- Good supply of markets
- Competitive favorite odds
- Variety of live bets
- Live chat
Tonybet emerged in 2003 in Estonia under the name OmniBet. It grew to become one of the most important betting shops in this small Baltic republic, and in 2009 it was acquired by the poker legend Tony G. His goal? To create the best sports betting platform. He renamed it Tonybet, and thus Tonybet was born. Recently, Tonybet has expanded to the Philippines after acquiring Circus. In fact, users who had an account with Circus can continue using it on the new bookie.
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Tonybet operates in Philippines using the license granted by the DGOJ, the regulator of gambling in our country, to Eurobox, SA. This company is based in Cadiz, and until now belonged to the Circus Group. Thus, the experience of the Belgian brand is combined with the boost that Tonybet intends to give it. In addition to Philippines, this betting house operates in numerous countries from Estonia or Lithuania - where Tony G. was born - to the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile or Peru. And now, it also operates in Philippines.
What does Tonybet offer us?
When we first enter Tonybet, we find a layout similar to what Circus had. Beyond the comparison with its predecessor, we have a really simple navigation, which facilitates the experience both for previous Circus users and for those who are more experienced in sports betting or for users who are approaching this world for the first time. At the top, we have the menus for sports betting, live betting, and casino. On the left is the sportsbook, and in the central part are the bets. On the right, you have the betting coupon.
|💼 Company||Eurobox, S.A.|
|📌 Address||C/ Pepe Serón nº3 mezzanine 51001 – Ceuta, Philippines|
|📁 Unique licenses||
|📱 Phone||900 533 102|
|⚠️ Phishing Alert||No|
The sports betting catalog is quite extensive. We can quickly locate the event we want to bet on in the popular championship menus, featured events, or popular sports that appear before the sports menu. It is worth noting that Tonybet does not offer virtual sports to its players, which should not surprise Philippines as they were not available at the now-defunct Circus and are also not offered in other countries where it is present, such as Peru or Chile.
One of the main handicaps we found in this betting house is that the payment methods offer is quite limited, a problem that Circus already had. There is no app to play from our mobile, although we do not rule out the possibility that it appear in the future; although you can play without problems from your mobile or tablet browser. The support service is quite complete, with a live chat.
Overall, Tonybet offers Philippines fairly competitive odds both pre-match and live. In this sense, it is possible that it is a step behind the now-defunct Circus, but as we know, depending on the moment and the sport we are going to bet on, we can find a great value odd. It is also a good place to make live bets. Finally, it is worth noting that in its casino we find a good selection of slots as well as live roulette in the casino.
Sports and markets
The range of sports available for betting at Circus includes approximately 30 categories of sports, although it naturally varies throughout the year. Among the most popular sports, football, tennis and basketball attract the most attention from bettors. However, there are also less commonly offered disciplines such as 3x3, Formula E, and speedway. On the other hand, bets on eSports, horse racing, and greyhound racing are not available.
If we enter a top-level soccer match such as LaLiga or the Champions League, we will find a good selection of markets. Among the most prominent markets are Asian lines - handicaps and totals -, double chance or halftime/full-time, as well as European handicaps. That said, we miss some markets such as corner and card statistical lines or scorer. In other sports such as tennis or basketball, the betting offer is also quite complete.
Continuing the comparison with Circus, the odds at Tonybet be slightly behind those found before, although it is undeniable that when it comes to betting on the favorite, Tonybet offers very competitive odds. It is true that if you want to go for the underdog, it will be more difficult to find valuable odds, but when it comes to betting on the favorite, their odds are close to bookies like william hill, Barcelona Casino or Bwin, true references. It all depends on the sport and market, so don't overlook their odds.
Although in the sportsbook we have quick access to live events, we can also access the live betting section by clicking on "Live Betting" at the top of the page. Once again, football, tennis, or basketball are the most popular sports among live bettors, and we can easily filter by sport and, within each, view competitions without having to expand or collapse them. Here, we have minute-by-minute information and results, as well as odds for the winner of the match and some additional markets.
To see more markets, you just have to open the event. The betting offer is similar to what we find pre-match, combined with markets specific to live betting such as winner of the rest of the match, next goal, winner of the game or point, etc. We have a fairly complete live betting section, whose main handicap is the lack of statistical information about events. At least, for those in the second or third tier. We also do not find a streaming service.
Accepted payment methods
Tonybet doesn't really stand out for the variety of payment methods enabled for its users. Nevertheless, we practically have the most popular ones. Thus, we can deposit using VISA and Mastercard credit and debit cards, Neteller, Skrill or PaySafeCard. In all cases, the minimum deposit is $10, and we will have the money available instantly. In no case is any commission applied.
The situation is similar when it comes to withdrawing our winnings, as we can withdraw funds via bank cards, Neteller or Skrill. As long as your account has been verified, the withdrawal will be processed within 24 hours, although payment take up to 7 business days if you use a credit or debit card for withdrawal. In the case of electronic wallets, you should receive the withdrawn money within 24 hours.
How to register and deposit at Tonybet?
It is worth noting that Circus users can log into their Tonybet account with the same login credentials - if you have any issues, please contact customer service. Bettors who want to register with Tonybet and were not Circus users only need to go to the Tonybet website and click on the purple "Register" button in the upper left corner. Simply complete the form and confirm your registration through the link you will receive in your email.
We can almost start playing on Tonybet. Apart from verifying your account - we recommend doing it as soon as possible - you will need to complete your first deposit to have balance and be able to place bets. All you have to do is log in and go to the cashier, where you will find the deposit option. Choose the payment method you will use and follow the usual steps of that payment method to complete the transaction. Withdrawals are also managed from the cashier, obviously choosing the withdraw option.
Currently, Tonybet does not have an app for mobile devices, neither for Android nor for iOS. However, it is not ruled out that it will appear in the medium term. Circus had an application, and in other countries there is a Tonybet application. At least, we can take advantage of the responsive design of their website to play from anywhere using the browser on our mobile or tablet. We can perform the same actions as from our computer, both in the sportsbook and in Tonybet Casino.
The case of Tonybet is not the first of an operator who buys a betting license or from another competitor operator, nor will it be the last. Needless to say, we are talking about a fully trusted betting house, as demonstrated by the fact that it retains licenses from the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ). The DGOJ license guarantees a safe gaming environment and without it, operation in Philippines is not possible.
Their website features seals for Responsible Gaming, Safe Gambling, Self-Exclusion, and +18, and like any other online betting site or casino in Philippines, it's essential to verify your account if you want to enjoy a complete gaming experience. Until you do so, you'll have limitations on deposits, will not be able to withdraw funds or access any promotions that Tonybet offers. Naturally, you cannot use payment methods under someone else's name.
If you encounter any issues while betting on TonyBet, you will find the live chat in the bottom right corner of the screen. To open it, simply click on the chat icon and start the conversation. Before that, you will need to enter your email address and username. Another option is to fill out the contact form in the contact section itself, where the email [email protected] also appears for customer support and complaints. They will contact Philippines within 24 hours.
Within the contact section, we have other useful information such as frequently asked questions. They are classified into general questions, bets, and payments, so you can find the answer to your query here without contacting the betting company. There's no need to look for Tonybet on social media, as they don't have specific profiles for Philippines. However, they do have them for other countries, as well as their corporate profiles in English.
Tonybet: Opinions and conclusion
The comparison with Circus is inevitable, and although we are facing a fairly complete bookmaker, it still be one step behind, especially in terms of odds. The sports betting offer is satisfactory, it is true that there could always be more markets; and the more valuable odds for the favorite in exchange for sacrificing those of the underdog can be a good lure for more cautious players.
There's a good range of sports and events on offer here, including disciplines like 3x3 basketball that aren't always found at betting sites. However, it's striking that there are no eSports available, which is a market that's becoming increasingly popular and is offered by practically all betting sites. Other absences like horse racing or greyhound betting are more common among Spanish bookmakers.
Furthermore, we would like to have some additional payment method. It is surprising that PayPal is not available, further reducing the options. This was also a problem at Circus. However, the customer service has improved with the addition of a live chat option. Overall, we are dealing with an international operator with great potential, a good user base, and high expectations.
- Good market offer
- Competitive favorite odds
- Diverse live betting options
- Live chat
- Few payment methods
- No bets on eSports