BTG Global Sportsbook Review
Not to be confused with SBG Global, but just as dangerous to players’ bankrolls, the BTG Global family of sportsbooks and online betting sites are known for having a poor reputation in the offshore industry.
Still operating at many sportsbooks today, the flagship brands of Dimeline.eu and VIPSports.eu continue to service players around the world in and the US market. After suffering a number of complaints throughout 2009, SBG Global’s brands have been mainstays at rogue sportsbooks lists across the web.
The company is based in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles where they hold a license issued by the Curacao Gaming Control Board. Though their tactics are questionable at best, Curacao has never been a hands-on regulator when it comes to their licensees. Since they’re paying their renewal fees, it’s no shock to see them still licensed in good standing.
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A Personal Opinion on BTG Global Sportsbook
What We Like About BTG Global
We have a “like” section for all our reviews, but for sportsbook groups like SBG Global, it’s extremely tough to fill this space. We wouldn’t want someone to read this space, get the wrong idea and deposit with these crooks. To set the record straight, before we head into “what we don’t like”, there are no redeeming qualities at BTG Global’s sites that can be found anywhere else.
What We Don’t Like About BTG Global
BTG Global offers a trifecta of qualities for rogue operators. Their support staff is awful (unless you need deposit help), they offer poor odds and bonus rollovers, and they rarely pay winners. While they will almost always give big winners a hard time, even smaller balances will receive push back from management. They have even threatened players that post on public forums that their payouts would no longer be “a priority” for management in their processing queue.
Players who have run up large balances have been forced to accept prorated amounts or not be paid at all. Even after accepting these prorated amounts, they were not paid or worse, sent checks that later bounced. This group is still actively trying to lure in players to their scams. Dimeline and VIP Sports both ran a promotion offering a 100% Bonus up to $500 for the 2014 BCS Title Game and the Super Bowl. At the time of offering this promotion, BTG Global had withdrawal requests since 2012 that had not been honored.
BTG Global Deposits and Withdfrawals
Dimeline and VIP Sports offer several deposit options. These consist of deposit by credit or debit card, (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) money transfer (MoneyGram and Western Union), MoneyPak, and bank wire. Credit card deposits are free, but other methods may come with 5-10% fees.
It’s also worth noting they don’t seem to offer a reimbursement of fees for $300 deposits when it comes to money transfers. This is standard practice at many other offshore sportsbooks.
They don’t offer much concerning specifics of withdrawals. There’s a $2,000 maximum per check, and there are no quoted withdrawal times, nor specific fees. This should not be a shocker if you’ve read the rest of our review. BTG Global owes players dating back several years. This is as close to deposit-only sportsbook as you will get in the US market. Once you deposit funds, do not expect to be paid.
BTG Global Sportsbook “Bonus Offers”
To show you how much a joke these guys are, we can look at Dimeline’s and VIP Sports’ bonus offers and requirements. Dimeline.eu has several bonus offers, including “Free Parlay Monday”, “Saturday and Sunday Cash Bonus” and several others. These all come with specific percentages, but none higher than 50%.
Here’s where it gets confusing, in the fine print, their bonus rollover requirements state, “the Rollover for Real money is calculated at three times per 10% of bonus given to the player. For example: A 20% deposit bonus would require 6-time rollover of deposit and bonus amount.” We’ve been covering online sportsbooks for a long time and have never seen such a ridiculous set of requirements. Using these terms, a 50% bonus would come with 15x rollover requirement.
In case, you’re wondering, that’s highway robbery. Oh, and by the way, if you happened actually to complete that monstrous rollover over and win, they still likely wouldn’t pay you. On their other flagship bookmaker, VIPSports.eu, it’s the exact opposite. They are offering a 100% sign-up bonus up to $250 with NO ROLLOVER. Yes, that’s right, no rollover. They also offer a 25% reload bonus with no rollover.
Apparently, sportsbooks that give away $250 aren’t running a sustainable business model. This offer is only there to attract new clients or deposits from existing ones. To summarize, BTG Global offers laughable or non-existent bonus terms and plans to stiff players regardless.
BTG Global Sportsbook Highlights
Markets and Odds
We may seem like a broken record at times saying that US-focused sportsbooks have mostly US-sport focused markets, but that again rings true here at Dimeline.eu. However, BTG Global’s brands are one of the few sportsbooks that basically offer no foreign markets of any kind.
The NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB, along with college basketball and football make up 90% of their betting options. They do offer golf, mixed martial arts, and motorsports as well. There are no soccer markets or foreign sports available. There is a below-average list of futures, props, and other exotics.
Their bet list isn’t expansive by any means, but it does offer the standard point spread, total, and moneyline wagers, along with parlays, teasers, if-bets and reverses and the ability to buy points. Parlay and teaser the odds are standard. There’s nothing to see here. They do not offer live betting options.
Stay Away From BTG Global Sportsbook
If you haven’t caught on from our review so far, we’re not a fan of BTG Global or any of their properties. They may be the worst group of sportsbooks in the US market. Not only do they slow-pay or no-pay their big winners, it’s like pulling teeth for anyone to get paid by them.