Year established: 2019
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C-
Recommended: For recreational players
TornadoBet Sportsbook Review
TornadoBet is an online bookmaker that has been recently establishing its Sports Betting platform in 2019, after having already been an online casino for around 10 years. The bookmaker is fully licensed and regulated by the Government of Curacao, and offers a very in depth sports book with a large number of betting markets just waiting to be explored. Currently, some countries including the UK and US cannot create an account with the bookmaker, so be sure to check this out upon registration with the site. The bookie offers a no thrills experience, only offering sports on the current website with its sister casino TornadoCasino being completely separate to this one.
Straight from the main homepage, its easy to mistake the large number of markets initially shown as proof that the site covers a vast array of sports and leagues. Unfortunately, this is not the case, with 8 sports including Football, Rugby and Basketball are the only things available for betting on, which might frustrate some customers. For example, you cannot bet on Horse Racing, Golf and many others. The layout of the site is unique from other bookmakers in that a large number of drop down menus are used to organise the specific betting markets, which is quite a good idea. Clicking on groups of betting markets will open only those, which means you can concentrate on viewing the odds for old the bet types you’re actually interested in. New customers can get a 200% sign up bonus on joining, well, this is at least advertised in a banner. Disappointingly this is a dead link so isn’t currently available, meaning there are zero promotions or price boosts for customers. The same applies for a dead link through to Virtual Sports, they aren’t available on the site.
Live Betting is fully integrated into the TornadoBet website, with the ability to filter all games that are current taking place around the world via sport in the top horizontal toolbar. The green and red colours show the ever changing odds happening automatically, so there’s no need to refresh the page – just make sure you are quick to bet on a price before it changes against you.
There isn’t currently a casino built into the TornadoBet mentioned, the bookmaker does however have a sister website which you can use the same login details for. This site has a range of slots, Jackpots and Table Games across a Casino and Live Casino that is definitely worth a visit if you fancy a break from sports betting.
Usability of the Site
TornadoBet feels a little bit like its half finished. There is no sign of a company logo, the only adverts on the site don’t seem to lead anywhere, and there are no branding and marketing materials to speak of. There can sometimes be a lot of empty space when exploring sports betting as a result of not having enough betting markets and sports available on the website, which leads to an unprofessional feel associated with the site. Customer Service is covered by being able to resolve a query via Live Chat or Email, and you can deposit and withdraw via Visa and MasterCard.
In conclusion, TornadoBet has a lot of areas for improvement if it wants to compete in the online bookmaking space. It has to look to massively increase the number of betting markets available across existing sports, and also add new sports to overall offer a much wider choice of selection to its customers. Removing dead links is also important as this contributes to an overall unprofessional feel of the site. Promotions are a great way to draw in new customers and have them return to a site, and this is something that TornadoBet doesn’t do at all at the moment.
– Sportsbook and online casino games are offered;
– Most major sports and many other sports and events offered;
– Multiple football match betting markets;
– A varied range of leagues;
– Reasonable odds covering all mainstream sports;
– Ongoing promotions and offers;
– Excellent coverage of live betting markets;
– Most reliable payment methods accepted;
– Attentive customer service.
– New bookie;
– High wagering requirements on some promotions;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– There are very low limits for some events;
– Some restricted countries.
Visa/Mastercard, Sofort, ecoPayz, MultiBanco, 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.