Pin-up.bet is a sportsbook that was originally launched in 2016 and primarily focussed on Eastern European, Russian and South American markets. They have long since expanded on this, entering the Indian market about a year ago.
And not only have they expanded their reach but also the number of sports and specials you can bet on here as well as the number of casino game providers they are working with. Pin-up.bet continues to grow and improve, which we very much appreciate.
Offering over 40 sports to bet on, customers from India will find a solid cricket betting selection here, plenty of tennis, football and much more. Pin-up.bet also features a generous welcome bonus for sports betting enthusiasts, allows you to make deposits in INR using convenient payment methods and you can even display the homepage in Hindi, which is a recent development.
We have taken a thorough look at this betting site for you, so read on if you want to know more.
But first, here is what we like about Pin-up.bet
- Welcomes Indian players and accepts INR
- Six years of experience
- Varied and vast sportsbook
- Convenient Indian banking options
- High odds
- 24/7 live chat
- Great online casino
- Mobile apps
- Live streaming available
What could be improved?
- Only Curacao license
- Some reports of slow withdrawals and strange ID requirements
Safety and security
Pin-up.bet is owned by Carletta N.V., a company registered and licensed in Curacao. Whilst still not our favourite license, it is usually sufficient for operators to offer their products globally and therefore most convenient for many. We still appreciate seeing additional licenses, especially from Europe. But that’s not the case here.
As such, we fall back on judging Pin-up.bet on its own merits and we have some mixed reviews here. Many customers like their sportsbook, the odds, the library of games. The bookmaker does many things quite well and reviewers have rated Pin-up.bet fairly and with good average ratings.
But we also always look into actual customer reviews and complaints and have found a few things which baffled us a little. Notably, some customers complained about slow withdrawals, which is not necessarily the most unusual thing. But we have read several reviews where customers mentioned extremely convoluted and difficult ID requirements when going through the KYC verification.
Of course, bookmakers and online casinos must verify their customers’ IDs, which serves not just their protection but is required by licensing laws. But from what we have read, Pin-up.bet veers on the unreasonable side of things, which some customers struggle with and ultimately fail the process, resulting in declined withdrawal requests.
Consumer protection is one thing but preventing customers from properly getting verified is not a good business practice and we will certainly keep an eye on further reports.
Do keep in mind that we have seen only a handful of those, though there are still thousands of other Pin-up.bet customers who seem to be doing alright here. If you worry about this sort of thing, try getting verified right after creating an account here and see how things go.
Sportsbook at Pin-up.bet
We first looked at Pin-up.bet over a year ago and revisiting it now, we noticed some new additions. For instance, they have added more sports to their line-up, offering now markets for over 40 sports and special events to bet on.
This is impressive and means Pin-up.bet can compete with the biggest international bookmakers out there. Cricket betting is solid here, with somewhere around a dozen events to bet on and several dozen matches coming up that offer hundreds of markets for your perusal. Odds are competitive and special promotions may give you an added edge when betting as well.
You will find just about all major sports and some niche sports to bet on, though there is no betting on horse racing.
If you are interested in betting on politics or want to bet on who will be the next James Bond, Pin-up.bet has you covered.
Of course, live betting is where the fun really begins and with tons of extra markets opening up, there is also a lot more going on than for pre-match betting.
Below the bet slip on the right-hand side, you will also be able to see live info of a random live match, which may not interest you all that much. But you can check out their Live TV, where you can follow live streaming events once you have created an account.
Overall, the odds are usually quite high at Pin-up.bet, and they are competitive. But as is always the case, for niche sports you may not always find the best odds and it is usually worth shopping around before committing.
Casino and other gambling products
Here, too, we have found quite a few new providers compared to the last time we visited Pin-up.bet. Our favourites, which include Yggdrasil, Play’n GO, Push Gaming, Quickspin, Thunderkick, NetEnt and Pragmatic Play, are still present with many awesome games. Plus, there are now a lot more providers available here and not just small unknown studios either. Playson and Booongo are among the developers that have joined the fray.
The casino is sorted into casino, live dealers, TV games, V-Sports and the fun and somewhat random Aviator instant game.
You can search the casino according to provider or game type, though the filter options are somewhat limited and not always particularly useful. There is no way to filter for jackpot games, for instance.
And speaking of which, there don’t seem to be big progressive jackpot games available here. We have searched manually and couldn’t find them. Smaller local jackpots such as Divine Fortune or Holmes and the Stolen Stones were available, though.
The live casino is excellent, offering live dealer tables from ten providers, among them Teen Patti and Andar Bahar, which should please customers from India greatly.
Welcome bonuses and other promotions
The sports welcome bonus at Pin-up.bet is definitely a little different than what we usually see. You can claim up to a 125% bonus with up to INR 25,000 extra in bonus money. How much you end up getting depends on how much you deposit yourself. Here is an overview:
- Deposit between ₹100 to ₹4999 — get a 100% bonus
- Deposit between ₹5000 to ₹9999 — get a 110% bonus
- Deposit between ₹10000 to ₹14 999 — get a 115% bonus
- Deposit between ₹15000 to ₹19 999 — get a 120% bonus
- Deposit more than ₹20,000 – get a 125% and up to ₹25,000 max
Even if you deposit the minimum amount of ₹100 you will still get a 100% bonus, which seems fair here.
If you want to be able to withdraw the bonus or winnings from it, you must wager the bonus 5 times on accumulator bets of at least three selections and combined odds of 1.4 or higher. You have 30 days to complete the wagering requirements.
Customers interested in the casino welcome bonus can claim a more traditional bonus of 100% matching their own first deposit of up to ₹25,000. With a minimum deposit of at least ₹2,000, you will also receive 250 free spins.
Oddly, the wagering requirements are not listed here, so be sure to check that out if you are keen on claiming this bonus.
Welcome offers aside, Pin-up.bet has quite a lot going on. You can regularly claim extra free spins, deposit bonuses, get a birthday gift, enjoy cashback offers on esports, or grab accumulator offers.
Plus, there is VIP club at Pin-up.bet, which you join automatically, and you collect Pincoins as well when betting and playing here.
24/7 Customer Service
The customer service at Pin-up.bet is available 24/7, which is always useful. You can contact the team via live chat, email or even phone. Additionally, there is a small FAQ section, where some questions are answered, though we wouldn’t mind seeing more topics covered here.
At the bottom of the page, you will find quite a few links where you can read up in more detail about many aspects of Pin-up.bet, but some information is definitely missing, including one about payment methods at Pin-up.bet.
Noteworthy is the engagement we have seen from Pin-up.bet in gambling forums. We have seen hardly a complaint that didn’t receive a response from them, which is always great to see. But some replies to complaints were a bit tone deaf or generic. So, there is room for improvement still.
Banking at Pin-up.bet
As we have just mentioned, there is no separate page about banking at Pin-up.bet. The FAQs tell us only that you need to visit the Cashdesk to make deposits and withdrawals plus a few other details, but that’s not all we want to know.
At the bottom of the page, there are also the typical logos for payment methods such as Visa, MasterCard, AstroPay, Neteller, Skrill or Jeton. We do know that PhonePE, PayTM and UPI are also available to customers from India, though you will indeed have to visit the cashdesk for full details, including minimum and maximum transaction limits.
Additionally, the terms and conditions offer some more information, including withdrawal limits. The daily limit is ₹300,000, weekly is ₹1,000,000 and monthly is ₹3,000,000. It also takes apparently up to 2 days to approve a withdrawal request, especially if it is your first one.
Again, be sure to read through the KYC and AML policies at Pin-up.bet. Here the full verification process is detailed, including the required documents to prove your ID. None of it seems unusual and we certainly hope that is all there is to it.
Software, design and mobile play
Whilst Pin-up.bet does feel a bit cluttered, we have seen worse. The design is quite classic with a familiar layout, where you’ll find a main menu at the top, sports (or game providers) listed on the left-hand side, matches and markets in the middle and the bet slip on the right.
When you are acquainted with this sort of design, you won’t have difficulties finding your way around. It sure isn’t super innovative or attractive, but it does the job, and we encountered no difficulties.
We wouldn’t mind a tidier design overall but are also glad to report that you will find that on the mobile page as well as in the mobile apps that Pin-up.bet has developed for iOS and Android.
We also appreciate that the site can be customised a little bit, allowing you to change some settings and select your preferred language, including Hindi.
Verdict: A solid online betting site that is worth checking out
Honestly, when you have seen as many betting sites as we have, it eventually becomes rather difficult to distinguish them from one another and even more so trying to figure out what makes one stand out above another.
Pin-up.bet does not necessarily stand out. It is recognisable, offers a solid sportsbook, pretty good online casino gambling, a great selection of promotions and convenient deposit and withdrawal options.
They have a VIP program and their own news section, which is worth checking out just so you never miss out. But there is no wow-element here that compels us to urge you to sign up here. Still, they are doing a fine job and have been around for a few years now. Some negative customer feedback aside, Pin-up.bet should be as good as most other sportsbooks we have reviewed for you, so be sure to check them out.