Now that William Hill is officially part of Caesars Entertainment, the casino operator is rebranding the sportsbook to better suit its history. The Caesars Sportsbook is beginning to make waves and, while it doesn’t yet have an extensive US sports betting footprint, it will soon be known as one of the top sports betting sites in the US.
The acquisition of William Hill was a strong indication of the strength sports betting has in the US. Caesars now has access to sports betting in eight states, with more to follow, and offers a variety of online sports betting options for bettors. Its live streaming services and range of markets, as well as its range of deposit and withdrawal methods, will allow it to rapidly increase its position in the market.
Caesars Sportsbook Offerings
Caesars Sportsbook, building on Caesars’ extensive experience in the gaming industry, offers a huge selection of markets across a wide variety of sports. It has the traditional betting lines – moneyline, spread and Over/Under – and a number of prop bets and other options for all of its offerings. In addition, it also offers an impressive selection of player and game prop bets and boosted odds for all of the more popular sports, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey. Caesars also offers strong futures markets, providing bettors the opportunity to place any mid-to-long-term wager they want on all major sports.
The entire selection of the available sports markets can be found on the left side of the Caesars Sportsbook homepage, leading off with the most popular sports. A full A-Z list of sports market coverage follows beneath the top options. All of the markets offered for each event are organized nicely at the top of the interface, which allows bettors to flip between the options before placing a bet.
Caesars Sportsbook Odds
Caesars Sportsbook allows bettors to choose between the three common odds formats – decimal, fractional and American. The odds are fairly competitive overall, with Caesars Sportsbook’s futures, moneyline, total and spread odds being comparable to those found at BetMGM’s. The sportsbook’s odds for some sports, such as horse racing and soccer, are better than what is found at many sportsbooks, with the odds for baseball and football being impressive in terms of value.
Caesars Sportsbook also offers enhanced odds on a regular basis, available for new and existing customers. These enhanced odds offers are seen with a number of different sports, covering almost the entire spectrum of options. Overall, the odds found on the Caesars Sportsbook are strong, with only limited competition in the market offering better odds.
Caesars Sportsbook live/in-play betting
Caesars Sportsbook’s has a great in-play section. It offers more live betting markets for selected events than most sportsbooks and also gives users the ability to cash out, a feature that isn’t found with some other online sportsbooks. The coverage they offer for markets in basketball, football, hockey and tennis is strong, with an ample selection of live betting markets on a large majority of contests from all of the sports.
The in-play section is very easy to find, located at the top of the list of available sports markets on the homepage. The individual markets are easy and simple to navigate, which is important when betting in-play. Caesars Sportsbook offers a live depiction of what’s taking place in the game, as well as a long list of useful stats and running text commentary of the game.
Caesars Sportsbook has a decent live streaming service; however, to access it, bettors must have placed a wager with the book within 24 hours prior to accessing any of the available streams. The quality of the streams, for both the online and app versions of the sportsbook, is excellent. The streams are available for a number of the more popular sports, including horse racing, basketball and soccer.
The only downside is that the live streaming service is currently available only for a select number of sports and events. There is a slight delay in the streams, compared to the live action; however, they rarely drop in quality or lag. This makes them a good choice for those looking for a sports betting site to use specifically for live streaming.
Caesars Sportsbook Parlay Bets
Caesars Sportsbook offers a great range of pre-selected parlay bets for a number of top sports, and also allows bettors to create their own – except same-game parlays. There are also a few parlay protection promotions available from time to time for football and hockey, allowing bettors to recuperate some of their original stakes if the parlay bet loses. Those promotions, however, must contain a certain number of picks.
Deposits And Withdrawals
Caesars Sportsbook has plenty of ways for bettors to deposit funds into their account – credit or debit cards, bank transfers, PayPal and Skrill are just a few. Each has a minimum deposit of at least $5, but those deposits are processed immediately and do not carry a transaction fee. There are also plenty of withdrawal methods, although some (such as a credit or debit card withdrawal) can take a few days.
Caesars Sportsbook Interfaces
Caesars Sportsbook doesn’t have a true mobile website. This has been a complaint since the sportsbook first launched, and the book will need to correct the issue in order to compete better with other books. When visiting the mobile site currently, the viewer is prompted to download the Caesars Sportsbook app, with the “Bet Now” button on the page linking to instructions on how to download the app.
Caesars Sportsbook has a well-constructed and user-friendly desktop site, with enhanced odds offers and general promotions placed prominently at the top of the homepage. The sports markets covered are located on the left-hand side of the interface, with the more popular sports found above the lesser popular sports, and a full A-Z list of the markets available beneath that. The markets are all positioned neatly in the center of the interface, separated into sections, making it easy to scroll through all of the available options.
It’s easy to see why Caesars Sportsbook wants users to download the app. It is attractive and very user-friendly, and offers all of the functions of the desktop site. It’s also an improvement over the desktop site, with slightly faster response times. The available betting markets, both pre-game and in-play, are clearly accessible, with the sports markets found through a dropdown menu on the initial page.
Caesars Sportsbook Summary
Caesars has done well overall with its sportsbook, with a great selection of markets and odds. The lack of a mobile site might be a drawback, but that is likely to change. However, the oversight is countered by the strong live streaming services and range of deposit and withdrawal options.