NetBet Sportsbook Review
NetBet are one of the newer names to have arrived on the scene but they appear to be carving out a decent reputation in the field of trustworthy and reliable sportsbooks. You may have been familiar with NetBet in their previous guise of Bet770 but they have relaunched their sportsbook product to run in conjunction with their casino offering. Their variety of sports, competitions and events is impressive as they aim to take a share of the lucrative sports betting market by attracting customers to wager with them on a daily or perhaps even weekly basis.
How to Get Started
Like many of the sportsbooks, it is easy to get started with NetBet. The green ‘Register’ box is relatively small compared to many of their rivals. It is located at the top right hand side of the screen and clicking this icon will produce a separate menu which requests personal information to be added.
Once personal details have been submitted, NetBet will ask new customers to choose their preferred currency and create a password for their account. It is possible to set a preferred deposit method but this can be altered at a later date if preferred.
Once you have received the confirmation email, you are ready to get started and begin betting!
PLEASE NOTE – On occasion, NetBet may require additional identification if card details are different to the personal information submitted.
The welcome bonus for new customers is a decent offering. NetBet will gift a free bet of up to £50 to all new recruits but you will only qualify for this if you submit the code – WELCOME50 when making your first deposit. The value of the free bet will depend on your initial deposit. If you furnish your account with £100 or €100, you will qualify for the full £50 bonus. NetBet will credit new accounts with 50% of their initial deposit once the first payment has been wagered.
For example – If you deposited £50, you would qualify for a £25 free bet courtesy of NetBet. You would need to spend the initial £50 before the account is credited. This can be in the form of a single £50 bet or 2 x £25 wagers or even 50 x £1 punts. These must be at odds of 1.60 or greater.
Other Bonuses and Promotions
Most of NetBet’s ongoing promotions will relate to the current sporting calendar. At the time of writing, Wimbledon 2017 is underway and they are offering 25% cashback on losing in-play bets at the tournament and regular price boosts to the majority of accumulators. These can be ante-post or on placed a daily basis.
There are also 50% accumulator boosts on a variety of other sports including Football, Baseball, Basketball and Ice Hockey.
Regular promotions return during the European football season but throughout the summer, they do offer enhanced prices on MLS goal-scorer bets and selected combination or multiple bets on the US league.
Regular opportunities to win up to £30,000 with the Golden Goal competition are also featured on the promotions page. There are also occasionally prize giveaways including VIP tickets to a selection of sporting events throughout the year.
Depositing and Withdrawing
There are many ways of funding a NetBet account and customers can take advantage of the variety of methods adopted by the sportsbook. Visa Credit and Debit cards are always very popular deposit methods but there are plenty of alternatives including Neteller, Click and Buy, Direct Bank Transfer, Skrill, UKash and Pay Safe Card. You can also pay by Bitcoin or Giro Pay.
Many customers opt to use PayPal which is a relatively recent addition to the site. There is no additional charge for using this method.
Most of the above methods require a £10 or €10 minimum deposit and the money is added to the betting account immediately. Withdrawals are available to the majority of these methods excluding Direct Bank Transfers, Paysafecard and Bitcoin and they usually take between three and five working days to arrive in personal accounts.
There are a number of currencies available including Pound Sterling, US Dollars, Euro and Swiss Franc.
It is easy to get started with NetBet and it is possible to switch between deposit methods if circumstances change.
Mobile and App Betting
Mobile customers with NetBet are rewarded for betting via their personal devices. They offer a £10 free bet to all customers striking their first wager via the mobile App or website. The App is readily available to download from their website and is compatible with the majority of devices. It’s available for iOS, Android and tablets and it is quick and easy to download only taking a few minutes to install. It can be found in the Google Play or App store or downloaded directly from NetBet’s website.
You can also access the full mobile site via standard mobile internet browsers if for some reason you are unable to download the App.
The mobile offering doesn’t penalise customers who still wish to access the same great range of markets. All the same betting opportunities are available via the App although compared to many of its rivals, it has a slightly more basic feel.
Live Betting is available via the mobile App and it is quick and easy to place a bet on the move. Both multiples and single bets are available via this method.
Ease of Use
It is easy to locate the market, competition or event of your choice on the NetBet website.
The most popular sports, contests and leagues are listed down the left hand side of the page and It is easy to navigate between them all should you wish to compare odds.
The betting slip is easy to amend and it’s quick and simple to flip between singles, multiples or combination bets.
It is a polished product which has seen a great deal of thought from the designers. The kind of bettors using NetBet simply wish to place their wagers with the minimum of fuss and take advantage of the great prices available on the site. They have achieved this perfectly.
It is extremely straight forward and rarely takes time to locate the page you searching for.
If you had to level one criticism at the design of the site you might note that some of the font is small and can be difficult to read at times but a slipping on a pair of glasses should solve this issue!
One notable omission from the site (at the time of writing) is the possibility of live streaming. There are live stats available through the infographics on the In-Play site if you are following a particular match but being able to see how your bet is progressing with live pictures would be a hugely beneficial addition to the site.
NetBet Sportsbook have recently added a partial cash-out service which allows customers to secure some kind of return mid-way through an event. Always best to check their terms and conditions on their website before placing bets with this in mind.
Markets and Odds
NetBet does tend to specialise in European sports and contests. Those looking for extensive markets on US sports such as NHL, NFL and Baseball will find some offerings here but they aren’t as comprehensive as other sportsbooks. However, there are markets for MMA, Chess and sailing amongst others.
The football markets are very impressive with most major European leagues covered and an extensive range of markets are available including Asian Handicap and Corner Betting. An average MLS game will have around 120 markets available 24 hours before the match kicks off.
Tennis markets are also very comprehensive with a number of point-by-point betting options for punters to get stuck into on the majority of ATP and WTA tournaments each week.
The horse racing markets are few and far between and sometimes they only tend to price up the UK meetings. This will be disappointing news to horse racing fans but there are plenty of other sites catering for their needs. They do have some ante-post markets for US races such as the 2018 Belmont Stakes but this area certainly could do with some padding out!
NetBet’s odds do tend to be reasonably generous. Big stakes punters will be pleased to see they are offered half a point bigger on many markets and these are priced up well in advance of the event taking place.
Customer Service and Support
Customer Service is one of NetBet’s strongest points. Their customers come first and they offer assistance in a number of different languages which is reassuring for those who are betting all around the world with differing needs.
Assistance is available 24 hours a day and operators are always friendly and most importantly, helpful.
Any problems can be checked on the dedicated FAQ page before contacting a service adviser.
Live Chat is available to every customers and there is also a dedicated phone line which is free of charge.
NetBet sportsbook is certainly making a name for itself and it is extremely popular with football and tennis bettors around Europe. They have a great customer service team and although their bonus wagering requirements can be a bit frustrating, they aren’t as restrictive as many of their rivals. The markets and odds are superb with NetBet sport and they should look to add live streaming to their service if possible to enhance the experience even further.