Tipbet Sports Review
It’s not very often that you see a new sportsbook jumping into the fray with serious intentions of making it to the headlines very quickly, but that’s exactly what Tipbet are all about – and we have to say that these guys are indeed one of the more promising out there at the moment, as they basically just ooze pure energy.
The Tipbet company was founded only in 2014, but it’s quickly established itself as a very ambitious online and land-based operator that’s focusing on just a handful of countries. That’s not to say that it has a long list of restricted countries, but the fact that it has actual offices in Germany and that the company also sponsors German football teams speaks for itself.
What’s more, Tipbet are even more than just your regular bookmaker with a casino thrown into the mix, as the firm also has a complete franchise program with which it wants to capture a greater deal of the market. Whether the results will match the ambitions or whether it’s going to be a largely unsuccessful venture is still up for a debate, but chances are that we’ll see some big things from these guys.
TipBet Deposit Limits
The range of deposit options here is pretty good, though almost alkl of them have a minimum deposit requirement of €10.00. The only available payment method with a limit of less than €10.00 is Paysafecard which currently has a limit of only €1.00.
The other options – starting at €10.00 – are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Skrill, Neteller, EcoPayz, GiroPay and Sofort.
The options for withdrawals are Visa, Mastercard, Skrill Neteller and EcoPayz starting at just €10.00 and bank transfer starting at €25.00.
Although live betting seems to be all the rage nowadays, pre-match betting is still the most important one – and we’re happy to say that there’s a lot to be liked here as far as the number of markets is concerned. Football is obviously the number one sport, but we’d also want to highlight the fact that Tipbet are very interested in betting on e-sports – in fact, that’s the one front on which they really excel (and they’re keen on using it in their marketing materials as well).
Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of praise for the odds, as they are almost always a notch below the industry standard, which means that professional punters will have to look elsewhere for their favourite thing. What’s there is feasible if you’re a recreational bettor, but Tipbet will have to up their game in this area if they want to challenge the very best going forward.
If you’ve already read the section above, we can tell you that there’s nothing to be added as far as the live betting section is concerned. The platform works like a charm and it has a plethora of events on offer at all times, but it’s somewhat lacking in terms of odds.
This isn’t something that we’ve just read somewhere else, of course – we’ve actually loaded a few sportsbooks side-by-side and checked how they compare to each other in terms of odds. The result? Tipbet were consistently below the average with exceptions being few and far between. Again – it’s all fairly serviceable, but it’s most definitely nothing to get excited about.
Although Tipbet aren’t able to provide their players with live streams of the biggest events, it’s nice to see that they are catering to players that like to bet whenever they want and wherever they are, as the betting platform these guys are running on is fully optimized not only for iOS systems, but also for all the different Android and Windows Phone devices.
There are also special customer cards available to players that want to use their online accounts when betting at one of Tipbet’s betting shops, but we suppose that this is something that most players won’t be able to take advantage of.
Bonuses and Promotions
Thankfully, there’s absolutely nothing to complain about on the promotions and bonuses front, as Tipbet have all the bases covered there. The obligatory welcome bonus isn’t missing and there was even a no-deposit free bet on offer at the time of writing, so players that are looking for those aren’t going to be disappointed.
There weren’t too many smaller promotions apart from that, but Tipbet should be on the right track in that department considering that they’ve already added a +50% odds bonus for players that love their accas.
Odds and Ends
The interface Tipbet are using for their websites is rather modern and straightforward, which is something that we actually appreciate, as it will make newcomers feel more welcome – who would want to spend tens of minutes learning where everything is, after all?
We don’t have anything to complain about on the payment front either, as all the important methods are covered for both deposits and withdrawals (and the good news is that there are no fees tacked onto anything unless you’d want to withdraw more than once per week).
The customer support section could use a live chat, but it should be said that the team doesn’t waste much time when it comes to answering important e-mails.
We’ve already mentioned the one big minus that Tipbet have and we’re going to highlight it again in this section. Like it or not, it’s the odds that can make or break a bookmaker – and they’re definitely breaking Tipbet at the moment. It’s just too easy for a punter to get better prices for his or her selections elsewhere – and why anyone wouldn’t want to do that is beyond us really.
The other negative thing that we feel obliged to mention is that we’ve had some issues accessing the right parts of the website at times, so it appears that optimisation was pretty much non-existent at the time of writing. For example, the registration button appeared only once we’ve navigated ourselves to the website’s non-default theme, which was strange to say that least. It shouldn’t be hard to fix this and we’re sure that Tipbet will indeed squash all such bugs eventually, but we reckon that it’s worth saying that they are one of the very few bookies with which we’ve ever had this particular problem.
While Tipbet might appear to be one of the most energetic sportsbooks out there at the minute, there’s still a lot of hard work ahead of them if they want to fight with the top bookmakers. It’s clear that they’ve got a lot of resources to invest and they were hiring a lot of people at the time of writing, but that alone can’t get them to the top in any way. There’s a lot of promise and a lot of expectations, but, as things stand, we can’t really recommend Tipbet to players that are looking for more than simple bonus hunting.