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Our Sportsbook.ag Review for 2017

Sportsbook.ag was started in 1996 by Patrick Callahan as a site by the name of PlayersOnly.com that focused only on bookmaking. In 1998, Callahan was the first bar owner with a bookmaking business to accept credit cards. The early history of this site is more or less classified in the hands of the owners. By late 1998, the site became Sportsbook.com and was changed to Sportsbook.ag in 2006 to prevent seizure after the US enactment of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

The sportsbook has been recognized by the likes of Yahoo Sports and ESPN. Eventually, a poker room and modest online casino were added to the mix. Sportsbook.com was briefly traded on the London Stock Exchange from 2001 to 2006. The company has thrived over the years and is claimed to be one of the largest sportsbooks and online casinos available to US-players. With a spotless record for payments, countless bonuses and promotions on the sportsbook and poker platform, and state-of-the-art slot games powered by BetSoft, we had to give this site a try.

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  • Website – www.sportsbook.ag
  • Launched in 1996
  • Licensed in Antigua & Barbuda
  • Email – [email protected]
  • Telephone – (800)-632-6088
  • Mobile Gambling
  • US Friendly
  • No VIP Program
  • No Live Dealer Games
  • Limited Banking Options

Players from all over the globe, including the United States, are accepted at this site with a few exceptions. For US residents, those from Washington, New York, Maryland, Washington D.C, Kentucky, Missouri and Louisiana are not eligible for membership.

Who licenses this site for online gambling?

Sportsbook.ag obtained its license for online gambling from the Antigua Directorate of Offshore Gaming. The Antigua and Barbuda government started issuing licenses in 1994 with a focus on US-friendly sites. After some problems with less-credible gambling sites, the governing body created tighter standards for the casinos it licensed. Since then, those wearing this seal have proven to be reputable.

Visa credit, debit or prepaid card, Skrill and cash transfer are the only accepted deposit methods at this site. All have a minimum deposit amount of $50 and a maximum of $1000 per day. Player’s deposits cannot exceed three per 24 hour period. Additionally, there is a $6000 cap on deposit per 30 days.

What are the withdrawal options and conditions?

Payouts are processed around the clock and players are able to request one payout per 24-hour period. The available payout choices are check/gift card, bank wire transfer, or Skrill Moneybookers. Limits and time frames are:

  • Check/Gift Card: $50 min/ $2500 max. 3% fee. 1 free withdrawal per year. 3-5 week processing.
  • Bank Wire Transfer: $500 min/ $5000 max. 3% fee. 1 free withdrawal per year. 2-4 weeks processing.
  • Skrill Moneybookers: $50 min/ $10000 max. 5% fee. 7 to 10 business days processing.

At this site, you will find the standard offerings of any all-in-one gambling suite: casino, poker room, sportsbook and racebook. Sportsbook.ag has forgone the frills to provide players with a no-nonsense platform that offers reasonable bonuses, seamless game play, and variety of games and promotions to keep you coming back for more. The sportsbook itself has gained an overwhelmingly positive reputation due to its longevity in the industry and early release of odds. Here is a look at what you can expect when you test out the different products of this site.

Sportsbook & Racebook

Through the sportsbook and racebook platform of this site, you can wager on your favorite sports including horseracing, major league baseball, and even entertainment shows like Dancing with the Stars. The intuitive platform makes it easy for punters to access the site on their mobile devices for betting. Live betting is available on top sports such as professional tennis, football, and baseball. One detail to mention about the interface is that it is clustered with information, sports, stats, matchups, and promotions. On the mobile platform, it is easy to miss important information for wagers.

Does the sportsbook have a welcome bonus?

Place your first bet on any sport with a Visa branded card and this site will match it 100% up to $100 – win or lose. If you prefer the racebook, the bonus is the same but up to $50. There is no rollover requirement on this bonus and it can be applied to progressive parlays, teasers, parlays, straight bets, and props. The free bet will expire after 30 days.

When you make your first deposit into the sportsbook, you can claim a 50% sign-up bonus up to $100 with the promotional code FREE100. This free bet bonus is available for 30 days and can be used towards bets that payout odds of 1:2 (minimum) to 100:1 (maximum).

As for other offers, limited time promotions and bonuses are offered based on current games and seasons. Click over to the promotions tab of your sportsbook client to find out what is available to you at this time.

What about the racebook?

The racebook does have some additional promotions offered. First, if you wager and win on the specified race of the week or race of the day then you will earn double your wager up to $100 on the weekly race and $50 on the daily race. Additionally, 8% cashback on exotic wagers and 3% on win, show, or place wagers is offered each day.


Sportsbook Poker is a newcomer to the scene. The company took over Merge Gaming Network after countless reports of financial problems from the large poker network. Since then, the network has maintained an overall strong reputation and is one of the largest US-facing poker networks with millions of dollars in guaranteed tournaments each month. New players can get started with a 100% bonus up to $1000 when they make their first deposit.

Sportsbook.ag Poker Review


We have mixed feelings about the casino offered at this site. The game selection is adequate and offers top-of-the-line 3D slots powered by BetSoft Gaming. However, the welcome bonus is weak being only a matched wager bonus of up to $100. The real perk is the variety of other bonuses that are provided to players including a weekly tournament that pays out the top losers with bonuses. Although there are no live dealer games or loyalty programs, we still thought this site was worth testing out.

Sportsbook.ag Casino Review

As is typical, customer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week via email, phone, or live chat. We had limited interaction with the support staff members but can note that they were prompt to respond to emails (within 4 hours) and the live chat wait was less than three minutes during peak hours.

How are customer allegations handled?

Generally, customer complaints are handled in-house via the customer service. However, this site is registered with the OffShore Gaming Association and the Ecommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance independent board. Both of these organizations handle claims against the site and mitigation work.

Who owns this company?

Domain Holdings LTD is the listed owner and operator of Sportsbook.ag. Unfortunately, we were unable to verify any information regarding this company. However, we should admit that there had been claims of failure to pay on RipOffReport.com and noted discrepancies in pubic earnings reports back in 2011. These various issues were handled to customer satisfaction. We did not find any further claims that were more recent and our experience with the site was quite positive.

Who monitors this site for fair gambling practices?

Sportsbook.ag is monitored and tested by GLI Technical Systems Testing. You can find a link to their latest certificate of fairness at the bottom of the website homepage. GLI was launched in 1989 with the task of testing video lottery systems within the United States. It has since expanded to fair payout and random number generation testing of all types of wagering machines and games – online and offline. This is the only company to be internationally accredited as a testing facility and service 475+ jurisdictions globally.

As far as all-in-one sites are concerned, Sportsbook.ag is certainly a contender for being one of the top five options for United States players. We appreciate the simplistic approach to gambling as many sites are inundated with too many games, too many complicated promotions, and too much flash to even start to enjoy the site. The mobile integration of this site is suitable for modern cell phones and it is rumored that a mobile application will be released in the coming year.

This company attracts less than 1000 players during peak times which is adequate for a site that is targeted at the United States as many players are still hesitant to join and play even though it’s been years since the enactment of UIEGA. We were relatively pleased with the experience at this site but hope to see some improvement on the payout front as the time frames are simply unnecessarily long for the 21st century.

If you join this site today you can take advantage of any of the 100% welcome bonus offers for each available product.


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