Circa Sportsbook Review

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2024, 7:01 PM

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Circa Sports Mobile App

Circa Sports does not currently have a desktop experience meaning it can only be accessed by iOS users and Android users. It is exclusively a mobile wagering experience.

Circa Sports Quick Facts

Founded2019
HeadquartersLas Vegas, Nevada
Welcome OfferN/A
Min. Deposit$20
Betting AppiOS & Android
DesktopNo
Withdrawal Time3-5 days
Online Since2019
Payment MethodsCredit/Debit Cards, Play+ & VIP Preferred, Wire transfer
SupportEmail
AvailabilityCO, NV, IA, IL, KY

Circa Sportsbook Review - Overview

Circa Sports is a sportsbook operator physically located in Las Vegas, founded by casino mogul Derek Stevens. The company started operations on June 1, 2019, and is named after Stevens' Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas.

The sportsbook has grown beyond its Las Vegas location and into the mobile sports wagering space by launching an online betting arm in 2020 that first appeared in Colorado.

History of Circa Sports

The man behind Circa — Derek Stevens — began building his Las Vegas empire in 2008 with the purchase of the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in 2008 and the D Las Vegas (formerly Fitzgeralds) in 2011, then the Las Vegas Club and Mermaids in 2015.

After demolishing the last two properties, he put his stamp on modern Vegas by building the Circa Casino.

Circa Casino

Construction on the Circa Resort & Casino began in early 2019 and it opened in the fall of 2020.

The casino includes a three-story sportsbook and has become a bigger sports betting brand through the Circa sportsbook app, which offers mobile wagering options to customers in five states.

Offers and Bonuses

Circa Sportsbook doesn't provide the kind of deposit bonuses and promo codes that other Colorado sportsbooks offer. Circa's justification for deviating from the industry standard is that its priority is providing value for its customers on a day-to-day basis instead of frontloading it.

This is likely a positive from a responsible gambling standpoint as new customers aren't incentivized to make hefty deposits or bet large sums in limited amounts of time. That said, this unusual approach could make some bettors skeptical about whether they want to use the Circa Sports app.

Legality and Availability

The Circa Sports app is not widely available throughout the United States.

The section below provides an outline of where you have to be to access this sportsbook's offerings and whether you'll be able to do your betting with Circa.

States Where Circa Sports is Available

Map of states Circa is available

You can download the Circa Sports app and open an account in five states: Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Iowa, and Kentucky.

The sportsbook first became available in Colorado in 2020 and has been steadily expanding since. Iowa was the next state to come aboard in 2021, the mobile app reached Illinois in 2023 and the Kentucky launch took place in 2024.

Is Circa Sports Legal?

While the Circa sportsbook is relatively new — and far from the world's largest sportsbook — there is no question about its legality. 

Circa is an American company that's fully licensed with all of the respective gaming commissions in the states where it operates. This sportsbook is also backed by a significant brick-and-mortar operation in Nevada.

Betting and Pricing

Because the Circa sportsbook doesn't provide welcome bonuses, its means of competing is offering the best odds possible.

Without fair odds — or odds that are better than fair — it's difficult for Circa to present potential users with a reasonable value proposition.

Pricing and Odds at Circa Sportsbook

Circa Sportsbook is confident enough in the quality of its odds that its website links to multiple odds comparison tools.

Here's an example of an odds comparison we performed that pit Circa against a few other notable sportsbooks:

Event/MatchCirca OddsDK OddsFanDuel OddsBet365 Odds
Rockies vs. Dodgers Moneyline+240
 -300
+270 
-340 
 +280
 -350
 +275
 -350
Oilers vs. Stars
Moneyline
+113
 -123
+110
-130
+106
 -128
 +110
-130
Mavericks vs. Celtics Moneyline+195
 -225
+175
-210
+184
 -220
+180
-220

Deposit and Withdrawal Options

In Colorado, there are several ways to fund your Circa Sports app. You can deposit using VIP Preferred, debit or credit cards, Play+, or wire transfer.

Those options contain some notable limitations, though. For instance, debit and credit cards are available for deposits but not withdrawals and wire transfers come with a sizable minimum ($2,000) to fund your Circa sportsbook account.

Name
Deposit
Withdraw
Time
Min
Fee
Time
Max
Fee
Debit Cards
Debit Cards
0-1 day
1
0.76
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mastercard
Mastercard
0-1 day
1
2
2-7 days
$50000
2%
VISA
VISA
0-1 day
1
2
2-7 days
$50000
2%
VIP Preferred
VIP Preferred
0-1 day
5
0
1-5 days
$100000
2%
Play+
Play+
0-1 day
5
0
2-7 days
$25000
1.9%
Bank Wire Transfer
Bank Wire Transfer
0-1 day
10
0
1-7 days
$50000
N/A

Customer Support

Circa Sportsbook provides customer support that is relatively limited in scope. You can contact Circa every day from 7 am to 11 pm PST. There is no live chat or phone line, although you can request to speak on the phone via email.

In our experience, emailing Circa Sports yielded a relatively prompt response. During our research, we found inquiries were answered within six minutes with an average below four.

One other way to reach Circa is to contact the sportsbook via Twitter as its website encourages customers with ideas or feedback to get in touch with that account. Circa's Sportsbook does not have a dedicated Facebook account, but there is one on Instagram.

Contact Circa Sports Customer Support

Languages
English
Average
Responsiveness
Excellent
Professionalism
Average
Customer Experience

Betting Responsibly at Circa Sports

Circa offers it users a means of playing responsibly by delivering a suite of common responsible gaming tools

This includes the ability to set deposit limits for betting, self-exclusion from Circa specifically, and links to resources who need assistance with gambling problems.

Below is a summary of the measures Circa Sportsbook employs in to help customers play responsibly:

FeatureDescription
Set Deposit LimitsUsers can set limits on how much they can deposit to control spending.
Timeout FeatureAllows for temporary self-exclusion, ranging from 3 days to a year.
 Daily Usage Caps Limits the amount of time or money spent daily on the platform.
Adjusting LimitsUsers can modify their limits, with a cooldown period for any increases to encourage thoughtful changes.
Educational ResourcesOffers information on responsible gambling practices.
Addiction Help CentersProvides contact details and links to gambling addiction support services.

Contests Review

One thing that Circa offers that many major sportsbooks do not is contests with significant cash prizes.

It's worth noting that these contests also come with hefty entry fees.

Circa Million

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The Circa Million is a NFL contest for high stakes players that are willing to bet a minimum of $1000 on against-the-spread football picks. Below is the basic information about the contest.

  • $1,000 to enter with a maximum of five entries per person max
  • Entrants make five NFL picks against the spread each week and get one point for each correct selection and one-half point for each push.
  • There are $6 million in total prizes and a $1 million first-place prize. Places 2-100 have a collective prize pool of $3.65 million.
  • There are also $300,000 per “Quarter” in prizes awarded every four to five weeks and a $100,000 last place 'booby prize' and $50 second-to-last 'booby prize'.

Circa Survivor Contests

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Circa Sportsbook also hosts a high-stakes NFL survivor pool. The basics for that contest are as follows:

  • $1,000 to enter, with 10 entries per person max and the option to rebuy ten additional entries until the registration deadline if they lose on the opening TNF or Friday game.
  • Up to 20 picks in 2024: NFL Weeks 1 – 18, plus Thanksgiving Day/Black Friday and Christmas Leg (Wed/Thur) with each entry only able to use each NFL team once.
  • Entries are eliminated by selecting any team that loses or ties its NFL game that week or continues until a single entry remains.
  • The player who survives the longest takes a minimum of $10 million, and the prize could climb higher considering Circa does not take any rake on this contest.
  • The contest continues until a single entry remains
  • If more than one entry remains after all 20 legs, the pool is split equally among all the entries that successfully submitted a selection during the leg.
  • If all remaining entries lose in the same week, the pool is split equally among all the winning players who successfully submitted a selection during the leg.

Betting options like the Circa survivor contest are difficult to recommend from a responsible gambling standpoint and cater to experienced bettors and high rollers alike who are comfortable sustaining significant losses.

How to Participate in Betting Contests

The Circa sportsbook website has a tab dedicated to contests and those who are interested can find information about them there in both written and video form.

The sportsbook's biggest contests cater to NFL bettors, which may be a disappointment for those who prefer to do their high-stakes betting on other college sports like NCAA football and NCAA basketball.

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Paruyr Shahbazyan began his business career in 2000 as a private entrepreneur. Over thirteen years, he developed a deep understanding for business and leadership, laying a solid foundation for his professional journey.

In 2013, Paruyr stepped into the sports and betting industry as the founder and president of Bookmaker Rating. This online mass media platform, which he led until 2020, focused on providing in-depth analysis and insights in sports betting, earning a reputation for its quality content. 

Continuing his innovative approach in 2022, Paruyr co-founded Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol. This venture showcases his dedication to integrating advanced technology in the evolving landscape of sports betting. Through these diverse experiences, Paruyr has continuously influenced and shaped the betting industry, driving new trends and setting high standards.

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Paruyr Shahbazyan's core beliefs lie in the power of informed decision-making and integrity in the betting industry. He understands that the foundation of successful betting is not just about odds and predictions, but also about the trust and reliability of the information provided. Paruyr advocates for a betting environment where transparency and knowledge are paramount, ensuring that bettors are well-equipped with accurate data and insights.

Strategic Vision

Paruyr's vision is to revolutionize the sports betting industry through the integration of technology. He sees the future of betting as a blend of traditional sports knowledge with innovative tech solutions, like decentralized protocols, to enhance user experience and fairness. His aim is to create platforms that are not only user-friendly but also uphold the highest standards of ethical betting, contributing to a more responsible and enjoyable betting culture.

Future Perspectives

Looking towards the future, Paruyr envisions a betting landscape that is more inclusive, technologically advanced, and globally connected. He anticipates a significant shift towards more decentralized and transparent betting systems, driven by blockchain technology. Paruyr is committed to being at the forefront of this change, continuously exploring new possibilities and innovations that can redefine what it means to engage in sports betting in a digital world. His focus is on building systems that prioritize user empowerment, fairness, and the global growth of the sports betting community.

 

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