Native Media B.V. operates this online casino, a poker site, and a sportsbook in one. Going by our research, this is a company from the Netherlands with offices in Curacao. Betnomi officially launched in January of 2019 in an attempt to be the first community-owned crypto gambling site. However, after that failed, another iteration appeared in April of 2020, and the current one showed up in October of 2020. Today, it strives to become one of the leading players on the market by continuously improving.
Betnomi features a pretty standard layout for a modern gambling site. However, upon first access, it becomes clear the platform targets the sports betting crowd, as, by default, the domain leads with the sportsbook. The platform needs the drop-down menu option to be available when the desktop browser is full-size for easy navigation. As such, you have to go to the top navigation bar to move around from section to section.
Registration is simple. All you need to do is provide a username, password, e-mail, and accept the terms and conditions. That’s it.
After you complete the sign-up process, we suggest looking around the site and visiting the Telegram group. Know that you should look around, as some promotions become visible after you visit a particular section of the site, which may not be available on the promotions page.
Games offered by Betnomi
When it comes to the Betnomi games, the offer is extensive. The casino segment focuses on slots, with games from Pragmatic Play, Belatra, Habanero, Genesis, Genii, Playson, GameArt, and a few more providers. All in all, there seem to be a little over 40 slots, eleven of which are Megaways games.
Crypto enthusiasts will be happy to know that the site features fifteen provably fair games inside the Games page, accessible via the top navigation bar. These are Poker, Farkle, Blast, Backgammon, Talisman, Striker, Belote, Russsian Roulette, Hilo, Virtual, Keno, Ogwil, Chinga Choong, TV Games, and Financial. Some of these titles are propriety games, and others are from Bet Construct, and they feature a bit more advanced graphics than what you can usually find in the genre.
There’s a live section that is home to 35 live games, all from Evolution Gaming. These include baccarat, blackjack, roulette, and all their variants, as well as some casino-poker and game show games.
The sportsbook is quite robust, and yes, you can make live bets. You can wager on over thirty types of sporting events, including a few you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere, such as 3×3 basketball and biathlon. Naturally, you can bet on eSports, and you can enjoy little virtual sports betting by wagering on virtual bicycling, football, drag racing, dog and horse racing, and marble racing.
If you want to play poker, you can do so via the instant-play platform or download desktop software for added convenience. The poker section mainly focuses on Texas Hold’em, and bet sizes start as low as $0.01.
So, is there a Betnomi mobile app? The answer is not yet. However, upon a conversation with the staff, they told us that a Betnomi Android app and one for iOS users are ready and are awaiting approval to get published to their respective stores. So, by the time you are reading this, the apps may be available.
Since we could only use the Betnomi mobile version, we accessed it through our Android phone (Android Pie) via Chrome and faced slow load times and an overall choppy experience. Design-wise, the platform looks fine on a mobile screen, but functionality is an issue. At least it was for us. We could not load a page without waiting a few seconds, and even the banner animations turned in slow-motion.
Resizing your desktop browser window will give you an idea of what the site looks like on a mobile screen, but not fully, seeing as it is not the most responsive page in the world. We would wait for the Betnomi apps before considering playing-on-the-go here.
Deposits & Withdrawals
Betnomi is a crypto casino that allows payments via multiple cryptos. You can look up your balance history on your profile page and see your transaction activity and how much you’ve bet in what section of the platform.
The cryptocurrencies available for use here are:
- Bitcoin Cash
- Bitcoin SV
To make financial transactions, you will have to click on your account avatar in the top right of the site and select – deposit or withdrawal from the drop-down menu. Once you do, this action will take you to your profile page, and inside the My Wallet tab, you can pick – Deposit to fund your account. You do so by clicking on the icon of your desired crypto and using the QR code or copying the wallet address. The pop-up window features no additional information, which is weird.
There are no deposits minimum limits here. The amount you place in your account will get credited after the necessary number of network confirmation.
Before making a withdrawal, you’ll have to bet at least 50% of your deposited funds. The site claims that this is to combat money laundering and fraud. The terms state that all payments get processed within 72 hours from when you make a request, and the minimum withdrawal amount depends on your chosen method. For Bitcoin, it is the equivalent of $10 in BTC, and for all other methods, it is $5 or the equivalent in other currencies.
Note that Betnomi does not require that players go through a KYC procedure before a withdrawal. Though, they may have to go through a similar process if they land a jackpot prize.
Betnomi Bonuses & Promotions
At the time of writing, there are a few advertised Betnomi promotions, including The Welcome Package and the Bigger Wins deal. Though, when the new version of the site launched, it featured multiple offers, including poker jackpots, drops & wins promotions, and more. Hopefully, some of these make it back onto the platform.
The Welcome Package consists of three bonuses that spread out over your first three deposits and can amount to $1,000 in free playing funds, as well as 300 free spins. Upon your first deposit, you get a 100% matching bonus of up to $150, plus 100 free spins. On your second deposit, you’ll get a 75% matching bonus with an additional 100 free spins, and on your third, you’ll get the same number of free spins, plus a match percentage bonus of 125%. Each of the three bonuses comes with an x35 wagering requirement and a deadline of 30 days. Only slot bets contribute to the requirement, except Endorphina games, which contribute nothing. Your free spins get distributed over five days, 20 per day.
The Bigger Wins promotions is a sport betting one that lets you get additional winnings on multi-bets, up to 100% more. To be eligible for it, you’ll have to make a multi-bet of three or more legs, with minimum odds of 1.3 and a bet amount that is over $0.10. The bonus percentage depends on the number of selections you make. For example, for three, you will get a 3% boost, and for 14 or more, you’ll get a 100% boost. The maximum amount you can win through this offer is $20,000 in extra winnings.
If you open the casino section, you’ll see that there’s a Betnomi Mystery Jackpot, which divides into four prizes, a Mega, Major, Minor, and Mini one. The top one is worth over €1,000,000. If you are into Poker, on Monday’s you can get up to 50% in rakeback, and there are Spin&go tournaments here.
Betnomi has a rather extensive affiliate system and a dedicated page that explains all its intricacies. It promises referral commissions of up to 35% and a sub-affiliate program.
Is there a Betnomi VIP Program? Well, there is no such thing listed on the site, and the FAQ page features no reference of one. So, you would assume – no. Yet, when we e-mailed the staff, they said that one exists and that it comes with a dedicated VIP manager. All we had to do is express interest in joining it, and they would make the necessary arrangements. Thus, we wondered how we could become part of a VIP scheme merely by expressing a desire to join.
We didn’t further pursue our investigation due to these red flags. Meaning, an unlisted VIP Program with no set criteria on who can join and no mention of the perks that exist within this system. Aside from a personal account manager. So, we naturally have doubts regarding the credibility of such a scheme.
Betnomi Customer Support
As per schedule, we began examining the Betnomi support options by looking into if there is a live chat or not. However, the curious thing here is that, at the time of writing, there seems to be no Betnomi live chat, even though the contact page claims that one exists, available 24/7. Yet, the icon there is not clickable, and we were unable to find a similar one while on the home page. So, we assume that a live chat is in the books and will launch soon.
There is a message option in your account profile. It doesn’t say to whom you can send one, but we assume that it is the support team since you can only add a subject and body text. We did and didn’t receive a reply in time to add it to this review.
We tested out the e-mail support option by sending a query containing two questions at – [email protected]. We got a satisfactory response in 37 minutes. While we waited, we decided to open the Telegram group, seeing as it is also a Betnomi help option. We answered a math question to prove that we are not a bot and be able to join the group. Once a member, we got ignored.
If none of these paths of reaching a support representative work for you, then you can try using the phone support by dialing – +1(336) 6520397 or +44 20 7770 9936.
Though, before trying to establish Betnomi contact, it’s probably wisest that you look through the FAQ page. It is home to 57 FAQs that divide into four categories, which are registration, placing bets, live bets, and casino. All in all, this page is not too shabby. It’s informative and answers some common issues you may come across.
Native Media B.V., the company that runs Betnomi, does so under a gaming license from Curacao eGaming. One of the Curacao master license holders (1668/JAZ). We have talked extensively in the past about Curacao licenses. While considered by experts as unreliable, these licenses are pretty much the norm in the crypto gambling sphere. Because they are easily obtainable, they are a favorite among operators while adding a sense of credibility. Though, in reality, they offer little player protection. That said, Curacao eGaming is likely the best of the bunch, existing in the industry since 1996. Players from the UK fall under the regulations of the UKGC. The site holds an NMi RNG certificate, that should ensure the randomness of every slot spin.
The site utilizes advanced encryption with a certificate from Cloudflare and an ECC Key (256 Bits) to protect all player data entered on the site. To ensure the security of user data, the support staff will only communicate with you through the e-mail you used on sign-up.
You can find Betnomi registered as a Controller at Malta’s Office of the Information and with its Data Protection Commissioner. The platform keeps your information on servers in Luxembourg, but occasionally, may move them elsewhere. Betnomi stores all your info in an encrypted and password-protected database, behind firewall software, and it makes sure that all affiliates, subsidiaries, employ similar security measures. Besides the info you provide through your profile, the site also collects data on how you use the platform, keeping an activity log of traffic and administrative information.
Know that Betnomi does not hold your funds in protected separate bank accounts.
Inside your account page, under the My Profile tab, you can enable two-factor authentication. It will add a layer of security by making your account accessible only via devices you trust.
Pros / Cons
- Decent game offer
- Multiple supported cryptocurrencies
- Sportsbook & Poker also available
- No live chat
- Slow mobile version
It’s likely too soon to pass judgment on this site, as it is still in its infancy, and the team is ironing out the kinks. After a failed start, the staff has shifted gears, regrouped, and launched an ambitious platform that’s an improvement on previous versions. However, some players have doubts regarding the site’s reputation, though there is far too small of a sample size to draw any conclusion in terms of reliability. We have to say that the site does have issues, and functionality isn’t the best, although its design is decent. Our mobile experience was not terrific, but seeing as the release of the Betnomi mobile apps should happen soon, maybe playing-on-the-go will become a viable option. Though there is not live chat yet, the e-mail support was fast and satisfactory. Overall, the site has potential, but we would take a wait-and-see approach on how it develops before naming them as one of the top addresses for crypto gambling.