Fanbet is one of the newest bookmakers in the market and has already made a somewhat good impression on the UK betting market. First founded in 2016, Fanbet claims to be the only bookmaker in the UK market that shares its profits with its supporters, already providing the company with a unique way of operating.
To whom may concern about its lisence, this is what we have found on its lisence information, FansBet.com is operated by Viral Interactive Limited a company incorporated in Malta, company registration number C66828 with its registered address at Elija Zammit Street, Edge Water Complex, Floor 4, St. Julian’s, STJ3150, Malta.
The company is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authorities (MGA) with license number MGA/B2C/326/2016 issued on the 24/10/2016. Viral Interactive Limited holds a Swedish Gaming License (License decision made 20th December 2018, valid 1st January 2019-31st December 2021, case number 18Li8512).
Fansbet is regulated by the Swedish Gaming Authority, Spelinspektionen. The Operator is regulated in the United Kingdom by the Gambling Commission (ref. 42739). As they are heavily regulated by the UK gambling commission and so you can rest assured that your money is as secure as possible.
In order to increase its engagement and building its reputation in the betting industry. Fansbet has teamed up with AFC Wimbledon for 2019/20 with profits received from the unique partnership going back to support fan-related projects. On their official website which is named www.afcwimbledon.co.uk, a video, put together by FansBet, features Dons Trust Board member Cormac van der Hoeven. He explains more about the partnership, and it includes interviews with Wally Downes and Anthony Wordsworth about the club's rise.
Via the Fan Partner programme, customers can choose to support their local sports teams or clubs with a percentage of the profit. This is an idea that is completely new in the market and one that has already helped a wide number of teams up and down the market raise the funds that they require to continue operating.
The site is available in 3 different languages, English, Norwegian and Swedish and provides users with a smooth and seamless desktop interface, accompanied by a comprehensive app. Here is our experience of the various betting features and security features available on Fansbet.
How to test the safety of your gambling
Since the begining of their establishment, they are are of the opinion that every issues should be addressed before it becomes an serious problem. Hence, they design an self-assessment questionnaire to give you an idea on wether you are facing an issue or at risk of developing a potential issue. We tested this feature and the questions regarding payment methods and registration. We was provided with what is needed or required
Before deciding to make the first bet at Fansbet, we strong recommend you to take a test which takes only few minutes and the test is your information only. No answer will be recorded.
FansBet sports markets are made for every fan imaginable with a total of 38 different sports to choose from. The most popular market on the site is football with a fantastic selection of different leagues and tournaments for bettors to play around on. Other popular sports include ice hockey, tennis, basketball and an evergrowing eSports market, which was extremely fun to play around with.
The most impressive feature of the site is the staggering number of football markets that we had the option to choose from. Players on the site will have the opportunity to bet on leagues from all around the globe. Whether they are looking to bet in the top European Leagues or the Egyptian Second Division, you can find odds on the Fansbet sites.
We had the opportunity to place a number of bets on top and lower UK divisions as well as lower French and Italian divisions too. Although not as popular as the top divisions, we found a number of fun and unique bets that allowed us to engage with these smaller markets and have an all-round thrilling experience.
The number of markets available for each sporting event was truly spectacular, with over 100 different betting options on top events. The bets we placed included the traditional winner of the match, as well as period bets, who would score and how many corners would happen during a match.
The only downside to the site was the overemphasis on football. This overemphasis meant that some of the worlds niche sports were not included in the market such as netball and surfing, both of which are developing a large bettor base. We hope that such sports are considered in the future of the site as the sports themselves continue to grow all around the world. However, the inclusion of eSports, which is continuously being developed on the site, shows that they are willing to listen to the considerations of the customer. Overall, our experience on the sportsbook was absolutely excellent, especially when it came to football bets, in which we were spoilt for choice in terms of betting options.
The odds available on the site would differ from sport to sport during our experience, however, they were very reasonable, even when compared to some of the larger bookmakers. For example, the payout on football odds reached a staggering 96.18%, which is much higher than even the largest competitors in the industry. The average payout for horse racing was 94% and slightly lower for tennis at 93%. These odds although slightly lower, were still extremely good for the market and ensured that we got the very most out of our betting experience.
Live Betting feature
Another fantastic feature that we experienced on Fanbet was the live arena. The live betting market was very easy to find and showed us all of the current sports that were available to bet on at the time. On the site, we also discovered ‘fast markets’, which allowed us to get to a particular event within two clicks. This feature was extremely easy to use and made navigation the easiest we have experienced on any sportsbook. Beside each bet, we had access to a detailed infographic screen which is located on the top of the page. It was updated with key stats regarding a particular match or race and provides us with real-time updates so that we could make bets based on the best information.
When it came to live betting market itself Fanbet covered a wide range of sports events in which we could place bets on. The most popular events included football, horse racing and tennis, all of which were clearly advertised on the site. We also had the chance to bet on American football, golf and darts, during all of which we had a range of markets to choose from.
Live stream- No live streaming services available
One of the major downsides to Fanbet was the fact that we could not find any live streaming services that were available. This was a major downside to the live betting market, which has a great deal of potential, even when compared to the larger bookmakers. It decreased the enjoyability of our experience, as we were not able to see our bets come to life in real time action. We would advise that in the future Fansbet push such a feature forward in order to maximise the potential that it has, especially within the sports and live betting markets.
Until Fansbet create such a feature, we would highly recommend Bet365 for the best live streaming services available on the market. All of the live streams are completely free of charge assuming you have a positive account balance, allowing you to make live bets based on the action that you are seeing unfold in front of you.
Customer support review
The customer support desk is easily found right at the right corner of the sportsbook's screen. Customer support spirit is essential for a company’s long-term success. When businesses consistently provide positive customer experiences, they’re more likely to earn consumer loyalty, referrals and repeat business. Fansbet knows this instincts. They said that they are still trying their best to serve the best for their customers and to make sure there is no left unanswered questions.
Our experience was quite satisfied, we were asking for help about our registration steps and restricted countries. We were waiting for 2 mins for an agent show up. They were polite and address the issue perfect.
The only thing that we hope Fansbet could improve more is the email response speed. It always take a day to get them which make the experience was quite frustrating.
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