Sportsbet.io Sportsbook Review (2020)
As the name makes pretty clear, the site mainly focuses on sports betting. But with a casino lobby as well, what we have here is an all-in-one platform. This was already intriguing enough for us. But as cryptocurrency also plays a big role in the site, it was obviously music to our ears. So we figured it was a no-brainer to have our guys take a good look around and tell you all about our experience with Sportsbet.io. Expect to find out above the sports betting opportunities, whether the casino is up to par, and about those crypto payments. It probably makes sense to start with sports betting.
As we’ve already mentioned, sports betting is the main attraction here. The sportsbook combines all manner of sports with a seemingly endless number of betting options. There are around 25 sports in total, so there’ll always be an opportunity to bet, no matter the time of day or night. It’s a fairly diverse range of sports, too. And there are numerous ways to bet. For example, you can opt to play in either singles or combination multiples. Oh, and there’s more than just sports to whet your betting appetite. There are TV and novelty markets, such as the winner of reality shows like Britain’s Got Talent, and “who will be the next James Bond?”
The cyber games are an interesting addition. They’re divided into two main categories: virtual sports and e-sports. Virtual sports is a nice way to get your sports betting fix when your favorite sports are out of season. The virtual markets can be lucrative, so don’t discount them. Sportsbet also offers numerous e-sports markets, including all the big games like
- Call of Duty
- League of Legends
- Dota 2
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
A number of the more popular tournaments are covered, too.
As sports is what the platform is largely known for, we didn’t have huge expectations when it came to the casino. So you could say we were more than pleasantly surprised with what we found. Sportsbet.io brought in the big guns when it comes to games providers, which has resulted in the platform offering a nice combination of quality and variety in the gaming lobby. The slots are spread out over various categories, such as video poker, slots table games, lottery, and scratch cards. As is typically the case with an online casino, slots are the most popular category among them.
The slots consist of multi-reels movie-themed slots and classic slots. You can sort games alphabetically, by popularity, or by gaming provider. You’ll find a number of progressive slots among the results, too, with the majority being network-based slots, which can see some super-impressive numbers being reached in no time at all.
While less variety than slots, you’ll find all the classics among the table games on offer, such as poker, and more unique games like sic bo. If you feel lucky, you can play the lottery or scratch card games to give yourself a chance of an instant cash prize.
From the professional and courteous live dealers to the design of the lobby, Sportsbet has clearly invested a lot of time and money in this part of their platform. Similar to what they offer in their standard casino, the live element has sourced its titles from providers that specialize in live games. There are plenty of blackjack and roulette variants, and the dealers are as entertaining as they are professional, as you’ll be able to see through the HD video streams.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Most crypto sites require you owning a crypto wallet in order to deposit virtual coins, but Sportsbet is among those that don’t. The site has partnered with a company called BlockTech that enables its players to buy Bitcoins directly from Sportsbet itself. So you can make deposits the old-fashioned way, and your funds will be converted into Bitcoins. You can make both deposits and withdrawals through cards like Visa and MasterCard, and e-wallets such as Neteller, Skrill, and Jetson Wallet. The site accepts most major worldwide currencies- although, USD isn’t allowed, which we felt a bit strange.
While SportsBet has an app available for Android devices, it doesn’t yet offer a dedicated app for iOS users, so the only way for iPhone and iPad to access the site is through a mobile browser. While we felt that was an aspect of the platform that let Sportsbet down, their mobile site is a successful adaption of the desktop site. The Android app is pretty great, too, though, with enhanced graphics offering a nice visual experience and with all of the features that you can find on the desktop site.
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Safety and Security
Sportsbet.io is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission in the UK. The site also promises to keep your funds separate from its operational costs. And something we always like to see here at CryptoCasinos: Sportsbet advocates responsible gambling. We found a lot of information on this available at the site. It offers details about responsible gambling tools, underage gambling, parental controls, and links to relevant organizations. You can set deposit limits on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, take a temporary leave from the site from one week and up to six weeks, or excuse yourself from the site entirely from six months to a maximum of five years.
You can access the live chat feature from 07:00 – 23:00 BST. You just need to pop in your email address, the general area in which you need sport, and your specific enquiry. If there’s no-one available to chat with you at the time you’re reaching out to them, they’ll get back to you within one working day. The same timeframe applies to email, if you’d prefer to get in touch that way. There’s also a postal address, but what we didn’t like was a lack of a phone number. And even with live chat, other casinos manage to offer that service for 24/7, so we feel that customer service is an area where the platform has definite room for improvement. You can always access the FAQ, however. It includes a number of common questions and answers, and can save you time in contacting support about more basic issues. And if you have a concern that you’d like to raise beyond what the platform itself can offer, Sportsbet has appointed the IBAS as a means for its members to raise disputes, which is a move we were particularly impressed with.
Sportsbet offers a clean and nice-looking website, which functions well on both desktop computers and mobile devices. There are a vast number of betting options, and an impressive casino, considering the platform’s emphasis is clearly on sports. There are also numerous promotions available, so you definitely want to take advantage of those when you can. We loved the fact that the site is so open to crypto payments, and that you can even buy virtual coins right there on the site. While there are a few flaws, Sportsbet.io is clearly a site that’s looking to the future, and with an impressive casino that sits right alongside its hugely impressive sportsbook.
Is there a fee for making a deposit with Bitcoin?
All Bitcoin purchases from the site are subject to a 1.95% processing fee, on average. This can vary, however, depending on your method of payment.
Is Bitcoin the only crypto coin I can use at Sportsbet?
You can use other crypto coins in your transactions, such as Ethereum and Litecoin.
What is a price boost?
A price boost is a unique offer available at Sportsbet.io. Each day, you’ll receive a price boost offer to enhance the odds of a particular bet of your choosing.