Year established: 2001
Mobile version: yes
Overall rating: C-
Recommended: For recreational players
24hBet Sportsbook Review
24hBet was first founded back in 2001 and it is a subsidiary to the iGameMalta Ltd., who are licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).
After 15 years experience in the industry 24hBet have created a brand that predominantly focuses on the European market. The bookmaker has offices now in Malta, Serbia and Estonia.
24hBet is especially interested in targeting players from Scandinavia, operating in the Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian languages along with English. The site is currently restricted in the UK, France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the USA, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Spain, Canada and more.
24hBet focus mostly on the football market with great range and depth, and their Ice Hockey coverage is also excellent. Currently 24hBet do not offer Greyhound or Horse racing. The site also has a Casino and Poker.
Surprisingly, the bookmaker has a very limited presence on social media, with currently no Facebook and a Twitter feed which only has 110 followers. The last post on Twitter was almost a year ago in November of 2015. This is especially important to consider given that so many bookmakers today try to develop their image and reputation across multiple social media platforms and is something 24hBet should consider.
24hBet offer over 30 different markets, offering highly competitive odds and a great range of wagers. This is a result of using the OddsMatrix service that is used in all of iGameMalta’s subsidiaries.
Currently the markets available include Football, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Floorball, Alpine Skiing, American Football, Baseball, Biathlon, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country Skiing, Cycling, Darts, E-Sports, Fighting, Futsal, Golf, Motor Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Ski Jumping, Snooker, Specials and Table Tennis.
Their E-Sports market is especially comprehensive, currently offering wagers for Counter Strike: GO, DOTA2, HearthStone, League of Legends and Starcraft 2.
24hBet have a live betting system that is common amongst many of its competitors offering a range of wagers and graphics. However, there is nothing particularly special about thus service, which offers limited statistics, no live steaming, and no cash out facility.
The design itself is simple, sleek and the betslip is incredibly intuitive, but overall there is room for further improvement and development.
Usability of the site
The simple green, black and grey colour scheme feels incredibly comfortable and familiar. The great thing is, is that the page is not overloaded with adverts and promotions and players are left to focus on the markets and wagers available. There is also a very well designed search bar, which is easy to locate and use. The mobile app is equally as well designed and easy to navigate.
The customer support is quick to solve any issues that arise giving players the option of a live chat facility or email. However, there is no phone number available which some players may not be happy with.
Shockingly there are NO promotions available on their sportsbook, and the only promotions are available for their casino. This is a huge risk given that so many sportsbooks rely on attracting new players through their promotions.
There are a good range of payment options including the basic methods and also Skrill, Neteller, Webmoney and Paysafe Card.
Overall 24hBet offer a well-designed service that provides highly competitive odds, good markets and an okay live betting service. However, they are somewhat held back by the fact they are not licensed to operate in some major countries and the fact that they currently have no welcome promotions on their sportsbook.
– More than 15 years of activity;
– Wide range of sports games;
– Massive range of football markets;
– Some of the more obscure sports covered;
– Also offers online casino and poker;
– Fast navigation on the website;
– Instant access to markets using the search bar;
– Easy access to customer care via live chat.
– Don’t always offer the best odds;
– There are very low limits for some events;
– Player of many countries are not accepted;
– Limited payment options available for deposit/withdrawal;
– Website is visually poor.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Bank Transfer, Neteller, Paysafecard, Webmoney, Entercash
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.