Dafabet 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’.
Dafabet Betting 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.
Dafabet 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).
Dafabet In-Play Betting
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.
Dafabet Statistics and Form
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 Dafabet’s informative eSports site.
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.
Dafabet 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 with Dafabet
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.