Formed in 1997, the Swedish-owned Unibet Group are today one of the largest online gambling operators in the European market with over 9.5 million customers in more than 100 countries. In 2012 they branched into the Australian online betting landscape following their AUD $20 Million acquisition of the locally-owned corporate bookmaker Betchoice, which was established by well-known Sydney bookmakers Colin Tidy and Mark Morrissey in 2001.
The move down-under was a strategic one, largely based on the anticipation of coming changes to our restrictive in-play betting laws, and being a world leader in this area Unibet are now ideally positioned to take advantage of any live betting products made available in the future. But even if those changes don’t eventuate Aussie punters could still do worse than having a Unibet account. Race bettors are given a solid choice of products including Best Tote, Top Fluc and Tote +10%. Fixed odds are offered on up to 500 different sporting events every single day. And new members will gain access to plenty of promotions. But what I found most unique about this multi award winning sportsbook was the great range of extras made available on their website, which included a live-scores lounge, an informative blog, free live streaming and a comprehensive statistics section.
The Big Reasons To Join:
Take Advantage of Bonuses ~ There are at least four bonuses you can take advantage of when you first join up, including your first multi-bet, and first mobile bet insurance.
Websites Extra Features ~ Handy features like free live streaming and in-depth statistics.
You Keep Bonus Bets ~ Unibets bonus system allows you to keep the stake amount as well as your winnings (similar to bet365).
Banker Betting Allowed ~ Bankers are enabled on racing exotics. Not all bookmakers provide this option but I feel it is important to have that choice available.
Not so Keen on:
Racing Fixed Odds ~ Racing fixed odds are generally low compared to other bookmakers, especially in the early markets when securing the best odds is absolutely vital.
Waiting For Bonus Refunds ~ Promotional refunds generally take 48-72 hours to hit your account. And you can’t have two promotions is play at the same time.
Bonus Turnover Requirements ~ Some promotions require the bonus amount to be turned over a massive seven times before withdrawing.
Bonuses and Promotions:
Joining Bonus ~ New customers get their first deposit matched up to $300 (excludes NSW, VIC, SA and WA residents).
First Mobile Bet Insurance ~ Get up to $50 back if your first mobile bet loses.
First Multi-bet Insurance ~ Get up to $50 back if your first 2+ leg multi-bet loses.
Injury Time Insurance ~ Get refunded up to $140 on all losing Correct Score, Halftime/ Fulltime, First Goalscorer and Last Goalscorer bets on any EPL or Champions League match where a goal is scored after the 90th minute.
4+ Sports Multi Insurance ~ Place a 4+ leg sports multi-bet and get you money back up to $50 if just one leg loses.
Refer A Friend ~ $100 bonus for every friend you refer to Unibet.
Protest Payout ~ Get paid as a winner if your selection crosses the line first but is relegated on protest.
Dead Heat Payouts ~ Get paid the full dividend on all fixed odds win bets which are part of a dead heat.
Owners Bonus ~ Owners get 15% bonus up to $3,000 when betting on their horses.
*You keep the bonus stake, but it must be turned over anywhere from 3-7 times (depending on the promotion) prior to withdrawing.
Key Products and Features:
Best Tote ~ Pays the highest dividend declared by the three major Australian totes (available on all Metropolitan Gallops).
Tote +10% ~ Pays the SuperTAB price plus 10% on your winnings(available on Win bets).
Tote +5% ~ Pays the SuperTAB price plus 5% on your winnings(available on Place bets).
Middle Tote ~ Pays the second highest tote dividend declared by the three major totes.
Top Fluc ~ Pays the best price bet by the course bookmakers at the meeting you are betting on.
Racing Exotics ~ All racing exotics are paid at the SuperTAB (VIC) price.
Unibet TV ~ Free live streaming of sport from all over the world.
Cash in Feature ~ Cash in on your bets early at a profit or loss depending on how your bet was progressing.
Statistics Area ~ In-depth statistical data on over 25 sport types.
Live-Scores Lounge ~ Keep up to date on with every moment in sport.
Exotic Multi-Bets ~ The bet slip covers a great range of exotic multi-bets, including Trixies, Yankees, Canadians and more.
Banker Betting ~ Allows you to anchor certain selections in racing exotics like Trifectas and First Fours.
Unibet Blog ~ The Unibet blog covers news, views, match previews, betting tips and more.
The Unibet website covers all the basics when it comes to online wagering, from a massive array of markets, to racing form guides, quick links and a highly functional bet slip. But it also boasts a host extra features that provides punters with more than just betting. You can read the latest sports news and specialised match previews on the Unibet blog. Access in-depth statistical data on over 25 different sports. Study the form and listen to the races via a live radio feed. Watch live sport on Unibet TV, or even keep track of multiple games at the same time in the live-scores lounge. There is no live chat but a handy help centre has been provided. And the unique interface and lime green design doesn’t resemble any other online sportsbook. I thought the navigation could of been a bit more user friendly, but overall it rates as a world class betting site.
Unibets mobile betting applications have switched the focus back onto the gambling aspects of an online sportsbook rather than exposing a huge range of special features and fancy extras. Just three main buttons – Sport, Racing and Live Betting are used to navigate the App, and while your options are greatly reduced compared to the main site all of the odds and betting capabilities remain exactly the same. It sums up as no frills version of the website, but even though its meant to be mobile betting made easy i actually found it quite difficult to use, and in my opinion there are better betting Apps around.
Sports ~ Up to 12 legs
Racing ~ Up to 12 legs
Deposit Options ~ Credit Card, POLi, BPAY, Bank Deposit, Phone Deposit
Withdrawal Options ~ Bank Transfer
Minimum Deposit ~ $20.00
Minimum Bet ~ 0.10
Maximum Payout ~ Max payouts vary and they are generally very competitive with the other corporates
Live Betting ~ Yes, phone 13 PUNT (13 78 68)
Mobile Betting ~ Yes, Apps are available for all mobile and tablet devices
Phone Betting ~ 13 PUNT (13 78 68)
Customer Support ~ 13 PUNT (13 78 68) 9am-3.30am
Overseas Punters ~ +61 (8)89433444
Live Chat ~ No
Email Support ~ [email protected]