VitalBet describes itself as a ‘high end sports betting website’, and while it’s far from perfect, there are numerous reasons to recommend it. They are licensed by the Government of Curacao, and while the site is accessible to players in the UK, it is not licensed to provide its services to British players. The site was backed by Manny Pacquiao (a World Boxing champion), and the team is based in London.
VitalBet has a large catalogue of sports markets to choose from, giving you access to events in different leagues and tournaments around the world. The presentation is of a high standard throughout, with an easy-to-use menu making navigating the sports markets quick and simple. Just click or tap on the market you want to browse, and the various events currently taking place (or scheduled) will appear.
The in-play section focuses on events which are underway at the time of browsing, across all markets. You can place bets on the different games being played out regardless of when they began, just as you would a scheduled event.
VitalBet features a section dedicated entirely to eSports, incorporating tournaments based around the most popular competitive games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends. This is a growing field within the betting industry, and it’s great to see VitalBet embrace it so clearly. They provide a beginner’s guide to eSports too, which is a big help.
VitalBet is always striking to look at, thanks to the stark contrast between its white text and black background. Touches of red, yellow, and grey add further colour across every page, so data seems to jump off the screen. Though there’s a lot of detail on VitalBet’s pages, it never becomes cluttered or confusing.
As VitalBet is not focused solely on Bitcoin betting, its registration process is a little bit more complicated than at Bitcoin-only betting sites.
This may be somewhat off-putting to Bitcoin users who are familiar with greater privacy when signing up for services, as VitalBet requests more information than you might expect during the sign up stage.
You are asked to create a username and password (as is standard), but you must also provide your first name, your last name, date of birth, country, state or province, city, postal code, and address.
These are a lot of personal details to submit, and it does contrast with the anonymous structure associated with Bitcoin. However, VitalBet accommodates other forms of payment beyond Bitcoin, and incorporates comprehensive user-verification processes as a result.
You can register by clicking on the red ‘Register’ tab at the top right of the screen to start the sign-up process.
To make a deposit, you need to sign in and click / tap the ‘deposit’ button at the top right of the page, and submit the information requested (including the amount). The process for depositing and withdrawing Bitcoin to or from your VitalBet account is simple, requiring you to paste the address provided into your Bitcoin wallet (as standard).
The minimum Bitcoin deposit is 0.001 BTC, and there is no maximum limit imposed. VitalBet doesn’t provide much in the way of helpful information on their payment processes, which may be frustrating for newcomers who are using Bitcoin for online betting for the first time.
VitalBet is a Bitcoin betting site, and accommodates this cryptocurrency only. It accepts payments through standard methods, such as Visa and Skill.
VitalBet offers just two bonuses: their welcome package for new members, and a VIP bonus.
To qualify, you need to make a deposit of at least $10 or 10 EUR and enter a special bonus code. In return, you will get a 100% match on your first bet up to a maximum of $50 / 50 EUR.
Your first bet has to be of at least $10 / 10 EUR on single odds above 2.00, or cumulative bets with all single odds exceeding 2.00. Both winning and losing wagers can qualify for the welcome bonus, which is a fair addition.
The VIP bonus is awarded to specific players chosen by the management team, distributed as a single deposit is made. This is for no fixed amount, and can apply to either their sports or casino services.
VitalBet succeeds in providing an extensive sportsbook encompassing thousands of events across the globe, covering a diverse range of sports, and its emphasis on eSports is impressive. However, the long registration form, minimal promotions, and lack of helpful information on payment processes all count against it.