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22Bet Sportsbok Review Canada

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About 22Bet Sportsbook

22Bet are a recent addition to the world of online Sportsbooks, having only been around since 2018.

They operate out of Tallinn, (Estonia) and are what we refer to as a white-label brand, which in the case of a Sportsbook means that they’re offering the same betting markets at the same odds as a better- known company who are owned by the same people as those who own 22Bet.

The fact that they’ve only been around since 2018 is significant. It helps to explain why they’re certainly not the finished product just yet but then again, no Sportsbook became perfect in its first year of operation.

Pros

  • Good sportsbook for NHL, NBA, NFL & MLB
  • Content available in multiple languages
  • Lowest minimum deposit out of any sportsbook
  • Tons of options when depositing with crypto

Cons

  • No livestreaming
  • Limited traditional payment options
  • Site design could be better

22Bet Welcome Bonus and Promitions

If you don’t have a good welcome offer these days, you’re going to sink rather than swim pretty quickly. 22Bet do have a decent one as we’ll soon see and run a weekly promo that certainly helps but they’ll have to have more frequent and varied promos going forward if they’re to step up to the next level.

Welcome Bonuses

Their welcome offer of 100% up to $122 is ok but there are other betting companies going as high as $200 so in that sense, they’re not being overly generous with it.

 

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Weekly Promotions at 22Bet Sportsbook

The only offer they have going on all the time is to award a 100% reload bonus every Friday which can be claimed once a week, every week. You can get up to $100 each time which isn’t bad at all; there aren’t many companies offering that week-in-week-out.

But as we say, that’s all they offer on a permanent basis. Ok, they give you the chance to select an accumulator from a selection of ones they’ve set up themselves and you can also get 0.3% cashback on any losses incurred the previous week. But the first of those isn’t a bonus at all and the second is far from generous when you consider that some other betting companies may give back as much as 10% or 15% on losses incurred by customers. Compared to those numbers, 0.3% really isn’t much at all.

It wouldn’t do them any harm to have some promos around big games, give away some free bets or risk-free bets or even just boost some odds ahead of the biggest events, just to keep their customers more engaged.  Coming up with new and imaginative promos and giving something back to loyal customers is part of the game and 22Bet really need to start being more active in this regard.

22Bet VIP or Loyalty Program

22Bet do run a loyalty scheme, which is good. You get 1 point for every $5 wagered on sports and if you’re in that way inclined, you’ll also get 1 point for every $10 wagered in the Casino; playing in either the Casino or in the Sportsbook contribute points to the same pot.

You can then use those points in the 22Bet shop, exchanging them for free bets, free spins or even to buy 22Bet merchandise.

Sports Betting at 22Bet

If you like betting on the more mainstream sports, you’ll be just fine. They have excellent soccer and golf products covering lots of different markets and they’re also strong in the likes of tennis, basketball, American football and crucially, hockey.

But you may be disappointed if you like your betting to be on the slightly more obscure stuff. If you’re into sports like athletics, handball, MMA or even enjoy betting on ‘specials/novelty’ markets such as politics betting, Oscars or wagering on the outcome of Reality TV shows, you may not find any markets at all on those.

As we’ve said already, this is a young Sportsbook with just a couple of years under its belt but if it wants to progress to the next level, it’s going to need adding a few more sports to its portfolio, even if it’s just at the most basic level.

The other point about Specials/Novelty markets is that these markets make for the best stories from a PR perspective so by not being able to quote odds on these more media-friendly markets means they’re missing out on opportunities to be mentioned in the papers and online.

22Bet Banking Methods

Visa

Visa

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

ecoPayz

ecoPayz

60+ Other Cryptocurrencies

60+ Other Cryptocurrencies

You can deposit and withdraw using the likes of VISA, ecopays and cryptocurrencies which is fine but there are plenty of other very popular payment methods missing from this list. The likes of Mastercard, Neteller, PayPal and even bank wire transfer are available at most betting companies and it’s a bit odd that they’re all missing here, so that’s something to think about.

All deposits are instant, there are no charges associated with them and they have a particularly low minimum deposit of just $1.

They advertise their processing time for withdrawals as being just 15 minutes for all methods bar VISA, which can take up to seven days but can also be done within a day, in some circumstances.

22Bet Mobile Gambling

22Bet developed their own betting app, which is great news. It’s fast, responsive and easy-to-use ensuring that the experience you get on mobile is no different to what you get on desktop or laptop.

You can download it easily and it’s just as impressive on mobile devices that use an iOS operating system as it is on those that use Android. Downloading the app means you’re never far away from the action and can place a bet from wherever you are.

22Bet Customer Security

Safety and Security

They hold the Gambling license from the UK Gambling Commission and the island of Curacao and with no disrespect to the latter, the UK one is a good sign that they’re reputable, trustworthy and hold high standards. If you hold a UK license you know that there are going to be regular checks on such things as bets being paid out as they should, disputes being suitably resolved and customers’ money and personal data being suitably protected.

The latter is achieved by having 256-bit SSL encryption, the same software that banks use when processing transactions, meaning that no-one can access anything they shouldn’t.

Customer Support Options

Like most betting sites, 22Bet tend to prefer to point customers in the direction of Live Chat rather than e-mail or phone. It makes sense as it’s a quick and cheap way of communicating and we generally found their Customer Service agents to know their stuff, be polite and helpful.

They could think about having a set of FAQs, though. These are very helpful to customers who want to avoid getting in touch with Customer Service entirely and can resolve many queries that way.

 

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22Bet Sportsbook FAQs in Canada

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