BetBull Sports Betting Review (2020)

BetBull
4.5 / 5
  • Fantastic app with an array of unique features
  • User-friendly betting experience
  • Focus on social betting
Latest Offer
Latest Offer
Up To ÂŁ100 in Free Bets
T&C APPLY, 18+ ONLY

FEATURES

UK Gambling Commission
UK Gambling Commission License Logo
Live Stream
VIP Program
Cashout
Bet Builder
Support 247
Native App
Crypto Currency
Established in 2015

PROS

  • Streamlined registration process which ensures security
  • Excellent welcome offer
  • Power Up cards to enhance your betting experience
  • Secure, transparent, and efficient
  • A variety of betting tools on offer
  • Good VIP/Loyalty programme

CONS

  • Mobile-only betting experience
  • Limited payment options on offer
  • You cannot bet on horse racing
  • No live streaming or bet builder
  • Streamlined registration process which ensures security
  • Excellent welcome offer
  • Power Up cards to enhance your betting experience
  • Secure, transparent, and efficient
  • A variety of betting tools on offer
  • Good VIP/Loyalty programme
  • Mobile-only betting experience
  • Limited payment options on offer
  • You cannot bet on horse racing
  • No live streaming or bet builder

BetBull Review

Founded as recently as 2015, BetBull is a mobile-only online betting platform. BetBull offers a unique sports betting experience. In essence, the mobile-exclusive betting platform feels like a social media hub, as it connects punters with one another, enabling them to share betting tips. You can punt on over 15 sporting disciplines, and several esports.

The purpose of this review is to gauge BetBull’s features, and to determine whether the betting app is ideally suited to your betting needs. Read on to learn all you need to know about BetBull!

Registration Process
5 / 5

  • Registration process consists of three steps
  • Enter your personal identification details
  • You can set a maximum daily deposit limit of ÂŁ10,000

Registration

As can be seen from the above image, to register at BetBull, you must click on the blue-coloured REGISTER HERE button. You can go through the latest stories published on the betting app, and the betting app’s Welcome Bonus T&Cs, before initiating the registration process.

BetBull’s registration process consists of three steps. As can be seen from the below image, the first step requires you to create a unique username, create a password, and enter your email address. It must be noted that by proceeding to the next step, you agree to the betting app’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Age & Verification Policy.

Registration

The second step requires you to select your title, enter your full name, enter your date of birth (you must be 18 or above), enter your phone number, select your preferred currency, and set a daily deposit limit (capped at a maximum of ÂŁ10,000).

Registration

The final step requires you to enter your full address. Select your country of residence and either search for your address via your postcode, or enter your address manually.

Registration

At this stage, you can choose to receive information regarding personalised BetBull bonuses via email, SMS, or both. If you would like to receive information regarding odd boosts, bet insurances, and free bets, you can opt in. You can always change your preferences via the Settings option, at a later stage.

Registration

At this stage, you can choose to deposit funds into your BetBull account, via the DEPOSIT button, however this is not mandatory.

It must be noted that you cannot deposit funds into your account, or play at the betting site before your identity is verified by the betting app. A stringent identity checking procedure ensures that you are playing with authentic customers, and eliminates the possibility of fraud.

Registration

To verify your identity, you must upload a copy of your passport, or driving license. To verify your address, you must either upload a copy of your driving license (if you have not submitted a copy of the same as proof of identity), a copy of your utility bill, a copy of your bank statement, or a copy of your council tax bill.

Once the betting platform has verified your identity and address, you can proceed to deposit funds, and place bets.

As a member at BetBull, you can follow fellow punters and vice versa. To upload a profile picture, or choose a BetBull avatar, click on the account button which is present at the top-left hand side of your screen. Click on your current avatar, and change it accordingly.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options
4.5 / 5

  • 4 payment methods on offer
  • Deposits are processed instantly
  • Withdrawals may take 2-5 business days to be processed

To deposit funds into your account, simply navigate to the Account button at the top of the screen and click on the Deposit button, which is present below your following count. An option to Withdraw is present to the right of the Deposit button.

BetBull offers 4 payment options – Debit Card (Visa, Mastercard), Skrill, Neteller, and Paysafecard. The minimum deposit amount is £5. As has been mentioned before, you cannot deposit funds until or unless the betting app has verified your identity.

As has been advertised on the app, BetBull does not charge processing fees. However, eWallets and banks may charge a fee depending on your chosen payment method. Deposits are processed instantly, and should reflect on your account immediately.

If your deposit has not reflected on your account, you can contact a customer support representative via live chat, or drop an email at support@betbull.com.

The minimum withdrawal amount is ÂŁ20 – withdrawals take 2-5 business days to be processed. For withdrawals requests that exceed the ÂŁ25,000 mark, you must have prior written agreement. 

Welcome Offer
4.5 / 5

  • Welcome bonus up to ÂŁ100 in free bets
  • Certain terms and conditions apply

Welcome Offer

BetBull is offering a matched welcome bonus of up to £100 in free bets, upon depositing a minimum of £20. The free bets will be credited in the form of four equal free bets. For example, if you deposit £80 as your first deposit, you will receive four £20 free bets. For each free bet that you receive, you must place a matched qualifying bet, at odds of ½ or greater.

As soon as a qualifying bet is settled, a free bet will be unlocked. The qualifying period is for 7 days, from the day you register at the betting site. You must place all qualifying bets within this period to unlock the ensuing free bets. Failure to do so will lead to the voiding of the locked free bets. Any qualifying bets that are cashed out will not count.

Free bets can only be used in accumulators, or system bets, with 3 or more selections, each selection of which must have odds of 1/1 or greater. Free bets expire after 7 days of being credited and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions, including Power Ups. It must also be noted that you cannot use free bets on the BetBull Casino.

Sportsbook Promotions
4.5 / 5

  • A unique offer system
  • Acquired diamonds can be used to play Spin Wheel
  • You can win odd boosters, insurance bonuses, and free bets

Promotions

At the time of writing, while BetBull does not offer promotional offers per se, the app comes with a unique offer system.

Diamonds are a soft currency exclusive to BetBull. The betting app offers diamonds for opening the app every day, and for multiple days in a row. You can also gain diamonds by opening treasure chests, and as a reward, when a fellow punter re-bets an accumulator bet or a system bet, that you have placed.

You can use your acquired diamonds to play the Spin Wheel game, in turn winning an odd booster, an insurance bonus, or a risk-free free bet (these are known as Power Ups). To view your Power Ups, simply click on the account option which is present at the top-left hand side of your screen.

You can use these Power Ups while you are placing a bet (accumulator bets only). To use a Power Up, click on the blue-coloured Pick Power Up option, which will be present below your generated bet receipt.

It must be kept in mind that each Power Up card has a minimum odds requirement, a minimal number of selections to constitute a qualifying bet, an expiration date, and a minimum and maximum stake amount.

VIP Program

BetBull offers an enticing VIP/loyalty programme. As soon as you register at the betting app, you will be instated at Level 1 of BetBull’s loyalty programme. Each level comes with a loyalty boost, ranging from 0% – 10%. As you place real money bets, the loyalty bar for a particular loyalty level will progress.

You can track your loyalty level progress by clicking on the account option followed by the loyalty boost levels option, which is attached to your profile picture.

The loyalty boost enhances the odds on a placed accumulator bet, or system bet, with 3 or more selections, at odds of 2/1 or greater.

Here is how the BetBull loyalty boost level system works

LevelBoost Percentage
10%
2Up To 2.5%
3Up To 3%
4Up To 3.5%
5Up To 4%
6Up To 5%
7Up To 7%
8Up To 8%
9Up To 9%
10Up To 10%

Pre-Match Offer
4 / 5

  • Over 15 sporting disciplines on offer
  • Good quality of odds
  • The minimum stake amount is ÂŁ0.10

Pre Match Offer

At the moment, BetBull offers odds on over 15 sporting disciplines. You can punt on several popular sports-based betting markets, including football (soccer), tennis, and basketball. You can also place a bet on less popular sporting disciplines, like darts, snooker, and handball. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, you cannot punt on horse racing.

The minimum amount that you can stake on a sports-based betting market is ÂŁ0.10 while the maximum amount varies from sporting discipline-to-discipline. You can see the maximum stake amount permitted for a bet that you want to place, on your bet slip.

A unique feature on offer at BetBull, during the time of placing a bet, is an option to Accept Higher Odds, or Accept Any Odds, in case there is a change in odds, after you have placed a bet.

Pre Match Offer

That being said, you should always determine the bookmaker’s margin being charged for a bet that you want to place. The larger is this margin, the lower is the possibility of benefiting from a placed bet.

Always place a bet on a sports-based betting market with a margin which is closer to the ideal market mark of 100%. A betting market with a margin which meets, or exceeds the 110% mark should be avoided.

You can calculate this margin of profit, by determining the odds overround for a betting market in question.

The first step that you must take, is to convert all the fractional outcomes of a betting market, into the decimal form. The second step is to divide each of these outcomes by 100. The final step is to add all of the resulting numbers.

With the help of the resultant number, you can easily determine the margin of profit that a betting site is charging.

To help you better understand how this works, we calculated the odds overround for the 2nd Leg of the English Championship Play-off Semi-final 2019/20, contested between Brentford and Swansea. The odds overround was found to be 105.31%. This indicates that BetBull offers a good quality of odds, coupled with active betting markets.

Esports

BetBull offers odds on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, and StarCraft II.

Given the sheer quantity of esports tournaments that take place annually, there are several betting markets to punt on which makes BetBull a great choice for any esport fan.

Other Specials

At the time of writing, BetBull does not offer odds on specials markets. This is rather unfortunate, given the popularity of such markets. We hope that the betting platform offers odds on special markets in time to come.

Cash Out and Bet Builder

Presently, BetBull offers Cash out betting. Cash out allows you to secure partial winnings on a bet, if you ever have a hunch that you may go on to lose a placed bet, or if a match result is going against you.

The amount of money that you retrieve via cash out, depends on the exact instance of initiating a cash out, and the odds in favour of your placed bet, at that point of time. In essence, you could win more or less than you placed stake.

BetBull does not offer a Bet builder tool at the time of writing. Given the general popularity associated with the tool, it is quite disappointing that the betting app has not incorporated a Bet Builder.

Live Offer
3 / 5

  • Average live betting arena
  • You cannot live stream matches

Live Offer

To access BetBull’s in-play section, you must click on the In Play option, which is present on the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. As soon as you click on this option, you can choose a sport of your choice, and click on an in-play match that you may want to punt on.

BetBull offers average live betting features, and limited betting markets. As soon as you click on an in-play match of your choice, you will see a live scorecard at the top of your screen, the number of people that have placed bets on the match, and popular betting markets.

Popular leagues and matches come with a greater number of betting markets, and a larger following. Unfortunately, you cannot live stream matches. While BetBull specialises in offering accumulator betting provisions, and creating a social betting network, it could have offered a wider variety of in-play features. 

Security
5 / 5

  • Licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission (UKGC)
  • Security of information and funds
  • Several responsible gambling tools

Responsible Gambling

The betting app is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, for customers residing in the United Kingdom.

BetBull takes all necessary steps to ensure the security of your personal information, and stored funds. As has been mentioned before, you cannot deposit, withdraw, or play at the betting platform until or unless the app has verified your identity. This eliminates the possibility of fraudsters, and maintains the sanctity of the platform.

BetBull also offers a variety of responsible gambling tools.

To access the app’s Responsible Gambling section, you can either scroll down to the bottom of your screen and click on the respective option, or click on the account option which is present at the top-left hand side of your screen, followed by the settings options at the top-right hand side of your screen, and finally the Responsible Gambling option.

As can be seen from the above image, BetBull offers a Self-Exclusion option for a period of 6 months, up to 5 years at a time. It must be noted that once you decide to self-exclude yourself, the decision is irrevocable.

If you seek a temporary break instead, you can Time Out from Bet Bull, for a maximum of 6 weeks at a time. When you time out, you cannot deposit, or play at the betting app. You can set a Gaming Reality Check reminder for a period of 20 minutes, up to 3 hours at a time to keep a control of your betting activity.

BetBull’s Responsible Gambling Info section comes with information pertaining to underage gambling, how you can identify whether you have a gambling problem, and rules for responsible gambling.

Keep in mind that BetBull has no control over you winning or losing a placed bet, neither does the app have any control over the numbers that are generated on the platform. BetBull is not associated to criminal activity, and puts its best foot forward to ensure security, transparency, and efficiency.

Service and Customer Support
4.5 / 5

  • Live chat, email, phone and post
  • 24/7 customer support is available
  • A dedicated FAQ centre

Customer Support

To access BetBull’s Contact Us and FAQs section, scroll down to the bottom of your screen, and click on the respective option. BetBull offers several mediums of customer support. The most popular, and readily used method of contact is live chat.

We tried to contact BetBull via live chat, and we received a response under a minute, which is exceptional. You will also receive a transcript of your conversation via email, just in case you need to revisit the information given by the customer support representative in charge for the session.

As has been advertised in BetBull’s Terms & Conditions, you can call a customer support representative by dialling +44 7449 551721. If you would rather send an email, you can drop an email at support@betbull.com. A customer support representative should respond to your email within 1 working day.

If you would rather contact BetBull via post, here is their postal address

BetBull Games Limited,

Elite Business Centre, Trejqa ta’ Box Box,

Msida MSD1840, Malta.

Design and Usability
5 / 5

  • Sensational design, with several unique features
  • You can follow bulls, and re-bet what they have played
  • A dedicated News Centre, and a BetBull Stories section

BetBull’s app is among the best in the business. The app comes with a dazzling design, a plethora of unique features, and great attention to detail. Set in a colour combination comprising a mix of red and dark blue, and excellent graphics, you can readily access all options of interest, via the app’s home screen.

If you look at the top-left hand side of the home screen, you will an option to access your account. If you access this section, you can change your profile picture, view your VIP/loyalty level progress, deposit and withdraw, view the Power Up cards that you have acquired, witness your active bets, and access the settings option.

If you look at the top-right hand side of your screen, you can access the News Centre. The News Centre comes with your notifications, and the latest news (under the What’s New header).

At the top of your home screen, you will options to access matches that are STARTING SOON, HIGH RETURN bets, SAFE RETURN bets, WINNER BETS, BULLS, and popular SYSTEM BETS.

Right below these options, you will see a slider with the latest BetBull Stories. These stories range from popular re-bets, to bulls that you could follow, to popular betting markets to look out for.

If you scroll down, you will see Popular ACCAs, along with information about the bull that has placed the bet, the number of people that have played that very bet, an option to follow the bull, and an option to place that very bet, along with the profit that you could win if you stake a certain amount, at the given odds.

If you look at the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen, you will see options to access the Leaderboard, the Sportsbook section of the app, In Play betting markets, and the BetBull Casino.

If you scroll down to the bottom of your screen, you will see options to access BetBull’s General T&Cs, Privacy Policy, Casino T&Cs, Game Rules, Free Bet Rules, Responsible Gambling section, Contact Us section, and FAQs.

Mobile
5 / 5

  • App is available for both Android and iOS users
  • Offers a mobile-friendly website as well
  • Several enthralling features on offer

BetBull is a mobile app and can only be accessed from an Android or iOS smartphone. This may be a deal breaker for those players who prefer a desktop experience, but makes it an innovative and exciting option for those looking to wager while on the go.

The app can be downloaded for free from both App Store and Play Store. Alternatively, you can download the app from the betting platform’s mobile-friendly website. What sets BetBull’s app apart from other betting apps in the market, is the sheer variety of mesmerising features on offer.

BetBull has left no stone unturned in their quest for providing a unique betting experience.

Other Products

  • Casino games and Slots

BetBull’s primary focus is its sportsbook, nevertheless, the app offers a magnificent casino section. To access the app’s casino section, click on the Casino option, which is present on the navigation bar, at the bottom of your screen. 

It must be noted that you cannot access the casino section until or unless the betting provider has verified your identity. There are several casino games to choose from, including Cash Hunt, Pachinko, and Coin Flip, and popular slots like Starburst and Butterfly Lovers.

We hope that BetBull offers odds on virtual sports soon.

ThePuntersPage Final Say

Having gone through each of BetBull’s offerings in detail, we have come to the conclusion that BetBull is a worthwhile option. If you are one to bet on the go or are looking to bet on a mobile app exclusively, there are not many better options on the market, than the innovative BetBull. The operator has some way to go, before it can be considered among the elite betting platforms in the United Kingdom however being so young, we believe BetBull is on track to become a top competitor in the years to come.

OVERALL RATING:
4.5 / 5