GoBetGo Sportsbook Review
GoBetGo opened their doors in 2013.
They’re unique from the other sportsbooks we’ve reviewed in that they’re more like a traditional sportsbook than one that focuses on bitcoin. For example, they ask for WAY more info when you sign up. They want everything – your name, email, phone number, address and date of birth.
They also accept a dozen or so deposit options. That includes: Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, inpay, sofort, bank transfer, bitcoin, Neteller, Ukash, PaySafeCard, Qiwi Wallet and Ezee-pay.
But unlike most of the bitcoin sportsbooks we’ve reviewed, the people behind GoBetGo have a TON of experience. Between the 4 main bosses/managers, they have 50+ years in online and live gambling.
Their goal is to become a top book within 3 years.
Will they do it? Their experience gives them a better chance than most. But only time will tell.
But, for now, let’s see what they have in store for you.
Established year: 2013
US Players: No
Wagering limits: High
Cashout times: Fast
Other crypto currencies accepted: None
PROS VS. CONS
Highly reputable company
Accept fiat and bitcoin deposits
Website has tons of features
Excellent bonuses and promotions
Request alot of personal information
Bets are made in fiat, not bitcoins
Sports Betting & Casino Games At GoBetGo
Ultra Play Ltd. powers GoBetGo’s sports and casino software. As a result they offer 25 sports, fantasy sports, a couple dozen casino games, live dealer games, and more.
This gives GoBetGo room to grow. That’s exciting.
But, for now, they offer the basics. Here are the sports you can bet on:
- Ice Hockey
- Handball (Men)
- Tennis (Women)
- Rugby League
- Basketball (Women)
- Volleyball (Men)
You can bet on live sports, too. When I reviewed their site there was live tennis matches going. In fact, in the right hand side you could see all the matches scheduled for the next day. There were more than 15.
You can quickly filter the games by country (American, European, Asian).
You can also choose which betting formats you use (decimal, fractional, American, Hong Kong, Malaysian, Indonesian).
And everything looked alright on my phone.
What stood out most to me is an interview I read with one of the founders. They mentioned that they accept wagers up to 8k for standard players and 25k for VIP players. And though there have been exceptions, they have no intentions to limit anyone, even winning players.
How many legit sportsbooks can say that? Not many. US facing 5dimes who also accepts Bitcoin are one of a few other books with this policy.
They Have A Casino Too
GoBetGo has a casino, too. There are more than 2 dozen games you can play. That includes favorites such as:
- Euro, American, French, 3-Wheel, La Boule and 8 Wheel Roulette.
- Single, Multi-Hand, Switch (Single), Surrender (Multi), Exposure (Multi), Spanish, Pontoon and Snapjax Blackjack.
- Blazin 7s, Royal Bars, The Pawn Machine and Hot Fruits Slots.
- Jacks or Better, Joker Export, Deuces Wild and All American video poker.
- Red Dog, Let Em Ride, Baccarat, High/Low Switch, Caribbean Poker, Sic Bo, Casino War, 3-Card Poker, Trey Poker, 3-Card Brag, Stud Poker, Oasis Poker, Texas Holdem and Texas Holdem Bonus table games.
These all appeared to be mobile responsive too. So there’s no need to fear being anchored to your desktop computer.
So… Should You Sign Up To GoBetGo?
Before I share my rating, let’s look at the reasons why you should and should not join GoBetGo.
Why You Should Join
- They offer 3 deposit bonuses.
- Both the sportsbook and casino is mobile responsive.
- They use unique software that gives them room to grow.
- They offer live betting.
- They offer casino games.
- They accept multiple deposit options.
Why You Shouldn’t Join
- They require information like your name, email, address, etc. That’s standard stuff for a traditional sportsbook, but it eliminates one of the core benefits to using bitcoin (anonymity).
- They’ve sent out spam to potential affiliates for exposure.
The last point bothers me. I understand hustling to get the word out about your company, but buying or renting lists is a sketchy practice, and sometimes even illegal.
This was the post I found in a popular casino forum:
I received an unsolicited email (to my personal address) from a GoBetGo.com affiliate manager asking for exposure.
I replied asking where they got my email address and they said:
“It was given to us by an affiliate manager who wishes to keep his name private.”
I replied saying that I wanted to keep my name and email address private too and that I have not had any choice in that matter. I also said that it is a bad start for an affiliate program that they are buying email address databases and sending unsolicited spam.
“It’s a more worrying fact, that someone who you are already working with sold your information to a third party. Don’t shoot the messenger. “
My opinion? That’s not a great response, attitude or approach. They definitely get some poor marks for that.
Well, I’d rate them a B. It’s a reasonable grade given how much info you need to give up, their lack of time at market, and their spammy practices.
We’ll revisit their program in the next 6 or 12 months to see if they’ve improved, and adjust their rating if needed.
But don’t let that stop you from checking them out. They’re still worth joining in the meantime.