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XBet.ag is a combination casino/sportsbook that emphasizes its players from the United States. You’ll find the best in NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB opportunities as well as plenty of soccer and international markets.
For casino players, you have access to a Betsoft-powered casino, and no additional registration is required. Your one XBet account is all you need to take advantage of the sportsbook, casino, and 45-track racebook.
XBet boasts 48-hour payment approvals and bitcoin is the top choice for quick and fee-free transfers with the lowest imposed limits.
I know that bonuses are essential to many online players and XBet doesn’t leave anyone out of the equation. There is a separate sportsbook and new player offers, as well as continuous reload rewards for sports punters.
It doesn’t matter if you stick to your PC or laptop or you prefer the mobility of your tablet and smartphone; you’ll get the same quality user experience and easy to access betting opportunities.
Who Can Play at XBet.ag?
XBet.ag is owned by Duranbah Limited and is licensed by the Curaçao eGaming Commission. Its sister sites include mybookie.ag and MYBCasino.ag.
The terms and conditions don’t explicitly spell out geographic areas that are welcome and exempt, so it’s up to you to know if you live in a region that allows for online gambling. I can tell you that US players are a target market of this provider, something that you’ll find obvious when I get to the limited banking choices.
US players need to be 21 or older. In other areas, 18 is the benchmark for registration.
The casino is powered solely by Betsoft Gaming. So, you won’t find a huge variety of slot jackpot progressive favorites, especially the millionaire makers offered by Microgaming or NetEnt.
Many players do enjoy the BetSoft collection, though, and there are some familiar titles like Rook’s Revenge, Good Girl Bad Girl, and Mr. Vegas.
The Good Stuff
When it comes to betting sites, operators are all over the board. Some offer relatively quick payments to players, and some can drag out the process for weeks on end. If you’re a winner, whether it’s $100 or $1,000, you’re anxious to get that cash in your hand. It doesn’t do you any good to keep it stored on a remote website. A 48-hour payment turnaround is beneficial to customers who are excited to reap the benefits of their successful gambling venture.
The Best in American Sports (and others too!)
The top of the sports menu features all the major sports important to US punters. It doesn’t stop there, though. You’ll find some unique prop bets that range from Religion to Entertainment. The highest-ranking e-sports teams are also represented. Or, if you prefer international matches, you’re covered there as well.
Responsive Customer Service
Not only is the customer service department available by phone, email or live chat, but it’s responsive and provides thorough answers to any question or issue that may arise. I clocked a five-second response time in the live chat area and, it’s a rare occurrence to receive a complete reply, but I did!
The Bad Stuff
$100 Minimum Withdrawal and High Fees
XBet.ag may boast 48-hour payment approvals, but most of them will cost you. You can’t even request a cash out if you don’t have at least $100 that can be withdrawn. Bitcoin is the only method of payment that you won’t be charged anything for. Bitcoin also provides the fastest turnarounds for payouts. The other choices are e-Checks or Bank Wires, and then you’re looking at anywhere from $30 to $200 in fees to receive your profits.
XBet sticks to welcome bonuses and a rollover provision for sports bettors, and that’s probably for the best. The casino new player offer mandates a 50 times wagering requirement that applies to both the bonus and real money deposit. If you don’t meet it merely using your bonus funds, the obligation rolls over to your cash. Rollover compliance is mandatory before anything can be cashed out from the betting account.
The casino is relatively small with only 175 combined games and just over 100 available for mobile play. There isn’t a Live Casino, but nearly 30 table games that cover the gamut. Video Poker players will be pleasantly surprised (that is until they pull out their smartphone) as 28 video poker selections are also offered, but only one on smartphones or tablets.
Using just one software provider is limiting, but those dedicated Betsoft players will appreciate the available titles. Newbies will also find plenty from which to choose with exciting 3D slots, plenty of table and video poker titles, and a few specialty games rounding out the assortment.
As this is a smaller casino, sorting options aren’t essential, which is good because you won’t find them. The one helpful tool that is incorporated into the gaming area is a left side menu of Featured Games, so you can access them with one click.
Although slots are primarily transferable to the mobile casino, table games only offer eight variations to players on the go, whereas there are 28 options when you access the full website. Without a live casino, all table game punters are relegated to the central area. But, every traditional game is covered, and there are a few more fun variations like Poker 3 and 21 Burn Blackjack in the mix.
- Multi-Hand Blackjack
- American Blackjack
- Poker 3 Head Up Hold ‘em
- Ride ‘M Poker
- 21 Burn Blackjack
- Pai Gow Poker
- Draw High Low
- VIP European Roulette
- Super 7 Blackjack
- Pirate 21 Blackjack
- VIP American Roulette
- 3 Card Rummy
- Single Deck Blackjack
- Caribbean Poker
- American Roulette
- Triple Edge Poker
- Red Dog
- Oasis Poker
- Zoom Roulette
- Pontoon Blackjack
- Top Card Trumps
The slot banks are divided up into two main types with 69 “3D Slots” and then the generic “Slots” designation in separate menu items. The 3D Slots are the ones that may be the most recognizable to you. They’re the more technologically advanced games with plot lines or interactive bonus rounds and better graphics. They take longer to play due to the little “extras.”
Slot purists seem to gravitate more to the traditional slots that get right to the heart of the gaming action. These are the ones that more closely resemble the original games from years past. XBet provides 42 regular slot games, and all of them can be played in mobile format while 53 of the 69 3D versions transfer over.
- The Slotfather Part II
- Kawaii Kitty
- Sin City Nights
- Mega Glam Life
- At the Copa
- The Tipsy Tourist
- Rook’s Revenge
- Greedy Goblins
- The Slotfather
- Under the Bed
- True Illusions
- A Night in Paris
- Good Girl Bad Girl
- Under the Sea
- It Came From Venus!
- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
- Weekend in Vegas
- Sugar Pop!
- Frankenslots Monster
- Paco Popping Peppers
- 2 Million BC
- The Exterminator
- A Christmas Carol
- …and 45 others
- Cretaceous Park
- Hollywood Reels
- Fruit Loot
- Slot Monsters
- Kung Fu Cash
- High Noon Saloon
- Cash Detective
- Twisted Fairytales
- Vegas III
- Reels of Rome
- Treasure of the Nile
- Big Top Circus
- Eastern Promises
- Slot Contraption Game
- Money Machine
- Secret Agent
- Abandoned Park
- Jumbo Joker
- After Night Falls
- Safari Sam
- Madder Scientist
- Blood Eternal
- …and 18 others
If you’re a dedicated video poker player, like I am, then you’ll be excited to find out that 28 games are hosted in the XBet casino. However, 27 of them magically disappear when you opt to use your smartphone or tablet instead of your main computer. The mobile version carries one lonely Deuces Wild game.
Like the Table Games section, Video Poker offerings cover the basics but then shake things up a bit with a few fun twists.
- Five Draw Poker
- Joker Poker
- Double Bonus Poker
- Bonus Deuces
- Bonus Poker Multi Hand
- Jacks or Better Multi Hand
- Double Jackpot Poker
- Deuces Wild
- All American Video Poker
- Split Way Royal
- 10s or Better
- Bonus Deluxe Multi Hand
- Joker Poker Multi Hand
- Bonus Deluxe
- Aces and Faces Poker
- Double Bonus
- All American Multi Hand
- Deuces and Jokers Poker
- Double Joker Poker
- Bonus Poker
- Jacks or Better
- Double Bonus Multi Hand
- Deuces Wild Pyramid Poker
- Deuces Wild Multi Hand
There may only be six games in the specialty or “other games” section, but some players gravitate to keno, scratch cards, and the virtual games hosted by XBet, so it’s a real benefit even to have a small section of alternatives.
- Instant Keno
- Traditional Keno
- Keno Jackpot
- Virtual Racebook 3D
Just as with the banking, there will be no doubt to you that this is primarily a book that targets US players. Football (aka soccer) is not the highlight. Instead, American Football and other American sports take top billing. Yes, you’ll still find plenty of soccer markets, but they’re not at the top of the list like you’d see on many competitor sites.
The XBet Menu:
- NCAA Football
- NCAA Basketball
- Boxing and MMA
- Motor Sports
- Horse Racing
- International Basketball
- Business and Politics
- International Hockey
- Special Wagers
Religion caught my eye, but it only featured one bet: “next Pope specials.”
Unlike other books I’ve reviewed, there are no totals of betting markets posted in the main left side menu. It’s handy for punters to see how comprehensively each sport is covered, but you have to go into each menu and then scroll through a list of current opportunities.
In-play betting is also available, although it’s comparatively limited. When I checked in, there were a few options for NBA and NHL, but that was the extent of things.
One standout feature I noticed is a news feed that detailed the boxing and soccer picks of the week. You have that information right at your fingertips without having to navigate away. But, if you want to know more, there’s a handy link to the sportsbook news archive.
Horse Racing has a separate area all to itself on xbet.ag, but it’s also included in the sportsbook for convenience. Race bettors can find opportunities on 45 harness, quarter, and thoroughbred tracks in North America with the upcoming races front and center for a quick submission.
If you’re a punter who’s hopped aboard the relatively new e-sports train or you want to give it a try, you can bet on League of Legends, CS:GO, Starcraft 2, and Overwatch.
If you don’t gravitate to traditional or e-sports, you’ll find entertainment like the Grammys, the 2020 Presidential Elections, and current affairs like where Amazon will build its next headquarters. You won’t find that one just anywhere!
Now, let’s talk about money. The one big thing that I noticed about this particular bookmaker is that its limits are quite high when you compare them to other similar sites. A minimum $8 bet is required if you stake it online. If you call in, you have to come up with at least $25. The maximum is $1,000 online,and no maximum is set for phone bets.
Whether you use your PC or laptop or you stick with your smartphone or tablet, you’ll have an easy to use betting interface with a straightforward process. I reviewed everything on my iPad and found the platform to be ideal for mobile bettors.
The bonus section is straightforward. There’s one signup (welcome) bonus for the sportsbook, one for the casino, and then a reload reward for sports bettors. The stipulations are different for the casino and book, but they’re both relatively steep.
I want to get into the wagering requirements and bonus rules before the actual offers because I think it’ll be helpful for you to know the ins and outs of the programs first.
Let’s start with the Casino bonus. The rollover for the advertised 100% deposit match welcome gift is a whopping 50 times. If that’s not bad enough, it applies to BOTH the deposit and the bonus amount. Let me put that into financial perspective. If you deposit $100 and receive $100, you have to play the combined $200 through for a total of 50 times. That’s $10,000 in wagering.
By the way, that $100 plus $100 scenario is realistic, as you do have to transfer in a minimum of $100 to take advantage of the new player offer.
Furthermore, you can’t play craps, video poker, baccarat, sic bo, pai gow poker, roulette, or in the live casino to offset your wagering requirement. That leaves you with slot games.
I hate to do this to you, but we have to take things one-step further here. If you opt to receive a bonus and you lose it entirely while attempting to comply with the rollover, you are still obligated to complete the wagering requirement before you can cash out anything.
That rule applies to both the casino offer and the sportsbook bonus as well.
The Sportsbook bonus also has a rollover that is publicized to be between 5 and 15 times. You can only use it on straight wagers for major sporting events. And, again, you have to complete the playthrough before any payouts are approved.
Casino Welcome Bonus
- 100% up to $300
- 50X Rollover on Deposit and Bonus combined
- Minimum Deposit of $100 Required
Sportsbook Welcome Bonus
- 100% up to $300
- 5-15X Rollover on Major Sports (straight wagers)
- Minimum Deposit of $100 Required
Reload Bonus – Sportsbook Only
- 50% up to $250
- 5-15X Rollover on Major Sports (straight wagers)
- Minimum Deposit of $50 Required
Aside from these consistent deposit match rewards, XBet doesn’t offer any other promotions to its players: at least not across the board. You may receive customized rewards via email invitation, but the above three are the only standard bonus offers.
When you’re ready to make a deposit, there’s a clearly defined menu posted for you. It outlines all of the options, minimums, maximums, and other details.
Payouts, on the other hand, are a different story. There isn’t a list nor any publicized fees or additional pertinent information. I contacted the customer service department for some answers, and I can see why these details are hidden. There are some significant fees imposed for withdrawals.
Before I get into those charges and conditions, let me just say that it’s apparent that XBet targets Americans. Just look at the list of deposit options. You won’t find e-wallets or prepaid options like paysafecard that most internationally-servicing betting sites offer to their players.
Bitcoin is a good alternative for players from the United States as it eliminates the uncertainty of getting transfers approved. Additionally, bitcoin is the only withdrawal method that is void of imposed charges for its use.
As far as deposits, you’re looking at a $45 minimum for Visa or Mastercard use. But, if you are interested in accepting the welcome bonus, you have to up that to $100 to qualify.
For other payment methods, Bitcoin comes in the lowest with just a $25 requirement. Everything else increases to $100 for ACH and Person to Person transfers. If you opt for a Bank Wire, be prepared to shell out $2000 because you can’t transfer any less.
Withdrawals start at $100 which is extremely high, but as a site that services US players, it’s not entirely uncommon.
Those fees that I mentioned that were provided by the customer service department are $30 to $60 for e-checks, and bank wires will run you anywhere from $100 to $200. My advice? Stick to bitcoin.
There is a 48-hour pending/approval period before your payment is sent on to your financial services provider.
All withdrawal requests need to be made by phone through a customer service agent. Email requests aren’t allowed.
Depending on your individual situation with the deposit method you used and the bonuses you accepted, your payout request could be subject to an additional “up to 30 days” holding period.
- Bank Wire
- Person to Person
- Phone Transfer
- Bank Wire
I was unable to locate a VIP club or a traditional player loyalty program on XBet.ag.
The XBet Customer Service department does offer the big three when it comes to contact methods:
- Live Chat
I used the live chat to obtain information on withdrawal fees and received an immediate answer. I’m so used to contacting customer service agents who don’t completely answer questions or disconnect me from the chat when I ask something they don’t want to answer.
It was refreshing to actually conclude a live chat session within two minutes, walking away with all of the information that I was seeking.
XXBet Customer Service Department
- Phone: (844) 377-9238
- Email: [email protected]
- Live Chat: available
Would I Play at XBet?
I can see how many US players would appreciate the XBet sportsbook and how Betsoft casino players would be happy to pull up their favorite slots or other games. The betting opportunities are diverse, and one player account allows for access to all areas of the operation.
What concerns me is the banking end of things. While 48-hour payouts is an appealing benefit for most, the limited options plus the relatively high fees detract from the positive perception. Sticking to bitcoin does help the situation as the additional charges are eliminated from the equation. However, there’s still a $100 minimum withdrawal that can be much too high for some recreational bettors.
The bonuses also raise a few red flags. The high 50 times rollover that pulls the deposit into the equation along with the bonus funds creates a challenging scenario for players who want to reap some benefit from this type of value-add.
Creative promotional offers like contests, drawings, and tournaments are also lacking.
The $8 minimum sports bet is at the high end of things, especially when you compare that to books that take $1 or even $0.10 stakes.
I did appreciate a quality customer service interaction. And, in the research that I conducted that included reviewing player feedback, most registered clients gave high marks to XBet, especially regarding the sportsbook.
This review was made by: LegitGamblingSites.com Rating: 4.13 out of 5