As it stands, non-state based online gambling is banned in Turkey and has been since 2006. With that being said, there are still a number of sites who offer their services to Turkish citizens, one of which is BetSix sports. They are licensed in Curaçao and offer a sports betting site, casino, live betting, and much more. In addition to the regular offerings, BetSix also provide betting on the increasingly popular e-sports; where users are able to wager on the outcome of computer game tournaments. Bettors look for different things in bookmakers – some want great odds, while others want generous promotions and bonuses. In this review, we will cover all aspects of BetSix sports, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of this Turkish facing firm.
The Desktop View
Sleek modern graphics, stylish font and a variety of different colours have been utilized by BetSix sports’ shrewd designers. There is a lot to see on the homepage, but not too much so that it feels too busy. The sports are indicated down the left side of the page by an icon and when hovering over the icon, the name appears. Live games and featured matches populate the centre of the page and the odds are laid out in a well-spaced manner. For each game, the default setting is to show the 1X2, 1st half and Over/Under betting. The number of additional bet types is indicated to the right of the odds and clients are also able to access statistics for all of the major sports by clicking on the bar chart next to the teams.
Like most bookmakers nowadays, BetSix offer a sign-up bonus to entice new customers to try their site. The concession is a 100% bonus up to a maximum of 333 Turkish Lira (the minimum amount to be credited for the bonus is 30 Turkish Lira). The bonus is automatically credited to customer’s accounts when they opt-in on the sign-up page.
In order to make the bonus and initial funds withdrawable, there are of course rollover requirements. In this instance, customers are required to turn over the deposit plus the bonus amount 6 times, with only double bets and above qualifying. Furthermore, the minimum odds for the selection within the double bets must be 1/12.00+1001.001.00-1.00 . These terms are ridiculously strict and give the bettor a minimal chance of winning, let alone retaining their initial deposit funds, as the for each bet, the absolute best chance of winning even one bet is 25%. Furthermore, BetSix cap the amount that can be won off the bonus at 10x the initial deposit amount.
On top of the sign-up bonus, BetSix sports does also provide other ad hoc concessions to clients. There is the option to join a WhatsApp list in order to be notified when new bonuses arise.
BetSix offers sports, live betting, and e-sports.
Football is a huge sport in Turkey and as expected it is the main betting sport. The odds for the World Cup were very reasonable. The standard total book percentage worked out between 103.5-104.5%, for the 1X2 market (a total book percentage of 100% would indicate no profit margin for the bookmaker, so the closer to 100%, the better for the players). On top of the 1X2 betting, as mentioned there are plenty of other betting opportunities, with around 100 additional bet types for each match. Customers can wager on Total Goals, Correct Score, Cards & Corners, and much more.
BetSix sports have invested heavily in their basketball coverage, with odds for matches from around the world. Some of the main countries include the USA, Spain, France, Lithuania, and Argentina. The odds for the NBA are the most competitive as there is the most money in the league, most exposure and least chance for corruption. Odds for games in Europe typically compile to around 107% which isn’t bad by any means.
When clicking on the live betting, customers are greeted with a screen which shows the odds for the different sports that are currently in play. The list of sports is presented in a horizontal menu bar across the centre of the page. The odds for the live betting are not as competitive as pre-match. For instance, the live tennis odds work out to 111%, whereas before the game has started, they are usually closer to 109%. A more cautious approach to odds compiling can be expected during the course of a match as the scores are rapidly changing and momentum swings. In any event, BetSix sports likely outsource their live betting to a company who manage it for them.
E-sports have become so big, it gets its own spot on the main menu of different betting sections. There are a variety of different games for players to choose from, including Counter-Strike, Dota, League Of Legends and Starcraft. There is also live betting for e-sports. The odds compile to around 110%, which is obviously more than for the major sports, but that is to be expected as the expertise of e-sports has not yet been achieved.
Overall, the sports offering at BetSix is solid, with all of the popular events and disciplines well covered in terms of odds and market depth.
Funding Your Account
Debit and credit cards are not available as a deposit method for clients of BetSix sports, but the following methods can be used:
BetSix sports have a visible link to their ‘Contact Us’ page on the main homepage at the bottom. There is an e-mail address that clients can send queries to (email@example.com), or alternatively a Live Chat feature which is located at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Once clients have input their information and have sent their message, a representative will respond and help out with the issue. If outside of working hours, the query will be responded to when the representatives are back online.
In addition to the customer support, there is also a knowledge centre which provides customers with answers to some of the queries they may have had.
In keeping with the high-quality desktop website, BetSix have also invested in their site for those users who wish to bet on the go. There is no downloadable app, but the site loads perfectly on handheld devices and tablets such as iPhones, Androids, Windows etc. The website loads ultra-fast and is extremely user-friendly. High-quality icons and graphics are again utilised and navigating around the site is a doddle. The list of sports can be found on a scrolling horizontal bar at the top of the page and there is no lag when moving through the different events on offer. The live chat function is available and the usability of the site and features is vertically identical for those using their phones and tablets as for those who view the bookmaker on their computer.
BetSix Sports Verdict
Although only available in the Turkish language, it is clear that BetSix sports offer a decent service for Turkish bettors.