These two are both bookmakers who specialize in horse racing. But in this review of TVG vs BetAmerica, you’ll find that the latter offers so much more than just horse racing, with greyhound racing and fantasy sports thrown into the mix. The table below shows how the two sites face up to each other.
Welcome Offer – BetAmerica 4/5
The BetAmerica welcome bonus is to the tune of a $100 matched deposit bonus. The bonus goes into a Pending Bonus balance which you then earn in increments of ten percent of each wager you place. You have 30 days to claim as much of the bonus as you can, which is comparatively generous time.
The TVG bonus is somewhat smaller, but it's easier to fulfill the requirement of the bonus. You get a 100% match up to $75 with a 15 day limit. You also get a $20 free bet once you create the account. The time limit is incredibly restrictive so you’d better pick a good fortnight of racing. The bonus also isn’t available for withdrawal, and is only for betting with the operator.
BetAmerica’s bonus gives you longer but the ten times withdrawal requirement makes the bonus weaker. What saves this from an impossibility, is that you have 30 days to get through it, essentially making it a genius bonus. Also, being able to earn the bonus in increments dictated by you is very good; you also get each bit of bonus into your money balance.
In the battle of TVG vs BetAmerica, the latter is the clear winner here, with more bonus time available and the loyalty scheme format of earning it rather than a condensed time frame with no real monetary reward at the end of it.
Betting Markets – BetAmerica 5/5
TVG exclusively caters to horse racing, covering over 120 tracks in the United States of America and some from abroad, in countries like South Africa, Canada and Great Britain among others. They often offer some form of promotion for the big races in the U.S. but rarely for the international races.
BetAmerica offers odds on over 300 tracks from the U.S. and abroad when it comes to horse racing, including thoroughbred, harness and quarter horse races. Then they also cover over 1000 live greyhound races every week and host their own “user friendly” daily fantasy sports, which include American Football, Baseball and Basketball.
There’s no comparison here. Whilst TVG does cover horse racing, BetAmerica does it better. With far more races covered, they win this round of TVG vs BetAmerica. On top of that, they also provide their users with the chance of playing daily fantasy sports and bet on greyhounds.
TVG offers odds on races from all over the United States of America, and other countries, including Canada, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, China, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa, totaling over 120 tracks.
BetAmerica offer over 300 tracks in total, from a wide coverage across the United States of America, and tracks in Ireland, Sweden, Canada, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Japan, France, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia and Argentina.
BetAmerica not only offers more domestic tracks to choose from, but they also match cover a greater international scope of horse and greyhound racing. They beat their competitor in scope and number, it almost becomes incomparable. So that’s another win for them in TVG vs BetAmerica.
Odds – Tied 5/5
With TVG, 74 minutes prior to post, Northfield Par Race 12 held Credit to Thelimit as the favorite at 2/1, Naco Blue Chip as the second favorite at 3/1, tied with Born American also at 3/1.
BetAmerica also held Credit to Thelimit as the favorite at 2/1, also 74 minutes prior to the post. Joint second favorites Naco Blue Chip and Born American were also in at 3/1.
It’s a tie for TVG vs BetAmerica. Because the two sites don’t generate their own odds. They are taken from a pool of bets made throughout the site and the bets placed at the tracks. That is why they don’t differ in the odds offered. This in turn allows both sites to offer a lot of help, advice and tips on who and what to bet on. Both sites do this very well so this duel is chalked up as a draw in TVG vs BetAmerica.
Mobile App – BetAmerica 5/5
The TVG mobile app is a cosmetically pleasing and smooth app to use. It allows you to view selections, place bets and watch live streaming of races all on one page. You can switch between full screen viewing of the live stream, to selection view with the race in a top window simply by turning your device. However, the app is only available to Apple devices and is yet to be compatible with Androids devices.
BetAmerica’s app is smooth to operate and is visually stimulating. It also allows the user to review, bet and watch all in the same place. With everything from the website available on the app, coupled with the live updates and streaming in fantasy sports and greyhounds as well, this is truly a great app.
Both apps are very similar in operation and they both look great, but BetAmerica’s edges out TVG’s in this TVG vs BetAmerica battle. This is not only because it’s available on both Apple and Android devices, but because the operator includes everything from the website. If anything it's generally more enjoyable to use. Moreover, the defeated operator in this battle does not include the Past Performances section, which is available on their website.
Streaming/Live – BetAmerica 4/5
TVG hosts great live streaming videos for a great volume of the horse races they provide. It’s good quality streaming which is – as is the case with all streaming – a bit behind the live event, but not by much. The live streaming is also available on the Apple app, and is done wonderfully.
BetAmerica hosts live streaming for the vast majority of their races, and on the website you’re even able to open up a live racing window so that you can tune in to whatever is on, without much fuss. The live streaming is available on both Apple and Android devices via the mobile app and, once again, the steaming falls a little behind but it's practically impossible to find an operator without a streaming gap.
With more races comes more streaming possibilities, and that’s where BetAmerica have the edge in TVG vs BetAmerica – not just in sheer mass of live streamed events, but also by percentage on the day that can be live streamed. The fact that the operator allows you to stream the live races from both Apple and Android devices adds to their appeal. TVG streaming is only available for Apple users, with Android having to go through a mobile friendly website which unfortunately only plays on some devices.
Overall Review – BetAmerica 5/5
The overall winner is BetAmerica. TVG only offers odds on horse racing, less races than their competitor, and has a weaker welcome bonus. Then add the multi-platform compatibility of the app compared to the Apple only app and you see a clear winner. The gap between the two operators is unfortunately rather large, it wasn't a close call.
However, when comparing coverage of the same race, the two bookmakers come in even. This is because they employ the same strategy providing their users with the same odds the track offers at any given point in time. Both sites use this as an opportunity to offer their users a great quantity and variety of bonus information and tips.
One major comparative factor not compared in this TVG vs BetAmerica review was the difference in customer services. TVG host video tutorials, which is very helpful and inventive, whilst BetAmerica host a comprehensive F.A.Q.
But TVG only have mail, telephone, email and social media as means of contact for support. BetAmerica have all of this and a live chat option, which is fantastic. The employees who deal with live chatting are extremely helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and solve queries quickly.
BetAmerica is the winner of the battle between TVG vs BetAmerica. If you sign up with the winner today, you can get your hands on the big $100 matched deposit bonus. Sure, you have to earn it, but you get it in increments dictated by your betting, so it’s more like the site rewarding you for your loyalty – all your first deposit does is dictate the cap on this loyalty-reward-like program.