10Bet are one of the newer breads in the gambling industry and whilst they don’t hold the prestige of some of the bigger companies, they have been making positive strides since their insertion in 2003. Throughout this time they have come on leaps and bounds and now hold a more than comprehensive gambling portal accessible to punters around the world.
The company are based out of Australia, but hold a UK license with the UK Gambling Commission allowing them to legally trade in the UK.
10Bet have a cracking sportsbook section, which is what we will be concentrating on for the majority of this review.
Sports Betting at 10Bet
The sports betting section on 10bet has grown over the last decade or so into something that can rival a lot of the bigger players. Their initial efforts, whilst successful, were far from cutting the mustard in the industry, but now they are able to offer up a host of different sports and markets.
The mobile section is as much as accreditation to their success as any and with this has probably seen the largest change since it’s insertion. The app can be accessed on any mobile device and it will cleverly recognise your device to work flawlessly with this. This also includes tablets, making it the perfect mobile accomplishment. You’ll be able to download the app using the QR code on their website or by simply visiting the 10bet site via their mobile optimised link on your smartphone or tablet.
The welcome bonus on offer allows you to claim up to £200 in bonus money, which is one of the biggest of its kind in the industry. It’s actually a 50% match on your opening deposit using the code ‘FD200’ and will be credited to your account after making your initial deposit.
The minimum amount you need to deposit for this bonus is £15 and from there the maximum is £400 to get the full bonus. If you decide to make your initial deposit over £400 then the first £400 of that amount will be credited to your bonus, whilst the remaining will simply be added to your account.
You will get 90 days to play through your deposit and bonus amount 5 times before being able to withdraw and qualifying bets must start at odds of 1.60 or higher. Each bet placed will contribute a maximum of 50% towards clearing your bonus.
Odds and Markets
The pricing structure for odds at 10bet is actually quite good. Oddschecker.com has rated them at ‘above average’ for odds in the industry based on football bets, but they aren’t going to be the best value online. That being said, they do offer a few one off prices where they simply smash the competition and this is as good a reason to sign up with them as any in our opinion.
Sports and market coverage is very good. As with most UK facing bookmakers, football and horse are the two main attractions, with hundreds of games and races being covered every day. Moving away from the ‘big 2’ you will find a good range of sports to bet on, with some obscure ones such as Bandy, Futsal, Handball, Sailing and Table Tennis thrown in for good measure.
The market coverage for the lesser sports are limited to be fair and depending on what events are taking place will depend on the number of markets that you can bet on. However, this doesn’t detract from the sports betting section and is pretty common across the board for bookmakers in the UK.
The live betting section on 10bet is a separate area altogether, which is a good thing! Once accessed you’ll be able to take your pick from a good range of sports and games to bet on. What’s appreciative is that 10bet haven’t just focussed this area on football, instead they actually include the majority of sports that they offer into the live betting section.
The live betting HUB will show you an overview of the games taking place, before being able to click on each game to find more markets to bet on. Here you will also be able to access a few key stats such as the time of the game and the score, but it lacks in terms of additional stats and simply doesn’t compare when putting it head to head with larger bookmakers such as bet365.
The cash out feature has been a fairly new addition to the 10bet portfolio and its one that has been welcomed by their punters. Cash out basically means that you can guarantee a pay out on a bet that you have made before the conclusion of that game. Once you have cashed out the final result for the game becomes irrelevant and whatever price you had agreed will be the sum that you then take.
What’s nice about the cash out feature is that it can be accessed via the mobile app as well as online. Pretty much all bets that we came across could be cashed out once the market had turned live. However, it does state that bets made on the Asian Handicap, Spread bets, Total goals bets, each way and SP bets cannot be cashed out.
The statistics section is also a fairly recent addition to the site and with this comes a plethora of information from a range of sports. You’ll be able to see stats on recent results, form and even dissect tables to rank for certain markets. For example, the football section will include a table for form, over/under goals, handicap, round, player stats and additional games.
The banking options on 10Bet are of a good standard and with that you get Visa, MasterCard, credit/debit cards, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Bank transfer, EcoPayz and Cheque. Depending on your banking option will depend on minimum deposits but these start from £10 and work up to £25.
What’s a nice touch is that at no point will you incur any fees for either deposits or withdrawals. Withdrawal times will vary but will range from 1-5 working days, apart from Cheques that can take up to 30 days to reach you.
You’ll be able to get in touch with 10bet via either email, fax, phone or via a contact form. The lack of live chat is a little frustrating as this is generally the quickest way and becoming the norm for a lot of bookmakers.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0800 047 0965
- Fax: +44330 808 0555