- Polished Mobile Interface
PowerPlay burst onto the scene in 2018 in a bid to shake up the sports betting market in Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The website is owned and operated by Deck Entertainment B. V., which is based on the Caribbean island of Curacao, in the Netherlands Antilles. The PowerPlay website is licensed and regulated by the Curacao Gaming Control Board. PowerPlay is popular among Canadian sports fans, as it offers CAD accounts, provides various short-term promotions specific to players in Canada, and has deposit methods tied to Canadian banks.
This PowerPlay review focuses on the ease of the sign-up process, the bonuses available, the banking methods you can choose from and the withdrawal speeds. The BMR team will then deliver our verdict on the quality of the user experience, the mobile site, the odds, the customer service department and the casino.
PowerPlay Sportsbook Sign-Up Process
It is pretty simple to sign up for an account at PowerPlay:
- Visit PowerPlay.com and click the “Sign Up” button at the top right of the homepage.
- Enter a valid email address, choose a password, and provide your first name, last name, date of birth and cell phone number.
- Choose your currency. The site is mainly for Canadian bettors, who should choose CAD, but other options are available: Brazilian real, euros, rupees, Jamaican dollars, Mexican pesos, New Zealand dollars, Trinidad & Tobago dollars, and finally USD.
- Agree to the terms and conditions and click “Join Now”.
PowerPlay has a lot of positive attributes. It is a safe, secure site with a strong focus on Canadian players.
PowerPlay offers Canadian customers an appealing welcome bonus worth up to $100. All monetary sums in this review refer to CAD, as site is specifically designed for players in Canada. This sign up bonus offer is very simple.
PowerPlay will match your first two deposits up to $50, meaning you can claim a maximum of $100 in free bets. Your qualifying bets must be worth at least $5 in order to qualify for this bonus. If you place two $5 bets, you will be given 2 x $5 free bets. If you place two $50 bets, you will be given 2 x $50 in free wagers. There are no rollover requirements on these free bets. The only stipulation is that they must be used on a market with odds of at least 3.00 (+200).
PowerPlay User Experience
The PowerPlay website is unlikely to win any beauty contests, but it is functional, intuitively laid out and easy to use. You will find helpful shortcuts like “Most Popular Events”, “Most Popular Sports”, “Live Now”, “Highlights and Upcoming Events”. They speed up the navigation process. The menus are sensible and effective. Pages load quickly and the bet slip is easy to use. The text is also large and bold, while selections are boxed off in a neat and orderly fashion, so it makes sports betting simple and effortless.
PowerPlay Mobile Review
PowerPlay does not have a mobile app. You can just head on over to the site from your mobile browser. The mobile site has a responsive and optimized design, meaning it works well on all devices and screen sizes. Once again, it is not the most beautiful or elegant site, but it does a good job of segmenting all the sporting events and wagering options. The menus are neat and tidy, and the site is responsive to the touch.
PowerPlay Sports Betting Options
A British white-label provider called FSB Technologies powers the online sportsbook at PowerPlay. FSB Tech is based in London and it also provides the sports betting platforms for prominent websites like Genting Bet, Dafabet, Fitzdares and Jennings Bet. It offers a reasonably solid sportsbook with several wagering options.
The main sports covered by operator are:
- Table Tennis
It also covers a huge range of additional sports:
- Australian Rules
- Gaelic Football
- Gaelic Hurling
- Motor Sports
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Virtual Sports
Depth of Sporting Coverage
PowerPlay offers very strong, deep sporting coverage. Canadian hockey fans will find a wealth of betting options on action in Belarus, Russia and Sweden, alongside the NHL regular season and Stanley Cup playoffs. The basketball section includes all manner of games from China, Russia, Europe and South America. Asian baseball rubs shoulders with MLB action.
You often find around 25 prop bets on football games, and a handful of props on basketball, hockey and baseball games. It is much stronger on soccer. You will generally more than 120 wagers to choose from on Premier League games. This is a quirk that has arisen from a Canadian-facing site using a British white-label sportsbook provider to power its sports betting platform.
The live betting section is fantastic, featuring a large range of soccer, tennis, basketball, hockey, table tennis, football, baseball and esports events. There are lots of live sports betting markets to choose from, and the odds change rapidly as the action develops. There is no live streaming, which is one area for improvement, but it does boast a cash out feature.
Other Betting Options
PowerPlay has an excellent online casino. BMR counted more than 150 slots when conducting this PowerPlay review, and they were generally of a very high quality, from some of the best software developers in the world. There are lots of table games too, and there is a strong live dealer section.One disappointing omission is a racebook. The PowerPlay sportsbook does not have a horse racing section, so you will have to look elsewhere to bet on racing.
Wagering Limits at PowerPlay
The wagering limits vary depending on the sporting event. Check the bet slip for details on individual selections, and call the customer service team if you plan to place a large wager.
The quality of the lines on NFL games is low on NFL games at PowerPlay. This sportsbook typically offers odds of 1.85 on sides and totals, which converts to -118 in American odds. The industry average is -110 (1.91), while reduced juice sportsbooks offer -105 (1.95) lines. By contrast, the odds on offer at PowerPlay are unappealing. The money line odds on offer at PowerPlay also compare poorly to the odds offered by top sports betting operators like Heritage Sports and Pinnacle.
PowerPlay User Reviews
The Canadian sports bettors in our community have provided pretty positive reviews of PowerPlay. They like the broad array of sports betting options and the rapid withdrawals. It is not quite as popular as Sport Interaction, but it is a solid option for Canadian bettors.
PowerPlay Customer Service
PowerPlay offers customers service from 8am to midnight, seven days a week. That might not be particularly helpful for night owls, but the majority of bettors should be covered. You can get in touch with the customer service team via live chat, Facebook, email or phone. Live chat and phone support are always the quickest, so we tested them out while putting our PowerPlay review together. We called customer support at various times of the day, and we were always put through to a representative quickly. Waiting times were also minimal on live chat
BMR Verdict on PowerPlay
PowerPlay has a lot of positive attributes. It is a safe, secure site with a strong focus on Canadian players. It offers lots of banking options and covers a huge array of sporting events. The PowerPlay mobile betting site is strong, the free bet bonus is appealing, and it has a great online casino. However, there are also a few negatives to bear in mind. The odds are often below average on North American sports, and it does not offer betting on horse racing. It could provide greater choice when it comes to rewards and bonuses. Customer service is strong, but not available 24/7, so there is room for improvement, but this site was only launched in 2018, so we expect it to develop into a market leading sportsbook in future.
If you’ve made it this far and are still not sure about giving PowerPlay your business, check out the top rated sportsbooks suggested below, or visit the Bookmakers Review rating guide to search for another sportsbook.