Unibet – A safe Online Casino
A review of a gambling website such as unibet.com is not something you see every day in India. It is not your regular food or travel blog you read on Instagram or Facebook.
I, like many of you, was not aware of the existence of these websites, but they do exist and they are thriving.
You never know, your friend sitting beside you might be a member with them and earning a lot!
I actually lost track of time playing at Unibet and writing this casino review.
Hence it is quite long as you can see. If you wish to skip down to know something more specific like payment options, refer to the table of contents and click to visit the section.
Unibet has entered India and is here to stay
Unibet, strictly licensed, follows a unique style of gameplay catering to Indian audience by adding Indian Rupee as a supported currency. The company strongly emphasises on the gambling laws and responsible gambling in each country they operate in.
On the website, you will find the option to bet on anything from poker, to rummy, to slots. They also provide the option on betting on sports, IPL, Football, NBA, you name it and it’s in front of you! Hence why Unibet already is considered one of the best online casinos in India.
The company is headquartered in Malta and has been a sponsor for the famous Aston Villa Football Club, official betting partner of Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and recently, the official sponsor of the International Handball Federation.
Is it Safe to Bet on Unibet?
Unibet is owned and operated by the Kindred Group and is among the largest online gambling website with over 11 million users and established in over 100 countries. The website has been licensed by the prestigious Malta Gaming Authority(MGA) which has been among the most trusted licensing regulatory bodies in the world. This allows you to just visit Unibet.com and play at your heart’s content. Interestingly, they’ve also partnered with Authentic Gaming.
Another license Unibet has is the UK Gambling Commission which allows players only from the European Union to bet on Unibet.
Trust builds relationships, right?
Starting out at early in 1999, Unibet has been making its mark in the industry for 20 years just like MakeMyTrip in India.
In 2017, Unibet recorded 751,400,000 GBP. Arguably, Unibet has been among the top gambling websites sporting state-of-art gameplay, a mobile app for all their website games along with several offers with top-notch SSL encryption to increase security for their customers and payments.
In a country where awards matter quite a lot, Unibet boasts of receiving several awards in the field of game innovation, gameplay and operating from 2014 to 2016.
On Quora, Unibet has been considered as among the top 5 gambling operators all over the world. Most reviews mention the popularity of markets for sports betting on Unibet.
Unibet Bonuses and Welcome Offer
Unibet offers a wide range of welcome bonuses on your first deposit to play any of the games on the site. I will categorise the bonuses into different bonus sections so that you can understand it better.
Having an account Neteller or other e-wallets will help you manage your payments and transactions, however, debit or credit card payments are allowed as well without any charging fees.
Unibet Casino Bonus
Do you remember the famous dialogue of Clint Eastwood from Dirty Harry?
“Do you feel lucky, Punk?”
If you do, here’s your chance to earn more by depositing €100 from your account. By doing so, Unibet will give you the same amount as bonus money to play more than 600 casino games on the website and on mobile.
Increase your odds of winning by betting on slots machine, arcade games, video poker, and bingo! These bonuses are definitely worth a ‘spin’.
If you think you are smart, Unibet is smarter. The money they offer you a bonus cannot be withdrawn immediately after receiving them. You can play your bonuses and give your luck a shot!
Here are a few terms and conditions on your bonus offers:
- Once you deposit €100, Unibet will give you the same €100 in bonus money.
- However, the maximum bonus you receive is €100. If you deposit €20, Unibet gives you a bonus €20.
- For casinos, arcade games and video slots, before you can withdraw the funds, you will need to bet your initial deposit x 25. This (x 25) is the rollover requirement for these games charged by Unibet.
- This means, if you bet €10 of your bonus money, you will have to bet 25 x €10 = €250 at these games.
- Similarly, for live casinos, you will be betting your bonus x 35. For Bingo, it will be bonus x 4. Slot games have a rollover rate of 100%.
- For more insight, you should take a look at the terms and conditions by visiting the promotions page of Unibet.
Unibet Poker Bonus
Think you can bluff your way through the table?
Poker at Unibet just got interesting with a number of welcome offers on joining. Get €200 playthrough bonus along with €20 worth of Poker tickets. Not just that, you also get entry to 4 weekly Welcome Freerolls worth €500 each.
All of these offers can be yours to seize with a deposit of just a minimum price of €10!
Just like the other offers on Unibet, the poker bonus comes with a set of rules and regulations. (But come on, what doesn’t).
The first set of conditions are:
- You must be 18 years old. (Do not fake your way through, being smart is what Unibet is good at).
- The offer will be for new customers only and available once per account.
€8 Cash Game Ticket and €4 Unibet Open Tickets
- The poker tickets worth €20 come with a split of 1 x €8 cash game ticket and 3 x €4 Unibet Open tournament tickets.
- For the cash game ticket, the minimum playthrough requirement is 500 flops seen.
- This means you would have to play 500 games without folding until the flop.
- These tickets cannot be exchanged for other tickets or be combined with cash.
- It is strongly advised that you visit the promotions page to check the terms and conditions.
- The 3 open tickets expire after 7 days and are credited after your first deposit.
€200 Play-Through Bonus and €500 Welcome Free-Roll Tickets
Before reading through, there is one thing you should know about is the rake. Rake is a commission fee taken by the cardroom, who operates the game.
- A minimum deposit of €10 is required to activate the bonus.
- You will receive your bonus in increments and will be automatically credited to your balance once cleared. (How cool is that?).
- Your bonus money will be released according to this table:
|€ 2||1||€ 1|
|€ 10||2||€ 4|
|€ 50||3||€ 215|
|€ 150||4||€ 40|
|€ 588||5||€ 140|
- Coming to the free-roll tickets, you will get them when you create your first identity on the poker table.
- These Welcome Free-Rolls are weekly and start on every Sunday and expire after 35 days.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Time is money, but that is not the case for the world of gambling. Money is money. However, the time taken by you to make money deposits and withdrawals is an integral aspect of Unibet.
Before you make any payments, you will need to submit a valid ID containing a proof of age to Unibet. In this case, time is money as you will have to wait a minimum of 3 days for those documents to get verified In my opinion, 72 hours for document verification is a little too long as opposed to other websites.
I have been using various payment options for various websites. Here I would like to let you know the options for payments. I would not recommend a bank transfer option as clearing your transaction takes up to 10 days.
Payment through e-wallets is a better option as per my experience as it reflects instantly.
- You can make deposits of any amount ranging from ₹100 to ₹10 lakh from E-wallet options such as Ecopayz, Skrill, Neteller or POLi.
- I used my debit card to make my Unibet deposit with no fee involved through PayPal. However, the minimum deposit should be ₹750 ranging to ₹10 lakh. You can use your credit card too.
- The charges or commission will be mentioned (if any) while making the deposit. However, your bank might charge a fee for transactions made.
- I checked if Unibet accepts Bitcoin as currency, but it does not.
According to what I have seen, you have to present certain documents which are accepted by them as ID proof as well as address proof.
- Unibet withdrawals can be made through the same E-wallets as well as from your credit card or debit card via PayPal.
- The minimum amount withdrawn can be from ₹1000 to ₹10 lakh. However, for withdrawals of larger amounts.
- Duration of withdrawals takes between 3 days to 10 days if it is a bank transfer.
- For withdrawals processed before 3:30 p.m. (AEST), which is 1:00 a.m. (IST), the money will reflect in your bank the next morning. This is applicable for Monday to Friday.
- For the withdrawals processed between 3:30 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 p.m. on Monday (AEST), your bank account will be credited on Tuesday.
- Withdrawals cannot be made in another person’s name.
For more information, you can take a look at the withdrawals and deposit page at Unibet.
Unibet Loyalty Programs
Fast Poker Loyalty Program
I have been a Loyalty member at this program on Unibet since quite a while now and the scope of winning is HUGE!
Do you want to be the next poker star of the country? Do you think you have the skill to play continuously even if you lose?
Here’s your chance to prove it with the Unibet Fast Poker Loyalty Program which helps you get a rake back of 29%. By earning a certain number of fast poker points, Unibet will deposit a certain amount of money to your account.
You can reap the benefits depending on how well you play your hands!
- This loyalty program is based on your gameplay. The more games you play, the more rake is earned by Unibet. The more rake generated, the more points you get.
- For every €1 generated in rake, you get 10 fast poker points. The loyalty program is like driving your Maruti Baleno. It is divided into 5 gears depending on the points you have. Just like that sweet sound of the gear shift of your car, the more points you get, the more money you make.
- The points or the money made is not transferable to any other loyalty program on Unibet.
- This offer will be valid for the players who play real money at the fast poker table.
Remember playing Bingo with all your friends in your house or your building terrace?
Bingo then, was just for fun and if you were any good, you can now put your skill to good use with the Unibet Bingo Loyalty Program.
How to Play?
By joining the program and playing Bingo and other games, you get your own loyalty meter which will fill up.
Once the meter is full, you get to the next level which also means, WAIT FOR IT..
You get a spin on the Loyalty wheel! This wheel is fun as it guarantees a win. Once you go across the levels, the value of your rewards increase and you can win mini game free spins, vouchers, and cash!. Unibet also offers electronic gadgets and trips as prizes during promotions.
So what are you waiting for? A game usually played for fun can now be your shot at winning big money!
I strongly emphasise on going through the terms and conditions.
- With the program, the loyalty vouchers you get will be used first before cash.
- To use the voucher, you will have to bet 4x the initial bet amount. It is the rollover requirement.
- The voucher will expire within 30 days if in a queue and within 7 days when in use.
Casino Games at Unibet
Ask and You Shall Receive is how Unibet Casino operates.
From Money Wheel, Slot machines, Rummy, Roulette, you name it, and Unibet offers it. The Unibet casino is fully equipped with all types of games with big winnings. You can try your luck at a daily jackpot or hit the live roulette tables to win big.
You do not have to always GO BIG at the casino games at Unibet, and you definitely do not have to GO HOME!.
If you have visited a casino before anywhere in the world, even in India, you would know how slots are big money winners. Yes, I am talking about the time you went to Goa, and tried your luck at slots, because I did.
Unibet offers more than 600 online slots on their website to choose from. This easily increases your chances of winning money.
- Most of the slot games are by leading providers like NetEnt and Play’n GO.
- Unibet provides you with various slot machine games such as Dead or Alive, Book of Dead, etc. However, some of the slots are not available for India.
- To offer you a chance to win big, Unibet also offers several Jackpot slots where you have a chance of winning more than €6000.
Table and Video Poker
- Unibet offers many poker and table games under the section of casino games such as Poker Dice, Joker Poker, Oasis Poker, etc.
- It must be noted that there are quite a few games which are not available for India.
Unibet Live Casino
The purpose of these live games is to provide you with the environment of a casino to your home with live dealers.
Plus, the games are aired live from one studio as you can see other dealers in the background.
- The live casino holds different variations such as Caribbean Stud Poker, Lightning Roulette, Infinite Blackjack and much more.
- The minimum and maximum bet depend on the game and the variation of the game you choose to play.
- Blackjack minimum and maximum bet is €1 – €5000.
- Infinite Blackjack minimum and maximum bet is €1 – €10,000.
- Roulette Lobby minimum and maximum bet is €0.10 – €200,000.
The live casino games are available on the mobile app as well. My friends in the UK boast about their winnings whereas I couldn’t find it in the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. The mobile app of Unibet for live casino is not present in India.
I have made several offline bets with my friends on Basketball and Cricket. However, online sports betting has been prevalent all over the world, including India. In the country, people usually bet on horses, cricket, etc.
What if you had a one-stop website to place bets on several sports and matches at once. Unibet sportsbook provides you with just the thing. Bet on Cricket, Football, Rugby, Basketball, Tennis, etc. You can also bet on Water Polo. Now isn’t that something?
- Live streaming of matches.
- Free bets and boost in profits.
- In-Play betting.
- Build your own bet.
- Live statistics of the game.
- No minimum or maximum wages from what I have seen.
- If you find any, let me know.
Being a sports fan, it is important to maintain integrity in any sport you love hence Unibet maintains a strong regulation body for all kind of betting. Visit their sportsbook page to take a look at the terms and conditions.
Poker almost seems like the Holy Grail on Unibet.
Unibet offers tutorial videos for the people who wish to learn the game and also download the desktop version of the game on your PC or your MAC. You can literally play Poker just like Counter-Strike or Road Rash and earn money out of it, cool right?
Enter tournaments, put in an alias and up your game by creating your own avatar and participate in open challenges held on the website. Poker is also available as an app but from what I have checked, it is not available in India.
Make the most of the promotions offered on the website with sweet offer deals, specialised poker tournaments, and events. You get access to exclusive promotions on Unibet.
- The UNIBET OPEN. It is like the grand slam of poker where you get to enter a number of an exclusive poker tournament for a winner title. Also, did I mention DOLLARS? A lot of DOLLARS.
- Participate at the Poker Bootcamp spread through 2 months and 4 camps for a payday of €40,000. You should check the terms and conditions for this feature at Unibet.
Could you ever imagine a game you and I played as a pass time in the early 2000s would be a major gambling sport now with jackpots worth Rs.6 crore? I bet not.
But yes, that is the scope of Bingo on Unibet where you have access to 12 free games every day and 14-day free access to the Centre Court which is the game room for new players.
Moreover, if you play a game of €15 today, you can get an entry to the Grand Slam. There are mainly 5 game rooms which are the Centre Court, The Arena, The Pitch, The Podium and an All-Star event.
Each game room boasts of a variable prize pool. Now, I just checked it, the prize pool for The Arena is at Rs.15,000. You can also play the €5,000 Bingo game on the last Saturday of each month.
Visit the page of Bingo on Unibet and it will ask you your chat name and preferred number ball. Enter the details and you can stand to earn a large sum of money every day.
Unibet Mobile App
Unibet has a dedicated mobile app which is unfortunately not available in India.
However, you can get access to the mobile site of the gaming platform and play all the games available. The mobile website is programmed in a way to perform and work in the same way as you see on your desktop or laptop. This makes it easier for you to play all the mobile games available on the go. All you need is a stable 4G internet connection, preferably from Jio or Airtel.
Given how extensive the website is, it loads surprisingly quickly and the templates and rolling offer pages you see on the mobile site is exactly how it is on the laptop.
As a first time visitor to Unibet, I was rather disappointed with the customer support. I remember having an issue to which I contacted the customer support. I waited for quite a while before they addressed the concern and moreover, the issue was not solved.
Another disadvantage of the customer support is that there is no direct link. You will have to click on ‘Get Help’ which redirects you to a different page. After which you have to click on one of the FAQs which contains an option of ‘Live Chat’. Even during chatting, there were some glitches.
This is an important aspect in which the website will need to work on and in the immediate future.
The live chat of Unibet is available 24/7 or you can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top 5 reasons to play at Unibet
Here are the top reasons to play at Unibet
- Extensive website with 20 years of experience in the industry.
- Several options for casino games
- Detailed offers and options for Poker and Bingo
- An amazing experience of sportsbook betting
- Live streaming and in-play betting options.
Unibet also enforces the idea of responsible gambling as they understand the ills of the industry as well. It is not all just an effort to make money. There should also be regulations and control which they emphasise on greatly. You should read the section of responsible gambling which is titled appropriately as ‘When to Stop’.