Olybet.eu is a sportsbook, in-play bet market and an online casino. Of all these things, it is a sportsbook more than anything. Its unique place in the market is in the alternative markets and special bets it offers in an unusually extensive range of sports. If you are a football fan, this site is for you – not only are there a range of betting types and live better action, but the site also offers live streaming.
Oddly, as you will learn as you read this review, Olympic Entertainment Group is a major name in online casinos. However, OlyBet.eu is an attempt of this large company to stray into sports betting. They are focused mostly on the Finnish market, which is a rapidly expanding group.
What we love about Olybet.eu, most of all is the quirky translation of the site into English, which is done in a distinctive East European style. You can almost read the site with the accent. The site itself looks a little clunky and requires some tidying up.
There is a first deposit bonus, with your first deposit doubled up to €100. You will have to wager 30 times the bonus you receive before you can cash out this bonus money. This is not the most generous bonus in the world – nor the worst. However, you can only use the bonus money in the slots, where the chances of winning are tightly controlled. They know how to keep their cash close to their chest.
Although there is no VIP program, there is a section of the site called campaigns. Here you can get involved in poker circuits and other tournaments, all designed to encourage regular and loyal customers. Again, some of the better schemes are in the sportsbook, with missions and free bets aplenty.
The site works well on PC, Mobile and Tablet, and there is an Android and iOS app. The game providers are limited in range though not in quality. There are games available from Microgaming, Big Time Gaming, EGT, Foxium, Quickspin, Rabcat and Thunderkick.
The range of games is more limited than other sites, though this is because it is still growing and finding its place in the casino marketplace. It is better known for its sportsbook. There are live dealer tables, with the potion of playing roulette, blackjack, baccarat, poker – and more unusually – monopoly. They do claim to have the world’s biggest poker room, which might be worth a look.
Deposits & withdrawals
A significant weakness of the site is the payment options available. There are few ways to get money to the site, and the processing times are reported as slower than average. There have been some reports on review sites that customers have had to follow up payment refusals.
Live chat is available from 8am to 2am every day. This is as close to 24 hours a day as you said ever need. If you are still betting at 3am and needing customer service advice, you may have more troubles than an agent on the end of a live chat can resolve. There is email support at other times and a telephone number you can contact.
Security & privacy
The site uses SSL encryption and has strict account verification procedures. There are the standard privacy notices, as you would expect to see on any gambling website.
This is an up and coming bookie from an online casino company. The focus of the site is on live betting, the range of sports and live streaming. The other features of the site are there because they think they should be. All-in-all, OlyBet is a reliable and trustworthy up and coming sportsbook & casinos that’s moving rapidly in its marketplace.
- URL: https://www.olybet.eu/
- Owner: Olympic Entertainment Group
- Founded: 2010
- Licensed by: Estonia
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/olybetlv?lang=en
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/olympic-entertainment-group/?originalSubdomain=ee
- Languages: English, Estonian, Latvian, Russian
- Payments: VISA, MasterCard, bank wire, Neteller, Skrill, Trustly, Nordea, Maestro.
- Only works in euros.