Year established: 2016
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C+
Recommended: For recreational players (Bitcoin exclusive sportsbook)
Sportsbet.io is one of the most established and legitimate bitcoin betting sites in existence right now. It accepts players from the US and Canada which is slightly risky business and yet oddly it doesn’t allow players from the UK. Sportsbet.io only accepts bitcoin wagers, but that aside it is similar to many modern sportsbooks with a sleek online portal, fast and easy registration, promotions and bonuses, a presence on social media and the rest.
The bookmaker holds a Curacao licence, deposits and withdrawal are fast and flawless and the max bet is up to 100 BTC. This in monetary value fluctuates quite wildly right now as is the situation with bitcoin for the time-being but it’s around $100,000 at the time of writing.
Sportsbet.io is still too new to have signed any sponsorship deals, it doesn’t yet have any ambassadors either but as bitcoin further enters mainstream acceptance this is likely to change. More and more established bookmakers are beginning to accept it as a viable currency as they realise that if they don’t then they’ll lose out on an increasingly large pool of online customers.
Sportsbet.io offers an eclectic bunch of markets which should suit all bettors. It’s an extension of BitCasino, it naturally has casino features alongside a variety of sports betting options.
The sportsbook markets, which are very nicely laid out, include a variety of options for punters who have jumped on the bitcoin bandwagon. The markets are as follows: Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Esports, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Sport, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Racing, Snooker, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.
Sportsbet also offers some Olympics markets. It doesn’t offer horse racing.
Live betting is a major feature on Sportsbet.io and it’s suitably well designed for those betting on an event in-play. It includes a number of sports and it’s well laid out, but unsurprisingly for such a new platform, it doesn’t include live streams. Any operator that does offer a live stream such as Bet365, William Hill and the rest will always be better placed to attract and retain customers for in-play.
That said a solid mobile option can be an antidote with so many casual live bettors using their phones as a second screen experience.
Usability of the site
Alongside Nitrogen Sports, Sportsbet.io is one of the most comprehensive bitcoin bookmakers currently live. One issue with any bitcoin bookie right now is of course customer trust but a strong product including customer support goes a long way in securing that trust.
The Sportsbet.io product is smart, it’s responsive and it looks the part. They operate social media accounts and even do giveaways such as signed football shirts and tickets to matches. The customer support is good and on the homepage there’s a chat feature one click away which is something that all bookmakers should, but don’t, include.
The logo is memorable, the site professional and there is email support backing up the live chat. There is no phone support as of now. Sportsbet.io on mobile is equally fun and punters get a good experience across devices; mobile is evermore important and isn’t going anywhere so they need to ensure this stays a major area of focus.
As mentioned depositing is a flawless process and the casino games range includes options from big names such as Endorphina, Betgames, Betsoft and more.
Sportsbet.io is undoubtedly a leader in the field of bitcoin only online bookmakers. Its range of casino games is excellent, and it covers sports well too. It is particularly strong for football markets. The layout is top notch, it’s professional and customer support also receives top marks. All in all, a good bookmaker which should continue to grow and attract customers.
– Premium Bitcoin Sportsbook;
– American and Canadian players accepted;
– Fast and anonymous registration;
– Availability of different sporting events;
– Decent choice of Live betting options;
– Competitive odds;
– Great promotional offers;
– Fantastic looking site;
– Incredibly easy to use;
– Instantly withdraw;
– Support responding very fast.
– Slight lack of bonuses;
– Lack of different markets;
– Bitcoin is the only currency accepted;
– Limited support options.
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.