Happybet is a part of World of Sports Betting ltd based in Malta. They have a license to operate in the Schleswig – Holstein province of Germany and is in the process of getting a national license. The German system is a little strange with different federal licenses getting issued.
They also have a Maltese license from the MGA so they are legal to accept customers from elsewhere in the EU. But it is a little confusing as to who they take on as customers it seems to be a changing landscape so it is best to contact the customer service team and ask. The countries mentioned in the bonus page are Germany, Switzerland, Malta and Austria.
As it stands there are only two language platforms and that’s German and English. The English is not fluent but it is understandable. All the terms and conditions are by default in German but the English version makes sense and is easy enough to understand. You will read a fair amount of spurious Happybet reviews. The company has been going since 2011 and has gone through a few incarnations so older reviews are just not accurate anymore.
When you land on the site the first impression you get is a bit flat. The Germans like to do things their own way. And while I applaud any bookies online that isn’t black and grey, Happybet has gone the other way. The back screen is completely white no watermark graphics or any kind of style whatsoever. The blocks of colour are purple but there isn’t much of that then the prices are in blocks of pale blue that is almost grey. The layout is nothing new with the sports list on the left and the fixtures and prices in the middle with the betting slip on the far left along with a banner or two.
The welcome is ok if you are German there is a Happybet bonus of up to €150 on your first three deposits with wagering requirements of six times the bonus amount and once on the deposit. Odds of 2.0 must be wagered on and it needs to be completed within 30 days. No withdraws are permitted while wagering requirements are in play so be careful what you accept.
If you are from Austria, Switzerland or Malta you can have the first deposit bonus of 100% match up to €100. Then there is the Happy10 bonus every tenth bet you get a bonus of 25% of the average amount of your wagers. This bonus comes in the form of a free bet. You can claim this up to five times. The bets must have odds of a minimum of 3.0 which is a bit steep but there you go.
The best thing about Happybet are the prices they consistently offer top odds. Better than some of the giants in the industry. They may well be top five in most areas. The Bundesliga of course get the focus but the English Premier is very well taken care of in the price department. Happybet will definitely give you good odds. Let’s face facts we gamble online for fun sports betting is entertainment after all.
But we also know that we want to win as much as we can. So the bookie that gives the best price is always going to get action right? On the main markets that is true yes. When it comes to sports betting though the real fans like to bet on the quirky markets. The pros stick to their over/under and match results but to the vast majority we want to bet on who scores first or how many corners are in the first half. These markets are where the quality shows through. Happybet are squarely in the middle when comes to how many markets are offered.
There prices throughout the spread of markets are good however so still in the bravo section. Then it’s the choice of sports to bet on with only fifteen to gamble on that’s firmly in the bottom. Yes they are the most popular and there is reasonable coverage of different leagues and countries but not the best for sure.
Happybet have gone the way of the future and have avoided the mobile app download. The mobile site straight from your phones browser is as good as the desktop version. And once again looks better. The white background works so well on a smaller screen. There is nothing really else to say about the mobile offering it does everything the desktop does. Another top feature of this bookies is the Happybet live streaming. Too many online bookies don’t bother with this expense and shoot themselves in the foot. So much can be forgiven if you can watch the match you are betting on.
Lets be straight here Happybet doesn’t need forgiving anything they are shaping up to be an excellent online bookies. If they can sort out who they are allowed to take as customers the rest of the world take notice.
Happybet need to work on their translations a bit and they need to spread their wings. That said they have a good base to build on any bookies that PayPal have anything to do with usually work out fine. Considering how young the company is they are doing the right things. Great odds will always get you attention and as long as you pay out on time you will get custom. A lot of online punters are getting a bit jaded with the big names and are looking for genuine smaller bookies with good odds.
Happybet seem to be just that. It’s a massive shame that the whole world can’t take advantage of this rather good little bookmakers. Still it is early days they are definitely one to watch.