Updated: 05 Feb 2018
Sportbet Casino Review
Sportbet Casino wanted to do a neat rick, combining a sportsbook and casino in one place. As they say, a Jack of all trades is a master of none. We don’t wanna say that their sportsbook is bad or so, but the casino is too complicated and confusing. They don’t even have a traditional Welcome Bonus. Instead, they offer you to choose one of the five bonus options (20%, 30%, 40%, 50% or 100% match bonus). But the wagering requirements are equal to these match percentages, which makes this bonus creepy. Anyway, they host over 400 game titles from RTG, Betsoft and some other providers, several live casino games, and they make it easy for you to enjoy their mobile website.
- Over 15 years of experience;
- Round-the-clock live chat;
- Live games available.
- License from Costa Rica;
- Inconvenient withdrawal options;
- Confusing Promotions page;
- Catchy withdrawal requirements, which are equal to the match bonus percentage.
Sportbet Casino has been around for awhile now. They were first launched in 2001. Currently they are owned by 5Dimes Group Casinos. Sportbet is licensed any regulated by the government of Costa Rica, which is not the best mark of their trustworthiness. However, this casino has made it clear that player safety is an absolute priority, as they have implemented the industry standard SSL encryption. This ensures that any private information shared with them will remain in safe and secure hands.
The website looks like a typical sportsbook, with a black theme around. While they sound like a sports betting website only, they offer many casino games for just about any style of player. However, all their casino games are divided into several sub-casinos. But we’ll talk about it a bit later.
Customer Support: The support service is offered via live chat, international toll-free telephone, and standard email. Feel free to ask for a help at any moment, as they work round the clock. Moreover, you can follow the casino on Facebook and Twitter.
Banking: The withdrawal options are somewhat inconvenient. Most of them are used for the direct bank transfers. These include Person to Person, Cashier Check, Money Order, Bank Wire, Sportsbook Transfer and Bitcoin eWallets. Note, that not all of these methods are available at the weekends, and some of them charge fees.
Software and Game Variety
As a sports betting casino, Sportbet Casino has gone out of its way to provide the games for just about any style of player. It offers software provided by Digital Gaming Solutions, Betsoft, Real Time Gaming and several others. But the most interesting part starts when you enter their game lobby. It just offers you to enter one of five sub-casinos (each with different games). The Grand Casino features over 200 games from RTG, Jackpot Casino has around 120 titles from Betsoft, Bonus Casino offers over 50 games from several providers, including Digital Gaming Solutions. The two other sub-casinos are currently unavailable.
“As a sports betting casino, they have gone out of their way to provide the games for just about any style of player.”
Despite their complicated “sub-casinos” system, we’ll help you to take a closer look at some of their games:
- Slots: Jurassic Fire, Aladdin’s Wishes, Naughty or Nice, Bounty Hunters;
- Table Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, War, Pai Gow, Casino Hold’em;
- Video Poker: Jacks Or Better, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, Double Joker, All American;
- Specialty: Keno, Lottery, Scratchcards, Bingo, Sportsbetting.
Mobile and Live Gaming
Sportbet Casino offers some live casino options, but these are limited to several variations of Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat.
They are also fully compatible with any modern mobile device. This includes both smartphones and tablet devices.
Bonuses and Promotions
The casino’s Promotions page is rather confusing, cause you it’s too hard to find a traditional Welcome Bonus there. Anyway, we’ve managed to find one. At least, it’s more like the Welcome Bonus, than other promotions.
When you make a deposit of €100 up to €250, you can choose one of five Mad Bonuses: 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% or 100% match bonus. But note, that the bigger match percentage you choose - the higher wagering requirements are. And this is not cool at all, as the wagering requirements are equal to match percentage. That means, for a 100% match bonus you’ll have to fulfill 100xB wagering requirements.
“The bonuses make it difficult to benefit from, and the deposit requirements are outrageous compared to other casinos.”