22Bet bookmaker review

3.50 /5.0 22Bet
Funds withdrawal 1-2 days
Payment methods
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Pluses
  • Wide range of sports betting
  • The bookmaker has a license
  • Attractive welcome bonus
  • Convenient website
  • Mobile app available
Minuses
  • Does not accept players from some countries
  • Payments may be delayed sometimes
  • No live stream for game broadcasts

Common information about the bookmaker company

📅 Founded in
2017
🚩Headquarters
Cyprus
📄 License
Business license: HE 377018, Gambling License: 8048/JAZ2017-067
Languages
61 language versions of the site, including Portuguese, Chinese, English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Hindi
Payment methods
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Verve, Quickteller, WebMoney, Skrill, Bitcoin, Trustly
Funds withdrawal
1-2 days
Can play from
CY KE NG CA
Banned in
US GB RU
Chat
✔️ Yes

22Bet is another one of the many Curaçao licensed online bookmakers. It has all the functions you would expect from an online sports betting website. You can bet on sports, pay in crypto, and even play a few casino games.

This review will look at all the information you want to know, and allow you to decide whether or not this is the kind of website you would like to spend your money on.

General information about 22Bet

22Bet is much newer than most other online bookmakers, so they haven't had the time to develop a fair reputation- be that a positive or negative reputation. They only started in 2017.

22Bet has offices in Cyprus, but they're registered in Curaçao. You might have noticed that this isn't the first online gambling company which is Cyprus-based but Curaçao licensed.

These countries have more relaxed laws around gambling safety and consumer protection. But, they also have lower tax rates. Whether 22Bet is trying to avoid tax or accountability is open for debate.

License and Legality

Cyprus-based company "TechSolutions Group Ltd" manages the website and the events and promotions they put on. Their business is registered under the number "HE 377018".

Although they are managed in Cyprus, they are operated and licensed in Curaçao, a Dutch island in the Caribbean. 22Bet is run by "TechSolutions Group N.V.", whose licence number is 8048/JAZ2017-067.

They also have a Kahnawake (native Canadian) licence, number 00867, which was issued on the 19th of May 2021.

Minimum and maximum rates

To make a 22Bet prediction, you need to pay in U.S. dollars or Euros. You cannot use British pounds with 22Bet.

The maximum amount of money you can stake on a single bet is $/€400,000. This is a lot of money, so we would advise caution before putting an amount this large on a single bet. Ask yourself, "Can I afford to lose this much?".

If you're more frugal, you don't have to spend anywhere near that amount. In fact, you can bet with as little as $/€0.2, making 22Bet a good choice for people who don't wish to gamble with large amounts.

Rating

To find out what people think of 22Bet, we first looked at reviews on forums and betting sites. And it wasn't good.

37% of users rated the bookmaker as "bad". Customers have complained that this is a scam site.

However, reviews on other websites were more optimistic, saying that it was a legit bookmaker.

How we evaluated the bookmaker

Bookmaker line 22Bet

We certainly wouldn't describe 22Bet as a "scam". Although based on reviews, there are clearly issues that need to be addressed, this does not mean they are an illegitimate website. All their licensing seems to be in order.

The amount of sports you can bet on is slightly lower than what we've seen on other websites, but nothing terrible.

Overall, we would say that 22Bet is nothing special but not awful.

Pros and cons

To help you better understand whether or not you want to use 22bet, look at this list of some of the pros and cons we've found on the website.

Pros

  • It seems to be a legitimate website, as their licensing is all in order.
  • You can deposit using an E-Wallet or cryptocurrency.
  • The website is easy to navigate.
  • There are plenty of excellent bonuses and promotions.

Cons

  • The website can be slow to load.
  • They don't accept MasterCard.
  • There are not so many sports, which limits your betting options.
  • The colour scheme doesn't look too pleasant.

Marginality

Marginality refers to the difference between the actual odds and the bookmaker's odds. If the bookmaker uses the official odds, it will be challenging for them to make a good profit, so they alter them for their benefit.

That said, if the odds have been manipulated too much, it could be unfair to the customer. So, we looked at their marginality for football, tennis, e-sports, and horse racing; here's what we found.

For football, we looked at "Linfield vs Rigas Futbola Skola'', "Royal Antwerp vs Istanbul BFK", and "Gil Vicente vs AZ Alkmaar". We found an average marginality of about 7%.

For tennis, we looked at "Collardini vs Zhang", "Svrcina vs Novak", and "Jarry vs Fratangelo", and we found an average margin of about just 1%. This is the smallest marginality we've ever seen on any betting site.

For e-sports, we looked at "Monte vs Into the Breach", "Exactly vs BIT Esports", and "KRC Genk vs EC Brugge". We found a much higher marginality of around 11%.

And horse racing had the highest margin out of any sport we've seen on any betting site. We looked at races in Newcastle, Thistle Down and Woodbine. And the end result was an average of 25%!

Therefore, if you like to bet on the horses, we would not recommend using 22Bet.

Average margin

As we always say, figuring out the average margin for the whole of 22Bet would be near impossible. We would need to figure out the margin for every game and divide the sum by however many games there are. Could you imagine how long that would take?

But, we can make an estimate based on the information in the previous section. If we take an average of the averages in the "Marginality" section, we get 11%.

Please note this is just an average; some points that apply to most bookmakers would be…

Popular sports tend to have a lower margin than less popular sports. The more possible outcomes, the higher the margin- horse racing has a higher margin than tennis.

Financial operations

Financial operations at 22Bet

As previously mentioned, whilst you can pay in multiple currencies, you cannot pay in British pounds. We would recommend using either American dollars or euros.

On melbet.com, if you hover over the person symbol at the top of the page, you will get a little drop-down menu, where you can select either "Deposit" or "Withdraw".

All payment methods are safe and secure, so you won't need to worry about losing your money during a transfer.

Account replenishment

The only bank card you can pay with is Visa. If you only have a MasterCard or American Express card, you will need to pay with an E-Wallet or Cryptocurrency.

You can use many E-Wallets to make a deposit with 22Bet, including Skrill, Skrill 1-tap, ecoPayz, AstroPay, PerfectMoney, MuchBetter, Jeton Wallet, Sticpay, and Neteller. However, currently, with 22bet, paybill isn't an option.

There are also about 30 cryptocurrencies you can use to deposit into 22Bet, including all the big ones, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dogecoin.

No matter your method, there is a minimum deposit amount of $/€10. The maximum amount you can transfer in a single deposit varies depending on your choice.

Withdrawals

We won't list all possible withdrawal methods because they are the same as the deposit methods. To make things easier for you, we recommend withdrawing into the same wallet or bank account you used to deposit.

Usually, you can withdraw when you have as little as $/€1 in your 22Bet account. But, for some methods, it can be higher. However, so long as you have about $/€3 in your account, you won't need to worry.

Commission

As with most online bookmakers, 22Bet does not take a commission. Meaning if you win it, you keep it. However, they do have an affiliate programme.

People can place 22Bet's betting services onto their own websites. If you bet on one of 22Bet's affiliates, the affiliate will give a 20-30% commission to 22Bet. Usually, this cost will not get passed down to you.

Tax on winnings

Tax on bet winnings is decided by your local government, not 22bet.

Bonus program

Bonus program from 22Bet

The first 22Bet bonus you should know about is their "First Deposit Bonus". This bonus allows you to get a 100% cash bonus of up to $/€100. So, if you put in $/€20, you can play with $/€40.

We should let you know that after making your first deposit, you will have 7 days to use the bonus, and you cannot use it if your first deposit is made with cryptocurrency.

A bonus for not-first-time customers is the Friday Reload. Every Friday, you could get a 100% bonus of up to 100 euros. But only if you wager on an outcome of at least 1.4. And it needs to be used within 24 hours of you making the deposit.

If you participate in the Weekly race, you could get a share of $/€1000. Other bonuses include the Accumulator of the day and a Birthday bonus.

If you don't read the 22Bet prediction tips and lose multiple bets, don't worry too much, as you may still be entitled to a losing streak bonus.

None of the bonuses mentioned requires a 22Bet promo code. But, they all have their own terms and conditions.

Application and mobile version of the bookmaker

Did you know that if you want to make bets on your phone, you can do so with the 22Bet app?

There are two ways to download it, but both methods have the same first step. On the 22bet.com homepage, you will find a little button with the apple and android logos, with a mobile phone in between them. Click on this.

This will take you to another page where you can download the app onto your phone. If you have an android, click on the Android logo to download the APK file.

If you have an iPhone, click on the apple logo, where you will be taken to another page with instructions on how to download the app.

Because this app is neither in the Google Play Store nor the official iOS store, we would recommend being cautious about downloading the 22bet mobile application.

Supported Devices

If you wish to download the 22bet apk, you will need an android device. But, you can also get the app if you have iOS.

However, you do not need to (at least not with 22bet) download any app. So long as you have a device with an internet browser (and, in some countries, a VPN), you can make bets with 22bet.

Comparison of the mobile version of the site with the application

If you want the 22bet app, download it from 22bet.com.

However, if you don't want to, there is no need. Both the app and the website perform the same functions. You can add money into your account, place your bets, use the promo deals, and take your winnings home.

Perhaps the layout is slightly different, but overall, there is not much need to download the app.

Official site

Offical site of 22bet

The official website is 22bet.com.

When we first went onto this website, we thought it was relatively slow to load. We're not sure if this was because of the VPN we had to use, but compared to other online bookmakers, the loading time was not great.

But, once it does load, it has everything you'd expect. You can find the sports you want to bet on, see what's happening live, and visit the casino or enter the jackpot.

At the top, just below the top menu, you will find the "bonus banner", which displays all the bonus deals you can take part in.

In the website's main section is, of course, sports. You can see who's playing and decide who to bet on. Here is where the fun happens.

The best thing about this website is just how easy it is to navigate.

Features of the site functionality

Once you create an account with 22bet, log in to view all the functions. It has the same functions as pretty much every other online bookmaker.

You can go to the account section if you need to put in or take out money.

Also, use the top menu to view what sports you can bet on and see what sports are happening live. This top menu also allows you to visit the casino, where you can play table games or slot machines. If you're into the lottery, bingo jackpot, or whatever you want to call it, you can play with 22Bet.

Casino

As with most online bookmakers, there is a 22bet casino. However, your only two options are live casino or slot games.

We looked at the live casino options, and all of them are provided by external companies; there is nobody in the 22Bet offices who is sitting at a desk and dealing the cards. When we looked at the live casino options, they all had rather attractive women on the promotions.

But, most of their casino is very slot based. Hundreds of slot games are available to play. The kind of games that don't take much skill. You just pull a lever and hope for the best.

Live

If you want to see your team's live scores, check out the 22bet live section.

On the homepage, click "Live" to see all the games happening right now. Here, you can see the scores updated in real-time. You can even place bets on events which are still happening.

Broadcast matches

Unfortunately, 22bet does not have live streaming.

So, if you wish to watch the game, you will need to find another platform to do so.

Tote

Unlike other online bookmakers, 22Bet does not have any sort of tote betting scheme.

Account registration

Account registration at 22Bet

If you like the sound of 22bet, register for an account!

It's so easy. First, click on the giant "Registration" button on the homepage, and select "register by email". You will need to fill out your details, such as where you live, your email address, your password, and what currency you wish to use.

Once you've registered with 22bet, login at any time using the username emailed to you (which will be a long number).

Verification

The only form of verification that 22bet usually requires is email. When you first create an account, you will be sent a verification email- click the link in this email to verify your account.

If 22bet becomes suspicious, they may ask for KYC (Know your customer) verification, where you will need to send a picture of an identity document.

However, so long as you verify your email, you will be given your 22bet login. Account details can be changed if need be.

Personal Area

If you click on the little person logo in the top menu, you will get taken to the Personal Area.

Here is where you'll find everything related to you.

Your profile, where all your personal details are displayed. You can edit your details here if you move countries or change your phone number or email address.

Your history. You can see all the money that has come in and out of your 22bet account. And all the past winning and losing bets.

The 22Bet shop, if you want to buy merch.

The settings. Want to change your currency? Change how the odds are displayed. Change what's advertised to you? The settings are where to do it!

And finally, a button that lets you invite your friends to play on 22Bet.

Bookmaker's rules

22Bet's rules are almost identical to the rules of other bookmakers.

If you want to use them, you need to be at least 18 years old. If they suspect you're younger, you could expect to get sent a KYC request, where you will need to send a photograph of your I.D.

22bet has the right to cancel your account anytime for any reason. Often, they will cancel your account if they suspect fraud or other criminal activities.

And, of course, once your bet has been settled, it cannot be cancelled. Therefore, don't expect to pull your money away when the game doesn't go your way.

If you want to know all the rules, go to 22bet.com, scroll to the bottom, and select "Terms and Conditions".

Safety and reliability

Compared to other betting websites, the safety of 22bet is quite good. At the bottom of the website, you will see a warning about gambling addiction and some advice on what to do if you feel vulnerable to it.

They have helpful information about who is most likely to become addicted to gambling and how to avoid it.

If they suspect someone is under 18 or not who they say they are, they will need to send a copy of their I.D. to [email protected]

Payments are also secure as MasterCard, and the allowed E-Wallets have strong encryption and protections.

Technical support

If you're experiencing a technical issue, call the team at +357 99 816806 or email [email protected]

You can speak to a tech team member who can help resolve your issue, whatever it may be.

Social activities and Sponsorship

The only place where 22bet is a sponsor is Nigeria.

22bet has close links with Nigerian football. They are the official sponsor of PSG football club. And they provide training kits to Bariga FC in Lagos.

Results

Overall, we have nothing particularly positive or negative to say about 22bet. It just is.

If you're looking for an online bookmaker that's easy to use and has what you'd expect, it will do the job. But, if you're after anything more, we're afraid this might not be the site for you.

We wish we could give you a long and extensive paragraph about how brilliant or terrible 22bet is. But we can't.

It's a legitimate company. It does what you'd expect. But that's all we can say.

FAQ

How to use the 22bet bonus?

Just create an account, verify your email address, and make a deposit. The deposit must be at least $/€10, but the bonus won't go beyond $/€100. There is no promo code needed.

How to withdraw from 22bet?

Hover over the little person symbol on the top menu, and select "Withdraw". You must choose how you want to take the money out and how much.

How to play 22bet?

Playing 22bet is easy. Once you've made your deposit, go to the main section to find your game. You might need to type your team's name into the search bar. Then, make your prediction, and press "Place Bet".

How to create an account in 22bet?

You will see a huge homepage sign saying "Registration". When you click on this, you can register by promo code or phone, but we recommend registering by email.

How to replenish an account in 22bet?

Hover over the little person symbol on the top menu, and select "Deposit". You must choose how you want to put the money in and how much.

How to pass online identification in 22bet?

Usually, you only need to verify your email address by clicking the link in the verification email they send when you create your account. But, if they ask for a KYC ID, send a copy of your passport or driver's licence to [email protected]

Where to download the 22bet mobile app?

On 22bet.com, click on the button which has the phone between the apple and android logos. On the next page, select "Android" to download the apk file. Or select "iOS" to see iPhone instructions.

How to place a bet in 22bet?

After putting down a deposit, find your game. You might need to type your team's name into the search bar. Then, make your prediction, and press "Place Bet".