Hello, and welcome to our Volts Sports betting review. Volt Sports is the sportsbook arm of Volt Casino, here we will be looking at how effect their sportsbook is, and if it is up to the usual standards we have come to expect from bookmakers in the UK.
With Volt being first and foremost a casino, it is fair to assume that they are up to scratch with security, payments, licencing, and privacy, etc.
But what we want to find out for this review is how Volt Sports perform as a sportsbook, and if they have adequate betting markets? Are they competitive in the UK marketplace? And do they offer as many options as the mainstream UK bookies do? Please read on, as we've taken a good look for you.
Volt Casino and Sports are operated by Fair Play Bets Limited, who are licensed and regulated in Malta, with the Malta Gaming Authority. They are based out of Birkirkara, in Malta.
As well as the Maltese licence, Fair Play Bets Limited are also licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. All of their licence numbers, along with the date of issue, are clearly visible on their website. We always find this reassuring, as it tends to show that they are not trying to hide anything.
Registration is simple and straightforward. There is a 'Join Now' tab clearly visible at the top of the website. You need to complete three short sections to get going. Starting with personal details, including your name, age, email, and gender.
The second step involves your address information, and the third stage sees you needing to fill in your personal details, including currency, user name, etc. As ever with bookmakers these days, a verification check is required. This is the usual stuff of utility bill from last 3 months, and driving licence or passport.
Currencies accepted for the sportsbook are GB Pounds and Euros. All the usual suspects are available to deposit with, debit and credit cards are both accepted - both Visa and Mastercard. You also have the option to use a paysafecard, make a bank transfer, or use an E-Wallet such as NETELLER, Skrill or ecoPayz.
Deposits and withdrawals are in the main free. It's the same old process of maybe your bank or card provider, possibly charging a fee.
All withdrawals have to be checked over by Volt, which their website says could take up to 72 hours, but they are apparently nearly always completed inside 7 hours. Not great in my view. Although personally I have never waited 72 hours. You also have to have played through any deposit at least once before you can withdraw it.
Identification can be required for withdrawals, which is the usual verification stuff. Any transactions from Volt Sports that appear on your credit or debit cards, or bank statement, will show as FPBL.
Volt Sports seem to be quite strict on withdrawing payments. For example, as well as the possibility of it taking up to 72 hours, you can only make two withdrawals a day. So make them count!
You can also only withdraw via the same methods you used to deposit. ie, if you deposit with your credit card, you need to withdraw to it.
If you find your withdrawal method isn't available to you with your provider, you will need to contact customer services to arrange for another way to receive your cash.
If you are depositing in in GB Pounds or Euros, the minimum amount you can deposit in a day is £20.00, and maximum deposit is £2500.00.
For withdrawals, the minimum amount for GB Pounds and Euros is also £20.00, but this time the maximum amount is a rather larger £5000.00.
All in all, I'd have to say the depositing and withdrawing isn't the greatest experience I have ever had. Whether this is down to the influence of the casino side of the business, I don't know. But it's a bit painstaking.
So how does Volt Sports UK website perform? Well, with the advantage of predominately being a casino site, you will be pleased to know it is pretty good design wise. Why bring the casino element into this you may ask? Well the reason I do is because nearly all casino sites have a good layout, and have cutting edge, top of the range technology.
Using Volts Sports is no different to this. They have plenty of markets, and the layout on both the desktop and the mobile device is decent. You pretty much get the same access on mobile, as you do on desktop. I certainly couldn't notice any major differences.
Unfortunately, there isn't a sportsbook bonus, they only bonus available is through the casino section of the website. There is also nothing available for existing customers, another bugbear of mine.
In their T+C's they do mention free bets, promotions and bonuses, but it gives me the impression that it is personal invitation only. In other words, you might get the odd £5 free bet if you are a regular gambler that they want to keep sweet, as they want to keep your business.
Depends on the sport, is the simple answer. There is over 150 bets to choose from on a Premier League match, and while I've seen bookies offering more. This isn't too bad.
On the flip side, it we take a T20 cricket match, there is 10 plus markets to choose from. Not great. Football is obviously a far more popular sport in the uk, so Volt Sports are clearly more interested in that particular marketplace.
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