Sportwetten.de has attracted a lot of attention with its advertising ambassador Ansgar Brinkmann. The ex-professional soccer player and cult figure, better known by his nickname "white Brazilian," has appeared in many of the bookmaker's commercials for several years. As an official betting partner, sportwetten.de supports both amateur and professional sports from VfL Bochum 1848, Eintracht Braunschweig, Rot-Weiss Essen, Fortuna Köln, the Cologne Sharks (KEC), the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) and the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), among others. In addition to sports betting, sportwetten.de also offers numerous slots.
Although sportwetten.de is not one of the heavyweights on the market, surprisingly good odds are offered here. In the main markets, the payout is not infrequently 97%. For Special bets, the payout rate can drop towards 90%, but this is quite common.
The minimum stake for a single bet, combination bet or series in the system is 1 euro. There is a general winnings limit per betting slip in the amount of the betting odds x 1,000, but a maximum of 100,000 euros per customer. For individual events or competitions, deviating win and/or payout limits may be set based on risk.
A maximum of 50 picks can be placed in the betting slip. Up to this number, combination bets can also be played, whereby the maximum odds are limited to 1000. System bets can be placed without gaps with up to 20 games. These possibilities are unique. Special systems such as Trixie or Super Heinz, on the other hand, are not offered separately, but there is the possibility to play so-called "System+ bets", where lower and upper limits are set. If, for example, six games have been selected and the limits are two and four, the systems 2 out of 6, 3 out of 6 and 4 out of 6 are played. In addition, sportwetten.de offers so-called "chain bets" . This is a combination of individual bets that are independent of each other. The first pick must be won. The chain calculation procedure depends on the order of the bets listed in the betting slip. After the first pick is won, the amount corresponding to the rate for the second event is removed and added to the "chain account". If the next event is lost, the balance from the chain account is used. Each subsequent event is calculated according to this principle. If the sum on the chain account is less than the sum of the first single bet, the next single bet is played with the remaining balance of the chain account. If there is no more money in the chain account, the chain is interrupted and the bet is considered lost. In case of a win, the amount won depends on the number of winning events and their coefficients.
In system betting, however, several picks from one match cannot be placed in one bet. If, for example, a home win and Over 2.5 goals is placed as an additional bet in the bet selection, a warning symbol appears next to the picks indicating that the selection cannot be combined. For live betting, there is little delay between placing and accepting a pick. The markets are also open again quickly after goals or other important events.
The betting slip at sportwetten.de is clearly structured. At the top is the event, below it the selected type of bet and the pick. The current odds are shown on the right. If there is a change, the old odds are crossed out and the current odds are also displayed. If the cash-out function is available, this is indicated by a coin symbol in the bet selection. Several picks of the same game are not grouped and no system or combination bets can be played with such a selection. The small gear wheel in the betting slip offers various options for automatically accepting odds changes. You can choose to accept higher odds, all odds changes or none at all without further manual confirmation. However, there is no possibility to preset stakes.
After placing the bet, the bet slip can be saved or discarded. In "My bets" the betting slip cannot be used again, but a click on the match leads to the match page. In the betting slip, any applicable betting tax and the possible net profit are shown separately. After the bet has been placed, it can no longer be cancelled but can only be sold through the cash-out, which is usually available, with slightly worse conditions. The cash-out amount is taxed if applicable.
For the European top leagues like the Premier League, sportwetten.de offers a very large range. In addition to standard bet types for half and full time, there are especially extensive Asian handicaps as well as goal scorer bets. Statistical bets on cards or corners, however, are searched for in vain. In German soccer, bets are offered up to the 3rd league. In the lower leagues, mostly only the basic bet types 1X2, Over/Under, double chance etc. are offered. In the top European leagues, the offer often extends to the third league, and in England even the fifth league is still playable. In the less important soccer nations, usually only the 1st league can be placed. In addition, there is also a surprisingly large offer for women's soccer. In total, the offer in soccer covers about 50 different countries and regions worldwide.
All the major competitions are also represented in tennis. Of course, this includes all Grand Slam, ATP and WTA tournaments. The offer is also comprehensive in the Challenger area. In addition, selected ITF tournaments are offered. For the ATP and WTA Tour tournaments as well as Grand Slams, sportwetten.de offers winner, set and under/over bets for the individual sets or the entire match as well as results bets. This offer is also available for most Challenger tournaments. For games on the IFT Tour or in doubles competitions, there are usually only win and set bets.
The depth of the offer in American football and the NHL is very good. In basketball, there are Special bets like "Which team makes the last point" or "Which team has the last free throw" but basic betting options like Under/Over or Handicaps are sometimes missing.
At sportwetten.de there is no possibility to combine different bets of an event with a configurator or similar. In soccer, only ready-made combos such as "Winner & both teams score" are offered. For many markets, however, sportwetten.de offers the so-called Cash Out function. This allows a bet to be paid out before the result is determined. Thus, parts of the profit can be secured or losses reduced. For each event where this function is available, a coin symbol is displayed. After a bet has been placed, the function can be triggered in "My bets". The bet will be settled immediately at the specified price and the balance will be credited. Cash Out does not have to be available during the entire event. Sportwetten.de retains a betting tax of 5.3% for German customers. When placing a bet, the betting tax and the potential net profit are explicitly shown.
The help centre of sportwetten.de explains the essential functions of the betting provider as well as the most common types of bets. The short help texts are a valuable source of information, especially for sports betting beginners. Direct contact can be established either via live chat, email or telephone. The live chat and the hotline (+49 211 781 782 60) are available daily from 9 am to 11 pm. Alternatively, sportwetten.de can be reached via the address [email protected].
The deposit methods offered at sportwetten.de are somewhat more limited than usual, but still offer enough options for quick transfers with bank transfer, Trustly, Skrill, Klarna, credit card and paysafecard. Withdrawals can be made via bank transfer, Trustly and Skrill.
Once the account has been verified, payouts at sportwetten.de work reliably within the self-named deadlines. This means 2-4 days for payouts via bank or credit card. Payouts via Skrill are usually executed within 12-24 hours. There are no fees for deposits or withdrawals.
According to the regulations, all customers must confirm their identity. Only when the verification process is completed can winnings be paid out. Sportwetten.de provides the "Documents" page in the account area. Here, the front and back of an identity card or passport as well as proof of address in the form of a consumption bill (not older than three months) can be uploaded. Verification of the payment method used is also required. Confidential information such as credit balances can always be blacked out.
The internet presence of sportwetten.de is operated by NetX Betting Ltd. , which has been licensed under gambling law since 2006, and sportwetten.de GmbH, which was founded in 2018. Both companies are subsidiaries of the listed pferdewetten.de AG based in Düsseldorf's Medienhafen. In Germany, sportwetten.de has been an officially licensed sports betting operator since 2020, under the supervision of the Darmstadt Regional Council.
The colours of the sportwetten.de site are blue and yellow. The font is a little small in some places. Nevertheless, the desired content can be found quickly thanks to the clear menu navigation. The current promotions can be viewed via the button in the header.
The most important leagues and events are summarised in the menu item "Top Leagues". Those who have logged in can also mark individual matches or entire competitions as favourites and thus create a personalised access in the left menu. In the detailed view of a match, the bet types are divided into categories, which provides a good overview.
Live betting at sportwetten.de is particularly flexible. In addition to an overview of all events that are currently live, the upper menu bar also offers the option of an "event view", which is identical to the structure of the pre-match bets. In addition, there is the so-called "Multi View" where personalised events can be summarised in a kind of quick selection, a "Calendar" for future events and "Results" for past events.
Clicking on the credit opens the account area. There, among other things, a detailed credit history with each transaction is displayed. Under "My Profile", documents can be uploaded for verification or a self-exclusion or reality check can be carried out for player protection and deposit and loss limits can be set. In addition, the password or one's own data can be changed.
The button for "Payout" can also be found in the profile area of sportwetten.de under "My Account". Trustly, Skrill or bank transfer can currently be used for a payout.
In the betting history is easily accessible via "My bets". All essential information such as the date, the picks, the stake, the odds and the possible winnings can be easily recorded. The bets can be filtered by bet type, status or date. On the negative side, the potential winnings of system bets are not updated in case of wrong picks and there is no option to re-use betting slips.
Sportwetten.de does not have its own app. Instead, there is an optimised mobile version for mobile phones and tablets. This version works just as well and quickly as the web version, without any restriction of functionality.
At sportwetten.de, new customers from Germany and Austria can receive an sports betting bonus. The bonus can be selected when making the first deposit and gives 150% bonus up to an amount of 30 euros. The deposited amount must be wagered 1x and the bonus amount must be wagered 6x within 30 days on sports bets at odds of at least 2.0 before the credit can be paid out. The turnover requirements include pre-match, live, single and combination bets.
As if that wasn't enough, there is also a 10 euro verification bonus for new customers who successfully complete the verification process.
In addition to these excellent welcome offers, there are also a few short-term promotions where bets on certain events are rewarded with free bets. The turnover conditions for these promotions are also more than fair.