A very modern brand that is well established in other parts of Europe but still newish to the UK, Vbet certainly know how to make an entrance.
Major football sponsorship deals have been the company’s strategy to assert themselves, so British punters are quickly getting used to the sight of VBet’s logo.
That’s not to say that sports betting is the company’s favourite child though, the casino and gaming side of things is just as accomplished and that makes VBet one of the best all round new gambling sites for a good while.
It’s perfect for the modern day gambler who wants the best of both worlds, with over 7000 games, global sports betting coverage, and plenty of site features to enhance the experience.
Website, Platform, Performance
Running on the BetConstruct platform, the VBet website can seem a little complex if you haven’t used anything like it before, but that is only because it has so many cool little features and personalisation options.
From minimising the sports list to create space, to viewing several live matches at once using the multi view tool, there is a lot to love about this website. Is there a learning curve? Yes. Is it steep? Not really. It’s totally worth investing a little time in.
Casino players will not have this issue as by its very nature, an online casino is a much simpler beast than a sports betting platform, although you will need to navigate between the casino (Playtech), the games section (all other providers), and the live casino, as they are all separate parts of the site.
This is fairly normal and wouldn’t bear mentioning, except for the fact that the website itself takes a while to get out of its seat – and we use a wired superfast internet connection. It’s liveable, but hopping around the site isn’t exactly breezy.
There is a lot going on at VBet so we understand that the site has a lot to cope with, but other gambling websites with equal amounts of content don’t have the same trouble, so it does need addressing.
Apart from that, VBet’s website is well designed and you should feel at home there straight away if you use the casino, and after you have made just a few bets if you use the sportsbook.
We struggled with the mobile site if we are being honest.
Speed is an issue here, and we also found ourselves tapping away at the screen with no response on a number of occasions.
A lot of this was down to the initial load to be fair, once that was done things did improve a good deal, but like with the desktop site there is a brilliant product here being let down by not having enough gas in the tank.
Still, there is much more to be positive about than negative, such as the ergonomic design which does a fantastic job of cramming all of the sports betting capabilities of the desktop site into the much smaller screen space.
The interface works to reduce scrolling without overcrowding, and all of the features and functionality of the desktop site have been migrated successfully across; you can access stats on certain betting lines, create a favourites list, and travel around the site easily.
A small menu button allows for jumping from sports betting to casino etc, and the gaming areas are equally well optimised for mobile. These fare much better than the sports betting side of things actually, and are noticeably more responsive.
Everything is ready for the mobile site to be spot on perfect, it just needs revisiting in the power department.
|Banking Method||Max/Min Deposit||Max/Min Withdrawal||Notes|
|Debit Card||£5||£5||2-3 Days|
Having been in the game for almost two decades, VBet are set up to accept multiple payment options as you can see, and with £5 minimum deposits across the board this is a place where even those on the tightest budgets can have a gamble.
Minimum bets start at just 10p and the maximum you can bet depends on the sport/game in question.
No information on maximum deposits was available, even the customer service agent couldn’t enlighten us on this unfortunately, but assuming high rollers pass affordability checks it’s safe to assume that larger bets will be accepted.
There are no fees for transactions.
Odds on Sports Betting
There are over 50 betting categories available on the VBet website, from traditional sports like horse racing and greyhounds to sports you maybe didn’t even know you could bet on, like Alpine skiing, beach volleyball and surfing.
Of course, football is the biggest market – even their virtual football leagues are bustling – with ice hockey, table tennis, basketball and, perhaps surprisingly, handball all giving punters plenty of choice too.
The great thing about this company though is their European roots, giving them a whole world view of potential betting markets. For instance, most people would associate baseball with the USA, and while the Major League is the biggest market within the baseball betting category, you can also bet on games played elsewhere, like Mexico.
The same goes for most other sports too; Belarussian futsal, politics in France (we know politics isn’t a sport, be quiet), and Bosnian volleyball. The range is fantastic.
Odds wise, you will actually find some of their best odds on some of the more obscure leagues thanks to their European heritage, but that’s not to say the prices for the big games are no good. You will likely find them to be perfectly palatable, and with their regular odds boosts, best odds guaranteed on the horses, and other regular promotions (for football especially) there is plenty of room for money to be made.
You can also view the odds in all six formats; fractions, decimals, America, Malay, Indo, and Hong Kong.
Being a modern bookie, VBet also have a wider range of virtual sports than most. In fact, they have virtual sports provided by several different developers as well as an esports betting area.
This puts them way out front for anyone who likes to bet on virtuals, both in terms of choice and quality. The graphics and animations from some of these developers is honestly the best we have ever seen. Leap Gaming’s work in particular was impressive.
The virtual football runs leagues throughout the day complete with stats, and more betting markets than some other bookies provide for real lower league games. It’s outstanding.
The esports department is more typical, covering DOTA, Rocket League, Counterstrike, Overwatch and Starcraft. It’s as good as you will find anywhere else, and you can bet live.
For bettors who take live betting seriously VBet have a really good service. It isn’t the most user friendly perhaps – like the website in general it has a slight learning curve – but anyone who has been around the block a few times will settle into it in to time.
The interface is split into 5 tabs: an overview of all live events across all sports, event view for all betting lines on a specific game, multi view where you can track several live events in detail at the same time, a calendar and a results screen.
Event view also has a match visualisation with animations and match stats. It’s as close as you can get to watching the game live, and VBet doesn’t yet offer live streaming.
Multiview is the jewel in the crown here. A busy Saturday afternoon betting on the football is a breeze using this tool, as you can keep an eye on many games at once and make bets on them all from the same screen. It’s really useful.
You can also get a snapshot of fixtures in other sport categories without leaving the screen you are on thanks to drop down tabs on a side bar, and even make some simple bets on them too.
This is one of the most detailed and well thought out live betting platforms we have tried.
Casino and Games
Like many other online gambling sites, VBet have an official casino partner, Playtech in this case, while all titles from other developers are housed in a section of the site called Gaming. Then of course you have the live casino on top.
The company can be proud of their casino and gaming offering, and even though there are far fewer promotions here than there are for sports bettors, it doesn’t feel second best to the sportsbook.
In fact, experienced bettors who regularly play slots or casino games might well find VBet a perfect fit, as it doesn’t cut corners in either department.
There are around 7,000 games at the time of writing, which is an awful lot by any casino’s standards, and while some might say it is difficult to get an online casino wrong, VBet have done better than most by making the games easy to browse.
You can categorise the games in various ways, as well as view them by developer, search for a game specifically, and create your own list of favourites. Between these options, finding the perfect games is no problem.
- Slots – Among the massive range of games here are titles from Play’n GO, NetEnt, Microgaming, Red Tiger, Playtech, Novomatic, Pragmatic, and more.
- Live Casino – BetConstruct have their own live casino capabilities but VBet also work with Evolution, so there is more variety than usual in here.
- Roulette – With 18 variations not counting the live casino, roulette fans will be entertained for hours here.
- Blackjack – Among the 18 blackjack games are Spanish, Atlantic City, Single Deck, Hi Lo – all sorts.
- Jackpots – With Playtech at the helm, there are great jackpot options like the Age of the Gods series, as well as famous names like Mega Moolah and Major Millions.
A few little extras that we haven’t already touched on but are definitely worth knowing about are below:
Very similar to a live casino but the games you will find here are much simpler, while the bets you can make of them are much more diverse.
For example, Dice Dual is simply a game where two different coloured dice are rolled, and the colour with the highest number wins.
You can bet on this competitive element of course, but you can also bet on whether the total number on all dice will be odd or even, whether the total will be less or more than a given number, or for a specific number to be rolled on a specific dice, etc.
Other games work in a similar way, and involve cards, spinning wheels, or lottery style machines that draw balls with players betting on various outcomes.
Almost everyone offers this now, but it’s become an integral part of many bettors’ plans that it has to be highlighted.
Cash out is very easy to use at Vbet and widely available too, plus, the ability to partially cash out is also offered.
In brief, this allows you to end your bet (or part of your bet) early based on the current situation for a new price offered by the gambling site.
It’s ideal for when your bet is winning but you are getting cold feet about letting it run to the end. In this instance you could cash out for a smaller but guaranteed profit and breathe easy for the rest of the game.
Alternatively you could cash out 50% of your bet at a profit and leave the remainder in at the original price.
Stats and Calendar
This is probably one of the best stats tools there is.
It goes into great depth on a team to team, player to player basis, and is really fun to use as well. There are lots of tabs and different ways to display the information, but it’s an intuitive product despite this.
Like the website itself, it suffers from lagging load speeds sometimes, but it’s worth sticking with the tool during those extra few seconds, as the end result is great.
Is that a V for victory in the branding a la Winston Churchill, or does it simply stand for Vivaro, the operating company behind the brand? Well, in Armenia, the company’s true home (despite being officially based in Malta), they are known as Vivaro Bet, so that probably answers that question.
Why Vivaro? No idea. We will take a punt and say that it is not named after the commune in Northern Italy or the Vauxhall van, but the brothers behind the brand are called Vigan and Vahe Badalyan, so there are literally V’s flying around all over the place here.
Let’s not get bogged down in the name though, the company has been around since 2003 in one form or another so although it is youthful in comparison to the likes of Ladbrokes and William Hill, VBet is no young hopeful. This is a company with resources and experience behind it and it shows – they even run physical betting shops in Armenia.
Offering bets in over 50 categories and more than 30,000 live betting events per month, VBet’s 300 traders are working hard behind the scenes to deliver the goods.
The platform the company use was developed by BetConstruct who also work with lots of Betsson brands among others, so you may well have heard of them. Well BetConstruct was essentially set up specifically to provide software to VBet, so the relationship between the two is long standing, and much of VBet’s success is down to the quality of BetConstruct’s work.
They only hit the UK in 2018, but they have been heavy on sponsorship since then in an attempt to gain market share. They teamed up with Arsenal in 2019 and Portsmouth in 2020, and Youri Djorkaeff is a brand ambassador for them, which ties in nicely with their AS Monaco sponsorship deal too.
Why Bet with VBet?
What you have here, is a gambling website that offers two great products, sports betting and casino/gaming, without getting weighed down in excess products like bingo and poker.
There are a lot of gamblers who place sports bets and play casino in equal measure, but want a site that offers the best of both worlds without making things too complicated, and that is what VBet provides.
From a sports perspective you have a book with depth, range, and plenty of variety that is great for live betting and global markets; and from the casino perspective you have a mountain of industry leading games from scores of developers plus a top tier live casino on top.
The target market is probably young professionals going by the design – it’s modern and exciting but remains professional, like a trendy advertising agency – so more traditional gamblers might turn their noses up at the visuals, but in terms of content they are on point.
It’s difficult to find much room for improvement since VBet provide the full suite of support options, phone, email, and live chat – and it is all available 24/7 too which even some of the really big brands don’t offer on all contact methods.
Very reachable are VBet.
Saying that, the FAQ is pretty pants. There are only a handful of questions and all have one line answers, but the amount of live support available mostly cancels this out.
Still, it would be good to invest a bit more time into the FAQ, it can sometimes be quicker for customers especially if the live chat and phone line is taking a battering during a busy Saturday. Things like deposit/withdrawal limits are easier to check from a table.
All in all though VBet are one of the better gambling sites for customers who use support services a lot – they even have a feedback tab if you have any ideas for them.
Contact and License
UK Gambling Licence – 44662
- Live Chat – It’s a 24/7 service – yay!
- Email – email@example.com is the address you need for digital mail
- Phone – If you like talking to people with your voice then try +44 0203 582 4005
- Address – Luxe Pavilion, 2nd level, Diamonds International Building, Portomaso, St Julian’s STJ 4010, Malta – send them a postcard.
- @VBET_com – It’s an active account but it’s mainly used for football related news and promos.