If you’re Turkish, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a book that meets your needs as well as Jojobet. However, if you’re not from the country, you might be better off opting for a bookie that’s broader.
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JojoBet is ultimately very limited. Because it has such a strong focus on Turkey, if you live in or have an interest in other places, you will find this sportsbook incomplete.
Pros & Cons
Ability to live stream games on-site
Language barrier presents a lot of problems for non-Turkisk speakers
Low-quality welcome bonus
Jojobet’s registration process is pretty straight forward — enter basic details about yourself such as name, address, phone number, username, password, etc. The only curveball is it’ll ask for your Turkish ID number, which could be problematic if you’re not actually from the country. Of course, there’s fake TC number generators online you could always use. At least that’s what we did and still were able to sign up.
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Jojobet’s sign-up bonus for new players is pretty forgettable. It’ll match the player’s first deposit into the sportsbook by a measly 25 percent — and tops out at just ₺200. The earnings come with a 10X rollover before itis withdrawable, too. Like we said, it’s a very “meh” bonus, especially compared to competitors.
Jojobet doesn’t skimp out on its deposit methods. We counted well over 20 that are supported on the platform, ranging from e-transfer services to bank cards. Though, many of these options — such as Papara or Aninda Havale — are more niche and probably unbeknownst to American bettors.
We were disappointed to see that Jojobet doesn’t accept any type of cryptocurrency including Bitcoin. These days, it’s less common to find an online sportsbook that doesn't take crypto than ones that do — a 180-degree turn from just a few short years ago.
For whatever reason, the banking page on Jojobet isn’t translatable from your normal web browser. We had to manually copy and paste the text into Google translate to get the full details here. Turns out the platform accepts Mastercard and VISA only. But it comes with strict deposit limits. Bettors can transfer no more than ₺500 (just $72 in US dollar) per transaction. Yikes, that’s astronomically low.
Remember the 20 or so deposit methods we mentioned earlier? Well, just about all of them can be used to cash out winnings too. Having that consistency across the site is nice, and not always the norm with online bookies.
Yep, you read the headline. We sure wish Jojobet accepted other card carriers (e.g. American Express or Chase), but then again, not many online sportsbooks do. The industry at-large seems to stick with only Mastercard and VISA.
Placing a Bet
Look we don’t want to rehash what we already said about the language barrier, but it’s again an issue here. Many parts of the page remain in Turkish, despite using a web translator, and manually looking up words in Google translate is going to waste a lot of time. Do you really want to risk making an error because you misunderstood something?
If you can get past that though, betting itself isn’t hard to do. Clicking into a betting line will add it to your betting ticket. It’s here where you can enter how much to wager exactly. Finalize the bet by hitting the big yellow button, which we presume translates to confirm or something like-minded.
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While the Jojobet betting menu is deep, it does not feature any politics. We doubt this will be a deal-breaker for many bettors, if any at all. Sure, betting on the US presidential election is fun, but it happens once every four years, so what are you really missing by not having it available?
Video games are actually a prominent fixture at Jojobet. We just wish the selection was organized better. In the sportsbook, there’s not an eSports tab that will house all available bets. Instead, there’s tabs for each individual game. Titles that are available for wagering include Counter-Strike, League of Legends, FIFA, NBA 2K, and plenty more.
Virtual Sports Betting
At first glance, we didn’t think there were virtual sports offered at Jojobet. It’s not in the main menu or anywhere in the sportsbook. However, tucked inside the casino, there it was. There’s about 15 virtual games to choose from and that includes racing (horse and greyhound), soccer, and others.
This not only goes for the NBA betting menu at Jojobet, but most of the site in general. Where oh where are the props? Across the board, Jojobet is short on prop bets. It’s these types of wagers that really get extra mileage out of any sportsbook and we’d like to see Jojobet do better.
If you go to the Jojobet tennis section, there’s an entire submenu dedicated strictly to Grand Slam tournament betting. Once one of the four major events near, Jojobet really goes out of its way to provide betting opportunities. This goes for all tournaments, whether that be mens, womens, singles, or doubles.
We didn’t have high hopes for “Amerikan futbolu” as it’s called in Jojobet. However, we were pleasantly surprised to see a good breadth of odds for the sport. Jojobet carries the NFL, college football, and even the CFL in its sportsbook. Of course, pregame lines are there, but a decent crop of futures are also available.
Jojobet’s baseball selection doesn’t just stop at MLB. No, not at all. Foreign leagues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and heck, even Nicaragua are also prominent fixtures. But of course, MLB still has the most action available. On top of regular game lines, you’ll also find futures on division, conference, and World Series winners.
More Betting Options
Surprise, surprise, a bookie based out of Europe really brings the heat when it comes to soccer wagering. No, but really, that’s certainly the case at Jojobet. Its soccer selection stretches all over the world, whether it's a club or national team matchup.
Even when you’re not directly inside the Jojobet casino, the platform is urging you to check out its massive casino game library. Any web page you go to, tucked in the footer is links to a bunch of casino games. It actually drags down page load speed cause there’s so many options between slots and table games.
There’s a “live betting” tab atop the Jojobet menu that houses all in-play wagers. You’ll see that many different sports and leagues are supported here. Of course, timing is everything when it comes to live betting. For what it’s worth, Jojobet is good at updating its lines in real-time — usually seconds before the action unfolds on TV.
Laying down a parlay on Jojobet comes easy. You just need to load your betting ticket with at least two odds. Inside the betting ticket, there’s a tab titled “çoklu” — which translates to multiple in English. Make sure this is selected before confirming the wager.
Additional Betting Help
Jojobet doesn’t maintain a blog of any sort to help bettors make informed decisions. Then again, after all the complaining we’ve done about the site’s language barrier, we’re not exactly confident a blog would do any non-Turkish-speaking players any good.
In betting, there’s always going to be highs and lows. When the latter unfortunately strikes, it’s nice to fall back on a rebate program. Jojobet offers one strictly for casino play, specifically on net losses accumulated on a daily basis. The rebate can range between 10 to 20 percent, depending on the amount lost.
Remember earlier when we mentioned non-Turkish bettors are better off elsewhere? Well, that’s mainly due to the language barrier. The site is entirely in Turkish. While you could always translate the page with your web browser, connecting with customer service presents a tougher problem.
JoJobet provides support through a live chat, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and telephone. The problem is they only speak Turkish so for non-Turkish speakers like us, we were completely in the dark.
The very last question of Jojobet’s sign-up process will ask you to opt in or out of email communication from the bookie. That choice is yours, but we chose to sign up. Emails we did receive from Jojobet mostly centered on promotions and offers, which we sure don’t mind. You can always update your email notification setting afterward, too.
In the main menu, you’ll see a tab dubbed Jojo TV — this is where you’ll be able to live stream games right on-site. And no, the streaming selection isn’t just limited to eSports like many other competitors offer. In fact, many different sports and leagues are readily available for viewing.
Jojobet is restricted from use in many countries, including the United States. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t use the site if you’re inside the US or another restricted site. Virtual private networks (VPN) are online services that will hide your IP address — which is what gives away your location to internet sites — and actually give you a “fake” one that can be located in an entirely different country.
A VPN favorite among many online bettors is HMA. Why? Because it gets the job done plain and simple. There’s over 300 locations on the service where users can make their IP address appear to come from. Those servers are spread around the world, with even one in Turkey. It’s the Turkey server we used to access Jojobet and we experienced no drawbacks at all while browsing through the site.
We hate to sound like a broken record, but there’s really no point in using Jojobet unless you speak the native Turkish tongue. There’s just too many nuances you’ll miss by not speaking the language. Plus, there’s plenty of better options out there. Give credit to Jojobet where credit is due, it has some noteworthy features:
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