Unibet is one of the most popular online betting sites in Europe but also accept customers worldwide, including from New Zealand. In fact, Unibet operates in over 100 different countries and has attracted over 11 million customers since launching in 1999.
The brand has won countless noteworthy awards over the years and is widely known for offering excellent odds on football, horse racing and other sports.
This review will take a closer look at the company behind Unibet and what the betting site offers in terms of sports betting, odds, markets and promotions for customers from New Zealand.
Unibet is owned by the Kindred Group who are one of the largest online gambling companies in the world and who represent other popular betting brands such as Bingo.com, 32 Red and several country-specific bookmakers and casinos. They're an established company that is well-respected in the industry and they've done a great job in attracting almost 12million customers to Unibet. However, that's not really surprising given what the betting site offers and there are rarely any negative reviews about the brand which means that they have a lot of happy customers.
The brand has won several awards over the year and that should give you an idea of whether or not they are a trustworthy betting site. Some of their achievements include:
When accessing Unibet from New Zealand, it's likely that you'll be redirected to the Australian version of the website at unibet.com.au. There are no sign up bonuses advertised on the website due to that depending on what state you are in as to which bonus you will receive.
Although it's likely that when you do register, you will be offered a sign-up bonus, you will have to create an account and visit the promotions page once logged in to view and claim your bonus.
Unibet cover horse races taking place all around the world including every race at a major racetrack in Australia and New Zealand. With races from the UK, Ireland, USA, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Norway, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Sweden, Brazil and Canada all available to bet on, they have some of the widest coverage we have come across.
Generally, Unibet offers excellent odds. This applies to the vast majority of sports such as football, tennis, rugby and also horse racing. If you are looking for a bookie that constantly offers competitive odds across all horse racing markets then Unibet is an excellent choice.
Several bet types are accepted on horse racing such as Win, Each Way, Forecasts, Tricasts, Lucky 15's, Lucky 31's, Yankee's, Canadians, Quinella's and Trifeca's and you'll be pleased to hear that they pay out on the Official Result as well as First Past The Post.
Depending on the state that you live in, you may also be eligible for horse racing offers such as Best Odds Guaranteed, Extra Places, Racing Boosts and more.
Unibet covers an extensive range of sports with around 30 available to bet on currently. Along with horse racing, the most popular choices include Rugby, Aussie Rules, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis and Baseball. They also offer 'novelty' markets which include things like betting on the next Nobel Peace Prize winner or the winner of The Voice Australia.
Unibet is extremely popular with football punters, not only because of the high odds that they offer but also because of the large number of available betting markets and regular football betting offers. Similar to all other betting offers at Unibet.com.au, you will need to log into your account and visit the promotions page to view promotions that you're eligible for but it's more than likely if you are in New Zealand that you'll be offered several on a regular basis.
There are often hundreds of markets available for football matches and blow most other bookies out of the water in this area. As well as all of the markets you'd expect to find available at a top bookie, you can also bet on markets that you may not find elsewhere such as:
Total ball possession %
Total number of offsides in the match
Total fouls conceded
A goal to be scored in stoppage time
The range of markets is truly impressive and the best we have seen from any of the top bookmakers.
Same Game Multi
Bet Builder bets have become increasingly popular, especially on football matches, and Unibet offer these bets under the name 'Same Game Multi' which you'll find on any sporting event betting page.
With these bets, you can combine several markets on the same event to make a same-game accumulator. You can combine markets such as Match Winner, Total Goals, BTTS, Double Chance, Number of Corners, Number of Cards, Goalscorers, Odd/Even Goals and several more.
Cash out is available on selected sports and markets, including the following:
In-Play football Markets
20+ pre-match football markets
Football outright markets such as teams to get relegated or to win a league/competition
Tennis outright and winner markets
You can check to see if your bet will be eligible for cash out before placing it by adding the selection to your bet slip. If you see a Cash Out logo alongside your bet, it means that can be cashed out before it settles.
You can cash out a bet by heading back to the betting page of the event your bet is on. If your bet is eligible for cash out, a cash out amount will be displayed.
Streaming Sports On Unibet
Over 100,000 sporting events are streamed every year at Unibet and customers can access them without charge. All available streams can be found on the 'STREAMING' tab which lists all live events as well as upcoming events that have a stream available. There are often several dozen sporting events available to watch at any one time with Football, Basketball, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, Baseball, eSports, Hockey, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Horse Racing and more, all covered.
To load any of the live streams, you simply need to have a funded account. Click on the event you'd like to watch once logged into your account and the stream will load.
Although there is no direct charge to watch any event, horse racing streams do require you to place a bet on the race that you'd like to access the stream of.
Streams usually become available shortly before the event is due to start and they're available via the Unibet website as well as the App with all streams being of excellent quality.
Does Unibet Have An App In New Zealand?
The Unibet sports betting App is free to download and allows you to place bets, watch live events and much more on any mobile device. The App is fully optimised for mobile phones as well as tablets no matter whether they run on iOS or Android software.
The App has a very similar layout to the mobile website with navigation between sports, markets and events made easy using the main menu. It's one of the better bookmaker Apps out there and a must-have for anyone who uses Unibet regularly.
Deposit & Withdrawal Options For New Zealand
All deposits are free of charge at Unibet and withdrawals are processed quickly. You can usually receive the funds in your bank within a couple of days when withdrawing to a card and on the same day when using e-wallet withdrawals.
The following banking methods are accepted:
Unibet Responsible Gambling Measures For New Zealand
You'll find a link in the footer of the website to the Responsible Gaming section. Here, you'll have access to various account settings as well as information on staying in control of your betting.
Some of the responsible gambling measure available include:
Player Profile Questionnaire - A short 9-question multiple-choice questionnaire that can help determine if you may have a problem with gambling.
Deposit Limits - Stay in control of how much you bet by setting a limit on how much you can deposit every 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days. If you reach your limit, you will not be able to deposit anymore funds until the time period has elapsed.
Time Out/Self Exclusion - Customers can take a break from betting using their accounts for a period from 24 hours to 5 years. When set, you will not be able to log into your account until the set amount of time has passed.
Betfilter - A unique piece of software that was developed with help from Unibet's Responsible Gaming team that blocks both online gambling sites and gambling adverts on your device.
Gamban - Another price of software that blocks access to all gambling sites and apps on all of your devices for a period of 6 months up to 5 years.
Visiting the Help Centre displays various articles that contain answers to some of the most common customer problems. You'll also find contact information should you need to get in touch with a member of the support team.
Live Chat: Available via the Help Centre page
Telephone Number: 1300 246 673
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Unibet welcomes customers in over 100 different countries around the world, including New Zealand.
If you are accessing Unibet.com.au, the sign up offer you will receive will depend on what state you live in. After creating your account, head to the 'Promotions' page and the 'My Offers' section of your account to view the offers you are eligible for.