VietBet is the original Asian American facing Sportsbook online that has been in operation since 2002. From the start it primarily catered to an Asian audience, but has made a strong effort over the past years to expand its services to a much broader base of customers especially in the United States. They are licensed out of Costa Rica and have recently expanded their customer service operations to handle the rapid growth of their customer base. VietBet offers standard contact options such as a toll-free telephone number and email customer support, but are one of the few sportsbooks in the industry to offer a live chat option. Deposits for Vietbet can be handled through credit cards, person-to-person transfers, and bank wire transfers. It is best to consult their website for all the details concerning and rules of fees involved with any of the above methods.
Withdraws have also been simplified through the use of person-to-person transfers, bank wire transfers, and check. Be sure to consult their website to gain a full understanding of all their withdraw options as well as any fees that may be associated with each particular method.
VietBet offers a wide array of wagering options on a number of different sporting events. They offer wagers on all the major sports such as football, basketball, and baseball but also will take action on select golf, tennis, soccer, auto racing, boxing and MMA, rugby, lacrosse, and volleyball events. Wager types include all the basics as well as exotics such as rolling and standard If Bets, Teasers, Progressives, Round Robins, Reverses, and Action Reverses. They also offer futures and prop bets on most major sporting events.
The minimum bet for most wagers is $1 online and $50 from the phone. Maximums depend on the sport and wager type so be sure to consult their website for all the limits. VietBet has a comprehensive section on wagering rules and payout charts for all types of parlays. The website also offers a casino, racebook, lottery, and poker - coming soon! Their racebook is one of the best in the industry and offers access to over a dozen different horse tracks. The website in general is always up-to-date, user-friendly, and easy to navigate.
In an effort to expand its customer base beyond the Asian market, VietBet offers some of the most competitive bonuses and promotions in the online sportsbook industry. New accounts can receive up to $400 in free play depending of your deposit method and initial amount. Reloads can receive up to $500 in free play bonuses depending once again on the method and amount of the deposit. It is best to contact customer service directly to discuss all of your bonus options. They also offer casino rewards and reduced juice promotions from time to time based on your overall activity.
While VietBet does not yet have the widespread reputation that some of the older and more established sportsbooks may have, they are definitely an up-and-comer in the online sports wagering industry and definitely worth a second look when searching for a quality sportsbook.
Date published: 09/01/2011