Unibet Casino Review
If you are looking for an oldie but goodie for your online play, it could be time to check out Unibet Casino. This venerable company dates all the way back to 1997. Online gambling is an industry which didn't really start taking off in a big way until the last few years. Now, with new casinos popping up every day, it is reassuring to see one like Unibet that has stood the test of time.
Originally, Unibet was just a Swedish sports book, but it expanded its services to include, in addition to sports, a casino, bingo room, and poker room as well. Unibet Casino is part of Unibet Grand Pic, which is publicly traded on the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. Unibet is a member of the European Gaming and Betting Association and the Remote Gambling Association in the UK. The casino, which is licensed in Malta, is also eCogra certified, an indication that all of the games have been thoroughly tested for fairness.
The fact that Unibet, just like the name suggests, is a one stop online gambling destination where you can conveniently go back and forth between the casino, sports book, and poker and bingo rooms, no doubt contributes to its great appeal. Unibet is also a no download casino.
The ability to play instantly on any browser without having to wait to install the software and then be limited to your own computer is obviously a big selling point. Rather than rely on just one software provider, Unibet uses a combination of many different reputable companies, giving players a wider choice and variety. Microgaming, Net Entertainment, WMS, Quick Spin, and Play ‘N Go are some of the big names you will find represented. Unibet is also playable on mobile devices, but only with a very limited selection of games.
What once was a fledgling sports book now has over 8 million customers representing 150 countries. Unfortunately, there is no access to Unibet at this time for residents of the U.S.
Unibet is far from some little hole in the wall joint with just a handful of games. It is home to more than 200 slots games plus many popular table games, including different variations of both blackjack and roulette. But the emphasis of this casino is clearly on slots.
In case you are wondering if the software and games are dated because the casino has been around a long time, that is not the case at all. The software is continually being updated so players can enjoy the very latest in cutting edge online casino technology and, at Unibet, new games are continually being introduced. A new featured slot game right now is Crime Pays, where you play the role of a detective.
Despite the fact that Unibet is a browser based casino only, the graphics, sounds, and animations are all of high quality. Unibet players can enjoy popular sophisticated video slots like Immortal Romance and Thunderstruck II to the same extent as those playing in a downloaded casino.
One somewhat confusing feature is that the games are divided up into three different casinos: Casino Red, Casino Black, and the Live Casino. Why some games are in the Casino Red and others in the Casino Black is not entirely clear from the presentation. But if you are undecided about what game to play, take advantage of the play for free option first, with no risk to your bankroll.
While slots rule at Unibet, players who prefer table games also have lots of options. For example, American Roulette (with a double zero) and the more favorable to the player European and French Roulette (with just a single zero) are all available. Blackjack players can choose between different versions of that game as well, such as classic blackjack, single and double deck blackjack, and double exposure blackjack. These different forms of blackjack have different rules and playing strategies, so familiarize yourself with them beforehand to maximize your chance of winning.
There is also a live dealer casino powered by Evolution Gaming. Playing blackjack or roulette with a live dealer takes gambling online to a whole new level. You will almost forget that you are clicking away on your computer and not in a real casino.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Unibet Casino employs state-of-the-art encryption technology to ensure that all of your banking is safe and secure. While Unibet does not offer as many deposit options as some online casinos, the available methods should be sufficient for most players. Check with the casino directly to see if the method you prefer can also be used for withdrawal.
Unibet Casino Bonus Up to £40
- First Deposit: 100% match bonus up to £40
Minimum deposit 10 GBP. Required playthrough for withdrawal: 25x bonus + deposit.
Virtually all legitimate online casinos offer new players a Welcome Bonus as an incentive to play there and Unibet is no exception. The Unibet bonus is not the biggest by any means, but some of those enormous bonuses, for most players, really are too good to be true because the playthrough requirements are virtually impossible to satisfy. Or they are multi-part bonuses that are too complicated for many players to understand and follow through on.
The Unibet Welcome Bonus is very simple. The casino will match your opening deposit 100% up to $200. What you have to do in return is play through both the bonus and your deposit 25x. For example, if you deposit $200, before you can withdraw your deposit, bonus, and winnings, you will have to show action in the amount of $10,000. Furthermore, only slots, parlor games, and scratch cards count 100% toward meeting this requirement.
Other games count substantially less or not at all. So, in effect, the bonus is practically useless except for slot play. But since Unibet's main attraction anyway is its slots, this is probably not a big deal. While requiring you to play through your own deposited funds along with the bonus is not the ideal scenario, at least, the total amount is not unreasonable. You can, of course, make a smaller deposit (minimum only $10), and take a smaller bonus, which will reduce the amount of play required.
If you have any questions about the bonus, your account, or any other casino related matter, Customer Support is available to help you. Live chat and email service are available 24/7, but phone support is only offered between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Like most online casinos, Unibet does not limit its giving out bonuses and rewards to new players only. Your continued loyalty in the casino is recognized month after month. However, the way the loyalty program is structured at Unibet is different from what you will find at most online casinos.
First, every time you play, you are awarded loyalty points. For every dollar you play on the slots and certain other designated games, you get 3 points. Blackjack, roulette, and video poker, however, only give you 1 point for each dollar wagered. Other table games give you 2 points for every dollar wagered. However, instead of being allowed to accumulate your points indefinitely before cashing them in, all points expire at the end of each month and your total is reset to zero.
The casino has 12 loyalty levels, and every month, from the first day of the month to the last, you are encouraged to keep earning more and more points so you can keep "unlocking" each successive level. You need 1,500 points to unlock Level 1, which entitles you to 10 free spins and the guarantee of collecting a cash reward of at least $2 at the end of the month. As you move up in level, you get more free spins (20 or 25), and the guarantee of more cash at the end of the month. If you make it all the way to Level 12, you receive a whopping $4,000 in cash. But before you get too excited, you should know that the qualification for Level 12 is 7,500,000 points!
The opinion of this reviewer is that this type of loyalty program rewards those who play in the casino heavily every day while not doing much for others who still give the casino good action but not as regularly. It also encourages overbetting because of the very short time period (one month) in which you can reap any kind of reward.
Unibet Casino has conjured up some special weekly promotions for Cardschat.com players to make it a more fun place to play. Check them out, but keep in mind that all of the bonuses and free spin winnings, even the most miniscule, have playthrough requirements for withdrawal.Wednesday Cash-Drop
Anyone who has played in the casino in the last 7 days is entered in a drawing. 50 names are chosen to win a $5 bonus.Thursday Thrill
Bet $50 on any casino game on Thursday, and the casino will credit your account with $5 to use on a sports bet over the weekend.Friday Free Spins
The first 200 players to log on get 5 free spins on Starburst.Sunday Funday
Bet $50 on slots on Sunday and receive 50 free spins on Gonzo's Quest on Monday.
In addition to all of the above, if you refer a friend who signs up and plays, you receive $10. Last but not least, there are daily slot tournaments, where the top 5 players win prizes from $10 to $100.
Here you have a choice of a mobile app that you can download onto your Android or iOS smartphone, or a mobile website which you can enter like any other from your device. The two options are near identical in graphics and features, so it is up to your personal preference and the space available on your device. If you download the app you will have to register to the website first, and then download and install the app. There is a negative side to the Unibet mobile casino, though, and that is that despite its large online casino size, the selection of games in the Unibet mobile casino site is somewhat disappointing.
You can deposit money using most online payment methods that exist right now, some of which may carry their own bonuses, so read up on the available methods before you choose one. Unibet also has a strong customer care service department so you can always contact them for further information.
While the Welcome Bonus might not be as big as that of other online casinos, Unibet has found its balance in maintaining its customers happy and satisfied in the 19 years it has existed. It offers you a bit of everything: bingo, variants of poker, baccarat, slots, sports betting, all at the click of a button, and all of which can be tried out for free before you deposit real cash. The casino is internationally certified, making it a reliable place to put your hard-earned money, and its software is a combination of a number of different well-known names, each of which improves on the other. If you add to all of that the high payout rates of all its games, Unibet is one casino you must definitely visit.