Year established: 2007
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C
Recommended: For recreational players
Tempobet Sportsbook Review
Tempobet is an ambitious young online betting operator which is huge on football. It was founded in 2007, it’s based in London, England but it’s licensed in Curacao and notably it is a totally independent bookmaker.
The decision to be licensed in Curacao is according to the site so it ‘can pass these savings onto the customer’. Tempobet is big on branding and is a big believer in the traditional, and long trodden path, of partnering with football clubs.
At present Tempobet is the official kit sponsor of Burton Albion, it’s an Official Betting Partner of Manchester City, an Official Partner of Middlesbrough and it’s an Advertising Sponsor in La Liga for both Real Madrid and Barcelona. So despite its relative youth the bookmaker has established deals with some pretty exceptional football clubs. Another big name attached to the club is Roberto Carlos who signed up to be a brand ambassador in 2016.
The Burton Albion deal was particularly notable as it is the largest in the club’s history. Burton Albion Commercial Director, Fleur Robinson, said: “We are delighted to have signed up to the biggest sponsorship deal in Burton Albion’s history with Tempobet. I am also delighted that Tempobet has agreed that our charity, Burton Albion Community Trust, will feature on the shirts of our junior fans, which will highlight the amazing work BACT does, especially with young people.”
In addition to these Tempobet has ventured outside of football via a partnership with Euroleague Basketball for which it’s the Official National Sponsor.
As a modern bookie clearly aimed at enticing a younger demographic Tempobet has social media accounts on Pinterest and Instagram. In addition to these rather odd choices for a bookie, it operates the expected channels of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. It doesn’t have the most impressive following on Twitter (less than 500) despite its numerous club deals and this is something it needs to work on, particularly with such a well known and popular figure such as Carlos representing them.
Alongside the usual range of sports betting options Tempobet also offers Financials which remains somewhat unique for the general bookmaker. It also offers Virtual Sports, Casino and Lottery.
Here are the full list of sports on which Tempobet offers punters markets; Football, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, American Football, Athletics, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Boxing/MMA, Cricket, Floorball, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, Motor Sports, Rugby and Snooker.
Tempobet audaciously claims that it offers the most comprehensive live betting service. Granted it’s a solid platform, it offers live scores and statistics but the layout is a little on the dull side and it doesn’t generate the kind of excitement that inplay betting is all about.
Most importantly to make such a claim you’d assume that Tempobet offered customers live streaming of the big events. It does not. This is vital for any bookmaker aiming to be the best in inplay betting.
Usability of the site
The Tempobet site is simple and easy to get the hang of. It is inviting for the newcomer and not overrun with offers and promotions. The blue and white isn’t too in your face and the site generally is welcoming and easy to find your way round, with markets listed on the left hand side (not too many too) and a search bar at the bottom.
The top horizontal bar is also clear, but they could do with adding Live Chat as a feature. Currently in terms of customer support the only option for punters is to send a message via the contact form on site. This simply isn’t enough and despite the fact it states there is a service team available Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm, customers these days rightly expect more options to talk to a member of the team should they so need.
To its credit the site is available in a host of languages, and the usual banking options are available too though it needs to integrate more of the most popular e-wallets.
Tempobet is an ambitious bookmaker and this is reflected in its partnerships as of the 2016 season with some big clubs and big sporting names. It has clearly grown well in a short time since 2007 to be able to arrange these deals as an independent bookmaker.
It needs to add more sports and promotions to entice customers, and add to its customer service options too. These will be vital if it is to justify the investments it has made and continue to expand.
– Sportsbook and online casino games are offered;
– Cover a wide range of football betting markets;
– Huge range of markets on certain sports;
– Competitive odds on a decent range of sports;
– Virtual sports are available;
– Fast website, with pages loading and bets being processed quickly;
– Multitude of languages and currencies available;
– Wide range of secure payment options.
– No Bonuses;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– There are very low limits for some events;
– Quite a boring looking website design;
– Not available in certain countries.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Bank Transfer, Neteller, Paysafecard, EcoPayz, AstroPay, Paykasa, Otopay, PayKwik
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.