The Bet Storm online bookmaker proudly proclaims that “Lightning Can Strike Twice”, which may refer to the chances of winning more than one wager or perhaps the fact that this new sportsbook is one of three that have been launched by gaming platform ProgressPlay since 2020! In this Bet Storm review we will take a thorough look at their online sportsbook, covering all the features that matter most to punters before deciding whether they are a superstorm or a damp squib!
The trustworthiness of an online betting site is our number one priority when deciding whether to recommend it or not. So, as part of this Bet Storm review, we analysed site security and were pleased with what we found! We’ve already mentioned Progress Play, which is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. In addition, they have an extra layer of security courtesy of their link with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. This ensures transactions are as secure as possible.
Customers’ personal details are encrypted and secured by multiple servers, which guarantees the protection of sensitive information such as bank details, addresses and phone numbers. Bet Storm also makes use of the latest 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to ensure the safe passage of sensitive data to their servers.
We have to give ProgressPlay a lot of credit as each of their sportsbooks has an extensive responsible gambling section. And Bet Storm is no different, with tips about how to manage your betting, how to ensure children aren’t exposed to gambling sites, as well as a number of links to all the major professional organisations that you can turn to if betting is becoming an issue.
Bettors can also impose daily, weekly and monthly deposit limits, as well as session time limits, time outs and self exclusions. There’s also a reality check option, where a message will appear after a preset period of time informing you of the amount of time you have been playing for. You will then have the option to continue playing or to stop.
We were also happy to see links to software that can prevent access to gambling sites altogether, which aren’t always included in the responsible gambling sections of other sportsbooks.
And another big plus was when we signed up at Bet Storm we instantly received an email about responsible gambling, which we haven’t seen from any sportsbook before, so kudos to them for setting their stall out nice and early when it comes to encouraging bettors to gamble responsibly.
The Bet Storm welcome bonus is an enticing one as bettors can benefit from a “Bet £10, get £30” promotion.
However, qualifying for the Bet Storm free bet is subject to a number of terms and conditions, so as part of our Bet Storm review we have scanned the small print to bring you headlines, but we would also highly recommend checking out the T’s & C’s relating to this and every other offer before you sign up.
The first thing you need to remember is to activate your account from your registered email before you deposit and place your first wager. Customers who deposit using Skrill will not be eligible, so we’d recommend a debit card deposit, and don’t forget to use the code BET30.
Your first bet needs to be at odds of 1.5 or more, which is 1/2 in fractional odds and once that is placed you will receive your £30 Bet Storm free bet, which will need to be used all at once and bet 10 times before you will be able to withdraw any winnings. However, that doesn’t mean you have to place 10 separate wagers, you just have to bet a total of £300.
However, even if you manage to turn your Bet Storm free bet into much more than the initial £30, the most you’ll be able to walk away with is £20. And don’t forget that all of this betting action will need to take place within seven days or the bonus will expire.
When it comes to other Bet Storm promotions, the main Bet Storm welcome bonus is not the only new offer available as there are a number of deals relating to specific sports which we have outlined below, as well as a generous Bet Storm casino bonus for new customers.
However, the main point to note here is that every one of the Bet Storm offers, besides the main sportsbook and casino deals, also came with an expiry date, so some of the Bet Storm promotions below were available at the time of writing but will expire in due course. However, we’re confident in predicting they will be replaced with other existing customer deals.
|Bet Storm offers||Offer description||Wager requirement||Min qualify odds||Offer expiry||Min deposit|
|Free Bet||Bet £10 Get £30||10x||1.5 / 1/2||7 days||£10 with code BET30|
|Football Cashback||10% of your deposit losses on football refunded – £50 worth of bets required||N/A||N/A||N/A||£10 with code VARCB|
|Cricket Cashback||Bet £25 on cricket and get a £10 free bet||N/A||N/A||N/A||£10 with code CRKTFB|
|Motorsports Cashback||Bet £25 on motorsports and get a £10 free bet||N/A||N/A||N/A||£10 with code REVFB|
|Snooker Cashback||10% of your deposit losses on snooker refunded – £50 worth of bets required||N/A||N/A||7 days||£10 with code SAFECB|
|Basketball Cashback||10% of your deposit losses on basketball refunded – £50 worth of bets required||N/A||N/A||N/A||£10 with code RIMCB|
|Rugby Cashback||10% of your deposit losses on rugby refunded – £50 worth of bets required||N/A||N/A||N/A||£10 with code FBCB|
|Super Fan||Place £50 worth of bets and qualify for a leaderboard where the players with the highest wagering of qualifying bets will win cash prizes||N/A||N/A||N/A||£10|
|Bet Storm Casino||50% bonus up to £200 & 25 free spins on Starburst||50x||N/A||30 days||£0|
When it came to existing customer deals we could only find one on the Bet Storm sportsbook, but it’s a unique offer where you earn points for completing tasks which can then be redeemed for free bets, free spins and other goodies. Those points will also cause you to “Level Up” every so often which will bring extra rewards.
We liked this feature as it added a task-based video game element to our betting experience which made it more immersive and enjoyable, and the bonuses being achievable for your average bettor was a plus too.
However, we don’t agree with the inclusion of casino tasks because it means that punters who stay away from casino games can’t get the full benefit of the deal and also it might encourage people to play that wouldn’t normally.
Now it’s time to outline all of the major site features in the next part of our Bet Storm review, with a particular focus on the range of sporting markets on offer and how to place a pre-game and in play bet.
The range of sports at Bet Storm is excellent, with the most popular betting events complimented by more niche sports such as Field Hockey, Rugby 7’s, Ski Jumping and Speedway.
At the time of writing, we found 33 different sports, as well as a strong selection of E-Sports including Valorant, League of Legends and DOTA 2. Finding the game you wish to play is also straightforward as each one has its own clickable link on the left-hand side of the screen.
You can also wager on a generous amount of worldwide entertainment and politics markets. Plus there are special bets such as the first company to put a man on Mars, if that’s your kind of thing!
On the sports markets section of the home page, you will be able to find the event you wish to wager on by clicking on the list icon on the left-hand side and then clicking through to the match you are interested in. Or if you know the specific team or individual you wish to bet on you can just type that into the search box, which is always a useful addition!
You can also change the site’s colour scheme and general layout by clicking “Classic” or “Modern” above the bet slip. The main difference between the two is that the modern layout has a white background with much less information on the screen, while the classic option has a black background with a lot more detail!
This is a fantastic feature in our book, but our only small gripe is that it’s hard to find as the button that toggles between the two layouts is tucked away above the bet slip. We would certainly encourage you to try both layouts though to see which one suits you best.
Unsurprisingly, football dominates the sports betting markets at Bet Storm, with over 100 outcomes to pick from in the big games worldwide and about half that total in the less well-known events.
We also checked out some other popular sports such as American football and golf. We found 12 markets available for a relatively minor golf tournament and over 100 for the average NFL game, which is great news considering the growing popularity of both these sports!
Punters can view the odds at Bet Storm in a variety of ways. These are fractional, decimal and American, in addition to Hong Kong, Malay and Indo. All of this means that whatever your pricing preference, you are sure to find it at Bet Storm!
We’ve often found that when it comes to new betting sites, many do not place a high priority on providing the very best odds. There are a couple of reasons for this, the first of which is that many punters consider the competitiveness of a betting site’s odds to be a relatively low priority, particularly if they are new to online gambling.
Secondly, with the vast amount of odds on offer, no site could ever say that they offer the best prices. So, it was no surprise that when we took a sample of a few different prices across multiple sports for this Bet Storm review, we found them to be average when compared to other sites.
We haven’t judged Bet Storm too harshly in this case, but when it comes to prices it would have been nice to see special offers such as odds boosts and “best odds guaranteed” deals, which are widely found at many of their competitors’ sites and are far more sought after by bettors.
The smallest bet you can place at Bet Storm is £0.20, while the maximum wager varies depending on the odds. We checked out a wide range of sports and found that the biggest wins you could net were in the region of £2,000 to £7,000, which should satisfy the majority of punters! And the more popular sports tended to offer the highest potential payouts.
We understand that higher-spending bettors, or those looking for a big acca win may be put off by the bet limits. However, the “Super Bet” button, which can be found on the bet slip, lets you request a wager with a much larger stake, even if the payout exceeds the usual limits.
In play betting has become hugely popular, mainly due to the added advantage of being able to use information from a live event to make even more well-researched wagers. And when it comes to live betting, Bet Storm scores very highly.
We found a great range of sports to bet on, whether you like betting during the day or you’re more of a night owl! There are usually over 100 live markets per sport, with around 10 sports to pick from, depending on the time. We particularly liked the “Multi View” feature, which gives you the option to pin up to four live events to the screen at once and see all the action unfold, along with relevant betting opportunities.
You can also filter events by country, or check out the calendar to see what’s coming up in the future.
When we sat down to write this Bet Storm review, live streaming was not an option. However, the good news is that each live event comes with a bespoke graphic that shows the latest score. The Bet Storm live football betting service is also enhanced by the presence of a live animation with regularly updated text telling you what’s happening, along with key statistics such as shots, shots on target, passes, bookings and corner kicks.
The ability to “Cash Out”, or settle winning bets before an event has concluded, is popular with punters that want to protect themselves from some late drama ruining their bet. And let’s face it, we’ve all been there! Cash out is available for many of the sporting markets at Bet Storm. You just need to click on “My Bets” and if your bet qualifies then you will see a clickable green dollar sign next to it.
There’s also a handy auto cashout function available before an event even starts, where you can tell the site to settle your wager if the in play profits reach a certain number. This is normally only found at spread betting sites so it’s nice to see it included here.
Let’s face it, betting can be a complex business made even more frustrating by the fact that money is involved! So, as part of this Bet Storm review it was crucial to see what help is available to punters that are struggling to understand something on the site.
There is an extensive support centre with articles dealing with many of the common betting and financial issues punters may encounter, accessible by clicking “Support” on the left-hand side of the home page.
If you can’t find an answer there, you can contact the Bet Storm support team 24/7 via live chat, accessible by clicking the green speech bubble icon at the bottom of the page. A chatbot will begin answering your query, but you can quickly speak to a real person if needed.
Now for the section of our Bet Storm review where we provide a step-by-step guide outlining exactly how you can sign up and place your first bets.
Bet Storm does not have a mobile app so the only way to sign up is by visiting their home page on your desktop computer, smartphone or tablet.
The next step is to click the “Join Now” button at the top of the screen to open what will be the first of three Bet Storm signup forms. You will need to input your email address, telephone number and your preferred username. A code will be sent to your phone that can be inputted on the next form, and then you will need to fill in your personal details, including your full name, date of birth and address. Now’s also the time to specify your preferred betting currency and your contact preferences.
You can either fund your account now or at a later date, but the process will be the same. You need to click on “Cashier” at the top of the screen, before selecting “Deposit” and inputting the amount you wish to deposit. From there, you will need to fill in your bank card details or login to your preferred e-wallet. Make sure you deposit at least £10 with the Bet Storm bonus code BET30 to qualify for the Bet Storm welcome bonus.
There’s lots to see on the Bet Storm site, but fear not as placing a single bet is actually pretty easy, while selecting multiple bets is also a surprisingly straightforward undertaking.
The first thing you need to remember is that you can toggle between live and pre-match events at the top of the page. From there, clicking on a particular sport will bring up a country list and you can select your preferred event from there. In addition, there will always be a list of the most popular leagues or tournaments at the top of the page, such as the Premier League, for example.
Once you’ve found a list of matches, you can click on the one you want and the available markets will appear to the right. One of the great strengths of this layout is that all the steps of your search will remain on screen. So, if you want to put a Premier League multiple bet together, the match list will always be there and you can go back and click on another game, without having to go back and forth between different pages.
Click on the price of your preferred bet and it will appear in a bet slip on the other side of the screen. Add more selections if you wish to and then it’s just a case of adding your stake and clicking “Place Bets”.
If your betting account is in credit and you want to withdraw some or all of it, click on “Cashier” at the top of the home page, followed by “Withdrawal”. Select the preferred payment method to which your withdrawal will be credited, add the amount and click “Withdraw”. The minimum amount you can withdraw is £10 and available methods are Visa debit cards, bank transfer, Paypal, Neteller and Skrill.
If it’s your first withdrawal, you will need to provide a photo ID such as a passport or driver’s license, but don’t worry as this is standard practice nowadays and as we mentioned earlier, your personal details are in safe hands!
Withdrawals are subject to a £2.50 processing fee which is a definite negative, due to the fact that very few betting sites available to UK punters charge their customers for withdrawals. In addition, with it being a set amount and not a percentage, people withdrawing smaller amounts are charged the same as those withdrawing thousands of pounds.
Another negative point is that every withdrawal starts as “pending” for three days, with another day to process and between one and seven days before the money hits your account.
This part of the Bet Storm review is short and sweet as there is no Bet Storm app, and when we asked customer support whether there were any plans to create one, they were unable to tell us. However, viewing the site on the portrait screen of your mobile device replicates the app experience very well.
However, one small complaint is that the ticker showing advertisements at the top of the screen is large, meaning that it can get frustrating having to scroll beyond it to get to the main home page on the smaller mobile screen.
If you want to take full advantage of the “Bet £10, Get £30” Bet Storm welcome bonus you need to enter the Bet Storm bonus code BET30 when depositing. Furthermore, some of the sites’ sports-specific welcome deals also need you to input a code so it’s always worth regularly checking the Bet Storm promotions page.
Many other sportsbooks also require promo codes to unlock their special offers, so here’s a selection that can currently be found at selected UK betting sites.
As you can see below there are many payment methods available at Bet Storm. However, the lack of Apple Pay or Google Pay is a small drawback as those payment methods are increasing in popularity.
|Banking Method||Fees||Min Deposit||Min Withdraw||Withdraw times|
|Debit Card||n/a||£10||£10||7-11 days|
|Bank Transfer||n/a||£10||£10||6-8 days|
After a deep dive into the Bet Storm site, we’re well-placed to share exactly what we like and what hasn’t quite hit the spot. And this will enable you to make an informed decision about whether Bet Storm is the right site for you!
After an in-depth review, the big question is if we think Bet Storm is the real deal or just a storm in a teacup! Our overall impression is certainly a positive one as Bet Storm looks slick, has fantastic usability, offers a wide range of sports and E-sports markets and an excellent in play offering.
There are drawbacks though, chief among them being a £2.50 withdrawal charge and withdrawal times that don’t compare well with many of Bet Storm’s rival sites. However, we would certainly suggest you give Bet Storm a chance as we believe they are a worthy addition to the UK betting scene.
There is a strong selection of payment methods available, including Visa, Paypal Neteller and Skrill.
Bet Storm is a relative newcomer to the betting scene, launching in 2021
Live streaming is not available at the time of writing.
The main sportsbook welcome offer is “Bet £1o get £30”. Offers for new Bet Storm casino players are also available. Make sure to always check the terms and conditions!
The UK Gambling Commission licenses and regulates Bet Storm’s parent company ProgressPlay. Extra security measures are also in place throughout the site to protect customer details.
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