Soccabet is a bookmaker that provides land-based, remote, mobile application gambling services to bettors. Wingatebet Ghana Limited owns the bookmaker. It was established in 2015, and like all new businesses, it started rough but seemed to be recovering in recent times. It is a fairly small and new bookmaker, but it offers sports betting options, poker, slots, and other casino events. Likewise, players can place wagers on virtual sports, greyhound and horse racing wagering as well as motorcycle racing. For a sportsbook that started about five years ago, Soccabet is doing fairly well for itself with the number of services and markets it offers to users.
As an offline bookmaker, Soccabet has over 60 shops in Accra, Ghana, where users can place their bets if they do not wish to use the mobile website (mobile.soccabet.com) or the Soccabet application for Android users. Soccabet has a fairly easy registration process, and the only stringent demand is a Ghanaian mobile number. But this site has been criticized for its lack of a registration bonus and a deposit bonus for players. Unlike some other bookmakers, Soccabet's two promotional offers are quite a disadvantage, especially for players who rely on bonuses and free bets. Here is everything we know about Soccabet.
Legal Status by Country
Soccabet has no gaming license to operate or offer gambling services to players. As such, it is illegal for users in countries where the law states that online gambling corporations must operate with their licenses. Soccabet is illegal in the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Some provinces in Canada
It is legal in most African countries as their gambling laws about licenses do not cover online gambling.
The Sportsbook website's registration process is a fairly easy one requiring users to only input personal data such as their first and last names, DOB, and an active Ghanaian phone number, preferred username, and password. Users will also be mandated to tick a box to verify that they are of the legal gambling age. There is also a reCAPTCHA check to confirm that a human and not a robot is about to be registered on the bookmaker»s website. To sign up, users must fill the boxes then click on the register. This automatically opens a Soccabet account for such a player. On subsequent visits, players will need to log in using their username and password.
The site also has an option beside the username space to confirm that another person has not previously taken the inputted username. Registration on Soccabet is one of the bookmaker's merits.
To register on Soccabet, bettors will provide:
- Their full names
- Date of birth
- A valid Ghanaian phone number
- Username (should not have been previously picked by an existing user)
- Confirmation that they are at least 18 years
- Confirmation that they are not robots
Markets and Betting Lines
The bookie gives registered users the chance to wager at 17 sports represented by icons on the homepage of mobile.soccabet.com. Users can bet on popular sports such as Football, Tennis, American Football, and Basketball. The website concentrates more on football betting just like its name suggests, and users have the chance to place a wager on leagues from dozens of countries around the world.
The football menu opens up selections from leagues in England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Argentina, and other countries. African countries are also not left out. Bettors can place wagers on football matches in African countries such as Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda.
The Ghana-based bookmaker also gives a fairly impressive number of sporting lines and markets for each of the available soccer leagues. For the English Premier League alone, there are over 180 markets for wagerers to place bets on. There are also submarkets for bettors to place bets on. Both teams to score (BTTS), the number of odd or even goals, and the highly preferred Asian Handicap are some of the submarkets available on Soccabet.
The margins on Soccabet are fairly high. It is one of the few things that the site proudly boasts of. The multiplications of the odds on the site is an average of 104.5% for games in the major English and Spanish Football Leagues. For a bookmaker of its size, the site offers fair betting odds, but that might not completely make up for its lack of deposits and welcome bonuses.
The available sports on Soccabet are:
- Ice Hockey
- American Football
- Table Tennis
Another big draw of Soccabet is its live Betting offerings. Bettors are not deprived of the Live Betting Section on the bookmaker's site as they have access to more than 5,000 Live matches on all 17 sports that Soccabet offers. The in-play betting menu gives a list of available live matches at specific times. The event view also shows an expansion under each match, which states live updates and stats match progress.
Soccabet also has a 'MultiView« icon, which allows users to view live updates and stats from different matches at once. This feature is popular amongst bettors who prefer to use the accumulator betting feature to place bets on several games. The »MultiView' feature is a relatively new invention that is not offered in many popular international online gambling bookmakers sites. Bettors get a whole lot of convenience as they view the updates of all their matches at once.
The site, however, does not offer live streaming of matches. This sort of dampens the mood in bettors who wish to make money and still be a part of the games. The Soccabet website also has a cash-out feature for bettors. Meaning at any point, a player can decide to collect whatever winning he has available if things are not looking favorable.
And the Live Betting feature bettors can enjoy:
- Over 6000 live matches monthly
- Live updates and stats on games in progress
- The multiView feature allows players to view updates from multiple games
- Fairly decent graphics
- Cash-out Services
Unfortunately, Soccabet does not provide a live streaming service for live matches.
With no deposit bonus, welcome bonus, or a no deposit bonus (NDB), Soccabet surely tanks in the bonus front. Players who wish to bet have to do so with their bills.
Mobile Application Review
The bookmaker's mobile application for Android is available for download on mobile.soccabet.co. or m.apkpure.com. It has been designed to work on only Android devices. The application has acceptable points and bad points. It is almost as exhaustive as the Soccabet website regarding features and quite simple to use. Unlike the site, which is available in five languages -- English, French, Turkish, Greek, and Latvian, the Soccabet mobile application is available only in English.
Users have also complained about some of the faults of the app. For example, you have to login every time you wish to use the mobile app. This is quite an inconvenience for users working and can only bet for short periods throughout the day. The application also malfunctions sometimes as it shuts down on its own even while bettors are still trying to place wagers. The graphics interface which shows live updates for live matches is also unavailable. If you still wish to download it, you will need 17 MB of storage on your phone.
Mobile App Review in Summary
- 17 MB storage needed
- It offers similar services to the website
- It is available only in English
- It doesn't show live updates, unlike the website
- Requires users to log in on every use
Casinos, Poker, and Other Activities
Soccabet provides other services apart from sports betting. Bettors can place bets on casino games such as poker, slots, roulette, blackjack, bingo, video poker, baccarat, craps, keno, and dice duels. Also available are virtual sports such as virtual football, virtual horse racing, virtual greyhound racing, and virtual tennis. The virtual sports section has an in-built live streaming feature, unlike the live betting menu. Some of the games are coordinated by live dealers that bettors can interact with.
Services available are:
- Slot games;
- Video Poker;
- Jackpot Games;
- Scratch Cards;
- Dice Duels;
Bettors can make payments and withdraw funds on Soccabet using a variety of mediums. This is another area where the bookmaker is considered fairly decent. The sportsbook allows deposits through four mediums, transfers via banks, credit cards, purchases of prepaid cards, and payment through designated agents. Deposits reflect almost immediately in players' accounts, unlike withdrawals, which take about 5 weekdays. When depositing money on Soccabet via bank transfers, bettors are limited to a maximum of €5000 and a minimum of €50. If a depositor wishes to use credit cards, Soccabet accepts deposits between €20 and €2000.
On the other hand, withdrawals can be made via two channels -- credit cards and bank transfers. When a bettor wishes to make withdrawals via credit cards, Soccabet limits the amount to at least €30. The bookmaker pegs withdrawals using bank transfers to begin at a minimum of €50. The bookmaker does not state a maximum amount for withdrawals either through transfers or credit cards. However, it does stipulate that any bettor who wishes to withdraw €2300 or more might have to tender their identity card for proper verification. This is a fair policy considering the amount involved. Bettors with issues depositing or withdrawing funds from Soccabet are urged to contact the bookmaker at [email protected]
|Deposits||Bank Transfers||Credit cards||Prepaid cards||Direct to agents||Minimum of €20/€50||Maximum of €2000/€5000|
|Withdrawals||Bank Transfers||Credit cards||Minimum of €30/€50||No maximum stipulated|
Deposits can be made through:
- Credit cards (VISA and MasterCard)
- Bank Transfers
- Prepaid cards
- Designated agents
Withdrawals can be made through:
- Credit cards
- Bank Transfers
Email support: [email protected] or [email protected]
The phone number for calls:
0554 435 260
0556 592 692
0275 666 102
0501 580 824
0540 120 340
0243 400 303
Facebook: Soccabet Ghana
Twitter and Instagram @soccabet
The bookmaker also has 24/7 live chat support accessible via its website.
Bonuses and Free Bets
The Accra-based bookmaker does not give its users very much on the promo level, and it has no fixed free bets for wagerers. However, the bookmaker has two promotional offers that give users a value for their money -- Socca Bonus and Socca Chance. Both offers are only open to Acca bets. You might not get a free bet, but with Socca Bonus, you will increase winnings on accumulator bets. For bets with 2-4 selections, bettors receive an increased bonus of 3%, 10% bonus on 5-10 selections, and 50% bonus on selections between 21-24. Each of the selections must have minimum odds of 1.3.
Socca Chance is a kind of money back program. Bettors who place bets on at least ten matches will get a 300% bonus on the initial stake if one of the games is lost. Socca Chance also mandates users to place bets on games that have minimum odds of 1.3.
One of the first things bettors look out for when choosing an online bookmaker is its available bonuses and promotional offers. On that front, Soccabet does not have much to offer. The site offers neither a welcome bonus nor a deposit bonus or any free bets. It does, however, have two promotional offers for accumulator bets. There is also no live stream of matches, but users will get live updates and stats. The payout process is also fairly simple and straightforward.
- MultiView for Acca Games
- Deposit Limit to curb excessive spending
- No welcome bonus
- No live stream of Live Matches
- No VIP Program
- No license
- No Deposit Bonus