Bitcoin Casino and Bitcoin Sportsbook
Betballer, as its name and the background football video that plays when you load the site suggest, is first and foremost an online sportsbook tailored to appeal to ball sports. That having been said, there is no shortage to variety for the casual gambler, as the site also offers a respectable selection of slot games and even live dealer casino play.
With the emphasis on sportsbetting and catering to the global market of sports bettors, the site comes in 11 different languages, including Chinese and Japanese, while allowing you to choose your odds in American, Decimal, Fractional or Asian (HK) handicap.
As with a traditional sportsbook, you can play with real money using Visa/Mastercard credit cards, Skrill or Neteller and requires you to complete a rather lenghty registration form. However, opening its doors to Bitcoin also enables pseudo-anonymous betting, and if you choose BTC as your currency, then signing up is slightly less painful, only requiring an email address and date of birth.
Deposits and Withdrawals
The terms and conditions aren’t very specific on time frames but indicate that delays are reliant on the payment processor. On the deposit page, however, all currencies are marked as “instant”.
Minimum and maximum amounts for deposits are also assigned to player accounts at discretion, although a EUR15 minimum is displayed on the deposit page, with only credit card set with a limit of EUR 6,000.
Players must bet their deposits 2x before they can withdraw. ID verification is mandatory for withdrawals and the sites reserves the right to request even for deposits, so this is not an option for betting anonymously.
As mentioned, Betballer is primarily a sportsbook and it’s certainly got one of the most attractive platforms out there. Lush football-themed (soccer) backgrounds tell you a little about the British attachment to the game and you can find all kinds of bets on upcoming matches with the useful Calendar feature as well as in-play.
Football not your cup of tea? There’s a bet for almost every known sports out there: tennis, volleyball, handball, rugby, darts and even sailing. The only thing missing seems to be E-sports, which apparently was removed in February 2017 to their partner platform GGbook (although, the games still seem to appear mysteriously on betslips and on the Calendar at Betballer!).
Betballer home page screenshot
There’s also a nifty “Cash-out” option for those who like watching their bets play out. If the game is going your way but you suspect you might run out of luck or simply want to take guaranteed winnings, use the Cashout option to settle the bet and take a portion of the winnings.
If you want to take a break from sports, you can play a small selection of slots or visit one of four live dealer casinos on offer.
Betballer offers a first deposit of at least 10 USD/EUR using the bonus code, which will entitle you to a 100% bonus on your first qualifying bet up to USD/EUR 50. A qualifying bet is at least USD/EUR 10 with single/cumulative odds of 2.00 or greater.
Initially, the First Deposit Bonus does not seem like much but there is only a 5x rollover requirement at single/cumulative odds of 2.00 or higher. That’s significantly lower than many other rollover requirements at other sites.
There’s also a VIP bonus, which new players can ask for by contacting Support. This entitles you to a 50% deposit bonus (with 5x rollover) or a 100% deposit bonus (with 10x rollover) but it does seem possible to negotiate with Support on the exact nature of your bonus.