22Bet was founded in 2017 and is owned by Techsolutions Group Limited, who are at home in Cyprus and operate under a Curacao license. The UK-branch of 22Bet, however, is apparently operated by TonyBet from Estonia and they do hold a UK license.
Finding out more about 22Bet is not easy and there are claims around that the site is affiliated with 1xBet, who we have reviewed as well. Be that as it may, 22Bet is trying to establish itself as a bookmaker and online casino not just in Europe, but in Asia as well, including India.
What they have to offer and what we can tell you about their trustworthiness issues, you’ll find out below.
Security and licenses – How trustworthy are they?
If you head on over to 22bet.com, you’ll find a Curacao license at the very bottom of the screen. That’s the go-to license for many bookmakers operating from Cyprus or Eastern Europe and Russia. It’s a license not necessarily preferred for players from around Europe. Interestingly, the UK sister site 22bet.co.uk displays a UKGC license and there are no sanctions on record against the operator. Whilst the license doesn’t extend to the .com site, both sites are nearly identical, meaning they have to be related.
Either way, on the official side of things, we can’t find much wrong with the licensing and security of 22Bet. But look further and opinions are divided. The bookmaker is currently blacklisted on AskGamblers due to a massive amount of outstanding complaints, most of which are related to outstanding withdrawals or confiscated winnings.
Comparing the number of open complaints against 22Bet to other online casinos or bookmakers that have been around for the same length of time or even longer, they do stand out in an unfortunate way. And most complaints we have encountered here or elsewhere are indeed regarding withheld winnings or unjustly closed accounts after bigger sums have been won at the bookmaker. Oddly, this concerns mostly winnings through the sportsbook, not the casino.
Casino players appear to have fewer complaints here and even report that they have successfully withdrawn their winnings, though those tend to be much smaller.
So, for now, it’s a mixed bag. From what we can tell, casual gamblers are welcome and pretty safe here. But if you were to deposit a few hundred of your chosen currency and make several hundred bets in a short amount of time, winning loads of money, you might not be the kind of player 22Bet wants to cater to. In other words, tread carefully and lightly.
Bonuses, promotions, and other incentives
There are two welcome bonuses at 22Bet, depending on whether you want to use it in the sportsbook or at the casino.
The sportsbook bonus for first-time depositors gives you 100% and up to €122 plus 22 bet points. You can claim this bonus with a deposit of just €1. The wagering required to release the bonus is 5x the bonus funds on at least 3 selections of 1.4 or higher. Single bets may not exceed €5. Wagering requirements must be met within 7 days.
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Players claiming the casino bonus for their first deposit also get 100% but up to €300 to use at the casino. Once again, a minimum deposit of €1 is required, but this bonus needs to be wagered 50x within 7 days to complete the wagering requirements. Here most slot games contribute 100%, casino table games contribute % and live games are excluded.
Bonuses cannot be claimed when depositing with cryptocurrencies.
Beyond the two welcome bonuses, 22Bet currently offers a Friday reload bonus for the sportsbook of 100% and up to €100. They also have a weekly race where you can win a share of €3,000. It works by giving you 100 points for every €1 you wager on slots (table games and live games is excluded).
That’s about it for promotions and bonuses offers at this time. We wouldn’t mind seeing more offers here, but what they do have is pretty decent, if not overly exciting.
Games, products, and odds
22Bet is an online casino and a bookmaker. Their products include everything you could be looking for in an online casino, including a live casino. You get tons of slots here from dozens of providers, some of which we’ve never even heard of. Among the well-known developers, however, are Wazdan, Tom Horn, Thunderkick, Spinomenal, Rival, Red Tiger, Red Drake, Push Gaming, Pragmatic Play, Play’n GO, NoLimit City, Oryx, NetEnt, Nektan, Microgaming, Leander, Kalamba, iSoftBet, Iron Dog Studios, Habanero, Genii, Fugaso, Endorphina, ELK Studios, Booming Games, Betsoft and 2by2 Gaming. And these are just a few.
You can filter according to any and all developers here, which is handy when you want to try out something new. The casino is sorted into ‘Slots’ and ‘Casino’ games, where you can also find Roulette and Blackjack as well as Baccarat and Casino Poker games.
Interestingly, the live casino offers casino games not just from Evolution Gaming but also from Ezugi, Pragmatic Play, and Authentic Gaming, which is a rather unusual combination but quite an interesting one.
Of course, the focus at 22Bet is on sports betting and there are dozens of sports you can bet on, including specials, TV games or even the weather, if you like. Thousands of markets keep things interesting and 22Bet is known for competitive and high odds.
Live betting is also available. You can easily bet on a thousand live events each day, which includes tons of cricket especially during the World Cup and the IPL.
22Bet also offers eSports to bet on as well as virtuals. Fans of either will find everything they could be looking for here.
The casino does not have a Poker network, mind you, and lottery games are also not part of the library, meaning this is not yet a one-stop-shop.
How to do your banking at 22Bet
Thankfully, 22Bet supplies a separate link to the banking area and this is where the relationship to 1xBet becomes most apparent because their payments page looks exactly like the one you can find at 1xBet. There are almost 150 payment methods listed, including minimum and maximum limits on deposits and withdrawals.
Tons of eWallets, cash payment options, internet banking methods, and even two dozen cryptocurrencies can be used to make deposits. Withdrawal options are, of course, fewer. Still, 73 withdrawal methods are quite impressive.
The terms and conditions don’t mention a withdrawal limit, either per transaction, per week or per month. You’ll be best served to read all information available carefully and contact customer service, if in doubt. More importantly, take small steps. Make small deposits and withdrawals first to get a feeling for the transaction times and reliability of the service here.
24/7 customer service
At the bottom of each page is a little ‘Ask a Question’ tab that pops up when you click on it. That’s the live chat window and it will show you whether someone is online to answer your questions or not. Generally speaking, somebody should be online because the customer service is said to be available around the clock.
Alternatively, it is possible to send an email to the team and you can even aim it in the right direction by choosing to email technical support, security or the complaints department. Responses are apparently returned within 24 hours, though hopefully sooner, which will depend on the issue.
Unfortunately, customer service does have a mixed reputation as well, but things are said to be improving lately.
Design, usability and mobile play
22Bet presents itself in various shades of teal. It’s quite pleasant on the eye and the website is generally quite tidy, making navigation easy. We get a modern website with a somewhat classic layout and quick loading times.
The main menu offers easy access to all the important areas of the casino and at the bottom of most sections, you’ll find handy links with further information about the website.
The casino and bookmaker are very user-friendly, which, for the most part, extends to the mobile page as well. However, here you may find yourself scrolling quite a while to get to the bottom of things or, more accurately, to find the selections you’re looking for in the sportsbook. Still, we have no real complaints here and 22Bet offers a great desktop and mobile experience.
Ambitious bookmaker and online casino that needs to improve trustworthiness
When it comes to the products and services on offer at 22Bet, casual punters and gamblers will find just about everything they could be looking for here. Players from India are welcome and can easily deposit here as well with tons of deposit options.
The site offers a very user-friendly design and easily navigated. And from what we can tell, the bookmaker wants to keep expanding, getting new customers to sign up from around the world.
The things we like about 22Bet are:
- Tons of games from dozens of providers
- Two welcome offers for punters and casino fans
- Good website design
- Loads of odds
- A huge number of deposit and withdrawal methods
And what needs to be improved?
- Trustworthiness problems with withdrawals and closed account of winners
- Not enough time to complete wagering on the casino bonus
- A lot of scrolling on the mobile page
So, casual punters should not have problems here, especially if you heed our advice to start small, making small deposits and starting small with your withdrawals as well. Professional gamblers may encounter issues here, especially if you make hundreds of bets and win thousands. This sort of gambling may not be welcome at 22Bet. That doesn’t seem fair, of course, and we’ll keep an eye on how things progress here.
FAQ about 22bet
Yes, you can deposit with rupees at 22Bet, and they let you play with INR as a currency.
Yes, players from India should feel very welcome when playing at 22Bet. They offer betting markets for all the favorite sports in India.
Yes, you can find plenty of kabaddi, and other top Indian markets at 22Bet.