Optibet is a contender for everyone’s favorite newcomer. They’ve entered the sports betting market in 2013 and made it clear that their focus in on European players, with an additional sub-focus on bettors in the Baltic and Scandinavian regions. Their profit margins are solid and that money also goes to good causes, such as financing the Latvian football and hockey leagues.
It’s no secret that they had their fair share of struggles in the first few years, but their ability to get rick back up is what characterizes every great bookmaker. Do they have what it takes? Take a look at our Optibet review to find out.
From the get-go, it’s clear that Optibet put a lot of thought into the design. They’re one of the rare examples where off-white is used for the background, instead of regular white. This allowed us to browse the site for hours, without ever experiencing eye strain. The next thing that caught our eye was their great on-site branding, with subtle logos and colors being the only reminder that you’re playing at Optibet. Instead of using black in tandem with red, loyal blue took its place and brought a slight, but much-needed branding refreshment.
We can rave about this design for hours and we still wouldn’t do it justice. It’s in the details mostly, such as the most popular rankings and the A-Z sports list featuring different layouts, just so that you can tell between the two. Images are used sparingly but wisely, with a special emphasis on creating a comfy, but still sharp experience.
Payment options aren’t all that abundant, with the usual suspects getting support in the form of Euteller, Nordea, Danske Bank and several other niche platforms. We would like to see PayPal, Paysafecard and other more secure options, but this is more than decent for a bookmaker that focuses on just several countries and not the whole world.
When it came time to test Optibet’s customer support, our crew let out a collective “yikes” once we saw what was up. There’s no live chat and all you get is email and hotline support. Oh, and one other thing - a physical address if you want to write to them. Yes, you read that right. While agents definitely know their stuff, limited options and being open for just 12 hours round out a disappointing support section.
Sports and Betting Odds
Optibet Sports Betting offers a wide range of sports with some interesting betting choices on each event. Among the covered sports are: football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey, E-sports, volleyball, handball, American football, bandy, beach football, biathlon, boxing, cross-country skying, cycling, darts, floorball, golf, lotteries, MMA, politics, rugby, snooker, table tennis. Betting odds at Optibet and the diversity of options on each event offer a great value to many players. Soccer betting margin is 4.7%, tennis betting margin is 5.5%, ice hockey betting margin is 6.6%, basketball with 5.5% and so on. The overall betting margin is 5.4%. These betting margins have been calculated using odds from different events in each sport. Please note that margins may be different from a sport to another, and even from a league to other.
If special bets are your bread and butter, you will feel right at home at Optibet. There are plenty of Asian handicaps for each of the 30 sports offered, making for one hell of a sports offer. Moneyline odds always hover between 104.5% and 107%, which isn’t half bad. Whether you have experience or not, Optibet is the way to go. If you don’t mind the customer support, that is.
Security and Fairness
Nothing out of the ordinary here. A Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) license allows Optibet to operate across Europe, without too many regional restrictions. They aren’t members of any fairness enforcement body, but they do promote GamCare and Gam-Anon as a way to tackle problem gambling.
You can find here a list of the most frequent questions regarding Optibet, along with answers. While we are trying to keep the info up to date on this page, please note these details may change in time and is needed to double-check it with Optibet website, where most info comes from.