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 £50 in Free Bets
T&C APPLY, 18+ ONLY
T&Cs APPLY, 18+ ONLY

New users only. Min deposit £20. Place qualifying bets of £20 to £50 in first 7 days after deposit to unlock free bets. Free bet rewarded as 4 free bets that total first deposit amount. Min odds 1/1, 3+ legs & expire in 7 days. Winnings credited in cash. Full T&Cs apply

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, offering a unique sports betting experience. In essence, the mobile-exclusive betting platform operates similar to a social media hub, as it connects punters with one another, enabling them to share betting tips.

Read on to learn more about BetBull’s features in detail, and find out whether this unique bookie ticks all your boxes and suits your specific betting needs.

 

Registration Process
5 / 5

  • Registration process consists of three steps
  • Personal identification details needed
  • Set a maximum daily deposit limit of £10,000

BetBull Registration Step 1

As can be seen from the above image, to register at BetBull, you need to tap on the blue-coloured REGISTER HERE button. You can also go through the latest stories published on the betting app and the 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 and a password, and then enter your email address. It must be noted that by proceeding to the next step, you agree to the app’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Age & Verification Policy.

BetBull Registration Step 2

The second step requires you to select your title, enter your full name, date of birth (you must be 18 or above), your phone number, your preferred currency, and set a daily deposit limit (capped at a maximum of £10,000).

BetBull Registration Step 3

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.

BetBull Registration Step 4

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 odds boosts, bet insurances, and free bets, you can opt in to do so. You can always change your preferences via the Settings option later on.

BetBull Registration Step 5

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

Bear in mind that you cannot deposit funds into your account or place any bets before your identity is verified by the betting app. Although it may seem annoying at first, this stringent identity checking procedure is put in place to protect you as a customer, and eliminates the possibility of fraud.BetBull Registration Step 6

 

To verify your identity, you need to upload a copy of your passport or driving licence. For Proof of Address, you must either provide a copy of your utility bill, a copy of your bank statement, or a copy of your council tax bill.

Once your identity and address have both been verified, you can proceed to deposit funds and start placing your bets. 

As a registered BetBull customer, you can follow fellow punters and vice versa. To upload a profile picture or choose a BetBull avatar, tap on the account button present at the top-left hand side of your screen. Tap 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 tap ‘Deposit’. You should also see an option to for withdrawals close by. 

BetBull offers 4 payment options: Debit Card (Visa, Mastercard), Skrill, Neteller, and paysafecard. The minimum deposit amount is £5, and, as we previously mentioned, you cannot deposit funds until or unless the betting app has verified your identity.

You’ll find that, as advertised, BetBull does not charge any processing fees. However, e-wallets and banks may charge a small sum depending on your chosen payment method.

Deposits are processed instantly, and should reflect within your account immediately. If you don’t see your funds appear, you can contact a customer support representative via live chat, or send an email at support@betbull.com.

Withdrawals take 2-5 business days to be processed, requiring a minimum amount of £20 to be taken out. For requests that exceed the £25,000 mark, you need to have prior written agreement. 

 

Welcome Offer
4.5 / 5

  • Welcome bonus up to £50 in Free Bets
  • Certain terms and conditions apply

BetBull Welcome Offer

BetBull offers a matched welcome bonus of up to £50 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 £40 as your first deposit, you will receive four £10 free bets. For each free bet that you receive, you must place a matched qualifying bet at odds of 1/1 or greater.

As soon as a qualifying bet is settled, a free bet will be unlocked. The qualifying period is 7 days from the day you register at BetBull, meaning that you must place all qualifying bets within this period to unlock the free bets. Any qualifying bets that are cashed out will not count.

These free bets can only be used in accumulators or system bets with 3 or more selections, each of which must have odds of 1/1 or greater. They will expire after 7 days of being credited and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions (including Power Ups), nor on BetBull Casino.

 

Sportsbook Promotions
4.5 / 5

  • A unique offer system
  • Acquired diamonds can be used to play Spin Wheel
  • Win odds 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.

BetBull awards diamonds (a soft currency exclusive to the app) for logging in 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.

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

Use these Power Ups while you are placing accumulator bets only, by tapping on the blue-coloured Pick Power Up option present below your generated bet receipt. 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 Programme

We’re happy to report that BetBull offers a a highly attractive VIP/loyalty programme – one that’s open to all customers. As soon as you register at the betting app, you will be enrolled in Level 1 of BetBull’s loyalty scheme. 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 increase.

You can track your loyalty level progress by tapping 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
  • Minimum stake amount of £0.10

Pre Match Offer

At the moment, BetBull offers odds on over 15 sporting disciplines. You can bet on several popular sports-based betting markets, including football (soccer), tennis, and basketball. There are also more niche markets available for less popular sports such as darts, snooker, and handball. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, you cannot bet on horse racing, which will no doubt come as a disappointment to many. 

The minimum amount that you can stake on a sports-based betting market is £0.10, while the maximum amount varies from sport to sport. You’ll be able to see the maximum stake amount permitted on your bet slip.

A unique feature on offer at BetBull is the option to Accept Higher Odds or Accept Any Odds while placing a bet, which is highly useful in the case of any price fluctuations. 

 

Pre Match Offer

 

Always determine the bookmaker’s margin being charged for a bet that you want to place. The larger this margin is, the lower your profit will be. 

Ideally, you should bet on a sports market that has a margin closer to the mark of 100%. A betting market with a margin which meets or exceeds a mark of 110% should be avoided. 

You can calculate this margin of profit by determining the odds overround. First, you need to convert all the fractional outcomes of a betting market into the decimal form. Then, you need to divide each of these outcomes by 100. After you’ve done this, add all of the resulting numbers. From the result, you can easily determine the margin of profit that the bookmaker in question 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 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 for the above, there are several betting markets available to punt on, which makes BetBull a great choice for any esports fan.

Other Specials

At the time of writing, BetBull does not offer any odds on specials. This is rather unfortunate, given the popularity of such markets, so we hope that this will change in time to come.

Cash Out and Bet Builder

Presently, BetBull does offer the ever-popular Cash Out feature, which allows you to secure partial winnings on a bet if you feel that things aren’t going quite your way. 

The amount of money that you retrieve via Cash Out depends on the exact moment that you trigger it and the odds in favour of your placed bet at that point in time. To sum up, you could win more or less than you placed stake.

BetBull does not offer a Bet Builder tool at the time of writing, which is a bit of a let-down given its general popularity with online bettors. 

 

Live Offer
3 / 5

  • Average live betting arena
  • No live streaming services available

Live Offer

To access BetBull’s in-play section, tap on the In Play option present on the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. This will allow you to choose the in-play event that you may want to punt on, after which you’ll see a live scorecard at the top, as well as the number of people that have placed bets on the match and popular betting markets. Popular leagues and matches naturally come with a greater number of markets to bet on, together with a larger following.

Unfortunately, BetBull does not allow its customers to live stream matches.

As for other live betting features, while fans of accumulators are well-accommodated for and the unique social betting network is definitely worth highlighting, we feel that there could stand to be 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 at BetBull

BetBull is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission for customers residing in the UK.

The bookie has taken all the necessary measures 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

To access BetBull’s Responsible Gambling section, you can either scroll down to the bottom of your screen or find it within your account. 

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. Remember 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, which will disable your account from depositing or placing any bets.

You can also set a Gaming Reality Check reminder for a period of 20 minutes up to 3 hours at a time to keep track of your betting activity.

There’s also a highly useful Responsible Gambling Info section with information about underage gambling, as well as advice on how you can identify whether you have a gambling problem and guidelines on how to gamble safely. 

 

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, scroll down to the bottom of your screen. There are several mediums of customer support, with the most popular and readily used method of contact being live chat. In fact, when we contacted BetBull via chat to test it out, we received an exceptionally fast response in under a minute.

After your session is over, 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 who handled your query.

As has been advertised in BetBull’s Terms & Conditions, you can call a customer support representative by dialling +44 7449 551721, or send an email at support@betbull.com. A customer support representative should respond to your message 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

  • Attractive design with several unique features
  • Follow ‘bulls’ and re-bet what they have played
  • A dedicated News Centre and BetBull Stories section

BetBull’s app comes with a dazzling design featuring a colour palette of red and dark blue, along with plethora of unique features, great attention to detail and excellent graphics.

At the top-left hand side of the home screen, you’ll see an option to access your account. If you tap on and open 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 is where your notifications will pop up, as well as the latest news (under the What’s New header).

At the top of your home screen you’ll find the following useful options: STARTING SOON, HIGH RETURN bets, SAFE RETURN bets, WINNER BETS, BULLS, and popular SYSTEM BETS.  Right below these buttons, you will see a slider with the latest BetBull Stories. These range from popular re-bets to ‘bulls’ that you could follow and 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 yourself, along with the profit that you could win if you stake a certain amount at the given odds.

You can access the Leaderboard and the Sportsbook section of the app from the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen, as well as In Play betting markets and the BetBull Casino.

BetBull’s General T&Cs, Privacy Policy, Casino T&Cs, Game Rules, Free Bet Rules, Responsible Gambling section, Contact Us section, and FAQs can all be found at the bottom of your screen.

 

Mobile
5 / 5

  • Available for both Android and iOS users
  • Offers a mobile-friendly website 
  • 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 others of its kind is the sheer variety of mesmerising features on offer. It’s safe to say that this bookie has left no stone unturned in their quest for providing a unique betting experience.

 

Other Products

  • Casino games and slots available

BetBull’s primary focus is its sportsbook; nevertheless, the app does also offer a quite a good casino section. To access it, tap on the Casino option on the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen

Keep in mind that you won’t be able to access the casino section until your identity has been verified. There are several exciting games to choose from, including Cash Hunt, Pachinko, and Coin Flip, and popular slots like Starburst and Butterfly Lovers.

Virtual sports are not yet available at BetBull; however, we are crossing out fingers and hoping that this will change sooner rather than later. 

 

ThePuntersPage Final Say

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. While the operator still has some way to go before it can be considered one of the elite, we believe BetBull is on track to become a top competitor in the years to come.

OVERALL RATING:
4.5 / 5