Dafabet Sports Betting Review (2020) – Ultimate Guide

Dafabet
3.8 / 5
  • Great selection of sporting disciplines
  • Very competitive odds
  • Comprehensive customer support
Latest Offer
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Currently No Welcome Offer
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Established in 2004

PROS

  • Competitive odds, and active betting markets
  • A good selection of promotional offers
  • Several responsible gambling tools
  • A comprehensive customer support team
  • A vast selection of betting features

CONS

  • Limited payment options
  • Lacks a welcome offer
  • Limited eSports offering
  • Average live betting arena
  • Limited products (No Casino for UK customers)
  • Competitive odds, and active betting markets
  • A good selection of promotional offers
  • Several responsible gambling tools
  • A comprehensive customer support team
  • A vast selection of betting features
  • Limited payment options
  • Lacks a welcome offer
  • Limited eSports offering
  • Average live betting arena
  • Limited products (No Casino for UK customers)

Dafabet Sports Betting Review

Having been launched as early as 2004, Dafabet is among the premier online betting providers worldwide, offering an intriguing set of betting products. The operator has sponsored several professional football clubs over the years and is currently the official main club sponsor of Celtic F.C. and the principal club partner of Norwich City F.C.

The purpose of this review is to determine whether Dafabet offers all the features that you expect of a well-rounded betting site.

 

Registration Process
4.5 / 5

  • Click on the yellow-coloured “Register” button
  • Dafabet’s registration process consists of three steps
  • You must enter personal identification details and your full address
  • You can choose to deposit funds instantly, or at a later stage

 

Dafabet Registration form

 

As soon as you open Dafabet’s website, you will be redirected to its homepage. To initiate the registration process at Dafabet, you must click on the yellow-coloured “Register” button, which is present at the top-right hand side of your screen.

The first step of Dafabet’s registration process requires you to create a unique username, enter your email address, confirm your email address, create a password, confirm your password, select your title, enter your full name, enter your date of birth, enter your mobile number, enter a coupon code (If any), and choose your preferred currency.

 

Dafebet Registration form continued

 

You must click on the box which confirms that you are at least 18 years of age, and that you have read, accepted, and agreed to Dafabet’s “Terms and Conditions”, “Privacy Policy”, and “Cookie Policy”. You can choose to click on the box which confirms that you would like to receive information on the betting site’s special offers, free bets, and promotions, via your provided contact details.

As soon as you have entered the above-mentioned details, click on the red-coloured “Join Now” button.

 

Dafabet Address Registration Form

 

The second step of Dafabet’s registration process requires you to enter your full address. As soon as you have correctly entered your address, click on the red-coloured “Save Address” button.

 

Dafabet Payment methods

 

At this stage, you must confirm that the address you entered at the previous step of Dafabet’s registration form process, will serve as your default billing address. You can choose to either deposit funds into your account immediately, or gauge the betting site’s various offerings first.

 

Deposit and Withdrawal Options
4 / 5

  • 3 payment options – Debit Card, Skrill, and Neteller
  • Low minimum deposits
  • Fast processing times

 

Dafabet select payment method

 

To initiate a deposit,  click on the yellow “Deposit” button present at the top-right hand side of your screen. As soon as you confirm your default billing address, you can deposit funds into your Dafabet account. As can be seen from the above image, the online betting provider offers 3 payment methods – Debit Card, Skrill, and Neteller.

The minimum deposit amount on offer is £10. You can deposit a maximum of £3,000 via Debit Card, while you can deposit a maximum of £200,000 via Skrill, and £60,000 via Neteller. Deposits are processed instantly. It must be noted that you are allowed to have a single active card that bears your name at any one time.

If you wish to change the depositing card that is registered on your account, you must contact a customer support representative. When it comes to withdrawals, the same payment methods are on offer. The minimum withdrawal amount on offer at the betting site is £10 as well. You can withdraw a maximum of £30,000 via Debit Card, £60,000 via Skrill, and £31,000 via Neteller.

Withdrawals are processed within 3-5 business days. You may have to upload documents to verify your identity when you initiate your first withdrawal, or in due course of subsequent withdrawals.

 

Welcome Offer
1 / 5

  • No welcome offer for UK residents

Dafabet does not offer a welcome offer for customers residing in the United Kingdom, at the time of writing (05/2020). Given the fact that many punters expect a good welcome offer upon registering at a new betting site, we hope that Dafabet offers a generous sign-up bonus in the near future.

 

Sportsbook Promotions
3.5 / 5

  • Multiple sportsbook promotions offered
  • Win a £5 free bet if you predict the score of a Celtic F.C match
  • Win a £5 free bet if you predict the score of a Norwich City F.C match
  • Best odds guaranteed on UK/Ireland horse racing

 

Dafabet Sportsbook Promotions Banners

 

At the time of writing, Dafabet is offering 3 fantastic promotional offers. Given the fact that Dafabet is the official main club sponsor of Celtic F.C, it is of no surprise that the bookmaker is offering a £5 free bet upon correctly predicting the full-time score of Celtic F.C. matches.

This promotional offer is open to all. You must enter your username and click on the yellow “SUBMIT” button to seal the deal. If you win, you will receive a £5 free bet within 48 hours of the completion of the match in question. A similar promotion for Norwich F.C.’s matches is also available. 

Dafabet is also offering the best odds guaranteed on United Kingdom/Ireland horse racing, whereby if the SP (Starting Price) on your selection is bigger than the price you took out, the betting site will pay you at the higher odds. This offer includes Board Prices, Early Prices, Singles and Multiples, Win and Each-Way bets.

VIP Program

At the time of writing, Dafabet does not offer a VIP program for UK customers. A solid VIP program often plays a hand in attracting and retaining customers, and we hope that they will introduce one sooner rather than later given the fact that there is a VIP program for customers in select regions.

 

Pre-Match Offer
4 / 5

  • Over 20 sporting disciplines to bet on
  • Competitive odds and active betting markets
  • Minimum stake amount of £1

 

Dafabet Pre-Match Offer Markets and Odds Available

 

Currently, Dafabet offers odds on over 20 sporting disciplines. The betting site offers odds on a vast selection including the likes of Football, Horse Racing and Tennis. You can punt on several markets which are relatively less popular such as Darts, Pool and Snooker.

The minimum stake amount on offer at Dafabet stands at £1. The maximum stake amount, however, varies from sport to sport, and depends on the odds that you are backing and the number of selections that you have made.

Determining the margin of profit that a betting site is charging you is essential when placing a bets. The lower this margin is, the better for the bettor (pun intended). 

You should look to punt on betting markets with a margin that is nearer to the 100% mark, rather than betting markets with a margin which meets or exceeds the 110% mark. To determine this margin, you should calculate the Odds Overround for a betting variant in question. Check out our handy odds overround calculator here.

To help you better understand these two concepts, we calculated the odds overround for an eSoccer match to be contested between Manchester City (praym), and Tottenham (Quavo) Esports. The odds overround were found to be 108.55. This indicates that Dafabet offers a good quality of odds, and active betting markets.

Esports

Dafabet isn’t big on its esports offering. At the time of writing, the betting site is offering odds on eSoccer (also called eFootball). We recommend that you go through statistical insights such as official rankings, team/player form guides, past match results, and past tournament results, before punting on an esports-based market.

Just like with regular sports, the minimum stake for betting on esports at Dafabet stands at £1 while the maximum stake varies from esport to esport.

Other Specials

To access Dafabet’s “Specials” offering, click on the relevant option present on the betting site’s main sports slider at the left-hand side of your screen. Presently, Dafabet is also offering a few novelty betting markets for its registered players.

You can punt on the outright winner of the “Sports Personality of the Year 2020”. The current favourite is Tyson Fury at odds of 8/13, followed by Jordan Henderson, at odds of 6/1, and Joe Wicks, at odds of 7/1.

Cash Out and Bet Builder

Currently, Dafabet offers both Cash Out and Bet Builder features.

When you initiate a cash out before the completion of a match or an event, you will receive partial winnings on your placed bet. This could amount to more or less than your initially placed stake. The amount of money that you retrieve via cash out depends on the odds in favour of your placed bet at the time of initiating a cash out. Punters generally cash out when they feel that they may lose a placed bet, or when they have already won a significant amount of money.

Bet Builder is also a handy little tool in its own right. This feature allows you to create a bet to your liking by combining several different outcomes and possibilities. Bet Builder, in essence, allows you to create an infinite number of unique bets by merging several different betting combinations.

 

Live Offer
3.5 / 5

  • Dafabet offers an average live betting section
  • Live streaming available for select sports matches

 

Dafabet Live Offer Markets and Odds

 

To access the betting site’s live betting section, you can either click on an in-play match of your choice present at the centre of the betting site’s homepage, or click on the “IN-PLAY” option on the betting site’s main navigation bar towards the left-hand side of your screen.

While Dafabet offers an option to live stream matches, the live betting functionality is limited. The betting site offers a varied set of betting markets, popular and unique betting variants, a live scorecard with second-by-second live updates and an option to cash out.

 

Security
5 / 5

  • Licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)
  • SSL encrypted
  • Offers a feature-laden “RESPONSIBLE GAMING” section
  • Secure, transparent and trustworthy

Dafabet ensures that all the information that is transferred on the website is done so using encryption technologies. Once this information is stored, it is protected using the latest firewall technologies. Dafabet uses all possible means to ensure and maintain data privacy, accuracy, and security.

The betting site is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. The “RESPONSIBLE GAMING” can be accessed by scrolling down to the bottom of your screen and clicking on the relevant option.

The responsible gaming section comes with information on how to bet safely and responsibly, as well as a 13-question self-assessment test to help you get a clear pattern of your gambling behaviour. Additional features include underage gambling identification, parental control software and contact details pertaining to responsible gaming enforcers, such as GamCare, and Gambling Therapy.

To make use of Dafabet’s responsible gaming tools, you must access the “My Account” section. You can set daily, weekly, or monthly deposit limits to manage the amount of money that you deposit. Similarly, you can set staking limits to control the amount of money that you spend on a weekly or monthly basis.

You can also access the history of your transactions, deposits, and withdrawals. If you ever feel the need for a temporary break, you can Time-Out from the platform for a duration of 1 day to 6 weeks. You can choose to Self-Exclude yourself from the platform for a duration of 6 months to 5 years at a time if you feel that it is necessary. We recommend you avoid betting on any betting site during this period.

Dafabet is not associated to any criminal groups or activity whatsoever, nor does it have any control over you winning or losing a placed bet. All the funds that are stored on the site are safe from the reach of hackers and online fraud, and are not used towards operating Dafabet’s various platforms.

 

Service and Customer Support
4.5 / 5

  • 24/7 customer support service
  • Email, Live Chat, Phone and Social Media channels available
  • A detailed “HELP AND FAQ’S” section

 

Dafabet Customer Support Contact Details

 

To access Dafabet’s customer support section,  click on the “CONTACT US” option which is present on the main navigation bar towards the left-hand side of your screen. Dafabet offers customer support service via email, live chat, phone and social media channels.

To initiate a live chat, click on the “Help” option, which is present under the “24/7 Live” header. As soon as you click on this option, a new window will appear on your screen. Enter your username and email address before selecting your subject of your inquiry. Click on the yellow “Start Chat” button after you have filled these details.

 

Dafabet Live Chat Registration form

 

You should be connected to a customer support representative in a jiffy. You can print your chat once your query has been addressed.

Dafabet also offers a detailed “HELP AND FAQ’S” – just scroll down to the bottom of the website to access it. This section comes with several pre-answered questions about Dafabet’s various offerings.

 

Design and Usability
4.5 / 5

  • An intuitive website design
  • Readily available options of access
  • No section dedicated to statistics

The website is set in a soothing colour combination comprising bright red, yellow and a hint of white. Options to access the betting site’s major features are readily available via the betting site’s homepage.

To access the Dafabet’s live betting section, you can either click on an in-play match of your choice at the centre of the betting site’s homepage, or click on the “IN-PLAY” option on the betting site’s main navigation bar towards the left-hand side of your screen.

While Dafabet offers an option to live stream matches, the betting site offers limited live betting functionality. The betting site offers a varied set of betting markets, popular and unique betting variants, a live scorecard with second-by-second live updates, and an option to cash out.

Dafabet’s main navigation bar consists of options to access the betting site’s “CONTACT US”, PROMOTIONS”, and “PAYMENT OPTIONS” sections as well, among other options. If you look at the left-hand side of your screen, you will see options to access the various sporting disciplines that you can punt on, highlights, and football coupons.

Your current bet slip is present at the right-hand side of your screen, as is an option to initiate a live chat. Dafabet offers customer support service via email, live chat, phone, and social media (see the “CONTACT US” section). To contact Dafabet via social media, you can either click on the link which will redirect you to Dafabet’s Facebook page or Twitter page.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the site, you will see options to access Dafabet’s “HELP AND FAQ’S”, “RESPONSIBLE GAMING”, “SECURITY”, and “BETTING RULES” sections. The “HELP AND FAQ’S” section comes with several pre-answered questions about Dafabet’s various offerings and features.

 

Mobile
4 / 5

  • Sportsbook app on offer
  • Dafabet offers a mobile-friendly website
  • Apps allow you to punt on the go

Dafabet offers a Sportsbook app, a Casino app and a Poker app. You will not find any of these apps on Play Store or App Store – instead, visit the Dafabet mobile betting site section where you can scan the respective QR codes to visit the mobile site or to download the apps you want.

Dafabet’s Sportsbook app comes with a user-friendly interface, high quality graphics, an easy installation process and secure and frequent updates. The same promotions on the main site are also available on the apps.

It must be noted that UK residents cannot make use of Dafabet’s Casino or Poker app. 

If you do not want to download the Sportsbook App, you can make use of the bookmaker’s mobile-friendly website instead.

 

Other Products

  • No other products available

At the time of writing, Dafabet does not offer products like Casino, Live Casino, Poker or Bingo. While residents of select countries have access to these, this does not apply to UK customers. Given that the British customer base is used to being offered these products from various other online operators, we hope that Dafabet will expand its offerings to its UK players in the near future.

 

ThePuntersPage Final Say

Having gone through each of Dafabet’s offerings in depth, we have come to the conclusion that there are several better options to choose from for UK customers. While Dafabet is an excellent betting platform as a whole, we wouldn’t consider it an ideal option for our UK readers.

Let’s explore Dafabet’s weaknesses to start things off:

  • The registration process does not require you to submit documents to prove your identity. We assume that you may be asked to submit documents at a later stage.
  • There are limited payment options and no welcome offer currently exists for UK customers.
  • There are limited sports-based promotional offers at the time of writing.
  • There is no a VIP program.
  • Esports betting is limited, as are Specials markets.
  • Dafabet’s live betting arena is far from spectacular, and lacks features that pack a punch.
  • The site’s Sportsbook app isn’t all that great either.
  • Dafabet does not offer any products other than its Sportsbook (no Casino, Live Casino, or Poker) for UK players.

With that, let’s explore the betting site’s strengths:

  • Dafabet offers a good variety of active sports-based betting markets and competitive odds. Catering to the brands it sponsors, there are quite a few enticing sports-based promotions.
  • Features such as Cash Out, Bet Builder and live streaming are available.
  • There is a detailed responsible gaming section with several responsible gambling tools, a 24/7 customer support team, and a overall design that is appealing and pleasing to the eye.
  • On the whole, as a bookmaker, Dafabet is secure, reliable, and transparent.

While Dafabet makes for an adequate betting experience, it has a long way to go in order to be considered a genuine force to contend with, especially in the highly saturated UK betting market.

OVERALL RATING:
3.8 / 5