Danobet sports is a new dynamic company, which has set itself the target of becoming one of the leading bookmakers on the internet. They are aimed at bettors in the Middle East. It is part of the LuckyLand gaming group – who are registered in Curacao – and so despite being a new bookie, they are managed by industry professionals and a comprehensive worldwide network of partners.
They claim to offer their customers “guaranteed pay-outs, a wide range of betting selections and extensive coverage of all major football leagues and international sporting events.”
In addition, they aim to deliver “over 100 betting possibilities for each football match listed, live results update on all football events, immediate winning confirmation and quick payouts, easy access and fast online betting available 24 hours a day!”
Although we’ll be concentrating on sports betting, they also offer slots, casino, online games, bingo, and virtual sports.
Design & Layout
The site’s homepage is a fair gauge of what’s to come with five multicolour, full-page ads that rotate, each one advertising one of the site’s main features. It has a pleasing look which is neither plain nor garish, not always an easy balance to strike.
The first thing that strikes you is that is has a familiar look, at least one that regular bettors will recognise. Danobet sports has adopted the tried and tested three-column format common with the majority of online betting sites.
The left-hand side-bar is, as per the norm, used to list the sports, leagues, events, and competitions that are available to bet on, and Danobet have used the space nicely. The sports are listed, with an icon representing each sport, and on that same line, it shows the number of leagues available and the number of live markets.
We’ll come onto the different sports available later in this review, but Danobet offers a good, varied selection, with a nice depth of bets available, all of which become clear when you’ve chosen your sport from the left sidebar and clicked on it.
To use football as the obvious example, if you click on the ‘soccer’ line it immediately opens up – still within the sidebar – a very long list of options, based mainly on countries but also a couple for international teams. A second click on the country of your choice drills down to another level and opens up another sub-menu that lists the leagues (or divisions) available for betting in that country.
Then it gets interesting. You’re then presented, in the main body of the page, with a list of upcoming fixtures for that league on a line-by-line basis. It offers the usual – date, time of fixture – and then the home-win, draw, away-win odds in decimal format, with a number at the end of the line that, if clicked upon, lists all of the different bets and markets available – and there are a lot! At the end of that same line are some information icons, which give details of which games are to be shown live on TV and stream, and also a stats page, provided by Sportradar in conjunction with LuckyLand. Below the betting lines is a league table for the relevant competition.
For live games, they utilise a nice graphic of a football pitch, which is updated live with arrows and comments, giving the bettor an up-to-date picture of exactly what is happening. Goals, shots on target, shots off target are also captured on a separate graphic, which also indicates which team is in possession of the ball. Many bookmakers now use similar match trackers, but this is up there with the best and is a very decent alternative to a live stream. All in all, it’s a good service – for both traditional and live betting – and offers the punter a very pleasant betting experience.
The right-hand column also follows the traditional betting norm, in that its main purpose is to be home to the betting slip. It’s no-nonsense, and does the job perfectly, with underneath an in-house ad, making sensible enough use of the free space available.
Sports Markets & Odds
Danobet sports cover a good number of sports but don’t go for the all-encompassing, saturation coverage of some. Instead, they list 34 different sports, six of which are listed as eSports. They do however cover sports across the board – popular ones such as football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey, handball, American football, tennis, and volleyball, but also some minority events such as pesapallo and ski-jumping.
And it actually works very well. The sports they do cover they cover in depth and to use football as the example again, they cover the biggest and best football leagues and tournaments in the world – UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Spanish Primera Division, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A etc – but also many lesser known ones such as leagues in Honduras, Bolivia, Uzbekistan and Costa Rica.
They also offer some great betting related coverage of the big American Sports, including of course the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL, and also offer great coverage of the world’s top tennis events, such as the WTA, ATP, ITF, Davis Cup etc, along with basketball’s finest outside of the NBA (Euroleague, ACB, BBL etc), ice hockey beyond the NHL (KHL, DEL etc) and top T20 cricket leagues (IPL, HBL etc).
In terms of offering value odds, Danobet sports is not far off the mark – which is very impressive for a new bookie. With the industry standard being generally recognised as odds compiled between 105% and 106%, the fact they mostly hovered around the 108% mark is more than respectable. As ever, they do fluctuate, often depending on the level of expertise of the odds compiler on specific competitions, but there is some decent value to be had on Danobet sports.
This won’t take long! There are no obvious ones on offer, certainly not at the time of penning this review, and there appears no obvious place on the site for these to appear. That’s not to say there will never be any, or there are not plans for some but as we write, bonuses of any kind are in very short supply. Interestingly, when we scanned through the site’s T&Cs there was mention of bonuses, so we would suggest contacting Danobet before placing your first bet – via their email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) – to enquire. If you don’t ask you don’t get…
Disappointingly, there was no mention of responsible gambling, nor any evidence that Danobet sports take this aspect of betting seriously. Again, this doesn’t mean that they don’t and as a new betting site it could be that this policy is still being developed – but in terms of what is available at the time of the review, we’re afraid we have to report a big fat zero. Danobet please take note!
Unlike most bookmakers, Danobet sports don’t offer a 24/7 live chat service. Instead, they offer an email address (email@example.com) to which all queries should be addressed. We did try it and, if we’re being honest, we still await a reply as this review is being written, so it’s only fair to report that this is another area where they do fall a little short in comparison to many of their competitors. They do however have “SIKÇA SORULAN SORULARAl”, which Google Translate kindly informs us is FAQs. So, while a bit of translation is required – unlike the main site, the info section at the bottom of the page doesn’t translate – there are some answers to some frequently asked questions.
Mobile & Tablet
As you would expect, Danobet sports is a mobile-optimized site and, following the underwhelming bonuses and responsible gambling policies, we’re delighted to report that it is very good indeed. If you prefer betting on the go – either on a smartphone or a tablet – you will find an excellent configuration that displays all the same information as the desktop site, and translates beautifully. It works nicely for both iOS and Android and offers a good betting experience in terms of navigation, responsiveness and layout. There are no apps available but given that the mobile optimization works very nicely this in not a major problem.
Cash-out is an automated process on Danobet and they pride themselves on their “quick payment methods”. In the normal scheme of things, they operate at the acceptable end of the scale – payouts generally being processed within 24 hours. At the time of this review, there were no online negative reviews regarding Danobet payouts, which is always a healthy sign.
Danobet sports offers good but also some bad. The good very much centres around the mechanics of the site and its layout. It’s not flashy or OTT – always ticks in our book – but it looks neat, tidy and is above all functional. It follows the traditional design of today’s online betting sites, uses the space well and, it has to be said, offer a very pleasant betting experience.
In terms of value, we were pretty pleased with their go-to percentage of 108% and in terms of the sports covered, we found it more than adequate – with regard to the number of competitions and the depth of bets available. Their live betting feature is also very good.
That they have no welcome bonus – at least an obvious one – was a disappointment and puts them at a disadvantage when competing with most of their rivals, but this needs to be balanced against their decent odds, especially when considering they are a new bookmaker.
Their customers services engagement was a little light and a single email address that’s tucked away almost out of sight does little to encourage anyone to get in touch – doubly important when there are urgent queries – and we were extremely disappointed to find no mention of responsible gambling. But all in all, there was more than enough good to outweigh these negatives.