Mobilebet Bookmaker Review

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The clue is in the name with Mobilebet. They have a tagline that says ‘Win anytime, anywhere’ and that is what they’re trying to get people to do. You may not have heard of them and that’s understandable, they’re a relative newcomer to the online betting world having only launched in 2014. They are part of the same family as ComeOn, who we like a lot, so they have a good pedigree and are building themselves a brilliant reputation.

Based in Malta but with a UK gaming licence, Mobilebet is available on both mobile devices and via desktop computers. The name is indicative of the fact that they want to make everything as simple and intuitive as possible for the user, rather than the idea that they’re just for customers with the mobile app. Much like with ComeOn, the Mobilebet ethos is about rewarding loyalty and making things as clear as possible for the user.

Welcome Offer - £10 Free Bet

Mobilebet’s new customer offer is a really simple but useful one. You can get a £10 free bet when you sign up and bet just £10.

How To Claim

In order to take advantage of this welcome offer you need to deposit a minimum of £10 into a new account and bet this within 14 days in any markets you want to with odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater.

Once you’ve done that you’ll be awarded a £10 free bet token within 24 hours.

What Deposit Methods Are Valid For The Bonus?

Unless you’re looking to make a deposit with PaySafe, Skrill, Neteller or Moneybookers, you should be fine whatever deposit method you choose.  You can despoit with those methods but you won't be able to claim the free bet if you do.

If you want to use Skrill for example i recommend you sign up and make your first deposit using bank card to claim the offer then switch payment methods later on.

How The Free Bet Works

This token has no min/max or market restrictions and remains valid for 30 days.  All winnings are cash, the stake itself is not returned to you.

Regular Mobilebet Promotions

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Above all else, Mobilebet wants to reward loyalty. That’s why they give you Points for pretty much everything that you do. From logging on to your account, making a deposit, placing bets and even withdrawing money, whatever you do will earn you loyalty Points through Mobilebet. Those points can be used for things such as free bets, free spins on casino games or on gadgets.

The best thing about Mobilebet is their transparency. They want to make sure you know exactly what’s going on with your account. They do that by separating your Bonus Money from your Real Money so you know what’s what. Therefore as you earn Points it will be made clear how many you’ve earned and what they can be used for.

Desktop Site

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Perhaps predictably for a company that is from the same family as ComeOn, the desktop site is clean, quick and responsive. When you sign in you’ll find a series of tabs across the top that will direct you to the sportsbook, the casino section, the live casino and the in-play events that you might want to place a bet on. If you’re on the sportsbook homepage the lefthand side will link to the most popular sports of the moment, meaning that if the Champions League is on at that time, for example, you’ll find it there.

Further down the lefthand side is a list of every single sport covered by Mobilebet. There’s also a quick link to all of the day’s events. In the main body of the page you’ll see all of the most popular bets as well as in-play events and any last minute bets available. The site keeps graphics and information to a minimum, meaning it’s really easy to navigate and loads up the various pages quickly and efficiently. On the righthand side of the page you’ll see your betslip as well as links to the company’s best promotions.

Mobilebet Mobile App

Mobilebet isn’t specifically aimed at just mobile customers, but the company’s style lends itself strongly to both the Mobilebet app and the site that comes up when you use your mobile phone’s browser. They both follow the design of the main site, including the same layout of having the tabs at the top of the page for the sportsbook and the casino. The main difference when it comes the layout is that the different sports site at the top of the page rather than along the lefthand side.

Much like with the desktop site, the app is responsive and smooth, changing to whatever page you click on with immediate effect. It also keeps everything to a minimum as far as the information displayed on the pages is concerned. It’s all very neat and clean and that means that it’s easy to get to where you need to go and find the bets that you want to place. That’s not to say that it compromises the markets displayed, however, with loads of different lines available on every sport.

Live Betting

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Mobilebet’s in-play betting service is genuinely really good. You can view things by event or by a live schedule, with the likes of football, tennis, volleyball and snooker all covered in some detail. As well as seeing the events that taking place as your online you can also have a quick look to see what’s coming up later in the day or week.

They’ve put a lot of stock in their live betting, which is why you’ll find links to the ongoing events on the sportsbook homepage and in the app. There’s also the ‘Last Minute Bets’ section that I mentioned earlier. That gives you a heads up about bets that are finishing soon as well as games that don’t have long left, should you want to chuck a quick bet on before it’s too late.

Live Streaming

Arguably the biggest downside of Mobilebet is that it doesn’t offer streaming of events. That’s not that rare for a smaller company of course, with many choosing to prioritise things like the amount of bets on offer or the odds you can get over something that not everyone will take advantage of anyway. One thing I would say is that if you particularly like their interface or their betting markets then you could always stream events via a different bookie anyway.

Markets and Odds

Mobilebet is actually surprising strong when it comes to market depth. As well as covering most of the standard sports that UK-based punters will want to have a wager on, such as football, tennis and rugby, there are also far more random sports on offer. Do you know an awful lot about trotting, for example? How about floorball? Is Aussie rules football something you spend a lot of time betting on? They’re all covered here. Sadly there’s a lack of some of the well-known sports that you might want to bet on, with neither horse racing nor the greyhounds covered (although I am told this is coming soon).

When it comes to odds they’re just fine. They’re not going to tear the industry apart with market leading odds, but nor are they going to be so disappointing that you turn elsewhere to place your bets. If you manage to make use of your Points then you might even find the occasional offer that is better than it would be through other bookies.

Banking

Where most online bookies have a minimum deposit of £10, Mobilebet have decided to be different and will let you deposit £9 or more. That’s the case with all of their deposit methods. Debit and credit cards as well as Entropay will incur a charge of 2.5% for deposits of £9 to £200, with deposits of over £200 free from charges. Skrill, Neteller, Moneybookers and PaySafeCards will have a 5% fee applied to deposits.

Other Products

Mobilebet try to keep things as clean and simple as possible so their main focus is on the sportsbook. That doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself to something a bit more fun, however, with both a casino and a live casino available directly through the website and their mobile app.

About Mobilebet

mobilebetPart of the Co-Gaming Group that includes ComeOn, Mobilebet was launched in 2014 under the name Mobilbet. They pride themselves on customer loyalty and consequently their retention of users is very high. Another reason why that is the case is their honesty and transparency, as I told you before. Working with a bookies that you know will tell you exactly what’s going on with your bets can only be a good thing.

If you’re the sort of person that likes to bet on sports and have a go at the casino then Mobilebet will be for you. They’re strong in both areas, where other bookmakers are usually excellent at one but just ok at the other. The fact that they are so relatively young compared to most of the industry could also be seen as a positive, with the likelihood being that they’ll develop more and more as time passes.

Pros

If you have cottoned onto it already I’ll make it obvious in this section: I’m a massive fan of the fact that Mobilebet reward customer loyalty and try to operate as transparent a business model as possible. I also like that their desktop and mobile sites as well as their app are all easy to use, well-designed and simple to navigate thanks to their pared back approach to graphics and information.

Cons

The lack of some major sports for the UK market such as greyhound racing and UK and Irish horse racing can only be seen as a negative. They’re too huge sports not to cover and some of you may decide that Mobilebet’s not for you purely on that basis. It’s also quite a young company, so it lacks the name recognition of its bigger bookies.

Licence & Contact Details

You can’t argue with Mobilebet’s customer services. As well as an excellent FAQ section that has a clear question and answer ability. If you can’t find what you need there then don’t worry, there’s a live chat function that’s open from 9am until 9pm 365 days a year. At the time of writing there’s no phone support, but I’m yet to have a problem getting the help that I need from the online chat as long as I go on during their operating hours.

There is a Twitter account under the company’s old name of Mobilbet but it hasn’t been used for six months and even when it was it was just an automated service that tweeted out events and odds. Exactly the same is true of their Facebook page, which exists but isn’t used much and doesn’t interact with customers at all.

As I mentioned earlier, they’re regulated by the Gambling Commission in the UK, even though the company is based in Malta. They have a licence number, as you’d expect from a well-respected company that follows the rules and the number is 39286. If you’d like to write to their customer services department then the address is as follows:

Mobilebet Address: Forth Mansions, Ground Floor & 1st Floor, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Ta’ Xbiex, XBX 1027, Malta