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ComeOn Bookmaker Review

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ComeOn only launched in 2010, so they are relative babies when it comes to the world of bookmaking. That’s not to say that they don’t know what they’re doing, however, as they have worked hard to establish themselves in what is a very competitive market. Knowing that it will take them sometime to have the same sort of reach as bookmakers who have been around for decades, ComeOn decided to go down the route of rewarding loyalty in order to ensure that those who used them kept doing so.

When it comes to the range of sports you can bet on ComeOn are one of the more eclectic sites around. You can bet on World Chess Championship matches, for example, as well as other delightfully obscure things like handball, bandy and Aussie Rules football. At the time of writing, though, you can’t bet on dog racing. However they’ve added horse racing to their books recently so I wouldn’t be surprised to find the dogs aren’t too far behind.  The sports that are in the range are covered with excellent depth, especially their football coverage.

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Desktop Site

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The ComeOn website definitely has a lot going for it. The interface is nice and clean and it’s well laid out. There’s also a banner at the top talking you through some of the highlights of that days betting, with the most popular bets under and finally all of the in-play bets you might want to look at.

One thing I will say is that I had to use Firefox or Chrome to view the site properly as it kept making Safari on my MacBook crash. I’m absolutely willing to accept that that could just be my computer but I thought I should mention it. The site was also quite slow to load at times and I’m fairly certain that’s not my computer as I have super-fast speedy broadband. Another thing that annoyed me a little is that they have nice icons for things like the horse racing but you can’t click on them, instead needing to search for the ‘Play Now’ link. A small thing, but tedious at times.

Mobile App

For me, personally, the mobile app can best be described as ‘fine’. It’s not spectacular but it’s not overly fussy and complicated either. I’m what might be called an iPhone power user, so I like my apps to be virtually flawless and to take advantage of the phone’s screen and power. ComeOn’s app doesn’t really do that but it is entirely functional and you can place bets with it easily enough.

When you first open it you’re presented with some new customer exclusives as well as the best bets from that day’s action. Much like on the desktop site these tend to be football heavy. You can scroll through to a specific sport of you know what you want to bet on or you can find the top football bets or the live football bets by selecting the corresponding tab.

Much like the desktop site there is a search function but it only lets you search by team or league, not sport. That can be a little annoying if you want to place a bet on an ice hockey match, for example, but you aren’t sure who’s playing.

Live Betting

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Live betting is such an important part of ComeOn’s coverage that it has its own ‘In-Play’ tab at the top of the home screen. One thing I will say is that it is heavily bias towards football, but to be fair that’s probably because that’s a sport that most easily lends itself to the betting live format. Within the ‘In-Play’ tab you’ll also find other sports that you’d want to bet on as the action hots up such as tennis, ice hockey and badminton.

All of the sports have an old-fashioned scoreboard type graphic at the top telling you what the bare facts of the game are, with the likes of the football and basketball also offering a fun graphic that tells you who’s attacking and what is going on at any given moment. It’s not as good as watching it live and it’s only applicable to the sports where it makes sense to have that sort of graphic - there’s no tiny ball moving back and forth like an old game of Pong for tennis games, for example.

Live Streaming

At the time of writing there are no streaming options on the ComeOn website. That’s not overly surprising, to be perfectly honest, given the fact that the company pour most of their money and resources into their loyalty points scheme. ComeOn make up for a lack of streaming with the way they run the rest of the site.

Markets and Odds

Much like with the ComeOn betting app, the market and odds available are ‘fine’. They aren’t spectacular, but nor are you going to be pulling your hair out and wondering why you can’t place a bet on a match between Liverpool and United.

If you want loads of in-depth markets that promise the ability to bet on minute details of any given sporting event then the reality is that ComeOn isn’t going to be the betting site for you. If you’re happy enough placing fairly standard bets on any number of different sports, however, then it will more than suffice. On top of that, things like their welcome offer and Player Points reward strategy will definitely tick more than enough boxes to keep you happy.

Banking

If you’re hoping to make your deposit by card then you’ll be fine. All Visa methods, MasterCard and Maestro have a minimum deposit of £8 and a maximum of £2400 with 0% fee involved. The same is also true of entropay. Bank transfers also have a minimum deposit of £8 but a maximum of £1600 and a 5% fee.

If you’re a Neteller user then you can pay in a minimum of £8 and a maximum of £8000 with 0% fees involved, whilst Skrill users have the same minimum and maximum deposits but a 5% fee. Finally if you’d like to use your paysafecard then you can do as long as you’re depositing a minimum of - you guessed it - £8 and a maximum of £800 and don’t mind paying a 5% fee.

Other ComeOn Products

ComeOn have a decent casino section and an equally good live casino range. Where they stand out against their competitors for me is in the fact that they have the same wallet for all of their products. That means you can use the money from your sportsbook winnings on casino games without having to mess around transferring the money between wallets. A real time saver.

About ComeOn

comeonTo be totally honest there isn’t a huge amount of information about ComeOn’s origins. What I can tell you is that the company is based in Malta. Not that that makes any difference to anything, like, I just thought it was interesting. ComeOn got its name out there by sponsoring Accrington Stanley (who are they?) not long after the club returned to the English Football League. It was a clever move, associating itself with a club that most football fans know of even if they don’t know why they know of them.

Having been in business since 2010 they have aimed themselves pretty squarely at the British market. A brief look over their website will tell you that their customer service team is open whenever a British punter might reasonably expect to be able to speak to them. They also promise to pay any winnings in Sterling if you’re a UK-based bettor, so there’s no need to panic about the exchange rate or anything.

Pros

ComeOn prides itself as a company on being open, honest and transparent when it comes to pretty much every aspect of its dealings. That’s something that should be admired and appreciated in an ever more covert and closed-off world. They also want to ensure that people who use their site keep coming back and their loyalty scheme is one of the best I’ve seen.

Cons

The lack of something as obvious as dog racing is a bit of a disappointment, to be honest. I’m also not totally convinced that the website is as good as it could be, though to be fair it’s recently been done up and it might just have been teething problems when I was using it. I would like the app to be a little bit more intuitive and user-friendly, but then I’m on my phone all the time so I might be more accustomed to what an amazing app looks like than the average Joe.

License & Contact Details

ComeOn’s live chat is pretty excellent, should you have any questions that need an immediate answer. The FAQ section is also reasonably comprehensive, with the ability to search for a keyword or phrase and then head to the live chat if you can’t find what you’re looking for. As is the case with most major companies nowadays, they are contactable by Facebook, Twitter, email and Instagram. They even have a blog that they update regularly.

Should you want to know what their physical address is then it’s as follows: Co-Gaming Ltd, Forth Mansions, Ground Floor & 1st Floor, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Ta’ Xbiex, XBX 1027, Malta

UK License Number: 39286

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