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Intertops Sportsbook Rating
TSB Editor
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:54am
Back in 1996, before sites like eBay and Amazon proved the power of the internet, an established land-based sportsbook called Intertops decided to try something new. The company set up a website, and when Finnish bettor Jukka Honkavaara placed a $50 wager on a soccer match, became the world’s first online sportsbook. Today, the site is proud of that pioneering history, as shown by Intertops’ “21 Years Online” logo.

Bonuses, 8.9 – Welcome Bonuses on Intertops are awarded on three separate tiers, depending on the player’s personal preference. Using promo code “ROOKIE200,” you can score a 200 percent match on the first deposit up to $50, with an 8x playthrough requirement attached. Switch it up to promo code “ROOKIE100” and you’ll get a 100 percent match up to $100, with a 6x playthrough. And with promo code “ROOKIE50,” the first deposit match is 50 percent up to $200, with a 4x playthrough. You’ll also receive a $20 free bet to try the site out. And to top things off, Intertops offers NFL fans in Canada and the U.S. four opportunities to pocket $100 free bets during the regular season. Place $1,500 in total wagers, with minimum odds of -200, in any four-week span – Weeks 1-4/5-9/10-13/14-17 – the site will add a $100 free-play to your account.

Customer Service, 9.4 - Intertops has fantastic Customer Service Agents readily available around the clock to take care of any issues that may arise. Players are in good hands via Live Chat, Skype, E-mail, and by phone. Their customer service is of the highest standards we at TSB have seen, and they're always ready to help any players with questions or concerns.

Odds Variety, 9.2 – As the world’s oldest online sportsbook, Intertops should be expected to spread every basic wager (money line and point spread), and exotic (parlay, teaser, round-robin, if bet) – and they do. But this site sets the standard for propositions and futures bets, offering one of the most diverse collections of interesting wagers you’ll ever find online. Take a look at the “Mythical Matchup” bet, which takes two teams that aren’t playing against one another from that week’s NFL schedule, and asks “which team will score the most points?” Fantasy sports fans will also be pleased to see several player-on-player prop bets which focus on DFS-style scoring. Simply put, bettors who enjoy a bit of fun along with their main sweat will love the variety found on Intertops.

Overall Experience, 9.5 – Intertops was undoubtedly the first, but the site has managed to remain one of the best online sportsbooks in the world. By paying close attention to customer concerns, constantly evolving to keep up with the times, and taking care of its players whether they win or lose – Intertops offers an unrivaled experience in every regard.

Payment, 8.8 – Unlike other sites that try to do too much, Intertops has refined its banking process to ensure ease of use. When depositing, debit and credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), virtual wallets (EcoPayz, Neteller, Skrill, Ukash), and Bitcoin are all accepted. Cashouts can be facilitated via check, bank transfer, Skrill, Neteller, or Bitcoin. The first two methods will cost a $50 fee, while Neteller and Bitcoin come free of charge.

Reputation, 9.6 – Age doesn’t always ensure acumen, but in Intertops’ case, experience goes a long way. This site blazed the trail, showing all of the online sportsbooks out there today how it’s done – and how to do it right. Players recognize that commitment, and today Intertops is universally regarded as one of the “good guys” in an industry that doesn’t always play nice.

Software, 9.2 – As the original innovator in the online sportsbook industry, Intertops had to create its own software before the company could safely and securely accept sports wagers over the internet. That proprietary software system proved to be so successful that the site has stuck with it ever since. It’s not the flashiest system around, but the interface is clean and easy to use, which is all a serious sports bettor really needs.

Stabile License, 9.3 – Intertops operates under a license issued by the government of Antigua and Barbuda, through the island nation’s Directorate of Offshore Gaming (DOG). The DOG has been regulating iGaming industry mainstays since 1994, and as one of the most experienced agencies in the world in that regard, it’s a natural fit to supervise Intertops. The site also utilizes cutting-edge security measures, including 256-bit encryption technology, secure socket layers certificates (SSL), and certification of privacy from the TRUSTe group. Nothing says stability like 21 years of continuous operation, and when it comes to security, Intertops sets an example for its competitors to follow.

TSB Experience, 9.6 – A lot of shops boast that they are ‘pioneers’ of the industry but in the case of Intertops, it really is true. Some of the folks here at TSB can recall doing business with Intertops in the late 1990s and the interaction and integrity was terrific even back then. Again, a top shop that has always done well by TSB and by players and earns TSB’s stamp of approval for being listed on the site as a top sportsbook.

Website, 9.4 – After more than two decades in the industry, Intertops knows exactly what players want – and it shows. Every aspect of the site seems to fit naturally together, making navigation from section to section a straightforward process. The drop-down menu design may not be the most advanced, but it somehow manages to make things easier than many of today’s more modern “bubble window” layouts. Bettors in the thick of a Sunday afternoon need to find their games and wagers on the fly, and Intertops makes that possible at every avenue.