- Website – www.intertops.eu
- Launched in 1996
- Licensed by Kahnawake Gaming Commission
- Email – [email protected]
- Telephone 1-866-549-2437
Our Intertops All-In-One Gambling Review for 2021
Let’s talk about Intertops.
You know, it’s funny, but I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed Intertops. That’s crazy considering I’ve been reviewing online gambling sites for 8+ years now.
But I AM familiar with their site – if anything because they have had the most dated design for as long as I can remember.
They’ve since overhauled their site – their design, anyway – since the last time I saw them. You have the choice of which design you use, which is sort of neat.
Anyway, Intertops offers several gambling products – a sportsbook, casino and poker room. Their business was built on the back of their sportsbook. But they added the casino and poker room shortly after they made the jump online.
Not all of these products are worth your attention. That much was clear part way through our review.
And if you want to know which products are worth signing up, and which ones are not, you’ll need to read our entire review below. We’ll also tell you about Intertops’ banking options, promotions and company history. All things you should know BEFORE you join a gambling site.
Let’s get started.
A Little Bit About Their Company
Who owns and operates Intertops? How long have they been in business?
Intertops is one of the oldest online sportsbooks today. The business first started offline back in 1983. They went online in 1996, and by 1998 they added their casino and poker room.
Their sportsbook and casino are operated by Thinkquick Ltd. and are registered by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
How’s their reputation? What do others think of them?
They have a stellar reputation overall. Which is saying something considering they’ve been online since the mid 90’s.
Here are some of the opinions about Intetops from across the web:
- Casinomeister.com – They’re an accredited casino, and have been since 2005. They have a 7.4/10 CM Rating.
- AskGamblers.com – They have a 7.38/10 rating. There are only 4 complaints, which is amazing. Only one has gone unresolved, while 2 were resolved and one was rejected.
- CasinoListings.com – They have a 9/10 rating.
- WizardOfOdds.com – They are an endorsed casino.
- SportsbookReview.com (SBR) – They have an A.
Only ThePogg.com has issues with them, which seems to largely stem from their interactions with Intertops and related companies/operators.
Nothing else really stands out. When I searched “Intertops scam” into Google, I was surprised to see so few (legit) results given how long they’ve been online.
Many of the forum threads I found in Google are 5-8 years old. And I wouldn’t put much weight into the few recent ones I read, due to lack of proof or claims about Intertops being rigged.
The bottom line – I don’t see anything to worry about here.
What countries are prohibited from playing here?
Players from the United States are allowed, however, there are a few exceptions. Intertops doesn’t accept signups from players in Washington State, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or Missouri.
I tested this out and can confirm that players from WA State won’t be able to join – regardless if you want to play for real or fake money.
How to Contact Customer Support
How do you contact Intertops? When are they available?
You can contact Intertops using the following channels:
They say they’re available 24/7.
I contacted support via live chat because I created an account and was told that it was disabled due to security reasons – which I found out was because I live in Washington State.
While I didn’t get the outcome I wanted – an account I can use for play or real money – the person helping me was fast, knowledgeable and helpful.
So, no complaints here.
What payment methods does Intertops accept?
The deposit options and limits they post include:
- Visa - $1,000 per transaction
- MasterCard - $1,000 per transaction
- American Express - $1,000 per transaction
- Neteller - $5,000 per transaction
- Skrill - $20-$5,000 per transaction
- Bitcoin - $10-$1,000 per transaction
- Sofort Banking - $5-$5,000 per transaction
- EcoPayz - $10-$5,000 per transaction
- Money Global - $100-$490 per transaction – only 1 transaction for every 5 days
- PaySafeCard - $5-$100
There are no fees for any of these options.
It’s great to see they accept bitcoin, though the limits are a little lower than I’d expect.
What are your cash out options? Are there any limits or fees?
Your cash out options (and the limits and fees for each) include:
- Bitcoin - $100-$2,500 per week
- Check - $150-$3,000 per week - $50 fee
- Bank Wire - $150-$2,500 per week - $50+ fee
- Neteller - $2,500
- Skrill – No limit
- EcoPayz - $2,500
- EUPA – No limit
Payments are processed 48 hours after your request has been put in.
You’ll want to keep in mind that Intertops charges a 10% fee if you don’t turn over your deposit at least 1 time before you request a cash out.
Also important – the max you can cash out each week is $10,000. This is pretty good compared to other casinos. The downside is they say nothing about making exceptions for progressive jackpot winners or VIP customers.
Promotions You Can Claim
Intertops offers several deals – a few for every gambling product they have. Below you’ll find their evergreen offers categorized per product, as you’ll find them on their website.
The following are Intertops’ sportsbook promotions.
With the Sign Up Bonus you can choose from 1 of 3 options:
- 200% up to $50 – This has an 8x rollover at odds of -200 (1.5) before you can cash out. A max of $50 of every bet will count towards the rollover.
- 100% up to $100 – This has a 6x rollover at odds of -200 (1.5) before you can cash out. A max of $100 of every bet will count towards the rollover.
- 50% up to $200 – This has a 4x rollover at odds of -200 (1.5) before you can cash out. A max of $200 of every bet will count towards the rollover.
This is the first time I’ve seen a sportsbook or any other gambling site list a max for what will contribute towards the rollover on a per bet basis. I don’t really see anything wrong with it, other than any kind of limit usually sucks.
You’ll want to make sure you use the bonus code for the offer you want to claim.
- $20 Free Sign Up Bet – Make your first bet of $20 or more and send an email to Intertops [email protected] with the subject: $20 Sign-Up Free Bet) and your free bet token will be credited to your account within 24 hours – win or lose.
- 4x $100 NFL Free Bets – Bet on the NFL regular season and you can pocket up to $400 in free bets. Here’s how it works:
Bet at least $1,500 (min odds: -200 / 1.5) during each of the following weeks in the regular season:
- Section 1: Week 1 to Week 4
- Section 2: Week 5 to Week 9
- Section 3: Week 10 to Week 13
- Section 4: Week 14 to Week 17
You’ll receive $100 for each week you qualify.
The max stake per wager that will count is $100. And the free bets will have an 8x rollover at min odds of -200/1.5 before you can cash out.
- Weekly NFL Pool – Every week during the regular season you can win bet tokens worth up to $100. All you need to do is predict the winners of that week’s action.
The customers with the most correct picks will win one of the following prizes:
- 1st prize is $100 in bet tokens.
- 2nd prize is $50 in bet tokens.
- 3rd prize is $25 in bet tokens.
- 4th – 10th prize is $10 in bet tokens.
- Odds Hunter – The customer who places the highest winning parlay with the highest total odds will win a $500 gift. The best part is that this WILL NOT have any rollover requirements.
- Parlay Free Bets – Place parlay bets and you can win 1 of 20 $50 free bets given out every week. If your parlay loses due to exactly one incorrect tip you’ll be entered to win automatically.
- $1k Monthly Parlay Prince – The bettor who makes the highest net profit from a single parlay bet in each calendar month will win a $1,000 bonus. This will have NO rollover requirements.
- Refer-a-Friend – Send your friends to Intertops and they’ll give you 10% of your friend’s initial deposit. The max you can earn per friend is $20 (for a $200 deposit).
For every 5th friend you refer, Intertops will credit you with 50% of that friend’s deposit. There’s no limit to how many friends you can refer to Intertops.
That’s it for their sportsbook promotions. Now let’s look at what deals you can claim in their casino.
Casino Red Promotions
Here are the promotions you can claim for Intertops’ Casino Red and Classic Casino.
- Welcome Bonus – Make a deposit of $20 or more and you’ll receive a 100% match bonus up to $100. The playthrough on the deposit and bonus is 30x. Only bets made on the following games will count towards the playthrough:
- Bingo games
- European slot poker
- Scratch cards
- Rookie Raise – This is for brand new customers to Intertops. It consists of the welcome bonus mentioned above, as well as 4 additional offers.
Those offers are:
- 100% up to $100 bonus
- 50% up to $100 bonus
- 75% up to $150 bonus
- 100% up to $200 bonus
- $25 free bonus
You’ll want to make sure you use the coupon codes, otherwise, you won’t be able to claim the offers. The minimum deposit for each offer is $20, and the standard playthrough of 30x the deposit/bonus applies.
- Wheel of Fortune – Play any game at Intertops and you’ll be entered into the prize pool. $1,000 in prizes is given out every day with 20 players receiving $50 each.
- Mobile Award – Wager at least $500 from your mobile device and you’ll be entered to win a Mobile Award worth up to $100 every week. There are 20 winners each week who will earn between $20-$100.
- Loyalty Program – Every real money bet will earn you comp points. You’ll receive 1 point for every $10 you wager. You can turn them in for cashback at the rate of $1 for 100 points.
There are a couple additional offers in their Classic Casino, too. But both their weekly spins and bonus offers are limited time deals. So, you’ll want to bookmark their promotions page to see what they put out.
The following are Intertops’ evergreen offers for poker players.
- Welcome Bonus – Make a deposit of $25 or more and get a 200% match bonus up to $1,000. You’ll receive the bonus in $5 increments for every 83.3 FPPs you earn. You’ll have 3 months to fulfill the playthrough requirements.
- Cashback Weekends – Play slots from the poker client over the weekend and you’ll receive 35% cashback on your deposit. This will have a 10x playthrough and no max cash out. All you got to do is ship them an email or phone call to claim it.
- Instant Cashback – Play slots from the poker client and you can get 25% cashback on your losses. This will have a 10x playthrough and no max cash out.
This offer is available from Monday to Thursday. All you got to do to claim the offer is contact support.
- Gold Chips – You earn FPPs whenever you play real money hands and tournaments. For every 100 FPPs you accrue, it will automatically turn into a Gold Chip. These can be redeemed for prizes and free tournaments. You can also use them to enter Gold Chip SNGs.
You can also exchange them for bonuses. For example:
- $5 for only 20 Gold Chips
- $25 for only 100 Gold Chips
- $100 for only 400 Gold Chips
- FPP Race – Every week they give away $4,000 to their top FPP collectors. The top 100 players will share a piece of the prize pool each week.
- Rakeback – They offer a ‘market-leading rate’ of 36% rakeback. To start receiving rakeback, all you need to do is send a request to [email protected] Keep in mind that if you choose to receive rakeback that you’ll earn FPP’s at half the rate as non-rakeback players.
- Loyalty Levels – The FPPs you earn will determine your loyalty status. There are 50 Loyalty Levels with multiple tiers within each one. Each tier/level will have several perks and rewards to claim. If you’re under Level 11 you will never lose a level. If you’re above Level 11, you’ll have 2 months to earn enough points to maintain your current place.
You can look at the rewards section from your player account to see your current level, what you need to earn to move up, and see what prizes are in store for you, their value, and so on.
They have other poker-related offers as well, including reload bonuses, tournaments, freerolls and live events. But some of them are limited time offers, which don’t make much sense to add here. Others – such as the tournaments – will be covered in the poker section.
Intertops’ Sportsbook: Betting Options, Limits, Features, Etc.
Let’s talk about Intertops’ sportsbook.
This has been their main product from the very beginning. So before even jumping into this section of the review, I’d expect them to have their stuff together.
What sports and markets can you bet on? What types of bets do they accept?
The sports Intertops covers includes:
- American Football
- Ice Hockey
- Aussie Rules
- Boxing / UFC
- Motor Sports
- Stock Market
One option I didn’t see are esports. This is a bit surprising given that the esports industry is valued at more than half a billion dollars.
Intertops apparently didn’t get the memo.
Anyway, the standard betting options are available here – straight bets, parlays, teasers, if-wins, prop bets and more.
There are plenty of betting options, that’s for sure.
Do they offer live (in-play) betting? Do they stream matches?
Intertops offers live betting.
When I was there they were covering soccer, baseball and tennis matches. But they have plenty other sports scheduled for the near future, which included volleyball, ice hockey, handball and basketball.
They don’t offer live streaming, though, which sucks. At least not the standard kind where you can watch the match. They do offer live play-by-play action once it unfolds – sort of like the play-by-play commentary you’ll find on Yahoo.
What are their betting limits?
Their min betting limit is $1. The max a customer can win each week is $100,000.
Do they limit winners?
I’ve checked Intertops’ rules section, as well as several sportsbook review sites. I couldn’t find anything that suggests they cap winners or frown on strategies such as betting arbitrage.
Your mileage may vary, though.
Are there any features or options worth knowing about?
It’s basic, but one option I found is the ability to bounce between their newly designed sportsbook and their older “classic” sportsbook. You can use whichever one you like the most.
You’ll also have the option to bet in decimal, American and fractional odds.
One other thing I thought was interesting was the option to pre-select your ‘default stake.’ For example, if you say your default bet is $10, then that’s what will be entered automatically whenever you go to submit your bet.
It’s not going to save you tons of time, but it’s a neat little feature that will solve a minor inconvenience.
What are our overall thoughts?
The sportsbook is okay.
I wish Intertops offered a live stream. That would make a pretty big difference.
I’ve also read from experts that Intertops is more or less suited for players on a budget. This is based on their smaller limits, bonuses and overall participation in the sportsbook.
That said, other experts say they have soft (entertainment) props and futures. And that with a little bit of effort Googling, you could make an extra $500 or more per year.
This same expert continued to say that NBA futures are +EV, and that with a little bit of effort you could find some arb opportunities betting NFL props at Intertops and 5Dimes.
So, like all sportsbooks there are some pros and cons.
Overall, I think their new sportsbook is clean, well designed and easy to use. They cover plenty of sports, and have a few neat features to help make betting here easier and more fun.
I think most sports bettors will be happy with an account here.
Choose Between 2 Casinos
Intertops has two different casinos – their Classic Casino and Casino Red.
Other than aesthetics – the Classic Casino having a gold and black, and simpler design – and the Casino Red with a more modern black and red design – the biggest difference between the two casinos are the software providers powering them.
WGS Technology powers the Classic Casino, while Real Time Gaming powers Casino Red.
Honestly, neither software company is exciting. They don’t compare with the likes of Microgaming or NetEnt.
That said, when combined you’ll have more than 500 games to choose from. That includes several blackjack, video poker and table game variants, as well as lots and lots of slot machines.
Their games are playable through Intertops’ download, instant play (browser) and mobile casino. It looks like you can access either mobile casinos directly from your phone or tablet – no native app or download is needed.
What are some examples of games you can play?
You’ll find some examples of their games below.
Slots (Casino Red)
- Kung Fu Rooster
- Cash Bandits 2
- Secret Symbol
- Purrfect Pets
- Sweet 16
- Nova 7s
- Panda Magic
- Witch’s Brew
- Samba Sunset
- Dragon Orb
- Enchanted Garden II
- Cash Bandits
- Super 6
- Coyote Cash
- Cleopatra’s Gold
- Crystal Waters
- Caesar’s Empire
- Aladdin’s Wishes<
- Enchanted Garden
- Aztec’s Millions
- Jackpot Pinatas
- Pay Dirt
- Rain Dance
- Texan Tycoon
- Ocean Oddities
- Loose Caboose
- The Big Bopper
- Eternal Love
- God Of Wealth
- Bubble Bubble
- Lucky 6
- Pirate Isle
- The Nice List
- Hillbillies Cashola
- Ghost Ship
- Wild Wizards
- The 3 Stooges: Brideless Groom
- The Naughty List
- Voodoo Magic
- Orc Vs Elf
- Shark School
Slots (Classic Casino)
- 2000 Leagues
- Alien Invasion
- Amanda Panda and The Jackpot Journey
- Agent Cash
- Admiral’s Inn
- Atomic Jackpot
- Arctic Queen
- Beat the Bank
- Big Tire
- Black Gold Rush
- Black Magic
- Blue Lagoon
- California Gold
- Caribbean Gold
- Cash Caboose
- Cash Cow
- Cash Grab
- Cherry Blossoms
- City of Gold
- Coral Cash
- Coral Reef
- Dolphin King
- Fat Cat
- Fruit Slots
- Funky Chicken
That should give you a pretty good idea of the types of slots you’ll get to choose from.
What you won’t find here are the licensed slots. You know the types – the ones you can find in brick and mortar casinos that revolve around well-known movies (Terminator, Brides Maids), comics (Iron Man, Hulk, Superman), celebrities (Ellen, Michael Jackson), and so on.
You won’t find those here.
What you WILL find are slots that revolve around neat themes. For example, slots about animals, outer space, cars, sports, horror, roman times, the ocean, money, the holidays, and more. There are all kinds of slots too, ranging from progressives to slots with features, bonus rounds, multipliers, etc.
Blackjack (Casino Red)
- European Blackjack
- Super 21
Roulette (Casino Red)
- European Roulette
- American Roulette
Table Games (Classic Casino)
- 10 High Hold’em
- American Roulette
- Atlantic City Blackjack
- Casino Hold’em
- Classic Blackjack
- Downtown Vegas Blackjack
- Mulligan Poker
- Pai Gow Poker
- Perfect Pairs Blackjack
- Progressive Blackjack
- Vegas Single Deck
- Vegas Strip Blackjack
If you were to look at Casino Red by itself, there wouldn’t be nearly enough table games. And that’s surprising because Real Time Gaming usually has 5-7+ blackjack games on top of a dozen more table games – not including roulette and craps.
I assume they must offer more in their download than in the instant play casino. Other reviews say the same, so there you go.
Overall, though, they have a solid selection of games. It is mostly blackjack which okay, I guess, though I’d rather have a more diverse selection of table games than blackjack variants. But I don’t think you can complain about what they have here, other than the lack of live dealer games.
Video Poker (Casino Red)
- Deuces Wild
- Joker Poker
- Jacks or Better
Video Poker (Classic Casino)
- Aces & Faces
- All American Poker
- Bonus Poker
- Joker Poker
- Deuces and Joker
- Deuces Wild
- Double Joker
- Jacks or Better
- Joker Poker
- Tens or Better
Again, if you only looked at the Casino Red video poker section, you might be tempted to write Intertops off. Because 3 video poker machines is outright funny.
But when combined with the Classic Casino there are more than enough video poker variants to choose from. There are more options than this, too – from what I can tell they’re multi-hand variants of the titles listed above.
And there’s a good chance you’ll find even more machines in the download.
What do we think of their casino(s) overall?
It’s not the best – there are things I wish they had, such as licensed slot titles (which are my personal favorite) and live dealer table games.
I also find it a bit inconvenient that there are two casinos that you need to bounce between. Not only that, but their games aren’t categorized the same in both casinos, which might be confusing at first.
Overall, though, there are lots of games to choose from. I think most people will be (moderately) happy here.
Intertops’ Poker: Games, Stakes, Tournaments, and More
Last up – Intertops’ poker room.
Did you know that Intertops Poker is on the Horizon Poker Network? This is the first time I’ve heard of them, which tells you a couple of things:
- I haven’t done a good job keeping up with what’s going on in the online poker industry.
- Horizon isn’t very popular and/or used, which likely means they don’t have enough traffic to justify playing here.
I took a look at Horizon on PokerScout.com, and came to find out that they’re owned/operated by Juicy Stakes, or more specifically, Zagox Management.
Juicy Stakes – and all the rest of the Cake Poker skins, network, etc. – have a pretty big backstory. Some of it is good, while other things are not-so-good.
Anyway, I don’t want to spend any time on them, as Intertops (Zagox Management) actually bailed them out.
Before Intertops ended up on the Cake Poker Network, they were once on the Party Gaming Network. When Party Poker left the US, Intertops moved to Microgaming. Then Microgaming left the US.
That brings us to today, with Intertops calling the Horizon Poker Network home.
The biggest downside, as I suggested earlier, is the lack of traffic on the network. According to PokerScout.com, they’re 46th in overall (worldwide) traffic, and 9th in US traffic. They had 200 players online when I last checked them out.
Based on their traffic alone I wouldn’t recommend anyone sign up here. You’ll have a hard time consistently finding games.
However, if you’re interested in their site regardless, then the following few sections will tell you a little more about what to expect in terms of games, stakes, tournaments and software features.
So, the following information was collected from several top-notch review sites around the web, as well as what little I managed to collect from Intertops’ website.
What poker games and stakes do they offer?
Intertops only offers 3 games – Texas holdem, omaha hi and omaha hi/lo. Most holdem games are no limit, while most omaha games are pot limit.
Their limits peak at $1/$2 for holdem cash games, and $0.50/$1 for their omaha games.
Do they offer SNGs & MTTs? What kinds of tourneys can you play?
They have a decent selection of SNG and MTTs. Let’s start with the SNGs first.
For SNGs you can choose from heads-up, 4, 6, 9 and 10-handed tables. Variants include double or nothing, step tourneys, satellites, turbos, hyper turbos, and more.
They also have an interesting variant – the 9c to $999 Hyper Turbo Challenge. These are more or less step tournaments, whereas you win you’ll move to the next round. You can buy in at any point too, like step tournaments.
As for MTTs, a few of the tournaments they advertise include:
- Aussie Tournament Series
This is a seemingly random tournament series to ‘celebrate’ Australia. They’re running 4 tournaments with buy-ins being either $5 or $10. Guarantees are either $500 or $1,000. All games are no limit Texas hold’em.
- Sunday Sundowner Special
This runs every Sunday. It has a $50+$5 buy-in and there are re-buys. It has a $2,500 guarantee. You start with 3,000 chips and the blind levels are 10 minutes long. You can also satellite in for $2.
- Sunday Six Max
This has a $200 guarantee. The buy-in is $1, and includes a $1 re-buy and $2 add-on. With a regular buy-in you’ll start with 2,500 chips, and 10,000 if you get the add-on. There are 2 additional Six Max tourneys with larger buy-ins/guarantees.
- Sundowner $1,500 GTD
This runs from Monday to Saturday at 7:15pm EST. The buy-in is $50+$5 and you’ll start with a 3,000 stack. This is a re-buy tourney.
- $1,000 GTD Sunday Special
This has a $10+$1 buy-in and you can re-buy for the first 3.5 hours if you bust. You’ll start with a 10,000 chip stack and the blinds will be 15 minutes long. You can satellite into this tourney from a number of SNGs/tourneys.
SNG and MTT action is available up to the $20 level.
In addition to these Intertops offers a number of freerolls. Make a deposit of $25 or more and you’ll be able to join their depositor freeroll which will have a $1,000 prize pool. They also run 3 freerolls every single day, which when added up over the week comes out to $1,300 up for grabs.
What about their software? How do you access it? What features or options are there?
They offer a download and instant play option. The instant play option will also serve as a mobile poker option for phone and tablet poker players.
According to other reviews, you need to download Microsoft Silverlight onto your device before you open the Instant Play software. It supposedly works better if you use the Firefox browser.
I’ve seen reviews that say their software is outdated and needs work. Then I’ve read reviews that try to spin that into something positive.
Meh, I’m not so sure there’s something positive about outdated poker software. And this is something that has plagued the Cake Poker Network almost ever since they came online.
That said, you can expect to have the basics software options. For example, you can size tables, change your background, card backs, turn sound and animations on/off, use 4-color deck, and so on.
For what it’s worth – despite the dated software – it reportedly works just fine.
Poker Tracker works here, too.
What do we think of their poker room overall?
Their poker room is the squeaky 3rd wheel of all their gambling products.
Point blank – there aren’t enough players here to consistently find (the same) games. The lack of traffic also explains why their guaranteed tournaments are so much smaller compared to other poker rooms, both in terms of buy-ins and guaranteed prize pools.
But let’s say for a second that traffic was a non-issue.
In that case, my biggest qualm would be their software. It doesn’t sound like it has changed much since the days they were on the Cake Poker Network, other than maybe adding the instant play option.
But that would be okay and worth overlooking if they had enough traffic because the games would be super, super soft, between being a lower-tier poker site, as well as the crossover traffic from their sportsbook and casino.
Anyway, as I said earlier, I wouldn’t play here. There are plenty of other rooms with less than optimal traffic that’s STILL BETTER than Intertops. So, you might as well save your time a little bit of frustration and play at those rooms first (or instead).
The other option is to compromise. Create an account here and just snipe tourneys that look really soft. Then fill in the rest of your schedule with games from other poker sites.
What do we think of Intertops? Do we recommend them to our readers?
I wouldn’t bother signing up here if you want to play poker. I can’t think of anything more frustrating than trying to find a game running when there are only a couple hundred players on the entire network at any given time.
That’s not to say their sportsbook or casino is perfect – because they’re not. And Intertops as a whole can make some improvements, too, such as with their cash out limits or bonus playthroughs.
Overall, though, when you factor in their overwhelmingly positive reputation in this industry, and how long they’ve been here relatively free of any (major) scams, those things are pretty easy to overlook.
The bottom line – skip Intertops if all you want to play is poker. But you should strongly consider creating an account here if you want to bet sports and/or play casino games.