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- Competitive Odds
- Good In-Play Selection
- Neat Layout
- Fast Payments
- Big Welcome Bonus
- Good Esports Selection
- Very Few Loyalty Promotions
- Limited Live Streams
- Strict Bonus Terms
TonyBet is a betting site that launched in 2011. It was founded by Anthony Guoga (known as “Tony G”) a professional poker player and gambler born in Lithuania. In the early days, TonyBet focused on its poker and sports offering, but it has since branched out into online casino games, and more.
The following TonyBet review is all about the sportsbook.
£50 is up for grabs when you make your first deposit at TonyBet. It’s a 100% deposit match bonus with a minimum of £10 and a maximum of £50. It’s not as generous or as easy as it seems, though.
To qualify, you must wager your deposit amount 10 times over on odds of at least 1.65 within 30 days. Once you collect your bonus, it must be wagered at least once on the same odds. This wagering requirement must be met within 5 days or the bonus will be cancelled.
At the time of writing, there are no loyalty bonuses available for the TonyBet sportsbook. It seems to be very light on these bonuses in general. They are available from time to time and include accumulator refunds, free bets, and special events. However, these offers are nowhere near as plentiful as sportsbooks like 888sport.
Software and Betting Options
TonyBet is generally considered to be one of the smaller sportsbooks. It’s not “small” as such, but it’s also nowhere near as big as the likes of bet365 and Betfair. However, it has a surprisingly large selection of sports, events, and betting options.
The layout is also neat and tidy and there are live betting options and some live streams.
However, it lacks the depth of live-streaming content that you can find at bet365. It’s also not as impressive when it comes to cashouts. The in-play betting options are good though and it’s also very easy to place accumulator bets.
The esports selection is great. These betting markets are not as frequently neglected as they once were, but many sites still overlook them in favour of traditional sports. At TonyBet, you can find several dozen esports betting options at any given time and these are available prematch and in-play.
The default odds are set to fractional, but I would recommend switching to decimal if you know how they work. Many sites that use fractional odds round-up for simplicity. TonyBet simply converts them and this makes for strange reading.
For instance, as I type this I am looking at a boxing coupon with odds like 47/100, 69/10, and 13/20. They’re all like that, in fact. It’s good if you like your odds precise and want to squeeze every penny, but decimal is definitely the better option.
There are a few ways to contactTonyBet. You can send them an email at Info@TonyBet.com, use a contact form on the website, or use live chat. The latter is the quickest and easiest option, but the customer support team is generally very quick and helpful.
I haven’t had too many run-ins with them, but they have always been friendly, professional, and responsive.
Deposits and Withdrawals
You must deposit at least £10 on TonyBet and there is no fee. It accepts debit cards and an array of web wallets, including PayPal, Skrill, and Neteller. All of these methods are also available for withdrawals. It also accepts Paysafecard, although this can’t be used to withdraw.
TonyBet uses a “closed loop” system. It means that if you use a particular method to deposit, you must withdraw the same amount to the same method. Only then can you add and use another method.
For instance, if you deposit £100 with PayPal, you must withdraw £100 to PayPal before using another method. Of course, it’s a different story with Paysafecard, and you’ll need to add an alternative method from the outset.
Verdict: TonyBet Review
My first experience of TonyBet was back in 2013/14. It could also have been 2015. To be honest, the older I get, the more everything just merges together.
I had been writing about open-face Chinese poker at the time and TonyBet was one of the few sites offering it. I also ventured over to the sportsbook and stayed for a few weeks.
It was a good site, albeit a little limited. After using it again for this review, not a whole lot seems to have changed. It looks pretty much the same and offers good bonuses, but there are more sports and a wider selection of betting events.
The customer support also seems to have improved a lot, as have the banking options.
All things considered, it’s a site I am happy to recommend.
There are .com and .co.uk domains for TonyBet. If you try to access the former, you’ll be blocked due to geo-restrictions. UK players must visit the .co.uk domain. Click the links in this review to be directed to the correct site and the latest welcome bonus.
TonyBet was founded in 2011 by Tony G, but it was purchased 5 years later by Betsson, who paid €6 million for the brand. Betsson is a Swedish operator known for a sportsbook of the same name.
Yes, it operates under license from the UK Gambling Commission. It is also licensed in Estonia, where it is based, but this license doesn’t apply to UK players.
Click the little message icon to connect with a customer support rep. A popup will appear stating “calling online representative” and you will be connected in less than a couple of minutes.
Yes, there are dedicated TonyBet mobile applications for iPhone and Android. Find links to both of these apps on the TonyBet homepage.