NetBet are a bookmaker based and licensed in Malta that are becoming a big player in the UK gambling industry. With a big casino audience and more recently a supporting sportsbook, NetBet are beginning to get their name out there as a big bonus bookie.
Sponsoring several football clubs, the NetBet brand are trying to push their promo code out as much as possible so new players have an incentive to open an account.
NetBet have been around since 2001, where they’ve held a European license and a head office address in Malta. They’ve stepped up their promotion efforts in recent years with sponsorship for huge football clubs including Steau Bucharest, Sainte Etienne, West Bromich Albion and VFL Gummersbach.
The site now claims to have thousands of active members, with the casino, vegas and poker being the forefront of their operation. The sportsbook has certainly started gaining traction with their ties to the football industry in Europe.
NetBet promote themselves as being a market leader in their casino division, with over 300 games on offer for players. They pride themselves with their customer service and user friendliness. They claim their promotions, free spins and no deposit bonuses have propelled their success, allowing players to try out their site before committing their money to anything.
NetBet verify all their customers accounts in the UK, as per the requirements set out under recent changes to the UK Gambling Commission requirements. Players have to verify their name, age and address with NetBet within three days of making a deposit. Their customer service department are quick to respond, allowing players to continue their sports betting once they receive a picture of valid identification.
Our Review of Netbet
I’ll sum up NetBet as quickly and easily as I can.
Things I like about Netbet –
- Big £50 bonus – with so many other bookies only offering £10 – £30 free bets, it’s nice to see that NetBet are generous to offer a £50 bonus. It could do with some tweaking though, given the six times wagering requirement. For some punters it’ll be completed in a day though, so it’s not even an issue.
- Big casino bonus. At this moment in time we’re focusing our attention on Sportsbooks, but if a bookie also offers a generous casino promotion then they get a thumbs up from us. You casual punter likes a play on the slots after he/she has placed their long list coupon and forecase for the races, so if they’ve got the ability to grab a casino promo code and get loaded up, it’s all good as far as we’re concerned.
- Over 30 sports to bet on. Whilst I’m not one to bet on Chinese badminton or French basketball, I guess for some it takes a lot of searching to find a bookmaker that actually offers such a variety in sports coverage.
- Plenty markets on offer. Whilst we personally don’t bet on scorecasts or anything too crazy in football, a lot of punters love betting on corners or goal scorers. Mainstream leagues appear to have solid markets on offer from NetBet, which is something we like to see. Inplay markets have been impressive too, pretty standard when compared to similar sized bookmakers.
- Pretty decent accumulator refund offer. There’s nothing more annoying than when Benfica let down your accumulator on a Sunday evening! As explained above on the promotion section, if one leg lets you down, NetBet can sort you out with a freebie. unfortunately it’s not automatic though, you have to email and ask for it. Convenient, I wonder how much it saves them in automatically crediting free bets out to those who forgot, didn’t realise or don’t want to make the effort to send an email!
- 60 days to unlock the bonus funds. Whilst the wagering requirement seems quite hefty, it’s handy having almost two months to bash your way through those bets. A £20 bonus from a £40 deposit will need £360 worth of bets to be placed. But that works out at £6 a day in bets – which after you’ve placed a few £2 accumulators is very little indeed.
Things Netbet could improve on –
- More obscure leagues. More experienced gamblers will recommend NetBet to their friends if they’re using them to make money. This allows NetBet to profit from it’s less experienced members, who’ll take their peer’s tips on obscure leagues and then go on to scupper it on big six folds and reckless inplay betting. The more leagues a bookie covered, the more we feel that people will be sat betting inplay and potentially benefiting NetBet.
- More Asian lines. Perhaps we’re all a little Asian obsessed here (no, seriously, we’re referring to betting markets!) – however when you look over to 188, bet365 and even BetVictor, there’s evidence that some good Asian lines can bring in the punters.
- Less rollover on the bonus. Six times just seems a bit too much really, especially when you look at the likes of bet365 who give you longer to roll their bonus over, and only three times.