22Bet has opened up its virtual doors 2017 and is owned by Techsolutions Group Limited. The operator is at home in Cyprus and they have a Curacao license.
It’s actually not that easy to find out more about 22Bet and there is reasonably strong evidence the site is affiliated with 1xBet, who we have reviewed as well. Even if that is the case, though, 22Bet is working to establish itself as a bookmaker and online casino in Asia, which includes India, of course, as well as in Europe.
Here is what we liked about 22Bet:
- Strong bookmaker with dozens of sports and events and thousands of markets
- Accepts Indian players and Indian rupees; even available in Hindi
- Great game selection from dozens of providers
- Two different welcome offers
- User-friendly website design
- A massive number of deposit and withdrawal methods
What would we like to see improved:
- Issues of trustworthiness pertaining to problems with withdrawals and closed accounts of winners
- Strict bonus wagering rules
- Slow customer service
- A lot of scrolling on the mobile page
Let’s take a closer look at 22Bet
The first overview is nowhere near enough to give you a complete picture of this still relatively new bookmaker. So, let’s take a closer look now.
Safety and security
As already mentioned, 22Bet is licensed via Curacao, which is the most popular gambling jurisdiction used by operators at home in Cyprus and Eastern Europe or Russia. In Europe, that license is worth very little, unfortunately, since it is nowhere near as strictly enforced as European gambling licenses such as the UK or Swedish licenses.
22Bet works with many partners and we found no official warnings that this is an unsafe side, but on popular gambling forum AskGamblers, 22Bet is currently blacklisted. This is due to a huge number of outstanding complaints. Many of those are related to outstanding withdrawals or confiscated winnings.
We have reviewed many online betting sites in the past and have to say that 22Bet does stand out when it comes to the number of complaints against them, especially the number of unresolved complaints. In many cases, players complain about withheld winnings or accounts being closed or at least restricted after the players won. The majority of complaints are coming from sportsbook users, mind you, not casino players.
Casino players seem to have fewer complaints. Instead, they report having successfully withdrawn their winnings. Of course, those winnings are often much smaller.
Right now, we would recommend you proceed with caution. There are plenty of safe casinos that welcome high rollers and punters who dare a lot and win a lot. 22Bet seems to be more welcoming to casual players who play casino games and look for a massive sportsbook selection where they are more inclined to place small bets.
Professional punters are probably not going to be happy at 22Bet, even though they have a massive sportsbook. But if you have to worry about getting your account restricted or your winning withheld, you may not want to play here. Make small bets and small withdrawals first and see how you go. Hopefully, things work out just fine and 22Bet manages to resolve outstanding issues as well.
Games, products, and odds
Whilst 22Bet is a bookmaker and online casino, the focus is very clearly on sports betting. There are several dozen sports, events, and special you can bet on and thousands of markets with a thrilling number of odds to choose from. 22Bet is particularly known for competitive and high odds, which makes it a little strange that they should restrain players making use of that.
Players from India will be able to place bets on a variety of cricket markets, horse races, tennis, and many other sports popular in India as well as Asia. 22Bet is also a bookmaker that offers to bet on kabaddi. The selection here may not be as comprehensive as it is at other bookmakers, but you are interested in kabaddi betting in India, you’ll find 22Bet a good option.
Of course, live betting is also available here. Throughout the day, hundreds and even thousands of live events are available to bet on here and during the big tournaments, you will find a great selection of markets for the IPL, the CPL, the World Cup, and more.
22Bet is also an excellent choice when it comes to eSports or even virtuals. They offer one of the biggest selections of betting options on eSports and there’s no shortage of games for you to bet on.
Those of you interested in online casino gambling will also find everything they could be looking for in a casino operator, which includes a live casino. Whether you are looking for slots from some of the best providers in the industry, including Push Gaming, Booming Games, Betsoft, Pragmatic Play, Play’n GO, NoLimit City, Oryx, NetEnt, Nektan, Wazdan, Tom Horn, Thunderkick, Spinomenal, Rival, Red Tiger, Microgaming, Leander, Kalamba, iSoftBet, Iron Dog Studios, Habanero, Red Drake, Genii, Fugaso, Endorphina, ELK Studios and 2by2 Gaming. And that is not even the full list.
You have the option to filter games according to developer or game type, which allows you to filter for slots or roulette, blackjack, baccarat or casino poker games.
By the way, their table game selection focuses primarily on live tables, which are provided by Evolution Gaming, Ezugi, Pragmatic Play, and Authentic Gaming. An interesting combination.
Unfortunately, you won’t find a poker network or lottery games at 22Bet.
Welcome bonuses and more
At 22Bet, you will find two welcome offers, which are available for the sportsbook or the casino, depending on your preferences.
First-time depositors in the sportsbook can peruse a 100% match bonus and up to INR 10,000 plus 22 bet points. The minimum deposit required to claim this bonus is a mere INR 80. If you want to release the bonus, you are required to wager the bonus 5x on at least 3 selections of 1.4 or higher. The wagering has to be completed within 7 days if you wish to withdraw the bonus funds or any winnings from it.
The casino welcome bonus is a little different. Here, players get 122% on their first deposit of a maximum of INR 24,000. Here, too, the minimum deposit to claim the bonus is just INR 80, which is useful, if you want to start out small. Keep in mind that the bonus needs to be wagered 50x within 7 days if you wish to withdraw the bonus funds or any winnings from it. Since this is very difficult to achieve with a big bonus, we do recommend you don’t claim the full amount.
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Also, only slots contribute 100% to the wagering requirements (with some exclusions, of course) and no other games can be played using bonus funds.
If you want to make a deposit in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, which is possible, you won’t be able to claim the bonus offers.
Welcome bonuses aside, 22Bet also offers a Friday reload bonus for the sportsbook of 100% and up to INR 10,000.
Weekly races also take place, where bet points can be earned. This is a sort of loyalty scheme as bet points can be exchanged for real currency. At the moment, 22Bet doesn’t actually have many promotions or bonuses running. We sure wouldn’t mind a little more on offer in this section.
24/7 customer service
If you hit the ‘Ask a Question’ button at the bottom of the page, a tab pops up and you are now in the live chat window. You’ll be able to see whether someone is online to answer your questions or not. Whilst somebody should indeed be available for you, the customer service is slow to respond at times, so you might be waiting for a little while.
Of course, you can always send an email, if you don’t have an urgent issue. Here you can direct your queries to the right department by choosing to email technical support, security or the complaints department.
Whilst customer service is slow to respond, they do try their best to be helpful. Things have been improving lately, which is good to know.
By the way, if you are running 22Bet in Hindi, you will be connected to an Indian customer service rep, which is incredibly helpful.
Banking at 22Bet
At 22Bet you will find a separate link to the banking area. It is here where we most strongly suspect a link to 1xBet because the payments page looks exactly like the one at 1xBet. Incredibly, there are nearly 150 payment methods listed. The information included here also gives us the minimum and maximum limits on deposits and withdrawals.
Customers will find plenty of eWallets, cash payment methods, internet banking options and even two dozen cryptocurrencies as deposit methods. Whilst there are fewer withdrawal options, you still get to choose among 73 different methods, which should be more than enough.
As it is, the terms and conditions don’t mention a withdrawal limit at 22Bet. Since this can apparently be an issue, we recommend that you get your KYC (know your customer) process out of the way as soon as you sign up at this betting site and once you do want to make a withdrawal, go small first.
Software, navigation and mobile play
22Bet dresses up in a few shades of teal. The colors are easy on the eyes, which makes it a pleasant experience to browse around. Thankfully, the website is generally quite tidy, and navigation is easy. Whilst the website is certainly modern, the layout it classic, almost old-fashioned.
Easy access is offered via the main menu and further links at the bottom of the page will lead you to other areas of interest and more information.
Both, the sportsbook and the casino are very user-friendly, which makes it a good choice for newbies as well. Our only bother is the mobile page. Whilst the design translates reasonably well, we have been a little stumped by all the scrolling you have to do via mobile. Especially when you are looking for selections in the sportsbook, you might be scrolling for a long time, which can be tedious.
Beyond that, however, 22Bet offers a good mobile experience and desktop page.
An ambitious bookmaker with a good online casino but a few trust issues
If we were only looking at the betting products on offer for Indian customers, 22Bet would receive top marks. The sportsbook is great with a huge number of relevant markets to Indian players. The casino offers a fantastic range of games and a diverse live casino.
You get to use a user-friendly website that is even available in Hindi and can talk to Indian customer service reps. Also, you will find a suitable deposit and withdrawal option for your Indian rupees.
The online betting site 22Bet strikes us as ambitious and ever-expanding. This is certainly a good operator for casual punters and casino players.
But the issues we found regarding their trustworthiness mean that we advise you to proceed with caution. Sign-up, check out their offers, claim some of the bonus money available to you and make small withdrawals at first. Don’t make huge bets either. Just try them out and see what you think. If you budget well, you should be happy here.
Yes, players from India should feel very welcome when playing at 22Bet. They offer betting markets for all the favorite sports in India. They also have Indian customer service, if you play in Hindi, at 22Bet.
Yes, you can deposit with rupees at 22Bet, and they let you play with INR as a currency.
At 22Bet you can bet on all the favorite sports in India such as football, tennis, kabaddi, cricket, horse racing, and many more.
Yes, not only do they have a good selection when it comes to IPL betting, but they also offer a live stream to most IPL games.