In a Nutshell
- Top highlights: Distinctive 'Fan Partner' scheme; goes far beyond conventional sports betting
- VIP or loyalty programme: No
- Other offerings: Fantasy; jackpots; casino; live casino
Pretty much every sports betting site that has ever existed has claimed to put the fans' interests first. However, Fansbet has a stronger claim in this regard than almost any other online bookie, thanks to its unusual practice of apparently sharing half of its net profits directly with supporters, through its partnerships with accredited fan groups, clubs and committees.
Fansbet can't really be accused of overdoing it as far as its promotions are concerned. At the time of our visit for this review, the site offered a deposit-match welcome bonus of the kind that basically every sports betting site does - and not a very big one, at that - alongside another promotion that enabled players to win more from successful accumulators.
Also advertised on the promotions page was a season-long Premier League fantasy game, which we'll explain in greater detail later in this review.
Sports Betting Types and Betting Markets
TIf one of the main factors that guides your choice of online sportsbook is whether you can access a wide range of sports on which to bet, you should have reason to be pretty pleased with what Fansbet serves up. All of the below sports are represented on the site, and many more besides.
- Horse racing
The specific leagues on which you can have a flutter at Fansbet are routinely impressive, too. The football section alone, for example, gives you the latest matches in such competitions as the English Premier League, the UEFA Super Cup, the Champions League and French Ligue 1 to bet on, as well as some interesting specials focusing on specific big-name teams like Liverpool and Manchester United.
As is the case at basically every other online sports betting site, you can bet on the outcome of matches before they happen as a Fansbet member, although live betting also appears to be a strong speciality of the site. Indeed, there's a complete section dedicated to the current in-play betting opportunities across such sports as football, tennis, golf, baseball and futsal.
The site's presence on mobile devices is strong, too. You can access a beautifully optimised version of Fansbet via your smartphone's normal web browser, or you can download the official app for even greater convenience.
Software and Graphics
While we're on the subject of the mobile site, we might as well mention that we love its rotating banner and the fact that the 'live chat' feature is so accessible and works so well on it. The 'hamburger' menu - which you can activate from the top left-hand corner of the page - also brings a wealth of other navigational options, including the fantasy, jackpot, casino and live casino sections of the site, within easy reach.
In both its desktop and mobile variants, the Fansbet site sports a black, green and grey colour scheme that doesn't exactly stress your eyes, and all of the other links and menus are logically laid out - all of which you will have reason to be thankful for after an hour or two on the site.
One of the most eye-catching aspects of Fansbet - other than the aforementioned scheme by which money from losing bets is returned to fan associations connected to the club that the given member supports - is the Premier League fantasy game that lasts right through the season.
There's a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool, and with the buy-in being just £22, it's a tempting feature that could help to make your time on Fansbet even more interesting over the coming year.
Given the unusual elements of the site that we have already covered, you could have forgiven Fansbet for focusing squarely on sports betting... but actually, it's nigh-on the complete package as far as online gambling in general is concerned.
There's a comprehensive casino and live casino, for instance, granting you access to more than 260 interesting slots, table games, jackpot and other games such as:
- Gonzo's Quest
- French Single Zero Roulette
- Golden Goal
- Live Blackjack
Nor should you overlook the various alluring sports jackpots here, with both FreePlay tokens and opportunities to join a syndicate frequently available.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
With all of the below payment methods accepted at Fansbet, you'll almost certainly be able to join in the gambling fun straight away, without having to sign up to a new and unfamiliar e-wallet or similar online payments platform.
|Payment Method||Fee||Processing Time||Limit Per Deposit|
*Current as of August 2018; check Fansbet’s webpage for updates
The withdrawal process at Fansbet is generally a trouble-free one, although certain restrictions may apply to those participating in promotions on the site. However, the period of time that you will have to wait to receive your funds in your account - as well as any fees payable - may vary from one withdrawal method to the next.
|Withdrawal Method||Processing Time||Limit Per Withdarwal|
|Visa||Up to 5 business days||Up to £25,000 a month|
|MasterCard||Up to 5 business days||Up to £25,000 a month|
|Skrill||Up to 5 business days||Up to £25,000 a month|
|Trustly||Up to 5 business days||Up to £25,000 a month|
|Paysafecard||Up to 5 business days||Up to £25,000 a month|
|Neteller||Up to 5 business days||Up to £25,000 a month|
|ecoPayz||Up to 5 business days||Up to £25,000 a month|
*Current as of August 2018; check Fansbet’s webpage for updates
Help isn't exactly hard to come by at Fansbet. We've already talked about the wonderfully easy-to-use chat feature - which is, by the way, available on a 24-hours-a-day basis - but if you click 'Help Center', you'll also be taken to a generous Frequently Asked Questions section. This covers all of the most common questions in relation to accounts, the registration process, deposits, withdrawals, bonuses and so much more.
You've also got the option from here to email the site team directly, should you find that your pressing question still hasn't been answered.
Who Can Play?
You are forbidden from betting on the site from any of the following countries. This is a far from exhaustive list - the complete one is to be found under 'Your Obligations as a User' on the site's terms and conditions page - and in some of these jurisdictions, online gambling may be illegal. The site makes clear that it's up to you to determine the applicable laws in your own territory.
- United States
- United Arab Emirates
The company behind Fansbet is Viral Interactive Limited, which has a head office in Malta and is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Maltese Gaming Authorities.
The thing that hooks you into becoming a member of Fansbet may be its altruistic relationship with ordinary fans, but it may be something very different that keeps you here, such as the intriguing fantasy game or the wealth of in-play betting opportunities. It isn't just a very good online sportsbook, in fact - it's a very well-rounded online gambling portal in general.
Register at Fansbet today, pick your favourite sports team, and then a local fan partner, club or organisation, to ensure funds from your losing bets go to the great cause of helping normal supporters like you.