChamps online bookmaker was introduced in 2006. The bookie is a part of BTG Global N.V., which owns a number of other American focused sportsbooks. BettingChamps provides customers with sports betting services, casino games and poker. It is a complex gaming site, which is aimed to meet the demands of various bettors` groups. Nevertheless sportsbook has poor customer base and constantly suffers payment problems.
BettingChamps sportsbook opened its doors in 2006 and in a year faced the first troubles. In 2007 all Futurebet gaming sites realized that they can`t payout the players` withdraw requests. Players` deposits and winnings were stolen by Futurebet. The provider, which changed the name into iGaming Software, declared to have some technical problems. Some of Futurebet betting sites closed, the other withdrew from Futurebet and introduced own financial processing. The rest sites remained with iGaming Software.
BettingChamps still continues cooperation with iGaming Software. That is why it is often blacklisted by ranking sites. The company has small number of active players and is periodically complained by the customers, who experience withdrawal problems again and again. SBR has some negative BettingChamps reviews and ranks it D.
BettingChamps betting site is old-fashioned, though not cluttered with foreign information. Bookie`s color palette consists of grey, black and red. The navigation has some peculiarities. Quick links to the main sections are located in the upper right corner of the site. Just beside there are Home, Sign Up, Cashier, and Help sections with Log in window. BettingChamps provides welcome bonus for new customers. It is also on the home page.
Sign up procedure is rather simple. The book guarantees that all the personal information as well as financial transactions are confidentially secured. They state that company follows the rules of responsible gaming, but we doubt it. While registering first pick your location. If you cannot find your country in the list, it means that your location is prohibited. However it is difficult to find restricted country, to be sure. BettingChamps welcomes players from the USA, Canada, South America, and most European, Asian and African countries.
Registering at BettingChamps takes up to 3 minutes. You also must choose betting currency, although only US dollars accounts are available. The site is not considered to be very functional. Players cannot select proper odds format, language version or statistical centre. The odds have only US dollar style, and customers can only take hold of English version. The book is not mobile-friendly and neither of popular tools is provided at BettingChamps sportsbook.
Players should have a look at terms and conditions before signing up. The relative link is located in the bottom of the home page. The bookie reserves the right to block user`s account, hold or confiscate funds in case of fraudulent activity.
There is an active icon of live support on the home page. At indicates whether employees are available. Before you can start chat, you must insert your name, username (optional), email and question. The response time may vary depending on the availability of employees.
Customers can also send email to email@example.com or create a ticket. First of all select topic, type personal information and issue details. Checking ticket status is available in Help centre. The quickest way to get assistance is to search for the problem solution in FAQ.
Deposit and withdrawal methods, payout times
BettingChamps allows funding US dollar accounts using Western Union, Bank Transfers, Visa and MasterCard. Minimum deposit amount is $100. The fee is covered when depositing more than 250 US dollars per one time. All the deposits are immediate.
Withdrawing can take up to 15 business days. Maximum winning per one week is 25 000 US dollars. Maximum sum the customer can request once a week is $2000.
Betting coverage and odds
BettingChamps online sport betting covers a wide range of sport markets. Players are able to wager on American football, hockey, basketball, motor sports, mixed martial arts, golf, and baseball. American football is covered with NFL props, Canadian Football League, and NCCA. Customers are able to place a single bet or create Bet ticket.
BettingChamps online betting does not provide in-play centre. You can place your last bet 3 minutes before kickoff. Financial, political, entertainment and other events are not offered for wagering too. The line of betting markets is rather narrow. Players can place bet on spread, money and overunder, parlay, teaser, progressive parlay, if wagers, reverse wagers, and Asian handicaps (soccer). There are also outrights. Baseball game line, except for major markets, provides wagers on first five innings, run line quarters and halves.
Mobile betting and promotions
BettingChamps is not mobile friendly. You cannot get on the go access to betting options. You can just visit site from your mobile browser and look through the lines.
There are several bonus offers at BettingChamps. The bookie provides 25% welcome bonus. Maximum bonus prize is $100. There is also a loyalty program called Champ Points. You can get points for each bet and then exchange them into cash (10 000 points into $5) or free play (5 000 points – $5). You will get one point for every dollar placed. Points are collected in Sportsbook, Casino and Poker-room.
Reliability is not the strongest point of BettingChamps sportsbook. The book operates using Curacao license. It provides no live wagering and mobile betting. The number of active players is still extremely small. There are several means to get in contact with employees but the quickest and simplest way is to make avail of FAQ centre. The book is blacklisted and is recommended for play neither to professionals nor to recreational bettors.