RotaBet Bookmaker Review
RotaBet bookmaker is another of the long list of online bookmakers licenced out of Curacao. It’s been operational since 2015. In addition to sports betting they also offer live betting, casino betting, a live casino, a wide range of betting games and some virtual sports. The site is aimed initially at the Turkish market but also translates to English, Spanish, Italian, French and German.
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- Payment Methods: Bank Transfer, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, Visa, Ecopayz
- Restricted Countries: None
- Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French and German
- Innovative design and some quality tech
- Lots of different sports and betting markets
- Quality live betting function
- Terrible customer services
Four-Column Layout with Some Robust Tech
It’s a nicely designed site, with a homepage that goes down the colourful, eye-catching and a slightly garish route, but when you hit the sports betting pages you find a classy looking page with a black background adorned with mainly white and green text. It works well.
The design veers away from the traditional three-column and offers the more flexible four-column version, favoured by some. We quite like it as, when the customer drills down, there is the potential for the extra column to be used creatively. RotaBet bookmaker do this well.
Also, the functionality works well and generally offers the customer a pleasant betting experience.
Bonuses or Promotions? Good Question
This is a tricky one to report on. There are some bonuses available on the site and on the promotions tab there is reference to a ‘first deposit bonus’, but there is nothing else to inform the customer how this can be accessed. Similarly, there is reference to a 15% Cash Back bonus and 10% Deposit Bonus but, again, there is no detail.
We recommend you contact their customer services, as we tried, to get more detail around what’s available and how they can be used. All in all, a little underwhelming.
At the time of this review, an upcoming Premier League match between Wolves and Liverpool had 281 different markets available
Huge Number of Sports – And Betting Options to Match!
RotaBet bookmaker offers their customers a very good selection of sports – in fact a selection that’s up there with the best available on the web – and also very impressive is the depth down to which they drill down. In addition to the sports – listed below – they offer a wide range of E–sports markets and others relating to TV, film, the Oscars and some specials.
As ever, football is by some way their leading sport , with markets in leagues and competitions from a staggering 63 countries across the globe. These range from footballing ‘backwaters’ like Aruba, Gibraltar, Kuwait and Syria, through to the biggest and most lucrative leagues in world in England, Spain, Germany and Italy. For example, in England they offer markets on no less than 16 different leagues and competitions, ranging from the Premier League to the Isthmian Premier Division – a remarkable range for lovers of English football.
It doesn’t end with an exhaustive number of countries and leagues though, as their football coverage also extends to a big number of markets available for each match and some considerable depth and variety. For example, at the time of this review, an upcoming Premier League match between Wolves and Liverpool had 281 different markets available.
The two next biggest sports on RotaBet bookmaker are ice hockey and basketball, both of which are given some given extensive coverage in terms of countries, leagues and competitions on offer and the number of markets available. Basketball, for example, has coverage of leagues from no less than 36 countries, including the NBA, and some of the big US matches have as many as 70 betting markets. For ice hockey, 16 countries are covered, most matches with over 100 markets.
For their live betting, RotaBet bookmaker go the extra mile by using some of the best tech in the industry. It results in one of the finest match trackers available on the web, one that offers their customers the next best thing to a live stream (which the don’t provide).
The punter is offered a neat graphic that literally gives a blow-by-blow account of all the action as it happens, with a ball tracker that shows the ‘direction of travel’ in the game. Added to that is some text commentary, which gives the viewer a proper feel for the flow of the game and which team is in the ascendancy.
Underneath the main graphic is a huge selection of different bets with, of course, up-to-the-second odds, which with a single click can be placed in your betting slip. As ever, we tested it out – for a Turkish Under-21 game would you believe – and it worked very nicely indeed.
We were less impressed however when we moved onto the value in RotaBet bookmaker’s odds. Put simply, a bet that has been compiled to 100% by the bookmaker will give them a zero-profit margin and so the closer to 100%, the smaller the margin and the better the value for the punter. In the industry, it’s generally accepted that odds compiled to between 105% and 106% are acceptable and pretty much the norm, so for RotaBet to compile theirs to 110% was not great to be honest.
Betting on the Move Is Fine with RotaBet
There are no iOS or Android apps available from RotaBet bookmaker, they do have a site that configures really nicely to smartphone or tablet, and as has become the norm these days we have to say the mobile version is as good as if not better than the desktop equivalent. It can be accessed on a mobile browser using Google Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer.
Deposits/Withdrawals… Bit of an Unknown
RotaBet bookmaker offer their customers the chance to use the following methods:
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We’re not however able to tell you about the minimum and maximum limits as these are not available on the site and nor were we able to get this information from their customer services team. On this basis, we suggest you proceed with caution.
Turkey First, but No Restrictions
It’s a site that is initially pointed towards the Turkish market, but it does offer a translation toggle for English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. The currency used is either Turkish lira or Euro
There are no officially restricted countries, and users in the US and UK can register with the site.
Appears Safe and Secure but Poor Customer Services
There was nothing in our review to suggest there was anything unsafe or unsecure about Rotabet, and indeed there was nothing revealed in an online search to suggest otherwise, but we left a little unnerved at the lack of customer services interaction.
We were unable to access the live chat facility and had similar amounts of joy when trying to use the email helpline (email@example.com).
The site itself is quite likeable. They also offer a fine live betting service that uses one of the best match trackers on the web and have a huge selection of sports and betting markets.
However, it all starts to go a little awry when it comes to bonuses and we were also left a little underwhelmed when it came to the level at which they compile their odds, and with an average of 110% they are certainly not at the generous end of the scale. Another downside was an almost non-existent customer services function. Very poor.
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