Year established: 2016
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C+
Recommended: For recreational players (Cryptocurrency & Fiat Sportsbook)
Sportsbet.io is one of the most established and legitimate cryptocurrency betting sites in existence right now. It accepts players from all over the world and is similar to many modern sportsbooks with a sleek online portal, fast and easy registration, promotions and bonuses, a presence on social media and the rest.
The bookmaker holds a Curacao licence, deposits and withdrawal are fast and flawless and the max bet is up to 100 BTC. This in monetary value fluctuates quite wildly right now as is the situation with bitcoin for the time-being but it’s around $100,000 at the time of writing (at the time of revision of the article in 2019 it was around $1,000,000 already).
Sportsbet.io is still young enough to become one of the leaders in the world bookmaker business, but as bitcoin further enters mainstream acceptance this is likely to change. More and more established bookmakers are beginning to accept it as a viable currency as they realise that if they don’t then they’ll lose out on an increasingly large pool of online customers.
Sportsbet.io offers an eclectic bunch of markets which should suit all bettors. It’s an extension of BitCasino, it naturally has casino features alongside a variety of sports betting options.
The sportsbook markets, which are very nicely laid out, include a variety of options for punters who have jumped on the bitcoin bandwagon. The markets are as follows: Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Esports, Golf, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Sport, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Racing, Snooker, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball and some others.
Live betting is a major feature on Sportsbet.io and it’s suitably well designed for those betting on an event in-play. It includes a number of sports and it’s well laid out, but unsurprisingly for such a new platform, it doesn’t include live streams. Any operator that does offer a live stream such as Bet365, William Hill and the rest will always be better placed to attract and retain customers for in-play.
That said a solid mobile option can be an antidote with so many casual live bettors using their phones as a second screen experience.
Usability of the site
Alongside Nitrogen Sports, BetCoin and Cloudbet, Sportsbet.io is one of the most comprehensive bitcoin bookmakers currently live. One issue with any bitcoin bookie right now is of course customer trust but a strong product including customer support goes a long way in securing that trust.
The Sportsbet.io product is smart, it’s responsive and it looks the part. They operate social media accounts and even do giveaways such as signed football shirts and tickets to matches. The customer support is good and on the homepage there’s a chat feature one click away which is something that all bookmakers should, but don’t, include.
The logo is memorable, the site professional and there is email support backing up the live chat. There is no phone support as of now. Sportsbet.io on mobile is equally fun and punters get a good experience across devices; mobile is evermore important and isn’t going anywhere so they need to ensure this stays a major area of focus.
As mentioned depositing is a flawless process and the casino games range includes options from big names such as Endorphina, Betgames, Betsoft and more.
Sportsbet.io is undoubtedly one of the leaders in the field of betting sites that accept cryptocurrency. Besides, it is also a fiat gambling site. Its range of casino games is excellent, and it covers sports well too. It is particularly strong for football markets. The layout is top notch, it’s professional and customer support also receives top marks. All in all, a good bookmaker which should continue to grow and attract customers.
In addition, recently it became known that Sportsbet.io has agreed a deal to become the Main Club Partner of Premier League team Watford F.C. The deal, the likes of which have never been seen before in the cryptocurrency sportsbook world, will see the Sportsbet.io’s logo appear on the front of Watford shirts for the next three years. Sportsbet.io branding will also feature at Watford’s home ground of Vicarage Road.
– Accepts players WorldWide (including US and Canada);
– Fast and anonymous registration;
– Availability of different sporting events;
– Decent choice of Live betting options;
– Competitive odds;
– Good promotional offers;
– Fantastic looking site, incredibly easy to use;
– Convenient deposit methods including debit cards;
– Support responding very fast.
– Odds are not always the best;
– Small bonuses when compared to competitors;
– Limited support options.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, PaysafeCard, ecoPayz, MuchBetter, AstroPay, Jeton, CashtoCode, SticPay, Ethereum, Bitcoin
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