Leonbets Sportsbook is not a name that would immediately spring into punters’ consciousness when thinking of online betting companies. Operating out of Belize and with a Kahnawake Gaming Commission licence (a Mohawk reservation outside of Quebec, Canada), they aren’t your conventional firm. Leonbets offer a sportsbook, casino and games and have been online since 2007.
The first negative is that the website uses a .net address. Whilst this is not the end of the world, most reputable companies typically use a .com to add a professional feel about their service. As for the site, there is no landing page – straight into the sportsbook as a default, with access to the casino and games at the top of the screen. Leonbets Sportsbook does have a mobile website which is activated automatically when visiting their regular address from a mobile device.
Minimalist is an apt word to describe Leonbets sports coverage. Football coverage extends as far as sixteen countries from around the world. From South America, matches from the Brazilian, Chilean and Mexican leagues are priced up, and there is the usual fayre from Europe, with the emphasis on the English league. In addition to the four professional leagues in England, there is also betting on the Conference North and South. When it comes to football, most betting firms concentrate on compiling a large number of additional bets for each game, and especially for the televised matches and contests from the top leagues around Europe. Not Leonbets sportsbook. On the night of the match between Bayern Munich v Schalke, there was only 24 additional bet types available – and this match had the most across all of the leagues.
Whilst many bookmakers have varying margins for different sports, they are typically uniform by discipline or league etc. This is not the case with Leonbets sportsbook. For example, in the English Premier League, the odds for the Manchester City v Hull game compiled to a very competitive 103.9%. Conversely, the West Ham United v Manchester United match equated to a poor 108.7% book (a market average would be somewhere in the 105-106% region). Such a significant discrepancy is highly unusual. Leonbets actually indicate the maximum stake for each team in each game by the side of the odds, and the differences are significant – customers could place up to $10,000 on Manchester City, but just $1,600 on Manchester United in their respective matches.
Customer services are poor. There is no telephone number, just an online contact form, or email, with no indication of what hours the service is manned.
Leonbets do one thing that most of their competitors refuse to do; list their maximum stakes by each bet. Their transparency is commendable, but unfortunately the limits are by and large, very low and there appears to be little method behind the varying maximums. Customers are likely to be put off by the fact that Leonbets sportsbook is licenced by an unheard of commission and operate out of Belize (not typically associated with online gambling companies). The bonus amount appears generous on paper, but is difficult to achieve, whilst customer services could be more accessible.
|One of the most reliable bookmakers||Deposits free of charge|
|Wide range of sports and markets||Excellent in play betting page|
|Live Streaming and Cash Out service||User friendly navigation for professionals and amateurs|
|Multiple Asian handicap markets||Additional info|