Year established: 2010
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C-
Recommended: For recreational players
OlyBet Sportsbook Review
OlyBet was established in 2010 as an online branch of Olympic Casino Estonia Limited. Olympic Casino Estonia brings over 20 years experience to the industry and is a subsidiary to Olympic Entertainment Group, with a supervisory board chaired by Armin Karu.
OlyBet is licenced and regulated under the jurisdiction of Estonia and the site is restricted in France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey, the US and the UK.
OlyBet is geared towards the European market and operates in Estonian, Russian and English languages. The bookmaker focuses mostly on Football, with hundreds of daily wagers available, but prides itself in its huge selection of other markets.
OlyBet supports the Estonian Olympic Committee, Estonian Paralympic Committee, Estonian Basketball Association, Eastern Basketball Federation, Estonian Volleyball Association, NOMME Beach Soccer and the Estonian basketball teams BC Zalgiris and Rapla. OlyBet also support several charitable causes including Tallinn Yacht Club, Heiki Nabi, Konstantin Vassiljev and Joel Lindpere.
The website also has a casino, online games, a live dealer, poker as well as their sportsbook. Their bookmaking platform is supported by a number of reliable and celebrated providers, including Netent, Playtech, Microgaming, Betconstruct and Ifusion.
OlyBet are regularly active on both Instagram and Facebook, but overall their social media presence extends to almost 1,300 people, which isn’t a huge number given they have been online since 2010.
OlyBet have a comprehensive list of sports available with markets covering basic sports as well as including some more niche markets, and in total, covering almost 50 different sports. These include:
Football, tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Table Tennis, Baseball, Handball, Boxing, Overwatch, Starcraft 2, Vainglory, Aussie Rules, American Football, Golf, Darts, Special Bets, Cricket, Pesapallo, the Olympics, Beach Soccer, politics, poker, DOTA 2, League of Legends, Rugby Union, Counter Strike: Global- Offensive, Rugby League, MMA, F1, Auto Racing, Speedway, Futsal, Biathalon, Bowls, Chess, Surfing, Cross-Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Horse Racing, Lottery, Sumo, Virtual Horse Racing, Virtual Greyhounds, Virtual Tennis, Virtual Football and Virtual Car Racing.
OlyBet offer an amazing variety of live sports throughout the day, with a huge range of wagers available and offer an incredibly dedicated and detailed statistics platform for players. There is a facility for live streaming, with 7000 live streams a year, and simple visuals and animations also available. However, despite this there is currently no option for live cash out and having this feature would complete what is otherwise a great live betting package.
Usability of the site
The site offers players a huge range of services but this leaves the menus feeling cluttered and sometimes irritating to use. The sportsbook itself is relatively well designed and extremely easy to navigate, but aesthetically the site is lacking and could do with some more modern designs. OlyBet has good mobile support, with only some minor limitations in services when playing on a desktop.
OlyBet’s only customer support is through its dedicated live chat facility and e-mail, which may be frustrating to some players who prefer other methods of contact when resolving any issues.
OlyBet offer all new players 100% on deposits of up to a 100 Euros as well as a sports betting weekend bonus for existing players. They have a few payment methods available including Skrill and Neteller, but there could be more options made accessible in future.
Overall OlyBet offer a very good service with great markets, competitive odds and ultimately demonstrate their experience in the sportsbook world. Their live betting facility is easily the highlight of their site and with some improvements OlyBet could be even more successful and attract an ever growing contigent of players.
– Huge range of markets on certain sports;
– Cover a wide range of football betting markets;
– Also offers online bingo, casino and poker;
– Functional web site with nice graphic design;
– Provides instant deposits and withdrawals fast;
– Quick and easy access to customer service.
– Young bookmaker;
– Odds are poor compared to other books;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– Low bet limits for some events;
– List of funding options could be wider.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Bank Transfer, Neteller, Swedbank, Dankste Bank
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