GG.bet is an eSports betting site that also offers a sportsbook as well as an online casino. This betting site has been around since 2016 and is operated by Brivio Limited, who are registered in Cyprus. Invicta Networks is the owner of GG.bet and licensed in Curacao.
Many eSports sites have branched out in recent years, adding traditional sportsbooks and casino games, which is the case for GG.bet as well. It is still primarily geared towards eSports fans, but their other products are worth checking out, which is what we have done here for you.
Be sure to read the full review to get a thorough insight of GG.bet in India.
Here is what we liked about GG.bet:
- Welcomes Indian customers
- Wide range of eSports available
- Good variety in the sportsbook
- Great online casino games
- eCOGRA certified
- 24/7 live chat
- Mobile apps
This is where we would like to see improvements:
- The website is quite cluttered
- No separate help section for further information
- No banking page
- Limited live streaming
Safety and Security
Whilst GG.bet is only licensed in Curacao, they do hold ab eCOGRA certificate, which is worth a lot in our book. Indeed, lately we have seen only a handful of bookmakers with a certificate from eCOGRA and none of them with a Curacao license.
This in itself is a good sign and make GG.bet automatically more trustworthy.
As an eSports betting site, GG.bet also relies on a good reputation within the eSports community, otherwise they would soon be shunned. As it is, for the most part GG.bet seems to be well-regarded, though you will find the usual complaints about them regarding account closures or slot payouts.
We have yet to encounter a betting site that not a single customer has ever complained about (this is only ever true for very new sites because no one has used it yet). But we are satisfied that GG.bet is a sound venture and that you are safe when depositing your money here to make some bets and withdraw your left-over funds or winnings in the end.
Betting and gambling at GG.bet
Whether or not you think GG.bet is the betting site for you really depends on which sport you prefer to bet on. Football (or soccer if you prefer) is very well covered. You’ll find football matches and leagues from around the world, current events and dozens of markets for even smaller leagues.
This is true for a number of other sports such as basketball, tennis, ice hockey and others. GG.bet offers around 16 sports for you to bet on and cricket is also available here. They are not, however, our first choice for cricket betting as they mostly seem to cover the main events. When we checked them out, they only offered markets for the IPL, though elsewhere other events where also taking place, but not available here.
So, GG.bet is not the sportsbook to choose if cricket is your main interest. Instead, you will most likely sign up here because your primary interest is eSports.
Because this is where GG.bet not just excels but what their focus is. They are primarily an eSports betting site, which is immediately recognisable when you launch the site. Almost every aspect of GG.bet is centred around eSports betting, including their promotions and tournaments.
And they deliver nicely here. You can bet on an impressive range of eSports here, which includes not just Leage of Legends, Call of Duty or Dota 2, but also StarCraft I and II, Valorant or Fortnite.
Plenty of markets are available for many matches and the odds are certainly competitive as well.
Naturally, live betting on eSports and traditional sports is available at GG.bet as well. The live matches are tagged with a little red button, though there is no separate live section available. That’s not necessarily a problem but would make navigation a little easier.
For the most part, live streaming does not seem to be available. A little icon indicates whether there is live animation or something else available to follow a given match. Whilst there appears to be an icon for actual streamed events, we have not found a live stream for any match when we reviewed GG.bet.
The GG.bet casino is split in casino and live casino, which you can visit separately. The casino hosts games from many of the best providers, including NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, Microgaming, Yggdrasil Gaming, Thunderkick and many others. It’s not the biggest library of games we have seen, but they have no reason to hide either.
You will find an excellent selection of slots and table games here alongside other arcade-like games and the popular Aviator game.
The live casino is also very well-equipped with games from Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play, eZugi and others. You’ll find a good number of great games and live casino fans from India can look forward to Andar Bahar and Teen Patti live tables as well.
Overall, the online casino at GG.bet is great and stands on its own if you are not interested in eSports or other sports betting.
Our main gripe here is that there is definitely a lack of big jackpot games. We found a few smaller local progressive jackpots such as Divine Fortune. But the big ones are missing, except for The Glam Life and The Mega Glam Life from Betsoft.
Welcome Offer and Promotions
There only seems to be one casino welcome offer at this time, which sports betting fans are obviously able to claim as well. But we found no free bet or other sports welcome offer here.
So, let’s take a look at the casino welcome offer:
- Hit the sign-up button at GG.bet and collect the following three deposit offers in turn:
- 1st deposit: 100% match bonus of up to €/$200 (or currency equivalent) plus 25 free spins on Starburst
- 2nd deposit: 125% match bonus of up to €/$500 plus 50 free spins on Book of Dead
- 3rd deposit: 150% match bonus of up to €/$300 and 100 free spins on Legacy of Dead
It’s rare that the match bonus increases with each deposit as it is often the other way around. This certainly makes the offer more appealing than most. But keep in mind that there are bonus conditions to consider:
- The maximum conversion for cash bonuses is 3x the bonus amount.
- The maximum conversion for free spins is €/$50, €/$100 and €/$150, respectively.
- Bonus funds must be wagered 40x.
- Free spin winnings must be wagered 30x.
- You have 5 days to complete the wagering requirements before the bonus funds, free spins or winnings from either are forfeit.
So, as attractive as the bonus itself may seem, be sure to consider the wagering requirements before claiming the full amount.
Welcome bonus aside, there are regular eSports bonuses available, though we found no real sports bonuses to match those. The casino also has frequent promotions running as well as tournaments.
There is enough going on for everyone interested in getting something extra, but we would have liked to see some regular free bets for traditional sports as well.
Payment methods at GG.bet
Alas, GG.bet doesn’t have a separate banking page and the limited FAQs are also not exactly helpful when it comes to making deposits and withdrawals here. When you enter ‘deposit’ or ‘withdrawal’ in the support window to get some FAQs on either topic, the answers remain somewhat generic and nowhere is there a list of all available deposit or withdrawal options at GG.bet.
You will need to sign up here, visit the cashbox (which is what the cashier is called here) and find all banking methods based on your country and selected currency. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether you will be able to do your banking in INR here. The currency is not mentioned anywhere and not listed among the currently available currencies in the terms and conditions.
GG.bet is still relatively new to India, however, so we are hoping this is merely an oversight. Once you do sign up, you will be seeing all options for currencies available to you.
Do be sure to read the terms and conditions before doing so, however. And you are able to contact customer services as well.
Indeed, the support team at GG.bet is available around the clock via live chat. The support button is showing up as a tab on the left-hand side of the screen. When you click it, a separate window pops up, showing you some common FAQs and allowing you to search your own topics or open a chat with a representative.
There are also various support phone numbers available. Depending on the language you want to use, the phone numbers differ.
A dedicated help centre is unfortunately not available, though we wouldn’t mind if it did. Indeed, it would be a great place to cover many different subjects, including details on banking at GG.bet.
GG.bet is not our favourite sportsbook when it comes to user-friendliness. In fact, the sportsbook is terribly cluttered and difficult to navigate as everything comes as a drop-down menu in the sports list on the left-hand side. That ends up in a lot of scrolling down and no easy way to change the view.
Why would all the countries for football matches and leagues drop down in this already narrow section of the screen on the left-hand side, meaning you’ll scroll down forever and click your way through all the different countries and leagues before you finally find what you are looking for?
Navigation is quite awful and tedious here and could definitely use an upgrade.
It also means that the page usually requires a moment longer when loading, which a tidier layout would easily resolve. There is just too much going on here, which is why we can’t recommend the desktop version of the page unless you have at least a 22” screen.
On the other hand, using GG.bet via your mobile device is much more pleasant as the focus always remains on what you are looking at. The small screen does not allow for unnecessary distractions and whilst there is still a lot of scrolling sometimes, it is much better than the desktop page.
Alternatively, you can also use the mobile apps available for Android and iOS.
GG.bet is definitely a great sportsbook for eSports. There is no way around making this distinction. Whilst sports betting is solid here in many areas, cricket betting is not well covered here and should not your primary reason for signing up at GG.bet.
We can easily recommend them as an eSports betting site, though. And they also have a great online casino with a worthwhile welcome bonus as long as you don’t use the full amount you are eligible for.
But sports betting seems to be a bit of a distraction from eSports betting here. It’s simply not the focus of GG.bet, which is perfectly alright and nothing we can fault them for. They excel in the areas that they do focus on, which is why you should check them out if you love eSports and would also like to do some betting on traditional sports on the side or play some games at their online casino.
If your primary interest is cricket betting (which is obviously often the same for bettors in India), GG.bet is not the best sportsbook to choose.