While some betting sites such as SkyBet, Rizk Casino and Paddy Power hardly need any introduction, other sites aren’t so lucky. Read our in-depth 1xBET review to see what this relatively unknown sportsbetting brand has to offer. We offer our expert opinions and show you our extensive 1xBET test on important aspects including banking, support, scams and bonuses. We also evaluate general 1xBET opinions posted on many web forums.
How to get started at 1xBET
One thing that must be said about the 1xBET website is that its design is frankly bizarre. It looks like a social media page from the early naughties, and while it’s not particularly hard to navigate, it will appear unusual to the average online punter. For example, live sports take up the entire homepage unless you select otherwise, making it a rather over the top way of getting this feature of the site across to visitors.
Luckily though, the ‘Join now’ button is fairly distinct from the bouncy distractions that litter its busy homepage. It has a nice green button at the top of the page just to the centre right. That is of course, as long as you haven’t scrolled down the page. In which case, the top bar which also features your language, log in option, time, system of calculating odds, as well as some buttons in the far left, including their phone app, will all mysteriously disappears.
Two ways to view 1xBET
Interestingly, we discovered two ways to view the website during our 1xBET review. Alternatively, you can click the middle button at the top of the screen entitled ‘old version of website’, which takes you to a much better designed, much clearer, much sharper, much more inviting and all around better version of the site than the new version. Not only that, the top bar doesn’t disappear when you scroll down!
Sometimes new isn’t always better.
1xBET test: The registration process
Once you’ve located the ‘Join Now’ button, you can get started with the site. Our 1xBET test revealed the signing up with the brand is simple and easy. Joining the actual site doesn’t require any bank details, or much of anything for that matter. You can join by phone, simply by giving your phone number and the currency you wish to use. Joining via e-mail requires a little more information, such as your country and your currency. Obviously you’ll want to select these correctly in order to be able to deposit funds properly.
Another strange feature you will encounter here is that the country automatically selected is Russia but the currency is British pounds. This isn’t a big problem or anything, as you can just re-select them but it’s just an example of the lack of effort that appears to have gone into some details of this site. You can also select your region, for example, if you are from England, you will have to select England not Great Britain. This seems unnecessary and after you have inputted this information, the region selection… disappears?
This site is so strange that it goes beyond being frustrating and becomes entertaining. That’s the only good thing you can say about these weird site design choices: they all add up to something that’s pretty funny in a way I don’t imagine 1xBET intended.
Well, most of these little mistakes are entertaining: the woman that pops up to offer you help if you leave the registration screen dormant for any short length of time is not entertaining. That’s just plain annoying. It’s great that they advertise their customer service but it honestly feels like you’re being bombarded by a bizarre computer virus.
Additional 1xBET registration information
To complete our 1xBET test on the registration process, we added the required additional information. The site also asks for your first and last name and your password. Re-entering your password is done to the right instead of below the initial box, despite first and last name being vertical and not horizontal. As always, ensure your password is strong by using a combination of upper and lower case letters, number and punctuation. Make sure your password is random so it cannot be easily guessed by someone attempting to gain access to your account.
Finally, you’ll have to add your phone and e-mail address. You can also register with ‘one click’ by selecting your country and currency and ticking a box confirming you are not a robot. This process would usually be completed by one click, unless they inexplicably think you’re from Russia, in which case it’s a minimum of three.
Once done, you can connect via your social network, which is actually a very original and interesting feature that you don’t see very often with online betting sites. Obviously, with all these methods, there’s a whole bunch of other information, such as bank information, you’ll have to add in at a later time in order to actually use the site.
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How do 1xBET bonuses work?
For our in-depth 1xBET review, we were unable to find a major sign up bonus for the site, which obviously puts it at a massive disadvantage to its competitors. There appears to have been a sign up bonus in the past but it no longer seems to be available, or if it is available, it is very well hidden. The site’s confusing structure means it is difficult to know.
However, the 1xBET website does have a promo page, so let’s run through some of their wonderful offers…
…before we do though, you should know that unlike other sites, such as BetVictor or BetFair, you don’t just get your bonuses. Instead, you need to collect points for them by betting and then exchanging your accumulated points for the 1xBET bonus code. How many points you get for a bet is unknown, as is how many points is required for each promo.
What’s more, the promotions on offer appear to be basic functions of all sports betting sites, with no further mention of what the awarded ‘bonus’ might actually be.
With this in mind and with some more of the site’s unintentionally funny features to enjoy, here are a few of the best offers available at 1xBET:
Obvious bet! Make money on winnings from your favourite team!
Single Bet On Ice Hockey:
The sites states that “The win puts in our promo code”
And perhaps best of all:
“Be richer than your boss! Place bets on certain win of your favourite teams.”
The Financials promotion, by the way, also has this exact same nonsensical tag line.
To say this is a poor showing would be an understatement: it’s a complete disappointment for players who are used to being enticed by promotions and bonuses and another example of the apparent lack of effort that has gone into certain parts of the site.
The betting offer at 1xBET
Our 1xBET review also takes a look at the brand’s betting offers. The site initially appears to have a decent amount of sportsbetting options, with live betting, eSports betting, TV games, Slots, a live online casino, fantasy football, bingo (known here as Bingo-Boom), poker and even financial betting. They even have some really bizarre betting options such as the Worms video game.
Our 1xBET test covered a few of the following betting markets:
- Ice Hockey
- Table Tennis
- Australian Rules Rugby
- American Football
- TV Games
- Formula 1
- Field Hockey
- Martial Arts
- Special Bets
All in all, a decent, if not mind blowing selection from a small site
1xBET Depositing and withdrawing money
Our 1xBET review revealed a wide selection of banking methods which should suit most preferences.
Various currencies are accepted including:
- US Dollars
- Australian dollars
- Canadian dollars
- Japanese Yen
- Chinese Renminbi
Popular banking methods include a variety of credit cards, debit cards, eWallets, prepaid cards and bank transfers. Some popular options include:
- Yandex Money
Scams at 1xBET?
The site appears to have a serious reputation problem when it comes to customers being unable to withdraw funds, particularly in large amounts: so much so that scams are among the top search results for 1xBET site reviews.
The 1xBET opinions being shared across forums seem to follow the same pattern of the site not being trustworthy with allowing you to withdraw large sums. Despite being very easy to apply for, it appears that when large withdrawals are requested, the amount of information they require from you skyrockets and, due to instructions and information allegedly being in broken English, getting your money could be a real headache.
While this customer feedback is a major concern, we didn’t encounter any of these issues during our 1xBET test and these customer accusations have significantly reduced recently. It does appear that 1xBET are rectifying these problems. In order to ensure your funds are protected though, ensure you are fully aware of the terms and conditions and speak to customer services if you experience any issues.
1xBET rating and summary
Well, it’s fair to say this site is unimpressive and, consequently, our overall 1xBET rating is lower than other betting sites on our test list. The design of the site is just odd, so much so that the previous version of it is significantly better. Their ‘registration’, while offering the innovative feature of social media connection, barely covered half of the information needed to truly start with a site. Their bonuses, if what they offer can be called bonuses, are utterly nonsensical. Despite appealing to a global market, their customer service team is said to only communicate in English and Russian, which could be a big problem for customers in other parts of the world if true.
Worst of all, the user opinions and accusations of intentionally refusing to allow customers to withdraw the money they have won is among the worst sins any betting site can commit and is a dark cloud above any other positive attributes they have.
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