Year established: 2016
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Malta & UK
Overall rating: C-
Recommended: For recreational players
FansBet Sportsbook Review
Fansbet is an innovative new bookmaker, advertised as a ‘one of a kind’ betting platform that shares 50% of its net profits directly with supporters from local clubs and organisations who partner with the site. Fansbet is offering a genuine rewards program for its customers through this scheme, in the hope of ensuring customer retention and loyalty not seen at other online Sportsbooks. The company is licensed and regulated by the UK and Maltese Gambling Authorities, meaning this company is serious about competing and expanding in the online bookmaking industry.
For the average discerning bettor, Fansbet also has along to offer – generous sign up and loyalty bonuses, competitively priced odds and a solid range of different betting markets and enough depth to keep 99% of customers very happy. On the main Sportsbook Homepage, you can find a range of popular sports like Football, Horse Racing and Golf, along with some niche sports and even the American favorites to get your teeth stuck into. The continuously updating feed shows Inplay events, along with big upcoming games like the Premier League or Horse Racing Festivals. Dive into one of these for the usual range of common betting markets, along with some specials to add to the comprehensive offering. Further to this, regular Fans Boosts are available to give value back to you, if you fancy yourself at correctly predicting what’s going to happen in your favorite teams’ upcoming game. For new customers, you can get a 100% matched betting bonus when signing up, a free £10 bet after placing your first sports punt of £10+. Not only this, but you can enjoy enhanced winnings on the multiple selection Accumulators in addition to various casino bonuses.
Clicking on Inplay at the top of the Sportsbook Homepage will take you straight to all the action going on around the world at any given moment. From here you can see the current score and betting odds, which update in real time as games progress. You can navigate to a more detailed view with a larger range of betting markets on offer if you want to focus on a particular game, and also get some handy stats to help you bet on the right outcomes. This area of the site is relatively basic in comparison to other bookmakers currently leading this industry, which could mean customers may look elsewhere if they love the inplay betting experience.
Fansbet has a dedicated online casino with industry leading games developed by NetEnt or similar, including those old favourites like Jack Hammer 2, Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest. There are also Jackpots, Scratch Cards and a Live Casino for endless hours of fun after the sport has stopped. Interesting, Fansbet also offers a range of Fantasy competitions based on existing Football leagues, pitting your managerial prowess against other places to win the ultimate glory – and some seriously big cash prizes.
Usability of the Site
Fansbet are relatively new to the online Sportsbook Industry and have a current, sleek design to their website. Everything from the branding, to adverts and the main Sportsbook betting pages are clear, easy to navigate and provide large amounts of information without feeling cluttered or overpowering. Fansbet is also hot on the increasing big market of mobile gambling whilst on the go, with a modern and user friendly App for customers to quickly place their bets of choice. Online searches highlight that in early 2017 there seemed to be a number of complaints regarding the customer service aspect of the site, but these seem to have dried up since as the company settles into it’s new role.
To conclude, Fansbet has an interesting offering, and does everything right in terms of the basics of online bookmaking. The site is appealing and easy to use, the odds are reasonable and the ‘Fan’ aspect of receiving Cashback on bets placed is an interesting proposition. This aspect of the site is one which make it stand out from competitors, but sadly only seems to currently apply to members of certified sports clubs and organisations – it will be interesting to see if this expands to all customers of the Sportsbook in the future.
– Ambitious bookie;
– Most major sports and many other sports and events offered;
– Great coverage of european football and horse racing;
– Good Live betting section;
– Access to other online gambling opportunities;
– Modern site design and easy to follow sections;
– Attentive customer service;
– Less established than other bookies;
– Very focused on just the UK market;
– Odds aren’t the greatest for local sports;
– Some restricted countries;
– Limited offer of payment options;
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, Paysafecard, ecoPayz, UPayCard, 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.