- Accept a wide variety of deposit methods, including Bitcoin
- More often than not, fast payouts
- Fee fee deposits
- A wide range of sports available for bettors
- Bettors can occasionally find reduced juice lines
- Phone service rivals email service
- Multiple language options
- Withdrawal inquiries can occasionally be frustrating
Overview of SBG Global
If you’re new to your search for the right sports betting website, chances are you probably haven’t heard of SBG Global. While its brand isn’t as big or popular as a lot of its competitors, SBG Global has been around since 1999. A long history of operation is always a big plus when choosing an online sportsbook, and SBG Global is a solid option.
SBG Global has a range of bonuses available to those who are new to their site, as well as returning customers.
Their main bonus is a 50% bonus, up to $1,000. Bettors can use this bonus on any bets placed at SBG’s sportsbook.
This bonus isn’t the biggest (in terms of monetary value) in the industry, but it has a rollover of only 3x. This means that you could feasibly get a $500 bonus on a $1,000 withdrawal, and only have to bet $4,500 in total before you were able to withdraw the bonus $500. This minuscule 3x rollover is lower than you’ll find anywhere else and in this regard SBG in an industry leader.
Additionally, SBG offers bettors a 30% reload bonus, which again is only accompanied by a 3x rollover. Things get a little murky after that, as there is no stated maximum for this bonus, and bettors need to have placed a total of 16 or more $10 wagers in a month in order to qualify. These requirements obviously make this bonus more appealing for bettors who intend to be quite active on SBG. If this sounds like you, SBG is a great option.
It’s frustrating that the rules and requirements aren’t clearly spelled out, but they’re always available if you ask an SBG representative. If you need more clarification on the reload bonus, our recommendation is to contact SBG’s customer service department.
SBG’s deposit options are fairly standard. They offer bettors the options to deposit via Bitcoin, bank wires, and credit cards (both conventional and prepaid). The minimum deposit at SBG is $20, regardless of which method you select.
Bitcoin deposits are capped at $40,000 at SBG, which is a great maximum for high rollers.
Credit card and prepaid credit card deposits are lightning fast at SBG. We recommend this method if you’re not using Bitcoin.
Best of all, there are no regional restrictions on SBG. Bettors all over the world can deposit and bet with SBG.
This is where SBG is okay, but doesn’t shine by any means. If you recall what we said about the unclear rules surrounding their bonuses, the same applies to withdrawals at SBG. They can be extremely confusing and at times problematic.
Mostly, SBG is fine, and their withdrawals are fee free. Bettors are able to withdraw a maximum of $5,000 over 24 hours periods. Wires are usually received within hours (faster than industry standard days), and they send out checks quite quickly as well.
That being said, there are a lot of reports of SBG not paying out people who win big. We’ve heard that they can stall, delay, and eventually cancel wagers. This practice of riding winners for big wins is undoubtedly concerning, even if it won’t affect every bettor, or even every big winner.
SBG Global's Sportsbook
We wouldn’t be writing about SBG if they didn’t have enough odds and betting options to get us playing in the first place.
They have a solid range when it comes to major sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, UFC, etc.
They are also, in our experience, proactive in releasing game odds earlier than most.
SBD’s sportsbook isn’t confined to the Big Four. It offers action on less popular sports and leagues, as well. Their soccer section, in particular, goes on for days.
In addition to straight bets, SBG offers a good variety of wager types including parlays and teasers.
SBG has a pretty standard selection of sports lines, and nothing, in particular, stands out. Their mobile interface is solid (but not spectacular), and their live betting is on par with industry standard. Their mobile betting platform isn’t as good as their desktop version, but it’s good to have as an option.
They’ve got lines on all American sports, as well as a great selection of international sports. The “global” in SBG Global isn’t just a meaningless moniker. If you’re after odds and lines on more obscure sports and leagues like the CFL, Euro Cup, or Nascar—SBG has got you covered.
Juice is fairly standard, and is, of course, higher on team and player prop bets, as well as their live lines. Their parlay and teasers are slightly better than the majority of the industry, but only barely so.
We were able to find some lines with value (-107 to -109 on sides), from time to time. Keep an eye out for these, as you won’t see this very often at other sportsbooks.
One point of contention, we have heard reports of SBG canceling lines (and sometimes, the bets already placed on these lines), that are fair and accurate. This is really amateur. Once a line is canceled, if it’s fair, a sportsbook should let it be. Never, at any point, should bets be canceled on standard lines.
SBG also offers a solid casino, that they’ve done a lot of work on to improve over the last few years. They’ve got a casino-specific bonus (100% deposit bonus and 100% reload bonus, although the details are again cloudy on the specifics) and a live-action dealer to boot. They also recently added a poker room, as well.
They’ve got a full Facebook as well, which features horse betting lines on over 200 racetracks around the world.
The UX and UI at SBG isn’t as flashy as other sportsbooks, but it works. If you care about your sportsbooks’ aesthetic, SBG isn’t the best option. However, what’s most important is that the sportsbook functions well, and SBG’s does. SBG uses the always reliable Amigotechs software to power their sportsbook.
SBG has adequate customer service, and they’re available via phone or email 24/7. Despite this, we strongly recommend you use the phone service over email, as its much quicker. Response time for emails varies wildly in our experience, ranging from a few hours to days.
The 24/7 service is only available in English, but they do offer additional language options, albeit with slower response times. SBG’s customer service department has the option for Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Japanese.
If you have a question about how to deposit, or how to redeem a bonus, you’ll likely have your inquiry addressed extremely quickly. However, if you’ve got a question about a withdrawal, be prepared to jump through a few hoops, and speak to several different representatives. Asking questions about withdrawals sometimes involves a lot of friction at SBG.