BetDSI review

Bookmaker info

  • Founded in 1991
  • Country Costa Rica
  • Russian langauge no
  • Account currencies USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, PLN
  • Payment systems
  • First deposit bonus 50% up to 50$
  • Live betting yes
  • Match streaming no
  • Minimal bet 1$
  • Maximum bet 5000$
  • Maximum winning 150000$
  • Virtual sport no
  • Totalizer no
  • Support service e-mail
  • Website address
  • Miulti-live betting no
  • Mobile version yes

General Info

Some bookmakers call BetDSI bookmaking company a diamond in a desert of the American betting market. Such a nickname for the betting operator is quite logical as the letters DSI in its name literally mean Diamond Sportsbook International. The bookie has been working on the market of the USA for over two decades now.

Although it is pointed out in most sources that BetDSI betting company was founded in 1998, it actually happened in 1991. This is when the bookmaker’s offices were created in Costa Rica, in which operators accepted bets by telephone. Seven years later BetDSI website was launched, on which gamblers could place stakes in online mode.

For a long period of time worked under the wing of Aracosia De Oriente company. The bookie’s name changed in different years: DSI, 2BetDSI, Diamond Sportsbook. The bookmaker faced serious problems at the beginning of the 21st century. An unstable situation in management reflected on BetDSI operations. By the year 2002, many complaints on the betting company’s activities piled up. Therefore a decision to leave the market had been made. The bookmaker paid finale checks to its employees and made them sign an agreement on them not having any claims for the company. Although, according to Costa Rican legislation, fired employees must get a reward in the amount of one-month salary for every year of work in the firm.

However, in the year 2003 already the bookie renewed its activities. It was bought out by Bet CRIS brand. After the gambling prohibition in the USA in 2006, BetCRIS bookmaking company left the American market, but the company’s subsidiaries kept working there – Bookmaker and BetDSI. Basically, BetDSI bookmaking company is a clone of Bookmaker betting company. The bookmaker still operates with the license of Costa Rica.

Betting Interface

There are two websites of BetDSI betting company on the internet. One of them works in the domain zone .com and the other one in the domain zone eu. The first portal can be considered a layer for the second one. It is designed more colorfully. But as soon as you want to register with the bookie or sign in, you will be redirected to So this is the portal we will review closely.

BetDSI bookie’s website is designed just like many other bookmaking resources of the American market. The home page is a landing, on which authorization form is immediately present, a short information about the bookmaker and ads of the bookmaking company’s current promo offers. A characteristic larger print also catches the eye, including the main menu. The section for sports betting is called Sportsbook.

The bookmaker’s section in BetDSI betting company looks the same as the ones in Bookmaker and BetCRIS companies. All odds are displayed in the American format, whereas there is no option to change it. The structure of the section is completely standard. On the left there is a list of the main categories, in the center today’s events are listed, and the coupon, it seems, is situated on the right. The portal is simple in navigation, if you know English at least on an intermediate level. The website pages load fast. There aren’t any additional options on the portal. Except that there is sport broadcasting of horse racing.

BetDSI website has not only sports betting section, but also casino and racebook (horse racing). Similarly to other BetCRIS family products, BetDSI also has some sort of tote, called Streak Contest Challenge. If a player manages to guess 21 matches outcomes in a row, he will win 25 thousand dollars. The prize zone starts from five guessed outcomes in a row (25 dollars on a free bet).

The mobile version is also present so that bettors could place their stakes on the go. It is completely functional in terms of registration and financial operations, as well as betting on sports and playing the casino. However, there is no poker room or video broadcasting in the mobile version of BetDSI.

Bonuses and special offers

New customers of BetDSI bookmaking company can count on 50% invitation bonus, which can go as high as 50 dollars. To redeem the bonus, the funds in the account have to be turned over ten times. There is also the bookie’s own bonus program, which is called BetPoint, where a player gets bonus points for betting. It has several levels: Gold, Platinum and Diamond. On every level players can get various bonuses from free bets to computer equipment.

Depositing and withdrawal

As an account currency in BetDSI bookmaking company a player can choose the American dollar, euro, British pound sterling, the Canadian dollar and Zloty. There is not a lot of payment methods in the bookmaking company, however. You can place a deposit to your account with the help of Visa and Mastercard cards, bank transfer, via ecoPayz and Neteller systems, or using bitcoin crypto-currency. The minimum deposit sum is 10 dollars for ecoPayz. You cannot withdraw money to your debit/credit card or to your Neteller account, which causes problems for the betting company clients. Money withdrawal usually takes one or two days for electronic systems or one or two weeks for a bank transfer.

There is an option to make a deposit via MoneyGram or Western Union systems. There is no limit on making a deposit and a fee has to be paid only in case the sum exceeds three hundred dollars. But to withdraw money with the method, a sum from 100 to 900 dollars is allowed in Western Union and 549 dollars for MoneyGram, whereas the fee will make up from 25 to 75 dollars, depending on the amount withdrawn.

If a customer experiences some sort of problems, he is able to contact the English-speaking support service. It can be done by telephone +1-888-535-2895, via e-mail [email protected] and also the online chat. BetDSI bookmaking company also has pages on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google+.

Is it legal

Becoming a client of BetDSI bookmaking company is possible for a resident from almost every place in the world, including the USA. It should be noted that players can have accounts in both Bookmaker betting company and BetDSI bookie at the same time. The registration procedure with the bookie is standard. A potential client needs to enter personal info (first name, last name), point out contact data (phone number, address, e-mail) and choose a password. Also a player can indicate his referrer and enter a promo code. In the future the bookmaker may make a request to confirm personal data. Therefore it is better that the verification is passed immediately after the registration with BetDSI betting company. The bookmaker has the license of Costa Rica and operates exclusively online; however there were no news regarding some serious problems of the bookmaker with the law or customers’ complaints on being treated unfairly by the operator. Therefore, one may assume that it is safe to bet with the bookmaker, no matter, where its license is from or where the majority of its customers are.

What makes this bookmaker stand out of other bookies

BetDSI bonus section can be regarded as the company’s key feature. Everyone, who knows the bookmaking and is a client of course participates in the promo. It is given only after registration and placing a deposit in the amount of 50 dollars. After all these actions, 50 percent of this amount will come to your account. maximum you can get from the bookmaker is three hundred dollars. For the amount to be credited, you need to roll it over ten times. If a player uses Skrill or Neteller systems, he cannot participate in this promotion.

There are also various referral programs and cashbacks. If you are a player of this bookmaker and you bring a new bettor, then the bookie gives you an additional bonus - twenty percent of the amount of the new player's deposit. The only rule is that the deposit must be more than 50 dollars.

In general, it is a typical American bookmaker, which is significantly different from numerous other betting operators around the world, but is much alike many American ones with its focus on North American audience, sports popular in the United States and Canada and so on.

Sports covered by BetDSI

BetDSI bookmaker not only has the same website design as Bookmaker betting company, but also completely copies the money line of the related bookie. It is a typical representative of the American market, in which the most popular among bettors are the American top professional leagues, like American Football’s NFL, baseball’s MLB, basketball’s NBA, hockey’s NHL and European football’s (soccer) MLS, as well as student sports, tennis and in a lesser degree rugby, popular in New Zealand and Australia.

The betting company currently offers betting on matches of more than 30 national leagues of football, as well as the European football tournaments, such as the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The bookie pays the biggest attention to the best European leagues as well as the South American countries leagues. BetDSI bookmaking company does not offer a money line on some exotic championship or tournaments. Hover, the betting operator pays attention to women’s football, which is quite popular in North America.

In other categories, the offer is even more humble, it seems. It lloks like in hockey the money line is given only on the NHL, the KHL, two or three European Leagues and some international matches. In tennis only the tournaments of ATP and WTA level are covered. In basketball, apart from the NBA you can wager on the Euroleague and some leagues in South America and Europe.

The action line in BetDSI bookmaking company is very humble. It all comes down to three markets: the outcomes, the handicaps and the totals. Whereas on total markets only two equally probable options are available. Opposite each option the percentage of money bet by players is also indicated.

The odds in BetDSI bookmaking company are average. The margin reaches 4.5 to 5%. The minimum betting amount in the bookmaking company is 1 dollar. The maximum betting amount is 5 000 dollars. The maximum winning sum is 150 000 dollars.

BetDSI betting operator is not famous for its live betting section. But it is a distinctive feature of all American betting companies. The bookie offers no more than one hundred live events per day. The preference is given to tennis, the American football, baseball, football, basketball and hockey. There is no match center in the bookmaking company per se. The money line can be interrupted from time to time during the matches.

Overall Opinion

BetDSI bookmaking company left the market in 2002 with scandal. But after the bookmaker went under the wing of BetCRIS, its reputation seriously improved. The betting operator treat its customers loyally, even those who regularly go in plus. Bettors from outside of North America also play in the bookmaking ompany. The only complaint to BetDSI is a picky verification procedure. However, often a language barrier between clients and customer support is a source of problems. Bookmakers Rating service evaluates BetDSI bookie as three. At the same time, SBR resource put the brand the maximum possible mark – A+. The bookmaking company even became a part of top five best betting operators according to Sportsbook Review.

BetDSI bookmaking company has been a part of the American gambling market top for many years. Despite its half-legal status, the bookmaker is considered one of the most secure in the region. It is another representative of BetCRIS family with similar bonus program. But in spite of being focused on the American audience the betting company may be interesting to professionals and highrollers from around the world.

Positive and negative sides

The main advantages of BetDSI bookmaking company include longevity, swift website operation, security and the bookmaker’s bonus program.

As for the company’s disadvantages, those are as follows: humble action line, inability to withdraw money on a credit/debit card, the presence of only the American format odds on the website and weak portal functionality.

Let's sum it up:

Positive sides:
  • Swift website operation;
  • Security;
  • The bookmaker’s bonus program.
Negative sides:
  • Humble action line;
  • Inability to withdraw money on a credit/debit card;
  • The presence of only the American format odds on the website;
  • Weak portal functionality.
  • Total rating - 4,17
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