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BetDSI Sportsbook

Review By Joe Falchetti

BetDSI has been in the offshore sports betting industry for 15 years and is partnered with one of the biggest online bookmakers today in Bookmaker.eu. With backing from one of the giants, BetDSI has turned itself into a top-tier sportsbook over recent years. Offering large bonuses, a VIP program and round the clock support, they have developed quite a following. The NFL betting markets and limits are a huge plus, as well. BetDSI offers a vast list of markets and some of the highest betting limits in the US market.

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why we love em

  • prosPartners with Bookmaker.eu
  • prosMassive betting limits
  • prosEasy Credit Card depositing

Why we hate em

  • consMobile site need improvement

Sterling Reputation and Longevity

BetDSI has been around since 1998, part of that period under the name of Diamond Sportsbook. The sportsbook was eventually acquired by Bookmaker.eu. Though BetDSI receives financial backing and betting software from Bookmaker, they operate their own lines and markets and manage their own bonuses. The sportsbook primarily services those based in the United States, but accepts bettors worldwide.

While the book still looks and feels like Bookmaker in a lot of ways, BetDSI’s staff has certainly made their mark and many bettors prefer the book to their big brother in Bookmaker. Based in San Jose, Costa Rica they have a staff of several hundred employees and operate in compliance with the Costa Rican authorities.

Industry Leading Customer Service

BetDSI offers email, phone and live chat support. Quick to respond by email and extremely helpful, staff at BetDSI is among the best. Support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including live chat support. In my opinion, sportsbooks that always have live chat support available have an enormous leg up on other sportsbooks. I love the fact that I can have my question answered within a few minutes and don’t have to wait around for an email response.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options

BetDSI offers an excellent selection of deposit methods for bettors which matches or exceeds most other sportsbooks. Credit card deposits are the most popular deposit method due to their convenience. Customers can pull out their wallet and have money within seconds. The minimum amount a player can deposit via credit card is $99 per transaction, and the maximum amount is $999. There is no fee for depositing using a credit card.

Person-to-person transfer are another method bettors may be familiar with using. These can be easily sent from thousands of locations across the United States via Western Union and MoneyGram. Fees can be expensive with this method, but BetDSI will reimburse players for transaction fees if they deposit $300 or more. The minimum deposit amount is $100, and the maximum amount is $2,000. These normally take a few hours to process, and players must contact support for instructions before depositing via person-to-person transfer.

Finally, bank wire or certified check is the best way for higher limit bettors to get loads of funds online quickly. These will take several business days to process or mail, but there is no maximum amount a bettor can deposit using this method. The minimum amount is $2,500 per wire. Again, BetDSI will cover your transaction fees when depositing using this method.

Players can withdraw funds a number of the same ways they deposited. Person-to-person transfers can be sent to bettors via Western Union and MoneyGram. The minimum withdrawal amount for this method is $100, and the maximum is $1,500. Fees range from $15 to $95 depending on the amount. These are processed within 48 hours.

Check via mail is the most popular method for withdrawal. Check withdrawals can range from $100 up to $2,500 per check. Each check comes with a $60 fee. BetDSI quotes a 30 day processing time for check withdrawals, but from my experience, checks normally arrive in less than ten business days (two weeks).
International customers (non-US) have several options that are not available to US bettors, such as Neteller, Instadebit and other e-wallet options. Deposits are instant for most of these methods and payouts rarely take longer than 24 hours.

Sharp Lines, First to Post Odds

BetDSI is a bit of a double edged sword for NFL bettors. While the site has larger betting limits than most other books in the US market and is one of the first sportsbook to post NFL lines for the coming week – they are also among the sharpest bookmakers in the offshore industry.

Bettors will not receive many favors in the lines, but as I mentioned in my Bookmaker review, there is certainly still value to be found. Also, the betting limits offer the best of both worlds to bettors. You can still wager $1.00 online and all the way up to $40,000 per side on NFL sides and totals. With betting limits this large, it is crucial that BetDSI’s lines are always on point. They can’t afford to make many mistakes when they accept five-figure wagers on a regular basis.

Their odds are nothing to write home about, but they are still mostly around the industry standard for most bets, such as parlays and teasers. Their vig on futures and exotics can be high, but it is best to evaluate each bet on a case by case basis.

There is a wide variety of betting markets available for each NFL game. They have more future wagers than most sportsbooks, offering season win totals, AFC & NFC championship odds and of course Super Bowl futures. Divisional futures, one of my favorite types of bets are also available. There are loads of other future markets, including defensive and offensive rookie of the year, leading rusher, leading receiver and many more. It is tough a find a book with more NFL markets than BetDSI.

Prop bets for all sports are plentiful, and BetDSI offers tons of player and team props for each NFL game of the year. Primetime games will have even markets. These props are probably where the book is most vulnerable to post a crummy line, but limits on props vary and are much less than traditional straight wagers on NFL sides and totals.

Live betting is an area where the book excels, as well. It has one of the best live betting interfaces in the US market making it a premier spot for in-game wagering.

Finally, all of BetDSI’s betting markets are available for mobile bettors via their mobile sportsbook site. Gamblers can deposit and withdrawal, bet sports or casino games all from their cell phones. All types phones can use the mobile site and the only requirement is that you have an internet connection. There is no download required.

Betting Types

The book offers an extended list of betting types aside from straight wagers, teasers and parlays. There is plenty of customization in regards to all types of wagers and bettors will be able to bet on nearly every aspect of the game. In addition to live betting, players can wager on first half lines, quarter lines, team totals and other bets. If-bets, reverses and round-robins are also available. They don’t have a massive list of betting options like 5Dimes, but the book will cover the needs of the vast majority of NFL handicappers with no issues.

Large Selection of Markets

BetDSI has a larger selection of markets on international competitions than most US-facing sportsbooks because they still have a fair bet of betting action from bettors outside the United States. Still, major American sports are their main draw and bettors will find similar betting markets and options for baseball, basketball, and hockey leagues for both college sports and professional leagues.

Other markets include, golf, mixed martial arts, golf, auto racing, horse racing, tennis, soccer and more. Political and entertainment bets are also available. They also offer an online casino, poker room and other contests such as cash skill games and office pools.

Promotions And Bonuses

BetDSI’s new sign up bonus for NFL bettors is 20% Bonus up to $500. The bonus is paid in form of a free play and comes with a 5x rollover. Those who want to bet bigger can deposit $10,000 via bank wire and receive a $2,500 bonus with the same rollover rate. In addition, bettors can reload their accounts any Tuesday or Wednesday and receive a 20% Reload Bonus up to $100, again with the same 5x rollover.

Also, unlike most other sportsbooks, players will be rewarded BetPoints for all of their betting action at BetDSI. Bettors gain more points each wager they make and gain VIP levels. These can be used to gain cash rewards, receive free payouts and other rewards.

BetDSI Is a Top Choice

Backed by one of the largest sportsbooks in the world in Bookmaker, BetDSI has put their own spin on their markets and bonus options making the book one of the top draws for US bettors. Its NFL markets match up against the best in the offshore industry and their betting limits can’t beat most online bookmakers. Bettors won’t lose any sleep in regards to their funds at BetDSI and can have confidence that their wagers will be honored, and withdrawals processed quickly.

Though their lines are sharp and the book may be tougher to beat compared to a recreational sportsbook, they offer some of the largest bonuses in the business today and an excellent support team. Offering a large NFL Deposit Bonus and tons of promotions year round, BetDSI is an excellent choice for NFL handicappers.