By Austin Miller - Updated July 23, 2020

Xbet Sportsbook Review

1xBet is the type of betting site that marches to the beat of its own drum. How it operates is unique in more ways than one.

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Why do I like 1xBet?

Between the sportsbook and casino, the gaming options are seemingly endless on 1xBet. You can spend years on 1xBet and still be exposed to new games and/or sporting events. 

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    50%

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What’s in this review?

Pros & Cons

Basic Information

Bovada Key Facts

  • HQ

    Curaçao islands

    LAUNCHED

    2007

    HOW MANY PLAYERS

    Not public information

    WHERE IS IT AVAILABLE

    Canada and most of Europe

    CASINO

    Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, KENO, Roulette, Slots, Video Poker

    SPORTSBOOK

    Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, eSports, Football, Golf, Horse Racing, Hockey, MMA, Motorsports, Soccer, Tennis, and a whole bunch mor…

    VIP PROGRAM

    Yes for casino players

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Account creation

Perhaps The Quickest Registration Process In The Industry

When we say signing up to 1xBet takes seconds, we’re being very literal. You can either choose to register with one-click or via mobile. One-click simply asks for your home country, currency preference, and if you have a promo code — no name or address needed. Mobile is the same, except it asks you one additional question (your phone number, to no surprise). 

Once registered, you’ll find your account number under your profile settings. You can also link your email or phone number to the account if you so choose. We’ve yet to see a sign-up process as quick and seamless as 1xBet.

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Customer Service

Cookie-Cutter Answers

There’s a few different ways to reach 1xBet customer care. Players can choose email (info-en@1xbet-team.com), phone number (+44 127 325-69-87), or the live chat. 

1xBet’s live chat could be better. A lot better, actually. Far too many times, we received copy-and-pasted answers from its “agents” — if they were even human, we wouldn’t be surprised to find out they’re bots. That lack of personal touch was definitely a disappointment.

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Deposits

Will Vary By Region

1xBet has different deposit methods per region. Nonetheless, we were impressed with the selection for Canada, which overlaps with many other countries. For Canadians, they can choose between bank transfers, cards, cryptos, e-wallets, and even vouchers.

Bitcoin: One of 25 Cryptos Accepted

1xBet is all-in on cryptocurrency. Presently, they accept 25 different digital currencies for depositing funds. Bitcoin, of course, is the most-popular option. But they also carry lesser-known cryptos such as Verge and Tron, just to name a few. 

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Credit cards: It’s Got What You Need

Three separate bank cards are supported on 1xBet — Interac Online, Mastercard, and VISA. The latter two seem to be the online industry’s most-accepted cards, while Interac is a personal favorite of Canada.

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Welcome Bonuses

Earn A Match On First Deposit

First things first, 1xBet has unique bonuses per region so check the promo page to see what applies for you. It’s not uncommon for these welcome deals to be rotated from time to time, too. However, most promos will match a player’s initial deposit into the platform dollar-for-dollar (100 percent). While browsing on Canada, that match went up to $100 CAD.

Placing a Bet

Clunky Interface

The user interface could use some work on 1xBet. Most online sportsbooks categorize their bets on a sidebar menu. 1xBet ditches that in favor of a scroll-bar on the top — which is long since 1xBet carries so many sports. Once you finally find the sport you’re looking for, clicking on it won’t load up a new page. Instead, the odds just populate on the same page. Click enough sports and that betting menu quickly becomes overflooded. 

The experience isn’t bad to the point where placing a bet is undoable. Still, it feels more overcomplicated than it should be, especially compared to competitors. 

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Politics Betting

International Coverage

The international flavor is strong with the 1xBet politics betting section. Whereas many betting sites only support US politics, 1xBet carries a host of countries — Scotland, Norway, Britain, just to name a few among more than a dozen. Though, its US selection still “trumps” the rest. Between all the props, there’s about 100 US-based political lines available during peak periods.

eSports

Carries Main Titles

The eSports selection on 1xBet is pretty standard. For the most part, the most popular video games are carried such as Counter-Strike, Dota, League of Legends, among others. If you’re looking for more under-the-radar gaming leagues, you’ll have to find them elsewhere, though. 

Virtual Sports Betting

Unique Spin on Sports Sims

Most online sportsbooks stick to real video games — Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K — for its virtual sports betting menu. True to their ways, 1xBet flips the script and partners with online game-makers like Leap, 1×2 gaming, Global Bet, and others. Between all these partners, you can find virtual sports to bet on at seemingly all hours of the day. 

NBA

Buzzer Beater

Much of what we said above about baseball betting also applies to basketball. 1xBet covers hoop leagues far and wide, not just US. Still, its bread and butter remains NBA wagering. Everything from pregame to in-play to free agency props can be found on 1xBet with ease. 

US Open

Good Selection Aside From Majors

Having betting odds for a major tournament like the US Open or another Grand Slam is practically a given in the betting industry. But how does 1xBet fare in terms of year-round tennis betting? Pretty well, actually. If it’s a WTA or ATP event, you’ll see betting selection available on 1xBet. 

NFL

Get Your Football Fix Here

There’s no shortage of football bets on 1xBet. Between both the NFL and college game, you’ll find all the lines you need during the August through February football calendar. Moreover, the football prices on 1xBet are mostly in line with competitors. 

MLB

MLB Plus More

While referred to as “America’s pastime” the sport of baseball is actually quite global. That worldwide effect becomes obvious when betting baseball on 1xBet. Sure, they’ll carry all the essential MLB odds, but you’ll also find other leagues — like China, South Korea, and even virtual MLB The Show leagues. 1xBet is a great spot for baseball enthusiasts across the globe.

More Betting Options

Does 1xBet Carry Lines For Every Sport?

Badminton, boat racing, chess, greyhound racing, lottery, martial arts, netball, weather — those are just some of the obscure “sports” with betting lines available on 1xBet. At times, the sheer quantity of sports to bet on 1xBet slows down the user experience by clogging up the sport menu so much.   

Casino

Slots, Slots, And More Slots

Slot machines absolutely dominate the 1xBet casino, particularly 3D machines. It will legitimately take players a long time to play through each machine due to the vast amount on the platform. But on top of slots, the 1xBet casino also offers simulated table games like baccarat, blackjack, roulette, and poker. Games are provided by dozens of third-party providers so the experience will differ greatly from game to game. 

Poker

Live Casino But No Poker

If you tire of simulated gambling, head over to 1xBet’s live casino for an added thrill. A lot of the same table games previously mentioned also have live dealer components on 1xBet, and come in many different game variations, no less. Unfortunately, poker is not part of the selection. 1xBet only has simulated poker games, no dedicated rooms to play with real people.    

Live Betting

Can Get Lengthy

To find a running list of games/events with real-time odds, hit the “live” button atop the menu. Furthermore, use the top sport menu to filter down results by sport — if not, the list can get lengthy and finding the odds you want could be cumbersome. 1xBet does a splendid job at refreshing the lines by the second. We saw very little lag between the live odds and the in-game action. 

Parlay Betting

Simple Enough To Create

If you want to create a parlay on 1xBet, just add more than one line to your betting slip — simple as that! Whereas some betting sites allow users to split money apart on different legs of a parlay, 1xBet does not. It’s one risk amount for the whole parlay and that’s it. 

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Withdraw Winnings

Almost Same As Deposit

Like depositing, available methods for withdrawing will largely depend on the region you’re playing from. However, they should almost mirror what deposit methods are available. 

Bitcoin Withdrawals: Works The Same As Deposit

The same 25 cryptos that can be used for deposit can also be used to cash out. 1xBet will not dock you any fees for withdrawing with a cryptocurrency, either. 

Credit Card Withdrawals: Surprisingly Accepted

It’s become normalized for online betting sites to accept bank cards as a deposit method, but NOT as a withdrawal method. As you know, 1xBet is not like other betting sites in many areas, including this one. On the site, both VISA and Mastercard can be used to cash out funds, which is a welcome change.

Additional Betting Help

Sparse

1xBet does indeed have a blog, but it’s not well-supported. New content on the blog is very sparse and in that case, you might as well not have one if it’s never going to be updated. 

Promotions

Cashback Program In Casino

Casino players can benefit from 1xBet’s rebate program. All players are automatically enrolled at the copper level (5 percent cashback on losses) and can rank up through seven additional levels. The highest rank is VIP, which up to 0.75 cashback, however, this applies to ALL casino bets placed, not just losers. 

Emails

Confirm Email To Get Messages

1xBet doesn’t actually ask for your email when you first register. It can be added after the fact, but it’s not necessary. Still, if you want to get mailings from them, you’ll have to link your account to a personal email. We did, and received the occasional promo offer here and there. If you’re going to earn free money, why not sign up for email communication? 

Live Streaming

Not Watchable

1xBet does not stream games on the platform. To follow a game you have money on, you’ll have to do it elsewhere. 

VPN

Necessary If Playing In The US

Try to access 1xBet from an IP address based in the US and you’ll immediately be met with a “access to this website is prohibited in the USA” message. Want to bypass that screen and get access to all 1xBet features? You’re going to need a virtual private network (VPN). These services will disguise your IP address, making it appear it’s coming from another location (preferably, somewhere where 1xBet is legal). 

HideMyAss: Works to Perfection

After being locked out of 1xBet, we jumped on HMA and set our IP address to Vancouver, Canada. A quick refresh of 1xBet and suddenly, the site was entirely accessible, betting and all. Vancouver is just one of about 300 locations that can be used on HMA. We flipped between a few different ones and had the same experience on each. Furthermore, there was no noticeable lag that slowed down our browsing experience. HMA is a great option in the event you reside somewhere that has 1xBet banned.

Conclusion

1xBet Does Things Their Way

The online sports betting landscape is filled with copycats, however, 1xBet is an exception. Its site features are borrowed from no one and replicated by no one either. The unique features include:

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