UPDATE: We received a well founded complaint about Bet2U refusing to pay a customer, and Bet2U refused to respond to our multiple e-mails, so as of November 9th, 2019, we can`t recommend them anymore. Review stands, we don`t shy away from it, but if you are at risk of not being paid, we delimit ourselves from them!
Bet2u.com is a young bookmaker which is licensed, authorized and regulated by the government of Curacao. With three years of expertise in the online market under their belt, Bet2u pride themselves with a safe and secure gambling environment, using modern SSL protocols and firewalls to maintain privacy of personal details and transactions. For this reason you will need to verify your account before betting, sending a copy of your ID and an address-proving document (like an utility bill).
Website and welcome bonus
The website uses a Betconstruct software, which is pretty fast and responsive and should also be pretty easy to use by beginners. Sometimes you have to scroll a lot to find certain bets so it`s far from perfect, but overall it`s a decent layout which will not interfere with your betting experience.
Bet2u welcomes you with an excellent 100% bonus up to 100 Eur on your first deposit, but you need to make sure to send them an e-mail requesting the bonus before placing any bets. You can place bets after sending the e-mail. Also account verification will be needed. List of countries eligible for the bonus ↗.
Rollover requirements for the bonus are pretty harsh, as you need to rollover the bonus amount 14 times on odds 2.00 or higher in space of only 14 days. However, this is pretty common for good bonuses in this day and age – so, while it is definitely a downside, I wouldn`t say it`s a huge one.
Bet2u also runs a couple of nice promotions like 25% cashback if you lose 1×2 bets on certain Champions League or Premier League matches, or random freebets awarded to active users. There`s also a free quiz a few times per week, in which you need to correctly guess the outcome of 6, 8 or 10 predetermined events and you will get your account credited with freebets. Link to the quiz is in the top left of Bet2u`s website.
Odds, limits and betting coverage
I have calculated an average payout percentage around 94.5% (1×2 markets) for big events like the big football competitions, which is sensibly above average. The percentage drops to about 90% for lower level competitions like tennis challengers, which is still not a bad return. Handicap margins are usually around 1.85 – 1.85, which is not very good. Overall, it`s safe to say odds at Bet2u are good, maybe slightly above average.
Bet2u insists you can bet up to 5000 Eur on an event, although that`s probably true for the top events, and limits are likely progressively smaller for less popular sports and matches. They insist they have increased their limits on lower events as well, and that they are above average.
The betting coverage is extensive, with around 35 sports on offer, including the likes of Speedway or Surfing. They cover all kinds of lower level competitions, from Tennis ITF’s to the El Salvador basketball league, so you should find pretty much any event you like. In terms of betting types, big events like the Champions League have about 200 of betting options attached, including a wide array of asian handicaps and under/overs. Lesser events are decently covered, but nothing special.
It`s also worth noting that Bet2u has a top E-sports coverage, with more than 10 E-sports available to bet on, and there are also plenty of special bets from politics or various kinds of entertainment.
Live betting, mobile betting
There`s a good variety of events on Bet2u`s live betting platform. On a casual Saturday night at 01:00 GMT, the time when I`m writing this, there are about 50 games on offer, including Tennis ITF’s, women`s volleyball from Argentina or E-Sports. Betting options are pretty much the same you will get pre-match. The platform itself is nice and responsive, but there is no live streaming.
The interface for mobile betting is nice, not better or worse than most other bookmakers. It`s fast and well structured, so not much more to add here.
Banking and customer support
It`s safe to say banking options at Bet2u are a bit limited. You can only deposit through Credit / Debit Card, Skrill and Netteller, while the withdrawal options are the same, plus Bank Wire transfer. Minimum deposit is 20 Eur and there are no commissions attached to either depositing or withdrawing. The most you can withdraw at one time is 10.000 Eur.
Contact options include an English e-mail address available 24/7 (which I tested a couple of times and proved reliable, with responses coming within 24h as advertised), a telephone number in English and a FAQ section, but that`s it. No live chat.
Bet2u Sportsbook review summary
I would recommend Bet2u for a beginner, a big part of that being their welcome bonus and excellent promotions. However, their decent odds and wide betting coverage can make them a good option for anybody. E-sports bettors should also be thrilled with the coverage of this sport.
Although I`m not too sure on their limits and handicapping on less popular events (banking options must also be improved), I feel Bet2u does enough things right to warrant a 3.5 star rating. They are a safe and secure bookie which showed ambition to progress and improve recently, they don`t have glaring weaknesses in important departments, so they are fine in my book.