NetBet Sports Betting Review (2020)

Having been established in 2001, NetBet is among the best bookmakers in the world. Its offerings were brought online, in the form of a fantastic website in 2006, and the bookmaker has grown from strength-to-strength, ever since. At the time of writing, NetBet offers odds on over 25 Sports, Esports, and Specials.

The purpose of this review is not to establish whether NetBet is a good bookmaker, as this is an already known fact.

Rather, the purpose of this review is to figure out whether NetBet is the perfect betting platform for you, and whether it ticks all the right boxes, when it comes to your choosing a bookmaker. Does NetBet offer all the features you expect of a good bookmaker? Read on to find out, and learn much more, in due course of our extensive NetBet Sports Review.

 

Registration Process (5/5)

  • Simple registration process, which requires you to provide personal identification details
  • After you register, NetBet will conduct a check, to determine whether your provided personal identification details are legitimate
  • You will then be automatically directed to the bookmaker’s “Deposit” page
  • If NetBet cannot establish whether your provided personal identification details are legitimate, you will have to upload documents with respect to Proof of Identity, and Proof of Address, before you can Deposit, Play, and Enjoy Bonuses

Registration

The registration process at NetBet is simple. As soon as you open the bookmaker’s website, you will be directed to the bookmaker’s home page. You must click on the “Register” button, present at the top right of your screen. Once you click on this button, you will be redirected to a page, which looks like the above mentioned image.

NetBet’s registration process, requires you to undergo four steps. The first step requires you to enter your e-mail address, password, preferred currency, and country of residence. Once you have entered these details, you must complete the “I’m not a robot” check, and click on the “GO TO DETAILS>” button.

Register

Once you click on this button, you will be redirected to the second step of the registration process, which looks like the above mentioned image. You must choose your title, enter your first name and surname, as is shown on your ID/Passport, enter your username, and enter your date of birth. Once you have entered these details, click on the “GO TO CONTACT >” button.

Signup

Once you click on this button, you will be redirected to the third step of the registration process, which looks like the above mentioned image. You must enter your phone number, and residential address. Once you have entered these details, click on the “GO TO BONUS >” button.

NetBet Register

Once you click on this button, you will be redirected to the last step of the registration process, which looks like the above mentioned image. At this stage, you do not have to enter a bonus code, as NetBet’s welcome offer is applicable to all customers, without having to enter a bonus code during the registration process.

All you have to do to receive NetBet’s welcome offer, is register on the bookmaker, and make a first deposit of at least £30. We will get into the details of NetBet’s welcome offer in another section of this review.

You can choose to receive information regarding NetBet’s bonus offers, by ticking on the first box. You must tick on the box, which confirms that you have read NetBet’s Terms and Conditions, and Privacy and Cookies Policy. Once you have performed the above mentioned tasks, click on the “START PLAYING” button.

NetBet Signup

You will be redirected to a page, which looks like the above mentioned image. NetBet will ask you whether you want to set up deposit, or betting limits, before playing. Click on either the “NO” button, or the “YES” button, as per what you deem right. At this stage, NetBet will review the personal identification details that you have provided. If you click on the “NO” button, you will be automatically directed to NetBet’s “Deposit” page.

If NetBet cannot establish whether the personal identification details that you have provided are legitimate, you will have to upload documents with respect to Proof of Identity, and Proof of Address, before you can Deposit, Play, and Enjoy Bonuses.

 

Deposit and Withdrawal Options (4/5)

  • A variety of deposit options are available to customers
  • Minimum deposit fee is £10 for all options, except Bank Transfer (No minimum deposit fee)
  • Funds are instantly transferred to your NetBet account through most payment options (Bank Transfer takes 1-14 working days)
  • No deposit and withdrawal fees are charged, whatsoever

Banking

Once you have completed the registration process, you will be automatically directed to NetBet’s “Deposit” page.If NetBet cannot establish whether the personal identification details that you have provided are legitimate, you will have to upload documents with respect to Proof of Identity, and Proof of Address, before you can Deposit, Play, and Enjoy Bonuses.

Payment

NetBet offers a whole host of deposit options, as can be seen from the above mentioned image. You can choose to deposit funds via PayPal, Credit Card, Debit Card Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller, and Bank Transfer, among other options. It must be noted that the use of Credit Cards will be banned altogether from the 14th of April, 2020. If you make your first deposit via Neteller, Skrill, or PayPal, you are not eligible for NetBet’s welcome offer.

The minimum deposit amount for all the above mentioned options, except Bank Transfer (No minimum deposit amount), is £10. Funds are instantly transferred to your NetBet account through most payment options, except Bank Transfer, which takes 1-14 working days. It must be noted that NetBet does not charge any deposit, or withdrawal fees.

You can deposit a maximum of £900 via Debit or Credit Card, £5,000 via PayPal, £4,000 via Skrill, £5,000 via Neteller, and £100 via Paysafecard. No maximum deposit limit applies to Bank Transfer, although transferring up to £10,000, sees a transfer go through quickly.

NetBet Banking

As can be seen from the above mentioned image, there are only two options available for withdrawals for residents of the United Kingdom – Wire Transfer, and Trustly. Withdrawals take 1-4 Working Days to be processed, and the minimum withdrawal amount is £10.

 

Welcome Offer (3.5/5)

  • At the time of writing, the welcome offer on NetBet is £30 in Free Bets/Spins
  • You must deposit a minimum of £30 to avail the welcome offer
  • If you make your first deposit via Neteller, Skrill, or PayPal, you are not eligible for NetBet’s welcome offer
  • You do not have to enter a welcome offer promo code during the registration process

Welcome Offer

At the time of writing, NetBet is offering a welcome bonus of £30 in Free Bets/Spins. To avail this offer, you must register with NetBet, deposit at least £30, and place a £30 single bet, on a sports market. If you make your first deposit via Neteller, Skrill, or PayPal, you are not eligible for NetBet’s welcome offer

You must place this qualifying bet within 7 days of registering. As soon as a qualifying bet has been placed and settled, £15 in Free Bets, and £15 in Free Spins for Casino and Vegas will be deposited into your account. You will also receive 50 Casino Free Spins, worth £10, each Free Spin of which is worth £0.20, and 25 Free Vegas Spins, worth £5, each Free Spin of which is worth £0.20.

You must use your Free Bets on an Accumulator Bet with two or more selections, a Virtual Sports market of your choice, and on any Sports market. Each Free Bet is valid for only three days.

The winnings obtained from Free Casino Spins will automatically be transferred to your bonus account once all free rounds have been played. This must be wagered 40x, for the bonus money to be transferred into your main account.

The winnings obtained from Free Vegas Spins will automatically be transferred to your bonus account once all free rounds have been played. This must be wagered 50x, for the bonus money to be transferred into your main account. Both variants of Free Spins are valid for thirty days.

You can check whether you have received your welcome bonus, by hovering your cursor over the account balance section, present at the top right of your screen, and checking your “Bonus Balance”, and “Free Bets” balance.

 

Sportsbook Promotions (4/5) 

  • Several enthralling promotional offers are available on 1xBet
  • At the time of writing, you can win a£5 Free Bet, if you place a £10 bet on a pre-match NBA fixture
  • Bet Builder is offered as a promotional offer, in the form of “Bet Maker”, on NetBet

Sportsbook

At the time of writing, you can win a £5 Free Bet on NetBet, if you place a £10 bet on a pre-match NBA game. You must place a £10 bet – 3 fold or more, on a pre-match NBA fixture. Each selection must have minimum odds of 2/5, and only the first bet placed, on a pre-match NBA fixture each week, will be counted towards this promotional offer.

NetBet offers Bet Builder as a promotional offer, in the form of “Bet Maker”. You can customize a bet, by choosing up to six selections in the form of an accumulator bet, via BetBet’s Bet Maker. That being said, each selection must be a win, if you are to win the accumulator bet. NetBet is also offering a promotional offer with respect to Golf, at the time of writing.

VIP Program

NetBet offers VIP Club membership in a rather unique way. If you think that you deserve to be a part of NetBet’s VIP Club, you must send in an email to vip@netbet.com, explaining why you deserve to be a part of the VIP Club. A VIP Manager will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are invited to join the VIP Club, you can choose to place bets with higher stakes, fast-track deposits and withdrawals, receive invitations to the best sporting events of a year, and receive exclusive access to bonuses and gifts. You will also have the services of a VIP Manager, who will assist you every day.

The fee for the same will probably be disclosed, when a VIP Manager gets back to you. NetBet also offers VIP perks for Casino, and Poker. For every real money game that you partake, you will receive NetPoints. The more NetPoints you earn, the higher you will rise in the VIP Levels, specified by NetBet. You can use NetPoints to unlock gifts, tickets to draws, real money, and bonuses.

 

Pre-Match Offer (4/5)

  • Most popular markets on display, towards the left of the bookmaker’s website
  • Active markets, and competitive odds are offered
  • 25+ sports, and thousands of markets to punt on

Pre Match Offer

At the time of writing, NetBetoffers 25+ sports to punt on, and thousands of active betting markets.NetBet offer odds on several popular sports, including the likes of Football, Tennis, and Horse Racing among others. NetBet also offers odds on several unique sports markets, including the likes of Darts, Floorball, and Snooker & Darts, among others.

This ensures that sport punters of all kinds, have markets to choose from. That being said, NetBet comes with a variety of different minimum, and maximum betting limits for Sports, depending on the selection/selections that you have made, and the odds that you are backing. You must always perform your due diligence, when placing a bet, and place a bet on a bookmaker, which offers the best odds for a bet that you may want to place.

It must be noted that bookmaker’s earn off bookmaker’s margin, and that some bookmaker’s offer a higher possible profit yield for a bet that you may want to place. Bookmaker’s margin in essence, is the margin above an ideal market, which a bookmaker commands over you. A margin exceeding the 110% threshold, is not worth punting on, as the likelihood of you winning off such a bet is minute.

You can calculate bookmaker’s margin, for a bet that you may want to place, by determining the Odds Overround. Calculating the Odds Overround for a bet is fairly simple. It involves you converting fractional odds to the decimal form, for each outcome of a bet, dividing each individual outcome by 100, and adding all these possibilities together. The resultant number, is the Odds Overround.

We calculated the Odds Overround for a match in the English Premier League. The Odds Overround was found to be 103.65. This indicates that the markets on offer at NetBet are active, and that the bookmaker offer competitive odds.

Esports

Esports are of the essence these days, as young punters, and gamers, flock towards the latest releases. There are several tournaments which take place in due course of a calendar year, and you must perform your due diligence, before punting on a team, to win an Esports event.

That being said, at the time of writing, NetBet offers several Esports to punt on, including the likes of Dota 2, League of Legends, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

NetBet comes with a variety of different minimum, and maximum betting limits for Esports, depending on the selection/selections that you have made, and the odds that you are backing.

Other Specials

NetBet offers several special markets, including the likes of Politics, and Entertainment. At the time of writing, when it comes to Politics, you can choose to punt on the London Mayoral Election 2020. When it comes to Entertainment, at the time of writing, you can choose to punt on the Annual Academy Awards 2020, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020, the BAFTA Film Awards 2020, and Dancing on Ice 2020.

NetBet comes with a variety of different minimum, and maximum betting limits for Specials, depending on the selection/selections that you have made, and the odds that you are backing.

Cash Out and Bet Builder

NetBet offers its customers both Cash Out, and Bet Builder (In the form of Bet Maker). Cash Out is an excellent feature, which allows you to retrieve partial winnings off a bet, before a match has finished, if you feel that you may go on to lose a bet, or if you intend on playing it safe.

The retrieved winnings depends on the time at which you decide to Cash Out, and the odds in favour of the bet that you have placed, at the time of cashing out. In essence, you may go on to win more than your initial stake, or less than it.

NetBet offers Bet Builder in the form of a promotional offer, called “Bet Maker”. Bet Maker allows you to combine up to six selections of your choice, into an accumulator bet. Bet Maker in essence, means that you can combine an infinite number of possibilities into an accumulator bet, which in turn means that the number of possible betting variants on NetBet, are innumerable.

 

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Live Offer (3.5/5)

  • In-play option is available
  • Excellent insights into an ongoing match, through imagery
  • Live streaming is not available, at the time of writing

Live Offer

At the time of writing, while NetBet does not offer live streaming, its in-play section is detailed, and offers its customers visual insights into ongoing matches. If you open the website’s main page, and look at the centre of your screen, you will see various in-play markets.

The most popular in-play match/matches, will be featured just above the “In-Play” section, as can be seen in the above mentioned image. To the right of the “In-Play” section, exists the “Highlights” section.

Popular upcoming matches are displayed in this section. It must be noted that match highlights are not shown on NetBet, and that the “Highlights” section is merely highlighting games to look out for! You can look at all upcoming games, and today’s games (The day you read this review), via the “Upcoming” and “Today’s Games” sections respectively.

If you click on any in-play match, you will be redirected to a screen which looks like the above mentioned image. At the centre of your screen, will be the various betting outcomes, which you can punt on, in due course on an in-play match. The graphical representation at the top of your screen, gives you a brief idea of how a match is progressing.

The graphical representation on the right of your screen, shows you second-by-second live updates, with respect to how a match is progressing. You cannot follow multiple matches at the same time, on NetBet. We hope that NetBet offers live streaming in due course of time.

 

Security (5/5)

  • Regulated and licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission for customers of the United Kingdom
  • Regulated and licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, for all other customers
  • Secure online transactions, and encrypted player information

Security

NetBet is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission for customer of the United Kingdom, and licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority, for all other customers. The bookmaker offers secure online transactions, and encrypted player information.

This in essence means that your transactions cannot be tampered with, nor can your personal information, and stored funds, be accessed and used by miscreants. NetBet comes with a comprehensive Responsible Gambling Section, with an option to set deposit or betting limits, before punting on the bookmaker, as can be seen from the below mentioned image.

If you scroll down to the bottom of NetBet’s home page, you will see an option to access the bookmaker’s “Responsible Gambling” section. You can choose to select a deposit limit, loss limit, and session timer. You can also choose to set a reality check, which enables you to set a time frame during which you want to punt on NetBet. Once this time frame is exceeded, a reminder will appear on your screen.

You can also choose to time out, and self-exclude yourself NetBet’s betting platform. All in all, NetBet’s Responsible Gambling Section is excellent, and you must do your bit as well, to ensure that you do not over-indulge yourself on the bookmaker’s betting platform. Mental and physical sanity trumps the pleasure obtained from placing a successful bet.

You must draw a financial plan, and punt in due accordance to this plan, so that you do not burn away your hard earned money. It takes a minute to take a risk, but it is not worth repenting. Talking about money, NetBet separates your winnings, from the cost it takes to run its platform. If there ever comes about a situation in which NetBet goes bankrupt, they have the means to pay you back.

All products, and virtual games on NetBet comes with results which are generated in due course of a random number generation procedure. The bookmaker has no control over you winning, or losing a placed bet, or game. Overall, NetBet is a safe, and secure platform. Your decision to choose, or not choose the platform, should not be on the basis of it not providing good security.

 

Service and Customer Support (4.5/5) 

  • Customer support is available via Email, Free Phone, WhatsApp, and Live Chat
  • You must click on the “Contact Us” section, present at the bottom of the bookmaker’s website
  • You can choose to send an email, by filling NetBet’s email form
  • You can call a NetBet customer support representative from 12:00 to 20:00 GMT
  • You can chat with a NetBet customer support representative via Live Chat, from 09:00 to 23:00 GMT
  • 24/7 customer support service is not provided

At the time of writing, NetBet offer wonderful customer support service. Despite NetBet not offering around the clock customer support, it does just about enough to keep its customers happy. To access NetBet’s customer support section, click on the “Contact Us” option, present at the bottom of the bookmaker’s website.

Support

You will be redirected to a page, which looks like the above mentioned image. You can choose to send NetBet an Email, by filling the Email form, present at the top of the page. You must enter your first name, surname, email address, and the query that you want addressed.

After you have entered all the above mentioned information, click on the “SEND MESSAGE” button.

Customer Care

You can call NetBet from 12:00 to 20:00 GMT, via Free Phone, by dialling the number –

+44 (0)208 092 9427

It must be noted that you cannot reply to any text message that has been sent to you, from the bookmaker. You must contact customer support service via Live Chat, or Free Phone for the same.

To make use of NetBet’s Live Chat option, you can either click on the “START LIVE CHAT” button, or click on the button with two thought bubbles in it, present at the bottom right of your screen. NetBet’s Live Chat feature is only available from 09:00 to 23:00 GMT.

You can also choose to contact a customer support representative via WhatsApp, by clicking on the “WhatsApp” button, present at the bottom right of your screen. You should receive a quick response, when you contact customer support via any of the above mentioned methods of contact.

 

Design and Usability (4/5)

  • Simple, yet pleasing design
  • Extreme ease of navigation, and readily available markets

NetBet comes with a simple, yet pleasing design. The bookmaker’s website is composed of a mix of black and white, with the occasional green. All options are readily available on the website’s main page, and this provides for ease of navigation.

If you look at the centre of your screen, you will see in-play markets, and options to access NetBet’s “Highlights”, “Upcoming”, and “Today’s Games” sections.

At the left of your screen, are the various markets that you can bet on. At the right of your screen, exists your bet slip, and the latest offers on offer, at NetBet. If you scroll down to the bottom of the website, you will see the various licenses held by the bookmaker, its partners, and options to access its “Responsible Gambling” and “Contact Us” sections.

The “Responsible Gambling” section allows you to select a deposit limit, loss limit, and session timer. You can also choose to set a reality check, which enables you to set a time frame during which you want to punt on NetBet. Once this time frame is exceeded, a reminder will appear on your screen.

You can also choose to time out, and self-exclude yourself NetBet’s betting platform.

To access NetBet’s customer support section, click on the “Contact Us” option, present at the bottom of the bookmaker’s website. From here, you can send across an Email, contact customer support via Free Phone, Live Chat, and WhatsApp.NetBet comes with a statistics section as well, which allows you to look at match results, and statistics for various sports.

 

Mobile (4/5)

  • An app is available for both Android and Amazon users
  • A mobile-friendly website is available too

NetBet comes with an app that can be downloaded via the bookmaker’s website for Android users, and via Amazon for Amazon users. NetBet’s app is not available for Apple users, at the time of writing. NetBet also comes with a mobile-friendly website. NetBet’s app is well-designed, and comes with an option to select a sporting market of your choice, via the app’s secondary navigation bar.

The most popular in-play matches are present just below the secondary navigation bar, below which exist all in-play markets. The app’s main navigation bar comes with options to access your account, and the live betting section, among other options. NetBet’s app allows you to bet on the go, and access over 25,000 live events each month.

You can choose to receive notifications with respect to popular upcoming matches as well. NetBet’s mobile-friendly website is a good option for users who do not wish to download NetBet’s app.

 

Other Products

  • Several products like Casino, Live Casino, Poker, Vegas, Lotto, and Virtual Sports, among others, are available
  • VIP perks for Casino, and Poker
  • Excellent selection of Casino Games
  • Several promotional offers

NetBet offers several products like Casino, Live Casino, Poker, Vegas, Lotto, and Virtual Sports, among others. NetBet is offering a welcome bonus of £30 in Free Bets/Spins. To avail this offer, you must register with NetBet, deposit at least £30, and place a £30 single bet, on a sports market. If you make your first deposit via Neteller, Skrill, or PayPal, you are not eligible for NetBet’s welcome offer

You must place this qualifying bet within 7 days of registering. As soon as a qualifying bet has been placed and settled, £15 in Free Bets, and £15 in Free Spins for Casino and Vegas will be deposited into your account. You will also receive 50 Casino Free Spins, worth £10, each Free Spin of which is worth £0.20, and 25 Free Vegas Spins, worth £5, each Free Spin of which is worth £0.20.

The winnings obtained from Free Casino Spins will automatically be transferred to your bonus account once all free rounds have been played. This must be wagered 40x, for the bonus money to be transferred into your main account.

The winnings obtained from Free Vegas Spins will automatically be transferred to your bonus account once all free rounds have been played. This must be wagered 50x, for the bonus money to be transferred into your main account. Both variants of Free Spins are valid for thirty days.

NetBet also offers VIP perks for Casino, and Poker. For every real money game that you partake, you will receive NetPoints. The more NetPoints you earn, the higher you will rise in the VIP Levels, specified by NetBet. You can use NetPoints to unlock gifts, tickets to draws, real money, and bonuses.

There are many exciting Casino Games to choose from, among which Wolf Gold, and Burning Hot are our favourites. There are several wonderful promotional offers for NetBet’s products as well.

 

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ThePuntersPage Final Say

NetBet is a classy bookmaker, which offers several wonderful features. There is no doubting its standing, as one of the best bookmakers out there. That being said, the purpose of this review is not to determine whether NetBet is a good bookmaker, as we have already stated. Rather, the purpose of this review is to establish whether NetBet is the perfect bookmaker for you.

Having gone through the various offerings NetBet has to offer, we believe that there are several better bookmakers on the market. While NetBet is a good bookmaker in its own right, it comes with several cons, making other bookmakers a better option. NetBet comes with only two withdrawal options for customers of the United Kingdom.

The bookmaker comes with a welcome offer, which is not at par with the best bookmakers out there. In fact, NetBet’s welcome offer is complicated to say the least.

If you are joining NetBet only for its Sportsbook, you will in essence receive a 50% bonus on your first deposit, amounting to £15 in Free Bets, with stringent rules of application. The promotional offers on NetBet are just about decent. NetBet comes with a VIP Club, with hidden costs.  

The bookmaker does not offer live streaming, nor does it offer 24/7 customer support. That being said. NetBet does come with several fascinating features, which may help you look beyond its obvious cons. The registration process on NetBet is secure, and perfect, to say the least, providing for security of information, and instant verification.

There are several deposit options on the bookmaker, and its Sportsbook is excellent. NetBet offers good customer support service, despite it not being around the clock. The bookmaker comes with one of the best Responsible Gambling sections we have come across, and a good mobile app as well. All in all, while NetBet is good, it must work on its flaws in the near future.

 

Overall 4.1