10Bet Sports Review
Having Celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013, 10Bet is a well-established online bookmaker licensed in Curacao and the United Kingdom that, in addition to offering the usual range of sports betting options, is home to an unique challenge that provides punters with opportunities to punt small but win big.
The unique challenge is Totopot and it is what makes 10Bet stand out from the online bookmaker crowd. Totopot is a network game that combines two of the most popular online wagering and gaming activities – sports gambling and multi-player pool tournaments. The Totopot network consists of online and offline operators that deliver very high liquidity and the potential to win massive jackpots. At any given time there are several active Totopot coupons, with most of them featuring either European or high-profile international football matches. For as little as 50 euro cents, one can pick home win, away win or draw on each of the nominated games and enter the competition.
Obviously, one can increase one’s chance of having the winning ticket by making multiple selections in matches, including picking home win, away win and draw in games that bring on the world’s worst headache when trying to assess them. According to 10Bet’s website, 50,000 euros worth of Totopot jackpots are guaranteed every week and the system has some really cool features, including one that enables players to see the popularity of each individual selection and one that analyses the chances of winning while the events are in progress. It is a clever way of getting one back to the bookmaker’s website time and time again during sports action.
But enough about Totopot and how sets apart 10Bet from the field. In the rest of this review we will look at the company’s gambling options, its bonuses, its security and licensing, its banking practices, and how it treats professional and recreational punters.
One of the first things that strikes one about 10Bet is the absence of horse racing from its menu, something that will be sufficient to deter a significant – but shrinking – group of punters from opening an account. The lack of horse racing options will not put off the new-age punter who has grown up gambling primarily on sport but it will serve as a barrier to those who like to wager on both sport and racing.
Sports wise, the site offers markets on all the usual suspects and is particularly strong on football, with it enjoying a very positive reputation for its Asian handicap lines (See Hang Cheng). Live gambling is part and parcel of the service and, while its system is not as swish as some of its competitors, it is better than most and one cannot argue with the range of events on offer. Like everything on the website, it could do with an image makeover – the blue and red colour scheme is not the most attractive – but it works okay and that, for most punters, is what matters most of all.
New Account Bonuses
In a bid to attract new account holders, 10Bet offers a 50 percent bonus on one’s first deposit, up to a maximum of £/€200. There are several terms and conditions attached to the offer, including some country-specific rollover requirements before one is able to withdraw winnings accrued from the bonus. For example, British residents have to rollover both their deposit and bonus amount five times, Russian residents have to do so eight times and Chinese residents have to do so 12 times. Something is better than nothing but it would be fair to say that it’s difficult to derive any value from this start-up offer. There are other promotions running on the website most of the time, including one that serves an incentive to visit and play via the mobile-friendly version of its platform. It is interesting to note however, that 10Bet does not have a dedicated app.
Security and Licensing
10Bet’s .co.uk domain is licensed and regulated in the United Kingdom, while its .com domain is regulated in Curacao and powered by Comfortlink. Online wagering and gaming has been a central industry for Curacao since 2002.
Professional Versus Recreational Punters
The website boasts of high limits – up to 100,000 British pounds on a single event – but the consensus among the general sports betting public is that the bookmaker is more suited to the requirements of recreational punters.
Depositing money is a quick and easy process, with the bookmaker offering all of the standard ways of adding cash to an online account and doing business in more than 20 popular currencies. However, the downside of wagering with 10Bet is that it charges transaction fees for most of its withdrawal options, something which has seen the bookie cop a lot of flak.
Serious online punters should have accounts with as many bookmakers as possible but, if one was going to be a bit selective, 10Bet may fall off one’s short list because it does not cover horse racing, its bonuses are hard to release and it charges for many of the common withdrawal method. The best things about the site are its relatively early posting of sports lines, its football betting service and the access that it provides to Totopot and its large jackpots.
|License||UK & Curacao|
|Bonus (T&C Apply)||50% up to £200|
|Bonus Rollover||5x - 12x|
pros & cons
- Posts Football lines very early
- Excellent mobile responsive website
- Totopot - Multi Player Jackpot with €50,000 weekly prize
- High betting limits up to £200,000
- Rollover on signup bonus is high
- No Horse-Racing markets or odds