Sports Interaction Review

Not Approved for US Customers
Pros
  • An extensive list of sports and leagues to bet on
  • One of the best live betting platforms in the industry
  • Great casino game selection including live dealers
  • Official branded slot machine games
Cons
  • Must be 19 years or older to play (not 18)
  • US players NOT accepted
It was a bit baffling to us why something like this hadn’t been created yet, but apparently, it had, and we’re just now seeing it. Sometimes we’re late to the party, but we always show up with more beer. What are we talking about? A sportsbook and casino that is regulated and licensed through the great country of Canada. Sports Interaction is the first online sportsbook and casino that is regulated and licensed in Canada as well as in New Jersey. The company was established in 1997 and is based in Montreal, Canada. Regulation and licensing are through the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. Sports Interaction might look familiar to you because they sponsor quite a bit of sporting events locally and worldwide. At first glance, Sports Interaction looked very clean and up to date with some very current bets on the main slider as well as the most popular bets listed as well. It looks like the main squeeze here is sports betting, but they also have a casino, live casino, poker, and other games offered that we’re definitely excited to check out. They also apparently love the color blue based on the layout. This might not help you much in deciding if this site is a good fit for you, but after some blue overload, we had to at least share. It’s also worth noting before we dive into the review head first that they’ve got Georges St-Pierre as a brand ambassador since 2015. Arguably one of the best mixed martial arts fighters in history, this definitely adds a bit of credibility to the site and puts a good taste in our mouths before we get started. Yes, he is also Canadian which makes perfect sense.

You’re in for a pretty awesome treat with Sports Interaction. Typically, when you see casino or sportsbook combos, one or both sides of the equation lack. You’re either going to end up with a great casino and a mediocre sportsbook, a great sportsbook and a so-so casino, or a site that is just terrible on all fronts.

But, every once in a rare blue moon, we happen to stumble across an online gaming site that well, actually seems to care. This is the case with Sports Interaction. Neither their casino or their sportsbook seem like an afterthought. It’s clear that both sides of the site are important to them, and that they actually give a care about offering a product they can be proud of standing behind.

If you’ve read any of our other reviews on here, you know that we tend to lean on the side of being more negative than positive. No, we don’t always wake up on the wrong side of the bed; we’re just picky, and we know that quality exists. Once you know that high-quality is possible, it’s hard ever to give much credit to sites that aren’t meeting that high expectation.

In the sections below, we’ll reveal what we found during our Sports Interaction review. We’ve already let the cat out of the bag of what we think of the site, but that still doesn’t mean it’s the right site for you. Let our team walk you through all of the important details you need to know, and then you can make a decision if this is the site for you.

The Sportsbook

When reviewing Sportsbook Interaction, it was pretty clear that while they had a poker and casino section of the site, the sportsbook was something they took seriously. Often, you’ll see sites that were clearly casinos, to begin with who added a sportsbook just because they felt like they need to. That usually works out pretty terribly.

The very first thing that we noticed was the convenient layout of the site. It followed a similar layout as most online sportsbook with the sports along the left-hand side, the betting options in the middle, and the virtual betting slip along the right-hand side of the screen. What stood out to us, though, was that it was clean and had effective organization. It was obvious that the developers created the layout with the thought that real people would be using it in mind. If you think that’s standard common sense, you need to spend a few more minutes looking around the online sportsbook industry. Some sites are near impossible to use.

Regarding sports you can bet on, there was an extensive number of options. Not only did they cover 20 different sports and events (entertainment), they covered an immense number of leagues within each sport. We’ll get into this in greater detail in our Sports You Can Bet On section below.

When you select your bets, they automatically populate to the betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen. If you select multiple individual bets at once, they are automatically combined into a parlay. This is nice if you’re looking to bet a parlay, but it’s not the best feature if you want to select and bet a lot of individual bets at once. Other sites in the industry are starting to give you the option of betting all of your selected bets as individual bets and even letting you select a dollar amount for each bet, so you don’t have to put it in for every one individually. This isn’t a huge deal at all, but it’s something that we wanted to point out.

They do have one feature we like called email bet receipt. Basically, you can have them email you a copy of your bets right after you make them. Personally, we like this because it helps to create records if you need them, and it also makes something you can print and quickly reference if you’re going to watch the games and maybe don’t have the best cell phone service to pull up your betting account. It’s the little things that matter to us, and this does earn them some brownie points in our book.

Another small feature they have is the ability to change the format of all of the odd on the site with the click of one button (at the top right of the screen). We thought for a while that this was becoming industry standard, but we’ve recently run into a lot of online sportsbooks that don’t have this option or are still requiring you to do it individually for each bet. This will actually be a big deal if you are used to a particular odds format (American, Decimal, or Fraction).

The live betting section of Sports Interaction was pretty awesome and definitely something to get excited about. The conveniently have all the sports with action running along with top of the page, as well as the ability to switch to a listing by event, and even an upcoming schedule of what they’re going to be offering live action on.

While this doesn’t sound like much different from other online sportsbooks that offer live betting, it is the way that it’s laid out that sparked our interest. It’s extremely clean and simple to follow along and figure out what it is you’re looking to find. Often, live betting portals can seem overwhelming and be almost scary for newer bettors (and even some seasoned bettors who are new to live betting). Sports Interaction did an incredible job of getting things arranged and presented in a fashion that’s easy to follow and easy to see what you have the option of betting on.

Additionally, they have red and green box outlines and arrows that will highlight the different bets as the odds change. Green means the odds have shifted to a more favorable payout, while red means they have shifted to a less favorable payout. The best part is that you don’t have to click anything to get these to update. They update smoothly and in real time, so you have the maximum time to try and get in any bets or favorable lines that you see.

Overall, we were very pleased with what we saw with the Sports Interaction sportsbook. They had a ton of different sports to bet, an incredibly smooth and easy to use interface, and a live betting portal that for once was actually inviting to players. If you’re looking for a new sportsbook or casino home, we highly recommend giving Sports Interaction a try. If anything, at least navigate to the site and see what we’re talking about when we talk about the smooth and well-organized layout.

Sports You Can Bet On

For those of you that want the ability to bet on just about anything in the world, you’re going to like the spread that Sports Interaction has to offer. Not only do they offer extensive action on the major sports, but they also offer action on smaller sports, smaller leagues within each sport, and entertainment and esports action. Heck, they even give you the ability to bet on upcoming elections! That should give you a little taste of the sheer number of options available at Sports Interaction.

The sports, topics and events you can bet on are arranged on the left-hand side of the screen when you visit the website. They’re arranged in order of popularity based on how much action the site receives. So, it might not be your favorite sport at the top, but it won’t be tough to find what you’re looking for. They also have a convenient “Recent” tab at the top that when you click, it shows a dropdown menu of the most recent sports leagues that you’ve visited.

Keep in mind that within each of the major sports or event headers there are a ton of different options for you to check out. For example, if you click on the “Basketball” tab, you have the option to select from the NBA, the NCAA, International games, or games from Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, or Turkey. There’s even another tab for additional basketball bets under the subheading that leads to even more options.

The point is that every sport at Sports Interaction is just like this. Below, we’ve posted the list of the most recent sports and events offered at Sports Interaction. These are just the major headers.

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • MMA
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Horse Racing
  • Boxing
  • Specials
  • Entertainment
  • Esports
  • Aussie Rules
  • Cricket
  • Motor Racing
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Snooker
  • Handball

One additional thing we’d like to point out is that at the bottom of this list on Sports Interaction you will find a search function. You can type in a sport, league, game, or even a team to try and find the bet you are looking for. We tested it out, and it worked pretty well, but you might miss seeing it at the bottom of the screen. It’s a pretty handy feature especially if you’re racing against the start of a game, so we figured we’d point it out.

For those of you that love betting on horses or dogs, Sports Interaction has you taken care of as well. They have a fully dedicated race book with tons of action at tracks all around the world. When we looked at the section of the site, they had action from the US, Australia, Great Britain, and Ireland.

Remember:
Sports Interaction only shows what they currently have action available for so we expect that they offer action from many tracks from other parts of the world as well. We will confirm this next time we update our review.

Esports Coverage

Sports Interaction does offer sports betting on most of your favorite esports games. When we first logged in to review the site, we noticed they only had offerings for one game. We thought this might be a bad sign, but decided to check back at a later date. Thankfully, Sports Interaction only shows the games that they currently have live action.

Some online sportsbooks will leave the full list of games up with a note that says no action on the ones where there is nothing pending. While this is great if you’re trying to figure out what games they cover, it can cause clutter and be a little annoying when you’re actually trying to place esports bets.

Regarding the types of bets available for the matches they had listed, they were limited. Basically, all you had the ability to bet on last time we checked was who was going to win upcoming matches. We do know that some sites in the industry offer a lot more props and futures bets on matches and tournaments. If you’re someone looking for an extensive esports presence, this isn’t going to be the site for you. But, if you’re someone who is looking to occasionally dabble while still getting great coverage across the board in other sports, this is the place for you.

User Interface

As you may have already picked up on from other sections of this review, the user interface is our favorite part of Sports Interaction. Let’s talk about what we really like and anything that we think they could improve upon.

First, the organization and layout are fantastic. You can quickly find the sports you want to bet on over on the left-hand side of the page. Within each of these, you’ll see a drop-down menu that has the different leagues or country options within that sport. A lot of online sportsbooks somehow find a way to get this cluttered or difficult to navigate. That’s not the case with Sports Interaction.

Additionally, they have a few added features to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. At the bottom of the sports list, they have a search function where you can type in pretty much anything to pull up the game or event you are looking to bet on. At the top of the sports list, they have a recent tab which automatically grabs the most recent sports or event categories you selected. What was cool was it even did this before we logged into our account. If there are a few sports or leagues you regularly bet, you’re going to love this feature because it’s going to save you a lot of time.

The betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen is pretty standard for what you’d expect from a higher quality online sportsbook. There is one thing that we mentioned already that we would like to see changed. If you select a bunch of individual bets from the middle of the page to be added to your bet slip, they are automatically treated as a parlay. This means if you want to make a bunch of individual bets you are going to have to do them all individually.

Other online sportsbooks give you the option of treating the bets as a parlay or splitting them up as individual bets on the same ticket. Additionally, those sites will allow you to bet the same dollar amount for each bet saving you a little bit of time. While this is not a deal breaker by any means, we would like to see this changed at some point by Sports Interaction.

That being said, the ability to turn a bet into a parlay or a teaser is extremely easy. All you have to do is add multiple bets to the slip, and it will automatically be a parlay. If you want to convert your bets to a teaser, you click one button and then select the type of teaser you want. It’s pretty easy and takes about two seconds to change from a parlay to a teaser.

Also, Sports Interaction gives you an easy check box to have a copy of your betting slip emailed to you once you confirm it. This is a nice perk especially if you like to keep meticulous records of your bets. Also, some people like to have a printout to keep with them during the game in case they are going to be somewhere without their phone, somewhere without great cell service, or just want to save their battery juice if they’re out of the house for a full day’s slate of games. Constantly logging into your sportsbook account over and over again to see what you bet and what lines you got will quickly drain any phone or smart device’s battery. It’s the little things that count.

One of the strongest parts of the Sports Interaction interface is their live betting section. It’s hard to put into words how clean and well laid out it is, but we assure you it’s definitely worth taking a look at. Games can be viewed by sport, event list, or by upcoming schedule. The bet themselves are organized and laid out intelligently for each game you’re betting.

Additionally, they have green and red boxes that highlight whether the odds have improved or worsened for a particular bet. If you’re waiting on a line to shift a certain direction, this can help you spot that move quickly. Also, if you weren’t sure where the odds were prior to the new line, this will let you know which way they’re moving.

As we did mention earlier, all of this happens smoothly and without the need for reloading the page. There is no clunkiness or frustrating lag to the live betting portal. Everything happens quickly and in a way that will allow you to focus on what’s important – picking winners.

The last thing we want to draw attention to regarding the interface is the ability to convert the language and type of odds being shown. While Google Translate will handle most language changes, the site has their own version in French and English. This means that you can rest assured with either language that there are no translation issues whatsoever. We assume the reasoning for these two languages is their licensing through Canada (where there is a large French-Canadian population).

The odds conversion is something that should be industry standard, but many sites haven’t gotten with the program. For this reason, we always want to draw attention to a site that lets you quickly toggle all bets between American, Fraction, and Decimal odds.

We wish it were easier to put into words everything we loved about the Sports Interaction interface, but it’s something we think you’re going to want to experience for yourself. Overall, they knocked it out of the park minus a few very small, picky changes that we would like to see. Things are set up where there are no risks of you accidentally making an incorrect bet or not fully understanding what it is you are wagering on. Well done, Sports Interaction development team.

The Casino

The casino at Sports Interaction is extensive. A lot of times when we see a casino attached to a sportsbook, we don’t expect much. At best, we hope to find somewhere to get a little bit of a rush in when we want a change of pace from betting sports. But, we were pleasantly surprised to see the site has an extensive casino and live casino.

Within their regular casino, they had tons of games in all of the following categories:

  • Card Games
  • Table Games
  • Slot Machines
  • Jackpots
  • Branded Games
  • Video Poker
  • Keno
  • Scratch Offs

There are a few nice things about the selections here that we’d like to point out. One of the coolest things they have are branded games and slot machines. What is a branded game or slot machine? Well, this means that it’s the official version designed after a celebrity, movie, or TV show. For example, they have The Flintstones slot machine. A lot of online casinos will have a slot machine that resembles The Flintstones but is called something like “Super Fun Rock People Who Drive Cars With their Feet Slot Machine.” Obviously, this is not going to be as fun or awesome as the real thing.

The branded games, on the other hand, are actually The Flintstones. Casinos have to pay extra for these games, so it’s awesome to see that they care enough to get the real deal here. Some of the other branded games we saw (not all of them) were Top Gun, Superman, Rocky, The Matrix, Batman, Gladiator, and Pink Panther.

Sports Interaction has an impressive live dealer game selection for you to choose from as well. If you don’t like computerized games and want to see a real dealer with real cards and real equipment, you’ll love the real dealer experience. The casino sets up real tables in real casinos and videocasts everything to you in real time. You make all of your game selections virtually, and then you watch things play out in real life.

For example:
Want to bet red on a roulette wheel. From your house or wherever you’re playing from you click that you want to bet on red. You’ll see on your screen the chips designating your bet. Then a real dealer in a real casino will spin the roulette wheel and let the ball fly. Wherever it lands will determine whether you’re a winner or not. It’s a pretty cool experience that makes you feel like you’re in the casino without having to leave your house.

On top of all of this, Sports Interaction has hi-lo games, virtual sports, big jackpots, and a fully dedicated poker site. For a site that we initially thought was going to be mainly a sportsbook, this is impressive. Heck, for a site that is ONLY a casino, this is pretty impressive. Overall, we were pretty pumped up about the quality of the Sports Interaction casino.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options

Deposit Methods

Below, you’ll find all of the different deposit options available at Sports Interaction. Exactly which of these options will be available to you is completely dependent on which area of the world you live in. When you create an account, Sports Interaction will give you a complete list based on your location to make things a lot easier.

VISA or MasterCard

  • Free and Immediate

Instant Banking

  • $1.50 charge per transaction
  • Your funds will be available immediately, but it may take 7 days.

iDebit

  • Deposit directly from all major Canadian Banks
  • $1 service fee charged from iDebit
  • Weekly maximum of $1,000 CAN
  • Available immediately

Interac e-Transfer

  • Allows you to deposit directly from your bank accoun
  • Weekly max of $5,000 CAN
  • Daily max of $1,000 CAN
  • Maximum per transaction $1,000 CAN
  • Available within minutes, but on rare occasions can take up to 30 min.

InstaDebit

  • Instantly deposit from all Canadian Banks
  • $1.95 fee charged from InstaDebit
  • Withdrawals may be limited for the first 10 days, but funds will be available immediately
  • Deposit limits can be increased the more that you use InstaDebit.

eCheck

  • Secure, free, and instant
  • Deposit directly from your bank with an eCheck
  • Your withdrawals may be limited for the first 7 days while the site confirms your deposit (funds are available immediately, though)

PaySafe Card

  • Vouchers come in denominations of $10, $30, $50, $100, $150, or $250.
  • You purchase these at a kiosk and then deposit them into your account.

ecoPayz

  • Minimum deposit is $20, and the maximum is $10,000 per 7 days.
  • EcoPayz accounts are funded through Echeck, Bank Wire, Western Union, MoneyGram, Visa or MasterCard.

Overall, we’re pleased with the options listed for depositing funds onto Sports Interaction. They have all the major options as well as some more obscure ones that may be necessary if you have a stubborn bank or issues depositing.

Withdrawal Methods

It was a little more difficult to find the withdrawal options at Sports Interaction as they typically only show you what is available in your area. But, with some digging, we found what we were looking for. Below, you’ll see all the different options we were able to find and anything important about each that we think you should be aware of.

Wire Transfers and Instant Banking Withdrawals

  • Wire Transfers and Instant Banking Withdrawals

Check Payments

  • No specific details were given.

InstaDebit

  • One free withdrawal per month. Additional withdrawals are $2 CAD. To be eligible, you must first make a deposit through this method.

Instant Banking Withdrawals

  • One free withdrawal per month. Additional withdrawals are $3 CAD.

EcoPayz

  • One free withdrawal per month. Additional withdrawals with this method are charged a fee of 3% of the withdrawal amount.

Bonuses and Promotions

The only thing about Sports Interaction that seemed to be a little light was their bonus offerings and promotions. All that we saw for the sportsbook and the casino was a $100 deposit bonus. We also had some issues finding details about this, so we recommend contacting support if you want to take advantage of this. Our best guess from what we read is that it is a 100% match bonus up to $100 on your first deposit.

We also did find on our most recent review update that they do offer 20% of any friend’s first-time deposit as a bonus. In order to claim this, you’ll need to email them at promotions@sportsinteraction.com.

While you might think a lack of bonus promotions is a bad thing, it’s not really a huge turn off for us. You see, most sub-par sports betting and casino sites need to use bonuses to try and lure people into their site. When a site has a superior product (and they know it), they really don’t have to offer as much to entice you to play there. You’re willing to forego a few freebies to know you’re betting somewhere that is top notch.

We did see they mentioned that from time to time they do throw out some promotions to their players, so definitely be on the lookout for that if you choose to join the site.

Customer Service

Customer service at Sports Interaction is great. First, they have several options to choose from. You can submit a contact form request, email them, call them toll-free, or utilize their live chat function. All of these options (though not explicitly stated) appear to be available 24/7/365.

We did try out the live chat function and got some great help from a guy named Drew. We were chatting with him in under about 5 seconds, and he was able to help us with our request. Remember those withdrawal options we had trouble finding? Well, we tested out their help system by requesting though and Drew was able to point us to what we needed in their rules section in no time.

If you think that’s not a big deal, take some time and chat with customer support at some other sites. The sheer garbage level of help that some online sportsbooks and casinos try and pass off as support is comical at best.

We were thoroughly pleased with our interaction with Sports Interaction’s customer service. Additionally, they have a thorough help section loaded with information and articles to answer your most pressing questions. There is a search function as well to find what it is that you are looking for.

This review was made by: Rating: 4.5 out of 5