PWR.bet Free Bets and Offers
Founded in 2016 and licenced in the UK, Malta and the Caribbean, PWR.bet is a successful newcomer to the online sportsbook and casino scene.
Having joined us as a betting partner in January 2019, the firm continues to be popular with Timeform visitors, steadily racking up new customers throughout the weeks and months. This review aims to explore what factors might be contributing to its popularity. And rest assured – whilst it always pays to do your homework when joining a new bookie, we only accept reputable partners. So let’s take a look at how PWR.bet stand up to their ‘sports betting done right’ tagline.
Betting with PWR.bet
The first thing you notice about PWR.bet is that it does business in decimal odds – unusual for a UK sportsbook site, but something that’s becoming more commonplace as the gambling market opens up worldwide. The next is probably its ultra-simple layout, with the light grey odds buttons indicating price rise and fall with their somehow familiar green and red triangles. Click the odds to turn the button green, and add it to your betslip, or click the darker grey button to open up more markets to an event. This really is a no-frills service, and though easy to navigate, could probably do with a few more dropdowns to help navigate through the types of market available. However, the live match updates with possession indicator, and corner, card and shots counts feel useful and reassuring to the bettor. It's a similar story on their tennis product, with a breakdown of all the match stats and scores at the top of the page, for their live tennis markets – at least for the big fixtures.
Unlike the football markets, horse racing markets are more a case of basic than simplistic, only containing the bare minimum of information for the punter, in the form of the horses’ names, with corresponding win and each-way odds. With that said, if racing is what you like a punt on then you should probably look elsewhere. On the other hand though, bookies’ websites are probably not where you should be looking to spot a good bet (especially with so much great form and tipping material available free at Timeform), so having made your selections it is worth checking the PWR.bet side for odds. After all, shopping around is the name of the game, and PWR do not appear on the Oddschecker comparison site.
Big spender? Check out the sign-up bonus
Like most bookmakers, PWR.bet usually offer a sign-up bonus to new customers. So far, their offer has consisted of a deposit match offer, with an added 10% cashback bonus. Realistically, it could be difficult for most bettors to meet the wagering requirements for this offer, but if you’re likely to be wagering into the three figures over the course of a 15-day period, it’s worth a look. For those depositing large amounts, PWR.bet have been adding an incentive of 10% cashback with the above offer, to deposits from £150-£1000, should you go on to lose your deposit – although there are further T&Cs to investigate here.
Whilst the above isn’t the most straightforward offer, they do offer an instant messenger function, so if you don’t understand completely, there’s someone on hand to explain.
One for the future?
Whilst certain elements of the PWR.bet site undeniably require some work – insufficient labelling of some of their sports, for instance – they are very new on the scene, and if their continued success among our customers is a good reflection of their overall appeal, then there’s every reason to believe they can improve. Also, whilst there’s little point naming the site’s various current quirks, it must be noted that some of them definitely look on the advantageous side, with automated odds meaning there’s probably extra value to be scraped from some unusual markets.
Along the futuristic lines, there’s a good few markets pertaining to online gaming. Niche perhaps – but only if you’re not a gamer yourself, and this emerging market could well be where a new generation bookie such as PWR.bet chooses to make its mark.
In conclusion, PWR.bet have laid the groundwork for a solid sportsbook platform. Whilst it’s very much no-frills for the time being, playing it safe is no bad thing for an industry that’s over-saturated with gimmicky products, and there’s no reason to think you’re being taken for a ride here. They’ve clearly put a lot of effort into making their site mobile responsive, and building an app to match (although the app requires login to work, so make sure you’ve registered online first, so you can avail of any free bet offers whilst you have the chance) and their site is much easier to navigate than some. Again, it could probably do with a bit more sprucing up at times, but if simplicity and no-nonsense is your thing, PWR.bet are worth checking out.