Established in 2011 and licensed in Curacao, BetInAsia is a leading betting brokerage service which allows you to bet at some of the best Asian bookmakers and exchanges with a single account. You usually need such a service in order to access the highly coveted Asian bookies, so BetInAsia is an excellent option for the serious punter, as it provides very high odds and liquidity, as well as ultra high limits! This is a professional betting environment we are talking about here.
BLACK, ORBITX, PENTA88, PS3838, TURF7, CITIBET and a Skype betting service are products accessible through BetInAsia. You will be able to access all of these from your BetInAsia account. Next, we shall focus on each of these seven services, and will end the analysis with the more general pieces of information, such as country restrictions, as well as our review summary and score.
BLACK, powered by MollyBet, is quite a special service. This is a betting / odds aggregator, a multi-bookie betting platform. At BLACK you will have the best odds on the market, imported from various bookmakers (more than 40), including the likes of Betfair, Matchbook, BETDAQ, SBOBET, Pinnacle, MaxBet, ISN and SingBet (SingBet can sometimes void bets without explanation, independent of BLACK). BLACK is acting as a single access point for all these markets.
Considering the above, you probably guessed that margins are almost zero and markets on each event are very diverse (pre-play and in-play). The betting coverage is maybe not as diverse as some regular bookies (not bad either with 12+ sports and lower leagues too), but this is not where you are going to go if you want to bet on Russian table tennis.
This kind of platform needs one thing above others, speed, and I was excited to see that BLACK is top notch. Your bets are matched immediately. It’s just like betting at a regular bookie or betting exchange. For what it’s worth they also have vast documentation and different tools to help you out.
You can bet as low as 5 Eur at BLACK, while the maximum amount is an aggregate of the highest limits on the market. Limits are very high, and you will not get restricted if you are a winning player. This aims to be a place for professional bettors and wants high turnover.
You can check out a tutorial for BLACK on BetInAsia’s Youtube channel. The channel is in fact useful to get familiar with the other brands and with BetInAsia as a whole.
ORBITX, operating since 2017, is a betting exchange running with Betfair’s software, so you get all the good that comes with that. Quite simply, it’s a Betfair whitelabel, and it’s just like trading there. Same betting coverage, same markets. See our betting exchange guide if you are unfamiliar.
The main difference, however, is that OrbitX has lower commissions. You get charged 3% on winning bets, which is basically half of what Betfair takes from you! As for liquidity (which was my main question and concern), it is fine. You can check out BetInAsia’s OrbitX tutorial on their YT channel.
PENTA88 Sportsbook claims to be best suited for professional bettors and aspiring semi-pros, and prides itself with the wide array of football betting markets (more than 1000 events per week). Margins are very slim and odds on asian handicaps are often the best you can find on the market, making PENTA88 an operator sought by arbitrage bettors. Like with all platforms presented in this review, limits are high.
PS3838 is a Pinnacle whitelabel which bases its business on the same model as Pinny: high odds, high limits, low margins, high volume. Launched in 1998, PS3838 covers plenty of sports and betting types, and it is a traditional option for many serious bettors. PS3838 accounts are only available through betting brokers like BetInAsia.
Turf7 is a low-commission niche betting exchange specialized on horse and greyhound racing, mostly from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.
Like Turf7, Citibet is an exchange focused on horses, harness and greyhounds. It has a more global coverage, with races from US, UK, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, among others.
For the pro punter, it allows you to place your bets via Skype to a trader. State your game, selection, stake and desired odds, and a trader will take care of it for you. This option allows for even higher limits. Skybe betting service explained.
Final words and BetInAsia review summary
There are a few things we haven’t touched so far in the review, like mobile betting or customer support. There’s not much to say, you would expect excellence in these departments form most operators, and BetInAsia surely does not disappoint. No issues here (although there is no dedicated mobile app – but the website is responsive). There are no welcome bonuses, since BetInAsia isn’t really aimed towards beginners, even if they are welcome and have no reason not to try the service.
There’s a minimum deposit / withdrawal limit of 100 Eur. Withdrawals are free for every 30 days, 2% applied on following withdrawals.
I generally don’t like to pump up a Sportsbook too much, but BetInAsia is something any serious punter should consider, and you can play around with it as a beginner too. This is a 5 star bookmaker / exchange, just like the likes of Pinnacle or Betfair, only here you get those (and others) in the same place. Try it out, see how fast you get paid (should be normal time, it’s definitely safe based on their reputation), build confidence and maybe you’ll come to make BetInAsia your betting service of choice. At the very least I would say it is worth considering.
Games / Poker / Casino: ✅ (at OrbitX)
Live Streaming: ✅
Deposits / withdrawals: Bank transfer, Visa / Mastercard, Skrill, NETELLER, ecoPayz, Jeton, MuchBetter, Rapid Transfer, Cashtocode, AstroPay and Crypto (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, USDC, USDT and Nano)
Country restrictions: USA, Sweden, UK, Turkey, Netherlands, France, Singapore