When it comes to online bookies it seems you blink and another ten come online. So when if a sports book has been around since 2012 it’s almost a veteran. Five years in this business is not a huge amount of time but it’s enough to build some trust. In this 18bet review we aim to be honest and fair.
So as stated 18bet hasn’t been around as long as some of the giants but it is starting to build a reputation. The website is easy to use has a very familiar layout to it and doesn’t give you a headache looking at it. You only get your odds in decimal or American format so if you are used to fractional you will have to get used to decimal. Although the site doesn’t face the UK so most won’t find this an issue.
When you sign up with 18bet you can take the ubiquitous welcome bonus. The welcome bonus is 150% up to €30 using the bonus code WSB150 or 100% up to €50 using the bonus code WSB100. So on the face of it a reasonable bonus. There are of course T&Cs there may be restrictions on your country of residence and also the method of deposit.
Read all terms and conditions completely ask questions if you don’t understand. The play through or rollover as they call it 12 times the sum of the deposit and the bonus before you can withdraw. This is the usual area that most forum posts shout scam or crook. If you don’t understand the play though you are better off not taking the bonus simple. Making a deposit with 18bet is a simple thing once again it does depend where you live but most off Europe there is no problem. All of the usual e-Wallets are there Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, and of course MasterCard and Visa.
So we get to the nitty gritty as they say. There are plenty of sports options to place a bet on at 18bet. The odds you get are strong and not at all out of the ordinary. There are some very good Asian Lines offered but and it’s quite a big but, the amount of markets you can wager on is not very good at all.
A couple of dozen or so markets on a football (association) match is terrible most of the big guns offer over 200 even the not so big boys will give 100 markets. And we’re not talking obscure second division games either, this is Serie A, Premier League and Bundeslga. It’s not just football either basketball is the same and ice hockey. There is a very limited book maybe it’s because of their age and lack of experience but even so this is one area that is pretty poor. And there’s no horse racing or dog racing which is a bit of a head scratch as odds for these sports are pretty much standard across the board. So bottom line what they do offer are good but not enough so far.
Once again the actual amount offered in the live in play betting is not too bad. You can live bet on games from Italy, Spain and Germany as you would expect. But you can also follow and bet on Turkish games as well or even Icelandic, Qatari UAE or Belgium. The irony is there are sometimes more markets available on the Saudi league than Serie A! As it goes pretty much like the rest of this 18bet review the live in-play is ok not brilliant but not terrible either. The same goes for the mobile version. The brand is not that old anyway so it stands to reason their mobile site would be much the same.
It’s available from your mobile browser. It works well looks good there is no bet18 mobile app and to be fair I don’t think it would bring anything to the table anyway. There is on plus you get a €15 bonus when you make a bet via mobile for the first time. It’s a money back style bonus if you lose your first bet. Again terms and conditions apply and should be read before accepting.
Well the customer support is OK it’s not automated software like some! 18bet are licensed in Curacao which is not such a good thing. But the Caribbean island is trying to clean its act up so we shall see. There is a fair bit of mixed chatter on the forums about 18bet. Most revolves around bonuses as usual there are some really good reviews from customers and it seems the sports book does payout ok. And of course there are the typical moaners about why do I have to send this document and that document. It law people in this global age of money laundering and criminal funding it’s the way it will be.
18bet don’t seem to be any worse than most and far better than a lot. To be fair they have a long way to go before they hit top notch. But if you like to bet on basketball from leagues all over the world and football from everywhere then they may be worth a go. Be very careful of duplicate accounts in this day and age of companies changing hands overnight you could get stung. To sum 18bet up in a few words could be better but they are trying hard. After all they have an 8 in their name so they must be lucky. The best advice is start small and see how you get on if you just want simple bets then you will get some great odds.
Good luck. Have fun and stick to your bankroll.