Does SLbet Have What It Takes To Be Your Lucky Star Betting Site?

It’s our job to bring you the absolute best reviews we possibly can. To do this, we’ll be taking a look at every nook and cranny of betting sites like SLbet. We make sure we cover all the important things you’ll need to know before deciding whether to sign up.

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There’s so much to choose from that you have plenty of room to be picky. Therefore, making our reviews as comprehensive as possible should make that difficult decision making process a touch easier. We also do everything we can to make sure our reviews are objective and fair. One way we do this is by looking at both the good and the bad of each site element we analyse.

 

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This way, you’re getting the full picture rather than a one-sided look. There’s other steps we take to remain objective and we’ll cover them as we go… because we just don’t want to keep you waiting any longer. With introductions out of the way, let’s dive right into what makes today’s betting pick tick.

  1. So who will we be reviewing today?

In this review we’ll be taking a look at SLbet. This is a site which includes both a sportsbook and a casino. According to a quick Google search, it also includes “TV games” among these. Despite this being given more emphasis than perhaps would be usual, we don’t consider this something significant enough to change how we view SLbet and most importantly, who we consider to be its closest competitors.

After all, one of the most important factors in the analysis of any site is its competition. And right now, the competition is absolutely fierce. We would consider SLbet an all in one site. This means it has at least those two elements (sportsbook and casino). It therefore comes up against the likes of Ladbrokes, Bet365 and Betway to name but the mere tip of what is a pretty colossal iceberg.

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The reason we compare the site more closely to these sites rather than casino exclusives is they naturally have some things that the latter doesn’t. That doesn’t mean a site like Las Vegas USA is necessarily worse for not having a sportsbook though. It’s simply not what they’re selling nor what their customers are expecting. In other words, it’s not a fair comparison.

However, there are instances when this isn’t the case, such as with customer service for example. So we may sometimes compare some specific site elements to other types of betting sites, but only when we feel it is fair and fitting.

  1. What’s available on the SLbet site?

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On the sportsbook side of things, the following options are available at the time of writing:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Formula 1
  • Boxing
  • Tennis
  • Long term
  • Ice Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • American Football
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Basketball Special
  • Baseball
  • Cricket
  • Futsal
  • Darts
  • World Cup 2018
  • Table Tennis
  • Australian Rules
  • Badminton

(These are of course subject to change and may be extended. In the case of World Cup 2018, these offers are obviously time sensitive.)

It’s a reasonably decent line up, bolstered by the inclusion of the site’s virtual section. Speaking of which, it would seem that it appearing side by side with the casino and sportsbook on the homepage is no false advertising. It’s clear that some serious effort has gone into this part of the site. It’s not the greatest we’ve ever seen but it’s also certainly no afterthought

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Onto the casino side of things. We have games from several providers, including big names like MicroGaming. The best thing about this is you can select between providers, meaning that not only is there a decent variety but you can search for the kind of games you like more quickly and easily.

Everything you would expect is here, from slots to table games. We’re certainly not going to bore you by listing them all out here. Needless to say though, the amount of slots should keep you busy for some time. There’s also video pokers, keno and more to choose from.

Alongside this, there’s also a live casino. Considering it has it’s own dedicated page and how pleasantly surprised we were on the virtuals side of things, we have high hopes here. Luckily, they appear to mostly be met with initially four options for three different locations (Latin America, Eastern Europe, Europe) and a more general live casino. Across these, SLbet covers Roulette, Blackack, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em and more.

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On the other hand

While the slots selection for the casino is good, the table game selection isn’t quite as impressive. Its poker options aren’t likely to rival PokerStars anytime soon either. It’s not terrible, but not exceptional either. The sports selection is ok but a few more left field options would improve things. The layout regarding the live casino is also a little odd.

These criticisms aside, SLbet is rather good in terms of variety of content. So, we’re off to a pretty decent start.

 

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  1. Is the SLbet site well designed?

When we talk about site design, we’re discussing something rather different than most other site elements. This is because unlike say, the variety of games in a casino, in which more high quality games can be objectively viewed as better than a small amount of low quality games, we can’t say what does or does not count as being good in terms of how a site looks.

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Sure, some might be much more popular than others. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So when we’re talking about style, atmosphere and personality, it’s subjective to a person’s individual preference. This is important for us to point out because we pride ourselves on keeping things objective. Presenting our view on something subjective wouldn’t exactly be fair.

For example, both Virgin Casino and Sportsbook and Rizk Casino are excellent betting sites. However, their styles are completely different. Someone may love one and not the other or vice versa. Either way, it shouldn’t impact on what our view of the site should be.

So what we’re going to do instead is take a look at what we think some of the positive and negative responses of the site might be from different potential customers. This way, hopefully you can get an impression of what the site design is all about and apply your preferences in order to help you make a decision.

The aesthetic of SLbet

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We think something that people will like about SLbet is that, despite being a relatively conservative and in some ways predictable site design-wise, it manages to have a distinct look and personality. This is thanks to its green colour scheme and slightly retro feel.

Not going too far in the way of ‘in your face design’ is also extremely popular. William Hill, Mr Green’s Casino and Sportsbook and Betfair keep things accessible but that doesn’t stop them being excellent sites with a large consumer base. Structurally, this approach has its benefits too. Anyone who has used betting sites can pretty much find their way around intuitively.

One positive thing we can say about the site design is that, from a technical standpoint, we found no issues. Everything, including the virtuals page, worked perfectly every time we tried it.

On the other hand

For people who don’t find themselves enamoured with the looks of SLbet, we think that they may view what others would view as retro looking as appearing slightly cold and out of date.

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As is pretty much always the flip side of the coin for a site that chooses to keep things traditional, what you gain in simplicity and recognisability, you also lose in individuality. What we mean by this is that many may feel that SLbet simply doesn’t stand out.

Others may simply prefer sites with a few more design fireworks, like the ultra stylish Manhattan Slots. Their preferences may even veer more in favour of the celebrity fronted Foxy Casino or BGO.

There’s no right or wrong answers when it comes to design preference. So if you’re not sure which opinion more closely matches yours, then your best bet is to spend some time getting to grips with the site yourself. You should do this alongside checking out some competition to see what tickles your fancy.

However, one thing we think most people will agree on is that the site suffers from some issues in terms of its layout and navigation. We’ll have more on this later on in the review.

 

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  1. What has the critical reception been like?

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From our research, we would say that the critical response to SLbet has been above average. It’s also worth pointing out that many of these reviews are a little dated now, as the site has made some improvements since they were written. It is therefore reasonable to suggest that perhaps the critical response would be even better if they were written today.

On the other hand

This is one of those frustrating cases where, in terms of critical feedback, we can’t get as much as we’d like. In terms of customer feedback, we can’t get much at all. That’s why we’ve not analysed the customer feedback we could find because the amount didn’t seem to be enough for us to draw any viable conclusions.

  1. What customer service options are available at SLbet?

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The goods news is that the SLbet customer service team is abailanle 24/7. Also, in our experience with them, we found that they responded quickly and answered our questions well.

On the other hand

The bad news is that they’re not available through live chat. Instead, the only option is through their contact form. You shouldn’t have to wait too long in our experience to receive a response though. But even the quickest email response can’t rival instant live chat.

  1. Do they have any promotions?

There is. As far as we could tell and are directed to believe via the customer service team, there is a total of three bonuses on the SLbet site. Still, three great promotion are better than ten bad ones. So let’s see exactly what SLbet has to offer:

Welcome Bonus:
SLbet welcome bonusThis is a 100% bonus up to €100, with a minimum of a €10 deposit. The rollover requirement is five times, which is actually very competitive.

Parlay Bonus:
Get a percentage bonus on your bets, with that percentage increasing with the number of games, e.g. 4 games = 1%, 10 games = 13%

We’ll cover their loyalty bonus offer in our next section.

On the other hand

First off, finding the bonuses were needlessly difficult. We were only able to via assistance from the customer service team. That should never be the case, even if a site only has one promotion. Speaking of which, although the Welcome Bonus is decent and the Parlay Bonus is at least worth something, these two aren’t good enough to carry their promotional offering above the competition.

Finally, the information provided about the loyalty bonus was simply too vague for us to come to any kind of conclusion regarding its value.

  1. Are SLbet licensed?

Curacao gaming license

They are indeed. SLbet are licensed and regulated by the laws of Curacao. This should give you peace of mind that this operator is legitimate and above board.

On the other hand

According to their customer service team, they do not accept players from the UK or Greece.

  1. What banking options are available?

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The following options are available, according to the bottom of the SLbet site:

  • Paysafecard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

On the other hand

This isn’t the biggest list of options in the world. Additionally, we were also unable to find certain details, such as transaction times and fees. The banking options should always be clearly laid out and easy to find.

  1. So what do we think of SLbet?

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The most obvious criticism we have of the site is pretty obvious from our last few sections. There are certain instances where SLbet doesn’t explain itself well or easily give all the information that a customer might need. This is such a simple thing to fix and we hope SLbet does so, as they’re doing themselves a disservice.

We didn’t have too many serious issues with SLbet and if what you’re looking for is a site which is all business and keeps things simple, then this betting site may have something to offer you.

 

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