Reviewed By James Molloy
Conquestador is operated by Mobile Incorporated Ltd who are based in Malta and licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The betting site was launched in 2018 and the core product was initially the casino and live casino. The sportsbook was introduced to residents of New Zealand in 2021 and is now a good destination for sports bettors in this territory.
As one of the latest betting sites in New Zealand, the sports betting site has not yet won any gaming awards, but the operation has the potential to be recognised by the industry. Conquestador has not entered any sports sponsorships but there could be an opportunity for a leading club or league in New Zealand to become betting partners with this brand.
The current Conquestador welcome offer for residents of New Zealand is for up to €2,500 and is based on five bonuses. The rules can be perceived to be complex but the full welcome bonus is one of the most generous in the New Zealand online sports betting industry. However, the first deposit bonus is based on the following Terms & Conditions:
There are four subsequent bonuses related to the second to fifth deposits so here is a summary of the additional offers:
The wagering requirements range from 10 times to 30 times, depending on the bonus. Any winnings from bets placed using the bonuses do not include the stake.
At the time of the review of this betting site in December 2021, existing customers could enjoy the benefits of two types of promotions:
Current members receive cashbacks based on sports betting and other benefits, such as enhanced odds on selected matches. Any refunds are based on wagering during the qualifying month but limited to the highest turnover over the four previous months when a customer placed bets. There are eligibility rules which are explained in detail when you register with Conquestador from New Zealand. Any refunds are subject to the operator’s general Terms & Conditions.
Existing customers residing in New Zealand can enter weekly sports tournaments that offer prizes for 20 winners.
This promotions is subject to the following Terms & Conditions:
At the time of the review, the prizes were not major but the tournaments are progressive. In any case, the tournaments enhance the sports betting experience with customers in New Zealand.
As a new sports betting operator in New Zealand, Conquestador does not currently offer any free bets other than the deposit bonuses. However, you should look at the banners and promotional information to keep up to date with examples of ther New Zealand free bet offers.
‘Sports’ is the first option on the main menu on the Homepage. The other options are ‘Casino’ and ‘Live dealers’. Casino players can select from a comprehensive range of video slots and table games. The live casino offers various formats of roulette, baccarat and blackjack and tournaments. The brand was initially casino-focused but now offers a sportsbook with betting on about 30 sports.
Sports bets are displayed under the headings of ‘LINE’ and ‘LIVE’ with soccer betting being the most popular. There is a list of ‘POPULAR NOW’ events, which are mainly from the main domestic soccer leagues in Europe such as the Premier League in England, La Liga in Spain, Serie A in Italy and the Bundesliga in Germany. Other popular events in clued games in the following North American leagues: NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA.
The popular list of sports features the following:
A second list displays an A-Z menu of the following other betting market sports:
There are currently no novelty markets but customers in New Zealand can place bets on esports, in pre-match and markets, including League of Legends, Counter Strike and Dota 2.
Conquestador Sports offer most of the must-have features of the best bookmaker sites out there. There is a search box which makes navigation to your preferred sport quick and seamless. All events can be displayed and filtered based on the following next hours: 1,3,6 and 24. Customers can select favourite events after registering and logging in to an active account.
In terms of the number of markets, soccer is by far the most popular betting sport. The English Premier League is the most bet on competition. Conquestador displays the 1x2 (Home Win, Draw, Away Win), Double Chance and Total markets for each fixture with a link to about 100 additional betting options which appear under the following headings:
Bettors can also place wagers on fast markets which are based on a number of minutes. Combo Markets bring together outcomes in multiples that are not available in regular betting. Some of these events are related and the odds are adjusted accordingly.
Soccer is the most popular live betting sport. Bettors can view a match visualizer which shows the progress of play and live match data and statistics. Betting is suspended after a key event and the updated odds are displayed after a short delay. At the time of the review there was no cash out facility but this could be introduced for selected games and markets.
The Bet Slip appears on the right hand side of any betting event. The default bet is a single but as you add more selections, you can make Como and System bets. Having selected the bets you enter the stake and the Bet Slip shows the potential return. You click ‘Place Bet’ and on acceptance your account balance is updated to reflect the bet.
Customers in New Zealand have access to bet on live sporting events including soccer, cricket, tennis, basketball, and esports. There are up to about 100 markets for each game and detailed recent form records and head-to-head results.
There is no live streaming of sports games at Conquestador for customers in New Zealand. However, the graphical representation of a game and the live information help to compensate for the absence of this service which could be introduced in the future.
Here is a step-by-step guide to registering with Conquestador:
The registration process is seamless and can be completed in less than five minutes. At this stage there is no reference to verification. However, any operator licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority requires customers to confirm their identity. It would be a concern if Conquestador did not ask for some kind of photographic ID before allowing a new customer to withdraw funds.
Joining a sports betting website that isn't the TAB might be a little unusual for most Kiwis, so we understand if you have some reservations. But don't worry, everything is legit and legal — and to prove it, we went through the registration process for you to show you it's all good. This is what it looked like when we signed up for 888sport:
Just be aware that when you go to withdraw your winnings, you will be required to provide some photo ID so that 888sport can verify your identity. If this seems a bit iffy to you, don’t worry, we assure you this is standard industry practice, and we would be worried if they did not check that you are who you say you are — it’s all designed to protect your security, as well as to adhere to the New Zealand gambling laws.
Registered account holders in New Zealand can deposit funds using cards, e-Wallets, pre-paid vouchers and ApplePay. There are no service charges and transfers are instant so customers have immediate access to the betting fund. The minimum deposit amount is €10 and the maximum deposit amount is €5,000, except for Paysafecard vouchers which have an upper limit of €1,000.
Funds can be taken out of an account using cards, e-Wallets and Bank Transfer. The operator does not impose any fees but a bank may make a charge for a transaction. The minimum withdrawal amount is generally €20 and the maximum withdrawal amount is €5,000. However, you have to withdraw €100 or more with transfers using a bank. Withdrawals with e-Wallets are instant but card and bank transfers are subject to delays of 1 to 5 days.
Navigation with Conquestador is possibly one area for improvement. However, once you become familiar with the links and menus, moving around the site becomes more intuitive. There is a search option which makes locating a sport a simple task. In general, the site is easy to use and there are no speed of operation issues. There does not appear to be a mobile site that can be accessed even if the browser is correctly optimised.
Conquestador have not developed mobile betting apps for iOS and Android devices. However, mobile betting is a potential development. We would expect decent performance and apps that replicate the website in terms of account management and betting sports and markets.
This table shows the typical percentages for the three-way match result betting market for three popular sports with Conquestador, betway and bet365:
|betway||Rugby Union||107.57%||Ladbrokes||Rugby Union||108.45%|
Conquestador offers the best value in soccer 1x2 betting, average value in cricket and the third best value in rugby union. As soccer is by far the most popular sport of the three sports in this sample, the brand’s odds are a positive. Small staking customers might not notice the variances, but the high rollers will be attracted to soccer betting with this brand.
The most effective contact method is Live Chat. Customers enter their name and email into a form and provide details of the query. There are no phone details but the operator’s full registered address in Malta appears on the footer of each page and a generic support email address. The site states in the FAQs that the Live Chat facility is available 24 hours each day. does not give any details of the hours in which customers can engage in chat.
There is a comprehensive FAQs section which provides answers to questions under the following headings:
There is also a procedure to deal with complaints that can be escalated ultimately to an independent dispute resolution provider.
|Available Hours:||24 hours|
There is no formal sports VIP or loyalty programme with tiers and benefits. However, existing customers can take advantage of cashbacks, enhanced odds and weekly sports tournaments as we discussed earlier in this review. Casino players can enjoy the benefits of tournaments and bonuses for achieving tasks. There is also a range of jackpot slots and casino promotions.
‘Responsible Gaming’ is one of the options that appears on a list of services in the footer of each page. This horizontal menu is displayed above logos for the payment and game providers, welcome bonus terms and regulatory and contact information. There are also banner links to organisations that offer support and guidance for problem gamblers.
Conquestador’s responsible gambling measures appear under the following headings:
There are no references to minimum and maximum betting limits in the Terms & Conditions. However, the default stake on the Bet Slip is €20 but this can be changed. Maximum bets depend on the sport, league and market.
Customers with Conquestador who register from New Zealand can place bets on about 30 sports, in pre-match, in-play and ante post markets. There is a comprehensive range of betting categories across all sports. The welcome offer comes in the form of deposit bonuses of up to €2,500. There are also regular promotions for current players. The site features effective measures for banking, customer support and responsible gambling. Despite the absence of a number of features that could be introduced in time, we recommend the Conquestador site for sports bettors in New Zealand.
The minimum withdrawal amount with Conquestador is $20.
Bettors in New Zealand can bet on about 30 sports in pre-game live and ante post markets.
There are currently no downloadable betting apps with Conquestador or a mobile website.
Conquestador is legally licensed which ensures a safe betting environment.
Withdrawals using e-Wallets are instant but card and bank transfers are subject to processing times of 1 to 5 days.
Conquestador in New Zealand is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority.
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