Jetbull Review

Jetbull Sports have been operating as an online bookmaker since 2007. Fully licenced in both Malta and UK (as per the new gambling regulations), they offer an award winning sportsbook, virtual sports, and lottery games. There is also a casino and live casino, with a number of traditional table games and slots. In this article we review the Jetbull sportsbook, looking at the design of the website, number of markets, competitiveness of odds, generosity of promotions and accessibility of customer services.

 

Promotions

Jetbull offer a 50% welcome bonus up to the value of €75 for customers who are yet to place a bet in the sportsbook. SBO.net users in the UK are offered an exclusive 50% up to £100.  A minimum of €/£10 must be deposited and the bonus will be automatically credited to customers’ accounts. Like many firms nowadays, once a punter has accepted the bonus, then both the qualifying deposit amount and the granted bonus are held as bonus funds and cannot be withdrawn until bonus wagering requirements are met.

The total amount (deposit + bonus) generally must be wagered 15 times before the funds are realised to the customers’ real money balance. However, due to a higher incidence of bonus abuse, individuals from the following countries must turn over the bonus and deposit 20 times;

Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Montenegro, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

The bonus is not available to customers from Serbia and Bulgaria and must be activated within 30 days of the customer’s qualifying deposit. Only bets with odds of 2.00  or bigger will count and the maximum that can count from any one bet is €50. The conditions are very strict and make it difficult for punters to retain their initial deposit money, let alone get anything out of the bonus. The practice of making the terms so stringent preys on unsuspecting customers who want to take advantage of the bonus, but do not look at the terms and conditions before signing up.

Markets and Odds

In total, there are 23 different sports/events listed on the Jetbull website. This is a fair number and the sports covering a wide range of disciplines. Football is unsurprisingly the most popular with the largest number of markets, with ice hockey and basketball next in the rankings.

Impressive is the only word to describe Jetbull’s football coverage. Games from all corners of the world are priced up, with a total of 45 countries/regions listed. From Paraguay to Jordan to Costa Rica, Jetbull have it all covered. The English football is solid, with matches from the Premier League to the Conference North and South.

Jetbull Sports offer UK and Irish horse racing – something that many firms fail to do. It is not particularly extensive, with win only markets for each contest the solitary offering (those that dabble in the horse racing markets tend to have other bets up such as forecasts and special bets etc.), but it is definitely better than nothing. There is also ante-post betting for major events such as the Cheltenham Festival and 2000 Guineas.

For the NFL Super Bowl, there were 63 additional bet types, including a total points, handicaps, first half, odds and evens etc. This fell behind SkyBet who offered 89 and William Hill who priced up 144 extra bets, but was better than Betway who only had 45 extra markets.

Some of the non-mainstream sports available on the Jetbull website include floorball, bandy, futsal and the biathlon. Both the number of and depth of markets can be considered solid.

When it comes to football odds, whilst it is difficult to compete with market leaders such as Bet365 and BetVictor, Jetbull Sports hold their own with the majority of firms in the industry. When looking at the English Premier League games, their odds tend to compile to around 105.8-106.3%. (The percentage figure is the total of all of the odds in the market when expressed as percentages. A 100% book would indicate no inbuilt profit for the firms). This is more than fair looking at the competition:

  • William Hill – 106%
  • SkyBet 106.4%
  • BetWay 107%

Jetbull offer similar value odds to established firm William Hill and more competitive prices than SkyBet and Betway.

The odds for the NHL include a little more inbuilt profit margin, but that is par for the course as most firms have their lowest margins on the top leagues in European football. Jetbull’s 109.4% for the New York Islanders v Boston Bruins matched William Hill’s margin, was better than SkyBet’s (110.4%), but lagged behind Betway (107.8%).

Thirty minutes before a 7 runner UK horse race at Wolverhampton, Jetbull’s odds compiled to 111.1% – a very fair figure for an early market. This was more competitive than Betway (112.4%), SkyBet (113.3%) and William Hill (116.5%). However, it is worth noting that unlike their rivals, Jetbull do not offer Best Odds Guaranteed – an important concession for most horse racing punters.

Across most of the other sports, Jetbull have compiled fair, if not market leading odds.

Cash Out

You don’t have to wait to the final whistle to collect your winnings at Jetbull. The Cash Out facility allows you to end your bet when you want to. Selection 1-0 up against the run of play? If you don’t think they’ll hold onto that lead just Cash Out the bet and get some winnings.

Not the easiest of bets and there will be times you make the wrong decision but it’s still a great betting tool.

Banking

There are a number of ways in which you can make deposits and withdrawals to and from Jetbull. The important news is that they are all totally secure.

The important tab to use is the ‘Cashier’ one and then select the payment method you want to use for the site. These include Visa debit and credit cards, Maestro, PayPal, Skrill and Neteller.  The minimum deposit is £10. The time it takes your withdrawals from Jetbull to show up in your account depends on the payment method chosen.

Help and Customer Support

Users with any queries are able to access a FAQ section on the site which may help answer their questions. Otherwise, there is email support at support@jetbull.com, and a live chat feature which is available 08:00-23:00 UK time. The live chat won a ‘best customer service’ award in 2014, so the staff are clearly helpful. There is however, no telephone number for customers to speak to staff over the telephone.