b-Bets offers an in-depth sportsbook and a broad selection of the latest high-quality casino games. Recognising that plenty of other sites do the same, b-Bets also adds a unique feature into the mix, their “one-of-a-kind” auction system. The BidBets-powered auctions are their way of offering something different and also rewarding loyal customers for their repeat business. This interesting concept is something we will examine, along with the whole site, as part of this extensive review.
- Click the ‘Register’ button, which you can find at the top of the screen.
- Begin by entering your first name, last name and email address. Alternatively, you can complete this step by using one of your social media accounts (Facebook, Google, Twitter).
- At the next step, you will ask to enter your address, phone number and date of birth.
- At the final stage, create a unique username and a secure password. You will also need to select your preferred currency. After doing this, just accept the terms and conditions before clicking ‘let the fun begin’.
- You should then receive a confirmation link which you must click to register your account. If you do not receive this, contact a member of the customer support team.
Website review – layouts and navigation
Although it’s not something we see too often, b-Bets has effectively divided its website into two halves, one for all sports-related betting and the other for all types of casino play. Players can seamlessly switch back between one or the other by clicking the ‘Go-To Sportsbook/Casino’ button located by the top menu.
The b-Bets sportsbook smartly designed with popular links provided up high on the left-hand menu, and the full range of sports found below. Clicking on a particular competition or league will provide a full overview of upcoming events, and you will find that many of these also come with a wealth of relevant statistical information (accessible via the graph icon). Users can also select several different sports/competitions to complete a customised list that can be ordered by league or time.
As for the b-Bets casino, the web design team opted for a far more basic approach but one that functions just as well. Games easily filtered by selecting the various categories and there is an additional search function as well, although we cannot imagine you will need to use it. Whether you are in the casino or the sportsbook, the ‘promotions’ tab will reveal all active deals regardless of which area of the site they relate to.
Betting on Sports
When it comes to the range of sports on offer, b-Bets extremely well-stocked, here you will find all the big-name sports plus a diverse range of less popular options too. A wide variety of betting markets are a regular feature across all of the well-followed sports such as basketball and ice hockey but in particular football. Naturally, the choice declines as you move away from the more high-profile fixtures but generally betting options are largely in keeping with what we see elsewhere.
A quick mention must also go to the unusually extensive range of outright bets on offer. b-Bets has put plenty of work in to ensure many major long-terms bets are covered, e.g. league winner or top goalscorer. In addition to this, they even offer a fine range of ‘special’ outright bets such as who will finish higher in the league, Team A or Team B.
If it’s good value for money you seek on your bets, then b-Bets is somewhere you will want to consider. Across a range of the fixtures that we looked at, payout rates for basketball, ice hockey and football matches often exceeded 95%. Tennis matches also impressed too with the rates going above 94% and even across sports like volleyball users can enjoy returns over 93%.
These well-priced odds can display in either decimal, fractional or American format.
Welcome bonus – 100% on your First Deposit up to €100
To encourage you to try out their sportsbook, b-Bets are offering new customers a 100% bonus on their first deposit (up to €100). To redeem the offer, simply ensure it is selected underneath ‘select bonus’ when making your payment.
It’s a fairly standard sportsbook offer but one which comes with a couple of rather more atypical terms and conditions than we are used to (the main one being point 4 below). To ensure none of them catches you out, we have included the most important of them below.
- The bonus and deposit amount need wagering eight times before it can withdraw. If you deposit €100 and receive a €100 bonus, this means betting €1600 in total.
- Only bets placed at odds 1.8 or higher will contribute towards the wagering requirement.
- Each bet must also be placed on an event with at least three outcomes.
- Players may not place bets which exceed 30% of their remaining balance (including bonus funds) while using the bonus.
- It is also not permitted to cover more than one option among the same betting market for a particular fixture.
- The bonus and associated winnings will expire within 30 days of the issue if the rollover amount not met.
One interesting feature of this bonus is that you can cash out the ‘earned’ proportion at any time before the deadline. By this, we mean that if you have completed 60% of the wagering requirement, you will be allowed to cash out 60% of the bonus.
The presentation of the live betting section is very user-friendly with all available sports featuring on separate tabs. Within each sport, all events nicely grouped by competition or league. Users visiting this page will also be treated to a solid selection of in-play matches with b-Bets covering lots of options across sports such as football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey and volleyball.
For many fixtures, there is a reasonable selection of betting options, although rarely is the choice anything too outstanding. Helping you decide on your wagers is the ‘Match Live’ box in the right-hand column. That features an animated match tracker as well as including some key stats about the contest, as well as win probabilities and head to head records if applicable. Users can also access a timeline of events via the text commentary option to see how play progressed earlier on in the contest.
b-Bets is one of a large number of bookmakers that support cash-out feature. By being able to settle bets as they are taking place, this facility ensures players have far greater control over their wagers. The cash-out price is calculated based on a large number of factors and may be lower or higher than your initial stake. It is never an option you have to take but is there whenever you begin to have second thoughts about one of your bets either due to team news, a change of mind or how the contest is developing in play.
Live streaming services
In today’s modern world, live streams are an increasingly sought after feature for anyone placing their bets online. While staking your money as you watch the action is an excellent combination, there are some serious costs attached to having the right to stream games live. These costs have proven too steep for b-Bets as you will not find any games available to stream here for the time being at least.
There is nothing too spectacular about the b-Bets casino, but it delivers a quietly impressive experience. Users can select from all the familiar game options, such as poker, baccarat, roulette, blackjack, video poker and scratch cards, plus a quite diverse selection of ‘other games’. The variety among most of these categories is plentiful, giving users the chance to mix up their experience while still sticking with their favourite games.
As with just about every online casino around, slots is where the largest range of options can found, and b-Bets has games from 18 different providers. The slots collection is quite gigantic as a result and ensures there is always something new to try even for the most active of players. It is not a case of quantity over quality either as b-Bets has teamed up with some leading brands such as iSoftBet, NetEnt, Microgaming and Pragmatic Play. Jackpot slots are particularly well covered here, so fans of randomly dropped big prizes are in luck.
Casino Welcome Bonus – Up to €250 + 100 Free Spins
Anyone playing at the b-Bets casino first time will want to take note of the 100% matched deposit bonus worth up to €250, and the complimentary 100 spins that come with it. Much like the sportsbook offer, it’s near impossible to miss as it is selected as the default option when customers make their first deposit. As you have two different wallets for the casino and sportsbook, it is possible to redeem both sign up offers. The terms for this one are distinctly different however, as we highlight below:
- There is a wagering requirement of 30x which applies to both the bonus and deposit amount.
- Slots, keno, bingo and scratch card bets count 100% towards the wagering requirement. For all the remaining games, the contribution rates are lower: video poker (15%), roulette, live and table games (10%) and all other games (20%).
- Players have 30 days from the bonus being issued to work towards fulfilling the wagering requirement. After this point, the bonus amount and all winnings it has produced will expire.
- Single bets worth more than 30% of your overall balance is not permitted.
- Winnings from the free spins capped at €25.
- Free spins must be redeemed on the iSoftBet game, ‘Booster’.
As with the new customer offer for sports betting, users can request an early payout which reflects the proportion of the rollover requirement they have completed. Just be sure to do this within the 30 day expiry period.
Unfortunately, the b-Bets Live Casino does not provide anywhere near the same kind of game range found in the non-live casino. Users can only choose from either roulette or blackjack tables, and while there is some variety among these games, it is far from extensive.
We are a little disappointed that there is not more on offer, but the small selection is at least of high quality. Powered by industry giants NetEnt, users will enjoy reliable and high-quality streams, crisp sound effects plus nice little extras such as details of hot or cold numbers on each roulette table.
Auctions are somewhat of a unique selling point for b-Bets. and they are something which has captured our attention. ‘Items’ are put up for auction at random intervals and can include things such as bonus money, free spins, deposit bonuses and cashback bonuses. The trending auctions button will highlight one or two active options but to view the full list at any one time, and players need to head to the rather well-hidden auction page. Much like on a typical auction site, every item listed will feature a countdown and whoever placed the highest bid by the end is the winner.
There is one big difference though, in that rather than bidding with real money, you use your wallet of BidBets. Players acquire BidBets by playing across the b-Bets site. For sports betting a €20 bet at odds of 2.0 would is worth 1 BidBet while at the casino every €10 spent is worth the same amount.
While it’s an exciting concept, BidBets fails to live up to b-Bets’ hype due to the incredibly steep starting prices of auctions. A 50% deposit bonus might have an opening bid of 2500 BidBets and to earn this many points you will need to have wagered a whopping €25,000 at the casino. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of auctions end without any bids, meaning the whole auction system is little more than a meaningless gimmick as it currently stands.
Options for deposits and withdrawals
The range of payment methods available to users at b-Bets varies depending on your location but below is the table of the most commonly available options.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Pass N Go||€10||-||Instant|
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Paysafe Card||€20||-||24 hours|
|Pass N Go||€20||-||24 hours|
Visa, Neteller, Skrill, Trustly, Entercash, Paysafe Card, MasterCard, Sofort, GiroPay, Zimpler, Multibanco, Bancontact, Safetypay, Pass N Go, Przelewy24
b-Bets Mobile app
So far, there has been no iOS or Android app released for b-Bets. Users wishing to play on their smartphones, therefore, must instead head to the website via their mobile browser. With nothing to download, access is immediate and pages and loading times between pages are generally fast. Many casino games are mobile compatible, and users can place live and non-live sporting bets just as easily as on the desktop site.
b-Bets Affiliate Program
Condor Affiliates manages the b-Bets brand. Joining the scheme is free, and there are generous rewards available for all partners. Commission rates start at a minimum of 25% but do go all the way up to 45% when reaching 20+ new depositing players each month. On top of this, affiliates can also take 5% of the profits earned by sub-affiliates. If ever you need help promoting the b-Bets brand, your experienced affiliate manager will be on hand to help. Learn more from the official b-Bets affiliate page from the website of the bookie. There is more information about it.
Questions & Answers
How to activate and verify your b-Bets account?
To activate your b-Bets account, you will need to click on the link sent to you by email after registration. If you cannot find this, first check your spam folder and failing that, speak to a customer service rep. b-Bets may ask for documentation from you after requesting a payout, but this is not always the case. If you contacted, you would tell what documents are needed and where you can send them.
How can I recover a forgotten password?
Underneath the language selection option in the top right of the screen, there is a small button saying ‘Forgot your password’. Click this and then enter either your email address or username and b-Bets will instantly email you a link allowing you to reset your password.
Is there a no deposit bonus available at b-Bets?
There is a reference to a b-Bets no deposit bonuses on some terms and conditions pages, but this is not something currently offered. The fact it mentioned suggests it may be something offered in the past that might return, so keep your eyes peeled.
Do I need a b-Bets promo code to claim the welcome bonuses?
No, both the casino and sign up offer can be activated simply by choosing the default bonus option when placing your first deposit. At no point will you need to enter a promo code of any kind.
Can I transfer funds from my sportsbook to my casino?
Yes, players can move funds from their sportsbook wallet to their casino wallet and vice versa. It’s not possible to transfer bonus money but to exchange real funds, simply click on the transfer wallets button on your account.
Which currencies can I choose to play with?
Customers at b-Bets can choose to deposit and play with a range of currencies, including the following: Canadian Dollar, Indian Rupee, Swedish Krona or Norwegian Krone or Euro.
Is there a maximum I can withdraw from my account?
The b-Bets terms and conditions state that the maximum a player can pay out is €1,000 per week and €2,500 a month. For amounts larger than this, b-Bets reserves the right to break the withdrawal down into staggered instalments although they may authorise the payment in one go.
Is b-Bets allowed to register players from my country?
If your country does not appear on the dropdown list during registration, this means b-Bets cannot currently accept customers from your location.
How much of my wagering requirement is left outstanding?
The remaining percentage of a wagering requirement left is displayed clearly in your account lobby along with the current bonus cash out a price if applicable.
b-Bets is one of five online casino or sportsbook brands managed by Condor Malta Ltd. Condor is based in Malta and has the registration number C 70089. They hold a valid Type 1 Gaming Services license, MGA/B2C/340/2016 by the Malta Gaming Authority.
b-Bets Contact Details
The easiest way of getting in touch with a customer service representative is via live chat which is typically open between 12:00 and 24:00 CEST. Note that information sent via live chat is not done so on a secure connection, so do not send any sensitive data or financial details.
If ever you need to send confidential information to a member of the support team, it is much wiser to do so via email. b-Bets can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the support form on their website.
There is no contact phone number for customers to call.
Final rating and conclusion
b-Bets are keen to promote their unique BidBets auction system, but it massively fails to deliver the goods. Starting prices for auctions are extortionate given the fairly modest rewards on offer, making this one feature very few users will ever get to use while we are completely unimpressed with their attempt to stand out from the crowd, when it comes to doing the basics right, b-Bets fares much better.
The sportsbook offering is strong here in terms of sports covered, numbers of fixtures available and the level of odds. Admittedly, there is a lack of extra features or a large number of promotions, but if these are not your priorities, then b-Bets should still serve you well. The welcome offer does come with a couple of unusual terms but is most definitely still worth taking advantage, especially due to the possibility of the early cashout.
Moving over to the casino and users have an excellent range of non-live games to go at. Live casino enthusiasts will not be as impressed though, with only two different games offered. That said, roulette and blackjack alone will be enough to keep some players satisfied.
Overall, b-Bets is a decent site but one that fails to stand out in any area truly. Low stakes players may want to give it a try, but for those who tend to bet big, the fairly low weekly and monthly withdrawal limits may make it an unsuitable destination.
Overall rating: 4.4/5