We naturally have to review LiveScore Bet exactly as it is right now, but no doubt more positive changes will be on the way soon.
This is how we rate them right now, section by section:
This is a thoroughly decent score. Some simple fixes will make it even higher in the future, we’re sure, with more contact options, more banking options and a better sign-up bonus.
The above scores take each section as a whole but cannot necessarily highlight what is particularly right or wrong with the brand as it stands. Chiefly, these are things we like and dislike most about LiveScore Bet:
We’d also like to see more contact options, but the limited banking is a bigger deal. There are no eWallets or other digital forms of payment accepted, which is a big let-down at the moment and we hope this is changed quickly.
The app however is superb and it seems the entire colour scheme and design was built around people using this rather than the website.
LiveScore Bet (UK) (owned by the LiveScore Group)
UK Gambling Commission
Yes – for iOS and Android devices
Customer Support Types
Live chat, email
Overall, the experience of using LiveScore Bet is a positive one and especially so when moving to the mobile site or the app.
For such a new brand, the range of betting markets is superb and is in line with many so-called bigger brands. Live betting, streaming and cash out are all offered so you are missing very little by moving away from one of those larger rivals, while some ongoing promos also kept us interested.
As long as you are happy using a debit card to deposit and withdraw, along with not needing to contact customer services any other way than online, then there is precious little to dislike with LiveScore Bet at all.
Despite the LiveScore Group’s history in the digital and smartphone age, their betting platform doesn’t have a long-standing reputation to call on and so juicy bonuses are likely to be needed in order to attract enough custom to survive.
They do have a difficult balancing act to perform here; offer too much and they are financially liable, offer too little and there is little incentive to join. They appear to have erred on the latter in all truth. Here’s how the sign-up bonus works currently:
New Members’ Offer – bet £10 and get £20 in free bets. Both in terms of the real value and the percentage offered, this is a pretty weak new customer offer. On the plus side; you do have 14 days after joining to redeem the offer by placing a deposit and first bet of no less than £10, while the minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50) are decent too. But at £20 the deal isn’t valuable, and at £10 to redeem it’s not the cheapest on the market either.
Bigger players are usually not attracted to new betting platforms. The best betting sites can afford to take a different stance, but the newer and/or smaller sites should probably have a £5 entry, something like the familiar ‘bet £5 and get £20 in free bets’.
At 1/2 you could back something with your initial £10 bet that you feel is a good thing and get your £20 quite quickly, but then the fun is over just as fast. A more tiered approach and lower entry initial bet limits would have been preferred.
We’ve seen some major brands offer very few ongoing promotions, so it’s always a pleasure when one of the new kids on the block does a little bit better than LiveScore Bet has.
As long as you’re willing to mix up your casino bonuses with your sports betting offers, there’s enough to keep you interested here after you’ve joined.
LiveScore Bet’s ‘offers’ page does combine genuine offers with a touch of advertising and competition promoting, but all in all their promos are very acceptable. As things stand, these are the sort of deals you’ll find on a day-to-day basis at LiveScore Bet:
One for those who like online casinos. Place a bet on Live Roulette and get £5 cash in your account every time the ball lands on that day’s date.
A free game. In the Squads page you can reveal up to five football players. Your squad then earns you cash for each goal they score in listed games. Once the final squad member has been revealed, LiveScore’s prize wheel lands on the amount you will receive per goal scored.
Play the Search of the Phoenix slot and get the chance to win free spins.
LiveScore has jumped straight into BOG which many new platforms don’t do. When you back a horse, take the price offered. If it then wins at a bigger starting price, you are paid out at the higher odds.
Players can get a free £10 bet when they wager £50 on Selected Golden slots. As these titles are very popular and the RTP is high, it’s more than fair to ask for £50 in total bets in order to receive a free £10 wager.
It’s great that Best Odds Guaranteed has been offered here immediately. The only obvious thing missing arguably is some kind of acca insurance or acca boost for football fans.
Over on the general LiveScore app, most people are using the service to check football scores and so a focus on the most popular sport with promotions would be a good addition. Otherwise, these offers are quite pleasing for a new betting site.
At the time of writing, LiveScore Bet is offering only debit cards and bank transfer as a method of both depositing and withdrawing funds.
They do state that more payment methods may be offered in the future and we await with great interest to see what they add and when, with some eWallets such as PayPal, Skrill and Neteller being very well received. As a new, modern company, it would be even better if they were to add Apple Pay and Google Pay too.
Minimum deposits are set at £10, which is fair, while their maximum deposits have already moved up from £10,000 to now £20,000 meaning they can handle larger transactions if you are a big player.
Deposits are instant, while LiveScore Bet aims to handle all withdrawals within 24 hours. In truth, once the withdrawal has been processed it can take 1-3 days for debit card transactions and at least 2 days for bank transfers so keep that in mind.
We have no major problem with the timings or minimum/maximum amounts here via debit card, though the brand simply must add more banking options very soon if it is to compete. While some new players join a site based on the bonus offered, others move simply because the eWallet or other transfer method they prefer is supported.
Right in line with most sports betting sites, even including some of the major bookmaking brands, LiveScore Bet has around 30 sports and events available to bet on.
The quantity therefore is fine and the main sports have some deeper markets attached too, while the betting odds by our reckoning are at least standard for the industry and not too mean. At LiveScore Bet you will find odds being offered on the following things:
American football, Aussie rules football, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, darts, eSports, floorball, football, futsal, Gaelic football, Gaelic hurling, golf, greyhounds, handball, hockey, horse racing, MMA, motor racing, politics, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, specials, table tennis, tennis, virtual sports, volleyball and winter sports.
That’s a good list and the submarkets attached to them are reasonably comprehensive too. Football, horse racing and tennis are obvious focus points for the brand, though fans of most sports will not struggle to get a bet on any major event.
The horse racing section is generally very good. Racing Post analysis is available, odds are live and change accordingly and all races in the UK and Ireland can even be streamed.
Upon entering the UK betting industry, LiveScore Bet fulfilled all the necessary criteria to receive a full licence from the Gambling Commission. This makes them one of the most heavily regulated brands in the world as the Commission ensures that all brands follow stringent protocol.
LiveScore Bet is also licenced in Gibraltar, so it can service international customers from a reputed authority. These licences alone make LiveScore Bet a trustworthy brand on the surface, while so far no major issues have sprung up.
The company has quickly hooked up with organisations including GambleAware, eCOGRA, GamCare and others. Their responsible gambling policy is strong and they have been endorsed by charities in the sector – their links can be found on the LiveScore Bet site for anyone beginning to suffer any form of gambling-related harm.
Proper security is provided in order to protect customer information, both personal and financial, with 128-bit encryptions being mixed with SSL certificates. All firewalls are in place to ensure full security at all times.
Part of LiveScore Bet’s trust however comes from its already earned reputation elsewhere in the sports industry. Millions already use the LiveScore app to check live sports results. Over time, live streaming and odds were added before this platform was started meaning the brand hasn’t simply come from nowhere.
This overall is an area LiveScore will need to improve on over time.
Dealing with the plus sides first; a lot of time has gone into producing the help section of the website. There, many links are available to the various parts of the business players may need help with.
My Account, Responsible Gambling, Banking, Promotions, Technical, General Information, Features and Casino & Games all have their own pages. Within, articles are available as are further subsections to fully answer all general queries subject by subject.
These pages are comprehensive and, unless your query is about a specific bet or concerns only your own information, it will be answered already on the site.
The other positive thing is that when you do need to chat with someone, they will be polite, friendly and knowledgeable as the training has clearly been very good.
As soon as you enter the help section, a live chat box will pop up in the lower left corner. Using this will get you instant access to the team in order to solve a query quickly.
While it isn’t easy to find on the website or in the help section, an email address is available too which is [email protected]. Replies to emails sent here might just take a day or two, so even if your query isn’t urgent, we would always recommend you stick with the live chat function.
The staff are very good here, there’s no doubt about that. But, there really needs to be more options to get in touch with a freephone number being the main thing that is missing right now.
We’d have forgiven LiveScore Bet for not offering anything over and above a basic betting platform, though of course we’d have still scored it accordingly. In actual fact, there’s very little missing from what they offer in terms of features which was a pleasant surprise.
The main omission is a bet builder which is currently not available with LiveScore Bet. While we hope this is something they offer in the future, it’s not a huge miss in all truth and the brand does still offer all of these things on its current platform:
There is a pretty strong in-play betting library offered by LiveScore Bet. In thinking about it, given that they offered live betting from partners on their live sports score app, building this into their own betting platform was never too much of a stretch. They’ve done it well too, with plenty of live betting offered on football, tennis, basketball, cricket, hockey, snooker and much more.
Cash out is offered on all live bets with LiveScore Bet. Once again, given the brand’s history, betting of this type was probably seen as a prerequisite for loyal LiveScore downloaders and they haven’t been let down. As long as a cash out value is shown on your bet, you can get it with one click to guarantee some profit before the event in question is over.
Not many new betting sites offer live streaming, but LiveScore Bet has the advantage of some great hook-ups from its live score platform. As such, live streaming is offered on cricket, tennis, football, and more. Horse racing is also shown, with a £1 bet needed to view a race in the UK and Ireland. All streams are shown in high quality and often with commentary included.
The LiveScore Bet app can be downloaded for free. Full details below.
Over on the main site, while the information you need is all there the black background makes everything in the foreground seem so vivid as to leave gaps. This makes it look a little unfinished, but the format works superbly on the mobile platforms which we readily prefer.
You can use LiveScore Bet via any smartphone browser, so you won’t need to download anything in order to bet. The mobile site behaves very well and gives the impression that the entire LiveScore Bet design was always meant to be used on smaller devices rather than on desktop.
If you download the app, which is free and available on any modern iOS or Android device, you’ll see that the layout is identical to the mobile site.
They both work in exactly the same way too and we found no practical differences between the two whatsoever. The main choice you’ll have to make is simply whether you prefer looking for an app on your home screen, or whether you prefer to use the browser.
The experience will be the same; a slick one with all promos, markets, offers, service levels, live bets and streaming offered.
The addition of a contact phone number, eWallets for depositing and withdrawing and perhaps a cheaper sign-up deal would be of great benefit to the site.
A bet builder, we feel, also wouldn’t take much to integrate but with these fixes LiveScore Bet would move quickly to the big leagues of sports betting in Britain, a compliment given the congested nature of the sector.
The design, which is familiar to those who’ve used the LiveScore sports score app for years, is conducive to live betting and works particularly well via mobile. Odds are fair too so overall we can definitely recommend LiveScore Bet.
Yes. LiveScore Bet is fully licenced and legal.
All major sports are covered, including football, rugby, cricket, tennis and horse racing.
LiveScore Bet works with top software providers including NetEnt and Microgaming.
New customers can get a £20 bonus for betting £10 initially, while ongoing promos are also available.
LiveScore Bet is fully licenced by the Gambling Commission in the UK.
Very good, though it is only available via live chat.
You can deposit from £10 to £20,000 at LiveScore Bet.
£10 is the minimum withdrawal.
The typical withdrawal takes around 1-2 days with LiveScore Bet.
Yes. The app is available for both Android and iOS-powered devices.
Yes, many sports are available to bet on live.
Yes. Tennis, football, snooker, cricket and horse racing are all shown live.