Unibet is offering all new clients a First Deposit Bonus offer up to $250.00. To claim your Bonus Bet:
1. Open a new betting account with Unibet
2. Make a deposit through there secure banking online
3. What ever your 1st Deposit is, Unibet will match it by 100% up to $250.00. Bonus bets can be spilt and the minimum bet on these bets is a low $10.00 – Plus you keep your betting stake on all winning bets.
It is always interesting when examining online bookmakers to observe the different paths that have been taken in order to arrive at the same destination.
Ladbrokes, for example, was operating for well over 100 years before our current subject, Unibet, was established in 1997, yet the great equalizer, technology, finds them both in a similar setting when it comes to offering online wagering services to the avid punters of Australia.
With that said, this review will focus on Unibet Australia with the purpose of briefly detailing its operation and to perhaps assist anyone interested in considering Unibet as a candidate for selection as a betting agency.
Unibet’s country of origin is Malta. It has earned industry awards for its offerings, which run the gamut of sports, racing, casino games and so-called novelty events pertaining to finance, entertainment and politics.
They are said to have something in the neighborhood of seven million clients located all over the world in countries where legalized online gambling is permissible.
Their route in Australia is the by now familiar one of acquiring a home-grown Australian bookmaker as opposed to starting from square one.
In Unibet’s case, the Aussie bookmaker was Betchoice. Unibet benefited by circumventing the laborious procedure of applying for a receiving a license from an Australian government agency, Betchoice benefited from the financial backing that could only come from a world-wide betting agency, and Australian punters benefited from having another choice to keep the other bookmakers on their toes and also gaining some peace of mind from knowing that they now had deep pockets minding the store.
Sports and racing obsessed Australian punters will find in Unibet a bookmaker that focuses on those two gaming areas.
Selecting the Sports tab on the website brings up the landing page for that area of the website, showing all the available sports and the number of markets for each one. Soccer by far amounts for the vast majority, although as seasons change there will of course be fluctuations. At the time of this writing, ice hockey had almost 600 markets due to the NHL playoffs.
Switching over to the Racing tab reveals a well-designed landing page that features a layout that most punters will find familiar.
The left hand column allows punters to drill down to their preferred market with links for start times, one to check results, another for scratchings, feature races, etc. Punters can also locate markets by racecourse.
The centre column display markets according to codes such as gallops, harness and greyhound. It also lets punters identify markets by the days of the week.
The right hand column, like the majority of online bookmakers, provides quick access to a betting slip.
Overall, it would be difficult to find fault with Unibet regarding the number of available markets for sports and racing. The layout of the website makes it quite easy for those so inclined to compare Unibet odds against another bookmaker. Regarding margins, it appears that Unibet is slightly above the average, but not to a degree that would rule them out.
One feature that some will find of value is the ability to stream live audio for selected events. The offering here are quite extensive.
New customers living in Australia and New Zealand can qualify for a First Deposit Bonus Bet of up to $250.00. What ever you deposit Unibet will match it by 100% up to $250.00 This offer does require a minimum funding deposit of $20. Punters can otherwise establish an account with Unibet for as little as $10.00.
Some of the more important terms and conditions concerning the sign-on bonus are that it can only be used for racing and it must be used within 30 days on a market having odds of 1.40 or more. In terms of dollars, this is one of the highest bonuses available. The easiest way to stay abreast of Unibet promotions is from the home page of the website.
Important Unibet Details
. Minimum online bet is $0.10
. Telephone betting minimum is $10 (important consideration for live betting.
. There is an upper limit on payouts that is quite generous and will probably never be a problem.
. Unibet has no turnover requirements on deposits and the bonus turnover requirement is only 1x.
. Unibet does not offer credit facilities.
. Accounts can be funded by certain credit cards, EFT, personal check, BPAY and POLi. Funds availability with vary according to type. Unibet does not charge any transaction fees on deposits.
. Withdrawals can be credited to a credit card or can be received by EFT.
. Unibet has no dormant account fees at this time. Sign up today here » »
Mobile Betting Platform
Unibet’s mobile wagering capabilities are delivered via a dedicated website, rather than an operating system specific application, so anyone with any Internet connected device can access the mobile platform. This would appear to supply a convenience to any of the many who have a variety of devices.
Our impression of the mobile platform is that it is definitely efficient, loads fast and is displayed nicely given the constraints of the smaller screen sizes typical of mobile devices. This would seem to be counter-intuitive since dedicated applications are not used, but a few minutes will have most people feeling quite comfortable with the mobile interface.
Unibet made a good choice when acquiring Betchoice to not make changes for change’s sake alone. Much that punters liked about Betchoice has remained intact and the website in fact does still show the name of Betchoice in several areas, including the office location, which has remained the same.
Low minimum online and telephone wagers will be appealing to many punters, especially those for whom punting is an occasional, recreational activity. They, as well as everyone, will appreciate the lack of dormant account fees and turnover requirements for deposited funds.
Unibet is also competitive regarding promotions on sports and racing for existing clients. These, and this would be applicable to the decision of signing up with any online bookmaker, are not by any means a critical criterion, but they are still a nice incentive. Sign up today here » »