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With the steadily increasing number of bookies entering the market, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of who’s got the best offers. Therefore, at www.livetipsportal.com we have made it our business to provide you with all the information you need before choosing your bookie. In this particular review of the bookie 18bet, for instance, we will tell you everything you need to know about the sign-up procedure, the various payment options offered, and the bookie’s range of events offered as well as the site’s usability and the bookie’s customer service.
At this stage, we are yet to test the bookie’s mobile app, but you can check out a great variety of other bookie apps which we have already reviewed in our section on best sports betting apps.
As per usual, the bookie requires you to provide a number of personal information for the sign-up process. At 18bet, the entire registration procedure is fairly straightforward. Firstly, you need to enter personal details such as your name, date of birth, and a valid email address as well as your physical address and a mobile phone number.
After you have given your personal details, 18bet will ask you for some obligatory user-specific information including a username and a password as well as a default security question which you have to answer. Further information required for registration at bet18.com includes the currency in which you want to deposit or cash out, and the manner in which you want the odds to be displayed. To conclude the registration, you just have to tick the box which says that you agree with the bookie’s general terms and conditions. Et voilà – now we can really start!
18bet offers the most common payment options in the business. As far as credit card options are concerned, the bookie only accepts MasterCard and Visa. Further payment options include bank transfer, paysafecard, EntroPay, Neteller, and Skrill. Users who choose credit card or EntroPay as means of payment will be charged with a fee up to 2%. The minimum deposit level varies according to payment method from 10 € (Skrill, paysafe, Neteller) to 25 € (credit card, EntroPay) to 100 € (bank transfer).
The design of the website is quite clear and the whole content is neatly arranged. You easily get to the betting offers just by clicking the respective link on the navigation bar on the front page. Once you’re on the sports page, you can find all the different sports available at 18bet in the navigation bar on the left. With a total of 16 different sports, however, 18bet cannot compete with most of the other online bookies as far as variety of the offer is concerned.
The focus at 18bet.com is clearly on football bets. While the offer is quite diverse in that regard, it is a bit hard to find one’s bearings in the football segment. In contrast to most other bookies, by clicking on the soccer button in the navigation bar on the left you don’t get a submenu for the respective countries and leagues, but rather all available events at once and on one page. This clearly makes the whole process of betting a bit more confusing than necessary, and we definitely think that this young bookie still has a lot of potential and room for improvement in terms of usability and range of events offered.
One of the main assets at 18bet, though, are the bookie’s odds. At least in this regard, 18bet can definitely match up to the best bookmakers in the sports betting industry.
If you ever feel like changing your betting strategies, we can fully recommend you to check out our section on betting strategies where you can learn all the basics about strategic betting in football or other kinds of sports. We explain, for instance, the concept of back & lay betting, and how you can profitably put them to use.
Unfortunately, in terms of language selection the bookie again failed to impress us and is nowhere near the standards that you would expect from a serious competitor in the betting industry. 18bet only offers English and German and thus completely fails to attract customers outside of German-, or English-speaking communities. With regard to the bookie’s year of establishment, we hope and assume that 18bet will significantly improve their language offer within the next few weeks or months as this is absolutely imperative, since other bookies are constantly acquiring customers from all over the world.
18bet is one of the youngest competitors in the sports betting industry. In the course of our review, we encountered a number of rookie mistakes and it is fairly evident that the bookie has still some catching up to do. Especially with regard to the language selection offer and the sportsbook, the bookie did not meet the standards that one would expect. Additionally, the design also failed to impress us, and especially the menu navigation in the sports section, which was quite confusing, irritated us.
Furthermore, the range of payment options for depositing and cashing out is rather narrow. With only 6 different payment methods offered, 18bet can definitely have some room for improvement in this regard.
In order not to leave you with a devastating impression, we can also offer few positives: Despite the bookies fairly recent introduction to the world of sports betting, the odds are of remarkable quality. As far as that is concerned, you definitely get your money’s worth at 18bet.com.
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