Fastbet Review

Another new entrant in the market for 2016, FastBet tick many of the boxes required for anyone wanting to attract your business. Like most sportsbooks, there is a heavy coverage of the popular events and there are strong prices, together with a competitive welcome bonus.

Licensed in Malta, the operator is attracting lots of attention right now and here’s what you can look forward to if you register a new account.

First Impressions

It’s certainly an attractive website with subtle colours that blend well together and FastBet’s designers have ensured that text stands out from that background. Most buttons are where you would expect to find them with support at the top of the page and the full list of sports on the left hand side.

There are some exceptions – payment options are not displayed prominently for example – but overall this is a very good mix of aesthetics and functionality.

Promotions

The welcome offer at FastBet is a 50% match on your first deposit and this can earn up to 100 Euros as its upper limit. That’s a seriously good amount and while it requires a high credit of 200 Euros to reach that maximum, it is worth achieving if you are happy to fund that figure.

At the entry point, this only needs a minimum deposit of 10 Euros so it is easily accessible. Rollover terms are very fair too at 4x with qualifying bets set at minimum odds of 2.00 (Even Money).

As of January 2017 there were no promotions for existing players and it would be good to see some introduced but for now, that hefty welcome offer will certainly attract some business from the bonus hunters.

Markets and Odds

Football is a very big focus for FastBet with major leagues covered from all over the world. Prices are very competitive on soccer, as you might expect, and they are strong on all of the popular sports.

As for choice, there may be wider lists to be found elsewhere, but this should cover everything from those most in demand to some of the less obscure niches.

Football, Tennis, Aussie Rules, Basketball, Bandy, Badminton, Baseball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Floorball, American Football, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Pool, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Winter Sports.

You can also find eSports and special markets from entertainment and politics so at this early stage, the operator has a competitive choice of events that offer excellent value for money in terms of available prices.

Licensing

Details of FastBet’s license are displayed but you have to go to a separate link in order to find it. For a new bookmaker, transparency is important in order to build up trust and while they are certainly not trying to hide anything, it would be nice if this information was easier to find.

Banking

There is a good selection of e-Wallet providers here with Trustly, Zimpler and PaySafeCard joining the main two – Skrill and Neteller. Bank transfers plus debit and credit cards are also included on the funding schedule so there should be at least one option for every potential customer.

Social Media

FastBet were quick to set up a Twitter account and this was incepted in June 2016 but it has been slow to pick up followers, with only 50 having signed up in just over six months. It’s a very active account but a strong social media presence is important for a new bookie so they will want to work hard and build this up.

The good news is that Facebook is faring much better with over 13,000 likes. That’s an odd contrast but those 13,000 followers are important to the brand moving forward as the operator sends updates regarding the latest odds and offers.

Conclusion

There are certain things that every new provider has to cover in order to be competitive and FastBet have ticked most of the boxes. Bonus hunters will be brought in by that welcome offer that could be worth up to 100 Euros and while there are no ongoing promos just yet, there is good value for money in terms of prices on most markets.

Customer service and funding options are fairly basic but overall there is enough here to make this a good start and plenty to encourage new account sign ups.

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