Unibet is one of a number of UK based online bookmakers to recently invest in the Australian industry. In 2012, Unibet Group plc bought out the Betchoice business run by Sydney bookmakers Colin Tidy and Mark Morrissey. Unibet Australia is licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Government and operates out of Sydney. Whilst the international investment may be seen as further divestment of an Australian owned bookmaker, the takeover has resulted in a boon for sports wagering enthusiasts as Unibet Australia delivers far better value to punters than the former Betchoice brand.
Unibet.com.au delivers enormous value to new and existing members. For starters there is their deposit bonus bet for eligible members, whilst it does come with its restrictions, it’s still a generous and competitive offer. The Free Bet Deals team is more impressed with the promotions that follow the sign up inducement. The racing bet types offered by Unibet are competitive with the majority of online betting agencies, but are not the very best in the industry. Their best value bet type is Top Fluctuation. Overall, Unibet can offer new members a really good value online bookmaking service on a visually impressive and highly functional betting platform that rivals betting heavyweight Bet365.
Unibet owners entitlements
Put simply, Unibet offers the most valuable owners bonus scheme in the Australian industry. They will pay registered owners a 15% boost on top of their winnings if their horse salutes. It outstrips the program offered by bookmaker Palmerbet. Owners can call Unibet on 13 78 68 to register their horse or horses. Once registered, any bets placed on the horse will be entitled to the 15% bonus up to a maximum of $3,000.
A review of Unibet’s bet types
Like most bookies operating in Australia, Unibet offers the Top Fluc bet type. It’s their flagship racing product and whilst it’s not as valuable as the Best of the Best, it is competitive. They also offer Best Tote which pays the highest dividend declared by the 3 national. These are the two best horse racing products that they offer.
Protest Payout on horse racing
It’s worthwhile to mention that Unibet offers its members the Protest Payout promotion. It applies to all horse races in Australia. If the horse wins, but subsequently loses the race on protest, Unibet will still payout the winning dividend. The product first offered by Sportsbet is now commonly offered by most bookies but it’s still nice to have it there all the same.
The Unibet App
Unibet provides 3 different apps for use by their members. The first provides a gateway to the Unibet website, where everything is streamlined to provide users with a fast, secure and reliable betting platform. They also offer a live score App for tennis betting, and an App for football matches and events. Both of these applications are handy just to keep up to date with the latest scores and news.
As a relatively new entrant to the ever expanding Australian market, Unibet offers services and promotions that make it a valuable addition to any punters portfolio of bookmakers. Their real strong point is the promotions that they consistently offer members. Many are straight cash-back offers which are very rare. Their deposit bonus and betting products are also competitive. With the backing of the NASDAQ OMX listed Unibet Group plc, Unibet Australia is set to continue to offer a highly professional and valuable service to Australian customers.