Unibet were originally founded in 1996 in Sweden, before moving and being regulated in Malta in 2001. Their main markets consist of that of UK, Belgium, Holland and France and have a global customer base of over 4.8 million. In 2009 the company saw record turnover figures of L138 million, underlying their powers in the European betting market.
Unibet have won many prestigious awards for their dedication to the gaming industry including winning no less than three European Sports betting Operator of the year awards in 2006, 2008 and 2009. They are fully licensed and are accredited by both the European Gaming and Betting Association and Remote Gambling Association.
Sports Betting and Gaming Offers
Their sportsbooks is very impressive with a host of markets available from Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cycling Darts, Golf, Horse Racing and many more of the major sports. Where Unibet stands on its own is the obscurity of some of the markets such as Bandy, Bridge, Cyclo-Cross, Futsal, Pesapallo and Water Polo. Some of the larger markets include football (8000+ markets), Ice Hockey (483) and Handball (224). Its clear Unibet haven’t left behind their Nordic roots whilst expanding across the globe.
Their live streaming platform is one of the largest around, streaming sports from around the world with over 450 live events each month. Perfectly accompanying this is their live betting market where punters can enjoy a feast of in play markets.
Continuing the ‘live’ theme is that of their live casino which boasts over 140 casino games from slots, blackjack, roulette and baccarat. Their poker room (based on the Microgaming network) receives over 5000 players at peak times with games ranging from the standard Texas Holdem and Omaha, to the more obscure Razz, Stud, Badugi and host of other mixed games.
Unibet are one of few companies to appeal directly to the female market with a social (chat, fun games and social features), poker (poker training school) and casino (female orientated games) options all exclusive to females.
Bonuses, Promotions and Rewards
It’s very common practice for online bookmakers to offer considerable betting offers to entice customers through their doors. The question lies as to how much they are willing to offer? They have three bonus types coming in the form of Sports, Poker and Casino bonuses.
Sports – Unibet offer a free €20 to anyone who registers a new account and places a bet of €20 or more. If that bet loses they will refund your first bet. Bet must be placed at odds of 1.40 or greater. Unibet often provide free money back specials on major football matches including markets such as correct goalscorer, half time full time scores and first/last goalscorer.
Casino – You can receive up to €100 in bonuses at the casino by simply transferring money from your sports book account to your casino account. However much you transfer will be matched in the form of a bonus up to €100. Unibet offer a €10,000 Victorious tournament where players have the chance to win big on a host of slot machines.
Poker – Up to €500 is on offer at their poker client. Your first deposit will be matched 100%. Their poker room offers a generous VIP system where you can exchange your poker points for gifts from their shop and cash rewards. A series of happy hour tournaments are available with added prizes ranging from €100 to €200.
Their customer service is of a good standard, of which you have come to expect from the Unibet brand. You can contact by phone, email or by live chat 24 hours a day. We have found the email service to be a little slow although you will get a reply within 24 hours. How helpful they have been was a little hit and miss.
Their live chat is actually very good. Their operators are well informed and more times than not, they have been able to help with every single query.
Once again a very solid display at the cashier back end. They offer all the major credit and debit cards along with online wallets such as Moneybookers, Neteller and UKash. Withdrawals encounter no fee’s, unless you are wanting t withdraw nominal amounts, and processing times are fast. One thing to note is that when you process a withdrawal at any time, Unibet will remove the money from your playing account and can hold it for up to 48 hours before processing your withdrawal. This is only on some payment methods so make sure to check T&C’s before agreeing to any transaction.
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