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Fafabet began its operations back in 2021, but it grew so fast over the past 2 years that they are now a very popular betting site among bettors. Fafabet welcomes its new customers with a great sign-up offer where users can get up to £50 in free bets + £20 casino bonuses.
UK-based Fafabet are relative newcomers to the industry, having launched around 2021.
They are owned by Taichi Tech and operate as the only site in the brand, with no sister sites but have still managed to establish themselves as a reputable and trustworthy brand, offering both sportsbook and casino betting.
Despite being fairly new on the scene, they have no real social media presence so you might not come across them on X like you might do with some other brands, despite launching on the social media platform in 2022.
Sign Up Process
To keep things nice and simple and get us underway on the right footing, I’ve condensed the sign-up process into three simple and easy-to-follow steps.
Press on the above Claim Offer button to go to the Fafabet website.
Deposit and bet on Sportsbook markets of your choice at odds of evens 1/1 (2.00) or greater.
You'll be awarded a Free Bet equivalent to 50% of the losses, up to £50, plus a £20 Casino Bonus.
- Upon settlement of your £10 qualifying bet, you’ll receive a £5 free bet and a £5 casino bonus by tomorrow
- Upon settlement of your £20 or more qualifying bet, you’ll receive a £10 free bet and a £10 casino bonus by tomorrow.
- Upon settlement of your £100 or more qualifying bet, you’ll receive a £20 free bet and a £10 casino
How to Claim the Fafabet Welcome Bonus
Claiming the Fafabet welcome bonus is perhaps a little less straightforward than a lot of sign-up offers out there on the market.
On the face of it, getting up to £50 in free bets and a £20 casino bonus is brilliant, but of course there are a lot of qualifying terms that need to be met in order to claim the full welcome bonus.
We will go through the intricacies of the offer and how to make the most out of it, but for starters let’s have a look at how to qualify for the bonus.
Press on the Claim Offer button
Deposit into your account and make a qualifying bet
Receive your free bet upon settlement of the bet
That’s the easy bit, the complications arrive when it comes to how to maximise the free bets that are available to you, and in my opinion it is a little bit steep.
There are two stages to claiming your free bets, but this is how you will claim them, with all qualifying bets needed to be at odds of 1/1 or greater:
- Settlement of a £10+ qualifying bet = £5 free bet and £5 casino bonus by the next day
- Settlement of a £20+ qualifying bet = £10 free bet and £10 casino bonus by the next day
- Settlement of a £100+ qualifying bet = £20 free bet and a £10 casino bonus by the next day
That’s the first stage sorted, and fairly self-explanatory. Here is how you claim the rest of your free bet welcome offer:
- If your account shows a net loss by the end of the first day, you are awarded a free bet equivalent to 50% of the losses, up to £50, plus a £20 casino bonus
The free bet can be used on any sportsbook market and any winnings will be paid back into your account, minus the free bet take and the bonus must be used within seven days of receiving it.
While offering up to £50 in free bets, along with a casino bonus, is an appealing offer, I think the qualifying stakes are a bit steep and are going to limit quite a few people in how much they can actually claim from this offer.
Similarly, you can only maximise the free bets available to you if you have made a bad start, and already made a net loss on your account which obviously isn’t a position you want to be in. Admittedly being rewarded with extra free bets would soften the blow of a big loss so it does immediately give you a chance to make those losses back.
Generally though, there are no limits on what you have to bet on which is a positive and the fact that there are varying levels to the deals available means the offer appeals to both casual and more committed punters.
Fafabet: My Opinion
I didn’t really know much at all about Fafabet before signing up, and there’s not a whole lot out there in terms of background information about them which could be potentially off-putting, along with their lack of a presence on social media.
However when it comes to the important stuff such as the website and the sign-up offer, my first impressions were all very positive.
The sing-up process was really simple - and that should not be taken for granted - and while I think the conditions of the offer are slightly steep and probably limits quite a few people with how much they can actually claim upon joining, there’s no doubt that offering up to £50 in free bets and £20 in casino bonuses is a good deal.
The site itself is right up my street. It is very clean, easy to read and easy to navigate, displaying their latest promotions and offers on the rotating carousel at the top of both desktop and mobile sites. It is a very simple layout and easy on the eye, making it a more enjoyable journey for the user.
The odds are certainly competitive and in line with a few competitors, if not market-leading while there a number of promotions available. Let’s face it, you’re going to need a good number of promotions and deals to stick with a brand and there is a good variety available with Fafabet which makes it a site I will come back to.
Overall, the site is really easy on the eye and it could not be more simple to find what you are looking for. Yes I have reservations about the sign-up offer and maybe the prices aren’t the best, but the promotions Fafabet has and the ease of use of the site make it one that I will certainly come back to.
Betting Markets & Odds
One place where Fafabet really exceeds is the variety of sports available, including all the staples of sportsbook betting but with the likes of Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Ski Jumping, Politics and Waterpolo in there as well - something for everyone!
Here is a full list of the sports available on Fafabet:
|Cross Country Skiing
It is undoubtedly a wide-ranging list but I have found that maybe they don’t quite go as in-depth as other sites do with the markets within each sport, which is a disappointment.
The main markets are covered as much as you would expect, so you’re not missing out when it comes to betting on football or horse racing for example, but if you want to look a bit further beyond that you might find your choices somewhat reduced.
As mentioned previously, Fafabet don’t have standout odds when it comes to odds comparisons. They are certainly competitive and are in line with the odds of a lot of their competitors, but when it comes to best in class, the big boys still lead the way.
You can find the details of this test below.
|Wolves - 15/8
|Wolves - 19/10
|Draw - 23/10
|Draw - 5/2
|Manchester Utd - 7/5
|Manchester Utd - 6/4
Overall, there are loads of markets available both in terms of sports and the usual individual markets, but the odds are not quite the best available. However there are plenty of promotions available, which means you don’t necessarily need the best odds on the market to make it worthwhile.
Daily Free Bet
The Daily Free Bet deal offers up to £10 in free bets after placing an in-play bet at minimum odds of 2/1 or greater. The free bet is based on 5% of your total bets that following day, and in my opinion it is quite a refreshing .
Like with the sign-up offer, there are a few permutation that need to be met in order to take advantage of it, but it will be massively beneficial to more dedicated customers.
If, like me, you regularly keep track of in-play prices and are always on the lookout for a bargain, this promotion will benefit you in the long run as you should always have a steady supply of free bets in your account. Admittedly though, for the more casual punter this deal might not be something you use too often.
Best Acca Offer Ever
It is reassuring to see that Fafabet offer some sort of acca boost, as it is a market that is covered by so many competitors.
However where it differs from everyone else, is that it is not a simple boost of acca odds. The Best Acca Offer Ever deal gives you a free bet if you place a pre-match acca, which must include more than three selections on the standard football betting markets. You are then entitled to a free bet of 5-20% of your returns once the bet is settled.
Again this is proof of Fafabet’s focus on free bets as a form of reward for regular users and that sort of commitment to keep customers round for the long-term is a big tick for me.
Here is a look at how the acca free bets work:
Get Your Losses Back
Again this is a staple of the sportsbook industry, so it is good to see that Fafabet have insurances for customers if an accumulator doesn’t come in.
We’ve all been there when it’s just that one selection that doesn’t come in, and Fafabet offer up to £20 in free bets if one part of your Create A Bet - which must contain at least five selections - does not come in.
Beaten by a Length
Beaten by a Length is one of the four horse racing promotions available, along with staples such as Best Odds Guaranteed and 2nd to the Favourite.
Beaten by a Length is another free bet offer - again appealing to the more dedicated customers - and covers you if your pick gets pipped at the post and loses by a head or less, with 50% of your stake refunded as a free bet, up to £10.
It is a good offer and would keep me coming back for more, but it does state in the terms and conditions that this deal is only available on certain races, which are listed on the website, app or communicated via email. As I have only just signed up at the time of writing, I’d be uncertain how often these races come around but if they are fairly regular, then I think that is a pretty good deal.
2nd to the Favourite
Betting on mobile - whether it is via an app or the mobile site - has gradually become the most popular destination for most gamblers now, so it is important to provide a good mobile experience.
Fafabet haven’t missed a beat, with an app available on the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store.
Having initially signed up to Fafabet on my desktop, I downloaded the Fafabet app and it immediately struck me with how slick and recognisable it was. It is clear that they have invested quite a bit in providing the best user experience across both desktop and mobile, because while the app is obviously slightly different, it remains easy to use, has nice colours to it and the general branding seems spot on.
There is a constantly moving carousel of promotions at the top of the screen which you can also scroll through - they are pretty eye-catching - and some scrollable Featured Bets right in the middle of the screen which I like, because I don’t have to go digging too far to find some recommended bets - though these do seem to be football-focused.
There are clear and obvious buttons to press to access the general football and horse racing markets which is important as the two main markets, as well as their casino site.
The Live Now section looks like a good tool too. At the time of looking it has some Indian second division matches in-play along with some even more obscure club friendlies, and it is really easy to navigate across different sports, with Tenn, Table Tennis, Basketball and eSports the options available to me. There is also an ‘Upcoming’ section below which focuses on the bigger matches.
My only gripe would be that the interface on creating a bet builder on a football match isn’t that easy on the eye and looks a bit old fashioned when compared to the rest of the app.
All in all however, I think it is a great app, is really easy to navigate and easy on the eye too. Everything you need is at maximum two clicks away and the pages you are most likely to need are right there on the homepage.
I’ve decided to have a look at the customer support provided by Fafabet, because you never know when you might need to get in touch with someone to resolve a query.
Now personally, my first response when it comes to seeking out customer support is to look on social media and either sending a DM on Twitter/X or sending a public message. The problem with Fafabet is that, as mentioned previously, they have no real social media presence so this is a non-starter. That is a bit of a black mark for me, but let’s see what else they have.
Fafabet do offer 24/7 support in the form of ‘FafaChat’, which is run by ‘Fafabot’. Having asked a couple of initial questions I was left a little bit disappointed and as with any kind of AI, there are clearly some issues that need to be ironed out and it is far from perfect. I actually asked a range of questions, from what I would consider very basic questions to slightly more complex (but still by no means difficult), and got the same answer back that it didn’t understand my question.
That is a big disappointment, and to be honest after one failure I would just give up with it, but I can see the benefit of having a 24/7 service, if it works a little bit better.
Aside from that, there is a Contact Us form on the site which simply provide a support@ email address to send any queries to.
If you would prefer to deal with someone on the phone then you’re out of luck as it’s all done online with Fafabet, and in my opinion having seen what support they have in place, it doesn’t fill me with confidence that any issues would be resolved.
Deposits and Withdrawals
When it comes to depositing money into my Fafabet account, I was surprised by the lack of options available.
Usually you would expect three or four options available, with most brands offering methods such as Apple Pay, Pay Pal and that sort of things, as well as the usual debit card payment.
However with Fafabet, at the time of writing there was only one option available - and that is using a debit card. While this is by far the most popular deposit method anyway, it is not the end of the world but it certainly limits your options and is a marked difference from a lot of other companies.
There is a minimum deposit limit of £10 which is to be expected and there is an option to set deposit limits, which again isn’t unique to this brand but it does show that they are taking safer gambling seriously.
All in all, there is a disappointing lack of options available when it comes to depositing money and I would prefer at least one alternative method.
The withdrawals on Fafabet are very similar to deposits, with similar drawbacks with only one option (a debit card) available.
Fafabet is a relatively new brand on the scene, so I don’t doubt that what they offer may change in time and some of the issues will be ironed out. I think it is a brand that will appeal much more to the more dedicated players out there as they’re the ones who the sign-up offers, promotion and free bet deals are geared towards, and it may not appeal to the more casual punter.
One thing I really enjoyed about Fafabet however is the design of both the webpage and the app. It doesn’t over-complicate things for a user and genuinely makes the whole experience much smoother.
It seems a pretty decent brand, and one with a lot of room for growth and improvement.