Year established: 2015
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C-
Recommended: For recreational players
VulkanBet Sportsbook Review
Vulkanbet is an online Casino and Sportsbook, opened in 2015 and headquartered in Malta where many of the top bookmakers are based for tax and regulation purposes. Originally an online casino, the addition of a Sportsbook aims to tap into new markets and grow the business. The bookmaker takes pride in offering secure betting services on all UK and US sports, and major international events along with a comprehensive online casino offering. Vulkanbet operates under its Malta Gambling Authority license; meaning you can rest assured your money is safe and secure with this bookmaker. Despite this license, unfortunately both UK and US players are unable to register for an account on the Sportsbook, which is a big chunk of the market lost for the online bookmaker. Equally, not offering services to these countries is a sign of not meeting regulations as these two are the most highly regulated gambling countries worldwide, so a warning sign for future users.
Vulkanbet offers all the major sports available such as Football, Tennis and American Sports, but with the notable exception of Horse Racing being unavailable to customers. The home screen banner and side bar can be used to view event highlights such as big upcoming games, or filter events by sport, date, league or whatever else takes your fancy. You also switch between Live and Sport View to focus in more detail on inplay sporting events. There is a reasonable range and depth in terms of markets and sports to bet on which is easily enough for nearly all online sports bettors. Several bonuses are available to both new and existing customers on the Vulkanbet site on both the Sportsbook and Casino, with a range of strong offers rewarding loyalty, regular deposits and for new customer sign ups.
In Play Live Betting on Sports is available on Vulkanbet with a few statistics provided to aid in making decisions when inplay betting. All the usual sports are available, but sadly the side doesn’t offer any form of live stream of events so you’ll have to look elsewhere if this is something you’re after.
The casino section of Vulkanbet is a real strong point of the website, you can play on a huge range of the newest and most popular Slots, Jackpots and Games online, in addition to heading over to the Live Dealer area for a range of table games including Poker, Blackjack, Roulette and Keno. There is no Baccarat at present on the site however.
Usability of the Site
Vulkanbet’s homepage starts off on the casino area of the website, implying that its primarily still focused on this area of its business rather than the Sportsbook. To navigate to the actual Sportsbook area was a little misleading, as you have to navigate through the Inplay heading, which seems slightly odd. Aside from this initial hiccup, the Sportsbook runs nicely, real-time odds regularly and automatically update onscreen and its very easy to navigate around the website, enjoyable too. Indeed, the casino areas of the site run seamlessly and have all the most popular games available and easily searchable – exactly the way it should be for a punter looking for his favourite online slot should he decide to take a break from sports betting. A wide range of payment methods for Deposit and Withdrawal are accepted, and a dedicated customer service is available 24/7 for customers to utilise with queries or any issues they may have.
In conclusion, Vulkanbet is a reasonably new player onto the Sportsbook scene, and is doing a good job of deliver a comprehensive Sportsbook and accompanying casino. The site looks great and is easy and intuitive to use, so it would be great to see the company focus on adding more layers of capability and deeper betting experiences in the coming years. One of the biggest negatives for the bookmaker and also a worrying point from a regulation perspective is the blocking of new account registrations by UK or US citizens. This could mean that either the bookmaker has failed to adhere to standards, or chooses not to meet certain country requirements, neither which bode well for the shrewd customers’ peace of mind. Hopefully in the future this can be changed and the bookmaker can continue to expand its offering.
– Wide range of markets and leagues;
– Competitive odds on football;
– Many alternative bets;
– Great live betting section;
– Easy-to-navigate website;
– Multiple langauges;
– Great variety of payment methods;
– Free of charge withdrawals.
– New bookmaker;
– No live streaming;
– No cash out service;
– The payouts are delayed at times;
– Many country restrictions.
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