Is The Optibet Betting Site At The Top Of Its Game?

As always at Betting Sites Comparison, we strive to bring you the absolute best possible write ups about all betting sites that we possibly can. This means that we cover the industry big boys, like Ladbrokes, alongside more niche examples like Cloudbet. It also means we look at all different kinds of betting sites, such as casino exclusives like Rich Casino, to all in one betting sites like SuperLenny. We’ll be taking a look at all the important aspects that can affect a site’s quality.

 

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On top of that, we cover both the good and the bad, assuming a site has both, in separate sections. This way, not only do you know that you’re getting the full story but that you’re also getting all the relevant info laid out in a clear, easy to understand way. We hope that, through our efforts, you’ll be able to make a clear, informed decision on what betting site is right for you.

So what are we looking at today?

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In this review, we’ll be looking at Optibet. This is an all in one betting site. If you’re unfamiliar with what we mean by this, then it’s simple. An all in one betting site is our way of referring to betting sites with at least a sportsbook and a casino. There’s lots of ways you can categorise different kinds of betting site but we’ve found that the most common tend to be these and casino exclusives. Famous examples of the latter include Foxy Casino and the celebrity endorsed BGO. Other betting site examples include sports exclusives, like CrownBet. There’s also more niche sites, such as Spreadex (a spread betting site) and BlitzFantasy (a fantasy betting site).

This is more than just a piece of trivia on the site. Being an all in one betting site also means we’ll, in most instances, be comparing Optibet with similar sites, like Bet365 or BoyleSports, as opposed to sites like Las Vegas USA or Manhattan Slots. This is because customers for different types of betting sites have different expectations. Therefore, criticising say, Slotty Vegas for not having any live sports betting wouldn’t really be fair. That’s because its not part of what they’re selling.

On the other hand, some things like site design or customer service can have the same expectations across the board. So in those instances, comparisons between different types of sites are fair. And keeping our reviews as fair and objective as possible is very important to us.

The Optibet betting selection

Optibet sports betting

Being more specific in terms of what content Optibet has to offer, we’ll start with sports. The following options are available to bet on at the time of writing:

  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • American Football
  • Australian Rules
  • Bandy
  • Biathlon
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Curling
  • Darts
  • E-Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Floorball
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Mixes Martial Arts
  • Nordic Combined
  • Rugby
  • Snooker

It’s a reasonable line up that we think will satisfy a lot of potential customers.

On the casino side of things, there’s about everything you would expect, and certainly far too much to list out here. There’s also a live casino available, alongside live bets on the sportsbook side of things.

Optibet casino games

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While the line up certainly isn’t bad, it’s not the best we’ve seen either. It probably ranks somewhere in the middle. However, that’s not necessarily a terrible thing. For most people, the sports offering here for example is more than adequate. Although, they are missing a few more niche, left field options, which would help spice things up.

Other sites also offer specific sections for things like poker, bingo and e-sports. This helps give the impression that those parts of the site are as vital as anything else. This is sadly not the case here.

Overall though, Optibet’s offering is decent, if not anything too spectacular.

  1. Is the Optibet site well designed?

Optibet site design

When we talk about site design, we’re really asking two different questions. The first of which can be answered objectively without any fairness issues, so we’ll start there.

As far as we can tell, Optibet has no technical faults that we can find. We also think it is fair to say that – although people may disagree on the simple structure and its merits – in terms of ease of use, everything is fairly easy to find. One of the benefits of having a site which doesn’t stray too much in terms of what is expected design wise, is that customers who have used other betting sites instinctively know most of their way around upon entering. That’s something that Optibet’s site design certainly delivers.

Now, moving on to the other part of the question, which is the aesthetic appeal of Optibet. The issue with this is when we start talking about things like looks, style and a sense of personality, what is good or bad is not as clear cut. This is because it all comes down to a matter of preference. With this in mind, instead of claiming our opinion to be fact, we’ll instead suggest what we think the positive and negative responses for a site like Optibet might be.

Optibet sportsbook

On the positive side of things, we think many customers will like that Optibet keeps things simple. There might not be much in the way of high production graphics but some customers view these things as gimmicky and want their betting sites to be all business. This is what Optibet provides. Its borders and general structure keep its clean, minimalistic style in check. Also its choice of graphics to the side, black to the bottom and white at the top manage to show off its sense of personality without betraying its basic premise of functionality and ease of use over artistic flair.

Additionally, its target like logo is one we think will resonate with a lot of people. It’s simple and easy to remember. That latter part is a huge plus considering all the competition that is out there. You need something that will hopefully stick in people’s minds and we think, for many, Optibet’s logo will be it.

 

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On the other hand

Unfortunately, we think many will feel that not much else sticks out about the looks of Optibet. It’s simple and conservative, as are many others and for many therein lies the issue. If so many all in one betting sites like to keep things simple then a site like this does risk being lost in the sea of competition.

Optibet casino

It’s not that we think Optibet will look bad to many customers – that seems quite unlikely. It’s more that we think Optibet will struggle to use its design as a selling point. Many prefer sites like the themed All British Casino and the slick style Rizk Casino, for example.

However, it’s worth pointing out here that this kind of design philosophy is no stick in the mud. It’s incredibly popular. Sites like Virgin Casino and Sportsbook don’t need to go overboard with their style to look great and have a huge fan base. That being said, they have the product to back it up. The question remains whether the same can be said about Optibet.

  1. What promotions are available at Optibet?

First up, promotions, more than any other part of a betting site, are subject to change. In fact, they’re one of the few parts of any site where they are often limited in their availability from their inception (in the case of holiday specific offers for example). So with that in mind, we will be taking a look at some of the promotions that are available on Optibet. Bear in mind though, there’s a chance this may have changed depending on when you read this review. So make sure to check out the site yourself for a full, up to date list.

Regardless, the quality of promotions will hopefully remain consistent (or even get better!) So this should give you a good example of the level of quality you are likely to expect from Optibet. We’ve selected three at random to use as examples:

Optibet promotions

  • €300 and 300 Free Spins Welcome Bonus
  • €6,000 New Year’s Race
  • 100% Bonus up to €50

These seem like a good mix of long term and short term promotions, with a focus on providing cash value in their bonuses. This is something we’re sure plenty will be happy about.

On the other hand

It seems like a bit of a missed opportunity. This is in the sense that the promotional page is often a place to inject a bit of personality and fun into the site, for better or worse. The rather straightforward attitude of Optibet isn’t waning here.

  1. What customer service options are available?

Optibet’s customer service support centre includes both a live chat function, phone and email. Although other options are available in some competitors, in reality, this is what most people use to resolve their issues and complaints.

Optibet live chat

On top of that, there is also an FAQ section. This is ideal for finding quick answers to common queries.

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The only downside here is that Optibet lacks 24 hour coverage. Their customer support is available between 9am and 9pm EET time, except on certain holidays.

Another quick issue we had with the site design here is that the ‘Help’ section takes you to an entirely different part of the site in a new tab. From here, you’re unable to simply go back to get on the site. It’s a minor issue but one which nonetheless makes Optibet feel less intuitive. And considering that structure is a very strong point for the site, we consider this a rare miss in that regard. Additionally, a phone number can be found here but not in other parts of the site with customer service information.

  1. What has the critical response to Optibet been like?

Optibet mobile

From what we have seen, the critical response for Optibet has generally been quite positive. Reviews usually range between good and very good.

On the other hand

There’s not much to add here, other than obviously it would be better if all the responses had been excellent. But realistically, this rarely happens and generally this is a good showing from the betting site.

  1. Are they licensed?

Malta Gaming Authority

Information about Optibet’s license can be found at the bottom of their homepage. Here, it states that they are licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority.

On the other hand

There is not a full list of countries that are not covered by their license available on the site. However, on their FAQ page, they state that any country not included as part of their registration is not available. So if you can’t find it there, it is reasonable to assume that the Optibet site is not available in your country. If in doubt, you can always ask the customer services team.

  1. What banking options are available at Optibet?

Optibet payment methods

Payment methods available at Optibet, according to the information given at the bottom of the homepage include the following:

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Bank Transfer
  • Euteller
  • Neteller
  • Skrill.

According to their FAQ section, the minimum amount for deposits in a single transaction is €10.

On the other hand

It would be handy if all relevant information was formatted in an easy to find table. This would mean the customer could understand all aspects of banking in one location.

  1. How do I sign up to Optibet?

Optibet registration

You can register with the Optibet site by clicking the red ‘Register now’ button at the top of the screen. From here, you’ll have to fill in all the usual information, including personal data such as your name, address, country of residence, e-mail, etc.

Next up, you’ll need to fill in your account data. This requires you to choose a username, password, secret question and more. Finally, just confirm all this information and your age, click ‘Register’ and you’re done.

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It would be appreciated if there was also the option to set deposit limits.

  1. So what do we think of Optibet?

Optibet logo

If there’s one way to sum up Optibet, it’s that this is a betting site stripped back to its essentials. This doesn’t mean it’s lacking in content – far from it – but it is lacking in any kind of hooks or gimmicks to make it stand out.

Optibet is all about providing a rock solid betting platform for sports and casino gamers. And for the most part, it succeeds in most of its aims. There’s certainly room for improvement here and there, and we think maybe a little extra design sizzle on its steak couldn’t hurt. But from what we’ve seen, we don’t think many will leave Optibet feeling too disappointment.

 

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