Year established: 2009
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C
Recommended: For recreational players
Bet3000 Sportsbook Review
Bet3000 is a brand of the betting operator IBA Entertainment Ltd, a company that was founded by Simon Springer in 2009. Mr. Springer brought a wealth of knowledge to the online industry having been a licensed terrestrial bookmaker since 1976.
IBA Entertainment Ltd. is licenced and regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta. The website operates in English, Spanish, German, Greek, French, Russian and Turkish languages.
Originally Bet3000 focused on the German market, but its operations have expanded to meet the demand from all across Europe. The bookmaker is not licenced to operate in the USA.
The site’s focus was originally on horse racing, but with a growing player portfolio the website has been diversifying and expanding its sportsbook year on year with football unsurprisingly becoming one of the most popular markets.
Bet3000 has recently partnered with ETX Capital, an award winning financial spread betting and Contacts for Differences (CFD) trading provider, giving Bet3000 access to an advanced trading platform, competitive spreads and additional market tools.
Bet3000’s social media presence is not the largest, with only a few hundred followers on Twitter and with just over 2,000 likes on Facebook.
Bet3000 offer competitive odds across the 15 different markets currently on their site. These sports are listed below in order of popularity:
Football, Basketball, Tennis, Ice Hockey, American Football, Baseball, Rugby, Aussie Rules, Pesapallo, Bowls, Table Tennis, Motor Sport and some others.
Compared to other sites, Bet3000 clearly has a limited range of sports with no options for potentially lucrative markets such as E-sports, Cricket and many more.
Bet3000 use an innovative platform for their In-Play feature, which is arguably one of the best on the market. The presentation of statistics, visuals and odds is incredibly simple to use, with a great design and giving an overall enjoyable experience.
Usability of the site
Bet3000’s design is vastly superior to that of many of its rivals in a highly competitive market. The bookmaker gives players a relaxing, simple and sleek experience when using the sportsbook, with great attention to detail given to their In-Play feature.
If players have any problems there seems to be a lack of customer support available, with contact only available over e-mail. This is a huge concern in such a fast-paced environment where players can be left feeling ignored. A live-chat facility, or even phone support, would be a welcome addition.
Bet3000 has a good range of payment options including Skrill, Paysafecard, Sofort and even support for the much less common PayPal. However, one big issue is that withdrawals can only be taken out via bank transfer and PayPal, which some players may have an issue with.
The site operates in Euros and offers a few exciting promotions to entice potential players. For example, there is a welcome bonus €150 for players from Germany and Austria.
The mobile support is what you would expect from most prominent bookmakers today, but one good feature is the option to filter sports and tailor the app to your liking. If you deposit up to 50 Euro through PayPal you also receive a 100% welcome bonus.
Overall, Bet3000 offer the user a very good experience that offers a unique and well-designed platform for its players. However, there could be more work done, such as to improve the contact and withdrawal facilities currently available.
– Offer very competitive football odds;
– Live betting system is unique and extremely user-friendly;
– Offer betting on some obscure sports;
– Enticing welcome bonus offer;
– Dedicated web app for mobile users;
– Most secure and up to date payment policy and reliability;
– Comprehensive statistics section;
– Easy to navigate site;
– Supports multiple languages.
– Range of sports still expandable;
– Restricted country access inc. U.S;
– Not much choice with the payment methods;
– Not many ways to reach customer service.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Bank Transfer, PayPal, Cheque, Paysafecard, Sofort
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