BumBet is one of the newest online sports betting sites. It was launched in Brazil just three years ago (2017), and obtained its license in Curacao.
As a South American sportsbook, BumBet is a tad unusual – it’s also already a big fish in a fairly small pond. However, it’s actually backed by Bodog, a huge Canadian sports betting firm, and as such, it’s able to offer exciting bonuses and promotions to new and existing players. BumBet also offers a VIP program.
That said, it’s firmly aimed at Latin/South America sports bettors and is mostly inaccessible to other regions of the world.
Before you sign up for any gambling site, there are a few things you need to consider first:
Sports variety is crucial to a good sports gambling site because it gives us lots of betting options. For example, when one sport has entered the offseason, we can switch to another sport instead.
BumBet does well in terms of the variety of sports it offers. All the big sports are here, including soccer, American football, and basketball, and there are lots of niche sports on offer as well, such as snooker, handball, and even table tennis.
Here is a complete rundown of all the sports on offer at BumBet:
Being a Brazilian-based sportsbook, soccer is naturally where their main focus lies. You can bet on all kinds of betting markets, including over/under goals, total goals, corners, cards, and so on.
eSports are offered, although it’s fairly slim pickings in terms of betting markets. All the major titles are here, including Overwatch, Dota 2, League of Legends, and CS:GO, but a real lack of betting options will frustrate those who are specialists at eSports.
Live betting is available at BumBet. Compared to bigger rivals, it’s not the absolute best, however.
On the one hand, BumBet offers a good amount of sports and markets for you to bet on in-play. These include all the major sports, such as soccer and basketball, and the site also offers a good selection of tournaments and competitions throughout the calendar year, such as the U.S. Open (tennis).
On the other hand, the BumBet in-play experience isn’t on par with that offered by some rivals. There aren’t as many lines offered, and – crucially – there is no in-play data that keeps you up-to-date with all the latest statistics. In order to get these stats, you’ll need to use a separate tool/website.
All in all, though, if you’re a recreational bettor who isn’t too demanding, the live betting experience at BumBet is passable.
BumBet has a casino to go alongside its sports section. How does the BumBet casino measure up? Pretty well!
There are 100+ titles in its gaming library, and these are comprised of:
There are also 18 video poker games available.
Overall, this is a really solid selection of games. Two hundred seventy slots definitely put BumBet on par with its competitors, and it’s impossible to get bored if you’re looking to pass the time and have some fun in the casino.
Moreover, BumBeg gives itself some credibility by using games and software from established gaming providers such as MicroGaming and Rival. This means you can guarantee that the games are exciting, action-packed, and also that the graphics and animation are of very high quality.
As mentioned earlier, it’s important that you take a closer look at the odds being offered by a sportsbook to make sure that you’re getting the most value possible.
Because BumBet is still a fairly new site, I wasn’t expecting them to offer amazing odds. However, they actually do okay on this front, and their odds are priced competitively. They’re not market-leading, but with basketball handicap lines running to just under 105%, and tennis handicaps falling to around 106% max, there’s not a lot to argue with.
However, it would be nice if BumBet offered more markets. Soccer is the biggest sport they cover in terms of markets, and generally, you can find at least 10 markets for each match. For the bigger matches, such as the World Cup final, BumBet tends to offer up to 50+ markets. Compared to bigger sportsbooks, though, that number is still below average.
Like I said, though, BumBet is a growing sportsbook, and hopefully, they will add more markets as they become more established.
There’s no doubt that all it takes is one look at the BumBet website to realize that this isn’t a world-class website. It’s a tad plain and not super easy on the eye in terms of its colors, but at the same time, it is at least easy to use.
For example, site navigation is good, as is site speed, and everything is neatly organized into main categories. There’s also a search function, which comes in super handy.
There’s also a mobile version of BumBet. This isn’t an app – instead, you just need to visit the website on your mobile browser. The mobile version is responsively designed and just as easy to use as the desktop version of the site.
BumBet does a good job on the customer service front. Their team is available 24/7 live the live chat, and you can also contact them via email. Telephone support doesn’t seem to be available.
Even better, their Twitter page seems to always have someone who’s available to answer your tweets and messages. When I sent them a tweet, their team was helpful, polite and helped me to resolve my issue ASAP.
And whilst BumBet is aimed at Latin American sports bettors, they do have some agents who speak English. However, it might sometimes be the case that you have to wait a bit longer if you want to speak to an English-speaking agent.
One of the best things about BumBet is that it offers a wide variety of payment options. There should be something for everyone here, and it’s unlikely that you won’t find your preferred payment method.
Meanwhile, withdrawal times are average for a sports betting site, which means that you shouldn’t be waiting too long for your money to process. You also won’t be hit by any nasty deposit fees of the likes that I’ve seen at other sportsbooks.
When it comes to making a deposit, here are your options:
Perhaps the only glaring omission is PayPal.
When it comes to withdrawing your winnings, here are your options:
BumBet doesn’t offer as many bonuses and promos as some of the more established betting sites, so I’m largely going to focus on its sign up offers here.
There are technically three different welcome bonuses:
The sports welcome bonus is a 100% match deposit bonus up to $150. It’s available to any new player who creates an account and makes the first deposit, and it’s super easy to grab.
The Bitcoin welcome bonus, meanwhile, is a 100% match deposit bonus up to $65. You can only grab this deal if you make your first deposit with Bitcoin.
The casino welcome bonus is the most generous. It’s a 100% match bonus up to $400 on your first deposit. The best thing is that you can grab it not once but TWICE. That’s a really good deal. However, you’ll need to watch out for the wagering requirements because at 40x the bonus and deposit amount, and they’re quite high.
BumBet also has a VIP program of-sorts called BumBet Club. It’s essentially a loyalty program that lets you accumulate points each time you place bets. Over time, you can redeem these points in the form of gifts and bonuses. The VIP program has 9 different levels for you to work through.
Sadly, no. Based in Curacao, BumBet services a very small market (mostly the Latin American market) and, at the time of writing, has no plans to extend its license to cover the USA.
Despite being a fairly new site, BumBet appears to be a very safe site to use. It’s fully licensed, there are lots of satisfied customers and it uses the very legit Microgaming software.
You can. That said, there is no BumBet app, so you’ll need to pop over to the website via your mobile browser. All the titles that are offered on the desktop version are also offered on the mobile version.
With 24/7 customer support, a great selection of sports and casino games, there’s a lot to love about BumBet. If you’re in South America and into online betting, this is a really solid site that’s expected to get bigger and better.
If you like what you see, the next step is to pop over to the website, create an account and grab that welcome bonus.
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