Bet3000 Sportsbook Review
Bet3000 are based out of Malta and are a relatively new bookmaker who are owned by IBA Entertainment Ltd – founded by Simon Springer in 2009. Bet3000 are licenced out of Malta and as such are able to offer remote gaming to customers. In addition to their sportsbook, the site provides a casino and a live casino section, where a number of different traditional games and slots can be enjoyed.
The Bet3000 website follows most conventional layouts, with a list of sports on the left hand side of the page, the highlights in the middle (which are replaced by the markets for the sport that is selected by the user), and bonuses and promotions on the left hand side. Customers are able to flick between the sportsbook, in-play, casino and live casino at the top of the page. There is a search bar at the top left of the page which is very useful as it allows users to access their desired markets without having to trawl through each discipline, league and event etc.
The website follows a gold, black, grey and white theme which is fine and there are additional colours used to indicate the state of play in the events which are listed on the highlights area of the site. A solid and neat layout which makes it easy for customers to navigate around. There is a comprehensive statistics section on the website which can assist punters when making their selections. The depth of information varies by sports (football having the most extensive set of statistics) but regardless, it is a nice addition.
Bet3000 translate their site into 7 different languages – English, German, Spanish, Greek, French, Russian and Turkish.
A dedicated web app has been devised so when users access the site from their mobile devices, they automatically land on the page suitable for their Android or iPhone. The mobile site is simple and responsive, and customers have access to both the sportsbook and in-play betting whilst on the go.
There are 18 different sports/disciplines listed on the Bet3000 website. This is a low number by most standards. Taking a cross section of bookmakers we can see BetVictor offer 29, Betway have 24 and Stan James have 28. Users are able to star certain markets which will appear on a favourites list which can be accessed easily and this is a good feature.
Within the 18 sports offered by Bet3000, the major draws such as football, tennis and American football are included, but there are also some more marginal disciplines such as bowls, curling, floorball, handball and bandy. This selection suggests that Bet3000 are catering specifically to the European market as that is where the aforementioned sports are the most popular. Betting on boxing is available, although even on the English version of the site it is listed as ‘boxen’ – an error that makes the company look a little unprofessional. There are no horse racing or greyhound racing markets available.
Football is the biggest betting sport, particularly in Europe, and Bet3000 have odds for leagues in 39 different countries around the world. Some of the Baltic countries, such as Estonia and Latvia, which have been open to match fixing in recent years are not included but the coverage is generally pretty solid, with matches as far away as El Salvador priced up.
The English football markets are just ok – the top four professional leagues and the Conference Premier are all covered. This falls behind many online firms who now price up matches down to the 7th/8th tier of the English game.
Looking at the English Premier League game between Burnley and Aston Villa, it seems the number of additional betting markets for each game is fairly poor when compared to the competition. Bet3000 only provide 31 additional bet types on top of the 1X2 market, compared to BetVictor’s 81, Betway’s 92 and StanJames’ 112.
Bet3000 do however perform considerably better when it comes to competitiveness of odds. Looking at the total book percentages for the same Burnley v Aston Villa game, we see:
- BetVictor – 102.5%
- Bet3000 – 103.4%
- Stan James – 103.4%
- Betway – 107%
Bet3000 are joint second best behind market leaders BetVictor who pride themselves on offering very competitive football odds. Essentially when it comes to book percentages, the closer the figure is to 100%, then the more value the betting firms are offering punters and the less profits they are taking themselves. The 103.4% book offered by Bet3000 would be extremely competitive across the industry.
The sign up bonus with Bet3000 is just modest – 20 Euros. Customers receive the matched concession when depositing up to 20 Euros and is only available to customers in the following countries:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada or Australia.
Major betting countries such as the UK and Ireland are excluded from this deal, which is off-putting to say the least. For those who are eligible, the bonus must be turned over three times on sports bets or live betting, at minimum odds of +100 before it can be withdrawn.
Like many of the newer bookmakers, Bet3000 only provides email based customer service support. There is no telephone number to call in case of an issue, and Bet3000 do not yet have a live chat feature. This can be very frustrating for users who wish to resolve an issue immediately, but have to wait for an email response. Bettors can use the email form on the website, or go direct to firstname.lastname@example.org. The company address for those who wish to resolve their issues the old fashioned way is:
2nd Floor of Melita Court 2,
Giuseppe Cali Street,
Ta’Xbiex XBX 1324,
Bet3000 don’t offer a lot of options for deposits or withdrawals, but the options available are listed on the side panel.
Bet3000 are not a bookmaker to get wildly excited about, and they have plenty of areas for improvement. That being said, some of their odds are quite competitive and they can serve a purpose for the small punters. A wider variety of sports could be covered, the sign up bonus should be opened up for a larger number of countries and customer services need either a telephone number or a live chat function so that those with queries can have them answered and resolved as soon as possible.
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pros & cons
- Dedicated web app for mobile users
- Offer betting on some obscure sports
- Terrible sign up bonus
- Only provide email based customer support