Tonybet is still one of the lesser-known bookmakers in this country, but it has gained significant popularity in recent months. The betting provider is based in Estonia and has been granted an EU license by the local regulatory authorities. The betting platform was launched in 2009 through the acquisition of Omnibet.
Antanas Guoga, a Lithuanian with an Australian passport, is behind the provider. In the gambling scene, the businessman is known by his professional poker name TonyG. Guoga is one of the most renowned public figures in the Baltic States.
In our Tonybet experiences, the exquisite basketball betting stands out. The bookmaker is always one step ahead of its competitors when it comes to basketball bets. German customers appreciate the bookie’s complete exemption from betting tax. The bookmaker also receives good marks in the test for its expert and dedicated customer support.
The Tonybet betting offer
At first glance, the betting offer comes as a bit of a surprise. While almost all other bookmakers promote King Football separately, Tonybet puts basketball first. The bookie has secured an outstanding market position at this point. According to our experience, there are no better basketball bets at any other bookmaker on the Internet. A special focus is of course on the North American NBA. But also the European, national and international competitions are represented above average. Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and the Russian leagues enjoy a small special position.
In terms of the quantity of offers, however, soccer is still in first place – certainly due to the higher number of matches. Tonybet has leagues from all continents on the screen. The bookie focuses particularly on the English Premier League. The other mainstream sports such as tennis, ice hockey or handball are clearly behind the basketball offers in the ranking.
Depending on the season, Tonybet offers around 20 disciplines. Those who want to challenge their luck in the frame area can choose between darts, snooker or e-sports. However, the Estonian bookmaker does not offer any real exotics. The sports sector is rounded off with numerous offers from politics and entertainment.
In terms of the depth of the betting options, the range is very, very wide. Often, only a few selected special markets are available. In the English Premier League, on the other hand, Tonybet sometimes comes up with a sensational 400 specials. In the Bundesliga soccer, customers can choose from around 200 options. Somewhat worthy of criticism is that the additional offers are only published very late – usually on match day.
The live bets at the bookmaker
Live, Tonybet also cuts a very good figure. The betting offer in real time can definitely be considered a mirror image of the pre-match sector. The online provider is obviously trying to provide variety, even if this does not always succeed day in and day out. The live offer is dominated by soccer, basketball and tennis.
Betting bonus: 100% deposit bonus up to 50 euros
After Tonybet waived a welcome offer for a long time, the provider has now impressively delivered. New customers currently receive a bonus of exactly 100% up to a maximum of €50 on their first deposit, which is half as much as most other bookmakers.
It starts from a minimum amount of ten euros. Note, however, that the deposit may not be made via PayPal, Skrill, Netelller or Bitcoin, as no bonus is granted on these options.
It is best to use our links in this post to be redirected directly to the bookmaker. To activate the bonus, enter the Tonybet bonus code “TONY50” during registration.
To unlock the bonus, the deposit amount must first be wagered 10 times within 30 days and then another time within 5 days with sports bets. This relatively high rollover factor (a total of 11x) is compensated for by the low minimum odds of 1.65. If these requirements are met, a withdrawal can be requested.
One special feature of the Tonybet bonus you should definitely keep in mind. For free spins, a maximum of the originally deposited amount is credited per bet. If your deposit was 30 euros, for example, bets over 30 euros do not contribute to fulfilling the bonus conditions.
There are no restrictions regarding the sports and betting markets – with one exception: Turnovers of all bets on “even/odd” (for example, on the total number of points scored in a basketball game) are not relevant for the bonus. Furthermore, you have free choice from all prematch, live and combined bets at Tonybet.
The betting odds at Tonybet
Regarding the limits, Tonybet unfortunately shrouds itself in silence. There are no clear rules to be found in the terms and conditions. For the customers, this is where “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. According to our Tonybet experiences, the bookie is rather in the lower range. On the one hand, recreational players are in with a few cents, on the other hand, the maximum limit is often already reached in the three-digit sector. Only in the top soccer leagues are higher game sums occasionally possible.
The website and the mobile app
Estonia is considered an IT stronghold in Europe. Those who expect a high-quality and modern website from Tonybet will not be disappointed. Technically and in terms of design, the betting provider works at a top level.
Those who want to find the famous fly in the ointment can perhaps criticize that the portal is a bit too “colorful”. What is important, however, is that the functionality and user guidance are given from A to Z. From our point of view, there are no objections in the Tonybet test at this point.
Furthermore, the tips can be placed effortlessly via smartphone or tablet. As a basis, Tonybet offers an optimized website version in HTLM5 format, which is compatible with all common end systems. In addition, the Estonians have a classic download app for iPhone and iPad up their sleeve.
The side areas of Tonybet
When a real poker professional acts as the company’s head, it’s not really possible to talk about side areas. The poker arena and the online casino may be considered as equivalent offers to the sports betting. Tonybet presents itself as a complete gambling provider and even adds an extra on top – the live games. In this section, customers can bet on lottery and dice games, among others. The offers are ideally suited for in-between gaming fun.
Our Tonybet experience with the betting odds
Tonybet operates with a fairly consistent odds ratio of 93 percent. At this point, the balance of the offers is particularly positive. In the top leagues, the odds very rarely go up to a high level, but on the other hand, the betting odds in the less important sporting events hardly go up at all. Tendencies towards favorites or outsiders could also not be worked out in the Tonybet test.
Tip: Several times a week, Tonybet picks a few matches from the most important soccer leagues, for which the odds key is raised to a sensational 99 percent. At this point, every betting odds junkie should take advantage. The matches are advertised separately by email.
From a German perspective, however, Tonybet is lucrative anyway. The online bookmaker bears the entire cost of the local betting tax from its own wallet. Customers do not come into contact with the tax on either winning or losing betting slips. For example, if you bet 200 euros on a betting odds of 3.0, you will receive the entire 600 euros paid out if you are successful.
Deposits and withdrawals at Tonybet
The most important fact is that all Tonybet deposits and withdrawals are processed free of charge. The transfer portfolio is very good standard. Every type of player will find his desired deposit method at the cashier. The classic Visa and MasterCard credit cards are recognized, including the associated debit versions with the same label. Bank deposits can be pushed to real-time levels with Sofortüberweisung.de, with GiroPay and with Onlineüberweisung.de. Austrians can also use EPS. Customers who prefer e-wallets have the choice between Skrill by Moneybookers and Neteller. The obligatory prepaid double of Paysafecard and Ukash rounds off the payment offer.
Winning withdrawals are made in all technically possible ways, which have already been used for a deposit in advance. As an alternative, bank withdrawal is generally possible. The internal processing of money orders takes a maximum of 48 hours at Tonybet.
The Tonybet Customer Service
The Tonybet customer service works professionally on a very good level. It is a bit of a shame that the German-speaking employees are not always available. Every now and then, users have to make several attempts to contact them. Basically, the support team is available daily from 9 in the morning until 2 at night. Tonybet works via email and telephone. When calling, however, some fees are incurred, as the bookie operates via a landline in Tallinn. A live chat is currently still waived at the online bookmaker.
Tonybet Security and Seriousness
Antanas Guoga guarantees the security of Tonybet in the first place. The Lithuanian enjoys huge popularity in his home country. He is the recipient of the “World Lithuanian Award”, the highest award of the state. In 2014, Guoga also entered politics. He represents Lithuania in the European Parliament. He is probably the only bookmaker boss in the world who is active in such a high political function. However, the businessman became known under his pseudonym TonyG as a poker professional. Even today, Antanas Guoga sits at the world’s top-class gaming tables.
Tonybet itself is based in Tallinn and operates with a valuable EU license from the Estonian Gaming Authorities. Although it is not a license from Malta or Gibraltar, the security can be 100% confirmed at this point. The license ensures a legally impeccable betting environment – explicitly also for German customers. The bookie attaches very great importance to security. New customers are asked to complete the identification check directly during registration.
Furthermore, Tonybet is known in the Baltic States as an expansive sports sponsor. Here, too, the “love” for the hoopsters becomes very clear. Tonybet supports the Lithuanian Basketball Association and is also a sponsor of the two top international clubs from Klaipeda and Vilnius. In addition, Tonybet is a partner of the highest soccer league in Estonia. On the international level, the bookie has earned its spurs as the general partner of the Porsche Carrera Cup.
Our conclusion: a top provider not only for basketball fans
Tonybet is of course the “ideal playground” for all basketball fans – but not only. The betting offer is very appealing overall. The balanced betting odds with simultaneous tax exemption are positive. All deposits and withdrawals are free of charge. Transfers are secure and fast. The new customer bonus can convince thanks to an amount (maximum 50 euros) and the fair minimum odds. Very good marks also deserve the online casino and the poker arena. There is absolutely no doubt about the seriousness of Tonybet. The aura of company owner Antanas Guoga – aka TonyG – alone provides the necessary leap of faith.