UNIBET REVIEW

Unibet ventured into the highly competitive environment of online wagering presented by Australia and New Zealand in the latter part of 2012.

Unibet is one of the oldest and most used online betting companies, its bookmaking activity having grown from the original service offered as a telephone advisory operation providing information and advice on betting opportunities, to the international giant it is today.

Part of the Swedish group Kindred, from such small beginnings Unibet now has developed operations in more than one hundred countries offering "Betting Markets" on all Racing and Sports. Unibet’s license to operate in Australia is from Northern Territory. Join Unibet >>>

Unibet Pros

  • First Past The Post - Protest Payout
  • Great Ongoing Promotions - The Vault
  • Dead Heat Payout
  • Get Great Odds
  • Fast Withdrawal Of Winnings
  • High Tech Friendly Mobile App
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Signing Up To Unibet

To get started with Unibet couldn’t be more simple. First go to the website and click on “register”, provide a few basic details, name date-of- birth etc, plus the usual security questions to safeguard your “investments” and away you go. You will, of course, have to specify how you intend to pay for Unibets’ services, either by debit card, paypal or direct debit from your bank account, but none of these methods are particularly onerous or out of the ordinary, and remain under your control at all times.

Minimum deposits are usually $5 or $10, and very often there is no limit on the maximum permitted deposit which once again makes opening up the account a simple task.

Unibet Website

Key to this simplicity is the Unibet website, with all the information a punter might require available at the click of a mouse, or possibly two clicks, or at worst three. Each click will take you to the information sector you are looking for, and the need to navigate around four or five different headings or possible alternatives is avoided.

Take for example, the racing “page”. One click on the Home page of the website on the section for racing will take you to a detailed list of all the race meetings available on the day. Select a meeting with a second click and you will see the race card with details of all the races, horses and jockeys, not to mention the potential odds and then all you have to do is make your selection and place your bet.

The website homepage itself is very easy to navigate and clearly set out, with each sub page heading clearly defining its’ theme. On the left hand side of the home page all the sports covered are listed and a click on any one of them will take you immediately to the latest news of events happening that day in that sport. 

Other features on the home page include sections describing the latest promotional events, statistic for the sports and a blog where news, editorials and information of a general nature is published. At first glance the sheer volume of information and statistics on offer would appear to be overwhelming, but each section is clearly headed as to its’ content and in this way problems with finding what detail is required is eliminated.

Mobile Friendly

Unibet ofcourse offer really user-friendly apps for iOS and Android devices.

  • Access to competitive odds on racing and sports
  • Form for horse racing 
  • Unibet TV provides really comprehensive live streaming
  • Hugh amount of racing events
  • Watch large range of sports live
  • Bet live through the app
  • Easy to navigate

Unibet Promotions

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Since PGR is a website devoted to Thoroughbred racing, we offer this detailed examination of Unibet racing promotions:

The Vault is a racing rewards program that the bookie calls the Racing Rewards suite. It is one of the Unibet promotions that will be worthwhile.

Suite, vault, call it what you will. It is filled with some attractive offers.

Unibet will make bonus bets available from time to time and the best feature of the Bonus Bets section of the Vault is that the bets can be used at leisure, so no pressure to take a sketchy punt just to use a bonus that might otherwise expire with another bookie.

Reboost, according to Unibet, offers unlimited odds boosts until a winner is backed.

Uniboost offers boosted odds on the horse you select. The Unibet odds boost feature is a good chance to back shorter runners and still make enough to justify the tactic. It is one of the better Unibet deals.

Uplift is a keen feature that offered elevated odds on every runner. This is a nice way to increase the value of betting on shorter horses that have good chances of winning or placing.

Bonus Bets is one we can see ourselves appreciating. It is not cash back, but it is a bonus bet that returns the staked amount of a win bet if the backed runner finishes second or third, usually up to $50.00.

Runner Uplift offers enhanced odds on a specific runner, differentiating this promotion from Uplift, where every runner offers boosted odds.

Unibet also has a section devoted to Racing Specials where they will provide promotions that have an expiration associated with them. Unibet racing is one of the strong suits of this bookie.

Other Racing Promotions

Unibet offers one of the most comprehensive array of promotions that we have seen. They serve to make it quite worthwhile and pleasurable to visit the website often and see what Unibet has dreamed up.

In short, Unibet promotions are worth using, assuming anyone takes the time to gain familiarity with the Unibet site, Unibet deals and Unibet rules. Join Unibet >>>

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What Can I Bet On?

Unibet offers an extensive and wide ranging choice of markets both for betting before the event starts and for in-play. Moreover, thanks to its’ global operation, sports which may not be popular in one country can be offered as betting markets in another. In this way opportunities with American football for those in Australia, NRL to the UK and tennis world wide, no matter where the event is taking place can be opened up to the would be punter. 

Additionally, Unibet even offers the facility to make “political” or “novelty” bets, which would often fall under the category of “I’d put money on that…...”, (who would you go to to place a bet on who might win the local version of “the Voice” on TV) but you might not know where to place your bet.

When it comes to making your choice of market for your “investment” the Unibet Home Page is an excellent place to start. All major sports are listed, together with many not so major, and a simple click will take you to an in depth look at what’s available. For example, under the heading “recommended for you”, you find games in the market from the English fourth tier of football, as mentioned earlier, giving the odds for a home win, an away win and a drawn game. 

A further click on a chosen game will provide odds for such outcomes as how many goals might be scored and when, who will score them and a general guide to the form of both teams. For the punter truly desperate for a gamble, there is even an option to get odds for the number of corner kicks in the game!

Such in-depth availability is offered across a range of forty one markets ranging from Aussie rules football, through Chess and Ice Hockey to Rugby Union. If you want to know the odds for a win for the Winnipeg Jets at the Vancouver Canucks, it’s only a click away! Or the odds on this evening's greyhound racing in Mexico, it’s only a click away. 

To be able to understand the goings on in these markets and offer bets on them demands a high level of knowledge and experience, which instils confidence that you are dealing with an organisation that understands its customers and their needs.

Unibet Racing Markets

By far the largest market for online gambling, however, is horse racing, as a glance at the Racing web page for Unibet Australia will testify. Today for example, (Wednesday) this page offers as a starting point a selection of 27 meetings across 9 countries as distant as Chile, the USA, the UK and Japan, as well as Australia itself. 

Select a course as a possible “home” for your “investment” and click on it and you will immediately be taken to a detailed description of the course and its races. You will also be given information on the going that day and general observations about some of the horses in the race, a full list of runners and riders, the weight the horse will be carrying and notes on its form, and most important, the likely odds for the horse to win and/or to place. What more could a serious player want to know to be able to place an educated bet,

Totalling up all these horse races world wide, (27 meetings each with a minimum of six races) offers over 150 markets in any one day on which to wager. Moreover, under the heading of racing, Unibet includes greyhound racing, and trotting races giving a total “racing” market of well over 300 events daily. All-in-all very impressive figures, which, perhaps, call for a moment's reflection. 

With so many opportunities for punters to place their bets, the experts in these sports who are responsible for the information published have to have a deep understanding and a breadth of experience of how the sport works, otherwise Unibet could potentially be exposed to disaster if even only one of their number was slightly off line with his information and odds setting. And this in turn tends to breed confidence and trust in the operation with the punter – a vital factor when money is involved.

Other Key Features

A significant optional extra offered by Unibet is the facility to request a bet. Members can join the Unibet community and you will be able to post a gamble on the community board. Alternatively, a request for odds for a particular market which is not published on the website can be requested from a live chat line available on the website, and Unibet will normally get back with a price within the hour.

In short, Unibet tries in every way to make betting on line as simple as possible with easy to use options and a wide range of services.

Conclusions

When Unibet was set up in 1997, the guiding principle of Unibet founder, Anders Strom, was helping other players to make bets utilising his and their sports knowledge and expertise to the full. This principle still holds true today, with Unibet making every effort to understand what the punter wants, possibly even before he knows he wants it.

Using this principle as its’ guide, the website sets out to offer an easy platform on which to play, deposit and withdraw, providing the broadest sports betting platform available even for unusual and niche sports and to share knowledge and information to enable bets to be made as simply as possible. 

Products, services and promotions which are not essential are avoided, because as Unibet themselves say, they are players and their features, without frills, are what any player would want from a brand that can be trusted.

In short, simplicity, trust, sound information and breadth of knowledge were the key features on which the Group was built and it is these vital factors which will see it continue to grow in the future. Join Unibet >>>