Year established: 2015
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C+
Recommended: For recreational players
WinBet Sportsbook Review
WinBet is one of the many bookies who decide, after making a pretty strong impact in the casino services online space, to dive in and enter the lucrative sports betting market and expand the online services that they offer. WinBet is hosted and run in Bulgaria in Europe and the primary languages of the website are English and Bulgarian. The bookmaker is licensed and regulated by the Bulgaria State Gambling Commission, which is pretty unheard of and therefore we would advise to initially be cautious when using this bookmaker. The site isn’t currently part of any ethical or responsible gambling organisations either, which is disappointing and very important to be involved with for the future of online sports betting. On the other hand, they do have a large number of official betting partners covering a range of Bulgarian favourite sports.
WinBet offer a pretty reasonable selection of worldwide Sports and Events for you to explore, mostly covering the various European Leagues and American Sports for Football, Rugby, Basketball and NFL amongst others. They offer some Political and Current Affairs type bets too, and also they’re hitting the nail on the head with all the biggest E Sports all found on the site. The only notable exception here is the lack of Horse Racing, but hopefully this is something the site includes in it’s offering in the near future. Be sure to check out the Super Hot Bets tab for boosted odds on the biggest upcoming events and games too, you can get some extra winnings here if you get lucky and your selection comes in. Customers can place Singles, Doubles or their own custom selection multiples (Accumulators) both cross sports and cross event, giving you the option to go long and try to win a huge pay-out, without spending much on the stakes. WinBet offers a select few sports based promotions for new and existing customers. New customers cap tap into a 50% deposit match up to 200BGN, and regular customers also get weekly Reloads, Double Winnings on Accumulators, and Free Bets, delivering a reasonable level of variety to bonus offers. Virtual Sports Betting is also a big thing on the WinBet website, meaning you can continue to bet on your favourite sports, long after the real world games have ended.
Clicking on the Live Betting tab will bring you through to all the games and events that are taking place around the world at this very moment. For each game, the odds continuously update in real time as the score line changes, and clicking on a specific game will open up an appealing visual along with supporting in-game statistics. These can be helpful for you to strategize your betting activity and hopefully predict the outcome of a game. CashOut isn’t currently a features that’s available on the WinBet betting platform.
WinBet also offer both a Casino and a Live Casino as part of its portfolio of online betting services. The site has a range of Jackpots, Slots and Table Games, but its important to note that a lot of these are very outdated, and the quality of games overall is quite poor. On the other hand, the Live Casino is hosted by EvolutionGaming so you can be certain to enjoy a seamless live streaming experience in here whilst playing against a dealer in the real world.
Usability of the Site
WinBet has pretty memorable branding and advertising, but the website overall needs a little polishing to bring it up to the standard of todays leading bookmakers. The site is fully mobile friendly which is a real positive, but unfortunately this negatively affects how the platform looks on a computer or large device, so it’s a bit of a trade off. Customers can deposit and withdraw using Visa and MasterCard, along with popular E Wallets like Skrill, they also have their own dedicated account area of reviewing betting activity across sports and casino. If you ever have any problems, don’t worry, as WinBet have Live Chat, Email and Telephone support for you to quickly resolve any issues and get straight back into the action.
In conclusion, WinBet has a few things that could be improved to an otherwise reasonable online bookmaker. Extension of language versions of the website is a big one for starters, in addition to general improving and polishing off to the overall website layout. Updated games in the casino is also something the bookmaker should improve upon if it wants to competition in this industry.
– Bulgarian Sportsbook and Casino;
– Most major sports and many other sports and events offered;
– Multiple football match betting markets;
– A varied range of leagues;
– Reasonable odds covering all mainstream sports;
– Excellent coverage of live betting markets;
– Good selection of promotions and deals;
– Very user friendly, easy-to-navigate website;
– Most reliable payment methods accepted;
– Attentive customer service.
– Less established than other bookies;
– High wagering requirements on some promotions;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– There are very low limits for some events;
– Some restricted countries.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), EasyPay, ePay, Cashterminal, 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.