One of the key factors in choosing a sportsbook is that of trust and any that are long-established businesses always have an edge over the newer arrivals on the scene on that front.
They don’t come much more established than Sports InterAction (SIA), who were the first online sportsbook and casino licensed and regulated in Canada, with a history dating back to 1996.
As early pioneers in internet gambling, they’ve gained a reputation and trust down the years that few can match.
Sports InterAction sports betting cover all your favorite sports, including NHL, NBA, Football, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Motor Racing, Tennis, MMA, Snooker, US Thoroughbred Racing and eSports.
With Live Betting also available, the Sports InterAction sports site should have enough options to cater for anyone’s sports betting needs.
Claiming the Sports InterAction Welcome Bonus is very straightforward:
The $125 Sports InterAction Welcome Bonus is valid for a maximum period of 30 days from the time of registration.
Customers are only permitted to withdraw funds once the bonus and initial deposit have been rolled over 10 times. So, for example, if a new customer deposits $100, the customer must make wagers totaling at least $2,000 ($100 initial deposit + $100 Welcome Bonus x 10) in the Sportsbook in order to be able to request a withdrawal.
Any Sports InterAction sportsbook bets with a price of less than or equal to -200 (1.50) also do not count towards fulfilling the sportsbook bonus rollover requirements and racebook, casino, poker, and instant games bets do not count toward fulfilling sportsbook bonus rollover requirements either.
All sign-up bonuses at Sports InterAction are available for Canadian clients only.
Although they don’t focus unduly on bonuses and promotions, Sports InterAction do occasionally offer new and existing customers promotional bonuses in the form of Sports InterAction free bets or deposit promotions.
There is a weekly ‘Pick ’Em’ contest where you can enter and win prizes in the Football season.
Be sure to keep an eye on banners advertising Sports InterAction promotions and offers on their homepage! These are particularly prevalent ahead of major sporting events in the calendar. All Sports InterAction promotions are offered on the basis of one time per person, household or account.
It’s not uncommon for 10% reload bonuses up to $100 to be offered. These come with a rollover requirement of 3 times so, in the case of a $100 deposit, that would equate to $100 (deposit) + $10 (10% bonus) x 3 = total wagers of $330 that would need to be wagered before a withdrawal could be requested.
There’s also a 100% Casino Bonus of up to $100 on offer, with a turnover requirement of 30 times before any withdrawal is permitted (not all Sports InterAction Casino games contribute equally toward the wagering requirements).
Sports InterAction Mobile is available with no download. Simply go to “sportsinteraction.com” on your phone and you’ll be redirected to Sports InterAction’s mobile betting site.
Alternatively, you can just type “m.sportsinteraction.com” into the address bar and go there directly. Sports InterAction Mobile is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and more.
The great news is that you have access to every sport and every bet type on your mobile device as you would from the main site, including live betting, props, futures and parlays. It’s little wonder that Sports InterAction Mobile Betting is generally very highly-regarded.
In addition, although not yet available, the Sports InterAction Casino and Racebook will also shortly be live too.
There’s a variety of ways to get customer support at Sports InterAction should you require it. Live Chat is the preference for many customers these days, but the Help Center is also well worth checking out for more general enquiries.
All user personal and contact information is secured using latest technologies from robust firewalls to encrypted SQL.
Sports InterAction is fully licensed and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and the Jersey Gambling Commission.
Deposits: There’s a good range of fast and secure depositing and withdrawal options available for Canadian bettors to fund their Sports InterAction account once you have registered for a new account.
In addition to the standard debit and credit cards options, Canadian customers also have the choice of PaySafeCard; Entropay Virtual Visa Card; EcoCard; Instant Echecks; InstaDebit; iDebit; Neteller; UseMyFunds; Instant Banking; Swift and Skrill (Moneybookers).
The minimum deposit amount is just $20 and you can be confident that any transactions you make and your personal details are 100% safe, with Sports InterAction using Verisign Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
Withdrawals: Most withdrawals should take between 24 – 48 hours to process, although you should allow an additional 24 hours posting time at your bank, so that’s a maximum of 72 hours (or 3 working days).
Sports InterAction Sports has a long history, so you can rest assured as to its reliability. The sports coverage should be more than sufficient for most bettors needs, with all the favorites being covered in depth.
With an attractive Welcome Bonus, a highly-regarded mobile betting service and a variety of payment options to fund your account, Sports InterAction has plenty of positives to recommend it.
There’s also a socio-economic aspect to wagering with Sports InterAction. The company is operated by Mohawk Online Ltd, which is wholly owned by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake.
With Kahnawake having exercised its aboriginal right to facilitate, conduct and regulate gambling activities within the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake since 1996, it means that profits from Sports InterAction are always invested back into the local community, so building a better future for the Mohawk community of Kahnawake.