Log onto Bet3000 and you will be pleasantly surprised no dull grey and black here. A nice fresh approach from Germany’s leading independent bookie Simon Springer. If you don’t know who this guy is that’s fair enough not too many do outside of Germany. Simon has been a bookmaker in Germany since 1976 and has a great reputation there.
Since 2009 Bet3000 has been moving that reputation forward and the site’s membership is steadily growing. This Bet3000 review will hopefully shed some light on the brand for those who haven’t heard of it. First impressions of the site are good with a few misgivings. The site has the typical layout sports on the left betting slip on the right fixtures and markets in the middle. It works and the colour scheme is pleasing and a refreshing change from all the dark and dreary sites there are in the online bookmaking world.
Who says the Germans are boring? The thing that takes the shine off and looks less than professional is that on the English version of the site a lot is left in German. So to the newcomer it’s a little off putting. It is a minor thing though there’s not many bookies that have TÜV certification for their management systems.
Bet3000 pride themselves on offering top odds for all sports available. They do although there are not as many sports that are available as some. It is clear the site is geared toward the European market you can bet on American football ice hockey and basketball but not baseball. There are more obscure sports such as Bandy and its indoor spinoff floorball with a surprising amount of markets available.
But it should be no surprise at all that football gets the lion’s share of activity. However the amount of markets available for say Premier League matches is not that high. With less than 50 markets for an Arsenal game is this good enough for a top flight bookies? Then you look into the ice hockey offerings and yes you can wager on several different leagues but only a couple of dozen markets. Their saving grace is they do have very competitive prices.
Bet3000 do have a bonus system in place but it’s a little difficult to know what for if you don’t speak German. The reason it seems is because the bonus is only for Germans and Austrians. The same goes for the live streaming bonus. So not very generous to the rest of us. That said the live streaming feature is very good and Bet3000 live in-play betting is seamless and bang up to date. The area where the brand excels is theBet3000 mobile app just log in and bet no download needed. The site looks even better on a mobile device the site is brilliant. The stats page is a usefull tool for any serious sport bettor and it has a lot of information.
As you would expect from a German company Bet3000 is fully legal. They are registered and overseen by the MGA. There have been a few misgivings about the jurisdiction of late but they are still one of the best out there. You will read a lot of conflicting information about Bet3000. The parent company is IBA Entertainment and they have an across the board online gambling presence. They have the full casino sports book and live casino. Bet3000 is different they are part of the same company but run as a different sports book only. So if you have an account with IBA already stick with them.
So all of the usual methods are there Visa, MasterCard, Skrill and Paysafecard. On top of that you have PayPal which if you didn’t know has its own vetting policy and complaints procedure that is another layer of peace of mind. Payouts go on time by all accounts there are no major issues in the big forums. In fact Bet3000 seem to go out of their way to remedy problems. One such issue in a forum post surrounded a very large sum of money, €54 000, was allegedly taken out of an account.
After a lot of toing and froing it turns out that the money in the account was a software error. Losing bets in the IBA casino were being credited wrongly as wins. So when the problem was rectified the customer called foul! The customer service team give the punter a €1000 bonus even after trying to claim the money was theirs! The somewhat worrying thing is all of the confusion with IBA and Bet3000. It’s never a good thing when one customer service team answers problems for a sister site. Couple that with the not so good English version and the shine is taken of a bit.
A really good looking website with some issues if you don’t speak German. Some very nice touches to the site. But big question is it IBA or Bet3000. Is your account one and the same? No it is not. So why are Bet3000 answering questions regarding IBA casino? It is a dedicated sports book there is no doubt. No frills and fancy bets. No politics, no exotic flutters on TV shows or awards ceremonies not even horse racing if you want that go to IBA. If you speak German this site is probably a very good choice for you.
If you are from the rest of the world and don’t speak German then maybe its not a great choice. To many little things that don’t add up to a truly quality site. If these things where addressed so there was complete clarity then it would be a top European destination. Splitting hairs and being picky maybe but your money is hard earn and should be looked after.