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<p>Operated by the company that owns the Kentucky Derby racetrack</p> <p>Bonuses for first mobile bet and live bet</p> <p>Ability to live stream events</p>
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Established back in 2008, BetAmerica is owned and operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated, the famous racetrack that hosts the Kentucky Derby, amongst many other high-profile races, each and every year.

As you might expect then, there’s a healthy focus on horse and greyhound racing on the site, with BetAmerica promising that you can bet online on 'more than 5,000 races per week', which is great news if you are partial to a flutter on the horses or dogs.

But the good stuff doesn’t end there, as BetAmerica offers a fully-fledged sportsbook to patrons in New Jersey, with plans to expand into other states as each lifts the ban on wagering.

In authorized states, you can bet on stacks of different sports, including football, basketball and hockey, all under one roof. There’s even a live streaming channel, too, so you can bet and then watch the action unfold on your desktop or mobile device.

What We Love About BetAmerica

There are many factors that go into the production of a successful sportsbook and one that captures the hearts of the punting public. Clearly, a selection of generous welcome offers and promotions is one way to get the customer on-side!

And it’s an area in which BetAmerica does not disappoint. Newcomers to the brand will enjoy a 100% match on their first deposit – so far, so standard – but the key here is that this is an offer worth up to $500. High rollers rejoice!

There are further bonuses to whet the appetite, too. The ‘Bet $5, Get $20’ is always welcome for those seeking a bankroll boost, while BetAmerica rewards those who sample their other products: there are bonuses on your first mobile bet and your first live bet, too.

The BetAmerica sportsbook is rock solid, and in its looks and operation, it is an enjoyable platform to use that won’t leave anyone feeling short-changed. And clearly, bonus riders will be in their element.

One other aspect that should be noted here is the ‘Freeplay’ option that you will see listed at the top of the page. As the name suggests, these games are free to enter but serve up cash prizes nonetheless; you can win up to $50 in some cases.

Rating the Desktop Experience

There is a very familiar feel to BetAmerica for anybody that has visited a US-focused sportsbook before.

The layout and menu system are both commonplace, and while you could rap the knuckles of the brand for not trying something a little bit different, at least they are utilizing a platform that will leave their patrons feeling right at home from the get-go.

The middle section holds the key to thousands of betting opportunities each and every day. You can switch between the ‘live’, ‘upcoming’ and ‘highlights’ tabs to find the betting markets you want to attack, and of course, if you have something specific in mind then you will find a comprehensive list of sports covered in the left-hand column.

The right-hand column of the desktop site is given over to a really handy live scores table, where you can keep tabs on all of the latest action while monitoring the progress of any live bets that you have ‘in running’.

Rating the Mobile App

The BetAmerica app is available for iOS and Android users to place wagers on the move as and when they please.

The app is, in essence, simply a mobile-friendly version of the desktop site, although it has been optimized for the smaller screen with intuitive design and a user-friendly navigation.

You can slide easily between different sports, and between the ‘live’ and ‘pre-match’ betting categories, too. Mobile users can also access the live score channel, as well as BetAmerica’s fantastic live streaming service.Last but by no means least, the app also has the customer support and live chat functions built into it, so should you need some assistance you can access this via the application without the need to load up the main website.

Just to avoid confusion, there are two BetAmerica apps available for download: this sportsbook offering and ‘BetAmerica Extra’, which is an informative application designed to offer punters guides to racing in general and more specifically the Kentucky Derby. Note that you cannot wager on the Extra app.

Sports Coverage

- Football

- Basketball

- Baseball

- Ice Hockey

- Tennis

- Boxing & MMA

- Soccer

- Golf

- Cricket

- Aussie Rules

- Rugby

- Motorsport

Special Features

We shouldn’t labor the point, but it really is a unique feature of BetAmerica's service: the ability to live stream racing each and every day via the website and app.That refers to traditional horse racing at more than 325 tracks in the US and worldwide, as well as greyhounds, harness racing and quarter horse racing. In all, it is estimated that BetAmerica broadcasts more than 3500 live races every week.

The platform has been expertly designed so that you can watch the action, check the handicapping information and access your betslip all from one single page; this is an absolute rarity in sports betting. All customers can access 10 hours of live racing every month, with additional hours added to your account based upon your wagering.

Another special feature that BetAmerica offers is cash out, where you can take the offer supplied by the firm when you want to ensure a profit on your bets that have got you tearing your hair out, or to cut your losses where your selections have stunk the place out.

Key Details

Deposit options

Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, Mastercard), Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, ACH, PayNearMe, wire transfer, check

Withdrawal options

PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, ACH, PayNearMe, bank transfer, check





Loyalty Program


Mobile Apps

iOS and Android


Live chat on the site / Email at contact@betamerica.com

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