It would be disingenuous to call Speedy Bet bookmaker’s list of sports enormous, however, they do possess a very strong nucleus of the most popular events to bet on. In essence, unless you are an aficionado of a really obscure sport (where you can rarely get significant sums on anyway), then Speedy Bet will have you covered, and they have made sure that plenty of attention has been paid to each discipline, so there are great options for all.
As with the vast majority of Europe and the rest of the world, football is the most popular sport to watch and bet on. Speedy Bet have ensured they have a solid coverage of games from all corners of the globe, with all of the major footballing nations such as England, Germany, Spain, France and Italy receiving plenty of attention, but also less-heralded places such as UAE, Indonesia, Singapore and Tanzania also having odds compiled for domestic matches.
In the English Premier League, the odds are solid, and they tend to compress closer to kick off, starting at around 106.5% for the 1X2 market at the start of the week. There is a very healthy offering of additional markets, which entice an increasing share of punters. Bettors can wager on the outcome of the first or second half, can bet on the total amount of goals in the match (with a variety of different lines to choose from), and a range of Asian handicap betting is also available. For those who wish to get a little more bang for their buck and take the long prices, there is, of course, the first scorer betting and Speedy Bet bookmaker has a nice feature where they have clusters of different correct scores that customers can bet on. So for instance, there is the option to bet on 1-0,2-0 and 3-0 in one bet. If any of those scores occurs, then the bettor wins.
There is extensive ice hockey coverage which we like. Perhaps this should come as no surprise given Speedy Bet is focused primarily towards Scandinavian players. In total, punters can bet on games from a total of 14 different countries and any big international competitions that may arise. The National Hockey League in the USA is the main league for players to bet on, and for each game, there are three main bet types; the outright winner of the game, the ‘puck line’ which is essentially the Asian handicap and the over/under. Additionally, punters can bet on an average of 30 different bet types, which is pretty impressive.
A selection of the other sports offered by Speedy Bet bookmaker includes basketball, tennis, American football, Aussie rules, MMA, handball and motor racing. Speedy Bet has all of the major sports covered and we like the way their trading team has picked the bets on offer for each discipline.
At present, Speedy Bet only facilitates payments through Trustly – an online payment portal that enables customers to make purchases directly from their bank account. The direct payments technology now provides its service through Transferwise and Paypal, so it is clearly well regarded in the industry. Users log into their banking through the Trustly account and they can make payments to and from Speedy Bet from there. Most major banks are supported.
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While some bettors like more options, Trustly is very easy to use and the immediate payments and withdrawals are a very nice feature and having this payment method enables players to get their bets on without having to register. Because Speedy Bet is licensed within the EU, it means that the winnings are tax-free, which is great news for customers!
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Users who want to access Speedy Bet bookmaker while on the go will have no problem getting on due to Speedy Bet’s mobile-optimised site. It automatically loads from a handheld device such as Android or iPhone when on the move. Much in the same way as the desktop page, the mobile optimised website is fairly minimalistic, for the homepage at least. When landing on the home page, customers can click the menu in the upper right-hand corner in order to access the sportsbook. The easiest way to access the desired market is for the customer to type it into the search bar.
There is plenty of live betting which is available on the homepage, and by some of the games, customers can see the live stats for the matches to make more informed betting decisions. Loading times are fast, and the mobile-optimised site is essentially a mirror of the main site. We give it the thumbs up.
At present, Speedy Bet bookmaker only accepts players from Sweden, Finland and Germany. As such, players from all other countries are banned from using the site, although this is likely to change in future as the service grows and becomes more established. Catering to their audience, Speedy Bet has made their website available in English, Swedish, Finnish and German. Euro is the currency currently used on Speedy Bet when depositing through Trustly.
It must be said that Speedy Bet’s customer service is exceptional. How so, you ask? Well, it is always nice to have well informed, helpful and responsive agents when making general or account specific queries. The best way to reach the Speedy Bet bookmaker team is via the live chat function which is available at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen on the desktop site, or behind the menu bar on the mobile app. The live chat is manned between 09:00 – 00:00 (CEST), or alternatively, customers can e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mails are responded to between the hours of 08:00-01:00. During several interactions with the staff, we found them to be razor sharp with an intricate knowledge of their business and operations. Far too often live support from bookies is characterised by generic answers and directions to links on the site, but we got the impression that the Speedy Bet team really care about their customers.
As mentioned before, Speedy Bet is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Malta is a hotbed for online bookmakers, and as such the MGA have extensive knowledge and experience. They are extremely reputable, carry out random audits and checked and therefore it is reassuring they have issued Speedy Bet with a license. The website uses HTTPS which helps to ensure that payments and personal information are secure and are protected from unauthorized individuals.
Speedy Bet is reflective of the perception of the Swedes – innovative, efficient and modern. The speed with which punters can deposit into their account and the fact they don’t have to complete an exhaustive registration process is very appealing. Despite being in its infancy, the Speedy Bet trading team have done a very solid job of getting the right blend of sports and markets to offer bettors. There is likely to be further improvement as Speedy Bet grows organically and as turnover increases, the service will be available to more countries around Europe and beyond. So if you want a safe and fresh bookie to place your bets with and don’t want to worry about long deposit or withdrawal times, then sign up today with Speedy Bet, one of our favourite up and coming bookmakers!
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