Bonus Offers - 100% deposit bonus up to $100
You will find a different BetCRIS sign up bonus depending on which jurisdiction you are playing in. The current BetCRIS sign up bonus for most of the Americas, including Canada, is a 100% match bonus on your first deposit up to $100. Here are some selected terms and conditions:
- You must enter the BetCRIS bonus code BONO100 at the time of registration to qualify.
- The minimum eligible deposit is $10.
- You must complete the wagering requirements of 3x before you can withdraw your bonus money or subsequent winnings.
- This BetCRIS sign up bonus is available until 23:59 on the 31st of August 2020.
These are not the only terms and conditions related to the promotion, so make sure you check the website for full details before entering into a contractual agreement regarding any of the BetCRIS bonus offers.
Regarding the requirements and restrictions mentioned above, this looks like a decent BetCRIS bonus offer. It may be lower in value than the majority of offers on the market, the Interwetten bonus for example, but the wagering requirements are especially generous, as they are usually much higher.
For example, Royal Vegas Casino offers a four-stage 100% match welcome bonus that amounts to $1200, but the wagering requirements are 70x. Interested? Take a look at our Royal Vegas review.
Usability, Look & Feel - Our BetCRIS review of site design
Our BetCRIS review Canada found the desktop website design to be simple and efficient. You can easily explore the product sections using the navigational sidebar on the left of each page; there are also categories in the top left corner to make matters easier. The sportsbook, for example – which you can find under the heading ‘Today’s Events’ – has categories like ‘Today’s Live Betting’, ‘Most Popular’ and ‘Closing Soon’.
A unique feature on the BetCRIS website is the wide array of languages available; these include English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Cambodian and Vietnamese. There is also a greater variety of odds formats than usual, such as American, decimal, Hong Kong, Indonesian and Malaysian formats. These factors make BetCRIS one of the most accessible online bookmakers in the industry.
In terms of mobile accessibility, there is currently a BetCRIS app advertised on the website. You just need to access the site using your mobile device and download the app. Unfortunately you can’t withdraw funds or use the live chat function on the BetCRIS app, but there are unique BetCRIS bonus offers designed specifically for mobile users. You can also simply access BetCRIS via the web page in your mobile browser.
Payments - A nice choice of payment options
Here is a list of BetCRIS deposit methods, including the minimum / maximum limits and any deposit times that aren’t instant:
- Visa/Mastercard: $24 / $999 (per transaction). Daily maximum of $1000 daily; weekly maximum of $2000; monthly maximum of $4000.
- Bitcoin: $50 / $50,000. BetCRIS deposit time up to 24 hours.
- Neteller: $25 / $10,000.
- Skrill: $25 / $10,000.
- ecoPayz: $25 / £1000.
- PaySafeCard: $1 / $1000.
- Bank Wire: $2500 / no maximum limit. BetCRIS deposit time is 1-3 business days.
Deposits (and wagers) can be made in Canadian Dollars, US Dollars, Australian Dollars, British Pounds and Euros.
And now the list of withdrawal methods, along with the minimum / maximum limits and any withdrawal fees:
- Bitcoin: $100 / $50,000.
- Neteller: $25 / $25,000.
- Skrill: $25 / $25,000. 3.5% fee for transactions under $8000.
- ecoPayz: $100 / $1000.
- Check: $100 / $3000. BetCRIS withdrawal time can take up to 30 days using standard mail. $65 fee per transaction.
Apart from Check, all BetCRIS withdrawal times take up to 24 hours. Keep in mind that you must play through 100% of your deposit before you can request a withdrawal. Furthermore, if you request a withdrawal of more than $1700, you will be required to send a copy of your photo ID and a copy of a utility bill as proof of address before the withdrawal is accepted.
Customer Service - 24/7 customer support at BetCRIS Canada
It is our suggestion in this BetCRIS review Canada that you should always take a look at a website’s FAQ page before contacting customer support, as it is possible to resolve many of the more minor issues yourself – and although BetCRIS doesn’t have the most extensive FAQ section of all time, there are around 20 Frequently Asked Questions you can read through.
If you are unable to find the answer you’re looking for on the site’s FAQ page, or if you’d simply prefer to speak to a trained representative, BetCRIS offers 24/7 customer support via a live chat function, email and – despite not being apparent on the website – there is also phone support available. For Canadian customers, the phone number is 1 (866) 238-2747; the general email address is cs@BetCRIS.com, or you can use the query form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
If you use the live chat feature, you can expect a response within minutes, while an email reply can take up to 24 hours. The support staff are said to be extremely knowledgeable and friendly – two traits that are surprisingly less common than you’d hope when it comes to online betting websites’ customer service representatives.
License & Security - A fully-licensed and trusted provider
And now in our BetCRIS review Canada we will answer the most important question of all when it comes to contemplating whether or not you should invest your time, effort and money into any online betting website: ‘Is BetCRIS reliable?’
The BetCRIS brand is operated by TV Global Enterprises, and has actually existed in some form or other since 1985. Its presence is primarily focused in the Central and South American market, with around 100 physical locations in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
We think it’s safe to say that any bookmaker that began on the streets before moving online has less need to prove its reputability than the countless online gaming websites that pop up out of the blue. The longevity of this operator is also a very positive sign – only an organisation beyond reproach can survive in such an industry for so long. Therefore it already seems that there is no chance of being subject to some kind of BetCRIS scam or BetCRIS fraud, but let us not be convinced so easily.
What about licensing? Well, as the bookmaker’s name suggests (CRIS is actually an acronym for Costa Rica International Sports), BetCRIS was founded in Costa Rica, where their administrative offices are still based; yet the online betting website has been licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority since 2011. This alone could be considered concrete proof of how trustworthy BetCRIS is, as Malta is widely regarded as one of the ‘Big 4’ when it comes to regulatory rules and licensing standards – along with the UK, Alderney and Gibraltar.
Furthermore, BetCRIS uses Comodo SSL data encryption and a Random Number Generator (RNG); plus the site’s games are independently audited by 3rd party testing agency eCOGRA.
It is surely quite clear that BetCRIS is as dependable as is possible in the betting industry, and so we are confident to conclude this section of our BetCRIS review Canada by saying that there is absolutely no chance of any BetCRIS fraud or BetCRIS scam.
Rewards & Loyalty Program - Lots of other great promotions
As well as the current BetCRIS sign up bonus that we mentioned earlier in this BetCRIS review Canada, there are also a couple of other BetCRIS bonus offers that give you ongoing rewards.
For horse betting fans there is the Daily Horses Rebate. You can receive a cash rebate of 3% on all win, place and show wagers; you can also receive a cash rebate of 8% on all exotic wagers. There is no minimum weekly volume requirement, nor a maximum on how much you can win. Take into consideration that no rebates will be granted on payouts of $2.20 or less; also, wagers on ‘D’ and ‘E’ level tracks are not eligible for a rebate.
There is also the loyalty program, known as BetCRIS Arena. With this promotion, you accumulate points by frequent play and completing challenges. As you accumulate points, you level up through 12 levels. Each level grants different benefits which are personalised especially for you. Benefits include reduced juice odds on straight bets and parlays; and the points can be redeemed for a variety of products, including free plays and cash. This is a very common loyalty program amongst online betting websites these days, but BetCRIS has gone above and beyond to create a unique gaming experience tailored to your needs.