Intertops Review & Bonus Codes 2020
Intertops No Deposit Bonus
In this Intertops review, we will inspect the features of (you guessed it) Intertops. We will start by discussing whether there is a current Intertops no deposit bonus – a rarity and a great advantage to all players – as well as the Intertops bonus codes associated with them; we will also touch upon the website’s design, customer support, payment options, and licensing & security.
Intertops was established in 1983, and it gained a strong offline presence over 13 years before moving online in 1996. In fact, Intertops was actually the first-ever online sportsbook in the world, taking the very first online sports bet from a Finnish bettor named Jukka Hunkavarra on the 17th of January 1996. The site expanded quickly, opening its casino and poker room by the end of 1998; it was also the first sportsbook to launch a mobile betting site in 2000. It is clear that Intertops has been one of the industry’s innovators since its inception four decades ago.
With their sportsbook, two casinos and a poker room, Intertops has more than 4000 daily bets available for customers in over 180 countries, and have paid out over $500 million in winnings in the last few years. Although US players are accepted by Intertops, one of the site’s few restricted countries is the UK.
Intertops: Pros & Cons
- A wide range of bonus offers available
- Can speak to customer support via Skype
- Accepts Bitcoin
- Not available to UK customers
- Not very competitive odds
- Comparatively weak deposit bonus
As stated, in this first section of our Intertops review we will go through some of the free bets and bonus offers promoted on the website, and discuss if there is an Intertops no deposit bonus available, as well as any Intertops bonus codes that you need to use to take advantage of the offers. First, we’ll discuss the sportsbook’s sign-up bonus, of which you have a choice of preference. Here are the options:
- 200% deposit match bonus up to $50 using Intertops bonus code ROOKIE200. The wagering requirements of the deposit and bonus is 8x, and must be placed on bets with minimum odds of 1.5 (1/2).
- 100% deposit match bonus up to $100 using Intertops bonus code ROOKIE100. The wagering requirements of the deposit and bonus is 6x, and must be placed on bets with minimum odds of 1.5 (1/2).
- 50% deposit match bonus up to $200 using Intertops bonus code ROOKIE50. The wagering requirements of the deposit and bonus is 6x, and must be placed on bets with minimum odds of 1.5 (1/2).
Whichever bonus offer you choose, the Intertops bonus codes must be redeemed immediately after the deposit and before any wager has been placed.
All of the above wagering requirements are very low compared to the average bonus offer, but then again so are the offers themselves. For superior deposit offers, check our BetClic review or MyBookie reviews.
As for the Intertops no deposit bonus, there are one or two available at the present time, though none are quite as straightforward as the term ‘Intertops no deposit bonus‘ may seem. We will discuss these later in this Intertops review, in the sections dedicated to each individual product. But it’s always worth staying on the lookout for more Intertops no deposit bonus offers in the future, as this is one of the few operators to still occasionally offer this type of bonus.
Next in our Intertops review we will discuss the usability, look and feel of the operator’s desktop and mobile sites.
Intertops’ website is simple and stylish, with an aesthetically pleasing red and grey theme. The homepage looks very clean; it contains window-like glimpses into the four products that the website offers – its Sportsbook, Casino Red, Poker and Casino Classic. Each of these has a slightly different interface, and we would regard the modern style of Casino Red to be the most appealing.
There is no mobile app per se, but you are able to access Intertops via the mobile browser. The mobile site looks and works just as well as its desktop counterpart, and you are able to access all of the same features, yet this Intertops review considers not having a mobile app in this day and age to be a bit of a disadvantage.
We will now delve into the operator’s accepted payment options in this Intertops review. Here’s a list of the deposit methods:
- Debit/Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express): N/A-$1000.
- Bitcoin: $10-$1000.
- Neteller: N/A-$5000.
- Skrill: $20-$5000.
- ecoPayz: $10-$5000.
- Sofort Banking: $5-$5000.
- PaySafeCard: $5-$100.
- Bank Wire: No deposit limits.
Most deposit times are immediate, though Bitcoin can take up to 10 minutes, and Bank Wire can take 2-3 business days. There are no deposit fees, except Bank Wire, which varies depending on your bank.
In terms of withdrawal methods, here’s a breakdown:
- Bitcoin: $100-$2500 (per week).
- Neteller: N/A-$2500.
- Skrill: No withdrawal limits.
- ecoPayz: N/A-$2500.
- Check: $150-$3000 (per week).
- Bank Wire: $150-$2500 (per week).
Most withdrawal times take up to 48 hours, and there are no withdrawal fees. The two exceptions are Check and Bank Wire: Check can take up to 5 business days and the fees are $50 per transaction; Bank Wire will take 10-15 business days and it costs $50 plus bank fees per transaction. Finally, Intertops has a weekly maximum withdrawal limit of $10,000.
Next in our Intertops review for the online gaming site’s customer support options, which is one of the operator’s best qualities, and definitely eclipses the average competitor in the industry.
This is because most online betting websites offer two customer support options – a live chat function and an email address – while you can also find phone support as a third option on some sites, though this is not as common as you might expect.
What makes Intertops stand out from the crowd is that they offer a fourth option; you can contact the trained representatives via live chat, email, phone and, uniquely, Skype video chat.
On top of this, there are dedicated email addresses depending on the product you are experiencing problems with. This should give you more tailored responses in less time.
Response times are very quick, and the staff are widely regarded as helpful and polite. This makes Intertops one of the industry’s leading operators when it comes to customer support.
Now in this Intertops review, we will be discussing the operator’s licensing and security, and consequently whether or not it is worth putting your trust – and therefore time and money – into Intertops.
Not only the longest-active online betting website in existence, Intertops actually has two licences: one from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (located in Canada), and one from Antigua & Barbuda. Both of these gaming commissions have high standards when it comes to regulatory rules and licensing standards. In fact, the reputability ratings of Antigua & Barbuda are considered just short of the ‘Big 4’ – Malta, UK, Alderney, and Gibraltar. The website also uses an SSL security system with 128-bit RSA encryption, and furthermore all Intertops software is audited monthly by independent accountants.
However, ThePOGG.com – which acts as an independent accredited Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service – has labelled the operator as ‘Not Recommended’ due to reports that Intertops have engaged in selective term enforcement, acknowledging breaches of terms only where it is financially beneficial.
Before our Intertops review goes into detail about the specific products that this operator has to offer, we will briefly touch upon the rewards and loyalty program available to existing customers.
Intertops offers a comp points system, which is a popular loyalty program amongst online betting websites. In the casinos, you will receive 1 comp point for every $10 you bet on any game, win or lose. On the sportsbook, there is a formula involving the odds and stakes of the wager to determine the point value. Once you earn enough comp points, every 100 can be redeemed for $1.
Overall this is an average comp points system when compared to others in the industry. There are no Intertops bonus codes required, as you’re automatically enrolled in the promotion from your first bet/spin. (The poker room has a similar but separate rewards system that we will discuss later in this Intertops review.)
Intertops Sports Betting
As promised, we will start the sportsbook section of this Intertops review by talking about an Intertops no deposit bonus: the $20 sign-up free bet. With this, if you make a first bet of at least $20 and use Intertops bonus code ROOKIEFREEBET within 30 days of creating your account, you will receive a $20 free bet token. So even though this Intertops no deposit bonus isn’t the most useful you might have ever come across, as you must’ve already deposited at least $20, it is at least a promotion aimed at new customers that doesn’t have a deposit amount as a requirement. As for terms and conditions, the $20 free bet must be completely wagered 16x within 30 days.
Intertops’ sportsbook offers a thorough variety of betting options. The ‘Top Sports’ are soccer, tennis, basketball and ice hockey, and you can find many more betting markets under the ‘More Sports’ heading, including American football, baseball, darts, horse racing and many more. You can also place wagers on politics, the stock market, the US lottery, and entertainment options like the Eurovision Song Contest. There are eSports markets, though the selection isn’t the greatest; with these there is pre-match, live and outright or futures betting available.
Although the sportsbook is comprehensive, the number of betting options isn’t as impressive. Parlays, teasers, round-robins, spread, handicaps and more are available, as well as an average amount of prop bets.
There are also futures bets available, though these are more centered towards US bettors. These include the NFL Super Bowl, MLB World Series, NBA Championships, as well as golf’s Masters and US Open. In terms of horse racing, futures bets on the most popular races are available, but there is no daily racing – a big downside for most European players.
The odds at Intertops are mostly average, with the overall payout being 94.2%. If you’re searching for an online betting site with some of the best odds on the market, you should read our BetOnline review, or for reduced juice check our 5Dimes review.
You can change how your odds are displayed – either decimal, fraction or American format – via the settings icon in the top right.
Live Betting & Streaming
At the time of this Intertops review, when you click on the site’s ‘Live Betting’ tab you will find a page that says ‘COMING SOON! The best ever Intertops live-betting experience’, offering a brand new bet slip with a live scoreboard and multi-match view (which means you will be able to keep track of more than one game at a time). Obviously it is a huge disappointment that live betting is currently unavailable, so we hope that ‘COMING SOON!’ means really soon.
The sportsbook’s minimum bet limit across all of their markets is just $1. This is lower than many online bookmakers out there, making it the perfect place for low-stakes bettors. The maximum bet limit is $2000 on most of the major sports markets. When it comes to the smaller markets, limits vary. Some sports may have a maximum bet limit of $500, while prop bets may be even lower. These maximum limits clearly show that Intertops is for recreational players only; if you’re a professional or high-stakes player, you will have to go elsewhere.
Although there is no live betting currently available, the site’s previous minimum limits for live betting were just $1. There was no maximum bet limit, though winnings were capped at $100,000 per customer per week.
Overall, Intertops’ sportsbook is somewhat mediocre. The main benefit is the wide variety of sports betting markets available; however, the drawbacks include comparatively weak promotions, average odds and very low betting limits. Not to mention there is currently no live betting available.
It is time to discuss Intertops’s casino product, which actually consists of two separate casinos – Casino Red and Casino Classic.
But first we will go over an offer available via the site’s Casino Red that contains an Intertops no deposit bonus. This Welcome Package offers $5555 in bonus money over five installments. These are as follows:
- 125% match bonus up to $1000 on your first deposit using Intertops bonus code SIGNUP1000.
- 150% match bonus up to $1500 on your second deposit using Intertops bonus code MATCHUP2.
- 125% match bonus up to $1000 on your third deposit using Intertops bonus code MATCHUP3.
- 150% match bonus up to $2000 on your fourth deposit using Intertops bonus code MATCHUP4.
- $55 free bonus without having to deposit using Intertops bonus code FREEBIE55.
Though not a true Intertops no deposit bonus because the first four installments involve deposits, the fifth bonus you receive is a free bet that in itself does class as an Intertops no deposit bonus.
The wagering requirements for the bonus plus the corresponding deposit are 30x, unless otherwise stated; that means that if you were to take advantage of the full bonus, you would have to wager $166,650 before you can withdraw your funds. Also bear in mind that any free money received through an Intertops no deposit bonus has a maximum payout of 5x the bonus amount, unless otherwise stated – meaning you can’t exceed winnings of $275 with the money from the fifth installment.
The main difference between the two casinos is the software providers they use: Casino Red’s software is provided by RealTime Gaming, and WGS Technology provides the software for Casino Classic. Not only is this a poor variety of games designers, neither software company that Intertops have enlisted the services of are necessarily at the top of the industry.
All of the games are available in Free Play, and there are three options when it comes to playing either casino: download the software onto your desktop; there is a mobile app that is compatible with iOS or Android devices; or use the Instant Play no-download version on your browser.
Casino Red has hundreds of games to choose from. Some of the most popular slot games available are Aztec’s Millions, Cleopatra’s Gold, Football Frenzy, Jackpot Piñatas, Megasaur, Midlife Crisis & T-Rex.
There are also a decent selection of table games such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Rummy & Roulette. The video Poker collection is rather average; there are also a few specialty games like Keno, Sic Bo, Scratch Cards and Bingo. The greatest benefit of Intertops’ Casino Red is the jackpot slots, which can reach up to seven figures.
Casino Classic, on the other hand, offers many slot games, including Crazy Cherry, Farming Futures, Luxury Liners, Mega Money Mine, Naughty Ninjas, Treasure Trail and Vampire Vixen. As for table games, there’s Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Dice, Keno, Poker, Roulette and more. There is also a bigger selection of video Poker games than at Casino Red.
Although the top jackpot slots don’t offer nearly as much as Casino Red’s, what sets Casino Classic apart is its focus on tournaments. There are tournaments offered for Blackjack, slots and video Poker on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Intertops does offer live dealer games under a ‘Live Dealer’ section in the Red Casino menu; you can only find this section once you’re logged in, and even then it is unusually difficult to find. Here you can find games like Live Baccarat and Super 6, Live Blackjack, Live Casino Hold’em and Live Roulette.
The casino minimum bet limit is $1, while the maximum for almost all of the games is $1000. Live betting limits range from $1 to $500, depending on the game and which table you’re playing on.
Even though there are two casinos available, the collection of games isn’t as vast as many of the other online gaming websites on the market, even for US customers who are accustomed to less variety; and having to switch back and forth between the two feels inefficient. If you are looking for a single casino with a great variety of games from even more software developers, have a look at our 10Bet review or our BetHard review.
The final section of our Intertops review is regarding Intertops’ poker product. We will begin by going over the poker room’s specific rewards system, which can earn you three different types of Intertops no deposit bonus offers.
These Intertops no deposit bonus offers are available after you have accumulated a minimum of 20 Gold Chips. You accrue Gold Chips by accumulating Frequent Player Points (abbreviated to FPP on the website).
Frequent Player Points are calculated by the level of betting in every hand when you’re sitting at the table – meaning as long as you’re at the poker table, you don’t even need to be in a hand to receive points. There is no betting requirement to get Frequent Player Points. Your points grow as the sizes of the pots in your games grow; and the longer you play, the more points you get. Intertops takes a very small percentage from every pot, called the rake; so the bigger the pot, the bigger the rake, and the more Frequent Player Points everyone involved receives.
The general rule is that, in cash games, $1 of rake is equal to 1 Frequent Player Point; when it comes to tournaments, a $1 fee equals 7 Frequent Player Points. These points will then be automatically turned into Gold Chips at a rate of 100 Frequent Player Points for 1 Gold Chip. This means that 1 Gold Chip is worth $100 of rake in cash games or $14.29 in tournament fees. You can also increase the amount of Gold Chips that you own by playing the special ‘Gold Chips Sit & Go’ tournaments that you can find in the poker lobby.
Gold Chips are then redeemable for one of three Intertops no deposit bonus offers: 20 Gold Chips get you $5; 100 Gold Chips are worth $25; and you can turn 400 Gold Chips into $100. There is no Intertops bonus code required, but you do have to contact customer support to exchange your Gold Chips.
Intertops Poker is on the Horizon Poker Network, which has been around since 2006. There are typically only around 100 online cash game players at any time, and most of the cash game traffic is concentrated around small stakes games. Therefore this poker room is far from ideal if you are a big money bettor. Check our Bovada review for one of the most visited online poker rooms available in the US market.
The game types offered are Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Telesina. There are heads-up tables, 6-handed and 9-handed full-ring games available. Fixed limit, pot limit and no limit betting types are offered.
Intertops offers a market-leading rate of 36% rakeback, paid in $10 increments directly into your poker account on a daily basis. For example, if your rakeback for the day is $31, a pay-out of 3 x $10 will be credited to your player account. The remaining $1 will roll over until the day another $10 in rakeback is reached. Rakeback is earned on both ring game rake and tournament fees. However, it is worth noting that rakeback players earn Frequent Player Points at half the speed as non-rakeback players.
The Sit & Go and multi-table tournaments you can find at Intertops are relatively quiet. This may be because only 5 players cash in tournaments with 27 entries, which is poor compared to usual payout structures.
The low traffic also means that tournament guarantees are small – most only a few hundred dollars. The largest is the Sunday tournament, which has a guarantee of $1,000 and a buy-in of $11.
Stakes in cash games such as no limit Hold’em and limit Omaha range from $0.02/$0.04 to $10/$20, while there are some limit Hold’em tables up to $50/$100.
Sit & Go tables for either Hold’em or Omaha have buy-ins of $0.05 up to $20 or more; for multi-table tournaments, you’ll find buy-ins ranging from $0.05 up to $100, though there is occasionally a higher buy-in game available.
Once again, this product is middling when compared to some of its top competitors on the market. The poker room’s traffic isn’t too impressive, and most of the players found there are very inexperienced – typical of sites where poker isn’t the main priority. This may be acceptable for casual players, but professional or high-stakes players should look elsewhere.
The truth of the matter is, although Intertops is the first-ever (and therefore oldest) operator in the online betting industry, and clearly paved the way for many more since, this Intertops review no longer considers Intertops to be one of the top online gaming websites. Their customer support may well be outstanding, and they may have many more promotions on offer than average, but most of those promotions are relatively weak and their products are all average at best.
And despite all of this, ThePOGG.com’s warning has resonated with us more than anything; therefore we have decided to blacklist Intertops for the time being. For other blacklisted operators, read our GTBets review and Bodog reviews.