Well, you came to the right place. I have been punting with their betting platform myself, and I compiled a list of all the necessary details that you need to know in order to decide if they are the right bookie for you.
I will familiarize you with their user interface, as well as other details such as their mobile platform, their sign up bonuses and the various games that you can bet on.
Are you ready? K, let’s begin
A Brief Introduction To Sports Interaction
There are not many betting sites in Canada. Sports Betting brands have a hard time getting around compliance guidelines issued by the government.
Are you Canadian? Are you finding it difficult to find a sports betting site?
There are a few regulated bookies in operating in Canada, and Sports Interaction is one of them. Sports Interaction services exclusively to punters in Canada, and due to that focus, they do it very well. Betters often find they have more betting options with this brand, as well as more flexibility with the odds.
But wait, aren’t there other bookies like this?
Yes, there are, and as a matter of fact, they are all fantastic in their own way. You can read about them in our other reviews. However, what makes Sports Interaction stick out like a sore thumb is their mobile app, and of course, the already mentioned sports betting options.
How Is The Sportsbook?
Betting with them, I could not help but notice their homepage; I was delighted to find all their sports offers set out in a clear sidebar in that page, with all of the betting odds broken down in each sub-category.
How are the Canadian leagues covered?
Canadian leagues, such as NFL, NHL and NBA, are all covered well, along with useful stats and betting predictions to help me place my bets.
In case you don’t already know this from my other pieces, I am a big fan of betting on soccer. Which is why I was glad to see they have extensive coverage on the sport. The major English and international leagues are all available for betting with these top bookmakers, with tidy promos. The variety of sports markets on Sports Interaction are nothing short of impressive – also available on Sports Interaction mobile – and there’s even the option of changing the language of the site. Hell, you could even change the betting odds to decimal or fraction. This is the sort of stuff I wouldn’t mind seeing rolled out to other big bookmakers.
How are The Bonuses and Promotions?
Sports Interaction offers a sign up bonus that even I find pretty decent. The promo is a 100% bonus of up to 200 on first deposit.
In other words,
I’m doubling my money with the first deposit.
They offer more bonuses and promotions for both their sportsbook, and casino, but they could do with a little improvement.
The welcome bonus is good for a relatively new site, offering 100% match up to $200, You are required to roll over the deposit and bonus amount 10 times, so keep that in mind.
It’s not the biggest welcome bonus I’ve ever seen, but it’s a significant amount of money that you can do plenty with.
There is more to their rollovers than currently outlined. To make it simple, a program that offers a 10% bonus has a rollover of 3X, 15% bonus translates to 4X rollover, 20% corresponds to 5X rollover, and finally, a 100% bonus requires a 10X rollover.
When you deposit money for the first time, they bonus money is automatically deposited into your account. If you do not want the bonus due to rollovers, you may choose to deactivate it. However, keep in mind that if you do deactivate it, you must redeem it within 30 days otherwise you loose the bonus cash.
While they do not have the best welcome bonus in the industry, they have one feature in that welcome bonus that not a lot of other bookies can compete with. Sports Interaction allows you to defer bonus activation, which allows punters like myself to save the bonus for wagering opportunities with higher potential.
I should also mention that Sports Interaction offers different welcome bonuses depending on the game that you intend to bet on. From what I understood, Sports Interaction believes that each game has a different set of rules and therefore cannot have the same bonus offers.
The site has the following maximums on their bonus offers, categorized by games:
- Sports: $200
- Poker: $125
- Casino: $10
Sports Interaction doesn’t, currently, offer a loyalty scheme, but I’ve heard it’s something they are considering in the near future.
Although, as a loyal customer, I have noticed that they send me promotions involving 10-20% bonuses with significantly lower rollovers, mentioning that they give those offers only to long-time customers.
I’m a fan of the ‘refer-a-friend bonus’ concept. Which is why I was excited to find out that Sports Interaction offers that.
When you refer a friend, you get 20% of your friend’s deposit at the site, though it is only up to the value of $200. However, I suppose it is not any worse what most bookmakers offer. In order to get more info on their betting promos, I did have to opt-in to their promotion emails via my account.
Though not advertised on the site, you have the option to opt-in for a reload bonus. Basically, you can apply to have bonus money deposited to you’re account with a certain rollover, which gives the punter more cash beyond the welcome bonus.
Keep in mind that these bonuses are only given to loyal customers who have deposited a decent amount of money in the past.
I would never apply for this, because I prefer not to overdue on bonuses; however, I certainly see how it can help folks who are on a losing streak and as a result need more cash to recover their losses.
Is Sports Interaction Mobile Friendly?
One of the biggest bonuses for me (and this Sports Interaction review) is how responsive the Sports Interaction app is. Sports Interaction mobile is exceptional and, on top of that,
compatible with almost all devices. I regularly place bets on my phone rather than going to the desktop version.
So what makes it any different from other betting apps?
From what I picked up, Sports Interaction has clearly designed the app with the customer in mind, providing two ways to sign up. When you land on the homepage of Sports Interaction mobile, there’s a green Sign Up button. If that banner is missing, the menu at the side displays the sign-up option. The whole process took no more than three minutes and is easy and efficient to install.
Once I got on the Sports Interaction app, the betting opportunities were epic. NFL, NHL, and NBA are the primary focus, with high-quality betting odds for punters.
The live betting on the Sports Interaction app is impressive, even by my standards. They have live betting on top US sports, with over 200 events a week and competitive betting odds
One thing I’ve noticed is how much they improved the navigation on their app. It is a nightmare to find the sports you want to bet in most betting apps; Sports Interaction now added quick links and created a side menu to make it easier to navigate the different markets.
Another major improvement they made with the app is that they made it possible to navigate between sports betting, live betting and casino on the same account. I did not have to create 3 separate accounts.
Can You Bet Live?
As mentioned above, yes you can. Live betting is fairly standard in the industry, so I’d be disappointed if Sports Interaction hadn’t gone down that route. Luckily, there’s nothing to worry about, as their live betting options are incredible. They’ve taken time and effort for their in-play betting, with a major focus on US sports. The betting odds cover more than 200 live events on Sports Interaction, and that includes the likes of NBA, NHL, NFL, and soccer.
While you can’t watch the action unfold with a live streaming service, the stats are constantly updated and highlighted for major players. From those stats, I was able to place my bet on the selection of my choice.
One thing I’ve noticed after I confirm my bets is that there is a 10-second delay before it gets to the confirmation screen; from what I understand, this is because the software is checking the accuracy of the game score, related to the spreads and prices at the time I was placing the bets. If there is a change in the selection, the app notifies me of the change,
and prompts me to try my selection again.
Sports to Bet On at Sports Interaction
The sports eligible for bets are seriously massive, with a few as the frontrunners.
Before we go over some details on those frontrunners, here is that massive list of sporting events:
- Beach Volleyball
- Aussie Rules Football
- Horse Racing
- Motor Racing
Sports Interaction offers tailor-made betting odds for Canadian and US thoroughbred racing from over 85 of the best tracks in America.
How does this compare with other betting sites doing the same thing?
Well, there are a few betting sites who can compete with this vast market, allowing players to bet on the likes of the Triple Crown, or even the Dubai Cup.
it’s not just the US races that Sports Interaction covers, but they stretch all the way to Royal Ascot, putting them way ahead of their competitors.
I placed a few wagers with Sports Interaction’s Race book. One thing you have to be aware of is their payout limits. I am not going to go over all of it with you; however, here is a detailed table outlining all of the payout limits.
There are some other specifics you should look into, such as the maximum bet amounts, and lots of betting rules.
The NFL is, by far, one of the biggest sports to bet on at Sports Interaction, and one of my favorite sports to wager on. In my opinion, very few do the NFL quite like Sports Interaction, with betting lines on NFL and college football, as well as CFL and Arena League.
Under the NFL category, they also list the live events under the sport, keeping me updated as I bet.
I was satisfied with the number of bet types that Sports Interaction offers for football. The options that I appreciated the most included Moneyline, PointSpread, Alternate Spread,
and Total Touchdowns.
Of course, there are far more options. Once again there are too many betting types for me to manually write down, so I will go into more detail about it in a more in-depth piece on Sports Interaction.
Although not as much as Football, basketball is big on Sports Interaction, and the Sports Interaction app as well. There are more than 600 basketball betting odds available on the bookmaker, alongside betting predictions and top stats. The NBA is most popular, but you can expect bets on the NCAA and women’s NCAA. I’m a big fan of their basketball offering.
It is important for you to be aware of the NBA betting rules at Sports Interaction. Here is the outline from their website.
General betting rules apply to all NBA futures betting. In addition, the following rules are specific to betting on NBA basketball futures such as betting on the 2010 NBA championship.
- Pointspread and money line bets on NBA basketball have ‘action’ after 43 minutes of play in NBA games.
- For over/under bets, the game must play to full time for bets to have ‘action’.
- Overtime counts in the settlement of all NBA betting on basketball games unless otherwise stated.
- All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have ‘action’.
- Winning Margin: Winning margin betting is from scratch (the start of the game).
Similar to Football, the different types of bet you can place are abundant. I should also point out that Sports Interaction offers some pretty decent odds on NBA games.
eSports League of Legends betting is available, with plenty of betting odds for players. They offer good eSports opportunities compared to other betting sites.
But what I enjoyed more, though this may be just personal taste, is their Starcraft 2 betting events. No bookie could compare to them in that vertical.