You get one to the minute you land on the home page of Expekt you know that this is going to be a slightly different experience. Owned and run by the Betclic Everest group you know some backing behind this sports book. That having been said don’t double up on your accounts if you like to take bonuses.
It’s generally not a good idea to double up on accounts within a group anyway it just gives a company wriggle room. Anyway if you haven’t heard of Betclic they run the Imperial casino but also the bigger fish that is Bet at Home. But if that’s not big enough they also run the online presence of the Monte Carlo yes, the one and only. So you can’t knock the provenance.
Anyway back to the Expekt review. The site is laid out with some very familiar looking software but instead of that suicide inducing black and grey we have orange and shades of. The sports are of course in a list on the left and the fixtures and markets in the middle.
The betting slip comes into play when you make a selection. There is nothing here that will tax your brain. The functionality is straightforward and the site works as you would expect from one with such a pedigree.
If you are from the UK you probably know what the football pools are. Expekt run their own version called Colossus with a jackpot of €10 000 000. The pools are the simplest form of gambling on football across the days play. You play a stake per line and make your picks. It pool betting so you get your share if you win. That’s over simplifying but this is an Expekt review not an essay on football pools. Expekt run a number of other promotions.
A lot of top bookies run the multiples enhanced win style bonus and Expekt have their own version. As with most you need to be spectacularly lucky to get the advertised 100%. As in you need a 16 fold accumulator to come in. But 5% on top of a five-fold is nothing to be sniffed at and 10% on a six-fold is starting to look like money! There are of course terms and conditions and the maximum bonus is €10 000 but still it is cash.
There’s a refund bonus when you download the Expekt mobile app. A risk free-bet on the Champions league and several cross over promos for the casino as well. Expekt like to mix it up with their offers and they are not too bad as bonuses go.
The Expekt mobile app is available in both Android and iOS format so most devices are covered but not all. The site does not work quite so well in the browser version so the download is the way to go. Unlike other multi-platform sites with integrated casino and poker the app for the sports book is separate. This is a good thing it works well and doesn’t need to clutter up you phone with unwanted data. The app gives you the same kind of access to the 30 000 or so bets available. The odds with Expekt live in-play are very competitive so being able to access the system from your mobile is excellent. The app is as good as the desktop and like so many looks better.
The Expekt site has a useful amount of information available on the site. Not only is there a comprehensive step by step guide to making a bet for newbies. There’s a smart pick on their Colossus pool. The statistics page well how much information do you want? The customer service agents can be spoken too via live chat but the working hours are not that long they do get back to you quickly if you e-mail so that’s not bad. They are helpful and know what they are about.
Offices in Malta and Gibraltar can make things a bit complicated if you start corresponding. But Expeket seem to have a decent reputation for sorting out issues. Although having two different companies, Manga in Malta and Betclic Everest in Gibraltar, is always a bit suspicious. The parent company is well-known and prestigious so should be ok.
Banking options are great with lots to choose from there are small charges on credit cards for smaller deposits. But at this time no other charges for banking are applied. The security is top grade and has won industry awards. Expekt are members of the usual groups ESSA, EGBA and are eCOGRA certified. All of the usual protections are in place from the UK Gambling Commission. There are some negatives but these are common placed.
The first one is there is no live streaming. If you have a good live betting platform then you should be able to watch the event at the same time. When it comes to negatives though the biggest of which is there is no horse racing offered. Having a full card of UK and Irish horse racing is the one sure sign of commitment to the industry. It takes a lot of knowledge and serious input to pull off. It only takes a couple of mistakes and savvy punters can break a bookies on the horses. So it stands to reason why many don’t go down this high risk road. Still it’s a shame.
Expekt have the backing of a well-respected name in the business you would have hoped they would have stepped up. Anyway the bookies is a solid choice. There are no horror stories out there as of this point in time. They are gaining a good reputation and they deserve it. They don’t do anything spectacular but the pay out and the odds are good enough.