FansBet Quick Facts
- Innovative concept which gives back
- Quick and easy registration
- Generous welcome and weekly offers to excite and intrigue punters
- Perfectly efficient site, which is coolly designed too
- No VIP/Loyalty program
- No live streaming service
Registration Process 5/5
- Simple three-step registration
- Basic information required
- Deposit limits set upon registration
Opening an account with FansBet is remarkably easy. It’s a simple three-step process. As the above screenshot shows, first you’ll be tasked with entering your gender, name, date of birth and email address before moving onto step two.
Next, you’ll be required to enter your mobile number, home address, postcode, city and select your country from a drop-down list.
The final step involves the creation of your username and password – which you’ll have to confirm – as well as selected currency, any deposit limits you want to set and preferred odds style.
And there you have it – validate yourself as a human, accept the terms and conditions and click that inviting green button to create your account. Boom.
Deposits & Withdrawal Options 3.5/5
- Few payment methods available
- Verification upon withdrawal
- Simple depositing process
|£20||£1,000/Day (Capped at £25,000/Month)||Up to 48 hours.||Free|
|£20||£1,000/Day (Capped at £25,000/Month)||Up to 48 hours.||Free|
Punters will have the chance to deposit funds immediately after creating their FansBet account, and like the registration process, this too very easy to do.
The green ‘Deposit’ icon is clearly displayed at the top of the site, with the above window appearing once you’ve clicked on it.
After you’ve chosen how much you want to deposit (minimum £10, maximum £20,000), you’re then tasked with filling out the financial formalities: cardholder name, card number, expiry date, and so on. Once that’s complete, you’re then ready to delve into what the bookie has to offer with a funded account.
New customers, however, will learn that their payment options are limited with this bookmaker. It’s debit card (VISA/Mastercard) or bust. After we contacted customer service – which we’ll describe in more detail later on – they informed us that PayPal can also be used; however, we weren’t able to locate or use this option ourselves.
Regarding withdrawals, punters will first need to ensure that their account is verified. To do this, merely click on your username in the top right-hand corner before accessing ‘Account Verification’ via the drop-down list. Then, you’ll be able to upload one of the many listed documents – from passport to birth certificate – to confirm your identity.
Once that’s all done, you’ll be able to withdraw funds from your FansBet account. All this involves is confirming the amount you wish to withdraw before once again filling out your card number.
Such requests are usually processed within 48 hours. Should punters have any problems in this regard, customer service will be on hand to assist.
It’s also worth noting that customers are limited to minimum withdrawals of £20 and maximum withdrawals of £1,000 daily and £25,000 monthly. However, we imagine this will only be an issue for a select few lucky winners.
With regards to deposits and withdrawal fees, the bookie may provide a charge depending on the amount, though they will inform you beforehand if they do.
Welcome Offer 4.5/5
- Bet £10 get £10 + 10 free spins on registration
- No bonus code required
- Minimum 3 legs at odds of 1.3 or greater per leg
Boasting a generous welcome offer is imperative for new bookies to attract punters, and FansBet certainly don’t miss a beat in this aspect.
Their offer consists of a bet £10 get £10 and 10 free spins on registration, when registering via mobile. No bonus code is required to benefit from said offer. The bonus credits must be used on their sportsbook – although Over/Under, Draw No Bet, Forecast/Tricast and any handicap bets are excluded – with a minimum of 3 legs (at odds of 1.3 or greater) per leg.
There are no wagering requirements on Free Bet or Free Spin winnings.
Sportsbook Promotions 5/5
- Daily promotions
- Pulse Bet
One area where FansBet undeniably shines is in the myriad of sportsbook promotions that it offers to its customers.
Their ACCA Boosts, ADD2BET and Pulse Bet concepts are similar to those adopted by several others, with such ideas boosting the betting experience for football punters.
However, what really sets them apart are their daily offers. Such promotions are frequently updated – ensuring that a sense of freshness, excitement and intrigue is retained – and suit the needs of a variety of punters, from those who enjoy dabbling in the virtual world to casino fans.
The above image depicts the aforementioned promotions currently on offer. As you can see, the bookie is pretty generous with their daily offers. For example, customers are entitled to a £5 free bet every Saturday and can also take advantage of a £10 risk-free bet – valid for seven days – every Wednesday.
Unfortunately for more experienced punters, FansBet currently don’t offer any sort of VIP or loyalty programme. Having said that, we hope to see one in the near future.
Pre-Match Offer 4/5
- 27 sports available to bet on
- Competitive odds
- Huge esports offering Specials
The platform boasts a relatively broad sportsbook, allowing punters to enjoy an abundance of events and markets within the 27 sports covered by the bookie, at the time of writing this Fansbet review.
Although 171 markets for the given day’s most popular football match may not appear massively broad, there’s certainly enough to intrigue the average punter. What’s really pivotal, however, is how competitive their odds are.
To put this to the test and measure the quality of Fansbet’s margins, we used the odds overround calculation. This is a percentage figure obtained when all the probabilities of an outcome of a bet are added together. Logically, this figure should come to 100%; however, this does not take into consideration the profit made by the bookie. For this reason, it is commonly accepted that an odds overround of less than 110% indicates good odds.
So, to carry out our little experiment, we picked three random football matches from the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, and the EFL Championship. The results came to 103.88%, 104.34 and 105.34%, which indicate that the bookie’s margins are in fact more than competitive.
The bookie also gives punters the choice of displaying their odds as fractions, decimals, or in the American format. The minimum stake for a bet is 1p, while the maximum stake is determined on a bet-by-bet basis.
Being a modern bookmaker, it’s no surprise that FansBet offer a vast esports betting offering. They really excel in this regard, with 52 events available on the day of writing, as well as a plethora of tournaments covered in popular esports such as Dota 2,League of Legends and Counter-Strike.
If you want to take advantage of the great emphasis they place on esports, be sure to check out our top esports tips and strategies.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a novelty bettor, then this bookie does a decent enough job in this regard.
While their specials offering isn’t as broad as some, there’s certainly enough to keep you going. Currently, novelty punters can bet on the upcoming Oscars, Eurovision and ongoing Dancing on Ice series.
Be sure to check out our in-depth guide to the 2021 Oscars before taking a punt on the Best Picture victor with FansBet.
Cash Out & Bet Builder
Customers can take full control of their bets with FansBet’s Cash Out and Partial Cash Out features. Their bet builder, meanwhile, is only available on the mobile app (more info below), but allows punters to conjure up their own innovative football and basketball bets by utilising and combining between two to six markets.
Live Offer 3/5
- No live streaming
- Match trackers & in-play statistics
- Healthy number of markets available
FansBet’s live offering can only be described as basic, although competent and efficient. While there’s an absence of a livestreaming service, in-play punters can keep track of matches through their rather slick match tracker. In-play statistics are also available.
The above screenshot highlights that 81 in-play markets were available on a Dutch second-tier contest, which is pretty impressive considering the minimal interest in the event. FansBet’s in-play events are easily accessible via their own tab at the top of the homepage.
- Licence from the Gambling Commission of Great Britain
- Plenty of account limits
- Self-assessment test
Coherent security is imperative for bookmakers, so you’ll be glad to know that FansBet are licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain for their operations in Britain. Details regarding the bookmaker’s licence can be found at the bottom of the homepage.
FansBet’s emphasis on responsible gambling is evident, with punters able to utilise several account limits options to ensure their gambling doesn’t spiral out of control.
Deposit limits, Time-Outs (between 24 hours and six weeks), self-exclusions (for a longer break) and full account closures are all available, while the Self-Assessment test is a superb and useful tool for punters. The test includes nine simple questions regarding the safety of your gambling, and is essentially a reality check survey.
Product blocking, meanwhile, allows punters to control and manage what products they have access to.
Everything you need to know about Responsible Gambling can be found under the ‘Help’ section at the bottom of the homepage. Here, FansBet detail the risks of underage betting, and provide links to several external sites where you can seek further support regarding any potential gambling problem.
The site’s use of 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, meanwhile, allows customers to feel at ease when transferring funds. This state-of-the-art technology is really as secure as it gets.
Service & Customer Support 4.5/5
- FAQs available
- 12-hour live chat service
- Efficient responses to queries
As we noted in the section above, their ‘Help’ section is found at the bottom of the homepage. A wide variety of FAQs are available, covering an array of common queries. However, if you’re unable to find the answer to your query here, customer service is on hand to support.
FansBet boast a Live Chat service which functions 12 hours a day (10:00 – 22:00), and is easily accessible via the Contact Us option in the help section.
Here’s our experience with the service:
First, we had to select a subject from the drop-down list provided. We chose ‘deposit/withdrawal’, and after we’d been connected with our agent, we asked about available payment options.
We received a response within three minutes, and despite the one spelling error, it answered our query succinctly.
We also put the site’s support email to the test, asking about any welcome offers the site had. It took a swift five minutes for them to respond, with their answer as helpful as it gets.
Overall, FansBet’s customer service, in our experience, appeared remarkably efficient, with staff offering simple but coherent responses to queries.
Design & Usability 4.5/5
- Professional design
- Distinct selling points well-advertised
FansBet’s site is smartly designed, following an over-arching cool black and green colour scheme. A potential downside, however, is that it’s only available in English.
Nevertheless, the bookie does a fine job in ensuring that their latest promotions are well-advertised, with the above image depicting their prominence on the homepage. Their partnership with Sir Kenny Dalglish is, needless to say, a major selling point.
Regarding the site’s structure, the most popular events/competitions – or ‘Featured Links’ – stand out on the left-hand side of the homepage, while the search bar, as seen in the top left-hand corner, enables punters to access any event as swiftly as possible.
All other aspects of the site are laid out coherently. With a mere scroll down, you’ll be able to access sections such as the FAQs, as well as the Contact Us and Responsible Gambling pages. The ‘Join’ and ‘Login’ tabs, meanwhile, are clearly displayed in the top right-hand corner.
More significantly, though, the betting process is ever so simple. The fact your bet slip is always visible on the right-hand side is a massive help when trying to build accumulators. Overall, there’s little to fault FansBet in this regard, with the technical performance of the site faultless too. Their site is certainly user-friendly.
Punters can also access a plethora of statistics on the site via the information slides located towards the bottom of the homepage. Here, customers will find detailed statistics on 35 sports, including esports events.
- Compatible with iOS and Android
- User-friendly experience
- Bet Builder
FansBet’s mobile app is available to download via the App Store, meaning it’s accessible for Apple users. It’s a little trickier for those using Android, as you’re unlikely to find the app on Google Play. However, there is a solution which involves launching the mobile version of the platform on your device before fiddling around with your device’s security settings.
Nevertheless, the app’s design remains slick, smart and simple – following the same green and black colour scheme – and is tidily brought together. Its structure is undoubtedly punter-friendly, while the technical performance also has to be commended. Efficient betting functionality is provided too, meaning it’s incredibly easy to place a bet on the move. This is also where customers can take advantage of their bet builder – which, if you remember, is only available on the mobile app.
Customers can also access FansBet’s other products – which will get onto shortly – on mobile.
- Huge casino offering
- Welcome offers
- Weekly promotions
Customers are also able to access a wide variety of other products with FansBet. Casino, live casino, games, virtual sports and jackpot slots are just a few examples of alternate sources of entertainment.
In total, there are a whopping 944 games for customers to enjoy and, of course, there is a welcome offer to take advantage of.
Punters merely need to add the code FBWELC upon their first deposit (£10 minimum) to earn up to 500% (up to £50) in credited bonuses. Moreover, some of the site’s weekly offers involve casino and virtual Sports.
ThePuntersPage Final Say 4.3/5
Being a new bookie, we shouldn’t expect FansBet to rival the veterans of the game, such as William Hill, bet365 or Ladbrokes. Nevertheless, the bookie impresses in most aspects of our review, and is certainly a viable option for the average punter, no doubt. Their astute and unique Giving Back scheme also gives customers extra incentive to start a betting account with them.
Generous and frequently updated sportsbook promotions mean the bookie is likely to retain the interests of players for the long-term, while the bookie also excels in regard to security and customer support. Overall, our experience with the site was a good one, and what’s exciting is that there are certainly avenues for growth too.
FansBet is no longer accessible in the UK as it has closed down in the UK.
It is £10 when using either of the two deposit methods available on FansBet – VISA or Mastercard.
For withdrawals, you will first need to ensure that your account is verified and then you may proceed with withdrawing via VISA or Mastercard.
Withdrawals can take up to 48 hours to be processed.
FansBet is quite a fan of free bets. In fact, these can be won by placing accas on Tuesdays (£5), Saturdays (£5) and Sundays (£20). They also offer Risk-Free Bets (£10) on Wednesdays!
Using free bets is simple. All you need to do is to add any selection you wish to the betslip and select the available free bets when placing your stake.
FansBet’s live chat service is available for 12 hours a day (10:00 – 22:00) and can be accessed from the Contact Us section of the bottom of the website.
FansBet provide a self-exclusion facility which allows you to prevent yourself from accessing your account for a minimum period of 6 months.
After adding your selections to the betslip, you may choose from a selection of multiple bets. To place an acca, you will need to choose the option that consists of x1 bet at the combined odds of all the selections chosen.