Betcris Bookmaker History And License
Betcris stands for Bet Costa Rica International Sports (CRIS). Betcris sportsbook is an online sportsbook that offers clients the opportunity to strike wagers on a variety of different events.
The bookie was established in 1985. The sportsbook focuses primarily on the Central and South American market, with the company having physical locations in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic.
Betcris Sports Betting
Their list of disciplines includes soccer, baseball, football, tennis, basketball, e-sports, MMA, boxing, hockey, motor racing, cricket, cycling, Aussie rules football, entertainment, and rugby.
The sportsbook only displays the leagues and competitions for which there is an upcoming action. Their football odds are very strong indeed, with low margins noted across a variety of different matches. For instance, looking at the world cup qualifying match between Sweden and Bulgaria, the 1X2 odds compiled to just 102.5% (100% would represent a book which would include no inbuilt margin for the odds makers, so the closer to that figure, the better for bettors).
The Asian handicap for the match was a little less generous at 104.5%, and the Over/Under came in at 104% – still respectable figures. In addition to the main three bet types, customers are also able to strike wagers on alternative handicaps and goal lines as well as prop bets, etc.
Baseball is a big betting sport, and Betcris has plenty of coverage, with most of the action coming from the USA’s Major League Baseball. The Moneyline for most matches sits around 103.5, while the handicap/spread is again slightly bigger with 104-104.5% margins noted. While the MLB is the main betting arena, Betcris do provide odds for games in Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Betcris sportsbook also provides a racebook with all of the action from the USA. For each market, customers can strike wagers on singles and all of the multiple and combination bets.
The Betcris sportsbook mobile homepage doesn’t beat around the bush. Bettors are immediately presented with the sign-up form in the center of the page. Alternatively, they can log in using the button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Scrolling down the page, there are promotions, etc. on the page and links to the company’s Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter pages (they are on point with their social media marketing). Once logged in, everything is intuitive and it is easy to navigate around the different sports and events and add them to the bet slip. The mobile website can be viewed in all of the same languages as the desktop site and there are video commercials available to entice new sign-ups. Users can view the website from iOS, Android and Windows devices.
It almost looks slightly Asian in appearance. The main sportsbook lists the sports down the left-hand side, and when users click on their desired discipline, the list of leagues and events will show up. In the center of the page, there are odds for upcoming matches, and on display are odds of the 1X2, Asian handicap and Over/Under. The number of additional bet types is displayed next to the odds, with the number of extra betting options listed. There is the option for bettors to switch to the ‘classic view’ which is the American way of displaying markets, but it is outdated and not nearly as user-friendly. Clients can view their open bets, look at their betting history, check out their promotions and access the live chat in the upper-right corner of the screen.
The website can be viewed in a variety of languages; English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Russian. The odds can be viewed in American, decimal, Hong Kong, Indonesian and Malaysian formats. Customers can deposit in US Dollars and Euros.
Betcris sportsbook offers a 15% sign up bonus for new customers which would be considered modest in the context of other sportsbooks in the industry. Naturally there are terms and conditions attached to the bonus. The minimum deposit needs to be $50 and the maximum bonus that a customer can obtain is $500. Clients can use all deposit methods except for Moneybookers in order to qualify for the bonus. There is a 5-times deposit + bonus rollover requirement before any withdrawal can be made.
In addition to the sign-up bonus, Betcris sportsbook also offers a ‘reduced juice’ program that rewards customers for playing regularly. The more often a client bets and the larger the stakes, the lower margins they can obtain. The lowest books will have -106 odds on each side.
Betcris Payment Options
- Visa – Min/Max $24/$999 – Deposit online or over the phone. Maximum allowed $1000 daily, $2000 weekly, $4000 monthly.
- Mastercard – Min/Max $24/$999 Deposit online or over the phone. Maximum allowed $1000 daily, $2000 weekly, $4000 monthly.
- Paysafecard – Min $1/Max $1000.
- Pago – Min -$15/Max $1000.
- Moneybookers – Min $100/Max $10,000.
- Neteller – Min $25/Max $10,000.
- EcoPayz – Min $25/Max $1000.
- AstroPay Card – Min $24/Max $1000.
- Betcris – Min $10/Max $9999 – deposit in cash in any of Betcris’ local shops in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela or the Dominican Republic.
- Criscard – Min $1/Max $5000 – prepaid card.
- Bank wire – Min $2500.
- Betcris – Min $10/Max $9999 – Withdraw in cash in any of Betcris’ local shops in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela or the Dominican Republic.
- Skrill – Min $25/Max $25,000. For any transaction under $8000, there is a $25 fee.
- EcoPayz – Min $100/Max $1000. Free.
- Bank draft – Min $100/Max $3000. Cheques sent out via regular mail may take up to 30 days to arrive. $65 fee per draft.
Players from most countries are allowed accounts with Betcris, with a few notable exceptions. Bettors from the USA, UK, Netherlands and Sweden are all unfortunately banned from using the site.
Betcris Customer Service | Contact
E-mail (online e-mail form)
Mexico – 001 (880) 873-5811
Peru – 00 (511) 707-1250
Canada – 1 (866) 238-2747
Letter – Villa Seminia, 8 Sir Temi Zammit Avenue Ta´Xbiex XBX 1011 Malta
Betcris provide an FAQ section which offers an answer to the twenty or so most common inquiries made by bettors. For those questions that cannot be answered by the FAQ’s, there is a link to send the Betcris sportsbook team customer questions.