IVIBET SPORTSBOOK REVIEW
Ivibet is generally a pretty young betting brand that was founded in 2020. Until early 2022 it hasn’t been available in Canada. At the moment, as a Canadian player, you can access Ivibet and they support all locally used payment instruments. Starting from early 2023, there has been a significant increase in people’s interest in this brand, prompting a full detailed review.
Ivibet’s headquarters are located in Cyprus and it holds a valid license from the Curacao Gaming Authority (License Number GLH-OCCHKTW0702282021). It is important to note that they don’t currently have a local Canadian license, neither from Kahnawake, nor Ontario – so keep that in mind at all times. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that you should avoid them, because betting online with them is perfectly legal. Instead, you can form your opinion based on the quality of their product as they seem like a sportsbook worth exploring.
To get started as a newcomer, the first thing you will need to do as a newcomer is create an account. The registration process consists of three steps. On the first step you will be asked for your email address and desired password. The second step will ask you to add your personal information such as your name and date of birth. Finally, on the third step you will need to enter your address information and phone number.
As soon as you go through all three steps – your account is all set, you can sign in and start using it. Although you won’t be asked to verify anything initially, you may be asked to verify your identity at a later stage. We would recommend completing verification after making your first deposit – this will likely save you some time in the future.
All new players from Canada can claim a 100% first deposit bonus up to C$250. You will need to select your bonus on the registration page, so make sure to pick the “Sports” option from the bonus drop-down.
The welcome bonus will be automatically credited to your account as long as your first deposit is at least C$15. Once the bonus funds are in your player account, you will need to wager them 5 times with accumulator bets of two or more selections. The odds on each bet must be 2.00 (100) or higher to qualify towards the wagering requirement. Keep in mind that you have seven days to use the welcome bonus funds before they expire.
The main channel to contact support at Ivibet is the lice chat window on their website. Alternatively, you can send them an email or leave a message through a contact form.
To give you a clear idea of how their customer support works, we tested it ourselves. Surprisingly enough, the waiting time on lice chat was less than a minute and we got to chat with a support agent almost instantly.
We asked several simple questions about their promotions and the applicable terms and conditions. As we mentioned earlier, we didn’t have to wait to get connected to someone, however we did have to wait quite a bit to get our answers. Nevertheless, the support agent has answered all of our questions and has provided links to the corresponding pages of their website. Overall, our experience with the support team was positive and efficient.
SPORTS BETTING SECTION AND ODDS
Despite being a relatively young betting brand, Ivibet already offers over 35 sports disciplines for you to choose from. You will also be happy to hear that they have an exceptionally rich betting market coverage for OHL (Ontario Hockey League) games. Other popular sports and leagues such as the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB have a wide range of betting markets available, covering the pre-match and live game phases.
As an example, let’s consider an upcoming OHL game between Kitchener Rangers and Guelph Storm as an example. We will see how many pre-game markets are available and whether there are any interesting or unique ones.
This game features 137 markets open for betting, which is roughly the average number of markets for OHL games in general. Although some may have slightly more, potentially up to 200. You can expect to see all main markets, markets covering each individual period, match winner and totals markets as well as a number of special bets.
The live betting section mostly features the same sports disciplines as the pre-match one, with a couple of exceptions. Let’s take a closer look at a live hockey game to understand what you can expect to see here.
During live hockey games you will typically see over 300 markets open throughout the game. The variety of markets is slightly richer during the live phase, especially when it comes to combination bets. You can choose between a set of 1×2 and total bets that are applicable to each period as well as the entire game. There are variations that apply only to the full-time result or ones which also include penalties.
Ivibet offers a diverse range of esports betting options, with Counter-Strike GO, DOTA 2, and League of Legends being the main disciplines. Of course, they also cover StarCraft, soccer (FIFA) and basketball (NBA), though to a smaller degree.
The average number of markets on an esports game is somewhere between 20 and 30 and it doesn’t really change while the game is live. These include general match winner markets, map markets and markets covering each individual round, where applicable.
Most esports games will also have an embedded video stream, so you can watch the game live while you place bets.
SPORTS COVERED BY IVI BET
Football (soccer), Tennis, Basketball, Table Tennis, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, eSports Soccer, Cricket, Baseball, Handball, Rugby, American Football, Futsal, Formula1, Snooker, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, eSports Basketball, Darts, Water polo, Bandy, Biathlon, Floorball, Cycling, Golf, Motor Sports, Gaelic Football, Speedway, Lacrosse, Australian Rules, League of Legends, StarCraft, Gaelic Hurling
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
Ivibet supports a diverse range of payment instruments, which also includes some of the popular local ones like Interac. You are also welcome to use crypto payments – you can make direct payments using over 15 different currencies. Alternatively, you can pay top up your account using one of the integrated crypto wallets or payment gateways, this opens up even more possibilities.
The minimum amount you can deposit is C$10.
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your player account is C$10.
The minimum withdrawal amount via wire transfer is C$500.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Go https://ivibet.com/ and sign in using your email address and password. In case you don’t remember your password – press the “Forgot your password?” link in the login window to get a password reset link sent to your email address.
Once you are logged in, you will see an orange “Deposit” button in the top right corner of your screen. Press that button to open the payments page.
The payments page will show you all available payment methods you can use – pick the one you need and follow the given instructions to proceed with your payment.
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.
HOW TO WITHDRAW FROM IVIBET?
Once you are ready to withdraw your winnings, you will need to head over to the withdrawals page. Open up the account management menu in the top right corner of the screen and press the “Withdrawal” button. On a mobile device it will be located in the “Cashier” section.
You should be able to see all withdrawal options available to you, based on your locations and the payment instruments used so far. Pick the one you would like to use and follow the instructions to submit your request. Keep in mind that some payment instruments may take up to three days to process the withdrawal.
The following withdrawal limits apply to all players from Canada:
- C$4,000 per day
- C$16,000 per week
- C$50,000 per month
When you request a withdrawal, Ivibet can ask you to pass an identity (KYC) verification check.
IDENTITY VERIFICATION (KYC) REQUIREMENTS
Typically, when you request your first withdrawal you will be asked to verify your identity. The type of documents or photos required will vary depending on the situation. To ensure a smooth process, we suggest having the following items ready:
- Proof of identity: a photo of your ID document, possibly a selfie picture of yourself holding the document
- Proof of address: submit a recent utility bill or any other bill that clearly displays your name and physical address, and is no older than three months
- Phone verification: You may also be asked to have a phone call with an Ivibet representative
PROMOTIONS AT IVIBET
The number of sports promotions at Ivibet isn’t as big as you might be used to, but they have all bases covered. Starting with a welcome offer for newcomers moving over to free bets for active payers and a leaderboard tournament that everyone can participate in.
This bonus is available for all new players from Canada. You can get a 100% bonus on your first deposit up to C$250. Make sure to select the sports bonus option on the registration page. Keep in mind that your first deposit should be C$15 or more.
Once your deposit is confirmed, the bonus funds will be automatically added to your player wallet. Before you can withdraw these funds as real money, you must first wager them twice. Wagering should be done using accumulator bets of two or more selections with the total odds of at least 2.00 (100).
Please note that this welcome bonus expires after 7 days. So, be sure to use it within that time frame.
Minimal deposit: C$15
Bonus valid for 7 days
Required odds: 2.00 (100) or higher
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT IVIBET
There are two promotions available beyond the welcome offer. Both have the possibility of granting free bets, let’s see what the applicable conditions are and what you actually need to do to get those free bets.
MAKE FORECASTS AND EARN FREE BETS
If you have deposited C$20 or more in the last 5 days, you get the chance to predict the outcome of 10 games and win a free bet. To participate, simply select the outcomes of the proposed games, and then click the “Make Forecast” button to submit your prediction. As long as the conditions are met – you are allowed to make 1 forecast per day.
- If you guess all 10 outcomes correctly – you get a C$1,500 free bet
- If you guess 9 outcomes correctly – you get a C$150 free bet
- If you guess 8 outcomes correctly – you get a C$80 free bet
All free bets received as part of these promotions can be placed as a single or accumulator bet on any sporting event.
This tournament is held every week between Monday and Sunday. Each sports bet you place earns you points. The more points you accumulate, the greater your chances of finishing in the top 10 and winning a free bet at the end of the week.
To earn points in this tournament, your sports bets must have minimum odds of 1.20 (-500).
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
Interac, Interac eTransfer, Visa, MasterCard, Paysafe card, MiFinity, directDebit+, Jeton, EcoPayz, Neosurf, Felxepin, Coinbase, Trust Wallet, Paxful, Coinpayments, Tron, ShibaInu, Dash, Ethereum, USDT (Tether), Bitcoin, Stellar, Dogecoin, Cardano, Chainlink, Polkadot, Ripple (XRP), Litecoin
As we mentioned in the very beginning – Ivibet is a young betting brand, so it does not yet have a mobile application. Therefore, you will be accessing their sportsbook via the mobile website. Although an app may be preferred by some, a well-optimized mobile website can be just as effective. Let’s explore how Ivibet’s mobile website functions on various devices.
We did several test runs of their website using four different smartphones: an iPhone 8, an iPhone 14, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Google Pixel 7. We intentionally used two somewhat outdated devices, as we understand that not everyone has access to all the latest models.
Let’s start by discussing how the website operates on modern devices. As long as you have a good enough connection – things load quickly and all elements are displayed as expected. You can also watch live streams and even have multiple streams open simultaneously in different tabs.
Now, when it comes to older devices, there are some nuances you might want to keep in mind. After conducting various tests using outdated devices, we found that page loading speed is satisfactory, provided you have a decent internet connection. Moving between pages is also smooth because static interface elements are cached by your browser.
The only real thing you might have issues with is live streaming. Some web browsers on older phones might not support the embedded player. Other older devices might not have enough resources to run the live stream player, resulting in latency and lower image quality.
Moving on, let’s look at the mobile user interface to evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. The first thing you might notice is the aesthetic aspect – the mobile UI is slightly different from the industry standard. The color scheme and overall element design is also unconventional, yet still seem to be quite visually appealing.
Having the above out of the way, we would now like to point out that the mobile interface isn’t as informative as we’d like it to be. Specifically, the navigation bar, which allows you to move between different sections of the website doesn’t have an indication of the number of offered games per sport. On the bright side, it has a handy search box that allows using free-form text.
The same applies to individual events – despite having a clear view of the participating teams and the scheduled start times, there is no indication of the number of open betting markets.
Lastly, let’s explore the betslip section. Usually, when you pick a selection – it will be added to a minimized betslip overview section, this isn’t the case at Ivibet. Instead, a small indicator appears in the bottom right corner of the screen when a selection is added to the betslip. You will need to tap that icon to expand the betslip, where you can then place the bet, remove selections or turn it into a multibet.
IVIBET 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 Ivibet’s online sports betting section looks like.
The desktop UI is divided into four distinct sections: the header, the navigation menu on the left, the main betting interface and the betslip section on the right. Let’s look at each section individually and how they all work together.
The header section is the part of the interface that you can use to switch between different parts of the website. This also includes the account management section along with the deposits and withdrawals pages. Your current account balance can always be seen in the right side of the header menu.
The sports navigation section is located on the left side of the screen and is made up of two separate menus. You will first be shown a menu listing all popular sports disciplines, which will sort them by popularity. If you scroll down, you will find a second menu, which lists all available sports in alphabetical order. Unfortunately, neither menu shows you how many games are available for each individual sport.
The largest section of the website is located in the center of the screen – this is the main betting section. Once you select a sport from the menu on the left, you will see a comprehensive list of all available games and tournaments for that sport. Each game will show you exactly how many markets are currently open for betting, this is something that is missing in the mobile version.
Lastly, the betslip section is located on the right side of the screen. Whenever you pick a selection, it will be added to your betslip and shown there. Additionally, if you come across a live game that has a stream available, the video streaming box will appear above your betslip.
IVIBET AFFILIATE PROGRAM
Just like many other betting operators, Ivibet offers an affiliate program for interested individuals. The program is operated by 247Partners, they will be the network you are going to work with. You can find new players, invite them to Ivibet and earn a percentage from the revenue they generate. So, the more successful you are at finding new players, the higher your commission will be.
HOW IT WORKS?
If you’re interested in becoming a web affiliate, the first step is to submit an application. Click on the link below to access Ivibet’s partner portal, where you can sign up and submit a registration form.
Once you’ve submitted your application, a member of the affiliate team will review it. They may contact you for additional information, such as how many people you plan to bring in and where you plan to find them.
This is the point where you can negotiate the conditions of your future partnership and ask any questions that you might have yourself. Don’t hesitate to clarify any doubts you have about the affiliate program, as it’s important to understand the conditions of your partnership.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS IVIBET LEGAL IN CANADA?
Ivibet doesn’t hold a Canadian license, this is something you might want to keep in mind. Nevertheless, it is not illegal to use their betting platform and a lot of well-known and popular sportsbooks in Canada don’t hold local licenses either.
HOW TO REGISTER AT IVIBET?
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?
The minimum stake on any single selection is C$0.15.
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 is C$10. In case you want to withdraw your winnings via a wire transfer – the minimum amount is C$500.
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.