21Bet is an online sports book that launched in March 2016, powered by FSB Technology. A spokesman at the time claimed that 21Bet would be all about simplicity, fun and providing an outstanding personalised service.
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The owner of 21Bet, FSB Technology also supplies online sports betting solutions for GentingBet, Dafabet and Go Wager. 21Bet operates in the UK via a UK Gambling Commission licence, and they are the official betting partner of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Gloucester Rugby.
Most online sports books offer you a bonus bet when you sign up to use their services, but once your bonus bet has been used, that's your lot. 21Bet do things a little better as they offer you a bonus bet FOREVER (or so the site claims – you will of course have to discover the secret of eternal life to take full advantage of this offer).
Once you sign up with 21Bet, you need to place at least five bets with a minimum stake at odds of evens (2.0) or greater within seven days. Do this, and 21Bet will hand you that £10 bonus bet. After that, during each rolling seven day period if you place ten bets or more with a minimum £10 stake at odds of evens (2.0) or greater you'll receive a bonus £10 bet for that week.
You have to keep the bonus bets a-rolling – as soon as you fail to meet your ten bet criteria, you can no longer be part of this promotion. Your bonus bet expires within seven days, and when you use it only any winnings are returned, not the bonus bet stake itself.
The site runs other ongoing promotions. If you place a correct score or first goalscorer bet on a Premier League or La Liga match and your bet fails, then your money is returned up to £25 if the game ends in a score draw. Your accas are also insured – if only one bet fails then your stake is returned as a bonus bet.
Inventively, 21bet will allow you to suggest promos you'd like to see at their site, and if they like your idea then they'll hand you a £25 bonus bet.
The site runs a VIP scheme called 'The 21 Club'. If you deposit and wager a minimum of £50 during the week then you enter the scheme at VIP level. The more you wager, the higher up the scheme you rise. VIPs receive reload bonuses, express withdrawals, monthly bonus bets and other rewards and gifts.
When they launched, 21Bet stated their desire to keep things simple, and that is indeed what we find with a dashingly-designed site. Information about the leading and upcoming markets is kept to a minimum, with only the competitors, event time and 1X2 odds given. To delve deeper into the available markets, you need to click through into each specific event's markets page.
Emphasis is given to big events, football, horse racing and tennis. There are quick links at the bottom of the page to popular events, plus access to football coupons and the 21Bet Twitter feed. This simplistic approach will not appeal to everyone, but newbies might appreciate the fresh look.
21Bet also runs a casino, which is easily accessible via the sports book pages.
21Bet have kept things very simple with their payment options – you can only use Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard or Maestro – no eWallet or eVoucher schemes such as PayPal, Skrill, Neteller or Paysafecard are offered. This is a bit of a disappointment.
The minimum accepted deposit is £10, and all deposits are processed instantly. You can set your own deposit limits.
The minimum accepted withdrawal is also £10, and withdrawals are processed within three to five days. Again, there are no fees.
We do like 21Bet's clear and uncluttered approach, but we definitely feel they've gone a little too minimalist by only offering credit and debit cards as a payments solution. Money on the web has moved on a little beyond just plastic, so it's scandalous that neither Skrill nor Neteller is offered at the minimum. We're hoping that 21Bet will add these solutions soon.
Other than that, we're not aware of anything we can downgrade 21Bet for – it's a fresh looking approach to sports betting that deserves a little of your attention. If you do discover the secret to eternal life so you can take full advantage of that 'forever' free bet, be sure to let us in on it!