With the website still being essentially incomplete at time of writing the main interface does seems somewhat sparse, but it can be expected to fill out over the coming months and is well laid out with the content that it does have at this stage.
With only football (and occasionally darts) on offer at this point, users are immediately greeted with a list of some of the world’s best known leagues and competitions. Underneath a list of upcoming games are featured, while the sidebar offers quick access to the events on offer.
It’s easy to navigate and just about as simply laid out as it could be, but it does bring to mind the slight concern it could become quite busy and cluttered when the company starts introducing additional sports (especially if its range stretches to be as extensive as other sites).
As mentioned, at the present time betting opportunities are mostly limited to just the biggest footballing competitions, though some darts matches were introduced during the 2018 World Championships.
Once within a market, the innovation behind the website’s key selling point is finally revealed. The bet slip, for one, doesn’t really exist. Or that is to say that instead of adding anything to a permanent feature on screen, all selections can be made quickly and finalised simply by clicking the bet then confirming the stakes.
A real novelty is the ingenious experience placing a bet achieves. You see your stake instantly added to the liabilities and watch the price change accordingly. It is visually engaging and means it is true live market which should not be turning away successful punters who want a reasonable punt – like so manty other sites do.
The website lets you know what the maximum bet on each selection is. It remains to be seen how these will fluctuate as the website attracts more customers (they have actually pledged to increase limits) but seeing the firm offer to lay to lose over £1000 on Watford to beat Chelsea for example is obviously an encouraging sign at this relatively early stage.
The company promises to add further markets in addition to just outright match betting as it continues its development and expect to see all core sports rolled out over coming months.
Though a little early on for the sportsbook to be offering bonuses for either new or existing customers these will presumably be introduced in time.
It’s also worth noting there is up to 2% cashback available on games in the integrated online casino.
Currently the site accepts only Visa and Maestro cards as forms of payment, another area where the ‘beta’ site lacks behind more accomplished rivals.
Mustardbet is genuinely trying to do something different, and while it is definitely a little bit early in the day to hail it as the ‘next big thing’ in online gambling, it does seem to have the beginnings of a genuinely innovative idea.
Of course at this stage the website is essentially still in development and a lot will depend on how it copes when extra features, markets and ideas are incorporated into the currently simple layout.
But with progress apparently being made in a number of areas where the company is yet to catch up with more established rivals it is definitely a website worth keeping an eye on in the coming months as it continues its steady progress towards completion.