Vbet Bookmaker Review
Vbet is a bookmaker founded back in 2003. It appears that they have several betting sites – the main Vbet sports website is licensed in Curacao and is accessible to people from most countries around the world. However, they also operate Vbet.co.uk (licensed in the UK) specifically for UK residents, and Vbet.net & Vbet.de (licensed in Malta) for European bettors.
With such a strong betting population and the UK Gambling commission imposing strict regulations in recent years, it makes sense for Vbet to have a standalone site that complies with all guidelines in relation to accepting UK players.
One of the strengths of the bookmaker is that it is licensed in several jurisdictions, which confirms that it is a highly reputable firm to bet with. In this review, we will be concentrating on Vbet sport’s website and services to see if they match up to this excellent first impression.
- US Players: No
- Site founded: 2003
- License: UK, Malta, Curacao
- Bonus: 100% up to €25
- Bonus Rollover: 19x
- Last Updated: 16/08/2018
- Mobile Compatible: Yes
- Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa, Skrill, Jeton, Moneta, Bank Transfer, Yandex Money, AstroPay, Paysafecard, Giropayz, Bitcoin
- Excellent promotions and bonuses
- Holds several betting licenses
- Huge choice of sports and e-sports
- Great range of betting markets
- Competitive odds
- 24/7 customer service
- No horse racing
How Does The Site Look?
Vbet sports appears to have adopted a template website used by many of the newer firms in the industry. This should not necessarily be seen as a negative, as the design is for the most part very good and includes all vital information that bettors can benefit from, as well as some nice extras.
The sports are down the left-hand side of the page and the various disciplines are indicated by an icon. This column can easily be expanded by clicking at the top, and the name of each sport appears by the side. It is easy for bettors to find their way around, as most will be familiar with the format and layout.
Purple and grey are the prominent colours in the design and everything has been thought out intelligently. By clicking on the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, users have the option to do a variety of things; flick between different odds formats, turn event sounds on/off, work off a 12/24 hour clock, view the betting site in alternative layouts and choose a dark or light theme. Plenty of opportunities for you to customize the site to your taste.
Bonuses & Promos
Vbet sports have made a conscious effort to provide customers with value, and their promotions section is a testament to that approach. Most obviously, there is the first deposit bonus of various amounts depending what country you are in. There is a 19x wagering requirement at minimum odds of 1.70, however that is on the bonus only and doesn’t include the initial stake.
Most firms offer sign-up bonuses nowadays, so that is nothing out of the ordinary. However, where Vbet stands out, is through their other inventive concessions and ad-hoc promotions. One forward-thinking and attractive example is Vbet sports’ ‘counter-offer’.
This is where customers can disagree with the odds compiled by the staff and can request different odds. They are then notified by customer services if the traders are willing to lay the bet at those odds. Whilst, of course, the answer is not always going to be yes, it promotes interaction and is a feature that many other firms have not yet implemented.
Vbet Sports Betting
In order to be an attractive bookmaker to clients in the modern day, firms need to specialize in a plethora of different disciplines. It is no longer enough to cater just to the popular sports fanatics. Many bookies are now evolving and upping their game by featuring the increasingly popular e-sports.
Fans of Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: GO, Hearthstone, StarCraft 2 and Overwatch will be pleased to know that they can bet on their favourite games. League of Legends attracts the most interest and there are games from the USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, Turkey and Vietnam available for bettors to strike wagers on. The total book percentage works out to on average 108%, which is competitive for the industry in the e-sports field.
While Vbet sports have done well focusing on e-sports and other events, and they are necessary to compete nowadays, that doesn’t mean that they can neglect the major events, and in particular football. Luckily, they don’t and the football coverage expands to every part of the world where there is a developed and reputable league structure.
Many consider the English Premier League as the perfect barometer with which to analyse the quality of odds offered by a bookmaker, as the odds are usually the most competitive when compared to other leagues and sports. This is due to the near-perfect knowledge of the teams, injuries, form etc., and due to the exposure of the league in the media and on TV. As their default, Vbet has offered the bets which typically show on all major betting sites; the 1X2, Asian handicap and over/under markets.
When reviewing the odds of these bet types in the English Premier League, the following total book percentages were observed:
- 1X2 – 104.4%
- Asian handicap – 104.9%
- Over/under – 104.9%
While not industry-leading, these odds are very solid and fair to bettors. Those who want to have an alternative bet, or something different to the main three bet types for football, can click on the number to the right of the odds for a game and they will be redirected to an endless number of additional bet types for each game. Pick any bet you want, and the probability is Vbet sports will have it.
In addition to having extensive English football coverage that extends down several divisions, Vbet also has the resources to provide odds for matches from France, Peru, Montenegro, Poland, Malaysia and the USA to name just a few countries.
On top of having traditional football markets and betting, Vbet sports have integrated pool betting in the form of the Colossus into their site. Clients can enter correct scores for a number of matches with the aim to win a multi-million Euro jackpot, or they also have the option of teaming up with a syndicate to try and increase the odds of success.
Vbet sports’ basketball section is solid; with games from the NBA and college leagues in the USA, and matches from Asia, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Depending on the league, the odds varied, with the lowest observed just over 105%, with the standard for games from countries such as Brazil and Australia being 108%. A recurring feature of Vbet’s markets is their depth, with the traders doing a very good job of providing bettors with many alternative bets to strike. First quarter, second quarter etc. totals are available, as is winning margin, total points, player props and more.
Ice hockey is a very popular betting sport around the world, and Vbet has paid it the due attention and resources. Of course, the main action, where all eyes are usually fixed, is the NHL. The bet types displayed on the homepage are the same ones offered for football; win market, handicap and over/under. The average book percentages for all three hovered around 107%.
Other sports available are tennis, American football, MMA, boxing, netball, golf, Gaelic football, trotting cycling, darts and Formula One to name just a few. There are well over 40 sports to bet on at Vbet and the depth of betting markets really is excellent.
How Can You Fund Your Account?
The following currencies are options for bettors when looking to deposit into their VBet account: Euro, US Dollar, Russian Ruble, Ukrainian Hryvnia, Chinese Yuan, Kazakhstani Tenge, Polish Zloty, Swedish Krona, Mexican Peso, Lithuanian Litas, South Korean Won and Moldovan Leu. Customers can deposit using the following methods:
- Yandex Money
- Bank transfer
Bettors in the USA and Australia are unable to sign up for an account with Vbet sports, which is pretty much par for the course when it comes to European bookies. There isn’t the option for residents of the UK to register for an account through Vbet.com, as they have the dedicated website for British customers – Vbet.co.uk.
Vbet sports should be applauded for providing such a comprehensive customer support service. There are several ways with which clients can get in touch with staff at Vbet, whether it is to discuss a bet query, a payment issue or a technical problem.
There is a Live Chat function manned 24/7, which can be accessed by clicking on the small icon of a person in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. There are several language options for bettors; English, Spanish, Russian, Armenian, Portuguese, Turkish and Georgian.
Furthermore, clients can email their queries to email@example.com, or they can call (either conventionally or through Vibr) on a variety of numbers:
- +37 444 00 51 50
- +37 444 00 51 51
- +37 444 00 51 52
Finally, keeping up with technology, Vbet have enabled communication through the use of WhatsApp, with the following numbers in use:
- +37 444 00 51 53
- +37 444 00 51 54
- +37 444 00 51 55
In addition to providing several avenues to contact customer services, Vbet also has comprehensive FAQ and general terms and conditions sections that can help to answer a number of queries.
Those who choose to bet on the move are typically looking for an app which has a fast loading service, a well-spaced out design for simplicity and ease of navigation, and the ability to do everything you can on the desktop website (full functionality). Vbet sports have a mobile-optimised website and apps for both iOS and Android.
Firstly, when accessing the Vbet sports site from a handheld device, the service automatically detects it and loads the user-friendly mobile site. What is striking is the speed; despite several sliding graphics and banners and a large amount of data on the homepage, it loads lightning fast and there is no lag at all when scrolling around.
The homepage contains all of the information offered on the main site but it is condensed into one column. For those wishing to access the full list of sports, there is a menu button located in the top left corner, which when clicked, will load a new menu bar with a list of sports etc.
At the bottom of the page, customers can quickly choose their desired language, choose whether they want a ‘Classic’ or ‘Asian’ layout, and can set the odds format to decimal, fractional, American, Hong Kong, Malay or Indo. Overall the site couldn’t have been much better designed and it scored very highly.
Both of the apps have similar designs to the mobile-optimised site, and they are also particularly slick. They need to be, with the service offering 360,000 live matches each year. On the mobile apps, clients can access live matches with video streaming and can view animations and stats for a more comprehensive outlook on a match.
Strong in almost every area, Vbet sports is an excellent bookie to bet with and is every bit as good as the biggest online bookmakers.