Bet UK has been in operation since 2012, with this Malta-based sportsbook having been under the ownership of Intellectual Property & Software Ltd until 2018. In that year, the gaming powerhouse that is Leo Vegas acquired the bookmaker and breathed new life into the operation. They have licensing and regulation in place from the UK Gambling Commission and there’s the chance to secure up to £30 free bets when you sign up and stake £10.
Horse Racing Betting at Bet UK
First thing’s first, Bet UK cover every UK and Irish race meeting throughout the year. Although there are no Best Odds Guaranteed, there are a number of daily races where you can enjoy each-way plus and that means enhanced place terms. In addition, there are also several meetings where customers can access live streaming of a race providing you stake money on at least one selection.
In addition to UK and Ireland meetings, there is the opportunity to bet on daily racing in the USA, Australia and South Africa. It’s also good to see that Bet UK are using Timeform data in order to help customers make the right selections. The prices are competitive and you can choose to either take the odds or settle for SP instead. There is also the option to place forecast bets.
Football Betting at Bet UK
The Live & Upcoming section will showcase all the football matches that are either In-Play or shortly about to kick off. You’ll always see a comprehensive list of matches and Bet UK use a collapsible menu structure to good effect. Head to the ‘All Football’ section to find a database of football leagues should you want to focus on a particular division.
For example, the English Premier League coupon can be viewed and customers will be pleased to see around 400 pre-match betting markets for each game. We really like the slider functionality when it comes to a Total Goals bet, while there’s the option to place a Bet Builder and also select Pre-packs where you can choose from pre-loaded combination bets.
Other Sports and Markets
Tennis is the other sport at Bet UK where there’s a first class betting service. For the ATP and WTA tournaments, you can choose from around 30 pre-match markets for every clash, while the ITF and Challenger Tour are also covered in-depth. This is also a sport where In-Play betting options are plentiful and you might also find sports such as basketball and cricket covered at the In-Play console.
Bet UK Deposits and Withdrawals
Bet UK only accept a modest number of payment methods, although we’re pleased to see PayPal included so that customers have an alternative to using a bank card. When it comes to the latter, you can select from Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron and Mastercard. All deposits are instant, while withdrawals can take up to five working days. However, PayPal is usually the best bet when it comes to getting funds returned sooner.
As mentioned, there is the opportunity to place a Bet Builder and there are lots of markets from which to choose. The Pre-packs are also a good option which are unique to this bookmaker, with Cash Out also available on a large number of football markets. The Cash Out value often seems fair and there is even slider functionality should you want to claim Partial Cash Out.
There is a section of the Bet UK website devoted to In-Play betting and there’s nearly always live betting opportunities available. Naturally, football takes centre stage although it’s pleasing to see that tennis, cricket, golf, rugby union, basketball and badminton among the sports that are covered. As you might expect from a sportsbook powered by LeoVegas, the In-Play section is fast performing.
User Experience at Bet UK
LeoVegas are an operator who pride themselves on fast mobile performance, with Bet UK having been built with Apple and Android devices in mind. This sportsbook is powered by sophisticated technology and it’s clear that accessing Bet UK through mobile provides the user with an optimum experience. The collapsible menus work a treat and we like the static horizontal menu which helps consumers reach their bets quickly.
On the desktop front, we love the nice clean interface and the simplistic structure which allows customers to quickly navigate around the site. The bet slip functionality is smart and you get a pop-up as soon as a selection is made. There is the option to place either a single, combination or system bet, with Cash Out options generally built into the former.
Promotions at Bet UK
You can join the Bet UK Acca Club and this gives you the opportunity to enjoy extra value when you place football accumulators. You have to claim the bonus card on the “My Offers” page and that means you get five profit boosts to use on accas with a different number of selections. The minimum odds per selection is 1.20 and the maximum stake to use for Profit Boots is £20.
Bet UK also have a number of Daily Price Boosts and this is where they take popular teams and they will boost their odds when it comes to some of the main markets. This is generally a promotion which applies to football matches and it’s always great to try and secure some value.
Bet UK provide a handy Live Chat facility where customers can easily be connected to a member of customer service. The staff are well-briefed on all issues and can help to remedy any issues you might have. They also allow you to send an email where you should expect a prompt reply, while there is a Help Centre which is well-stocked and covers a wide range of topics.
This is a rock-solid sportsbook who have recently been relaunched by industry experts LeoVegas. With a UK license and a generous welcome bonus, there is plenty to like about a bookmaker who provide a user-friendly betting service. We would obviously like to see more sports added to the mix, although there is a fantastic pre-match and In-Play betting service for football punters and we would recommend checking them out.