Bet-at-Home.com was established in Germany way back in 1999 and now boasts more than 4.1 million customers and total gaming turnover in excess of €2.14 billion. If you haven’t heard of Bet at Home by now, you probably will be soon. They love to sponsor professional sports teams as evidenced by partnerships with multiple German and Austrian football clubs, ice hockey teams and tennis events. In previous years, Bet-at-Home has sponsored qualifying rounds of the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup and more.
Notice: Our Bet-at-Home review is based on our own personal opinions and experiences. This is not a promotional review.
Bet-at-Home is a solid all-around betting site. They have a healthy variety of sports betting markets and a long term reputation for paying winners quickly.
- Many football betting markets
- Poker room is home to soft competition
- Large poker bonus
- High quality casino games
- Sports betting odds not very good
- Casino could use more game variety
Although Bet-at-Home.com focuses on sports betting (especially football), they also offer a full range of real money casino games and online poker. One account with Bet at Home is all you need to participate in almost every form of online gaming. With fast payouts and a history of honest business practices, Bet at Home is a safe place to bet.
My chief complaint with Bet-at-Home is related to cosmetics rather than user experience. To be frank, their website is not very pretty. It looks dated and doesn’t show as much information at a glance as some competing bookmakers. Furthermore, their sports betting odds are not competitive enough for me to rank Bet-at-Home anywhere near the likes of other leading betting sites we’ve reviewed.
Bet-at-Home.com is a good but not great betting site. They clearly know what they’re doing when it comes to football, but their other markets are limited and the odds are not attractive. Overall, this is a decent middle-of-the-pack gaming website.
- Types of Gaming Offered: sports betting, casino games and poker
- Languages: English, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, Greek, Polski, Slovene, Magyar, Russian, Hrvatski, Srpski, Svenska and Português
- Odds Formats: decimal
- Casino Software: NetEnt
- Established: 1999
Bet-at-Home Sportsbook Review
Sports betting with Bet-at-Home has its pros and cons. On the positive side, you’ll find plenty of football markets here. This bookmaker clearly has a knack for international football betting. They offer extensive coverage of the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup, European Championship and dozens of domestic leagues ranging from Azerbaijan to Turkish amateurs. I can’t recall ever seeing a bookmaker with such extensive football coverage.
However, there are two serious negatives. First of all, the odds are not competitive at all. Other bookmakers routinely beat Bet-at-Home in terms of payout odds and bookmaker profit margin. A quick comparison of almost any sporting event will show other bookmakers with better prices. This book seems to rely heavily on casual punters.
Second, the coverage of other sports is spotty. They cover about 28 other sports besides football, but the markets within each sport are somewhat limited. They do cover most major events in every sport, but other sportsbooks offer way more market coverage. If football is your thing, you will never run out of options. If you like to bet on other sports as well, you’ll probably want to consider a supplementary account at another betting site.
Now we go back to another strong point: live betting at Bet-at-Home. I don’t know how they do it, but they sometimes manage to cover more than 200 live events in a single day. They devote a good portion of their in-play markets to football, but they also offer in-play odds for basketball, volleyball, tennis, hockey, American football and just about anything else. If a sports event is being played somewhere, there’s a good chance Bet-at-Home.com is on it.
For example, I checked live betting calendar earlier today and saw 221 scheduled events for today alone. The next day had an additional 226 events scheduled. You won’t always find 200+ events, but it they are definitely one of the more active in-play bookmakers.
Bet-at-Home Casino is powered by NetEnt software and that’s a good thing. NetEnt casinos always look nice and run smoothly. Video slots players should find this to be a welcoming casino with about 100 video slot machine, including some with progressive jackpots. Other options include scratch cards, video poker and your standard selection of table games.
Overall, the casino should be adequate for most players. All the most important games are featured, but there isn’t anything here that makes Bet-at-Home stand out above the competition. There are about 140 games in total, which is significantly less than what competing gaming sites have on offer.
They also offer a live-dealer casino with roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino holdem all deal by human dealers via live video streams. The dealers are competent but it seems like Bet-at-Home puts more stock in their looks than anything else. On a side note, the dealer descriptions are off-putting with introductions such as this:
This redheaded beauty prefers players who like to take a risk “I hate cowards. He who doesn’t dare, doesn’t win – certainly not my heart anyway!”
Something about that just doesn’t seem right. A different dealer introduction claims that she plays video poker at Bet-at-Home when she’s not at working dealing. It doesn’t inspire much confidence in me as a player when I see such corny bios. It’s like they think a real cheesy, flirty bio is going to make me gamble more than I already planned.
Anyways, that’s probably just me being too critical. The Bet-at-Home Casino is fair, the payout rates are comparable to any other gambling site and there is enough selection to maintain interest – no major complaints here.
One thing Bet-at-Home casino does very well is run lots of casino tournaments. Most betting sites neglect tournaments, but not Bet at Home. They host at least one tournament a day for both slot machines and blackjack. In both categories, you can sign up for the tournament and then choose from about 6 to 12 games to compete. For example, their regular “Hot 21” tournament includes nine blackjack variations.
Real Money Poker
Bet-at-Home poker operates on the medium-sized iPoker Network. Player traffic is decent, but traffic slows considerably during European daytime hours. The software is simple, efficient and easy-to-use. Disconnections and other errors have been non-issues in my experience.
There are other poker rooms out there with better software and traffic, but Bet-at-Home has one major advantage. The competition here is some of the weakest on the internet thanks to many iPoker skins being attached to bookmakers. The general feeling you get when playing here is that you’re up against a bunch of amateurs who originally signed up to bet on sports but are now taking a shot at real money poker.
Tournament players can expect to see a healthy variety of large, multi-table events in addition to many sit-n-go tourneys that run at all levels. The largest regularly-scheduled tournament is a €100,000 guaranteed Sunday special. SNG players will find tables at all levels in addition to a variety of jackpot SNGs that reward up to €35,000 for going on win streaks.
The biggest drawback to the Bet-at-Home poker experience is a lack of support for anything other than Windows-based PCs. To date, they have come up with nothing for Mac or mobile users. They do not have a mobile poker app, an instant-play option or a Mac-compatible download. If you don’t own a PC, you simply cannot play poker here. That’s a pretty big miss considering how many people today are open to playing mobile poker.
Bet-at-Home only accepts customers from the following countries. If your country is not on this list, you will not be able to create an account.
|Austria||Great Britain||Poland||Bosnia & Herzegovina|
Bet-at-Home Deposit Methods
You will be able to fund your Bet-at-Home.com account via any of the following methods. The minimums listed below are expressed as euros for simplicity’s sake (minus a few exceptions as noted below), but Bet-at-Home does accept many currencies.
|Deposit Method||Processing Fee||Minimum Deposit|
|Przelewy24 via Skrill||None||€10|
|iDEAL via Skrill||None||€10|
|PLATBA 24||None||100 CZK|
Accepted Currencies: Customers can place bets and keep their accounts using any of the following currencies. If you deposit using any other currency, Bet-at-Home will perform a currency exchange to one of the following currencies of your choice.
|Euro||Swiss Franc||British Pound||US Dollar|
|Polish Zloty||Czech Republic Koruna||Turkish Lira||Bulgarian Lev|
|Russian Ruble||Romanian Leu||Danish Krone|