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BetOnline Poker in Two Lines

BetOnline is primarily a sportsbook.  The poker room launched in 2010 and moved to the Action Poker Network in 2012.  The network was renamed Chico Poker, although at first BetOnline claimed it was on the standalone Hero Poker Network.

BetOnline is the largest online poker room that accepts players from all 50 states.  It started out with some growing pains but has emerged as one of the best choices for Americans.

A Personal Opinion of BetOnline

What I like about BetOnline Poker – BetOnline Poker is the third largest poker site that accepts U.S. players and the largest that has no state restrictions.  It has a massive number of No Limit Texas Hold’em games at all hours of the day.  There are also a respectable number of Pot Limit Omaha and Pot Limit Omaha High/Low games around the clock.  The games at BetOnline are among the best in the world.  The sportsbook attracts loose players and the lack of a VIP program deters sharks from staying.

BetOnline has many U.S.-friendly deposit options, more than most of its competitors.  Its cashout speed is among the best in the industry.

What I don’t like about BetOnline Poker – There are very few promotions at BetOnline Poker.  There is no VIP program.  POP Points earned from play can only be used to enter tournaments.  The first deposit bonus conditions are lower than average and the tiers are unnecessarily confusing to players.  Support has been known to be hit and miss with its ability to understand basic poker questions.

Players only receive one free withdrawal per month.  That withdrawal must be requested on a Friday to qualify.

What Players Are Saying About BetOnline Poker

Some BetOnline Poker players are unforgiving about its past mistakes.  Those were years ago and many others are quick to defend what has since become one of the most reputable online gaming businesses in the world.  There are some player complaints about poor support.  All players agree that it is convenient to deposit at BetOnline and that payouts are about as fast as possible.

Depositing and Withdrawing at BetOnline

BetOnline accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Bitcoin and cash transfers from U.S. players.  Those outside the U.S. also have access to Neteller and Skrill if their country is accepted by those ewallets.

Players in the U.S. can withdraw by check, Bitcoin and cash transfer.  Checks are sometimes processed as money orders.  Those arrive in 1-2 weeks and are available in amounts up to $2,500.  There is a $50 fee.  Cash transfers are available in amounts up to $750 with a fee of about 10 percent.  These arrive in 1-2 days.  Bitcoin withdrawals are processed in amounts up to $3,500.  There is a two percent fee for Bitcoin withdrawals and they are processed in about one day.

BetOnline offers one free withdrawal each month to U.S. players.  The request must be made on Friday.  The maximum free withdrawal fee is $50.  More expensive withdrawals receive a $50 discount.

Players outside the U.S. may withdraw by Neteller, Skrill and Bitcoin.  The Bitcoin fee is the same as U.S. players.  There is a $20 fee for a Neteller or Skrill withdrawal that is waived once per month if the request is made on a Friday.

BetOnline Poker Safety

There was a time in 2012 that BetOnline’s legitimacy was questioned.  Those days are long gone.  BetOnline has become a well respected online sportsbook, poker room and casino.  There is no concern about funds at BetOnline.

BetOnline Poker Promotions

BetOnline offers new players a 200% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus.  Players must email support within 24 hours of the first deposit with the subject POKERNEW to claim this bonus.  It is released in five installments and expires after 120 days.

BetOnline offers a $3,500 tournament leaderboard.  Players earn POP Points at a rate of one for every $.10 in contributed rake paid.  POP Points may be used to buy into step n go tournaments and freerolls.

BetOnline Poker Game Selection

There is ample action at No Limit Texas Hold’em.  Full ring games run regularly up to 1/2.  Six max action is common up to 5/10.  Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha High/Low games at full ring and six max runs up to .25/.50 on a regular basis and a bit higher during peak hours.  There are no other games spread by BetOnline.

Sit and gos are only available in No Limit Texas Hold’em format.  There are 2, 6, and 10 seat ones available at limits up to $40 that run regularly.  There are micro 18-seat sit and gos.

Small No Limit Texas Hold’em multi table tournaments run every 10 minutes.  There are no major guaranteed tournaments although many do have a minimum advertised prize pool.

BetOnline Poker FAQ

What network is BetOnline Poker on?

BetOnline Poker is on the Chico Poker Network.  This network was once known as Action Poker.

Does BetOnline accept U.S. players?

Yes, BetOnline accepts American players.

What other skins are on the Chico Poker Network?

Other Chico Poker skins include Action Poker, Tiger Gaming and Poker in Canada.  BetOnline is the only skin that accepts American players.

What states are banned at BetOnline?

All states are accepted at BetOnline.

How do U.S. players deposit at BetOnline?

BetOnline accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Bitcoin and cash transfers from U.S. players for deposit.

How do players outside the U.S. deposit at BetOnline?

In addition to the options available to U.S. players, those outside the U.S. may also deposit using Neteller and Skrill.

How do U.S. players withdraw from BetOnline?

BetOnline pays U.S. withdrawal requests by check, cash transfer and Bitcoin.  Checks may be processed as money orders.  These take 1-2 weeks to arrive.  There is a $50 fee and the maximum withdrawal amount is $2,500.  Bitcoin is available in amounts up to $3,500.  The fee is 2% of the amount.  Cash transfers are available in amounts up to $1,000.  The fee is 10-15% of the transaction.

BetOnline offers Americans a $50 discount off a withdrawal fee one time each month.  The withdrawal must be requested on a Friday to qualify.

How do players outside the U.S. withdraw from BetOnline?

Players outside the U.S. can receive Bitcoin withdrawals on the same terms as U.S. players, as well as cashouts by Neteller and Skrill.  The fee for ewallet withdrawals is $20.  This fee is waived one time each month if the cashout is requested on a Friday.

What is the first deposit bonus at BetOnline?

New players receive a 200% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus.  It releases in five increments and expires after 120 days.

Does BetOnline offer reload bonuses?

BetOnline offers a reload bonus a couple of times a year.

What games are available at BetOnline Poker?

Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha High/Low are available at BetOnline.

Does BetOnline offer rakeback?

There is no rakeback at BetOnline.  There is also no VIP program.

Where is BetOnline licensed?

BetOnline is located in Panama where gaming businesses are not licensed.

Does BetOnline offer a Mac platform?

Yes, BetOnline has a Mac platform.

Are there any BetOnline Poker table mods?

There are no table mods compatible with BetOnline.

Does tracking software work at BetOnline?

Hold’em Indicator is the only tracking software that works at BetOnline.  It also has a HUD. PokerTracker and Hold’em Manager are not compatible.

How do I contact BetOnline support?

Poker inquiries can be emailed to [email protected].  BetOnline’s phone number is 888-426-3661.