NEW ONLINE SPORTSBOOKS
We constantly hear of brand new sportsbooks as it seems that a new online sportsbook opens every month. Here at OSGA we never give a 'thumbs up' to any new sportsbook until they have succesfully made it through at least one football and baseball season.
In today's online gambling climate, it is very easy for a rougue operator to open a new sportsbook, run into problems and shut down, stiffing players in the process.
Before playing at ANY new sportsbook, keep in mind that longevity in the online gambling arena does carry a good deal of weight.
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For the past 18+ years, OSGA has been compiling your feedback, independent research, phone calls, tips and inside
sources to build and maintain the industry's most reliable list of top online sportsbooks.
We use our vast experience in the industry to rate every sportsbook that we hear of, even if they have only been around for 6 months.
However, there is a growing trend, especially in Costa Rica, for a brand new operation to be nothing more than a backend service provider and a guy with a list and a good sales pitch.
Read the article from our own Harltey Henderson that outlines this growing and troubling trend in the online sports betting industry.
The list below contains our most current reviews of new or newer sportsbooks, and we've placed our complete list of
sportsbook reviews online to offer you the most comprehensive set of research tools in the industry.
This list was last updated in November of 2016.
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Solid New Books
They have a good reputation, are well funded and have no registered complaints.
MyBookie came onto the scene quickly and is now entering their 3rd football season,
As a newer shop we did get the chance to visit in 2016 and they are impressive. This year they have made a big push for new players and have done an excellent job so far.
Based in Costa Rica, MyBookie.ag features great cash and free play bonuses and special promotions.
They are well backed and have experienced sports betting clerks and managers in place throughout the organization.
They started in 2015 and have done an excellent job of growing their sportsbook. BetNow is incorporated on the island of Curacao, with top notch clerks and experienced upper level management.
Since they opened last year we have not had one single complaint filed despite their excellent growth into a mid-size shop. They have great software and an advanced mobile betting platform as well as a lifetime VIP bonus!
Galaxy Sports is a name that has been around since the mid-1990s. At the time Galaxy Sports catered to mostly sharper players and offered credit.
In the early 2000s the sportsbook went completely to credit and, to
some point, dropped off the industry radar. However, this year Galaxy Sports
has been agressivley seeking post-up customers, signifying a change in their business
model. Players now get the chance to play with a 20+ year bookmaker, with the benefits of a new shop.
Untested New Books
Sportsbooks that have a short, yet respectable track record.
This sportsbook only opened in the summer of 2015 and came out of the ashes of a defunct book.
However, CRSportsBet took over the balances of many players from the defunct book and has done a solid job of paying out.
They are a very small operation, but appear to have the right pieces in place to survive.
HR Wager began operations three years ago and is included on this list as they are still a smaller, newer operation in our eyes.
They offer huge bonuses and have made good on them, with just a couple of registered complaints
(resolved) in the past two years, which is a solid track record for a newer book.
Take a look at HR Wager and let us know your thoughts on their operation.
Questionable New Books
Proceed at your own risk with these brand new operations!
This is another sportsbook that we had not heard of until this football season was about to start.
Emails received by our staff were blatanly misleading. In addition, they have promotions listed that expired in 2013, even though they didn't open until 2015!
They are powered by BTG Gaming which supplies services to many smaller books, many of which are questionable at best.
This new outfit started back in June 2016 and appeared OK through most of the football season. However, the obvious PPH model and domain registration of just one year leads us to think this is yeat another fly-by-night outfit in Costa Rica.
JAN 2017 UPDATE: There is currently a non-payment complaint against this sportsbook and though they have responded to one email, it does not appear that they will be paying a 5K outstanding debt to a player..
This brand new outfit literally lists nothing on their site about the sportsbook, as every legit operator does.
They only started back in August 2015 and have weathered their first football season, but have had some recent processing problems.
OCT 2016 UPDATE: Due to non-payment of several larger player balances, we have posted a Bet Bet Alert on BetJaco. Players are urged to avoid BetJaco. Read the blacklist alert here.
This site appears to be running out of Costa Rica, but they have a license from Curacao. We had some initial positive
reports on this operation, but have had several slow pay complaints in 2016. They also refuse to respond to complaints, citing player privacy, even though our complaint form
requires player information.
NOVEMBER 2016 UPDATE: Currently there are three open slow pay complaints. Prior slow pay complaints are being satisfied with payments.
This sportsbook in Costa Rica only opened in the summer of 2015 and we have
already had two serious complaints against them.
They are not responsive to inquries, use the Price-Per-Head model and are neither part of Manchester Gaming, Inc. or licened in Alderny as their website states.
March 2016 UPDATE: USWager365 currently has a slow pay complaint on file. They have not responded to our inquiry.
Wager506 just opened in 2016 as a post up arm of a Price-Per-Head shop based in Costa Rica.
They have caused a bit of controversy by hiring the owner of a defunct sportsbook to work in customer acquisition.
At the beginning of the football season Wager506 did a solid job and communicated with OSGA regarding the business.
However, it has been more than 2 weeks with no response from ownership on two outstanding complaints.
NOVEMBER 2016 UPDATE: Currently, we are issuing a warning about sending Wager506 any funds. DECEMBER 2016 UPDATE: Wager506 website has gone down.
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