Named after a form of traditional Argentinian folk dance, Zamba is one of the more ambitious projects the Colombian sports betting scene has seen in recent years. The brand is run by E Total Gaming, a company born out of a merger between Vicca Group and Gaming1, a Belgian operator with extensive experience in all things iGaming.
Even though their conquest has been nothing short of impressive, Zamba still has a lot of things to take care of before we can crown them as the next big thing in Colombian gaming. Fortunately for everyone, these flaws aren’t unsolvable, so there is ample hope for improvement.
Zamba makes great use of the classic black-white-red layout. In fact, this is probably the most beautiful manifestation of this trifecta we’ve seen in recent times. The black is predominant in terms of background colors, while tones of grey add some much-need variety. As for red hues, they are reserved for icons and subtle Zamba branding. The site as a whole works flawlessly, with no apparent bugs caused by too much multimedia content.
We were disappointed by the fact that there are no dedicated apps for neither Android nor iOS. In a time where players prefer placing bets on the go, this can be seen as a big flow. Notice how we used “can” instead of “is”? Well, that’s mostly because we were so blown away by the mobile browser version. It’s highly optimized for all versions of the Android OS, so you won’t have to worry about performance issues if you have an older smartphone.
Now, onto the payment options. The usual suspects, VISA and MasterCard, are joined by American Express, Master, Diners and Codensa, which is highly unusual for South American bookmakers. Nevertheless, there is plenty to choose from, as Bancolombia, Banco de Bogotá and Efecty are also in the mix. Processing times are never more than 24 hours, which puts Zamba in some pretty exclusive company.
Perhaps the biggest letdown of all is the lackluster customer support. You can reach agents only via contact form or email, which would be disappointing in 2010, too. The lack of phone and live chat support are glaring holes in Zamba’s otherwise stellar portfolio. Regardless, we’ve tested their support team with all kinds of questions and they’ve provided satisfactory answers every time.
Sports and Betting Odds
Zamba offers many sporting events for users to place bets on. Among the covered sports are: soccer, tennis, basketball, ice hockey, American football, darts, handball, golf, motorsport, rugby, snooker, volleyball, futsal, E-Sports, MMA, waterpolo, badminton, boxing, cycling, table tennis. Betting odds at Zamba are competitive overall. Soccer betting margin is 7.4%, tennis betting margin is 7.3%, ice hockey betting margin is 3.7%, basketball with 7.2% and so on. The overall betting margin is 6.3%. 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.
Zamba provides a cornucopia of special bets for almost every event, but football takes the cake as the best-represented sport on the site. There is also a lot of tutorials and tips on how to bet, including daily recommendations for creating a betting slip. We love the fact that you can go for a partial cash out if you think one of your bets will win.
Security and Fairness
With a license from ColJuegos, Zamba is fully licensed to operate within Colombian borders. They support responsible gambling, with several links available if a player needs professional help or just advice. We would love to know more about their security measures, especially when it comes to protecting personal information.
You can find here a list of the most frequent questions regarding Zamba, 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 Zamba website, where most info comes from.
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