Year established: 2003
Mobile version: yes
Overall rating: C
Recommended: For recreational players
Vbet Sportsbook Review
Vbet is operated by Radon B.V., with the company being licensed and regulated by the government of Curacao.
Vbet brings over ten years experience to the online industry and was originally founded in 2003 in Armenia. The bookmaker has been online since 2008 and attracts a vast array of players.
The site operates in ten languages including: English, Spanish, Russian, Armenian, Portuguese, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Georgian. The languages available demonstrate the focus the bookmaker has on Eastern Europe and Asia, but with Spanish and Portuguese available, the website is truly international. After acquiring a licence from the UK Gambling Commission to operate in the UK this year the site is now only restricted in the USA.
Including their sportsbook, Vbet have dedicated facilities for their online games, casino, live casino, fantasy sports, financial betting and pools/accumulator betting. The focus of their sportsbook is largely on football with tennis being a distant second.
Vbet maintain a good social media presence across the internet, promoting their product to thousands of people with walkthroughs and videos on YouTube, and regular updates to followers on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
With over 50 different sports available, thousands of daily wagers, reasonable odds and a well designed betting platform, Vbet offer a very competitive and comprehensive sportsbook. The odds are even available in Cantonese, Malaysian and Indonesian styles.
The top ten sports available are as follows: Football, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Handball, Badminton, American Football and Athletics. There is also a huge variety of other sports including E-Sports, MMA, Boxing, Rugby, Surfing, Skiing, Poker, Aussie Rules, F1, Field Hockey and many more.
The huge variety is definitely an attraction to potential players but this diversity also means that attention to detail on niche markets is somewhat lacking.
Every month there is estimated to be over 30,000 live matches, with live streaming available across a range of these sports including most E-Sports, an “Asian” style betting slip and a good range of statistics with visuals available for each match. The only thing the service lacks currently is a cashout option, which would only serve to complete the otherwise great service.
Usability of the site
The sportsbook, and the site, is full of so much material that it is amazing how well Vbet is designed and how simple it is to navigate. Even for the newest of players, it is straightforward and inviting. However, the amount of choice available does detract from giving players a more tailored and dedicated experience.
The website offers mobile support and the Vbet sportsbook app is available on Android phones, but has to be downloaded separately of the Play store. The app and mobile support are both equally well-designed and simple to use.
If players run into any problems there is a dedicated 24/7 live chat facility and e-mail contact details, but there is no phone support available outside of Russian.
There are plenty of payment options available including Skrill, Neteller and Yandex. All withdrawals bar one are promised to be processed within 24 hours, and there is no fee for the service.
Although there are some welcome bonuses in their casino, including 100% on up to €300, there is nothing available for their sportsbook and this may put of some potential players.
It seems as though Vbet is trying incredibly hard to prove itself in such a highly competitive market, and to an extent it is succeeding.
With a well designed site, comprehensive markets, a good live betting facility and an international appeal there is not much more it can do. By proving itself over the coming years, and by gaining the trust of players, Vbet will surely be a formidable bookmaker.
– Fully integrated gambling site;
– Wide range of matches and betting options;
– Cover a wide range of football betting markets;
– Great virtual sports bets;
– Offers a n/a bonus at registration for all new players;
– Accumulator bonuses;
– Multiple languages and currencies support.
– Odds are poor compared to other books;
– There are very low limits for some events;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– Mainly focused on CIS-countries;
– Limited payment options available for deposit/withdrawal.
Skrill (Moneybookers), Bank Transfer, Moneta.ru, Neteller, Yandex Money, Qiwi, Ukash, WebMoney
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.