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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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ComeOn’s welcome offer is a very nice 100% matched deal that requires a very low initial deposit and bet of just £10.  For this ComeOn will give you a £10 free bet token to bet with as you wish.  In a rare move new customers can also claim a 100% deposit bonus up to £25 to use in the casino.

How To Claim

To claim the offer you need to deposit at least £10 into your new account. You then need to ensure that your first bet is of £10 or more on something with odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater. As long as you do that within two weeks of your account being opened and you remember to opt-in to receive it, you’ll then get a £10 free bet within 24 hours of placing a qualifying bet.

All new customers will also be given the option to receive a matched bonus on the first deposit, up to £25, to use in the casino.  The bonus has a 35x rollover to convert to cash.  Both offers are valid for 30 days, you don't need to take the casino bonus immediately if you prefer to wait too.

What Deposit Methods Are Valid For The Free Bet?

This is where things might become slightly tricky for some of you. Pretty much all of what are known as the ‘e-wallet’ deposit methods aren’t valid for the welcome offer. That means that if you want to take advantage of it then avoid placing your deposit with any of Paysafecard, Moneybookers/Skrill, Webmoney and Neteller. Bank transfers and card payments should be fine.

How The Free Bet Works

Once you’ve deposited your initial £10 or more and placed a bet of that amount or greater in a qualifying market with odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater you’ll find that, within 24 hours, you’ll have £10 in free bets added to your account.  If you've also selected to receive the bonus on your first deposit you will receive your 100% matched casino bonus too.

You can use the free bet on any sportsbook markets. When you go to place the bet you’ll see a little drop down menu and the £10 token will be there. Use both the free bet and bonus within of receiving it and you’ll receive any winnings, it’s that simple. You won’t get the free stake back with your winnings, although winnings themselves are in cash!

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Regular ComeOn Promotions

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Without question the most important regular promotion that ComeOn runs that you’ll want to know about is their Player Points scheme. The reason it matters so much is that they’re pretty much the only bookmaker that offers such a comprehensive rewards scheme for regular bettors - just one of their ways of rewarding loyal customers.

The idea behind Player Points is that the more you do with your ComeOn account the more points you accumulate and what do points mean? Prizes! Or in this case the ability to use said points to ‘buy’ bonuses and other such fun goodies.

We’re not kidding about getting points for using your account, either. Logged in? Get Points! Deposited money? That seems like something that deserves Points. Placed a bet? Obviously you should get Points for that! How about withdrawing money? That’s not something that should be rewarded is it? Of course it is! More points for you!

The whole thing about ComeOn is that they’re trying to stand out from the crowd, so their bonus system is designed to be as transparent and easy to understand as possible. You’ll notice that your balance is split into two halves: Real money and bonus money. The brilliant thing is that as you bet and win your bonus money will become real money, meaning you can see the tangible effect of betting with the company.

Another regular promotion is a fun one for football fans: 50/50 Both Teams To Score. Here you simply look at all of the Premier League matches over the course of a weekend and decide whether you think both teams will score in each game. Given the state of defending in England’s top-flight at the moment it’s a fun game to play! If you get all ten guesses right then you win £1500, plus a share of a £1000 pool. That means that if you’re the only person to guess correctly you’ll win £2500! You need to bet £5 in order to qualify for this promotion.

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