BetOlimp Review and Promo Codes
Describing itself as ‘one of Europe’s leading sports betting operators’, BetOlimp is part of the Olimp Group, a broader betting and gaming company which operates around the world. Its central European focus is evident from BetOlimp’s homepage, with the clock at the top right of the screen displaying the time as GMT+2, while the currency referred to throughout the site is the Euro.
Like many other European operators BetOlimp is registered in Malta, but has an international feel to it with translations available for the site in both German and Russia. Despite this, in certain countries (including Britain) users are greeted with a message that they can’t access the website due to ‘regulatory reasons’, and are subsequently barred from logging in. This seemingly contradicts the site’s claim to be ‘one of Europe’s leading sports betting operators’, and is particularly puzzling because of a major focus on English domestic football throughout the homepage and football sections.
In terms of brand recognition, no concentrated effort seems to have been made to familiarise punters with the website (at least in the English-speaking world), in contrast to other international firms who have often sought to make their mark on the industry through sponsorships of competitions or teams. On a similar note the company has English-language Facebook and Twitter pages, but they have few followers and relatively fewer posts. This seems a major opportunity missed in the modern market.
Outside of Europe the company also has a South African arm, which is operated through a .za URL but is otherwise largely the same in terms of interface, features and markets. Slightly unexpectedly this website doesn’t seem to be partially restricted from British customers, unlike its European counterpart.
Pros & Cons of BetOlimp
- Wide range of sports and markets within those sports
- 24 hour ‘live chat’ support
- Range of banking options available
- Confusing and muddled interface throughout the site
- Website generally runs slowly
- Lack of horse and greyhound racing markets
Reasons to Join BetOlimp
- 100% bonus for new customers (albeit with some conditions)
- Assortment of markets on offer within most sports
- Wide ranging in-play betting opportunities
- Impressive statistics database
- Customer support available around the clock
In a way, BetOlimp feels like something of a missed opportunity. The wide range of both sports covered as well as the different markets within each sport is genuinely impressive, especially for punters who are more interested in modern sports betting compared to horse or greyhound racing. This is all backed up by a strong offering when it comes to statistics and in-play betting.
However, this strong foundation is let down by the way the website itself has been designed. The interface is at best uninspiring and at times downright confusing, with long rambling lists of fixtures and a slightly complicated option to create a coupon to view matches from different divisions.
Further to this, the promotions offered by the website can generously be described as standard, but come up short of those available from a number of BetOlimp’s rivals. The same can be said of the lack of streaming functionality as well as the speed the website runs at.
It’s almost like lots of the substance is there without there being much (if any) style, and it’s for this reason that it fails to impress when compared to its more established market rivals.
BetOlimp’s User Interface
For the most part the layout of BetOlimp will be familiar to those who have used betting websites in the past. A sidebar guides customers to different sports within the ‘Sports Betting’ side of the site, while there are links to ‘Live Betting’, ‘Virtuals’, ‘Casino’ and more at the top of the screen for those looking for alternative forms of gambling.
Within each individual sport the matches aren’t especially well laid out. Users are expected to create their own ‘coupon’ rather than browsing conventional match lists, and even once this has been mastered it makes it harder to look at all the matches taking place on one day.
In each fixture things are complicated further by the fact that all markets are listed one after another, rather than in sections, meaning sometimes a lot of scrolling is required to find the desired bet. This is all presented under a slightly bizarre animation of the earth with a countdown to the event shown on it which clutters the view further.
Betting Markets at BetOlimp
Though they may not be laid out particularly well, it has to be said the range of markets is fairly comprehensive. The website is lacking in horse and greyhound racing but just about every other major sport is covered, from biathlon to sailing.
It’s not just the different sports offered that is impressive either, it’s also the markets within each fixture. Of course this varies from sport to sport, but for a website that essentially seems to be operating on a fairly small scale the scope is surprising. This extends to the outright markets which are priced up; these are given their own section on the sidebar and stretch as far ahead as the 2020 European Championships.
BetOlimp Bonuses and Promos
Given that ‘Promotions’ are given their own tab along the top of the screen, it’s slightly disappointing that there are only three concessions listed in this section. These include a fairly standard 100% bonus welcome offer, and this is absolutely infested with terms and conditions even down to certain types of deposit method not qualifying for the bonus.
The other two promotions are an accumulator insurance (which unlike some other companies is limited to football) and money back as a free bet if a golf selection fails to make the cut in a given tournament.
As well as an option on the sidebar to filter matches to those that are currently taking place, in-play opportunities can be located through the ‘Live Betting’ button at the top of the page. Again, this section is confusingly laid out with essentially one long list of every single live fixture across various sports.
Things do improve slightly once selecting an individual game, with a basic animation showing what’s happening and statistics also available. As with the pre-match markets though all bets are simply listed below, with no opportunity to filter down more specific types of market.
BetOlimp Live Streaming
Other than the animations shown on screen during in-play matches, there is no video or audio streaming content of which to speak. This can partially be put down to the lack of horse racing markets (with racing obviously taking up a considerable percentage of available streaming content on most betting websites), but is still disappointing and gives the impression that a trick has been missed on this front.
The statistics content is much better, with an area of the site dedicated to facts and figures on a whole array of different teams in different sports. There is also a section of the website for written previews, though this doesn’t seem to be updated all that often.
Banking with BetOlimp
The usual debit and credit card options are available for those wishing to make a deposit or withdrawal from BetOlimp, in addition to online money services such as Skrill and Neteller (though again be careful with these as they can affect qualification for certain promotions).
Customer Satisfaction with BetOlimp
The only two methods to get in touch with the company for help with a customer service enquiry are live chat and email. Live chat is available 24 hours a day, while the company states it aims to respond to all emails within 24 hours. The link to live chat is available in the bottom right hand corner of the screen at all times.
BetOlimp Mobile App
The firm has no mobile app as such, though does have a mobile version of its desktop site. Unfortunately this is almost an exact copy of the real thing just shrunk down and rearranged very slightly for a mobile screen making it even more complicated to navigate.
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Written by Elio Salerno
Elio Salerno is a Peterborough-based family man, Juventus fanatic, football coach and football obsessive. A serial tweeter, Elio counts Alessandro Del Piero’s World Cup 2006 goal against Germany as his favourite in the sport’s history.
Our Opinions of BetOlimp
BetOlimp is a sportsbook with much substance- strong markets, odds, features- but without the platform and style to provide value to punters. Its site is slow and bulky, which means that its strong offerings are mostly hidden from the punters’ eye.
- Bulky and complex user interface makes what BetOlimp has available hard to appreciate
- Comprehensive selection of markets
- Lack of enticing promotions and offers
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