One should always be careful about sportsbooks that lead with large deposit bonuses. It is often a red flag to avoid them. TopBet is no exception. The internet is littered with complaints of players experiencing extended payout times and cases of players never getting payouts.
TopBet certainly might get better in the future and turn things around. There are rumors that there has been a transition period with new management. New management can certainly be a cause for problems and growing pains within any organization. Although, they might grow into a top tier sportsbook someday, there is no need for you to be a guinea pig in testing out if they have made that transition yet.
Right now, they have one of the worst reputations among online sportsbooks. Let’s be honest, if players can not trust you to get their money to them in a timely fashion, it really does not matter what else your sportsbook does or does not offer.
So who should play here? Well, really nobody. However, if you are one of those gamers who has no intention of ever withdrawing their money and are just going to let it keep riding as long as you keep winning, the favorable deposit bonuses might make this an attractive option. For the rest of us, who would like to see our money after a nice run, TopBet is simply not an option.
TopBet does accept deposits by Visa and QuickCash. Withdrawals can be made (cough, cough) by Swift Check.
Customer service at TopBet is, well, what can I say? If so many people are struggling to get paid on time, I can only say that their service is poor. That is a sportsbook’s number one job, in my opinion. If you do need to speak to someone, their customer service is only available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST. Phone and email are the only ways to contact them.
Their website is a little hard on the eyes. Placing a bet is easy enough once you get familiar with the lay of the land, but their color scheme makes some things harder to find than they should be. Your first few bets might take a little longer to place than they should, but after that it is fairly routine. They also do accept bets by phone.
TopBet also has a link leading to a live lines page, but I do not see any live lines on the page anywhere.
They do offer action in all the major sports gamers are looking for: NFL, college football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, MMA, as well as soccer, and rugby. For MLB, NBA, and NHL games you will find a limit of $1,000, while the NFL has a limit of $2,000.
They do offer a 50% bonus on your initial deposit with the bonus capped at $250. The bonus has a rollover of five times, which is a bit low for a 50% bonus like this. Just another red flag.
Again, if you never have any intention of withdrawing your money, TopBet might be a solid option for your gaming. Other than that, there is no reason to play here at this time.