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At A Glance

Unibet

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Last update: 11/10/2023

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Unibet, like 32Red, Betfair, and several other UK casinos and sportsbooks, is a site I have personally used for many years. It’s one of the 5 or so sites that I dip into on a regular basis. That might not sound like much, but I’ve used hundreds of sites over a course of 20 years, and very few last beyond the initial review or welcome bonus.

So, what makes Unibet unique, why have I stuck around, and would I recommend it to others?  

Welcome Offer

Unibet has a few different bonuses available, depending on which part of the site you’re joining. Sports bettors can get up to £40 via money-back bets, and the same is true for those seeking horse racing bets. As for the casino, you have a couple of different options.

The best of these bonuses gives you £40 in casino credits when you deposit £10 or more.  There is a 50x wagering requirement that applies to the bonus credits and free spin winnings and only slot wagers count (some games are excluded, see the terms and conditions for more information).

You won’t qualify for this bonus if you make a deposit using a web wallet, including Neteller and Skrill. PayPal used to be included in that list and you’ll still find it on the terms, but that probably won’t last, as discussed further down.

Other bonuses are available from time to time. Unibet is not the best or most generous in this department, and I rarely get the sort of offers here that I get from bet365 and other sites I use frequently. But there are still enough promotions to keep things interesting.

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Games Available at Unibet

I have been critical of Microgaming casinos in the past, noting that they remind me of old-school UK casinos that only had Microgaming titles and constantly advertised slots like Thunderstruck 2 and Mega Moolah.

Unibet Casino is a Microgaming casino, but it doesn’t rely on this developer. In fact, it only hosts about 60 Microgaming titles, with the rest coming from Play’n GO, Pragmatic Play, Red Tiger Gaming, NetEnt, Big Time Gaming, and more. Even Relax Gaming contributes more titles to the casino than Microgaming.

It’s a great mix, and it ensures that there is a blend of classic and well-worn slots as well as more modern titles. New games are also added frequently and everything is accessible on mobile.

The layout of the site is clean and tidy too. It seems to use the same software as its sister site, 32Red. The only difference is the colour scheme. But as noted in my 32Red Review, it’s a great layout, and if you created it and own it, why not reuse it?

Unibet and PayPal

I always use PayPal where possible and tend to avoid sites that don’t accept it. For many years, I used PayPal at Unibet, but I made my last PayPal deposit on February 9, 2023. Sometime between then and April 11th, the site stopped accepting PayPal.

I’ve tried searching for answers online, but that just confuses matters. Other users are complaining that Unibet stopped accepting PayPal around November 2022, even though I know I made several PayPal deposits after that date. They also don’t have any answers on why it was removed.

I tried getting those answers directly, but while I was able to confirm that PayPal is no longer offered to UK players, they didn’t clarify the reasons why.

I can only assume it has something to do with PayPal’s fees or a disagreement with the companies. I still use PayPal to deposit and withdraw on many other top UK sites, including William Hill and BetVictor, so it doesn’t seem to be an industry-wide issue.

Depositing and Withdrawing

I used PayPal for so long that I couldn’t even tell you what other methods Unibet accepts. But after seeing that PayPal was absent from the list, I was forced to check out some of the other methods. They include debit cards, bank transfers, Neteller, Skrill, and Paysafecard.

I’m surprised to see that Skrill, Neteller, and Paysafecard are here and PayPal isn’t, and hope to god that we’re not returning to the early-2000s when Skrill dominated because PayPal abandoned the industry.

In terms of deposit fees, withdrawal speed, and all the other specifics, there are no issues with Unibet. They have never been slow to pay my winnings and besides this PayPal issue (which coincidentally happened 2 days before I was scheduled to write this review) I have never experienced any problems.

Unibet Review Summary 

At the outset of this Unibet review, I noted that I have used the site a lot and continue to use it on a regular basis. It’s fair to say that I’m a fan and would recommend the site. Not only is it very neatly laid out and easy to use, but it has some good bonuses, a trustworthy and established owner, and some quality games.

I am also a big fan of the sportsbook, which I probably use more than the casino.

    Pros

  • Trusted Brand
  • Clean Layout
  • Great Games
  • Good Variety of Slots
  • Mobile-Friendly

    Cons

  • PayPal No Longer Accepted

At a Glance

  • Interesting Facts: Uses the same layout/theme as 32Red, its sister site.
  • Owner: Kindred Group
  • Type: Casino, Sportsbook, Poker Room
  • Payment Methods: Debit, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard
  • Licence Holder:
    Platinum Gaming Limited
  • Licence Number:
    45322

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Unibet FAQ

  • Can I Also Place Bets?

    Yes, if you have a Unibet Casino account you can click on the Unibet sportsbook and place bets. You don’t need a separate wallet or account and can use the same funds. However, the bonuses rarely transfer, so you can’t use the bonus credits accrued through a casino bonus to place sports bets. By the same token, you can’t use free bet credits to play casino games.

  • What Happened to PayPal at Unibet?

    I’m still in the dark about that one, but I can confirm that Unibet no longer accepts PayPal. Whether that will last remains to be seen, but I’ll be sure to update you if I have more information.

  • Can I Use Skrill at Unibet?

    Yes, while PayPal seems to have gone AWOL, you can still make deposits and withdrawals using Skrill. Neteller and Paysafecard are also accepted.

  • Who Owns Unibet?

    Unibet is owned by the Kindred Group, formerly known as the Unibet Group. They are the same team behind 32Red, a site I have also used a lot and praised highly.

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