Futebol Facil Bookmaker Review
Futebol Facil Summary
Futebol Facil is a sports betting and online gaming site aimed at the Brazilian market. Despite the name translating in Portuguese as Easy Football, it’s a site that covers some other sports, and purports itself to be one of the best options for Brazilian gamblers.
It’s licensed in Curaçao and the site’s primary language is Portuguese, although it also translates to English, Serbian and Albanian.
Futebol Facil is a basic site that may suit Portuguese speakers. However, uncompetitive odds put us off and we recommend clicking below to find better betting sites.
- Payment Methods: Bank Transfer, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, Visa
- Restricted Countries: None
- Languages: Portuguese, English, Serbian and Albanian
Futebol Facil Features
- Functional tech and layout
- Big on football betting
- Good mobile configuration
- Nice welcome bonus
Not Glitzy but Functional
Futebol Facil defaults to the sports betting pages, so there is no messing about. And it’s okay, if it’s functionality rather than glitz that you’re after. It looks a little basic – certainly compared to some of the more exotic names in the market – but against a blue background with the text and graphics in grey, orange and white it does the job.
They use the traditional three-column layout and so it’s familiar for those who bet regularly, and in fairness it’s used worldwide for a reason – it works. They have included one or two nice little features, like some quick links and a one-way route to the bet of your choice – 3-way, double chance, half-time/full-time etc – at the top of the page, but it’s standard fare.
Welcome to Futebol Facil – Bonus on Offer!
Oddly, there is very little on the site itself that screams ‘welcome bonus’ but if you look hard enough there is one. We’re deliberately not too specific when discussing bonuses as all sites change them from time to time, but what we can say is that at the time of the review, Futebol Facil were offering a 100% welcome bonus based on a minimum deposit of $10, with a limit of $1000 in bonus.
To fulfil all the T&Cs, which in fairness are standard, after receiving this bonus the punter will have to fulfil a 10-fold rollover (of the amount of the bonus received) on bets with minimum odds of 1.80 in a maximum term of 30 days.
At the time of writing, there is also a bonus for the second deposit, with 50% of bonus up to a limit of $500. For this bonus the rollover conditions are the same – 10 times in minimum bets of 1.80 within 30 days.
But we recommend you check the site before you sign up as they, like all bonuses and promotions, are subject to change. Not bad though.
They offer football markets from no less than 70 countries, ranging from the obvious ones like England, Brazil and Spain to more obscure ones like Gibraltar, Oman and Sudan.
More Than Just Football
The name of the site obviously offers a giant clue as to their main sport – and it’s a Brazilian facing site, so why wouldn’t they go big on football? – but it’s not soccer alone. In addition, they also offer their punters some of the biggest betting sports in the world. Not loads but the big ones:
Obviously, this is a modest number compared to many of their competitors but what they have been able to do with this workable number is offer some very good coverage for each of those seven. They offer a good range and a good depth of markets.
It goes without saying that football is their biggie, and even before delving into the vast array of leagues and competitions from across the globe they offer, there are some quick links for Serie A, UEFA Champions League, Serie B, UEFA Europa League and the English Premier League.
At the time of the review they were offering football markets from no less than 70 countries, ranging from the obvious ones like England, Brazil and Spain to more obscure ones like Gibraltar, Oman and Sudan. They also offer excellent coverage of international tournaments and international friendlies.
But it’s not just about the number of countries they cover, it also drills down to the number of different leagues and competitions they cover in each country. To use England as the example, they offer a total of nine different competitions and leagues, all the way down to the seventh tier in the English footballing pyramid.
The variety and depth of bets on offer is also pretty good, with the big leagues having markets available in around 40 different categories. Understandably, this number reduces for some of the lesser known competitions, but overall, it’s an impressive selection.
They also go big on basketball and ice hockey, with their basketball coverage extending to 23 countries and ice hockey 12; both categories of course including the big US leagues – the NBA and the NHL.
For live betting, they offer the bettor a good selection of games but it’s relatively basic stuff compared to some of their competitors who offer either live streams or snazzy match trackers. Generally, it’s just a page that shows the game’s stats – goals, corners, red and yellow cards etc – but what they do offer below the stats is a massive array of bets, all available at the click of a button. It may not be particularly eye-catching, but it is worth as look for the number of bets alone. We actually quite liked it.
In terms of odds, we came away a little disappointed at what Futebol Fácil were offering, although, in fairness, the odds on offer for the ‘big’ leagues – like the EPL – were discernibly better than those for the more obscure competitions.
A bet compiled to 100% gives the bookmaker a zero-profit margin and so the closer to 100% the odds the tighter their margin and better the bet for the punter. Within the betting industry, it’s generally accepted that odds compiled to between 105% and 106% are considered average, and so for Futebol Facil to compile their football bets for the big leagues to just over 108% makes them not overly generous. Worse still are the lesser known leagues which compile to over 111%. Not great to be honest.
Good for Betting on the Go
While there are no iOS or Android apps available for this site, there is actually a really good mobile site that enables bettors to bet on the move. We’re even tempted to say it’s better than the desktop site. It can be accessed very easily on a mobile browser on smartphone, tablet or phablet – using Google Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer. It has a nice compact look about it and, from our testing, functions nicely too:
Depositing? Withdrawing? A Decent Choice
The site has a good variety of deposit options, mainly with bank transfers to the major banks in Brazil such as Bradesco, Caixa, Itaú, Banco do Brasil and Santander.
There is also option of deposits via Bank Boleto, as well as major credit cards and e-wallets such as Skrill and Neteller, although these, unfortunately, are no longer available in Brazil itself.
|DEPOSIT METHODS||FEE||PROCESSING TIME||DEPOSIT LIMITS|
|Bank Transfer||No Fee||Instant||Min 5BR / Max 20BR|
|Visa||No Fee||Instant||Min 5BR / Max 20BR|
|Mastercard||No Fee||Instant||Min 5BR / Max 20BR|
|Skrill||No Fee||Instant||Min 5BR / Max 20BR|
|Neteller||No Fee||Instant||Min 5BR / Max 20BR|
|PAYOUT METHODS||FEE||PROCESSING TIME||WITHDRAWAL LIMITS|
|Bank Transfer||No Fee||3 hours to 3 days||Min 20BR|
Brazil First but Everyone Welcome!
The site defaults to Portuguese but also translates nicely to English, Serbian and Albanian. It uses the Brazilian Real and the US Dollar as currency.
There are no restricted countries and customers from the United States and United Kingdom can register with this site.
Safe, Secure and Good Customer Services
Futebol Facil gave us no cause for concern during our review and as it’s part of the Globalstar Intestiments Ltd Group, the fact it is supported by a big global brand is comforting. An online search revealed no security issues.
The site has a good customer services function – which is available 24/7 – and although it’s solely in Portuguese, with the help of Google Translate, all of our questions were answered quickly and efficiently.
Although we didn’t expect to like Futebol Facil, after a closer inspection we actually kind of did. There is a major focus on football, naturally enough, but they do offer a few others – not a vast array though. Within these sports, they offer a good depth and variety of bet.
We had a good customer services experience, but we were a little disappointed when we calculated the margin they use when setting their odds – between 8 and 11% is not particularly generous when compared to their competitors.
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