Direct Bet Review
Direct Bet is an online gambling site based in Malaysia and founded in 2015. It is considered one of the biggest online casinos in Asia. As its name suggests, it offers both sports betting service and casino games. Although Bitcoin is supported only as a currency, Direct Bet is still able to attract attention with its game variety and unique features.
Like many other Asian casinos, Direct Bet does not apply any country restrictions. You can join the site from anywhere in the world. However, this is not because it is an anonymous gambling site, but because it does not use any licenses and the Asian gambling laws are “flexible”. Also, it is not possible to join the site without providing personal info: You need to give a mobile phone number to confirm your membership.
User Experience and Design
Asian casinos usually have eye-catching and exaggerated designs and Direct Bet is no exception. The design, which overuses the gold color, looks quite complicated at first glance. But this is not only due to design: Offered gambling options are really too many. It takes almost 10 seconds to scroll down to the bottom of the main page! However, there is no navigation problem. This is because the entire site is made up of one page (home page) and all the categories placed as slides on this page. In other words, once you load the Direct Bet site, you do not wait to navigate through the pages. The page loading time is surprisingly fast, considering how rich (and visual) the content is.
Direct Bet website supports all mobile devices and uses a completely different design on these devices. There is no separate mobile app but since the usability, performance, and features of the mobile version are near perfect, this is not a problem. In short, although the design is exaggerated, this does not negatively affect the user experience.
Bonuses & Promotions
There are many promotions offered by Direct Bet. The most important ones are:
- 188% Welcome Bonus: Only new members can benefit from this campaign, and a match bonus is offered for the first 3 deposits. It is possible to get a bonus of 38% for the first deposit, 100% for the second deposit, and 50% for the third deposit. The total bonus you can earn is 1,200 MYR (Malaysian Ringgit) or 0.020 BTC. However, you have to deposit at least 30 MYR (0.0005 BTC) each time to benefit from the campaign. You are also required to complete a 35x turnover requirement to use the bonus you earn.
- 67% Daily Deposit Bonus: All members earn a 67% bonus per day for every deposit they make. The upper limit of this offer is MYR 864 (0.014 BTC) and the turnover requirement rate is 28x.
- 30% Weekend Deposit Bonus: Each member earns a 30% bonus (up to 600 MYR - 0.010 BTC) for deposits made during the weekend.
- 5% Unlimited Deposit Bonus: If you choose this campaign, you will not be able to benefit from the others. This campaign gives you a 5% bonus for every deposit you make without any upper limit. Moreover, the turnover requirement rate is only 8x. We recommend you to choose this bonus as it is always active and there is no limit.
Games on Offer
Direct Bet has a really great collection of games. The site's game providers are Netent, Playtech, 1S Games, Opus Gaming, and Gameplay Interactive. In total, you can play more than 400 games in different categories. Moreover, you can find some really exotic options in Direct Bet. 4D is a good example. This is an Asian variant of keno/lottery games, played as a 24-hour tournament and offers a very enjoyable experience. Most of the slot machines use Asian themes. For this reason, the Playtech and Netent slots will be a better choice for Western players.
The games in the live casino category use the infrastructure provided by Allbet and Playtech. There are more than 50 games in total and all of the dealers speak English. Sports betting service uses the iSPORTS and WSPORTS infrastructures. Almost all of the sports that are included in the service are made up of Asian leagues, which makes little sense for Western bettors.
Direct Bet games have instant play support and can be played on mobile devices as well as browsers. Some games even offer the option of downloading .apk files to Android-based devices. However, the vast majority of the game collection does not have provably fair support. Direct Bet is not an anonymous Bitcoin casino and crypto-currencies are only supported as a payment method.
Direct Bet is protected by 128-bit SSL encryption. But it has no license. This is not surprising as none of the Asian casinos use licenses. While we do not think there is a problem with security, do not forget that Direct Bet is located in an Asian country where laws are very flexible.
Direct Bet offers different withdrawal options for Malaysian and Western members. Malaysian members can only use bank transfer method (Maybank, Public Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Cimb Bank). As their name implies, these are limited to local banks in Malaysia. Western members can withdraw by using BTC. The minimum limit for BTC withdrawals is 50 MYR (0.0008 BTC). There is no maximum limit, but withdrawal requests must be approved by Direct Bet.
Withdrawal methods can also be used for deposits. Minimum deposit amount is 30 MYR (0.0005 BTC). No commission is paid for deposits and the transactions are completed within 15 minutes.
Some of the support methods used by Direct Bet may seem weird to Western players. However, providing support through social media and IM applications is a normal situation for Asian casinos. Direct Bet customer service can be reached using one of the following methods:
- Email: [email protected]
- Social Media: Twitter, Facebook (Account name "MyDirectBet")
- IM: WeChat (Account name "directbetmy")
- Phone: + 603- 9212 8142
- Live Chat: Via website, 24/7
It's nice to have phone support, but the representatives have a very bad accent and it's difficult to understand them. For faster results, we recommend contacting customer service via WeChat.
Direct Bet is not a Bitcoin casino. It does not support anonymous gambling, does not offer the provably fair feature, and you cannot use multiple crypto-currencies. Direct Bet is an Asian casino and in this respect, it manages to meet all your expectations. If you want to try original and unique casino games, Direct Bet will be a suitable choice and we recommend it in this regard. However, if gambling without sharing your identity and controlling the fairness of games is important to you, we recommend you to choose another casino.