EnergyBet might not be the first name you think of when it comes to sports betting, but they have managed to develop an interesting addition to the field. The company are still very much in their ascendancy, so it’s natural for punters to head into these types of brands with some degree of trepidation.
But, from our time spent on site we can confidently say that there is little to worry about. It feels very much like good work in progress, mainly down to the fact of how much they have been improving. They are continuing to develop and we think that there are positive signs for them and we look forward to getting to grips with EnergyBet as they progress.
The EnergyBet Website
The EnergyBet site takes on a fairly minimalist approach when you first enter, with a nice black, white and orange colour scheme. The homepage doesn’t show an awful lot of info and aside from a few live betting markets, you are going to need to use the navigation sections to dig a little deeper into the sports you want to bet on. We actually like this as it means you aren’t overwhelmed with dozens of market and features immediately when on site.
The mobile site is just as aesthetically pleasing and whilst they shy away from the live betting on the home page and instead offer the next 5 most popular betting markets, the design will probably be the one that the most punters enjoy. The mobile site is accessible to all mobile devices and instead of having to download the app, you simply need to visit the bookmaker and you will be redirected where you need to go.
As you jump from the homepage into the sports betting markets it starts to become apparent how well catered you’ll be with them. You will see that for each sport it highlights how many events are running at any one time, with the larger sports including football, tennis, MMA, basketball, ice hockey and baseball.
That being said, whilst these sports dominate the site, they offer a massive range of sports to choose from, even if some have a smaller presence than others. What we were really impressed by is the ability to bet on markets from e-sports, with many popular games included. We know that other bookmakers are starting to implement e-sports into their portfolio but very few actually cover as many as EnergyBet.
The pricing structure is pretty solid as well. But, like most of the smaller bookmakers they lack the consistency of the likes of bet365 and BetVictor. They aren’t a million miles away and even though they don’t cover all the markets that some others do, from the manual markets that we tested, we had few complaints and certainly didn’t find anything that we weren’t already expecting.
Once into the sports you get a great range of markets to bet on. Football matches are comfortably pulling in 150+ bets to choose from, which is at the higher end of the scale when compared to the competition. The biggest disappointment that we found was the omission of horse racing, which they have decided not to cover at all.
What we would suggest is that if you are into your e-sports then there really are few bookmakers that get close to the coverage that EnergyBet offers, making them a clear and obvious choice.
Live Betting & Streaming
The live betting section is really cool and is one the better looking ones that we have come across. When into the game that you want to bet on, you will be able to see a live, up to date graphic of the game and what’s happening in that match. This may range from dangerous attacks, free kicks, throw ins and so on. The downside is that it doesn’t include all that many statistics, with just the score, corners and yellow/red cards shown.
We also liked the fact that you were able to choose from the layout of the live betting section, with conference and single view available. Basically, conference allows you to use a drop down menu system from just a single page, whereas single view means that you load a new page for every market or section that you want to look at.
It’s been quite refreshing to see that EnergyBet offer a really good range of banking options to use. These include debit cards, e-wallets and also direct bank transfers. The minimum deposit amount on site is that of £10 and no fees are charged for any of these transactions.
When it comes to withdrawals, the minimum amount that you can withdraw is £20 for most methods (for Skrill and Neteller it’s £10) and the maximum is £5,000 per day. If you do need to withdraw more than this you will either need to break it down per day or you can contact customer support where large amounts can be withdrawn via bank transfer, but fees may apply.
Your first withdrawal in a week is free of charge, but after that you will be charged £10 for each transaction within that week. Also, if you are looking to withdraw funds prior to them being wagered through at least once, then you will need to pay a transaction fee of 5% to do so.
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