Year established: 1996
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Malta & UK
Overall rating: B
Recommended: For recreational players
Cashpoint Sportsbook Review
Founded in 2013 XTip is a Maltese online bookmaker and sister company to Austrian betting shop CashPoint – which has been a street bookmaker since 1996. Unlike most online bookmakers that seem to be registered with a gaming licence from Costa Rica or Curacao this bookmaker has the security of a favourable EU registration with the Malta Gaming Authority, as well as a licence from the British Gaming Commission for UK players. All but guaranteeing ethical practice and a transparent business model allowing gamblers to use XTip worry free. They also work with PayPal a further sign of security.
XTip also appear to have a vested interest in German sport and therefore the German market, with them having sponsorship deals with the Bundesliga outfits Hertha BSC Berlin and Vfl Wolfsburg, the German second division club Vfl Bochum, whilst also acting as a general partner for the German Ice Hockey League. All this helps to draw the conclusion that XTip and CashPoint are pretty major players in the Central European betting industry.
As a European bookmaker it is hardly surprising that the majority of their focus lies in Football betting markets, and this is even less surprising when you consider their sponsorship investments. You can bet on football from an extensive variety of options, as for example you can bet on the footballing titan’s that are the Vietnamese and Ethiopian leagues, as well as all the obvious candidates and almost any league or cup competition you can imagine. Then of course there are all the other major sports including, Tennis, Basketball and so on, but not it must be mentioned American Football, despite Aussie Rules being included. Niche markets are also in operation with Futsal making an appearance as well as Bowls and Pesapallo, a bat and ball sport that a quick Wikipedia informs us is the national sport of Finland.
Despite its main focus being its sportsbook, they do also offer a Casino service with a clean history in terms of fairness and ethical trading. Furthermore players from Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Sweden and Norway can claim a bonus of up to 150 pound when they make their first casino deposit. A huge variety of casino table and slot games are available to players who have tired of the extensive sportsbook.
XTip offers an okay spread of live betting options, with all the major sporting events accounted for. However, if you wish to bet in-play on some of the more obscure matches, like the above-mentioned Vietnamese or Ethiopian football league you will be left disappointed. Despite this, they still offer thousands of in-play betting options in Football, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Handball and Volleyball for players.
XTip allows players to use a mobile compatible version of their website, but they also offer their own downloadable app. This scores XTip extra points as it includes the entire betting program and makes live betting even easier, as their ‘X Live button’ can be easily hit at any point without the need to endlessly scroll through betting options back to the top of the page.
This section is somewhat lacking with this bookmaker as they only offer one method of communication, that being E-mail. This is a big problem for customers who require quick and immediate replies to queries or concerns with a reasonable 24 hour waiting time to be expected for replies via email.
Despite a slightly underwhelming customer service system, XTip offers an all round good sportsbook option for online gamblers, they are a safe and secure company to gamble with and offer instant withdrawals as evidenced by their affiliation with PayPal. Overall they offer a smart and solid choice for online gamblers, particularly those looking to bet on Football.
– Well established firm in Central Europe;
– Most major sports and many other sports and events offered;
– Many opportunities to bet on football;
– A varied range of leagues;
– Excellent coverage of live betting markets;
– Very competitive odds;
– Big range of casino games;
– Attractive bonus with moderate conditions;
– Aesthetically pleasing website;
– Website is available in several languages;
– Mobile app with built in features.
– High wagering requirements on some promotions;
– Odds aren’t the greatest for local sports;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– Small list of funding options;
– Some restricted countries.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), PaysafeCard, Bank Transfer
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