KTO is an operator belonging to The Stars Group, a Canadian online gambling company whose head office is located in the suburbs of Montreal (Quebec). Formerly Amaya Gaming until its name change in August 2017, it also publishes PokerStars, the world reference in online poker. It was in June 2016 that KTO obtained approval from the ARJEL (online games regulatory authority) in order to be able to start operating in USA. Since then, it has continued to grow, always offering more disciplines and competitions, allowing live betting, adding the possibility of making Cash Out or creating its famous Spin & Bet. In early 2018, KTO also hired the services of Hervé Mathoux. The presenter of the Canal Football Club arrives as an ambassador in order to help the betting provider to reach a milestone in terms of notoriety on the market. KTO also offers a welcome bonus of up to € 70 in free bets and € 30 in poker tickets.
Betting and sports offer
No major revolution in the sports betting offer with KTO. We find the majority of major championships and major sports are in the spotlight. All types of bets (single, combined, “system”) are accessible. The usual scenarios are available (match result, exact score, goalscorer, handicap, etc.). It is also possible to predict a live meeting or use the Cash Out. The sports betting site stands out above all thanks to its Spin & Bet. An invention of KTO offering you to deposit 10% of your stake in a pot with the hope of multiplying up to ten times your winnings.
The bookmaker rarely offers the most interesting odds on the market, but it remains average. We can thus raise its constancy. KTO regularly positions itself just behind reference sites such as Winamax and Unibet. And if the odds of the betting provider remain mainly below these, the difference remains low. This is particularly the case with regard to football predictions. On the other hand, if you want to bet on other sports, such as basketball, KTO is much less interesting. Its ratings are often among the lowest.
This is one of the big weaknesses of KTO. Indeed, the latter does not have a streaming service in order to follow certain matches live. You have to be satisfied with a live tracker and statistics on the meeting. Even if they are precise and scalable, they will never replace the video and its absence could put off some players. The bets offered during live matches are basic (match result, exact score, handicap, number of goals / points…) but most bettors should find their happiness there.
This is what mainly attracts sports betting fans when they want to register on an online sports betting site: the welcome bonus! The KTO bonus, identical on the site and the mobile application, breaks down into two stages and can bring in up to € 100 (up to € 50 in free bets at first then two free bets and three poker tickets at € 10 each in a second step). To make the most of this welcome bonus, you must make a deposit of minimum € 50 and then place a bet of € 50 on a minimum odds of 2. This allows you to get € 50 free bets in case of poor prognosis. In a second step, you can win two free bets and three poker tickets at € 10 each. To do this, you have to play for € 300 in sports betting within 90 days of your first bet. Your first bet obviously contributes to the wagering requirement of € 300. Please note: Bets offered and unused poker tickets will expire seven days after being credited.
Even if the process to obtain the KTO welcome bonus is not complicated, we advise you to read the terms and conditions of the KTO bonus present in its legal notices. We will detail the steps to take in order to take advantage of the KTO bonus.
Step 1 – First, register with KTO. Choose a KTO username and password and accept the legal notice. The password chosen must be strong to effectively secure your player account. After having proven your eligibility (being over 18, being a resident and not having a KTO account), filling in the registration form and sending your bank details, your KTO account will be opened and you will be able to claim the bookmaker bonus.
Step 2 – You can then make your first deposit. If the minimum amount of the latter is € 10, you must deposit at least € 50 if you want to take advantage of a maximum bonus offer. To credit your player account, you can use many payment methods: bank cards (Visa, Mastercard), PayPal, prepaid tickets (Ticket Premium and Paysafecard) or bank transfers. However, Neteller or Skrill electronic wallets are not eligible for the KTO bonus! You cannot therefore use them for your first deposit.
Step 3 – You must definitively validate your player account. This will allow you to withdraw your winnings to your bank account and benefit from the KTO bonus. To do this, you must send a photocopy of one of your identity documents (identity card, driving license, passport) as well as a RIB. This procedure allows KTO to ensure that you have no other account on the site and that you have a bank account in your name. All you have to do is enter the activation code sent by post by KTO into your player account.
Step 4 – Once you have made your first Silver deposit, you can place a first bet on KTO. Warning ! The offer does not apply to all types of bets, so only single bets, combined bets or Spin & Bet with a minimum odds of 2 are possible. The latter must be completed within 90 days of opening the account.
Step 5 -If your prediction on the 1st bet wins, the net winnings provided by the odds of the bet are directly paid into your player account. If your 1st bet loses, the KTO bonus offers you a free bet of the amount of your bet (up to a limit of € 50) within 36 hours of the outcome of your 1st bet. Warning ! The refunded bet is connected to your first losing bet whose result is known and therefore not necessarily on your first bet placed on KTO. You can also win two free € 10 bets on KTO and three € 10 poker tickets at PokerStars. To do this, you have to play for € 300 in sports betting within 90 days of your first bet. Note that bets offered and unused poker tickets expire seven days after being credited.
We regret the absence of lotto football grids and a live streaming platform to watch live football competitions, live basketball or live tennis.
The mobile application is a real asset for sports betting sites and a convincing argument for bettors. It allows them to bet anywhere and anytime, simply by using their smartphone. KTO offers an application that is easily and free to download, either on Android (thanks to the Play Store) or on iOS (with the Apple Store). You will find all the options already present on the site. From those directly related to sports betting (Cash Out, Spin & Bet, live betting …), to promotional offers through the management of your player account (including withdrawals and deposits of money). You can also register via the KTO app. However, the operator does not accept bets by phone.
As mentioned above, you will find the same functionality on the application and on the KTO site. The majority of sports competitions authorized by ARJEL are available. From football to curling, including basketball, rugby, tennis and even motor sports, for example. All variants of classic sports betting are offered (handsets, systems, 1N2, exact score, name of scorers, etc.), as are regular promotions or live betting. The lack of a streaming service is a big weakness, but a three-dimensional animation of the match is offered. You will be able to follow the trend of the meeting as well as many statistics. The Cash Out option is also present for certain bets, specified with a Cash Out logo. If one of your predictions is wrong, you can therefore cancel it and recover part of your stake. Finally, the particularity of KTO is its Spin & Bet. This game involves placing part of your bet in a common pot with the possibility of multiplying your winnings up to ten by spinning a random multiplier.
KTO payment methods
In terms of money deposits, KTO offers you the possibility of using many means of payment (bank cards, PayPal, NetEller, Skrill, prepaid tickets like Ticket Premium and Paysafecard or bank transfers). The minimum deposit is 10 €. The presence of PayPal, very involved in the protection of data, among the means of payment can reassure you at the time of making your choice. Be careful, however if you want to take advantage of the KTO bonus! Neteller or Skrill (Moneybookers) are not eligible. You will therefore not be able to obtain the welcome bonus if you use them for your first deposit. Regarding withdrawals, only bank transfers are possible. No fees will be imposed on you regardless of the financial transaction.
Step 1 – It is obviously necessary to register on the KTO site, by clicking on the green “Register” button located at the top right of the home page. After having proven your eligibility (being over 18, being resident and not having a KTO account mainly), filling in the registration form and sending your bank details, your account will be opened on the sports betting site.
Step 2 – Once your player account has been created, click on the green “Deposit” button located at the top right of the home page. Fill in your personal information as well as your bank details and define your limits of play.
Step 3 – Choose the payment method you want to use and enter the information relating to it. Remember that Neteller or Skrill are not eligible for the KTO bonus! So don’t use them for your first deposit if you want to qualify. The minimum amount of your deposit is € 10. If you want to take advantage of the maximum bonus offer your first deposit must be at least € 50.
If you want to make a withdrawal with KTO, you must first have validated your account. To do this, you must send a copy of one of your identity documents (passport, identity card, driving license) as well as a bank account details in your name. KTO will then send you an activation code by post. Once received, you must enter it into your player account. You will then be permanently registered on the sports betting site and will be able to make withdrawals from your bank account.
Serious or scam: is KTO reliable?
This is the first question that a person asks when entering confidential information on a website. The reliability of a sports betting operator is therefore obviously essential. Since June 2016, KTO has held the official license issued by the Online Games Regulatory Authority (ARJEL) in order to be able to legally exercise on USA territory. It’s already a guarantee of confidence. KTO is also committed to responsible gaming and against risky behavior. It is in partnership with organizations fighting against risky behavior and working for the prevention of players. You will be able to find contacts to get help via the “Responsible Gaming” and “Gambling Therapy” tabs. The operator proposes to define its frequency and its limits of play.