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NetBet Review

The NetBet brand has seen significant growth over the last couple of years and whilst probably aren’t in the top bracket of bookies within the industry just yet, they are one of the best alternatives that people often – wrongly – overlook.

The sportsbook has seen a major overhaul in recent months, not just in terms of design but also the range of markets that are on offer. Sticking with design for now, we have to admit that it’s one of the best that we have seen. They’ve been able to mould a mixture of modern and functional, whilst still keeping very ‘NetBet’ in terms of how the site functions.

The sportsbook is probably best known for their range of bet types, including Golden Goal, Add2Bet, Acca Boost and of course, their VIP Club. Each offers a slightly different twist on the more mainstream markets and we think they function really well on site.

Welcome Offer: £50 Bonus
Use WELCOME50 in the Promotion Code section for a 50% bonus on your 1st deposit up to a maximum value of £50. This first deposit must be made within 24 hours of opening your account to receive the bonus. Bonus plus deposit must be turned over 6 times at odds of at least 1.60 (3/5), these bets must be settled within 60 days. T&Cs apply, 18+.
New customers only, terms and conditions apply, 18+, begambleaware.org

How it Works

The first thing you need to do is register an account and head straight to the cashier to enter the bonus code ‘WELCOME50’. It’s essential that you enter this code before you make any deposits as if you don’t, it will become void.

Once you’ve entered the code then you can make your first deposit. The amount will depend on how much bonus you can claim, with a deposit of £100 getting you’re the maximum bonus amount. Bear in mind at this point that if you deposit more than £100 at this point you will only be able to claim a max bonus of £50

You then need to roll over your deposit and bonus amount a total of six times before the bonus will be added to your account’s withdrawable balance. This must be done at odds of 1.60 (3/5) or bigger to qualify.

Restrictions

As with all offers like this, there are one or two things to remember, but on the whole, it’s a very clean bonus truth be told.

  • Maximum bonus that can be claimed is £50
  • Must enter ‘WELCOME50’ before making your first deposit and failure to do so will forfeit your bonus rights
  • You will need to make your first deposit within 24 hours of entering the bonus code
  • The bonus and deposit amount must be wagered 6 in times total at odds of 1.60 or greater before being eligible for withdrawal
  • This offer is only available to UK players
  • You get 60 days to meet rollover requirements

Our verdict

You get a really solid bonus offer form NetBet and whilst a 50% match isn’t one of the highest, the amount of £50 is more than generous in our opinion. One thing that you will have to be careful of is making sure you enter the promo code before you deposit any funds as a lot of people get caught out by this. Other than that, it’s a very solid welcome bonus from an exciting young bookmaker.

About NetBet

NetBet have been operating since 2001 and in that time have managed to turn themselves from primarily a poker room, to an all-round gambling site offering up casino, to accompany their already established sports and poker areas. The company are based in Malta, although they hold offices all over the world, including London, England.

NetBet have a huge player database of over 2 million players, which admittedly isn’t all online sports betting, but a mixture of poker and casino in there as well. They might not be the biggest name in the sports betting industry, but there are few companies that can lay claim next the number of players on the company’s books.

Best features

The site comes with an absolute rake of sports and markets to bet on. The usual suspects are all there such as football, horse racing, cricket, golf and so on, but some very obscure ones are thrown in for good measure, such as Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Surfing and even Canoeing.

The site pushes it’s live betting section really hard and it’s probably this section that NetBet are best known for. Without knowing any official figures, we would guess that the majority of their sports will turn live and be moved into this section when they start. We’ve seen matches from as far and wide as Lithuania and Cameroon all featuring in the live betting section.

On top of all that, they have live results, live commentary, a statistic section and also cash out betting at their disposal. We really liked the Golden Goal section as well where each day you get to choose from about a dozen or so football matches and you have to guess the result from the Win-Draw-Win for a chance to win a huge sum of money.

Pricing

The pricing structure at NetBet is actually really, really good for a sportsbook of their size – we keep saying ‘their size’ whilst forgetting they have more than 2 million people on their books, but in reality, most aren’t going to be sports bettors.

Ease of use

The sites layout won’t be too dissimilar to many of you who are familiar with sports betting websites, but they have made some subtle tweaks to ‘theme’ that really stands out. The dark colours are contrasting, but can look a little tired compared to what others are doing with their designs.

Maximum bet

Like a lot of bookies these days, NetBet have scrapped the maximum bet amount, instead favouring a cap on the amount you can win. Unfortunately, we have to report that the limits are fairly low, with just £20,000 on offer per bet and £50,000 per week.

For the majority of punters this won’t be an issue, but for higher rollers and for punters looking to win big on accumulator bets, this will likely be detrimental to your game plan and worth bearing in mind.

Withdrawal limits

Better news comes in the form of withdrawal limits in that there aren’t any for all options aside from PayPal, which comes with a limit of £5,000 per transaction. It’s actually one of few bookies that haven’t capped the majority of withdrawal methods, so kudos must be given here.

Customer Support

  • Live Chat: Via website
  • Email: Via website form
  • Phone: +44 (0)2036 086024
  • Address: NetBet Enterprises Limited, 209, Marina street, Pieta PTA 9041, Malta

Other Products

Casino

NetBet Casino ScreenshotThe casino has actually been a strong focus for the company since its introduction in 2001. We’d say that it works better than just an extension of the sportsbook and whilst isn’t quite up there with the dedicated online casinos, it’s not a million miles away.

The company have enlisted help from a number of game developers, including Microgaming, NetEnt and Evolution Gaming, just 3 from a list of about 20. This allows them to offer up over 300 games in total, which again isn’t the biggest that we’ve seen, but more than enough for the majority of players.

Poker

NetBet Poker ScreenshotNetBet are also able to offer up a wide variety of poker games. Running on the iPoker network, the poker room takes advantage of being on one of the bigger networks in the industry, although traffic can be a little weak in off-peak hours across Europe.

The poker room was originally Poker770, which some of our older readers may well recognise, but under the NetBet brand it’s definitely been taken to the next level. The site is able to host a huge range of jackpot games, Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Mixed Games, Tournaments and Sit and Go’s.

NetBet Company Info

Where are NetBet Based?

The company are based out of Malta, which is where their head office is situated. It’s also where they hold their gaming license allowing them to trade online.

They also have a number of subsidiaries outside of Malta, including France, Italy, Israel, Romania and England. The unique thing about this is that they are all classed as head offices and depending where you are in the world will depend on which office you are forwarded to.

When were they founded?

NetBet were founded in 2001 and worked within the sports betting sector for a number of years. They were issued their gaming license in 2006 and from there have grown to offer a wide range of gambling opportunities for their users.

Are They Part of a Group?

As they have grown, they have only really made one significant acquisition, which came in 2014 in the form of Poker770. The purchase allowed them to add a player database of over 2 million to their existing database, significantly growing what was an already well-established brand.

What are their main markets?

Their main market these days is within the UK. They have been a big part of the Scandinavian betting scene but have drifted away from those markets significantly over the last few years or so.

Do they sponsor anything?

NetBet have been keen sponsors of several sporting teams and events in the past. At the time of writing they are linked with West Bromwich Albion, Saint Etienne and GFC Ajaccio.