TIGER GAMING BOOKMAKER REVIEW
Tiger Gaming is one of the oldest sports betting brands we’ve ever reviewed and they have quite a rich history in general. Founded way back in 1999 – Tiger Gaming has outlived many regulators and numerous policies. Today they hold a valid Curacao gaming license and are open to accept players from Canada. It is worth mentioning that Tiger Gaming focuses specifically on the Canadian betting market and their services are tailored for Canadian sports fans. This means that you will be able to use popular local payment methods like Interac.
Given the fact that they operate for more than 20 years now – they must be doing something right. New players keep coming and existing ones stay loyal to the brand. Despite having such a rich history in the betting industry, it is extremely difficult to find a full and detailed review of Tiger Gaming as a sportsbook operator. We will try to fix that. Let’s look in detail at everything they have to offer to see if they are still competitive with newer and more aggressive sports betting brands.
The registration process at TigerGaming was an exceptionally pleasant surprise for us. Literally all you have to do is submit a registration form and you are all set. The registration form consists of several basic data points like your name, date of birth, address, phone number and email address. And the best thing about it – you need to verify or confirm anything. As soon as you are done with the registration form – you are good to go. The entire process will take you under 1 minute to complete.
The first potential shortcoming we noticed was the absence of a “classic” welcome offer for new sportsbook players. There are bonuses available for the poker and casino sections, so you can feel free to claim those in case they will be useful for you. Otherwise, there is no alternative to boost your deposit and use it in the sports betting section.
Tiger Gaming has a 24/7 support chat option available on their website. Additionally, you can get in touch with them via email in cases where you can’t access the chat or the website is down. For testing purposes we’ve sent them a couple of emails and used their live chat functions to ask some questions. On all occasions our questions were answered in a timely and professional manner. All representatives we got to chat with spoke good English and were extremely easy to follow. Having that in mind, we can conclude that TigerGaming’s support does a fairly good job, so don’t hesitate to ping them if you need any help.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
We did already state that Tiger Gaming have been around for quite some time and that their main target region is Canada – this shapes their betting product. You can bet on over 20 different sports and the most widely covered sports you can find here are football, hockey, baseball and basketball.
Coverage-wise the overall variety is decent and you will probably find most tournaments and games you might be interested in. If you look at the market’s variety, that’s where improvement might be needed. TigerGaming doesn’t offer an awful lot of betting markets to choose from, especially if you compare them with some industry-leading brands. Most games give you only the very basic betting options and system bets aren’t supported either.
If you are into different exotic bets, have a strategy you want to follow or want to take advantage of new features – then Tiger Gaming might not be your best choice for you. To put things in perspective, if you are a “casual punter” and are mainly interested in match and spread betting – this might still be a betting site worth your time.
SPORTS COVERED BY TIGER GAMING
Football, Australian Football, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Soccer, Formula 1, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, MMA, Martial Arts, MotoGP, Motor Sports, Motorbikes, Olympic Games, Politics, Rugby, Rugby Union, Snooker, Softball, Special Bets, TV, Tennis, US Sports, Βaseball, WWE
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
Given the fact that TigerGaming are primarily a Canadian bookmaker – they made deposits and withdrawals as easy as possible. Of course, you can use Interac and a number of other popular local payment methods to top up your account. The same applies to withdrawals, requesting one takes just under a minute and is generally quite easy.
Tiger Gaming also makes quite a big emphasis on cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and a number of other virtual assets can be used to fund your account and to withdraw your winnings. This goes together with all of the obvious benefits of using crypto, if you are into it, that is. The available cryptocurrencies are: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Chainlink, Stellar and USDCoin.
The minimum deposit you can make depends on the payment method of your choice, however generally it is 25 CAD.
The minimum possible withdrawal also depends on what payment method you chose, but can be as low as 25 CAD.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Once logged in, will see a “Deposit” button in the top right corner of the screen. Press that button and you will be taken to the payments page, where you can complete the next step.
The payments page will show you all the available payment methods – pick the one you would like to use to proceed. If you want to see what additional (apart from Bitcoin) cryptocurrencies can be used, open the “Altcoins” section.
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 TIGER GAMING
As we already briefly covered above – Tiger Gaming don’t have a welcome bonus for their sportsbook product. This might be discouraging to begin with, but let’s look at it from a different angle. Yes, welcome offers are a good way to attract new players, however in reality these bonuses are extremely difficult to convert into real money. A good user experience and high payouts are generally a lot more useful than mere bonuses.
Having said that, we will still cover all available offers, they are applicable to the casino and poker sections, perhaps you might still make some use of them.
100% WELCOME DEPOSIT BONUS (CASINO)
As a new player you can claim a 100% welcome bonus up to $1,000 for your first deposit. The minimum required amount is equal to the actual minimum deposit, which is $25. The bonus amount has to be wagered 30 times and is valid for 30 days.
Promo code: TGCASINO
Minimal deposit: 25 CAD
Bonus valid for 30 days
100% WELCOME DEPOSIT BONUS (POKER)
Similar to the offer we covered above, this one is applicable to your first deposit. You can get a 100% bonus up to $1,000, however the difference here is that the minimum required deposit is $50. These bonus funds will be valid for 30 days.
TIGER GAMING MOBILE
There is no doubt that mobile optimization is the cornerstone of a good user experience and TigerGaming seems to have their house in order. Even though the design is generally nothing special from a visual standpoint – it does what it should, loads quickly and is easy to follow. Older devices should have no issues using the mobile website thanks to a couple of additional things “under the hood”. Most static page elements will be cached by your browser, this approach allows you to significantly save traffic and reduce loading times.
The betting section will allow you to quickly shift between different sports and events in just several taps or clicks. Markets are arranged within different categories, so you will only see what you selected yourself. In most cases we can consider this to be an advantage. When you pick a selection you want to bet on, the betslip appears on the same page, so you aren’t redirected anywhere to place your bet.
To sum things up, despite going above and beyond in terms of visual design – Tiger Gaming has a decent and fast mobile betting platform, suitable for most mobile devices out there.
TIGER GAMING 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 Tiger Gaming’s online sports betting section looks like.
The desktop version of Tiger Gaming does seem to have a somewhat “old school” look to it. We aren’t exactly sure if that is intentional or whether it is a result of them not updating it, however let’s put that aside for now.
Functionality-wise their website has most things you would expect a betting site to have, so they don’t fall short compared to their competitors. You can choose your preferred odds format, see the most popular picks and filter out markets based on their outcomes and types.
The live betting section comes with a scoreboard, where you can see some basic score information. Additional features don’t appear to be available – you don’t have access to league standings, overall team stats or a timeline of the game. This could be TigerGaiming’s improvement area, since most well-known betting operators have that available.
TIGER GAMING AFFILIATE PROGRAM
Tiger Gaming also has an affiliate program, where pretty much anyone can earn real money. As any other similar program, it will require you to refer new players and will pay you a certain share from the revenue your players will generate.
HOW IT WORKS?
If you want to take part in the affiliate program, first of all you will need to submit an application. Follow the link below to TigerGaming’s affiliate web page, here you will need to fill out and submit a registration form. Don’t worry if you won’t get a response on the same day, as it may take a couple of days for the affiliate team to review your application. You will receive an email notification as soon as your application is approved. Now you are all set – log in using your new credentials to get your affiliate links. Share your registration links with other people and get paid. If you have a personal blog related to sports betting or sports in general, that might be a good place to start.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS TIGER GAMING LEGIT?
Yes, it is. Tiger Gaming have been around for more than 20 years and they certainly have their act together. They hold a valid 5536/JAZ Curacao license, which you can always check directly with the regulator.
HOW TO REGISTER AT TIGER GAMING?
The registration process is quick and straightforward. In fact, it is one of the easiest “regular” registrations we’ve seen so far. Just follow the registration link and you will be taken to tigergaming.com – once you are there, press the registration button and fill out the registration form.
Their registration form consists of just several basic questions and some contact details. As soon as you submit the form – you are good to go. There is no need to confirm to verify anything at this stage, you can just start betting straight away.
DOES TIGER GAMING HAVE A SPORTSBOOK WELCOME BONUS?
The answer is – no. Tiger Gaming don’t currently offer any bonuses for newly registered sportsbook players. Bonuses are only applicable to the casino and poker sections of their website.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT?
The minimum deposit you can make with Interac is $25. The same applies to most other deposit methods.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL?
The minimum withdrawal you can request with Interac is $25. In general, the amount may vary depending on the payment instrument of your choice.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?
The minimum allowed stake is $1.
DO I NEED TO VERIFY MY CONTACT INFORMATION?
You don’t need to verify anything upon registration, you can start betting immediately. Your contact details will have to be verified before requesting a withdrawal.
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.