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UNIBET is a leading online bookmaker which was launched in 1997 with one goal – for its founder, Anders Strom, to share his expertise with punters around the world in order to help them make informed bets.
Unibet is based in Malta, with the Australian branch of its operation regulated and licensed in the Northern Territory. The company is growing by the day, with more than 14 million customers worldwide, while it is widely renowned as one of the largest online gambling operators in the European market.
The origins of Unibet in Australia date back to 2012 when the company purchased the Australian-based bookmaker Betchoice. Betchoice was founded in Sydney by bookies Mark Morrissey and Colin Tidy in 2001.
In 2006, Betchoice acquired a licence in the Northern Territory and in 2012 all existing accounts with Betchoice were moved over and re-branded to Unibet Australia following the takeover.
Unibet looks after greyhound punters, with fixed odds betting for all Australian and New Zealand greyhound events. In comparison to most other online bookmakers who offer fixed odds 15 minutes prior to each race, most meetings have fixed odds prices available in the morning of each race – giving punters ample opportunity to secure the best price about their chosen runner.
You can also wager with pari-mutuel markets through Unibet – customers receive the middle of the three totes for all greyhound win and place bets.
Additionally, Unibet also have a futures markets section – with upcoming feature races listed here with up to date fixed odds prices which once again allows bettors to shop around and ensure they are getting the best possible odds.
Aside from win and place bets, you can also bet on a range of exotic markets including:
Quinella: pick the first two greyhounds across the line in any order.
Exacta: pick the first two greyhounds across the line in correct order.
Trifecta: pick the first three greyhounds across the line in correct or any (boxed) order.
First four: pick the first four greyhounds across the line in correct of any (boxed) order.
Quaddie: pick the winner of four consecutive races at the same meeting (usually races 5,6,7,8).
Multi: pick the winner of a race (win, each way, quinella etc) with all your winnings added to the next ‘leg’ of your bet. If one leg loses, so does your bet, however each time you win your total winnings automatically are placed on the next wager which can result in a big payout if you are skillfull (and lucky).
It’s not just greyhound racing which is great at Unibet – punters can also bet on a wide range of racing and sports products including:
One negative about sports betting with Unibet is that, while upcoming events are displayed, there is nowhere to look at every single event that you could choose to bet on across a wide range of sports. Instead, there is a handy search bar which you can use to hone in on a particular game, player or team – simply enter the name and hit search and it will bring up all the markets involving them.
Unibet used to offer Australian a handy sign up bonus for new customers which was a matched deposit bonus up to $100, which was on the low side compared to other online bookmakers, but the Australian government has levelled the playing field for them by banning bonus bets.
The ban which came in to effect in May 2019 is known as the Bonus Bet Ban and ensures that bonus bet sign up offers like matched deposit bonuses are now unable to be offered by Australian bookies like Unibet. Even though Unibet is an international bookmaker, it operates in Australia as a locally licensed bookmaker and has to comply with local Australian regulations for Australian customers. All This ban is known as the Bonus Bet Ban.
Customers signing up to Unibet who can use a residential address outside Australia should still be able to receive sign up offers, bonuses and promotional bet bonuses. You may need to sign up to one of the Unibet brands outside Australia.
In November 2018, the federal government announced a Nationwide Gambling Framework for the online gambling industry specifically targeted at licensed Australian bookmakers. The National Consumer Protection for Online Wagering laws are designed to shield minors, gambling addicts and other vulnerable sectors of the community from the various advertising and marketing strategies employed by betting operators.
Consequently, in Australia the use of Free Bets has been outlawed. No Australian punter can get any free bet, sign up bonus offer or bet bonus at any Aussie licensed online bookie. Bookmakers are allowed to provide bonuses to punters in the form of cash that have no turnover requirements, are not an inducement to open a new account, and that can be immediately withdrawn.
No Australian bookie is yet to offer real cash bonuses in place of the outlawed free bets.
Yes, the bonus bet ban includes Unibet.
There are fool-proof ways for every punter to deposit and withdraw funds from their online Unibet account – with multiple methods meaning there is something to suit every punter.
The most common method of depositing funds is a credit or debit card which ensures the funds arrive instantaneously into your account.
POLi is also ideal as it requires no credit card – all you need is an online banking account in your name. From there, the POLi add-on can use your bank account online and can immediately transfer the cash into your betting account.
Direct bank transfer is another common method of depositing funds which can be done online or over the phone. The downfall is it can take almost two days for the funds to appear in your betting account. This method is the most commonly supported way of withdrawing funds from your betting account, with a similar period of time usually between when the cash leaves your account and when it appears back in your bank account.
For other common deposit and withdrawal methods, click here.
The team at Unibet want to ensure punters have the best possible betting experience through their sleek app available to iOS and Android users on both tablet and mobile devices. The app is simple to navigate, with the same racing and sport options available, and has clear menus to help you place a bet, manage the funds in your account and even stream live sporting events. All up, punters can watch more than 30,000 events across the year including tennis, football and the NBA. You can also stream live audio for racing events in Australia and New Zealand.