Year established: 2009
Mobile version: yes
Overall rating: C
Recommended: For recreational players
TonyBet Sportsbook Review
Tonybet was founded in 2009 by poker professional, businessman and Lithuanian politician Tony G, or Antanas Guoga, to use his real name. Tonybet is regulated by the Estonian Gaming Authorities and gained a UK licence in 2014.
It was born out of the ashes of the Omnibet sportsbook which itself was founded in 2003 and completely rebranded as Tonybet under the watchful eye of Tony G. Tonybet has both an online and retail presence and has grown at a steady rate since 2009.
Tonybet is partnered with the Lithuanian basketball association, BC Lietuvos Rytas, BC Neptunas, FC Dziugas and FC Dainava.
With a big focus on poker Tonybet signed a deal with Isabelle Mercier for her to become the bookmaker’s official ambassador for Open Face Chinese Poker, a Tonybet Poker initiative.
Tonybet offers a solid range of sports with a clear Eastern European focus. Football and basketball are well covered but these aside there is not a great depth of markets in the other sports.
The full range of Tonybet sports betting markets is here: football, F1, basketball, tennis, ice hockey, volleyball, baseball, Aussie rules, auto-moto, darts, boxing, cricket and esports. It began offering live esports markets in
These are offered alongside politics markets and entertainment ones too. Tonybet also offers a range of products alongside its sportsbook. These are the Tonybet casino, live casino, games powered by the likes of Microgaming and NetEnt and poker too.
Tonybet offers live betting and this is something in which it excels. The modern feel of the site goes hand in hand with in-play betting and the feel of it, on both Tonybet online and Tonybet mobile, adds considerably to the excitement and experience which is what live betting is all about.
Live betting at Tonybet can be filtered by both sport and/or bet type which, despite its simplicity, gives it a marked edge over many rivals’ in-play betting products. The bookmaker also incorporates a live scores function which improves both the live betting and pre event betting. Live betting is offered on a range of sports at Tonybet from football to volleyball.
Usability of the site
Tonybet has a thoroughly modern feel with great graphics and a bright, image heavy site. Its European focus is evident and the site is available in English, Estonian, German, Russian, Lithuanian, Danish and Turkish.
Vitally, the graphic heavy site does not equate to poor load times or lag, and the sportsbook is both intuitive and easy to navigate. Along the bottom there’s clear customer support options, as well as FAQs.
The Tonybet apps for android and iOS are both top of the range, and have an exceptionally modern feel. Tonybet mobile is fast, accessible and allows customers all the perks of the desktop site at the touch of a button and, most importantly, whilst on the go.
Live support is available 24/7 via email ([email protected]) and by phone (+370 700 33309). It does not, at this time, have a live chat feature which is a major blow to an otherwise modern and innovative betting operator.
Tonybet maintains a presence across social media on the following channels; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Google+.
One of the most modern sportsbooks and betting operators out there the Tonybet site is a delight to use, as are its mobile apps.
It is severely let down by a lack of live chat as this is the go to of many in terms of customer support and with so many operators now offering it it has come to be an expectation of a sportsbook as opposed to a bonus.
Backed by poker star Tony G it’s no surprise that the Tonybet poker and casino products are strong, and it proved its innovative side in 2015 by including live esports betting earlier far earlier than many competitors.
– The best promos in the betting industry;
– One of the best bookmakers for beginners;
– Large number of sports events;
– Extensive basketball betting options;
– Competitive odds on a decent range of sports;
– Great platform for live betting;
– New and innovative mobile app;
– Great welcome offer;
– User-friendly website.
– You will not get many market leading odds, but you are usually offered a reasonable price;
– Relatively low betting limits, depending on the event and odds market.
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