The Indian and Asian market has been flooded by online bookies in the past few years, which is a good and bad thing at the same time. Good because it gives punters a chance to bet legally and bad because there’s too much competition which means the quality is often less than perfect. In the sea of scammers out there, there are a few giants that stand tall above the rest, with Dafabet being one of them.
Dafabet has been serving Asian punters since 2004 and considers itself the best Asian provider. They’re not wrong – the wide range of sports and markets is more than enough to satisfy the wants and needs of most punters and the privacy Dafabet offers is unparalleled in the business.
The great Asian bookie is licensed and regulated by the Philippine government, meaning that you can place your bets safely without worrying for your money and private data.
Dafabet’s interface is pretty clean and simple. The vibrant colors give it life and the organized sports and markets add a nice touch. The promotions are easy to find as there’s a dedicated button you can click on, and the addition of a Help Center as a widget on the right side is a nice feature that gives you the option to get answers to your questions with a click of a button.
There are two sportsbook offers – OW Sports and Dafa Sports. We couldn’t get the latter to work, but picking OW Sports will give you a list of sports on the left side where you can pick your favorite matches and add them to the bet slip on the right. Like with most bookmakers, the central part offers a view of the markets and odds.
If we had to pick one major dissapointing thing about Dafabet, it would be the weak selection of sports . It’s just too underwhelming and unappealing for a bookie that considers itself the best in Asia. The major sports are well covered – you can bet on different football and basketball leagues as well as tennis matches, American football, and even volleyball. Cricket is there as well, offering fans a chance to enjoy a variety of markets. However, it’s still missing many sports that the competition regularly offers and it’s something worth mentioning.
Another drawback is the way the sports and markets are presented. Instead of letting you pick a league, Dafabet separates the matches by betting types, which can be quite confusing for beginners and even more experienced punters. It’s a feature rarely seen in the betting industry and something Dafabet needs to change before it can make the jump to Europe. Live betting is offered but only on football, basketball, tennis, and e-sports.
On the other hand, the mobile version of the website works great and there’s a dedicated mobile app as well, available for iOS, Android, and Windows.
The payment options at Dafabet are covered quite well. The site accepts standard debit and credit cards (MasterCard and Visa) and a variety of e-wallets as well including Skrill, Neteller, and EcoPayz. Of course, there’s the option of bank transfer, although it’s the slowest method available. Dafabet also accepts Cubits which is a nice addition.
The withdrawal limits vary, going up to $100,000 with Skrill. The site accepts a variety of currencies, including EUR, USD, GBP, and INR.
Every way of contacting Dafabet is available at your fingertips with the Help Center widget on the right side of the site. Just hover your mouse over it and you’ll be treated to a wide range of contact options that include a Whatsapp and Line number. Of course, standard options such as a phone number, e-mail, and live chat are also available.
The live chat and phone number are available 24/7 which is great and shows that Dafabet is going with the modern trends of staying in touch.
Dafabet offers a 100% first deposit match for newcomers of up to RM450. The minimum deposit is RM30 and there’s a 10x wagering requirement on the deposit and bonus before the funds are withdrawable. The welcome offer is only available with a bonus code you can see on the website.
There are plenty of other promotions Dafabet offers besides the welcome bonus. You can get bonus funds for referring a friend, there’s a great cashback offer, and you can also win various prizes in the form of a Fulham FC jersey or a smartphone once you complete certain requirements. Dafabet’s VIP club is another great feature – by playing regularly and climbing up the ladder, you’ll become eligible for a variety of prizes including cashback and reload bonuses as well as birthday gifts.
Apart from the confusing presentation of the markets and odds and the limited sports offer, there aren’t many negative sides to Dafabet. The limited sports offer is the biggest drawback. For a website that calls itself the best Asian bookie, we think that this area should be immediately improved. Until then, punters will most likely avoid Dafabet and go to a bookie with a broader range of sports.