CarbonSports is yet another relatively new sportsbook seeing as they were only founded in 2012. Still, with that being said, they are easily one of the top bookmakers offering their services to US-based bettors. Through their short existence, Carbon has gone from being loved, to being hated, to being loved again. After having a plethora of issues with the way in which they handle cash outs, some customers began getting fed up with this sportsbook. After some time, however, these issues were resolved and Carbon was back into the good graces of the wider gambling community.
Their site lays claim to a nice black and blue theme that puts an emphasis on simplicity. Nowadays, it is very rare to find a bookmaker whose site is overly cluttered simply because bettors have so many options, they will just stay away from the ones that are too difficult to make use of.
Once you click on the sportsbook tab, you will be redirected to the sportsbook homepage, on which there is a list of the day’s top betted upon lines. On the left hand side of the sportsbook page, you will see a listing of every sport you are able to wager upon via Carbon. Accompanying each sport is a drop-down page which allows you to further refine your search. Though this seems to be a theme with sportsbooks who cater to a North American audience, Carbon really does place an emphasis on their site’s ease of use.
One of the better features offered by Carbon is their live betting offering. Live betting on Carbon is worth talking about because the interface is among the best in the industry. Placing in-game wagers is a wholly new, wholly unique style of betting that is really beginning to gain a lot of popularity. My one complaint with regard to Carbon’s live betting offering is that they do not allow you to place wagers on a large number of sporting events or leagues. In fact, Carbon only supports live betting on college basketball games, NBA games, NHL games, and soccer matches from the US and around the world.
Apart from live betting, Carbon does not offer all that many unique features. In reality, Carbon is a straightforward bookmaker who focuses more on offering a suitable user experience than they do on crazy and unique features. For some, this is a detriment to the site as a whole, but for others, the fact that they do not offer unique features is nothing to scoff at.
Despite the fact that Carbon does not offer any unique or interesting features apart from live betting, they do not skimp on their overall offering of promotions and bonuses. Whether you are new to the site or someone who bets there daily, you will find that Carbon is always offering you avenues to increase your player bankroll without having to risk any more of your own money.
Promotions like refer a friend and NBA pick’em can be found in abundance at Carbon. When it comes down to it, there are very few other bookmakers catering to a North American audience that offer such a wide range or promotions and bonuses. Of course, before ever committing to any single promotion or bonus, it is imperative that you first read the rule and requirements that are tied to the bonus. All too often, people think bonuses and promotions are simply giving them free money, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Deposits at Carbon are simple to execute and most often allow funds to show up in your player balance immediately. For users from North America, you are able to make deposits via a credit/debit card or by way of a cash transfer. For those bettors who are located outside of the US, it is recommended that you use an e-wallet such as Skrill (Moneybookers). You are able to deposit up to $1,000 per day, but are limited to $6,000 in deposits per month.
You are able to cash out the same way you deposited, but the amount of time it takes to actually receive the funds varies by payout method. With cashier’s checks, the payout is usually received within a month, but if you chose to receive your funds via Moneybookers, it could take as long as 2 months. In recent years Carbon has significantly improved and sped up their payout process.
Customer service at Carbon is neither the best nor the worst in the industry. Customer service representatives are available 24/7 and are able to speak quite a few different languages as to serve the needs of global bettors. Unfortunately, however, Carbon makes contacting them via phone quite difficult as their number is only listed in a few select locations on the website. With that said, however, they are generally quick about responding to email inquiries.