Comprehensive Review of Titan Bet
Titan Bet is the flagship site of industry giant Playtech. Though the site was originally a sportsbook, its casino games and other products are now more popular, thanks to the site's status as a Playtech flagship site. Titan Bet is known for releasing early lines and was an early adopter of live betting and live casino technology, as well as an early player in the mobile gambling market.
How do I feel about Titan Bet? First, the good news. Here are some reasons to consider opening an account at Titan Bet:
The site is available in a few different languages and accepts a variety of world currencies. Okay, so other sites are available in more languages, but English, Russian, German, and Spanish is enough to cover a good chunk of the gambling population. The list of accepted currencies ensures that players from all over Europe can participate.
The site's promotional offers have good terms. I wish Titan Bet ran more promotions, but what offers do exist have decent terms. The only one I'm not so sure about is the casino bonus and its 30x deposit-plus-bonus wagering requirement.
Titan Bet contains a lot of different ways to gamble under one roof. The concept of an all-in-one site is nothing new, and Titan Bet didn't invent it. But I like the variety of options the site makes available, including a full-fledged sportsbook, live betting and casino options, and an active poker room and bingo parlor.
Now for some negative features. Some bettors may be turned off by Titan Bet after learning these details:
The Playtech-designed library is boring. If you're into slot games, you'll be happy about the site's casino game library – everybody else is left out in the cold. The 300+ games in Titan Bet's collection are made up almost entirely of slot titles, and all from one designer. There isn't much replay value in Playtech's slots, besides a few licensed and progressive games. I got bored in the site's casino section quickly, especially after I clicked through the various blackjack and roulette games and realized there wasn't much variation there, either.
No access for US or Canadian players. North America is full of online gambling fans, and the fact that Titan Bet doesn't give any of them access is a big deal. Americans don't have as many options when it comes to choosing a gambling website as we used to.
I found more than a few customer complaints about payment issues. Online gamblers love to complain about slow payment – it's the nature of the beast. Casinos don't want to pay, and gamblers want to get paid. I'm not always put off by posts about slow payment, but Titan Bet seems to have generated an awful lot of them. Sure, you should expect to have some payment delays if you're dealing with an online casino, but the sheer volume of complaints is worth mentioning.
- 100% Casino Games Bonus
First-time casino gamblers who deposit at least $20 are eligible for a 100% bonus match worth as much as $100. The wagering requirement is 30x deposit-plus-bonus, which isn't outstanding. But it isn't the worst I've ever seen, either. All casino and live casino games count toward clearing the bonus, too, which is a nice feature.
- $5 Daily Free Bet
Sports bettors are eligible for a boost of up to $5 on every sportsbook wager of $50 or more they place. Limited to one offer per day. Other terms and conditions apply.
- 10% Mobile Match Bonus
New mobile customers are eligible for a 10% deposit match worth up to $100. Certain restrictions apply. For example, bets on the following games don't count toward clearing the 30x deposit-plus-bonus wager requirement: baccarat, roulette, Sic Bo, darts, Heads or Tails, all video poker games, Blackjack Switch, Blackjack Surrender, Pontoon, craps, Wild Viking and Spin a Win.
- $25 Free Bet Sportsbook Offer
Sports bettors are eligible for a free $25 bet after they place a wager of at least $5 on five contests with odds better than 1/1. The wager requirement is 6x, which is better than average requirements found at other online books.
- Refer a Friend
For every friend you refer who makes a deposit of at least $20, you're eligible for a $25 bonus. You can refer as many friends as you want, but you're limited to $250 a month in referral bonuses. The wager requirement is a generous 8x the bonus amount.
- 200% Poker Welcome Bonus
New depositors interested in poker are eligible for a 200% deposit match bonus worth up to $1,000. The wager requirement is a bit different for poker than for casino or other games – the bonus cash is released in one percent increments as a reward for "loyalty," which is code for "playing lots of poker."
- Bingo Welcome Bonus
Bingo players making their first deposit are eligible for a 300% deposit match bonus maxed out at $45. Players must deposit at least $5, and a wagering requirement of 8x the deposit-plus-bonus is required to clear all of the bonus cash.
Titan Bet's sportsbook was its first major product, but it's no longer the focus of the site. That said, the sportsbook is popular, and reviewers tend to give it a decent rating.
I liked the sportsbook and its betting options. The selection of available bets in the site's live sports betting category was weak, but at this time of year (mid-summer), that's often the case.
I enjoyed the sportsbook interface – the buttons are large, easy to read, and they exist in spots where you think they should be. It's not common to come across intuitive gaming software, and I have to give credit to the site for operating an easy-to-navigate and sensible betting interface.
Here's the full list of markets available for wagers at Titan Bet:
During other times of the year, especially during big events like the World Cup, Olympics, or major sports championships, other sports markets appear. It's common for the site to list an addition two dozen betting options during busy sports times. Even at the time of my visit, I was able to access some special wagering departments, with props and standard bets available for Wimbledon, the Gold Cup, and the Ashes, a cricket series played between Australia and England.
Titan Bet's Sportsbook Lines
According to the site's own promotional material, as many as 7,000 markets are available at the site on any given day from a few dozen sports and dozens of pro and amateur leagues. Clearly the emphasis here is on European sports, but that should come as no surprise, since the bulk of the site's business is from Europe.
As for the live in-play betting options, here are the sports usually available in that category:
During my visit, the only available live bets were on some obscure tennis matches, summer league NBA games, and lots of international soccer. I suspect this was a consequence of the time of year I visited.
Titan Bet is on the iPoker network, the third-largest online poker network in the world in terms of player traffic. According to PokerScout, the average number of cash players on the iPoker network in the past week is 2,655, which makes it one of the busier networks.
The only games now available on all iPoker skins are Texas holdem and Omaha. You won't find any draw, stud, or mixed games like you would on some of the larger networks. You can see this as a positive thing – with fewer game choices, traffic is concentrated, which means more full games at different times of the day.
The name of the game at Titan Bet Poker is microstakes – games are available from $0.01/$0.02 up to a max of $5/$10 for holdem and $1.50/$3 for Omaha. As for tournament play, a full schedule is available every day. On my last visit, I counted 72 upcoming events in the next 24 hours. That's a smaller schedule than at Titan Bet Poker's competitors, but the smaller network traffic is probably the reason for that.
Here is a guide to each of the categories of casino games available at Titan Bet:
Titan Bet is home to some 200 slot games. You can find the complete list here.
Playtech-designed slots aren't the worst in the business – they aren't as repetitive as RTG or Microgaming titles – but they're by no means the best-looking or best-performing games, either. Yes, a variety of game styles is covered, from classic games with simple arrangements to modern progressive video slots with special effects and licensed characters.
The issue I have with the slot collection at Titan Bet is the same issue I have with all Playtech libraries – too much of the same-old game appearing with different trappings. I get bored.
One thing that keeps Titan Bet's slot library interesting is the inclusion of licensed titles like Captain America and Little Britain. Playtech does a good job producing slots based on popular themes – I just wish they had a separate category where they kept licensed titles so I'd have easier access to them.
It's not unusual to find nearly twenty variants of roulette at an online casino. These days, online casinos use variations in graphics and features like live dealers interaction to swell the size of their game library.
Titan Bet's Casino Roulette
What is unusual is to find a game of craps listed in a site's Roulette section. I'm not sure why Titan Bet includes craps on this list, except that they couldn't find another category in which to place it.
Here's the full list of eighteen titles available in the Roulette section of Titan Bet:
- 3D Roulette Premium
- Live French Roulette
- Premium French Roulette
- Roulette Pro
- Live Roulette
- Premium Roulette Pro
- Premium European Roulette
- Video Roulette
- AR Roulette
- Premium American Roulette
- Multiplayer European Roulette
- French Roulette Multiplayer
- Live VIP Roulette
- 3D Roulette
- Multi Wheel Roulette
- American Roulette
Besides variations like Multi-Wheel and the inclusion of an American-, European-, and French-rules game, this list is almost useless. Any time you see words like "Premium" and "Pro" in the name of a game variant, that's an indication that the game is just a version with different graphics or a different layout.
I don't mind that Titan Bet placed a lot of different styles of game under the blanket heading "Card Games." Just because most other all-in-one sites break games up into a few more categories doesn't mean it has to be done that way. I like the arrangement of twenty-three disparate titles into a single list – it makes for a fascinating collection of gambling options.
Here's the full list of titles kept under the Card Games heading at Titan Bet:
- Blackjack Multihand 5
- Perfect Blackjack
- Live Blackjack
- Jacks or Better
- Casino Hold'em Live
- Double Attack Blackjack
- Caribean Stud Poker
- Casino Hold 'em Poker
- Progressive Blackjack
- Blackjack Multiplayer
- 21 Duel Blackjack
- Wild Viking
- Tequila Poker
- Blackjack Surrender
- Blackjack Switch
- Live Baccarat
- Pai Gow Poker
- Red Dog
- Tens or Better
- Progressive Live Baccarat
- Live VIP Baccarat
You'll notice a lot of these titles are blackjack variants, and most of them are a lot of fun. Blackjack doesn't always lend itself to variation, but games like Switch (where you can swap out your cards for replacements if you're in a pickle) and Surrender (which allows you to retreat for half your wager) really add something to the standard blackjack play.
As for all the live dealer games – if you're into that sort of thing, Titan Bet has lots of options with variations available for almost every card game covered in the Live section. For example, if you want to play live baccarat, you have two options, including a VIP option that's really just the same game in a different presentation.
Thirteen video poker variations fall under this heading. Here's the full list:
- Jacks or Better Multihand
- 50-Line Jacks or Better
- Deuces Wild
- Joker Poker
- Jacks or Better
- 25-Line Aces and Faces
- 4-Line Jacks or Better
- 2 Ways Royal
- 4-Line Aces and Faces
- All American Video Poker
- 4-Line Deuces Wild
- 10-Line Jacks or Better
- Mega Jacks
But as is often the case with Titan Bet's game library, strip away the multi-line and Multihand games and you're left with a pedestrian collection of standard video poker variants. Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild are fun, but there's only two titles in this whole list that range outside the standard-issue casino game variants – Mega Jacks and 2 Ways Royal.
I'm used to seeing one or two scratch card games added on to casino game libraries – but when I saw the list of twenty-four such cards available at Titan Bet, I was surprised. I know that these titles are growing in popularity, and I know some customers get excited about playing online versions of lotto-style scratch cards, but I've never been bitten by the bug.
Here's the list of scratch card style games hosted at Titan Bet:
- Top Trumps Legends
- Iron Man 3
- Ghost Rider
- Captain America
- The Six Million Dollar Man
- Hulk Scratch
- Top Trumps Celebs
- Lotto Madness
- Iron Man 2
- Easter Surprise
- Fantastic Four
- A Night Out
- Love Match
- 3 Clowns
Notice how many of them are licensed titles - that has to be a big part of the appeal of these games for their fans.
Bingo is the newest addition to the Titan Bet family, added last year to address a growing interest in online bingo games. Both 90- and 75-ball bingo are available, and both in multi-card formats. Titan Bet also sometimes runs a bingo-specific promotion.
Customers can contact Titan Bet using one of the following methods:
- Live Chat
- Toll-free international phone: +359-2-489-6902
- Email: [email protected]
All forms of customer service listed above are advertised as being available only between 8 AM and midnight, GMT. Customer service is available in the following languages: English, German, Russian, and Spanish.
Titan Bet FAQs
Does Titan Bet protect my security?
Is it safe to wager at Titan Bet? As Playtech's flagship site, security shouldn't be a concern. Playtech is traded on the London Stock Exchange, and has teams of investors and lawyers to answer to if anything truly nasty were to go down. If you're concerned about security, point your browser to Titan Bet's security page and check the details for yourself.
What countries does Titan Bet restrict from opening accounts?
At the time of this review, Titan Bet refuses business from people who live in the following countries: Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Estonia, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel Kahnawake, Libya, Macau, Netherlands Antilles, Republic of Serbia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, The Philippines, Turkey, France, French Southern Territories, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Polynesia, Reunion, St. Pierre and Miquleon, Wallis Futuna, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Guiyana, USA, Canada, Netherlands, and Finland.
What is the weekly withdrawal restriction at Titan Bet?
A weekly withdrawal limit of $9,900 is enforced unless a player has received special dispensation from the site to withdraw more on a weekly or monthly basis.
What is Titan Bet's postal address?
Titan Bet P.O Box 1876 Makati Central Post Office 1258 Makati City, Philippines
What is the minimum and maximum wager size at Titan Bet sportsbook?
The minimum bet in any category at Titan Bet is $0.10, but maximums vary depending on customer class, market, and time of year.
How quickly does customer service respond to emails?
Though the site advertises a response time "within 24 hours," I had an answer to my email question within an hour and a half.
If you're looking for an all-in-one site with lots of slots, an active sports book and poker room, and other options for when you get bored waiting for a score to come in, Titan Bet is worth a look. Be aware, though, that customers have made some serious complaints about the site's timeliness when it comes to payment and bonus recognition.
I'm torn on Titan Bet - I don't love the Playtech-designed casino much, but slot players would probably have no trouble with it. I'm going to remain neutral on the site, because it doesn't interest me personally, and I'm not convinced that the slow payment problems aren't more serious than other reviewers are willing to admit.