The Ghana bet marketplace provides punters with a wide variety of betting and iGaming choices, with Palmsbet Ghana gaining traction in a crowded yet highly competitive field.
The Palmsbet GH website is a relative newcomer to the market but boasts many of the top features needed to make a splash, with a decent sportsbook, live in-play betting, an online casino, virtual play and a football jackpot. The site also provides punters with a range of promotions.
The football jackpot is sizable, with a punter in line to win a substantial 500 000 cedi if they predict 15 from 15 correct picks.
This 15-legged jackpot is a traditional 1×2 (home win, draw, away win) format, and can be found by clicking on the jackpot link to be found on the main landing page menu directory.
The soccer pool is one of the most important signs of a healthy and vibrant betting portal and gh.palmsbet.com does well to offer a large win, easy-to-follow format and a detailed ‘how to play’ section.
The matches used for the jackpot are taken from leagues across the globe but seem to focus on lower tier action as well as more obscure competitions. The weekly draw sets out match predictions from the likes of Scotland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the English lower leagues
There is also a lucky dip, which is a random generator.
There are consolation prizes with punters predicting 14 from 15 matches in line to earn 25 000 cedi and 13 from 15 picks can earn 5000 cedi.
The fixed stake (minimum bet) is 5 cedi but there are options for double and triple chances. The bet amount will increase exponentially by picking more double and triple chances.
By clicking onto the jackpot page, then scrolling down the ‘how to play’ tab, a punter can see the game’s rules. There is a link for the jackpot terms and conditions but clicking on this will take the viewer to the Kenyan version. This is not a train smash as all the necessary info for the Ghana version is displayed on the ‘how to play’ section.
The sportsbook is well covered with a range of sporting codes on offer. The football bet market is the largest but there are good bets to be had on ice-hockey, tennis, boxing, e-sports, handball, volleyball and more.
The menu showing the various sports and the current active bets runs down the left-hand flank of the landing page.
The day’s sporting action bet markets and odds take up the centre section of the landing page, while the bet slip can be found on the top right-hand corner.
The promotions are well displayed using large banners on the main landing page.
The online casino is ostensibly only for slot action with up to 100 video slot-games available. These can be found under the ‘casino’ tab, found on the main menu directory.
The site offers an extensive virtual play section, with eight different game types on offer, including football, dog racing, horse racing, motor racing, badminton, table tennis and chariot racing.
The VP link is substantial, with a large and variable bet market on all sporting games on show.
A major plus on the virtual play football front is the use of actual teams, like Chelsea, Arsenal and more. Many sites do not offer this option. The commentary is world class and the look and feel is enhanced.
The promotions include the popular welcome bonus and a free bet feature.
The terms and conditions for the free bet can be found by clicking on the banner when it pops up, or by scrolling down to the glossary and information sections at the bottom of the landing page.
The free bet terms and conditions do not explicitly say when a free bet is due but explain how it does work when a player qualifies – for example they will get a 100 cedi free bet and can win a maximum odd of 2.5. This will give them 250 cedi and minus the free bet (which goes back to the bookmaker, the player can scoop 150).
There is a welcome first-time deposit bonus of 50% and according to the link for this feature, comes in the form of a free bet yet operates slightly differently than the free bet promotion. The details of the welcome bonus free bet rules can be found on the ‘welcome Bonus Sport’ link. This free bet/promo is only for the sportsbook.
There is a casino only promo with punters standing a chance to win random prize monies ranging from 50 to 200 cedi on average.
The general terms and conditions are misleading and show that the site has not yet fully integrated from the Kenyan version. There are minimum and maximum bets as shown in Kenyan Shillings.
The service provider will have to make a sharpish effort to correct these details as punters are discerning and can turn away from a platform due to these mistakes.
There are four banking options with punters having a choice to use Vodafone, MTN Mobile Money, Tigo and airtel.
The site does not have a large social media presence, with only Facebook on offer. This can be found by clicking on the icon at the bottom right of the main landing page.
The platform provides all the main necessities of a top-level online bookmaker, but there is scope for improvement in the smaller details, especially the integration between the Kenyan and Ghanaian version.