An Upcoming Player in the Sportsbook Industry!
The other day, I was talking to my pen friend in Russia about sports betting and online casinos. He told me about 22Bet, and how it is popular in that region. Well, me being me, got the engines firing, opened my laptop, and sat down to review this new player.
In my review of 22Bet, I will be taking a close look at their sportsbook, online casinos, and live casinos.
22Bet started its operations in Russia and slowly, have been trying to establish a foothold in the popular markets like Asia and Europe. What makes them particularly interesting is the effort they are putting in attracting new people. By efforts, I mean solid, legit efforts.
They are pretty big on mobile and have a very dedicated Android & Apple app. Their site is configured for smooth use on mobile – something that we Indians dearly seek in an online casino. Moreover, they support over 51 different nationalities and currencies, including the Indian Rupee! Heck, there is a Hindi version of the site too. And you know what? That’s not even the half of it.
I honestly couldn’t control my excitement when I saw this. It’s like finding absolutely no traffic on my way home from work – do you see how rare it is?
22Bet cover a broad spectrum of sports, slots, and casino games. They even cater to virtual sports, letting you bet on your favourite games like FIFA, Call of Duty, and of course, our very favourite Counter-Strike. How’s that for a sportsbook! I haven’t even seen this kind of variety with Bet365.
Let me put it this way – if Bet365 is that elegant lady by the bar not trying too hard, then 22Bet is the life of the party. That’s where the people are and that’s where the action is happening.
Is 22Bet Safe?
The answer is yes – 22Bet is safe and can be trusted. You can bet on the site without worrying about getting hacked or losing your money. The site is SSL encrypted and has all the necessary security protocols in place to ensure a secured gambling experience.
- 22Bet operate under a license issued to TechSolutions Group N.V., issued by the Government of Curacao, similar to Jeetwin.
- I didn’t come across any teams or tournaments sponsored by 22Bet but then again, it was the case with other leading sportsbooks too.
- Sadly, I never saw anything about responsible gambling on their main page, so that was a bit disappointing for me. But you will find this section once you dig deeper into the terms and conditions.
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22Bet Welcome Bonuses
Oh, the fun part – reviewing the 22Bet free bets and bonuses. To begin with, they offer bonuses for both – casino and sportsbook. Of course, the best way to enjoy these 22Bet welcome offers is by signing up with my real details from my driving license – it hardly took me a minute. Because you need to verify yourself with proper details.
Once you log in, you can view the different bonuses and fully understand their wagering requirements. All of this is possible on the very same page!
Luckily, I have done the hard work so that you don’t have to. Let’s take a look.
Be22 offer a 100% first deposit bonus to new members. Here’s how it works:
- The amount you deposit will be matched by 100% and the bonus will be credited your account immediately.
- The maximum casino bonus you can get is Rs.25,000. So, if you make a deposit of Rs.25,000, you will get the same amount credited in your casino account as a bonus.
- You will also get 22 Bet Points for free. You can use these Bet Points in the 22Bet online casino to enjoy various deals and offers!
- You also have weekly races where you can get a share of 3,000 EUR. For every $1 bet you make in the slots, you will get 100 points in the race. Top 30 finalists with most points by the end of the week will win prizes.
Here are the wagering requirements for casino bonus:
- You need to make a minimum deposit of $1 or its currency equivalent.
- You need to bet your bonus 40 times in the casino.
- If you are wagering casino bonus, the stake cannot exceed $5.
- Bonuses are disabled for cryptocurrencies.
The 22Bet sportsbook welcome bonus is pretty similar to the one you get in their online casino.
- After you create your account with 22Bet, make a deposit of at least $1.
- This deposit will be matched 100%, with a cap at Rs.10,000. So, if you deposit Rs.10,000 in your sportsbook account 22Bet will match that with another Rs.10,000 for you to use as a bonus for sports betting.
- Once again, the bonus will be credited right after you make the deposit.
- You will also get 22 Bet Points, just like in the online casino.
- 22Bet also have another deposit bonus although, it works only on Fridays. If you make a minimum deposit of $1 or more on a Friday, it will be matched by 40%, with the maximum bonus amount set at $50.
- This happens every Friday, week in, week out.
And as usual, here is the catch:
- The wagering requirement for sportsbook bonus is a bit more complicated than the casino one. To begin with, you need to wager the bonus amount 5 times in accumulator bets.
- Each accumulator bet must have at least three selections, with each selection having odds of 1.40 or greater.
Bet 22 payment options
In a bid to draw people to their platform, they accept a variety of payment options. As an avid sports betting enthusiast through the years, (a responsible one, for that matter) I can frankly say that I have never seen a casino site yet, offering these many options.
They accept cryptocurrencies. Can you imagine? Cryptocurrencies! That said, let us take a look at how you can deposit and withdraw your funds, in Indian Rupees, from India.
Their deposits page is neatly arranged, making things really convenient for you. As I have told you before, it is always better to stick with e-wallets like Neteller and Skrill. That said, let’s look at what 22Bet has to offer:
- Credit and debit cards like Visa and MasterCard. The 22Bet minimum deposit amount is Rs.55 for these cards. I suppose this will vary depending on the Dollar-INR/ Roubles – INR conversion rate.
- Skrill and Neteller: the minimum deposit amount here varies from Rs.55 to Rs.155.
- Other e-wallets like Jeton, SticPay, EPay, and Perfect Money.
- Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Bytecoin, ZCash, Monero, DigiByte, Ethereum Classic, Verge, Ripple, Tron, BitShares, and Stratis. If you are stuck with any of these currencies following that massive crash last year, you know where to go.
- To deposit the money with cryptocurrencies, you need your wallet address and a QR code scanner.
The 22Bet withdrawals work in pretty much the same manner as deposits.
- For Visa and Mastercard, the minimum amount to withdraw is close to Rs.3,800. Once again, The amount depends on the conversion rates.
- E-wallets like Skrill and Neteller. The minimum amount, in this case, is Rs.105.
- Other e-wallets like SticPay, Perfect Money, Jeton Wallet, and WebMoney.
- All of the cryptocurrencies mentioned above for deposits can be used to withdraw your winnings from the sportsbook and online casinos.
Casino Games at 22Bet
22Bet’s range of different casino games are exciting and full of life! There are so many options to choose from, it is incredible and mind-boggling. It is like being on Zomato and trying to order food for your mates – you will be there for a good half an hour before you finally decide what you want to order.
There are video slots, live casino games, jackpots and… And even the classic Indian casino game Jhandi Munda! Do you know how unique this is!? It is only 22Bet and 1xbet which has this old goodie, however, it is called by its English name Crown and Anchor.
Another thing I’d like to add here is that you can play up to four games at the same time, thanks to their split screen feature. If you have an eye for it, you can play a slot game, live poker, roulette, and baccarat on the same screen and have an adventure.
I found the video slots page of 22Betto be rather appealing and welcoming. I never got the impression that they are a new player in the online casino industry. By the looks of it, they certainly know what they are doing.
- You have over 500 different slots machines to choose from, covering different interests, themes, and gameplay. Whether you like sports, movies, adventure, mythology, food, you will certainly find an online slot machine that caters to your interest. They even have different Mahjong games!
- 22Bet have worked with several leading casino games providers like NetEnt, Microgaming, and Play N’ Go to give us the best possible gaming experience.
- They have also partnered with new and upcoming players XCard, Elk Gaming, Cayetano to add to the diversity of their video slots.
- If you are interested in trying your luck, they also have many jackpot games, each with its own theme and story. (I remember this one time when I missed out on winning big by just one symbol!)
Table & Video Poker games
22Bet have left no stone unturned in catering to their poker enthusiasts and that’s one of the reasons why I love them! They have many video poker games, covering almost every possible variation.
Some of the most popular poker games include Oasis Poker, Triple Edge Poker, Ride ‘Em Poker, Joker Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em, Caribbean Beach, Three Card, and Double Bonus Poker.
I particularly liked their Stud Poker 3D game, where you are playing against the system, but the entire gameplay is simulated in a 3D experience.
Oh, the 22Bet live casino. It is so active and full of life, you will not want to be anywhere else.
First things first, they have Teen Patti! And if I’m not mistaken, it seemed that the dealer on the table was Indian? I’m not sure, I was just struck by the fact that they have Teen Patti. And if this wasn’t enough, they have Andar Bahar too. I spent a good hour on those two games before I got back to writing this review.
PS: I lost a little but then, I never knew how to play the game properly.
- In addition to this, 22Bet also have all the other popular live casino games like Baccarat, Sic Bo, Blackjack, Hi-Lo, Dragon Tiger, and Roulette. You will find variations of these games throughout your time in the live casino.
- You can also play live poker with the dealer. Presently, they only have two variations – 3 Card Poker and Casino Hold ‘Em.
- Another thing I liked about their live casino was their live slots. They work pretty much in the same way as your regular video slots, except it is in a ‘live mode.’
- Coming to the 22Bet live casino minimum bet, it varies from game to game. For Teen Patti, it was Rs.500 while for roulette, it was Rs.25.
For the longest time, I was an avid supporter of Bet365, and I still am! But after seeing 22Bet’s sportsbook section, I’m inclined to say that they are coming in big and strong.
- Bet on pretty much every major sport – you name it and chances are, they have it. You also have the option of live betting, that is bet on the match as and when it is in progress.
- They also have a very good selection of e-sports and virtual sports, which I presume is big in Russia. In fact, I found this to be much more comprehensive than their sports selection. You can bet on popular cyber games like Call of Duty, Fifa, Dota, and more.
- You can also predict how the weather will be and win big if you get it right. I remember betting that weather at the Delhi airport will be above 30 degrees on April 28 (Haha, I chuckled when I placed the bet too) and I ended up winning a good amount.
- You can also bet on World Series of Poker events.
- The odds are highly competitive. I compared the odds to Bet365, Unibet and other players and I found 22Bet to have some of the best odds.
- There were no strict wagering requirements, per se. All in all, it is superb.
22Bet have a separate section for the lottery, with up to 100 different options to choose from. The lotteries are region-centric and it comes as no surprise to see that they have tonnes of Russian lotteries.
- 22Bet have lottery games from Canada, USA, France, Germany, Europe, Ukraine, and Great Britain.
- Now, instead of picking numbers that will win, you place your money on how the numbers will turn out to be. You bet on markets like the sum of all drawn numbers to be less than 47.5, the divisibility of the number drawn, the highest number will be less than 18.5 and so on.
- More than blind luck, there is actually a bit of probability and statistics involved here so if you are good at math, you should give this particular market a try!
22Bet Mobile App
As I mentioned at the beginning of my review, 22Bet is really big into providing a good mobile experience. Right off the bat, you can download the Android and Apple app directly on their platform.
- The entire site is configured for mobile usability. You can easily switch between the desktop version and mobile version with a simple click.
- The mobile version is very easy to use and your experience, if anything, gets better! Online slots, live casinos, sportsbooks, you have the entire world of responsible betting at your fingertips.
- To truly make the best of it, you need a good 4G connection. Otherwise, may not enjoy playing slots or live casino games!
Customer support 24/7
22Bet have gone all in to ensure a quality experience for their clients. In case of any questions, you have their world-class customer support team at your beck and call, 24 x 7, 365.
- Their live chat feature works superbly. I addressed a query this one time and it was answered in less than a minute! It’s like getting your Zomato order delivered well before the delivery time!
- You can also use their contact us form, available in the ‘Contact Us’ page. Here, you can provide suggestions or seek detailed responses. In this case, they will revert back to you within 24 hours.
- While they don’t speak Hindi, their support executives are quite friendly and will do their best to resolve your questions.
Top 5 reasons to play at 22Bet
I love 22Bet for the simple reason that they are going out of their way to welcome and cater to their audience. The only issue I found here was that the site was a bit buggy at times. It never really interfered with my gameplay, but it is something that can be improved before it becomes one of the best casinos in India. However, here are my 5 reasons:
- They have a terrific selection of games – sportsbook and casinos, and accept a wide variety of payment options!
- The odds they offer are much more competitive and superior in comparison to other leading players in the industry.
- Good customer service. It was prompt, efficient, and thorough.
- A secured gambling experience.
- Good diversification in terms of languages and currencies offered.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up now with 22Bet and make use of their lucrative bonus offers!