Year established: 2015
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: B-
Recommended: For recreational players
NextBet Sportsbook Review
NextBet launched in 2015, as part of the Sportsbook group owned by AsianBGE. The bookie is fully licensed and regulated out of the Phillipines with a real focus on establishing themselves as the go to Asian bookmaker as this area of the world continues to increase interest in sports betting and gambling. Its recommended that customers take caution with using a relatively unknown licensing country, as their funds could be more at risk. The proud sponsor of the Italian football club Napoli, the bookmaker claims to offer over 15,000 live events at any one time. The site doesn’t seem to be part of any ethical gambling organisations as of yet, although this may be more of a hot topic in Europe than Asia at the current time.
NextBet evidently has all of your favourite sports, leagues and events covered, offering sports ranging from Football and American Sports, to more niche selections like Snooker, Volleyball and Ice Hockey. E Sports is heavily featured on the site which is great to see, with League of Legends, Counter Strike and DOTA 2 amongst others on the site. Within each sport is a huge range of leagues, including lower leagues, and within each specific event you can explore a decent depth of specific betting markets. The multitude of toolbars, filters and drop down menus make it easy and quick to navigate the site if your trying to find a specific team or betting market for your punt. Further to this, the site also offers Fantasy sports and Sport Virtuals, if you find that your favourite team isn’t playing for a while but want to have a go at winning some dosh. New customers can enjoy a deposit match bonus to start with, and there’s several sports and casino bonuses like cashback for regular players to take advantage of. Customers can place singles, doubles and even 10+ selection Accumulators both across sports and on the same event, polishing off a pretty comprehensive Sportsbook.
Live Betting is a big thing on NextBet, just follow the toolbar at the top of the screen. You can see a huge range of sporting events currently taking place at this very moment on the main dashboard, again with some really useful filters to explore and narrow down your options of betting. An appealing visual, along with some decent statistics can all be found for each event, which you can use if you’re the sort of person who likes to strategise your in play betting activity.
NextBet has both a Casino and a Live Casino on offer, with a large range of popular slots, jackpots, arcade and card games to explore when you fancy a break from sports betting. If you fancy taking that excitement factor to the next level, head into the Live Casino and start playing some real world Blackjack, Roulette and Bacarrat against a real world croupier. There’s also some more promotional offers available for players in here to get some value back, so be sure to check them out.
Usability of the Site
NextBet is a comprehensive bookmaker, with sleek and distinctive branding, a consistent theme, and a flawlessly functioning website which allows customers to enjoy the actual betting activity. The site offers a lot of information, particularly on the homepage of the Sportsbook, which could be confusing for first time users. However, its quickly obvious that the use of filter and toolbars can ensure navigate round the site is extremely quick and easy. The site offers a range of contact/support options, so if you have any problems or queries you can get in touch via phone, email or Live Chat to get any issues quickly resolved. At the current time it seems only bank transfer is possible for depositing money, which definitely isn’t ideal, but is likely related to the company’s focus on the Asian market.
In conclusion., NextBet is a pretty decent bookmaker, with a lot of sports, decent promotions and a flawless website. In future it would be great to see it improve on its licensing and banking options, to open up its services to more customers worldwide.
– Asian facing sportsbook;
– Decent variety of sports available;
– Excellent football coverage;
– Industry leading odds for football;
– Full range of betting options includes eSports and virtual bets;
– Live and in-play betting features, including wagering on individual points;
– Promotions include a matching first deposit bonus for new players;
– Features live in-play betting options with live statistics and analysis;
– Language and currency support for several key Asian markets;
– Slick, intuitive website.
– Very new bookmaker;
– Low bet limits for some events;
– Long list of restricted countries;
– No debit/credit card deposits;
– Poor payment options.
Local Bank Transfer, Online 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.