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BetStorm Sports Sports Review

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Reviewed By James Molloy

Sports Betting. Football. Online UX.
Published: Dec 07 · 9 min read
Updated: May 20th, 2022

BetStorm is a new sportsbook, casino and live casino, launched in 2021. There are plenty of sports betting sites to choose from for New Zealand punters, but not many can offer what BetStorm does. Free bets are in plentiful supply, there's a best-in-class cash out feature and over 55,000 events to bet on each month at this online sportsbook that is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority.

Advantages
Plenty of ongoing sports promotions
Cash-out and partial cash-out available
Over 30,000 live events each month
Disadvantages
Not many withdrawal methods available
No-live streaming of sports available

BetStorm Sports Welcome Bonus

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BetStorm Welcome Bonus & Promo Code

The welcome bonus at BetStorm is an old favourite of sports bettors everywhere. It's a matched $10 free bet. Simple open a new BetStorm account, deposit and place qualifying bets of $10 or more and you will be credited with a $10 free bet.

Minimum odds of ½ (1.5) apply to the qualifying bets, which is very standard for many betting sites and betting apps in New Zealand in New Zealand. Any winnings from the free bet bonus must be wagered 10 times before the funds become available for withdrawal. Other conditions apply, so be sure to check them out before you sign up.

Promotions Available from BetStorm Sports

BetStorm is the home of sports promotions. These change regularly, so check out the promotions tab on site for full details of what's live in real time. At the time of review, the ongoing Super Fan Leaderboard promotion is the star attraction. Deposit a minimum of $10 with the promo code BOARD and place a qualifying bet of $50 on any sports betting market and you're in the running. The more you wager, the higher up the leaderboard you will be. The top five on the leaderboard at the end of the promotional period will receive real cash prizes.

Another standout sports free bet promotion is BeStorm's Bet $25 Get a $10 Free Bet offer. At the time of review, this is available on cricket and motorsport. Deposit with the relevant promo code for the offer you wish to avail of, place a $25 qualifying bet on the selected sport and receive a $10 free bet to use on that same sport. The free bet is a token, which must be used in its entirety on one bet, and the stake is not returned with winnings, which is normal with many free bet offer.

Football, basketball, rugby and snooker each have their own cashback promotions at present too. Again, you will need to deposit with the promo code for your preferred offer. Depending on your losses on the sport in question during the promotional period, you may be eligible for 10% cashback courtesy of BetStorm.

BetStorm Free Bets

BetStorm Sports use a mix of bonus funds and free bet tokens for their promotions. Many sports bettors prefer free bets in the more traditional sense as they are more used to them. These work the same way at BetStorm as they do elsewhere. They cannot be split into multiple bets and if you win, you will not receive the free bet stake along with your winnings.

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Sports and Markets Available at BetStorm

There are over 50 different sports available to bet on at BetStorm. Chances are, if you can think of a sport you would like to bet on, you'll find odds for it at BetStorm. Popular markets include football betting, tennis betting, basketball, cricket, rugby, golf, American football and snooker.

There's also a great range of sports which are harder to find at online sports betting sites, like e-sports, bowls, winter sports, water polo, Gaelic sports and cycling.

Selected novelty markets and specials are available too, such as politics betting, Oscars betting and even who the first company to put a man on Mars will be. It's a very extensive range of betting opportunities. The number of markets available on a particular event will be indicated by a number beside the fixture. There are often several hundred for big events, giving punters excellent variety.

BetStorm Sports Betting Features

One of the first things many bettors look for in new betting sites is cash out. This feature offers you a chance to take the offered amount in return for your bet. If you've backed a football team who are winning, you can likely cash out for a profit. Or if it's not going well and you no longer fancy them, you can cut your losses and get something back for your bet. BetStorm offer this as well as partial cash out, which means you can take the cash out value for some of your bet, but leave the rest to carry on. Not all sports at BetStorm have this feature available, but those that do will have a dollar sign icon beside them.

Horse racing cards at BetStorm offer some key information which racing punters will find useful. Silks, trainers, jockeys, form figures, weight and recent odds will all help different people in different ways. The race distance, conditions and each-way terms are listed above the race card, to give a full idea of the race you're betting on.

Actually placing a bet with BetStorm couldn't be any easier. It's very much the same as with other sports betting sites – click on the odds for your selection and it will be added to the betslip. Add more selections to place a multi bet, with a clearly labelled field for entering your stake. What makes BetStorm's betslip even better are the two buttons for Quick Bet and Superbet.

With Quickbet, save your preferred stake so that amount will automatically populate your betslip. Bettors who typically bet the same amount will find this to be a very handy feature which will save a lot of time. Superbet is a feature which refers your bet to a trader. This will generally only be used by high rollers, as the betting limits at BetStorm are quite fair, but the option to request a larger stake than the maximum is there.

In-Play Betting

Just over half of all BetStorm betting events are available to bet on in-play. This means, on average, there over 30,000 live events, which is a huge amount, up there with the best in-play betting sites.

In-play events display 2D versions of the pitch or court, with live score updates showing what's going on in the game. For football, this means being able to see the amount of corners or bookings which have been awarded. In tennis, information like the amount of double faults or aces for each player can be seen. The level of information will be more detailed for bigger events, but in the absence of live streaming, it is a decent way to follow the action.

Live Streaming

At the time of review, there is no streaming available at BetStorm. This is something which may change in the future, as watching events as they happen adds a huge amount to the betting experience.

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Depositing and Withdrawing at Betstorm Sports

There are seven different methods by which bettors can deposit funds to their Betstorm account. These are Visa/Mastercard, Bitcoin, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller, MuchBetter and EcoPayz.

It's a pretty impressive spread of banking options, one which is sure to suit the majority of BetStorm customers. The options for withdrawing from your BetStorm account are a little more limited, with Visa/Mastercard, Bitcoin and EcoPayz the only methods available. The minimum withdrawal amount is $20, apart from EcoPayz which has a $50 minimum. Maximum amounts may vary from one account or payment method to another. The longest timeframe for processing a withdrawal is listed as three to seven business days for Visa/Mastercard, but we found that it rarely takes more than 3-5 days.

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BetStorm Sports Desktop Experience

With so many betting events and markets to choose from, it would be easy to forgive BetStorm for having a clunky, cluttered betting site. That's not the case though. The list of sports goes along the left-hand side of the page. Click on a sport and it will expand to show the various countries or leagues on offer. Click on one of those to see the fixtures. The main market(s) will be shown immediately, but you can see the full range of markets for an event by clicking on the fixture or match. Once you're in an event, markets are broken down by category, such as totals, handicaps, half-betting, combos etc.

Even though the layout is easy to understand and follow, a search option can be used to look up a particular competition or team name. This will show you any events available matching your search. This functionality is particularly useful on mobile. The site is optimised to run smoothly and display perfectly for the smaller screen, but by using a smaller screen, you are limiting the amount of information which can be displayed. The search option is a great way to jump straight to an event without having to scroll much.

Mobile App

At the time of review, there is no BetStorm mobile app available. Mobile sportsbook fans can still play on the go, but they will need to play their bets via their android, iPhone or tablet's browser. The site will give you same great feel and features as desktop, and it's just as fast regardless of your device.

Betting Odds at BetStorm Sports

Odds at BetStorm are displayed in decimal formal as a default, but can be changed to fractional, American, HongKong, Malay or Indo depending on what you prefer. No matter what display option you choose, you're sure to find BetStorm's prices very competitive. Whether it's in-play or pre-match, a two-horse race or a big field, the margin is no greater or smaller than we're used to seeing at sports betting sites.

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BetStorm Customer Support

The speech bubble icon at the top of the BetStorm homepage is where you need to go if you require any assistance. This will first open the FAQ section. This is a very detailed part of the site, with a lot of very sensible, clear answers which will probably mean you won't need to get in touch with customer support at all.

If you do need to get in touch, there are two buttons available – one to launch a live chat session and one for the email contact form. Customer support is open 24 hours a day and the support team is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and well-trained to assist with any kind of customer query.

VIP/Loyalty Programs

BetStorm has a comprehensive rewards program, which is based around completing 'missions'. These can be as straightforward as making a deposit, or perhaps placing a bet on a particular game. A lot of the missions are casino-based, which may not be ideal for sports bettors. It's possible a VIP program may be available by invite only, but there is nothing advertised and live chat could not confirm it.

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BetStorm Responsible Gambling Features

You'll find all the responsible gambling information you could possibly need behind the 'Play Responsibly' link at the bottom of the BetStorm homepage. There are some healthy reminders of the facts of gambling, which are important for all bettors to keep in mind.

In order to help maintain control, BetStorm allows you to add a daily, weekly or monthly limit to your account. These limits can be on deposits, wager size or losses and can be set in the account section. BetStorm also offers self-exclusion, which can be requested by emailing customer support.

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Our Verdict

Even though BetStorm is new, we don't think it will be long before it becomes one of the most popular sports betting sites in New Zealand. The range of sports and markets is incredible. This sportsbook also comes packed with features like Superbets and a great cash out option. New players can avail of a $10 free bet after placing a qualifying bet, and that's just a sign of things to come, as BetStorm like rewarding their customers with regular free bets and offers.

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FAQ


Visa and Mastercard withdrawals from BetStorm can be done for as little as $20.

BetStorm offers punters over 55,000 betting events each month, with more than half of these available in-play too.

At the moment, there is no BetStorm app available. However, you can place bets on mobile, via your device's browser.

BetStorm has implemented security policies and technical measures to ensuure all player data is kept secure.

Visa/Mastercard withdrawals may take up to 7 business days to be fully processed. EcoPayz withdrawals should take no more than 3 business days.

BetStorm is able to provide sports betting thanks to its Malta Gaming Authority license.

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Hi, I'm James Molloy

"I've worked in the betting industry on product, operations and customer service for several years. A class operator will deliver on many aspects and we cover them all."

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  • Sports Betting
  • Football
  • Online UX

Reviewer since October 2015

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