Based in Montreal Canada and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, SportsInteraction is the perfect balance between the reliable and consistent betting experience offered in Vegas, and the superior odds and enticing bonuses offered by online sportsbooks.
A hologram of former WWE star Trish Stratus is there to guide you through the signup process, which as a seasoned bettor I found unnecessary. What really wowed me was depositing. SportsInteraction offers users a wide variety of easy and fast deposit options. If you don’t have a Visa or Mastercard, they accept “e-check” which is awesome as it transfers the money instantly from your bank’s chequing account and gets you ready to play instantly, along with your deposit bonus.
The SportsInteraction site advertises a 100% bonus up to $100, however if you sign up using the link on SportsBettingDime.com they’ll up the limit to $200. Either way, the rollover for the 100% bonus is 10x. However, it’s a little known fact that you can also choose a smaller bonus and in return get a more achievable rollover. Here is a convenient chart:
Just as an example, if you chose the 100% bonus and deposited $100, you would need to bet the equivalent of $2,000 before you can get your cash. So, if you’re considering going after the bigger bonus, be sure you’re in it for the long haul and make smart bets.
Making those bets is easy on the SportsInteraction site with it’s intuitive interface that includes just about every sport you can ask for as well as a variety of interesting bet types. Their $1 minimum bet makes it tempting to throw down on a 500-1 long shot proposition as well.
Setting them apart though is their “interaction” features that let you socialize with other bettors. Whether you want to talk betting strategy or trash-talk during in-game live betting that SIA offers on almost every football game as well as several other sports, this feature can really make you feel like you’re in the lounge of a Vegas sportsbook.
If you have a smartphone, you could potentially be sitting in that actual Vegas sportsbook lounge, log onto the SIA mobile site, and enjoy the better odds offered online. (Until MGM security asks you to leave.) Or, of course, you could bet while at work or on the way to the game. Overall, both mobile and desktop versions of the sportsbook are a breeze to use and have more features than almost any sportsbooks I’ve seen.
SportsInteraction, having been around since 1997, has also developed some good casino and poker options. The casino offers everything you’d expect, as well as live-dealer betting (which, as I’ve mentioned in other reviews, is not for me). The poker room seems to be well-attended and offers a variety of tables with varying ante sizes, as well as tournaments at certain times. The SIA racebook provides action and live results for North American tracks.
Customer service is great, with their call centre based in Canada. Everyone I’ve talked to has been very helpful and some went above and beyond. I should mention a few nitpicks though: It’s a little harder to get a hold of someone than I’ve found at the other top sportsbooks. There’s a bit of a voicemail menu to go through before you’re talking to someone. Once you’re a member there you can ask for a direct line to your favorite agent. There’s also a live help web-chat option on parts of their site.
Those two minor things are easily forgivable when you have payout reliability that SportsInteraction has. That Echeck thing I mentioned while I was gushing about the deposit options? It works the other way as well! This means incredibly fast payouts right into your bank account. The first time you request a payout this way, it will take about 5 days. However once they have you verified by their security team, you can get your winnings within 24 hours from then on. The maximum of $10,000 per transaction is also very impressive.
Overall SportsInteraction is a great option for bettors. The unique features make playing there a memorable experience. Add in the superior depositing and payout options and SIA is a very attractive package. I’d especially recommend it for bigger bettors or those who would be willing to turn down their tempting but high-rollover 100% bonuses.