Bet MIRA is one of the newest sportsbooks to hit the market, founded in 2015, but is it any good? And should you go rushing out to open an account here? Our review will give you all the details you need to make an informed choice about wagering with Bet MIRA Sports.
The site was incorporated in Cyprus in 2015 and is licenced in Curacao. It is a purely online sportsbook with no physical betting shops or locations, and the website also provides poker and casino sections with software developed by Betconstruct. The site is available in English and Russian languages and accepts a good variety of payment methods, although players from the US, Turkey and Cyprus are not able to bet here.
As a new sportsbook to enter the market, Bet MIRA has clearly taken the time to develop a slick website both for mobile and desktop, and it has a wide variety of betting markets to choose from. Let’s take a closer look at the bonuses, the service and the best bits about this new online gambling site.
Bonuses and Promos
At first glance the $300 matched bonus on the opening deposit seems a good offer. New customers simply need to enter the promo code: BON300 when they enter a deposit and it will be doubled in bonus funds. However, the way that these funds are added incrementally to the account means you have to place a lot of bets to get anywhere near that $300.
An amount of $5 in bonus funds is added to your account for every $75 that you bet, and this continues until you reach the full bonus amount of $300. The eagle-eyed among you will have already worked out that you would have to place an eye-watering $4,500 of bets in order to receive the $300 bonus. That’s fine if you’re a big player or intend to wager often at the site, but not so good if you are a small stakes punter. Besides, there are much better sign up offers out there with other sportsbooks.
There are other regular promotions available at the site, including an ‘Express Bonus’, whereby you will receive an extra percentage on top of your winnings for multiple bets. This ranges from an extra 5% for five selections to an extra 30% for 10-fold accumulators, and is a good way of boosting overall value if you like backing accumulators.
Website and Mobile
The website is one of the advantages to this sportsbook. It has developed a slick and responsive site that is easy to navigate. While it seems at present there are no apps for mobile use, the site is optimised for mobile display and is easy to use on a phone or tablet.
A top menu provides quick access to the various section of the site – Live Events, Sports, Casino, Poker etc – and from there the events and markets are listed to the left-hand side, with the centre of the screen displaying the odds on the selected market or event. There’s a very nice flash-based animation for the event where you can watch the action unfold if no live stream is available, and it’s clear that plenty of effort has gone into the design.
Odds and Markets
While there are plenty of different sports you can bet on here, the first thing to point out is that there are no horse racing markets at Bet MIRA. This will present something of a problem to punters who love the gee-gees, but if that’s not your style you’ll find markets for a huge range of sports including football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey and MMA. They also accept bets on a vast selection of niche sports such as surfing, water polo, sumo, and synchronized swimming!
The depth of markets is also very good indeed. Football coverage in particular features markets for almost every league in the world and is as varied as the offering from some of the top online sportsbooks like Bet365. Odds are competitive with the big names in the sports betting world too, so you need not worry about being short-changed for value.
They also offer wagers on a variety of special markets ranging from politics to entertainment, and provide a poker room and casino with microgaming software.
Payments and Service
Bet MIRA is clear that it only accepts US dollars and Euros for currency, but there are several deposit and withdrawal methods – and no charges related to adding or receiving money.
Online support comes via email 24 hours a day, but live chat operatives are only available from 9am to 2pm UTC. There is no telephone option for customer service, and the FAQ section on the website is not really comprehensive, so this is an area where we would like to see a bit more from this sportsbook.
Bet MIRA is a good up and coming sportsbook that benefits from a solid website design and a great range of sporting markets. The disadvantages that spring out are the fact that no horse racing is offered, the bonus is not as generous as it first seems and hard to achieve, and live chat is not available 24 hours a day.