FansBet is a one-of-a-kind online sportsbook casino that takes the unusual step of sharing half of its net profits to good causes via its Fan Partner scheme.
FansBet offers a host of options for players, including fantasy football, in-play, sports betting, progressive jackpots, casino games and live dealer studios.
It’s owned by Rush Partners Ltd., and operated by Viral Interactive Ltd., the latter of whom is also behind Untold Casino.
So far, everything about FansBet sounds highly promising, but are there any unexpected surprises in store?
FansBet has no obvious theme, just a smart and well-thought-out format that lets you easily glide between the six different FansBet portals – Sports, In-Play, Fantasy, Jackpot, Casino, and Live Casino.
Each portal (or tab) is accompanied by its own menu system, but for the purposes of this review, we’ll be focusing on the casino and live casino sections.
The casino lobby comes with a handy search facility, filters, and clickable categories. Plus, there’s a scrolling section that shows the current jackpot amounts.
In the top-right corner, you can change the language, read about FansBet and the responsible gambling policy or visit the Help Centre. There’s even a blog where you can keep up-to-date with all of the brand’s latest news.
A live chat launch button is always visible at the bottom-right of the website, and if you visit the help centre, you’ll find the email address of the customer service team.
Although we’d ideally like to see telephone support offered as well, we’re impressed that the live chat service is available 24/7.
The promotions page is divided into two sections – sportsbook and casino.
There is only one casino promotion – the 100% match welcome bonus which can be claimed when you first deposit £20 or more, with a maximum bonus of £200. The 45x wagering requirements are a little higher than average and must be met within 30 days. In addition, if your deposit is made via Neteller or Skrill, you won’t be able to claim the offer.
If you’re also a sports fan, there are lots of sportsbook promotions on offer such as accumulator boosts, free bets and cashback.
FansBet is powered by FinnPlay software, the same as Lucky Casino and Sweden Casino.
The speedy loading time and layout of the website makes it easy to fund your account regardless of which of FansBet’s portal you wish to play at.
FansBet offers players mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. Both give you access to the full range of betting options, including Live Casino and In-Play.
However, you can also choose to play via your mobile browser as the FansBet website is fully compatible with smartphones and tablets.
Fansbet is licensed by both the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
A secure URL (HTTPS) is used, and advanced data encryption techniques protect your data at all times. Secure payment processing is also in place, so we have no concerns about the safety of the website.
As FansBet is one-of-a-kind, it has the advantage of being highly original.
Aside from being able to enjoy sports betting, fantasy football, and in-play whenever you desire, the online casino and live casino offer over 650 popular casino games. NetEnt, Play’n GO, and Microgaming are the main slot game providers.
Between the casino and the Evolution Gaming-powered live casino, there are four main types of games that you can choose from, which we’ve listed along with examples below:
Slots – Journey to the West, Mighty Kong, Immortal Romance, Queen of Atlantis, 7 Monkeys, Magic Crystals, Lady Godiva, Golden Ticket, Pimped, Mystery Joker, Chinese New Year;
Table Games – American Roulette, Casino Hold’em, Mini Baccarat, Blackjack Double Exposure, Deuces Wild Power Poker, Vegas Strip, High Limit Baccarat, Poker Pursuit;
Jackpot – Lotsaloot, Treasure Nile, Mega Moolah, Fruit Fiesta, Wow Pot;
Live Dealer – Dream Catcher, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em, European Roulette, Blackjack.
FansBet lets you fund your account using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Skrill, Neteller, Trustly, ecoPayz or Paysafecard – we’d like to see Paypal added in the near future.
You can deposit from £10 to £5,000 per transaction, and you can also withdraw £10 per transaction and up to £25,000 per month.
Withdrawal requests are usually processed within 12 hours which is fairly quick.
While there doesn’t appear to be a VIP programme or loyalty points system in place at FansBet, the Fan Partner scheme is a pretty good alternative if you’re community-minded, although it only really applies to people who will be placing sports bets rather than casino wagers.
When registering, you can choose your preferred club or organisation, and from there on in, your bets are tracked along with those of other members to allow FansBet to donate 50% of its net profits every quarter to causes voted on by players.
We feel that online casino fans are somewhat let down by FanBet’s lack of casino promotions, which is perhaps because the brand aims to be a jack-of-all-trades.
On the other hand, there’s a solid range of online casino and live dealer games, and you can also get involved with other types of online betting such as in-play and fantasy football.