Lottoland has been around long enough to establish a reputation of trustworthiness. They are licensed not just in Gibraltar but also in the UK by the Gambling Commission, which is one of the strictest gambling jurisdictions around.
Generally, Lottoland is often recommended as one of the best online lottery sites around, though you will find complaints about them online as well. Overall, the number of complaints in comparison to the number of users is relatively small.
There are always those who are disgruntled for one reason or another, which does not mean that Lottoland can’t be trusted. Some complaints are undoubtedly justified as well but should be handled between the customer and the company, which does not often appear to be the case.
We recommend that you get a thorough understanding of how Lottoland works and if you want to use any of their services, make small deposits and withdrawals, testing them properly.
Cricket betting and other sports
The sportsbook at Lottoland.asia is definitely a recent addition. It’s the last item in the main menu, and when you click on it, you visit the surprisingly professional looking sportsbook. On the left-hand side, you’ll find the top leagues, which feature current cricket leagues. Below that is a list of all the sports you can bet on at Lottoland.
Football is obviously the most popular option right at the top, but cricket follows immediately afterwards, though at the time of our review there were only 9 matches to bet on, though they were all live or coming up.
Events covered were:
- 1st ODI
- County Championship Division 1
- Inter Provincial Cup
Navigation is easy. Simply pick the match you want to bet on and locate the drop-down arrow for all the markets available for that match. You’ll find betting options that include:
- Highest Opening Partnership
- To Win the Toss
- Under/Over Top Batsman
- Team of Top Batsman
- Tied Match
- Most Sixes
- Most run outs
As well as various innings bets. There are certainly fewer betting options at bigger sportsbooks, but since Lottoland is not primarily a bookmaker, the available options here are solid.
It must also be noted that you won’t find betting options for events further away than 24 hours into the future. The focus here seems to be mostly on live betting.
The choice of available sports to bet on is surprisingly varied. You’ll find betting options for basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, e-sports, boxing, cycling, darts, handball, MMA, rugby, table tennis and much more.
The odds look to be competitive, though you might want to shop around to be sure that the available odds here are indeed the one you’re happy to bet on.
Lottery and other games
Of course, Lottoland is primarily a site where you can bet on international lotteries. They were one of the first providers of this service, which does not work the same as other international lottery sites. You will not be playing the official lottery at Lottoland. Instead, you will essentially choose the numbers you hope will win in a given lottery and the price for your “ticket” is the stake you are betting on the lottery outcome.
Should your numbers win, Lottoland usually pays the prize of the corresponding tier. However, if you win the lottery jackpot, you may find that it is not the same jackpot that the official lottery pays out. It is often lower and Lottoland covers big prizes through an insurance company that then determines whether the prize is paid out as a lump sum or in monthly payments across a period of time.
Lottoland is so popular, because you get to bet on tons of international lotteries, including:
- German Lotto
- French Lotto
- Cricket Lotto
- Jeeto Lotto
- El Gordo
- El Nino
You should be aware of the inner workings of the ‘lottery’ you play at Lottoland as to avoid any misunderstandings in the future.
These lottery games aside, Lottoland also offers casino games from many popular providers such as NetEnt, Pragmatic Play or Yggdrasil Gaming. They feature plenty of jackpot games here, too, meaning you can play slots for big wins as well.
There are also plenty of live casino games, including Andar Bahar and Teen Patti.
Players will also be able to play scratch cards for instant wins, which are quite popular at Lottoland. Overall, the range of gambling products available at Lottoland is very varied. In part, you are inclined to think of the site as a classic online casino, but the sportsbook and the lottery betting make it something that is very much a class of its own.
Promotions and bonuses
Lottoland doesn’t have many bonuses going on. Occasionally, you can claim a lottery bonus, which gives you free picks on a Powerball ticket when you are purchasing a Powerball ticket.
The sportsbook offers a new risk-free bet offer for customers who place their first bet at Lottoland. You’re asked to make a first bet of over INR 400 and if it loses, you’ll receive a refund of up to INR 400. So, basically, the minimum stake is INR 400, but the maximum return is also INR 400.
You’ll get your refund within 72 hours and have to then claim your free bet within 7 days, or it will expire.
Beyond that, we couldn’t find any other promotions or offers at Lottoland, though it is always worth checking whether there are any bonuses or current offers available.
Lottoland doesn’t go overboard with the payment methods they offer. You’ll be able to make deposits and withdrawals using credit cards, Neteller, Skrill or UPI payments, which is definitely handy.
There is not a lot of information to be found about banking at Lottoland. You’ll have to visit the FAQ section to get more details, though we’re missing a dedicated page for payments, which would also advise of transaction times and limits.
It is worth noting that the minimum deposit regardless of payment option is INR 300.
Additionally, if you make a withdrawal request for a deposit that you have not played full through (usually at least once), a fee may be charged for your withdrawal request.
That’s about all the information available on the website. If you need further details, you’ll have to contact customer support.
The customer service team is available via email and live chat. When visiting the help section, you’ll also find an option to chat to the support team. Clicking on that, you first need to fill in some details. You’ll also see whether or not live chat is available.
Of course, you can first peruse the FAQ section and browse through all the information available on the website.
Interestingly, some have given the customer service at Lottoland excellent reviews, whilst others have not had good experiences. Your mileage may vary.
Whether you like the look of the Lottoland site really depends on where you are. The landing page does not look good. It all feels a little dated, without much effort put into it and you wonder what kind of taste the web designers had here. It’s bland and just not great.
If you visit the casino, you will find a modern software, though. Aside from the main menu, which still gives us the bland look and green on white colours, the actual game section is dark blue, with a user-friendly sub-menu and it loads quickly as well. Using the casino is definitely pleasant, though one wishes the main menu would fold away or something.
The sportsbook is more in line with the rest of the site, opting also for a white background and plenty of green, though it is a much darker green, which is more pleasant to look at. The sportsbook is well-organised, however, and easy to use.
On that note, Lottoland isn’t particularly difficult to use no matter where you are on the site. It’s just not all that good-looking or modern in many areas, which is a shame.
Lottoland is a gambling site that wants to do it all. Except for poker, perhaps. But maybe they will offer that in the future as well. What started out as a service that made it possible to bet on international mega lotteries has since added an impressive online casino and solid sports betting.
The sportsbook does have its limitations and is mostly suited to casual bettors who prefer betting on live or upcoming events. You won’t be able to bet on any events further in the future.
And if you are keen on betting on some big lotteries, you can do so here as well.
Lottoland is probably not the best option experienced punters, simply because they don’t offer the same variety of betting markets most big sportsbooks offer. But casual gamblers with many interests can certainly check this one out.