As with many of the better known online casinos out there at the moment, and as the name of this one in particular would suggest, MyBet started out life purely with sports betting in mind. However, as has become the norm among such sites it is now heavily involved with online casino gaming action and continues to thrill players around the world with some excellent titles and the kind of perks that would be expected from a standalone casino gaming experience. Having been established back in 2005, the brand has pretty much gone from strength to strength in recent times and we looked forward to giving it a go for ourselves after all this time. You can find out how we got on and what we thought about the overall experience in the full review below.
The Experience and Gaming Software
Unlike some of the other sports betting companies that made their mark in casino gaming, MyBet skipped over the phase where downloadable software was the order of the day altogether, preferring to go with a web based platform from the start. That means that all of the games at the casino can be viewed and sorted quickly and easily, and will launch in a browser window of their own.
In perhaps the most unsurprising part of this review, the games come from a number of different developers which we would consider to be the norm nowadays. That said, there are some particular treats in store for players here at this particular casino as they are one of the few places that players will find both Aristocrat and Novomatic slots together in one place. The niche nature of the developers continues with MyBet foregoing relationships with some of the bigger names in preference for adding titles from the likes of Amaya, NextGen and Leander Games. Of course, having a bigger name on board could never hurt and switching from the ‘casino’ tab of the main site to the ‘games’ tab will open up a whole host of new gaming opportunities as players are treated to the full online selection from NetEnt. The tab switching does not have to end there either, as players can go from the games and casino to sports betting, poker and even the live dealer casino from any page with just a single click.
That kind of functionality is great of course, but there is a slight issue when it comes to the design of the site itself. There are no worthwhile categories of games and no search function either, meaning that players that are looking for a specific game to play may well need to do a little digging before finding their gaming title of choice. That said, there are not thousands of slots on offer here like with some casinos, so this is only a minor gripe that the majority of players will surely be able to get over.
Indeed, rather than thousands of games, the tally at MyBet runs to a couple of hundred, and for once the NetEnt games actually seem to be the backup plan. The majority of the focus is placed on the biggest Novomatic titles like Book of Ra Deluxe and Dolphin’s Pearl. Aristocrat games are also prominent, something that is pretty unsurprising given that MyBet was one of the first online casinos to enable players to enjoy these games online.
MyBet does accept players from a number of different countries and a lot of players may well think that their luck is in when it comes to enjoying Novomatic and Aristocrat games online for the first time. However, the block lists on games from these developers are pretty long and if you cannot play those games online at other casinos, the same will apply here, even though the casino will allow most players to create an account and enjoy the other games.
One thing missing from the Aristocrat and Novomatic selections alike is a choice of online jackpot games, and that is where the presence of NetEnt really manages to come in handy. However, only the self-contained jackpot games can be played at MyBet. Mega Fortune is probably our favourite jackpot game around right now and that cannot be played at MyBet, while other top notch choices such as Mega Fortune Dreams and Hall of Gods are also absent. Essentially, if you’re the kind of player that likes to go for the biggest possible wins then you may well want to look elsewhere.
The table games on offer at the casino are fairly plentiful although, like the slots, there are not as many as you could easily find at another casino. However, if your table gaming extends no further than the casino gaming basics like roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino poker then there will be more than enough at MyBet to keep you entertained. There are some video poker games too, along with a live dealer casino featuring video based versions of favourites including blackjack, roulette and baccarat.
Security and Fairness
MyBet stands out when it comes to security and fairness not only for conforming to industry standards but also through being a brand that players will have absolutely no trouble finding out about. They have always been happy to publish exactly what steps have been taken to ensure a safe, secure gaming environment and that continues to this day. The casino is fully encrypted and licences are held both in the UK and Malta, which are a seal of quality in their own right. The casino is a champion of responsible gaming and while they do not publish their own return rates, the fact that they use only reputable developers that have their own games independently tested ensures that the fairness of every title across the site is not in question.
Account Management and Customer Support
Banking has always been and continues to be a pleasure at MyBet. They haven’t gone overboard in terms of deposit and withdrawal methods, but if you had a checklist of everything that a casino would need in order to be competitive then MyBet would definitely be able to check all of the boxes. They are fast too, with withdrawals being processed seven days a week and electronic wallet withdrawals often making their way back into player accounts within a matter of hours.
Support is much of a muchness, although certainly not a negative point. The support team is available from 10am to 10pm which is slightly disappointing given the round the clock nature of casino gaming, but with access offered through phone, email and live chat, the majority of players should have no trouble at all when it comes to getting any issues resolved.
MyBet Review in Summary
While most sports betting providers have gone into casino gaming, few have garnered a reputation such as MyBet’s in such a short space of time. They have built their name primarily on offering games that can be hard to find elsewhere and that probably continues to be the main selling point. Banking and support are good, and we were pleased to see such a strong focus on player safety and support. The brand could probably do with getting a few more game developers on board if it wants to truly be at the top of the tree of casino gaming, but even if it stays as it is right now it will continue to be one of the most highly rated casino brands out there.