Founded in 2004, this iconic bookmaker has always been focused on the international market. With rock-solid credentials and recognizable branding, SBOBet became one of the most popular bookmakers in the last decade. In this review, we’ll take a look at this bookmaker’s portfolio in 2019 and how they stack up against most of the competition. Additionally, we’ll address some glaring holes in their overall presence on the market. Nevertheless, SBOBet provides bettors with a great sportsbook and some perks that we haven’t been able to see with other bookies.
The moment you go to SBOBet’s website, you’re greeted by a recognizable color scheme made out of several hues of blue. While branding is important as ever, we can’t help but notice the outdated design. Both fonts and boxes are reminiscent of websites from 15+ years ago and we’re not quite sure as to why SBOBet is so reluctant to undergo a thorough redesign.
Despite the fast loading times and a lack of clutter, it’s difficult to navigate the website because nothing really stands out. We get that they’re staying true to their minimalist branding, but bookmakers like Smarkets have done a much better job with the same idea in mind.
When it comes to payment options, SBOBet can definitely hang with the best of them. Not only do they have a wide variety of processing platforms available, but fees are almost non-existent. However, it’s a bit concerning to see that the minimum amount of bank transfers is £90, but it’s a small downside to an otherwise stellar Payments section.
Customer service is where SBOBet shines the most. Not only do they have the standard package of 24/7 support via email, live chat and phone, but they also offer the same services via WeChat, Skype, Line and WhatsApp. Sadly, this is only available to Chinese customers.
Sports and Betting Odds
SBOBET offers many sporting events for users to place bets on. Among the covered sports are: American football, football, basketball, baseball, tennis, athletics, Aussie rules, badminton, bandy, beach soccer, boxing, cricket cycling, darts, specials, e-Sports, field hockey, financial, futsal, Gaelic football, golf, handball, hurling, ice hockey, lacrosse, MMA, motor sport, Muay Thai, Olympic, pool, snooker, rugby, squash, table, tennis, volleyball, water polo, Winter Olympics, winter sports. Betting odds at SBOBET are competitive overall. Soccer betting margin is 9.0%, tennis betting margin is 6.6%, basketball with 2.6% 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.
We’re not quite sure about which verdict does SBOBet warrant when it comes to their portfolio. It’s easy to be impressed by the fact that they offer more than 1,500 sporting events on a daily basis, but when you cast a more inquisitive glance - you will realize that most of these events involve football or racing.
Don’t get us wrong, it’s wise of SBOBet to tap into these growing markets, but other sports are usually in single digits when it comes to daily offers. Thus, it’s fair to say that this bookmaker lags behind in terms of variety. However, if you’re a football or racing fan - SBOBet is a dream come true.
Security and Fairness
When it comes to operating legally and safeguarding their customers’ data, SBOBet is as spotless as they come. They’re licensed by the governments of the Isle of Man and the Philippines. In addition to these high-profile licenses, SBOBet is also regulated by the IOM Gaming Supervision Commission for the European market. When it comes to your information, this bookie implements a special form of SSL encryption. There have been no security breaches related to SBOBet whatsoever.
You can find here a list of the most frequent questions regarding SBOBET, 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 SBOBET website, where most info comes from.