International players may be allowed depending on the country.
An Introduction to SBOBET
SBOBET is an online bookmaker and casino that has been serving Asia and other regions of the world for the last two decades. Founded in 2004, they have won various awards over the years, including Asian Operator of the Year from EGR Awards for both 2009 and 2010— and for good reason.
SBOBET offers a nice array of software providers, games, and has a decent sportsbook. They have multiple methods for players to deposit funds into their wallets, mostly methods found in South East Asia, but there are options for international players as well.
Over the years, SBOBET has also sponsored some big names, like West Ham United, Leeds United, ATK Mohun Bagan, and more. They are not as big a name as they once used to be, but they are still a popular site for tens of thousands of bettors every day.
Licensing and Security
SBOBET has a license for their operations in Asia as well as a license for their operations in Europe. In Asia, they’re licensed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). PAGCOR is a common regulatory agency for online casinos operating in Asia.
In Europe, they’re licensed by the Isle of Man Government, another well-respected licensing agency that has been trusted by millions of online gamblers around the world. In short, SBOBET seems to operate within the law and abides by any rules and regulations put forth that call for fair odds and a reliable gaming experience.
SBOBET has a wide selection of games for players to choose from. Their site doesn’t have the most modern design, but they still manage to cover every major category and then some. From sports betting to live dealer games to Keno, they’ve got you covered.
Virtual and Live Casino Games
While the live casino selection is not as big as some other online casinos, SBOBET still has a decent selection if you’re looking to play a virtual or live dealer table game. The majority of table games are covered, and you can expect to find roulette, baccarat, blackjack, sic bo, and other popular games.
|SBO Live||Baccarat, Roulette, Sic Bo, Blackjack, Dragon Tiger|
|Evolution Gaming||Roulette, Baccarat, Sic Bo, Poker, Dragon Tiger, Game Shows (Cash or Crash, Lightning Roulette, Dream Catcher, Football Studio)|
|Big Gaming||Baccarat, Dragon Tiger, Sic Bo, Bull Bull, Win 3 Cards|
|Sexy Gaming||Baccarat, Dragon Tiger, Dice, Roulette|
SBOBET has their own software for online slots along with 10 different software providers to keep players entertained. They have over a thousand different games from big names like Spadegaming, Play’n GO, and Pragmatic Play. Each slot has a different theme, so if you’re looking for an ancient Egypt, anime, fish, or Viking-themed slot, you’ll have no problem here. There are also jackpot slots for players that like to chase after a big win.
|Software providers||Number of slot games||Examples|
|SBO Games||179||Fortune Reef, Manga Beech, Mystery Fox, Joker Joker, Cai Shen Dao|
|Funky Games||116||Plinko UFO, Bounty Dice, Easter Run, Thai Hilo, Galaxy Attack Ghost Pirate|
|Eurasian Gaming||101||Witch’s Brew, Neptune Treasure, Crypto Mania, Bushido Blade, Empress Regnant|
|Joker||65||Starburst, Fruit Shop, Reel Rush, Blood Suckers, Twin Spin, Gonzo’s Quest, Dazzle Me, Steam Tower, Hotline|
|Pragmatic Play||410||Moonshot, The Red Queen, 3 Dancing Monkeys, African Elephant, Fruits of the Amazon|
|Microgaming||132||9 Mad Hats, Thunderstruck Stormchaser, Candy Rush Wilds, Augustus, Fortune Dragon|
|Red Tiger||91||Ancient Disco, Ziliard King, Good Luck Clusterbuster, Santa Spins, Bulls Run Wild|
|Spadegaming||124||Sedie, Belangkai, Roma, Sugar Party, Caishen|
|JDB||13||Wukong, Winning Mask, Cai Shen Fishing, SuperNiubi, Dragon Fishing 2|
|Play’n GO||37||Gold Volcano, Fire Joker, Reactoonz, Sea Hunter, Xmas Joker|
|Yggdrasil||91||Lucky Neko, Valley of the Gods 2, Sahara Nights, Golden Fish Tank, Champions of Rome|
Virtual and Live Sports Betting
SBOBET has a decent sportsbook with thousands of games available for players to bet on every day. They also offer virtual sports betting if that’s your thing too. The live sportsbook updates in real-time every second, ensuring that you are getting the most current odds and information when you go to place a bet.
The sportsbook itself has categories for just about every sport you could imagine. You’ll be able to find your standard basketball, baseball, football, etc. but also bet on darts, water polo, hurling, and more. Football was clearly the most popular sport at SBOBET, as they had nearly a thousand games for players to bet on. Table tennis was also very popular, with around 300 different games available.
Virtual sports betting is another way people like to gamble and involves a random number generator and a powerful program creating a virtual match between fictional teams with fictional players. Look at the teams ahead of time, learn the virtual players, and bet on who you think will win. The virtual sportsbook only covered football, basketball, gold, and horse racing. It’s clearly not as popular as other games on their site.
Esports is absolutely booming in popularity, and SBOBET has a decent eSportsbook if that’s your thing. They have tens of different markets available on big tournaments and matches in popular games like League of Legends, CS: GO, Dota 2, Valorant, Overwatch, and more. In total, we counted 18 different video games available on their site, with more probably on the way as Esports betting becomes more and more popular.
Fishing games are common at online casinos around the world. They’re fun, interactive, and the chance of a big payout is always there. If you’ve never played a fishing game, we suggest you give it a go. Some fishing games offer free demos, and you might get ‘hooked’ from the very first cast.
|Software Providers||Fishing Games|
|Eurasian Gaming||Li Kui Pi Yu, Insect Paradise, Yao Qian Shu|
|JDB||Dragon Fishing 2, Five Dragons Fishing, Cai Shen Fishing|
|Spadegaming||Zombie Party, Fishing God, Alien Hunter|
|Funky Games||Inferno Sea|
SBOBET does support Keno if you’re interested in betting on a lottery-like gambling game offered at most online casinos. It’s fast, it’s fun, and there’s a chance you can hit it big and walk out with way more money than you put in. There are a few different Keno-esque games at SBOBET, and they include Number Game, TLotto, RNG War, Ding Dong, Atom, Atomwar, Kenosoccer, and Kenowar.
Bonuses and Promotions
Welcome bonuses, referral bonuses, and more. SBOBET definitely has some bonuses and promotions you can take advantage of to increase your bankroll and potential winnings. They’re not the best bonuses we’ve seen at an online casino, but they’re definitely miles ahead of the worst ones out there.
|Bonus / Promo||Description|
|Welcome Bonus (Sportsbook)||New members can receive a 100% bonus of up to 60 SGD when they make their first deposit at the sportsbook. Subject to an 18x turnover requirement.|
|Welcome Bonus (Casino)||New members can receive a 100% bonus of up to 60 SGD when they make their first deposit at the casino. Subject to a 30x turnover requirement.|
|Refer a Friend||Refer a friend and earn up to 15 SGD per friend who signs up and deposits a minimum of 60 SGD within 30 days. Restrictions apply; see terms and conditions for full details.|
|Play and Win Slots Tournament||Earn points on Spadegaming slot spins and automatically enter yourself in a tournament with prizes worth over 600,000 SGD. Restrictions apply; see terms and conditions for full details.|
There are a few different methods available depending on which country you list when you register yourself with the site. The following is a general list of the methods available, but just know that they may vary depending on your location. When in doubt, contact SBOBET through their easy 24/7 Live Chat to get a quick and accurate answer for your situation.
|Bank Transfer||Affin Bank, Agro Bank, Am Bank, Bank of Islam, Bank Simpanan Nasional, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank Berhad, Maybank, Public Bank, RHB Bank Berhad, HSBC, Alliance Bank, OCBC Bank, United Overseas Bank, Standard Chartered|
|eWallets||Touch’n GO, Shopee Pay, DuitNow, Boost, MAE, GrabPay|
|Cryptocurrency||Tether (USD-T TRC20)|
The only withdrawal method we could find was a bank transfer, which is slightly disappointing. In today’s age, it’s definitely helpful to have a variety of different withdrawal methods. Being able to withdraw funds through crypto or an eWallet would have been nice.
There are a ton of different ways to contact customer support at SBOBET. The first and easiest way is through their 24/7 Live Chat. We tested it out and quickly connected to a customer service agent who quickly answered our questions. You do have to answer a question in the beginning about what type of problem you’re having, but you’ll quickly connect to a representative after that.
The other methods are by email, a variety of phone numbers, WhatsApp, LINE, Kakao Talk, Viber, Skype, Employment, ZALO, and Telegram. The best part is that their customer support agents speak different languages. SBOBET has representatives that speak English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Korean, and Indonesian.
There is no mobile app at SBOBET. There is a link on their site that seems like it will be a mobile app, but instead, it just redirects you to the SBOBET mobile site. The mobile site isn’t bad and should run smoothly on just about any device, but we would have liked to see a mobile app. Mobile apps make betting on the go easier than ever and are becoming increasingly popular among online casinos.
How to Sign Up at SBOBET
Signing up at SBOBET is easy, but you’re going to have to be 18 years of age or older and reside in a country accepted by SBOBET. Some countries aren’t accepted, but SBOBET doesn’t look too hard at where you’re from. Take this information how you want and then enter the following after clicking the sign-up button at the top of the site:
- Country of residence
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Valid mobile number
- Security question
- Promo code – INSERT PROMO CODE HERE
To wrap it up, SBOBET is a decent site if you reside in one of the countries that they focus on in South East Asia. They offer a good amount of deposit methods but seriously lack withdrawal methods. Their sportsbook, eSportsbook, live casino games, and slots are all entertaining and varied. They have a nice selection of software providers to keep players having fun, and their customer support is pretty helpful and quick to respond.
They also have valid gambling licenses from PAGCOR and the Isle of Man, which definitely helps put players at ease and says that they care about their players. The bonuses and promotions could definitely be better, as a 10x turnover requirement on a sportsbook welcome bonus is fairly high. All-in-all, you should give SBOBET a try if you’re in South East Asia and are looking for a reliable online casino to bet with.