Unibet was founded in 1997 and is one of the most important betting providers from Scandinavia. In recent years the Swedish betting provider has proved its high level class on numerous occasions, so that the question “is it a confidence trick or trustworthy?” can hardly arise. Seven million betting fans from around 150 countries worldwide have confidence in this betting provider. Even this statistics alone proves that there is no fraud at Unibet. Nevertheless, we have put the online provider’s features under a microscope. Are there some facts which tell against a serious way of its business activity running? What are strengths and weaknesses of Unibet? The answers have been presented in our detailed in-sight report.
Brief overview – is Unibet a confidence trick?
By testing Unibet trustworthiness we did not even have to gain our own experience. Northern Europeans can submit numerous non-party awards which clearly demonstrate its high quality of the offered service. Unibet won the award Sportsbook Operator of the Year at the International Gaming Awards 2014. In 2015 the betting provider not only repeated this triumph, but also won the award for the best «In Play Sportsbook Operator». A higher service quality level for online betting providers no one can even imagine.
|Company name||Unibet International Ltd|
|Address||«Fawwara Bldgs», Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1405, Malta|
|Regulatory activity / license||Track / CL1 / 106/2000, serves / CL1 / 729/2011, serves / CL1 / 487/2008, serves / CL1 / 658/2010, serves / CL1 / 861/2013, serves / CL1 / 862/2013, serves / CL1 / 863/2013, track / CL1 / 888/2013, track / CL1 / 936/2013, track / CL2 / 106/2000, track / CL2 / 668/2010, track / CL3 / 927/2013|
|Phone||+44 203 725 3792 (for a fee)|
|Live chat||24/7, English|
The key point for customers may be the most detailed betting program. We have assessed the Swede’s offers more detailed below.
Betting for sport events
The sports betting range of services could hardly be wider. Having more than 30 different sports in the portfolio Unibet takes leading position in the betting providers’ ranking. The Royal League football is certainly on the first place. Typical Scandinavian events are also first class tennis and hockey betting. American sports are also presented very wide. Bettors, who like gambling on exotic sports, would be absolutely pleased with Unibet. Wheel cross, surfing, chess, speedway or pesäpallo are just several frame sports of the offer list. After all, there are also betting for political and social events.
In recent years Unibet has gained solid reputation in the live sector. The Swedes play here on the Champions League. The sports and competitions offer range is extremely wide, and this sector with the countless live streams is going to be enhanced tremendously. Football dominates by the «Unibet TV» program.
The betting provider can also be proud of the depths of its betting options. For the most important football leagues the customers are provided with more than 200 special offers.
With the betting odds the bookmaker takes only a mean position. The best selection of betting odds won’t appear magically on the customer’s screen. The odd key of about 92 percent is nothing to be mad about. The German sports betting tax is calculated by the Sweden only for winnings. If a customer placed a bet of 100 € for 2.0 betting rate and he/she won, he/she will be paid off not the targeted 200 € but only 190 €.
The range of games offer in the online casino has been vastly expanded by Scandinavians in recent years. As of today the users have access to over 600 games. Unibet mustn’t hide behind any classical virtual gambling providers. As positive fact, it must be pointed out, that the Swedes are focused not only on meeting of the «standard» requirements, but also have some exclusive games in the portfolio. There are over 25 games, which are presented only at Unibet. Primarily the Scandinavians has been developing the software of Net Entertainment and Microgaming including almost 30 progressive network jackpots.
The poker arena is one of the best in the branch. You have countless tournament and cash tables to choose from. Especially beginner-friendly are the Sit & Go tournaments, which usually last no longer than an hour. At Unibet can be played every imaginable poker versions, in which Texas Holdem and Omaha both set the tone. For gurus there’s special no-limit tables.
Of course there’s corresponding bonuses for the new customers at Unibet. By the Swedes thus far only sports betting area has an appropriate offer.
|Pay-in bonus:||100% up to 50 €|
|Conditions of bonus granting:||15x bonus amount at 1,4 minimum quota|
Sport bets bonus – 100% up to 50 euros
The customer starts with a 100% betting bonus up to 50 €. Unibet has an atypical minimum deposit value of 9 €. As for the rest concerning deposit amount there are no restrictions. All transfer methods are bonus relevant.
Before cash disbursement it is possible to play with the bonus 12 times at a minimum ratio of 1.4. It should be noted it goes only for single bets. The rollover requirements are to be fulfilled within 30 days.
Although the bonus is to be given for sports betting, it may also be used with the other offers of the betting provider. In the online casino there is a 25-time bonus rollover, the slots will be credited to 100 percent. The table and card games have both ten percent rate. Those, who want to take chance with Bingo, can be pleased with 200% accounting. The new customer bonus is reserved exceptionally for the newcomers from Germany.
Casino bonus – there is no offer at the moment
An additional casino bonus is not currently offered by Unibet. There had been corresponding offers in the past, so it makes us to suppose, that the Scandinavians have exposed their welcome offer only for the time being, too.
Poker bonus – Unibet Open captivates
In the poker arena there is also no welcome bonus, but there are almost weekly associated free rolls offers for the newcomers. A special highlight is also qualifying tournaments for Unibet Open. A first class offline event is played every year in a different European city since 2007. 2015 cards freaks met at the cup finals in Antwerp. Customers, who gain qualification on the website via the satellite tournaments, get not only the «buy-in» of 1,000 € + 100 €, but at the same time four nights in Belgium, travel expenses and H/B for free.
Pay-in and pay-out – how it works
Unibet offers an attractive portfolio of secure and fast payment methods, which, however, is not hundred-per-cent complete according to our experience. A key shortcoming is that by the Swedes isn’t unfortunately supported any direct posting systems. Those, who select the bank chain at Bookie for making a deposit, must bear in view a processing time of two or even three days long.
|Payment possibilities:||Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, Ukash, Solo, Banküberweisung|
|Fees:||2% for credit and debit cards|
|Keeping of account is possible in:||Euro, US dollar, British pound, Swedish krona, Danish krone, Norwegian krone, Canadian dollar, Bulgarian Lev, Brazilian Real, Croatian kuna, Czech koruna, Lithuanian litas, Latvian lats, Romanian Lei, Polish zloty, Swiss franconia|
|Pay-out options:||Visa, Visa Electron, Moneybookers, Neteller, Banküberweisung|
It goes faster by using a Visa and MasterCard as well as the associated debit versions with the 2% fee. Free of fees is making a deposit through Skrill by Moneybookers and Neteller e-wallets and with the prepaid codes of Paysafecard and Ukash.
Payments are made fast and smoothly for years. The transfer methods are open to all ways, which have been already used for making of deposits.
Safety and Regulatory activity — even the long-term leadership inspires trust
Unibet have gained meanwhile over 20 years of leadership in the betting providers’ competition. This fact alone inspire confodence of this betting provider in the sports bookmakers community. No betting provider can run its business successfully over such a long period if it is a scam. Unibet is 100% trustworthy.
The external quality characteristics of the online entrepreneur are also worthy. Bets are offered under a high-value EU license of Malta Gaming Authority. The approval of the reputable external regulatory agency ensures completely secure betting and gaming pleasure.
In addition, Unibet is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange for several years. The betting provider is in the public eye and at the same time under the strict control of the Swedish financial supervision.
Customer Support and Customer Service – they still have to be improved
Website user friendliness – it is intelligible, but there is inefficient use of space
The Scandinavians’ homepage is structured quite simply, where Unibet has a typical layout of sports betting. The sports are clearly presented on the left side. Countries and events can be opened in the sub-menu. Even an absolute layperson will have his/her bet placed within a few minutes. But the list of upcoming events is presented awkwardly. The sequence of thoughts by the Scandinavians is certainly laudable. Customers see the highlights at once. Because of the unending chain of events both the left and the right spaces are used by the betting provider inefficiently. The fact, that Unibet completely refused from advertising, plays a positive role. Design of the website is “nothing special”. It is very Nordic cool there. The loading time could be faster actually.
In terms of mobile betting Unibet is unlike from most competitors in classic Apps. The mobile App version for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded from the App Store. In Windows Store there is an app for Nokia & Co. Those, who own a smartphone or tablet based on Android, can scan its adaption directly on the website. For the casino and the poker bets to Northern Europeans are offered separate download apps.
Conclusion: Unibet — safe Scandinavian with good overall performance
It is undoubtedly, that Unibet is trustworthy and secure. Both fraud and rip-off can be completely excluded.