By Henri K.

Galaxy Sports Sportsbook Review

In many ways, Galaxy is a jack-of-all-trades platform instead of being a master of one. While it’s not an industry leader in many departments — aside from its cryptocurrency support — it does a lot of things well, and taken together, is a solid betting site choice.

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Why do I like Galaxy Sports sportsbook?

You can’t find much fault with Galaxy sports sportsbook wagering selection. Seemingly every sport and league throughout the world has a betting line on Galaxy.

Pros & Cons

Basic Information

Galaxy Sports Key Facts

  • HQ

    San Jose, Costa Rica

    LAUNCHED

    1997

    HOW MANY PLAYERS

    Information not disclosed

    WHERE IS IT AVAILABLE

    United States, Canada, Russia, Brazil, amongst others

    CASINO

    Blackjack, Craps, KENO, Roulette, Slots, Video Poker

    SPORTSBOOK

    Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, eSports, Football, Golf, Horse Racing, Hockey, MMA, Motorsports, Soccer, Tennis, Virtual Sports,

    VIP PROGRAM

    Yes

Account creation

Seconds Away From Getting Started

See the yellow “sign up” button at the top of the site? Yep, that’s where you begin the registration process. Once you fill in basic details about yourself — name, email, password, country of residence, etc. — you’ll be given your Galaxy account number and customer service PIN. Make note of these because you’ll need them from then out. And that does it, you’re all signed up now!  

Customer Service

Live Chat On-Hand To Help

If you need assistance quickly, your best bet is the Galaxy sports sportsbook live chat. It can easily be accessed by clicking the green chat icon on the bottom-right corner of the screen. Once the chat pops up, choose between the different help inquiries — Bitcoin, casino, customer care, and wagering — so you can be connected with the appropriate agent. The live chat is open around-the-clock and we noticed high response times, even outside normal business hours. 

Deposits

Options Galore

Ways to fund your playing account are far from limited on Galaxy. Cryptocurrency is a site favorite as the platform accepts well over 75 digital currencies. Players can also use prepaid/credit cards or peer-to-peer options like MG or Ria. 

Bitcoin: King of Crypto

While options on Galaxy were short when it comes to card acceptance, they most certainly are not with cryptocurrency. By our count, there’s well over 75 cryptos that are supported on the platform — and more are seemingly added every month. That support stretches from well-known cryptos (e.g. Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash) to lesser-known ones (e.g. Golem or iExec). Galaxy’s commitment to cryptocurrency is among the best in the marketplace. 

Credit Cards: Limited Options

In what’s become the industry norm, the only two card providers allowed on Galaxy are VISA and Mastercard. We would love to see more options such as American Express or Chase, but this issue isn’t only unique to Galaxy. 

Welcome Bonuses

Casino And Sportsbook Double-Play

New players at Galaxy are eligible for up to $1,600 in free play to be used at both the sportsbook and casino — no need to choose one or the other. First-time deposits are matched at 15 percent in the sportsbook (max bonus being $600) and 50 percent at the casino (payout capped at $1000). The 2-for-1 bonus structure is unique since most competitors have separate deals for its sport and casino companion.  

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Placing a Bet

Time To Win Big

You shouldn’t have much, if any, issues with the Galaxy sports sportsbook user experience. The sportsbook is organized by sport, league, bet type (e.g. futures, props) so narrowing down your options is easy. Clicking on any listed odd will automatically add it to your betting slip.

It’ll be on the betting slip where you can add how much you want to risk. Additionally, you can choose to accept future betting line changes or keep them in-tact. Once both are set, you can finalize the wager by hitting the “place bet” button. 

Politics Betting

US Election Heavy

Galaxy sports sportsbook really brings it when it comes to US Presidential election betting. Sure, you’ll get the usual lines for which candidate will win, but you’ll also find a bevy of prop bets to go alongside it at Galaxy. Props include who will be Vice President running mates, who will win each state’s electoral college, etc.

eSports

eSoccer Dominates

The eSports coverage on Galaxy Sports sportsbook leans heavy on eSoccer — and heavy might be an understatement. There’s a good ten eSoccer leagues that you’ll find betting lines for on Galaxy. These leagues cover everything from the English Premier League to Liga MX. Though, there are other eSports on Galaxy including Dota 2, Overwatch, and a few others. However, wagering selection is easily trumped by the eSoccer offerings.

Virtual Sports Betting

An eSports Offshoot

The “sports sims” section inside the sportsbook will have all available wagers. Not to be confused with eSports, these games are simulated by the computer with no human element to it. The game titles carried are entirely sports so think Madden, MLB The Show, and like-minded video games.

NBA

Year-Round Betting

Technically, the NBA playing calendar only runs from October to June. However, in recent years, the NBA free agency and draft period has become a large-scale event in itself, creating attention for the league year-round. Whether it’s a game or a draft pick, NBA wagers are readily available on Galaxy.  

US Open

Year-Round Galaxy Tennis

If there’s an ATP or WTA tournament happening somewhere in the world, there will be odds available in the Galaxy sports sportsbook. Of course, that includes the US Open and the accompanying Grand Slam tournaments like the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon. 

NFL

Full Breadth Of Options

As America’s most-bet on sporting league, bettors demand variety when it comes to their NFL wagering. Galaxy hears that, evident by the litany of betting lines offered. Football fans will find everything they need here — pregame lines, in-play, futures, props, and so much more. Much of the same can be said about college football, which is well-supported by Galaxy, too.   

MLB

A Golden Opportunity

If you’re looking for consistent betting action, you’ll find it with the MLB. The league plays almost daily between April and October, in other words, that’s six straight months of opportunity for bettors. The full gamut of MLB wagers are carried by Galaxy including run lines (reverse ones, too), run totals, props, futures, and everything in between.   

More Betting Options

Check out the Galaxy Racebook

Aside from its regular sportsbook, Galaxy also has a full-on racebook. Not only will you find betting lines for American Triple Crown races — Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes — but also for more under-the-radar events around the world. 

Casino

Not The Focus of Galaxy

By and large, most online sportsbooks treat their casino companion as a sidekick. But that fact is really apparent on Galaxy. There’s no live casino. No dedicated poker room. A somewhat limited selection of games. All in all, the casino is pretty subpar. Sure, you’ll find popular table games (blackjack, craps, three-card poker, etc), slot machines, and even bingo, but the simulated games get dry pretty quick.   

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Live Betting

Galaxy Does Real-Time Betting Well

If you’re looking for in-play wagers, seek out the green Wi-Fi icon. Galaxy uses the icon to display which sports and games currently have live wagering available. Whereas other betting sites separate their live odds with pre-game lines, usually on a different page, Galaxy does not. All odds are listed together, but the Wi-Fi icon is the separator between the two. The demand for in-play betting continues to climb and we were impressed with Galaxy’s offering in this department.  

Parlay Betting

Simple Enough To Create

Remember earlier when we explained how to place a straight bet? You’re going to follow the same exact formula for parlays — but of course, you’ll add multiple odds to your betting ticket instead of just one. 

Galaxy gives you the opportunity to split up wagered money on your parlay. For example, on a two-leg parlay, you could conceivably bet $15 on one leg, then $5 on the second. That’s a welcome change than the usual one-risk-fits-all style of parlay betting.  

Withdraw Winnings

Overlap With Deposit Options

The withdrawal methods at Galaxy are mostly the same as its deposit options with two notable caveats. For one, VISA and Mastercard can not be used for cashing out, only for funding your account. And second, Galaxy adds support for mailed check when withdrawing. 

Bitcoin Withdrawals at Galaxy: King of Crypto (Again!)

Everything we previously said about using a crypto to deposit on Galaxy also applies to withdrawing. Again, the amount of cryptos supported is among the best the industry has to offer. 

Additional Betting Help

No Galaxy Blog

Galaxy has a help center to break down its guidelines, but bettors looking for wagering advice will have to look for it elsewhere. There’s currently no blog maintained by Galaxy.  

Promotions

BetPoints Loyalty at Galaxy

Upon signing up to Galaxy, you’re immediately enrolled in its BetPoints rewards program. It’s a three-level system in which players can rank up through gold, platinum, and diamond tiers. As you’d expect, each tier has its own unique perks pertaining to cashback, reload bonuses, plus more. Points are earned on a 12-month basis and different types of wagers can net you more points (e.g. parlays are worth substantially more than a straight bet).  

Emails

Rare Emails from Galaxy

The amount of email communication from Galaxy was few and far between — certainly more infrequent than many competitors. For some players, that’s a positive, but for others, that might be a negative. 

Live Streaming

Only On Video Games

Thus far, the only wagers that have live streaming capability on Galaxy are eSports and virtual sports. You’ll see a green tab titled “video” next to the odds to indicate streaming is available for it. Hit “view” under the “more” column to bring up the stream, which most of the time comes Twitch. 

Conclusion

Solid Option In A Crowded Market

To come full circle, Galaxy does a lot of things good, but not necessarily great. Still, bettors far and wide won’t be disappointed with what the site has to offer:

Galaxy Sports Sportsbook Review

Galaxy sports sportsbook is out of this world!

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