Intertops is one of the oldest online sportsbooks, and a conservative one. You won’t find all of the bells and whistles you can get at other sites. It does have a casino, but the games are not the most popular. There is a poker room, but it is still a work in progress. Being conservative means that it’s safe to bet here. It may not be as exciting as other sites but sometimes all you want is safety. Intertops offers that. It may not be that great for younger bettors but for the older crowd, it is one of the best in the business.
Intertops has an interesting take on their welcome bonus. They offer three and you have to choose one of them. The options are 50% matching funds up to $200 with a playthrough of four times. Or a 100% matching funds up to $100 with a play-through rate of six times. Or a 200% bonus up to $50 that you have to play through eight times. Each one has its advantages. If you have the money, you’d probably want to go with the $200 option and only have to play through four times.
If you are short on funds however the 200% matching funds are fun while you do have to play it through eight times. We like the fact that the site gives you options and that certainly plays into our Intertops review. You can pick what’s right for you and are not shoehorned into just taking what they offer.
Usability, Look & Feel
Intertops looks great. Everything is easy to see whether you are on their site or their app, and it’s easy to figure out what you have to bet on. Everything is intuitive. There are no annoying ads for you to have to toggle through. Our Intertops review reflects this positively.
Intertops primarily wants you to use crypto to make deposits and withdrawals. You can use Bitcoin, Bitcoin Case, or Litecoin. These are all free of charge and instant for both deposits and withdrawals. You do have other ways to make deposits and withdrawals including Visa, MasterCard, direct wire transfer, or checks. All of these methods however will incur fees that make using them a mistake. If you’ve just won $80 you don’t want to have to pay $50 to get your money out. Our Intertops review reflects this, just like with our Betwinner review.
Since it presents itself as a primarily crypto betting site, we can’t fault them too much for this. Still, we are aware that there are people who want to bet and are not into crypto. Similar to our BitCasino.io review, our Intertops review has to take away a few points for this.
Intertops customer service is commendable. You can contact them via live chat. You can call them up on the phone. You can send them an email if you have a complex problem that will require you to send them documents. You can even get in touch with them via a Skype call. All of this is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our Intertops review gives them a ton of points for running an excellent customer service department. They are at the top of the heap and that goes a long way to getting a good Intertops review from us.
License & Security
Intertops is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, a Native regulatory agency in Canada. As we’ve never encountered another online casino licensed by them, we cannot say what this means. That said Intertops has been around so long and has such a good reputation that we have to assume they know what they are doing. They do have the highest level of end to end encryption available to make sure your bets are safe going to them and your withdrawals are secure. Our Intertops review reflects this in a positive manner. We would like to know a little bit more about the gaming commission that licensed them but there just isn’t that much information available about them online.
Rewards & Loyalty Program
Intertops has a VIP program they call Frequent Player Points (FPP). These are awarded for every time you make a bet. You can use the points to move up their loyalty levels. There are a total of 50 levels. When you get to each level, you’ll get better and better rewards.
Our Intertops review gives them a ton of points for coming up with this program. It’s really easy to understand and automatic to use. This is where their years of experience in the online sportsbook are easy to see. They learned from their mistakes and now have a great VIP program in place. We give them a lot of credit in our Intertops review for putting together a great VIP program.
Intertops Sports Betting
As we said before Intertops is conservative. That means you won’t get to bet on a ton of sports. Just the traditional ones. Here are the sports you can bet on Intertops:
You can also make bets on politics and the stock market. As you can see this represents the most popular sports to bet on. We’d love it if they had other sports, like esports gambling, but they don’t. Our Intertops review takes away a few points for them not having a wider range of things to bet on. That said if you are an older bettor who isn’t into smaller sports you should be fine on Intertops. They are just not that great for people who like to make more exotic bets.
Is Intertops a scam? No, it is not. Is Intertops legit? Yes, it is. Intertops is safe. We did an Intertops test. We made an Intertops deposit. It went in quickly. We made an Intertops withdrawal. It arrived quickly. All of these basic steps Intertops handled professionally. Our Intertops review reflects these good actions.
Intetops has a mixture of good odds and average odds. It’s not a bad system and when you can grab the good odds you can with a bit of extra cash. And the odds are never bad. They are reliable and fair. In our Intertops review, we give them decent marks for their odds.
Live Betting & Streaming
What we found unusual about the site was that there did not seem to be any live betting action. Live betting – betting on action happening during the game – seems so standard we assumed they would be there. But if they were, we could not find them. In our Intertops review, we have to take away some points for not having a real live betting situation – or one that anyone can find anyway.
All of the major games are live-streamed at their site. They also have a decent selection of minor games that you can stream, which is what you would expect from such a conservative site. And they also keep their scores up to date. Our Intertops review is generally positive when it comes to the live streaming they offer.
The maximum you can bet depends on the odds, because the most you can win is $100,000 a week. All of your bets at a given time cannot exceed $100,000 if you won them all. The system will limit your betting if you get too high to win. In other words, it will add up your bets and make sure you can’t win more than $100,000 and ask you to lower your bets if that is the case. This seems fairly reasonable and our Intertops review gives them fairly high marks.
Product Summary & Conclusion
Intertops sportsbook is exactly what you’d expect from a site that has been around as long as it has. Nothing will pop out at you as being all that great. But there’s nothing negative about it either. They have set up a decent system to allow people to make the most common bets and they offer fair odds. Our Intertops review of their sportsbook is mostly positive. Not every site can be Coca Cola but sometimes being Pepsi is just fine.
Intertops only have two providers – Real Time Gaming and the RTG Network. You get a lot of slots you are getting slots you have not ever heard of. They seem to be knock offs of popular slot machines with just the name slightly changed. Our Intertops review reflects this lack of popular titles.
They have over 360 video slot machines, and they also offer a wide variety of table games – from blackjack to keno that you can easily enjoy. All of these play by regular rules and are quite fun. Our Intertops review gives them high marks for their table games.
They have also started to offer a live casino. This includes baccarat, roulette, blackjack, and Hold’em at this point. While their selection of live casino games is low it does show that they are investing in the casino and we can expect to see more of a live casino presence soon. Our Intertops review gives them some credit for being conservative but seeing the advantages of investing in a live casino.
The limits for what you can bet vary from game to game. This is relatively standard in the online casino industry. That said the best is high enough for most players. If you want to bet $500 on a blackjack game, you can. If you want to bet $50 on a spin of a video slot machine you can. You are limited to withdrawing $2,500 a week unless you win a progressive slot. So, we’d probably recommend keeping your bets fairly low in this casino.
Product Summary & Conclusion
We are confused by why Microgaming pulled out. They could have offered some of the name brand games that the site is so desperately in need of. The reasons for them leaving were never made public so it would be irresponsible for us to guess at them. We certainly hope that Intertops is looking for another name-brand provider of games. That would be a welcome splash of enthusiasm into the entire experience.
But as it is the online casino looks great and is easy to navigate. It’s just when you get into the video slots that red flags pop up. The rest of it is well done and shows a lot of attention to detail. They may simply need some time to find decent providers and be in a rush to get some video slot content up. We do note that the live casino while small seems to be growing. It could simply be that what they need is a connection to a good supplier.
Nonetheless, this goes into our Intertops review negatively because there really should be some name brand games represented on the site. As it is we get games that we would expect from a site that just had a casino as a sideline to their sportsbook. Given the number of games, however, we are not convinced that is what is going on.
In our Intertops review, we see their casino as just being “alright.” Which is less than we would expect given the high quality of their sportsbook. We will check back in a year or two and see if they have improved things a bit.
Intertops is an old-fashioned online sportsbook. They do what they do well. They have all the most popular sports to bet on and nothing else. Their online casino could do with some improvement. They are still working on their poker room and we will see how that goes in the future. They have been around forever and are where you go when you want to make safe bets on popular sports. This is what they are good at and is the main reason to visit them. If you want more exotic stuff, there are other places you can go to.