Summary of BetOnline
BetOnline has a long history in the online gambling industry. Established in 1991 the company first started as a sports betting site. In time the site grew and added a poker room.
New ownership took over the company in 2013 and the site has experienced tremendous growth since. The site is currently part of the Chico Poker Network, the third largest US-facing network in the world.
Promotions & Bonus Information
BetOnline offers a myriad of promotions each month including a generous signup bonus. Make your first deposit and claim up to a 200% bonus.
To take advantage of the promotion you must deposit at least $50. From there the bonus is released in staggered increments that start at 10% of the bonus after the player has raked at least 30.3% of the initial deposit.
Another popular promotion on the site is the Bad Beat Jackpot promotion held every Monday. Lose with a Jack High Flush or better and you can win up to $100 in cash deposited directly into your account.
A popular rolling promotion is BetOnline's 4 of a Kind Challenge. On select days, anytime you win a hand in a cash game with four of a kind, you win $40 cash. You must use both hole cards to qualify.
As part of the Chico Poker Network BetOnline has average to above-average traffic. It is the third largest US-facing online poker site behind Bodog and Merge.
According to PokerScout.com BetOnline averages about 450 cash players daily with a 24-hour peak of 760. Include tournament players and the network is home to around 2,000 players daily.
Software & Graphics
BetOnline isn't the prettiest client that you've ever played but it may be one of the most responsive.
The lobby interface is somewhat common for what you would see on sites such as WSOP.com and PartyPoker NJ. The tab-based interface gives you quick access to all site features, including which games are currently running.
Table graphics are average and remind you a bit of some of UB.com's old interface. No avatars and standard card and table graphics.
What the client lacks in flash it makes up for in speed. This client is one of the fastest that you will play in US-facing online poker.
Finally, BetOnline provides a fully downloadable client for PC and MAC and they are nearly identical.
In addition to online poker BetOnline offers a full sportsbook, horse racing and online casino games. It also offers skill games such as Gin Rummy, Spades, Dominoes, Yahtzee and Tonk.
Accepts US Players!
Hits & Misses
- Amazingly fast poker client
- Very soft tournaments and cash games
- Company in business over 20 years
- Not the most aesthetically pleasing graphics
- Limited traffic above micro-stakes
- Poker Traffic
- Software & Graphics
- Bonus & Promotions
- Game Variety
- Soft Competition