1xBet due to its extremely competitive sports betting odds has become one of the top sports betting companies. Available in 40 different languages, 1xBet caters to players from around the world. It offers a decent betting service and is known to make betting simpler for the punters. And that’s evident in its efforts to become one of the first betting companies to accept bitcoins as payments and deposits. Having said that, I’d like to clarify that 1x bet, though it offers good odds is marred by controversies surrounding payouts in excess of €3000.
1xBet was founded in the year 2007. It is a Russian bookmaker belonging to the new-age betting fold which has held the upper hand in the past decade. Not only does it have a massive online presence but it also boasts over 600 betting outlets throughout Eastern Europe. Known for its massive market coverage and excellent live streaming opportunity, 1xBet’s network is growing constantly.
Why should you stream on 1xBet?
Using 1xBet’s sports section you can access over two dozen events. The first thing you’d find on the website is the list of major fixtures from the top European leagues. You can bet on different circumstances – number of goals, on halves, opportunities of goals, winner, and loser of the match to name a few.
1xBet is not just limited to Football, it has a massive sportsbook which includes ‘American Football’, ‘Racing’, ‘Boxing’, ‘Horse Racing’, ‘Formula 1 Racing’, ‘Rugby’, ‘Motorbike Racing’, ‘eSports’, ‘Chess’, ‘Futsal’, ‘Parasailing’, ‘Netball’, ‘Billiards’, ‘Squash’, ‘Surfing’, ‘Polo’, ‘Skiing’, ‘lottery games’, and even mixed martial arts.
In-play betting or Live betting is currently in great demand. You can stream live and watch the event as it unfolds. Thus, allowing you to adjust your wager as per the progression of an event. You can live bet on a multitude of sports along with other top events that are taking place. It provides comprehensive coverage which means that you’ll be able to see the results, statistics and the available markets where you can bet.
1xBet does offer decent live streaming coverage. Though not for all events, you do get to watch a considerable number of events live. If you want to find whether a particular event is being streamed live or not you can do so by keeping an eye on the TV icon right after the event. If you click on it, you’ll be able to live stream. Just make sure you’re logged into the account or else you won’t be able to access it.
Sure, 1xBet doesn’t offer you special gifts. However, it does offer a praiseworthy welcome package with €1500 + 150 Free Spins. To get the benefit, you should deposit €10 and the amount will automatically be credited to your account. Furthermore, 1xBet also offers a free birthday bet. To get the offer, you must ask the site to send it to you via an SMS. Using the promo code in the ‘1xPromo’ section, you’ll be able to get a free birthday bet.
I know this might sound crazy, but 1xBet does provide a bonus if you have a series of losing bets. Based upon the stake you have made in the last 20 bets; you can earn a bonus anywhere between €100 to €500.
1xBet’s website has a clean-interface with rich information. There’s nothing fancy and similar to major Russian bookmakers, it has a light color combination which emphasizes functionality. Browsing around the website is fairly simple and there are well-segregated menus to help you navigate across the website. The light blue color combination is kind of soothing to eyes as opposed to the flashy colors which are irritating in the long run.
After reviewing William Hill, which had a simple header, we’re back to the complex header with 1xBet. There are thirteen options in the header – Football, Sports, Live, Promo, Casino, Live Casino, 1XGames, Virtual Sports, TV Games, Bingo, Toto and Poker.
Remember that the initial header option keeps changing based upon what’s trending in your country. For instance, if you’re accessing the website from India, the Football option will be replaced by Cricket. Above the general header options, you can find the registration and sign-up buttons on the top right section. You can even choose the language preference from there.
The hero section is nicely divided into four sections. It has a live score feed along with a registration column on the left and has two dynamic thumbnails placed vertically to highlight different betting avenues – Casino, Live Casino and key information such as a number of games, total winnings. Each of these categories has an image with a black overlay so the text can stand out. There are eight banners on the right which are mostly dedicated to partnerships and other ongoing events.
As you scroll down, you’ll have a sticky section on the right which comprises a registration window, customer support banner and accumulator data of that particular day. On the left, you’ll find ongoing or upcoming fixtures in football. By default, it’s football, however, you can change it to any sport that you want to watch. There are options such as Cricket, eSports Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Baseball, to name a few.
I like how the developers have placed FAQs in one section under the footer. Does this section answer all your basic queries such as – How does 1xBet work? How to bet online? Information about 1xBet, What separates 1xBet from other bookies? etc.
Quite surprisingly the footer section on 1xBet has placed a section above FAQs. There are six columns – Information, Betting, Games, Statistics, Useful Links and Apps. You can access different options using these menus. For instance, you can access Virtual Sports, TV Games, Casino and 1xGames using the Games column. Similarly, you can learn about the company, contact them, join the affiliate program and read their terms and conditions under the information section.
Unlike William Hill, 1xBet carries the homepage feel on to the inner pages. If you click on any of the sports, you’ll be directed towards the inner pages. Again, these inner pages will have the static column on the right which features the registration section and customer service. At the center, you’ll find the top upcoming games and details about that fixture. You can slip a bet using the right column if you’re signed in. On the left, you’ll find a list of ongoing as well as to fixtures of the day on which you can bet.
1xBet has a multitude of betting options. It is one of the biggest sports betting platform and thus you get to bet on the most popular sports around the world including American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Cricket, Chess, Cycling, Darts, E-Sports, Football, Futsal, Golf, MMA, Horse Racing, Rugby, Snooker, Tennis and Horse Racing among many others.
Even though it has a strong grip on sports, it is not just restricted to that. With 1xBet, you get to bet on eSports, Casino, Live Casino, Virtual Sports, Bingo, Toto, Fantasy games and TV games.
The streaming experience on 1xBet was top notch. I used my Google Pixel 3a for the app usage and streamed it via my HP Pavilion i5 laptop. The streams were steady, though there aren’t many football streams as compared to Bet365, Betfair or William Hill, there are still events which you can watch live.
I love accessing betting websites through my mobile device as I feel that’s more convenient. I had a great experience as the website was mobile-friendly, intuitive and easy to navigate. The app I downloaded was in similar lines which made betting on the go quite easy. Furthermore, I’d recommend you download 1xWIN software which is developed specifically for Windows OS. It will provide you the most comprehensive 1xBet experience which you can’t get on a normal website or a mobile phone.
Plans & Pricing
Signing up on the website is free of cost. However, if you want to watch any live stream, you need to place a bet of at least €10.
Suggestions I have for 1xBet
1xBet really needs to up their game in regards to customer service. They need to facilitate much better withdrawals and answer the pending queries and questions people are posing on social media platforms such as Facebook, Reddit, and other leading betting portals. Most of the websites have given it 1 or 2 stars and that’s quite a blemish on the online reputation of this betting website.
Though I’d recommend you 1xBet for great odds, I just don’t trust them on winnings. I personally didn’t face any trouble since I never won anything in excess of €500. However, there are dozens of bettors who’ve claimed that their winnings have been canceled because it was in excess of €2000. They got no customer support or assistance regarding the same which is quite dreadful.