Welcome to our NordicBet Review, or perhaps more accurately our NordicBet Esports review, as this is the part of the site that we are going to be focusing on predominantly.
NordicBet is part of the Sweden-originating Betsson family of sites and as the name suggests, it has a strong following in the Scandinavian countries in particular, although it is licensed and regulated from Malta, such is the way with online casinos nowadays.
One of the key aims of any NordicBet review is to isolate their esports coverage and see how it compares to other sites. In this case, you can find the Esports betting service as one of the options on the Sportsbook service.
So let’s take a closer look at the site now and see how it shapes up.
In terms of player value, specifically its starter bonus, NordicBet doesn’t quite match up with other esports sites.
There’s decent esports coverage in the main, especially for the most popular esports titles, markets and bets, odds are average in value but the site does impress us in terms of customer service options, deposit options and especially its mobile service.
Unfortunately, one negative point we have to cover in our NordicBet review is that the site is not available for sports, casino gaming or esports betting in the UK. However, seeing as their parent site Betsson withdrew from the UK market in November 2020, this is not a huge surprise.
NordicBet Esports Betting Markets
Once you have located the Esports betting section in the NordicBet Sportsbook, then you will notice that it’s pretty easy to follow.
The layout is clear with a focus on the In-Play betting available at the top of the page.
Underneath that are the other pre-match esports bets available, and you will find a number of the most popular esports available to bet on including Dota 2, CS:GO, StarCraft 2, Valorant, League of Legends and Overwatch.
What this NordicBet Esports review must clarify is that the number and type of bets available on the site cover most of the commonly available bets. Is this one of the more in-depth LoL, Dota 2 or CSGO betting sites? No it isn’t but it is a perfectly suitable site for someone who only wants to bet on some of the more common and easier to understand esports betting markets.
What you will find though is that the bigger and more popular that an esports tournament is, the more markets that there will be available to bet on for that event. This means that you get more depth beyond the standard betting markets, such as betting on which Dota 2 team will win, or what the score will be in a game of CS:GO, for example.
In terms of how NordicBet odds stack up against other sites, they are pretty much bang in the middle of the road in most cases. Some markets are better value for punters than other esports betting sites and some markets offer a little less value, but overall, NordicBet odds tend to offer good value for money.
Our view is that NordicBet offers a simple, but comprehensive coverage of esports and its odds are solid. You won’t get the depth at this site that some of the esports betting specialist sites offer, but if you are relatively new to esports betting, or just want to be able to bet on the bigger events, then this NordicBet review is happy to say that the site will tick all the right boxes.
And of course, with an extensive range of other wagering options including Virtual Sports, an expansive Sportsbook, Casino and Live Casino, all accessible from the same account, then NordicBet will have you covered if you like to bet on different things other than esports from time to time.
NordicBet Bonus Offers
When it comes to the NordicBet bonus for new customers or any for existing customers, what is the deal? Any NordicBet review has to pay close attention to offers as they are key in attracting and maintaining customers on the site.
The Welcome Bonus is a good value deal as it offers users a very simple way of receiving a free bet worth €10 Euros.
As a new customer, when you sign up and open your account with NordicBet, you then need to head to the banking section of the site and make a deposit of at least €10 Euros into your account.
Once you have done this, then head on over to the Sportsbook part of the site and place any bet available on the sportsbook (and this includes esports bets) pf at least €10 Euros.
However, hold fire on clicking the Place Bet option before you click the blue check box on the qualifying bet. This will activate the bonus and means that when you do place the bet, you will receive the bonus.
If the Free Bet offer isn’t shown on the bet slip, then refresh the page and add your bet to the bet slip again for it to appear.
Once your bet is placed, you will receive a free €10 bet from the site once your bet is placed. You can use this bet on any sportsbook market that you want and you are free to use it on pre-match and LiveBet betting too if you see fit and of course, this offer can be used with any esports bet available on the site too.
Unfortunately, when it comes to NordicBet bonus offers, that is pretty much it for the moment, other than the signup offer for the Casino, which offers a 100% Matched Deposit of up to €500 and 100 Free Spins on the Starburst XXXTreme slot, however, you would need to use this offer at the casino and not on the sportsbook, which isn’t ideal for esports enthusiasts!
One of the areas where NordicBet does score very well with customers is with its mobile service. The site offers freely downloadable apps for both iOS and Android devices which are easy to find (you can use the link on the website to find the apps, or visit the Google or App Stores) and quick to download and install.
The app when used is one of the more appealing in terms of the colour scheme which is nice looking and the app is optimised well to use on a mobile device, which makes it fast, responsive and user-friendly. Certainly, if you are familiar with what is available on the NordicBet website, then you won’t have any issues with the app.
As far as we are concerned, our NordicBet Review will give its excellent mobile service a big thumbs up!
NordicBet Live Chat
You can contact the site in one of three main ways. The first option, which is usually by far the quickest, is to access the Live Chat option. One click on this and you can be discussing your issue with a chat operator within half a minute or so usually.
Another option is to send an email and wait for a response, which will usually be with you within the hour, which is an excellent response time compared to other sites which can take at least 24-hours and sometimes longer to respond.
Finally, the last option is to request a call back from an operator and this usually takes between 15 minutes to an hour to receive, although that can change during busy periods.
One nice touch is that you can see on each of the contact methods how long it will take for you to get a response, a feature we really like and which is reassuring for those contacting the site with an issue they feel may be urgent.
NordicBet Payment Methods
If you would like to open an account with NordicBet then one thing our NordicBet review should do is give you an idea of the different payment methods available to you when you sign up. There are a number of different payment services available to you that are accepted by the site:
- Visa/MasterCard Debit and Credit Cards
- Bank Transfer
The minimum amount you can make as a deposit is €10 and it should be noted that not all payment methods may be available in your chosen country.
There are also a number of different options available to you when it comes to making a withdrawal from your account. Withdrawals take up to one day to process, plus the additional time outlined on the list below:
- Visa – 2 to 5 Banking Days
- Bank Transfer – 2-7 Banking Days
- Trustly – Immediately to most banks (1-3 days to others)
- PayPal – Immediately
- Skrill – Immediately
- Neteller – Immediately
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your NordicBet account is €20.
Security And Licensing At NordicBet
In addition to this, all financial transactions and storage of funds are regulated and are ranked as ‘tier-1’ alongside the top financial institutions. Tier 1 is the highest level of security that a company can receive from a regulator. In short, this means your cash is also as safe as your data.
The company holds the respected Malta Gaming License which allows it to operate across international borders and it has also won a number of awards for its customer services and for innovation and sustainability.
The site is also a member of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and has a certificate of trust from AskGamblers’.
To conclude our NordicBet review, it’s esports betting service is relatively simplistic compared to more specialised sites, but has all the bets and markets covered that you would want for the majority of customers.
It’s welcome bonus is simple and easy to use, though not perhaps the best value offer in the world. It is, however, a site that looks to have been designed for sports and casino betting, but which also now operates esports, rather than being a bespoke esports betting site. Odds generally fall in the middle of the range when compared to other providers.
Where NordicBet does score highly is in the range of different betting options available across its family of sites, its award-winning customer service, high level of security and excellent mobile service. So if you like to mix up your wagering across casino, sports bets and esports, then NordicBet is a very viable option.