Unibet is one of the top 10 gaming operators in the world, with current concentrations in Europe and Scandinavia.
The company has been angling for a way to get into the growing US market. It will the first step when it launches its online sports betting in New Jersey.
Unibet is also looking to open online casino and poker operations in the US. However, Unibet plans to establish its online sportsbook first.
Unibet welcome offer and new player incentives
Bonuses for registering a new account are the industry standard.
In NJ’s competitive market, bonuses are now vital to drawing in new players.
It’s hard to predict what new bonuses Unibet will offer exactly. Being late to the game and as a lesser-known brand here in the US, we expect that its bonuses will be well worth your time.
Unibet Sportsbook bonus offer
Currently, Unibet’s European casino is offering a 100 percent match bonus. For example, if you deposit 50 euros, you get to play with 100 euros. You would need to wager a total of 300 euros within 30 days to earn a payout of the 50 euros bonus money.
Unibet also offers you the chance at a Bet and Get bonus. When you make a bet for 20 euros after opening a new account, you get two bets of 20 euros for free. Free bets will remain valid for seven days after they appear in your account.
If you’re thinking these bonuses sound a little light, you’re probably right. As an example, DraftKings is offering an account credit of up to $500 for new registrations. We expect that Unibet, recognizing the competitiveness of the market, will be forced to up its bonus game considerably.
We anticipate the registration process to be easy. In Europe, you only need to provide your name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth and gender. (This last bit of personal detail is likely to be left off the New Jersey registration.)
Lastly, pick a password and confirm which bonus you prefer. That’s it. Easy peasy.
If you are at least 21 years old, you can register for a new account with Unibet.
You need to be within the borders of New Jersey to place wagers. Unibet, therefore, must be able to track your location, so make sure your location settings are enabled. On the other hand, you can register for an account from anywhere.
According to New Jersey state law, individuals who could influence the outcome of a sporting event are not eligible to place sports wagers.
This typically refers to players, coaches, trainers and referees. If you take tickets at the Meadowlands or work in publicity for the New Jersey Devils, you are still eligible to register for an account and place bets.
Unibet offers no specific loyalty program to its European customers at this time. We find it highly likely that a future loyalty program will include wagers made through Unibet, depending on which its future casino and sportsbook partners will be.
Other available promotions
Since Unibet offers casino games in Europe as well as a large and diverse sportsbook, it often combines the two into other promotions and incentives.
On Tuesdays, after the Champions League and Europa League matches are finished, players are given 10 free gaming spins as part of the 5,000 euro Starburst Tournament.
Champions League and Europa League bets automatically get entries into the Football Jackpot prize draw, where you can win a guaranteed 25,000 euros.
You can win up to 50,000 euros with its Champions League predictor. There is also a weekly profit bonus related to wagering on darts, and you get 30 percent multipliers when you bet on any football matches.
Naturally, the bonuses offered in New Jersey will be far less focused on soccer and darts, and will probably feature American football as well as other sports currently in-season.
As you can see, Unibet is accustomed to offering several different kinds of incentives to keep you happy.
Unibet sportsbook deposits and withdrawals
Unibet’s ease of operation extends into the way it handles your deposits and withdrawals.
In New Jersey, you can deposit money into your new account by direct bank transfer, e-check, a personal or cashier’s check, PayPal or cash (using the PayNearMe machines that are available at 7-Eleven and CVS Pharmacy locations).
Unibet also accepts credit cards, of course. However, the credit card company may treat a deposit with an online gaming company as a cash advance, and therefore attach cash-advance fees.
If you used PayPal to make your deposit, you could also use PayPal for withdrawals.
You can have an e-check deposited into your bank account or have Unibet send you a check in the mail. This final option can take between five and seven business days to process.
Unibet sportsbook wager types
For being new to the market, we expect Unibet to cover the spectrum of available wagers when it finally goes live.
You will be able to bet on football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, boxing, golf and mixed martial arts (MMA). Since Unibet’s background is European, you will also be able to bet on darts, rugby union, cricket, Aussie rules football and cycling.
As for the types of wagers available, you will be able to bet on:
- Game props
- Player and team props
- Point spreads
Unibet will also offer in-play wagering, as you would expect from a new sportsbook.
In-play wagering allows you to place a bet on a sporting event that is already in progress. You can place bets on small outcomes inside the event — like point-by-point wagering for tennis — or you can place bets on the outcome, based on updated and changing odds defined by the current score of the contest.
In-play wagering also offers second-chance multipliers, multiple halftime totals and the means of paying your way out of a current bet so you can make a new one.
Unibet will have a fully integrated mobile sportsbook app (available for iOS and Android) that allows you to have direct access to your account, regardless of where you are.
You will also notice the app layout is nearly identical to the website. So, no matter which method you use to connect to Unibet, the experience will be the same.
It is also possible to use mobile access exclusively if you’d prefer. You can register for a new account directly through the app. Also, you can make all deposits and withdrawals from the convenience of your mobile device.
Keep in mind that to place bets via your mobile device, you will need to have location services activated. Geolocation technology must verify that you are in New Jersey before you can place any wagers.
As with the website, you can do everything else, including make deposits and withdrawals, from any location in the world.