Pros / Cons
- Clean interface
- Mobile options available
- Good range of promotions
- Many methods of support
- Limited amount of sports
- Limited number of payment options
NoviBet Sports Review & Free Bet
If Novibet is a sportsbook which has flown under your radar until now, the company began in 2010 and has since then turned into a household name for many punters who enjoy sports betting. Novibet offers more than just an online betting site and players can also head over to the online casino section to enjoy some of their favourite games, such as online slots, blackjack, baccarat, roulette and craps. The casino site is accessible through the sportsbook, meaning that you won’t need to create an additional account to enjoy casino games.
If mobile betting is something that you’re interested in, Novibet has gone to the lengths of providing all players with the option playing from their mobile device. This can be done in one of two ways, the first being to download the mobile betting app. The other option involves players heading over to the Novibet site from their browser and playing from there.
Website – Layout & Design:
The sportsbook layout that Novibet has used is a refreshing take on a style we’ve seen more than a few times before. Thankfully, Novibet’s betting site is more refined and you can see immediately that they’ve put a huge amount of thought and resources into getting it to look as good as it does.
We can find the Novibet logo tucked away in the top left corner of the page and to the right of this is where the main navigation menu is situated. From here players can find their way to the sportsbook, in-play section, casino, virtual sports and live casino sections. Further along we find the login button and beneath that is where players can find their bet slip. Directly under the main menu is a smaller menu which will help you manoeuvre round the section of Novibet you’re currently browsing. Whilst in the “Sports” tab, players can move to the live schedule, daily coupon, promotions, live scores, blog and statistics links.
The left side of the page houses a menu named “Popular” and as you’d have guessed it, this section houses the most popular aspects of Novibet’s site. This is designed to save you time when browsing through things like football betting and other popular areas. Beneath the popular tab is the comprehensive list of sports that you can find and bet on. Further down is a statistics tab, here you can find useful information which might help you make more educated bets.
At the foot of the page you’ll find the usual information sections. These are there to be accessed if players want to see bonus T&C’s, require support, mobile information, payment options, licensing and much more.
There aren’t as many sports to be found at Novibet as you’ll find at other sportsbooks but the one’s you’ll find are enough to keep you busy with in the meantime. Players can place bets on Football, Tennis, Cricket, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Darts, Basketball, Volleyball, American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Handball, Formula 1, eSports, Snooker, Cycling, Politics and Entertainment.
New players who sign up to Novibet will receive up to £25 as a matched free bet. To claim this, players will need to make an initial deposit of £10 or more. From here, players will then need to make an accumulator bet worth £10 or more on markets where the odds are 1.70 (7/10) or higher. Bets worth more than £25 will count as £25 and your qualifying bet must be made within 30 days of opening your account. Be careful which payment method you use to qualify for this promotion, as some of the e-wallets like Skrill and Neteller are exempt from this promotion.
Once you’ve used your matched free bet, you’re probably wondering what other incentives Novibet has up their sleeve. Players will be able to opt into promotions such as a 100% payout, The Match Ends at 88’, ACCA price boosts and a bet referral scheme.
Betting during live play is something which has taken off recently and its popularity is largely attributed to how well it integrates with mobile betting. To access the Novibet in-play betting section, you can simply click on the menu at the top to be brought to the console and from here you simply select the sport you’re interested in and can choose from the various markets that Novibet provides.
You can either download the Novibet app or play straight from your mobile browser of choice. Mobile betting at Novibet is simple and efficient, meaning that you don’t have to be glued to a computer to bet on your favourite teams or sports.
There isn’t a huge amount of payment methods to choose from, at Novibet but the ones they do have will be sufficient for the majority of players. These include Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Paysafe Card and PayPal.
We expect nothing but the best support from the sportsbooks we review and having good support is something that can massively impact a players’ experience, should a problem ever arise. We found the customer help team very responsive and efficient when dealing with queries, this is what we expect from a sportsbook of this calibre. Players can reach the help desk through a variety of different means, including Skype, telephone, email, fax and live chat.
Novibet covers almost all the areas we look for when choosing a sportsbook. They have an attractive platform which converts well over to the mobile side of things and players can bet on their favourite teams and sports whether they prefer to play from a desktop or a mobile or tablet. A couple of areas we’d like to see some improvement in would be their range of sports, as some of the bigger sportsbooks dwarf their list by comparison. Novibet could also add more payment methods, whilst this isn’t a huge issue, as more methods are being brought out all the time, many sportsbooks capitalise on this and it does make a difference in the long run.
NoviBet doesn’t have the strongest welcome bonus out there for their players, but it’s still a nice to see that they have an offer chalked up to welcome new players and there’s lots of additional promotions to get stuck into once you’ve got through the signup offer.