- 0% margin on top events
- 96%+ payout on football
- MGA license
- 100,000+ pre-match markets monthly
- Bet Builder feature
- Live streaming (except Germany)
- Request a bet
- Comprehensive betting statistics
- Very high winning limits
- Minimum deposit €5
- Native Android/iOS apps
- Customer support 24/7
- Many country restrictions
- No partial cash withdrawal
- No card and corner betting in Germany
- No edit bets
- 92%+ live basketball payout
- No player points in basketball
- 5% tax for German players
- Few coins available
- Only European odds format
Unibet was founded in 1997 and is one of the most important bookmakers from Scandinavia. The Swedish betting provider has proven its own class several times in recent years, so that the question of fraud or serious hardly arises. Worldwide, around seven million betting fans from around 150 countries trust the bookie. These figures alone prove that rip-offs cannot be the order of the day at Unibet. Nevertheless, we have taken a closer look at the online provider in our test. Are there perhaps any points of departure that speak against a serious course of action? What are Unibet’s strengths and weaknesses? We have compiled the answers in our detailed experience report.
Our experience at a glance – is Unibet a scam?
We did not even have to work out the seriousness of Unibet ourselves in the test. The Northern Europeans can show numerous independent awards, which clearly prove the high level at which the provider works. At the International Gaming Awards 2014, Unibet won the title for the best “Online Sportsbook Operator” of the year. This triumph was not only repeated in 2015, but the betting provider also won the award for the best “In Play Sportsbook Operator”. A higher level is not achievable for an online bookmaker.
|Company||Unibet International Ltd|
|Address||“Fawwara Bldgs”, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1405, Malta|
|Regulation/ License||LGA/CL1/106/2000, LGA/CL1/729/2011, LGA/CL1/487/2008, LGA/CL1/658/2010, LGA/CL1/861/2013, LGA/CL1/862/2013, LGA/CL1/863/2013, LGA/CL1/888/2013, LGA/CL1/936/2013, LGA/CL2/106/2000, LGA/CL2/668/2010, LGA/CL3/927/2013|
|Telefon:||+44 203 725 3792 (chargeable)|
|Live Chat:||24/7, englisch|
The offers of Unibet
Decisive for users, however, is probably the detailed betting program. We have taken a closer look at the offers of the Swedes below.
The sports betting offer in the breadth could hardly be better. With well over 30 sports in the portfolio, Unibet takes a top spot in the bookmaker rankings. In the first place, of course, the king soccer must be mentioned. The tennis and ice hockey bets are also typically Scandinavian and perfect. In addition, the American sports are very well represented. Betting fans, who like it more exotic, get their money’s worth at Unibet. Cyclo-cross, surfing, chess, speedway or pesäpallo are just some of the frame sports. Not to forget the betting offers from the political and social sector.
Unibet has earned a good name for itself in the live sector in recent years. The Swedes play in the Champions League in this regard. The selection of sports and competitions is extremely extensive, and the area is enhanced tremendously with the countless live streams. The “Unibet TV” program is primarily dominated by soccer.
The bookmaker does not have to hide in the depth of the betting options either. In the most important soccer leagues, the games are sometimes equipped with over 200 specials.
In the odds comparison, the bookmaker only ranks in the midfield. The bookie never actually conjures up the best offer on the screens of the customers. The odds ratio of about 92 percent truly does not invite cheers. The Swedes only charge the German sports betting tax on winning betting slips. If a customer brings a stake of 100€ at a betting odds of 2.0 to the finish line, not the targeted 200€, but only 190€ will be paid out.
Preview of the provider’s website
Deposit and withdrawal – this is how it works
Unibet offers an appealing portfolio of secure and fast payment methods, which, however, is not quite complete according to our experience. A crucial shortcoming is that unfortunately no direct booking systems are supported by the Swedes. Those who choose the bank route for depositing at the bookie have to allow for a processing time of two to three days.
Overview of the deposit and withdrawal options
|Payment options||Mastercard, Maestro, Skrill, Neteller, Solo, Bank transfer|
|Fees:||2% for credit and debit cards|
|Account management possible in:||Euro, US Dollar, British Pound, Swedish Krona, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krona, Canadian Dollar, Bulgarian Lev, Brazilian Real, Croatian Kuna, Czech Koruna, Lithuanian Litas, Latvian Lats, Romanian Lei, Polish Zloty, Swiss Franc|
|Payout options:||Skrill, Neteller, Bank transfer|
Faster is with the credit cards from MasterCard as well as the associated debit versions, although here a fee of two percent is due. Free of charge are the deposits with the e-wallets of Skrill by Moneybookers and Neteller.
The payouts have been fast and smooth for years. As transfer methods, all ways are open, which have already been used for a deposit.
Security and regulation – tradition alone ensures trust
Unibet has been in the top league of betting providers for almost 20 years now. This fact alone should ensure the necessary trust among the sports betting community. No bookmaker can celebrate success with fraud or rip-offs over such a long period of time. Unibet is 100% reputable.
The external quality features of the online company are also consistent. The bets are distributed with a valuable EU license from the Malta Gaming Authority. The approval of the renowned regulatory authority ensures an all-around safe betting and gaming experience.
In addition, Unibet has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange for several years. The gambling provider is in the focus of the public and at the same time under the strict control of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
Support and customer service – improvements are conceivable
The customer support is not completely convincing in the test. Officially, the bookie operates with a 24/7 service, but this is tremendously limited from a German perspective. The telephone support operates with an English-speaking crew. Furthermore, the costs for calling abroad to the UK have to be factored in. German sports bettors should submit for their inquiries by email if possible, because the live chat is also only intermittently switched on. Mondays to Thursdays are the Mitarbeitet from 18 to 22 o’clock at the place. On Fridays and Saturdays, the German live chat is manned from 10 am to 1 pm. Overall, these time slots are simply too small for a bookie that wants to be at the top of the game.
User-friendliness of the website – self-explanatory, but wasted space
The Scandinavian’s homepage is quite simply structured, with Unibet relying on the typical sports betting layout. The disciplines are clearly arranged on the left edge of the screen. The countries and competitions can be opened in the submenus. Even absolute laymen will have placed their betting tips within a few minutes. However, the listing of upcoming events in the center is negative. The thought process of the Scandinavians is certainly commendable. Punters will immediately see the highlights. However, due to the endless stringing together of the encounters, the bookie gives away huge space potential on the left and right. On a positive note, Unibet completely does without extensive advertising. Design-wise, the Scandinavian website is not a “hit”. It comes across as very, very Nordic cool. The loading times could also be better.
In terms of mobile betting, Unibet relies on classic apps, unlike most of its competitors. The mobile app version for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded from the App Store. In the Windows Store, there’s the app for Nokia & Co. Those with an Android-based smartphone or tablet can scan their execution directly on the website. For the slot machine area, the Northern Europeans do not offer separate download apps.
Conclusion: Unibet – safe Scandinavian with good overall performance.
Unibet operates with a very, very good overall performance. The betting offer can convince both in terms of breadth and depth. The live betting portfolio including the integrated stream broadcasts is outstanding. The betting bonus of the Swedes is reputable and fair, but in summary it is clearly behind the best bookmaker offers. In terms of service, i.e. customer support as well as deposit and withdrawal methods, the Northern European online provider still has room for improvement.
There is no doubt that Unibet is reputable and safe. Fraud and rip-offs can be completely ruled out.