Founded three years ago in 2016, FansBet is one of the newer sportsbooks available on the market. In the short amount of time since its inception, FansBet has made a great impression on UK punters.
By being the UK’s only sportsbook to share its profits with their supporters, FansBet truly lives up to its name and gives back to sports teams and clubs with funding chosen by FansBet punters. This is called their Fan Partner programme and it is a brilliant idea that is just as brilliantly executed; since 2016, it has helped hundreds of sports clubs all around the country raise much-needed money.
While this is great, it is important to judge FansBet on what is important—the quality of its sportsbook and sports betting offerings.
FansBet Betting Markets and Odds
We can’t find much fault with the sports markets available at FansBet.
Whilst the site is heavily focused on football (as expected!), there are plenty of other sports available, too. Tennis, golf, horses, greyhounds, boxing, and even chess, amongst others, all feature with plenty of betting options available.
Within each sporting market, there are upcoming and in-play betting options with a range of different bets to choose from.
So far as odds are concerned, they are pretty good and match up closely with other leading sportsbooks. There are a few discrepancies here and there, however, they match up more often than not. On occasion, there are promotions running that enhance odds and these can be found under the Fans Boost option within the main sports menu.
In addition to sports, some specials markets are available. These cover everything from TV to politics and the UK Royal Family.
If you are looking for variety and something a little different, you will find it here.Back to top ↑
FansBet supports live in-play betting across several of its sports markets.
To see what in-play events are currently running, you can click the “In-Play” tab in the top navigation menu. This will show you a list of fixtures that are currently active and in-play. Clicking on one of these takes you to the event view where you can see what’s going on and place your bets.Back to top ↑
Playing on Mobile
Many new sportsbooks fail to provide an adequate experience on mobile. Not FansBet, though; they do a great job of delivering the action to your smartphone through powerful Android and iOS apps.
The apps offer a pretty basic but functional experience and access to your FansBet betting account. Plenty of their sports markets are available on the apps for betting on the go. Whilst the graphics aren’t as good and the experience isn’t as seamless as the main FansBet website, it is good enough and gets the job done.
If you aren’t a fan of smartphone apps then you can also use your smartphone’s internet browser to use the main FansBet website. There is a mobile-friendly version available that, again, is not as smooth as the real thing, but it serves its purpose.Back to top ↑
Deposits and Withdrawals
At FansBet, depositing and withdrawing money is very simple.
Deposits can be processed using a large range of payment methods. These include the likes of debit cards and eWallets such as Skrill and Neteller. Unfortunately, FansBet does not currently accept payments via PayPal.
Withdrawals, on the other hand, are processed within 24 hours and can take up to 5 working days to appear in your account. As with most other online betting sites and sportsbooks, you can only withdraw funds to the payment method used to make your last deposit.
Deposits are limited to £5,000 per month and withdrawals are limited to £25,000 per month. You can withdraw a maximum of £1,000 per day. This may be somewhat off putting for experienced punters who play high-stakes games, however, we imagine this limit will change in the future.Back to top ↑
All in all, FansBet is a very good sportsbook.
Given that they were only founded in 2016, they have done a very good job of establishing a solid platform and are beginning to build a reputable brand.
As time goes by, it is likely that FansBet will become a major player in the UK betting industry on par with names such as SkyBet or Paddy Power.Back to top ↑