Long popular in Europe, Unibet crossed the pond and landed in the United States, first in New Jersey and soon after with a retail partnership at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania. Unibet launched an online book in Pennsylvania in November 2019.
To gain the attention of the market in the Keystone State, Unibet continues to offer a free $20 (two free $10 bets) on sign-up and a $250 risk-free wager on potential bettors’ first deposit.
Unibet doesn’t offer a VIP or loyalty program but does routinely offer rotating money savings and promotions such as weekly parlays and daily odds and profit boosts.
The choice of sports to bet on goes way beyond professional and collegiate U.S. options, including golf, tennis, Canadian football, MMA and boxing, NASCAR, Premier and other European soccer leagues such as La Liga, and more.
Both the desktop and mobile sites offer live streaming of select games which gives bettors the opportunity to track their live in-game bets and perhaps take advantage of the cash-out option if things are going south.
Live in-game betting prominent on site
Live streaming of select games
Overwhelming number of wagers available
Simple display puts emphasis on bets not beauty
App for iOS not available as yet in Pennsylvania (web browser workaround is available)
No VIP rewards program
DEPOSIT & WITHDRAWAL METHODS
Deposit options are many including Visa/Mastercard, ACH (eCheck), PayPal, PayNearMe, online bank transfer, Cash at Mohegan Sun cage or Unibet Play+ Prepaid Card
The withdrawal options are: PayPal, Online bank transfer, cash at Mohegan Sun cage or Unibet Prepaid Play+ Card
MOBILE INTERFACE ****
The interface on Unibet is clean and uncluttered and very green. The desktop displays info in three columns, showing sports and leagues on the left, specific games in the middle, and bets to the right. The mobile setup utilizes separate screens but is easy to navigate.
DEPOSIT METHODS *****
The site offers several ways to fund and withdraw from user accounts using Visa/Mastercard, online bank transfer, Pay Near Me, PayPal, ACH (eCheck), in person at the Cash at Mohegan Sun cage, and Unibet Prepaid Play+ Card.
EASE OF DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS ****
Depositing and withdrawals are as uncluttered as the site and apps interface. And per usually, deposits happen almost instantly and withdrawal timing depends on which option you choose. Cash at cage and Unibet Prepaid Play+ Card are the quickest, followed by PayPal with checks taking possibly 10-14 days. The online cashier was easy to use.
SAFETY AND SECURITY ****
Not only does FanDuel use SSL encryption to protect bettors’ personal information, the site monitors and informs the user if it detects suspicious activity.
CUSTOMER SERVICE *****
Have problems? With customers on both sides of the pond, Unibet offers 24/7 customer service. A live chat connects you to a representative almost immediately with email taking a tad longer.
USER EXPERIENCE *****
The site with its intuitive and very clean design makes for a quick and easy navigation for bettors.
Unibet wants a firm foothold in the U.S. and is working to make it happen by taking the tortoise route rather than the hare. A steady progress with support from years of experience abroad should keep customers satisfied and coming back.
QUICK PENNSYLVANIA FACTS
Bettors must be 21 years old
No bets on eSports
Wagers are only taken on sports – no Oscar or election bets, etc., are offered