Ratings Criteria for Online Sportsbook Reviews

Sportsbook Reviews are determined by following a very stringent criteria. While some sportsbook review sites employ some of the following, ASB dives deeper to provide both new and seasoned sports bettors (our readers) greater insight into whether or not a given sportsbook is for them.

It’s important to note that our ratings criteria are weighted equally to provide oanr end score on a scale of 50-100% in addition to traditional letter grades (C, B, and A). We do not list sportsbooks that receive a failing grade, as this simply muddies the water for those who just want to know where to play. This is unlike other sports betting review sites, that slander online sportsbooks if they (operators) don’t give them the commission structure they (reviewer) demand. We don’t believe in extortion=

Ratings Criteria for Online Sportsbook Reviews

Sports Offered

There is a reason that we list this at the top of our ratings criteria:

“Our mission at Action Sports Betting (ASB) is to become the ultimate resource for those who want to find secure and engaging online sportsbooks for wagering on the sports they care about the most. That’s right, in addition to the usual ‘books which offer you odds on the NFL, NCAA, NBA, MLB, NHL (etc.) we connect our readers to operators that also deliver betting lines on EVERYTHING in between, including ATP, PGA, UFC, and NASCAR along with action and alternative sports events such as those on the World Surf League (WSL), Street League Skateboarding (SSL), Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), and so much more.” (About ASB)

New Player Bonuses and Promotions

As a sports fan and bettor signing up with a new, or your very first, online sportsbook, we want to you get the MOST when it comes to first deposit bonuses. If a sportsbook doesn’t give up the goods to earn you as a valued member, they simply don’t make the cut at ASB.

Existing Player Bonuses and Promotions

It’s one thing to get a great sign-up bonus. However, you demand and deserve to wager with a sportsbook that values your membership not just today, but tomorrow and beyond. Online sportsbooks reviewed on ASB must offer lucrative (for you) reload bonuses, refer-a-friend programs, a wave of one-off contests to coincide with each passing league’s season, and more. If they don’t, they don’t make the cut.

Deposit Methods

What’s the point of signing up to bet with an online sportsbook if you can’t fund your account? Surprisingly, this is a major pain-point for many bettors across the U.S. and Canada, who are registered to bet with sportsbooks with very limited deposit options. To get reviewed on ASB, sportsbooks must offer players a variety of deposit methods, including credit card (via direct or indirect methods), cryptocurrency, and other legal forms of fund transfers.

Payout Methods

What’s the point of “beating the house” if you can’t get your winnings paid out in a quick and convenient fashion? ASB’s investigates rollover requirements, time to receive payout (once rollover has been met), and the payout method itself (to your credit card, crypto, or bank account, etc.).

Other Products

ASB is all about sports. It’s right there in our name (Action Sports Betting). That said, we know that sports bettors may also be fans of supplementary products, such as online slots, video poker, and a variety of other casino games, even if just to pass the time between sporting events. For this reason we have made the provision of these offerings as a part of our sportsbook rating criteria. In addition, we look for other incentives (for you) such as whether or not a given sportsbook offers useful content, such as game previews, free picks and predictions, betting guides and resources, and more.

User Experience

Lastly, we analyze the look, feel, and function of the website. We investigate how it performs on a desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet. We check for discrepancies between browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and yes, even iE). If the sportsbook as an official app, we comb through the entire betting experience. Betting on sports is FUN, but with the wrong platform it can feel like a burden. We make sure the former happens for YOU.