Betmania Casino Review
Betmania is a sportsbook and casino that accepts a variety of payment systems including bitcoin and litecoin. Their basic currency equivalent is the dollar (USD).
Opened as sportsbook in 2004, they since have added the casino partition with a limited but varied selection of games. Located and licensed in Costa Rica, Betmania welcomes players from the USA and worldwide.
Betmania offers an investment option through a pay-per-head agency.
BTC / Crypto Deposits and Withdrawals
Betmania accepts payments through MasterCard and Visa, as well as a number of funds transfer services and bitcoin (BTC) and litecoin (LTC).
Registration involves providing your name, address, phone number, email, and creating a password. When you are registered, you can go to the Cashier section and find the deposit options. There is a Cryptocurrency button you can click on that will take you to details of the deposit process. You will then click to create a unique bitcoin address, which you can copy over into your personal bitcoin wallet. When you designate an amount and send, the money will be on the way to your account. You may have to wait a few minutes, because Betmania requires three confirmations. There is an area to check on pending deposits.
You can deposit as little as $10 worth of bitcoin, or as much as $5,000 worth, but be aware of the bonus limits. If you deposit straight bitcoin, the casino will convert your money to dollars, according to current rates.
Also in the Cashier section, you will find an icon for withdrawals that will take you to a page where you fill in an amount to withdraw, and move to a page that prompts you for your personal bitcoin address. Sending that will get your money on the way.
Betmania has a minimum withdrawal limit of $50 worth and a maximum of $4,000.
If you take advantage of bonuses, make sure you have achieved those requirements before attempting to withdraw.
Betmania Casino Bonuses and Rewards
There are a number of Betmania bonuses to choose from, and the best ones apply to sportsbook players. The casino bonuses are generous, and they are challenging to achieve.
There are separate welcome bonus offers for the virtual casino and the live dealer casino. The virtual casino bonus comes in two platforms, but there is little difference between the two, other than minimum deposit limits. The minimum deposit for one platform is $100, while the other platform offers a $25 minimum.
Both platforms are 500% deposit matches for up to $1,500, and both have rollovers that require you to wager 35 times the deposit plus bonus amounts. So if you deposit, for instance, $50 worth of bitcoin, the casino contributes another $250 worth to give you a balance of $300. You then have to wager $10,500 (35 x 300 = 10,500) in order to withdraw money. And you can cash out no more than four times the amount of your deposit.
Slots are the only games that count 100% toward your requirement. Poker and video poker games contribute 50%, blackjack and baccarat, 20%, and craps, roulette and dice games count nothing at all.
If you are a slots player, you might choose the slots-only bonuses that offer as much as 600% match of deposits up to $1,000. These bonuses have higher deposit limits, but slightly lower rollover requirements.
There are also a selection of reload bonuses with similar requirements.
People who like live dealer games can check out the sign-up and reload bonuses for those games. They have a wide range of offers and restrictions.
Information on all of the Betmania bonuses can be found in the Bonuses section, accessible from the main page. Make sure to read both the bonus details and the main Terms and Conditions section, found in the Casino section under Casino Rules.
Casino Games and Software
Betmania has more than 50 SoftSwiss or Bgaming casino games, most of which can be played for free or for real money when you are signed in. You may want to try the games before depositing; our attempts at loading the games took longer than normal.
The games are arranged by the categories Card Games, Casual, Roulette, Slots and Video Poker.
The variety is good for the 20 slots games they offer. You can find a range of themes, paylines and reel numbers. The popular titles we noticed are Platinum Lightning, Aztec Magic and Cherry Fiesta.
The seven card games include various versions of blackjack, plus baccarat and Hi Lo.
The three major versions of roulette are available, and the games in the Video Poker section are actually casino poker games like Let It Ride, Hold’em and Caribbean.
Their three casual games are Minesweeper, Scratch Dice and Heads & Tails.
Baccarat and roulette are the games we saw in the Betmania live casino.
People who like to use their mobile device to play games can access the casino via browser at betmania.ag and click on the games to play. We suggest giving the site a try with your iPhone, Android or other mobile device, before committing to a lot of play on the go.
Provably Fair Games
The site states that its games have been tested, but it does not name an agency, and we saw no provably fair details. We expect the reference is to the routine testing the software provider conducts.
This site offers several avenues for answers. The FAQ section covers some basics, but there is a Rules section that is more comprehensive. Clicking on Contact Us will get you phone numbers and an email address to make inquiries. And the Betmania Live Chat balloon gets quick answers, we discovered.
Betmania is primarily a sportsbook, as indicated by the higher deposit limits available. If you wager more frequently on sports than in the casino, it is a good site to consider. But bitcoin casino players should seek out sites with provably fair games and more licensing requirements than Costa Rica provides.
A nice site for sports gamblers, Betmania could do better for attracting serious casino players.