Based offshore in Canadian Indian territory (exact location is unknown), XBet is still a relatively new offshore sports betting site that’s aimed at U.S. bettors. As well as offering a sportsbook, the site offers poker, casino, and horse racing opportunities.
And while this sportsbook might still be relatively new, its management team has decades’ worth of experience with sports betting, and this should stand it in good stead. With competitive odds, props, and numerous payment options, it seems to have a lot going for it.
Soon, we’ll be taking a closer look at its features and benefits. But first …
One of the very first things bettors look for is a sportsbook’s welcome bonus. All the best sites offer some sort of welcome bonus to new players, and this is usually a free bet. Some platforms offer reload bonuses too, but you need to read the terms and conditions to see what you’re getting.
Subsequent promotions are worth checking out as well, because they make your overall stay at a sportsbook more fun, and they make you feel as though the site itself cares about you.
Other things to consider include sports variety (ideally, you want a site that offers your preferred sports, as well as a few others that you like to dabble in), rewards schemes, customer service, and reliable payouts. Where payment is concerned, the last thing you want is to be left waiting for days on end for your winnings.
Other things to consider include live betting opportunities, lines, and markets. How competitive are they? How do they stack up against other sites?
Lastly, you should also take a look at how well a site performs. Does it load quickly? Is it easy to navigate?
Sports betting is always better when our preferred sports are available. XBet has all the major American sports and leagues, such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. It also offers major worldwide sports, including tennis, golf, boxing, soccer, and cricket.
We like the fact that their racing book is kept separate from their sportsbook, too.
However, where we feel XBet truly excels is with its niche offerings. For example, you can bet on pinball at XBet, which is a rarity for a sportsbook. You can also bet on eSports and non-sporting events, such as religious events (there are Pope props and specials) and politics.
XBet also offers special wagers, including current affairs and hot dog eating contests. Bizarre? Perhaps, but they’re also fun betting opportunities for bettors who enjoy diversity.
Live betting is offered at XBet. Not only is it offered, but this is also one of the best live betting sites we’ve come across. The odds are updated quickly, the layout is easy on the eye and easy to get to grips with, and there are numerous markets.
There are, however, two types of live betting options:
Premium is designed to be more streamlined and easier to use, while Ultimate offers more money-lines, spreads, props, and so on. It’s more confusing, though, and will take some time getting used to. It is ideal for bettors who want more options and – to be honest – once you understand it, it’s not that complicated.
You can’t place live wagers on every single sport, but live betting opportunities are available for most sports, and especially the major ones. In NBA games, for example, you can bet on under/over X amount of total points scored in a quarter, and the odds are updated by the minute.
It’s also worth mentioning that live bets have a max limit of $500. If you want to raise this, you will need to contact the customer support team.
We like XBet’s casino, although it’s probably average in terms of its look compared to bigger, more established online casinos. It’s unspectacular and not very glamorous, but it does exactly what you need it to do.
The lack of a poker room might not sit too well with some bettors, but there’s still plenty of action to get involved with here. Said action includes 3D slots, classic slots, video poker, and plenty of table games.
There’s also a live casino feature. The games are hosted by live dealer girls fully clad in rocker-girl clothing, and they even come complete with the attitude! You can play live blackjack, live baccarat, live American roulette, and more.
Ultimately, though, a clear lack of players and, therefore, revenue in the casino are big markers against XBet’s casino. Even if you win “big,” your winnings won’t be as high as you’d have hoped. We’d also say that XBet has focused so much on their sportsbook that their casino seems like more of an afterthought.
Here are some of the casino games you can play:
As mentioned, XBet doesn’t have a separate poker room, but there are lots of video poker for you to enjoy here. Video poker games include:
XBet has its very own racebook, which is kept separate from its sportsbook. We think this is an excellent idea because it allows serious bettors the chance to focus on their bets without getting distracted by other sports.
The racebook is super detailed, and lots of care and attention has been paid to it. You can bet on both horse racing and greyhounds, and you don’t have to stick to just the U.S. markets. XBet offers action from countries including Australia, France, and the UK, and harness racing is available, too.
eSports are growing in popularity, and XBet has jumped on the bandwagon with a modest selection. The big names are all here, such as League of Legends and Dota, and in the wake of COVID-19, XBet has been quick to expand their library of eSports and now offer FIFA20 betting opportunities.
Markets offered are typical for eSports, and XBet offers competitive odds on spreads and totals.
If there’s one slight disappointment, it’s that XBet still doesn’t link to live streams on Twitch, which makes live betting on eSports a bit of a stab in the dark. Nevertheless, we were overall pleased with both their eSports selection, as well as their markets and odds.
There are four ways to deposit at XBet:
eWallets like PayPal and Neteller are conspicuous by their absence, and while XBet claims that wire transfer is accepted, it hasn’t worked for a few months now.
There are deposit fees involved for all payment methods except Bitcoin, although XBet says they’ll contribute $10 towards any fees if you process a deposit of $300+.
Whichever payment method you choose, all deposits are instant.
All withdrawals incur a fee, while Bitcoin is the most reliable and quickest withdrawal method. It takes 24 hours or less, and other payment options take much longer.
When you first sign-up at XBet, you’re treated to a 100% sign-up bonus. This is well worth mentioning because few sports betting sites these days still offer a 100% welcome bonus. That said, there are rollover requirements, so you’ll need to read the terms and conditions before signing up and grabbing the bonus.
It’s overall a pretty straightforward welcome offer that’s available on any first deposit between $100 to $300. Also, you can only use the bonus in the sportsbook, and this is a free play bet only.
Once you’ve used the sign-up bonus, a 50% reload bonus is on the table on any second deposits between $100 and $500. It’s a tasty bonus, and one of the best reloads we’ve seen.
Other bonus offers at XBet include:
For the sake of fairness and openness, we like to take a look at what other customers are saying about XBet. In general, people have praise for its markets, customer service, and lines:
One of the biggest problems we found with XBet is that their rules and promotions are a little confusing. So, we had to contact customer service to clarify a few things. Fortunately, their customer service team did a great job at clearing things up, and we found them useful and helpful.
There are four ways to contact them:
Yes and Yes.
XBet has an SSL certificate as well as 256-bit encryption. Your details are 100% safe and secure, and the website is entirely legal for U.S. bettors.
All betting sites have maximum limits, and like all betting sites, the maximum amount you can place on a bet at XBet depends on the actual bet in question.
That said, the maximum amount for any bet currently stands at $1,000. The best way to get around this creatively if you’re a high roller is to create customized props.
Thank you for reading our XBet review. We hope you’re now in a better position to decide whether or not this is the sportsbook for you.
Overall, we found XBet to be a safe, easy-to-use, and reliable betting site that does very well on the sports variety front. Their odds are competitive, and we also have praise for their customized props and wagers.
Deposit fees will always count against any betting site, and we feel that there’s work to do with their bonus offers. Ultimately, though, it gets the thumbs up from us.
If you think XBet is the right site for you, the next step is to create an account, grab the sign-up bonus and place your bets. If not, feel free to take a look at our other sportsbook reviews.