Reviewed By James Molloy
Launched in Ukraine in 1994, Parimatch has long been established as one of the leading online betting sites around. Their quality is clear just by looking at some of their partnerships, including former EPL Champions Leicester City.
Fully licensed in Curacao, Parimatch offer a safe, secure experience and a huge range of betting markets. On top of all that, a fantastic welcome bonus which matches your first deposit with bonus funds for the same amount will help all new customers get to know their way around this exciting, innovative sportsbook.
The welcome bonus at Parimatch sportsbook should appeal to sports bettors of all staking levels. New customers can avail of a match bonus up to a certain amount, based on the amount of their first deposit. In other words, however much you deposit, you will receive that amount again as bonus funds. The minimum qualifying amount is $10.
As with all welcome bonuses, there are terms and conditions. The most noteworthy is the fact that a minimum of 10 bets must be placed for the amount received in bonus funds. Minimum odds requirements apply too, as well as some other, standard conditions, but nothing too restrictive. When compared to some other welcome offers at online betting sites, it really looks generous.
At the time of review, there are no ongoing sportsbook promotions at Parimatch, but this changes very frequently. There is, of course, the Loyalty Program, which is available to everyone at Parimatch. We know from experience that Parimatch do run promotions around some big sports events, so it's well worth your while opting in to promotional emails to make sure you receive notification of these when they're happening.
There isn't a huge amount about Parimatch which is conventional and that's a very good thing. Instead of the Parimatch welcome bonus or promotions being based on free bets, instead they use deposit bonuses to top up customer deposits with bonus funds as part of different promotions and that gives players at Parimatch a lot more freedom than free bets.
All odds offered by Parimatch are in decimal format, which is both good and bad. Decimal is the easiest format for new players to understand, as it shows what your return will be for a $1 stake, but some players may prefer to use fractional or American odds, which aren't available.
Aside from that, the odds offered by Parimatch are very competitive when compared to what else is available on the market. When comparing some NFL game odds to other sportsbooks, Parimatch's odds compared quite favorably. If they were shorter on one selection, they tended to have bigger odds available for the other, so you should be sure you're getting value for money at Parimatch.
For all that the Parimatch sports betting site is packed with features, it really is easy to use regardless of your experience level. The first thing you see when you log in is a list of sports on the left hand side of the page. These are listed in order of popularity, so there's a good chance the sport, league or event you're looking for is prominently positioned. Live events, upcoming events and virtuals are all clearly labeled too, right at the top of the homepage. There's no search function, which might make it even easier, but Parimatch probably decided it would be a waste of time. The site is easy enough to navigate without one.
What's even better is that the site is personalized based on your location and what you usually like to bet on. If your preferred sport to have a wager on is badminton, you'll likely see it towards the top of the list of sports instead of pushed down towards the bottom. This level of customization makes the site really easy for anyone to use.
Despite the huge amount of information in the Parimatch sports betting site, like stats and streaming, not to mention the sheer number of betting markets, the site speed is rapid. There's no noticeable loading time when going from one page to another. Odds update quickly and live streaming, when available, works flawlessly.
We were very happy to see that Parimatch have both an Android and iPhone app available in the Play Store and App Store respectively. The user experience of a mobile betting app is second to none, as it gives you full access to all of the betting markets anywhere you go.
The layout is similar, if not identical, to the desktop site or mobile site if you're using a mobile browser. Everything is very clearly laid out and easy to find. All of the features available on the site are in the app too, from in-play betting and live streaming to cashout and betting event stats.
This is one area where Parimatch really stands out from the crowd. If, like may, you've got some crypto currency to hand, you can use it to deposit and withdraw with Parimatch. Not only can you deposit directly with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and selected other cryptos, you can speed up the withdrawal process by using Coinspaid, which is a huge plus.
Deposits can be done for any amount of $5 or more with some of these methods (the minimum deposit will depend on the payment method you use), and while the maximum will also vary, deposits in the thousands should be no problem.
When you're cashing out, it will take 24 hours for Parimatch to process your withdrawal. Once it has been processed, you'll surely have your funds within five working at most. Certain e-wallets will be noticeable quicker than this and may take just a few hours.
All the favourites you would expect at a top online sportsbook are found at Parimatch. Any marquee event like the Olympics will take pride of place at the top of the left hand navigation, with all other sports listed below in order of popularity. Hockey, basketball, football and soccer are the top four, with other sports like baseball, tennis, table tennis and boxing further down the list. You may notice the order of these sports changes as you use your account. That's because the display is personalized based on location and what you usually like to bet on, which is a really nice touch.
The range of markets in each event will be different based on how high profile it is – the Super Bowl will have more markets available than a pre-season game – but you can expect markets on almost anything you can think of, including player stats and prop markets like number of blocks.
Some might be a little disappointed to see that there's not horse racing available at Parimatch but they more than make up for it in other ways. Just like how they accept crypto currencies as a deposit option, they're leading the way in terms of modern sportsbook with some awesome e-sports and virtual sports offerings.
Parimatch provide their own custom-made e-sports statistics for their betting events, which is something you won't find at other online sportsbooks. This and the massive range of e-sports events they offers odds on shows just how seriously they take it.
In terms of Virtual Sports, there are five providers' virtuals on offer, giving Parimatch customers over 30 to choose from. This is a great option for those looking to have a bet on a soccer match without watching a game for 90 minutes, as the results are known and bets settled within a couple of minutes.
For many people, the most important thing at any betting site is how easy it is to actually place a bet. At Parimatch, the betslip makes this very easy, so whether you're any experience sports bettor or someone new to the game, you shouldn't have any difficulty. Once you've got to the event you want to bet on, simply click on the odds for your selection. This will add it to the betslip where you can enter a stake and hit the 'Bet Now' button.
More than one selection can be added to the betslip too, which will display the various options available – single bets, parlays and system bets. After you've placed your bet, you may be able to cash it out, as this feature is available on some bets. To see if your bet can be cashed out, go to the 'My Bets' section. Here you can either take a profit if your selection is winning or cut your losses if you've given up hope of a comeback.
The action doesn't stop there though. We'll go into some more detail further on down the reviews, but Parimatch offer in-depth stats on live events as well as the option of actually watching live footage of the event taking place.
The majority of events available at Parimatch are available to bet on even after the event has started. Any sport which has a Live Event available to bet on will have a red 'Live' icon listed beside it on the left hand side of the homepage.
The statistics available on in-play events are excellent. Instead of just settling for a game clock and a scoreboard, Parimatch also offer detailed stats on in-play events. This is a great tool for anyone looking to have all the information they need before placing a bet on hand, as it saves having to go to another site to see how the game might be going. The number of markets on offer in-play is just as impressive as pre-match too.
Once you've placed your in-play bet, you might be interested in clicking on the small 'Play' button on the event. This will launch a high quality live stream of the event. It's available on a host of sports, most notably basketball, soccer, tennis and e-sports. Other sports will have live streaming available periodically too, so you should keep your eyes peeled.
Live streams can be launched without placing a bet if you wish too. It can be as useful using live action as a guide to get a feel for how a game is going before placing your bet as it is enjoyable watching the action after you've placed your bet. The streams are crystal clear and work seamlessly on both desktop and mobile devices.
Parimatch really could make registration any easier. To sign up, all you need to do is enter your e-mail address and choose a secure password. There's a box to tick to confirm you agree to the site's terms and conditions too, but no other information is required. You may be prompted to opt-in for your bonus or promo info to appear and become available. You'll receive a confirmation email for your records, but your account is now registered and you can process your first deposit.
During your payment method registration you will be asked for personal information like your name, address etc, and when requesting for first withdrawal you may be asked for some verification documents. This is entirely normal and something Parimatch and other licensed sportsbooks may be obliged to request.
It's super easy to get in touch with the Customer Support team at Parimatch. You can go through the 'Online Chat' button on site to access a customer support agent 24/7 or you can get in touch by email. Alternatively, customer support can be reached using one of two messenger apps you might use on mobile – Whatsapp or Telegram.
It can be quite normal for customer support agents nowadays to work for a number of different operators at the same time if there are a few under the same umbrella. What's great about the team at Parimatch is, apart from being very helpful and on hand around the clock, they operate just for Parimatch and are completely in-house, so you know you'll have their full focus and support.
You've probably realized by now that Parimatch are far from what you would describe as run of the mill. Rather than a behind the curtain loyalty program where you might receive a free bet one week but not the next, the Parimatch loyalty program is completely transparent.
First, you need to opt in. You do this by choosing either a cashback or profit boost. Once you've chosen, any qualifying bets placed on soccer, basketball, tennis, e-sports or table tennis will contribute. The loyalty program runs monthly and everyone who opts in will receive cash back based on all of their qualifying bets during the promotional period.
You'll find everything you need to know listed under the 'Loyalty Program' tab on site, but it really is that straightforward.
Parimatch don't offer any of the usual responsible gaming tools you would expect to find at other sportsbooks. Their casino site offers deposit / loss limits and self-exclusion, so it may be worth checking that section if you feel you would benefit from using some of these tools. Unfortunately, they are not currently available on the Parimatch Sportsbook site.
Parimatch may have been launched way back in 1994, but they've really found their stride and have massively boosted their profile recently. They've done this in a number of different ways. They're constantly adapting with the times, as evidenced by their e-sports offering and acceptance of crypto currencies. The product and experience on offer aren't like any other bookmaker, since quite a lot of their offering like customer support and e-sports stats are all in-house. Promotions, including the generous welcome bonus, are based on bonus funds as opposed to free bets, which means customers have more freedom as to what to use them on.
We were really impressed by what Parimatch have to offer. If you're looking for an innovative, licensed sportsbook, we think you'll be impressed by Parimatch too.
There are currently around 20 sports available to bet on at Parimatch. All of the most popular sports are available, including football, hockey and basketball. Events in these sports have hundreds of betting options to choose from, so you'll be spoiled for choice.
Yes, Android and iPhone users can download the Parimatch sports app from the App Store or Play Store. Everything that's available on desktop will be available on the app, from the in-depth in-play stats to the massive range of betting markets.
Parimatch do not share any of their customers' data with third parties. You can rest assured that your experience with this fully licensed sports betting site will be a safe one.
Parimatch process all withdrawals within 24 hours. After this, the amount of time it takes the funds to arrive will depend on the merchant bank. For those looking to speed up the withdrawal times, Coinspaid can be used which will process crypto withdrawals much faster.
Canadian players can be assured of a fair experience at Parimatch sports, as they carry a Curacao eGaming license.
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