Year established: 2015
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C
Recommended: For recreational players
Tipbet Sportsbook Review
Tipbet is an online bookmaker which offers punters both sports betting and casino options.
Its headquarters are in Malta and the site is majorly focused on live betting and esports. It has sponsorship deals in place with one major club in the form of Bayer Leverkusen and others including German club Fortuna Dusseldorf and esports club Ad Finem.
The Tipbet Managing Director Bahadir Malkoc said of the Ad Finem sponsorship agreement: “Tipbet wants to be present on this young, exciting market and regards Ad Finem as a potent, ambitious partner, which has much going for it in the future. With this step Tipbet completes it’s entry into the eSports betting market, being active as a sportsbook and a sponsor as well.”
Such partnerships, particularly the one with Leverkusen, are impressive for a young operator which was only established in 2015 and appears to be a show of intent going forward. Tipbet is active on social media and has acquired in excess of 1100 Twitter followers in a relatively short time.
It is yet to sign up any brand ambassadors but it would be no great surprise to see some emerge to complement the team sponsorships that are already in place. The site is powered by Platinum Gaming Game Development, and Tipbet is mga licensed.
Tipbet doesn’t offer the greatest range of sports for now, but it’s decent enough and it excels on the esports front and, of course, football too.
You can see the full range of sports offered at this time here: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Handball, Cricket, Futsal, American Football, Rugby, Snooker, Darts, Motor Sport, Table Tennis, Winter Sports and Baseball.
In terms of esports it categorises them separately which is a good move in appealing to these distinct fan communities, it offers markets in Starcraft II, CS:GO, League of Legends and Dota 2. There is also an individual ‘Esports’ bar alongside Sports Betting, Casino etc. on the main home page.
Tipbet is evidently trying to push live betting as one of the main reasons for customers to keep returning to the site.
The Tipbet inplay section is well displayed, central to the site and detailed. Numerous markets are offered and punters are given all the information they might require when deciding to place a bet. It does look a little mathematical however and this may put off some casual punters; Tipbet might do well to add a little pizzazz to this section though its functionality is top notch.
Usability of the site
The site has good graphics and utilises them well which ensures that the left hand sports markets column stands out a little from the crowd.
Customer support options, which includes 24/7 support via Tipbet live chat, email and phone, are clearly displayed and easy to access. The language option too is there for all to see and simple to change via a one click drop down menu; the options are English, German, Turkish and Greek – this list could do with some fleshing out.
All the usual payment methods are accepted including Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, paysafecard, Neteller and other smaller e-wallets. Tipbet does not accept Paypal but this is a common trend amongst the betting industry.
There is an optimised Tipbet mobile platform which is good for betting on the go, and the Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ social media sites are handy for contact information and keeping up with the latest news and offers.
There is also a Promotions section on the site which is great to check into before you place any bets!
Based in Malta and having signed up a couple of impressive sponsorship agreements already Tipbet is looking like it won’t be just another flash in the pan online bookies.
It’s focused on live betting and esports, it does both well and with both of these growing markets Tipbet should be a bookmaker that keeps growing.
If you like esports and betting, this is a site you must try.
– Perspective European bookmaker;
– A large range of sports betting;
– Multiple football match betting markets;
– A varied range of leagues;
– Good Live betting section;
– Solid odds covering all mainstream sports;
– Innovative and interesting bonus system;
– Mobile app available to everyone;
– Membership card to collect points;
– No payment fees.
– A new brand compared to other established bookmakers;
– High wagering requirements on some promotions;
– Odds aren’t the greatest for local sports;
– There are very low limits for some events;
– Restricted access in some countries.
Visa/Mastercard, Maestro, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, PaysafeCard, ecoPayz, Sofort, Bank Transfer
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.