NetBet are a well-established bookmaker that have been in operation since 2001. The company have flown a little under the radar compared with the majority of bookmakers, but they do offer a fantastic overall sportsbook and casino experience for their users.
It’s going to be an ideal match for anyone looking to get away from some of the more mainstream bookmakers and try something new, especially if you’re looking for less common features – such as e-sports betting or the ability to deposit using bitcoin.
NetBet are based out of Malta and are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission who are renowned as one of the highest rated regulators in the gambling industry. Whilst sports betting is definitely the companies highlight, they do entertain both online casino and poker rooms, which are of an equally high standard.
Sports Betting at Net Bet
As mentioned the companies main selling point is their sportsbook and it’s here where you are going to find the majority of their players sign up. It could be argued that NetBet aren’t as high profiled as some of their competitors such as Paddy Power and bet365, and to be fair, this argument would be fair. But, the company offer a load of betting markets and are really competitive with their pricing structure, of which we will talk about more throughout this review.
You’re going to be able to access the bookmaker via your mobile device as well, which means betting on the go is on offer. The app will need to downloaded via the App Store for iOS products and also via their website for Android users. Interestingly, you can also download their betting app direct from the Amazon store, which we think might be a first for a sportsbook, or at least very rare.
Sport Welcome Bonus
When you sign up for a new account at NetBet you’re going to be able to claim a 50% bonus on your opening deposit worth up to £50. Once you have registered your account you will need to enter the bonus code ‘WELCOME50’ and then from there wager through your full deposit amount once. Your bets for the clearing terms must be made at odds of 1.60 or greater and you can use as many bets as you wish to reach this mark.
Once the bonus hits your account you will be able to use this money on any market that you wish. It’s worth noting that any winnings coming from the bonus money will not include the original stake back.
Odds and Markets
The pricing structure at NetBet is about average for a bookmaker of their size. What we mean by this is that they aren’t going to be best priced for a lot of markets, but then again they wont be the worst price. To call them middle of the road seems a little unfair as their pricing structure is stronger than that, but you hopefully get our drift.
What we will say about their pricing is that it’s greatly improved over the last couple of years. NetBet still aren’t that big a brand in the industry, yet they have been online for about the same amount of time as bookmakers such as bet365 and Betfair, with one of the reasons behind their limited success being that of their odds pricing. These days though, as mentioned, things are much brighter for NetBet and they will be a solid addition for pretty much any bettor wanting to give them a try.
The range of sports and markets on offer is excellent. They cover all the major dedicated sports such as football, horse racing, cricket and tennis, whilst also covering a good range of less popular betting sports such as snooker, badminton, water polo and handball.
The live betting section is probably the bookmaker’s strongest feature and the whole area is a real joy to use. First of all the layout and design of the in-play markets are super easy to find and then distinguish against the live scores and the betting markets on offer. The main page will give you a quick overlay of what’s currently going on, whilst clicking on each game will let you dig a little deeper into the event.
We were massively impressed at the number of sports that the in-play section covers. Sports like football and tennis are obvious additions, but the likes of volleyball, futsal and handball were not expected, but mightily pleasing that they were included.
The cash out feature that’s taken the industry by storm over the last 12 months or so is an area that NetBet was keen to tap into. Their version of cash out works really well with their mobile app as well and allows punters to settle their bets before that final whistle gets blown.
NetBet are also interestingly one of the leading bookmakers for e-sports. For those of you who don’t know, e-sports is actually betting markets for online gaming, such as FIFA, Call of Duty and similar titles. It’s an area of the betting industry that not a lot of bookmakers have tapped into yet, so kudos to Net Bet for doing so.
At NetBet you will be able to access their acca boost promotion. This essentially allows you to get a bonus boost on all accumulator bets placed across their sportsbook. The bonus will start at 5% for 3 selections and work its way up to 50% for winning 13+ selections. The sports that are included for this promotion are football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey and baseball.
You will also be able to grab another bonus when you place your first bet on the NetBet mobile betting app. They will match your first bet of up to £10 with the equivalent in bonus money on all bets made at odds of 1.60 or greater. The bonus will need to be played though 8 times before being able to withdraw.
Casino Games at Net Bet
The casino section is arguably not what NetBet are best known for, but the improvements that they have started to make are slowly changing this opinion. The company have managed to include a more than adequate online casino and when you start reading more about what’s on offer below, you will see that its more than capable of standing toe to toe with some of the best.
Casino Welcome Bonus
Upon registering a new account you’re going to be able to claim a welcome bonus that’s worth up to £200. The bonus will be a 100% match of your opening deposit and it’s worth noting at this point that any deposits that are made by either Skrill or Neteller wont be eligible to claim this promotion.
You will need to wager through the full bonus amount 30 times before being able to withdraw, which doesn’t include your deposit amount, working out great for you guys. The bonus will need to be cleared within 30 days of it being activated to your account and any bonus remaining after this time will become void.
Software and Games
NetBet use a multitude of software providers for their casino games, which include Microgaming, NetEnt, IGT, NextGen, Quickspin, WMS, Playson and many others. This may seem like a huge amount, and to be honest it is, but the company don’t take all the games from each provider, allowing them to pick and choose the games that they think will work best for their players.
You’re going to be getting access to over 200 slots to play from, which is a great amount. The only downside to this part of the casino is that they lack a number of branded games, which have been proven to be the most popular for just about all other online casinos. They do make up for this in terms of the table games that they offer and also the progressive jackpot games, of which there are over 20 titles, often with prize pools exceeding the £1million mark.
Mobile Casino Games
The mobile casino can be accessed by simply scanning the QR code from the NetBet desktop site. Alternatively, you can just visit the casino from your smartphones browser if you find that to be easier and then you will be in. What we will say immediately is that not all of the casinos games are on the mobile version, which is to be expected given the number of software providers that they use. However, the majority of their higher profile games are and you’re never going to be feeling like you’ve been left short with what’s on offer.
NetBet often run weekly cashback promotions where the more that you play the more of your loses from that week you can earn back. It starts from 1 day earning 5% up to £10 and if you work through to all 7 days you will be able to claim 45% of your loses worth up to £500.
It’s worth mentioning that there are dozens of time sensitive offers running and changing with each week. It’s pointless naming the ones this week as they will be different next week, but you can expect things like reload bonuses, cash drops, happy hour, tournament nights and slots of the week. Keep an eye on the promotions page to stay right up to date with what’s going on.
NetBet have included a very cool online poker room that is running of the PlayTech network. You are able to download the poker room straight to your mobile or tablet device if you wish and from there you’ll get access to one of the most exciting new poker networks in the industry. On top of that, a new account with poker room will be able to grab a 200% welcome bonus, which is worth a whooping £1,000.
You will be able to deposit and withdraw with a large number of payment methods at Net Bet, which include Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Giro Pay, Bank Wire, Neteller, Bitcoin, Paysafecard, Web Money and a number of other e-wallets. Deposit times are all instant and all free of charge within minimum amounts starting from just £10.
Withdrawals can be made with Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, Bank Transfer, WebMoney, Qiwi and Moneta. All withdrawals are again completely free and will take between 2 and 12 days to complete. There are no maximum limits as to the amount you may withdraw.
You can contact NetBet using any of the following methods:
- Phone: 0044 203 608 6024
- Email: Form via website
- Live chat: Accessible via website
- Address: Cosmo Gaming Company Limited, 209, Marina Street, Pieta PTA 9041, Malta