Pros and Cons
- Huge name in gambling
- Live streams available
- In-play betting 24/7
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Unibet are one of the biggest, all-round online gambling companies in the world. The company began life in 1997 as a telephone-only betting organisation in Sweden, but then created sports-betting sites in both Swedish and English. It expanded in 2003 and began to offer live betting and casino options. It now offers a sports book, a casino (including a live casino), bingo and poker.
New sports bettors at Unibet can take advantage of a £20 bonus bet offer. If you lose your first sports bet at the site, then Unibet will refund it as bonus money up to a maximum of £20.
To withdraw your free, refunded bet you need to wager it three times over. This means that if you go for the maximum bonus of £20, you need to wager at least £60 before you can withdraw it. All bets count towards the total once they have been settled, as long as they have odds of 2/5 (1.40) or higher. Combined live and pre-match bets do not contribute towards your wagering requirements, neither do ‘Supertoto’ or ‘Superscore’.
The minimum you need to bet as your first bet in order to qualify for this offer is £10. Once your bonus has been awarded, you have sixty days to meet your wagering expectations. This offer is only open to UK residents.
Unibet’s sport book does not offer many other promotions. At the time of this review, the only other offer we could find was their ’90+ Cashback’ promotion. This is where all losing correct score, half time/full time, first goalscorer and last goalscorer bets are refunded up to a maximum of £50 if the bet becomes unstuck by a goal scored after the 90th minute. This offer extended to all Premier League, Champions League and La Liga football matches.
The site has an extensive live-betting section, and cash-out is available.
Unibet has always favoured simplicity in the way that it does things and presents itself, and that extends to the make up of their sports book site. The company’s branding colour is green, and the site’s imagery is kept down to an effective minimum. It’s not quite as textual as Bet365, but it’s certainly not far behind.
The emphasis at the site is on football from their main landing page. Both horse racing and greyhounds have their own sections, which are available via the top menu.
Shortcuts to top events are available on the left of the screen, and all the latest live betting options are supplied on the right.
If you don’t like the set up of the Unibet sports books, then they give you another option – a much less stats-driven version that available via the top menu.
You can also access all other Unibet online gambling options – casino, live casino, bingo and poker – from the sports book menu.
Unibet accepts many kinds of payment methods, including Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, plus Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard (which now includes Ukash). You can also transfer funds directly from your bank account. Note that you cannot use Skrill or Neteller at the site for your first deposit. The minimum deposit is £10.
The minimum withdrawal is also £10. A withdrawal to a Skrill or Neteller account will take around twelve hours, a bank transfer will take between one and three days and a credit or debit card withdrawal will take between three and five days. Be aware that you cannot use Paysafecard as a withdrawal method.
Unibet has remained successful and profitable throughout its history, and judging by its sports-book, it’s easy to see why. The site is very well-designed, and players unfamiliar with the sports betting process will swiftly feel comfortable.
Our only complaint concerns the lack of promotions beyond your welcome offer at the site. It would be nice if a sports bettor’s continued patronage of the site garnered a few awards along the way.
However, for both casual and frequent sport-betting fans, Unibet fits the bill very nicely indeed.