Why are betting sites like 10bet often as cashier as casinos?
There is a big difference between betting sites that play casino...
… and casinos playing betting sites.
We explain the main differences.
10bet is good for odds and betting, not as good as casino
How difficult can it be to create a good casino? Not difficult at all if you ask casinos with a Curaçao license (if you're not familiar with the industry, this was a joke). Looking at the pure casino sites, those that only offer casino and live casino, the ones at least maintain a consistently high quality. We compare globally when we make this claim.
10bet, on the other hand, offers both sports betting and casino, but their focus is on sports betting. You may wonder how you can tell what they prioritize at a casino. You can start by looking at the name. 10bet immediately highlights what they are proud of, and it's not Starburst or hefty welcome bonuses. Even on their website, they put the most emphasis on odds.
10bet has few games.
10bet has a big welcome bonus.
But at least they have an easily accessible customer service!
There are several things that make it clear that 10bet does not prioritize its casino operations. Above all, it is about the low range of games, which is only around 500. That may sound like a lot, but most online casinos with a license have at least 1,000 games, with most around 1,500. And then we have the heavyweight Videoslots, which has surpassed 5,000 games!
Then you can also see that the welcome bonus at 10bet is kept simple and boring. This, in itself, may not be distinctive for hybrids that deal with both sports and casino, but according to our experience, it is quite common anyway. You only get 100 kronor in bonus money after your first deposit, and there is also an x35 wagering requirement on these funds.
Why is it like this then?
One should be cautious about presenting a definitive answer. Partly because only the company itself knows why (and they won't tell), and partly because speculations are often interpreted as truth. So this is not a truth that we present, but speculations based on experience and a bit of logical thinking. 10bet, like all other companies, has limited resources.
The biggest players like LeoVegas can handle both parts without any problems (not all gambling operators have mediocre casinos, there are always exceptions), but smaller players like Blue Star Planet Limited (the owners behind 10bet) have to prioritize more - and then the compromises become more visible. Sites that start with gambling usually have difficulty "converting" to a casino.
If you are primarily looking for a casino, you should not choose 10bet.
If you are primarily looking for odds, 10bet is a good choice.
As for the smaller players, it is better to run purely.
Our experience is that smaller casinos do best by focusing on one thing and doing it well. Of course, it is tempting for them to offer more services, as it also attracts more customers. But the risk is that "he who reaches for much often loses the whole piece", meaning that the casino does two things mediocrely instead of doing one thing properly.
Everything is relative, and one must always compare services with everything else available on the market. And when it comes to casinos, 10bet simply cannot compete with the big players like Betsson, Paf, and Casumo. Because what reason is there to play at 10bet when they have a poor bonus, relatively few games, and don't really offer anything that competitors already have?
The welcome bonus is the only significant difference
When it comes to casinos in the market, it's really only the welcome bonus that makes it worth trying a new casino. The game selection is also important, but to be honest, most casinos have roughly the same offering. Mr Vegas and Videoslots run free competitions every week, which makes them unique. But what does 10bet do? Not much!
Many casinos try to play on your emotions so that you start playing with them, but don't fall for such cheap tricks! Check the content (mainly the number of games), test the live chat to see if they respond quickly and accurately, and check what bonus is offered. Why switch casinos when there are objectively better casinos than others? It's not like switching banks directly...
Most casinos are very similar to each other.
The bonus, number of games and customer service differ.