Professional Rakeback SportBet Poker site review; a US friendly poker site, online casino, and sportsbook.
Updated April 2017
SportBet is a sister company to 5Dimes. We at Professional Rakeback actually prefer them to 5 Dimes because sometimes the sportsbetting lines are superior to 5D, though other than that, we know of no other differences in the gambling products that the two companies offer. Both sites pay out equally fast whether it be for sportsbetting, casino games, or online poker winnings. Both companies are consistently rated "top tier" or "Grade A" by myriad poker, casino, and sbetting review websites. You can check our Poker Payout Report for detailed information if you want to go over the numbers. We at PROFRB tend to agree as we rarely receive negative feedback about SB or 5D.
Sportbet is a part of the Grand Poker Network. GPN is the network that 5Dimes owns and operates. All of the properties owned by the 5Dimes group, as well as 3rd party providers connect to this network and share players, thus increasing the amount of games available to play.
After breaking away from the Equity Poker Network, 5D group (the owners of Sportbet) opened their own internal pokerroom Grand Poker, a network whichdoes not share players with other online gaming networks but uses their own custom poker software and player pool. They offer mainly No Limit Texas Holdem and Pot Limit Omaha cash games as well as small stakes NLHE tournaments. Outside of those games, they offer sit-and-goes as well as other forms of poker, but they almost never run due to a lack of popularity.
The software is clean, responsive and crisp. It works on almost all platforms as well, including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and has an instant-play browser feature that runs on most Linux boxes and indeed any browser with a full GUI interface.
SportBet rakeback is available once you sign up and it's nothing short of wonderful. Players will earn points by playing poker, and these points can be traded in for rakeback. The method used is unique to this network. You will spend your points on "Advance To Go" sit and go tournaments. The winner of the tournament gets 100% rakeback on the points spent. Everyone else who registered gets 50% rakeback. The good news is that they run many of these tournaments and it's rare to see more than 4 or 5 people register for any given ATG SNG. As such, a player can expect to earn an aggregate rakeback rate of about 70-75%!
On top of the wonderful rakeback, you will be pleased to know that the rake is very low on Sportbet. How low? Check out our Poker Rake Comparison where they win the highest marks in an overwhelming majority of categories. Rake is calculated using contributed methodology.
Both SportBet and 5Dimes now offer bitcoin poker deposits and withdrawals to their poker rooms, sports betting accounts, and internet casino products! Quickly and anonymously fund your all of your gaming accounts using the Internet's most robust digital currency. In fact, Sportbet offers a number of deposit methods not traditionally available at other US friendly poker sites. Poker, sports, and casino players hoping to deposit on Sportbet from the USA will notice that they can use all of their favorite cash methods including Western Union and Money Gram Rapid Transfer, as well as all of their prepaid cards such as Green Dot Money Pak, REloadit and Vanilla Visa. Other funding methods include credit or debit card, bitcoin, and money orders. ROW players outside of the USA, Rest of World players, also enjoy popular ewallet deposits such as Neteller and Skrill Moneybookers.
Sign Up to SportBet
Step 1: Clear Cookies in your web browser. If you need help with clearing the cookies in your web browser, click the appropriate icon below and a pop-up window will detail the process for you. This step is MANDATORY or you may not receive your initial deposit bonus at this US poker site!
Step 3: Fill out the sign up form and limit your password to 10 characters in length or less.
Step 4: Send your PIN (it's used as a username) and Registered Email Address to us for verification
Step 5: Deposit and begin playing :)
If you have taken advantage and created a SportBet rakeback account, please consider sharing this information with your friends so that they can join you at the tables!
SportBet and 5Dimes Casino are independently audited by Michael Shackleford of The wizard of Odds Consulting, Inc. The Bonus Casino games are also audited monthly by Jacobson Gamming LLC. All audits have been Certified Fair Gambling approved and recieved RTP Certifications. These audits can be found on the 5Dimes and SportBet websites under domainname/bonuscasino_TRP[dot]html
Online Poker UK players will rejoice at the fact that despite the recent legal changes and challenges in the UK poker market, they are allowed to create accounts and participate in the online poker games that GPN has to offer. GPN is also a US friendly real money poker site offering some soft and juicy micro and small stakes poker action for our pro grinders to enjoy. GPN is also open to all countries with the exception of France. Sorry France, you got 1 outered!
Grand Poker is open to residents of all 50 US states, even those that are traditionally excluded such as Washington, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Nevada, Kentucky, Maryland, and Louisiana.