Gone are the days when an online bookmaker can survive without catering to the needs of a large customer base. That means offering customers a wide range of gambling options both on sports and casino games.
1Xbet has to be considered a real player in the industry. While operating out of Curacao is not the optimum choice for European gamblers, the website offers everything else an enthusiastic gambler could want. The site has been in operation since 2007 with a rather large following out of Eastern Europe.
The 1Xbet website is stylish looking, though a bit busy with a little too much content on the home landing page. Customers should find the site to be highly efficient and easy to navigate through a series of detailed drop-down menus that take gamblers immediately to where they want to be. The drop-down menus even feature a menu item that takes gamblers to betting options targeting the gambler’s home country or region. That’s called first-class focus on customer preference.
The software platform is proprietary, which gives site management the ability to issue innovative updates with a minimum of delays. It also gives management an opportunity to selectively choose the video slots and casino games they wish to make available to the client base that wants access to a variety of online gambling options.
As part of the software platform, patrons can access the wagering site through cutting edge mobile apps that are available to patrons who use Android, Blackberry and iOS devices. The mobile app is fast, efficient and offers all of the same sports betting and casino play options. The fact the integration feels seamless should give bettors confidence they aren’t getting second-hand information.
As a sports betting website that might want to compete is the larger markets of England and Australia, 1Xbet’s bonus offers and promotions are rather modest. The welcome bonus currently offers a 100% matching bonus on the customer’s first deposit of up to $100 USD. The rollover requirement and other terms and conditions seem player friendly.
From a competitive view, the list of other bourses is equally modest based on both volume and value. However, the list of betting promotions is actually quite impressive. The betting promotions cross over into lottery gambling, casino gambling and a variety of what would be considered non-mainstream sports betting options like Formula-One racing, eSports and the Winter Games. Of course, there are a number of promotions for traditional sports bettors, though everything appears to be modest based on true value.
Available Betting Markets/Wagering Options
1Xbet does a great job of offering a wide range of betting markets from all over the world. As a “European online bookmaker”, one would expect the a disproportionate amount of space would be devoted to European football. The reality is there’s plenty of soccer betting markets available, but also and equal amount of betting markets from the US (NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLB and college sports) in the offering. 1Xbet also offers a wide range of betting markets from special events (FIFA World Cup, Olympics, ETC) as well non-conventional sports such as handball, darts, auto racing, eSports, cricket and rugby. It’s a betting menu that’s truly designed with the equal-opportunity sports gambler in mind. The available betting markets come from all part of the world where major sports are being played.
As far as betting options are concerned, it would be difficult to find any other European bookmakers that are willing to offer as many wagering options as 1Xbet. The standard wagering options include accumulators (parleys), straight bets, “if” bets and teasers when appropriate. What’s even more impressive is the number of multiple betting odds options that are made available on some of the daily feature matches and games.
By comparison, it’s clear that 1Xbet strives to offer the highest odds in the industry. They can do this because they are tapped into a number of the best betting platforms in the world. Players also get live streaming on a number of major markets as well as the opportunity to make live action bets on as many as 200-300 matches and/or games on a daily basis.
When it comes to special events like the World Cup or Super Bowl, players get access to dozens of prop bets that cover a wide range of game-play possibilities. For players who support their favorite players and teams, there’s always a full list of future odds betting opportunities available on most major sports in Europe and the US.
As a side-note, the video slot and table game areas offer contributions from a large number of gaming software developers. The actual number of available casino games is limited.
Increasing its appeal across country lines, 1Xbet offers a large menu of banking options with as many as 40+ deposit options and 20+ withdrawal options. For players who prefer to use cryptocurrency, yes, 1Xbet does accept Bitcoin as a viable deposit option. Other options include credit cards (VISA, MasterCard) and popular eWallet options like Neteller, Skrill and giropay. All of these options as well as a few others are available for withdrawals.
1Xbet has a solid reputation for fast payouts. While the speed is often dependent on the withdrawal option chosen, there doesn’t appear to be any option that requires more than 48 hours for processing. Proof of identification is required for all withdrawals except Bitcoin. Players should refer to the website for deposit/withdrawal limits.
With 12 years’ experience in the books, 1Xbet has a solid customer service rating. The customer service representatives have a reputation for being responsive and knowledgeable. The CS department is available via a lot of different channels, including Online Account Message, Callback, Email, Live Chat, Skype, Telephone and social media.
1Xbet is likely to be overlooked in some of the larger European customer markets and that’s a shame. The website is easy to use and offers an optimum amount of betting options for bettors at every level. The number of casino games is somewhat limited, but this is an online bookmaker first and foremost. 1Xbet is deserving of all consideration.