Bollybet is still a very new online casino and sportsbook that caters to Indian customers. The name of the casino is a reminder of iconic Bollywood, the Indian film industry. Any customer from India should feel right at home here.
Bollybet wants to offer its customers a “glamorous and honest online casino in India”. The focus here is clearly on their casino products, though avid bettors will also find a solid sportsbook here.
The site is operated by Tagus Media Americas, a company registered in and licensed through Curacao.
Bollybet comes with a quirky design, a wide variety of online casino games and convenient banking methods that should serve any customers’ needs.
Let’s take a closer look at this online casino, which was launched just last year (2020).
Security and licensing – How trustworthy is Bollybet?
It is always difficult to judge just how trustworthy a brand-new online casino is. The casino is registered in Curacao and licensed there as well. That is unfortunately not very helpful as the Curacao jurisdiction is rather passive and doesn’t do much when a customer experiences problems with a casino.
This means we must judge the casino based on reviews we have found online and simply on its own merit. The reviews we’ve seen about the casino seem to look at it favourably. Mind you, there were almost no real player reviews about Bollybet, so we can’t give you the opinions of actual players who have made experiences with this casino.
Still, there are plenty of positive opinions about the casino available, which seems to indicate that Bollybet is safe. They do promise top-notch security and offer safe gambling options as well, which is certainly good to hear.
Ultimately, Bollybet will need to truly prove its trustworthiness, however, which means we reserve a revaluation at a later time. On the surface, there are no red flags here that would make us discourage you to sign up here. But do tread carefully. Make small deposits first, place small wagers on your preferred games, test all services thoroughly and request at least a handful smaller withdrawals before going in big.
If you gamble responsibly here, you should be safe.
Bonuses, promotions and other incentives
As a new customer at Bollybet you can claim a welcome bonus of up to INR 50,000. You’ll be able to sign up via the casino, the live casino or the sportsbook and receive the same amount as a match deposit bonus.
The bonus is set at 100%, which means you get INR 10,000 when you deposit INR 10,000 or up to INR 50,000 when you deposit the corresponding amount.
Depending on how much you want to claim, the wagering requirements actually differ. There is also a difference whether you use the bonus at the casino, live casino or sportsbook. For instance, the rollover requirement of INR 10,000 at the live casino is 30x the bonus amount. But if you want to use the bonus at the casino, you would only need to rollover that same amount 15x.
Whilst the rollover requirements are perfectly acceptable and even quite low in comparison, players only get 15 days to meet those requirement.
Another downside is that the maximum withdrawal for winnings from the bonus money is 1x the bonus amount. This means if you deposit INR 10,000, claim INR 10,000 in bonus funds, you can ultimately withdraw INR 10,000 in winnings once the rollover requirements have been met.
All winnings beyond that will be removed.
This may not exactly seem fair, but we do appreciate that the casino is very transparent here and you know exactly what you sign up for when you claim a bonus here. Since this is a smaller online casino and sportsbook, it will also protect the casino from bonus hunters.
Beyond the three versions of the welcome bonus, there are currently no other bonuses or promotions available at Bollybet.
Games and products
Bollybet offers a great selection of casino games. Players will be able to choose among over a thousand slot games alone. Providers such as Play’n GO, Elk Studios, Thunderkick, Pragmatic Play or Yggdrasil Gaming supply their games to the casino, which means you get to play some of the best and most innovative slots out there.
Of course, table games are also available, with roulette, baccarat, blackjack as well as casino poker games rounding off the portfolio.
Other games include bingo games, virtual sports and video poker.
We must say, though, that the game filter doesn’t work very well. If you click on ‘table games’ you may only see two games listed there. Among the most popular games, however, you will find additional table games as well. You may be better off using the search function to get an overview of available roulette games, for instance.
The live casino is excellent and offers various Teen Patti and Andar Bahar games alongside the usual selection of blackjack, baccarat or roulette. Card games or games such as Deal or No Deal, Monopoly Live or Football Studio are also featured. The live casino games are supplied by Evolution Gaming and eZugi.
Finally, jackpot games seem to be mostly missing from the portfolio. Only two games are listed when you select the jackpot games section, none of which seem to be well-known. Unfortunately, casinos licensed through Curacao often lack big jackpot games.
Of course, Bollybet also offers a full-fledged sportsbook, which has some decent cricket betting and plenty of other sports to bet on as well.
Banking options at Bollybet
Unfortunately, Bollybet doesn’t provide a separate banking page, but you will find some information about deposits and withdrawals, which is helpful.
As a casino that is primarily catering to Indian customers, you will find an excellent selection of banking options that are convenient for most Indian players. Among them are:
- Net Banking
Most of these options are available deposits and withdrawals alike. Since there are no further details available, keep in mind that transaction limits are likely to vary. Transaction times may also be slow, depending on the method chosen.
It is also important to note that you will have to go through the casino’s KYC process eventually. Ideally, you will have your ID checked before making your first withdrawal as that saves time down the line.
Bollybet offers a separate page for withdrawal policies, where you can learn that the maximum cash out of winnings is €5,000 (or the currency equivalent) during a 30-day period. This is also the maximum withdrawal amount per transaction. This means bigger wins will be paid out in instalments of €5,000 every 30 days.
The information of withdrawals is quite detailed and worth reading through.
Convenient Customer Service
The casino does offer quite a bit of information about itself, the sportsbook and relevant details on the website. There is even a small FAQ section when you click on the ‘Support’ link on the homepage.
If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you will have to contact the customer service team via 24/7 live chat or email. The live chat is accessible via a small speech bubble icon in the bottom right-hand corner wherever you are in the casino. Simply enter your name, email and query and start the chat.
Design, usability and mobile play
The Bollybet homepage features mostly dark pink and purple colours, which works surprisingly well, though may not be to everyone’s liking.
It gives the website a welcoming and surprisingly appealing look, however, even though the graphic design is overall not super professional. Many of the live casino game icons are not well adjusted, making them look squished or pixelated. The icons for most slot games have been rendered better.
Overall, the design follows a classic layout and doesn’t strike us as particularly modern. Navigation is quite easy, though, but the game filters are not always working the way we would imagine.
The casino is fully compatible with mobile devices, meaning you can access all parts of the casino via a mobile browser, though some games may not show up as they are not HTML5 compatible. For the most part you will get full functionality and be able to use the website without issues.
Conclusion: A solid casino offering with some flaws
Bollybet certainly manages to convince us with the range of favourite Indian games that are on offer here. If you want to play live Andar Bahar or Teen Patti, you will find a better selection of both than we’ve seen at most other Indian casinos.
The available deposit and withdrawal methods are also a big plus here. Furthermore, players cannot just use an excellent online casino and live casino but will also have access to a sportsbook, including a welcome bonus geared to anyone’s taste.
We’ve listed the most important pros and cons for you below:
The good stuff:
- Made for players from India
- Excellent selection of slots
- Features favourite Indian live table games
- 24/7 Live chat
- You can choose your welcome bonus according to your needs
- Includes a sportsbook
What needs to be improved:
- Game filter doesn’t work well
- Design not for everyone
- No separate banking section