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A Comprehensive Review of Dafabet

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Website: https://www.dafabet.com/
US Players: US Players Are NOT Accepted
Online Since: 2004
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License: Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
Software: Playtech
Location: Philippines
Banking:
MasterCard, Visa, Bank Wire, Neteller and Skrill
  • Very good selection of sports bets
  • No fees on deposits or withdrawals
  • Customer support available 24/7
  • Fewer slots than most sites
  • Limited selection of table games

Dafabet Sportsbook and Casino totes itself as “Asia’s leading online betting
site.” As a company that has been around since 2004 and makes such big claims,
we were pretty excited to get digging to see if they were able to live up to the
hype.

Our initial thoughts when we navigated to the site were a mix of positive and
negative. Starting with the initial positives, we were glad to see that they
were official sponsors of several soccer teams which is usually a good sign of a
reputable company. Most professional sports teams won’t do business with shady
operations that have any issues with paying customers or anything like that.
They also had a few brand ambassadors supporting the site which is another check
mark in the reputation category.

Where our initial thoughts weren’t positive was with the layout and interface
of the homepage. In a nutshell, it was cluttered, and the site didn’t do well on
different sized monitors. On smaller monitors, sections of the site would
overlap other sections making it near impossible to read. On larger monitors,
sections and images were stretched and were not very aesthetically pleasing. The
best descriptive word for our initial two minutes on the site would be
frustrating.

Update as of June 2017

Upon further digging, the page we were so critical of was just a
landing page the site was using to drive traffic to the main site. Once we
navigated to the actual homepage, things got a lot brighter. The layout was more
responsive, and sections weren’t overlapping anymore. A few of the images were
still skewing when the site was viewed on smaller monitors, but overall we
wouldn’t have mentioned anything if we had come to the main site page first.

The warning message and section below was also on that other landing page and
was not on the main sites landing page. It looks like the page we somehow
navigated to first was an older and outdated page or a page not designed for
players specifically. All in all, this alleviates a lot of our concerns about
the user interface.

They also had a really strange message on their homepage banner that, to say
the least, was a little off-putting.

Dafabet Fraud Image

After speaking with the site directly, we were able to make light of this and
want to draw your attention to it. Apparently, there are a few rogue operators
that are masquerading as the Dafabet brand. They’ve bought similar domain names
and are trying to piggyback off the successes of the actual site.

How do you protect yourself and make sure you’re getting the real Dafabet?

ANY other domains or links that don’t match the one above exactly, are imposter sites and should not be trusted. If you use this
link, though, we can guarantee that you will be accessing the correct Dafabet.
We made sure to triple check this ourselves and with the site management.

While we had a few initial issues with Dafabet, once we sorted through them,
things started looking up for the site. We guess the old homage of never judge a
book by its cover is true even in the gaming industry. We’ve documented below
our findings as we dug deeper into the Dafabet website and gaming portal.

As is the case with all of our reviews (and is probably evident by how we
opened this review), we are not here to just point out the positives and sweep
the negatives under the rug. We are here to give you an honest review that you
can take to the bank. A review is worthless if you can’t trust that it is
accurate even when that accurate picture isn’t pretty.

Ratings Breakdown

Overall

If we had to give a one or two-word description of the entire Dafabet site,
it would be pretty good. They had a lot of great options for sports betting,
some slot games we haven’t seen online much, incredible banking options with no
fees, and a lot of customer support options.

The reason we docked a few points is not because of anything glaringly bad.
They just had a few small things we’d like to see changed that would bring the
site to a much higher level of quality. There was absolutely nothing major wrong
with the site, and the small fixes we’d ideally like to see could probably be
implemented in a week’s time if they were brought to the site’s attention.
Overall, we would say this site is going to be awesome for some people and not
ideal for others. Sites like this you will either love or hate and you’ll
probably know that right away.

Best recommendation is to check out the site for yourself after reading
through this review and see what you think.

Game Variety

In the sportsbook, the betting options were great. In the casino, things were
up and down. They had far fewer slot options than most sites, though, they had
some games you typically only see in brick and mortar locations. Live dealer
options were great on the site with options for Asian or European dealers. Table
games were a wash as they had all the popular games you could want but no
variations if you’re picky about what you like to play. This is one of those
sites that will be perfect for some people and too little for others. It all
comes down to your personal preferences.

Banking

If it were possible for a website to have too many options, Dafabet would win
that competition. They had over 40 different banking options, all with instant
deposits and withdrawals under two days. Fees were also zero on every option
which was really great to see. You may feel overwhelmed when you see the banking
options but remember that this is one category where being overwhelmed is
infinitely better than being underwhelmed.

Bonuses

Bonuses were pretty good on Dafabet especially the ones in the sportsbook.
We’re always fans of promotions that are targeted at specific bets or specific
games within a casino or sportsbook. They seem always to be tailored better to
what an active user of that game or bet would really want. We did knock a few
points because they had some bonus promotions listed in the casino section that
were nothing more than new features added to the site that would be better
served listed somewhere else on the site. All bonuses and promotions were also
listed in RM currency which is understandable based on their target demographic
but may be confusing to those from other areas of the world not familiar with
that currency.

Customer Service

They had phone, email, and live chat support available 24/7. We only took a
slight point deduction because they required more information than normal to
open up a live chat. This is just us being extremely nitpicky and letting some
of our personal preferences shine through. We’d much rather get someone on the
line then having to go through a bunch of drop down menus about what our
question is. Overall, though, great customer service options.

User Interface

The user interface at Dafabet isn’t bad, but it really isn’t anything to rave
about. Things are arranged pretty well, but there are a lot of small tweaks that
could be made to make it an incredible platform. There were no major issues with
the interface but instead, a multitude of small things. For example, they had a
Slots tab and a Jackpot tab. If a slot game had a jackpot, it was listed on the
Jackpot tab but NOT in the slots tab. Ideally, it should be listed in both.

Little things like that throughout the site forced us to dock a few points.
That being said, we want to reiterate that the interface was not bad at all;
we’re just being nitpicky.

Sportsbook

Seeing that Dafabet has a ton of sponsorships with professional football
(soccer) teams as well as a few professional sports ambassadors, you would
expect that they would have a pretty top notch and robust sports betting
section.

Sports on the site are split into two categories or tabs on the main menu –
OW Sports and Dafa Sports. We would love to be able to tell you the difference
between the two, but we had a lot of issues getting the OW Sports portal to work
properly. We kept getting the crash/took too long to load symbol and were unable
to get it to load. We did see that they had tabs for Sports Betting, Number
Game, eSports and Jackpot Bet. The eSports tab did load for us once and had a
real cool live view of Twitch with some matches going on.

Hopefully, this was a temporary server issue with this section as it looked
like from that one page, they may have some cool stuff to offer bettors.

Since we had a few issues with their new OW sports platform, we will focus on
the Dafa Sports section that worked well. Dafa Sports looks to be their classic
sportsbook that has been around for a while. The layout of the book is similar
to other sites in the industry with four tabs across the top including
Sportsbook, Live, eSports, and Promotions.

The Sportsbook tab is set up as we would expect with the different sports
offerings along the left-hand side of the screen and betting odds across the
middle. The one thing that was different was that when you selected a bet, it
popped up on the left side of the screen above the sports options as opposed to
the right side of the screen where other sites would put it. The right column on
Dafabet was reserved for live updates of games you might be watching.

There were several features about their sports betting section that we loved
seeing. First, you could change the view from Euro View to Asian View to
accommodate your preferences in how you want the bets presented. They had a tab
for changing the format the odds were displayed in, but for some reason, we
couldn’t get it to change off decimal. When we clicked the drop down menu,
nothing showed up so we were stuck with decimal which we prefer, but might not
be your preference.

Update

We were able to find another tab a few menus down on the page that
allowed us to change the odds between decimal, US, Malay, Indo, and HK.

The betting odds in the middle of the screen updated in real time without the
screen needing to be reloaded which was great. Sometimes we’ll run into sites
that lag or glitch with odds updating. Dafabet updated these quickly and also
with a red or green indicator to let you know which direction the bet had moved.

Regarding finding bets, they had a search function available, a section to
save your favorites, and quick links to the most popular bets available
(football, basketball, tennis, and baseball). The All Sports list was organized
alphabetically with the exception of football (soccer) being at the top.

Bet selections and sports offered were great with Dafabets and definitely one
of their high points. For convenience sake, they only listed sports and leagues
that had bets active or were in season.

Sports/Events Offered

Keep in mind that if you don’t see the sport
you are looking for or the league you want, it’s entirely possible that it was
because they were out of season or had no games at the time we last updated this
review.

Soccer

Basketball

  • USA
  • International
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Turkey

Tennis

  • ATP
  • WTA
  • Davis Cup
  • Federation Cup
  • Challenge
  • ITF Men
  • ITF Women

Baseball

  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • USA

Football

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Aussie Rules
  • Australia

Fighting

  • MMA
  • Upcoming Boxing

Cricket

  • International
  • Australia
  • England

Cycling

  • International

Darts

  • England

Futsal

  • Italy
  • Spain

Golf

  • Men
  • Women

Handball

  • International
  • France
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia

Hockey

  • USA
  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Sweden

Motor Sports

  • Formula 1
  • Bikes
  • Nascar
  • Rally
  • Indycar

Rugby League

  • NRL
  • Super League
  • RFL Challenge Cup
  • Rugby League World Cup
  • NSW Cup, Playoffs
  • Queensland Cup, Playoffs

Rugby Union

  • Six Nations
  • Super Rugby
  • France – Top 14
  • Rugby Championship
  • Rugby Union World Cup – Outrights
  • International Friendlies

Snooker

  • International

Table Tennis

  • International

Volleyball

  • International

Winter Sports

  • Alpine Men
  • Alpine Women
  • Biathlon Men
  • Biathlon Women
  • Cross-country Men
  • Cross-country Women
  • Ski Jumping

The live betting tab looked to be pretty inclusive with a lot of sports going
while we were investigating. They had a lot of tabs at the top that you could
sort the bets by which is definitely a plus if you’re looking to get live bets
in. The one thing we did notice is that the odds changed extremely quickly on
the site as opposed to some sites that only update the lines and bets offered
periodically. This could be a pro or a con for you depending on how you like to
bet. Overall, we see it as a pro.

The eSports tab had a few betting options as well as the live stream player
that we really liked in the OW Sports section. The only difference here is that
you are required to have made a deposit or have money in your account to be able
to watch the live stream.

Slots

When you first click over to the casino tab of the site, it almost feels like
you have traveled to a brand new site. The background, color schemes, and menu
sizes all change to an overall cleaner look in our opinion. The layout of the
casino area isn’t the best as it’s a bit cluttered and you have to look a little
harder than we’d like to find what we’re looking for. We’re fans of the sites
that have a big Slot tab prominently located at the top of the site.

The slots area can be reached by clicking on the Slot Games button that is
located a few sections down in the middle of the page. Once you click on the
dedicated section, the games are split up into two sections – slots and
jackpots. The interesting thing here is that if a slot game has a jackpot, you
can find it on the jackpot list but NOT on the slots list as well. Most sites
would list these in both places, and we would have preferred to see this.

Regarding selection, they had significantly fewer games than a lot of other
sites we’ve reviewed. There were only 38 slots listed in the slot section and 18
listed in the jackpot section. Quality wise, the games looked nice, though they
didn’t seem to have many of the newer 3D style games that are popping up all
over the place. The one cool thing they did have were a lot of games that we see
in brick and mortar casinos like Buffalo Blitz that you rarely see on online
sites.

We’ve listed the games offered in the Slots and Jackpot sections below for
your convenience:

Slots

Specialty Games

  • Age of the Gods
  • Age of the Gods: Furious 4
  • AOG: Goddess of Wisdom
  • AOG: King of Olympus
  • AOG: Prince of Olympus
  • Cat in Vegas
  • Everybody’s Jackpot
  • Funky Fruits
  • Geisha Story Jackpot
  • Gladiator Jackpot
  • Land of Gold
  • Lotto Madness
  • Nian Nian You Yu
  • Purple Hot
  • Silent Samurai Jackpot
  • Sweet Party
  • Wu Long Jackpot
  • Zhao Cai Jin Bao Jackpot

Other Casino Games

The casino games section of Dafabet is broken down into three sections – Live
Games, Card and Table, and Other Games. These games can all be found from the
same section where the slot games are as the casino/slots are one big area of
the site.

For live games, everything is split up into Asian Live Games and European
Live Games. Ideally, they are the exact same games except judging by the
pictures, the dealers are pretty Asian women or pretty European women. There
were several more options for Asian Live Games which is to be expected by the
site’s target market.

We’ve included a list here of the games currently offered
at Dafabet:

Asian Live Games

  • Asian Live Baccarat
  • Asian Live Blackjack
  • Asian Live Roulette
  • Asian Live Sic Bo
  • Emperor Live Baccarat
  • Emperor Live Roulette
  • Squeeze Baccarat

European Live Games

  • European Live Baccarat
  • European Live Blackjack
  • European Live Roulette

The Card and Table Games section of Dafabet included your popular
casino-style games that you’d expect to see on the floor of a brick and mortar
casino. They had most game options that we would like to see, but not much when
it comes to variations of the popular games. Again, this can be a pro or a con
depending on your preferences. If you like simplicity and just want to play your
favorite games, this is a win. If you’re a player that has to have your certain
variation of the game or else, you might not be a fan of this section of
Dafabet.

We’ve included the lists of card and table games below for your
convenience:

Card Games

  • Baccarat
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Casino Hold’em
  • Pontoon
  • Stravaganza

Table Games

  • 3 Card Brag
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • European Roulette
  • Mini Roulette
  • Premium Euro Roulette
  • Roulette Pro
  • Sic Bo

The casino also had an Other Games section which had the games that wouldn’t
fit elsewhere and the Video Poker games. We ideally would have liked to see a
dedicated Video Poker tab, but we can’t get everything we want 🙂 The funny
thing is that they are organized like this in the footer area of the website but
not on the main menu.

Games listed here included the following:

Arcade

  • Bonus Bowling
  • Dice Twister
  • Genie’s HiLo
  • Head or Tails
  • Keno
  • Penalty Shootout
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors
  • Rollercoaster Dice
  • Spin A Win

Video Poker

  • 2 Ways Royal
  • 50-line Jacks or Better
  • Deuces Wild
  • Jacks or Better

We want to point out that a lot of the games are set up for Free Play for you
to try out the games. The problem is that we weren’t able to ever get them
working. We’d click the button, start twiddling our thumbs for a few minutes and
nothing would happen. This would be a great feature if they can get it working.

The casino games are all set up to be played instantly from within the web
browser, but they also give you the option of downloading a standalone client if
that is your preference.

The site also offers a fully dedicated poker section for those looking to
play. There were a few things that we found strange about the poker section that
we want to draw your attention to. Initially, we weren’t quite sure if it was a
Video Poker section or an actual player vs. player type poker section. The
promos running on the main slider were about casino games but had cards in the
picture. However, when you click to the poker tools page, they list Poker
Tracker 4 and an odds calculator which are strictly for “actual poker” against
other players.

Further digging shows that it is “actual poker” with cash games and
tournaments. They strangely had a casino games section within the poker section
which further threw us off. We can say now, though, after way too much homework
that it is poker versus other players.

Banking Options

Deposits

Banking options at Dafabet are nothing short of absurdly complete. They had
a whopping 42 different options available. Most of these options were available
for deposit and withdrawals and had fairly high transaction maximums which were
great to see. Deposits were all instant, and withdrawals stated that the usual
processing times were 1-2 days for all players and even faster for VIP players.

The site lists minimums and maximums for each currency offered. For
simplicity sake and to not overload you with information, the numbers listed
here are for the first currency listed as supported on each transaction type.

Payment Type Currency Minimum Maximum Processing Times Fee
Asian Teller CNY/RMB 100 20,000 Up to 24 Hours 0
Skrill GBP, EUR, USD, KRW, PLN, INR 10 60,000 Up to 24 Hours 0
Skrill (CC/Debit EUR, GBP, USD 10 1,000 Up to 24 Hours 0
Skrill (Bank Transfer) EUR, GBP, USD 10 1,000 Up to 24 Hours 0
Neteller USD, GBP, EUR, INR, RUB 15 50,000 Instant 0
eCashAsia THB 300 30,000 Instant 0
paysafecard USD, EUR 15 1,200 Instant 0
eTransferAsia CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
easypay168 CNY/RMB, THB 100 50,000 Instant 0
inpay CNY/RMB 450 5,000 Instant 0
Local Bank Transfer IDR, MYR, CNY/RMB, THB, VND, INR, KRW 150,000 100,000,000 Instant 0
ePayDirect CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
FuyuPay CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
CashDirect CNY/RMB 100 35,000 Instant 0
GoCash88 MYR, THB 30 50,000 Instant 0
ePlus CNY/RMB 100 35,000 Instant 0
Skrill 1-Tap GBP, EUR, USD, KRW, PLN, RON, INR 10 60,000 Instant 0
XinBinTeller CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
AstroPay Card CNY/RMB, INR 50 50,000 Instant 0
Cai Mao Deposits CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
VYing CNY/RMB 100 500 Instant 0
KuaiPay CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
ZhenPLus CNY/RMB 100 20,000 Instant 0
Cai Fu Transfers CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
JB CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
CashBin CNY/RMB 100 2,000 Instant 0
WePAY CNY/RMB 100 5,000 Instant 0
UNI Deposits CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
UNI Deposits (2) CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
Cash Royale CNY/RMB,THB 100 50,000 Instant 0
AliChat CNY/RMB 100 3,000 Instant 0
AliTeller CNY/RMB 100 1,000 Instant 0
AliDeposit CNY/RMB 100 5,000 Instant 0
BPay VND 200,000 300,000,000 Instant 0
QianPay CNY/RMB 100 5,000 Instant 0
QianPay (2) CNY/RMB 100 50,000 Instant 0
ViPay CNY/RMB 100 49,999 Instant 0
ViPay by WeChat CNY/RMB 100 1,000 Instant 0
ViPay (2) CNY/RMB 100 3,000 Instant 0
FastCash Asia IDR 150,000 10,000,000 Instant 0
Union Secure RMB 100 20,000 Instant 0

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Withdrawals

Payment Type Currency Minimum Maximum Processing Times Fee
Skrill GBP, EUR, USD, KRW, PLN, INR 10 60,000 Up to 24 Hours 0
Neteller USD, GBP, EUR, INR, RUB 15 50,000 Instant 0
Local Bank Transfer IDR, MYR, CNY/RMB, THB, VND, INR, KRW 150,000 100,000,000 Instant 0
Skrill 1-Tap GBP, EUR, USD, KRW, PLN, RON, INR 10 60,000 Instant 0

Bonus Promotions

Dafabet Sportsbook and Casino had a ton of different promotions that were
conveniently split up into casino promotions and sportsbook promotions. These
promotions are then further separated into promotions for new players,
promotions for all players, and promotions for VIP players.

Casino Promotions

Promotions for New Players

Newbie’s Treat

They don’t give a lot of details on this one, but it looks like you get some
sort of a bonus “treat” just for depositing and creating an account. They say
you will receive the treat the day after you open your account with Dafabet.

First Deposit Bonus

First-time depositors are able to receive a 100% deposit match bonus up to
RM688. There is a minimum deposit of RM50 to receive this. They didn’t state any
deposit codes or opt-ins needed to receive it.

Additional Welcome Programs

The site also has additional programs that you can opt-in to for cash back
bonuses or slot specific bonuses. There are several things you need to do to
qualify like setting RM as your preferred currency and also contacting support.
Honestly, you can probably get these bonuses with any currency, so we recommend
that no matter where in the world you are that you contact support if you are
interested in these promotions.

Promotions for All Players

Squeeze Baccarat and iPlay

Both of these are listed as promotions, but in reality, they are just new
features on the site that they decided to list here.

Promotions for VIP Players

VIP Monthly Raffle

Every month they have a raffle giving away a bonus of up to RM315,000. That’s
about $75,000 US in case you are curious. That amount looks to be the total they
are giving away as the details page says the winning raffle player will get
RM3,150 but they are giving away money to a lot of players.

Sportsbook Promotions

Mix Parlay Rebate

You can receive unlimited rebates on all of your mixed parlays whether you
win or lose your bet.

French Open Predictor Cashback

You’ll receive a rebate/rakeback/cashback on any French Open bets you make on
Dafabets

Dafa Sports $150% First Deposit Bonus

First-time depositors can receive up to 150% match bonus up to RM588. The one
cool thing here is they will allow you to get this on an instant transfer from a
friend as well and not just deposits.

NBA Challenge

The site runs a challenge program for the NBA playoffs and Finals where you
have the ability to win RM150 in every round of the playoffs/finals.

Sports Weekly Rebate Bonus

If you hit the turnover requirement posted on the site, you will receive a
free bet that week. Nothing crazy, but a free bet is potential free money, so we
will gladly take it.

NBA Cashback

Receive cashback/rakeback on any NBA bet you make every week. Payouts are
transferred to you weekly. You do have to sign up for the cashback on the site
so make sure you do that.

MLB Cashback

Receive cashback/rakeback on any MLB bet you make every week. Payouts are
transferred to you weekly. You do have to sign up for the cashback on the site
so make sure you do that.

Frequency Bonus

The site provides target turnover and deposit marks that if you achieve, you
will receive a special bonus.

It’s important to note that as expected, there are limitations on all of
these bonuses and they are not infinite. Make sure that you read through all of
the stipulations BEFORE you start trying to clear one of the bonuses to make
sure that you’re doing things correctly. Your best friend here is the live chat
or phone support so you can ask a million questions and make sure everything is
clear.

Customer Support

All signs point to great customer service at Dafabet. They have live chat,
email support and international (800 number) phone support available.

Live chat was great to see and had links to other social media forms of chat.
The only complaint we had with the live chat function was that you had to select
a ton of options before they got you to an agent. Personally, we like to get
someone on the line as quickly as possible, though, we understand this may be
much more efficient.

All support options look to be 24/7 which is a definite plus especially if
you aren’t directly located in the Asian market space. As we mentioned, they
also had links to Facebook support and WhatsApp support as well which is great
to see. The more transparent and accessible a site tries to be, the more we
respect and are inclined to trust them.

Conclusion

Overall, we feel like Dafabet is one of those sites that you’re either going
to love, or you’re going to hate. It’s going to be a great fit for some and just
feel off to others. If you are in any of the Asian markets, there are probably
more things that you’re going to like as they are specifically targeting your
demographic. For the rest of us, there are a lot of perks that we may be big
fans of.

If we had to give an overall description of the site, it would be a monotone
pretty good. Not an excited pretty good, but a regular run of the mill pretty
good. There was nothing glaringly bad about the site but just a few little
things we’d like to see improved. Though this is an all inclusive site, it felt
more like a niche site that will dazzle some and leave some wanting more.

The bottom line best advice here is that you should take two minutes and
check out the site for yourself. You’ll know pretty quickly whether you’re a fan
or not. We’ve attached the link to the site again here for you as we mentioned
earlier there are a few pretenders out there trying to pretend to be Dafabet.
This way you’re guaranteed to get to the actual site, and we recommend
bookmarking it if you fall in love with it!

Good
Overall 80%
Game Variety 70%
Banking 100%
Bonuses 80%
Customer Service 80%
User Interface 80%
Welcome Bonus 100% up to RM688