TempoBet Review – A Major Player in the European Sports Betting World 2020
TempoBet Sports was originally set up in 2008, primarily to serve punters in the Turkish and Eastern Mediterranean market, but have since moved to Malta where they have built up a considerable reputation in the European sports betting world. As well as sports betting, they also provide financial betting, casino, live casino, lottery and virtual betting options, but in this review, we will be focusing on their sportsbook product.
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In designing their site, TempoBet have clearly opted to forego the clutter and gimmicks that you find with some online sportsbooks. For a start, the user is welcomed with a simple screen giving you the choice of opening up the Sports or Live Betting section of the site.
The sportsbook itself is coloured in blue, white and grey, and laid out in a simple design, with a clear list of sports offered down the left of the page. Using this section of the sportsbook you can navigate by sport and then by country, followed by league, using a simple drop-down menu system, and there is also a search bar beneath the listings that gives you another option for finding the market or the event that you are looking for.
In the centre of the TempoBet home page, you will find details of live betting markets upcoming across a number of sports, along with the betting highlights that have proven particularly popular with TempoBet punters. And the betting slip is located on the centre right of the page, though it is minimised until you click on a selection.
In addition, TempoBet also offer an in-depth statistics section which provides information relating to all of the sports they cover. Punters have the chance to check out a range of relevant facts, including head to head form and scores, which is a handy tool to inform your betting decisions. The TempoBet site may not be as flashy as some in the industry, but it gives sports punters exactly what they need and is simple and effective to navigate.
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Registering with a new sportsbook can be a long-winded and frustrating business, but TempoBet appear to have streamlined the process considerably. To sign up, you simply have to click on the relevant Sign Up icon and fill in the registration form with just a few basic details. The whole thing can be accomplished in less than a minute, and there is customer support available 24/7 to help you if you get stuck.
The speed of the TempoBet Sign Up is great for punters who want to get stuck into betting straight away, but it is worth noting that the site does have the right to ask you for verification at any time, and this will involve uploading identify documents to validate your identity. This is part of the site’s commitment to ensuring that underage players don’t use it, and while it can be frustrating, it is a necessary part of betting with a reputable UK-licensed operator.
Reputably Licensed Site
TempoBet holds two licenses, the first with the Maltese gaming authorities, and the second with the UK Gambling Commission. Both of these bodies are among the strictest licensing organizations in the industry, which should provide reassurance for all sports punters.
The site is also linked with IBAS, the leading betting arbitration service, which provides a fast and effective way to resolve any disputes, and has also partnered with problem gambling organisations including GamAware and GamStop, which suggests that TempoBet take their responsibilities as a UK-licensed operator seriously.
Quirky Bonus Offers
At first glance, we weren’t sure what to make of the TempoBet Bonus Offer. While most of their competitors go out of their way to offer flashy Sign-Up promotions, the TempoBet Welcome Bonus is almost understated. New customers don’t get Free Bets or Deposit Match Bonuses, instead there is an offer of a holiday in Miami for all customers who wager more than €2,000 each month. Any user who hits that figure is automatically entered into a draw.
The site also provides regular Free Bets associated with major tournaments, and again, these are open to all users, not just newcomers. It is relatively brave for a site to choose to forego the familiar Welcome Bonus strategy, but the quirky nature of the main bonus offer certainly stands out from the crowd and will appeal to many punters.
Impressive Market Depth
While they don’t cover the same range of sports that you will find with some of the bigger names in the industry, TempoBet excel when it comes to market depth.
For example, they offer odds on football games from 37 countries and when it comes to English and German football in particular, their coverage is unmatched, extending as far as the seventh and eighth tiers of English football and German amateur competitions.
We have yet to come across a site with as many different football betting markets on offer. A week ahead of an English Premier League weekend, it is possible to find as many as 180 different markets on each game. That is more than twice as many than you will find with other mainstream bookmakers, and is more than enough to satisfy any football punter.
That impressive market depth also extends to other sports. For example, the TempoBet basketball and ice hockey coverage takes in eight countries, and for typical games in the NBA or NHL, the site will offer between 30 and 50 markets. When it comes to market variety, TempoBet have clearly opted for depth over breadth, and the result is extremely impressive.
Good Sports Coverage
We’ve already touched on the variety of sports that TempoBet cover, but although there are other sites that cover over 30 sports, the selection of 21 you will find with TempoBet covers all of the main option, from football to horse racing, along with speciality sports such as floorball, beach soccer and water polo, so there should be something for everyone.
Fast Betting Service
Making a bet with TempoBet is quick and easy, in fact, it is one of the quicker services we’ve come across online. As soon as you click on the selection of your choice, it appears in the Bet Slip on the right side of the page, from where you can enter your stake, combine your bets into accumulators, or add an each-way option. For added convenience, there is also a Quick Bet option, which is ideal if you need to make a bet in a hurry.
Informed Live Betting
TempoBet’s Live Betting service doesn’t include any live streaming footage, which means that we can’t rate it as one of the best in this category, although it is worth noting that relatively few sportsbooks are able to offer widespread live streaming.
What the site does offer is a clear and simple layout that makes it easy and fast to choose and make your bets during live events. In addition, the comprehensive stats service that covers most sports means that punters can do their research and make their bets without having to leave the site, which is particularly useful in the fast-moving world of live betting.
And the great depth of market that TempoBet offer for pre-event betting is replicated with their Live Betting service, so live betting fans will have plenty of opportunities to make their expertise count. Considered as a whole, the TempoBet Live Betting service is a solid and thoroughly user-friendly option that should suit most live betting punters.
TempoBet also perform strongly when it comes to payment options. In fact, it is possible to make deposits and withdrawals to the sites with Bank Transfer, Credit Card, Debit Card, Ecocard, Money Gram, NETeller, Paysafecard, Skrill, Speedcard, Ukash and Western Union. That’s a lot of options! Waiting times obviously vary, and are fastest for e-Wallet methods at around 48 hours.
Unlike with some sites, there are no excessive withdrawal or deposit fees and although the maximum and minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts vary according to the payment method used, they are in line with industry standards.
Optimised Mobile Site
- Established: 2003
- Company: Vivaro Limited Ltd.
- Licence: Available
- Live chat: Yes
- Email: tempobet.co.uk
- Customer support: 24/7
- Adress: Luxe Pavilion, 2nd level, Diamonds International Building, Portomaso, St Julian’s STJ 4010, Malta
There is no dedicated TempoBet mobile app, but this isn’t a significant oversight as the main site is fully optimised for mobile betting. If you use your mobile device to navigate to the site, it will automatically open on the mobile platform version, which functions smoothly and efficiently on any device and offers the same quick access to markets, account maintenance and live betting that you will find on the main desktop version.
It is no surprise to find that TempoBet offer a high level of security, as the terms of their UK licence require them to prioritise the integrity of their financial transactions and the safety of their customers’ information. The site employs the latest in SSL encryption technology, as well as robust firewalls, and complies with the strict EU laws on data protection.
Tempobet Customer Support is available on a 24/7 basis, which is important given that sports betting is a round-the-clock activity these days. So if you have a query about a bet on a Chinese basketball match at 04:00, you will be covered! The staff are professional, highly trained and friendly, and are fluent in many languages. hey can be contacted through an email address, online contact form or even in writing, should you wish. The lack of a telephone contact option will be a concern for some, but their responsive support service is still one of the best you will find in the industry.
- Ability to bet in-store
- Mobile App
- Variety of Markets
- Customer Care
- Easy Registration
- Bonus Offer
- Banking Options
- Loyalty Program
Conclusion: A Slick Site with Impressive Depth
TempoBet have clearly focused on providing industry-leading depth of market, combined with a high quality of customer service, delivered through a slick, user-friendly site, that works well on desktop or mobile. They don’t go in for gimmicks or flashy promotions, but they do offer an astonishing depth of market for the sports betting purist. If you are into sports betting, this is one site that you definitely should pay a visit to.