Hopa built up its reputation as a market leading online casino with a huge range of slots and scratch cards. It has now decided to branch out into sports betting in order to offer its customers a one-stop shop for all their wagering needs.
It has used the award-winning SBTech sportsbook platform to power its site, and that means visitors can benefit from a slick interface, a huge range of markets on sporting events taking place around the world and a great in-play betting section.
Aspire Global owns Hopa and another popular online gambling site called Karamba. It has developed a reputation for quirky branding, strong customer service and great promotions. It was established in 2005 and is based in the British Virgin Islands, while it also holds a UK Gambling Commission licence, ensuring it upholds strict measures in security, responsibility and fairness.
|Generous odds||No live streaming|
|Loads of banking options||Customer service not 24/7|
|Huge range of sports and markets covered|
Hopa will give you a £10 free bet when you open a new account. The process is really simple: deposit at least £10, wager it at odds of evens (2.00) or greater and then it will credit your account with a £10 free bet. The free bet token can be used on any market with odds of 4/5 (1.80) or greater.
It is refreshing to see such a simple offer, as many sports betting sites opt for a convoluted welcome bonus. It also amounts to a 100% sign-up bonus, which is similar to industry standards.
It is really easy to sign up for a new account with Hopa. You simply click on the blue “JOIN” button at the top of the page and it triggers a two-step registration process. First enter your email address and choose a username and password to be taken through to the second step. You then just have to enter your name, gender, date of birth and mobile number. It will ask if you a bonus code, so you can get your free bet.
Then you just accept the terms and conditions and tap on “OPEN ACCOUNT”. You will be asked to complete a brief verification process, but all licensed operators require this and it would set alarm bells ringing if it was not requested. The whole process is quick and straightforward.
Hopa offers a huge range of deposit methods for you to choose from. Visa, MasterCard, bank transfer, Sofort, Trustly, Skrill, Neteller, EcoPayz, PayPal, EasyEFT, Euteller, Zimpler, EPS, Paysafecaard and Instadebit are all accepted, and that is about as comprehensive as it gets. Deposits are all instant, apart from Interac, which can take up to 24 hours.
When it comes to withdrawals, you can opt for Visa, MasterCard, bank transfer, Trustly, Skrill, Neteller, EcoPayz and PayPal. Withdrawals to cards and bank accounts can take six to eight business days, while e-wallets like PayPal, Skrill and Neteller take up to three business days.
The Hopa desktop site can be a little slow to load initially, as it is includes a leading online casino, scratchcard section and sportsbook, but after an initial lag it runs smoothly.
Anyone familiar with Karamba or other sites that use the SBTech platform will be familiar with the layout of the site. Hopa has adopted a slick black, blue, grey and white colour scheme, and it is certainly easier on the eye than many of its competitors.
The mobile site is excellent. It is totally optimised and extremely easy to navigate. There is a search function that allows you to find any event, league or team really quickly, and you can browse through all the sports in an intuitive fashion. Helpful menus allow you to easily switch between pre-match and in-play betting sections and to choose between the most popular sports.
It is really easy to place a bet: simply tap on the selection you like the look of and it triggers a betslip icon. Tap on it and it will tell you the odds. You can then enter your stake and place a bet effortlessly. Keep adding selections to your betslip and Hopa will present you with a range of multiple betting options to choose from, while informing you of your potential return in each case.
Hopa offers betting markets on a huge array of sports thanks to its partnership with SBTech. You can choose from popular sports like:
It also offers betting on a wide range of niche sports such as:
Major sports are covered in fantastic depth, with a massive array of leagues from around the world included on its pages and thousands of different betting markets on a daily basis. It also has a solid range of esports covered, plus politics betting and specials on awards and TV shows.
Football fans are extremely well catered to at Hopa, as you will find all manner of weird and wonderful leagues from across the world covered. SBTech has its tentacles in every continent and that allows Hopa to offer betting on Vietnamese under-19 women’s football, the Czech fifth division and the Bangladesh Cup, along with many more obscure tournaments. In major nations like England, Spain and Italy, it will go down to some of the lowest leagues, featuring semi-professional teams.
You will also be able to choose from a wide range of markets when placing a football bet. A game in La Liga will typically come with more than 160 different markets, from classics like result, total goals, correct score, goalscorer and both teams to score to quirky special markets like Asian handicaps on first-half corners and multigoals.
Hopa also covers some other sports in exceptional depth. You will find more than 50 different betting options on a basketball game taking place in Russia and north of 80 markets on an NFL game, while anyone that likes golf, cricket, rugby boxing and horse racing will find a wonderful array of games and markets at their disposal.
It has a very strong in-play section. You will not find live streaming, but it offers an infographic of what is happening at any given section plus a wealth of statistical data on the match so far.
This is not just available on big Premier League or NBA games, as you will find it on random matches taking place all over the world. You can choose from dozens of different live markets, and it is really easy to get your bet on quickly.
The odds at Hopa are competitive with the leading sports betting operators, and it sometimes leads the market with very generous prices.
You can earn up to 77% extra on successful accumulators as part of a promotion called Hopaboost. It will give you a 4% bonus on a winning four-fold and a 7% bonus on a winning five-fold, all the way up to a 77% bonus on a winning 15-fold. The minimum odds on each selection must be 1/5 (1.20).
Accas are really exciting betting options, but it can be difficult to generate a profit over the course of the year, so that bonus can make all the difference. You will also have VIP programmes promotions like a monthly cash back offer for top players and an ongoing rewards scheme for everyone else.
Hopa proudly declares on its site: “We believe in C.A.R.E - Customers Are Really Everything!” To that end, you can get in touch with friendly support staff seven days a week, from 6am to 11pm, either by calling, emailing or taking advantage of its Live Chat function.
Hopa has a dedicated page that details all of the support it offers to help customers gamble responsibly. It is packed full of tips and advice, with links to a range of outside organisations like Gambling Therapy Helpline, Gamblers Anonymous and Helping Hand, plus Cyber Patrol for helping to keep under-18s safe.
There is a questionnaire that helps visitors gauge whether they have a gambling problem, and it highlights a range of measures you can take, including betting limits, time limits, a reality check, a time out period and self-exclusion.
Hopa boasts a slick, user-friendly interface, a huge range of markets from around the world, generous odds and a great live betting section. It has a generous welcome bonus, a solid loyalty programme and some interesting promotions to take advantage of.
The mobile site is excellent, allowing you to bet while out and about with minimal fuss, and the whole process is really quick, simple and efficient. It also boasts a fantastic online casino, so it makes a great destination for all punters.VISIT HOPA SPORTS
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