Unibet are not exactly a household name just yet in the UK, but this Swedish company is certainly heading that way. There are several sporting sponsorships, including Spanish Club Valencia, with rumours of a UK club to be joining the family soon. Unibet are a one-stop shop, as we’ll cover later, even offering different types of software for the separate parts of their casino. Anyways enough of that, let’s get on with the review.
Licencing & Security
Licenced by Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority, places the casino firmly within the “Whitelist” of approved jurisdictions of the UK’s Department for Media, Culture and Sport. You can also be secure in the knowledge that they employ 128 bit encryption. I’ll be honest and say that I’m still not 100% sure whether that’s good or not, but given that my bank has the same level, it’ll do me nicely.
Unibet also have their software independently tested for fairness, they also have links to the various certificates provided by these testing companies and these can be found here. The companies listed include familiar names from the industry such as Technical Systems Testing and eCOGRA, as well as Deloitte and Touche who are one of the top 4 audit firms in the world.
Unibet have really pulled out the stops on this one, with several different software platforms in place across their site. The download casino is powered by Microgaming, the instant play – Net Entertainment and on their ‘Games’ tab there are a whole range of games from various providers (for example Wagerwork’s Cleopatra and Cryptologic’s Call of Duty 4).
As well as the standard services that you can find at most online casinos, at Unibet, there are a whole range of other gambling offerings for you to try. First up, as the name suggests, Unibet are actually a sportsbook first – and this can be accessed via the tab at the top of the page.
There is also a Poker client, as well as Live Dealers, Scratchcards and Skill games. All of which are available through one account.
You have to sign up and access the cashier to find out the banking options available to you, which is a bit of an annoyance if you are still considering whether or not to sign up. Depositing options cover the standard methods that you would expect with a range of credit & debit cards, plus the usual assortment of ewallets (NETeller, UKash, Paysafecard & Entropay) as well as bank transfer.
Withdrawal methods are restricted to credit card, Moneybookers, NETeller and bank transfers, with NETeller & Moneybookers appearing to be the quickest options with processing times of up to 48 hours.
As you might expect from a company that has so many strings to its site, the support options are available 24/7 (though we haven’t tested them at 4 am). These include Live Chat, free-phone numbers, e-mail and good old fashioned post, though the e-mail option is only available during office hours.
Bit of a quiet horse is Unibet, but a slick one at that. Apart from everything we’ve covered in the review above, they’ve paid a lot of attention to their website. Whilst this sounds silly, it makes the experience a pleasure – we all know the frustrations of not being able to find what we’re looking for when we’re online, so not having to worry about that makes the whole thing more enjoyable. Definitely one to check out if you’ve not played there before!