Pros and Cons for 2021
After testing 20 online sportsbooks for our 2021 review, here are our top findings on Caesars:
- Caesars emphasizes online casino games before sports betting. Even when you first open the app, you’re taken to the casino instead of the sportsbook. Promotions are also more focused on casino games than sports betting. If you have little interest in online casino games, then all these nudges quickly become annoying.
- Although Caesars offers competitive odds, the bet variety, live bet variety, and education are all average or below average.
- Current, active Caesars' rewards members may find value in accumulating points playing online casino games while sports betting in the same app.
States Supported: Indiana, New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.
Casino: Caesars offers online casino games in New Jersey and Pennsylvania under the same login as sports betting accounts. Caesars offers over 650 slot games and roulette, blackjack, and virtual poker games. Caesars provides the most online slot games I’ve seen of any sportsbook. Note: This review focuses on sports betting and not casino.
Poker: Caesars offers online poker through World Series of Poker (WSOP). However, WSOP accounts require a separate login. Note: This review focuses on sports betting and not poker.
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Sports and Bets Offered
Caesars provides 10 total sports, a few less than most competitors. While Caesars offers the most popular sports, it is missing out on obscure sports such as cycling, handball, or darts.
Total bets: Caesars does not offer nearly as many bets as sportsbooks such as DraftKings, FanDuel, or PointsBet. For example, Caesars might offer 50 bets on an NFL game, while a competitor provides over 100. That said, if you want to bet on the spread, moneyline, or total, Caesars is a reliable option.
Alternative spreads: I noticed Caesars lacks alternative spreads for regular-season NFL games. For example, suppose the line of a game is Detroit Lions +3 at -110 odds. In that case, most sportsbooks will offer Detroit Lions +1/2/4/5/6/7 or Detroit Lions -1/2/3/4/5 for different odds. These bets are popular with customers, so I was surprised to see that Caesars does not provide them.
Cash out feature: Like most sportsbooks, Caesars offers a cash-out feature. This feature allows you to amend your original bet and lock in a profit or a loss by settling your bet (or a portion of your bet) early without waiting for the event to finish. Knowing you can cash a bet out early incentivizes you to watch every game you bet on, or at least get scoring updates.
Daily odds boosts: Like most sportsbooks, Caesars offers users daily odds boosts. Odds boosts act like a sale at a retail store, offering more incentive to make each bet. An example of an odds boost would be improving the odds of Kawhi Leonard to win Defensive Player of the Year from +2000 to +2500. In this example, every dollar you wager would win you $25 instead of $20.
Methodology: To score Odds, BettingBuck.com gathers data from 21 sportsbooks over several months. For our 2020 Sportsbook Review, over 10,000 data points were collected for spread, moneyline, and over/under (bets).
I collected odds for spread, moneyline, and total bets for over 75 NFL games, 75 MLB games, 75 NBA games, 75 NHL games, 75 Soccer games (various leagues), and 75 NCAA Football and 75 NCAA Basketball games. When collecting odds, I collected the same games simultaneously for each sportsbook, ensuring data accuracy.
Caesars offers excellent odds for MLB moneyline, NHL spread/moneyline, and MLB spread bets. Caesars offers good odds on NBA moneyline bets.
Caesars live betting lacks most of the features that top sportsbooks such as BetRivers and DraftKings provide users. Live streaming, a live match tracker, and instant bets for NFL games are not offered. There is not a running clock for live games, and the overall live betting menu is bland.
Instant Bets: Caesars does not offer instant bets such as drive-by-drive betting on NFL games. However, Caesars does allow bettors to wager on the next at-bat in a baseball game or the next point in a tennis match.
Live Match Tracker: Caesars does not offer a live match tracker. Live match trackers typically have a live clock, displays the score by quarter, and even shows which team is attacking in real-time.
Live Streaming: This feature allows users to stream sports games live from their phones. Caesars does not yet offer live streaming.
Caesars Sportsbook Mobile App
The Caesars mobile app is a work in progress in terms of usability. When you open the app, it defaults to the sportsbook's casino portion, which can be annoying. I also found that loading the app's sportsbook area takes a few seconds and is sometimes buggy, causing further reloads. Some app areas, such as the bet slip, don’t have a back button to quickly go back to the bets you were previously looking at.
App store complaints are similar to what I’ve mentioned above, and frequently mention the app crashing during casino games. Bottom line, compared to the Caesars mobile app, there are better sports betting apps available, such as DraftKings or FanDuel.
Caesars hides all sports betting education in a FAQ section that is not easy to locate. Worse yet, the education itself is very shallow. For example, users will only find one to two sentence definitions for some of the most common bet types. Unfortunately, there are not any news articles, statistics, or research available at this point.
Needless to say, first-time bettors will have to go elsewhere for education. Read our guides on how to read odds, different bet types, and bonus rollovers, or check out industry leaders such as DraftKings and 888sport.
Bonuses & Promotions
Promotions: Caesars provides new and existing users average to slightly below-average promotions, including a free-bet match and a casino deposit match. The total number of ongoing seasonal promotions lags top sportsbooks.
New customer bonus: For first-time customers, Caesars offers a first bet match of 100%, up to $500 for sports bets. This means if your first bet is $200 on the Patriots to beat the Chargers, regardless of the outcome, Caesars will give you a free $200 bet. The free bet must be used on odds of -200 are greater, meaning the team is heavily favorited. Caesars also offers a 100% match up to $300 for casino play. Be sure to check rules before accepting a bonus, as typically, you can only pick one first-time customer bonus.
Existing customer bonus: Caesars only offers a few other seasonal promotions, and most of them are for casino games instead of sports betting. If you’re looking for a lot of ongoing sports betting promotions, check out DraftKings and BetRivers.
Caesars Sportsbook struggles to compete with the best sports betting apps, despite offering competitive odds. While Caesars Rewards Members and frequent online casino players may find value with Caesars, those who are focused on sports betting should look elsewhere.
Caesars Entertainment has been a staple in the gambling industry for decades, operating casinos all over the United States for decades. Caesars operates casinos under its name, as well as Harrah's and Bally's. Caesars is publicly traded (NASDAQ: CZR) and has a market cap of $15 billion. For more information, you can read the Caesars Entertainment page on Wikipedia.
What states is Caesars Sportsbook legal in?
Caesars Sportsbook is legal in Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Caesars online casino and poker are legal in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
What deposit methods does Caesars Sportsbook offer?
Bettors can currently deposit via debit/credit card, online bank transfer (ACH), PayPal, Neteller, a prepaid company card, check, and cash at certain casinos.
|Total Deposit Methods||7|
|No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees||Yes|
|Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card||Varies|
What withdrawal methods does Caesars Sportsbook offer?
Caesars Sportsbook currently processes withdrawals via online bank transfer (ACH), PayPal, Neteller, prepaid company cards, and cash at certain casinos. Minimum deposits and withdrawals are $10.
|Total Withdrawal Methods||5|
|Check Payout Speed is < 10 days||Yes|
|No Withdrawal Fees - Check||Yes|
|Withdrawal Min/Max - Check||$10/Varies|
What is the minimum deposit at Caesars Sportsbook?
The minimum amount required to open an account at Caesars Sportsbook is $10.
What kind of customer support does Caesars Sportsbook offer?
Caesars currently offers 24/7 live chat support, as well as phone and email support. The overall level of support is decent, and most of my questions were answered with ease.
One thing I enjoy about customer support at Caesars is the use of separate email addresses for different issues. Caesars has dedicated email addresses for general inquiries, complaints, suggestions, and feedback. Separate emails help alleviate some of the struggles that come with trying to contact the right person.
What sports can you bet on at Caesars Sportsbook?
Caesars currently offers bettors the following sports and leagues.
|Total Sports Offered||10|
|Aussie Rules (AFL)||No|
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For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in 2020, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.
Sports betting sites were scored across seven core categories to computer an overall rating: total number of sports and bets offered, odds, live betting features, mobile apps, educational resources, ease of use, and current bonuses.
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About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is the lead writer for BettingBuck.com and content strategist for Michigan-based Reink Media Group. He has closely tracked sports betting in the United States for the last two years, compiling hundreds of data points across dozens of sportsbooks. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.