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Melbet Philippines Sportsbook Review

7.9/10

advantages

Convenient usability

Variety of bonuses

Lots of deposit methods

Apps for different platforms

payment methods
This review was last updated: 13.10.2020
Specifications

Usability

9

Odds

8

Mobile

9

Bonuses and Promotions

9

Types of Bets

9

Credibility

6

Payment Methods

8

Support

5

Usability

9/10

The Melbet betting company was established in 2012. It holds a Curacao Gambling License while their office is located in Cyprus. Interestingly, four ways to sign up an account are offered:

  • by phone number 
  • one-click (did not work for us)
  • by email
  • via social network (only two Russian sites: Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki)

At the registration stage, you can choose a standard currency (PHP supported) and select a guaranteed welcome bonus: yes, the Melbet maintains three post-registration bonuses simultaneously. Also, if you have a promo code, enter it in the appropriate field.

Advantages

Limitations

100+ eSports & sports categories

Three deposit bonuses

High-quality live broadcasts and 3D streams

35 cash-in and -out methods: wide support for cryptocurrencies

Mobile and desktop apps

Odds

8/10

The Melbet sportsbook encompasses an immense array of both electronic and traditional sports. Dozens of pre-match and live types of bets can be placed: from the basic match outcome to “Draw + Total” stakes. Talking about popular sports, the average betting margin tends to fluctuate around the 4.5% level – an intermediate rate for modern bookmakers. Besides, remember that the more “underground” a sport is, the bigger margin is imposed by the site.

Mobile

9/10

Unprecedentedly, the Melbet has developed native applications for iOS & Android, plus Windows and MacOS. In fact, the mobile app is far more enjoyable to utilize: it is more intuitive, the events are more concentrated, the layout is more contemporary. Meanwhile, the sportsbook functionality remains the same. The on-air visual statistics looks very alluring and the live broadcasts are well-adapted as well. 

The Melbet application for mobile seems extremely lite, so it is certain to save up some energy for your device compared to the browser website. Highly recommended by Mighty Tips!

You can play in the iPhone App

iPhone App

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You can play in the Android App

Android App

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You can play in the Mobile Browser

Mobile Browser

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Bonuses & Promotions

9/10

Actually, the Melbet strictly divides their “Promotions” from the “Bonuses”: while promotions relate to the casino, bonuses mainly regard the sportsbook. In June 2020 there are 3 active bonus offers for sports betting.

  1. Melbet Loyalty Program. Tap on the “Join the Club” button in your profile settings. From now on, for every settled bet, you will be credited with bonus points calculated according to a special formula explained on the site. Afterwise, the promo points can be converted to the account currency as they become withdrawable.
  2. Accumulator 100% Refund. Place a parlay with 7 stakes (of 1.7+ odds) or more. You will get the full cashback in case one bet of the accumulator is lost.
  3. Winning Bets Race Bonus. Hold a succeeding accumulator bet streak and receive increasing promotional codes for completing each consecutive week. For up to 6 weeks, the reward’s value will be growing from 180 to 1800 peso. If one day is missed, you can begin from the start. A qualifying multibet has to consist of at least 3 selections, of which one must be of 2+ odds.
  4. 100 Placed Bets Reward. After creating an account and undergoing verification, opt-in for the bonus offer and place 100 wagers (1.3+ odds) under 30 days. Settling your 100th bet, you are going to be credited with a bonus equal to an average value of your past stakes. 

In addition, a variety of deposit bonuses are offered during the registration part (only one selection allowed). A classic example of the referral program – MelBet Affiliate Program – is provided as well. Lastly, if curious about eSports betting, it is worth taking a look at the eSports bonus calendar on a daily basis.

Types of Bets

9/10

The range of supported bets is the strongest side of the Melbet bookmaker service. Long-term bets (alternatively called “Outrights”) for all ongoing tournaments, bets on football permanent manager candidacies, Miss Universe 2020, rap battles – a boiling diversity of the most traditional and unexpected events can be browsed on Melbet.

Feel like the temperature in your city is pretty predictable? Well, you can make cash on it by betting on the “Weather in the Airports of the World” – the stakes are accepted two days in advance. 

Credibility

6/10

The verification procedure (KYC) is mandatory for all Melbet online bettors.

The bookmaker is owned by Dranap Ltd. and holds an official license from the jurisdiction of Curacao along with a Provisional Gaming Permit ASGCL/PGP/0121 issued on 08.10.2019 By Anambra State Gaming Company Ltd. 

As per paragraph 2.1 of Melbet’s Terms and Conditions, Philippines is one of the many countries “Blacklisted” from using the services of the NetEnt gaming provider, which likely results in unavailability of casino and RNG games at Melbet.

When it comes to sports betting, however, Melbet leaves it to its users to determine whether they are legally allowed to wager at this particular bookmaker. Speaking from our experience, you can register at Melbet using the Philippines as your country of residence without any obstruction from the betting site or from Internet providers.

Payment Methods

8/10

Deposits

In the Philippines, a spectrum of 35 payment systems can be used to replenish your Melbet account instantaneously. Traditional e-wallets and platforms, debit cards, and a unique set of 25 most demanded cryptocurrencies. The minimum transfer starts at $1 (₱50). No additional fees are imposed.

Withdrawals

To cashout, 32 methods are available (compared to deposit methods, the three ones curtailed are Epay, Much Better, and Webmoney). Credit cards withdrawals are the longest: you may wait anywhere from 1 minute to 7 days. All other transactions will be complete within 15 minutes, Melbet claims. The least amount you can cash-out is $1.5 (PHP 75), and no extra taxes are charged.

It’s critical to note that the Melbet recommends to use the same method for both the deposit and withdrawal operations. Otherwise, your cashout transaction is likely to be unsuccessful.

Deposit funds
Deposit funds
Withdraw funds
Withdraw funds
Amount
Amount
Time
Time
Commission
Commission
Amount
Amount
Time
Time
Commission
Commission
VISA
$1 Instant $1.5 up to 7 days
MasterCard
$1 Instant $1.5 up to 7 days
Bitcoin
$1 Instant $1.5 <15 minutes
Neteller
$1 Instant $1.5 <15 minutes

Support

5/10

Three fundamental ways to get professional help at Melbet are the following: 

  1. Phone call (toll-free number)
  2. Email 
  3. Live chat

Typically, the live chat is the most reliable way to receive assistance – not the case with Melbet. 

During our test, the live chat managers either did not appear at all (and the original message disappeared) or we had to wait about 30 minutes for a reply. The email letters we sent remained unanswered for 12+ hours too. The telephone hotline proved to be the most efficient method: our call was picked up in a moment and a lovely voiced woman calmly tackled the issue. Notably, support calls are free-of-charge.

Besides, we have found a mysterious “Query for administrator” window can be found in the account menu – still, there was no answer.

Phone
442038077601
E-mail
info-en@melbet.org
Live chat
Competence
Politeness
Response time instant instant 30 min

This info about support was last updated: 13.10.2020

Overall

7.9/10

To sum up, the field test has manifested a sustainable platform with a solid betting choice – and no glitches have been observed. Yet, the safety of the Philippine players remains extremely questionable. Though we still give a high, positive rating, think it through another time whether to bet on MelBet or no.

Limitations

Unclear legal status in Philippines

Additionally, we express our sincere hope that the overview will provide a foundation for future fixes and policy alterations from the MelBet’s side.

Overall:

7.9/10

faq

? How to sign up on Melbet?
First, tap on the little “Registration” button at the top. The fastest way to register is “One-click”. Only three fields need to be filled: basic currency, country, and desired registration bonus (optionally, a promo-code can be entered). Now, a unique account number and automatically generated password will be presented.

Save the private data and enjoy the fresh betting experience!
? How to choose MelBet post-registration bonus?
In total, three first-deposit bonus options are furnished:
Double deposit sports bonus (maximum ₱5600)
Stake 600 PHP in Sports – get 1600 peso free bet
Casino offer: $1950 + 290 free spins

Obviously, do not choose the casino option if interested mainly in the sportsbook. Now, choosing between the first and second offer, let’s judge by crossing out.

1st offer: lowest qualifying sum – 80 PHP, dynamic bonus amount (100% the initial replenishment).
2nd offer: minimum cash-in required is 600 PHP, Neteller and Skrill deposits are not allowed, ₱600 of the promotional cash ought to be wagered from mobile, the bonus value is fixed.

We would recommend to select “I DON’T WANT A BONUS” (which is the fourth option) if you do not want to go through the rollover period and wish to retain the ability to withdraw from the start.
? What is the fastest way to contact MelBet support?
Phone number call. We have tried to reach MelBet support through every possible way, and the phone hotline was 1) prompt 2) straightforward 3) intelligible. Overcome your shyness, if there is any, and engage in a short conversation.
? Are there payment charges imposed by Melbet?
Absolutely zero taxes or fees are going to be levied on your transactions. Nevertheless, make sure to check out internal commissions of the payment system that you are to use. For instance, practically all cryptocurrencies charge some percentage-price for each procedure.
? “Incorrect user or password” after one-click registration meaning?
This is a peculiar bug we have experienced too. The only working solution is to take advantage of the “Forgot Password” function and change your password via either phone number or e-mail. Sly MelBet! Evidently, the registration “in one click” is taking way more time and clicks.
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