BetUK are a sportsbook and casino with an impressive range of betting options, and they appear to have the capabilities to make a big splash in the crowded betting market. We put them to the test in this review.
The website is impressive and has a pleasing interface all while maintaining easy, quick navigation and swift movement from link-to-link which is critical with their in-play services and range of virtual sports, which are live-streamed with a new event every minute.
|5 Stars|| ||36.4%|
|4 Stars|| ||27.3%|
|3 Stars|| ||27.3%|
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|1 Star|| ||9.1%|
One of the key ways for a sportsbook or an online betting site to differentiate themselves from their competitors is through the types of offers and bonuses that they provide.
BetUK do provide additional bonuses from time to time, primarily in their casino, but these aren’t likely to lure customers in either as they are pretty well concealed on the website and you have to go looking for them rather than them jumping off the screen.
Other betting sites such as Unibet offer a more extensive list of incentives for their clientele and generally most firms match at least £20 of bets for new customers, often more. In terms of its current place in the market as an up-and-coming company, BetUK’s promotions for new and existing customers are constantly improving and compete with the industry greats.
Sports bettors can partake in a Bet £10, Get 30 deal, while casino gamers can opt-in for a 100 deposit match bonus up to £100 + 10 wager-free spins on Big Bass Splash (split into two deposits of 100% up to £50 + 5 free spins). Terms and conditions are attached to the deals and the time limits are a narrow 7 days for both promotions. The free spins must be played out in 3 days.
Please note that the sports bonus is only valid for new mobile players in the UK. Gambling is not for persons under the age of 18. Terms and conditions apply.
BetUK’s interface is pleasing on the eye, functional and easy to navigate.
With sharp graphics, enticing features, quick loading pages and a simple list of sports followed by sub-categories when clicked on down the left-hand side the website couldn’t be much easier to use. Everything is very clear and bright, perfect for both novice and experienced punters.
One issue experienced during the review was when accessing the desktop site through Microsoft Edge, a red banner spread across the page, preventing access from markets. This was not an issue with other browsers but appeared out of place and somewhat concerning.
For a sportsbook of this stature, BetUK’s site is good and in general it is an enjoyable place to be.
Withdrawals from BetUK are free of charge and appear quickly in customers’ accounts (usually within 48 hours). Every common payment method is available, as well as some local ones. Punters can place bets in casino, live casino, e-sports, virtual sports with Visa and Mastercard while e-wallets are also fine to use with the likes of Neteller and Skrill.
Reviews of BetUK have mostly been positive, with customers generally pleased with the products and especially the level of customer service provided. There are a few who have reported issues when they have won with their introductory bonus and that payout, and in some cases winnings, have disappeared subsequently which is a little alarming although this isn’t a common complaint.
They have a 24-hour customer service that can be reached via live chat on the website or using their 24-hour helpline as well as by e-mail.
BetUK representatives can answer most betting queries and are generally helpful in dealing with any concerns that a customer may have.
In addition to the live chat and e-mail service, there is also an FAQ section that can answer simple betting queries or problems.
Overall BetUK’s customer service is very good and the speed which it can be accessed provides peace of mind for customers.
Before signing up to a new provider, you’ll want to make sure they’ve got all the necessary licenses and security measures in place. You’ll be glad to know that BetUK is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and has a remote bookmakers licence in Ireland with the Revenue Commissioners. This means that the provider is subject to regular checks, to ensure they are providing a legitimate service to their punters.
BetUK provide an excellent range of sports to bet on as part of their sportsbook.
Most of the usual suspects are included with football, horse racing, tennis and cricket as well as the four main American sports.
The presence of E-sports, very much a niche market but on the rise with the potential for major growth based on the hugely popular NBA 2K professional league in the US and virtual sports, offers betting for those from the video games age.
When it comes to depth in the markets, the football coverage at BetUK is impressive, with feature matches listing over 100 different betting options with all manner of weird and wonderful specials available as well as more traditional markets. If you have an opinion on a match, the chances are that you can wager accordingly.
It isn’t just feature sports that receive this level of detail in their markets, with the chance to bet on everything from Gaelic Hurling to Windsurfing.
You can expect industry-standard odds at BetUK, so don’t forget to use your bonus bets to make the most of it.
BetUK offer a live betting section that is attractive and easy to use, the variety of in-play betting options is solid and customers can find all manner of different in-play opportunities for several different sports.
The range of markets isn’t as vast as some, with others offering more short-term bets such as a goal to be scored in the next five minutes, next card, corner or goal etc. but there are still enough to keep the average punter happy.
BetUK have a very neat visualisation graphic they call the Match Tracker in the top right corner telling you who is in possession, attacking or dangerously attacking to encourage punters to quickly place bets if the visualisation shows certain events increasing in likelihood. Such graphics are becoming relatively commonplace however.
The Match Tracker brings in-play betting to life, as you really feel involved even if not watching the game and it allows you to try and follow the flow of a match. This success is probably why BetUK and so many others are using such graphics. Other live games plus sco BetUK offer a live betting section that is attractive and easy to use, the variety of in-play betting options is solid and customers can find all manner of different in-play opportunities for several different sports.
In-play bettors want to be able to watch and bet on sports at the same time, and if a sportsbook can’t deliver that, they will turn to an alternative site that can. BetUK will remain at a disadvantage here until they secure picture rights and while they offer decent live content and in-play markets, none of this is enough to separate them from the competition.
BetUK and LeoVegas Group are clearly ambitious, so live streaming is surely something they will be considering and live greyhound racing has already been talked of publicly. It would certainly bring them closer to the market leaders if they could add this content and live horse racing as well as possibly football audio commentary which others offer.
Overall BetUK should be appealing to all punters with the only obvious exception those who like to bet on horse racing online and stream pictures through the same site. With all UK and Irish racing available through one of the two main racing channels, this shouldn’t alienate too many racing bettors.
BetUK are very new to the UK market with their sportsbook but compared to other upstarts they have a vast and impressive range of betting options so could be capable of significant success, especially with their high-profile sponsorships boosting their profile.
There are areas to improve upon with the absence of live racing streaming for instance, but these are things that could be resolved in the future especially with LeoVegas group’s determination to make them a significant UK player.
BetUK are on the up and they offer a good option outside of the mainstream. Their new sportsbook could well take this company to the next level.
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