EnergyBet Sports Review
EnergyBet Sports is the new kid on the block, with this sportsbook founded just last year in 2016. They have made their intentions to become a recognised bookmaker clear, having partnered with Aston Villa and Leyton Orient football clubs in England. The company are licensed in both Malta and the United Kingdom, enabling more players to legally bet on their website. EnergyBet have definitely taken the right initial steps to establish themselves as a reputable bookmaker with their partnerships and promotions, but that doesn’t mean much if they don’t offer a good service, so in this review we will determine whether they are succeeding as a sportsbook, analysing each aspect of the service offered.
EnergyBet Sports shun the conventional three-column layout and it is refreshing. Their site is well designed and original, utilising a black, white and orange theme. The sportsbook spans the entire screen, with upcoming events and live betting filling the majority of the page. The font is big and everything is well spaced out. The bet slip is located on the right hand side of the page. Bettors can access the list of events by clicking on the sports tab, and after following the link they are greeted with a list of sports that populate all of the page. Each event is accompanied by a large icon and it is very easy for players to find their desired markets. By the odds, there is the option for customers to look at statistics which are pertinent to each match/competition.
The site really has been well designed and gets the thumbs up. Customers can view it in English, Polish and German.
EnergyBet offer their new customers a 100% sign up bonus up to a maximum of £25. Naturally there are a number of terms and conditions attached the offer. For customers from the UK, Germany and Ireland, players must wager the deposit + bonus at least 5 times (at odds of -133 or higher). For those from Austria, Croatia, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland the turnover requirement is 6 times and for all other countries, the rollover has to be 12 times deposit + bonus. The rollover requirements must be met within 30 days of the bonus being activated or it will be forfeited.
Sports Markets & Odds
Most online bookmakers offer 20-30 different sports for their clients to choose from. EnergyBet Sports go above and beyond, with 45 different events for players to choose from. Of course all of the mainstream sports are included, but there are also a variety of less popular events for customers to choose from. Lovers of Motorbikes, League of Legends, Hurling, Water Polo, Freestyle Wrestling, Chess, Speedway and Aussie Rules are spoilt for choice.
Bettors want a wide range of sports and EnergyBet have definitely ticked that box. Perhaps more important than variety of events is the competitiveness of the odds and the depths of the markets. Are the prices decent in comparison with other firms within the industry, and what bets can customers strike on top of the outrights and win markets?
The odds on football matches are solid without being standout. Most matches from the major leagues compile to 104.5-105% (the closer the odds are to 100%, the smaller the bookmakers margin and thus the more competitive the odds). There is a strong number of additional markets for each game, with Asian handicap betting, total goals, halftime/full time, first scorer, specials and more. Odds on basketball matches from the USA (NBA), Spain and other major leagues are all fairly similar, with prices typically compiling to 106-107%. Again, EnergyBet excel with their number of additional markets, with Asian handicaps, totals, player specials etc.
Ice hockey matches have similar book percentages to basketball, and again have an excellent offering of markets on top of the 1X2 pricing. Boxing odds are a little less generous, but that is fairly common, and the books compile to 110%.
There are lots of markets for lovers of e-sports, with League of Legends, StarCraft etc. all having events priced up. Interestingly, the odds for matches in the different disciplines are all particularly competitive when looking at e-sports margins from an industry perspective. Most of EnergyBet’s books compile to 107-108%, with many rivals coming in at 110%+.
Customers of EnergyBet Sports are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a currency to use on their website:
How To Deposit And Withdraw
A wide spectrum of payment methods are covered by EnergyBet, giving bettors several ways to fund their accounts;
Instant banking (Abaqoos, Dotpay, Giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, Przelewy24, Sofort, Sporopay, Trustly, Euteller)
E-wallets: Montera, Neteller, Paymenticon, Qiwi, Skrill, Skril 1-Tap, Yandex
The minimum deposit amount is €10 for all payment methods. One downside is that EnergyBet impose a €5.00 charge for every withdrawal after the first in each week. The fee is reset at 00.00 GMT each Monday.
Unfortunately due to laws and licensing restrictions, players from certain countries are unable to use EnergyBet’s website. Clients from United States, Israel, Turkey, Hong Kong, Curacao, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Estonia, Belgium, Romania, Latvia, Poland, Iran and Iraq are unable to open an account.
There is nothing worse than having an issue with a bet, or having a question and not being able to get an answer. EnergyBet haven’t neglected customer service, and they offer a number of avenues for clients to contact customer services;
Phone: +356 9994 5112/+44 203 608 6491
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Online contact form
Post – No.2, Geraldu Farrugia Street, Zebbug, ZBG 4351, Malta
Customer services are open from 09:00-00:00 CET during the week and from 13:00-21:00 at the weekend. The representatives at EnergyBet are both helpful and responsive and have to be commended for their knowledge and professionalism.
There is increasing pressure on bookmakers to deliver mobile betting solutions to their clients, as players want to bet whilst on the move, in the pub, or at a restaurant. EnergyBet Sports offer a slick, sophisticated and functional mobile optimised website that enables clients to perform all of the actions they can do on the desktop website. When the homepage loads, customers are given the option of picking sports betting or love betting.
When sports betting is chosen, there is a long list of the different events, with each sport and icon being sized big enough so even those with fat fingers won’t click the wrong link by accident. Each page loads quickly and the with the bet slip located at the bottom of the page, customers will always know what their selections and potential returns will be. Although there is no downloadable app, the mobile optimised website is more than sufficient, and works on both Android, iPhones and other devices.
Are EnergyBet Sports missing a few things that the top bookmakers have? Yes. But they are in their infancy and the firm have done a very good job of getting the fundamentals of an online sportsbook correct. They are recommended.
|License||UK & Malta|
|Bonus||100% up to £25|
pros & cons
- Great range of sports
- Extensive e-sports coverage
- Very good customer service
- Fees for more than one withdrawal per week