The online sports betting in Ghana is extremely competitive with a host of leading, major platforms competing for marketspace.
With so much choice, a Ghanaian punter could just miss out on a real surprise treat in the form of Slingbet.com, an unheralded name for now, but with a decent offering, it could garner more consumer share.
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This varied, wide ranging portal has almost every amenity and provides punters with a clutch of top-notch features and promotions.
The site provides an online casino, live casino, virtual play, live-in-play betting, large sportsbook, betgames and a score of promotions.
Slingbet.com may look underwhelming regarding colour schematics, lack of graphical banners and simplistic lay out, especially the website version but this is more than made up for in a massive range of services.
The platform also boasts one of the most comprehensive vital information sections, with everything from ‘how to play/bank/withdraw/bet’ to well explained terms, conditions, rules and regulations.
The web and mobi sites are well-laid out regarding menu directories, with all relevant links, features and games displayed on the main landing page.
The first tab on the menu is to open the sportsbook (with a variety of sporting codes on offer), and the bet-market in this respect is vast and comprehensive.
Clicking on the sports link will take the viewer to a page showing off all the sporting codes on offer (condensed menu) above the live action for the day. The bet slip is on the top right-hand side corner.
The left-hand flank menu shows off all the latest popular bets for the day.
Each sporting code shows off current bets (in brackets) and football is by far the most popular, with the platform showing more than 60 000 soccer wagers before the start of as weekend.
Ice Hockey and Basketball are the next most played codes, with more than 10 000 bets respectively, heading into the weekend action.
Sports such as handball, rugby American Football and tennis are also well covered.
The second tab on the main menu on the landing page is for live in-play action and the bet-markets on each event are multiple.
The third tab on the main page is for the live casino, with table games like roulette, baccarat and blackjack popular. They also offer poker and Texas Hold’em
Clicking on the next feature offered on the main landing page will take the punter to the casino link and this shows hundreds of slot machine games, video poker, bingo and more table games.
The casino section of slingbet is extensively well covered.
The final feature on offer for punters is the increasingly popular betgames. This link can be found on the main menu landing page and provides players with an option to play nine games.
The BetGames feature on slingbet offers nine unique live betting games, incorporating favourite table games such as baccarat and poker as well as two dice games, a Wheel of Fortune and three lucky number lotto-like games.
BetGames has become one of the more popular betting features for many of the continent’s leading online betting platforms and with slingbet offering the service it shows the company is serious in its ambition to mix it up with the major industry players.
The graphics for BetGames is of the highest quality, another feather in the service provider’s cap.
This brings me to the next featured link on the main landing page menu directory, Virtual Play, which is also an exiting means to bet, and punters will not be disappointed, as once again, top-notch graphics and a wide bet-market makes for a pleasant and potentially lucrative experience.
Slingbet offers the following Virtual Sports: football, tennis, dog-racing, horse-racing and basketball.The site offers two promotions with a cash out option as well as an impressive multi-bet accumulator boost, running from 3% all the way up to 100%, dependent on the amount of legs played.
According to information supplied in one of the information links at the bottom of the main landing page, under the heading ‘General Bonus Rule” there is mention of a free bet, as well as all the details regarding claiming this reward. The free bet is not being currently advertised on the site but is likely to be a recurring reward-based program.
There are a variety of banking options available to punters, with slingbet offering punters the choice to bank with airtel, MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone, NetPay, MasterCard, Visa and Tigo.
Some competing sites have limited banking options but slingbet is showing off its credentials as a serious site with almost all bases covered in this sector.
One negative factor is that despite a vigorous search there is no information on minimum and maximum deposits, nor min or max winnings and withdrawals. This is a slight slip up as punters take this information to heart when choosing a service provider.
Slingbet is a welcome addition to the Ghana online sports betting industry and the platform is comprehensive, offers a substantial sportsbook, wide betting features and a professional vibe. Work can be done on adding more promotional giveaways such as a welcome deposit, while some more details about the minimum and maximum play rules are needed, or at least not harder to find than the Rosetta Stone.
Still, the site gets a recommendation from us.