They’ve only been online since March 2016 but somehow it seems as though 21Bet have been with us much longer. The company raised their profile with some interesting sports sponsorship deals and that first attracted our attention and made us want to delve further.
What we found is a very innovative bookmaker that promised a ‘no nonsense’ approach to betting at the same time. Have they achieved that? Let’s take a look.
The following is the current list of sporting markets available at 21Bet.
American Football, Australian Rules Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Football, GAA, Golf, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Motor Sports, Pool, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Tennis and Volleyball
That would tend to back up the view to a no nonsense approach as that fully covers the list of popular sports without delving into any niches that aren’t that busy. There is, however, a small set of eSports plus some novelty bets and it’s important for anyone to have these.
Overall, this list will cover the full set of requirements for the vast majority of the betting community.
They’re a recently established top bookie so we won’t see 21Bet on any of the main odds comparison sites just yet but early signs here are definitely promising. When you land on the site it’s clear that football is the main focus and that is backed up by the odds which are strong in both the result betting and in a wide set of side markets.
Check a few more markets and you should find that this value carries across into other sports too. 21Bet promise a Best Odds Guarantee for all UK and Irish horse racing and overall this is another positive area for them.
If you like to take advantage of a generous welcome bonus plus some ongoing deals throughout the life of your account then there’s arguably no better place than 21Bet. The welcome promo here is one of the most innovative around and it could give you a £10.00 free bet token for every week that you are a 21Bet customer.
Naturally there are a number of qualifying bets that need to be placed before you can claim that regular freebie but if you stake frequently across the sporting markets then they should be easy enough to achieve. Check the bookie’s promotions page for full details but this has the potential to give you £520.00 in free bets for every calendar year.
There are lots of regular deals too and once you are on board as a 21Bet customer the value keeps on coming. These promos would typically include money back deals in certain football markets if a game ends in a 0-0 draw plus there are price boosts and profit boosts on winning multis too.
Football gets the main focus for these deals but the point is that there are plenty of them so the value is here from start to finish.
Banking and Customer Service
One of the small downsides at 21Bet is a very restricted list of funding options. Anyone wanting to deposit or withdraw funds with this bookmaker can only currently use any of the major debit or credit cards and that really is the bare minimum.
While most of us do have access to such a card and can therefore get on board, it would be really helpful if some eWallets were introduced in the future – particularly the big betting providers Skrill and Neteller.
Customer service is more positive with a 24 / 7 live chat operator on hand, together with a support email and one of the better sets of FAQs.
21Bet describe their company as No Nonsense but we think a better word is innovation. The offers here, starting with that potential free bet for life, are among the most creative that you’ll find in the industry and there’s plenty of them too.
Those promos tend to focus on football so if that is your main sport then you really should look at signing up here but you can find other deals at times. Even if you’re not too fussed about promos, the prices here offer good value with all popular sports covered.
The only real issue we had was a small set of funding options but if you are happy to just use a debit or credit card, you’ll have lots to look forward to as a 21Bet customer.