Despite big partnerships, VBet does not live up. With small bonuses and no cryptos, you can find better sportsbooks.
Luckily for US bettors, Vbet sportsbook is not available to you.
Pros & Cons
Boosted odds on certain sports and game
US-based players can’t register or bet on the site (not without a VPN, at least)
Bitcoins are not accepted
Very small welcome bonus
Vbet’s sign-up process is par for the course. It takes just minutes and is completed upon entering details such as your name, email address, password, address, mobile phone, etc. After that, you’re all set up. No verification needed or anything. Now isn’t that as easy as can be?
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New signees are eligible for a £25 “free bet” courtesy of Vbet. We say free loosely because you do need some skin in the game to earn the bonus. It’s unlocked only when your first-ever wager in the sportsbook is a three-leg parlay (or higher) and worth at least £5 in value — Vbet will match the exact wager amount up to £25. Each leg of the parlay must be at odds of 1.8 or greater, too. If we’re being honest, the promo is pretty mediocre, especially compared to other competitors.
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At Vbet, you have two ways to fund and two only — bank cards or e-wallets. Within those, multiple methods exist. Between the two, there’s about seven unique funding options. All deposit methods have a £5 minimum and clear instantly.
Here’s a notable shortcoming on Vbet’s behalf — Bitcoin is not supported, nor any other cryptocurrency for that matter. It’s a glaring omission, especially in an industry that’s been so quick to embrace the digital currency trend.
You saw the headline. No other card outside Mastercard and VISA are supported on the platform. Vbet will accept both debit and credit cards, as well. Transactions with cards are done through SafeCharge so you can be assured you’re secure when funneling funds.
The same deposit methods we previously covered can all be used to withdraw. Moreover, all cashout methods are technically free, as in there’s no surcharge courtesy of Vbet. However, depending on the e-wallet or card carrier, you might be docked a small fee (e.g. foreign charge). Double check with the respective institution to be sure.
Mastercard and VISA are again supported here. Payouts could be faster, however. With a bank card, the wait time is usually two to three business days. Vbet even advises it could be longer due to the “UK Online Gambling Licence and Anti-Money Laundering legislation requiring us to request further identification before approving withdrawal of funds.”
Placing a Bet
You’ll have no issues finding and placing bets at Vbet. The sportsbook is convenitaly organized by sport and league. Once you have a line you want action on, just click on the odd. This will add it to your betting slip. The last step is entering how much you want to stake on the bet, which is done on the bet slip. Hit the purple “place bet” button and you’re all set.
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Buried deep in the Vbet sportsbook is a politics submenu. It includes odds for elections in the USA, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. While the selection isn’t vast, it’ll probably do the trick for most casual bettors looking to wager on the next US President or UK Prime Minister.
New to Vbet is the ability to wager on eSports. So new that it’s even labeled as such in the top menu. Vbet has already commited big time to the rising “sport.” Its catalogue is broad and covers the most-followed video game titles like Counter-Strike, Dota, League of Legends, and plenty more. Look for Vbet to add to this selection over the years.
Virtual Sports Betting
In the same token as eSports, Vbet recently added virtual sports wagering functionality. For now, the game selection is slim, sticking only to racing, soccer, and tennis. Due to the simulated nature of the games, betting odds are seemingly available at all hours of the day. Gambling on virtual sports is a great way to pass the time in between real sport matchups.
The international appeal of the NBA lends itself well to a bookie like Vbet. The league has the biggest betting presence at Vbet among American-based associations. Not surprisingly, the basketball catalog isn’t limited to the NBA. Vbet also carries leagues in markets from multiple continents.
You can guarantee to see Vbet back tennis wagering heavily during the four major tournaments — the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. However, it’s coverage extends well past the Grand Slam events, too. The sportsbook offers betting for many non-ATP or WTA events across the globe.
Let’s not mince words, football is an afterthought at Vbet. Sure they carry betting lines for the NFL, NCAA, and even CFL, but it’s only the essential wagers — pregame lines and futures mostly. If you’re looking for an abundance of props, you won’t really get them at Vbet.
Not unlike the NFL selection, Vbet covers MLB at a bare-bones level. Sure, most matchups during the 162-game season will be available, but that might not be enough for diehards of the sport that crave player and team props. You’ll see less of those props at Vbet. On top of MLB, Vbet also supports foreign baseball leagues in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, among others.
More Betting Options
The racebook at Vbet shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s filled with thoroughbred and greyhound races of all kinds. In fact, few sportsbooks match Vbet in its greyhound selection. If that’s your cup of tea, it’s hard to go wrong with Vbet here.
The Vbet casino is dotted with games. The selection goes well into the hundreds. The vast majority of that comes in the form of slot machines. However, table games aren’t lacking, either. You’ll be able to play all the Las Vegas staples such as blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and more.
On the Vbet menu, you’ll see a section titled “in-play.” As you can guess, this is where all live wagering can be done. The in-play menu is mostly dominated by soccer, but to a lesser degree there’s also basketball, tennis, and more sports to choose from.
Few things are worse than missing out on a big pay-day parlay on one game. Vbet understands this and that’s why they offer ACCA insurance. On parlays of six or more events, they’ll refund you 100 percent if one bet misses the mark.
It doesn’t stop there, though. On soccer parlays of four and five legs, Vbet will also pay you back partially if one bet lets you down. Vbet refunds those at 25 and 50 percent, respectively, based on what you originally risked.
Additional Betting Help
Sports betting isn't easy. That’s why it’s nice to get some guidance once in a while, whether that’s game analysis or just tips for a newcomer. Unfortunately, you won’t find such at Vbet. There’s no blog or how-to manual to speak of on the site.
This might not be a promo in the true sense of the world, but it’s a bargain worth mentioning. Vbet provides boosted odds on a slew of sports. Inside the sportsbook, there’s a special menu labeled “boosted odds” which houses all available games with bettor-friendly lines. If you see a green thunderbolt icon, that means the line has been boosted. Take your pick at these because there’s hundreds available each day.
Customer support is available 24 hours, 7 days a week at Vbet. They can be reached in three different ways — email (firstname.lastname@example.org), live chat, or telephone (+4402035824005). The latter could cost you a pretty penny, especially if you’re outside the UK. Vbet says calls are “charged at a standard UK rate and are typically included in inclusive call packages.”
The final question at sign-up will nudge you to subscribe to communication from Vbet. You can choose what channels to receive messaging from — email, text message, phone, push notifications. We opted into emails and only sparingly received mailing. When we did, it was concentrated on offers, which we’re sure not complaining about.
How great would it be to be able to stream games you have money on? Really great, right? Unfortunately, that’s not doable on Vbet. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep your cable or satellite TV for keeping up with the action.
Vbet is widely available throughout Europe, but elsewhere, it’s more of a hit or miss. Players inside the United States, for instance, can’t register for an account or wager at Vbet. If you happen to be located in a restricted zone, you can always use a virtual private network (VPN) to hide your IP address. Vbet is fully accessible with a VPN, so long as you use a server in a country where Vbet is supported at.
There’s a litany of VPN services online, but few come as well-recommended as HMA. Bettors far and wide rely on HMA to hide its IP address and HMA largely delivers. There’s 300 different servers on the service where users can mask their IP address from. We jumped between a few to browse through Vbet and saw no shortcomings whatsoever. HMA is a great bet if you’re in the market for a reliable VPN.
If soccer or international sports is your thing, Vbet is maybe a bookie you should consider. Its markets really thrive in this aspect.
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