6 Things You Should Know Before You Sign Up To BetCRIS

The first thing you should know about BetCRIS is that this betting site is largely based in Latin America. However, it is also available in a selection of other countries. So, before you go any further, take a look at the drop list of countries to see if this site is available for you.

The only place we’ve been able to find this list is actually on the sign up sheet when it asks you what countries where you’re from.

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If you’re not eligible to sign up to this site, no need to worry. We’ve got a great selection of reviews for you to choose from. There’s everything from major brands like Coral to the lesser known names like Las Vegas USA and Digtbet.

There’s even reviews on niche sites like the peer to peer betting site Sportdec and fantasy sports league BlitzFantasy.

However, if you are eligible to sign up for this site, you’re in the right place.

Here at Betting Sites Comparison, we take you through the most extensive and fairest reviews on the net. We aim to give you all the information you need to make a decision on what’s right for you.

We know that right now, there’s never been a better time to sign up to a betting site. There truly is an unprecedented amount of choice out there.

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Still, so much choice can make figuring out which sites are worth your consideration seem a little overwhelming.

We ask only the important questions so you can get all the information you need to make an informed decision about where to splash your cash.

In order to make things as even handed as possible, we’ll be taking a look at both the positive and negatives of each question. This will help  you get the full picture and make the best choice.

  1. So what is available on BetCRIS?

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BetCRIS is an all in one betting site. This means that, unlike casino exclusive sites such as Spintastic or Pocket Fruity Casino, this is a site which has both sportsbook and casino options.

There are also the odd sportsbook exclusive sites, like Centrebet. But these are actually quite a rarity compared to the amount of casino exclusives and all in one sites out there.

What this means is that BetCRIS will be in more direct competition with a site like SuperLenny or JenningsBet, rather than Jupiter Club or Mansion Casino.

There are a few benefits of using a casino exclusive site if that’s all you’re looking for. The added focus often makes for a better product. However, that’s not also the case. Great sites like Virgin Casino and Sportsbook have proven that an all in one site can create a wonderful casino product.

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With that in mind, we will be judging the casino on a very high level, as that’s the standard that has been set by some of their competition.

There’s also a racebook, which is a big plus. Horse racing is one of the most popular betting types around and seeing it get its own section shows that BetCRIS are giving it a decent amount of attention. 

In terms of sports, the following are available at the time of writing:

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Boxing
  • Martial Arts
  • Motor Racing
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Aussie Rules
  • Entertainment
  • E-Sports
  • Cycling
  • Futures

Their casino is one of the few that uses 21GNET and DGS software for their games. This makes the selection on BetCRIS pretty unique. They have a retro feel to them, which some may find charming and is certainly different to what you find in most online casinos.

On top of that, there’s a decent selection of casino table games, from blackjack to baccarat.

On the other hand

The sports selection is a lot weaker than plenty of their competition. Sure, they’ve got a couple of additions which are a positive. These include entertainment and e-sports (the latter of which is often a notable absence from other generally good betting sites, such as Intersports). But it simply isn’t enough.

Also their casino selection might be unique, but this doesn’t necessarily mean better. These are old school online casino games. This means that, compared to modern slot games, they will either appear outdated or retro depending on your perspective. Your opinion on this will also likely depend on when you started playing online casino games and whether or not you had fun playing them.

They’re more of a nostalgia trip than something we’d recommend all sites aspiring to to.

  1. Do they have a good reputation?

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Well, let’s start off with what we know about their licensing and security measures. Firstly, we know that BetCRIS are licensed in Costa Rica and use 128 Bit SSL Encryption. If you’ve read any of our other reviews, you’ll know that this is the industry standard for keeping your information safe from potential hackers.

But that only covers the technical side of things. Reputation also covers critical reception and customer satisfaction.

On the other hand

We weren’t actually sure which section to put this part in. That’s because the response is neither overwhelmingly negative or positive. BetCRIS appears from our research to be the perfect example of a site with average reviews.

This means that most critics, from what we can tell, view the site to be somewhere in the middle when it comes to all the competition that is out there in the betting scene. A lot of that appears to be due to licensing restrictions stopping many countries from enjoying the site. So it could be argued that the actual product, if available to you, exceeds those critical responses.

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On the customer side of things, the response seems roughly the same. However, there’s not too much customer feedback out there. We are therefore reluctant to give anything that we would say is a conclusive look at the general satisfaction of their users. We can merely say that the signs we’ve found point to that being the likely conclusion.

Lastly, we unfortunately could not find anything with regards to the auditing of their casino games by a third party source. This means that we cannot say definitively that these games are independently proven to be both random and fair. That doesn’t mean it isn’t true. They very well might be. Merely that we are unable to say it with certainty either way.

  1. What promotions are available at BetCRIS?

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Depending on your perspective, promotions are either an optional cherry on top or a vital part of your decision making process when it comes to deciding whether a site is right for you.

In the case of BetCRIS, there is three available at the time of writing. That might not an enormous number but of course, quality is more important that quantity. It’s better to have a site with a single great promotions then several bad ones. Although, several excellent ones would definitely be preferable.

Here’s what’s available at the time of writing:

Welcome Bonus:
This is a 15% sign up bonus up to $500 for new players.

Reload Bonus: 
BetCRIS will refund your account and give you a 10% bonus up to $500.

Refer a Friend:
Refer a friend and get up to $500 as a reward.

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There’s also two other offers which BetCRIS has not put on their promotions page. We’re not sure why, as we’d consider them to be promotions of a kind. In any case, we’ve decided to put them here and let you decide.

The Streak Challenge:
Pick a winner every day earning bonuses for wins 5, 9, 13, 17 and 21 consecutive wins. The last win will net you a whopping $25,000.

Reduced Juice Program: 
This is essentially a loyalty card scheme. The more you play, the more rewards you get moving through gold, platinum and diamond member categories

On the other hand

Well, let’s take a look at some of those pesky terms and conditions before we make our minds up, shall we?

Your Welcome Bonus has a minimum deposit of $50. That’s pretty high. It’s much higher than the likes of Betfair and Betway for example. The rollover requirement is five times, which sounds pretty good. But when you consider you percentage is 15%, it’s not as impressive. If it were a 100% bet, it would come to over 30x rollover requirement. This doesn’t make it a terrible offer, merely an average one in terms of value.

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The Reload Bonus also has the same harsh minimum deposit conditions. Its rollover requirement is four times, which in this context, actually isn’t bad.

Finally, there’s the Refer a Friend offer, which frustratingly offers very little in the way of explanation. This means that we are unable to assess the quality of this bonus due to not having a clear picture of those all important terms and conditions.

The Reduced Juice Program works by giving you points per bet you make. A straight bet gives you 1 point, parlay bets give you two and other bet types will net you 1.5 points. The reward here is if you can progress to a higher level of membership, you’ll receive larger and larger discounts on your bets. You can also exchange these points for free plays.

BetCRIS reduced juice program

The bad news here is that you’d have to bet a pretty extraordinary amount of money to be able to enjoy many of these rewards. This makes it useless for those player that are not high rollers.

Although, it’s essentially a “something for nothing” type of promotion. If you were going to spend that amount of money anyway, you might as well enjoy getting something for it. If you are not going to then you haven’t gained nor lost anything.

The Streak Challenge is as simple as can be. Get rewards for a winning streak. 

Overall, we’d say that BetCRIS ranks about average in terms of its promotional offering. There’s a few decent options here, but nothing too special. It’s certainly better than nothing but unlikely to set the betting world on fire.

  1. Is the site well designed?

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There’ two parts to this question. One is the technical side of things and the other is the aesthetic of the site. The latter is very subjective.

On this point, we’d like to advise anyone considering signing up to BetCRIS to check out the site for themselves. This is the only way you make up your own mind on these more subjective site elements. We can give an idea of what we imagine the responses might be. Ultimately though, how you feel about the personality and feel of a site is down to what you like individually.

Some players prefer big, flashy sites like Royal Panda Casino. Others like more classic looks of Ladbrokes and William Hill. The only way you can know for sure is to have a look for yourself.

One thing you will notice, which does tend to be an advantage for casino exclusive sites, is site design. You’ll generally find that they have a more liberal, creative way of presenting the casino than most all in one sites.

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This is not to everyone’s taste. But if you are the type of person that is mainly looking for a casino and you love the looks of Manhattan Slots or Rizk Casino, that may be something to consider.

Technically, we’ve found few site issues with BetCRIS. Everything works smoothly and you should have little to complain about here.

The look of the site works perfectly well too. It’s quite conservative. There’s no celebrity endorsement like you’ll find at RealDealBets or BGO. Nor are there any mascots like at SuperLenny. But if what you’re looking for is a site that’s all business with no added gimmicks, then this might be right up your alley.

On the other hand

Design wise, it’s unlikely that you’ll find anything to love about BetCRIS that cannot be found on many, many other sites across the internet. There’s nothing wrong with this look: many players like it. It’s just that we’ve seen it all before.

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There are also hiccups in the site’s layout, which makes certain things tricky to find. These include the casino/sportsbook split and the confusion of some promotions being placed outside that section and on a main toolbar instead, for example.

  1. What customer service options are available?

Good news! BetCRUS offers 24/7 customer service via live chat, phone or e-mail. What more could you ask for?

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On the other hand

Not necessarily a bad response but a lack of response regarding customer service is why we can’t say for sure what the player satisfaction rate is for this service. No complaints usually means things aren’t too bad though. Also, we found them perfectly pleasant and helpful.

  1. So what’s the conclusion on BetCRIS?

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As much as we hate following the critical herd, our opinion is pretty much that of the consensus. BetCRIS seems like a good, but not great betting site.

The biggest blow is the geographical limitations. Other than that, in pretty much all aspects of a site, it does a perfectly decent job. However, it also does nothing to blow players away. There’s nothing we can point to as part of BetCRIS and say “this is why you need to sign up for this site over its competition”. That doesn’t mean it’s bad. It’s just nothing special.