21 Bet Review
21Bet have sprung onto the scene in recent years, allowing them to see considerable growth within this time. They have utilised a few clever marketing schemes, none more successful than their affiliation with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC as official betting partner.
They are able to offer up a wide range of markets and sports to bet on, but it’s been their work within Asian markets that has been the most impressive aspect of the bookmaker for us, offering something that not a lot of the competition do.
The 21 Bet Website
The first thing that really strikes you when you enter 21Bet is the deign and just how good it looks. It doesn’t have your traditional bookmaker appearance in that you aren’t bombarded with betting markets and offers. Instead it’s more of a gradual approach allowing you to choose where you want to be or alternatively which sports you want to bet on.
The white, red, and gold colour scheme is also something that we haven’t really seen elsewhere and being able to say that given how congested the marketplace is means massive credit should go to the team at 21Bet.
You’re going to get the same high quality from the mobile betting app as well. We often prefer to use these apps over the online site, just as a matter of it being that bit more functional, but the mix between the two – online and mobile – is really solid.
The betting coverage on offer is decent, but to be honest, in this day and age there is very little in the industry between the best and worst. The site allows you to bet on all the usual suspects such as football, horse racing, greyhounds, cricket, tennis and many, many more. We wouldn’t say that the number of sports is standout but they certainly aren’t lagging behind which we think is very important.
The pricing structure on this site is slightly curious. From the bets we tested we found huge discrepancies for prices against the market standard odds. These ranged from being up with the best and down with the worst. Erratic is probably the best word to describe it.
You can look at this in one of two ways; the first is that you aware that for the most part you are getting a mixed bag, with some bets being good prices and some not so good. Alternatively, and this is how we would utilise them, is to run 21Bet alongside another or several other bookmakers and take advantage of their pricing when the odds are good. A lot of people using the site will probably already do this and we think it would be the perfect site to use alongside a more established brands such as bet365, Ladbrokes, Coral etc.
Live Betting & Streaming
The live betting section is more than adequate for the most part, but it lacks the features that some of the competition offers. You get a decent range of markets to choose from for the likes of football and tennis, but testing other sports we found that outside of the match betting markets alternatives were few and far between.
Like we said, feature wise it is really lacking, with no inclusion of any game stats or match centre. So, if you are coming into a game blind, there is no info to form any potential betting decisions. We also noticed that at times games would stay suspended for longer than usual, meaning the ability to get in quick for some markets wasn’t always possible.
Banking options on site are nothing short of a disappointment. You only get to chose from Visa, MasterCard and Maestro, with these being online available as debit card options.
Deposits made into your account will be instant, with withdrawals being credited back to your card within 3-5 working days. The good news is that there are no charges for either depositing or withdrawing, and limits start from £10 up to £10,000 for both.