Year established: 2011
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: D+
Recommended: For recreational players
Championsbet Sportsbook Review
Established in 2011 Championsbet is a Greek bookmaker which is focused first and foremost on football and on the European markets. The site is available in a range of languages and it’s licensed in both Malta and Curacao.
Championsbet has a low key social media presence, it’s on Facebook and Twitter but only has 561 followers on the latter at the time of writing and doesn’t tweet at all often.
Championsbet offers a select amount of sports betting markets, the full list of which can be seen here: Soccer, Tennis, Rugby, Basketball, Handball, Darts, Baseball, Cricket, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Snooker, Aussie Rules, Futsal and Floorball.
As mentioned the focus is absolutely on football but Championsbet offers other typically more niche sports such as Ice Hockey and Handball with a clear nod to European markets such as Germany and Scandinavian countries. It includes Asian Handicap betting.
In addition to these markets Championsbet offers casino, slots and keno betting. Championsbet also offers enhanced odds for those in its VIP program.
The Championsbet live betting offering is top notch, the graphics alongside the data offered are done well and aid the live betting experience. The various events and sports are noted down the left hand side. There are also live stats alongside courtesy of Betradar to complement
Usability of the site
The main homepage gives a relatively poor impression of Championsbet as it looks outdated and basic. Venture beyond this however and users will find a sportsbook with a surprisingly modern feel, live statistics and updates and even club logos for upcoming featured matches. There’s a calendar by which to navigate events which is a simple addition that other bookmakers tend to overlook, you can also add favourites and there’s a search bar too.
Users can change the language to suit their needs; the site is available in English, Greek, German, Spanish, French, Bulgarian, Turkish and Romanian.
In terms of customer support Championsbet offers live chat and email. If live chat isn’t available you can easily leave a message via the tab at the bottom of the page. Banking options include Skrill, paysafecard, ukash and the usual Visa and Mastercard options.
The Championsbet mobile product is basic but easy to use and get the hang of, and seems especially aimed at novice punters. There’s a dedicated Championsbet Android app too.
This is a young betting operator aiming to compete in an extremely competitive space. Whilst the sports it offers markets in are relatively limited, the markets within them are decent enough and the live betting product is great.
Social media wise it could do a lot more to promote itself and one major area of improvement must be modernising the landing page. Customer support could be enhanced too.
– Very promising, relatively young bookmaker;
– Wide range of sports games;
– Offers a variety of bet types on all major and many unique sports;
– User-friendly website;
– Easy to use mobile site and apps.
– Lack of VIP / loyalty scheme;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– There are very low limits for some events;
– Some minor site navigation issues;
– List of funding options could be wider.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Bank Wire, Prepaid Card, Paysafe Card, Ukash
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