1Vice certainly doesn’t have the name brand recognition of Bovada or BetOnline, but they have most of the features that those mainstream online sportsbooks offer. 1Vice is not trying to be the biggest sports betting site online, instead they cater to the average sports bettor and focus on providing a safe and secure betting experience. Their promos make it hard to overlook 1vice if you’re looking for another sportsbook.
At first glance the site seems very user-friendly, with most of their betting lines available on a scroll down window on the home page, viewable to both logged in and unregistered users. Which is good, because we hate having to login to view the current lines at a specific book.
Top Features of 1Vice:
- An”insurance bonus” which gives you 30% of your deposits back every month (12x rollover).
- 1 free payout a month (up to $500 p2p)
- Rewards program (1 point for every $1 wagered) that can be used for cash bonuses, free play, contest entries and payout fees.
The sportsbook is loaded with available bets and is seemingly very easy to use. One thing that sports bettors will like is the ability to customize a bet. What this basically means is that you’re taken to the page with all the lines for that sport and in addition to check boxes to select the wager there are drop down menus that let you select options within that wager. Instead of being forced into the spread the site gives you, it’s possible to select a point or two higher or lower and instead bet on those adjusted odds. This saves having multiple sportsbook accounts in order to find the best line.
Company History and Reputation
1Vice has been online since 2011 and is based out of Costa Rica. The company has made a steady climb in their rankings since splitting from RDG Corp. in early 2014 and becoming an independent entity. Their grade has risen from a D to a C from April 2014 to August 2015 showing a revamped focus on customer attention.
The 1Vice Website
Once logged in, placing bets is as easy as any other sportsbook. I don’t love the 1vice backend/software, but I don’t hate it either. The top of the page features a bar of the available types of bets that include straight, parlay, teaser, round robin, if win only, if win or tie, win reverse and action reverse. Once selecting the type of bet you’d like to make the page reloads with the available sports with lines for that wager. Since 1Vice is based in Costa Rica there are no shortages of International sports to bet on with a heavy concentration on American leagues.
Perhaps the thing that stands out most about 1Vice is their capacity of lines offered on various sports. For example in addition to the major American sports, bettors can wager on the WNBA, Korean and Mexican baseball, European and Russian hockey, European golf, the National Rugby League, Cricket, Handball, and pretty much every soccer game around the globe. Some of these lines can be hard to come by or hit/miss at many online sports books.
Like many other sportsbooks, 1Vice offers seasonal specials usually as a large league year or playoffs begin. They do have some year-round perks that are quite interesting though. For example 1Vice has a points program that lets regular bettors rack up free bets, free payouts, cash and more as rewards.
1Vice also offers what they call ‘insurance bonuses’ allowing players to redeem up to 30% of their deposits from the previous month. They also feature the standard referral bonuses (30%) and keep their customers up to date on the latest deals via Facebook ‘liking.’
Ease of Deposits / Payout Options
There is no shortage of deposit methods for 1Vice, ranging from Western Union to Money Gram to credit cards and bank transfers. There is even Paypal and check/money order options but these deposit methods that will require you to email, call or live chat with customer service.
Of course the UIGEA simply forced offshore books to find different ways to pay out their customers and 1Vice is no different. Successful depositing and wagering can lead to payouts either by a money transfer or a money order. The person to person money transfers have a minimum of $100 and a max of $500 and are allowed every 7 days. U.S money orders arrive via DHL and must meet a minimum of $1,000, a maximum of $3,000 and require a $100 fee.
1/29/16 Update – 1Vice has removed bitcoin from their deposit/withdraw options.
To summarize, 1Vice.ag is beginning to become a major player among the big names in online sportsbooks. While there payment and deposit methods require a few hoops to jump through for U.S and Canadian players, the amount of games, sports, and wagers available is making them an option to the bigger books that don’t care about their smaller bettors.