One word we’d use to describe EnergyBet is prideful. They’re efficient and get straight to the point, despite not having the biggest of followings. They work under the realms of the UK and Malta, with a few particularly intriguing features that you won’t see in many other places, which we’ll get onto later.
We’d argue that EnergyBet does indeed have a certain ‘jump off the page’ appeal to it, and as you can imagine, there are likely a series of puns to go along with that.
Whilst things can be considered a little bit plain unless you go searching for certain sports, we definitely like the colour scheme which is more important than you might think. Like many other bookmakers in their position they don’t exactly have the most imaginative branding in the world in terms of the interface, but all of that can be fixed in time.
A good range of sports markets are important and you shouldn’t let anyone convince you otherwise, with EnergyBet having some really dynamic selections. Also, they have a feature which allows you to see which of the sports have bets available within one hour, three hours and 24 hours.
Available markets: football, basketball, ice hockey, tennis, volleyball, handball, baseball, American football, special bets, TV shows & movies, Oscar, MMA, boxing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, alpine skiing, speedway, snooker, darts, many eSports games, Formula 1, cycling, futsal, rugby league, rugby union, Aussie rules, Eurovision, cricket, chess, floorball, Gaelic football, hurling, NASCAR, netball, politics, bandy, surfing, table tennis, water polo and squash.
The EnergyShop is also one of our favourite components of the site, as you can earn EnergyPoints through playing games which translate into being able to buy merch (or get free spins on games). Also, EnergyWorld gives you a more personal attachment to the site which is always a great touch.
EnergyBet, currently based in Malta, is officially licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. In addition to that, they are also licensed to provide gambling services to those outside the UK courtesy of a B2C Licence from the Malta Gaming Authority.
18+. The UK only. Available for new players who have registered at EnergyBet after 31.08.2020 and valid only for their first qualifying Sportsbook bet. Cash stakes only. Min. £10 deposit required. Min. total odds of 3/4. Min. odds for each selection 1/4. Bonus amount £10. Bonus funds to be wagered 1x on odds of 4/5 or higher. Bets placed for both sides, with the same outcome and for the same event, will be disqualified. Virtual Sports bets do not qualify. Cashed out bets do not qualify. Other T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org. Please bet responsibly.
The minimum deposit amount per transaction is €10 – or the equivalent in other currencies you may be using. The maximum deposit amount is dependent on your payment method. VISA, Maestro and MasterCard cards are all accepted, although withdrawal restrictions are in place for the latter. The minimum withdrawal amount is €20 (or currency equivalent), and the maximum is a huge €5,000.
Their numbers for social media are in line with a lot of their immediate rivals, with 3,950 Twitter followers and 1,500 Facebook likes. However, they really do seem to struggle to bring in any major activity courtesy of these two accounts, which feels like a department they could really work on.
The 25% Acca Bonus Net and ‘Get 100% Odds Boost’ promotions are on display immediately upon heading to the registration screen, which is always a good sign. Upon registering they ask for your home address as well as your phone number, with the most intriguing aspect being their currency selections. You can pick from CAD, EUR, GBP, HUF, NOK, PLN, RUB and USD.
They say you often don’t get points for trying, but in this case, it can certainly go a long way for EnergyBet. They really seem to double down on all of the elements they’re good at (such as the app and World/Shop), whilst dropping the ball when it comes to actual interaction with their customers.
They’ve got the infrastructure of a company that is doing all of the right things, but we’d suggest a spruce up in terms of their image could be in order. The basics are all there, but they’re very paint by numbers and if it wasn’t for their ‘puns’ so to speak or colour scheme, they may not draw in as much attention.
We’d recommend them for use without a shadow of a doubt, but as is the case with most bookmakers, they definitely aren’t perfect.
Pros and Cons
- They’ve got a really efficient mobile app
- EnergyWorld and EnergyShop are both great creations
- Easy and entertaining in-play functions
- Non-unique elements regarding odds and interface
- Poor interaction on social media
- Occasional difficulties with deposits and withdrawals