Unibet Sports Betting Review 2019

With millions of customers in over a hundred countries, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Unibet. But does the offering match its reputation?

  • Bonus: Up to 40% money back
  • Max. Bonus: 40%
  • Odds Required: 1.40
  • Rating: 9/10.0
  • Bonus Code: No code required
  • Mobile: Yes

Introduction to Unibet

You might think that a site as established as Unibet may have slowed down a little when it comes to trying to impress new customers. After all, they are already very popular among many customers and their success as part of the Kindred Group – which brings together several online gambling brands –means they probably don’t have to fight quite as hard as some lesser-known options for people’s attention.

It’s to their credit then that Unibet very clearly don’t rest on their laurels. That’s obvious from the moment you head onto their home page and check out everything that’s available, from the amount of betting content to their £40 Money Back Offer on Your First Bet Plus £10 Casino Bonus promotion. And of course, the excellence of the site design itself manages to feel both classic yet modern and importantly, is fun and easy to use. Do they manage to maintain this quality throughout Unibet? We’ll take a closer look to find out.

Bonuses, Bets & Promotions

Unibet isn’t shy about letting you know that it takes its promotions pretty seriously. In fact, it’s likely that these bonuses are the first thing you’ll notice when you visit the site. So, in order to give you an idea of what you can expect from Unibet, we’ll be taking a look at a select few to give you a sense of the quality on offer.

Bear in mind that we won’t be looking at every promotion, rather a select few which we think should be a good indicator of the general value of the site’s promotions. Do also note that promotions change and some are time-limited, so there may be some differences depending on when you visit the Unibet site.

Another important point is that terms and conditions are often extremely long, so we’ll only be mentioning what we feel are most relevant. The full details can be found on the website itself. With that in mind, here’s a glimpse at the promotions at Unibet. Unibet promotion£40 Money Back Offer On Your First Bet Plus £10 Casino Bonus: While Unibet won’t be winning any prizes when it comes to catchy titles, this is a welcome bonus with a lot going on. First off, the £40 is a money back offer on your first bet up to £40. This comes with a 3x wagering requirement on the sportsbook and minimum odds of 1.40. This is a very reasonable set of terms. The £10 casino bonus comes after you make your first deposit and has a competitive 35x wagering requirement.

2019 IPL Live Profit Boosts: The details of which bets are profit boosted changes week by week. However, the concept is as simple as it sounds, with various bets getting a 25% in-play profit boost from a dropdown list. The maximum stake is £25 and the maximum winnings available from the bonus is £1,000.

Penalty Payback: Losing bets on the selected markets of first/last goalscorer, correct score, half-time/full time and Scorecast will be refunded, with a minimum of £5 and a maximum of £100, if a penalty is awarded during a game in the English Premier League.

This is an interesting and creative set of promotions from Unibet, with a lot of excellent bonuses tied to specific events also being available. They add both real intrigue and value to the player and to the site itself, which is pretty much everything you could ask for. One small criticism would be that some players may prefer a more traditional welcome bonus, as opposed to one tied to a losing stake. Overall though, it’s a very impressive offering from Unibet.

Betting Markets

It should be little surprise considering their popularity that Unibet has an absolutely enormous selection of betting markets to choose from. You’ll find thousands of choices from several leagues across more popular sports like football, rugby, basketball and so on. More niche wagers also have plenty to offer, with more than a hundred options for TV and novelty bets, and several dozen for political bets. E-sports are well covered too, with a few hundred options to choose from when we checked. Unibet betting selectionOn top of the sports to bet on, there’s also an extensive casino, live casino, bingo and poker sections, each of which are large enough to take up their own area on the site. In terms of options, there’s little you won’t find here. Only those looking for something very, very niche are likely to be disappointed with what’s available in terms of the betting markets at Unibet.

Mobile App

Unibet doesn’t just have one mobile app: it has four. These include one for each of its sports, casino, poker and lottery sections. This really just goes to reiterate just how massive this site is, with each offering demanding its own specific app. Still, it’s tough to argue with the results. Unibet mobile appThe sports app, for instance, is fun, easy to use and even provides sport-specific notifications. It allows you to bet on thousands of events including in-play betting. We encountered no issues during our use of the app. However, during our research, there were criticisms from some customers suggesting it works better on some devices than others. We can’t test the validity of these claims and this is an issue that Unibet seem to have worked on and improved since these complaints were made. But it is something we noticed when looking through customer feedback. From our perspective though, we were very happy with what Unibet provided on the smaller screen.

Live Streaming & Virtual Sports

One area where Unibet truly excels is in live streaming. Keep in mind that the vast majority of bookmaker sites have no live streaming options at all, so having any options in this regard means they are in pretty elite company. Even then though, they stand out among all but the absolute best. Here, you’ll find streaming on football, tennis, basketball, hockey, snooker, horse racing and much more. There’s even live commentary available on the latter. Unibet live streamingHowever, it’s a completely different story when it comes to virtual sports, which are sadly absent from Unibet. We were surprised to discover this considering how many other options are so comprehensively covered.

Payment and Withdrawal Methods

Unibet has a fairly comprehensive help centre, which includes a lot of great information on payment and withdrawal methods. The ease with which this information is found is massively appreciated, as it streamlines the user experience and puts players’ minds at ease. If you want more banking information, it is available there. However, we’ll give you a quick overview of what you can expect. Unibet payment methodsFirst off, you can deposit at Unibet using Visa/Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, Paysafecard and bank transfer. Any fees associated with a specific payment method will be stated on the deposit or withdrawal money pages, as will minimum and maximum amounts.

Deposits should update instantly, although you may need to refresh the page. Several currencies can be used but you should bear in mind that there may be an exchange fee. The withdrawal options are the same, with the exception of Paysafecard. Verification methods include things like ID Cards and passports, alongside proof of address.

Customer Support

Alongside Unibet’s excellent help centre, you can also find additional assistance on the site, either from the Unibet community or from their help team themselves. Although the help team is available 24/7 and is quick to respond, it’s actually fairly hidden, with the site directing you to the community before its team. Unibet communityThis is quite strange, as we had to search for contact information specifically to get to the live chat and email options. We have to assume that this is a slight site design flaw based on their excellent and responsive resources but it was surprising. Nonetheless, aside from its odd placement, their customer support is otherwise very reliable.

Reliability and Security

While we don’t think many will have doubts about the reliability and security of a website with the reputation of Unibet, it may be of interest to know that they are licensed by both the UK Gambling Commission and the government of Gibraltar. Data is also encrypted using 128-bit Secure Socket Layer technology, which has a certificate verified by Trustware. The security is tested throughout the year by third-party security systems and Unibet has an intrusion detection system monitoring network traffic 24/7. In addition to this, there is also a fraud department to ensure a fair playing field, and its casino games work with a random number generator to guarantee that they are fair and not manipulated. Unibet reliabilityFurther information is available on the site but it’s fair to say that, security-wise, this is about as comprehensive as you can get. The odds quality is also generally considered excellent and is certainly very competitive. Another plus point is that they clearly take responsible gaming very seriously. They feature plenty of advice and links to organisations which can help those who think they may have a problem, alongside the ability to set limits on deposits.

Unibet Summary

Aside from a few very minor hiccups – such as the lack of virtual sports and the live chat function not being as clearly presented as we would have liked – Unibet is a truly top class betting site. It manages to excel across sports, poker, casino and lotto options, making the transition look seamless.

Not only that but, for the most part, both its main site and mobile app are beautifully designed and easy to use. Meanwhile, the live streaming and commentary options, alongside an ever-improving array of promotions, give Unibet a sense of life and progression that few can match. Those few kinks stop Unibet from being completely perfect but it does come very close.