Mr Green Bookmaker Review

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As Iv’e said on many occasion, there are different types of bookmaker. Some have been around since before betting on the high street was even legal, establishing themselves on racecourses and in greyhound tracks around the country and growing from there. Others have sprung up since the development of online betting, seemingly coming from nowhere but establishing themselves thanks to generous welcome offers and regular promotions that capture the attention of punters. The final type of bookie is the one that started life as something else, normally an online casino or the like.

Mr. Green fits firmly into that latter category, having begun life back in 2007 as a casino that operated exclusively online. They worked hard to garner a reputation as the 'gentleman' of betting and only made the move over towards offering a sportsbook once they felt that their clients trusted them to deliver. They’ve been working with UK customers since they got their licence to do so back in 2015, having worked in their native Sweden prior to that. The sportsbook was opened in 2016 and I’m telling you about it now because I feel that they’ve really developed something special.

Welcome Offer - Bet £20 Get £10 Free

If you haven’t had an account with them before then now is the perfect time to get one. In return you’ll be given a £10 free bet as long as you deposit and bet £20 or more.

How To Claim

In order to get your free bet you simply need to open an account and deposit £20 or more into it, selecting the 'Sportsbook Welcome Offer' tab when you do so. After that you just need to place £20 or more worth of bets, which can be made up of one bet of £20 or over or several smaller bets taking you to that total. Provided all of the bets have odds of 4/5 (1.80) or greater, you’re fine.

What Deposit Methods Are Valid For The Free Bet?

The only things you can’t use for a deposit are Skrill, Moneybookers, Paysafe and Neteller. As long as you use something else to get money into your account you should be fine, though do double-check with the company if you’re unsure.

How The Free Bet Works

Your £10 free bet will be credited to your account only after your initial bet(s) of £20 or greater have been settled. After that the free bet will be yours to use as one bet of £10 on anything you fancy. There are no minimum odds requirements and you’ll have seven days to place your free bet before the token will expire.

Regular Mr Green Promotions

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Given that Mr. Green started life out as an online casino, it’s not a major shock to see that most of their promotions and offers revolve around that part of their business. Having said that, they’re working hard to promote their sportsbook and have added numerous excellent promotions into rotation to help them do just that.

As well as standard stuff like Enhanced Accas, regular Price Boosts and daily Racing Specials there’s also their Free Bet Club. Place your accumulator bets with Mr. Green and in return you’ll get a £5 free bet every week. Not a bad reward for doing something you were going to do anyway!

Desktop Site

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I’m a really big fan of Mr. Green’s website. When the company originally started up they wanted to make an online casino that was based around a famous real life venue in Monte Carlo and you can see those touches of class have made their way over to their sportsbook too. It runs really smoothly, with transitions from one page to another happening almost flawlessly. The homepage of the Sports section has a large advert banner running across the top, telling you about the company’s latest promotion. Beneath that you’ll find links to live events that are taking place that you may well fancy having a flutter on. You’re even assisted by a square telling you how many events are taking place right then and how many are coming up later in the day.

Across the top of the page is a banner linking through to the most popular sections, including Live Betting and the sports a UK audience is most likely to want to bet on. On that front we’re talking about the likes of football, tennis and horse racing. That said, if none of those appeal then there’s a link to 'All Sports', too. This is the only slightly disappointing part of the site, in my opinion. Clicking on 'All Sports' will take you to a page that simply lists all of the sports offered. It does what it says on the tin, of course, but it strikes me as being a little lazy and uninspired and it’s a problem that befalls several pages on an otherwise fun site. Just a thought.

Mobile App

The mobile app is an interesting one. It’s exactly as smooth as you’d expect considering the look of the company’s homepage, essentially being a smaller version of it. It works just as well and responds just as quickly to commands. Yet unlike some casino-cum-sportsbooks that separate their wares into different apps. Mr. Green have put theirs all in one. That means that when you open it for the first time you’re confronted by adverts for all sorts of slot games and the like. You can get past them quickly enough, it’s just a bit disappointing that it’s not a sportsbook only app.

The app also suffers from the same sort of problems as the website, namely the fact that it’s a bit bland in certain places. Now don’t get me wrong, the most important thing when you’re looking to place a bet is the ability to do just that without anything getting in your way. On that front the app does exactly what you’d expect it to. The issue for me is that I’m the sort of person that always has the best phone on the market with an HD screen and so on. When an application comes across as a bit boring I find it easy to get bored. If that sort of thing doesn’t bother you then you’ll be made up with how quickly the app does what you need it to. That’s what’s key, I suppose.

Live Betting

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Mr. Green put in-play events front and centre so you can find them easily. If you click the Live Betting tab you’ll be taken to a page where you’ll find all of the events you can bet on there and then, displayed in a list and separated by sport.

One thing worth noting is that there isn’t a 'quick links' bit to each sport, so if you’re wanting to bet on something specific you’ll need to either scroll right down or else collapse each of the individual sports until you find the one you’re after.

Live Streaming

As I write this live streaming is not something offered by Mr. Green. Obviously that may change in the future but it’s not something that they do right now. I’m not sure that that should matter when it comes to deciding whether or not you’d like to bet with them, especially considering you could always place your bets with Mr. Green and stream the event with a different bookie, but it’s still worth mentioning.

Markets and Odds

Mr. Green’s depth of coverage is perfectly decent for a bookmaker that has not long offered a sportsbook service. It’s not particular exceptional or exciting, but you’ll be able to bet on all of the mainstream sports that you can bet on with the top bookies and there are a few random ones thrown in for good measure. Have you ever heard of pesapallo, for example? I hadn’t. Turns out it’s a bat and ball game from Finland. Obvious sports like football, tennis and rugby are well covered, with other sports such as MMA, American football and chess also offered, should they tickle your fancy.

Mr. Green’s odds are perfectly solid in their own right, even if they aren’t exactly market leading. Where they really do come into their own, however, is when it comes to the regular price boosts that they tend to offer around the likes of big horse races and Champions League games. That’s when you’ll find real value in the market, if that’s something that you really value from a bookie.

Banking

You can make deposits and withdrawals form your Mr. Green account using all of the usual methods. Bank transfer, debit card payments, Credit Cards, Neteller and Skrill are all perfectly acceptable options for getting money into your account so you can start betting ASAP.

Other Products

If you’ve been paying attention then you’ll know full well that Mr. Green started life as an online casino. That side of the business is still very evident, with both a standard casino and a live casino on offer. Which one of them you opt for will depend on whether you like the idea of interacting with real people rather than just letting the computer do everything for you. The site also offers Keno and what they call a 'Reel Thrill', which is basically just a different way of saying 'slot games'. There’s loads of them, it’s all of the latest stuff and you’ll love it if you like that sort of thing.

About Mr Green

mrgreenThe marketing says that 'No single individual knows the full story of Mr. Green’s origins, bar Mr Green himself'. Now far be it for me to destroy that illusion, but Mr. Green is a fictitious character, invented to allow the Swedish creators of the site someone to represent their values. Mr. Green 'lives his life according to his gentlemanly philosophies' and the company he is the face of does the same. Honesty and fairness are the watchwords of Mr Green & Co AB, the parent company that is still based in Sweden.

The company has been winning baubles since 2009, including the likes of the IGA 2017 Gaming Operator of the Year award, the EGR 2014 Casino Brand of the Year award and the EGR 2012 Socially Responsible Operator of the Year award. That’s praise not just from their peers but also from the biggest development companies in the industry. If you’re unsure about how good or otherwise a company in then the esteem with which they’re held by those at the top of their game should tell you everything you need to know.

Pros

The integration of the sportsbook into the online casino is great, making Mr. Green a genuine one-stop shop for all of your online betting needs. The site is also really smooth and easy to use, even if it is a bit bland in some places.

Cons

That blandness I mentioned for the site is most evident on the mobile app, which really should be a fun and exciting thing to use. There’s also the matter of no Live Streaming that will, rightly or wrongly, bother some people a touch. I’m not one of them, but I can understand why you might be.

Licence & Contact Details

There is no online chat with which to get in touch with Mr. Green, which is a little annoying. Most major companies have that nowadays so hopefully that’s something that will change in the not too distant future. There is a phone number, so you could always give them a call if there’s something urgent you need to talk to them about. Failing that your best bet will be to email them.  

Mr. Green does have a Facebook page that you can 'Like' and follow, though don’t expect much interaction if you do. It’s mostly for posting information about the company’s casino games rather than anything to do with the sportsbook. Things are slightly better when it comes to Twitter as there’s an account dedicated to sports, but again you’re not going to get much interaction. It’s all about posting links to blogs, articles and the like.

When it comes to their UK facing work, Mr. Green is based in Malta for tax reasons. They have a remote licence courtesy of the Malta Gaming Authority and are also licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, with a licence number of 39264.

The company’s headquarters remain in Stockholm, but from a licensing point of view they have a base in Malta that you’ll be able to write to if emailing or calling them won’t do the job. It’s as follows: Level 1 Tagliaferro Business Centre, High Street, Sliema, Malta, SLM 1549.