Unibet are one of the biggest online bookmakers serving Europe. They’ve got a bunch of customers from Scandinavia and central Europe. Check out how they compare to the big UK bookies in this review.
Unibet first launched in 1999 and I’ve had an account with them for a number of years having first used their online poker room. In that time they’ve undergone some serious changes and of late have established themselves as one of the best betting sites you can join.
If you want to join Unibet then as a new customer you’ll get a £40 welcome offer when you sign up and access to their live streaming service, in-play betting and free mobile betting app. As an extra incentive they’ll also give new depositors a £10 casino bonus on top of the sports offer.
Licensing & Safety
Unibet is strictly licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. These two organizations are tasked with making sure that all businesses the site conducts follows the guidelines laid down in their regulatory agreements.
These licenses ensure that:
- Protect those not old enough to gamble by having sufficient measures in place to prevent them from accessing the site.
- Assist anyone with problems related to gambling, by giving them information and guidance on where to get help from.
- Provide a service that is completely fair to all people using the site.
Unibet are strictly and online only betting platform which first established themselves in 1999. Originally their main target market was Scandinavia but in recent years they’ve moved focus on the the UK as well.
They trade on the NASDAQ in Stockholm and have over 650 employees across the globe. You can trust them to operate a safe and fair gambling environment and be confident you’ll be paid out any winnings owed.
Deposits & Withdrawals
£5 – £10,000
£5 – £10,000
£5 – £10,000
£5 – £10,000
£5 – £10,000
£5 – £10,000
£10 – £10,000
£10 – £800
Up to 3 days
no min – no max
Markets & Odds
Although Unitbet are not the largest online bookmaker in terms of customer base, they make up for this by offering a really wide range of sports which rivals all the industries biggest players.
In fact, this is probably their unique selling point – people can easily bet on the more obscure sports at Unibet. The full list of sports always offered by Unibet are:
- American Football
- Aussie Rules
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Water Polo
- Winter Olympics
- Winter Sports
- WWE & Wrestling
This massive selection of different sports is great for those with a passion for sport across the board, and in particular gambling on the more obscure pastimes.
The fact that they even offer markets on WWE wrestling and winter sports – only popular for bettors in Scandinavia – shows that they are always looking for extra markets to add to increase their presence. For their diversity alone they score well with us here and it’s certainly boosted them up the table in our bookmaker reviews section.
Unibet offer a live section which again is comparible to the best online betting sites – the only site to outdo them is really Bet365 in this area.
Down the left hand side you have all live events currently taking place and in the middle panel of the screen you have a live scores box with game stats, action areas and the live odds as well. The live section is accessed by clicking on the ‘Live Betting’ tab in the toolbar left or the top menu on website or app.
Live Streaming at Unibet…
The Unibet in play section also features live streaming, which many bookies don’t currently support, so it outscores the field here and to access streams just look for the ‘UTV’ logo next to the listed live market.
You can watch any horse race if you’ve bet a min of £1 on the race and as long as you have money in your account, or have had money in your account in the last 24 hours, you can access all other streams.
Big thumbs up here. The selection is good, thousands of events are shown, and requirements to watch are low.
Unibet are giving all new punters a £40 sports offer plus £10 casino bonus when they join.
It’s by no means the best free bet out there but if you intend to join Unibet then it’s well worth having. Follow the short guide below to claim your free bet now:
- Go to Unibet by clicking this link (It will open in a new tab of your browser)
- Once on the Unibet homepage ‘Register’ a new account.
- Log into your new Unibet account and make a deposit of £10-£40 using your preferred method.
- Place a bet up to £40 (min £10) on any market Unibet has to offer and if your bet wins you’ll get paid out as normal but if it loses you’ll get your stake refunded as a free bet.
- £10 casino bonus auto credited after first deposit as well.
- Sports bonus has 3x wagering at min 1.40 odds to withdraw, casino bonus has 25x wagering.
At the very top of our review we’ve given Unibet a grade of 4 stars out of 5. At Cheeky Punter we like to rate all bookies on the quality of the site and how safe it is to use for punters, a 4 star rating is defined in our betting reviews section as ‘Good sites which pose little if any risk to player funds and have a solid reputation but lack the features to be rated higher’
There’s a couple of reason why Unibet don’t score higher than a 4 star with us at the minute…
Firstly they are very much targeted at the European market which means that a lot of the currency options on their site are in Euros – you can change this but starting off in Euros is not ideal. To change it to pounds you must fill the correct box when registering – missing that can be a pain.
The second and slightly more concerning reason we only give them a 4 star rating is because they have a bit of a reputation in the online community for closing winning punters accounts… although they always eventually payout.
We don’t like bookmakers who aren’t prepared to play the game a little with punters and whilst there aren’t enough instances on record to downgrade Unibet further for this it’s still a concern. Couple that with the wagering requirements attached to the bonus and it’s a max of 4 stars from us.
If you’re looking to take that slight step up from Unibet then why not read our Betvictor review, it should offer a good comparison.
What is the Unibet welcome bonus?
The Unibet welcome offer come in two parts. The first part is a £40 money back offer if your first bet loses (min odds 1.40, 3x wagering) and the second part is a £10 casino bonus (35x wagering) – T&C’s apply, 18+.
What is the Unibet in-play free bet club?
The Unibet in-play free bet club rewards loyal customers. Just place five or more £10 in-play bets at 2.0 (evens) or bigger odds on Football, Cricket, Tennis, Darts and Basketball Monday through Sunday and you’ll get a £10 free bet to use every week.
How long do withdrawals take at Unibet?
It depends what method you use to withdraw your cash at Unibet as to how long your withdrawal will take but the quickest methods (usually within 24-48 hours) are PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Neteller and Skirll.
Does Unibet have best odds guaranteed?
Unibet aren’t currently offering a best odds guaranteed promotion of any kind. If that’s a must for you then check out our up to date list of best odds guaranteed betting sites.
Do Unibet do live streaming?
Unibet offer one of the best live streaming services of any online bookmaker via Unibet TV. You can watch all sports, aside from horse racing where you must have £1 or more on the race, if you have placed a bet or have money in your account within the last 24 hours.