LEON BETS BOOKMAKER REVIEW
Leon Bet has been around for quite some time now, as a betting company they have existed since 2007. So far, they have been mostly active in other parts of the world, which is why they aren’t that well-known in the Canadian betting community.
Since 2019 Leon Bet have a valid license issued by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, therefore they are now able facilitate gaming related activities in Canada. Given LeonBet’s years of experience and good reputation in other regions, we believe that they might soon be one of the “go-to” sportsbooks in Canada.
First, as a newcomer you will need to create an account for yourself, so let’s take a look at the registration process. There are two possible ways to create a new account, you can either use your email address or your phone number. Both are quick and easy, so just pick the one you are most comfortable with.
If you decide to register using your email address, you will need to enter your address into the registration form, come up with a new password and pick the currency you would like to use. The next step is to select your country – make sure to select Canada, as that will determine what payment options will be available for you. Now you just need to confirm your email address and you are good to go.
The other option is to register using your phone number, which is also a piece of cake. Simply enter your phone number on the registration page and press the ‘Sign up” button. You will get a text message with a 6-digit code that you need to enter on the sign-up page. As soon as you are done with that – you are all set.
Regardless of which option you decide to go with, the entire process will take no more than one minute.
Leon Bets gives all new players from Canada a risk-free bet equal to the size of their first deposit up to C$200. However, you need to keep in mind that in order to activate this offer, you will need to register using a specific bonus code. Use code CA20 for a C$20 risk-free bet, CA50 for a C$50 bet, CA100 for a C$100 bet and CA200 for a C$200 bet.
This promotion allows you to make your first bet risk-free, you can place your entire first deposit as a single bet on any event. If your first bet loses – you get your money placed back into your player account as a free bet. The risk-free bet will be valid for 7 days and has to be used with the odds of 1.80 or higher.
The main way to get in touch with LeonBet’s support is their live chat window. It can be opened from almost any page of the website and the waiting time is usually under 10 minutes.
We also tested them out ourselves by requesting a chat on two different occasions. The questions we asked were mostly related to bonus conditions and general betting rules. In both cases the level of support we received was decent and all our questions were answered in a timely manner. Having said the above, we encourage you to give support a ping in case you run into any issues.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
At the moment LeonBet offers betting on over 25 different sports, including some niche sports that you can rarely see on other betting sites. What’s even better is that they have an entire section with 0 margin markets.
The overall variety of available games and betting markets is quite impressive. For example, a single NHL game will usually have around 180 markets open for betting. This includes multiple over/under and handicap lines as well as period and side markets.
The live betting section is as impressive as the pre-match one. If you open a live NHL game, you will see an interactive game tracker that gives you a complete summary of the game as well as a number of helpful statistics. Each game will have around 100 markets open concurrently throughout the game and up to 1000 markets traded throughout the game’s duration.
In addition to regular markets that you would also have in pre-live, the live betting section also offers “quick bets”. These are time-driven bets like “5 minute result”, “10 minute total” and so on. As you can see, there is no shortage of betting opportunities here.
SPORTS COVERED BY LEON BET
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
Leon Bets supports a number of popular Canadian payment methods, however you need to make sure you select Canada as your country upon account creation. You can use internet banking (Interac) to top up your account. E-wallets are also supported as well as several popular cryptocurrencies.
The minimum amount you can deposit is C$20.
The minimum amount you can withdraw is C$20.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Go to leon.bet and sign in using your phone number / email address and password. If you don’t remember your password and are unable to log in – you can recover your login details by clicking the “Forgot your password?” link.
Once you are logged in, you should see your current balance in the top right corner of the screen. Press on that button and you will be directed to the payments page, where you can complete the next step.
The payments page will allow you to choose between the available payment methods, so 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.
PROMOTIONS AT LEONBETS
Leon Bets have two main sportsbook offers – a welcome risk-free bet and deposit bonus. Now, you might think that it would be good to have more, but you can actually use the deposit bonus every week.
WELCOME RISK-FREE BET
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT LEONBETS
WEEKLY DEPOSIT BONUS
Minimal deposit: C$20
Bonus valid for 72 hours
Required odds: 1.70 – 3.00
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live Chat: Yes – 24/7
- Support page
Still, there are some things which we believe could have been done better. For example, when you are looking at a list of available games, there is no indication of how many markets are currently open for betting. Therefore, you will need to open up each individual game to find that out.
LEONBET 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 Leonbet’s online sports betting section looks like.
Similar to the mobile UI layout, the desktop version will be immediately familiar to anyone who has at least a partial understanding of sports betting. As we always say – this is usually a good thing, as if you come here from a different sportsbook, you will not have to spend any time adjusting and learning new things.
The desktop interface is actually quite informative and has a neat feature that you don’t always find on other betting sites. First of all, whenever you are looking at a list of available games, there is always an indicator telling you how many markets are open for betting. This way you can find games with most open markets without having to jump between pages. Secondly, when you open a game, it will have a “Similar events” section, where you can see other similar games that are currently available.