TempoBet Sports is an online bookmaker primarily serving the Turkish market. Their operation have been active since 2008 and are based out of Malta, but licenced out of Curacao. In addition to a sportsbook, TempoBet offer a financials section, casino, live casino, a lottery and virtual betting. This review will assess all aspects of the sportsbook’s service.
Due to the gambling regulations in Turkey, the government regularly ban betting website addresses and therefore TempoBet Sports often redirect their site and add numbers on the end (such as TempBet50.com), to ensure that customers can still access their service – it is essentially a game of cat and mouse with the authorities. The website is fairly basic, and sits on the left hand side of the page on bigger screen resolutions. A blue, white and grey theme is utilised and the list of sports can be found down the left hand side of the page. Sub markets tend to be listed by country and then individual league, which makes navigation easy and there is a useful ‘bet search’ bar beneath where customers can find their market/team/event quickly. In the centre of the page, there are the betting highlights and live betting for a variety of different sports. The bet slip can be found on the right hand side of the page along with promotions and links to different areas of the site.
TempoBet have an extensive statistics section which covers all of the sports available on their website. Customers can look at recent form, head to heads, fixtures and more, helping them make more informed betting decisions.
Visiting the TempoBet Sports website from a handheld device will automatically prompt the page to load into the mobile format. The language can be changed in the upper right corner for the screen and customers are able to bet on sports, both pre-match and live and they can also play roulette. The mobile app is intuitive and responsive.
The default language on the website is unsurprisingly Turkish. Customers can change it to English, Russian, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Albanian, Hungarian, Azerbaijani, Romanian, Georgian and Japanese.
In total, TempoBet Sports have 21 different sports to wager on, and they also have a ‘specials’ section, offering odds on politics etc. Horse racing is advertised on the right hand side of the page, but unfortunately the action is only virtual.
Naturally, football in the most popular sport. There are no real minor events, but sports such as floorball, beach soccer and water polo all have competition priced up.
The football coverage is solid, with odds available for games for 37 countries from around the world. The Turkish fare is listed at the top, but at the time of writing, there was only ante post betting on the Super Lig. The depth of the English action is impressive, with odds for games as low as the Evo-Stik Northern and Southern Premier divisions (levels 7-8). German football is also well represented, with odds for all of the top leagues and the Regionalliga Bavaria and Oberliga Westfalen amateur competitions.
For each game, particularly in the top leagues, the number of additional bet types is very impressive. Ten days before the English Premier League matches, there were between 185-195 bets on top of the 1X2 prices. At the same time, BetVictor only had 65-70 and Bet365 70-75.
Better could probably be expected from the basketball section. On top of international competition, there are 8 countries covered, including USA, Argentina, Brazil, France, Japan, Mexico, Poland and South Korea. Each NBA match usually has around 45-50 extra bets which is again definitely towards the top of the industry. Ice hockey also covers 8 countries and internationals, and matches typically have around 32 extra bets. While the number of countries covered is far from extensive, the depth and bet possibilities for each match has to be applauded.
The competitiveness of odds is determined by the total book percentage. A total book (the sum of all of the odds for an event when expressed as percentages) would equate to 100% if the bookmakers aimed to make no profit out of an event. Obviously they want to make money, so adjust the odds accordingly. The greedier they are, the bigger the total book percentage.
Football books vary. All of the top leagues (English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga etc.) work to 104-104.5% which is competitive, whereas the lower league (such as League One in England) are more conservatively priced, with 107-108% books commonplace.
The NBA moneyline odds are also more than fair, typically working to 104% books. TempoBet usually take a little more profit from the European matches (probably due to having less information about the matches) – for instance the French ladies league works to 106% books (which are still more than acceptable). Ice hockey matches in the NHL usually have 106.5% books (higher than the basketball as there are three outcomes in each match instead of two) and the boxing percentages are a little heftier, with fights usually compiled to 108-109%.
Most companies offer a sign up bonus, or some sort of sports related promotion, but TempoBet Sports go a bit left field and offer customers the opportunity to win a holiday to Miami. Users who wager at least €2,000 each month are automatically placed in a raffle draw which is held every other month.
There are a number of different payment methods available to customers:
The minimum deposit of €50 does seem extremely high, and could be off –putting for smaller or new bettors.
Customer services can be contacted via an online contact form (manned 10am-10pm daily), or their direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Their business address for those who wish to correspond by letter, is:
85 St. John Street,
Valletta VLT 1165,
There is no telephone number provided.
TempoBet Sports is an established bookmaker with a solid presence in Turkey and the surrounding countries. Their football coverage is expansive and the depth of their markets in terms of additional bets and leagues covered, is impressive. The margins for football and basketball are also very competitive and could entice new customers in. On the downside, customer services aren’t the easiest to contact and the minimum deposit is €50, which seems excessive.