Who Owns 22bet? A Look At The CEO, Licence and Activities
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22bet is owned by Marikit Holdings Ltd Casinos (Chrysanthou Mylona, 12, Harmonia building, block 1, 1st floor, Flat/Office 15, 3030, Limassol, Cyprus) and operated by TechSolutions Group N.V (Abraham Mendez Chumaceiro Boulevard 50, Curaçao).
Marikit Holdings Ltd was reportedly incorporated in Cyprus on January 14, 2016.
There is not much information about the company – only that it owns various casinos and bookmakers operated by different companies.
- Casino Z (casino)
- 1xSlots (casino)
- 22bet (sportsbook)
- Megapari (sportsbook)
- Betwinner (sportsbook)
- DoubleBet (sportsbook)
It seems that the real CEO (along with the board of directors, if it exists) is unknown to the general public. There are sources (such as opencorporates.com) that name ΡΑΜΙΝΤΑ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΙΔΟΥ as the CEO, but it is not certain that these sources can be trusted, and the person in question seems to be nothing more than a front for the real owners.
There isn’t any data about such events from Marikit Holdings Ltd, but the betting site has sponsored a Ronaldinho and Friends VS Adler All-Stars charity match on November 17, 2018.
It mostly means that Marikit Holdings Ltd is a very private company without any transparency. In the absence of information, it is up to users to decide whether they want to trust the company, or not. To somewhat alleviate the question of trust, we will also provide available information on the licence, as it is the only entity left capable of telling us more about the bookmaker.
22bet holds Antillephone License No. 8048/JAZ issued on November 16, 2018 and valid until November 28, 2023.
Antillephone NV No. 8048/JAZ is one of the four Master licences issued by the Minister of Justice in Curacao. Whilst Curacao licences have quite a tarnished reputation, Antillephone NV No. 8048/JAZ is rumoured to actually trying to innovate and improve standards of gambling experience of players. They also require satisfactory proof that the licenced company has the capability to act as a casino or sportsbook, and that it is fair towards its users. The proof involves testing of the software that the operator will allegedly run on their website, along with a report of the owner’s credibility.
You can check the validity of the licence yourself, as all licenced operators are required to display the seal of their licence on the website. Clicking on that seal should bring you to the validity checker.
However, there is only so much that one can do when operating under Curacao regulations, Master licence or not. Antillephone has the following footnote on their website: “Antillephone should only be contacted by players when they believe an Оperator is in breach of their license. All disputes with an Оperator about a payout, a blocked account, a delay, broken features and so on, should first be taken up directly with the Оperator. If no resolution is found there are number of independent bodies you can contact, which should be listed on the an Оperator website.”
This basically means that players can contact the regulator, but there is no guarantee that it will amount to anything. Trying won’t hurt, though, so if you have a particular complaint that the operator refuses to solve, you can try your luck with the regulator. There were some cases where operators were in the wrong and lost their licences.
To be honest, there is not much to conclude. There is little to no information about the owner of 22bet, and from the available information, it is clear that the company is a part of a bigger entity that is focused on various casinos and sportsbooks. On the plus side, the site's licence has at least a modicum of credibility behind it.
But that's only our experience. If you choose so, you can always try registering on the betting site (use our step-by-step registration guide if you want to) and build your own levels of trust with them.