Spin Sports Review
Spin Sports is one of the leading companies in the online casino industry, time will tell if their venture into sports betting can be just as successful. Take a look at our review to learn more about their betting services.
Website Design – Menus and Navigation
There is a lot to take in when finding yourself on Spin Sport’s landing page. In an attempt to impress customers unfamiliar with the site, Spin Sports shows off some of its main features and how it differs from the competition. It also claims to be “the world’s no. 1 sportsbook” and the “leading authority” when it comes to sports betting. By what measure they make those rather bold statements, it is not particularly clear, but we will assess how accurate the claims are throughout this detailed review.
There is an excellent use of high-definition images throughout the betting site, tasteful use of colour and an appropriate – but not overwhelming – the amount of text. For unregistered users, you will notice the many attempts to give you the ‘wow factor’ appear to take priority on the ‘Online Sportsbook’ page. The embedded sportsbook that is visible here is not fit for purpose as there is no ability to scroll down, but do not fret because once registered, you will see only fully functional pages.
Only when logged in will the customer see the ‘true’ Spin Sports website. Shades of blue are dominant throughout the sportsbook, which is relatively standard in design. The selection of sports features down the left-hand menu, a search function resides in the top corner, and there is also a range of ‘featured links’ for quick access to popular selections. Everything works precisely how it should, and you can scroll through the promotions on the top banner to ensure you never miss out on any of the best deals.
- On the Spin Sports home page, click the three horizontal lines located in the top left-hand corner.
- Click the large ‘Register’ button.
- Complete the registration form, including information such as a username, password and your address.
- When all relevant boxes are complete, complete your registration by clicking ‘Register’ at the bottom of the page.
Welcome bonus – €200 Free bet
Start your Spin Sports experience by depositing at least €10 (or currency equivalent) and you will be eligible to receive a free bet worth the same as the value of your deposit, up to a maximum of €200. To claim the offer, new users need to click the claim button of the offer before placing their deposit. Once the funds have cleared, the final step left is to place a real money bet which will instantly trigger the free bet being added to your account.
The free bet must be used in its entirety and cannot use as part of a multi-line bet, for example, Yankees. It will remain active for seven days before expiring and the maximum return while using it is €20,000 (or currency equivalent). Should your free bet turn out to be a winner, you will only be able to withdraw the resulting profit once you have fulfilled the 5x wagering requirement of the deposit amount. For bets to qualify towards this rollover requirement, they must place at odds of 1.3 or higher.
Head to Head
For new visitors to the site, Spin Sports highlights several of the most popular sports and gives you a little teaser of the kind of things covered within them. The ones they have handpicked for this special attention are American football, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, eSports, football (soccer), MMA and tennis. They offer many more sports than this however with the likes of boxing, darts, ice hockey motor racing and volleyball all featuring on the site.
When logged in, clicking the ‘more sports’ option at the bottom of the left-hand menu reveals a wealth of extra options too such as Aussie Rules, Cycling, Muay Thai and even table tennis. When discovering these hidden extras, you will quickly realise Spin Sports covers a vast range of sports from the most popular to the more niche options.
Major football matches generally come with a little over 100 betting options featuring the likes of total goals, total team goals, both teams to score, draw no bet, double chance, to win to nil, half time/full time, to win either half, match winner and over x goals. A few days before kick-off you will also have the option of betting on first/last/anytime goalscorer, a market that is much-loved by many.
Similarly, in NFL matches, customers can try their luck picking who they think will score a touchdown at any time, or specifically the first and last. There is also the possibility of betting on players to manage over/under x receiving yards or over/under x receptions. That, added to the like of handicap (spread) bets, quarter and half betting makes American football an especially well-covered sport with this bookie. The focus doesn’t stop there either with NBA and NHL both usually offering at least 70 markets from which to choose, including player-specific selections.
Whether a sporting contest has just begun or there are only minutes remaining, there is a chance you will be able to bet on the action at Spin Sports. The in-play section of the site covers a decent array of fixtures around the clock from sports such as American football, basketball, cricket, ice hockey, soccer, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. It is common to see each choice having between 20-50 different markets, so there is plenty of chance to stray from the basic win/loss options.
Few sports outside the ones mentioned above make their way to the in-play section of the site, certainly not regularly. It is one area where Spin Sports can improve, and another is the information provided for individual in-play fixtures. All customers receive is a limited selection of statistics, if anything at all, plus a not-particularly-useful animation, something which is also not always available. While this section of the site is easy to navigate, it is certainly not something that will win any awards any time soon.
Spin Sports claims to offer “the best odds around”, but there is nothing to substantiate this claim. The odds on display are certainly competitive across some sports but very rarely do they advertise a price higher than their better-established competitors. It also applies to basketball, despite stating on their home page that their odds for that sport are guaranteed to be the best.
As with almost every online bookmaker, users can opt to view odds as fractions, decimals or in American format as they see fit.
Sports betting products
It is a comforting thought knowing you can cash out a bet at any moment, and it is a feature you will find available at Spin Sports. Although not available all the time, on certain bets you will be able to take an early payout on a wager you think is soon going to take a turn for the worse. Bear in mind though that cashed out bets to not contribute towards the wagering requirement of bonuses.
After clicking on any in-play fixture, you will see a lightning post symbol towards at the top of the left-hand menu. Clicking this reveals all the live fixtures which have some assortment of fast markets. These markets cover events that will very likely conclude within the next few minutes; for instance, in tennis, this could be the winner of the next game or even the winner of the next point. For someone who is seeking some rapid returns, there is nothing better than the fast market feature but be aware that it is not something offered for the majority of live fixtures.
eSports categorised by country rather than a game type, which is not the most sensible way of doing it but for most fans, this will pose significant problems. Recognising the seemingly unstoppable growth of competitive multiplayer gaming, Spin Sports continuously covers a healthy amount of fixtures from games such as Counter-Strike, Dota 2, League of Legends, Starcraft and Wangzhe Rongyao (Honor of Kings). Each fixture will usually come with at least a small selection of other markets but never anything extensive. More disappointing is that eSports bouts are very rarely scheduled for live betting.
It takes a lot of scrolling to get the bottom of the Spin Casino’s slot collection, which is both varied and in-depth. As well as standard slot choices players also can select from a 15 jackpot variety should they be tempted by the thought of a glistening prize pot. Much like slots, video poker is another area of the site boasting great coverage. There are 24 different options to select from with variants including a double joker, double bonus, deuces wild, aces and faces and tens or better.
Moving over to the ‘tables’ section of the website, while it would be useful to have the ability to narrow the search by game type, take nothing away from another solid offering. There is plenty to choose from here including many different forms of baccarat, bingo, blackjack, keno, poker and roulette plus a sprinkling of a few non-conventional casino games. Although it might take you a little time to find your favourite games, you can easily locate them in future visits by clicking the heart beside the game’s icon.
Spin Sports encourages users to try out new games by offering demo versions of their non-live games. Whether its slots, video poker or roulette, you can get to grip with how the game works using free, virtual currency.
€1000 Welcome Bonus
New players at the Spin Casino can score themselves up to €1000 in bonus money thanks to this hefty welcome offer. Opt into the deal before making your first profit of at least €10 (or currency equivalent) and you will be automatically handed a 100% bonus up to the value of €400. Keen on some more bonus money on top of that? Then you are in luck as players can get another 100% matched boost on their second and third deposits, both up to a maximum of €300.
Although a hugely generous amount to award, there is a fairly challenging 50x wagering requirement (deposit and bonus) which must be met before any winnings can be withdrawn. It is a turnover amount you will need to meet playing largely slots, keno or scratch cards too with all money placed across these games all contributing 100% to the wagering requirement. All other casino games range between 0% and 8% in their contribution towards the wagering.
Spin casino is one of a growing number of sites which have partnered up with Evolution Gaming to provide their live casino experience. Evolution Gaming is arguably the gold standard in the industry at this point, offering a high number of equally high-quality tables and smooth running streams. Many of the casino classics come in several different forms; roulette, for instance, can be played as French roulette gold, lightning roulette, double ball roulette, auto roulette, plus several more. Each table comes with its minimum stake as well a list of previous results where applicable.
Mobile website version
There is no option of an app download for Spin Sports so any users wishing to play on the need to head the website as usual via their mobile browser. Despite the absence of a dedicated Spin Sports app, smartphone users will find the site remains incredibly easy to use throughout, offering an entirely seamless experience with minimal loading times. Menus intelligently designed and a built-in ‘back’ button, allowing for quick changes between sporting fixtures. The only drawback we can spot is that the selection of casino games is much smaller on the mobile site, but it still has a decent enough range for most players.
Most users at Spin Sports will have the option of funding their accounts via Neteller, Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, ecoPayz and a few more. Other options are location-dependent so, depending on where you reside, you may find options such as bank transfer, Klarna, MuchBetter and Neosurf. In the vast majority of cases, the minimum deposit is €10 (or equivalent). It is possible to track payments that have not yet been credited to your account by using the ‘Trace My Deposit’ feature on your account.
All withdrawals stay as pending for a minimum of 24 hours (except Visa), allowing players to cancel the request before they are processed. When possible, withdrawals will be sent to the same purchase mechanism that was used to make the deposit.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit||Minimum Withdrawal||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Visa||€10||no limit||Instant||€50||€10 000/day||2-3 days|
|Neteller||€10||no limit||Instant||€50||€10 000/day||24 hours|
|Skrill||€10||no limit||Instant||€50||€10 000/day||24 hours|
|EcoPayz||€10||no limit||Instant||€50||€10 000/day||24 hours|
|Ecocard||€10||no limit||Instant||€50||€10 000/day||24 hours|
|ZapZap||€10||no limit||Instant||€50||€10 000/day||24 hours|
Security and Regulation
To avoid any uninvited guests accessing your account, after a brief period of inactivity, players will find themselves logged out of the site. As for protecting your data, regardless of if you are logged in or not, intrusion prevention and firewall systems are in place around the clock, and communications are encrypted.
At the online casino, industry-leading Microgaming software used throughout the site, software that comes with an audited Random Number Generator to ensure fairness.
Buffalo Partners oversees the affiliate programme for Spin Casino and Spin Sports plus several other globally influential sites. They have 20 years of experience in the industry so their know-how can be invaluable to anyone seeking to try their luck in the affiliate game. Those who do will earn 50% commission during their first month before dropping to the standard range of 25%-40%. There is no negative carryover with the scheme, and there is even the possibility of gaining money by referring other affiliates.
How to verify my account?
Click on your username at the top of the screen, then select ‘profile’. Towards the bottom of the page, there will be an option to upload documents. Uploading proof of ID and address is the only way of fully verifying your account and this often required before making a withdrawal.
What to do if I forgot my password?
Customers have ten attempts to guess their password before their account is locked but if you have no idea what it might be, click the ‘Forgotten Password’ button towards the bottom of the login screen. You will then be instructed to enter your username, and upon doing so, an email will be sent out allowing you to reset your password.
Alternatively, you can contact the customer support team.
What currencies can I play with?
Users can choose from ARS, BRL CAD, GBP, EUR, NOK, NZD, INR, RUB, SEK, THB and USD. To find the currency exchange rates for the welcome offer, head to the terms and conditions of the promotion.
Can I register at Spin Sports?
If customers from your location are not permitted to play at Spin Sports, they will block you from registering by detecting the location of your IP address.
Is it possible to place deposit limits on my account?
Yes, speak to the customer support team if you wish to place daily, weekly or monthly limits.
What languages can I view the website in?
Customers may select from the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Arabic or Thai.
How old must I be to register an account?
Regardless of where you located, you must be at least 18 years of age to play at Spin Sports. You may need to be older than this though depending on your local jurisdiction.
Can I transfer Spin Sports funds to and from Spin Poker?
No, it is not possible to do this.
My account is locked, can I unlock it?
If your account is locked, you will need to contact a member of the support team who can assist you in re-opening it.
Spin Casino established way back in 2001, but it took the Spin brand a long time before they tried their luck in the highly competitive sports betting arena. Finally daring to take the plunge in 2017, Spin Sports got the green light and began taking bets from hopeful punters. So, while new to the scene, the masterminds behind the site have vast amounts of experience.
Spin Sports are licensed under the auspices of the Malta Gaming Authority and fall under the umbrella of The Palace Group who oversee such sites as Mummys Gold Casino and Cabaret Club Casino.
Irish football fans may also recognise sister site, Spin Casino, as the company that sponsored Waterford FC during the 2019 Irish Premier Division season.
Customer care & contact details
Customer support personnel are available 24 hours of the day, 365 days a year and can answer queries in more than 12 languages. To speak to them, either select the ‘Live Chat’ button which is often located in the top right of the screen when logged in or email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Rating & Conclusion
Spin Sports makes an array of bold claims regarding their stature and uniqueness of promotions, but we have not seen enough to support their opinion that they are the world’s number one sportsbook. Their casino offering is strong, their customer support is beneficial when called upon and they cover an impressive range of sports, but in other areas, the website is unable to excel to this extent.
For starters, they offer limited payment methods compared to other online bookmakers and withdrawals are processed slowly. We have also targeted the in-play section as one of the main areas requiring some further improvements. The addition of fast markets is a real redeeming feature, but there needs to be more of them as well as far more detailed match statistics and a broader range of live games covered. For players not too bothered about betting on live events however, we could recommend giving Spin Sports a go, especially as their sportsbook welcome offer is a quite generous one in comparison to many these days.
Overall score: 4/5