mr.play Sportsbook Review (2020)

mr.play
3.9 / 5
  • Eye-catching welcome bonus
  • Plenty of sportsbook markets
  • Lots of banking methods
Latest Offer
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T&C APPLY, 18+ ONLY
T&Cs APPLY, 18+ ONLY

18+ | New players only | Min deposit req. £10 ; excludes deposits via Neteller/Skrill/PayPal/Paysafe | Min Odds 1/1 (2.0) | Max FreeBet £10 | The bet token will not be included in any winnings and cannot be exchanged for real money | T&Cs apply

FEATURES

UK Gambling Commission
Live Stream
VIP Program
Cashout
Bet Builder
Support 247
Native App
Crypto Currency
Established in 2017

PROS

  • Straightforward welcome bonus
  • Wide range of sports and markets
  • Several promotions
  • Competitive odds

CONS

  • No live streaming
  • VIP programme limited to casino users
  • No mobile app
  • Straightforward welcome bonus
  • Wide range of sports and markets
  • Several promotions
  • Competitive odds
  • No live streaming
  • VIP programme limited to casino users
  • No mobile app

Ever since entering the ever-growing world of online gambling in 2017, mr.play – like many others – have been on a mission to become one of the best sportsbooks around. But what separates this new name from its competitors? Are there reasons to choose this bookie over any other? It’s time to find out while we take a deep look during this mr.play sportsbook review.

 

Registration Process
4.5 / 5

  • Quick registration
  • Twostep process
  • Multiple currencies to choose from

mr.play registration

The registration process at Mr.play is quick and easy, just like it should be. The big blue Open Account icon in the top right will get the process underway. For starters, you’ll have to enter your email, username and password.

registration mr play review

Step 2 will ask you for a few more details: your first and last name, gender, date of birth, preferred currency, address, city, postcode/zip and mobile numbers. Before you can click Open Account, you’ll need to tick that you accept the terms and privacy/cookie policy, and you can also choose to receive special bonus offers.

Your account is now opened, and you’ll be promptly sent an email with your account details. However, you won’t be able to play until its been verified. Mr.play require proof of your ID and address, which can be done by uploading the relevant documentation, such as your driving license, passport, ID card and/or a bank statement, utility bill. Once these are verified, your account will be activated, and you can get started. If you need any help along the way, a live chat feature is just a click away by pressing on the small headset icon.

Deposits and Withdrawal Options
4 / 5

  • Wide range of deposit methods offered
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Standard withdrawal times

There are a variety of deposit methods to choose from at mr.play, and over half of these can be used for withdrawals. All the big names are there, including credit/debit cards Visa and Mastercard, e-wallets Neteller and Skrill, paysafecard, PayPal, Trustly and bank transfer. You won’t be able to use cryptocurrencies, but these haven’t become a requisite in the online gambling world yet.

Deposit transactions are processed instantaneously. Withdrawal times are on par with most other sportsbooks, with Visa/Mastercard taking 4-6 working days, and the likes of PayPal, Neteller and Skrill taking 3 working days. Moreover, the minimum deposit amount is £10, while the maximum withdrawal limit is £5,500.

 

Welcome Offer
4 / 5

  • £10 welcome bet token
  • No promo code
  • No wagering requirements on any winnings

welcome bonus mr play

Mr.play’s welcome offer is as straight forward as it gets: Deposit £10, bet £10, get £10. Just follow these steps:

  • Make a deposit of at least £10
  • Place a £10 sports bet of minimum 1/1 (2.00) odds
  • You will be awarded a bet token of £10 – use this on a coupon with total odds of 4/5 (1.80) or higher

Keep in mind that:

  • The bet needs to be settled within 14 days
  • It does not apply to system bets
  • It only applies to the first deposit
  • It’s only for new customers and available once per household
  • It is not eligible for customers who deposit using Paypal, Neteller, paysafecard
  • The bet token will not be included in any winnings and cannot be exchanged for real money
  • The winnings from a bet token do not have any wagering requirements, meaning you can withdraw them immediately

Sportsbook Promotions
3.5 / 5

  • Compete with other punters to win prizes
  • Playboost for accumulators
  • No VIP/loyalty programme

mr play promotions

At the time of writing, there were a couple of promotions that caught our eye. The battle of punters is a free competition where players can compete with others to top the leaderboard they join. Players accumulate points through their real-money bets, with £1 used from every bet they place to calculate their leaderboard score. It’s important to note that, no matter whether you place a  £1 bet or a £100 bet, only £1 of your bet will be count towards your total score. When the tournament concludes, the top 3 in the table will be awarded top prizes.

mr play promotions

The playboost is an offer that adds to the thrill of accumulator betting by boosting wins up to 77%. To take advantage of this offer, you’ll have to make an accumulator of at least 4 pre-match bets or more, totalling a minimum of 1/5 (1.2) odds. This will boost the potential winnings of your acca, making your victories even sweeter.

Winnings are boosted by the following percentages:

4-folds – 4%
5-folds – 7%
6-folds – 10%
7-folds – 15%
8-folds – 20%
9-folds – 25%
10-folds – 30%
11-folds – 35%
12-folds – 40%
13-folds – 45%
14-folds – 50%
15-folds – 77%

VIP/Loyalty Service

We have good news and bad news here. There is a loyalty scheme in place – a very rewarding one at that – however only casino users can benefit from it. Live support did say sports fans will still benefit from regular offers, but we would prefer to see a fixed programme put in place.

 

Pre-Match Offer
4 / 5

  • Extensive sportsbook and markets
  • Competitive odds
  • Cash out option

Football, tennis, rugby, horse racing, greyhounds, cricket – no matter which road you want to travel down, it’s likely this bookie has it. At the time of writing, mr.play’s sportsbook offered close to 30 different sports. Football is the heart of any sportsbook’s business, and this is clearly demonstrated by the sheer amount of markets offered for a game. We clicked on a random Premier League match and found a sizeable 166 markets to punt on, including sections focussing on goals, corners, cards, players, and specials. The quantity of markets isn’t exclusive to the Premier League either, we found an extensive selection on games from the likes of the Danish, Turkish and Russian leagues, too.

mr.play Pre-Match

Of course, no sportsbook can be reviewed properly without calculating its overround. This gives us a quick and clear guide to how much value there is in a specific bookmaker’s markets. The higher the overround, the lower the odds and the less the return. Generally, anything under 110% is deemed acceptable in the gambling realm. We looked at a Premier League match, an ATP tennis match and a table tennis match, and got results of 105.55%, 105.56% and 108.9%. These figures all fall below the 110% mark, meaning mr.play’s odds are fair and in line with their competitors. If you want to try this out for yourself, we encourage you to use an overround calculator to make life a bit easier.

eSports

At the time of writing, the mr.play eSports section was filled with all the usual suspects. This included Counter-Strike:GO, DOTA 2, League of Legends, Starcraft 2 and King of Glory KPL.  There were only match winner markets for each, so you won’t be drowning in options while betting here.

 Other Specials

If you’ve got a hunch on who might claim the next Mercury Prize, or you’ve spotted the next Strictly Come Dancing winner, the Specials category is where you need to go. You won’t find a huge selection of bets here, but the ones that are there are all very fun and offer something a little different to the rest of the sportsbook.

 Cashout & Bet Builder

We’ve all been there. The team you backed are leading but you sense that won’t last long. You don’t think they can handle the pressure for much longer and decide to cash out – only to find your bookmaker doesn’t offer it.

Thankfully, this should never happen at mr.play. This bookie understands how inconvenient omitting such a feature can be and gives users the option to cash-out. Every open bet with a cash out feature will have a cash out button.

However, something mr.play lacks is the Bet Building option. We won’t hide our disappointment here, having made no secret of our love for bet builders in the past. It’s an option we want every bookie to have, though we must remember mr.play have only just burst onto the scene and Rome wasn’t built in a day.

 

Live Offer
4 / 5

  • Lots of markets for live betting
  • In-play stats and updates
  • Fast markets available on selected sports

live betting mr play

At the time of writing, the in-play catalogue was very diverse, with football, tennis, basketball, darts, ice hockey, table tennis, volleyball, cricket and handball events all available for live betting. Tennis matches also offered fast markets, allowing you to bet on the next minutes of a live match.  We especially loved their in-play graphic, which provided animated moment by moment updates on the match, and their Live Stats, which outlined some detailed info about the ongoing event. The only shame is that, unfortunately, there mr.play don’t offer any live streaming. This is bound to change at some point, though.

 

Security
4 / 5

  • Licensed by UK Gambling Commission
  • Easy to set deposit limits and time restrictions
  • Reality check feature

mr play security

Security is always of utmost importance, so this is something we always look at. mr.play are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority, which aims to maintain fairness and transparency during all gambling activities. We would have loved to see the IBAS logo glued to the bottom of the page, since this makes it easier to resolve any disputes between customer and bookmaker, but unfortunately mr.play haven’t moved in that direction yet.

We always pay attention to the efforts an operator puts into ensuring responsible gambling, and this is something mr.play is committed to. They provide plenty of links to third-party services such as GamCare, BeGambleAware and Problem Gambling Support. Crucially, players can set deposit limits by clicking on “My Account”, and can allow self-exclusion by contacting a customer support agent. Furthermore, there’s also a reality check feature that you can opt-in for – aimed at casino users – which will let you know when you’ve been playing for longer than originally planned.

 

Service and Customer Support
4 / 5

  • Comprehensive FAQ section
  • Friendly and helpful live support agents
  • Telephone support availablemr play customer support

Although the mr.play FAQ page is as bland as a saltine cracker, it’s packed with information and worth taking a look at if you’ve got a query. We don’t blame you if you prefer the live chat route though, given how much bother a competent support agent can save you. This feature is available between 6:00 and 23:00 GMT. We tested it out on a few occasions, and found the agents to be very responsive, never taking longer than a few minutes to reply. They were friendly, polite, and well-mannered.

As for telephone support, we questioned whether mr.play offers this feature since there doesn’t appear to be a number listed on the site. Surprisingly, a representative told us that they do in fact offer this feature, using the telephone number 00356 22585000. Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry on the Contact Us page, which is handy if you’re not in a rush and prefer to receive a reply by email.

mr play customer support live chat

 

 

Design & Usability
4 / 5

  • Great colour scheme
  • User-friendly interface
  • In-depth statistics provided

mr play website design

The mr.play website does a great job of blending it’s blue, white and grey colour palette on its sleek, user-friendly interface. If you navigate through the sidebar and click on a sport, a dropdown list of the competitions associated with that sport will appear. This guarantees the event you’re looking for is never far away.

At the bottom of the sidebar you’ll also find a Statistic tab which provides you with a plethora of valuable statistics on every sport you can think of. It’s a great feature to examine while mulling over your next over 2.5 goals punt.

mr play stats

 

Mobile
3 / 5

  • No mobile app
  • Same features as main site
  • Easy navigation

mr.play haven’t set up their own app yet, but this doesn’t mean playing on the go isn’t possible. Their sportsbook is easily accessible through browser, and although there are better mobile sportsbooks out there, you should get by on this one without any fuss. The desktop features are all replicated on the mobile version, and these include all the sportsbook markets, live betting match tracker and in-play stats, as well as the promotions.

 

Other Products

mr play casino

Mr.play aren’t simply a one-trick pony; their itinerary stretches beyond sportsbook. On their casino platform, you’ll find a range of games, from popular slots, poker and table games to an array of scratch cards. They also have a wealthy live casino library, including a multitude of live blackjack, live roulette, and live baccarat variations.

We also can’t forget the welcome bonus, which is definitely one of mr.play’s strong suits. It’s more of a package rather than a single bonus, since it’s split over your first three deposits. New players are eligible for the following perks during their first three deposits:

  • First deposit: 100% up to £50 + 20 spins on starburst (minimum deposit £10)
  • Second deposit: 50% up to £75 (minimum deposit £10)
  • Third deposit: 50% up to £75 (minimum deposit £20)

The welcome bonus will have to wagered x35 the sum of its value before it can be cashed out. The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being credited to the account.

After the first deposit is made, players will be rewarded with 20 spins every day, for the next 4 days:

Day 1 following first deposit: 20 spins to use on Finn and the Swirly Spin
Day 2 following first deposit: 20 spins to use on Book of Dead
Day 3 following first deposit: 20 spins to use on VIP Black
Day 4 following first deposit: 20 spins to use on Aloha! Cluster Pays

Winnings won from these spins will have to be wagered x35 before they can be withdrawn. Winnings received through the spins cannot exceed £100.

The offers only apply to players residing in the United Kingdom.

To claim the welcome bonus, opt-in after creating an account and, provided you’ve uploaded the documents needed for verification, you can begin depositing and you’ll subsequently receive the bonus – no promo code required.

mr play casino welcome bonus

 

ThePuntersPage Final Say & Overall Rating

Despite being one of the new kids on the block, mr.play are rising up the ladder in one of the fastest moving and most competitive markets around. Both their sportsbook and casino welcome bonuses represent a great opportunity for any punter to take advantage of, and their odds, markets and customer support are in line with some of the biggest names in the industry.  We weren’t expecting this operator to be perfect at such an earlier stage, and as we outlined, they do lack in a few departments. However, if they continue to grow at the rate they already have, there’s a lot to look forward to at mr.play.

OVERALL RATING:
3.9 / 5