Once you reach the landing page for sports betting, you will note that global football betting markets start to dominate the theme. All major leagues are covers, as well as less obvious football markets such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia and India. This is an interesting choice of options and creates unique opportunities for more knowledgeable football punter. A submenu offers deeper insights with the ‘Event View’ taking you into a wide selection of in-play markets, match betting choices and handicap coupons. The ‘Dashboard’ setting takes you to a simple breakdown of upcoming g games and live betting markets, while the ‘Live Overview’ page is a simpler layout for accumulator slips. It’s also easy to customise a personal betting slip from the ‘Live Multiview’ page, which allows you to click on your preferred matches and monitor the activities through a central portal.
Further information sections include the self explanatory ‘Live Calendar’ and ‘Results’ pages. The list of other sports covered includes: Boxing, American Football, Cricket and Tennis. However, one major difference in OPE’s sports betting sections is the choice to omit Horse Racing from its current offerings. While this may be off-putting to some serious punters, it does help establish where the site’s strengths lie which is in providing a wide array of match betting choice.
A reliance on graphical interpretation rather than providing options for audio or video streaming is a disappointing aspect and one which needs work. The content side of OPE’s offering is also an underwhelming experience as informed opinion on the more obscure betting markets provided by other portals has proved to be a persuasive factor in engaging with customers. This can only improve in time but presently does not appear to be high the OPE list of priorities.
In Play Betting with OPE
OPE’s ‘Live Betting’ section offers up-to-the minute markets in a fast-reacting setting. Again, the reliance on graphics takes some adjusting to, but does offer football bettors methods for monitoring elements such as: ‘Dangerous Attacks’, ‘Corner Kicks, ‘Shots on Target’ and ‘Red or Yellow Cards’. Handicap betting and correct score markets are also engaging as reactive options for in-play punters.
Live betting and in-play options have received a lot of attention and will form a big part of its attraction as the company bids to expand its footprint. This is also true of the site’s other sports betting markets, which will appeal more to those with a preference for accumulators and handicap betting, rather than individual markets. Horseracing fans are not currently accommodated for but, with most other major sports and niche markets catered for, OPE seems to have a clear idea of where it is heading with its market offerings.