The online bookmaker b-Bets is one of the new competitors in the world gambling market. The company provides its customers with a wide range of betting options. That include sports betting and casino games which comes in a top-quality manner. B-Bets also caters to its new and existing customers with generous bonus offers.
Website Review – Menus and Navigation
The b-Bets website is continually updated and often seasonally themed depending on the time of the year you visit. Large graphics highlighting some of their best promotions greet you as you first enter the site while boxes linking you to key areas of the site are found just below. There’s an excellent use of images across the main page with the website looking very slick and professional.
To begin with, you will probably find yourself on the casino side of the website. To head to sports betting, users need to hit the ‘Go to sportsbook’ button near the top right of the screen. Splitting the site almost into two like this is an unusual approach, but it does allow b-Bets to keep their menus and images lager as there’s less information to show this way. Both areas are very similar in layout, and their respective search features make it easy to find selected casino games or sporting contests.
One slightly frustrating feature of the site is that when clicking a particular sport, nothing will happen until you click a subcategory. It is possible to select more than one subcategory, but this involves ticking each one which can be quite a tedious task.
It’s not a problem if you know you want to bet on a particular game or league, but it isn’t great if you’re going to see an overview of all events in that sport. There is a workaround though, as after making any selection, you can view that sport’s ‘home page’ by using the folder tree links at the top of the screen.
- Click ‘Register’ at the top of the screen to begin the three-step registration process.
- You will first be asked for your name and email address before being asked some further personal information in step two.
- After filling in these details, you will need to create a username, choose your desired currency (you can choose from CAD, EUR NOK, SEK) and a password.
- The password needs to have 1 lowercase letter, 1 uppercase letter, 1 digit and be between 8 and 25 characters in length.
- Confirm your registration to create your new account at b-Bets.
Welcome bonus – 100% up to €100
New sportsbook players at b-Bets can double their money on their first deposit, up to the value of €100 (or currency equivalent). The deposit amount plus the bonus needs turning over eight times before the deposit can be withdrawn. Only bets with odds of at least 1.8 will contribute towards this wagering requirement, and they must be placed on an event with three or more potential outcomes.
One unusual facet to note is that placing single bets equal to or over 30% or more of the value of your total balance (including bonuses) is not a permitted way of achieving the wagering requirement. Unlike almost every other bookmaker we have seen though, b-Bets do let you cash out your bonus early. If you have only completed 50% of the wagering requirement, you can claim 50% of the winnings you have earned.
b-Bets has impressed us with its fantastic range of sports covered. From the left-hand menu, there are more than 30 different options to pick from, including some rather obscure sports such as cross-country skiing, bandy and biathlon. Think of a sport and b-Bets probably has it covered in some capacity, whether it’s water polo, squash or eSports.
Of course, they have not neglected any of the main options, either such as football, tennis, basketball and ice hockey. That said, there is one notable omission in the form of horse racing although not offering this isn’t unusual for many online bookmakers who aren’t UK- or US-facing.
How many alternate markets you get depends on what sport you are looking at. For many football matches you will see a vast list of options like the first goal, correct score, handicap betting, draw no bet, half time score, double chance, winning margin, clean sheets and more. There are plenty of bets relating to each half of the game too, so this does allow you to mix up your punts quite a lot. As good as the choice is for football though, no other sport is up to this standard.
Although the selection reduces for everything else, there is a decent array of options for ice hockey at least. Here you can find odd/even goals, overtime, draw no bet, team total goals and scorer of the last goal. A shrinking selection for tennis provides the likes of set handicaps, correct score, total games but not a whole load more. This is often the case at many sites though, where players can choose from around 5 or 10 different markets on such sports, so on the whole, the choice is okay but a long way from being up there with the best.
b-Bets covers a good number of live sporting events on their site. Not only are they divided into sports, but you can also locate a specific match by using the search function just underneath the top menu. Should you wish to keep your eye on several matches at the same time, and there are usually lots to choose from, just click the star on the left-hand side to add them to the list of favourites.
Most of the time, b-Bets offers players a decent range of available markets for the live options, far from just sticking to the standard win/loss. To save time, players can choose always to accept any odds change, or alternatively always accept only higher odds.
Live streaming isn’t available, but for a high number of events, b-Bets includes a live animation to indicate what is happening in the match. They also provide some key match stats as well as things like head to head records.
Having compared the odds offered by b-Bets across a range of different sports, they are certainly competitive and often beat some significant players in the industry. With payouts sometimes reaching as high as 96%, if it’s the value you are after then, b-Bets is not a bad place to visit.
As standard, odds are presented in decimal format, but it’s possible to change this to fractional or American should you prefer.
Sports betting products
For those of you that always want to be in control of your bet, the cash-out feature at b-Bets let you do that. Whether your selection is on track to win or lose, you will have the option to cut your losses or seal a profit by using this feature.
b-Bets rewards players who go bold with their predictions by offering enhanced prices on accumulators. You need a minimum of five events at odds of at least 1.25 each to enjoy the bonus, with the initial rate starting at 5%. For every additional selection, you will enjoy a further 5% extra each time, reaching a limit of 100% at 16 picks.
At b-Bets, users can bet on eSports such as Counter-Strike, Dota 2, League of Legends, Starcraft and World of Warcraft (found under Blizzard). Some of the fixtures are scheduled for live betting, and those that are will be marked with ‘LIVE’ next to where the odds are displayed.
As well as betting on individual matches, users can bet on outright eSports markets such as who will be the league or event champion.
There’s a lot to sink your teeth into at b-Bet’s neatly presented casino page. They have a great depth of games for baccarat, roulette, blackjack, video poker and scratch cards. These popular casino options are available in many different iterations, perfect if you are someone looking to mix up their experience a little. They have not invested into less popular choices though with their ‘other games’ section incredibly bare, featuring just two games that aren’t blackjack or roulette variations.
There are regular promotions on offer at the casino which give players the chance to win cash prizes, free spins or bonuses. They also run the odd competition too, where you compete with other users for a small range of prizes by collecting entry tickets to a prize draw.
b-Bet has a catalogue of slots that any online bookmaker would be proud of. Partnering with no fewer than 14 different developers, you will struggle to find many casinos with more than the almost 1,500 different options found here.
You can sort the mammoth number of games by new, favourites, jackpot, provider or by seasonal theme, e.g. Halloween during certain times of the year. You will never get a chance to play all the games on offer. Still, you are virtually guaranteed to find some that you really enjoy … and hopefully win on!
Casino Welcome Bonus
Keen to entice new customers to their online casino, b-Bets offers first-time users a handsome looking welcome package featuring a 100% deposit bonus up to €250 and an additional 100 free spins for people who deposit at least €20.
The free spins are staggered evenly over five days and must be used on the Fruit Spin slot. Sadly but not unusually, the winnings from these spins are capped, meaning you are unable to claim more than €50 in profit.
As for the bonus money, this along with your deposit amount needs rolling over 30 times before it can be withdrawn. As is typical at many online casinos, different games contribute varying amounts towards this wagering requirement. Slots, keno, bingo and scratch cards all provide 100%, but for other games, it’s less. Video Poker wagers count 15%, roulette, live games and table games count 10%, while all other games stand at 20%.
The bonus amount remains active for 30 days, so you have this time to fulfil the wagering requirement; otherwise, the bonus will be forfeited. Just like with the Sportsbook offer though, you can choose to cash your bonus out early. By doing this, you will receive a portion of your winnings equal to the portion of the wagering requirement you have completed.
b-Bets live casino games are provided by NetEnt, one of the leading companies in the industry. Full of professional dealers and high-quality streams, you are guaranteed a top-class live casino experience playing here. There is a good range of games to choose from too, with lots of different tables available for all the casino classics such as blackjack and roulette. NetEnt games are designed for mobile use too, perfect for players who like to have a more realistic flutter while on the move.
Mobile site version
Unfortunately, mobile users are unlikely to have a great time using b-Bets outside of the live casino. Not only is there no dedicated mobile app, but the mobile version of the site isn’t that well made. It all feels rather crammed and cramped, with menus too close together and team or player names so obscured at times you can only see a few letters of them. Additionally, as the mobile homepage insists on showing all currently live matches, it can be a bit sluggish to load.
There are some redeeming features to the mobile site, though. By putting the bet slip on a separate window, it keeps the page from getting even more crammed and it’s easy to browse additional markets within an event. The casino pages are much neater on the face of things too, although some of the games have not been adapted for mobile use with some not loading at all and others not seeming to function correctly.
b-Bets accepts a huge range of different deposit options, some of which are specific to one or more country. Options include credit and debit card, Skrill, Neteller, Bancontact (Belgium), Zimpler(Sweden), Giropay (Germany), Przelewy24 (Poland), MultiBanco NET (Portugal), Sofort, PassNGo, Entercash (Finland), SafetyPay, PaySafe and Trustly. Across most payment methods, the minimum deposit is €10.
When attempting to get your money out, there are certain things to be aware of. Firstly, the maximum a player can be paid out is €1,000 (or currency equivalent) per week and €2,500 per month. b-Bets can also postpone or suspend the payment if the player’s account has been inactive and no wagering has been made that calendar month.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit||Minimum Withdrawal||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Paysafe Card||€10||-||Instant||€20||-||24 hours|
|Pass N Go||€10||-||Instant||€20||-||24 hours|
Security and Regulation
All b-Bet’s game suppliers have all necessary documentation and certificates which guarantee a fair playing environment for all their games. Safety certificates are always visible to all visitors and players on the website, including on payment gateways.
Those that sign-up to the affiliate program in charge of b-Bets can enjoy up to a 45% revenue share for the first three months with no negative carryover or player quota. There’s no fee to become part of the scheme and Condor’s professional team is always on hand to give you tips and advice.
As standard, the minimum commission rate is 5% (including for sub-affiliate referrals) rising to 45% when able to recruit 20+ new players in a month. There are no hidden charges nor any additional deductions made from the money you are owed.
More information about the affiliate program of b-Bets can be found on this website – www.condor-affiliates.com/en/
How to verify my account?
All deposit methods, except PaySafe, can be used to verify your account. B-Bets may, however, require you to submit proof of your age before they fully verify your account.
What to do if I forget my password?
Click the ‘Forgot your password’ button underneath the language option at the top right of the screen. Enter either your username or email address, and a reset password link will be sent to you.
How do I participate in an auction?
Simply head to the ‘Auctions’ tab and select one of the various auctions available at that time. There will be an option to ‘Place Your Bid Now’, and if agreeing to this, you will bid one BidBet higher than the current amount. Whoever placed the last bid when the auction ends is the winner.
I have won an auction, what now?
You should receive an email within 10 minutes after the auction has ended. When you receive the email, the item you have won will be waiting for you in your lobby, and it just needs claiming before it is added to your account.
Are there winning caps for no deposit bonuses?
A maximum payout for a non-deposit bonus is 10x the bonus amount. With no deposit free spins, winnings are capped at a €25 limit.
Are certain players excluded from bonuses?
Yes, players from the following countries are excluded from all types of bonuses and free spins: all countries outside the European Union, plus Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain.
How long does it take to process a withdrawal?
Payout requests are processed after 48 hours. If withdrawing via bank transfer, another 1-5 days is needed before the funds will show in your account.
Do I need to provide any documents before withdrawing?
B-Bets may ask for documentation once you have requested a payout, but this is not always the case.
Can I change my personal details?
Some details you will be able to change yourself by going onto ‘My Account’. For items you cannot change, please email the customer support team who can help make the necessary amendments.
b-Bets is licenced by the Malta Gaming Authority and by the Costa Rica gambling regulations. They attempt to differentiate themselves from the competition by allowing players to earn a particular type of currency ‘BidBets’ just for playing on their site. These BidBets can be used for auctions on the website that give away various promotions such as deposit bonuses.
b-Bets can be accessed in English, German, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. They do accept players from all over the world from Ghana to Guadeloupe. Still, there’s a long list of excluded countries including the United Kingdom and the United States.
Customer care & contact details
If you seek a rapid response to your query, you can access the live chat system where an operator will usually connect with you in a matter of seconds, although it is not quite a 24/7 service in our experience. If you are happy to wait a little longer for a reply, you may prefer to complete the customer support form or send an email to support@b-Bets.com.
Rating & Conclusion
b-Bets has the potential to be a top bookmaker, but for every one of their strengths, there seems to be another weakness. Their introductory offers look great at first, but it’s only available to players from just a handful of countries.
Equally, while their range of different sports is extensive, you will often find that the choice of markets within each (football aside) is relatively limited. They have a wide range of deposit methods, but taking your money out can be a lot harder than putting it in with withdrawal times on the slow side too. BidBets are a fun addition to the site, but your chances of winning any auctions with them aren’t especially high.
Overall, b-Bets is far from the worst bookmaker we have seen. However, at the same time, b-Bets has a long way to go in order to reach the top bookmakers.
Overall rating: 3.9/5