Year established: 2002
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Costa Rica
Overall rating: B-
Recommended: For recreational players
VietBet Sportsbook Review
VietBet is a Sportsbook that’s been operating for over 15 years on several continents including Asia, the Americas and more recently, Europe. The company was acquired several years ago by 5Dimes, which have worked hard to improve the site reliability, stability and overall customer offering. Everything about the site is very different from other online bookmakers, starting with a limited selection of countries that doesn’t include two huge players in this industry – the UK and France. It primarily markets its services to America and Asia, taking pride in the extensive number and type of bets available on a huge range of events.
VietBet is a no-nonsense bookmaker that is extremely minimal and simplistic, but also has a considerable level of depth to the betting experience. Aside from betting on a range of Sports, VietBet offers a number of highlight technical niche betting types, including Straight and RIF bets, Parlay, Progressive and If Bets in addition to Futures. Very few bookmakers offer these types of bets as it can be difficult to automate the bet settling after events take place – indeed VietBet has a minimum of $50 for some bet types. VietBet would be considered the opposite of user-friendly – the site is design for gamblers who know what they’re doing – the depth of markets and bet type combinations available can sometimes be astounding.
Live betting is available on various sports within the site, allowing customers to get involved with the action as it unfolds. However, there is a lack of statistics and no user-friendly visuals to aid punters in their decision making.
VietBet has a dedicated online Casino, and also offers Live Casino play to its customers. There are a number of slots, games, jackpots and video poker available, but it’s a shame than many games seem to be extremely old – none of the newer NetEnt games can be found here. The Live Dealer area of the site offers all the usual Casino Table Games for customers to enjoy.
Usability of the Site
In general, the functionality of the site is clunky at best, and extremely irritating at worst. Navigation is unclear, illogical and inefficient, and the format of the Sportsbook is difficult to understand and draining on the eyes. VietBet looks like an online casino from several years previously, but seems to have stopped upgrading the look, format and usability of the site. If you look past the site layout and usability however, what is on offer is a considerable level of detail in terms of betting markets and combinations, a level, which has rarely been seen on any other bookmaker (including the big players in this industry). The casino is quite outdared, and there are a number of other aspects to the site that seem to add little value to the company’s current offering.
To conclude this review, VietBet could be something truly special in the bookmaking industry. The extensive bet markets and bet types on offer can give a level of entertainment to customers unmatched in the industry. First however, it needs to upgrade the entire site layout and aesthetics to bring the company inline with the high standard set by todays leading bookmakers. The casino also feels out-dated, and would benefit from an influx of new games and slots produced by todays leading online game developers. A bonus of Vietbet is that it allows users to play using bitcoin, but this is a small positive amongst some larger negative aspects that pull the website down.
– Is sister site to 5Dimes which is also highly reputable;
– Rich offer includes more than 1000 daily events;
– Wide coverage of US sports and lines;
– Better odds than most other sportsbooks;
– Great deposit bonus offer with low rollover;
– Simple, distinct site design;
– Numerous banking options;
– Quick payouts;
– Accepts USA players.
– Asian focus a little disappointing;
– Few promotions and contests;
– Very weak mobile betting interface;
– Not available in certain countries.
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