Year established: 1994
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Costa Rica
Overall rating: C
Recommended: For recreational players
Heritage Sports Review
Heritage Sports is a veteran in the bookmaking world, with over 20 years experience since 1994.
It was originally founded in the U.S. and is now based in Costa Rica, and licenced and regulated by the authorities there.
The bookmaker began operating online in 2001 and was renowned for its exclusivity and invite-only system until recently, when players from all across the world were allowed to register for the first time.
In 2011 Heritage Sports acquired the well-respected bookmakers Greek Sports and BetJamaica, merging players from across three different bookmakers and ultimately expanding Heritage Sports client base.
Due to the fact that Heritage Sports is licenced to focus in the incredibly lucrative US market, there focus is mainly on American Football, Baseball and Basketball. As a result of this focus the site operates in just English and Spanish languages.
As well as their sportsbook, there is also a casino and a racebook. The sportsbook itself is powered by LinePros and uses 2k16 Sports Wagering System.
Heritage Sports has no real presence on social media, despite competitors in the US market enjoying the attention of tens of thousands of followers. Perhaps in part this is in order to retain some sense of the bookmaker’s exclusivity.
With extremely cheap lines and great odds, Heritage Sports remains a tough competitor when it comes to U.S. focused competition. Although there is a huge focus on US sports, they offer over 20 different markets for their players.
These include Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, American Football, Football, Golf, Tennis, Boxing, MMA, Motor Racing, Winter and Summer Olympics, Athletics, Rigby, Cricket, Futsal, Handball, Volleyball, Snooker, Darts, Lacrosse, Softball and E-Sports.
Their growing sportsbook is investing a lot of effort into the potentially lucrative E-Sports industry and they are a great choice for those interested.
Due to the fact the bookmaker has access to the US market, the live betting facility is nothing compared to the changes that have been seen across the rest of the world. However, in terms of the US this system is one of the best choices available, with a huge range of wagers, an excellently designed system and great graphics. It is important to remember that there is no live-streaming or cash out facility available.
Usability of the site
Given the amount of time that Heritage Sports have been on the scene, it is no surprise that their sportsbook is one of the best-designed and most enjoyable platforms available. The simple black and gold colour scheme, intuitive navigation and attention to detail gives even the newest of players a great experience. This design is also reflected in their app, which is available on both Android and iOS.
Their customer service is equally as well developed and they offer 24/7 support through live chat, e-mail or phone. They are quick to respond and resolve any issues that players may have.
One downside for potential players is the sign-up form that can seem over complicated and too detailed for some. After getting through this sign up you are offered a choice of promotions, or Reduced Juice Odds, offering players cash-back rewards for wagering.
They have a few payment options including person to person money transfer, cashiers check, bank wire, credit and debit cards and also, rather surprisingly, BitCoin support.
Heritage Sports has become a house hold name since it’s appearance in 1994 and for good reason. With an excellently designed sportsbook, great odds, cheap wagers and prestigious image, it is easy to see why so many players trust this bookmaker.
– Good reputation especially when it comes to the US sports betting market;
– Multiple online gambling options (sports betting, online casino, live dealer games, racebook, and poker);
– Offers Reduced Juice;
– Competitive odds;
– Multiple bonus offers;
– Offers Bitcoin-dedicated services;
– Easy to use software;
– Fast payouts, especially via Bitcoin;
– Intuitive customer support.
– Heavy focused on U.S. sports (not ideal for betting international events);
– Takes larger action but they’re fast to limit and kick out winning and professional players;
– Complicated account registration process (involves a phone call);
– Cold-calling customers with promotions and bonuses;
– Website can still be improved.
Visa, Skrill (Moneybookers), Pay2Card, Instant Banking (Canada), Person to Person, Cashier’s Check, Bitcoin
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