1BET BOOKMAKER REVIEW
1Bet originally opened as a sportsbook operator way back in 2010, so it is safe to say that they have been around for quite some time. Nevertheless, up until the last couple of years they haven’t been that popular among the Canadian betting community. 1Bet has done a great job at tailoring their website for the average Canadian sports fan. They’ve created a special “CA” version of their website, integrated all popular local payment solutions and added lots of extra football and ice hockey content. Therefore, we thought it might be a good time to tell you about 1Bet if you haven’t heard of them before. If you knew they existed but are unsure whether or not to register with them – we will help you make that decision.
The first thing we usually cover is the registration process. Here, at 1Bet it is quick and stress-free, allowing you to be all set in no time. There are three different ways to create a new account, so let’s take a closer look at all three of them.
First of all, you can go with the “standard” registration form, where you will be asked for your username, password and phone number. You are ready to start betting as soon as you complete and submit the form – there is nothing you need to confirm or verify at this stage.
The second and third options you can choose to go with are social media accounts. You can register using your Facebook and / or Google accounts. In this case the entire registration consists of just several taps. Again, as soon as you are in – you are good to go, nothing to confirm or verify here.
Regardless of what registration method you decide to stick with, creating a new account at1Bet will take no more than 1 minute.
1Bet has a lot of decent sportsbook offers and bonuses, which we will cover in more detail in the “Promotions” section below. For now, we would like to focus on the welcome offer – what you will get as a newly registered player.
First, in order to claim the welcome offer, as a player from Canada you must use the WB1001B code along with your first deposit. The welcome offer is a 100% bonus up to C$ 150. Applicable wagering conditions also seem rather reasonable – your bonus funds have to be wagered 12 times (single bets count) with the odds of 1.80 or higher. You will have 21 days to fulfill the wagering requirement before your bonus funds expire. The minimum amount you have to deposit in order to activate this offer is C$ 15.
1Bet have a support chat window on any page of their website, so it is generally quite easy to get in touch with them. Since we always want to give you the best possible overview of how each sportsbook operator works, we got in touch with 1Bet support ourselves.
We contacted them on three separate occasions and asked questions about bonus conditions and overall betting rules. The waiting time was always under 5 minutes and the representatives we got to chat with were professional and knowledgeable.
Alternatively, you can send them an email if you have a more complicated issue that requires a detailed explanation. In this case you can expect a response within one business day.
Taking all of the above into account, don’t hesitate to contact support if you have any questions or need any assistance.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
1Bet currently offer betting on over 25 different sports, but their main focus areas are football, hockey and soccer. Worth to mention that they also have a decent level of coverage for the NBA. For now, let’s focus just on a couple of these in order to give you an understanding of what to expect here.
For example, 1Bet consistently covers all NFL games as they become available – this applies to live and pre-game betting. Within a couple of months ahead of the season start you can bet on each game winner, totals and point spreads. When the season starts they start adding dozens of different markets like touchdown scorers, first / second teams to score, quarter results and others.
Something similar is seen for NHL and NBA – there is 100% coverage for both of those leagues along with a wide range of betting markets to choose from.
Betbuilder is a feature that you might have already seen with other bookmakers, but in case you haven’t – it allows you to place accumulator bets using markets from the same game. This feature is usually available for most popular sports leagues. Each game will have between 200 and 300 markets that you can combine with each other. Betbuilder requires you to pick at least two selections and there is really no limit to how many you can add to your bet as long as they don’t contradict each other.
1Bet has a live streaming service that you can use even if you are not signed in or registered. Live streaming coverage includes a pretty decent number of basketball and soccer leagues. This would include all top tier leagues as well as some smaller regional ones. You can also watch football and hockey game streams from the NFL and NHL.
SPORTS COVERED BY 1BET
Tennis, American Football, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Esports, Golf, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, Motorsports, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Specials, Speedway, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Winter Sports
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
Like we said earlier – 1Bet have integrated all popular Canadian payment solutions and that means you can make payments and withdraw winnings via Interac. Other payment methods like Jeton Wallet, NeoSurf and crypto payments are, of course, also available. All payments are free and instant, you are not required to pay any fees. Withdrawals may take up to two business days to be processed.
The minimum amount you can deposit using Interac is C$ 10. It may range between C$ 10 and C$ 15 for other payment methods.
The minimum amount you can withdraw using Interac is C$ 10. For most other payment methods it is C$ 15.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Go to 1bet.com/ca/sports and sign in using your username or email and password. If you don’t remember your password and are unable to log in – you can reset your password using your email address.
When you are logged in, you should see an icon with a person in the top right corner of the screen, press on that icon and a menu will appear. You will then see a yellow “Deposit” button, press that button and you will be taken to the payments page.
You will now see all the available payment methods – pick the one you would like to use and you will be taken to the next page, where you can complete your payment.
Depending on the payment method of your choice, you might need to add some additional information. For example, this applies to bank transfers – you will need to specify your account number. Now simply follow the instructions to complete your deposit.
PROMOTIONS AT 1BET
Depending on the payment method of your choice, you might need to add some additional information. For example, your bank details, province and other personal information needed to complete your transaction.
All new players from Canada can get a 100% welcome bonus up to C$ 150 for their first deposit. In order to activate this offer, you need to use the WB1001B cove when making the payment. The minimum amount needed to trigger the bonus is C$ 15, smaller deposits will not qualify for the bonus. Your bonus funds have to be wagered 12 times before they are converted into real money balance. Single bets count towards wagering as long as the odds are 1.80 or higher. NHL bets and bets on some NBA markets will not count towards wagering.
Minimal deposit: C$15
Bonus valid for 21 days
Required odds: 1.80 or higher
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT 1BET
Most other promotions will involve some sort of a free bet giveaway. Usually, these free bets can be used on some specific sport, event or tournament. Let’s take a look at all available promo offers one by one below.
WEEKLY FREE BETS
Any player can claim a free bet every week between Friday and Sunday. In order to claim the free bet, you will need to make a deposit of C$ 75 or more along with the WKNDFB5 bonus code. The maximum possible free bet value is C$ 7.5 – each free bet obtained from this promotion is valid for 5 days.
MONTHLY FREE BET
Join 1Bet’s Telegram channel and get a free bet every month. Keep an eye on the Telegram channel and find exclusive monthly bonus codes, which you can later use along with a C$ 30 deposit in order to receive a C$ 15 free bet.
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
Interac, Visa, MasterCard, JCB, MuchBetter, EcoPayz, Mifinity, AstroPay, Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, Neosurf, Jeton Wallet, Neteller, eZee Wallet
We believe that mobile optimization is one of the key areas, where a sportsbook can actually show its quality and dedication to improve. Looks like 1Bet also takes this seriously, as their website seems to be pretty well optimized for new and older mobile devices.
As always, we tested their website with several different phones, an older Samsung phone, two relatively new devices, an iPhone and a Google Pixel. All three of them gave us a smooth user experience, all pages loaded quickly and there was no significant difference in performance. So it is safe to say that even if you have a relatively outdated phone – you should still be able to bet at 1Bet without any issues.
Now let’s take a minute to talk about how all of this works under the hood. The reason why even an old device can handle this website relatively well is caching. Most static page elements are re-used and are cached by your browser. This approach significantly reduces traffic usage (in cases where it matters) and overall load on your system.
Finally, we are going to take a look at the UI and how user-friendly their website is. Off the bat, we would like to highlight the fact that each game has a clear indication of how many markets are currently offered, even without opening the actual game. This is a really simple and useful addition that will save you a lot of time. The actual betting interface is mostly in line with industry standards – markets are usually split into several different categories and you can add markets to your “favorites” list.
Live streaming is also available for mobile users – all the same games that you can watch on the desktop website can also be watched on the mobile website.
1BET DESKTOP SITE OVERVIEW
A functional and user-friendly interface design is usually a good sign when it comes to betting sites, as this will enable you to find exactly what you need in just several steps, markets and selections should be clearly visible and understandable while the betslip part should show all details relevant to your bet and additional options and/or features if applicable. Below are some examples of how 1Bet’s online sports betting section looks like.
The desktop betting interface is what most of you would consider “standard”, but that is actually a good thing. As a newcomer, you will not need to spend any time on getting used to the UI – it all will already seem familiar.
In addition to the above, the interface is also quite informative. The sports selection menu on the left has a clear indication of the number of available games per sport. The same applies to each individual game, it has a clear indication of how many markets are open per game. This saves you quite a lot of time that you would have otherwise spent jumping between pages.
1BET AFFILIATE PROGRAM
1Bet hosts an affiliate program, which gives you the opportunity to promote their brand and earn a commission from the new players you ring in. Most bookies out there have something like that and 1Bet is not an exception. The conditions and the revenue share percentage would vary based on a number of different factors. That is something that you will need to discuss with your affiliate manager once you start.
HOW IT WORKS?
The process of getting started as an affiliate is quite straightforward. First of all, you will need to submit an application to 1Bet’s affiliate team. In order to do so, go to their affiliate post (link below) and move over to the “Join Us”. You will need to complete and submit the registration form and once you are done with that, a member of the affiliate team will get in touch with you to discuss all the related details. A good place to start promoting sportsbook brands are personal websites, blogs or YouTube channels where you can showcase betting websites to your audience.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO REGISTER AT 1BET?
The registration process is quick and straightforward, just make sure to set your country as “Canada” otherwise you will not have access to Interac payments.
You can also use your social media profiles to create a betting account, this is the quickest registration method and will take under 1 minute to complete.
HOW TO CLAIM THE WELCOME BONUS?
In order to claim the welcome bonus, you must use the WB1001B code together with your first deposit. The deposit itself needs to be at least C$ 15 or more in order to activate the bonus.
In case you forgot to enter the bonus code when making your first deposit, contact support before placing any bets.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT?
The minimum amount you can deposit is C$ 10.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL?
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your player account is C$ 10.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Mortin – a life-long basketball fan and a devoted Toronto Raptors supporter. Alex has worked with some of the biggest sports betting brands in the world and has more than 15 years of experience in this industry. His rich experience in the sports betting field makes him the perfect person to produce high-quality sportsbook reviews. If you want to connect with Alex and learn more about what he is up to, feel free to follow him on Facebook and LinkedIn.