TonyBet App Review
The TonyBet product has been known in traditional online bookmaking since 2003. The current name was introduced in 2009 when a poker player from Lithuania launched the TonyBet site. Betsson bought the operation in 2012 and the Swedish gaming company paid €6 million for the functioning sportsbook. TonyBet’s operations in Great Britain are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. Overseas customers are subject to a license and regulation in Estonia. The main market for sports betting with TonyBet is mainland Europe and the site can be read in five languages. Users can bet on poker, and in a casino and live casino.
How To Use The TonyBet App
The TonyBet mobile product replicates the PC version of the site. The operator provides a mobile sports betting service for the most common devices and the latest software versions. Mobile technology has improved significantly in recent years and TonyBet has taken advantage of improvements in reliability with a fully functional app that can be used on the most popular platforms. The app is downloaded in different ways for the following types of hardware:
The TonyBet sports betting app can be downloaded from the iTunes store to iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone. Potential mobile users search for ‘TonyBet’ and once they have located the app the download process begins. The app can also be downloaded using a QR code which makes the download even easier.
Google Play does not promote gambling apps so there is no download from that store available. Android users download the apk file from the website which means the desktop version can be installed on an Android device. There is also a QR code which can be used to get the desktop version loaded on a mobile phone.
The TonyBet website is fully optimised for web browsers on mobile devices. The website version can be accessed when a smartphone or tablet is connected to the internet. There is a process to install a shortcut to the app on the Home screen. All the markets that can be found on the desktop version are available on mobile devices. The welcome offer and ongoing offers for existing customers are available on both platforms. However, there are no mobile specific concessions and bonuses.
TonyBet App Features
The TonyBet mobile app replicates the desktop version which means mobile users have access to the following features:
Pre-Match And Ante-Post Betting
Customers with TonyBet can select from the following betting products: live casino, casino, live games and poker. However, the first item on the main menu on the Homepage is ‘Sports’. The main sports page features a search facility which can be used to locate an event. Customers can specify favourites or select markets from the main betting events of the day. There is also a list of sports of which there are over 25 in total. The list shows the number of current bets by sport and on that basis the most popular betting sports with TonyBet are football, basketball and tennis which is typical for an online bookmaker that serves the European market.
‘In-Play is the second option on the site’s main menu. The current in-play events are shown by sport and at the time of writing the most common sports were football and basketball. For a typical live football fixture mobile customers can place bets in about 50 markets in the categories of handicaps, totals, goals, halves and correct scores. The range of in-play basketball markets includes match result, handicap and totals. There is no live streaming but that could change in the fullness of time. Customers can view a visual representation of the action but betting is closed after a significant incident that causes a big shift in the odds. The markets reappear promptly wit the odds adjusted accordingly.
Mobile betting on football is huge and one of the features is cash out betting which is also available on a number of other sports. Mobile and desktop bettors can close a bet before expiry to ensure a known profit or limit the loss. TonyBet offers a cash out value and customers can accept the offer or let the bet stand. The value depends on the original odds, the stake unit and odds at the time of the cash out request.
TonyBet Welcome Offer
The TonyBet £50 welcome offer is available for new customers who open an account using a mobile device or desktop computer. The following Terms & Conditions apply regardless of the hardware being used to create an account:
- Mobile and desktop new customers.
- Sign up, make a deposit and claim a 100% matched welcome bonus up to £50.
- Initial deposit of up to £50.
- Qualifying bets for 10 times the deposit.
- Minimum odds of 1.65.
- Bonus must be bet once at odds of 1.65 or bigger.
- Customer have 3 days to claim the bonus.
- The wagering requirements must be met within 5 days of the bonus being activated.
- Any winnings from the bonus do not include the stake.
- TonyBet general Terms & Conditions apply.
The bonus amount is for an above average amount but the staking and odds restrictions negate the benefits of activating the welcome offer. Many new mobile customers will miss the deadline for rolling over the bonus. However, the offer is a 100% matched bonus but the rules are not easy to achieve. TonyBet will cancel the bonus if the qualifying and wagering requirements are not during the specified time frame. However, if the conditions are met the value of the offer is decent.
TonyBet Payment Methods
Customers with TonyBet using mobile devices or PC’s can use Bank Transfer to deposit funds. The transaction takes place directly and there are generally low fees depending on the bank. Users also have the option to move money using debit and credit cards and e-Wallets such as PayPal. Deposits are immediate and generally there are no fees. Withdrawals are subject to delays and do not carry a charge.
TonyBet Restricted Territories
Restrictions are dependent on local rules in each country but most bettors in Europe are allowed access to the TonyBet website to open an account, make a deposit and bet. Players from the United States are restricted.
TonyBet Customer Service
There is no support using email, telephone or live chat but customers can contact TonyBet by completing a Contact Us form. The process involves entering a category to ensure the query is directed to the correct department. The TonyBet site also features a comprehensive FAQ section which covers most of the issues.
The TonyBet service is adequate and serves the European market well. The focus on football and basketball is typical for a bookmaker in that market. There is no live streaming and the welcome offer is generous but difficult to achieve. The payout level is quite high and the site features a good in-play service, including football and basketball events. Despite some flaws TonyBet offers mobile and desktop customers a decent sports betting service.
- Strong football and basketball service
- Relatively high value welcome offer
- Highly competitive odds
- Fully functional mobile app