Anonibet has the distinction of operating for much longer compared to the current crop of online Bitcoin sportsbooks. BTC technology was first invented in 2009, and Anonibet came online in 2011. They accept players from anywhere in the world and also have an online casino in addition to their sportsbook.
Since their inception, Bitcoin’s first online bookmaker has been held in high regard by the online betting fraternity. Longevity is especially important in the Bitcoin gambling realm (many scam sites pop up and disappear with funds), and Anonibet has been around for almost four years. They have generally positive reviews from bettors and have paid consistently.
Anonibet requires an email address, so full anonymity isn’t available at the bookmaker. However, this is a requirement of many other BTC based bookmakers and is useful should you ever need to retrieve your account details or reset your password.
Other than that, Anonibet acts as a true bitcoin sportsbook. There are no hoops to jump through when cashing out, no documents to send in nor do you need to scan personal IDs.
Anonibet’s interface is one of the better ones in the Bitcoin sports betting market. It’s clean, straightforward and also has plenty of advanced options.
Bettors can choose their odds type (American, Decimal, and Fractional) along with their time zone. The markets are listed on the left side and the betting ticket on the right. Adding selections and stringing bets together for parlays is painless.
Bettors can also do an advanced search for each sport by a number of factors, such as odds type, start time and by markets, such as full game, halftime or quarter lines. Viewing your full bet history, open bets, and settled wagers is all customizable through certain dates as well.
Overall, the backend and betting interface is among the best I have seen in the Bitcoin betting industry.
Established year: 2011
Wagering limits: High
Cashout times: Fast
Other crypto currencies accepted: None
PROS VS. CONS
Oldest Bitcoin sportsbook.
Large range of sports available to bet on.
10% cash rebate on all losses in the sportsbook.
Solid live betting platform.
No signup bonuses on offer.
No teasers or exotic bets.
Odds not as good as other Bitcoin sportsbooks.
Odds and Markets
This is a spot where Anonibet truly shines. They easily take the crown for the most sports offered out of any bitcoin sportsbook, and certainly give every bookmaker online a run for their money. Basically, any sport you can think of is available for betting. This includes all the major sports across Europe and the United States. In America, the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL are all widely covered, in addition to college sports. They have odds on over two dozen soccer leagues, without including the Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and international competitions. If there’s a sport you want to be on, it’s likely available at Anonibet. They even offer betting options on obscure sports like Japanese baseball as well as a whole host of other options.
As far as markets go, there isn’t much besides sides, totals, first half and halftime lines. There are multiples (parlays) for just about every sport, but little else, besides future markets for most leagues. This is one of the drawbacks of offering odds on so many sports.
Anonibet does have an extensive live betting menu, in addition to their regular sportsbook. There are live betting odds on every market that offer for traditional betting, allowing players to easily bet on the fly after they make a pre-match wager. Overall, Anonibet’s odds aren’t anything to write home about. Their prices are generally okay, but if you line shop well, they can generally be beaten. Their large selection of odds from sports all around the world is their main calling card.
Betting limits vary widely depending on the market. The lowest wager that Anonibet accepts is 0.001 BTC, and the highest wager is around 2.0 BTC. They don’t have set betting limits for their markets as whole, because there can be some stark differences depending on the sport. The more betting action a market receives, the higher the betting limit. Sports like the EPL or NFL will have bet limits close to 2.0 BTC, while smaller market sports may only have a 0.5 BTC limit or possibly even lower. These wagering limits are right around the industry standard for most bitcoin sportsbooks if not slightly lower. This is a good sign that the sportsbook is doing well without taking on too much risk.
During normal business hours, 08:00 to 22:00 GMT withdrawals are processed back to players about every two hours. These speeds are excellent in regards to the rest of the industry, though most bookmakers process around the same speed and may operate 24 hours a day. Deposits will generally take longer to be credited to your Anonibet account than other sportsbooks because they don’t allow first transactions confirmations. It can take several hours for the bitcoins to be confirmed in the network and credited. Like most other Bitcoin gambling sites, Anonibet uses a ‘hot wallet’ for daily cashouts but keeps most of their players funds offline for security purposes.
Their support staff is another big plus. They offer instant live chat support, and email support through their webpage. Anonibet also has a representative at Bitcoin Talk Forum that answers questions and takes suggestions from players.
Anonibet is a reliable option for Bitcoin sports bettors, but isn’t exactly pushing the envelope in terms of features and odds. They’re a safe bet if you want to be sure that you are paid your winnings, but better odds can usually be found elsewhere. With that said, I can see why players are drawn to Anonibet. It has a top notch reputation with players, is easy to use and has never missed out on a payout to players. Overall, while they may not be as good as shops with big bonuses such as Cloudbet, they are undoubtedly a well rounded and safe to use site.