BetOnline Poker Review

BetOnline is licensed and regulated in Panama. This gaming site opened its doors in 2001 when it started taking action on sports bets before launching their poker room in 2011. This poker site is US-friendly, accepting players from around the country, as well as rest of world players. This includes residents from Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware, which are commonly banned U.S. states on other poker sites.

Even though BetOnline Poker has only been in existence for a few years and resides on its own network, due to its well established sports betting operation, there have been lots of players that have come across from the sportsbook.

One of the great advantages of playing poker at Bet Online is that the competition at this poker room is fairly soft. All of the casino and sportsbook punters that don’t have much experience with playing poker will find their way over to the virtual felt of this poker room. Of course, this creates lots of juicy action for both the cash games and tournaments, and you can expect to see a good number of ring game tables with a Flop % of more than 50%.


The Betonline poker client is available for both PC and Mac computers, so Macintosh players will get to download a native client. It only takes 30 seconds to download the installer and within minutes you’ll have your account set up so you can start getting amongst the action.

Keep in mind, this poker room offers more than just poker. Within their poker client you will be able to switch between poker, sportsbook, racebook, as well as the casino games. It can be a nice diversion when you are waiting for a tournament or a sit n go tournament to fill up.


A big reason for BetOnline Poker’s success in the US market has been their ability to process credit card deposits. Where other US-facing sites have failed, Bet Online has managed to overcome payment processing issues to make it easier for US players to deposit and play.

Depositing with Visa, MasterCard or American Express are all accepted and have a high approval rate. Deposits can also be made using Pre-Paid Cards, eChecks, Person to Person transfers, Money Gram, Western Union, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, Bank Wire, and paper checks.

Players can make a withdrawal at BetOnline via Western Union or check, which is delivered by Fed Ex. It takes about 3 to 5 days to receive your money via these methods.


First time depositors will be able to receive a 200% Signup Bonus up to $2,500. You’ll just need to make a deposit of $50 or more.

Clearing the BetOnline poker sign up bonus takes place in five different stages. The way it works is that once you’ve paid the equivalent of 25% of your deposit in rake, the first portion of the bonus (10%) is released into your account.

Once you’ve paid 75% of your deposit in rake, another 10% of the bonus dollars is released into your account. And then you will release a further 25% of the bonus money once you’ve paid 175% and 330% of your deposit in rake, and the final portion of the bonus when you’ve paid 580% in rake, either from playing cash games or tournament entry fees.

If you happen to use “Player Option Points” (POPs) earned when you’ve paid rake to enter Sit n Go’s or MTT’s, they will be deducted from your overall bonus balance, so you will need to have paid more rake in order to clear the bonus in full.

Games and Tournaments

At Bet Online, there isn’t a huge selection of poker games on this site but you will find all the classic variations of poker, including Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, and Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo.

Most of the traffic can be found at the no limit hold’em tables, with the vast majority of the action happens at the micro stakes level. Bet Online cash game stakes start out from as little as $0.01/$0.02 all the way through to the $50/$100 level for no limit hold’em, but you will not find much action past the $0.50/$1 level. Poker offers both multi-table tournaments and sit n go’s. There are a variety of daily guaranteed tournaments to satisfy the preferences of any online tournament player. In addition to the real money tournament action in their schedule, you will also find plenty of “on the hour” freeroll tournaments to participate in.


This is a solid choice for US players who are looking to play poker and want a casino, racebook, and sportsbook attached to the poker room.