Founded in 2009, TitanBet are a relatively new kid on the block. What do they offer and can their business compete with established industry giants?
Following the lead of industry giants Bet365 by utilising the expertise of software experts Playtech, appears a wise move by TitanBet. A multi-tone charcoal grey website screams sophistication, and the different markets and sports are easily identifiable and accessible
The football coverage on TitanBet is about extensive as you can get. With betting markets on a multitude of different leagues and matches, there are literally thousands of different bets that can be struck. The number of individual markets on each game is around the industry standard (roughly 70 for English Championship games) and all of the typical 1X2, Handicap, First Scorer offerings, are available.
TitanBet have recognised the increasing interest in the US sports from a betting perspective, and have a strong selection of markets from over the Atlantic. NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB are all covered, and there are even odds on the college matches.
One area that can be criticised, is the betting offering for combat sports. Boxing appears to be somewhat neglected, and there is no visible sign of MMA. For example, two days out from the fight between boxers Tony Thompson and Ordlanier Solis, there is no market on the TitanBet site. Bet365, SkyBet, Boylesports, Betfred and Paddy Power all offer prices on the outcome of the bout, with some compiling odds on several markets.
Early Horse Racing Prices
The early horse racing odds available with TitanBet, appear to be more than competitive. Taking a snapshot of an eleven runner handicap at Lingfield an hour before the contest began, and looking at five major bookmakers, the 126.8% over-round with Titan Bet, provided was the second best value market, behind Stan James (125.9%). If the odds accurately reflected each runners implied chance of success, then the book would add up to 100%. However, bookmakers build in profit margins into their odds (referred to as the over-round), and therefore the total sum of the prices of the horse in each race, adds up to well over 100%.
The bigger the total over-round, the poorer the return for the customer, as the odds received do not accurately represent the horse’s probabilities of being successful. With some firms’ early horse racing books adding up to over 130%, Titan Bet are very competitive. For a more detailed explanation, visit our overround article.
Generous odds are a selling point of TitanBet, and the firms markets are extremely competitive across a spectrum of sports. The football odds are very attractive and are further boosted by a ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ concession – providing the top industry prices on a number of selected matches.
Unfortunately, as is regularly the case, decent odds go hand in hand with prohibitive staking limits. The trading department are happy to generate new custom by out-doing their rivals in terms of the prices available, but they appear unwilling to stomach relatively large liabilities. Whilst the inability of customers to have a desired stake, accepted, is an industry wide problem, the practice of restricting seems particularly prevalent at Titan Bet.
The live betting feature certainly cannot be faulted, both in terms of sport coverage, and market depth. From Welsh Division One Football, to the WTA Tennis in Miami, and even Women‘s French Basketball is covered in-running, providing hundreds of different opportunities for customers to have a financial involvement.
Not only do TitanBet provide odds on a plethora of markets, they also facilitate informed betting, by offering extensive statistics on many sports. Powered by Betradar, the statistics section offers information on recent performances, head-to-head results and much more.
The ‘Bet and Watch’ horse racing feature, is becoming increasingly common with the large bookmakers, but is still a nice addition to the site, allowing customers to watch the races in which they have a financial interest.
The poker offering through TitanBet is impressive, and can be very profitable. TitanPoker are the largest site on the ‘iPoker’ network. The second largest in terms of traffic after PokerStars, the iPoker network brings together a large number of betting sites, providing one arena for poker to be played. This provides more action, with several thousand players often online at the same time. As players are generally coming through sites which offer a variety of different betting options, many of those competing, are not au fait with the nuances of high level poker, and participate more for recreation purposes. As such, the shrewdies may be able to relieve the less talented players of their hard earned in faster time than would be the case on a dedicated poker site.
Users can access TitanBet through iPad, iPhone and Android devices. In an increasingly mobile world, having an app that works fluidly and can be navigated quickly, is essential.
The mobile app is available on iPhone and Android and is up there with the best and was clearly designed with the customers in mind. An organised and easy to use interface makes finding the bets an easy process. Casino games can be enjoyed whilst on the move and there are regularly concessions offered to those betting from their phone. The app is very well laid out, with the balance clearly indicated at the top of the screen, and the Bet Slip easily accessible. At the bottom of the screen is a row of buttons to navigate to; In-play, My Account, Sports List or Casino, and unlike some mobile apps, it is very straightforward to find pending and unsettled bets, with users being able to view their full bet history in addition to just their winners.
The TitanBet app works perfectly with all iOS devices, and other tablets that are powered by Android or Windows OS. Both the tablet and mobile apps have all of the markets that are available on the desktop site, and therefore the designers have done a fantastic job of ensuring that all of the functionality from the main site is transferred to the smaller devices. Clean, professional, and well laid out – not complaints here.
If the notion that TitanBet wanted to make it easy to bet with them wasn’t immediately obvious, it soon becomes so when taking a look at the payments section of their site. They have forty, yes forty different payment options. All the conventional debit and credit card methods are available, and are accompanied by a long list of online e-wallets and a number of less-well-known merchants that can fund the account.
A nice sign-up bonus of £50 is offered to new Bookie customers. TitanBet simply require you to place five separate bets totalling £50 or more, at odds of Evens or bigger, to receive the bonus. Requiring the customer to place at least five bets, appears a novel new way to provide an alluring bonus to new customers, but at the same time detracts those who simply look to scalp the freebie. Once the £50 bet has been redeemed, then a further £10 bet is offered as part of the ‘Bet & Watch’ horse racing feature. Furthermore, mobile users can claim a refund of up to £10 on the first losing mobile bet, so the total value of the Bookmaker bonus can reach £70 – one of the best concessions in the industry.
Those wet behind the ears, novice punters, could do much worse than starting their sports betting careers by using TitanBet. A professionally designed site, an endless number of sports to bet on, generous odds and a decent sign up bonus, ensure many of the right boxes are ticked. The drawbacks of TitanBet are that getting large stakes on at the attractive prices can be an arduous task, and the customer service representatives do not seem as clued up on their offers as the employees of some of their competitors.
The casino section is fairly standard, but the poker scene at TitanBet is impressive and can be useful for novices and more experienced players alike. With a busy poker lobby, it is always easy to get a game, no matter what sort of stake you play with.
The mobile site designed by Titan Bet has to be lauded as one of the smoothest and well-designed on the market. Keeping in line with the sophisticated presentation of the desktop site, the compact app provides all of the same functionality at the users’ fingertips.
For those that don’t stake too high, like an easy to use interface and a nice sign up bonus, TitanBet gets the thumbs up. Anything more than a recreational punter and your enjoyment of TitanBet is likely to be short-lived.