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Flamantis Sports Review
Flamantis sports are a relative newcomer to the online betting world, having launched their service in 2015. The site features both a sportsbook and a casino, and their site is based on an Ancient Roman theme. This review takes a comprehensive look at the service Flamantis offers.
Flamantis utilize the industry standard layout on their website, with the list of sports down the left hand side of the page, the live and upcoming events are situated in the centre and the bet slip is located on the right hand side. Customers can flick between betting and live betting at the top of the page. the website uses a red, grey and black theme and everything is professionally design. Each sport has an icon next to it, and the only real criticism of the page is that it is a little narrow – Flamantis sports could have spaced things out a little better. Some of the leagues/events don’t fit on one line on the menu bar and it looks a little strange.
Numerically, Flamantis’ sports bonus is very solid – the promotion is get a 50% first deposit bonus up to 50 Eur. Customers just need to input the bonus code FA50 when signing up. What are the requirements to release the deposit? Bettors need to turnover the bonus and deposit 8 times, with minimum odds of -133 on each bet. The maximum stake that can qualify towards the rollover requirement is 50Eur. Customers have 20 days from receiving the bonus to meet the wagering amount – a pretty aggressive time limit, which would force clients to bet regularly and large amounts to be able to withdraw the bonus. Customers from Belarus, Greece, Serbia, and Ukraine are excluded from the promotion.
Sports Markets & Odds
Flamantis provide their customers with 28 different sports to choose from, and betting on football matches from a wide range of countries around the world. As well as all of the major leagues and events, customers can also strike bets on games in Azerbaijan, Honduras, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. Within the English football system, Flamantis sports cover matches all the way down to the EvoStick leagues, so their reach and depth of football has to be considered very strong.
The depth of the markets for each match is also decent, with over 100 additional bets on top of the 1X2 prices for the top flight matches (such as the Premier League etc.). Customers can get their teeth into the Asian handicap, over/under, 1X2 second half handicaps, first scorers etc. and much more. And what are the football odds like? Well, they vary by league, but for the highest level, the odds and fantastic and pretty much industry leading. The total book percentages on Premier League games vary from 101.5-102.5%. To put this in perspective, the industry standard is around 104.5-105.5% (the closer to 100% the total book percentage, them more competitive the odds). Going down the leagues, naturally the odds get a little less generous (as there is less information known about the games and slightly more chance of there being corruption and/or inside knowledge). The Southern Premier League matches compile to 109%, which still isn’t terrible. Flamantis definitely get the thumbs up for their football coverage.
Tennis coverage is also really comprehensive. At the time of review, bettors could wager on matches in Australia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States. The odds for the tennis are not nearly as competitive as the football odds are on an industry basis, and the average book percentage came out to around 109%. For the major tournaments such as Wimbledon and the US Open, the odds will undoubtedly improve, but for the smaller competitions, the prices are not fantastic.
Flamantis sports cover a few of the more obscure sporting events, such as cross country skiing, the biathlon and surfing. For the central and northern European bettors, there is a healthy dose of handball action, with matches priced up from 15 different countries around the world.
Overall, this new bookmaker has done very well with their healthy serving of sports markets.
Flamantis accept currencies from 25 different countries, included US dollars, Pounds sterling, Chinese Yen, Norwegian Kroner, and much more.
- Skrill 1-Tap
- Instant banking
- Zimpler (mobile payment)
- Pay For It (mobile payment)
All deposit methods are free, and transaction deposit/withdrawal limits vary by method, with the debit/credit cards and e-wallets having minimum deposit of 10Euro and the instant banking etc. having higher limits of 20/30Eur.
Unlike many online bookmakers, Flamantis sports do not list an extensive number of countries that are restricted from signing up. Their website simply states ‘As long as you are not breaking any of your Country’s laws we accept players from all Country’s except The United States of America and France’. However when trying to sign up from the UK, it is quickly apparent that customers from the British Isles are also restricted.
Languages / Customer Support
The website can be viewed in English, Russian and German. Customer support can be reached via e-mail, live chat or there is a form on the website which clients can submit. The live chat representative didn’t seem to be the most responsive or informed, and this is an area that could be improved.
Flamantis have a decent mobile website, which is automatically loaded when visited from a handheld device. It is icon heavy, but has been designed professionally, and it is easy to flick between sports and markets. The pages transfer and load quickly, so it gets the thumbs up.
For a relatively new bookmaker, Flamantis really have made a strong start. They perhaps need to focus a little more on advertising and marketing, as their site wouldn’t be in the consciousness of a large percentage of bettors, but their wide list of sports and extremely competitive football odds could attract quite a following. Customer service could be a little better and the standard of English and grammar on the website is fairly poor.
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pros & cons
- Good range of sports to bet on
- Depth and variety of markets
- Choice of deposit options
- Customer service could be improved