Continuing with our series of detailed U.S sportsbooks compared, we will now focus this article between BetPhoenix and 5Dimes; two sportsbooks who are staples here at Wonder Punter. Both fully endorsed and recommended by us, let’s take a closer look at each one to help give you a better choice on which one is better suited for you.
How Long in Business?
BetPhoenix was established in 2006, and has since built a solid name in the online sportsbetting industry.
5Dimes got their start in 2003 and has established themselves as a premier “go-to” sportsbooks.
5Dimes has built their reputation as being trustworthy and being reputable, while BetPhoenix have improved over the years after dealing with a bit of negative history early on.
BetPhoenix offers a couple of options on bonuses for deposits; A sign-up bonus where there is a whopping 175% Free Play bonus good up to $2,625. However, it will require the maximum amount of $1,500 plus a 20x rollover.
Another option for your deposit bonus is a 75% Cash bonus plus 25% Free Play. This bonus is a max of $1,125 cash and $375 in Free Play. A 20x rollover is also required.
5Dimes has what is called a Free-Play Reward which is credited to your account based on the amount you wager; 10% increments x1 rollover.
As enticing as the BetPhoenix deposit bonuses seem, it only qualifies if it’s a cash deposit and with the 20x rollover needed to collect as well; 5Dimes is our choice.
Best Odds/Betting Lines
Consistently amongst the leaders when it comes to delivering the quickest and best available odds in the industry, 5Dimes remains head and shoulders above the competition, however you may find more value going with BetPhoenix in this regards?
We have already hit on the 5Dimes interface in previous articles in the way of needing some work to catch up to the competition, but have more than enough to handle your betting needs. While BetPhoenix does surpass 5Dimes in this category in terms of style, their Live Betting interface isn’t on par with their desktop version.
As expected, 5Dimes blows away the competition in this one with their number of betting options at your disposal. As always, it is strongly recommended you visit each sportsbooks personally to get a better idea of all the current betting types offered as they may change. The BetPhoenix betting menu as a whole, however, is quite similar to 5Dimes.
|Straight Bets||Straight Bets|
|Spread||Straight Bets Payoffs|
|Round Robbins||Parlays Payoffs|
|IF-Bets||Ties Reduced Teasers|
|Props||Ties Win Teasers|
|Live Betting||Ties Lose Teaser|
|Reduced Juice||Open Teasers|
|Multi Chance Teasers|
|Multi Chance Parlays|
|Multi Chance Pleasers|
|IF-Bets (Wins Only)|
|Rolling IF-Bet (RIF) Round Robin Bet|
Both sportsbooks are easy to install on your mobile device, smartphone or tablet as no download is needed, but 5Dimes betting options outshines BetPhoenix in this category, however, both are pretty equal when it comes to offering plenty of sports betting and casino play.
Whether your casino game of choice is Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Slots and more, both sportsbooks have you covered with plenty of games to give you hours of entertainment. Again, if it’s technology you want… BetPhoenix gets the nod.
Deposits and Withdrawals
- Cashier Check
- Person to Person
- Bank Wire
- U Pay Card
- Mailed Check (Withdrawal Only)
- Gift Cards
- Money Order
- Debit Card Funds Application
- PayPal My Cash Card
- Pre-Paid Credit Card
- Sportsbook Transfer
- Account to Account Transfer
Easy win for 5Dimes in this one. And with so many restrictions for BetPhoenix in the way of deposits and withdrawals, we encourage Bitcoin the way to go for your funding, betting and withdrawal needs.
Except for the country where they are based in Costa Rica, BetPhoenix welcomes players from around the world as does 5Dimes. Again, it is important to be aware of any and all restrictions regarding your country and jurisdiction when it comes to only gambling.
Enough has been said in the way of what 5Dimes has to offer as a ‘true’ sportsbook. As for BetPhoenix, they have made great strides in improving their image of years past. And though, not quite up to par in challenging 5Dimes as a premier sportsbook, they do some things well in terms of offering excellent odds and a betting menu. Getting help from BetPhoenix is also top-notch as they are available from early morning up until the last game of the evening.