January 17th, 1996 will be remembered as the day when online gambling industry was born. On that day, Jukka Honkavaara made first online bet in history and it was made on the subject of this review, the first online betting site – Intertops. Intertops was founded in 1982 in Germany, but soon moved to other markets due to changes in legislative. Today they operate under the jurisdiction of St. Kitts and Nevis and accept US players. In fact, the majority of their bettors come from Germany and USA. They are one of the most talked about bookmakers in the USA and that is the reason why we sorted this globally present bookmaker among US bookmakers. See bellow detailed Intertops review.
Intertops Restricted Countries, Banking and Security
Basically, Intertops doesn't strictly restrict players from any country except for Netherlands Antilles. It is your responsibility to know gambling laws and restrictions of your country and by playing at Intertops you are doing in on your own responsibility. You are solely responsible for reporting and paying any taxes as required by the governing law of your country of residence.
From all bookmakers that accept residents of USA, Intertops is the one that has the biggest number of deposit and withdrawal methods available. They accept Bitcoin payments, bank transfers, e-wallets and other types of electronic transfers, checks and so on. Check the picture above for available withdrawal methods. Withdrawal limits are 2500-3000 USD for most methods. Skrill and SEPA withdrawals don't have limits. Deposit limits are also in mid range considering amounts you can deposit.
Although Intertops has a department that approves withdrawals, withdrawal processing time is satisfyingly good. They are a company with long tradition and good reputation when dealing with customer's funds and that is one of the reasons why we review and recommend them in the first place.
Intertops Sports Betting Bonuses
Residents of following countries will be exempt from bonus redemption upon creation of an account: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Mauritius, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
The rest of you can enjoy very inviting offers from their bonus system. Just for signing up there are 4 different bonuses to choose from. Biggest one is Bitcoin welcome bonus that is available only to customers from US or Canada. It is a 100% up to 1000 USD bonus and carries 8x rollover requirement. Other welcome bonuses range from 50 to 200 USD and have different rollover requirements. They require codes to be submitted upon your first deposit in order to be redeemed. To find out how to redeem their welcome bonus and play it according to Intertops terms and conditions, take a look at our special article.
There is also a nice 20 dollars free bet. To qualify for this promotion, you are required to wager 20 USD or more with your first bet and redeem the offer using bonus code ROOKIEFREEBET. You can only take advantage of one sign-up offer – either the $20 free bet or one of the previously mentioned first deposit bonuses.
If you refer some friends, Intertops will reward you with 10% of their initial deposit. For every 5th friend you refer, you get 50% of initial deposit. Refer-a-friend program works the way that you enter a friends email address in special page on Intertops website. They then receive an invitation via e-mail on which they open their account.
Every month highest earner on parlay bet wins 1000 USD prize in a form of free play with no rollover requirements. Another bonus connected to accumulators is 20X50 USD Parlay Free Bets promotion. If only 1 selection lets you down in your Parlay, you automatically enter the draw for 50 USD Free Bet and 20 luckiest losers win this prize every week. There are numerous other promotions considering NFL and different prizes such as Super Bowl tickets, free bets and other. Therefore, if you are a fan of betting on NFL, Intertops is one of best choices out there.
Intertops Review - Sportsbook
Although we didn't spend much time betting on Intertops for some unknown reason, we find their sportsbook to be the best one among bookmakers that accept US players. There are several reasons for this statement. After the long awaited upgrade of their website (which was a bit archaic) and some changes in offer and coverage of sports and events, it is only fair to say that Intertops has a modern sportsbook adopted to needs of different types of customers.
- Intertops Pre-match
Their pre-match doesn't cover as many sports as some European bookmakers do. You won't find pesapallo, bandy or similar sports there, but as Intertops is built to serve German players (not only USA players), the coverage of events in sports they have is much better than the coverage of average USA based bookmaker. Also, you will find much more markets in non USA sports and equal number of markets in USA sports compared to US competition. Odds quality of USA sports is the same as it is on any other bookmaker with odds of 1.9-1.9 (-110) on even markets. Odds quality of European sports is another story. This is where Intertops could do better to be more competitive compared to European companies. Still, they have better odds than the rest of USA bookmakers.
- Intertops Live
Live product is vibrant, full of events all day and night long. They make a real difference not only with live coverage, but also with many markets they offer. It is an ideal bookmaker for bettors that enjoy betting on live matches not only in USA sports, but also in other - basketball, tennis and soccer.
Only thing left to mention are betting limits. Although Intertops is built for recreational players, they had no problem accepting our high stake bets. Long tradition and experience they have in betting industry gives them the confidence to accept up to several grands. The only problem if you win such a bet is payout as only methods without withdrawal limit of 2500 USD are Skrill and Bitcoin.
Intertops Sportsbook Features
Only feature we can mention is their Halftime Betting. This is a feature where you are able to place a bet on several markets from matches that are not offered in live, but only during half time. We have seen this feature on other German bookmakers as well (Tipico, bet90), so it is a kind of their tradition. We found this concept of betting interesting enough to give it a try.
Intertops Review Conclusion
Intertops is a bookmaker built by our standards in several fields. They have good tradition and reputation, plenty of payment options, great bonus package and solid sportsbook. If it was our choice, we would offer slightly better odds on other sports and add cashout option or live streaming. But even without those, Intertops is one of the best choices for USA players, for recreational bettors.