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Established in 2016, Sportsbet.io is still one of the newest bookmakers around. New online casinos open their virtual doors every year, but new bookmakers are rare. And Sportsbet.io took a different approach than most. Their focus is indeed sportsbetting, but they also established themselves initially as a Bitcoin-only bookmaker. Nowadays, we’re talking cryptocurrencies in general for most online casinos and bookmakers, though.
In the meantime, the gambling operator has decided to also offer Euro as a currency, but for Indian players that still leaves very limited options. So, as a disclaimer, we probably have to advise that Sportsbet.io may not be a good option for you if you only want to play using INR.
If the currency doesn’t worry you, Sportsbet.io is a pretty great option for new punters and casino players who like to dabble in both.
Security and licensing – Are they trustworthy?
Right now, Sportsbet.io only has a Curacao license, which is okay, but we’d much prefer to see further licenses. Curacao is not known to be the strictest online gambling regulator, even though they’ve been around since the beginning.
Still, Sportsbet.io has established a very decent reputation and enjoys high ratings on review sites and player forums such as AskGamblers. They even showcase a certificate of trust from AskGamblers on their website.
We’ve seen very few complaints about the bookmaker online and players mainly bemoan a lack of more games than anything truly worrisome about the operator’s conduct.
It would certainly seem as if Sportsbet.io manages to keep its customers happy.
Games, products, and odds
The casino at Sportsbet.io is neatly organized, sorting all the game categories in a menu on the left-hand side, when you are in the casino section. You can sort according to popularity, provider or alphabetically. You can also simply search for specific games.
The casino offers games from Leander, Endorphina, Genii, Push Gaming, Tom Horn, NetEnt, Betsoft, Quickspin, Play’n GO, Pragmatic Play, Red Tiger Gaming, Yggdrasil, Microgaming, and about a dozen more game developers. That means they have a very decent slot library, which will give you some of the best and all the newest games currently out there.
Blackjack, baccarat, roulette, casino poker, dozens of video poker games, scratch cards and lottery games are also available in the casino game library. Indeed, the selection is pretty impressive considering that the casino was a later addition.
Interestingly, the Live Casino includes a Bombay Club, though we couldn’t quite figure out, why it is called that or what’s so special about it, because the games on offer are the usual Baccarat, Roulette and Blackjack options.
Much more interesting for Indian players is the availability of two Andar Bahar tables, which we’ve hardly ever seen anywhere else.
Bonuses, promotions, and other incentives
The emphasis on bonuses and promotions is clearly on sports offers. At the time of our review, you can find special Cricket promotions for the upcoming World Cup. A few other sports offers are also available.
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Indeed, the welcome offer is also aimed at punters signing up for the sportsbook. It’s a Bitcoin offer, which will give new players at Sportsbet.io an mɃ 6 free bet.
Unfortunately, that is the only welcome offer currently available. Casino players don’t get a special offer, which is a shame, because the online casino is actually pretty great in itself.
Deposits, withdrawals and more
In the Support section, you’ll be able to find out more about payment options at Sportsbet.io. Here you can find a comprehensive guide about how to make deposits using Bitcoin or various other payment methods. The guide is massive and offers tons of screenshots to guide you through. It’s practically foolproof.
The focus is, of course, on Bitcoin payments, but Euro is covered as well.
It does take a bit of sifting through all the information available here, but lots can be found there, which is quite helpful.
Should withdrawals exceed 50 Bitcoin, Sportsbet.io may reserve the right to process the withdrawals in monthly installments.
24/7 customer support
The customer service at Sportsbet.io can be reached via live chat and email 24/7. For most customers that should likely be enough as few prefer a personal phone call these days.
The customer service team appears to be quite friendly, professional and easy to deal with. Response times are reasonably fast, and the team is competent.
Whilst there is a comprehensive FAQ and help section on the homepage, it’s at times a little tedious to navigate because it mostly consists of scrolling down to view the content. There aren’t any shortcuts, so you’ll be sifting through a lot of information you may not necessarily need before finding what you do need.
It would be handy to have at least a table of content or a search function to make navigation a little less cumbersome.
Design, usability and mobile play
Sportsbet.io is powered by Coingaming.io and their Bitcoin Sports and Casino Gaming platform, which allows the software to operate using Bitcoin and Euro as currencies.
The platform at Sportsbet.io goes for simplicity. We get a dark background, an easily navigated menu that focuses on the important bits and all filtering and sorting options are user-friendly.
Without unnecessary clutter, you will still be able to find your way around the casino and the sportsbook without difficulty. Indeed, we found the sportsbook particularly easy to navigate and extremely user-friendly. Often sportsbooks can be cluttered and provide rather too much information. That’s not the case at Sportsbook.io, which is why it is particularly suitable for new punters and sports betting fans. But even experienced punters will appreciate the tidy layout.
A great option for new and experienced punters
Whilst Sportsbet.io is still a relatively new bookmaker, they have an excellent offering. Their markets are plentiful, the odds are competitive, and they have a great selection of online casino games.
If Bitcoin is your preferred currency, Sportsbet.io should be one of the first places for you to check out. Otherwise, you’ll have to contend with betting in Euro.
There is much to like about the casino and sportsbook:
- Good promotions and bonus offers
- Excellent website that’s very user-friendly
- Play in Bitcoin or Euro
- Good for new punters
- Internationally available, including for players in India
There are one or two things they could improve as well:
- Welcome offer for casino players plus casino promotions
- Shortcuts in the FAQ section
- More gambling licenses than just Curacao
Our complaints aren’t major, and we can, on the whole, recommend Sportsbet.io to players from around the world. Indian customers will find great Cricket promotions during the big Cricket events, though you will be limited to playing either in Bitcoin or Euro.
FAQ about Sportsbet.io
Yes. players from India are welcome to play at Sportsbet.io
Yes, you can deposit with rupees and play with INR as currency on Sportsbet.io
You can bet on most top markets in India like cricket, tennis, football, bandy, badminton, esports, and many more top markets. Unfortunately, they don’t offer markets for kabaddi betting yet.