If you’re looking for a unique betting platform, you don’t need to look further. I challenge you to find another online sports betting site that promises to share half of its net profits with their supporters. This could happen through partnerships, trusts, or donations.
About the Company
FansBet is operated by Viral Interactive Limited and is a trademark of owner, Rush Partners Ltd.
Rush claims they are “an innovative company who are changing gambling for good.” Their goal is to build a platform that completely changes the rules of the industry. Is that a good thing? You be the judge.
Rush is based in London and has less than 50 employees.
Vital Interactive—FansBet’s operators—is headquartered in Malta and has upwards of 20 employees.
FansBet’s gaming license was issued late 2016 so at the writing of this, they are only about 2.5 years old.
Odds & Markets
Are you sick of the promises of “best odds” that you get from some bookies, especially when you know it’s nothing more than marketing hype?
FansBet makes no such promises. What they do is continuously offer advanced odds on several upcoming events which you can find in their fan boost lobby. Anything in this section is considered hot, and FansBet will fan the flames by boosting the odds on the event.
Having said that, generally speaking, FansBet offers very reasonable odds but there are notable variations between sports, which is pretty much the norm with any bookie. In some cases, football, for example, odds top out at over 96%, putting their profit margin below 4%, and that is excellent.
With regards to the markets they cover, FansBet delivers here as well.
At the time of this writing, FansBet says their most popular markets are:
• Football – includes 110 markets
• Basketball – includes 37 markets
• Ice Hockey – includes 24 markets
• Tennis – includes 30 markets
• eSports – includes 31 markets
Clearly, some of these are going to be favorite markets simply because of the season.
Some of their other typical favorites throughout the year include:
• Horse racing
When you drill into specific markets, you’ll continue to be impressed.
Sticking with football, which is arguably FansBet’s best market, you’ll be able to find all the latest matches in—to name a few—the UEFA Super Cup, the English Premier League, French Ligue 1, and the Champions League. It’s also not uncommon to find specials that focus on some of the more popular teams like Manchester United and Liverpool. So if football is your thing, this is the place to be.
As you can see above, they are very strong in the eSports market as well, an area that a lot of bookmaker’s lack in.
However, if you’re into a less popular market, don’t despair. There is a very good chance FansBet covers it too.
In-Play Betting Experience
We’ve already talked extensively about how FansBet favors football and a few other major markets, and that is clear when you check the in-play mix. But it has to be said that the in-play section of FansBet’s site also has an awesome focus on some of the smaller niche sports.
At the time of writing this, there were 2 beach volleyball games in play, not to mention 1 badminton game, 1 basketball game, 1 handball game, 4 cricket, 27 football, and 50 tennis games. Clearly, I’ve listed more than niche sports, but I wanted to give you the whole picture of what’s in play. It’s not uncommon to find things like bowls or futsal in-play either.
FansBet also provides a fast market feature, which gives you the means to place a bet on what’s about to happen in the next 60 seconds. With a single click of a button, you can make spontaneous bets on things like goals, cautions, and free-kicks.
When drilled into a specific game in-play, you’re provided with a simple graphic layout that provides you with all current stats at a glance. This is kept up to date in real-time.
Unlike some of the other online betting sites in our line-up, sadly FansBet doesn’t offer a live streaming service, and this may be a deal breaker for some. We can only hope they have plans to add this feature in the future.
Before playing, make sure you’re aware of the bet limits. FansBet doesn’t have a minimum bet set but they do have maximum levels set, and these are dependant upon the event you’ve chosen. Also be aware they have a maximum monthly withdrawal of only £25,000, which is significantly lower than some of their competitors. So bear this in mind before getting heavily entrenched in anything in-play, otherwise, you may find yourself burned, especially if you are something of a high roller. Having said that, as mentioned above, FansBet is still a relatively young company, so things like this could change at any time.
In terms of the platform itself, FansBet provides a user-friendly environment. The design is simple, and that’s all it really needs to be. You’re not there to admire the sites graphic layout and design.
Even for those who aren’t particularly web savvy—and yes, those people do still exist—you’ll be able to navigate around the site with ease. The betting slip is easy to use, with clearly defined options, allowing you to quickly place bets in just a few clicks. And while in the midst of live play, being able to quickly place a bet and confirm the odds you want before something changes is imperative.
Bonus & Promotions
While certainly not as well rounded as several other online sports betting sites, when it comes to promotions, FansBet does manage to hold its own.
They do have the typical promos you can find elsewhere. For example, you can find acca boosts as well as enhanced odds deals. But with a bit more digging you can find some more. Not to be missed are the weekly fantasy football free rolls that FansBet hosts. If you meet the stipulation of having placed at least one real money bet over a week, you have the chance to build out your own Premier League team using a budget of £100 million. Once done, based on the performance of your team, you’ll earn points over the course of a week. If you can make it into the top 100 performers you win a cash prize that ranges from £0.07 to £20.
If you haven’t used FansBet before, they do offer a welcome bonus to new customers, which is pretty much industry standard.
Upon signing up and making an initial deposit, you are offered a £10 wager free bonus—a deposit-match bonus. To take advantage of it you must:
• Select the bonus and then make your first deposit, which must be £10 or more
• Wager your deposit at 1.5 odds or higher
• Enjoy your bonus
Note that all of FansBet standard terms and conditions apply here as well.
Deposits & Withdrawals
Via their easily located deposit button in the top right corner of the site, you have the option to select your favorite payment method. At least the favorite of what’s offered, of course.
For deposits and withdrawals, FansBet accepts transactions from:
• Visa - credit / debit
• Mastercard - credit / debit
• Maestro - credit / debit
• Skrill - money transfer
• Neteller - money transfer
• Paysafecard - prepaid cash voucher
• Trustly - money transfer
• ecoPayz - money transfer
• Europay - money transfer
• Sofort - money transfer
Please note that list is subject to change at any time, so you should always check the FansBet site for the most up to date list.
The minimum withdrawal amount you can get with FansBet is €10.00 to €30.00 or whatever the equivalent is in your own local currency. They also have a monthly withdrawal limit of €25,000 but note this can’t be a lump sum withdrawal, it’s broken down into 25 x €1,000. And again, your local currency equivalents apply. However, none of these limits apply to winnings that come from networked progressive jackpots.
Customer service options definitely aren’t a strong area for FansBet.
There is no telephone option, so if you prefer to talk to a real live person voice to voice, you are out of luck. Your only options are chat and email, with chat being your best bet—pun intended—as response times to emails aren’t too prompt. Actually, they’re not prompt at all.
So, by default, you’ll need to use chat if you have an issue that needs to be addressed by a customer service agent. And despite the negative comments above, the chat team is available 24/7, and they are easily accessible via a chat bubble icon in the bottom right corner of the site. Response is quick and the team is super helpful.
There’s definitely room for improvement in this area, but the available agents do their best to provide whatever assistance you need.