Home Page Impressions
The home page ‘kind of hides’ the potential quality of the site for users based in Brazil, especially those that focus their betting activities on football.
The site is almost perfectly translated, i.e. the parts that are translated into Portuguese translated, and the few terms that aren’t in Portuguese can easily be understood by most gamblers that don’t speak English.
The biggest problem of Powerplay’s front page is the excessive ‘focus’ on sports that are popular in North American, such as Basketball, Ice Hockey and American Football. When the user selects the website to be displayed in Portuguese we believe the menu could be altered, because the way the menu is done could ‘spook’ some local Brazilian fans, but it really would be an unfair evaluation of the site to call them overly focused in Canada
The betting markets offered, I.e. the odds offered for football events, both live and pre-match are plentiful and we don’t have anything bad to say about the site in that sense, however the menu might give the impression that they are focused in North America only.
If you are a fan of sports that are more popular in Canada and North America in general more than they are in Brazil you may like the site a lot, but analysing the site with the eyes of the local Brazilian fans, the menu could be improved although the layout in terms of graphic elements like colours and shapes of the menus is quite aesthetically pleasing and technically functional.
Beware of the Currency Limitation
The site indicates that users based in Brazil should keep their balances in American Dollars. If your preferred methods of deposits and withdrawals charge a lot to convert currencies, you need to pay attention to retain your winnings and make less withdrawals to avoid losing money on fees.
In spite of the partly unfinished translation of the site we liked what we saw in terms of customer support efficiency; the employees explained patiently and accurately all the details about rather tricky questions like bonus wagering terms and deadlines to process withdrawals.
The casino is quite complete, and the games offered both at the slots’ section as well as the live casino games’ list can be considered a bit above the quality of most sites active in Brazil. It is always nice to be able to bet on a website that has both a sportsbook and a casino section and if you enjoy these products then Powerplay is another option of site with more than one very complete section.
At the time of our review the site allowed balances to be used at both ‘sections’ of the site, i.e. it is a common balance but sites change this policy at times so we suggest to check it before you make a deposit aiming both products of this operator.
The site is another option of honest operator, and we believe it will grow in Brazil especially as Brazilians seem more interested about American sports like Basketball and American Football every season that passes; in a way the ‘focus’ of the house on these sports – which doesn’t make it an incomplete soccer betting solution – is both a strong point and a weak point in terms of design, because in essence it is a complete sportsbook and casino site.