Reviewed By James Molloy
When it comes to an online sportsbook, what's in a name? In the case of VIP Sports, everything.
Straight from the get-go, VIP Sports extends every effort to make customers feel like they're the guest of honor at an exclusive private members club through its unbeatable selection of offers and markets.
While we'll look at these two important areas in more detail later on in our review, first the hard facts. In its current guise, VIP Sports is a relatively new sports betting offering, which – having rebranded from an older site to a Canadian-facing one – is now licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
The KGC is, in our opinion, one of the most reputable regulators in the online sports betting business. This means customers can expect incredibly high standards of customer service and several notable player protection measures, all in an environment that is trustworthy, secure, and 100% safe to play at.
Furthermore, VIP Sports is one of two online casinos and sportsbooks that are owned and operated by Conseil des Abénakis Wôlinak, a Canadian-based group with an impressive track record in iGaming. As well as offering markets on most major sports, the site is supported by a user-friendly mobile app.
VIP Sports offers all new players a welcome package which generally includes cash bonuses across your first three deposits. Naturally, your bonus cash comes with some play-through requirements, but at VIP Sports they're capped at just 10x –significantly lower than the standard 35x wagering found at other sites. The welcome package will be available to you the moment you sign up, with no promo code required; plus you may even receive a free sports bet when you make your first qualifying deposit.
While welcome bonuses are a good way of getting new customers through the door, in our experience what makes them stay are the regular promotions that reward their ongoing loyalty. The good news is that VIP Sports doesn't disappoint here, with a range of great incentives to choose from.
Fancy a free bet on Thursday Night Football? Simply place a real money wager on any scheduled game and you can get refunded in cash if your bet doesn't win.
If you spread the love by referring a friend to VIP Sports, not only can you receive a bonus to use in the site's casino, but your friend can also receive a bonus as well.
On top of their weekly promos, VIP Sports often adds Super Odds Boosts on selected markets, which increase the prices on your favourite sports.
In addition to their free bets, enhanced odds and ongoing promotions, VIP Sports also boasts the following offers:
Get your week off to a flying start with a free bet on Monday Night Football. All you need to do is select Monday Madness while depositing to qualify each and every week of the NFL season.
Is baseball more your thing? No problem. At VIP Sports, whenever you wager real money on any MLB game, you'll be eligible to claim a free bet the following day if your selection fails to win.
While the list of sports betting markets at VIP Sports is a bit more compact than at rival sites, the good news is there are still plenty of options for your daily sports picks. The biggest competitions include:
If you're a bettor that likes to invest their money in more niche sporting pursuits, however, you'll be pleased to know this is also VIP Sports' domain. Some of the more unusual sports to feature include:
Every now and then, VIP Sports will also throw a novelty betting market into the mix, with customers able to guess the outcome of TV events like the Academy Awards or BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
When it comes to features, VIP Sports is the real deal. The site boasts one of the most intuitive sports betting lobbies we've ever had the pleasure of using, with customers able to customize virtually every aspect of their display so they only ever see the services that are most relevant to their needs. Top-down details such as the language, time, and odds format can all be adjusted to your preferences, while sports betting markets can be easily filtered so you only ever see the games you want to bet on. Furthermore, the load speed on pages is exceptionally fast, making for a very smooth user experience.
In terms of the main football betting page, players can choose from a daily match list that displays the upcoming games for the week or a list of top leagues that they can browse at their leisure. For both options, odds for spreads, money lines, and totals will be instantly visible, with a further click to the right opening up a full list of match markets that includes everything from scorers to early specials.
If you're a stats aficionado, a further page is available with a detailed breakdown of all the relevant head-to-head details for your selected games. This allows you to make a more informed decision before you invest your money, with a Live Scores page also keeping you up-to-date on the action. Once you've chosen your sports picks, they'll automatically be loaded onto an easy-to-use bet slip, where you can select from several wagering options. Unwanted selections can be removed at the click of a button, but unfortunately, you won't find cashout options like you would at many other big sites.
When it comes to in-play betting options, VIP Sports has everything a customer could hope for. Not only will you find a detailed range of sports and markets to choose from, but you'll also be able to view key stats such as possession, action areas, and the team's record over the last five fixtures.
One especially noteworthy aspect of the site's in-play sports betting services is that it offers unique Fast Markets on football, soccer, and more. Accessible in just a couple of clicks, these quickfire bets allow you to instantly wager on events that will happen in the next 1-5 minutes.
Registering for a new account at VIP Sports is an exceptionally quick and easy process that requires just three main steps before you're ready to start betting.
First, you simply need to choose a username and password for your account. After that, you'll be asked to provide a few key details like your name, address, age, and email in order to complete registration. Finally, you need to choose a way to pay and provide details before you can add funds to your wallet.
All in all, the process can be completed in less than five minutes, but customers should be aware that in order to make large deposits or withdrawals, they will also need to complete KYC verification with the site. This is standard practice at the majority of licensed operators and simply requires you to provide pictures of your ID and a recent utility bill in order to confirm your age and location respectively.
As you'd expect from a fully licensed KGC site, there are plenty of ways to pay at this site, with major debit and credit cards such as MasterCard and Visa bolstered by e-payment options including Interac, Instadebit, iDebit, EFT Banking, and Neosurf. All deposits made at the site are credited instantly and without fees, however, some methods may not be available for withdrawal.
In order to prevent money laundering, players will also have to withdraw using the same method that they chose to pay in with, but the good news is that VIP Sports guarantee all requests will be paid within 24 hours. As a final consideration, withdrawals are capped at C$9,500 paid out per player per day.
Without a shadow of a doubt, VIP Sports have done their research when it comes to making a betting site that's as versatile and accessible to players as possible. Although distinctly different, both the desktop and mobile versions of the site are quick and easy to navigate, with dedicated sections for each of the major sports included alongside a search feature that helps you find your favourite markets faster.
Players' account information can be found using a menu located at the top left of the home screen, with this section also providing one-click navigation to all cashier services and customer support.
In addition to separate desktop and mobile versions of the site, VIP Sports also offers a standalone mobile app that can be downloaded in both the Apple or Play stores or directly from the site itself.
If we're being honest, the app doesn't wildly differ from the regular VIP Sports site, as is the case with most mobile betting apps, though the extra functionality of being able to effortlessly swipe through the various games and markets is a welcome bonus. Other than that, the app boasts no additional features such as fingerprint or face recognition log-in, while if you're a casino player, you'll find roughly 90% of the regular games are available.
As a fully licensed gambling site, you'll find that the odds at VIP Sports are highly competitive and priced in line with the rest of the sports betting industry. The areas in which the site excels against the competition, however, are their early specials and Super Odds Boosts – with the latter in particular offering keen-eyed customers the chance to win more money than they would at many rival bookies.
As we mentioned right at the top of our review, one of the main selling points of KGC-licensed sports betting sites is that they can always be relied on to deliver a very high level of customer service.
At VIP Sports, that service manifests itself first and foremost in a 24/7 Live Chat facility. When opened, this service will instantly connect users with one of the site's customer support clients, who can then review and comment on issues in real-time, making it by far the quickest and easiest method to use.
If time is less of a factor, users can also contact customer support clients using an easy-to-fill-out email form, with this service usually providing a response within 24 hours. Answers to any general queries, meanwhile, can be found in the site's detailed FAQ section, which covers most minor issues.
As a company, VIP Sports takes responsible gambling very seriously. Indeed, one of the conditions of obtaining a license from the KGC is providing a service that offers customers a number of tools to help keep their betting in check, and these are mentioned the moment you first sign-up to the site.
Located within their account section, players will find options to set deposit limits, loss limits, and even time limits that log them out of their session after a certain amount of hours have elapsed. On top of that, they can also set a cooling-off period if they wish to take a break from the site or even activate a voluntary self-exclusion service if they wish to permanently put a stop to their sports betting activity.
On top of that, this site also provides several links to sites offering support for problem gamblers, enabling users to get to talk with an expert if they're concerned about their sports betting behaviour.
All in all, VIP Sports provides a very solid sportsbook offering for Canadian players. The site is slick, quick, and easy to use, and – being licensed by the KGC – we can guarantee that it's fully legit and safe to play at. When you throw in a generous welcome bonus and several great weekly offers on top of that, it's easy to see why the site is a winning choice for all serious sports bettors in the country.
VIP Sports covers all major domestic leagues, international competitions, and special TV events.
Yes. VIP Sports has a mobile betting app that can be downloaded on iOS or Android devices
Yes. This site is a fully legit sports betting site licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
Withdrawals at VIP Sports will usually be paid out within 24 hours.
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