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Intertops Canada Sportsbook Review

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BONUS

100%

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$200

About Intertops Sportsbook

History buffs will recognize Intertops as the very first online sportsbook in existence, a fact proudly trumpeted by the site’s “21 Years Online” banners. Originally a land-based operation, Intertops accepted a wager over the internet from a Finnish bettor in 1996, officially paving the way for the online sportsbooks we know today. Over the intervening two decades, Intertops has added a poker room component, along with its Red Casino venue – but sports betting remains the site’s lifeblood. You can read all about it in our Intertops sportsbook review.

Based in Antigua, the site holds a license from that island nation’s government, along with the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. Intertops is also a global iGaming presence, serving players from across the planet – with only Bulgaria, France and the U.K. restricted from access.

Pros

  • Bitcoin-friendly
  • Lots of sports and non-sports betting options
  • Excellent mobile sportsbook offering
  • Excellent customer support

Cons

  • Fairly low welcome bonus
  • No live betting, although it is coming soon

Intertops Welcome Bonus

Intertops Sportsbooks has one of three Welcome Bonuses for players to choose from:

  • A 200% match up to $50 (8x rollover)
  • A 100% match up to $100 (6x rollover)
  • A 50% match up to $200 (4x rollover)

Other bonus terms and conditions may apply. Please contact customer support with any questions.

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Special Promotions

Parlay Free Bets

If you place a four-selection parlay and only hit 3-of-the-4 bets, you are entered in a drawing for one of 20 $50 FREE bets each week. Other terms and conditions do apply and $50 bonus must meet rollover requirements.

Refer and Earn OR VIP Programs

There is a loyalty program at the Intertops Poker room, but not at the sportsbook. However, Intertops refer-a-friend affiliate program is also very popular. If you let your friends and family know about the sportsbook, and they sign up using your custom affiliate link and place bets, YOU make money. How much? Earn commission across all products with up to 35% commission on each referred player paid out monthly. Be sure to check out the site for more details on the refer-a-friend program.

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Other Promotions at Intertops Sportsbook

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Odds Hunter

A $500 monthly reward for the sports gambler who hit a winning parlay with the highest total odds.

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Quick Fix

If you aren’t depositing all that much, Intertops also offers a $20 risk-free bet to get the ball rolling.

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Parlay Prince

If you make the highest net profit from a sportsbook parlay, you’ll win $1,000 with no rollover requirements.

Sportsbook at Intertops

Game Contribution Rates

In most cases, sportsbook bonus monies must meet certain terms, conditions and requirements must be met before cashing out via withdrawal. For example, if you inherit free funds by accepting a Welcome Bonus, you must bet X-amount of money before those bonus funds 100% belong to you.

Sportsbook Details

At Intertops, you’ll find up-to-the-minute odds and lines for every major North American and European sports league, covering all of the established sports, and several minor offerings like horse racing, handball and golf.

Intertops is the oldest online sportsbook in the world and currently operates  in 180 countries. This means you can deposit currencies from several different countries and withdraw your winnings from virtually anywhere in the world.

Mobile Gaming

Thanks to a responsive design, the Intertops mobile website allows for the full use of the sportsbook from your favourite Apple, Android, Windows, Google, etc. smartphone or tablet. All the promotions, customer support, and betting options are at your fingertips without the need of a desktop or laptop. Just remember to be cautious when using Intertops on an external Wi-Fi connection. Typically, these types of connections found at coffee shops, bars and restaurants aren’t verified as completely secure.

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Banking Methods

Visa

Visa

Mastercard

Mastercard

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Neteller

Neteller

Skrill

Skrill

Befitting its status as a worldwide operator, Intertops allows players to utilize several major payment methods, along with regionally based options.

You can fund your account with American Express, Mastercard or Visa, for example, or through virtual wallets like ecoPayz, Neteller, Skrill or Ukash. Bank transfers are also accepted, along with Sofortuberweisung, Money Global and Bitcoin.

Card-based deposits come with $20 CAD minimums (unable to verify) and $1000 limits, while Bitcoin users get a modified $25/$1,000 limit.

When a winning streak arrives and you’d like to cash out, the following withdrawal methods are available: Bitcoin, Neteller, Skrill, check or bank transfer.

Bitcoin, Skrill and Neteller (two per month) are all free, while checks and transfers cost $50 each and banking fees will be incurred on the wire transfer.

Types of Bets Accepted

Moneyline

This is the easiest real money sports bet one can make. First, pick which team or which athlete, like in golf, will win their game or contest. If they win, your betting slip is a winner.

An example of a moneyline wager would look like this:

  • Bucks +105
  • Raptors -115

If you believe the Raptors (favourites) are going to win, you’d have to wager $115 to win $100. If you believe the Bucks (underdogs) are going to win, you’d wager $100 to win $105. It’s as simple as that.

Point Spreads

A point spread bet is very popular when it comes to real money sports betting on NFL Sundays. While it’s more challenging for beginners, experienced sports bettors often prefer point spread wagers because the odds are typically better.

Here’s an example of a point spread wager:

  • Patriots +3.5 | Dolphins win 33-30 = Patriots +3.5 point spread ticket is a winner
  • Dolphins -3.5 |Dolphins win 34-30 = Dolphins -3.5 point spread ticket is a winner

If you believe the Dolphins are going to win, Miami must “cover 3.5 points” and win by four or more points for the bet slip to cash. If you believe the Patriots can cover +3.5, then you think New England will lose by three or fewer points OR beat the Dolphins. If you believe they can beat the Dolphins outright, you may be interested in a moneyline bet where the odds are better.

Totals

These kinds of bets don’t depend on which team wins the game. Instead, they depend on the total number of points, runs or goals scored by both teams.

For example, if the Stampeders-Blue Bombers point total is set at 50.5, you can bet that the combined score at the end of the game will be either OVER 50.5 or UNDER 50.5.

So, if the Stampeders-Blue Bombers final was 25-24 and you bet the UNDER, your ticket is a winner because the combined total equals 49 points, which is UNDER the set total of 50.5.

Teasers

Another real money sports betting option is a teaser. This type of bet allows you to pick three or more teams, but they must all beat a specific spread in order for your bet to win. Sportsbooks give additional points over the regular spread for teasers. Teaser cards pay off at lower odds because of the more attractive spreads they offer bettors.

Let’s head to the NBA for an example:

  • Bucks -11 favourites over Cavs
  • Lakers -10 favourites over Timberwolves

For both the Bucks and Lakers to cover double-digit points is a lot to ask when it comes to an NBA wager. However, if we tease these two spreads down four points, to Bucks -7 and Lakers -6, and if Milwaukee wins by eight points or more and Los Angeles wins by seven or more, our bet slip cashes. Plus, because we need two outcomes to occur to win, odds improve.

Parlays

The real money sports betting parlay option allows you to bet on multiple teams, but each team must win in order for the bet slip to cash. However, because you’re taking on more risk, in the form of needing more teams to win, the odds are better.

For example, let’s say you want to wager on a three-team NHL parlay:

  • Blackhawks -165
  • Oilers -130
  • Avalanche -170

If all those favourites win on a $100 three-team parlay bet, the ticket wins $351.30.

Futures

If you think you know who is going to win baseball’s World Series before the start of the season, a futures bet may be of interest. As the name implies, you are betting on a future event to occur. For example, baseball World Series futures would look like this:

  • Yankees +350
  • Dodgers +400
  • Astros +850

So, if you believe the Yankees will win the World Series and wager $100 and New York raises the trophy at season’s end, you would win $350. Just remember how injuries, suspensions and depth chart changes can impact a futures bet as a lengthy season can play out.

Non-Sports Betting Options

If you ever tire of betting on the same ol’ sports over and over again, be sure to check out Intertops non-sports odds on the board. The site offers odds to win the 2020 United States election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as well as if the Democratic or Republican party will win. If the stock market is something that interests you, Intertops offers unique betting options of where the Dow Jones Industrial Average will finish at the end of the following day or end of the week. Also, keep an eye out for award show season when you can wager on the Grammys, Oscars and other entertainment business props.

Customer Security

Safety and Security

Intertops website is SSL-encrypted and their sportsbook is licensed by Kahnawake Gaming Commission and casino software is audited on a monthly basis by independent chartered accountants who notarize the payout ratio. They have been in the game a long time and know how important a secure site is to their users. If you ever have a question about the latest game or financial safety measures being taken, be sure to reach out to Intertops customer support team.

Customer Support Options

If you ever have a question about your account or gaming options, Intertops customer support is only a click away. The site’s sportsbook offers email, toll-free phone, LIVE chat or even Skype contact us options. For the quickest response time, we strongly encourage the use of the LIVE chat or Skype

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