Reviewed By James Molloy
This is a PowerPlay review of a sportsbook that was launched in 2018. New customers in Canada can claim a welcome bonus of up to $100 as free bets and this betting site also features ongoing promotions for current players.
In addition to sports betting, PowerPlay offers Canada-based players Virtuals, Casino, Live Casino and Slots. The sportsbook can be read on desktop computers and mobile devices.
PowerPlay is owned by Deck Entertainment BV, a company regulated and licensed by the Curacao Gaming Control Board. Our PowerPlay review looks at an online betting site that has the potential to emulate award-winning gaming sites serving the sports betting market in Canada.
|Generous and easy to claim welcome bonus||No downloadable app but mobile-friendly|
|Over 30 sports betting categories||Live streaming not offered|
|Refer a Friend scheme|
|Comprehensive support options|
|Live betting and cash out|
New PowerPlay sports customers who reside in Canada can claim the welcome bonus for up to $100 in the form of free bets and there is an optional PowerPlay bonus code. The bonus is a 100% match bet bonus because the value of the qualifying bet is the same as the free bets. It is made up of two free bets for $50 and is activated by the first bets which must be placed at odds of over 3.0.
There are no additional wagering requirements. Any winnings from the free bets do not include the stake and the bonus expires after 7 days. The PowerPlay welcome bonus provides a good incentive to register, deposit funds and place initial bets.
While compiling this PowerPlay Sports review, we found that they offered a raft of additional promotions that reward the loyalty of current players. The operation is relatively new to the sports betting arena, so ongoing promotions and free bets are a major strength.
PowerPlay still focuses on providing a transparent and achievable welcome bonus that credits newly registered members with free bets for $100. We will examine the value in the odds later in the PowerPlay review.
The range of free bets with PowerPlay is outstanding and here is a sample at the time of this review:
The overall package of free bets and bonuses at PowerPlay is a significant attraction for potential new players who reside in Canada.
‘Sports Betting’ is the first option on the main menu on the PowerPlay website homepage. There are various betting options and the sports betting categories are displayed under the following headings:
The most bet-on leagues in the PowerPlay sportsbook are the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and English Premier League in soccer (known as football in Europe). Global sports such as tennis, golf and boxing attract a significant number of bets alongside the major sports markets. The Canada-facing site has plenty of markets for Canadian favourites like ice hockey and also features sports that are popular in mainland Europe such as volleyball and handball. Darts, snooker, cricket, and rugby generate betting interest in the UK.
In addition to major sports, customers in Canada can wager on Politics, eSports and Virtual Sports like virtual table tennis, virtual horse racing and virtual motor sports. The main betting events of the day are enhanced by betting news linked to featured odds.
For online casino fans, there is also the Powerplay Casino to enjoy, as well as a live casino and plenty of slot games.
The PowerPlay Sportsbook service enjoyed by customers in Canada is enhanced by the following betting features:
The US Sports Parlay Special can be claimed following this step-by-step guide:
This special offer encourages customers to place parlay bets with at least five selections.
‘Bet Live’ is the menu option for the PowerPlay sports live betting interface. The most popular sports for live betting are the four main professional and college sports in North America, along with soccer and tennis. The live events are displayed under the headings of ‘Live Now’ and ‘Upcoming’. PowerPlay takes down the odds following a key game event and displays the latest odds after a short delay.
Customers located in Canada can cash out bets during a live event. The objective is to take a known profit or accept a loss, regardless of the final result. The cash out value is calculated by PowerPlay, based on the stake and odds of the qualifying bet and the betting market when the customer makes a request to close a bet before it expires.
Potential new sports betting customers who reside in Canada visit the Homepage and click ‘Sign Up’. The registration screen requires a Username and Password and personal information. The process is completed when the new account holder confirms they are 18 or older and accepts the betting site Terms & Conditions.
Customers with PowerPlay living in Canada can deposit betting funds using their favoured payment option. Electronic transfer, debit and credit cards, payment sites and cryptocurrency are all accepted. The minimum deposit is $10, the maximum deposit is $70,000, there are no fees and processing is instant.
The same withdrawal methods apply. The minimum withdrawal is $10, the maximum withdrawal is up to $9,999, fees are variable and transfers are subject to delays of up to 5 business days.
PowerPlay provides a premium sports betting experience for residents of Canada. The layout and menu structure of the site and mobile version are exemplary. Navigation tools mean a betting market can be located seamlessly. The betting site displays the main events and leagues prominently.
Punters can reach a selected market with a few clicks or taps. The overall sports betting experience at PowerPlay has few flaws or missing features. One of the key positives is the range of free bets and bonuses for new and current players.
One of few negatives is the lack of a downloadable PowerPlay betting app for Android and iPhone devices. The betting site can be read on smartphones and tablets, however, when the browser is correctly optimised. PowerPlay does not have any mobile-only offers but mobile users in Canada can claim the welcome bonus and take advantage of any ongoing loyalty offers.
This table shows the margins for the main market with the four most popular PowerPlay betting leagues:
These sample odds offer average value for bettors located in Canada. The default odds appear in decimals but can be changed to fractional or American odds formats.
The level of customer support at the PowerPlay betting site is outstanding. There is a comprehensive Help section, covering the main elements of the betting site. A search box allows customers to locate an issue by entering a keyword or phrase. Customers can discuss issues over Live Chat.
Alternatively, the support team are available through email, telephone and Facebook. The customer service office is open from 8.00am to 12,00am EST, seven days a week. PowerPlay cannot be faulted in the provision of customer support.
|Available Hours:||Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)|
|Phone:||+13 055 177 484|
PowerPlay does not offer a formal VIP or loyalty programme. There is no structured scheme that allows players to claim additional bonuses. However, the informal package of loyalty free bets and bonuses is one of the best in the Canadian sports betting industry. There are free bets for the most popular betting sports and extra winnings from successful parlays. Each customer can claim these free bets and the benefits are not linked to stakes.
The majority of players at PowerPlay enjoy a fun and exciting sports betting experience but some can lose control of their betting. Customers can take advantage of measures to limit deposits and stakes if they have developed such problems.
PowerPlay has partnerships with bodies that offer 24-hour support. Staff can be contacted by email or Live Chat to discuss problem gambling issues. PowerPlay can block an account if required. The operator is committed to promoting responsible gaming for its customers residing in Canada.
The overall impression of the Powerplay sports betting service is ‘best in class’. There is only one significant negative, which is the lack of a downloadable PowerPlay betting app. However, in all other respects the betting site and mobile version cannot be faulted.
The mix of betting markets and free bets and bonuses is outstanding. Each betting market is laid out in an effective manner and navigation tools make for ease of movement to pre-match, live and futures markets. PowerPlay is one of the best online destinations if you're a sports bettor from Canada.
Customers can withdraw as little as $10 in one transaction.
PowerPlay cannot be faulted in terms of the games and markets open for betting.
There is no downloadable mobile betting app but the website can be accessed on mobile devices when the browser is correctly optimised.
Security measures make for safe PC and mobile betting platforms.
Withdrawals are subject to standard delays of up to 5 business days but some are instant.
PowerPlay is licensed in Curacao.
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