1xBet is a bookmaker that launched in 2012 - after 6 years in the business, it has managed to grow into one of the most popular operators in Europe. It prides itself in the incredible numbers of sports and markets and the stupendous number of payment options it accepts. It isn’t without a fault, however – there are plenty of things that can be improved at 1xBet so punters can have an enjoyable betting experience.
1xBet is located in Curacao and licensed under the Curacao government. The Curacao eGaming license ensures a quality product and gives credibility to this aspiring bookie.
No matter if you’re a new or regular punter, 1xBet’s website is difficult to digest visually. It has a lot of information everywhere you look, with the central part taking up the most space on the screen. It’s a pretty cluttered interface which adds a negative note to the betting experience.
When you take a better look, however, you’ll see many options that go way beyond anything we’ve seen at online bookies. Instead of relying on a simple switch for the odds, 1xBet’s interface gives you a whole menu of options, allowing you to change the look and feel of the website to either European or Asian version. Additionally, you can also switch to a darker theme and simpler view which are supposed to make it look better.
For our taste, however, the clutter didn’t go away even with the simple view on – it's just too much to take. The bookie has a desktop and dedicated mobile app available if you’d like to bet on the go.
One of the areas where 1xBet excels is their sportsbook offer. Featuring a wide range of sports and markets, the bookie will appeal to new and experienced punters as well. Click on a league or match and you’ll enter a whole new world of markets that seemingly have no end. If you’re a football fan, you’d have a hard time deciding on the right bet as there are too many markets to pick from. This is a good thing, though, as the standard 1x2 bets are pretty dull and unappealing if you ask us.
Tennis, basketball, rugby, American football, field hockey, darts, motorsports, water polo, squash, and eSports are all available at 1xBet. That’s not even the whole list of sports – trust us, there are plenty more events at the bookie.
It’s not just sports – this budding bookie offers betting on a wide range of award shows as well and has over 200 special events including upcoming political elections in many European countries and even some fishing tournaments. The choice of events and markets is simply crazy – if you can believe it, you can even predict the weather and air pressure at certain European airports!
If you’re a punter who loves enjoying the thrill of live betting, 1xBet will satisfy your needs. Although not all the sports are available for in-play betting, there’s still a huge number of leagues that should be enough for the regular punter. Live betting is available on eSports as well, but unfortunately not in the weather market. The site offers all the bells and whistles of betting industry giants including live streaming, although it’s only available for a handful of sports.
Most bookies offer a handful of payment methods and some have more exotic additions such as Bitcoin or Cubits. However, no one is even close to 1xBet. Accepting a total of 203 (you read that right!) payment methods, 1xBet is the only bookie we’ve seen to choose such a large palette of deposit and withdrawal options. It’s pretty refreshing to see a bookmaker accept such a large number of credit and debit cards, e-wallets, and even mobile payment methods.
Besides the standard debit and credit cards and the wide range of e-wallets, 1xBet accepts various bank transfers and cryptocurrencies as well. Nearly half of these payment methods are available as withdrawal options as well, with the minimum and maximum limit depending on your choice.
With so many options at the site and an incredible range of sports and payment methods, chances are you’re going to have a question about something sooner rather than later. Thanks to 1xBet’s solid customer support, you won’t have any trouble finding the answer. You can contact the support team via phone, e-mail and the convenient live chat feature, and they’ll be happy to answer your questions in the shortest timeframe possible.
The welcome bonus at 1xBet matches 100% of your first deposit up to €100. It isn’t the most generous nor the lowest welcome bonus we’ve seen – it falls somewhere in the middle. The bookie also runs several sports betting bonuses and promotions on a weekly and monthly basis. They will give you more funds in your account that you can use to punt more - if you’re lucky, you may even win big.
There are a lot of things we like about 1xBet – the range of sports is massive and the number of payment methods is astounding. However, the website’s design and theme are a big concern as they are probably too much to take in for new punters. Everything’s just so crowded and gives off a negative vibe for an otherwise solid bookie. The live streaming is a great feature, but it’s only available for a limited number of sports.
Until these things get fixed, we’re not really sure that 1xBet can become the industry giant it desperately wants to be.