Energy Bet Review
Energy Bet is one of the newest sportsbooks to hit the online gambling scene, but don’t let their fledgling status fool you. Energy Bet is the sister site of Energy Casino, one of the world’s most reputable and trusted online gaming sites, and much like the online casino, Energy Bet carry very high standards, ensuring that punters enjoy a safe and secure online betting experience.
While the number of markets available isn’t quite as extensive as it could be, Energy Bet are constantly adding to what they have, which is already a decent selection. From popular markets including Football, Tennis, and Golf, to less common games like Volleyball; all of the markets and events are easy to find thanks to the intuitive navigation menu.
THE ENERGY BET WEBSITE
Energy Bet have already garnered significant positive attention in the online gambling community, and their website is often cited as an ideal example for its competitors to follow. In fact, players like the design and feel of the casino so much that many had no hesitation in joining the sportsbook as soon as it opened its virtual doors, even though they may have been regulars with other bookies.
It’s mostly black and yellow so it is an individual looking site, and it doesn’t mess about trying to be flash, it just presents a lot of useful information in a structured way that any punter should find natural to navigate.
Streamlined would be a good way to describe the EnergyBet website. It is absolutely no hassle to use and very very quick, while at the same time containing everything you would need to make a bet efficiently.
The left hand sports menu also lets you filter the markets by country and competition/league so that when you get your results you don’t have much to scroll through, although when you get onto a specific event screen it can be a bit of a mission to find your bet if it is a busy event.
This is because, even though the bet types are separated into sensible categories under drop down menus, they all begin open by default so you have to manually have to close them or scroll through the lot. It should be an easy fix once they figure it out though.
While there is an app available, with only around 100 downloads according to the Play Store and just a single review on the App Store, it’s safe to say it isn’t being used much. Whether that’s because people don’t like it or just because it isn’t a popular brand with mobile bettors – who knows?
Energy Bet do offer an incredibly reliable mobile optimised website as well though, which you can access simply by opening your internet browser on your mobile device and heading to the Energy Bet website directly.
The website will recognise the fact that you’re using a mobile device, and will automatically re-rout you to a mobile friendly version of the site which offers the same great betting experience you’d find on a desktop.
It is just as easy to use with a few handy quick links and everything else under a menu button that filters in the same way as the sport menu on the desktop site, so it should be plain sailing.
While it’s invitation only, Energy Bet’s VIP club is available to players at both the casino and the sportsbook, and it’s known for being one of the easiest VIP schemes to gain access to. Once you’ve met the eligibly criteria you’ll be contacted directly by a rep, who can assist you and walk you through the perks you will get.
There is no specific criteria published that gets you on the list, but Energy say that brand loyalty is the quality they look for the most.
They also offer a few bits of advice such as frequent yet responsible betting/playing, using Energy more than any other site, and using multiple products on the site.
If you do get access you can enjoy a relationship with the VIP team; Barry, Roger, Kamila, Katy, and Jenny, all of whom have profiles on the site so it is not some faceless bot but a real group of people you can get to know.
They can hand out exclusive bonuses, enhanced promotions, and some pretty incredible prizes and experiences too. Their hospitality events in the past have included things like the Haye vs Bellew fight, a Mediterranean holiday, and VIP packages at Euro 2016 matches.
Sports Betting at EnergyBet
As a new bookmaker entering an industry that it is more competitive than ever, EnergyBet knew it was crucial to attract punters quickly, which they did by offering multiple betting markets; and by all accounts they have done a pretty good job of it.
Aside from the normal Football and Horse Racing markets, EnergyBet offer 43 others, ranging from Volleyball, Rugby, and Baseball; to Golf, Motor Racing, and Water Polo.
There are also a surprisingly large number of E-Sports available given the size of the site, and some of these E-Sports include the ‘StarCraft’ series, ‘League of Legends’, ‘Dota 2’, ‘Counter-Strike: Go’ and ‘Hearthstone’. While these won’t be every punters cup of tea, for those E-Gamers among us they offer a great way of competing for money – and thanks to the near flawless platform EnergyBet is built on, gaming is fast, efficient and reliable at all times, which is more than can be said for some other sites twice its age.
Depth of market is surprisingly diverse for such a new bookie too. You are looking at around 400 different betting lines for a Premier League game and with the brand serving many European countries besides the UK, leagues and competitions further afield are also covered in more depth than you might expect. The same goes for sports that are more popular abroad.
How Good are the Odds?
EnergyBet offer pretty strong odds in the markets they have got available; and a range of promotions and energised odds (odds boosts, basically) ensure punters can look forward to premier betting.
For each individual market there are a number of special bets too, and while these are not specific to EnergyBet they are relatively hard to find so the fact that you can bet on them in the first place is a bonus. Options like ‘Betting Without’ (removing the favourite from the race/event) and a few others are a welcome sight at EnergyBet.
A competitive price market shows EnergyBet is run by a trading team as professional as those behind the casino, and by working to tight profit margins they have ensured that returns to players are as lucrative as possible.
A full rundown of any promotions or energised odds can be found on the promotions page or the quick links; although you are unlikely to miss them as EnergyBet aren’t backwards in coming forwards when new offers are released.
In Play Betting
Despite being set up just under a year ago, EnergyBet have quickly gone on to develop a stellar betting portal for customers, and you’ll find a generous number of in-play markets to take advantage of here. Some of these include: American Football, Basketball, Boxing, Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Golf, Snooker and Tennis. Pretty vast, right?
But EnergyBet also offer some less common live betting markets like Sailing for example, and we can count on one hand the amount of times we have seen this offered elsewhere. Other unique in-plays include Gaelic Hurling, Table Tennis, and Volleyball.
You’ll find all of the in-plays under the ‘in-play’ tab on the navigation bar. Once selected, you can narrow down the selections and choose the markets and events that suit you.
The match stats are a lot more interesting here than at other sites but we do wish we could make the game visualisation a bit bigger, because it’s really good.
Given that Energy Bet hasn’t been around for very long, you might expect their range of payment methods to be far fewer than the big dogs. However, because Energy Casino has been operating successfully across Europe for a number of years the company have strong relationships with the majority of payment processors, and this has worked out well for the sportsbook.
Granted, you won’t find yourself able to use PayPal, but other than that almost every deposit and withdrawal method you could ever want is available. Visa and Mastercard Debit/Credit cards, Neteller, Skrill, Trustly, Entropay, and Paysafecard are all listed.
Each payment method uses its own limit for minimum withdrawals and minimum deposits, but generally deposits are set at a £10 minimum, while minimum withdrawals are £20 for all payment types.
Withdrawal requests are processed very quickly, often in as little as 4 hours, although as we always say that sort of speed should be treated as a bonus and you should be prepared to wait longer.
You should also be aware that a £5000 maximum withdrawal applies per day, and if you try to make more than one withdrawal a week there is a fixed fee of £5 per withdrawal. This is only in place to stop their time being wasted, so plan ahead.
Another way in which Energy Bet stand out from the crowd is by offering some of the best customer service levels in the industry. Whether you have a question about how bonuses work or you want to enquire about a payment problem, the Energy Bet support team are available 24/7 and are incredibly friendly to boot.
You can contact them any time via the live chat function, or if you prefer there is email and (limited) telephone support during the day.
To view full details of the contact methods, head to their ‘Help’ or ‘Contact’ pages where you will find full details of how to get in touch.
History & About
Energy Bet is a fairly new betting company, located and operating from its headquarters in Malta since 2016.
Operated by Probe Investments Limited, EnergyBet is an expansion of the popular EnergyCasino, one of the internet’s most popular online casinos, and the sportsbook has achieved a lot in a short space of time, with reviews from punters so far being positive overall.
EnergyBet may be new but that hasn’t stopped them getting their feet wet, and already they have had sponsorship deals with football clubs Aston Villa and Leyton Orient FC. This has given the bookie incredible exposure, and is undoubtedly the reason behind many of their sign-ups since opening.
The sports book is directly linked to the casino which has been going since 2012, meaning players can share a balance between their casino account and their sports book account; but thankfully unlike some other sites out there, it’s all updated instantly so you don’t have to transfer funds between wallets, and you can jump from the Football to the Roulette in a few seconds.
While it’s certainly early days, the impact that EnergyBet have had on the industry is noticeable, and they have become a prominent name in a very overcrowded industry, achieving the kind of status other new bookies can only dream of within a matter of months. This is no mean feat, and it’s likely we’ll see even more mobile development from the bookie as they aim to gain more ground on their competitors.