The World Sports Exchange (WSEX) was launched in 1996, and new visitors to the site may think that it has not been updated since then. Arriving at WSEX.com for the first time, users are likely to face a lot of confusion regarding how to begin playing. Not only is the layout difficult to navigate, but gathering critical information, such as wagering limits, betting lines and available events is virtually impossible. Navigation entails clicking through a 4-frame maze that constitutes the site layout, and even for experienced users the lack of a well-designed menu structure is frustrating.
Opening a new account requires making a $100 deposit, another indication that WSEX is not intended for small timers. Accepted payment types are NETeller, credit card, bank wire or check; and when adding additional funds to a pre-existing account, the minimum deposit is $50. The confusing site layout complicates the process of placing bets -- casino links to games like blackjack are interspersed amongst links to various sports and events. What's worse, in order to place a bet on an event, a user must first select the bet type and is then presented with a list of sports that offer that type. This format is somewhat counter-intuitive, particularly for new users or those seeking quick access to a list of events and sports for a given day.
Straight wagers, point spread wagers, moneyline plays, combination bets, conditionals, futures and parlays are the main available wager types, with fairly good payout levels for each. Betting limits vary from a maximum of $500 to $20,000 per bet, depending on the event and season. Customer support is available by toll-free phone or email, with the quality of support generally excellent. The process of withdrawing money from WSEX is also efficient; withdrawal methods include bank draft, check or NETeller, with no additional fees unless users request overnight delivery.
With an efficient overall wagering system and impressive lines on most events, the World Sports Exchange is a possible destination for regular players and grizzled veterans. A poor user interface, above average deposit requirements and a lack of information and guidance on the website, however, make it a confusing experience and frustrating process for new visitors.