Unibet Casino & Sportsbook Review

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.

Payment Options

  • ACH Transfer
  • Play+
  • PayNearMe
  • Bank Transfer
  • PayPal
  • VISA
  • MasterCard

Overview

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.

Registration

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:

  1. Input email and password
  2. Name, your gender and your date of birth
  3. Address, best contact number, security question, bonus code and agree to the terms of service

Software

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.

Casino User Experience

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!

Mobile Casino Site and App

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.

Sportsbook Desktop & Mobile Experience

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.

Game Options

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.

Sports and Markets Available at Unibet

Unibet has a wide array of sports markets available including but not limited to:

Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Markets
  • Futures (betting on events happening at later dates)
  • Moneylines (betting on teams to win outright)
  • Totals (betting on whether a point total will go over or under)
  • Spread (amount of points subtracted or added to teams to balance the game)
  • Props (bets on things involving the game outside of the final result)
  • Teasers (manipulating spreads while impacting odds)
  • Parlays (betting on numerous games on one betslip)

Betting Lines

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.

Betting Features

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.

Casino Bonuses and Promotions

Unibet has two welcome offers and an additional two promotions for players to take advantage of.

  • Signup Offer: Upon signing up for Unibet, input the promo code “UNIBET25” and receive a free $10
  • Deposit Offer: After signing up, be sure to use the promo code “100UNIBET” to get a 100 percent match up to $500. Do note, though, that you have 30 days to spend the bonus money before it expires and that this requires a 20x playthrough on slots and 100x on table games before withdrawing the bonus money. This means that if you deposit $200; you must bet at least $4,000 before you’re able to withdraw from that pool of money
  • Game of the Week: This is a revolving game on a weekly basis where you’ll get a bonus $25 from spending $100 on that respective game
  • Weekend Players Club: Like the Game of the Week, there is a revolving promo code for this one. However, it’s along the same lines in terms of spending $100 and getting $25 bonus

Unibet Sportsbook Welcome Bonus

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.

Banking and Support

Deposit Methods

  • Visa/MasterCard
  • ACH/E-check
  • PayNearMe
  • PayPal
  • PlayPlus
  • Cash cage

Withdrawal Methods

  • Personal Bank Account
  • PayPal

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.

FAQ

Is Sports betting with Unibet legal in New Jersey?

Yes.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in New Jersey?

No. Unless the sportsbook is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, it is illegal.

What is the legal age to gamble in New Jersey?

21.

Do I have to live in New Jersey to bet online?

No. However, you must be in the confines of the state when making wagers.

Further Information

Website Address:

https://nj.unibet.com/

Support and Contact Information:

support@nj.unibet.com

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Contributors

Lou Monaco

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