22Bet Bookmaker Review
22Bet bookmaker is a new betting site trying to establish their position in the ultra-competitive gambling marketplace. They were launched in 2017 and have quickly made strides to prove their worth to bettors around the globe. The company describe themselves as one of the ‘best websites for sports betting in the CIS-countries’. In addition to offering sports betting, they provide an extensive number of markets for e-sports and there are plans for a forum which enables players to converse with each other, giving advice, banter and much more. As well as taking regular payment methods, 22Bet also facilitate cryptocurrency payments which will be music to the ears of many tech-savvy bettors who are using e-currency regularly. In this review, we look at all aspects of 22Bet’s service and give our verdict on whether they live up to the hype.
A Stylish Modern Website
Website design can be crucial to the success of a bookmaker. A poorly designed layout and a cheaply-built site gives bettors a negative impression and can be indicative of the quality of the service, odds and much more. Luckily, 22Bet bookmaker has dedicated resources to ensure their website is modern, sleek and functional. A slim column on the left is populated by the sports and e-sports on offer, with the bulk of the page containing the various live odds for matches/games that have already commenced. The top events and bet slip are featured on the right-hand side. Loading is fast, the spacing is good and navigating around between sports is seamless. A nice feature of the website is that when you click on live betting, the list of sports on the left-hand side of the page also updates with just the live action coming up, so it is easy to sort through the different sports.
Odds at 22Bet bookmaker are displayed in decimal format and the sportsbook can be viewed in staggering 52 different languages – there are no excuses for gamblers saying they didn’t understand the terms and conditions with that many options!
A Great Bonus to Get Started
22Bet bookmaker provides new clientele with the chance to take advantage of their 122% sign up bonus offer. Customers simply need to deposit a minimum of €1/$1 in order to claim the concession. The maximum a user can receive is €100/$100 + 22 Bet Points. Naturally, there are some rollover requirements that must be satisfied in order for bettors to withdraw their funds. The wagering requirement is 5x the bonus amount and the qualifying bets must be trebles with at least three selections with minimum odds of -250 or higher. Those definitely are not the most stringent terms out there in the bookmaking world.
Your Choice of Sports
22Bet bookmaker displays a strong roster of sports on their website. The different disciplines are listed in alphabetical order, with all of the major sports such as football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis covered. For those who have an interest or expertise in more niche sports, there are plenty of options, with Pesapallo, surfing, hurling, streetball and Gaelic football maintaining pride of place on the site.
In addition to all of the main sports, 22Bet also provide odds on horse racing, most frequently from the UK, Ireland, France and Australia. For each contest from the UK, bettors can wager on the winner of the contest and for the horse to finish in the first three. Interestingly, the place-only betting market is not all that common and would interest many punters.
Football is naturally the sport that attracts the most attention from both customers and traders, and 22Bet bookmaker has installed odds for fixtures from all corners of the globe. At the time of review, all major leagues are taking a break post-World Cup, but there is action from the first round of the Europa League qualifiers to be analysed. For each game, the odds for the 1X2, Total Goals, and Asian Handicap are displayed, and by clicking the link next to the game, clients can quickly find themselves immersed in hundreds of additional bet types for each game, from alternative handicap lines to the first scorer to both teams to score to the time of the last goal scored. The 1X2 odds for the Europa league qualifiers were not bad, working out to 107%. Although these odds are not market leading, it is worth bearing in mind that the teams playing at the embryonic stage of the competition are typically minnows whose players and injuries etc. are not well publicised. For the top competitions such as the English Premier League, the odds can be expected to be closer to 103-104%.
Looking at the tennis, and there aren’t too many tournaments around the world that 22Bet bookmaker does not price up, and the odds are very competitive. Looking at a minor competition and assessing the in-play odds, it was refreshing to see total book percentages of 105-105.5% which are impressive figures.
The rise of e-sports as betting events has been enormous in recent years and there are new games and betting opportunities popping up almost weekly. After football, e-sports is the second most populated discipline in terms of betting opportunities. All of the usual suspects make an appearance in the line-up of e-sports at 22Bet bookmaker, with Dota 2, League of Legends, StarCraft II, CS: GO and FIFA. Most ‘pre-match’ odds work out to a total book of 106-107% which is very fair for e-sports, and the live action normally compiles to just a percentage point or so higher.
Customer Support and Banking at 22Bet Bookmaker
The best and fastest way for clients to get in touch with the staff at 22Bet bookmaker is via their live chat feature which can be directly accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Alternatively, bettors can e-mail the company at: email@example.com. For e-mails, Bet22 aim to have a response within 24 hours.
Some bookies claim to offer a wide variety of payment options for their customers, but surely few if any can compare to 22Bet. In total, there are 218 different methods through which customers can fund their accounts. These include a variety of bank cards, e-wallets, mobile payments, cash, self-service terminals, pre-paid cards, cryptocurrency, e-vouchers and more. Some of the main payment types include:
The minimum/maximum deposits and withdrawals depend on the payment type used, but all are reasonable and it is safe to say that bettors are spoilt for choice. In addition to the regular payment types, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, DigitByte, Sibcoin and NEM are all offered and these are becoming increasingly popular methods to deposit with.
Players from most countries around the world are accepted, with one noticeable exceptions, the USA. Players looking to sign up from the UK will think that their country is blocked, but in actual fact, 22Bet just divide up the member countries on the registration form, so they have to choose England, Scotland, Wales etc.
22Bet bookmaker has a mobile optimised website which pops up automatically when visited from a handheld device such as an iPhone, Android or tablet. The homepage has a registration and log in button at the top of the page and the Sports, Live and Casino populate the horizontal menu bar. Search bars are always welcomed on mobile optimised apps, and 22Bet have installed one, enabling bettors to access their desired market quickly by inputting the name of the player/team/match they want to view. When a selection is made, the bet slip loads at the bottom of the page. This is nice, as it enables the customer to continue scrolling around the site for more selections, whilst at the same time giving the player the option to see what they have in their bet slip. The mobile app is well thought out, fast and functional.
22Bet haven’t been in the industry long, but they have made quite an impression and clearly have plenty of resources at their disposal. They come highly recommended.
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pros & cons
- CIS-facing website
- Hundreds of payment methods accepted
- Great selection of e-sports markets
- No live streaming