Fafabet have made sure that they’ve got most of the basics right when it comes to what punters want out of a sportsbook.
Lots of sports to bet on? No problem. They have over 30 available so in addition to the mainstream ones like football, tennis and horseracing you can also bet on less obvious ones like water polo, alpine skiing and biathlon.
Like a successful seasoned Sportsbook, they’ve made an extra effort when it comes to football and horseracing by offering a great variety of bets. In the case of racing there’s racing from all over the world and in the case of football, there’s betting on youth football, women’s football and in some cases, on leagues five or sixth divisions down from the top one.
Lots of ongoing promotions? No problem, either. There’s a decent welcome offer and once you’ve used that, you can benefit from cashback offers, free bets, Best Odds Guaranteed on horseracing, extra payouts on winning accas and a promo where you get your stake back as a free bet when our horse loses by a head.
The problem Fafabet have is that customers are pretty demanding these days and expect a lot more than just doing the basics right. Which brings us to the areas where they need to improve.
They’ll need to extend their live streaming to other sports beyond horseracing, will need to offer more payment options, introduce the Cash Out feature which has become almost obligatory these days and give customers the option to reach them by phone given some queries are more complex than others. So may need a call to resolve them.
If we’re being really picky, they could also improve a bit on their on-site content such as introducing a blog or extending their FAQ section to cover a few more topics.
In other words, they’re typical of a very new bookmaker who has grasped the most important aspects of this business but need to spend a bit more cash on improving the areas that will take them to the next level. But we’re pretty confident that over the next couple of years, they’ll do just that.
They’re real newcomers to the industry with just two years of operations under their belts.
They’re owned and managed by Taichi Tech Limited and operate under the UK Gambling Commission License. They use the FSB Tech Platform that has worked so well for other bookmakers, such as Quinnbet and Bet600.
Their headquarters are in the UK and in addition to their Sportsbook product, they also offer an online casino.
Most Sportsbook welcome offers tend to be pretty rigid in terms of what you need to do in order to get it. Or more precisely, how much you need to deposit and bet and how much exactly you’re going to get in return, whether as a bonus or as is more and more the case these days, as free bets.
So fair play to Fafabet for throwing convention out of the window and giving you far greater flexibility when it comes to their welcome offer.
£100 Get up to £50 Free Bet +£20 Casino Bonus!
If you want to keep things simple, just place a bet for €100 or more on any sports market of your choice and you’ll receive 5x £10 in free bets, plus a casino bonus for £20.
But for those who may feel a one-off bet for £100 is too rich for their blood, particularly as their first-ever bet here, they can be more conservative by placing considerably smaller qualifying bets, which of course also means a smaller welcome offer.
Here’s what customers can claim instead of the full amount:
The Fafabet promotions page has some interesting offers covering different sports and different types of bonuses. Here’s a selection of the best but you’d be well-advised to take a good luck at their promotions page because there’s plenty more there to consider.
We used to see this one a lot a few years ago but it’s gone somewhat out of fashion. Until now!
If you bet on a football match on any of the following markets: correct score, half time/full time or scorecast bet, you’ll get refunded the value of your bet if the match finishes 0-0, hence the ‘bore draw’.
This only applies to pre-match bets to avoid customers abusing the offer. It applies to almost all major football leagues and competitions but not literally all, so check the terms and conditions carefully.
It’s a little debatable if it’s the best acca offer EVER but here’s how it works.
Place a football acca bet made up of any of the following markets: full time result, both teams to score or result/both teams to score.
Each selection must be at odds of 1.3 or greater. The more selections you have in your (winning) acca, the more of a bonus you’ll be given to use as a free bet.
If it’s a double, you’ll be paid an extra 2% on your winnings to use as a free bet, if it has 8 selections, you’ll get an extra 30% and if it’s the maximum of 12, you’ll get an extra 50%.
You can claim a maximum of £50 in free bets like this per day.
If the horse you backed was beaten by a head or less, you can get a free bet up to £10 but customers should be aware this only applies to selected races. The website, app or e-mails will tell you which races this applies to.
If your player’s opponent retires, you’ll be paid out as a winner up to £20 as a…you guessed it…free bet. Just note that this only applies to matches at Grand Slams, not regular tournaments.
Fafabet betting is available across over 30 different sports, meaning that whatever your favourite sport or sports are, you’ll find them all right here.
Let’s start off by taking a look at their mainstream sports and what you can look forward to when betting on them.
|Sport||Major competitions covered||Good features|
|Football betting||Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Champions League, Europa League, Ligue 1, FIFA World Cup, Euros, Copa Libertadores.||
|Tennis||AT Tour, WTA Tour, Challenger Tour, Davis Cup, Ante-post Grand Slam markets.||
|Cricket||Test matches, ODIs, T20Is, IPL, CPL, BBL, PSL, The Hundred, T20 World Cup, County Championship.||
|Horseracing||All UK and Ireland daily races, Cheltenham Festival, Aintree Festival.||
So those are the most popular sports here at Fafabet in terms of what to look out for. But here are a few of their other sports that we found they covered particularly well.
This is probably the most rapidly growing ‘sport’ to bet on and Fafabet haven’t missed a trick by offering markets on lots of matches across lots of different games, with League of Legends particularly in focus. They don’t offer as many types of betting markets on eSports as other betting sites but they’re still enough.
Another that isn’t a ‘sport’ as such but another where there’s a great demand for betting markets.
Like with most other betting firms, the emphasis is very much on UK and US politics rather than politics from all over the world. But there are plenty of markets looking at politics from those two countries including quite a few centring on the US 2024 Presidential elections.
As we say, ‘variety is the spice of life’ and among those 30 sports are some that you don’t always see at other betting sites.
That includes the likes of Australian Rules, floorball, GAA football, Futsal and water polo.
So how are the Fafabet betting odds?
Let’s put them to the Test by looking at two different betting markets: one for football and one for cricket, the first one being pre-match and the second one in LiveBet.
In the Copa Libertadores match between Colo Colo and Deportivo Pereira the match odds were as follows:
That’s s house edge of 7.84% which is neither stingy nor is it great; it’s pretty much in the middle compared to the industry average.
Now looking at the LiveBet odds during Day 2 of the Second Ashes Test in cricket between England and Australia. They were as follows:
That’s a house edge of 6.5% so a bit better than for the football match above. So, as you can see, the house edge will vary a bit but they’re generally pretty decent just by looking at those two examples.
Now is the time in this Fafabet betting review where we look at the features they have that sets them apart from the competition.
You could probably argue that this is as much an example of a betting promotion as it is a betting feature, but we’ll include it as a feature on this occasion.
If you place an acca made up of four or more selections, Fafbet will refund your stake if one of the legs lets you down, in the form of a free bet up to £10.
Customers can claim this offer once a day every day, but they should note that this doesn’t include accas with horseracing bets, nor does it apply to markets with enhanced odds.
By special bets on racing, we don’t mean ones like ‘winning distance’ or ‘how many races jockey x will win in a day’ but rather types of bets, such as Yankees, Super Yankees, Forecasts and Tricasts.
These types of bets come into two categories.
The first is about putting a number of different horses together from different races, generally all within the same day.
So, let’s say you’ve put four different horses into one big bet, which is actually made up of 11 different bets: six doubles, four trebles and a 4-fold.
This bet is known as a Yankee. The more of those horses that win, the more of those doubles and trebles that will win, as well. And if all four win, then the 4-fold will win as well, which is likely to result in a big, big payout.
The second is about combining different horses in a bet in the same race. For example, a straight forecast involves picking two or three horses to finish the race in a particular order. For example, Black Beauty in first, White Knight in second and Bluebird in third.
A reverse forecast is similar but, in this case, you pick two or three horses to all finish in the Top 2 or Top 3 but in no particular order. This bet is far easier to win on but then again, the payouts are obviously lower.
It’s always a big bonus for racing fans when a site offers these types of bets.
The Fafabet betting app is available solely in iOS. Let’s hope they extend that to include android in the future, as well.
For more info on downloading betting apps, visit our mobile betting app page.
Their app is a good one, allowing you to place bets on it, claim offers including the welcome one and make deposits and withdrawals.
As a bonus, it allows you to log in using fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, in addition to just logging in the normal way, making it both safer and more practical for you.
Good news: you can get in touch with their Customer Support Team at email@example.com and we found they’re quick to reply to queries, and knowledgeable when it comes to all aspects of your account or their site. You can also get in touch via Live Chat.
Bad news: they don’t currently have a phone number you can ring so it will have to be via a written communication for the time being.
The other option is to try and solve your query with the help of their FAQs. They’re divided into: Account issues, deposits and withdrawals, Free bet queries, Sports betting queries, technical queries and Responsible Gambling.
Each answer is a short paragraph explaining what to do or advising you to contact Customer Service if it’s something a bit more complex.
Availability of payment methods is, unfortunately, one of the areas where we’d like to see some improvement over the next year or so. And by that we mean that we’d like to see them offer far more options in the future than the ones they currently have, which are just cards. Or the old school bank transfer.
And we don’t mean using cryptocurrencies, either, because they’re not particularly popular among UK-based customers. What we mean is adding methods like PayPal, Skrill or Neteller.
E-wallets are much in demand these days at UK betting sites because so many people have at least one, they have extra levels of security (and anonymity) and are generally quicker when it comes to withdrawals than cards.
That said, speed of withdrawals isn’t actually an issue here Fafabet are one of the quickest when it comes to processing them, generally doing so within 1-2 days, which is not bad at all for withdrawals made by card compared to other sites.
|Method||Minimum deposit||Deposit Time||Minimum withdrawal||Withdrawal Time|
|VISA||£10||Instant||£10||1-2 business days.|
|Mastercard||£10||Instant||£10||1-2 business days.|
|Maestro||£10||Instant||£10||1-2 business days.|
|Bank Transfer||£10||1 day||£10||2-5 business days|
It does but only for horseracing at the moment. Unlike most of the top UK betting sites you can’t watch streaming of the likes of football, tennis or basketball on Fafabet at the moment.
Yes, they offer this on all UK and Ireland horseraces. The promise applies to all bets placed on or after 8.30am, on the day of the race. The maximum payout for Best Odds Guaranteed is £250 and the BOG offer only applies to the regular win market so doesn’t include ante-post bets, bets on the To Place market, international racing or bets where the odds on a particular horse have already been enhanced.
It certainly does. Its main focus is on matches played on League of Legends, but they do also offer betting on matches across other games such as Dota 2 and Global Offensive Counter Strike. Sadly, they don’t include live streaming of those matches, but they might in the future.