Our 1xBet Review 2020
1xBet Canada Review - Scam or Legit? GamblingGuy Tests 2020
1xBet is one of the newer online bookmakers, having been founded in 2007 but not appearing online until 2011. It’s operated and owned by a Cyprus-based company called 1X Corp N.V. with the licence being provided by Curacao eGaming.
Despite its young age, 1xBet has already made a name for itself as the biggest bookmaker in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Since these include countries such as Russia and Kazakhstan, the question remains as to what the company can provide to Canadian gamblers. Our 1xBet Review Canada looks at this and more!
1xBet: Pros & Cons
- A sizable choice of sports and casino games
- A focus on in-play betting
- Plenty of live streaming options
- A frankly astounding variety of options to customise your betting experience
- Overwhelming graphics and numerous windows may detract from useful information.
Whichever betting app you use, you’re likely to find some kind of welcome offer, sign-up bonus or promotion to play specific slots/sports events. Sometimes this involves free bets, spins, or deposit matching. Whatever the promotion, the end goal is the same: to bring new players into the fold and keep existing ones for as long as possible.
Our reviews of the 1xBet sports and casino sections look at which promotions they offer, if they’re worth using, and whether or not they’re tied to those specific sections. Our 1xBet Review Canada examines all these factors, as well as whether the offers seem to be a scam or fraud.
As it stands, 1xBet has six areas on its promotions page: Bonus Games, Special Offers and Bonuses, Promo Code Store, Esports Bonus Calendar, Promotions, and Jackpots. Looking at just the Special Offers, the amount of bonuses is frankly overwhelming. It’s enough to make your eyeballs explode with sensory overload. We’ll try our best to make sense of these below. In the next part of our 1xBet Review Canada we’ll take a look at the user experience.
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First impressions count for a lot, and our 1xBet Review Canada has shown that they’re not the first online bookmaker we’ve seen that both impressed and utterly confused us with the sheer amount of information available. As soon as the site loads, there are no less than eight panels all vying for your attention.
Across the top of the page, there are live statistics for various current events, right next to a sign-in/register box. Two other small panels flip between different things, from links to the casino, accumulators and a million other things. Then, just in case that’s not enough moving parts for you, there’s also a large promotions panel that switches between offers we didn’t realise existed.
It’s a lot to process, is what we’re saying. There’s no shortage of information or offers on each page. This kitchen-sink approach means that there’s a risk of missing actual useful information because it’s obfuscated by so much other stuff. Later on this 1xBet Review Canada has a look at the all-important aspects of depositing and withdrawing payment.
Moving on to something a lot more straightforward: deposit options and withdrawal times. Oh, wait, the kitchen sink approach is used here, too. There are 130(!) payment options available, 29 of which are eWallet services and 25 for cryptocurrencies. It’s crazy, so where do we start?
In our 1xBet Review Canada we’ve seen that not every method is supported in every country, but there’s no easy way to filter payment options. To its credit, the website does display supported currencies next to each option, along with any deposit fees and whether or not the deposit time is instant.
The same applies to withdrawal times and options. Practically every payment method you can think of (and some you likely never considered) is catered for, from popular eWallet companies such as Skrill and MuchBetter, to payment systems like Ecopayz.
However, once you’ve logged in to your 1xBet account, you’ll see which payment options are available in Canada, with the recommended option being MuchBetter. Visa/Mastercard are also available, as are 25 cryptocurrencies.
On to the next important part of our 1xBet Review Canada, how do they treat their clients?
Customer support and help options are somewhat scattershot. There appear to be several ways to contact customer service, but none of them are in the same place.
For example, there is a Useful Links button, but it leads to an otherwise empty page. There’s an option to order a callback at the top of each page, next to app download and unlock options.
However, the rest of the main help options are buried behind the ‘blog’ link in the footer, but even then you still need to click around until you find what you need. It’s atrocious.
There are contact details, including several email addresses and a phone number, but no mention of hours of operation. A Live Chat window in the bottom right of each page did give us a very competent response within ten minutes, when we asked about deposit and withdrawal times for Canadian users, which we appreciated.
Any reviews for online sportsbooks and casinos checking for frauds and scams, whether they’re for Canada or not, needs to take into account licensing and security. Our 1xBet Review Canada will now take a closer look at this.
1xBet is licensed and regulated according to a Curacao gambling license. Curacao is a Dutch Caribbean island whose regulatory commission is popular with online gambling sites, due to its low fees and favourable tax laws.
Now, more seasoned gamblers may recognise Curacao as a name to be wary of, as due to the commission’s lax quality standards there have been reports of scam and fraud sites using it. We hasten to add that we don’t think you need to be worried about 1xBet, though.
Many of you may be reading this 1xBet Review Canada with the sole purpose of looking at their reward scheme. It’s difficult to tell if 1xBet has a specific rewards scheme in place since there are so many other offers fighting for your attention. For example, by our count, there are no less than four deposit-related promotions and multiple prize offers.
1xBet does have a lottery promotion, from which players can earn promo points. These points are then added to any existing total. At the end of the day, if you’re in the top twelve players with the most points, you can either spin the 1xBet Lucky Wheel or (if you’re in the top three) win a new Xbox.
We had to look around for the Lucky Wheel, as it was actually named Wheel of Fortune at the time of this 1xBet Review Canada, but the prizes look decent: laptops, iPhones, tablets and actual cash are all possible rewards.
Points can also be earned simply by playing games, or making a deposit. For example, bet $191, and you’ll earn 450 points. Coming up next in this 1xBet Review Canada we take a look at their sports betting options.
Next in our 1xBet Review Canada we have a look at their comprehensive list of casino games.As much variety as there is on the sportsbook, the 1xBet casino makes it look tiny by comparison. There are over eighty(!) software providers available to choose from, including many renowned companies such as NetEnt, BetSoft, Evolution and Concept Gaming.
As such, the games available include many famous slots including Narcos, Total Overdrive, First Person Roulette, and Blood Money.
There are over a thousand games in the casino section, which is the most we’ve ever seen. Anyone reading this 1xBet Review Canada still trying to decide if the site is a scam or fraud should be able to rest a little easier, given that an illegitimate site wouldn’t be able to be linked with so many top-notch software providers.
Popular games change all the time, so by the time you read this, they’ll undoubtedly be different. However, the choice includes slots with 25 lines, licensed music video slots and jackpot games. There are also plenty of one-off games you can wager on, including blackjack versus other players.
We’re also impressed by the clarity of the live casino games, in that each one is labelled with the wagering limit. For example, there was a baccarat table with a maximum bet of $3,000 available.
There were 25 possible games to play at the time of writing the 1xBet Review Canada, from roulette to baccarat to Texas Hold ‘Em, as well as a few special games. Many of the games also display the languages in which they’re available, which is handy since the site caters primarily to European countries.
We couldn’t find information on table player limits, which isn’t a surprise since it’s difficult to find specific information on the site in general. However, during this 1xBet Review Canada had no trouble joining all the games we selected.
Also of note: it’s possible to join a live game without any money in your account. Obviously, you can’t bet, but if you like to spectate, or perhaps check out a dealer’s skill before you commit, it’s a handy feature.
This one’s an easy recommendation. The only possible negative is that we managed to join live games in a language we didn’t speak, but everything on the screen is still in English, so it’s still possible to wager properly.
Most of the promotions also appear to favor betting in the casino and live casino, so if your preference is table or slot wagering you stand an increased chance of winning some admittedly impressive tech gadgets.
1xbet Sports Betting
Back to sports in particular, and here’s where our 1xBet Review Canada acknowledges that when it comes to betting markets, 1xBet isn’t playing around. There’s a serious number of available sports, from obvious, expected activities such as football, American football and horse racing, to unusual or contemporary offerings such as chess, floorball, and various eSports.
At the time of writing the 1xBet Review Canada, there were over 30 sports betting markets to choose from, along with opportunities to wager on the weather, politics and even televised shows and events. If you’re like us and somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer variety of choice, there’s a ‘Recommended’ tab for betting markets, that sorts them into clearly delineated sections in the main table. Proceed to the odds section of our 1xBet Review Canada for a look at the different ways to bet on offer.
For example, we clicked the tab and were presented with football, table tennis and volleyball leagues from various countries. At the time of writing, Canadian sports/leagues available to bet on included ice hockey and eSports teams.
Moving on to the available odds segment of our 1xBet Review Canada, there’s a settings tab in the top right corner of the site that lets you choose between US, UK, Decimal, Hong Kong, Indonesian or Malaysian odds formats. It’s also possible to change the odds display from Full View, to a Simple Version, or even Disabled. Although these are all ‘quality of life’ options that don’t physically affect the odds, it’s still good to have the ability to make the available odds as understandable as possible.
The odds themselves appear favourable, though nothing stood out as being especially competitive. 1xBet does, however, offer in-play betting, so the odds for certain sports can fluctuate quite a lot, depending on the game’s events. Keep reading our 1xBet Review Canada if you enjoy live betting offers.
Live Betting & Streaming
Anyone looking for free live streaming on the website or app can click the Live tab. This then brings up a list of available sports, matches, or games. However, this is where we must add that, although so far we haven’t encountered anything that would make us think that 1xBet is a scam or fraud, we have found examples of how their license can lead to such assumptions.
In our 1xBet Review Canada, we found that the live centre is actually rather robust. At the time of writing, there was an incredible selection of live events, although almost all of them were virtual or eSports.
The screen for live viewing can be maximised, and although we experienced some lag (watching a FIFA e-sport game), the image and audio quality were crystal clear. Certain sports also come with live statistics that can be toggled on and off.
Another important part of our 1xBet Review Canada is of course, the betting limits. The bet slip sits on the right-hand side of the screen, as is common on pretty much every sportsbook we’ve reviewed. We were able to place a frankly ludicrous 50 bets before the slip became full. The maximum stake allowed, however, is limited by whatever you have in your online account.
Something we can’t recall encountering before that is a nice touch, is that there is an option to select whether you accept changing odds for any reason, or only if they increase.
In our 1xBet Review Canada we’ve found it really does cover a lot of bases when it comes to its sportsbook. On the other hand, this means that there are options to bet on activities that are technically illegal in Canada, so please be careful when choosing something to wager on.
As to whether we actually recommend it, then (with the above caveat in mind) we do. Aside from the inclusion of contemporary activities like eSports (Call of Duty, Counterstrike, DOTA, etc.), there’s a selection of martial arts to wager on, too. There are also plenty of deposit offers, free bets, and other sports promotions. In the next portion of our 1xBet Review Canada we have a look at their casino offers.
"Wager 5 times the bonus amount in accumulator bets. Each accumulator bet must contain 3 or more events. At least 3 of the events included in an accumulator must have odds of 1.40 or higher. The start dates of all of these events should not be later than the validity period of this offer.
The bonus is deemed to have been wagered only after all the bets for the specified amount have been settled. No withdrawals can be made before all the requirements of the offer have been fulfilled"
It’s tough to end this 1xBet Review Canada without acknowledging the negatives. In particular, the website’s a complete mess with any number of bad design decisions. For example, there’s a great big white bar of empty space at the top of the website. Why? It beats us.
Worst of all, there’s no general search function. The individual sections have their own, but if, like us, you’re trying to find specific information, it’s a case of digging around abstruse links until you get lucky.
We don’t doubt that 1xBet isn’t a scam or fraud, and we’re sure that for many gamblers the obscene amount of choices will be a significant boon. From payment methods to site customisation and an overwhelming amount of promotions, there’s sure to be something to suit all wagering tastes. However, in its desire to be all things to all gamblers, 1xBet runs the risk of being a jack of all trades, and a master of none.