Year established: 2004
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Isle of Man & UK
Overall rating: B-
Recommended: For recreational and professional players
Dafabet Sportsbook Review
Dafabet is an online bookmaker offering both sports and casino options which has promoted itself well to become an established name since its launch in 2004.
It’s the betting brand of parent company AsianBGE, and unsurprisingly is an Asian facing operator which also targets European customers by way of a focus on football and club based strategic partnerships.
One of its first ambassadors back in the day was Alan Shearer in 2011, and since then it’s signed numerous deals mostly with clubs but it’s also sponsored tournaments in different sports. It has partnered with Everton and West Brom, as well as becoming Aston Villa’s main sponsor for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
In 2015 it established deals with Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Burnley for two seasons initially, and in the same year it became the title sponsor of the Welsh Premier League. The deals with both Burnley and Sunderland have since been extended.
The spring of 2016 saw a partnership announced between Dafabet and Scottish champions Celtic FC; this became the Scottish Football League’s biggest deal to date in the form of a four year deal which saw the bookmaker became the club’s main kit sponsor.
Outside of football Dafabet made history in establishing a partnership with esports organisation Fnatic. This was the first major agreement of its kind between a sports betting operator and an esports team. It’s also a big player and support of snooker; Dafabet sponsored the Masters and the World Championship in 2014, and Jimmy White is a brand ambassador.
The bookmaker is a part of EGR’s Power 50, which lists the most influential e-gaming operators worldwide.
Dafabet has over 1000 employees worldwide, is licensed in the Isle of Man via AsianBGE and Dafabet runs social media accounts on Twitter, Google+ and Youtube.
Dafabet offers a comprehensive range of sports and markets for its punters. Here they are are in full: American Football, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Esports, Football, GAA Football, GAA Hurling, Golf, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Motor Sports, Olympics, Pool, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Tennis and Volleyball.
In addition to all these sports it also offer specials such as politics and novelty markets.
Dafabet has its In-Play product placed directly next to Sports on the main options bar.
It’s nicely laid out, colourful and not too stats heavy which is a mistake made by some. In addition it has some live streaming capabilities which add to the overall product considerably.
One improvement that could be made to Dafabet live betting is the addition of more graphics to jazz up the individual events once you’ve clicked through to them.
Usability of the site
Dafabet offers a modern, colourful and easy to navigate product on both web and mobile.
The customer support live chat is clearly displayed should you need assistance, and customer support in general is high quality with live chat, email and phone options to give you great flexibility. One thing Dafabet does love to do is promote its partnerships with clubs, and they feature quite prominently throughout the site. This would be fine but with so many of them it gets a bit overbearing.
Dafabet offers all the typical payment options including Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill and more but it does not offer Paypal. The site is bright and will be attractive and not off putting to new bettors, whilst the accompanying blog though this can be tricky to find.
It’s simple to check up on the latest Dafabet promotions and changing the odds from fractional to decimal is a one click procedure which is a feature all should copy.
Dafabet is a world renowned betting brand for a reason; the site is intuitive and works well, there are some great promotions such as the Dafabet new customer offer and its formidable collection of partnerships with clubs ensure it’s a brand that you can trust.
Via its partnership with Fnatic too Dafabet is a great place to come for esports, and runs a connected but standalone site Dafaesports which serves this purpose excellently.
– Reliable and well established bookmaker;
– Most popular sportsbook in Asia;
– Very good reputation;
– Wide range of sporting events;
– Huge selection of soccer betting markets;
– Maximum live betting market;
– Competitive odds available;
– Best Asian handicapping around;
– Attractive bonuses and promotions;
– Website is available in multiple languages;
– Accepts deposits in most currencies;
– 24/7 friendly customer service which includes live chat.
– Too Asian customer concentrated;
– Deposit bonus only available to certain currencies;
– Rollover is very high on deposit bonus;
– Restricted in some countries;
– Gameplay can be slightly slow.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Click2Pay, Wire Bank Transfer, Neteller, PaysafeCard, WebMoney, Paybay, eCashAsia, Bank Transfer
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.