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Unibet Review

Review of Unibet

Editors Note:
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.

Review Ratings

Use the links to navigate our review.

Licensing & Safety

Lowest risk classification
How safe is Unibet?
10/10
  • UKGC license
  • Gibraltar Gov license
  • Established in 1999
  • Our safest rating
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

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

Widest range of methods
Will I get paid?
7/10
  • Quick deposits
  • Most popular methods
  • No fees to pay
  • Speedy payouts
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.
Method Fee Time Scale Deposit Withdraw Limit
Visa/Visa Debit £0 Instant £5 – £10,000
Mastercard £0 Instant £5 – £10,000
Maestro £0 Instant £5 – £10,000
PayPal £0 Instant £10 – £10,000
Skrill £0 Instant £5 – £5,000
Paysafecard £0 Instant £5 – £800
Bank Transfer £0 3-5 days no min – no max

Markets & Odds

Massive range of sports
What sports are offered?
8/10
  • 35+ sports
  • Widest range available
  • Enhanced bets & accas
  • Live betting & streaming
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

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
  • Aussie Rules
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • E-Sports
  • Floorball
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Greyhounds
  • Handball
  • Horse Racing
  • Ice Hockey
  • MMA
  • Motorsports
  • Netball
  • Olympics
  • Politics
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Trotting
  • TV
  • UFC
  • Volleyball
  • 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.

In-Play Betting

Up there with the best
Is live betting offered?
9/10
  • Expected range of events
  • Cash out available
  • Live scores & stats
  • Bet & watch horse racing
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

Unibet In-PlayUnibet 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…

Unibet TVThe 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.

Welcome Bonus

£40 + £10 bonus offer
New Customer Offer
8/10
  • £40 sports bonus
  • £10 casino bonus
  • Money back if first bet loses
  • 3x sports & 25x casino wagering
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

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:

  1. Go to Unibet by clicking this link (It will open in a new tab of your browser)
  2. Once on the Unibet homepage ‘Register’ a new account.
  3. Log into your new Unibet account and make a deposit of £10-£40 using your preferred method.
  4. 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.
  5. £10 casino bonus auto credited after first deposit as well.
  6. Sports bonus has 3x wagering at min 1.40 odds to withdraw, casino bonus has 25x wagering.

Get your £40 + £10 welcome deal at Unibet now!

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

Overall Review

Here’s our overall take on things…
Our Verdict of Unibet
One of the best bookmakers
Our Rating for:
Unibet
4/5

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.

 
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

User Reviews

What actual customers are saying…
  • ChrisT318
    August 23, 2018

    After betting online with Ladbrokes for more than three years, I decided to give Unibet a try a couple of months ago.

    Pleased that I did, too, as I have found their service to be at least as good as that offered by Ladbrokes, if not better. Have had absolutely no issues as regards payouts when I’ve placed winning bets. Had a weird situation with their welcome bonus, I messed up my first bet, but got in touch with support and they sorted it out straight away for me. Big thumbs up from me.

    Online live chat feature is way quicker than email support.

  • Steve Grimley
    September 3, 2018

    Signed up with Unibet over the World Cup to do their welcome offer and still using them now the footie season has started.

    Offer was really easy to do however my first bet won which meant no free bets for me. Guess I can’t complain but just be aware that if your first bet is a winner you don’t actually get any benefit from signing up.

    Odds are good and poker site is decent. Plenty of traffic and anonymous screennames which I like. Pretty good tourney schedule as well if that’s your thing.

    Would give more stars if bonus was better.

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