Bonus, Bets & Promotions
We will, of course, be looking at the welcome offer mentioned in or introduction and seeing if the terms and conditions mean that it is as attractive as it initially seems. But there’s more alongside that, with three options for the sportsbook alone at the time of writing.
At this juncture, we would just like to make clear that there is no need to be alarmed if you check on the site only to find that there are some differences. That’s because sites are consistently looking for new ways to attract new customers and promotions are often the first port of call for this. As a result, we find that bonus pages tend to get overhauled far more often than any other part of the site. This means that you could see whole pages being replaced or even just tweaks in the terms and conditions.
Far from being a disappointment, this actually usually is part of ongoing improvements a site is making to provide the best experience possible. On top of that, some promotions are time-sensitive by their very nature. For example, you may have a bonus which is tied to a certain sporting event or tournament and thus ends alongside it.
Not only can terms and conditions be tweaked just like any other part of the bonus page, but we also won’t be covering all of the terms and conditions here. We will instead only be focusing on what we view as most important for your understanding of how the promotion works. This is simply for the reason that terms and conditions tend to be very long and you are recommended to simply check the site itself anyway in case there have been updates.
With that in mind, we’ll start off with that all important €100 Welcome Bonus. This is actually a 100% bonus up to €100 and has a minimum deposit of €10. You must enter the bonus code GET100 to receive this bonus and the rollover requirement is 10 times the deposit plus bonus with minimum odds of 2.00. The rollover requirement must be completed within 30 days. All in all, this a fairly straightforward welcome bonus with pretty competitive terms.
The next main promotion available is the €25 Free Shot. Here, if you make a deposit of €5 and make a bet above 1.7 and lose, you will receive your money back in the form of a €25 risk free bet. You must enter the bonus FREESHOT in order to receive this bonus.
Finally, there is the BUFF.bet ACCA Bonus, which provides an additional percentage bonus on accumulator bets, with an increasing percentage depending on the size of the accumulator. For example, 5-fold bets carry a bonus of 5%, while a 12-fold bet provides a 60% bonus. The maximum bonus you can receive is 10,000 Euros and each selection must have minimum odds of 1.5.
The biggest criticism of the promotions would be that none of them change the game creatively. Realistically though, that’s not what most people are looking for and we’re sure the majority of their customers will be more than happy with a trio of bonuses which offer real money incentives like this.
It’s time to find out if BUFF.bet actually provides the amount of variety that is suggested at first glance. Well, having taken a deeper look, we have to say things are all looking pretty positive. Usually the main market with online bookmakers is their sportsbook market, however with BUFF.Bet this is not the case. Instead the first market available to bet on is there eSports Market.
BUFF.bet has a huge range of eSports markets available to choose from. Unlike the majority of sites that offer a few eSports markets, BUFF.Bet have an impressive selection to choose from. Games include: DOTA 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Starcraft 2, Call Of Duty, NBA2K, King of Glory, FIFA, Starcraft, World of War Craft.
Let’s take League of Legends for example. In this you will be able to choose from nearly 50 betting markets. Markets include: match winner, handicap betting, correct score, total maps played, decider map played, each team to win at least one map, winner of each map, first blood, first to five kills, first to 10 kills, total kills, total time, odd/even kills, destroy first tower and so on
Alongside this BUFF.bet also offers an a sportsbook market with a nice variety of sports. You will find the following sports available: eSports, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, MMA, American Football, Golf, Boxing, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Cricket, Aussie Rules, Formula 1, and Nascar.
BUFF.bet is yet to develop a stand-alone Android or iOS mobile app. That means if you would like to play while on the move via mobile you must head to the mobile version of their website. The integration form desktop to mobile is seamless and you will find all available markets that you would on the desktop site.
This means you will not have to worry about any downloads or installation costs. The only difference that you may notice is the quality of streaming via mobile tends to be slightly less than on the main site itself.
Just as with the main site, the mobile version is also available in multiple languages, Other than English, you can switch to Spanish, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Chinese, among several others.
Livew Streaming & Virtual Sports
Other than the previously mentioned e-sports live coverage – which we do have to say is exceptional – and the live casino, there is no other live streaming of sports at this moment in time. Realistically, this is expected for a website that is a little over a year old and we can’t mark them down too harshly for this. Live streaming remains something that is out of the reach of the vast majority of betting sites, even those far more established than BUFF.bet.
On the plus side though, they do boast a huge virtual sports section. Here you will find a good selection of different sport options, including football and various races, such as horses, greyhounds and speedway.
Payment & Withdrawals
It’s a bit of a mixed bag here. On the one hand, one of the things that BUFF.bet is and should continue to be praised for is the sheer amount of options when it comes to both deposit and currency options.
These include the likes of Visa/Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, Qiwi, EcoPayz and Skinpay. Plus, not only is there an international selection of currencies, but also a wide number of cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, Monero, eGold and, of course, Bitcoin to choose from. This gives BUFF.bet a truly large appeal and may be the difference maker for a lot of people.
Sadly, we have to criticise the site for not providing us with information regarding things like fees and transaction times in a clear and concise way, hence those details are not available here. There is no reason to believe either of these things is an issue for the site though, so we’ll just consider this an annoying structural oversight.
We were hugely impressed by the customer support at BUFF.bet whenever we interacted with them via their live chat function. Not only did they respond quickly and answer our questions comprehensively, but they even provided additional information they thought would be relevant to us. The only other contact option is e-mail, but we imagine the vast majority of users will be happy using the live chat function.
Reliability and Security
On top of that, there’s also a dedicated responsible gaming section, which provides information, advice and options for those who think they may have an issue alongside relevant links to organisations. On a more general point regarding their reputation and therefore the reliability of the quality of their service, we’d say the feedback we have found so far is very good. Of course, there’s not the level of extensive feedback as you can find with more experienced sites. But that’s not much of a criticism: more an acknowledgement that trust gets easier with time for any betting site.
Casino Welcome Bonus
While we do focus on the sportsbook side of things, we have mentioned that BUFF.bet is no slouch elsewhere and that couldn’t be clearer than when you look at its casino welcome bonus. This is actually a double offering of deposit bonus goodness. Each is a 100% bonus up to €500, meaning a total maximum bonus of €1,000 is available here.
Your minimum deposit is €50, with the code WELCOME1000 activating the bonus, and RELOAD1000 activating the second bonus. The rollover requirement is 40 times, which is usual for a bonus of this size.
We were going to say that for a site that has been around for as short a time as BUFF.bet, what they have here is seriously impressive, but we think that undersells them. That’s because this site would be impressive for any name regardless of their tenure.
There’s actually not much that BUFF.bet does badly. The site looks and works great, there’s plenty of betting options, their customer service is exceptional and in certain areas, like e-sports, they really excel beyond the competition. There are a few niggling issues – with them pretty much all either being small or beyond the site’s control – which prevent us from giving the site full marks. But it still remains an excellent betting site.