Unibet Sports Review
Unibet, formally called Unibet International Ltd (part of Unibet Group PLC) was founded in 1997 and came online shortly after in 1998. This book serves a large portion of Euro area players, especially in Scandinavia.
The book has grown beyond simple phone wagers to a full-fledged, modern website that features a lot of green and white styling that is sure to catch your eye. This overview of the book will involve the betting options, bonuses, security and licensing, professional vs recreational players, deposits/payouts, and an overall verdict on the site.
Unibet has something for everyone, from generic moneyline/spread/total offerings to the more sexy props and exotics, such as accumulators, futures, team totals, exact score betting, and many more choices.
There is a massive list of sports to choose from (listed on the left hand side of your screen), including American Football, Athletics, Australian Rules, Baseball, Bandy, Basketball, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Euroleague, NFL, NHL, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Motor Racing, Olympics, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Soccer, Tennis, Mixed Martial Arts, Volleyball, Rowing, Badminton, Bowls, Futsal, Netball, Pool, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Winter Sports, Pesapallo, Water polo, and Trotting.
Within each sport, there are several options to pick from, including the options mentioned above, as well as live betting for selected sports, mostly soccer. They offer live streaming, indicated by an icon, for certain games, that really adds to its appeal as a book.
The site is nice because it allows you to sort your view of the upcoming events to include the next 1 hour, 4 hours, 8 hours, 24 hours, or the next 2, 3, or 5 days ahead. You can also view all timeframes at once. The site lists odds in either US, UK, or EU odds format. The right-hand side of the site provides you with a handy bet slip that shows your total amount risked along with the total potential payout. You can simply click a sport, click a team, and add them to your bet card in seconds. Then confirm your bet and your money is at risk.
At any given time there are tens of thousands of bet options available, including hundreds of live betting events to choose from. I think the only way Unibet can increase its line offerings would be to offer the proverbial bet on “2 cockroaches racing to the door.”
The site offers an option for responsible gaming just in case you find yourself having trouble limiting yourself or you feel the need to slow down a bit. This is in line with most other books across the net and is a good feature to consider if your gambling seems to be heading out of control.
One weakness of the sportsbook seems to be its bonus structure. Currently, there is a risk-free bet of up to €25 when you sign up. Otherwise, according to the site, you must read information related to your special bonus, fill out a form, make an initial deposit, and your bonus will immediately show up. The requirements are that you must be at least 18 years old and the bonus is temporary, so you must use it fast. The bonus ranges depending on your country of residence. Also, remember that Unibet has a wide range of currencies so the bonus can most likely be translated over to your currency.
If you are interested in playing casino games, Unibet has an attractive welcome bonus offer for all new players. T&Cs apply.
The site also does have an affiliate link that provides you with the chance to refer friends and take a cut of their losses as a refund back to you. This seems to be in line with most other books across the internet and is a nice way to bring in new players for both the book and the customer. Since most players lose heavily over time, you can at least get a decent rebate on those same losses by using the affiliate link.
Security and Licensing
Unibet is Swedish owned and is licensed and regulated by the laws of Malta and the UK. The company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange for investors to buy and sell. This adds another layer of safety and security since any publicly listed company undergoes heavy scrutiny before even being listed and throughout the process.
There have not been any major complaints about security on Unibet. Even the mobile app is 100% safe and your information is never compromised, which is a welcome achievement. The site uses such security measures as Verified by Visa to ensure further privacy and safety, and make sure the site address starts with the “https://” so you know you’re on the official site.
Professional vs. Recreational Bettors
If you’re a professional, this is an appealing option to consider, until you start making large bets and winning. Then things get a bit murky, as they often do. Unibet will, unfortunately, cut your limits if you are a proven winner or +ev punter. This isn’t uncommon, and often players have their own little ways around this, or at least they attempt to do so. It’s always possible that the site will allow high-level bets for some time before being caught, so if you’re a pro you may as well give it a try until they slash your limits. Even after limits are cut, the site will still pay out as long as you haven’t broken their Terms and Conditions, so there’s not much risk to this strategy.
Professionals who want to give the book a try will be happy to know the site offers several different currency and language options.
The currencies that Unibet supports include (amongst others): CAD, CHF, CZK. DKK, EUR, GBP, ROL, SEK, and the USD. The languages offered are varied as well and include English, Greek, Spanish, Finnish, Norwegian, French, German, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Russian, and Estonian.
At this time, players from Turkey, Hong Kong, USA and surrounding territories, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen are currently restricted from logging in or placing bets at Unibet.
Recreational players are of course welcomed, and the main customer at Unibet since they generally tend to lose their money over time. But you can still have a lot of fun playing here, and some lucky punters even walk away ahead with money to spare. If you only bet for fun, or for a few spare Euros or Pounds, Unibet will be sure to satisfy your cravings for action, whether it’s mobile betting, live betting, or any of the hundreds of sports offered every day. If it’s on TV and you’re watching it, you can bet there’s a market for it here.
Recreational players who dabble in poker or games of chance such as Roulette will be happy to know that Unibet also offers a casino and poker area. There is also a bingo section for players who choose to give that a try.
Deposits and Payouts
As with most other gambling sites, Neteller is the favored deposit option. This option is fast, safe, and easy to navigate for all players, both for deposits and withdrawals.
Whichever method you select, Unibet is very safe and reliable with all deposits and payouts. The deposit options are not limited to Neteller. They also accept Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Moneybookers/Skrill, Maestro, Solo, Switch, Entropay, Paysafecard, and Ukash. This provides ample opportunity to get your funds into your account and into action.
Withdrawals are generally very fast, especially after your identity has been verified and you are deemed a safe player who has not opened multiple accounts. The standard timeframe for a withdrawal depends on the method but generally takes no longer than 7 business days once approved. The site conveniently stores previous withdrawal methods for future use, if you happen to be so lucky as to make multiple withdrawals.
All things considered, Unibet is a solid book that will certainly make good on your account balance if you choose to redeem it. They offer fair lines with standard odds, mobile and live betting, live and email customer support, a simple to navigate and safe website, and several different ways to play, even if you’re using a different currency or language than the usual bettors. The site has a nice search feature which helps you find exactly the bet you want, and the website is very fast moving and quick.
The main drawback to Unibet is its limits on winning players, but this is to be expected from any major book, and after all, they are in business just like a professional player who is trying to earn a living. If you can look past that fact, and take an honest view of Unibet, you will find much to offer and should definitely consider it when making your next, hopefully winning wager.
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pros & cons
- Multiple languages
- Very well run site with great odds
- Heavy focus on European Football betting markets
- Available in many commonly restricted countries
- Deposit bonuses are not industry leading