1. Are there still online sportsbooks that accept U.S. customers?
A. Yes. I currently live in the U.S. and have accounts at Heritage, Legends, and Northbet. I have had good luck with all three and never had a problem with a withdrawal. Keep in mind Northbet is invitation-only.
2. Has anyone ever heard of the sportsbook Northbet?
A. Northbet is a new sportsbook that started in 2010. They are an invitation-only sportsbook that offers sports, horse racing, casino, and fantasy football. One the unique feature of Northbet is they offer their customers a debit card for easy withdrawals.
3. How old do you have to be to open an account at an offshore sportsbook?
A. I believe the age is 18 at most offshore sportsbooks. That is the legal age in Central and South America. I have an account at Northbet and you must be at least 18 to open an account with them.
4. Has anyone ever played fantasy football at Northbet?
A. I have an account with Northbet and have played fantasy football for the last 2 seasons. It is free and is a weekly salary cap format similar to Fanduel. I like the Northbet contests because you’re in groups no larger than 50 people and you have a decent shot of placing in the top 3 each week. So far I have won 3 contests for a total of $ 1,500.
5. Is Northbet a legit sportsbook?
A. I have had an account there for over 2 years and have never had any issues. Their customer service is excellent and I always get treated with respect and have never waited more than 48 hours to receive a payout. Payouts are same-day with the debit card option.
6. Why are some sportsbooks invitation-only?
A. Some sportsbooks prefer to cater to a limited clientele to better serve their customers. Northbet, for example, has remained an invitation-only book despite numerous attempts from customers and advertisers to be open to the public. As a result of a limited clientele, Northbet has an excellent record and reputation for customer service and timely payouts.
7. Does anyone know if offshore sportsbooks offer odds on the Oscars?
A. Yes. I have seen Oscars odds at sever of the leading offshore books including sportsbook.ag, Heritage, and Northbet.
8. How can I get a referral or invitation to play at Northbet?
A. Northbet is an invitation-only sportsbook. To get an account you must receive an invitation or be referred by a current Northbet member.
9. Why are good English-speaking account managers so hard to find at offshore sportsbooks?
A. I know what you mean. I have played at numerous offshore books and sometimes the clerks’ English is not understandable. Currently, I play at Northbet and I must say everyone I’ve spoken to has excellent English with most being native English speakers. After being spoiled at Northbet, I won’t put up with horrible English anymore.
10. Are there any internet sportsbooks located in the U.S.?
A. Only in the state of Nevada. Nevada is the only state that has internet wagering in place for its residents. If you’re outside of Nevada, your options are limited to offshore sportsbooks mainly located in Central America, such as 5Dimes, Legends, Northbet, etc.
11. What are the best sportsbooks in Las Vegas?
A. Las Vegas has lots of great sportsbooks. In my opinion the LVH, Palms, and Mandalay Bay are all great books. When I go to Vegas I usually do my wagering at the LVH. They open their showroom to show NFL games on Sundays with dollar beers. When I can’t go to Vegas I play offshore at Northbet.ag.
12. How does a parlay work in sports betting?
A. A parlay or accumulator is a single bet that links together two or more individual wagers and is dependent on all of those wagers winning together. The benefit of the parlay is that there are much higher payoffs than placing each individual bet separately since the difficulty of hitting it is much higher. If any of the bets in the parlay lose, the entire parlay loses. If any of the plays in the parlay ties, or “pushes”, the parlay reverts to a lower number of teams with the odds reducing accordingly. You can find parlay cards at most Las Vegas sportsbooks such as the LVH, MGM Grand, and Bellagio. Offshore, parlays are offered as well as such books as 5Dimes, Bookmaker, and Northbet.
13. I recently received a scratch and win mailer from Northbet for $ 100. Does anyone know what the catch is regarding this?
A. To receive a payout, you must deposit a minimum of $ 100 and meet the rollover requirements tied to the free $ 100. Basically there’s no risk if you can build up the $ 100 and make a small deposit. I was able to hit my rollover requirement fairly easily.
14. Where is Northbet.ag located?
A. Northbet is located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
15. What are the craziest prop bets on the superbowl?
A. I’ve seen lots of crazy options for superbowl betting. You can wager on just about anything from the coin toss to the color of Gatorade poured on the winning coach. A few years ago I won a prop bet on the length of the national anthem on my Northbet account.
16. Does anyone know if Keno is offered at offshore sportsbooks and casinos?
A. Yes. I have played offshore for several years and have seen it at many different casinos. I currently play at Northbet and have seen it there.
17. What is the highest payout you’ve ever heard from an offshore sportsbook?
A. I have heard of several of the big sportsbooks paying out $ 100,000+ to high rollers. Some of these books include Pinnacle, 5Dimes, Bodog, Betus, Northbet, etc.
18. What was the worst sports bet you’ve ever lost?
A. My worst loss was this year’s Belk Bowl. After that game I was sick. Duke was getting 9 points and with the game tied 34-34 and was on Cincinnati’s 5-yard line, ready to take the lead with less than two minutes to go. The Blue Devils then fumbled the ball and Cincy recovered. With 44 seconds to go, the Bearcats connected on an 83-yard TD pass to take a 41-34 lead. But if you have Duke, you’re still covering and feel good because you get the ball back with only seconds left. But then it happens, a Cincy pick-6 going the other way with only 14 seconds left. 48-34! Worst loss ever. Even my account manager at Northbet felt sorry for me.
19. Are Nevada sportsbooks better than offshore sportsbooks?
A. Most people will probably tell you they prefer Nevada sportsbooks because they are regulated and you can collect as soon as the game is over. However, if you don’t mind waiting a little longer, there are lots of good offshore sportsbooks offering good signup bonuses and other promotions. Heritage, Legends, 5Dimes, and Northbet are all solid offshore sportsbooks that are reliable.
20. Why don’t sportsbooks offer fantasy football?
A. Some sportsbooks are now offering fantasy football. I have seen fantasy offered at William Hill and Northbet. Northbet offers weekly fantasy contests for free to all of their customers.
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