Dafabet Review And Promo Codes
Operating since 2004 and based in the Philippines, Dafabet may not be a household name like William Hill or Ladbrokes, but the brand will be familiar to many British punters due to their extensive links to the wider sport industry.
As they proudly mention on their website, they are the current ‘Main Club Sponsors’ of football teams including Celtic, Leicester and Burnley, as well as sponsoring The Masters in snooker and even the Welsh FA.
A major force in Asian markets that prides itself on its in-play betting opportunities, Dafabet is also well known for its online casino and gaming which is advertised extensively on the interface of the sportsbook site as well as on the landing page.
Though not shying away from its international origins, the website has grown to incorporate many of the markets and features British punters come to expect from online firms, while continuing their brand awareness through corporate associations and use of ambassadors.
Indeed Dafabet employ British executives on their team who understand the UK market and help ensure its approach to punters in the country is in keeping with their expectations.
Pros & Cons of Dafabet
- Lack of streaming, audio and content
- Basic horse racing data with no international cards
- Maximum pay-out is only £/€100,000,
Interface And Display
Dafabet’s user interface isn’t the most sleek or sophisticated, but in many ways this is a positive. The essential markets and services are clearly labelled, and the website as a whole is easy to navigate.
Similar to most online sportsbooks a particular emphasis is placed on football – and it is called ‘football’ ahead of ‘soccer’ which is testament to their knowledge of UK sports and betting. Similarly it is refreshing to find that fractional is the default odds section but if you prefer decimal it is a quick switch.
Football is by far the leading sporty for betting turnover and it makes sense therefore to see football markets occupy around two thirds of the options on the ‘Highlights’ tab, while traditional betting sports such as horse racing take more of a back seat.
You can easily navigate from sport to a relevant market and finding the odds you are after is also simple, utilising large print and buttons. The bet slip is fairly standard, using a vivid yellow to highlight selections, and multiples are easy to compile and bet on.
In addition to markets and other places to bet (such as the casino), the navigation bar at the top of the screen also clearly signposts other areas of the site, including links to ‘Contact Us’, the mobile site and even ‘Payment Options’.
Range Of Markets
As a company which has strong football links and primarily promotes itself through the World Game, it’s no surprise that this is where the main strength of its range of betting markets lies. With matches from a wide selection of international leagues available for both pre-match and in-play bets, there is also a specific page for a variety of price boosts, though these are mostly restricted to highest profile fixtures.
Despite their selection of games being wide-ranging, the markets available on even top-flight matches are fairly limited. Other than the main bets to be expected including match results, total goals and goalscorers, there is little in the way of more specialist options that more serious football punters may be hoping for. However, as might be expected for a firm based in the Philippines, Asian Handicaps feature prominently.
Away from football, most major betting sports are available, with greyhound racing a notable exception. In terms of horse racing only meetings in Britain and Ireland are covered and these tend to be priced up later each evening than on many other betting sites. There are also fewer ante-post markets than larger competitors, though at least the English Classics and most races at the Cheltenham Festival are priced up well in advance.
eSports is also important to Dafabet who are pioneers of this new, potentially lucrative, betting genre and they offer a good range of markets for upcoming tournaments and publish an informative blog for followers which previews events.
Bonuses And Promotions
Like most betting sites, Dafabet aren’t modest about their various promotions, including with regards to registration offers. Their ‘free bet up to £/€30 if your first best loses’ concession isn’t one of the more generous offered across the industry, but they don’t restrict some of their other major offers to new customers. For example, a free bet if your ‘first goalscorer’ selection scores the second goal is open to all. The company also provide the ‘best odds guaranteed’ concession, which has become standard across the industry, for racing bets.
Most importantly for the more serious punter, Dafabet are specifically known for not restricting profitable accounts in the style of the industry leaders, though it should be noted that their maximum payout is £/€100,000, and furthermore this applies to all bets in one 24 hour period (not just each individual wager).
The company places a particular emphasis on its in-play platform, in keeping with the general direction of the industry to open up more options in this area. Again this focuses on football with a wide range of matches available and in most cases nearly all the pre-match markets are converted into in-play equivalents once the game kicks off.
Odds are updated frequently throughout the course of matches and cash out is also available on a number of different bets, though away from football options are limited, with just the odd tennis or cricket match priced up in-play.
Statistics And information
On the whole, Dafabet is lacking slightly in the information it provides to its customers compared to some of its competitors. Though there are very basic statistics in-play, such as corners and cards, there is basically no information available for pre-match bets, and those looking for in depth facts and figures will certainly be left wanting.
Similar comments apply to its horse racing pages. There are of course the basic elements of a racecard that punters will have come to expect, such as jockey, trainer and form figures, but there is no detailed information on previous runs, no analysis and tipping content is also nowhere to be seen, This type of information which has become standard on larger betting sites is invaluable for racing punters who want to make an informed choice.
The exception to this lack of useful content is the informative eSports site http://en.dafaesports.com
These dedicated eSports pages include a content section which provides knowledgeable previews and analysis of key teams. This will no doubt be a good read for established followers of eSports and also provides newcomers with betting angles.
Streaming And Content
Live streaming and sports commentary radio channels are sadly missing, meaning punters need to go elsewhere to experience the thrills and spills associated with their wagers.
These days, horse racing punters have come to expect a bet to watch experience or to listen to a continuous racing radio and with football so dominant across the website, having streams, match commentaries or a score radio show would be to the benefit of football punters.
Banking is something given particular emphasis by the ‘payment options’ button on the top navigation bar. There are the usual methods to deposit and withdraw both in pounds and euros, but despite the standard ‘3-5 working days’ terms for withdrawal, this has been one area highlighted as having potential for improvement.
The site also offers withdrawals and deposits through money sites such as Skrill and Neteller, which have much shorter transaction periods.
Customer Satisfaction And Support
Though they have been prone to occasional criticism regarding speed of payout and honouring terms of promotions, on the whole Dafabet has been well received by its customers. The company doesn’t pretend to be something it isn’t, and the simplicity in terms of how to use the site is also a positive for those who prioritising pure betting rather than special features or gimmicks.
For those that do have issues, customer support options are clearly labelled, both in the form of the ‘Contact Us’ button on the navigation bar, and an omnipresent stock photo of a smiling customer service operator on the right of the page.
Though not as wide-ranging or as comprehensive as some of its rivals in terms of the markets or services that it offers, Dafabet does what it sets out to do fairly well. There are obvious drawbacks to the site, chief of all the lack of streaming and radio, which would be a big issue for racing punters, but there are also positives. These include its range of offers (and their availability to existing customers) and in-play functionality. If making a few small changes to bring it up to date with its competitors it would be no surprise to see the site making further in-roads into the industry in the not-so-distant future.
In-play feature for exciting live betting, with a heavy focus on football as a main sport and the option to have an Asian view of the site with full range of Asian handicap markets.
Whole range of ongoing offers and promotions and unique features for current members such as Speedbet and regular football price boosts, rewarding your loyalty to the site.
Withdrawal process is quicker than most bookmakers with clear instructions on how to withdraw winnings with very few restrictions.
Easy-to-use website that you should have no trouble navigating even if you’re a complete novice when it comes to online bookmakers.
How to Sign Up to Dafabet
Opening an account with Dafabet is made as simple as possible if you follow the registration process.
- Once on the Dafabet website, simply hit the yellow Register button at the top right hand side of the screen.
- The sign-up page is quite large, and here you will need to enter your personal details including your name, date of birth, email address and mobile number.
- Choose a username and password, set your currency and enter the coupon code for your Dafabet welcome bonus.
Hit the Join Now button, make your first deposit and you’re ready to start placing your bets.
How to Use Dafabet Bonus Offers
Dafabet’s current special offer* is get a free bet up to £30 if your first bet does not win. After you register as a new customer with Dafabet, you need to deposit at least £10 into your account. Place your first bet of at least £5, and if it loses, you’ll get a Dafabet free bet of up to £30 that matches the amount you staked. The odds of your first bet need to be at least 1/2, and placed within 15 days of making your initial deposit.
For other special offers like Acca free bets and other Dafabet bonus codes, click on the Promotions tab at the top of the website’s landing page.
*Accurate as o December 2017