BetAmerica, owned by Churchill Downs. is looking to establish themselves as a true competitor in the increasingly competitive online casino market, setting up shop in several states and offering a live casino product (though not everywhere). Powered by SBTech and backed by a storied company such as Churchill Downs Inc., BetAmerica looks set up for long-term success.
In NJ, BetAmerica Casino is tethered to Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and offers a live casino as well as a traditional casino product.
In Pennsylvania, BetAmerica Casino is partnered with Presque Isle Downs & Casino, which is located in Erie, PA. Neither a mobile app nor live casino are currently available in The Keystone State.
Let’s see how it’s panning out so far and how its online casino offerings compares to other online casino sites.
|Decent game variety||Lack of promotions|
|Reputable backing||No mobile app|
|Nearly a dozen live casino games||Limited live casino promotions|
BetAmerica offers a 25 percent deposit bonus. During the registration process, use the promo code “PLAY500” and you will receive a 25 percent deposit bonus up to $500.
In order to gain access to those bonus funds, however, players must complete a 10x playthrough of the deposited amount and bonus combined. This means, if you deposit $100 and get a bonus $25, you must wager $1250 on the site before you can access the bonus $25.
Broken up into three steps, the registration process at BetAmerica is fast and easy to get through.
Like other online casinos, you will need to provide personal information such as your name, email, create a password, address and the last four of your Social Security number, and consent to BetAmerica’s terms of service, but this isn’t out of the norm for any online casino.
Some users may be uncomfortable giving the last four digits of their Social Security number, but casino winnings are taxable. Therefore, this is meant to identify you as well. The process is slightly more cumbersome than at some other online casinos but still can be completed in a matter of minutes.
Please note that banking methods can vary by state, so be sure to check the operator site carefully.
Depending on your state, BetAmerica may be available on desktop, mobile web browsing and on Android and iOS apps. For example, in New Jersey, the casino site is available via app, but it isn’t in Pennsylvania. However, you can still use your mobile browser even if there is no app.
On your desktop and laptop, however, it is quite easy to navigate.
Painted with red, white and blue, it is difficult to get lost at this online casino. At the top, you will find a search bar and links to the featured games, slots and all games. Below this, the games are divided up in that exact order with the number of games in parentheses next to them.
In each section, there are filters for two things: Provider and Most Popular. Each game has a graphic attached, too. With fewer games than most, everything on the screen is easy to find and there is no lag or annoying buffering, despite ads being on the page, too.
In states where it is available, there is a link to the Live Casino on a menu that also has links to the Promotions, Blackjack and High Limit sections of the casino. On this page, you’ll also find the rest of the casino games.
The Live Casino streams are phenomenal, and we’ll talk more about that in the Game Variety section below. On the Live Casino page, however, the games are there with graphics and they can be sorted by the newest games or even alphabetically.
For those that can use the app, it is almost a carbon copy to the desktop version. At the top, there is a drop-down menu with links to the sportsbook, live casino, casino and promotions. At the bottom of the app, there is a home page button, live sport bets page, casino, and open bets.
The app is definitely catered more to the sportsbook, but the casino is there and everything is laid out the exact same way as desktop in terms of game menus and options.
The number and variety of games varies by state, with New Jersey having a far more robust selection than Pennsylvania, though BetAmerica appears to be adding to its selection and may do so in the future. Let’s use New Jersey as an example, where BetAmerica works with Everi, Ezugi, IGT, Konami, NetEnt and SNFT-Bally to bring the library to life.
The live casino BetAmerica offers boils down to one word: Excellent.
Beyond the game offerings, the high definition, crystal-clear live casino streams, coupled with both male and female hosts who are exceedingly knowledgeable about the product and any other special offerings make it feel like you’re in a casino, sitting at a real-life blackjack table.
Here is a list of the games offered:
With the various game types, each one will have varying betting limits. Unfortunately, the betting limits information is not always available until you enter the game, and can vary by state, but the following list is a good baseline to expect.
Before we get into percentages, we should define what Return to Player Percentages (RTP) are. Say a casino takes in $100 and the RTP is 90 percent. This means that for every $100 wagered, over time, $90 will be paid out to the customers.
In examining the RTP at BetAmerica, here is what we found:
BetAmerica does not currently offer a VIP Program.
In total, you will find four different customer support services and options.
At the bottom of the page, you will find the link to the Responsible Gambling section of the page. Kicking off the Responsible Gaming section, BetAmerica gives contact information to hotlines and organizations that can assist with problem gambling. Also, you can contact BetAmerica, too.
After this contact info, BetAmerica details exactly what problem gambling is and the warning signs. At BetAmerica you can set limits on yourself if you so choose. These include things such as deposit, session and spending limits. Additionally, you can exclude yourself from the site or close your account.
Let’s call a spade a spade: BetAmerica is a sportsbook first and foremost. You can just tell. However, the casino, even though it’s second fiddle to the sportsbook, is still better than most standalone online casinos. There are tons of games and an excellent welcome offer.
However, in markets where it doesn’t a mobile app, BetAmerica will have a limited market, so that needs to be addressed, and according to the customer service representative we spoke with, plans to do so.
Without wanting to run the risk of sounding like a broken record player, the Live Casino is wonderful. Of course, we would love to see this feature offered on mobile devices and in every state, but the content itself is superb. The welcome bonus at BetAmerica also bodes well for casino players, too.
As BetAmerica expands, it should grow in size and awareness. This is an excellent product overall.
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Game Variety - 4.5/5
Game Quality - 5/5
User Experience - 4/5
Bonuses - 4.5/5
Slots - 4/5
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