25% up to 500 TL
ShowBahis sportsbook, along with its ‘stable mates’, is one of those that goes big on garish colour and eye-catching graphics. Subtlety is not on the menu on the home page, as a series of colourful and in-your-face ads leave no doubt as to what’s on offer behind the front page.
To be fair, once you make it to the sportsbook itself, the colour overload is toned down considerably, and it actually has quite a cool look with a black background working nicely with white graphics and green trim. There is very little not to like to be honest and it certainly has a pleasant feel to it.
It’s set out in the traditional three-column layout – one familiar to most punters – with the right-hand column housing the betting slip.
|Initial Welcome Bonus||25% up to 500 TL|
|No Deposit Bonus||No|
|Available in the US||Yes|
In line with other sites under the LuckyLand umbrella, ShowBahis sportsbook offers an extensive and generous range of promotions and bonuses. It feels like a genuine effort has been made to make the site attractive to new customers and to reward existing ones.
As ever, we’ll avoid being too specific about the bonuses on offer as these are changed periodically, but we can say with some confidence they are very good and that at the time of this review there were no less than ten different ones available. These range from a modest 25% welcome bonus through to specific bonuses for birthdays and VIP membership. The numbers involved are not huge, but the spread is good. All in all, quite satisfactory.
Soccer coverage is their biggest and best, and they cover football from a very impressive 67 countries worldwide
Showbahis sportsbook goes very big on the number of sports they offer their punters and, again in line with sites that are part of the LuckyLand group, are near the ‘top of the table’ in this regard. The actual number will, naturally enough, fluctuate on a seasonal basis but at the time of this review there were markets for 30 different sports, ranging from the mainstream to the minority. They also offer a range a range of E-sports for the gamers. The full list is here:
Unsurprisingly, the soccer coverage is their biggest and best, and they cover football from a very impressive 67 countries worldwide, ranging from minnows, like Gibraltar Macedonia and Rwanda, to the so-called giants like England, Spain, Germany and Italy. They also cover some amateur leagues in Turkey, Germany and England, while also going big on international football and continental club tournaments.
In addition, their near exhaustive coverage of the beautiful game includes an absolutely phenomenal number of markets, with some games in the big European leagues and competitions being offered to the customer with over 500(!) markets.
Ice hockey, handball and basketball are also given extensive coverage on ShowBahis sportsbook, with ice hockey leagues from 14 different countries; most games available with 47markets. Their handball coverage involves leagues from 16 countries, mostly in Europe, and many games are offered with 20+ markets. Basketball is covered to a similar level, with 22 countries included.
For live betting, they offer ShowBahis punters something quite brilliant. There is no live streaming, but what they do offer one of the best live match trackers available on the web, and it really is second only to watching the action unfold live. In order to be able to bet live you must be registered with the site, but once you you’ve signed up it really is worth it. Headed by a large live action graphic, the punter is offered a literally blow by blow account of all the action as it happens with an excellent ball tracker, and some text commentary gives the viewer a real feel for the flow of the game and who’s in the ascendancy.
Underneath the graphic is a huge array of bets with, of course, ever-changing odds, which can be clicked upon to place a bet. As always, we tested it out – for a Turkish Super league game on this occasion – and found it to be very good indeed.
Having been impressed by the live betting, we moved onto the technical stuff – the odds. We tested the percentage to which they compile their odds and found ShowBahis to be slightly the wrong side of average – for once not in line with most of the Luckyland sites we have reviewed.
To give it some context, a bet compiled to 100% will give the bookmaker a zero-profit margin and so therefore the closer to 100% the odds, the tighter their margin and better value for the punter. Within the betting industry, it’s accepted that odds compiled to between 105% and 106% are ‘average’, and so for ShowBahis sportsbook to compile theirs to 107.3% was not great, but nevertheless still within the acceptable range.
While they have no iOS or Android apps available, they have configured their site to translate perfectly to a smartphone, tablet or phablet. And it works really well. Not unusually, the mobile version of the site is as good if not better than the desktop equivalent. It can be accessed on a mobile browser using Google Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer.
ShowBahis offer their customers the chance to use the following methods:
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We’ve been careful not to include the minimum and maximum limits as these are managed by ShowBahis on a customer-by-customer basis, and not a one-size-fits all. Again, this is consistent with other LuckyLand NV sites.
The site defaults to Turkish but also translates to English, Russian, Georgian and Arabian. 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, although ShowBahis do formally request that all users comply with gambling laws in their own countries.
Our review revealed no security issues with ShowBahis sportsbook – no surprise there given we have reviewed a lot of similar sites – and our review showed it to be safe and robust, as did an online check for any outstanding issues.
We had a perfectly acceptable customer services experience through their 24/7 Live Chat facility and they also have an email helpline ([email protected]), as well as an extensive and helpful list of FAQs.
All things considered, we quite liked ShowBahis and were even able to see past the garish and none-too-subtle home page ads.
In particular, we were super-impressed with their live betting service – which was up there with the best we have tested - and the variety of sports on offer is also up there with the best on the web. We were a little disappointed with the odds on offer, which compiled to a slightly underwhelming 107.3%
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