18bet Sports Betting Review 2019

Slick, stylish and brimming with potential, 18bet certainly makes an impactful first impression, which is backed up with plenty of content.

  • Bonus: 100% up to €100 Welcome Bonus
  • Max. Bonus: €100
  • Odds Required: 1.80
  • Rating: 9/10.0
  • Bonus Code: WSB100
  • Mobile: No

Introduction to 18bet

There’s little doubting just how great 18bet looks. Not only is it clear that there’s plenty to see here but finding everything you’re looking for is a breeze as well, thanks to an intuitive, easy to use site design. Navigating your way around is just as crisp and straightforward as its simple but effective good looks.

However, does 18bet lack the substance needed to keep up with these good impressions? Well, it certainly doesn’t appear so at first glance. You don’t need to spend a lot of time on the site to notice the amount of betting options here, nor the 100% up to €100 welcome bonus. However, there’s no way of truly knowing just how good bookmakers are until you get right into it and take a closer look. With that in mind, let’s discover exactly what 18bet has to offer.

Bonuses, Bets & Promotions

Of course, we have already mentioned that 100% up to €100 welcome bonus. And while we will certainly be taking a closer look at that here, there are other promotions to explore as well. We’ll be picking a select few so you can get an idea of the type of bonus quality you should be able to expect while on 18bet.

However, do keep in mind that promotions can always be replaced or changed and often end with certain sporting events. So, don’t be disappointed if that is the case here. Another point is that while we will provide an overview here, the full terms and conditions are all available on the 18bet site itself. That’s where you should look for complete information. Since we’ve already mentioned it, we may as well begin with that welcome bonus. 18bet promotions100% up to €100: Receive a 100% bonus on your first deposit up to €100 when you register and enter promotional code WSB100. The rollover requirement on this is a very competitive 12x. Combo bets also count towards the wagering requirements provided the total odds equal to 1.80 or higher.

20% up to €500: This bonus is for pre-match, single 1×2 bets on soccer. The minimum stake is €20, with odds between 1.80 and 7.00. If you lose, you’ll receive 20% cashback up to €500. Once again, the wagering requirement is 12x.

€18 Free Bet: Enter bonus code 18FREE through the activate coupon button found in campaigns and place a pre-match bet with a minimum of €10 to receive 20% of your wager back up to €18. The minimum odds are 1.80.

This is a solid selection of promotions here that we think a lot of people will find plenty of value in, especially considering the generous terms and conditions. We’d like to see more from their promotions sections in terms of quantity but ultimately, it’s quality that matters. And that’s what they’ve got right here.

Betting Markets

We doubt anyone will be disappointed with the betting markets available at 18bet, as not only are a huge amount of sports covered here but the variety of leagues and options within those sports is massive as well. Take tennis just as one example: you can immediately select between the likes of the ATP, WTA and other leagues from all across the world at the click of a button. 18bet betting selectionThere’s even a wide selection of e-sports for those looking for something a touch more futuristic, with the likes of CS:GO, League of Legend and DOTA 2 all being available. This kind of variety is found throughout the site, making the betting markets at 18bet very expansive indeed.

Mobile App

Although there is no mobile app for 18bet available, the mobile version of the site is every bit as easy to use as the main desktop website itself. It has the same huge variety of betting options all available on the go. You can manage your account here too, as well as place bets and do pretty much everything you could want from a handheld version of the site. We can’t speak for every mobile device but on the ones we tried it on, it worked flawlessly. While an app can be handy for easy access, the mobile version of the site should provide users with everything they need.

Live Streaming & Virtual Sports

It’s a mixed bag here, as although 18bet do offer live streaming across several sports – you will be able to see which live streams are available when you log into your account – there are no virtual sports at the time of writing. 18bet live bettingOn one hand, any amount of live streaming is an excellent edition, as it’s something so many sites completely lack. Therefore, anything available in that regard has to be seen as a positive. However, the lack of virtual sports will disappoint some. Whether this is an issue for you or not depends on whether you intending to bet on the latter. If it’s not something you are interested in, then 18bet remains an extremely diverse site.

Payment and Withdrawal Methods

Something we always appreciate from a betting site is having all the information we need regarding payment methods being easy to find and understand. This is an area where 18bet excels, as its Cashier sections (found under payment methods at the bottom left of the homepage) has pretty much all the most relevant information in one convenient location. You can even select your country and currency. 18bet payment methodsThis is a good time to point out that 18bet isn’t available in several countries, including Bulgaria, Israel, France and its territories, Great Britain and Ireland, the United States and its territories, Hungary, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Cyprus, Spain, the Netherlands and its territories, and Australia. But they are major providers in many other parts of the world, including parts of Africa and Nigeria, to give but a couple of examples.

Your options all depend on your country and currency, so you’ll need to check on the site itself for what is available to you. That being said, we have to applaud 18bet for both the variety of options and how comprehensively they’ve put together the relevant information including things like fees and limits.

Customer Support

With around the clock, 24/7 coverage including contact options such as e-mail, phone and live chat – all of which are managed by a very responsive and helpful customer service team – we can’t really give a much higher recommendation of the customer support here based on our experience. 18bet customer supportJust as was the case when it came to banking information, it is clear that 18bet’s commitment to making this an easy and fuss-free experience for the user extends throughout. We can’t speak for everyone but we couldn’t find anything to criticise during our use of the customer support at 18bet.

Reliability and Security

Operated by the Shark 77 Limited company, the 18bet site is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and additional information can be found at the bottom of the homepage. Details regarding the storage of your personal data can also be found as part of the privacy policy, with the site utilising SSL encryption technology for security.

On top of this, 18bet is committed to responsible gaming, allowing users to set up deposit limits and even periods of self-exclusion. Information and links are also available for those who feel they require additional support. All this, alongside competitive odds, makes 18bet a reliable and secure site to use.

Casino Welcome Bonus

The promotional offerings don’t just stop at the sportsbook, with the casino side of things getting what we think is just as generous a set of bonuses for players to enjoy. There’s no more obvious example of this than the 100% up to €500 casino welcome bonus, which can be accessed with promo code WELCOME500.18bet casino bonusThe wagering requirements are 30x, which is good for a casino bonus of this size, although do remember that only slots count 100% to this requirement. This is just one example too, with several more casino bonus options being available during our time with the site.

18bet Summary

There are a couple of obvious issues at 18bet. The lack of virtuals and, of course, certain countries being restricted will disappoint some. But for everyone else, 18bet has plenty going for it to make it a betting site worth considering. There’s an otherwise excellent selection of betting markets, extensive casino options, decent promotions and even live streaming to enjoy, alongside great customer service and intuitive design. All this makes it one of the most stress-free betting environments you could hope for.

All in all, there’s an awful lot more areas where 18bet excelling than where it disappoints, with some examples of the latter hardly being within their control. With that in mind, we’re happy to say that our experience with 18bet was an overwhelmingly positive one.