Review of Unibet
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.
If you want to join Unibet then as a new customer you’ll get a £30 risk free bet bonus when you sign up. Click the link below to claim this now:
- £30 RISK FREE when you join.
- Live streaming available.
- 4 star rating.
- Live markets & great live odds.
- European focused.
- Licensed in Malta & UK.
Below is a list of quick jump links to the different sections in our review. You can either read all of the review or you can browse the sections you’re interestedin:
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Unibet is strictly licensed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta who are the primary organization tasked with making sure that all businesses based in Malta follow the guidelines laid down for them. Unibet have also acquired a license to serve UK punters as well. These licenses ensure that:
– All minors are protected from gambling until they reach an age suitable to understand the risks involved in the practice.
– All those with problems related to gambling receive the help and guidance that they need.
– All activities on the website are completely fair, legal and transparent.
Customer Services: 0800 013 1571
Address: Camilleri Preziosi, Valletta Buildings, South street, Valletta, Malta
Post Code: n/a
Review of Unibet Markets
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, athletics, bandy, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, cyclo-cross, darts, floorball, football, futsal, golf, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, martial arts, motorsports, pesapallo, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, tennis, trotting, volleyball, water polo and wintersports. They also offer special sections for specific events, such as the London 2012 Olympics.
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 pesapallo – a sport only really played 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.
In-Play Unibet Review
Unibet does offer a live section and it’s not dissimilar to the one on offer at 888sport – we’re pretty sure they run on the same software. 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 limited game stats and the live odds as well. The live section is accessed by clicking on the ‘Live Betting’ tab in the toolbar left.
The Unibet in play features live streaming, which 888 don’t currently support, so it outscores them here and a whole host of other bookmakers who don’t stream events live to their customers. You can see the schedule by accessing the Unibet TV link in the left hand menu bar.
Live Streaming at Unibet
Unibet offer live streaming of wide range of events and sports to their customers. The streams are free to view as long as you have a registered account with Unibet. Football, Tennis, Cricket, Basketball, Horse Racing and many other sports are available – it’s a very comprehensive service and matches the industry leaders here (who are Bet365).
You can view all the live streams they have on offer via the live betting section so the game runs and you see the odds move side by side. Another great feature and one that is essential in this section for a site to score highly. Unibet certainly ticks that box and the live betting box on the whole.
Unibet Deposit Options
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There are not a huge amount of promotions running on the Unibet site however there are more than there used to be but to be honest still not enough for our liking. Their review rating is held back by there promotions offerings. Here’s what’s available to customers:
£30 Risk Free Bet – Join today and place a £30 bet on anything. If that bet loses then get your stake refunded no questions asked.
Champions League Acca Insurance – Bet £10 or more on a Champions League accumulator with 4+ selections and if one team messes up your bet get your stake refunded.
5th Bet Risk Free – Over the course of any Premier League weekend if you place 4 £5 live bets with Unibet they’ll give your 5th £5 bet as a risk free bet (money back if it loses).
90+ Injury Time Insurance – This applies to any Premiership or Champions League match. Get a refund of your stake, up to £75, if you place a correct score, first/last goalscorer or HT/FT bet and it gets scuppered during injury time.
£30 Unibet Risk Free Bet
Unibet are giving all new punters a £30 risk free bet when they join. It’s by no means the biggest 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:
2) Once on the Unibet homepage find and click any ‘Register’ button.
3) Enter all the required fields and choose your username and password – you’ll need these to log in during the next step.
4) Log into your new Unibet account and make a deposit of £30 using your preferred method.
5) Place a bet on any market Unibet has to offer and if your £30 bet wins you’ll get paid out as normal but if it loses you’ll get your stake refunded no questions asked.
Full terms and conditions apply (summary: Unibet free bet), to read full requirements complete step 1 and click relevant link on page.
4 Stars Explained
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 B+ rating is because they have a bit of a reputation in the online community for closing winning punters accounts and freezing the funds in them while they ‘investigate’. We don’t like bookmakers who aren’t prepared to payout when it goes against them and whilst there aren’t enough instances on record to downgrade Unibet further for this it’s still a concern. Couple that with a lack of promotions running and a slightly smaller than usual free bet offer and it’s a B+ max from us.