Year established: 1996
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Costa Rica
Overall rating: C
Recommended: For recreational players
JustBet Sportsbook Review
JustBet offers punters in 56 countries globally both an online sportsbook and casino for their gambling needs.
The parent company behind JustBet has been ‘involved in the igaming industry since the mid 90s’ giving it some sense of legitimacy though it’s unclear from the site who this company is and this lack of transparency is unsettling.
JustBet itself has been in existence since 2000 and is based, licensed and regulated in Costa Rica, it’s key not to confuse it with another JustBet which is a Kenyan sports betting operator. It doesn’t have any ambassadors to speak of nor does it sponsor any leagues or tournaments. Despite this it is well regarded on review sites such as Sportsbook Review which commends it for its fast payout and strong customer service.
JustBet runs a sportsbook, casino and separates its racebook from these.
Here is the full list of sports on which JustBet offers customers markets and odds; Baseball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Horse racing, Martial Arts, Boxing, Rugby, Aussie Rules, Cycling, Cricket and Esports.
A decent spread of sports but there is undoubtedly more depth and variety elsewhere, though its inclusion of esports is an indicator that it is open to introducing new markets.
In addition there are some markets on Politics and customers can wager on Futures too.
JustBet is geared towards American players and its offering of live betting is extremely limited. A simple interface is great and it’s relatively easy to see what it has on offer for inplay but it needs to expand this section of the site.
Usability of the site
JustBet is great for US players with the major US sports well covered, the main leagues such as the NFL, NBA and MLB in particular well covered and the bet types typically favoured by these players included such as straight, parlay, teaser, and if-win.
JustBet allows players to wager with Bitcoin as of 2015, in terms of deposit and withdrawal options it also has its customers well covered. It offers debit, credit card options as well as some, but notably not all, the e-wallets included too. In this case Neteller is allowed but others such as Paypal are not.
The interface on Justbet is aimed at simplicity and users will appreciate the lack of offers being thrown at them from all corners of the site. It’s been optimised for mobile meaning bettors can wager happily on the go.
Customer service is available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), live chat and over the phone. It has been reasonably well documented that the customer service team is efficient and helpful; always a great sign of a reputable bookmaker.
JustBet does not offer live casino, poker or bingo. It has been noted online that JustBet isn’t the best place for big bettors, or the pros, with relatively low betting maximum limits. It does however have a rewards program in place and a promotions section too. It makes sense to reward customer loyalty and JustBet has clearly considered this.
With the JustBet Rewards players can earn BetPoints which can be exchanged for cashback, gift cards, merchandise and more. The promotions at JustBet are mostly limited to welcome bonuses, which at the time of writing is a 50% welcome bonus up to $300. The terms and conditions also state that this must be rolled over ten times for sports betting, which is higher than the industry average.
A bookmaker which has held its own online since the turn of the millennium, it’s stayed in business thanks to its delivery of good customer service and reliable, fast pay outs.
JustBet is great for betting on US sports, and for US customers, in particular with its offering of baseball, American football and basketball.
– The sportsbook is run by a very reliable group;
– Heavy focus on US sports and bettors;
– Favorable lines pricing for most markets;
– The platform for live betting is awesome;
– Accepts large deposits;
– Intuitive betting interface;
– Very good payout speeds on withdrawals.
– Needs more variety of sports;
– Not great on European sports coverage;
– 15% 1st-time deposit bonus leaves a lot to be desired;
– Rewards program is lackluster and favors big bettors only;
– Customer support is not 24 hours a day;
– Site can be slow during peak times.
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*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.