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Our 2018 Unibet All-In-One Review

Welcome to our Unibet review.

Unibet is an all-in-one gambling site. They have a sportsbook, casino, live casino, poker room and bingo hall.

I was real impressed with each of their products. While some are better than others, I have no doubt that most of our readers will be happy here regardless of what they want to play.

So, if you live in one of the few countries who can play here (which we cover who is and isn’t below), you should really consider it.

Read our review from start to finish to see all the reasons why.

You won’t regret it.


Device Compatibility:
  • Website – www.unibet.com
  • Launched in 1997
  • Licensed by Malta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission
  • Email – [email protected]
  • Telephone +356 234 316 10
  • Excellent Sportsbook and Casino
  • Part of a Reputable and Trustly Company
  • Strong Products
  • Multiple Offers
  • US Players Not Accepted

Who owns and operates Unibet? How long have they been in business?

Unibet is part of the Kindred Group. They’re one of the largest gambling companies online with 13 different brands, one of which is 32Red.

And by large, we mean 650+ employees large – which helps them serve the 9.5 million customers they have in 100+ different countries.

They got their start back in 1997. So, this year marks their 20-year anniversary.

How’s their reputation? What do others think of them?

It’s pretty good.

At first glance, it might not seem so. If you do a Google search for Unibet scam, you’ll come across a few forum posts and reviews that say Unibet has done shady things, such as close accounts on a whim or seize player balances.

But I have a couple issues with these accusations – one, there’s hardly any proof; and two, several of these complaints are 2-3+ years old.

It’s hard to skewer a company without any proof. And any accusations or complaints more than a few months, maybe a year old, have little relevance today.

Once you get past this stuff, though, you’ll see that Unibet has a pretty solid reputation amongst watchdog and review sites.

For example:

  • ThePogg.com – A recommend casino. ThePogg.com says they have a well-established relationship with the Kindred Group, and that they’re happy to discuss player complaints submitted to ThePogg.
  • WizardOfOdds.com – An Endorsed Casino.
  • CasinoListings.com – 9/10 rating. Highly recommended.
  • Casinomeister.com – 9.1/10 CM rating. 8.5/10 user rating. An Accredited Casino.

 

AskGamblers.com had the worst rating – 6.58/10. They also had 12 player complaints, of which only 6 of them were resolved.

Most of the complaints that went unresolved were a result of Unibet deciding that the identification documents sent in by the player wasn’t good enough, thus they closed the accounts (per their T&Cs).

There was one case where AskGamblers.com said they didn’t feel as if Unibet had enough proof the player did anything wrong. They recommended the player go to the gaming authority (Malta) and file a complaint.

I can see where AskGamblers.com is coming from.

It’d be helpful to see more proof or a more detailed explanation of what these players are doing wrong (ID check-wise). That way maybe players can do a better job of preparing and sending in documents in the future.

But with so many customers, I’m sure Unibet has too much on their plate (dealing with fraud and fraud prevention) to justify explaining everything in detail, much less on a 3rd party website.

Other than that specific case, I didn’t see anything wrong. In fact, most reports were positive (namely about their fast and consistent cash outs).

The bottom line – Unibet has a solid reputation. You have nothing to worry about playing here.

What countries are prohibited from playing here?

Players from the following countries cannot play at Unibet:

  • Austria
  • Algeria
  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Faroe Islands
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Myanmar
  • Martinique
  • New Caledonia
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Singapore
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkey
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

How do you contact Unibet? When are they available?

You can contact them using:

Envelope
LIVE CHAT

They no longer offer phone support.

I have seen reports from others who say they waited 15-20+ minutes to speak to someone via live chat, and 24 hours for an email. But these reports weren’t consistent – your mileage may vary.

What payment and cash out methods does Unibet accept?

You can use:

Method Min Deposit Min Withdrawal Fees Withdrawal Time
Debit Card £5 £15 0% 3-5 Days
Credit Card £5 £15 0% 3-5 Days
PayPal £10 £15 0% Up to 12 Hours
Skrill £5 £10 0% Up to 12 Hours
Neteller £5 £10 0% Up to 12 Hours
PaySafeCard £5 No Withdrawal 3% N/A
Bank Wire No Min £15 Free 3-5 Days
Entropay £5 £15 0% 1-3 Days

Min deposits starts at £5. The max is £10,000.

For cash outs, the min is around £15, and the max can be as high as £50,000. It just depends on the option you use.

Here are the details behind their evergreen offers:

  • Sports – Get a risk-free bet. If your first bet loses, you’ll receive a 100% refund up to £25. This has a 3x rollover in the sportsbook with minimum odds of 1.4.
  • Casino – Receive a 100% match bonus up to £100. This has a 25x playthrough in the casino, and a 35x playthrough in the live casino.
  • Poker – Get up to £200 and a £500 freeroll ticket.

The biggest thing I noticed here is the size of the offers – they’re relatively small compared to your everyday gambling site. But the playthroughs are reasonable, and there are additional offers you can claim once you’re done with these.

We go over a few of those in the next section.

What additional promotions can you claim?

You’ll find their additional offers on their promotions page. We included the details for some of the evergreen deals below.

Sports

  • Outsider Special – Receive special rewards when you back a 6.00 winner in the racebook. If your horse wins, you’ll receive a £10 free bet.
  • American Sports Promos – These are their current offers for NFL, NBA and NHL matches.
  • NFL Profit Boost – Receive a 25% profit boost on NFL four-folds. Add a four-fold (or greater) to your slip, and you’ll be able to choose the Profit Boost before you bet. You only get one per week, and the odds need to be 1.20 or higher. The max stake is capped at £20 and the most you can win is £1,000 per week.
  • NBA Free Bet Club – Stake a total of £50 on live bets at 1.4 odds or higher, and you’ll receive a £10 bet. You can take them up on this offer each week.
  • NHL Overtime Refund – Place a pre-match bet of at least £5 on odds of 1.4 or higher. If your bet loses in overtime, you’ll receive a refund worth up to £

Casino

  • £2,000 Cash Drop – Wager at least £10 on any of these games…
    • Leprechaun Goes to Hell
    • The Invisible Man
    • Grim Muerto
    • Bloodsuckers
    • Dead or Alive

…and you’ll be entered to win a share of the £2,000 prize pool. If you play on your mobile device, your min bet can be as low as £5. And ‘cash drops’ will range from £5 to £20 per player.

Unibet’s casino also has limited time promotions, such as slot tournaments. The current one has a £20,000 prize pool with £3,000 going to first, £1,000 going to 2nd and 3rd, and the remaining 497 players receiving as much as £500.

The point – it makes sense to bookmark their promotions page so you’re informed whenever these offers come up.

Bingo

Unibet doesn’t have any evergreen bingo offers – not when I checked them out. But to give you an idea of what to expect, here are some details about their limited time offers:

  • £1,000 Winner Takes All Tournament – This was a weekly tournament. To qualify, all you need to do is wager £35 on any of their mini game slots. From here you’ll gain access to their promo room where you’ll play bingo and earn points based on the different outcomes. The one with the most points wins.
  • Game On – The reopened their exclusive Game On bingo room. To participate, you need to spend at least £35 on one of their mini games. From here you’ll get to play for their £1,000 prize.
  • Private Room – Purchase £15 worth of tickets (within 24 hours) and get access to their Grand Slam Room, where they offer exclusive games with a guaranteed prize pool of £7,200. This offer is available every day.

Poker

  • Pot Limit Omaha MTTs – This isn’t a particular promotion, but more or less an announcement that they offer daily PLO tournaments with guaranteed prize pools. The guarantees vary from £25 to £500, and buy-ins are £1 to £50.
  • Bounty Freerolls – This is the first time I’ve seen something like this. These are freeroll bounty tournaments where – despite having not paid anything – you’ll earn money for knocking players out. You’ll earn 2-cents per player you knock out. And several of these tournaments offer nominal real money prize pools, too.

They also give away packages to live events. For example, they had two offers where you could win a free European Open package. One package included 4 nights stay at the Wynn, breakfast/dinner, welcome drinks and travel expenses.

Refer-a-Friend

Receive £20 cash for every friend you refer that fulfills their playthrough requirements.

Unlike other programs, though, you’re limited to 15 referrals. Still, that’s an additional £300 you can earn without having to do much of anything other than tell your friends where you gamble online.

Overall Thoughts

Something you don’t see a lot of with Unibet’s promotions are additional deposit bonuses. It’s a unique mix of cash back, risk-free bets, tournaments and contests instead.

Some people want more bonuses – if that’s you, then maybe Unibet isn’t the right option. However, I’d rather have a risk-free bet or £10 in cashback over a £500+ bonus I’d need to wager multiples of before I can cash out.

One thing I didn’t see is a comps or VIP program. That’s one change I’d like them to make.

Other than that, I thought everything looked pretty good. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they advertised more offers on the backend, to their existing customer base.

Let’s talk about Unibet’s sportsbook. We’ll start with all the sports and markets they cover.

Unibet covers a lot of different sports. Here’s what you can expect to find action for:

  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • American football
  • Athletics
  • Australian rules
  • Baseball
  • Boxing
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • esports
  • Enhances accas
  • Gaelic sports
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Horse racing
  • Motorsports
  • Politics
  • Rugby league
  • Rugby union
  • Snooker
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Trotting
  • TV & Novelty
  • UFC/MMA
  • Unibet Featured
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Olympic Games
  • Winter Sports
  • WWE
  • Greyhounds

What I like about how they list their sports is that they display how many markets you can bet on. These numbers tell you clearly what sports are more/least popular.

For example:

  • Football – 40,392
  • Tennis – 540
  • Basketball – 271
  • Baseball – 365
  • Chess – 3
  • Darts – 2
  • Surfing – 3

Some people might laugh at the 2 or 3 markets, but I say at least Unibet is covering them. Many sportsbooks can’t say the same thing.

Types of Bets

Here are the types of bets you can make at Unibet. Keep in mind it will depend on the sport you’re betting on.

  • Single
  • Combination
  • Trixie
  • Yankee
  • Bankers
  • Match
  • Total goals
  • Both teams to score
  • Double Chance
  • Half time
  • Total goals – 1st half
  • Draw no bet
  • Asian handicap
  • Total goals by home team
  • Total goals by away team
  • Outrights
  • Accumulators

And more. But you can see they cover the basics.

Betting Limits

Unibet’s minimum bet is £0.10. On the upper end, you can win up to £1,000,000 for football and horse racing, and between £250,000 and £500,000 for tennis, golf, rugby, crickets and darts.

The lowest payout limits are around £50,000 for novelty and special bets.

esports

One area we’re interested in is esports. It’s a growing industry, so naturally, we’re seeing more interest in the online gambling industry too. So, we like to see what esports options each sportsbook has to offer.

Unibet’s esports section is split up in 3 tabs:

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

  • Dreamhack Malmo

DOTA 2

  • The International

League of Legends

  • CBLoL
  • Latin America South
  • LCS EU
  • OGN Champions Korea
  • Thailand Pro League

Clicking on any one of these options will act as a filter, and narrow down your options on the Live & Upcoming page to whatever you clicked on.

I suspect these options change as tournaments or leagues begin and end.

There wasn’t much under the Outrights tab when I checked it out – just the Dreamhack Malmo tournament. But, again, the schedule and options likely fluctuate.

As for the Live & Upcoming, they covered matches more than 10 days out. They also tell you which of these matches will be covered live. Though, the only live matches were through the following day. So, I’m not sure how soon you know a match will be covered live.

It doesn’t look like they offer live e-sport streaming. That’s sort of a bummer – but many sportsbooks don’t live stream esports, either, so it’s not a huge mark against Unibet …yet.

Overall, I’d say Unibet has an average to slightly above average esports section. There were more than 90 different markets/options to bet on when I reviewed them, so I’m sure this will satisfy most bettors.

Live Betting

Unibet offers live betting.

When I checked them out they were covering football (easily the most popular / matches), tennis, basketball, ice hockey, athletics, esports, snooker and table tennis.

They offer live streaming, too. You can tell which matches are streaming by the little green UTV icon next to the sport (under the name of both teams).

It says in the racebook that you can make the min $1 bet and get full access to their live stream. That’s a pretty decent deal, I think, since you’ll pay more to watch the game at home or in a bar.

Their FAQ says all you need is some money in your account to access the live stream (for the sportsbook, I assume). And if you don’t have money in your account, you can still watch the live stream if you made a bet in the past 24 hours.

You can access their sportsbook from your computer or mobile device. Both worked well for me.

It looks like Unibet has native apps for Android and iOS, which will clearly be better than their desktop. Live streaming is available on the app, too.

But definitely check out their site first – you may decide you don’t need the app.

Overall Thoughts

I think they have a solid sportsbook.

Other experts agree. Many liked how many markets they covered, while others complimented them on their relatively low margins (3.8-4.4%).

It sounds like their odds are on par, if not better than the industry average.

The biggest drawback is that I get the impression that they limit winners. I base this on other reviews and forum posts, so it’s hard to know for sure.

Either way, I wouldn’t let that stop me from checking them out.

What software providers do they work with? What kinds of games can you play?

Unibet works with several casino software providers.

or example:

  • Microgaming
  • NetEnt
  • GTS
  • Nyx Interactive
  • Play’n GO
  • IGT (WagerWorks)
  • Jadestone
  • Genesis Gaming
  • Quickspin
  • Relax Gaming
  • Thunderkick
  • Push Gaming
  • Skillzzgaming
  • Blueprint Gaming

They cover all the basics – slots, table games, card games, blackjack, video poker, progressive jackpots and live dealer games.

When you hit the ‘All Games’ filter, they say they have 596 casino games to choose from. Though there may be some overlap, one thing is for sure – you won’t have a hard time finding something to play.

What devices is their casino compatible with? Are they mobile compatible?

You’ll have two options –

  • You can play from your computer using their instant play (browser) casino. So long as you use Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or Fire Fox, you should be good to go. That includes Windows, Linux and Mac users.
  • You can play from your mobile phone or tablet, too. Their instant play casino has 429 games listed, but I’ve no idea if you can actually play all 429 games, or if they’re all mobile compatible. Some software providers (even the heavy hitters) aren’t.

There’s also an app (casino, spin city, live casino) for Android and iOS users.

What are some examples of games you can play?

Here are some examples of games you can play:

SlotsSlots

  • Starburst
  • Mega Fortune Dreams
  • Dracula
  • Moon Princess
  • Ted
  • Emoticoins
  • Bonanza
  • Book of Dead
  • Twin Spin
  • Castle Builder
  • Divine Fortune
  • Gonzo’s Quest
  • Dead or Alive
  • Super Flip
  • Reel Steal
  • Devils Delight
  • Mega Moolah
  • Sakura Fortune
  • Wins of Fortune
  • Flame Busters
  • Jack and The Beanstalk
  • Raging Rhino
  • King Kong Cash
  • Fruit Shop
  • Bloodsuckers
  • Goldilocks
  • Jack Hammer
  • Playboy
  • Top Cat
  • Quest for Gold
  • Ban of Prank
  • Wild Wild West
  • Guns N Roses
  • Game of Thrones
  • Sinbad
  • Zeus
  • Thunder Struck II
  • Immortal Romance
  • Frankenstein
  • Diamond Dogs
  • Excalibur
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Aloha
  • Motorhead
  • Pimped
  • The Pig Wizard
  • Firestorm
  • The Wishmaster
  • Troll Hunters
  • Bruce Lee
  • Jurassic World
  • Wild Antics
  • Live Jass
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Terminator 2
  • Creature from The Black Lagoon
  • Ghost Pirates
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Merlin’s Millions
  • Hansel And Gretel
  • Mad Mad Monkey
  • Silver Lion
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Superman – Son of Krypton
  • When Pigs Fly
  • Cosmic Fortune
  • Wild Blood
  • Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers
  • Copy Cats
  • Lost Vegas
  • Peter and The Lost Boys
  • Batman
  • The Invisible Man
  • Jurassic Park
  • Demolition Squad
  • Tomb Raider II
  • Haul of Hades
  • Hugo
  • Green Lantern
  • The Flash

This barely scrapes the surface. This is only 80 of the 493 different slot machines you can play.

My favorites are the superhero slots – Batman and Superman – the movie slots – Terminator, Jurassic Park and Jurassic World – and the slots revolving around the old school monster movies – Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Create from the Black Lagoon.

The bottom line, though, is that they have all sorts of slot machines to choose from.

You have a few options for finding the perfect machine faster, too. For example, you can use the different filters in the navigation.

Those include:

  • Classic Slots
  • Vegas Slots
  • Action
  • Animals
  • Fantasy
  • Film & TV
  • Music

They have plenty of jackpots, too. For example, the Mega Fortune Dreams was sitting at 2.4 million when I checked them out. Divine Fortune was sitting at 48,417. And Mega Moolah – a slot that has paid out millions over the past decade – is sitting with 4.1 million – just waiting for someone to win it.

Card GamesTable & Cards

Here are your options under the Table & Cards section. This list also includes their live dealer games.

  • Live Roulette – Grande
  • Live Blackjack – Grande
  • Live Baccarat – Grande
  • Live Money Wheel – Grande
  • Roulette
  • Live Casino Holdem – Grande
  • Live 3 Card Poker – Grande
  • French Roulette
  • Live Ultimate Texas Holdem
  • Blackjack
  • Blackjack Multihand
  • Live Roulette Royale
  • Live Blackjack – Royale
  • European Roulette
  • Live Caribean Stud Poker
  • Texas Holdem Bonus
  • 3 Card Holdem
  • Lucky Lucky Blackjack
  • Multiplayer Roulette
  • Blackjack 6 In 1
  • French Roulette
  • Blackjack Double Exposure
  • Blackjack Lucky Ladies
  • Buster Blackjack
  • Double Ball Roulette
  • Beat Me
  • Oasis Poker
  • Pontoon
  • Classic Blackjack
  • Atlantic City Blackjack
  • Red Dog
  • Multi Wheel Roulette

They have more than 80 table games (including their live games). Stakes depend on the game, but they start at £1 and peak at £1,000. The few exceptions are roulette games, where you can bet as much as £200,000, depending on the variant.

Video PokerVideo Poker

  • Jacks Or Better
  • Jacks or Better Multi Hand
  • Deuces Wild
  • Joker Poker
  • Pile Poker
  • Joker Wild
  • Jacks or Better Power Poker
  • All American

This is probably the most disappointing section for me. They have 13 video poker games listed, yet several of them are duplicates, like jacks or better or deuces wild.

They come from different software providers, which makes things a little better. But I don’t think you need more than a couple variations of each game.

And I’d rather have fewer variations if it meant having more unique game titles to choose from.

Overall Thoughts

Unibet has an excellent casino. There’s lots of games and diversity. It’s hard to go wrong here.

One of the things I like about Unibet’s casino are their filters. They have so many games – it can take a long time to wade through them all.

But by choosing:

  • Unibet Picks
  • New Games
  • Slots
  • Table & Cards
  • Exclusives
  • Jackpots
  • Video Poker

You can quickly narrow your search to only the games you want to play. They also have a search bar if you know the title of the game you want to play.

Other than that, you can choose a game based on highest wins of ‘all time’ or highest wins ‘weekly.’ You can also choose from their ‘Overall Favorites’ list. So, if you’re undecided, maybe that’s where you should look.

Important!
Unibet also has a Games section, which is listed between Live Casino and Bingo in their navigation.

I checked it out – there’s little that’s different about the 63 games listed here than what you’ll find in their casino.

The few exceptions are their keno games and scratch tickets. But if you’re not into those kinds of games, then there’s probably no reason to go to the Games section.

Overall, I like Unibet’s casino.

Let’s talk about Unibet’s poker room next.

I’ve reviewed many all-in-one sites the past year or two, and I’ve noticed that the poker room tends to be the weakest product of the bunch.

This is usually due to online poker taking a dive following Black Friday. Only the top poker sites receive any traffic worth talking about – PokerStars (and their network), IDNPoker and 888poker.

Everyone else is left fighting for the scraps.

That includes Unibet. They’re 10th in worldwide traffic as I write this, and other reviews suggest this doesn’t change too much. Their 7-day average is 700 players and their 24-hour peak is 1,150.

This makes it hard to get terribly excited about Unibet’s poker room, no matter what they have to offer. Because, without other players, games don’t run.

So, that’s just something to keep in mind while you read about their games.

The upside is that Unibet focuses on recreational players. They’ve banned heads-up displays to discourage better players from joining, and have targeted their marketing towards the casual player in attempt to do the same.

And since recreational players don’t have to worry about game volume like pros do, then maybe the lack of traffic won’t be nearly as big a concern.

It’s more an inconvenience.

Anyway, enough of that. Just remember that traffic will be a recurring theme throughout this review. But if you can get past that, Unibet might have a few things you like.

Video PokerCash Games and Stakes

The games Unibet offers includes Texas Holdem, pot limit Omaha and Banzai. Stakes range from .02/.04 to 4/8 for Holdem and Omaha, while you can play Banzai for .005/.01 to .10/.20.

You’ll find the most Holdem action from NL4 to NL25. There are usually a few hundred players. But at the higher limits, starting at NL50, you’ll find far fewer games running.

However, what’s funny about that is there’s not much of a difference from NL50 to NL400 in terms of player traffic. You’ll find a few dozen players scattered at each of these levels.

For that reason, it’s a good idea to play during peak (European) times to ensure you can find games running. I’ve seen suggestions that playing between 19:00 and 00:00 is best. Of course, you’ll find more action during the weekends, too.

Video PokerTournaments

Unibet runs plenty of tournaments. Though, as I’ve mentioned above, traffic is lacking. Which probably explains the smaller guarantees.

On the flip side, between the crossover traffic from the sportsbook and casino – which is usually weak and fishy – and the lower traffic levels, chances are good that basic poker strategy will take you a long ways.

Anyway, they have a nifty chart that shows you the tournaments offered on their site. They even split them up based on stakes.

Here’s what they have to offer:

Unibet Open

Tournaments Buy-In
HPJ PokerKlubb €20.00
Unibet Open Challenges Freeroll €0.00
Unibet Open Challenges Freeroll €0.00

€0-€9

Tournaments Buy-In
€400 GTD Four Bounty €4.00
€100 GTD Omaha Ante Crazy Bounty €4.00
EO Special Edition €2 €2.0
€250 GTD Four for Midnight €4.00
€25 GTD Bounty Hold’Em Freeroll €0.00
€40 GTD Omaha Multi-buy €2.00
€70 GTD One Turbo €1.00
10 Cent Step-it-up Flip €0.10
€125 GTD Turbo Deepstack €4.00
€100 GTD Turbo Bounty €4.00

€10-€25

Tournaments Buy-In
EO Special Edition €10 Turbo €10.00
€500 GTD Turbo Multibuy Hold’Em €10.00
€200 GTD Midnight Ten Turbo €10.00
€250 GTD Nightly Deepstack Omaha €25.00
€300 GTD Nightly Ten €10.00
Nightly Twenty-Five Bounty €25.00
€150 GTD Speed Multi-buy €10.00
Nightly Ten Turbo €10.00
€200 GTD Deepstack Turbo €10.00
€200 GTD Turbo Bounty €10.00

€26+

Tournaments Buy-In
Belgian Championship €90 final €90.00
EO Special Edition €50 20h 26min €50.00
€300 GTD Dig Deep Omaha Bounty €50.00
EO Special Edition €50 Turbo €50.00
EO Special Edition €250 Wednesday €250.00
Unibet UK Tour €100 Final €100.00
€5,000 GTD Saturday Stack €100.00
Unibet UK Tour €100 Final €100.00
EO Special Edition €50 Turbo €50.00
€4000 GTD Sunday Entitled €90.00
My biggest complaint with these tournaments is that the buy-ins are relatively expensive, not only to other poker sites, but also to the guaranteed prize pool.

For example, the Dig Deep Omaha Bounty – you’re paying €50 to enter a tournament with a €300 guarantee. Granted, some of your buy-in likely goes to your bounty – but even if your bounty was €20 and the buy-in €30, that’s still expensive.

That’s not the only example. Look at the €4,000 GTD Sunday Entitled. The buy-in is €90 – they only need 40-ish players to meet the guarantee.

Based on that I get the impression that Unibet wants to make sure the guarantees are met, and that they don’t have to fork the cash out themselves. Makes sense, but I wonder if they could offset the buy-in and maybe even attract more players by offering .10 to €5 satellites to these tourneys?

Just some food for thought. Anyway, let’s talk about some of the good stuff.

One thing I like about their tournaments is that you can buy-in for cheap. It’s hard to complain when you can buy into a tournament for .10, €1 or €4.

This does a couple of things for you – one, you can get started with a real small bankroll – like €20 or €50. And since they’re tournaments, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck, even if you don’t win anything.

And because the buy-ins are so low, there’s not much traffic and the players are fishier, you’ll experience far less variance than you would on a larger site.

In short, this is a great place to cut your teeth on tournaments. There are plenty of freerolls, too, if you happen to be starting with a little or no bankroll at all.

One of the unique things about Unibet is that they used to be on Microgaming software. But that’s no longer the case.

Software differences aside, this was a good move on Unibet’s part because it removed them from the MPN (Microgaming Poker Network). Last I checked they had less traffic (they’re listed in 16th on Poker Scout).

Unibet now uses their own proprietary software. There are several neat things about it. But let’s talk about compatibility first.

You can download their software. This is compatible with both Windows and Macs. A Mac-compatible download isn’t very common, so that’s neat to see.

If downloading software isn’t for you, you can always play in their instant-play poker room. And considering that it’s almost identical to their download, that’s the route I would suggest starting with. It works in any major browser.

They also have a native mobile app for iOS and Android users. You can play their cash games, SNGs and MTTs. It sounds like many of their features are available, too. This is neat to see as many poker rooms usually strip down their poker rooms for mobile users.

Now let’s talk about features and options. Here are some of the features, options and rules you can expect to find at Unibet Poker:

  • You cannot use database and heads-up display software at Unibet.
  • You can change aliases and your avatar up to 3 times per day. Do this to discourage opposing players from recognizing and picking up any tells on you.
  • Quick seat. You don’t get to choose which table you sit at. Unibet uses a ‘quick seat’ function so that players unable to hunt players down, or wait for tables with better metrics.
  • Inactive players are dimmed. This is a neat feature that eliminates any confusion about who’s involved in a hand.
  • They have a Twitch account where they stream tournaments, offer hand analysis and give away prizes.

Then there are your basic or fundamental software features:

  • 4-color deck
  • Simple deck
  • Display avatars
  • Show hand strength
  • Play in cents
  • Table prioritization
  • 100+ avatars
  • Several table backgrounds to choose from

Their software – namely prohibiting 3rd party software, showing hand strength, the ability to change avatars/aliases, 4-color decks, etc. – make it clear how much Unibet is focused on attracting recreational players.

Not only that, but they have something called Poker Challenges. You earn points by completing two different kinds of missions – Minor and Major.

A minor mission might be something like ‘be dealt a suited hand.’ A Major Challenge might be winning a hand post-flop when you have a hand worse than one pair.’

Each challenge is split up into steps. And the number of steps there are is how many times you need to complete that challenge before you receive your points.

Rewards for completing challenges and earning points include things cash, new avatars, bonuses, tickets and bonus points.

This is definitely a recreational player type promotion, as a multi-tabling pro will cross challenges like those off their list within a few minutes of starting their session. Most pros won’t get excited at the thought of unlocking new avatars, either.

Overall Thoughts

Unibet has a neat poker room. It’s too bad they suffer on the traffic side of things, like 99% of all online poker sites do.

That said, if you’re a recreational player; if you have a smaller bankroll; if you’re new to (online) poker; if you want a more even playing field; any or all of these reasons are good enough to check out Unibet’s poker room.

Last up is Unibet’s bingo room.

They have 6 different bingo rooms. Those rooms include:

  • All Stars – 75-ball bingo.
  • Grand Prix – 90-ball bingo
  • The Arena – 75-ball VAR
  • The Podium – 90-ball
  • Grand Slam – 75-ball VAR
  • Game On – 75-ball

You can use their filter to quickly hone in on the games you want to play.

Tickets start at £0.05 (though they do offer freerolls) and are as high as £3. Prizes range from £5 to £2,000.

Something I found interesting is how some of their games have different features. This makes the games a little different, more interesting or profitable.

For example:

  • 2G – This game rewards the players who were/are close to winning. If you only had 1-2 numbers left at the end of the game, but someone else got a bingo, you’ll win a share of an additional pot.
  • Loop – This has a loop symbol. It increases your chances of winning by rolling on bingo features and potentially winning prizes.
  • BOGO – This is a card or tag symbol. For every card (or more) you buy, you’ll receive a card (or more) for free.

These sorts of things can make your everyday bingo game a little more exciting.

Something else I noticed were all the games running. There were TONS. They had 444 pages of 20 games scheduled. Games start every few seconds/minutes – it doesn’t look like you’ll have to wait long for something to play.

But, even if you did, you have access to their casino games, scratch cards and arcade games.

They also have their Bingo Loyalty deal. You buy tickets and play side games to top up your Loyalty Meter. Whenever you reach a new level you get a spin on the Loyalty Wheel. Every spin is a guaranteed winner, and the higher up you go in levels, the bigger the prizes you can earn.

As far as their software is concerned – you can play their games from your browser, from both your desktop or mobile device.

Unlike their other products, they don’t have a native bingo app.

Overall Thoughts

I’m not a bingo expert, but based on the few reviews I’ve done I think Unibet has done a pretty good job. They only have a couple games, but I think that’s made up by the little add ons some of these games have (2G, Bogo, etc.). They also have a ton of games to play, so you’ll never have to wait for a game to start.

What do we think of Unibet? Do we recommend them to our readers?

Like every single all-in-one gambling site, some of Unibet’s products are better than others.

For example, their sportsbook and casino are far better than their poker product. But much of that, I think, comes down to how poker needs players for it to work and sports betting and casino games don’t. Because if their poker room had more traffic, I think it’d be an above average product.

Anyway, there are a few things I didn’t like about Unibet which I mentioned above. But these are minor complaints that were largely overshadowed by their strong products, multiple offers, gambling options and overall safety and reputation.

I think if you’re looking to join an all-in-one site, Unibet should be at the top of your list.

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