With more and more people worldwide becoming aware of the possibility to make wagers on lots of sports with bitcoins easily and conveniently, the industry of BTC virtual sports betting grows by leaps and bounds. Every month, at least several Bitcoin-powered sportsbooks emerge to start touting their services to tech-savvy bettors, and which of these to prefer eventually is merely a matter of taste. What we would like to take a closer look at this time is Coinbet24, a yet relatively little known betting platform that opened its doors for customers in 2015.
Coinbet24 in a nutshell
At a glance, we may arrive at the decision Coinbet24 wants to get us straight to business. Indeed, right on the homepage you get a list of the upcoming events in major sports, with odds coming alongside. Featuring a comprehensive casino game section, Coinbet24 may seem to be ticking all the boxes of a modern-day virtual bettor/gambler, and they do have a proper variety of markets to bet on, topped with a limited choice of wagering options. The portal is still under development, and this can be seen by certain pages and sections on it looking somewhat raw, but already now it is almost completely functional and usable.
In terms of design and visual features, Coinbet24 doesn’t blow our socks off with anything ground-breaking or outstanding, but we’re quite happy with how it looks and feels now. Everything is pretty much straight-forward and intuitive, if not to say laconic. All the profile settings alongside bonus and payment options are accessible via the menu seen in the top right corner of the website, with the bets coupon (single/combi/system bets supported) to be found right below it. Links to all the auxiliary pages and directories (Terms and Conditions, About, Promotions, Rules, Contact etc.) are located in the website’s footer.
Coinbet24 is available in 5 languages: English, German, Turkish, Portuguese, and Russian, with odds to be shown in either decimal, fractional, or American format.
There have been as many as 3 bonuses/promos in stock for Coinbet24 customers as of October 2016, two of them designed specifically for sports bettors. The first one is a 50% up to 400 mBTC first deposit Combi Bet Bonus meant to boost your first deposit, with bets to be made on the portal’s 8,000+ in-play events available every month, as well as a huge selection of pre-match events and markets. Alternatively, another kind of first deposit offer is up for grabs for those seeking to make single bets only (called Single Bet Bonus), and this amounts to 50% up to 250 mBTC to be received by first time depositors at Coinbet24.
At the same time, casino players are welcome to benefit from the website’s special 100% up to 500 mBTC Casino Introduction bonus that can be used to play any of Coinbet24’s 100+ video slots or classical/Live Dealer casino games.
A VIP loyalty rewards program is said to be launched soon by the sportsbook, so stay tuned for more.
Coinbet24 depositing and withdrawals
As its name implies, the portal is primarily targeted at bettors making wagers in bitcoins, with Turkish Lira being the one and only auxiliary real currency payment option. The minimum deposit and withdrawal one can make per time is 1 mBTC, and depositing funds to your account is possible by either scanning the sportsbook’s QR-code with your mobile device’s camera, or copy-pasting your Bitcoin wallet address into the corresponding field in the “Deposit” menu on the website. It doesn’t really matter which of the two deposit options you choose eventually, as the amount transferred will be instantly credited to your balance as it enters the blockchain, which normally happens during a few seconds. For payouts, only one option is available, this being through entering your wallet address in the payment field, and initializing a transaction.
Coinbet24 betting opportunities
Being a true sports betting fan, you will be delighted to find a really nice choice of sports events to wager on Coinbet24 at your disposal, with markets on many major championships, sports, and events offered. As of writing this, the sportsbook’s live betting range included Basketball (Multiple spread options for NBA matches), Tennis, Ice Hockey, American Football, Soccer (Multiple Asian lines being an option), Rugby (League and Union), Cricket, Snooker, Baseball, Volleyball, Darts, Badminton, Futsal, Floorball, and Handball, as well as bets on other sports to become available soon.
As of late September 2016, there haven’t been any markets on Martial Arts, Boxing, eSports, or social/political events (presidential elections etc.) in Coinbet24 choice.
In the portal’s casino section powered by SoftSwiss, you’ll find over 100 video slots and casual/card/table games in total. The entire collection is divided into several categories to help you navigate easier: Table Games (includes Heads and Tails, Minesweeper, Pontoon, Craps, Wheel of Dice, many kinds of Blackjack, Roulette etc.), Slots, Poker (Pai Gow, Oasis, Ride’m, Triple Edge, Poker3 Heads Up Hold’em), Video Poker (two dozen kinds), Scratch Dice, Live Casino (Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Keno, and Lottery in several languages), and Slot Tournaments.
Coinbet24 customer support
With at least two support team contact options available, Coinbet24 staff expects you to send your questions to them via fill-in form (see the ‘Support’ section) operating from 8:00 to 24:00 UTC or 24/7 live chat (tab found on any page of the portal). In the former case, about 95% of the time, the agents will come up with a reply/solution for issue sent directly to your email within about 30 minutes, which is more than reasonable. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to contact Coinbet24 via phone, but they also have an official page on Facebook, so you may consider it an extra possibility to reach out to them whenever you think fit to do so.
The portal has an F.A.Q. page, too, but they seem to have just started filling it with useful information.
Coinbet24 mobile platform
Every time you access Coinbet24 from your smartphone or tablet, it automatically adjusts to your portable device’s specifications and performance. While there are no separate downloadable apps/clients for this sportsbook designed specifically for Android, iOS, or Windows Phone powered devices, you get a universal mobile-compatible website that retains almost full functionality of the web version. Speaking about the range of Coinbet24 slot/casino games available in the mobile version, it’s clear only a part of those can be accessed from smartphones, but you may still absolutely depend from the fact you’ll find more than enough of those to have fun with while you’re far away from your desktop device or commuting.
To make your sensitive data fully protected during communication with your web browser, Coinbet24 uses secure and tested encryption technology, with all online transactions secured by the company’s cashier providers and their internal security encryption system. All communication between users and the portal is also encrypted to the maximum strength supported by your browser using Godaddy 256-bit SSL algorithms ensuring that all the information provided by users in the fill-in forms (including payment details) is automatically protected.