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MyBookie Review

8.3
by lou.moretti | Updated January 28, 2024
About MyBookie

MyBookie has been online since 2014. The sportsbook holds a BMR rating of 8.3.  New registrations are offered a 100% Free Play. The sportsbook is headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Players can contact MyBookie via email at help@mybookie.cr.

Check out all of our online sportsbook ratings in the 2023 Betting Sites Guide, which is updated weekly throughout the year.

Rating: 8.3

Our Verdict

MyBookie has cleaned up its act as of late, but there are better options for reliability, trustworthiness and payout speed.

The MyBookie online sportsbook has a mixed reputation among bettors. MyBookie invests heavily in its marketing across a range of channels, everything from sponsoring boxing trunks to getting press about some oddball items in their loyalty program and sensationally engaged in a Twitter spat with Barstool’s Dave Portnoy.

MyBookie has also had some complaints about their treatment of sophisticated or “sharp” bettors, which is why their rating was previously at C+. In the past, professional bettors would be better suited to take their cash to another book. However, MyBookie seems to have cleaned up its act as of late and there have been no new negative reviews of note and as of July 2022 has been upgraded to B with a ranking of 8.3.

This MyBookie review highlights the various strengths and weaknesses of this online sportsbook. We will focus on the sign-up process, the bonuses, deposits and withdrawals, the mobile site, customer service, the depth of betting options available, the quality of the odds, and the quality of the overall sports betting experience.

Pros
  1. Depth of Live Betting Markets

  2. Bonus Promotions

Cons
  1. Average Odds

About our Ratings

BMR betting sites ratings are based on over 20 years worth of experience helping players resolve disputes with offshore sportsbooks. Sportsbooks are carefully vetted before being rated. Ratings are fluid and analyzed by BMR weekly. The industry’s best sportsbooks are rated A and A+. | How We Rate

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MyBookie Sign-Up Process

Click the orange “Join Now” button at the top right of the homepage:

  • The first step requires you to provide your name, email address, mobile number and date of birth, as well as choose a password.
  • In the second step, you will be required to choose your country and enter your address and click next.
  • In the third step, you can enter a promo code. It will automatically be set to MYB50 for the flagship MyBookie welcome bonus, but you can change it or opt out. You can also enter a refer a friend code if applicable.
  • Next, you’ll have to confirm you are not a robot, agree to the terms and conditions, choose your marketing preferences and click “Create My Account.”

You can then make your initial deposit and claim a welcome bonus worth up to $1,000.

Banking

Currencies Accepted:

USD

MyBookie Deposit Methods
MyBookie offers a narrow array of sportsbook deposit options for customers to choose from:

Credit Cards | Visa and Mastercard are accepted, but you cannot use American Express or Discover. The minimum deposit is $45 and the maximum is $2,500.

Cryptocurrency | You can use Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ripple (XRP) or Ethereum to fund your account at MyBookie. The minimum crypto deposit is $20 and the maximum varies according to your customer level. Contact customer service to discuss large deposits.

Person to Person | A P2P transfer of $100 to $500 can be sent to a MyBookie account.

Bank Wire | You can also contact customer service to discuss sending a bank wire or a cashier’s check to MyBookie.
It does not accept e-wallets like Skrill, Neteller or PayPal. Deposits are free. Credit card payments should arrive instantly, while crypto should be in your account within an hour of sending it.

Deposit Methods Min Max Fee
Visa 445 $2,500 Free
Mastercard $45 $2,500 Free
Bitcoin $45 $10,000 Free
P2P $100 $500 Free
Litecoin 445 $10,000 Free

MyBookie takes around two business days to process payment requests. If you make a withdrawal on a Saturday, you might therefore have to wait until Tuesday for it to be approved. The withdrawal times then vary depending upon the payment method you select:

Wire Transfer | MyBookie can arrange a wire transfer for $100 to $5,000, but it takes five to seven business days to arrive. You will be charged $15 for a bank wire of $100 to $500, and $25 for a wire transfer of $500 to $5,000.

E-Check | You can request an e-check for $50 to $250. You will be charged a $5 fee for e-checks of up to $200, and a $15 fee for withdrawals of $201 to $250.

Bitcoin | MyBookie allows you to withdraw $25 to $5,000 via the world’s leading cryptocurrency. Withdrawals are free.

MyBookie is slower to pay out than many of its competitors. As previously noted, many players have been left waiting several weeks to receive their winnings in the past, which saw MyBookie lumbered with a bad reputation.
However, it does appear to be paying out in a relatively prompt fashion right now. BMR made a successful Bitcoin withdrawal within a couple of days when conducting this MyBookie review, so we can confirm that it does actually pay customers.

Withdrawal Methods Time Fee
Visa Free
Mastercard Free
Bitcoin Free
P2P Free
Litecoin Free

MyBookie Bonuses

100% Free Play up to $1,000 Terms and conditions apply

100% up to $1000 Free play.

25% Free Bet up to 500

25% Sports Reload up to $500.

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MyBookie User Experience

The user experience is pretty impressive at MyBookie. The site looks great, with a gray on black color scheme and the odd flourish of orange. Large banner ads promoting its bonuses and upcoming events on the homepage may irritate some users, but the BMR team was generally impressed with the layout. The pages are neat and uncluttered, with clear text and an intuitive design. Navigation is straightforward, and the search function works well, while the bet slip is easy to use.

If you go to mybookie.ag/news, you will find a lively blog featuring picks, insight and analysis. This section is regularly updated, covering football, basketball, baseball, soccer, NASCAR, IndyCar and other sports. It enhances the overall user experience, and shows that MyBookie goes beyond simply providing a sports wagering platform. The help section is also very clear and thorough, so we enjoyed the overall user experience.

MyBookie Mobile Review

MyBookie does not have an app to download, but you can access the mobile MyBookie betting site directly from your browser. The mobile offering is also very user-friendly and intuitively designed. Pages loaded quickly when we tested it out, and we were able to place bets on big upcoming sporting events and live games with just a few taps of the screen. 

MyBookie’s Sports Betting Options

MyBookie sportsbook mainly serves U.S. bettors, so the main markets include major sports leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, as well as college football and college basketball. It is therefore a little disappointing to note how few prop bets it offers on those games, but it does feature a pretty wide range of games.

Sports Covered

The sports covered by MyBookie are listed in descending order of popularity down the left side of the homepage. It changes depending upon which sports are in season, but generally looks like this:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Hockey
  • MMA
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Boxing
  • Motor Sports (NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One, MotoGP)
  • Soccer
  • Horse Racing
  • Table Tennis
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Aussie Rules
  • Cycling

That is a narrow selection when compared to many rival online sportsbooks. Omissions include cricket, darts, snooker, pool, volleyball, handball, futsal, lacrosse, surfing, chess, badminton, athletics and winter sports, but it covers most sports that American bettors will be interested in. An esports section sticks to League of Legends, with no CS:GO or Dota 2, while there is also a U.S. politics section. The entertainment section is pretty lively, while there is a wild “Special Wagers” area that allows sports bettors to speculate on celebrity divorces, deaths and other current events, with a heavy focus on the British Royal Family.

Depth of Sporting Coverage

The site offers reasonably good depth in its sporting coverage. You can bet on basketball games in New Zealand and Uruguay, baseball in South Korea and Japan, and hockey in Europe. The soccer section covers less heralded nations like Tanzania, Uzbekistan and the Faroe Islands, which is great. The MMA and boxing coverage is a little narrow, but it is good for motor sports, tennis and golf.

Sports Betting Markets

You will not find a great deal of choice within a particular game at MyBookie.ag sportsbook. When conducting our sportsbook review of MyBookie, the BMR team could only find 15 prop bets on major upcoming NBA playoff games, which is a little substandard. There were no alternative spreads or totals, it lacks player props and it is also missing a same game parlay builder, although it does provide a strong selection of futures betting options. We found a similar situation on MLB games. It was therefore a little strange to find more than 140 prop bets on soccer games. Considering MyBookie mainly targets U.S. bettors, it is a little odd to see that it covers soccer much more comprehensively than basketball and baseball.

Live Betting

MyBookie sportsbook has a dedicated live betting section, which you can access from the menu at the top of the page. It is laid out in a very neat and tidy manner, and it is great to see odds flash red when they are dropping or green when they are growing longer. MyBookie does not offer live streaming, and you will not be provided with live stats either, but it does cover a pretty wide range of live sporting events.

Other Betting Options

MyBookie is an all-round online betting site, so you will also find an online casino and a racebook. The online casino features a wide variety of table games, slots, jackpot slots and video poker options. Like many sites in the region, it mainly relies on games from Betsoft and does not feature market leading providers such as Microgaming, IGT, NetEnt and Playtech. The live dealer section offers blackjack, baccarat, Super 6, European roulette and American roulette. There are lots of lucrative casino bonuses available, but the rollover requirements are pretty high.

The racebook features thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing from the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK, Ireland, France, South Africa, Japan and Sweden. The racebook rebate is a great bonus. The racecards are very basic, but the site is really user-friendly, and it makes it very simple for beginners to place exotic wagers. It also displays the straight bet limits very clearly, so we liked the racebook at MyBookie.

Wagering Limits at MyBookie

The minimum bet at MyBookie is $2. Some sportsbooks offer bets of $1 or even $0.10, but most casual bettors should find $2 to be an appropriate minimum limits, The maximum online bet is just $1,000, which is not really suitable for high rollers, but you can place larger bets over the phone by calling customer support on the toll-free number – 1-844-866-BETS (2387). Betting limits are at the management’s discretion on an individual basis, often dependent upon the type of bet, the sport and the league.

The odds at MyBookie are pretty average. It provides -110 lines on sides and totals, but sometimes it offers -105 on one side and -115 on the other. We compared its moneyline odds on a range of MLB and NBA games to those on off at rival sites, and we found better odds at Heritage Sports, Bookmaker, Pinnacle and Bet365. It does not offer the worst odds on the market, but MyBookie is rarely market leading, and it certainly does not operate on a low vig pricing model.

MyBookie User Reviews

The MyBookie site claims that users have given it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars, but this has not been independently vetted and the latest reviews it displays are more than a year old, so this all looks a little dubious. Many bettors are very disparaging when discussing MyBookie due to the payout issues they have suffered. However, users in our community that have used the site more recently have offered broadly positive feedback, praising the bonuses and the overall user experience.

MyBookie Customer Service

The customer service team at MyBookie is available on a 24/7 basis to provide assistance via live chat or email. The BMR team tested out the service for this review, and found the staff polite, professional and helpful. As previously mentioned, there is also a very thorough FAQ section on this online betting site, which provides a wealth of very clear and concise information. You can also search the FAQ section, which is a nice touch.

Sportsbook Information
Languages:
English
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Telephone:
Email and chat services only.
Email:
help@mybookie.cr
Date established:
2014
Live Chat:
Yes
Service Hours:
Bets accepted 24/7

MyBookie Review – FAQs

Is MyBookie legit?

Yes, MyBookie is a legitimate sports betting site. This site provides an okay online betting experience but it is not the best betting platform out there by any means.

Who is MyBookie owned by?

MyBookie is owned by its founder, David Carruthers, who wanted to create a site for “all sports fans.” It operates out of Costa Rica.

How much do you have to deposit on MyBookie?

There is a variable minimum deposit on MyBookie because the site accepts multiple banking methods. For credit and debit cards, the minimum is $45; for Bitcoin, it is $20. Sports bonuses may have their own requirement

How do you get free money on MyBookie?

There is an initial deposit match bonus for new users, and there are reload bonuses for recurring deposits. There are also casino bonuses for users of MyBookie Casino; the bonus codes are not limited just to sports.

How long does MyBookie take to pay out?

There are multiple banking options available at MyBookie and the one you choose to use will determine how long your withdrawal requests take to process. Cryptocurrency offers the fastest transactions. Checks and wire transfers tend to be the slowest withdrawal options.