Africabet has been represented in the virtual sports betting scene since 2010. The African betting provider once earned its reputation as the unofficial inventor of the no-deposit bonus. In the meantime, a lot has changed for the Swedes – for us a reason for a detailed Africabet test. We have checked the bookmaker in all relevant categories and can already draw a small preliminary conclusion. The online provider has gotten even better. In our extensive Africabet experience, you can find out all the details about the betting offer, deposits and withdrawals, the welcome bonus, customer support and, of course, the structure and design of the website and the mobile sports betting app.
Behind the Africabet label is Co-Gaming Limited, which is not only equipped with a valuable EU license from the Malta Gaming Authority, but has also been making positive headlines with the partner label Mobilebet for several years.
The betting offer
According to our Africabet experience, the betting offer now deserves the highest mark. In the early stages, the bookmaker had primarily focused on the mainstream. Meanwhile, Africabet is well positioned in terms of breadth and depth and does not have to shy away from a comparison with its competitors. On average, the Scandinavians display significantly more than 20-30 disciplines on the screen. Of course, the list is led by the king of football. Africabet is emblematic in over 80 countries on the ball. You can at the sports betting providerby no means just betting on the top games – for example the Champions League or the Europa League. The soccer bets extend far down into the youth and amateur sectors. In USA, for example, it goes down to the fifth-rate league. In the majority of states, Africabet can boast at least three or four leagues.
Tennis and ice hockey bets also deserve top marks in the evaluation. In our experience, both are typically Scandinavian. In the case of the fast skid cracks, the betting provider also includes some subclass seasons in addition to the high-class competitions. The tennis picture is of course determined by the WTA and ATP tournaments, which are also flanked by numerous subclass ITF events. Handball, volleyball, basketball, US sports (baseball and American football), rugby, motor sports and various martial arts follow in the list of disciplines.
A somewhat British touch is offered by betting on horse and dog races. If you want to challenge your luck in the more exotic area, you can choose between chess, floorball, surfing, water polo or speedway. The brand new e-sport should not be missing, of course. In the area of ”Specials” there are some additional offers from the entertainment and politics sections.
Live betting in the check
In the broadest sense, live betting is a reflection of the pre-match offers. If the course of a sporting event allows, Africabet offers the appropriate live odds. Of course, the offer “In Play” is clearly dominated by football and tennis. Overall, however, there is variety in the live center, so that fans of other disciplines will also find plenty of betting opportunities.
According to our Africabet experiences, it is particularly positive that the Northern Europeans have installed two special specials live. With the super-fast pulse bets, you can bet on game events within a few minutes with immediate bet settlement. There is also the Fast Markets, also a quick bet, which is marked with a red flash on the website.
Website and app
The website of the online provider got a completely new look in 2018. The structure can be summarized with the attributes – faster, clearer, more modern. Basically Africabet has remained in the typical sports betting layout, i.e. the list of disciplines is on the left edge of the picture. The daily updated quick links can be found directly above. If you want to see the highlights, you only need one click to get to the desired betting offer. Another list of sports can be controlled in the center of the page in the roll menu. In the right area of the website you can find the current odds boost offers, with which Africabet makes betting even more profitable.
The betting slip is shown in the upper right sector of the homepage. The customer can easily switch between single, combination and system bets with Android and IOS device. The good grades for quick and easy usability can be transferred 1: 1 to the Africabet mobile app. If you want to place your betting tips on your smartphone or tablet, you will quickly reach your desired destination. The navigation paths are arranged similar to the desktop version. With the quick links, you often only need a total of three screen touches to place a bet.
The mobile betting offer is absolutely identical to the PC version. The customer has access to all sports, betting markets and options on the go, without any restrictions. The live tips are of course in a separate, mobile focus. The most important, current “in play” offers can be seen directly on the homepage. Furthermore, when logged in, the user has access to all functions within his player lounge. He can take advantage of odds boosts, unlock bonuses or make deposits and withdrawals. Technically, Africabet works with the most customer-friendly app version, meaning – with an optimized homepage version in HTML5 format. A download is neither necessary nor possible. The web app opens after selecting the browser on a smartphone or tablet. All technical adjustments are carried out automatically. In the test, the Africabet app was shown to be compatible with iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
In the first few years, the Swedes were more likely to be found in the middle of the field when comparing odds. Meanwhile, Africabet has caught up with the top field. The payout ratio averages 94 percent.When it comes to very important sporting events, especially football, things often go even higher. Quota keys of 96 percent and higher are no longer uncommon, on the contrary. In our experience, the offers for draw no bet bets in football have proven to be particularly lucrative. The betting provider can often serve in this subsection with the most valuable offer on the market. We have not noticed any particular tendencies towards favorites or outsiders. The Africabet betting odds are very balanced. The stability of the offers also leaves nothing to be desired. Shortly before the start of the game, only imaginary fluctuations can be determined.
In order to give you a better impression of the Africabet betting odds, we have chosen three examples from the betting range at random:
Football Champions League group stage
Manchester United vs. Valencia CF 1.80 – 3.65 – 5.15
Ice hockey DEL
Adler Mannheim vs. Iserlohn Roosters 1.54 – 5.85 – 4.50
Tennis ATP tournament Beijing
Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Alexander Zverev 3.25-1.35
A word about the betting limits. According to the general terms and conditions, the minimum bet per ticket is GBP 0.40, i.e. about 50 cents. The maximum amount is generally dependent on the maximum profit, but is varied depending on the value of the sporting events. In our experience, four or five-digit amounts can be bet in the most important football leagues without any problems. The maximum profit per betting slip with Africabet is 100,000 euros.
There is also significant Africabet news in the transfer offer. The bookmaker now accepts PayPal as a deposit and withdrawal method. The cooperation with the American financial service provider also proves that Africabet is serious and secure. PayPal only works with selected betting companies. It is particularly positive to note in the review that the PayPal transfers are free of charge. Unfortunately, this is not the rule with Africabet. Anyone who uses the alternative e-wallets from Skrill and Neteller or the Paysafecard must make do with expenses of five percent. Credit card deposits up to 250 euros are charged a fee of 2.5 percent, but higher deposits are free
There are no expenses with the two direct booking systems from Trustly and Klarna Sofort, with which the bank transfer is carried out in real time.
With Africabet, payments have always been quick and safe. In our experience, the internal processing time for payment requests is 24 hours. Within this time frame, the credits are made in favor of the e-wallets. If you request your winnings via bank transfer, you should plan a total processing period of two or three working days. In principle, all transfer routes can be used that are verified by means of a deposit.
It should be noted that payments in favor of third parties are prohibited. The recipient account, regardless of the payment method, must always be in the name of the player. The legitimacy check must also be carried out before the first withdrawal. For the identity check, Africabet needs the so-called KYC documents, i.e. a photo ID (passport, driver’s license, ID card) as well as a more recent address certificate (official letter, utility bill).
License and security
Africabet is secure. There is no doubt at this point in the test. The Swedish online provider has proven its integrity in the past years. The direct connection to the partner label Mobilebet also speaks for the bookmaker. With the EU license of the Malta Gaming Authority, the seriousness of Co-Gaming Limited is also proven externally. The sports betting provider is under the strict control of the regulatory authority and cannot afford to make mistakes.
Recently Africabet can also refer to the first sponsorship activities. The bookmaker supported the small-field soccer players at the Socca World Cup 2018 in Portugal. Africabet obviously attaches great importance to data and player protection. We could not identify any weaknesses in the test at this point. The sensitive information of the users is transmitted using high SSL encryption and then managed offline. If they get close to gambling addiction, customers have the option to choose temporary or complete exit routes. In addition, low personal deposit, wagering and loss limits can be set that cannot be resolved in real time.
Support is essential in the Africabet test. At this point, the bookmaker is close to the customer and well positioned. Anyone who has inquiries can submit them directly via live chat on the website. In our experience, the answers are almost in real time. Alternatively, more detailed problems can be described via email. With a response time of a few hours, Africabet works at a very good level. The Scandinavians do not use a telephone hotline. The live chat is activated from early morning until late in the evening.
The customer service team is of course English speaking. In our tests, employees were professional and friendly. All inquiries were helpful and returned individually. With pre-made standard texts, no user is processed at the betting provider.
As part of the website adaptation, Africabet has also significantly expanded and improved the FAQ menu. In practice, it will hardly be necessary to contact the support staff. All relevant details on the sports betting process are described in detail in the help area on the website. Customers can choose their questions from the following submenus:
The most asked questions:
- Offers, shop and other great things
- Registration and verification
- First aid
- Service news
- Betting has never been so easy
- Welcome bonus
- Payment methods