Unibet have been one of Irelands most successful exports in the betting industry, and there have been a few attempts from Irish over the years. The company have worked relentlessly on becoming as strong a brand as they can be and over the last few years their hard work has started to pay off. It will be fair to say that the brand was probably better known for their poker forays in the early stages on their existence, but now that’s flipped and it’s sports betting that leads the way.
Unibet were first launched way back in 1997, which actually makes them one of the oldest bookmakers going, believe it or not. The company haver had strong financial showings over this time and in 2015 they reported an estimated revenue figure of £350milllion, a stunning achievement.
Whilst they are very much Irish at heart, they are actually based out of Malta these days, although they do hold offices in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy and the UK. They are fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission.
Unibet Welcome Offer
At Unibet when you first register a new account you will be able to take advantage of their risk free first bet promotion. The promotion is essentially your money back on your first bet should that bet lose. Your stake will be refunded on all bets up to £20 and any bonus you receive from this promotion will need to be wagered through 3 times before being able to withdraw. So, if you got £10 as a free bet back then you would need to wager 330 worth of bets before being able to withdraw the initial £10.
You will have 60 days in which to claim and clear the full bonus amount and only bets placed at odds of 1.40 or greater will count towards clearing that amount.
One of the most popular on going promotions that Unibet run is their 90+ cashback where they will refund all losing Correct Score, Halftime/Fulltime, First Goal scorer and Last Goal scorer bets after 90 minutes. The promotion will only include bets worth up to £50; any bets placed higher than this amount will not count. It’s worth noting that any stakes that have been refunded will not require any clearing.
Unibet also offer up a £50,000 live betting championship where you can win free bonus money the more you use their live betting section. What usually happens is the bookmaker will target a specific high profile tournament or competition throughout the year and as you win more live bets, you will earn more points. The leaderboard will be finalised at the end of the tournament and then the prize pool will be paid out accordingly.
Unibet are one of those bookmakers that just love to pack in their features. One of their latest trails has been to bring in a number of high profile sports persons to represents and work with the brand to create some unique content. For example, the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament sees the arrival of Glenn Hoddle on to the team to provide some expert analysis on bets that he thinks offer good value. It’s these kind of insights that are usually out of reach for the average punter, but Unibet see fit to get these ex and even current professionals involved to provide insight into matches.
Next up we have to mention their live streaming section, which is arguably their most powerful feature to date. They claim to offer up over 40,000 events streamed every year, which even trumps the likes of Sky Sports on that front. Whilst live streaming certainly isn’t a new feature to the online betting industry, there are still very few that actually offer this, which really does set a bookmaker like Unibet apart from the crowd.
Their mobile app has come under heavy criticism in the past for not being up to scratch, but their latest version of the app has been a raving success. The app can be downloaded on both iOS and Androids devices, making it as compatible as you’re going too get.
Finally, whilst not feature as such, we wanted to point out that Unibet currently have a player database of over 14million people underlining just how successful they have been over the years. You really cant get these sorts of number by pure luck and its clear from we have seen that the hard work and the lull that they went through a few years ago has paid off and they seem back on track to be one of the best.