Whether you’re a new or experienced online casino player, Unibet has created a great atmosphere for new players during their soft launch period. Having experience in the industry for nearly three decades, Unibet’s growing brand should soon become a favorite for New Jersey gamblers.
Launching on September 10, 2019, Unibet, along with Kindred Group, added an online sportsbook to its portfolio, in addition to an online casino.
Unibet has been a prominent presence in the European market for multiple decades, but following PASPA being overturned, Unibet headed this way and linked up with Hard Rock as its brick-and-mortar counterpart.
Licensed and regulated in the state of New Jersey via the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, we’ll take some time to explore the product.
With their roots tracing all the back the early 1990s in Sweden, Unibet has become a global brand under the Kindred Group. Purchased from college student Anders Strom in 1997, Unibet and the Kindred Group are said to have 25 million players world-wide.
Now, partnering with the Hard Rock Casino in New Jersey, Unibet has an online platform to showcase their brand and products to the Garden State. Launching in mid-2019 and licensed in New Jersey, the site is still in its soft launch period, and they’ve an adequate amount to attract the attention of online casino players. Let’s check it out.
Broken down into three steps, the registration process is all on one page at Unibet. Here are the different steps. This takes literally one minute to complete and you can get on your way and start playing:
In addition to their partnership with Hard Rock, Unibet has enlisted some of the best in the business when it comes to gaming software. With companies such as IGT, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming and Microgaming in the fold, Unibet’s 240+ games are run by some of the very best.
The experience on Unibet conjures up one word: comfortable. This is an extremely relaxed and laid back site. The green coloring is inviting and everything is laid out well, including the slideshow of ads along the top of the page. At the bottom of the screen, there is a “Support” button which is instant access to FAQs and can lead to Live Chat if needed.
On the mobile version, there are less games available, but again, this is all still a work in progress, especially for this brand — don’t expect everything immediately!
Being strictly an online outlet, Unibet has almost everything they need to compete. The one major thing they need to address (which you can confidently assume they will) is adding an iOS app. This is a huge chunk of a potential player base. However, for Android users, there are detailed instructions for how to download, as Google Play has policies against casino apps.
Unibet has its product on desktop, Android, iOS and on mobile web browsers.
At the top of the page, there is a search bar. This allows you to search through different sports and teams you may be interested in betting on. Near the search bar there is also links to go between the sportsbook, casino, a getting started page and a page to the current promotional offerings. To the left side of the screen, this is where the different sports are shown. As soon as you click on a sport, the different games for that respective sport populate in the middle of the screen with odds displayed for moneyline, spread and totals. There is also, at the bottom of the game selections, a drop-down menu where you can change how you want your odds to be displayed.
As you can continue down the page, you’ll notice that there is a direct link to the live chat support in the lower right-hand corner.
Moving on to the mobile app, there really isn’t much different here outside of the sports that are displayed on the left side are in a drop-down, collapsible menu in the upper left-hand corner of the app.
While it may not be the largest list of games to choose from, they still have over 240 items to choose from. There are close to 240 online slots, which include popular titles such as Aladdin’s Legacy.
When it comes to table games, Unibet currently has eight titles, including American Roulette, Blackjack, Multihand Blackjack Pro, Singlehand Blackjack Pro, French Roulette, Roulette Advance, Roulette Master and Three Card Poker. This is far less than some major competitors, but considering Unibet has only just launched its online casino in the United States, this is a welcomed start.
Unibet has a wide array of sports markets available including but not limited to:Sports
Unibet’s betting lines are definitely industry standard. Looking at top competitors such as DraftKings, FOX Bet and FanDuel, Unibet is essentially the same thing. There are no over-inflated odds at Unibet.
Unibet does offer Live Betting. This allows players to bet on games that are in progress. The odds do change rapidly as the game unfolds and will differ from the pregame odds. One tip we would offer if betting on games during commercial breaks. Unless there is an injury or something like that to a key player, the odds will usually be stabilized for a couple of minutes and you can wager that way. Again, though, if it’s a football game or a baseball game, the game can be changed very quickly with a long touchdown or a grand slam, so make your decision fast!
There is also a cash out option where you can abandon a bet prematurely if it is not going as originally intended. Simply go to the bet you have placed and there will be a cash out option. You can leave the bet, getting back a small percentage of your original money, but live to bet another day.
Unibet has two welcome offers and an additional two promotions for players to take advantage of.
There is a two-part welcome bonus at Unibet.
First, just for signing up, you will receive three $10 free bets in your betslip, which can be used at any time.
Secondly, there is a risk-free bet up to $600. Meaning, you can deposit and wager any amount up to $600 and if you lose, you will get your money back. If you win, this is a win-win proposition.
Risk-free bets are great for lesser-known entities and we approve of this bonus offer as sometimes new players may not want to make the commitment of putting their money into a sportsbook they are not familiar with. But with a risk-free bet, they have nothing to lose as they can either stay and play if they win, or take their money and run if they lose. It’s perfect.
Having PayPal is arguably the top feature beyond the actual gaming Unibet has. Additionally, players may set limits for themselves as part of the Responsible Gaming push they have. For additional details for specifics on deposits and withdrawals, you can contact Unibet’s 24/7 Live Chat, or contact them via email or phone from 9am-11pm, Monday-Sunday.
No. Unless the sportsbook is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, it is illegal.
No. However, you must be in the confines of the state when making wagers.