Year established: 2015
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C-
Recommended: For recreational players
VitalBet Sportsbook Review
Established in 2015, VitalBet is an extremely young contender in the world of online bookmaking, but despite its infancy VitalBet is already becoming a household name after securing the eight times world boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao, as their official ambassador.
VitalBet is a subsidiary to Vital Media SRL, founded by Victor Rosenfeld, and it is based in Costa Rica. The bookmaker is regulated and licenced by the Government of Curacao and are currently restricted in the US and Hong Kong. The site operates in Russian, Danish, Turkish, Mandarin (both Traditional and Simplified), Spanish, Italian, French and English, making the site accessible for billions of players.
VitalBet focuses predominantly on the lucrative esports market much more than most current bookmakers, and they have become the official sponsor of some esports teams, including GPlay and E-Frag, who compete on Counter Strike: Global Offensive. VitalBet also have the more traditional arms of their site, including sports betting, a live casino, online casino and the lottery.
With thousands of followers across Facebook and Twitter, VitalBet have a relatively strong online presence, especially when you consider their incredibly recent introduction into the competitive bookmaking world. They offer a range of exciting odds and tend to focus on promoting the esports market.
VitalBet’s focus on esports means that it is one of the best places to come for a good variety of games and highly competitive odds that most other sites don’t even consider, covering Overwatch, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, Heroes of the Storm, HearthStone, League of Legends, SMITE, Starcraft, World of Tanks and Vainglory.
On top of this, VitalBet have a select range of the most popular sports available, including:
Football, basketball, Tennis, Golf, Ice Hickey, Baseball, American Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Aussie Rules, MMA, Boxing and Chess.
Although not the greatest selection, and with no Racebook available, it is clear that VitalBet are not looking to compete with more traditional bookmakers.
VitalBet offer live streaming of some sports, including football, but as expected their focus is mainly on the live streaming of E-Sports, offering one of the best services for this in the industry. There are also impressive visuals, statistics and a smooth design when it comes to all in-play wagers and the site is on par with the best in the industry.
There is also a live Cash-Out facility, both full and partial, covering all the markets on the site. It is important to note that this is available for single and straight accumulator bets, and does not include other multiple bets.
Usability of the site
The site is very well designed and made very easy to navigate, in this respect the site is rather traditional in terms of its tried and tested layout. Despite no app available, VitalBet offer players an equally well-designed site with mobile support, which is simple, quick to use and just as good as any app on the market.
For first time players the site is excellent, and it will continue to attract new players to the site. If any problems occur, VitalBet pride themselves in customer service and there is a range of contact methods, including a 24/7 live chat facility, e-mail address and a phone number.
There is a noticeable lack of promotional offers, except for their 100% free bonus of up to €50, and in such a highly competitive industry with new sites appearing almost weekly, this may have a negative impact on what is otherwise a very good bookmaker.
The payment methods offered by VitalBet are very good, with many options available for both deposits and withdrawals. This even includes BitCoin, as well as the more expected methods of Visa, Skrill and Neteller.
VitalBet are a very strong bookmaker, focusing on the ever-expanding E-Sports industry. Although this means there is less attention paid to the more traditional markets, focusing on this niche market may see VitalBet become of the most renowned sites around as esports continues to grow.
One improvement that would only serve to attract more players from around the world would be by increasing the promotions available.
– Very promising, relatively young bookmaker;
– Fully integrated gambling site;
– Wide range of sports games;
– Large variety of betting options;
– Wide range of E-sports markets;
– Attractive welcome bonuses for new players;
– Modern website with fast loading pages and games;
– Supports various languages and currencies;
– 24/7 telephone, chat and email support.
– Very young bookmaker;
– Don’t always offer the best odds;
– There are very low limits for some events;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– Bonus not available for Bitcoin users;
– Some details are complex for newbies.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, PaysafeCard, Sofort, inPay, QIWI, Yandex Money, Moneta.ru, Bitcoin
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