YouWager has been around since 1994, but has just recently started gaining popularity, especially with US based customers. If you have run into other reviews of them online, you may find them to be a bit mixed. The biggest complaints about this site in the past have been their marketing strategy, which many players found to be overly aggressive. Now under new management, the book no longer pesters players with calls or unwanted emails. They have also updated their interface and become much more competitive in terms of deposit and reload bonuses.
We also like their loyalty program, which offers clients a way to earn points on every wager. They can then convert those points into free play money or use them toward free payouts and other promotions on the site.
YouWager offers a variety of different sports to bet on, more than enough for your average player. Part of their design interface is that only sports with available odds will show up in the menu, so if you don’t see the sport you are looking for, make sure there are active odds first, then check back once they are posted and they should be available.
Funding your account here should be easy for anyone familiar with online betting. They accept most major payment methods and their customer service representatives are available 24/7 to assist you with any issues you might run into along the process.
We know it’s not for everyone, but Bitcoin is fast becoming a favorite of online books like YouWager because it’s fast and secure. With this method you can deposit as little as $25 or as much as $10,000 at a time and have your account funded instantly.
If you do not know anything about Bitcoin, but would like information on how to set up a wallet and start using it, Jimmy Boyd at BoydsBets has created an excellent primer for anyone who wants to learn more about using Bitcoin for online sportsbooks.
YouWager also accepts the “Altcoins” (alternative cryptocurrencies) Litecoin and BitCoin Cash. Both work in a similar way to Bitcoin. We recommend Litecoin as a solid alternative, however, BitCoin Cash is one we advise clients to steer clear of at this time.
Another great way to fund your account here is by using a prepaid Visa or MasterCard. These are easy to pick up at most local gas stations or super stores and can easily be loaded, then used to make a deposit. The biggest drawback is that there is a deposit limit of $500 for this method.
This book does offer deposits via credit or debit card, however, they do warn that international fees may be applied by your bank for the deposit, so be sure you are aware of what those might be before you choose to fund your account this way.
If you are more comfortable using a bank wire, just contact YouWager’s customer service to obtain the details on where fund should be sent or for questions on deposit limits and fees.
This book is always pushing the limits when it comes to bonuses, and you’ll find them to be competitive with the top offers in the industry. You will see more aggressive offers during more popular sports like football, so if you are interested in an account and it’s getting close to the start of the season, go ahead and wait for something like a kickoff special. You’ll get a bigger bonus and start with even more money in your bankroll!
One thing all players should be aware of is the rollover requirement for all bonuses. This just means you must wager enough to equal your bonus amount times whatever multiplier is indicated. For example, if you deposit $500 and get the $500 bonus, the rollover requirement is 15x. $500 x 15 = $7,500. This number doesn’t take into account your wins or losses, rather, it’s the total amount of action you have placed at the book. In this example case, you’d need to place 75 $100 wagers (or the equivalent) in order for the bonus to be successfully rolled over.
Rollovers are an unfortunate reality with bonuses like this. From the book’s point of view, however, this makes sense considering they would be out a lot of money if they simply let you get the deposit bonus, make a bet or two and cash it out. For most players meeting this requirement does not end up being a problem, it is just something you should be aware of.
YouWager’s current promotion is a 100% free play match on deposits between $100 and $1,000 (15x rollover). While we prefer cash bonuses as a rule, you can’t really beat a 1-1 match on your first $1,000 deposited. For larger deposits (from $1,001 to $2,000), you’ll get a 30% free play bonus.
While reload bonuses are never going to be as good as initial deposit bonuses, we were left a little underwhelmed with the option here. They give a 15% free play bonus on reload deposits from $100 to $499 (4.5x rollover) and a 20% free play on deposits between $500 and $2,000 (4.5x rollover).
This sportsbook is constantly running additional free and paid contests where you can make even more cash. These update frequently and there are far too many to list and keep up to date, but this is another big plus in our book because it offers another way to get more action with low risk and a chance for a big payout! Here are a few of our favorite promotional offers.
One of their most popular contests is for Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football in the NFL. It’s completely free to enter, you just need to hold a balance of $25 or more in your account.
Before each contest, simply attempt to predict the exact final score of the game. If you are correct, you could win up to $5,000 on the Monday night game, and up to $2,500 on Thursdays.
$50k NFL Survivor Pool
We love survivor pools and this is one of the best ones out there. Just pick one NFL team each week to win outright and advance to the next week. Grand prize is $50,000 and all you need is an account and to pay the $100 entry fee.
Each week we feature our best NFL survivor pool picks to help you win contests like this!
Customer service is something YouWager has really tried to improve over the last several years. We think they have been successful at it. Representatives on the phone were affable and easy to understand and responsiveness to emails and live chat were impressive. Overall we found the staff here to be very helpful and capable.
Main: 800-YOUWAGER (968-9243)
Customer Service: [email protected]
Casino: [email protected]
Marketing: [email protected]
Credit Cards: [email protected]
Poker: [email protected]
Available on site 24/7.
You will find the betting limits at YouWager to be similar to most major sites in industry. As with the competitors, you will see lower limits on those sports that maybe do not see as much action as others so that they are not exposed too much on one side of the action.
While we can’t recommend this book for high limit players, these limits should be more than enough for 99% of the betting crowd out there.
Below you will find a full table of the available limits for all of the different sports and bet types online. For soccer (football) bettors, you’ll also note the detailed limits in the last table, which breaks down how much you can bet determined by the league the teams play in.
|Bet Type||NFL||NCAA FB||NBA||NCAA BB||MLB||NHL||CFL|
|Futures – Championship||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||–|
|Futures – Season Wins||1,000||500||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||–|
|Futures – Conference||1,000||1000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||–|
|Futures – Divisions||1,000||500||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||–|
|Futures – Player Props||500||500||500||500||500||500||–|
|Futures – Championship||–||–||–||–||1000||500||–|
|Bet Type||Baseball (Japan)||Baseball (Korea)||Baseball (NCAA)||Baseball (Mexican)||Baseball (Taiwan)||Basketball (Philippines)||Motor Sports||FIFA World Cup||Soccer (Major)||Soccer (Minor)|
|Futures – Championship||–||–||–||500||–||100||–||1000/500||–||–|
|Futures – Season Wins||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Futures – Conference||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Futures – Divisions||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Futures – Player Props||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||300||–||–|
|Soccer Americas||Brazil 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Czech Republic||300|
|Soccer Europe||England 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||England 3D||300|
|Soccer Europe||England 4D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Finland 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||France 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Germany 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Ireland 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Italy 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Netherlands 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Portugal 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Scotland 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Spain 2D||300|
|Soccer Europe||Sweden 2D||300|
|Soccer Other||Club World Cup||1000|
|Soccer Other||Japan 2D||300|
|Soccer UEFA||Euro Cup||1000[^fn]|
|Soccer UEFA||Euro League||1000[^fn]|
|Soccer World Cup||U17 World Cup||300[^fn]|
|Soccer World Cup||U20 World Cup||300[^fn]|
|Soccer World Cup||WC Finals||1000[^fn]|
|Soccer World Cup||Womens||1000[^fn]|
|Soccer World Cup||Womens U20||300[^fn]|
*[^fn] Depending on stage.
We found the odds to be comparable to the leaders in the industry. They do not offer blanket reduced juice like some sites, however, they do offer -105 juice in the NFL on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Below is the payout table for Parlays at YouWager. Remember that for parlaying moneylines this table would not apply. See our article on calculating moneyline parlays to learn more.
|2 Team||13 to 5||10 to 1|
|3 Team||6 to 1||20 to 1|
|4 Team||12 to 1||30 to 1|
|5 Team||25 to 1||60 to 1|
|6 Team||45 to 1||80 to 1|
|7 Team||90 to 1||300 to 1|
|8 Team||175 to 1||400 to 1|
|9 Team||300 to 1||550 to 1|
|10 Team||550 to 1||800 to 1|
|11 Team||750 to 1||1000 to 1|
|12 Team||1000 to 1||1600 to 1|
|13 Team||1400 to 1||2000 to 1|
|14 Team||2250 to 1||3000 to 1|
|15 Team||3000 to 1||4000 to 1|
This site also offers teasers for both football and basketball. A teaser is an option to combine your bets and get extra points at an increased price. At YouWager for two team teasers a tie and a win is considered a push and a tie and a loss is considered a loss. For three teams or more, pushes reduce to the payout on the next teaser. For example, you win the first three bets on a four team teaser and the fourth game ties, you would be paid out as if it were a three team teaser.
There are special teasers as well, including Sweetheart teasers (sides only, no totals) of up to 14 points in football and 10 points in basketball. In football they also give the option for a 21 Point Blackjack Teaser for between 3 and 10 teams. Check YouWager’s payouts for these specialty teasers. Below you will find their standard teaser payout tables.
|# Teams||6 pts||6½ pts||7 pts|
|2 teams||10 to 11||10 – 12||10 – 13|
|3 teams||165 – 100||3 – 2||135 – 100|
|4 teams||26 – 10||12 – 5||2 – 1|
|5 teams||425 – 100||375 – 100||35 – 10|
|6 teams||65 – 10||55 – 10||45 – 10|
|7 teams||9 – 1||8 – 1||7 – 1|
|8 teams||13 – 1||11 – 1||9 – 1|
|9 teams||20 – 1||15 – 1||12 – 1|
|10 teams||25 – 1||20 – 1||15 – 1|
|# Teams||4 pts||4½ pts||5 pts|
|2 teams||EVEN||10 – 11||10 – 12|
|3 teams||9 – 5||8 – 5||3 – 2|
|4 teams||3 – 1||5 – 2||2 – 1|
|5 teams||9 – 2||4 – 1||7 – 2|
|6 teams||7 – 1||6 – 1||5 – 1|
YouWager is a rock-solid option for a new player that’s looking to jump on board and take advantage of a super-sized deposit bonus. There are plenty of wagering options to choose from and they produce interesting free and paid contests for their players.
The betting limits aren’t for high rollers, but you will most likely find them high enough to suit your needs.
Their user interface could definitely use some work. For those who have bet online before, there shouldn’t be a problem with navigating the options, however, first-timers could easily be lost in the menus trying to find the right place to make the bets they want.
This is a book that is in good standing with all major review sites and is one that is doing a lot to repair their reputation as a high pressure sales book. They have done away with all of that now and have turned their focus to customer satisfaction and providing an overall satisfactory experience. Open an Account at YouWager today to claim your 100% deposit bonus!