Playbetr

Global Limited Holding owns and operates Playbetr. As far as we can tell, the Sofia-based company also runs the gaming platform Betcoin.ag. Global not only works with top leaders in the online gaming sphere, but it also develops its own casino games. It launched Playbetr in 2015, a one-stop platform for casino and sportsbook crypto gambling enthusiasts. Today, the sportsbook offering features over 30,000 live matches per month, and its casino section boasts a massive selection of games from top industry providers. The site is available in thirteen languages and allows the use of nine cryptocurrencies.

First Impressions

Though its casino lobby is impressive and can stand on its own, Playbetr puts more of an emphasis on its sportsbook. Upon first entry, you immediately see promo banners that advertise sporting events, and the top part of the site focuses mainly on sports betting. The platform features an uninspiring yet functional design when accessed through a desktop browser.

To register, you’ll have to click the Login/Join button in the top right, which will redirect you to the login page. There, you’ll have to navigate to the create account tab and enter your email and password. After, you’ll have to click a confirmation link in your inbox, which will prompt you to set up your account, enter a password, set up 2FA, and more.

When you complete the steps above, you should click your username in the top right and select Dashboard from the drop-down menu. Once inside your dashboard page, explore it for a bit, then look to deposit and play.

Games offered by Playbetr

You can glance over the selection of Playbetr games, but that’s not enough to take in and understand all that this site has to offer. You can search for a specific title in the filter field, or sort them in your chosen category by name, popularity, or freshness. The number of slots here is immense, with games from nineteen providers, including NetEnt, Habanero, Quickspin, Pragmatic Play, Endorphina, and many more. The site is also home to a few jackpot slots like Divine Fortune and The Slotfather.

When it comes to the Playbetr offer of RNG table games, here, we have twenty-five blackjack tables, eight baccarat ones, twenty roulette games, ten casino-poker variants, and one RNG craps game. There are also twenty-five virtual poker machines on the platform. If live dealer action is what a player craves, then he can play at one of many live tables from providers such as NetEnt Live, Ezugi, BetGames, and Asia Gaming.

Those that do not follow real sports, but like betting on sporting events, may enjoy the Virtual Sports segment of the platform. It allows players to bet on ten games, including virtual sports such as football, basketball, tennis, horse racing, dog racing, and moto racing.

Considering this is a crypto casino, it would be a disappointment if it didn’t feature any provably fair games. Thankfully, it has two – Provably Fair Dice and Provably Fair American Roulette. It is not much, but at least it’s something.

On the sportsbook side of things, Playbetr lets you place bets on twenty-six different sports, not including e-sports. In the latter section, you can bet on teams that are battling it out in games like Counter-Strike, Dota 2, and StarCraft.

PlayBetr uses the same provider (Sportsradar) as the vast majority of crypto sportsbooks out there but it’s worth mentioning that they run a lower margin on the same lines, which means Playbetr offers equal or better odds on essentially every event prelive than competitors working with Sportsradar.

Easy Access

“We have no plans on developing a Playbetr mobile app for any device at this point.” – the answer we got when we asked the staff if there’s a Playbetr Android app in the works. The site’s management may like the mobile version of the platform, but we didn’t. Usually, if there is no dedicated app, and if the website is responsive enough, when you resize your browser window on a desktop machine, you get an idea of what the site will look like on a mobile screen. That’s not exactly the case here.

We opened the Playbetr mobile version via a Huawei P10 Plus phone, which runs on Android 10, through Chrome, and saw that the site didn’t precisely adjust to our screen. The organizational structure changed, and so did the game icons, which now cut out the images and may have even stretched them out a tad. Its design structure adjusted to fit a vertical pattern, with some inappropriately sized elements throwing things off visually. We also experienced some slow load times, but once we accessed a few games, they all seem to run fine. So, while functional, design-wise, the mobile version could use a major overhaul.

Deposits & Withdrawals

Know that this site uses a PBR Coin, which the Playbetr team built on the ERC-20 Ethereum network, and which ties into the value of the US Dollar. The PBR Coin allows players to gamble in cryptocurrency without experiencing the volatility of other coins. One chip at Playbetr equals one PBR or one US dollar. When you deposit in Bitcoin, the site automatically converts the amount to PBR.

That out of the way, the cryptos you can use to add funds in your account that will convert to PBR are:

  • Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • Bitcoin SV
  • Litecoin
  • Ethereum
  • Dash
  • Ripple
  • TrueUSD
  • Tether

Seeing as cryptocurrencies fluctuate minute by minute, it’s hard to point out specific deposit minimum limits for each crypto. Know that once you open the deposit window, you should see an exchange rate below the list of available cryptos.

The minimum deposit limit in PBR is 0.2 PBR, or $0.2, and all deposits for all cryptocurrencies require only one blockchain confirmation. The minimum withdrawal at Playbetr is 0.01 chips, and your first withdrawal may take up to 24 hours, but those that follow should get processed within sixty minutes.

Playbetr Bonuses & Promotions

When it comes to Playbetr promotions, the site kicks things off with a welcome bonus that matches a player’s first deposit 100% up to 2,000$. There’s no exclusive minimum deposit for this bonus. Fund your account using any crypto and any sum that’s above the platform’s deposit minimum, and then email the support staff with your username and deposit amount. They should immediately credit the bonus funds to your account. Know that the offer comes with an x30 wagering requirement, one bonus per IP address.

There are also three reload bonuses that match a player’s deposit 50%, 25%, and 10%, respectively. Do not get confused by the terminology. They are a second, third, and fourth deposit bonus. The first reload bonus matches your second deposit on the platform 50% up to $1,000. The next one matches your third deposit, 25% up to $500, and the following one matches your fourth deposit 10% up to $200. They all come with the same x30 wagering requirement as the first deposit bonus, and again, you’ll need to contact the support staff and provide your information to activate these offers.

There are also leaderboards where you can see the platform standings regarding who has the highest daily single win, the most daily bets, the largest daily win total, and so on. Earning a top spot at one of these boards may or may not get you a prize, depending on if there’s a promotion running.

VIP Program

Is there a Playbetr VIP program? Yes, the more you play on the platform, the more status points you earn, and you get to claim better benefits. How you earn points depends on what you choose to bet on or play. If you’re a sports betting aficionado, for every one-chip bet, you get 0.1 status points, the same as if you were playing dice. If you like playing casino games, then for every one chip bet you make, you earn 0.2 status points. Status points determine your VIP level, and they never reset.

The main rewards in the Playbetr VIP Club are betback and lossback. Betback means that for every bet you place, you will get a percentage back, while lossback is the losses that the player gets credited back to their account. There are seven VIP levels, and these are Baron, Knight, Count, Prince, Duke, King, and Emperor. You automatically reach the Baron level with attaining one status point, and you need over ten million to become an Emperor. Each tier has three sub-levels, except for the highest one, Emperor.

The betback and lossback percentages start at 0.01% and 1% at the Baron level, and they increase to 0.35% betback and 33% lossback at the Emperor level.

Playbetr Customer Support

As usual, we first examine if there’s a Playbetr live chat or not. Thankfully, there is one. You can access it by clicking the – Chat with us button in the lower right. It should be available 24/7, but when we went to it for help, it said – “We stepped away to review transactions and tickets. For fast help, click the Support link, and then Ticket.”

We did just that. A form popped up, and we entered our question. After this, we went to our account dashboard and saw the status and our ticket number. Alternatively, you can fill out a form asking the community for help. Perhaps, it is wisest to shoot the staff an email at – [email protected] and establish Playbetr contact that way. We tried and got no response. Though the live chat did come back online, and after an hour waiting in the queue, we got access to a support representative.

On the subject of a Playbetr FAQ section, we can tell you that there is one. It has seven categories that house 49 FAQs that are of some quality. However, some of the answers are over five years old and in need of an update.

Security

Playbetr operates under a gaming license issued by Curacao master license holder Gaming Curacao (N.V. #365/JAZ). According to many, Gaming Curacao is likely the best of the four Curacao master license holders, as it seems most interested in protecting players and following up on their complaints.

Playbetr tries to protect player information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, but it doesn’t guarantee that unauthorized parties will never be able to overcome these measures. It also makes mention that its messaging systems are not considered secure, so it discourages users from sending personal information through these mediums.

The platform does utilize advanced encryption with an ECC Key (256-Bits) to protect all user data entered on the site, and it only allows access through secured networks. No one can play without passing a secure login. Players can use a VPN service to achieve a more secure connection, but the use of this service must not violate the site’s terms and conditions. Meaning you cannot use a VPN to create multiple accounts or access the platform from a restricted region. The site will disclose player data to payment providers and financial institutions if it deems it necessary to complete their transactions.

GOSU Conclusion

Pros / Cons
  • Good game selection
  • Good sportsbook
  • Supports multiple cryptocurrencies
  • Slow website
  • Only two provably fair games
  • The mobile version needs improvements

No one can say that this platform lacks scope, as its features pretty much the best of both worlds. Both its online casino and its sportsbook are excellent, as they are rich in variety. The inclusion of the PBR coin is something you do not see everywhere, and we are quite fond of this solution, as well as the platform’s VIP program. Our experience with the support staff wasn’t the best, as at first, the live chat window wasn’t active, and when it came back online, we had to wait an hour before someone talked to us. The mobile version needs work, and the website seemed a bit slow to us on both our desktop and mobile devices. The team should also consider boosting its offer of provably fair games. That said, Playbetr just introduced live betting, and there are continually making strides forward. Whether or not you should play here is your decision, but this is a platform to keep an eye on.

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