Live sports are fun to watch, but they’re so much more fun when you’ve got a bet resting on the outcome. Whether you’re a diehard armchair fan or are simply in it for the money, Tipico provides a thousand ways to wager on a thousand different games, with every conceivable variable from goalscorers to red cards.
Throw in table games and a live casino and you’ve got all the ingredients for an action-packed site, one where there’s always something happening.
Best of all, thanks to its live betting facility, you’re not left cooling your heels till kick-off comes around on a Saturday; there’s always some sort of live event happening, which means there’s always money to be made by picking a winner.
The first thing you will see once you’re on the main page is how structured it looks. Even if this doesn’t seem like much, it makes your life a lot easier, especially when you’re just starting to explore around. Everything is easy to find, and there are no useless ads or anything to distract you.
The primary tabs that you will want to look at first are located on the left of your account – Sports Betting (there is a new and an old version), Live Betting, Casino, and Live Casino. You should definitely check each section, so you have a good understanding of what to expect.
If you scroll down a little bit, you will find some of the hottest matches right now. This gives a quick and easy way to place a bet if you wish so instantly. Even though this is pretty cool, the focal point on the homepage is the last part called “Football – last minute.” If you are lucky enough, you can get some pretty good deals here. Just remember to check it from time to time because you never know what you will find.
If you need any basic information about the website, feel free to check the bottom of the homepage. You can find things such as the ToS, FAQs, and so on.
Tipico price up a respectable 23 sports. Unsurprisingly the overwhelming emphasis is on football, with over 11,000 bets/markets at the time of review. Ice hockey has the second best coverage, with around 500 extra bets, with handball and basketball following as the next two most populated. In addition to football, the focus on ice hockey, handball and basketball is indicative of Tipico’s clientele, with the majority of customers predominantly hailing from central and northern Europe.
There odds for matches from an extensive number of countries – 46 to be precise. There are also odds for all of the major inter-nation club competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, and all international competitions are covered.
Most reputable firms will offer some of the ‘amateur’ non-league action from England, but Tipico also have odds from the lower standards in Spain, Turkey and Germany, which is commendable. The English competitions delve as deep as Isthmian Football League (levels 7 & 8 on the football pyramid), and each match at this level typically has 4 additional bet types.
Several days out from the matches in the top leagues around Europe (German Bundesliga, English Premier League etc.), there were a disappointing 28 extra bet types on offer for each game. In comparison, Bet365 had 70-90 at the same time, and BetVictor 70-85.
Handball betting covers 10 countries and international competition, with each match in the top leagues usually offering around 10 extra bet types such as handicap, over/under etc. Basketball betting covers 12 countries and international competition, but Tipico only have a handful of extra bets for games in top leagues such as the NBA, which has to be considered a disappointment.
Numerous football matches at many different league divisions? This literally screams for cleverly grouped combination bets. Thankfully, Tipico sees things the same way! Points of special interest are the Tipico betting odds within the top European leagues, specifically matches where there is an obvious favourite or underdog. But we were able to gain a lot from the wide range of handicap bet offers when compared to the rather weak betting odds for ties at Tipico. Something that becomes very apparent when analysing the betting odds: Tipico focuses heavily on revenue drivers meaning top sports events which attract a lot of attention from the media and from fans.
When it comes down to the betting option, Tipico is at east as it gets. In most cases, you can choose between the following:
- 3-way – this is the 1X2 variant, which means that you can choose which team will win or is it going to be a draw. For example, if you place a bet on 1, you predict that the home team will win.
- Over/Under Points in Match – mostly used in the football section, this is where you can predict how many goals are there going to be scored. The odds, in this case, are pretty good, so many people try their luck.
- Both Teams to Score – as the name suggests, both teams have to score a goal or a point.
- Doble Chance – if you go with this option, you predict that either a team will win or it will be a draw. Alternatively, you can also choose that either team will win, which means there won’t be a draw.
- Which team will score first? – you can choose the team that scores the goal/point first
- Draw no bet – a very cool option that allows you to choose which team will win. However, if the game ends a draw, the money for your bet will be returned to you.
- Handicap – one of the teams in the current match starts with a certain “lead.” In the end, this lead is added to the final score. This is a popular way to make some series of cash, especially in football.
- Who wins the half? – you can choose which team will win the first or second half.
- Halftime/Fulltime – this option allows you to predict how will the game end during the halftime and then, during full-time.
In-pay bets at Tipico mean in-play bets on football there is a fantastic product regarding of in-play bets, with these available throughout the week. The live offers for other sports types definitely pale in comparison. Important events for basketball or ice hockey are, thankfully, also able to be followed live but without the video streams common among top bookmakers. Perhaps advances in their video streams will improve Tipico’s sportsbook review in the future.
We review plenty of sites that limit their esports betting to just Counter Strike, Dota 2, and League of Legends, so we were impressed to see that Tipico also covers StarCraft II. However, the number of events is somewhat limited at Tipico. Fans of League of Legends betting could recently place wagers on the NA LCS Spring Split, which featured teams like Team SoloMid and FlyQuest. For customers who want to bet on their DotA 2 heroes can place wagers on the Asia Championship. At the time of writing, there were no other DotA 2 ranking events on the site on which players could bet. If you want to place a CS:GO bet, you have a choice of CS:GO betting markets available at Tipico.
While the range may not be comprehensive, we have to give Tipico its due for bringing customers a wider choice than just CS:GO betting, DotA 2 betting and League of Legends betting. As esports continue to grow in popularity, among fans and bettors alike, hopefully Tipico (and other mainstream bookies) will take a look at the esports growth statistics and widen their offering to give users an even wider and deeper choice of markets.
Cashing-out is a great way to save some money when things are going wrong. Fortunately, Tipico offers this to its customers, which is pretty cool! Here is how it works:
If the cash-out option is available (sometimes it won’t be), you can click on it to see what’s the evaluation of your current bet. The numbers will change depending on how well is your bet doing.
The money can you get via this method will not count towards your bonus requirements if you completely settle your bet. You can’t use the cash out option on the so-called “Free bets.”
It is essential to look of your bet carefully has a cash-out option or not. After all, Tipico is the one who decides when to and when no to add it.
At Tipico.com, whoever clicks the menu item Casino or Live Casino, will leave the white and transparent world of Tipico sports bets to a world of designer black. Unfortunately, for our taste, at Tipico the focus within the casino area is directed to heavily on slots and their jackpots. Within the live casino area, things look pleasingly different with roulette tables, poker and charming ladies creating the much desired casino atmosphere. A preview as to the casino happenings is, unfortunately, missing. An account must first be created. However, there is absolutely no reason to fear a Tipico scam within the restricted casino area of this bookmaker.
Tipico has already persuaded us with its big desktop version but also the mobile app (which is offered for Android as well as iOS) Tipico makes a really good impression. Bettors using other operating systems get directed to Tipico’s mobile website to experience the app environment there.
The Tipico Sports mobile app convinces with a problem-free installation, an intuitive design, a fast handling and a large betting program with an extensive amount of betting possibilities.
Once you have grown a custom to the app navigating within it is very easy. Games and other events can be easily analyzed due to the statistic feature and bets can be placed in a very short time. This makes the betting experience on the go very enjoyable and your betting strategies can be converted, all without a computer.
Bonus Offers & Free Bets Up €100 deposit match for new customers in some jurisdictions
There are several bonuses on offer at Tipico, for both new and existing customers. However, these are not accessible to all users. The Tipico welcome bonus consists of a 100% deposit match, which is worth up to €100. As is often the case, using Neteller or Skrill to make your deposit renders you ineligible for the bonus. Before you can request a payout, you have to wager the total deposit funds, plus the bonus, three times. As wagering requirements go, this is fairly generous, so Tipico rates quite highly when it comes to new customer promotions. The bonus can be used on the sportsbook, so there doesn’t seem to be a restriction on using it for esports bets, so whether you want to get involved in League of Legends betting or place a Dota 2 bet, you can enjoy a boost as a new customer at Tipico.
There are further bonuses available at Tipico. These take the form of free bets, risk-free bets and deposit matches, and are applied to specific sports and events. At this time, there are no promotions specifically applicable to the esports market. It’s worth stating again that Tipico bonuses are restricted, which means our rating of this operator is low, compared to other sites that allow players from the UK and other countries to resister and wager on esports and other markets.
Registration with the Tipico
Before we can get started we have to set up a betting account (only if you don’t have one yet). To do that, click on “Account” and “New Account”.
The registration at Tipico only consists of two easy steps. First we have to enter your account information like country, date of birth, favored username, e-mail address and a secure password and confirm the terms and conditions. After that in the next step they ask for your name and address.
Deposit and withdraw
Tipico offer a range of ways to deposit funds. Between €10 and €100 can be deposited via Paysafecard, with funds clearing instantly. Tipico also offer their own deposit app which can be downloaded and used to deposit up to €400. Other options include Skrill, which has a maximum amount of €10,000, Neteller (€5,000), Visa, MasterCard and fast bank transfer, which has a minimum amount of €25 and can take 1-5 working days to clear.
When it comes to withdrawing your winnings, you can choose any method you like provided you’ve used it to deposit funds into Tipico in the past 12 months. Options include Skrill, Neteller, bank transfer, Visa and MasterCard. There is no fee for withdrawing funds unless you’re making more than 3 withdrawals in a week.
It is slightly disappointing that a company of Tipico’s size do not offer telephone as a method for contacting customer services. Instead, there is an online contact form or live chat (which is not manned 24/7). This is an area where Tipico could improve.