- Casino: 100% bonus up to $100
Deposit up to $100 and Unibet doubles your money
- Poker: $200 bonus
Get an extra $200 with any size deposit
- Bingo: Free play for a week
Access beginners’ bingo room for a week for free real money bingo
- Betting: Get 50% back if your bet misses
If the first bet you make at Unibet misses, you’ll get back half the money up to $15
May 2017 Bonus: $100 Casino, $200 Poker, 50% Risk Free Bet
Unibet is not known for generous bonuses and its current offerings confirm this view. However Unibet’s poker promotion is actually very good and especially lower stakes players will benefit from it.
EUROPEAN GAMING GIANT
Valued at 2,9 billion CAD, Unibet is one of the biggest gambling companies in the world.
Despite being a true online gaming giant, Unibet has never been particularly successful in Canada. This is slightly surprising considering that Unibet is objectively a good site: you can play in CAD, customer service answers quickly and the site’s mobile support (Android phones and tablets, iPad, iPhone) has won a big pile of awards.
One of the reasons for the surprisingly meagre success might be Unibet’s bonuses, which are much smaller than you’d find at a site like Bodog for example. Let’s take a look at what Unibet has to offer for 2017.
Unibet pays you half back (up to $15) of your first bet if it misses.
Sports betting is what Unibet is all about. There is an endless supply of live and pre-match betting available at Unibet. As a real money player you’ll also get access to Unibet TV, which live-streams soccer, tennis and other sports directly to your computer.
Currently, Unibet gives you half your money back if your first bet at Unibet misses. You need to bet at least $10 to qualify for the promotion. The maximum you can get back is $15, so we recommend betting $30.
If you do end up getting money back, it’s considered a bonus and it comes with terms and conditions that dictate that the bonus money must be bet 15 times with odds 1,4 or higher before it can be withdrawn. This 15x play-through requirement is absurdly high, for example Bet365’s bigger sport bonus has a 3x requirement.
The real star of the sports book isn’t the welcome offer, but its ongoing promotions. At any time you’ll likely to find more than 90 (yes, ninety) different money back offers for specific sports events.
EXPERT OPINION: BETTER THAN NOTHING
$15 back may not seem like much, but sports betting giants like Bet 365 and William Hill don’t hands out any kind of bonuses anymore. Compared to no bonus Unibet’s $15 is at least better than nothing.
Get 7 days access to beginner’s bingo room where you can play for free.
You don’t even need to deposit to find out if you like Unibet Bingo. At Unibet you’ll get access for a week to beginners’ bingo room, where you can play real money games for free.
This is how to get started:
- Sign up at Unibet
- Create a bingo chat name for yourself
(go to Unibet bingo’s lobby and click on “my bingo”)
- You now have access to Beginner’s Room, so start playing
Beginners’ room is open for an hour every day, so check the weekly schedule at Unibet Bingo.
Become a VIP
You can also become a bingo VIP. Play $30 bingo tickets worth $30 and you get access to private VIP room, which features exclusive 75 ball games with a fixed $250 jackpot.
This special room is open two times a week, Mondays and Fridays. To get access on Monday, play on Saturdays and Sundays. To get access on Friday, play on Wednesday and Thursday.
EXPERT OPINION: GOOD IF IT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE
Getting a chance to try out real money bingo without even depositing is a good idea. However the beginner room is only open for an hour a day, so you better check that the schedule suits you.
Get a $200 bonus that’s not tied to the size of your deposit.
Unibet poker is an excellent site for casual players. Poker pros might benefit more from playing at sites like PokerStars and Full Tilt, but if you are looking to play a few hands without running into sharks, few sites fit the bill better than Unibet.
Where normal poker bonuses match your deposit, Unibet just hands you $200. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you deposit.
To get your bonus money, you need to pay rake. Both cash games and tournament fees are counted, as are all pots regardless of the game – you can play texas holdem, omaha, or whatever you like.
The bonus is released as follows:
- Pay $2 in rake, get $1
- Pay $10 in rake, get $4
- Pay $50 in rake, get $15
- Pay $150 in rake, get $40
- Pay $588 in rake, get $140
You play 20 sit’n’go-tournaments where each tournament has a $1 fee. You’ve now raked $20. This has released the $2 and $4 pieces of your bonus, plus you already have $8 counted towards the third piece.
This bonus gets 25% (you need to rake $800 to get $200 = 25%) of your rake back. Most other bonuses pay only 10 – 15% of your rake back to you, making this one of the best poker offers of 2017.
You have 60 days to clear your bonus money.
On top of the bonus money you get a ticket for Unibet Open and freeroll tickets.
- The Unibet Open ticket expires after 7 days counting from your deposit, so don’t forget to play it. Unibet Open is a major series of live tournaments in Europe, so if you do well, you get to travel.
- Your freeroll tickets are for beginner freerolls played on every Sunday. You get 4 tickets and 35 days to use them, so you can miss one Sunday tournament and still use all of them.
EXPERT OPINION: VERY GOOD PROMOTION
This is one of the better poker bonuses you can get. It doesn’t require a big deposit and it’s released in reasonable chunks (see our poker page to see why this is important), which means even low stakes players get a good return.
Deposit $100 and get extra $100 for free.
Where most internet casinos rely on the same games as all the other casinos do (just check the endless list of mostly identical Microgaming-based casinos), Unibet’s offering is unique. Out of the 600 games 21 are developed for Unibet and can’t be found anywhere else.
You’ll currently receive a 100% up to $100 bonus for playing Unibet Casino’s games. In simpler terms this means that Unibet doubles your first deposit.
Before you can withdraw the money, you need to wager it 25 times. This means that you need to bet 25 times however much you deposited to turn your bonus money into real cash. These terms and conditions are relaxed. An industry standard is to have a wagering requirement of 30 to 50, out of the major casinos only Casino.com has a requirement of only 25.
Not all games count towards clearing the wagering requirement. Slots count 100% of the bets, table games and video poker count 10% of the bets. So, for example, a $5 slot spin counts as $5 towards clearing the bonus, but a $5 hand of video poker only counts as $0.50.
Like most big gambling sites Unibet doesn’t have a loyalty program. Instead, they’ll run a bunch of scheduled promotions like Tuesday Cash Drops, whereby wagering at least $10 on certain slot machines you’ll get a chance to win $1000.
EXPERT OPINION: DECENT OFFERING
Unibet relies more on the quality of its casino than big promotions to bring in new players. $100 isn’t a huge casino bonus by any standard, but at least it’s for a rock solid site with good games and customer service.