Sports Interaction Review
Sports Interaction is a Canadian online betting site which was established in 1997. It was the first online sportsbook to be fully licensed and regulated in North America and is regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. It is very much focussed on Canadian customers as is reflected by their Montreal-based customer service department and the range of markets available. The site is owned and operated by Quebec firm Mohawk Online.
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Sportsinteraction.com offers a 100% bonus to match an initial deposit of up to $200. As introductory bonuses go this is very appealing. However, the caveat is that there is a whopping 10-time rollover attached to it. This is very high compared to others on the market and means you will need to deposit a substantial amount before the winnings from the bonus are yours. Granted any money won from regular bets is yours, but a ten times rollover attached to a bonus defeats the purpose somewhat in my view. There are other online bookmakers out there who offer 100% bonus, but with as little as three or four times rollover so this isn’t a particularly good offer.
Sports Interaction Mobile Betting App
Sports Interaction are one of the preferred bookmakers for residents of Canada, primarily because they are a North American sportsbook who focus on account holders from their own region. It’s easy to play in CAD and to adjust settings to match a player’s own personal preferences and for many bettors here, they are the first choice.
Flexibility is also a key to their appeal and they are one of a number of sportsbooks who provide a dedicated app for those who like to bet on the go. In this busy world we don’t always have the luxury of being at home or at our desk, ready to log on to our Sports Interaction site at our leisure so having the app is vital.
No-one wants to miss out on a bet at a good price just because they are on the move so, if you haven’t got the Sports Interaction app downloaded on your phone or other mobile device, here’s what you need to do.
How to Download and Install the App
To download the app onto your phone, the most common method is to head to the app store. Find the search button and simply type in Sports Interaction. The app will then appear, usually on the first result, and when that happens simply click the Get or Install button. Once you carry that out, the download procedure should begin and the icon will be fully installed and available on your screen in around two minutes or less.
Alternatively, you can head to the site m.sportsinteraction.com where the download procedure will be outlined in full. Either method is simple to follow once you know where to find the app itself. This service is completely free and the Sports Interaction app is available on iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad and many other mobile devices. So, the method is quick, free and no matter what equipment you own, Sports Interaction should have you covered.
Getting the Sports Interaction Mobile App
Once the Sports Interaction mobile app is installed on your phone or other connected device, you simply log on and hit the icon in order to start it up. If you already have an account with this bookmaker then you will need to sign in using your existing details or alternatively, you can actually register and sign up as a new customer via this facility.
Log in details can then be stored and you simply keep tapping on the icon every time you want to visit Sports Interaction to seek out a bet.
Mobile Betting Features
On any sports betting app, customers need a facility that is quick to download and simple to move around. Having trialled out Sports Interaction, we can confirm that they tick both of those boxes.
Essentially, this is just a very compact version of the main site and once logged on, the mobile site will initially present you with the most popular bets of the day. If you don’t want this, it’s quick and simple to move away and find the bet that you do want, thanks to the list of scrolling sports that can be found in the middle of the page.
The betslip also appears prominently and the further good news is that the buttons are all big so there are no fiddly, tiny icons to click for those with clumsy fingers. In short, this is quick, easy to move around and is just as comprehensive as the main site which is all we really need in an app.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
Sports Interaction’s main attraction is that it is geared towards Canadian customers. As such, there is a variety of ways to make deposits to your account. Visa and Mastercard are accepted and deposits can also be made using Diners Club Card, Cashiers Check, Electronic Check, instant bank transfer and via Skrill. Deposits are exempt from any fees and there is a $20 minimum deposit. Withdrawals do not have the same wide range of options available with only bank wire, Netellers and Moneybookers. There may also be charges applied to withdrawals. Customers will receive one free withdrawal per month, but any subsequent withdrawals will be subject to fees beginning at CAD10. This is pretty hefty if you are fortunate enough to winning and withdrawing regularly and seems unfair that you should be charged for withdrawing your own money.
Interestingly, bonuses are only available to Canadian clients which is another example of the site’s dedication and commitment to Canadian customers. They also offer a refer a friend bonus system whereby you get a friend to sign up and you will receive a 20% bonus on the value of their first deposit. The site does seem to be a little light on special promotions such as enhanced odds and parlay enhancements and compared to other sites this is something it is lacking in.
Sports Interaction has a nice, easy to use interface. It has a nice feature which allows you to see the most popular bets at any given time as well as the level of bets on any individual event. For example, you can look at a particular match and see which team is attracting most interest. It also gives you a helpful countdown to events to ensure you don’t miss out on an event starting. Helpfully (and unusually for betting sites) it gives you up to date news on events so you can take the latest developments into consideration before placing your bet. There are also a full range of stats available to help you further. Overall it is an excellently designed site full of useful information without appearing cluttered or confusing.
One of the best things about this site is it’s excellent customer service. It is based in Montreal so you know you are speaking to someone with an appreciation of Canadian sports and exactly what Canadians are looking for. It is contactable 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 52 weeks per year. You can contact them through live chat, email and telephone. There is also a very handy FAQ system which you can view to see the most common issues affecting customers.
Canadian customers must get frustrated at the lack of options available to them. This is not a problem which afflicts Sports Interaction. It has an incredibly wide range of markets including those which are of particular interest to Canadians. Lacrosse, Canadian Football, Hockey and Curling are all catered for as well as the major ‘European’ sports, Horse Racing and the usual raft of novelty and entertainment bets. It is great to see a site with such a focus on Canadian customers. Each market line has hundreds of bets available and you will never struggle to get a bet on the event you’re looking for. Top notch.
Surprisingly for a site that has such a strong reputation, Sports Interaction’s odds are also very competitive. Normally you will find the more established firms can afford to rely on the goodwill they have built up over the years at the expense of more competitive odds, but this doesn’t appear to be a complaint about Sports Interaction. Their odds are as competitive as anyone’s and offer real value to customers. It’s refreshing to see a company of this size still offering customers good prices.
There are a whole host of live in-play betting options available. You can bet 24/7 on just about any market you desire with up to the minute changes to odds. However, two areas it falls down on are live streaming and in-play cash out. It doesn’t offer live streaming of any sports events and this can be frustrating when betting on events which aren’t televised. In-play cash out is a relatively new phenomenon and something that more and more sites are picking up. Basically, it gives you the option to cash in your bet for a reduced return at any point during an event. So if you have bet on a Hockey match and feel your winnings are under threat you can cash out before the conclusion of the match. These are two very useful tools which could make an already excellent site even better.
Casino, Poker and Games
You can also access a full range of Casino games, Poker and Slots through the main site. You can either download or play through Flash and there is an impressive array of games available. There aren’t any live dealers on the site which is something much of the competition provides.
Overall, Sports Interaction is an excellent site, particularly for Canadian customers. There is a definite focus on Canadian customers which can only be a good thing.