Year established: 2007
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: B-
Recommended: For recreational players
Leonbets Sportsbook Review
Leonbets is a subsidiary of Leon Gaming Ltd. and has been online since 2007. It caters predominantly for Russian and Polish players with each of these languages available as well as English and German.
The bookmaker is licensed and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (Canada) and the Government of Curacao. Leon Gaming Ltd. operates out of Belize.
Currently you are not allowed to register to the site if you are from USA, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Israel, France, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Afghanistan or North Korea.
The MMA Russian-American star Jeff Monson is their ambassador, and Leonbets are partners with Skrill, Neteller, microgaming and Evolution gaming. This allows Leonbets to have a wide range of markets and online games including LiveCasion, Netent Games, Virtual Sports, TV Games, and Betsoft Games. However, there is a clear focus on their sportsbook and especially Football.
It has almost no social media presence on the English speaking web, however there are references to the bookmaker on hugely followed Russian Twitter accounts like Wylsacom which has 450,000 followers.
Leonbets does not have a huge range of markets available in their sportsbook, but most bettors will be more than happy with the selection that is currently on offer. The sports that are currently on offer are:
Soccer, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Cricket, Field Hockey, Futsal, Handball, Rugby, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo.
Their ‘Outrights’ section in their sportsbook offers a specific focus on current sports, with a huge market for the Olympics as well as having some focus on American sports.
The odds they have are somewhat competitive compared to the more popular Western European bookmakers, but there is definitely room for improvement.
The live betting facility offers Live Betting markets in all the major sports listed but focuses most on the Football and Tennis markets. Players can bet up to $10,000 on the outcomes of live events.
There is currently no live cash out option, live statistics or access to streaming of sports so there is a real lack of urgency in their live betting which will only serve to hinder this features success.
Usability of the site
The layout and design of the page is quite basic and simple making it accessible to even the newest of players. There is a live-chat facility and a 24-hour e-mail facility built-into the web page if you require any help.
Their mobile app is relatively user friendly and is well laid out giving players a calm and quiet experience.
As this bookmaker focuses on their Eastern European market, there is a lack of languages available particularly in Western Europe, with only option for German and English.
Leonbets’ clear strength is their ability to accept a huge range of payment options with 30 different methods available. Their bonus’ change and a code is needed in order to get them. Currently they offer a bonus of 150% up to $150 if you deposit through Skrill and 100% up to $100 if you don’t. In order to cash this you need to get so many ‘points’ that can also be cashed in for prizes.
Overall the bookmaker is relatively inaccessible to countries out of Eastern Europe, but considering their odds are not as competitive as the more popular bookmakers in Europe it would be difficult to currently expand their operations.
Leonbets is nicely designed and laid out giving players a good user experience, but a lack of live cash-out options, statistics and streaming detract from what is a generally positive feeling.
– Accessible for new and experienced players;
– Wide range of sport betting options;
– Very good bonus offers;
– Bonus points for every bet;
– Provides instant deposits and withdrawals fast;
– Multiple languages.
– Relatively unknown, as of yet;
– Low betting limits;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– Charges on deposits and withdrawals using credit or debit cards;
– Is limited in some areas.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), PaysafeCard, Click2Pay, Ukash, Neteller. Webmoney
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.