by  ·  May 25, 2020

SponsioBet is the newest casino from Malta-based ProgressPlay Ltd. Founded in 2020, it’s about as fresh as sites get, but it enjoys the benefit of years of experience from one of the gambling world’s household names. The site possesses gambling licenses from the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. There is a large selection of slots and table games, and the site has excellent security and customer service.

Game Selection and Platform Compatibility

Let’s start with the basics. SponsioBet games include a wide range of slots, table games, jackpots, and live casino games. Slots include hundreds of the world’s most popular games such as Book of the Dead and Starburst. There are offerings from many of the industry’s top providers here, including NetEnt, Microgaming, Playson, Evolution Gaming, and more.  The site works very well across a variety of desktop and laptop platforms, and is optimized for mobile devices as well.

User Experience and Mobile Apps

Let’s get the bad news out of the way: there is no SponsioBet mobile app for use on tablets and smartphones. However, the site features excellent mobile optimization. It works great in your mobile device’s browser.

Registration is a breeze. You are restricted from playing if you’re from the US, Australia, France, Spain, Turkey and a few other countries, but you can play just fine from the UK.

In general, the UI is very similar to what you’ll find at other ProgressPlay properties: a navigation bar that takes you to the casino, the sports sections, your account, and the cashier, and a bar just below that for casino, where you can switch among different games. The central part of the screen is dedicated to the game selection, while site information and the live chat pop-up are located at the bottom of the screen. The color scheme is mostly grey, white, and red and the large font makes it easy on the eyes.

Bonuses and Promotions

The SponsioBet welcome bonus is a little complicated, but it offers good rewards if you make it. The basic premise is that you can win up to 1,000 pounds, euros, or American dollars in matched funds and 100 free spins over the course of your first five deposits of £20 or more.

Here’s how it works:

First deposit: 50 free spins on Book of the Dead.

Second deposit: matched 25% up to £200.

Third deposit: matched 50% up to £200.

Fourth deposit: matched 25% up to £600.

Fifth deposit: 50 free spins on Starburst.

The SponsioBet deposit bonus scheme can pay real benefits, but you’ve got to be prepared to make some serious deposits. To get the full £600 bonus on your fourth deposit, for instance, you’ve got to deposit £2,400.

And that’s not all. Bonus funds must be wagered 50 times before cashing out, and you lose each one if you haven’t completed its wagering requirement within a month. The free spins expire after a week.

The welcome offer is only the start. You will find that there are many ongoing, seasonal, and special-occasion SponsioBet promotions: Cashback Weekends, Thursday Recharge, Wednesday Bonus Boost,  Midweek Madness, and more. You can get up to 15% cash back during the weekend when you bet £25 or more by using the code MARKER for roulette or DEALER for all other non-Blackjack casino and live table games.

Between Tuesday and Thursday each week, you can expect to get an email with a special bonus offer, which can include free spins or cash-back offers. There are also monthly promotions such as the A-May-Zing and Mega May offers that provide extra ways to get cash back when playing.

VIP Club

In addition to the other promotions, there is a SponsioBet VIP Club to reward loyal gamblers. The system is very simple: You get one VIP point for every £16 you spend on casino wagers. Each player starts at the Bronze tier. Accumulating 500 points bumps you to Silver, 1,000 to Gold, 5,000 to Platinum, and 10,000 to Diamond. One catch: The site counts only your last three months to determine your current monthly status. As you climb up the ranks, you can expect perks such as personalized customer support, a SponsioBet account manager, anniversary and birthday gifts, and more.

Payment Options

SponsioBet deposits and withdrawals are very straightforward and the site supports a large number of payment methods.

The site supports British pounds, American dollars, and euros. It treats the three currencies identically when calculating minimums, maximums, bonuses, VIP Club benefits, and other sums.

While you cannot use credit cards to make deposits if you’re from the UK, other options include bank transfer, PayPal, Paysafecard, PayViaPhone, Trusty, Interac, Zimpler, Skrill, EcoPayz, Neteller, Sofort, GiroPay, Qiwi, Euteller, and more. The minimum deposit for most methods is 20 pounds (or dollars or euros), and the maximum is £5,000. PayViaPhone lets UK customers deposit £10 to £30, but it features a 15% processing fee.

Sponsiobet withdrawal options include credit and debit cards, bank transfer, PayPal, Skrill, Trustly, Interac, EcoPayz, Neteller, Euteller, Qiwi and WebMoney. All withdrawals have a three-day pending period during which they can be cancelled, and all incur a fee of £2.50.

The minimum withdrawal amount is £50 for wire transfer and £2.50 for other methods. Transfer times depend on the method used, with Skrill taking one day, credit and debit cards three to seven business days, and bank transfers taking anywhere between four and 10 in addition to the pending period.

Security and Fairness

Sponsiobet’s parent company is a veteran in this business, with more than 70 casino sites under its belt. It is therefore no surprise that the company places great importance on website security and game transparency. The Sponsiobet site openly lists RTP percentages, and it uses a random number generator from Protego ST that is tested independently by Gaming Associates. The site is protected by 128-bit SSL encryption and has numerous features that support responsible gambling practices, such as the ability to set your own limits, self-exclusions, and time outs.

Customer Support

Customer service can make or break a site. The people at the Sponsiobet casino are very quick and friendly, and in our experience were able to answer all of our questions within minutes. The only real issue is that they are not available 24/7. Instead, you can reach out through email or live chat on the site between 8 a.m. and midnight GMT. Higher-tier VIP members get access to special VIP phone support numbers.

Closing Remarks

ProgressPlay has created another fantastic gambling site. It features plenty of provably fair slots and table games, and the user-friendly interface works well across a wide range of platforms and operating systems. There are excellent bonuses and ongoing promotions, and security is top-notch. Our only misgivings about Sponsiobet are that the bonuses are not easy to cash out and customer support is not available around the clock.

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