BetCRIS Sign Up Bonus Terms
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Who are they?
BetCRIS (Costa Rica International Sports), as the name suggests, is a sportsbook that was founded in Costa Rica in 1985. A Latin America-focused sportsbook, it has not been without controversy in its time having offered bets on such events as whether a hurricane would strike the US mainland, and when Fidel Castro would die. To this day the book combines edgy promotional campaigns with competitive odds offered on a number of popular sports.
New Customers Only. 18+. T&Cs Apply. Wagering Requirements Apply.
Why should I bet with this bookmaker?
With a reputation of welcoming professional bettors, a solid name built over many years, a focus on the Latin American market, and competitive odds and numbers of markets offered, this is a great sportsbook for those customers of a certain demographic.
Why shouldn’t I bet with this bookmaker?
No available to players living in the UK, France and the US, among other countries, this sportsbook is undoubtedly focused towards the Latin American market, and European players will also find difficulty in adjusting to wagering systems and lingo based on the US style of betting. The depth of markets (including in-play) and promotional options are not as competitive as other big books either.
Current sign-up bonus
15% welcome bonus on deposits by all methods except Moneybookers, with a maximum bonus of $500.
How to activate the sign-up bonus
- Open a new customer account.
- Make a deposit of over $50.
- Receive 15% extra as a reward deposited in your wagering account.
Other noteworthy specials
The sportsbook is currently offering a 10% reload bonus on deposits of $50 and above. There is also a refer a friend opportunity where players can ‘invite’ friends. If the friend then activates a new customer account using the code sent (and is accepted as a customer), you can earn up to $500.
Similar to other ‘American-style’ bookies, this book charges ‘juice,’ which is, in effect, a commission on winnings. Although this system is unfamiliar to many bettors on the other side of the Atlantic, ‘juice’ is a common feature of wagering in the Americas. Fortunately, most sportsbooks offer ‘reduced juice’ specials by which regular players can cut down the amount of commission they pay. BetCRIS is no different and runs a ‘reduced juice’ program where regular players can earn ‘BetPoints’ through which their commission can be reduced by up to ‘40% in comparison to other sportsbooks.’ Players from outside the Americas are strongly advised to check out what this ‘juice’ entails before creating an account (for more information, visit the platform’s ‘reduced juice’ FAQ section – www.betcris.com/en/faq# )
Sports and markets available
Be aware that this sportsbook is heavily weighted towards US and Latin America-favoured sports and leagues, and so the options available on popular European and global sports are rather limited, although there is Aussie Rules, rugby and cricket too. BetCRIS also has a racebook covering US racing.
The articles section provides betting –related sports articles on American football, basketball, soccer and martial arts. The platform also offers a ‘streak challenge’ game where prizes can be won from consecutive winning bets on selected daily games (maximum prize of $25,000 USD).
Phone, email and live chat functions are available, while the platform can be viewed in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Thai, Filipino, Khmer, Vietnamese and Russian. The FAQ section is useful to check out before signing up – www.betcris.com/en/faq#
Bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, PaySafe card, Pago Efectivo, Moneybookers, Neteller, Eco, DineroMail, and a host of other options, including depositing in store and in selected participating 7Eleven stores.
3/5 – This sportsbook simply does not hit the mark for many bettors for varying reasons as discussed in this review, but for players of a certain ilk, and from certain parts of the world such as Latin America, with heavy interest in sports from the US and this region, as well as an easy familiarity with the American wagering system, this is a great platform to join.