Similar to iconic "first of their kind" brands such as IBM, Mercedes-Benz and Coca-Cola, Intertops holds the honour of being world's first online sports wagering company. Born in Germany, raised in the United Kingdom, now based in Basseterre, St. Kitts, Intertops first ventured into the gambling industry via phone-in betting shops in 1982. Innovators ever since - many firsts would soon follow.
Intertops Canada Introduction
What were you doing on January 17, 1996? If you are Finnish handicapper Jukka Honkavaara, you were making history by placing a $50 bet on the Tottenham Hotspur vs Hereford United football match at Intertops. With that wager, the first "online" bet on record, a multi-billion industry was born. Being first out of the gate doesn't guarantee endless success - see Palm Pilots, Napster and AOL. However, thanks to the dedication and vision of founder Detlef Train, Intertops didn't rest on their laurels, as they were also pioneers of 'one wallet' multi platform gaming and mobile betting.
Not advertised with a bunch of bells and whistles, but rather tucked into a “Gift Box” at the top of each clients homepage, Intertops innovations continue to shine with their player reward package.
After a simple signup, Intertops offers a bonus code ROOKIE500 in their banking section.
Bettors select from numerous payment options and, as a welcome to the website, enter the code that pays 100% up to $500 in extra betting credits.
The bonus must be redeemed immediately after the deposit has been made and before a wager has been placed.
Only one Sportsbook bonus may be active in an account at any one time. If a bonus is currently active in an account, a new bonus may not be redeemed.
The bonus offers are valid for a new customer's first deposit only.
The ROOKIE500 Bonus offer is valid for customers only from US and Canada.
We encourage everyone to review rules 2.6 and 2.7 at the website prior to collecting any bonus offers.
Changing with each new sports season, sportsbook player perks are always plentiful in the /Account/MyOffers# section at Intertops. That includes trips to Championship clashes like the Super Bowl, free bets based on regular season play, plus one-loss parlays are entered into a free wager draw every week of the year. A common reward program practice, there are spending requirements on accepted player perks. It’s impressive that Intertops spells out their promos and contests, plus the rules attached to them, so precisely at the website.
Taking mere minutes to become familiar with, Intertops many years of experience helps deliver a seamless playing experience across the site – with any electronic device. Simple account setup, that requires standard contact details, is finished in three easy steps. Clients are then directed to the cashier where they can fund their bankroll (with as little as $20) with an array of popular payment methods. Start to finish the process took under three minutes and a short time later we were smoothly navigating the various playing platforms.
Thanks to a very intuitive LIVE betting application, we placed an in-game wager on a NCAA football match one minute after our initial deposit was confirmed. Although that money line selection lost - we earned our cash back and then some during an exciting visit to the Intertops live action Las Vegas style Casino. However, the heart of the LIVE betting platform is the sportsbook at Intertops. Matches, from around the globe, are listed on a dedicated page and there are hundreds of sports wagering options to choose around the clock.
Betting on sports, kicking back in the casino, or sitting in on a poker game, the wagering platforms at Intertops run very smoothly. However, in rare instances when bettors require support, the client care team is standing by 24/7 to assist customers. Operators are at the ready, around the clock, via LIVE Chat, Skype or toll-free phone. We forgot to collect our bonus, when we made our first deposit, and turned to Live Chat for help. Explaining the situation, a helpful sportsbook customer service rep quickly helped us collect our reward.
Offering thousand of betting odds daily, on a nice mix of North American and International sporting events, Intertops offers sharp lines with fair prices. Beyond the standard odds, Intertops betting boards are packed with props and futures betting lines as well. Very eclectic, Intertops also offers non-sports wagering options on politics, entertainment and the stock market. Posted promptly, punters can place their wagers well in advance of game day. We were also impressed with the vast selection of in-play odds listed at Intertops.
Safe and secure, the banking section at Intertops is always open and ready to accept deposits or issue cashout requests. Clients are offered a vast array of popular of financial options and there is a payment method to suit any preference. When making our initial deposit, we used MasterCard, the process was complete in a matter of seconds and the funds were available instantly. For those so inclined, the ROOKIEBTC reward code pays a 100% bonus up to $1000 on all Bitcoin first deposits. Bank with confidence at Intertops.
Innovators, for decades now, Intertops lays claim to offering the first online mobile betting platform. Whether from a smart phone, laptop, or tablet, wagering on the fly is equal parts simple and lightning fast. From hand-held devices, Canadian ‘Cappers can access the same perks and betting options that are available at the main site. Banking and LIVE wagering is also a breeze from anywhere a cell signal can be picked up. Testing the system with an iPad, from our main account, we found that the mobile betting app operates seamlessly.
Intertops Bottom Line Recommendation
Previewing this review, prior to publishing, we realized that “praise” is the mantra throughout each section of this article. That said, we would like remind our readers that our handcrafted reviews are unbiased and never paid for. Through an exhaustive research process, we state the facts and we are very impressed with what Intertops brings to the table. Given their longevity, innovations, plus a strong focus on making their clients feel respected, Intertops receives high mark across the board.
From fantastic sports betting, on events being played all over the Planet, to exciting casino and poker action, this veteran online wagering website does it up right. Though not lacking much, we were surprised and slightly disappointed that Intertops does not offer a dedicated Racebook for horse racing fans. Major racing events can however be found in the sportsbook. Deserving of being in any handicappers stable of “go-to” bookmakers, we recommend Intertops with confidence.