Unibet is a large international bookmaking agency. It is based in Malta, but its Australian license comes from the Northern Territory. The company was founded in 1997 and claims to have nearly 10 million worldwide customers.
Unibet did offer us a modest sign-up bonus during the enrollment process, but this will not be the last time we declare that selecting a bookmaker on the basis of sign-up bonus alone is futile.
Unibet promotions at the time of this writing included a 25 percent boost for more than 20 races in the week coming.
There was also a promotion for 2019 Asian Cup football that featured various aspects. Single bets were eligible for a 10 percent profit boost. Three leg multis saw that boosted doubled to 20 percent subject to certain limitations, as is the case for all bookmaker promotions. In this second case of the 20 percent boost, the main limit was that no leg of the multi could be shorter than $1.40. Four leg multis offered a 30 percent boost, with that same $1.40 minimum odds requirement.
Since the popular betting market that the NBA represents was in full swing at the time of this writing in early 2019, Unibet was offering a promotion for those markets. It was identical in almost every detail to the Asian Cup promotion.
Unique is the Unibet Streak promotion. It is more complicated than the above two, but not excessively so. Summed up, the Unibet player with the longest winning streak each month wins a prize. The top prize is $5,000. Punters who wager $20 per day or more are eligible to receive a Double Life Token the next day. The Double Life token expires if not used within 24 hours. The best aspect of this is that a Double Life Token can preserve a winning streak if you get a selection wrong and your prediction loses.
Finally, a referral promotion supplies a $50 cash reward for each person who joins through your referral. Refer five friends to receive a $250 cash bonus, along with a $20 bonus bet.
Unibet touts the fact that Unibet Bonus Money includes your stake in winning bonus bets. Like some others, they permit bonus splitting, so bonuses do not have to be splurged on one market.
This short examination of Unibet promotions serves to point out what many people already know, which is that bookie promotions change frequently, dependent on the time of year, which supplies an incentive to login to have a look on a regular basis.
Important features for Unibet clients include mobile apps for iOS and Android, although everything we saw on the website suggested that a mobile browser would work fine for those who prefer to avoid granting permissions and using phone memory to store an application.
Unibet offers live streaming, claiming to offer 165,000 events over the course of a year. The number of Australian events is listed at 30,000, so you could watch 82 per day, ignoring for the moment that many events go off simultaneously.
They have an extensive database of statistical information on numerous sports codes, which they call Expert Edge. On our visit, we saw them providing statistics for AFL, American gridiron, basketball, football, cricket, tennis, NRL, hockey, baseball and rugby union.
We had a look at their stats for the NFL, since that is a big area in January. We learned that for the upcoming Divisional playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Kansas City Chiefs, the two teams have met six times from 2010 with the Colts having won four times, the Chiefs two. The nice feature of this section of the Unibet website is that it is possible to bet directly from this page.
This gave us the opportunity to compare odds with Ladbrokes. Both bookies showed the Chiefs as 5.5-point favourites, but the Win bet on the Colts with Unibet was $2.80, while Ladbrokes was $3.05. Betting on the Chiefs with Ladbrokes offered $1.38. On Unibet, the quote was $1.44.
We are unaccustomed to seeing that large of a disparity, so we jumped over to the Australian Open to see a comparison on tennis, as the first Grand Slam of 2019 will be coming along shortly.
When we scrolled down the left panel to find tennis, we were pleased to find the number of available markets displayed. This was true for all the sports and it is a nice, if not essential feature. Unibet had almost 900 tennis markets up on our visit, but soccer was king, offering over 40,000.
Our look at the Unibet Australian Open odds showed Novak Djokovic as the men’s favourite, with a quote of $2.10. Ladbrokes has him at $2.20. On the women’s side, both bookies had Serena Williams as the $5.00 favourite. It was much easier to locate this market on Unibet than it was on Ladbrokes, by quite a degree.
The Unibet website looks nice, with a relaxing colour scheme of grey, green, black and white. It is very easy on the eyes, too, with an uncluttered, open feel.
The racing page was far from the best we have seen. The racing landing page is a bit difficult, too much information crammed into one space that not even our larger-than-average, high-resolution monitors could display comfortably, but once we got onto pages showing individual races, we were pleased to see the return of the format we saw on the sports pages.
Funding and payment methods listed on the website included PayPal, POLi, Visa and MasterCard, which should suffice for the majority.
We found no major issues that would lead us to suggest that those considering a Unibet membership look elsewhere. In the highly competitive online wagering industry, Unibet competes with the best. All of the major criteria, odds, markets and ongoing promotions, look fine and more than a few punters might derive a sense of security from betting with a company that has been around for over 20 years.