Established in November 2004 as an Asia facing online bookmaker, Dafabet, operates as a wholly owned subsidiary and flagship brand of Asian BGE, a privately held gambling enterprise with its head office based in Makati, Philippines. Initially marketing and presenting its services to countries in the Asia Pacific region including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam under the Asian BGE operator’s licence, subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) as well as that of the First Cagayan Leisure & Resorts Corporation (FCLRC).
Dafabet thereafter entered the UK market, conducting its local services under the umbrella of Asian BGE’s Isle of Man registered offices in order to obtain a remote gambling operator’s licence from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC). The bookmaker swiftly established its national presence via well publicised sponsorships of popular football clubs Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Burnley FC, Celtic FC, Everton FC, Fulham FC, Leicester FC, and Sunderland FC, thereby ensuring a rapid expansion of Dafabet’s brand awareness throughout the UK.
UK sponsorship deals had Dafabet associate as partners with a variety of teams and individuals at all levels of numerous sports. 2011 saw Alan Shearer, footballer & television pundit, join as the Dafabet Asian Sport Ambassador, and Steve McManam, followed by associations throughout the English Premier League, as well as the Welsh Premier League. Later their entry into snooker led to them become the principal sponsor of the Players Tour Championship and other premier snooker events such as the Masters Tournament, Champion of Champions, and World Snooker Championship. Entering the eSports arena via a sponsorship deal that saw them successfully partnering with eSports Team Fnatic.
Dafabet built upon its various highly successful football marketing campaigns by branching into other popular local sports arenas via numerous lucrative marketing deals and targeted sponsorships. Such as acquiring the expertise of snooker legend Jimmy “The Whirlwind” White in 2015 & 16 to share his insight, in-depth knowledge, and tactics & game analysis with snooker aficionados and punters by providing predictive overviews of upcoming matches.
Delivering a secure, private environment, and maintaining the integrity of their products remain fundamental drivers for the company, Dafabet commensurately implemented of the most advanced security systems. Ensuring the continued integrity of this safe environment via regular audits of all software, systems, and procedures thereby guaranteeing a completely fair and safe gambling experience to all their members.
The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC), globally renowned for its remarkably efficient, structured approach to the local online gambling entertainment market, recently have continually revised any number of its laws and regulations. In addition, stepped-up its legal prosecution of online gambling entertainment service providers in breach of these laws via a number of high-profile cases. As such, Dafabet restricted all UK resident members from accessing its vastly superior international online website until it reached full compliance of UK legal requirements. Its international facing product includes a huge range of options such as OW Sports and Dafa Sports as well as a fantastic casino division. The casino offers a decent selection of slots, a great live dealer product comprising of an exceptional poker product, arcade games, lottery, and virtuals, but it is not available for the UK at the moment.
Dafabet further distinguishes itself with several nominations by eGaming Review Magazine placing the bookmaker’s eSports product among its annual list of top 50 global eGaming operators, high praise indeed for what is essentially a niche market.
Punters wanting a near endless variety of sports events, markets, and options to wager on will find an excellent betting partner in Dafabet. Please note, before attempting to open an account at Dafabet, the company only grants membership to individuals over the age of 18. Visitors considering signing up with Dafabet should ready themselves for a superior punter-bookmaker experience.
Registering proves an exceedingly uncomplicated procedure:
- To start signing up, simply navigate to the Dafabet homepage and select the yellow “Register” button located in the top right corner
- Or simply click on this link: https://sports.dafabet.com/register/
- Complete the all blank blocks by choosing your own Username, email address, new password, and personal details, including any promotional coupon codes, read & agree to Ts&Cs, opt-in to receive Promotional information updates
- Submit all your required details by selecting the red “Join Now” button located in the bottom right corner of the page
Steps for activating the new account
After your account creation, you will be able to login and deposit funds to start betting. Some bookmakers requires account activation by confirming the registration with a specific link, but Dafabet doesn’t require such activities. So, when your account is created, it is already activated.
Steps for verifying your new account
Jurisdictional crime prevention laws enacted for the protection of all parties involved compel Dafabet to verify the accuracy and validity of all account ownerships continually fully. To remain legally compliant Punters will need to supply and submit a copy of the following documentation:
- National government issued photo identification – Photo ID Card, Passport, Driver’s Licence
- Bank/Credit Card Statement, or Utility Bill copy of front and back of Bill/Statement
- The front side of the credit card itself, showing first 6 & last 4 of full credit card number, rest preferably blanked out
Members need to be aware the bookmaker is compelled to at regular intervals check the validity of all account ownerships and may subsequently require you to re-verify your account at any time in future, especially so on receiving a withdrawal request. This assists by protecting its members from many potential forms of fraud and money laundering, including the protection of funds in their personal member accounts against various forms of misappropriation such as identity theft.
Lost your password? How to recover it?
Most punters at some point found themselves in the inconvenient and frustrating position of having somehow mislaid their account username or password. Fortunately, at Dafabet the procedure to remedy the situation is an uncomplicated affair, simply navigate to the Dafabet home page and select the “Forgot password?” link located in the top right corner. This opens a “Lost Login Details” screen requiring you submit your email address used to initially open and register your Dafabet membership account, together with your date of birth and then select the red “Reset Password” button. You will thereafter receive an email containing a live hyperlink, and a step by step guide assisting you through the rest of the procedure.
Members residing in the UK, still unable to log in after completing this procedure will need to contact the Dafabet Customer Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website review – Design and Navigation
Dafabet’s website impresses with its stylish, yet extremely easy to read-at-a-glance interface. Plain black text on a light grey backdrop comes across in an extremely easy to comprehend layout mostly due to its fully informative but completely uncluttered design. Thankfully following the ubiquitous standard online bookmaker layout makes for an instantly familiar interface, made special by its near monochrome yet pleasing design theme. This allows for the fast locating and absorption of pertinent information and speedy navigation via menus, links, and buttons situated in all the expected places along the top, sides, and bottom of each page. All visually benefitting even further from added highlights in alternating muted and bright shades of reds, yellows, and black.
Punters will find the majority of betting markets and related betting options clearly shown to the left of each page, again as expected. Information relevant to each selection is further available in great detail within the central body of each page and located at the top and right sides of pages, auto flip banners deliver interesting current promotional information in a bright but non-intrusive manner.
Sports punters of Dafabet will find a lot of options to bet on. To do that, they have to open the Sports page from the main navigation. Then, they will see all of the available sports and the corresponding tournament and leagues. When a player makes a choice of particular sport and league, the available events and main markets will be shown in the centre of the page. Also, at the Sports page there are quick links to the trending sports events.
As the largest and one of the leading Asia Pacific serving online bookmakers one would expect Dafabet to possess an outstanding sportsbook offering and upon entry the robust product and massive available variety most certainly does not disappoint. Available sportsbook offering include popular sports categories:
- American gridiron football
- Motor sports
- Rugby league & Union
- Table tennis
- Winter sports
With category each covering a massive variety of local and international events, near immaterial of your preference, sports interest, or taste Dafabet will have your betting options covered.
Its heavy sponsorship and sports ambassador investments made into the UK football and snooker scenes paid-off handsomely, delivering comprehensive coverage of both UK and international football & snooker events at all levels of the sport. Both betting markets and its comprehensive betting options decidedly lean in the favour & direction of football to provide wide-ranging coverage of both local and international events, nonetheless, Dafabet accepts wagers on a variety of sporting types covering more than 30 sports betting markets.
Some of the main betting options at Dafabet are:
- Match Result
- Total Goals
- First Half/Period result
- Double Chance
- European Handicap
- Asian Handicap
- Correct score
- Scorer markets
- Game/Set Winner
- and more
What about the odds
Aside from Dafabet’s distinctly favourable odds offered on all football related markets, and its offered odds overall compare very favourably with that of other UK serving online bookmakers. All alternative offered sports provide market related odds; however, its betting coverage of horseracing makes for a refreshing change, since few Asian starting bookmakers cover this long-standing favourite amongst the UK public and punters. In addition, Dafabet favours UK horseracing aficionados by offering a Best Odds Guarantee covering all UK & Irish track meets; however, the offer excludes Tote and AntePost bets.
Welcome Offer – Free Bet up to £30
Dafabet provides newly signing punters with a great welcome promotion consisting of a £/€30 Free Bet offer if the first bet placed by the newly signed member fails to win. To qualify for the free money offer, members need to take note of and adhere to the following qualifying criteria.
- Create your first personal Dafabet account
- Transact a qualifying deposit of at least £/€10
- Place a first bet of no less than £/€5 and if it loses Dafabet undertakes to match the value of your first placed bet to a maximum of £/€30
- The bet must be on minimum odds of 1.50 or more
- All qualifiers will see their free bet automatically reflect as a new credit within 24 hours of the conclusion of the bet’s settlement
- Deposits made via Skrill/Moneybookers do not qualify
Live betting delivers a much enhanced element of excitement over all other forms of traditional online wagering, subsequently Dafabet delivers an extremely comprehensive live betting product, covering a wide range of in-play live betting options and 100 markets with access to over 20 different sports and 5000 live sporting events including Premier League, FIFA World Cup, Barclays Premier League, US Open, National Basketball Association, Ultimate Fighting Championship events amongst numerous others. This places Dafabet’s live in-play action right at the top of the online bookmaking pile within the UK.
Unlike competitive product offerings, Dafabet not only provides live betting options on major sports events, it includes coverage of numerous local and international events with access to markets including tennis, football – international and friendlies, cricket, esports, snooker, horseracing NFL and many more. A serious disadvantage is its current failure to provide live graphics for updating match action to keep punters apprised of what happens on the event. But the live statistics are there and it is the most important to punters betting strategy.
While betting live, punters will choose their bets from dynamically changing markets and odds.
Cash Out service
Dafabet offers the excitement of a strategic cash out feature allowing punters to sell their betslips back to the bookmaker in portions or in full for bets placed on a variety of singles & multiples, prior to the natural conclusion of an event and settlement of the bets thereon. This allows punters to lock-in any profits or minimise losses, without the need to wait until the final results and settlement of betslips. If a betslip is sold in part, all portions of bets still remaining on the betslip will still be considered at the settlement of a bet.
Currently, Dafabet does not offer a live streaming facility. For now, this is a big minus for the company, but in the future this could change.
Dafabet, due to its rapidly expanding popularity and presence in the UK, offers a comprehensive range of popular internationally recognised financing methods. With options to transact deposits in either GBP or Euro, covering many of the most trusted and best-known finance house brands as detailed in the tables below.
|Paymenth Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit||Minimum Withdrawal||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Visa||£10||£3000||Instant||£10||£30 000||3-5 days|
|Visa Electron||£10||£3000||Instant||£10||£30 000||3-5 days|
|MasterCard||£10||£3000||Instant||£10||£30 000||3-5 days|
|Maestro||£10||£3000||Instant||£10||£30 000||3-5 days|
|Neteller||£10||£60 000||Instant||£10||£60 000||up to 1 hour|
|Skrill||£10||£60 000||Instant||£10||£31 000||up to 1 hour|
Neteller, Skrill, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa
In an innovative move, Dafabet developed its own proprietary software to offer a unique additional security measure via its aptly named Dafabet Connect suite of apps. The suite comprises of several downloadable apps catering to both desktop devices and most importantly Android mobile devices.
The app suite currently provides also an iOS support, as well as an app for Windows mobile. Owners of mobile devices also have the benefit of full featured access to Dafabet’s complete bookmaker’s offering via its browser direct mobile portal.
Both its Android app and the cross-platform compatible mobile portal/virtual version delivers near flawless performance to offer full-featured mobile access to all betting markets and options for punters preferring the mobile convenience or while on the go.
One important note, if a member initially signed up via their desktop pc, first-time mobile access requires punters log in on their mobile device utilising their pre-existing username and password.
Trusted Dafabet affiliates/brand ambassadors can earn up to 35% commission. Affiliates initial earning rate starts at 25% revenue share and rises to 35% if they recruit a sufficient number of players via their marketing efforts. Commission payment options include popular internationally recognised brand such as NETeller, Moneybookers, Bank & Wire Transfers, or their personal Dafabet account.
Partnered affiliates receive support via the company’s global marketing exposure and partnerships with prestigious clubs, in addition to a comprehensive marketing package consisting of downloadable advertising media from their media studio. Together with full access to their online reporting system made available 24/7 comprising of a comprehensive accounting suite, detailing statistics to assist with managing your own business.
Parties interested in an affiliate partnership may contact them via email at: email@example.com.
From its wide range of contact options Dafabet clearly demonstrates its commitment to maintaining high standards of customer service, and from our personal experience, it certainly lives up to its goals. Support centre contact options include the on-site Live Chat feature, both on-site and personal email options, a toll-free 0800 phone number, social media accounts, as well as Facebook messenger, and the ubiquitous WhatsApp, all available 24/7. Members experiencing some form of difficulty regarding a betslip, bet, or account are encouraged to contact a support agent 24/7 for assistance to find a speedy resolution to their problem.
When contacted, our support agent came across as friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, answering numerous technical questions of-the-cuff without hesitation, or having to refer to someone else, or transferring our problem/questions.
Below you can find the available contact methods with the customer support team of Dafabet.
- General Enquiries for UK residents: firstname.lastname@example.org
- General Enquiries for Ireland residents: email@example.com
- Marketing Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Affiliate Department: email@example.com
- Freephone Number: 0800-376-0838
- International customer number: (+44) 203-100-5100
- Dafabet social media accounts: Facebook & Twitter
Where is the main office of the company located?
Dafabet is owned and operated by Asian BGE Limited. The company is registerred in the Isle of Man. The address of the headquarters is: 1St Floor, Jubilee Buildings, Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. You can also see the location in Google Maps.
Rating and Conclusion
Dafabet decidedly offers a winner’s flag to punters choosing them as a betting partner, with a well-established track record as Asia’s number-one bookmaker in both popularity and size. This is combined with a unmatched sports betting product in both the number of offered markets and range of covered events in addition to highly favourable odds in a number of betting options and sporting types makes for a very hard to beat combination.
Its UK only facing website comes across as highly capable, offering excellent speed of access for the placing of live bets, combined with a truly vast number of live events covered and an excellent at-a-glance facility for quick updates on pertinent events. A good range of promotional and bonus offers deliver yet another sweetening to the argument for signing up at Dafabet as a new member. Existing members are not left out in the cold as they have access to a comprehensive range of special offers for their own benefit as well.
However, all at Dafabet does not just come-up rose smelling. The lack of a live update and streaming facilities is a disadvantage for the operator. Considering its magnificent all-in sportsbook offering and in light of the serious omissions above we still cannot manage to rate Dafabet below an 8/10.